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Jerk Fish? Little Ochie, Jamaica!

Little Ochie is a little chill-spot in Mandeville, Jamaica where you can chill by the beach front, watch the waves and sample some freshly caught sea food by this locally run eatery.

 

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This way to Little Ochie!
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Sorting out the last catch of the day, birds gather in hope of an easy supper

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On the menu
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Spoilt for choice
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Preparation out the back, cleaning the fish
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Rustic kitchens, where the magic happens!

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Sit under the shade and listen to the waves
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Little girl selling freshly picked plums
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CD seller

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The waves are quite rough, perfect for an afternoon of sea gazing

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Aiming high

Well poised

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Following the right direction

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Moving forward

No turning back

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Sunsets at Rick’s Cafe: Negril Jamaica

Rick’s, one of the coolest spots to hang out in Negril.

Pull up by road or boat  (try both).

Get drinks

Watch daring divers

Be a daring diver

Listen to live music

Watch the most amazing sunsets

Job done.

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Crocodile Spotting, Black River Safari Cruise: Jamaica, St Elizabeth

Stuck for something to do on your Jamaica holiday?

Black River in St Elizabeth is one of the longest rivers in Jamaica and very popular with tourists for the close up sighting  and feeding of crocodiles at a leisurely pace.

Just board the boat and have your camera ready!

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YS Falls Waterfall: St Elizabeth, Jamaica

When it comes to Jamaica, we hear about ‘Dunns River Falls’ to no end.  It’s the ‘bees knees’ according to all the brochures and travel guides.

Here is a lesser well advertised waterfall, in a lovely lush park  – YS Falls in the parish of Saint Elizabeth.

You can go swimming , have a picnic, try the zip lines or just find a chill spot and relax.

The water is a stunning deep blue, the camera never captures the full beauty – you need to go and see it for yourself.

If you’re visiting  Jamaica anytime soon, add this to your list of places to go.

 

Official website: http://ysfalls.com 

Riu Club Negril Hotel: Bloody Bay Jamaica

In a nutshell. This hotel was clean, spacious, generously catered for food, with a good range of entertainment each evening.

Rooms are spread over four blocks along the beach strip

The holiday reps are very hyper, all day, but they work exceptionally hard  – especially with all the entertainment routines they put on throughout the day and evening.

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Ground floor, block 1

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After being let down with some of the tours we booked via the hotel tour reps and Thomson rep (i.e. the tour operators didn’t bother turning up to pick us up on the mornings we booked for – and any member of staff you spoke to wanted to wash their hands of the problem), I would strongly recommend you simply hire a return taxi to take you to the places you want to visit.

There was too much food to mention. Anyone who complains about the food, well I’m not sure what they eat at home but there was everything under the sun at this hotel, including pizza and chips for the home sick 🙂

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Jerk chicken hut

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Entertainment

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One hand stand

Two very helpful members of staff – thank you again.

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Get a massage

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Walk down to sister hotel Riu Palace, approx 15 mins

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Riu Negril in the background
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Much quieter at Riu Palace

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Riu Palace is a prettier hotel with a nicer and quieter beach area, however, it seemed to lack any atmosphere. Riu Club is certainly a lot livelier and seems to have a bigger crowd.

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Back at Riu Club

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The singing barman

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Margaritaville Negril: Jamaica, on the Seven Mile Beach Strip.

Margaritaville is a 5 minute drive down Norman Manley Boulevard from the Riu Negril resorts. Some hotels, like Riu Negril, will call the Margaritaville bus to come and pick you up from your hotel and the drop you off again at scheduled times throughout the day/evening.

Here you will find miles of beach to wander, as well as traders and market stalls selling all sorts of touristy souvenirs.

Beware though, the sellers are quite persistent in their ‘demands’ for you to look at what they have for sale.

There is a bar/restaurant in the main entrance area and various excursions depart from here on a daily basis.

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The Infamous flip flop
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Seven mile beach
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Rasta carvings

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The store holders will literally go on at you to come inside and look at their wares and won’t take no for an answer. Others are more concerned with clarifying how old you are and whether you are single!

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Spotted a mermaid!!
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Colourful souvenirs
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Villas and small guest houses dotted all along the strip

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This man said he dives 40ft for his shells – must be how he keeps in such great shape!

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