Top ChoiceJamaican in Mandeville

Tim's Jerk Pork Centre

Run by crotchety grandparents, this jerk shack makes up in flavor what it lacks in congenial welcomes. There's a wonderful sweet undercurrent to the smoky, spicy pork and chicken, and sticky bottles of homemade...

Top ChoiceJerk in Gutters & Spur Tree Hill

All Seasons

Folks drive to All Seasons from miles around for the best jerk in Manchester parish. The chicken and pork are merely good, but it does jerk sausage (J$550 per ¼ lb) on weekends that is so good it should be a...

Top ChoiceJamaican in Mandeville

Jaro's Lucky Charm Jerk Centre

On the northeastern outskirts of Mandeville, this cookshop fills up with motorists and locals in the know who seek out the generous portions of curry goat, stew chicken and punchy, smoky, Boston Beach–style jerk...

Coffee in Mandeville

Jamaica Standard Products Coffee Factory

Stop by the JSP coffee factory to purchase fresh bags of Island Blue (Blue Mountain) coffee at extremely fair prices, as well as cheaper High Mountain coffee and blends of the two. JSP also sells a range of...

Historic Building in Mandeville

Marshall’s Pen

One of the most impressive historical sights in the central highlands, the 18th-century Marshall’s Pen great house has a story that manages to encapsulate the sweep of Jamaican history from Taíno times through...

Park in Mandeville

Cecil Charlton Park

This tiny, attractive, English-style ‘green’, also known as Mandeville Sq, lends a slight Cotswoldian village feel to the town center. In the middle of the park, the three colored towers of the water-rockery...

Ruins in Mile Gully & Around

Skull Point

The name of this crossroads comes from the ruins of the St George's Anglican Church (aka Duppy Church). It’s a genuinely creepy place – a shell of a place, surrounded by largely intact, overgrown,...

Seafood in Mandeville

Little Duchi

This satellite of the famous fish restaurant at Alligator Pond is very good. Not as good as its parent, but hey – we can’t all approach perfection. The menu is seafood done in all the traditional Jamaican ways...

International in Mandeville

OMG Restaurant & Coffee Bar

Hidden in a mini-mall, this colorful spot serves potent Blue Mountain brew (from J$220), alongside international offerings, such as macaroni and cheese pie, crossovers (jerked chicken pasta) and good ol' Jamaican...

Sports in Mandeville & Around

High Mountain 10K Road Race

Held on the last Sunday of the month for over 35 years, this is Jamaica's longest-running 10km event that sees runners powering up the steep road to Shooter's Hill.

Jamaican in Gutters & Spur Tree Hill

Alex Curry Goat

Popular cookshop and bar locally renowned for large portions of tasty – you've guessed it! – curry goat. Also good manish water (goat soup).

Church in Mile Gully & Around

Nazareth Moravian Church

South of the B6, perched atop the Don Figuerero Mountains, 7km from Mile Gully, is this humble church, which would look as comfortable on the American prairie as it does in the Jamaican bush. Founded in 1840,...

Pub in Mandeville

Manchester Arms Pub & Restaurant

The Manchester Arms goes all out to give you that pub-in-the-midst-of-Jamaica feeling, an effort that’s vaguely successful. The broad menu encapsulates fairly overpriced Jamaican and continental food, but the...

Notable Building in Mandeville

Mandeville Courthouse

Opposite Cecil Charlton Park is the Mandeville Courthouse, the oldest building in Mandeville town center. Built by slaves in 1817 out of cut limestone, the edifice is fronted by a horseshoe staircase and raised...

Church in Mile Gully & Around

Bethany Moravian Church

The Bethany road climbs sharply and delivers you at the Bethany Moravian Church, 4km north of Mile Gully. It's a simple gray stone building dating to 1835, dramatically perched foursquare midway up the hill with...

International in Mandeville

Star Grill

On first impressions, it looks like a modern run-of-the-mill fast-food place, but the menu is more ambitious than your typical Jamaican joint. There are some international inflections (quesadillas), brave...

Church in Mandeville

St Mark’s Anglican Church

St Mark’s Anglican Church, on the south side of Cecil Charlton Park, was established in 1816. There’s a lot of gothic accents, which makes it stand out from other Jamaican churches built around the same period....

Chinese in Mandeville

Bamboo Garden Restaurant

Hidden at the back of a mini-mall, on the 1st floor, is this dimly-lit, quiet and crisply air-conditioned Chinese restaurant. Large portions of mostly Cantonese dishes are complemented by some of the most...

Church in Mile Gully & Around

St Simon's Anglican Church

This beautiful church sits on a hillside amid meadows at Comfort Hall, 6km northwest of Mile Gully, with huge spreading trees festooned with old-man’s beard.

Cafe in Mandeville

OMG Coffee Bar

Perk up on Blue Mountain coffee, sugar up on cakes, munch on a panini lunch, or chill out on local Devon House I Scream at this coffee shack.