Places To Stay In Ocho Rios

The popular North Coast resort town of Ocho Rios or “Ochi” has always been a firm favorite with travelers to Jamaica, with it’s Cruise Port and bustling Town there is a lot going on and it’s not hard to see why people love it here.

I just love the vibe in Ocho Rios day or night there is always something to do and the town is within easy reach to many of Jamaica’s popular attractions,such as Dunn’s River Falls, Blue Hole and the fantastic Mystic Mountain Tour as well as being easy to get to other parts of the Island from.

RIU Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios has a nice vibe and is a safe place with a visible police presence that help tourist feel safe.
It’s always good to stay in an area where you do not have to travel too far to get to attractions and excursions that is what makes this area a good choice, particular for those vising for the first time, or those who are not too familiar with Jamaica, it makes a great introduction area to all the island has to offer.
its easy to get around in Ocho Rios and getting to other parts of the island is easy.

Rooms On The Beach
Rooms On The Beach

This beach front hotel is in a great location, it is a 5 minute drive to the world famous Dunn’s River Falls.

Rooms on the beach offer free WiFi and the on site restaurant offers great choices and daily Continental breakfast.
Local bars and restaurants are within easy walking distance.
This hotel has good ratings from those traveling alone.
Rooms are affordable, clean and comfortable.

Sandals Royal Plantation EntranceSandals Royal Plantation

This grand 5 star all inclusive couples only hotel in the heart of Ocho Rios makes a fantastic choice for those looking to relax in paradise without a care in the world.
It has been described as romantic, quite and modern with a great choice of restaurants and bars.
The staff are attentive, friendly and always go that extra mile to ensure guest are happy and have all their needs met.
Many love to return to this resort year after year for the unforgettable experience.
All the luxury and attention to detail you would expect from the number 2 voted travelers choice on TripAdvisor.

Sandcastles ResortSandcastles Resort

A favorite with repeat travelers and those traveling alone these beach side apartments are in a great location with easy access to all Ocho Rios has to offer.
Guest have said it is great value well equipped, with beautiful views.
Helpful friendly front desk staff, with a nice local feel to it for those looking to experience the “real Jamaica”.
Free WiFi and parking are available.

Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa, Ocho Rios,Curio Collection by Hilton
Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

A wonderful choice this all inclusive adult only resort makes the perfect escape for those who want to be pampered and enjoy all Jamaica has to offer.
Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton , provides all you need just check-in and then chill out by the pool with a cocktail to soak up the sun.

Amazing views, well kept and clean rooms with great facilities, many return here year after year.
Great food with a good choice of restaurants and bars, this hotel is great value.

Jamaica Jewel Of The Caribbean

The third largest Caribbean Island and the only one to be totally surrounded by the Caribbean sea.
Attracting over 4 million tourist in 2017 a trip to Jamaica is a real treat for those wanting a Caribbean getaway.
There are Hotels to suit all budgets and taste from all inclusive luxury resorts to budget friendly Bed and Breakfast’s Jamaica has it all.

This photo of Jamaica is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Visitors return year after year to what many describe as “paradise on earth”.
The people the music and or course the food all help to make Jamaica an unforgettable holiday of a life time.
Many who come to Jamaica speak of how friendly the people are and how welcoming they are to visitors.

There is a vibe in Jamaica that can’t be found anywhere else.

The beat of reggae music greets you everywhere on the Island, it gives you that feel good feeling, that can only be experienced in Jamaica.

A trip to Jamaica should be on everyone’s bucket list!
There is so much to see and do not just the beaches, but many
places of interest for all ages and budgets around the island to visit and explore
So no matter what you enjoy doing you will find something exciting to do

Jamaica’s Top 5 Beaches

Jamaica has some of the best beaches in the world,

get out of the resort and explore all that this beautiful Island has to offer.

When in Jamaica there are some beaches you just have to visit even just once to get a real sense of Jamaica and that “irie” feeling, that only Jamaica has!

we’ve done the hard work for you and checked out the best beaches in Jamaica for you to enjoy!

  1.  Seven Mile BeachNine-Mile-Jamaica.Situated in Negril, Seven Mile Beach as the name suggest offers 7 miles of glorious beach to stroll along or lounge on while sipping on a cocktail or two! The longest beach in Jamaica it is well worth a visit. There is also a Margaritaville for you to enjoy. As well as duty free shopping for those that fancy it.
  2.  Doctor’s Cave BeachDoctor Cave Beach In Montego Bay, Jamaica’s 2nd City Doctor’s Cave beach, is a popular spot with tourist and locals alike, delicious food is available at the nearby restaurants. Vendors and radios are banned so the beach has a nice peacefully feel to it although it can be very busy at peak times. For the adventurous traveler water sports are  also available.
  3. Reggae BeachReggae BeachBetween Ocho Rios and  Oracabessa, it is considered one of the islands best kept secrets! its Friday after work parties are renowned and go on until the evening hours. 3 beach front bars offer great platters and drinks for you to enjoy while listening to the DJ’s or live music.
  4.  Boston Bay Beach Boston BeachThe birth place of “jerk” isn’t just about the food! Portland is the place to head to for clear blue waters and picture perfect views. Like surfing? Well this is the beach to be at for the experienced and novice surfer alike,this beach is one of the few in Jamaica to attract surfers!
  5. Burwood BeachBurwood BeachRecently up graded to include a children’s play area and gazebo’s, this beach is popular with cruise ship passengers,who come in at Falmouth Pier which is a short drive away. You can also find locals here enjoying the crystal clear waters and the water sports the beach has to offer!

