Jamaica is a huge holiday destination for foreigners, but where do Jamaicans go when they want to chill out? Well, if you’re from Kingston or Montego Bay, you may drive over to Alligator Pond, hidden at the foot of a valley between two steep spurs of the Santa Cruz and Don Figuerero mountains. This is about as far from packaged-for-foreigners tourism as you can get.
The busy fishing village is set behind a deep-blue bay backed by dunes. Each morning, locals gather on the dark-sand beach to haggle over the catch – delivered by fishers, whose colorful old pirogues line the long shore.
The main reason to come here is for quite possibly the best dining experience in Jamaica: Little Ochie.