tourism is a treat in Jamaica. To learn more about Jamaican culture,
food and people, a visit to the rural villages is highly recommended.
Step away from the resorts and beaches and discover the real Jamaica!
St. Ann Jamaica
Some of you who have heard about our fabulous north coast
town of Ocho Rios
may not know that it is located in the parish of St.
Ann also known as the garden parish. Like a healthy garden it
is lush and bountiful. It is where cruise ships dock, Dolphins play,
tourists relax on white sand beaches and visitors and locals climb the
famous Dunn's River Falls. Oh yes it's also the
birthplace of Bob Marley and Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
St. Ann is also distinguished for being Jamaica's largest parish. It sits between St. Mary and Trelawny.
But how many of you know about Faith's Pen? Come and discover this
little piece of Jamaica where rural tourism and dining meet.
As you head from Kingston
to Ocho Rios you must stop at Faith's Pen for breakfast, mid-morning
snack, lunch or dinner. On this route you will discover that St. Ann
has lots more to offer than sand and sea. The red earth shouts bauxite
country and the yam hills, coconut palms and cows proclaim
agriculture as another economic activity.
Regardless of the experience you desire, you must
stop at Faith's Pen. And there are more than enough vendors to satisfy your
You will be able to
sample our world famous jerk chicken. If you prefer sea-food, we
have roast fish too. And for your side dish you might wish to
try our roast breadfruit and/or roast yam - all grilled in
typical Jamaican pan style. White plumes of smoke fill the air and the smells are not at all unpleasant.
the versatile pan. This drum is used widely in the Cariebbean for
cooking, storing water and even for making music. Every heard of the
When you stop at these colourful sheds you will
find some of the most knowledgeable Jamaican chefs who will not only
satisfy you need for sustenance but your curiosity about the area, the
culture, the people, the language (you might need a translator) and of
course the food.
And for a healthy dessert
as you wind up your meal, buy some oranges! They will keep you
refreshed as you continue your journey. Not to be forgotten is our
world renowned beer, Yes it's all about Red Stripe. Check out the
awnings and you will see what I'm talking about.