Why not try...?
A visit to the main Port Antonio market with your housekeeper on a Friday or Saturday can provide an insider's look into daily Jamaican life.
For a taste of Europe, our neighbour Vera from Belgium makes delicious pastries, cheesecakes and croissants. Ask us before 5pm for delivery the next day so we can call in time.
A Wealth of Exotic Options
National dish ackee and saltfish, pumpkin soup, bammy, festival and the catch of the day, baked plantain, home-made ice cream or coconut pie for dessert, Red Stripe and Appleton rum—Jamaican food is a joy to try.
Prix-fixe restaurant service by reservation is offered on our Hummingbird Terrace, at $15 for breakfast, $15 for lunch, and $25 for dinner. Room delivery of the meals is available for $5 per one-bedroom villa, and $10 per two-bedroom villa, per meal.
Alternatively, you may request a cook-housekeeper to prepare and serve meals, do your shopping and carry out all housekeeping duties, at a cost of $30 a day. You will find she is also your unofficial ambassador to Jamaica. Our housekeepers are versatile cooks and can prepare local cuisine, as well as international dishes using locally available produce.
A guest writes, "A dinner for two in New York costs the equivalent of a whole week of Joan's delicious meals."
• Woody's, a charming spot in nearby Drapers, for hamburgers, veggie burgers, excellent home-made ginger beer made from a secret recipe, and other casual fare.
• In Port Antonio proper: casual Italian favourites at The Italian Job; Jerk chicken at Piggy's, and Jamaican specialties at Soldier Camp.
• Asian fusion at GeeJam resort’s Bushbar (reservations required).
• Terrace dining at the Trident Hotel (reservations requested).
• Jamaican and Continental cuisine along with an interesting and enjoyable Saturday evening Jamaican dance presentation at Great Huts hotel on Boston Bay.
• Fresh organic local ingredients and nouvelle Jamaican cuisine at Hotel Mockingbird Hill’s Mille Fleurs restaurant (reservations requested).
• ...and casual poolside lunch at the Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio, followed by a delicious Devon House ice cream on the harborside marina promenade.