So much has been happening on our YouTube channels, have you been keeping up? Here are some of the latest highlights:
This Travel Channel feature of Negril, on Jamaica’s west end “The Capital of Casual” from our About Jamaica Channel is sure to have you yearning for some relaxation time in the alluring waters of the Caribbean Sea. Start booking those plane tickets (or simply load up the car if you’re luckily already on the island) 7 miles of white sand beaches await you:
Seafood is a natural Jamaican favorite and while the summer is winding down its still hot out there and thus one might be inclined to hit the beach with a few friends to cool down a bit with a few beers and some seafood for a beachside barbecue. For those of you who don’t mind cooking up the menu yourselves Island Buzz brings you recipes for just a few of our Jamaican specialty seafood dishes easy enough to cook yourself and tantalizing enough to make you salivate where you stand.
First, as an appetizer try this Jamaican favourite (for those who aren’t afraid of a little spice):
Scattered on the cliffs overlooking Boston Bay (on the North east point of Jamaica), Great Huts is an oceanfront ecotourism resort described by many as “the perfect place to see the real Jamaica”. The uniquely built huts on the property create an African styled beach-jungle-cliff habitat village that presents a pleasant hideaway for the back-packing, barefooted ecotourist.
Accommodations boast Tree houses and Huts constructed of Bamboo, hand-crafted furnishings, exotic fabrics and tribal art. Nature lovers, romantics, artists and other travelers will find warmth, authenticity, and adventure here. The sounds of the waves are completely relaxing while the views are amazing. The huts on the property are spaced out nicely so you feel as if you have the place all to yourself.
It’s time again to catch up with that dynamic duo Calee and Stephen in the PON Di ROAD weekly roundup!
Boasting dishes like ‘Reggae-Toni’, Lasagne ‘Rastafari’ and even unique desserts such as the dark chocolate treat called “The Jamaican Bobsled” Evita’s is certainly one of a kind. Set inside an authentic 1860′s Gingerbread house with wooden floors and a mahogany bar, one can enjoy lunch or dinner indoors or outdoors, on a verandah overlooking the cruise ship piers and Ocho Rios. The menu, specializing in Northern Italian food, also has an selection of creative ‘Jam-Italian’ fusion dishes of fresh pasta, seafood, vegetarian, and meat entrees. Evita’s has been a favorite destination in Ocho Rios for over twenty years.
See the webisode yourself now on our My Jamaica YouTube Channel and stay tuned for the premiere of a brand new webisode tomorrow at 5pm! Think you can guess what they’ll get up to next?
You don’t really have to be married to be on your honeymoon, but for those lucky lovebirds who actually plan on making it official and are wondering just where to celebrate your first days together as husband and wife, look no further. Island Buzz brings you our 5 Best Kept Secret Beaches for the Honeymooner (or just for the beach enthusiasts looking for the most private places to worship the sun).
Silver Sands, Trelawny
Located approximately 40 minutes east of Montego Bay, the private swimming beach Silver Sands on the North Coast takes the number one spot and is considered (by those who know of its existence) to be Jamaica’s best beach. With spotlessly beautiful white sand and clear blue tranquil waters just sitting on the beach can be enchanting. Step into the warm waters and you’ll never want to leave.
Prospect Plantation is an agricultural property established in the 18th Century set high up in the hills of Ocho Rios, overlooking the Caribbean sea. One of Jamaica’s oldest remaining plantations, is today the setting of one of the most unique and captivating tours worldwide.
Take a tractor drawn Jitney and experience a working Jamaican Plantation, situated in the middle of a 1,200-acre rainforest. You will hear stories of the rich and colorful history of the Estate, see bananas, cassava, sugar cane, coffee, all spice and many other crops. You will also see a spectacular view of the magnificent White River Gorge. Jamaica’s first hydro-electric power station was built here by Sir Harold Mitchell. Along the way, in the middle of a patch of sugar cane there sits a 17th-century sugar mill, borrowed from the Worthy Park Estate to add some authenticity to the plantation once run by the sweat of slaves.
We know you’ve been waiting and here it is. It’s once again time to catch up with what’s been happening on our YouTube Channels!
First, learn how to cook Spicy Shrimp Pasta Jamaican style, with Jamaican comedienne Elva Ruddock in this video from our About Jamaica Channel :
For those who like to keep it vegan we’ve got just the thing. Check out Reggae singer Tarrus Riley’s Tofu Special in this video from our About Jamaica Channel :
The world famous Blue Mountains in Jamaica get their distinctive, almost hypnotic shade of blue from being so far above sea level that they are almost perpetually cushioned in mist sometimes so heavy one feels as though stepping out into a dream.
The Blue Mountain range sprawls across the eastern portion of the island for a length of 28 miles and an average width of about 12 miles. They rise steeply in an area so compact that it is possible to drive from the coastal plains to its elevation of over 7,000 feet in less than an hour. A majestic and beautiful environment, home to many indigenous flora and fauna, The Blue Mountains are one of the most popular regions for campers and outdoor enthusiasts. Did we mention it’s also the home of the World’s Finest Coffee? But you probably already knew that.
PON Di ROAD weekly roundup: PON Di Road #3: How about a 3,280ft plunge through gorgeous rainforests in Ocho Rios, Jamaica?
We know you’ve all been salivating for the next PON Di ROAD webisode (which airs tomorrow at 5pm on our My Jamaica Youtube Channel), but just as an appetizer we’re bringing you the roundup of last week’s webisode PON Di Road #3: How about a 3,280ft plunge through gorgeous rainforests in Ocho Rios, Jamaica?
Last week, Callee and Stephen visited the enchanting Mystic Mountain, located just five minutes from Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios. The adventurous duo took a thrill-ride on the the Sky Explorer, gliding through a rainforest canopy (while overlooking the ocean) on a chairlift all the way to the top station for spectacular panoramic views of Ocho Rios and several educational displays depicting Jamaica’s rich history and culture (from the buccaneers, to Usain Bolt).
If you haven’t been keeping up with what’s been happening on our Youtube Channels, here’s your chance to catch up!
Have you ever been Lazy River Rafting? Well if you’re in Jamaica and in the Ocho Rios area you can (and will want to) try it. If you’re wondering what exactly Lazy River Rafting is it’s floating downstream in extremely calm, lazy water in tubes. This is one of the ways of enjoying the cool, tranquil waters of the White River in Ocho Rios and is ideal for a laid-back but fun family outing. Pack your coolers and jump on board!
Check out this breathtaking video of a trip downstream posted on our About Jamaica Channel.