Potential Power of Reviews on ReggaeSteem
In this post, I will continue my series of reviewing local Jamaican businesses. It’s important to continue embellishing on this array of new posts here on ReggaeSteem because it offers an advertising and marketing incentive for Jamaican businesses located in Negril. The hope in the future is that restaurants, hotels, travel destinations, etc. will either join us here on ReggaeSteem and share their services while also marketing their business at the same time. They could also pay to have someone do this for them if they wish, becoming especially beneficial during peak tourism season. Either way, they would earn JAHM and also receive promotional services for doing so – a win-win situation no matter how you put it.
All we have to do is continue doing what we are doing, spreading the word, and expanding our user-base from Caribbean roots. JAHMfest is really going to act as a catalyst for Caribbean on-boarding as many more eyes will become exposed to this platform and the benefits in which ReggaeSteem offers beyond culture and reggae. JAHMfest will also act as an awareness-building and educational blockchain conference where interested folks can learn how to use this next generation technology.
The JAHM earned through ReggaeSteem could be redeemed for marketing services, helping them grow their customer base, as the Caribbean continues to become one of the largest and most well sought-after travel destinations around the globe. This recent post by @doitvoluntarily explains how tourism is ramping up in this region alone. Through my experiences, I may offer these sort of reviews as a tool to cater to later posts that will come to the feed as one of the most unique aspects of this technology is - immutability.
Coletta's Restaurant & Snacks Review
2010 Restaurant Sign @Coletta's
You can see they repainted and designed the signage in 2014
One restaurant that has been talked about a lot on the feed is Coletta’s. @super-irie talks about this local eatery all the time from our travels here. This place has become one of our favorite joints to eat at when we're in Negril. At first, it was just our breakfast joint. Later we realized their lunches and dinners were just as good if not better. The great thing about this spot is that it’s pretty much right next door to our favorite place of stay – The Rondel Village.
Only about 200 meters or so down Norman Manley Blvd. from the Rondel, toward the town center, you will find Coletta’s – a quaint local joint painted in the colors of the Jamaican flag – situated on the left hand-side of the busy roadway. You walk in and the first thing you’ll realize is all the locals eat here. Once in a blue moon there will be a tourist or family that clearly isn’t from Jamaica walk through the screen door – it’s a rarity, though. Usually it's a referral we had previously given some folk we met earlier that day or during the trip. We'd head there and see them at Coletta's enjoying their meal. They'd be shoveling it in, smile at us with a mouth full of food, not once coming up for air!
Didn't have shirts - they made us take a seat outside this a.m.
Better have your shirt and shoes on because this place is a “no shoes no shirt no business” family-run restaurant. The food is fresh and cooked like you remember Grandma’s home cookin’ back home, but Jamaican-style. You can get a diverse array of dishes from traditional Jamaican to Western-style dishes. A fresh fruit platter is always a solid option to complement whatever meal you decide to choose to start your irie day in Negril.
Irie Breakfast - the most important meal of the day
Compare this photo to the one above - Coletta's underwent a paint job sometime between '10 -'14
Many of my times to Coletta’s has included an encounter with someone that I previously ran into on the 7-mile. The atmosphere is friendly and usually results in having a sit-down breakfast with whomever I happen to run into that day. Other times super-irie and I invite a friend along with us to have a meal. We’ve had meals with our buddy Dwayne Clark and Garth from the Ya Mon Catamaran here - @super-irie always springs of course.
Garth enjoying a Fish Meal with us @Coletta's
That's what it should look like when you're finished
The business was started back in the day by the family and was later passed down to the "sisters." They're the head cooks running the business now and certainly Coletta's was left in good hands. I can't count on my own two hands the number of times I have been here, but I can honestly say that you will never be disappointed. There's one menu, which includes the local prices. You won't be stuck paying the tourist price if you find yourself at Coletta's.
It's cheap, fresh, and delicious. What more could you truly ask for when it comes to food?