Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios is a picturesque resort situated between rolling green hills and the clear waters of the Caribbean. It offers many great sights such as the Dunns River Falls and beautiful beaches.

Ocho Rios

Visitors can also take part in a wide range of watersports or simply relax in the heat of the sun. The resort is also one of Jamaica's best spots for duty free shopping. This is a great resort for the whole family to enjoy.

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Ocho Rios Hotels (20)

This family-friendly beach hotel provides entertainment and plenty of amenities for all types of holiday-makers....

Spacious and fully furnished apartments located in the heart of the bay and suitable for families and couples alike....

Sky Castles is set amidst the lush tropical greenery of the hillside above the town. Suitable for families and couples alike....

The Rooms on the Beach Hotel will appeal to couples and families looking for a comfortable base from which to enjoy a Jamaican beach holiday....

Set on what is known as the longest stretch of sandy beach and offers a range of leisure and sports facilities designed to keep both couples and families of all ages entertained....

Ideal for couples, the hotel overlooks the secluded Cutlass Bay and offers an intimate atmosphere, a private beach and tropical gardens...

The Beaches Ocho Rios A Spa Golf and Waterpark Resort offers a lovely view of the Caribbean Sea. Suitable for families and couples....

The modern complex is popular with both the locals and visitors, providing a good base for a self catering holiday. The complex is great for long stays and well located to explore the island....

The Couples Sans Souci Hotel is an Adults Only hotel exclusively for couples, offering relaxing accommodation by the beach....

Couples Tower Isle is an Adults Only resort exclusively for couples. This beachfront complex mixes breezy island chic with Jamaica's tropical flair for a holiday to remember. ...

The beach front Crystal Ripple Beach Lodge Hotel is the deal getaway spot for couples and families....

Set amongst lush garden overlooking the ocean, this bed & breakfast offers a warm and friendly atmosphere ideal for a relaxing holiday....

Jamaica Inn is a family-run hotel offering unparalleled service and attention, set in lush gardens next to the private beach....

A stunning All Inclusive adults only hotel that offers a tranquil location right on the beachfront and provides all the amenities and activities expected of a first-class Caribbean hotel....

The Mystic Ridge Resort is a family friendly resort overlooking the resort town of Ocho Rios, just a 10-minute walk away....

The Sandals resort is set in superb grounds where couples can fully enjoy the activities and facilities or choose to simply relax in its romantic and restful tropical setting....

A gorgeous adult-only resort located in Ochos Rios, offering luxury accommodation, a host of facilities and over 15 restaurants. A perfect choice for a romatic couple's break. ...

The Sandals Royal Plantation is a luxurious Adults Only hotel with an outdoor pool, spa, five restaurants and plenty of exciting activities for guests to enjoy....

The Silver Seas Hotel offers an ocean front location and is set in lush gardens making it ideal for those seeking a relaxing and peaceful holiday yet close enough to the resort centre to enjoy all the...

Small and family friendly hotel with an indulgent Spa and a relaxed atmosphere located in the heart of the resort...

Beaches

The beaches in Ocho Rios have white sands and offer a variety of activities including volleyball and water-sports such as scuba diving, kayaking and jet skis. From Ocho Rios beach you can watch the cruise ships come in or you can relax on the the pretty Island Village Beach or the more secluded Mahogany Beach.

Things to Do

In the heart of the Ocho Rios the Turtle River Park provides a welcome retreat where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll around the gardens and it's well stocked pond.

In the hills overlooking Ocho Rios, the botanical Shaw Park Gardens are set in 25 acres and feature hundreds of beautiful tropical flowers, a waterfall and breathtaking views.

The Coyaba River Garden is also very pretty and home to well maintained gardens of tropical trees and flowers, koi carp ponds, a museum and the Mahoe Falls. Climb the falls (with a guide) for magnificent views over Ocho Rios.

Just outside the resort, the Mystic Mountain leisure complex is set amid 100 acres of rainforest where you can zip-line through the treetops, race down the bobsled track or simply enjoy the views from the chair lift.

Also just outside the resort, at Dolphin Cove, you can swim with the dolphins, snorkel with the stingrays or watch the shark show; take out a glass-bottomed kayak, follow the jungle walk and relax with a buffet lunch on the beach.

Out and About

For duty free shopping there are a number of shops at Island Village, as well as a reggae museum and the popular Margaritaville bar. For locally produced and hand-crafted items the Ocho Rios Craft Market houses around 100 stalls.

For authentic, fresh fish and seafood dishes, or to watch the local fishermen at work, go along to Fisherman's Beach which is just along from Island Village. For general nightlife, there are many bars and restaurants along Main Street where you can sample Jamaican cuisine and listen to live music.

Nearby Attractions

Five minutes drive (or a short boat trip from the cruise terminal) brings you to the famous Dunn River Falls. Located at it's own beach and surrounded by lush forestry, the 200' waterfall is fairly easy to climb for most people.

Also just a few minutes drive away, the historic Harmony Hall houses a large Arts & Crafts gallery above it's restaurant, showcasing the artworks and hand-crafted items of around 100 local artisans.

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