holiday ISLANDS in the The Island of All Right Jamaica Explained as the “island of all right,” Jamaica gets two thumbs up for its culture-influenced gastronomy. Nuzzled in the Caribbean Sea, it is the third largest island of the Greater Antilles. With a population of 2.8 million people, Jamaica brings hearty flavors and divine social settings to the vacation table. The country’s motto is “out of many, one people,” which thus developed within the tourism areas that are now known for their easy-going, happy vibes. People flock to Jamaica’s resorts to get away from everything impersonal, and they find acceptance and vibrancy in the lifestyles presented by the resorts. Take the Ocho Rios area for example. This part of the island is on the north coast, and was once a small fishing village. Now, Ocho Rios is speckled with resorts and hotels, and offers everything any visitor could ever want in the Jamaican island life. If a beachside villa suits your needs, then opt for a quaint room in the Bahia Studio or the Akwaaba Villa. Want something all inclusive? Go for the Hotel RIU Ocho Rios, which offers services such as buffet style and themed restaurants, and an entertainment program that includes shows, water sports, and constant involvement in daily activities. Whether it is keeping the children occupied, or sending you and your partner away to the spa for a day of pampering, the staff at Hotel RIU is available 24 hours a day to provide the best experience possible. 80 FoodTraveler l Winter 2016 Explore Jamaica in the most satisfying way possible: through the food! It can be argued that Jamaica has some of the best street food in the world, with jerk chicken and breadfruit, you can’t go wrong. Travel along the Jamaican Jerk Trail, where you’ll sample secret recipes from several vendors, ranging from street carts to fine dining establishments. After you’ve had your fill, trek through the blue mountains and tropical jungles for a day, or visit local galleries and take in the art scene. In Jamaica, there is something for everyone.