Port Royal is a village located at the end of the Palisadoes at the mouth of the Kingston Harbour, in southeastern Jamaica. Founded in 1518 by the Spanish, it was once the largest city in the Caribbean, functioning as the centre of shipping and commerce in the Caribbean Sea by the latter half of the 17th century. It was destroyed by an earthquake on June 7, 1692, which had an accompanying tsunami. Severe hurricanes have regularly damaged it. Another severe earthquake occurred in 1907.
Things to do in Port Royal
4.5 based on 884 reviews
In Jamaica Sundays are for Ice- cream and Devon House is the spot. It tastes AMAAAZING you won't regret it. The problem used to be the lines and the wait, happy to report their is a new parlor and though their are loads of people buying especially on a Sunday, there are many servers and it moves pretty quickly. Best times are during weekdays but honestly it is so good it's worth the sacrifice on the weekend. BTW Devon House I-Scream is sold in many many outlets in Jamaica but if you want to walk the ground and eat ice cream laying in the grass or some other picturesque spot in the Gardens then this is the place for you.
4.5 based on 292 reviews
I was in Jamaica for a week in December 2017 and decided to try patties from a popular shop called Tastee Patties. The name says it all, the patties are indeed tasty, I had the chicken and beef patties.
The restaurant is located about 10 minutes walk from the Marriott Hotel and right next door to Triple Century sports bar. The restaurant is fairly big with washrooms however, it is in dire need of a face lift. They accept both Jamaican and US currencies. One pattie at the time of writing this review cost $150 US dollars each. If you're in Jamaica I'll recommend you try a pattie from this restaurant.
4 based on 394 reviews
We have been going to this restaurant for many years. In the past several years, it has "upped its game" quite a bit, in terms of service (and decor - although it's still not very fancy, but a great improvement). The menu has also expanded somewhat, so you don't have to have fish. My favourite is escoveitch fish (that is, fried fish with vinegary pepper and onions on top). The other two menu items from time immemorial are brown stew fish and steam fish, which I find a bit soggy. Servings remain quite substantial. However, it's a reflection of the poor state of our fishing industry that, instead of getting one large fish on one's plate (yes, you do have the eyes staring at you!) you get two or three smaller ones. I was also disgusted recently to be served parrot fish (half-cooked) which are vital for the health of our coral reefs and white sand Beaches. Delicious as they are, for environmental reasons I would never eat one. And Gloria's should not catch them either. NB The restaurant gets quite crowded with locals on weekends - especially Sundays and Friday evenings.
4.5 based on 295 reviews
I have eaten - not at the same time - monkey, dog, rat, black bear, squirrel, frog, horse, whale (as sushi), snake, beaver, kudu, alligator and many other natural phenomena. But I inevitably come back to goat. Goat burrito from a roadside taco truck in Tijuana, goat spit roast in Osh, goat stew just outside Thessaloniki, red hot goat curry in Kano, long before Boko Haram arrived on the scene. How, I needed to know, does the Jamaican goat patty stack up against such illustrious (and delicious) opposition?
Based on the evidence presented at Devon House, it is a worthy contender for the Goat Hall of Fame. Really well spiced, and fairly inexpensive, the goat patty (or pasty) is very good indeed. It will linger in my memory long after Jamaica has faded in the rear view mirror.
4 based on 17 reviews
This is my "go to" eatery when I am travelling out of Norman Manley Airport in Kingston. The service is prompt and friendly, the coffee and snacks available - both sandwiches and desserts - are excellent, and the prices are competitive. The fact that the sandwiches and desserts are freshly made add to the attractiveness of Cafe Blue. One can also purchase the Blue Mountain coffee (beans or ground) at a relatively reasonable price to take on one's travels. Great last stop when leaving Jamaica from Norman Manley Airport.
3.5 based on 58 reviews
4 based on 9 reviews
Stopped in for lunch while in Jamaica on business. Restaurant was in a neighborhood that I would not have expected to find food this great. If you can get by what the outside looks like, you'll not be sorry. Upstairs dining, covered Terrace ... sort of Coconut Grove-ish. Only challenge for me were the flies. Not used to that being from the States. It's a place that the locals go so I figured the food would be good.
My lunch consisted of the BEST lobster curry I have ever eaten, bamey and Festival. Portions were plentiful, service was good even during a crowded lunch hour. Everyone else at lunch raved about their dishes - whole fried snapper ... looked moist and well cooked.
You won't regret the trip ...
5 based on 2 reviews
Beachview Restaurant and Bar is a hidden treasure in Port Royal... Excellent service combined with some fresh air off the ocean. Very peaceful and relaxing chill spot!!!
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