Frenchman's Bay, Treasure Beach, Jamaica
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Wild Onion Treasure Beach Reviews
Treasure Beach's hot spot for good music and dancing Nov 10, 2007
Apparently the Wild Onion is not only a bar and one of Treasure Beach's only 'night clubs' but a notable restaurant as well. However, we quite literally stumbled into this venue upon our arrival that evening to Treasure Beach. After our dinner at Jake's Resort restaurant, our rum buzzes were still going strong and it was not yet time for the fun, or the evening, to end.
Being Jamaica, it was hardly a major event to hear a booming sound system just outside of Jake's Resort and we decided to venture out and check out the action. We were all set to crash any party until as we approached, this party definitely had the feeling of a private affair and suddenly, we grew shy. However, more music from down the road a bit further rang through the air so we decided to just keep walking. Maybe a quarter mile down the road as the sound became increasingly louder, we found the source of the music and walked into what we now saw was called the Wild Onion.
We went straight across the covered patio dance floor to the bar against the wall and ordered up more rum drinks while we drew curious looks from the locals. They flanked the dance floor and surrounded the DJ booth but no one was dancing yet since the night was still young. Still feeling a bit shy, we found a secluded seat away from the main area out in an open area on the grounds and sipped our drinks while listening to a very nice selection of Jamaican tunes. This was probably the best party scene we'd come across yet during our trip there because despite it being early and relatively empty, the music was at least good! It felt to be a much more authentic experience than the watered-down tourist spots we'd hit before.
Soon, the rum did its job and I was off the bench dancing around in the dirt and enjoying every minute of it! My friend was a bit more shy but even she couldn't resist grooving in her seat to the tunes blaring from the system. Even though the Wild Onion seemed to have a limited bar selection (no Coke and only Pepsi to go with the rum...that's just wrong), the prices were on the cheap side so we made due with what they had with no complaints. The DJ was great and made the whole experience because without the good music, it would've been just another trip to a bar. If I'm ever in Treasure Beach again on a Saturday night, I'll definitely head to the Wild Onion and if you're looking for the night spot there, the Wild Onion is it!
Part of the Jamaica - November 2007 travel blog
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