Come to Jamaica and get to know a fantastic culture filled with
life and vitallity. You'll have a chance to explore Jamaica's
storied and rich history through they remains that still litter
the island. You'll have the chance to experience Jamaica the way
the locals do when you stay in a Jamaican villa on Negril Beach,
soaking up the jamaican sun and sampling the local flavors.
Jamaica's food is great part of it's national identity. Ackee
and saltfish, which is Jamaica's national dish is a must try for
visitors to Jamaica. This tasty local dish begins with ackee,
a local fruit which when prepared looks much like scrambled eggs.
This fruit is then combined with dried codfish, and mixed with
onions and tomatoes, creating a unique flavor that you'll only
find in Jamaica. Most Jamaican food is derived from a combination
of traditional Caribbean dishes with some added local flare. Jamaican
food does have a reputation for being spicy, a quality that can
be attributed to a local sauce that Jamaicans call "jerk".
Jerk sauce is a moderately spicy, orange concoction that is used
generously on everything from pork, to chicken and beef.
Rice and beans is another Jamaican staple, and in Jamaica it
is often prepared with coconut milk. Patties, also called empanadas
in Spanish, are a popular Jamaican food. Allthough much of the
food you'll find in Jamaica may be similar to other foods found
throughout the region, the food in Jamaica is prepared with a
style and flavor all it's own, and you won`t have the chance to
sample this food anywhere else.
Jamaica is plentiful when it comes to fruit and vegetables. Much
of the local produce s completely unknown to outsiders. You'll
find a great variety of fruits and vegatables in Jamaica, and
while locally grown varieties are inexpensive, imported produce
tends to be expensive. Things such as grapes often tend to be
extremely expensive in Jamaica, since no such friut can be cultivated
on the island. But why worry about grapes, since Jamaica has a
great variety of intersting and delicious of local fruits and
vegetables for the travelers to indulge in. It is a common sight
to see local vendors elling local produce at roadside stands.
If you are not familiar with the particular fruit you are interested
in, it is adviseable to ask the vendor which part to eat, and
how to prepare them. Upon your request , they may even wash the
fruit for you, if you wish to eat it immediately.
When you come to Jamaica, your standard drinks such as Pepsi
or Coca-Cola can be found almost as easily as in western countries,
but why seek out more of the ordinary when you can try something
new and truly Jamaican. Champagne cola or grapefruit soda Jamaicans
call "Ting" are local favorites along with Ginger beer.When going
for a variety of the local brew, try a local lager called "Red
Stripe" which is probably the most popular beer in Jamaica.
Dragon Stout is another Jamaican favorite when it comes to beers,
and both varieties can be found easily in bars, restaurants and
The local spirit is Appleton Rum. this is a powerful liquor made
from sugar cane. Jamaicans traditionally drink it with fruit juice
or cola . This rum is quite strong and is not for the faint of
Now thatyou know a little bit about the food you'll find in Jamaican,
why not come and stay in a Jamaican Villa and try some for yourself.
When you stay in a villa in Jamaica, you'll be right in the middle
of reastaurants and bars that are sure to have many of the dishes
you've just read about.