Evita's Italian Restaurant
Evita’s is up a pretty steep road just off the main road in Ochi but once you get to the top (walking is a killer!) the view is well worth it. The entire back side of the restaurant is open to this spectacular view of Ocho Rios and the ocean. We took a table right at the edge of the balcony and enjoyed the scenery while we chatted. And the inside decor is nice and fresh. There was no one else in the place the day we went. I knew before I even got here that if ravioli was on the menu that’s what I was getting. I’m a sucker for proper Italian ravioli and they did have it on the menu….cheese ravioli in a creamy sauce. My friend ordered some kind of spaghetti with veggies. It’s good to note that neither of our meals came with anything, such as garlic toast – we had to order that on the side and it was a small serving. We munched on the bread while we waited for our main dishes, which didn’t take long at all to arrive. Our server was polite, prompt and courteous. The food was delicious but not for the budget traveler. I had my meal, cheesecake and a coffee and my half of the bill was $2500 jmd. The atmosphere was great with the view and the dining room decor. I guess I give Evita’s in Ocho Rios a “recommended” if you’re looking for Italian food in Jamaica!
St. Anns Bay
Fire Water, located in St Ann’s Bay is one of the coolest natural wonders I’ve ever seen. I read about it in a trip report of a friend of mine, so I had already seen pictures. I remember thinking “That’s pretty neat but I’d never find it”. Never gave it a second thought.his pool of water in the hills has minerals and natural gasses from the earth in it, allowing it to burn when ignited. It is said to have healing properties as well. When I was standing in it the water was really warm, when I tasted it I was surprised that it was salty. Our driver splashed his face and head with it, he even waved his hands through the flames without getting burned. The guy who brought us up there was praying to Haile Selassie as we waded in the pool. This makes me believe it’s a very spiritual place and doesn’t get abused or overused.