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 croissants, pies, brioches, pains au chocolat, danishes, cannolis, flans, quiches, pastries, and cheesecakes. Ask us to call her before 5pm for next day's delivery, or ring her at: 876.567.9998 or 876.543.0847. Here is her menu:
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 full of verve.
Our prix-fixe breakfast on the Hummingbird Terrace is US$18, our bar menu is $12 and up, and dinner is $30. Please order meals in advance. Or choose to relax on your villa terrace or balcony and enjoy meals overlooking gardens and the Bay, for an additional 18%. Let us know which you would prefer.
Personal cook-housekeeper service is also available in limited quantity at your villa for $40 a day. Your groceries are bought at cost plus 10% service charge, or you may bring your own.
You may wish to give your cook-housekeeper a gratuity directly if you feel her service has equalled or surpassed your expectations.
A guest writes, "A dinner for two in New York costs the equivalent of a whole week of Joan's delicious meals."
It's always best to call ahead to order. Ask us to do it for you!
➪ Vanessa's, a lovely twenty-minute walk away, for a range of hearty lunch and dinner favourites. Fish and lobster are the specialties.
➪ 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.
➪ Ital...ish, just past Boston Beach, for inexpensive vegetarian and non-vegetarian comfort food.
➪ Gurley Aston, just before you come to Boston Beach, for great jerk dishes with tons of seating, and mountain views.
➪ In Port Antonio proper: seafood and classics at Wilkes Cuisine; casual Italian favourites at Pizza Corner; 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 at the fantastically-decorated Great Huts hotel on Boston Bay. Kids will love the giant giraffe sculpture.
➪ ...and a delicious Devon House ice cream on the harborside marina promenade, or soft-serve at Kool Down.