Jamaica a Lonely
Planet survival kit
Alligator Pond- the
most authentically unspoiled coastal spots in
Jamaica – is about as far from Montego Bay and
packaged tourism as you can get. Alligator pond
is hidden at the foot of a valley between two
step spurs of the Santa Cruz and Don Figuerero
Mountains. Both run right up to the coast,
efficiently cutting Alligator Pond off from the
rest of the country.
The beach is lined
with funky stalls catering to fishermen. Take
your pick of a dozen or so places selling fish
and lobster dishes. By far the best is Little
Ochie Pub: it has tremendous atmosphere, with a
thatched-roof old boat raised on silts, which
functions as a dining and drinking terrace.
Locals gather there to play dominoes.
Specialties include curried conch (US$6) and