Negril, Jamaica: Day Two (Or, Country Peppa’s and Jamaican Patties)

To say that the beach in Negril is beautiful is an understatement. Still, I don’t think I was prepared for how crystal clear and inviting the water is. Even at breakfast I wanted to run in and take a dip. I had a beautiful view of the beach from Country Peppa’s, the restaurant and bar on our cottage grounds at Country Country. I could literally throw a pebble from my table and it would hit the water.

The beach wasn’t distracting enough to take away from my enjoyment of Country Peppa’s ridiculously good banana pancakes, however.

Banana Pancakes

Served with bacon and fresh fruit, these pancakes were smaller than their American counterpart, crispier on the outside and more moist on the inside. They were only mildly sweet, and had a curious hint of saltiness to them that oddly enough, worked really well. Along with a side of Blue Mountain coffee and fresh pineapple juice, it was the perfect way to start my day.

After breakfast, I spent most of the day near the coast, orienting myself and exploring the beach.

Seven Mile Beach

Glass Bottom Boat

Seriously, Internet, how clear is that water?

After a few hours, I started getting hungry, so we stopped at the Cocobread Patties and Drinks stand on Seven Mile Beach to pick up some food and take it back to my cottage patio.

Beef Patty

Coco Bread

Aside from a pathetic patty knockoff I once tried in the Bay Area, I’d never had a real patty before, and these were absolutely wonderful. I got a beef patty and a piece of coco bread. I mistakenly thought that coco bread has coconut in it. Not so. It was sweet though and sated my hunger. The patty was flaky, juicy and delicious.

I retired to my cottage to rest up a bit while I plotted the next part of my day: a trip to the Negril Cliffs. Out of three meals I’d had in Jamaica so far, they were all solid wins. I was excited to learn what else Jamaica’s food scene had to offer.

8 thoughts on “Negril, Jamaica: Day Two (Or, Country Peppa’s and Jamaican Patties)”

  1. I really happy to see your enjoying my country! Negril is truly beautiful!
    Your post is making me want to call up some friends to head down there right now. But unfortunately I have work. 🙁
    so have fun and enjoy the truly wonderful Jamaica food.
    Oh, you NEED to have Ackee and Saltfish for breakfast (or lunch) and some curry goat for dinner( or lunch) before you leave! and try some white rum (if you drink, but be careful)

  2. Reading your post really makes me anxious for my trip to Negril next month. I love the food in Jamaica, there is nothing like really good jerk chicken. I even like curry goat. Hope your trip is a good one.

    The Beach Bum

  3. i grew up on beef patties w/ cocobread & lord do i miss them right about now.
    we NEED to find a good jamaican spot out here in atlanta.

  4. Oh my goodness! Those banana pancakes, that beach, jamaican me crazzzy! Delish and beautiful, thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. I am happy that I am in Jamaica right now cauz at my school we eat those patties eveeerry day and da cheese patty (yummm!) is d beeessstttt! TRUST ME! i.e. if your a cheese lover like me.

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