Top things to do in Treasure Beach & Around

Top Choice Seafood in Alligator Pond

Little Ochie

Little Ochie is a culinary phenomenon that, despite a cult following, refuses to sell out. Set on a slice of black-sand beach, it uses the same charcoal-blackened kitchen and scribbled chalkboard menu it has for eon…
Top Choice Bar in Treasure Beach

Pelican Bar

A thatched hut on stilts, built on a submerged sandbar 1km out to sea after owner Floyd saw it in a dream, is still Jamaica’s – and perhaps the planet’s – most enjoyable spot for a drink. You can carve your name int…
Top Choice Pizza in Treasure Beach

Jack Sprat

Seafood and pizza aren’t obvious bedfellows until you wander into Jack Sprat’s, where it puts fresh lobster on its thick Italian-style pies. Flavor is enhanced by the dreamy location (seafront, candlelit tables unde…
Top Choice Fusion in Treasure Beach

Jake's Restaurant

This atmospheric spot at Jake's Hotel serves excellent fare in an open-sided wooden restaurant with low lighting and hip music. The menu shifts daily based on what’s growing in the local gardens and what’s fresh fro…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Treasure Beach

Africa Village

All the creations inside the Mud Gallery (traditional mud hut) were made by the prolific artist, and children's writer Sharon – half-Maroon and a citizen of the world. Each pendant, artwork, pillow, calabash shaker,…
Top Choice Jamaican in Treasure Beach


A seasonal affair run by the energetic, ever-friendly Chris 'Strikie' Bennett, who has worked as a professional chef in the US and at Jake’s. This understated food shack in Billy's Bay, festooned with fairy lights, …
Viewpoint in Treasure Beach & Around

Lovers' Leap

Lover’s Leap, a headland 1.5km southeast of Southfield, is named for two young slaves who supposedly committed suicide here in 1747. Legend says the woman was lusted after by her owner, who arranged for her lover to…
Seafood in Alligator Pond

Oswald Seafood Restaurant

Run by a former local fisherman, Oswald's is a worthy contender for Alligator Pond's best seafood crown. Set on the busy fishermen's beach, it serves such classics as garlic conch, tangy escoveich fish and jerk snap…
Literature in Treasure Beach

Calabash International Literary Festival

An acclaimed biannual literary festival at Jake’s Hotel, drawing literary voices both domestically and internationally. Held in even-numbered years.
Arts & Crafts in Treasure Beach

Callaloo Butik

Most items in this gift shop are Jamaican-made, including hand-sewn, bold-patterned silk dresses (designed by French fashion designer Sophie Eyssautier who lives locally), soft toys and cushions, hand-painted porcel…