Jamaica: Should I leave my resort?
Staying in Riu Palace Tropical near Negril over the Christmas holidays. We've got the all-inclusive plan, but I'm wondering if it's worth making a trip outside the resort to sample some worthy chow.
Is there a Jamaican Meat Patty, Jerk Something, or Grilled Lobster worth escaping to find???
YES YES AND YES....sorry, I abhor the AI concept. There are great places to eat in Negril. Do a search here. We saw Riu and 7 Mile Beach, BTW. Do dine around..try local food at the very least: ackee and saltfish, fish and fungi, of course jerk food.. we ate at Hungry Lion and a few other places.
By all means. You're really missing out on an adventure if you don't go to Rhodes Hall Plantation at least once while you're there. It's about a 10-15 minute drive east of Negril, up the coast, on Orange Bay. It's a 19th-century sugar plantation and working farm and the restaurant there has one of the best views in Jamaica. Also, excellent food: authentic Jamaican, or seafood or even a wonderful pizza, if you're in the mood. I had an ackee and shrimp curry which was fantastic. I ran into it last year on my vacation and was shocked to find it.
I'm also visiting Negril soon. After previously staying at an AI this time I opted for a villa. Any other suggestions for good food, especially dinner.