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Jamaica’s National Dish

Rondel Village is excited to share a few photos one of our guests sent us of their favorite meals they enjoyed while staying with us. For more information on our restaurant click here.

Ackee and Saltfish

Ackee and Saltfish is Jamaica’s National Dish. Everyone loves this traditional meal. It is a must have when coming to visit Rondel Village.

 

What is ackee you may ask?

It is a fruit that grows on trees here locally in Jamaica and as it ripens turns from green to red and then splits open revealing it’s ripeness inside. The Ackee, also called Vegetable Brain, Achee, or Akee Apple is a member of the lychee family.

 

Our Ackee and Saltfish plate is served with boiled green bananas and yam along with JohnnyCakes.

JohnnyCake is a staple food prepared frequently here in Jamaica. It is a cornmeal flatbread. The yam and bananas are grown locally here in Jamaica. Boiled green bananas are another popular Jamaican side.  The green banana is treated more as a vegetable than a fruit, and it is most often prepared and used in dishes much as Americans use potatoes. It is served boiled as a side with your meal.

This dish is great when paired with a cup of our Jamaican grown Blue Mountain Coffee which is ranked as one of the best in the world!

Plan your visit with us today! 

Norman Manley Boulevard.
Negril, Jamaica W.I.
Telephone: (876) 957-4413
 Overseas Reps: 800-544-5979

Summer Fun in Jamaica

Rondel Village wants to host you while you have summer fun in Jamaica! Jamaica is beautiful year around but the summer time is extra exciting with music festivals in July including: Dream Weekend and Reggae Sumfest as well as celebrating Jamaican Independence day which lands on August 6.

Dream Weekend in Jamaica is rated one of the world’s best music festivals 5 years in a row. It is 5 days of music and amazing vibes on the 7 miles of white sand beaches in Negril, walking distance to Rondel Village. It is known for it’s energetic parties, music performances from local and international artistes, all types of liquor and food, and much more! Dream Weekend is definitely a one of a kind experience.

Reggae Sumfest is a week long music festival in Montego Bay. Reggae Sumfest has had huge artists preform through the years including Rihanna, Kanye West, Usher, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Lionel Ritchie, and many more. It also presented the best and most authentic of the Jamaican and International stars of Reggae and Dancehall artists such as Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley, Dennis Brown, Toots & The Maytals, Beres Hammond, Burning Spear, The Mighty Diamonds, Sugar Minott, Gregory Issacs, Frankie Paul, Jimmy Cliff, Freddie McGregor, Tarrus Riley, Barrington Levy, Shaggy, Elephant man, and many other artists of merit in the world of Jamaican Reggae. Besides being the largest music festival in Jamaica, Reggae Sumfest is truly the most authentic Reggae and Dancehall Festival in the world!

Jamaican Independence Day is on August 6th. For some, the holiday is a time of relaxation and appreciating the beauty of Jamaica with the family but for others it’s a week of non-stop partying like so at the festivals mentioned above. Most of all, there is a great sense of unity and pride amongst the Jamaican people. At Rondel Village you can enjoy the famous 7 mile white sand beaches, great live music and authentic Jamaican food.

Norman Manley Boulevard.
Negril, Jamaica W.I.
Telephone: (876) 957-4413
 Overseas Reps: 800-544-5979

Your Guide To A Destination Wedding In Jamaica

Why Here?

Fall in love with your destination wedding in Jamaica at Rondel Village, located on the world’s most beautiful 7 mile beach. Getting married in Jamaica can be an amazing experience for you, and a memory your guests will never forget. Beauty and culture thrive on this island; reggae music, white sand beaches and Jamaican jerk chicken, just to name a few favorites. We know that a number of people worry about having their guests travel for a wedding, but this is a trip that everyone will want to check off their bucket list! Jamaica is a romantic and lively island, giving you and your guests plenty to do. Enjoy a mellow spa day, party with a tour of a rum farm, be adventurous and visit Bob Marley’s famous hometown, or snorkel on a secluded white-sand beach.  Create some of the best memories of your life at a destination wedding in Jamaica!

What to know:

We have two beautiful locations available on the property as wedding venues as well as affordable and beautiful ceremony + reception packages. We supply floral arrangements, entertainment, a
photographer, and cakes! Find everything you need to know here.

 

Marriage Requirements:

Couples planning Negril weddings need photo IDs plus proof of citizenship. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more details.

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