Jamaica’s “Little Ochie” Featured in UK Guardian Newspaper’s Best Caribbean Travel Tips
In an article filled with travel tips and hints for visitors to the Caribbean, readers of the Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom are invited to share their experiences. Among the Caribbean tips from readers, particular attention was paid to Jamaica’s Little Ochie seafood restaurant and bar, which is located in Alligator Pond in Manchester parish. The restaurant can be found at the end of a long, bumpy road in a relatively nondescript village. The beach here comprises what was described as “scruffy grey sand,” but the fish offered at Little Ochie is some of the best to be had anywhere. The menu at Little Ochie is simple. Diners are shown a selection of fish and choose the one they want. It is then cooked to the diner’s specifications and served with a choice of side dishes. Sunday afternoons at Little Ochie feature a sound system on the beach, with music genres including gospel, soul, and reggae. The eatery is very popular with diners from across the island, and its reasonable prices are targeted at locals.
Another Jamaican spot included among travelers’ tips was Jo Jo’s Jerk Hut on Waterloo Road in Kingston. The restaurant was cited for its superb and authentic jerk pork and chicken. Thursday nights feature karaoke, and there is a tiny and nameless garden bar near the car park that was described by the visitor making the recommendation as her favorite bar for playing dominoes and people-watching.