I was there 11 years ago on my honeymoon and don't recall any good restaurants.

The resort I am staying at has 5 or 6 restaurants and is all inclusive but sometimes it is nice to get out of the resort for a reason other than going to the market to buy Bob Marley shirts or carved coconuts. Razz
quote:
Originally posted by Board-O:
There's quite a bit of resentment amongst many of the locals directed at tourists.


Must be a new thing, when I was last there in '01 the locals were very friendly, Maybe it is your shorts and black knee high socks that threw them off. Razz
quote:
Originally posted by seanr7:
quote:
Originally posted by Board-O:
There's quite a bit of resentment amongst many of the locals directed at tourists.


Must be a new thing, when I was last there in '01 the locals were very friendly, Maybe it is your shorts and black knee high socks that threw them off. Razz


Or his velvet thong, large format camera around his neck and butterfly net. Big Grin Razz
Black knee high socks? Not me. Eek

I'm just relating experiences that a number of people we travelled with spoke about. We saw some of it too. Unless you didn't get out much in the area, you couldn't fail to be exposed to it. It was pervasive. Email me, Baird, and I'll tell you things I wouldn't post here.
quote:
Originally posted by Board-O:
Black knee high socks? Not me. Eek

I'm just relating experiences that a number of people we travelled with spoke about. We saw some of it too. Unless you didn't get out much in the area, you couldn't fail to be exposed to it. It was pervasive. Email me, Baird, and I'll tell you things I wouldn't post here.


I think I will spend most of my time at the resort as my 8 and 10 y.o. boys are coming with my wife and I. If there was a fine dining place, I would likely check it out though.

When I was there for my honeymoon, I went spearfishing with the locals, went to a cockfight in the jungle with a bunch of rastas (I met the nosetackle from Boston College who was massive so I felt safe! Roll Eyes) and a few other things that I vaguely remember. Big Grin

I do agree that it isn't a place a tourist should wander around in. The market, the plaza where all of the jewerly stores are and down the main strip, maybe.

Nice place, but there is a reason many resorts have perimeter fencing and armed guards.
I went all thru downtown Montigo Bay with a local. Now I would not have done it by myself but I had no trouble, went into a locals restaurant for lunch was welcomed with open arms.

Now I did get back to my hotel and one of the staff had seen me in town and told me I was lucky that I did not get rolled.
One tip I have for anyone else going to Ochos Rios.....

When offered a bus ride to Bob Marley's grave, don't go.

It isn't 7 or 9 miles from Ochos Rios..... it is an hour in the middle of friggin' nowhere!!!

The damn TOWN where he is buried is called Nine (or Seven) Miles!!!

Add Reply

Likes (0)
×
×
×
×