We were disappointed to learn from Presley that we were his only two customers that evening, and only the third couple the entire week. He said it’s been a very slow season for him and a lot of local businesses in Negril, and he’s not sure he will be open in a year’s time.
What is going on?? This place had loads of business two years ago (and the quality of the food remains top notch – more on that in a moment). I can only assume that more people are choosing all inclusive vacations and not getting off the resort. Or, people are intimidated by the very busy location (cars speeding down a very narrow and windy road on the way to and from the cliffs for sunset). Or, people are not sure how the place works (you call in the morning and order your fish and Presley goes to buy it for you and cooks it fresh as you arrive).
Whatever the reason, I urge people to GET OFF THE RESORT and support local Negril people and businesses. Presley’s in particular. The decor may not be five star, but the food sure is!
Now on to our dinner. I had such fond memories of the grilled lobster from two years ago, that I ordered it again. Three half lobster tails arrived, perfectly grilled with a fantastic brown butter dipping sauce. It was truly wonderful. The plate was also filled with heaps of rice and peas and callaloo.
David was also very happy with his grilled red snapper – and said the filet was the biggest he’s seen, and was perfectly cooked. He raved about his big and chunky sautéed vegetables and his heaping of rice and peas and callaloo.
All together with two red stripes, our meal came to $59 US. I think an incredible deal for such a fantastic and large meal. It made us happy to see Presley again, and sad thinking this may be the last time.
Make sure it isn’t and get your butts to Presley’s if you are in Negril!!