A tropical resort with something for everyone

A tropical resort with something for everyone

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Coconut water, anyone? We’ve just gotten off our horses on a white-sand beach after swimming with them and we’re real thirsty — yes, we were swimming with them. It’s a signature experience. Our young guide, Mwamba “Steady”...
Jamaican Food at Its Best: Star San

Jamaican Food at Its Best: Star San

By Eileen Ogintz PORT ANTONIO, JAMAICA — A pinch of turmeric… a sprinkle of pimento (all-spice). Award-winning and well-known Jamaican Chef Brian Lumley is showing us how to make coconut curry shrimp and just-caught fish—lionfish, parrot fish, snapper—that will...
Communing With James Bond at GoldenEye

Communing With James Bond at GoldenEye

By Eileen Ogintz ORACABESSA BAY, Jamaica — Ian Fleming fell in love—hard. He was a British intelligence analyst when he found himself in Jamaica during World War II for a British- American intelligence (read that “spy”) summit and told himself after the war, he...
In Jamaica, it’s all about YA MON

In Jamaica, it’s all about YA MON

By Eileen Ogintz OCHO RIOS, Jamaica — “You call to everyone and everyone calls to you,” says Captain Gregory Chance.  “That’s what’s different about Jamaica,” he says, “Everyone is so friendly. Even if you don’t know the person, it’s common courtesy to say...
Can’t choose entree? Choose everything!

Can’t choose entree? Choose everything!

By Eileen Ogintz OCHO RIOS, Jamaica — It’s hard to choose what to have for lunch… a Greek salad, Jerk Chicken, a burger… a shrimp BLT… calamari or maybe the special Jamaican meat patty that looks and tastes like an oversized empanada. We’re beach side at Sandals...