3 Dives Jerk in Negril, Jamaica
The Jamaica Gleaner visits 3 Dives....
Meet Lydie, Paula and friends...
Welcome to Negril and welcome to 3 Dives! Up on the west end of Negril, Jamaica (an area also known as "the cliffs") is one of the secret gems of Jamaica - 3 Dives restaurant and bar.
Three Dives serves jerk chicken with a homemade granny sauce people insist on taking home, grilled lobster in season (with garlic butter, callaloo, rice and peas...yum), Jamaican fish dishes and seasonal specials. Vegetarians can enjoy a large plate of callaloo with rice and peas. (Callaloo, by the way, is a green leafy vegetable sort of like spinach but without the chalky bitter taste. It is usually sautéed with spices. Rice and "peas" is a traditional Jamaican dish - "peas" are like red beans.)
There are two bars, one by the restaurant and one by the cliffside. Most visitors come for a leisurely evening of drinks, a great view of the setting sun and a great dinner, it makes a very nice change of pace from the hordes of tourists found elsewhere...many stay to enjoy a nighttime bonfire and music. Some come by for lunch (in season) and a climb into our cave or a jump off our cliff. What everyone comes back for is the great food and the warm hospitality of the owner-chefs, Lydie and Paula.
3 Dives is not a fancy place nor is it a place for a quick meal...it's a real place, and a must-do in Negril and not in a rush. Stop by and see us next time you're here!