Virgin Atlantic Destination Guide To Jamaica.

Yes Jamaican’s live life to the fullest and their culture and vibe for life has spread throughout the whole world, everywhere you go there is some Jamaican influence!
The jewel of the Caribbean, there is not place like Jamaica.

Top 10 Attractions In Jamaica

Jamaica has so much to offer the curious, adventurous traveler.
There are popular attractions that everyone knows about,such as Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios and The Bob Marley Museum in Kingston,but there are many other places where you can visit and be guaranteed to have a fantastic time.
Sometimes it’s good to try something different.
You’ll have good stories to tell too when you get back home!
here are 10 attractions to enjoy in Jamaica, in no particular order


Private Tour to Dunn’s River Falls

Take a visit to the world famous Dunn’s River Falls with a private tour guide! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to climb one of the most well-known falls in the Caribbean. Private transportation and a semi-flexible itinerary will make this day an extra special experience!


Bob Marley Museum Jamaica Tour From Kingston

Learn all about the man, the legend, the icon himself – the late, great Bob Marley! Experience the many achievements of the greatest recording artist Jamaica has ever produced as you tour his former home and learn of his accomplishments and way of life. Forget about what you have read about in books – you will never get a chance to learn more about the King of Reggae music other than by embarking on this tour. This is perfect for couples, groups, and families.


Luminous Lagoon Night Cruise In Falmouth

Visit Jamaica’s fascinating Luminous Lagoon on a night cruise! Cruise around the glowing lagoon in a small boat at night with your expert guide and go for a dip in the colorful water. Enjoy a complimentary rum beverage on board as your guide answers any questions you have about this fascinating lagoon. This is a must-see attraction perfect for the whole family!


Blue Hole Secret Falls Excursions Best Water Falls in Jamaica

Blue Hole or Secret Falls in Ocho Rios Jamaica is a perfect alternative if you have been to Dunns River Falls before and would like to try something new. Also if you would like to avoid the crowds while enjoying the day in serene picturesque beauty then certainly the Blue Hole or Secret Falls is the choice.  It is unspoiled and still in its embryonic stage of becoming the next big adventure in Jamaica. Consequently, now is a good time to enjoy the Blue Hole in Ocho Rios, don’t wait until it becomes another touristy place.


Rainforest Adventures Jamaica Mystic Mountain Bobsled Tour

Where else in the world can you experience the thrill of bobsledding without the icy conditions of a snowy mountain? For the adventure of a lifetime in Jamaica, book yourself a seat on a bobsledding tour from Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios or Runaway Bay. Buckle up, hold on and get ready for a thrilling ride through the Jamaican rainforest you won’t want to miss!


Reggae Catamaran Negril Jamaica Sail N Snorkel

Negril Catamarans Sailing and Snorkel Boat tours offer fun and excitement in Negril Jamaica . Sail and snorkel at excellent Sand reefs and simply relax in the delightfully warm sun and tropical breezes. Visit the world famous Rick’s cafe for its Magical Sunsets and Cliff Diving. Lazy on the Beach at the Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville ,Party on Negril’s Premier SailBoat all Snorkel gears provided .


Jamaica Swamp Safari Village and Falmouth Tour from Montego Bay

Venture to the Jamaica Swamp Safari Village – site of a famous James Bond movie – with a brief stop in the historical town of Falmouth. On this two-hour tour from Montego Bay, you’ll get up close to a wide variety of animals that live in this natural mangrove habitat. The Swamp Safari is home to more than 30 American crocodiles plus capuchin monkeys, the endangered Jamaican boa constrictor, green iguanas, rare local birds and more. Catch a glimpse of Falmouth’s colonial past before you meet the crocodiles and their companions!


National Heroes of Jamaica and National Gallery Sightseeing Tour from Ocho Rios

Visit the resting place of the national heroes of Jamaica, taking in the fine artistic talents at the National Gallery and then have lunch at the Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records Sports Bar and Lounge, owned by the world’s fastest man himself on a half-day sightseeing tour of Kingston.


Rock Springs Cave and Community Experience in Jamaica

This tour takes you on an exciting journey to one of the island’s largest cave networks. Enjoy the exciting journey through local farms and along winding roads and experience the warmth of this community.


Best of the West Jamaica Island Experience

This tour showcases the best of western Jamaica through a combination of thrilling adventures. Enjoy an exhilarating horseback ride into the warm Caribbean Sea then journey off the beaten track up to Reading Heights for spectacular views. You will also enjoy river tubing along the legendary Great River, followed by ziplining and rappelling!

Try Something Different In Jamica

There are the tried and tested attractions to visit while in Jamaica,
but sometimes is pays to go off the beaten track and try something different and visit some of the many attractions that Jamaica has to offer that may not be so popular.
Check out this great video by, Jamaican Things for some great ideas

Dunn’s River Falls & Park Ocho Rios, Jamaica…

One of the must do excursions while in Jamaica is a visit to Dunn’s River Falls and Park to climb the famous falls.

It’s a really fun day, full of thrills and challenges,


At some points I thought I could not go any further, but everyone supports and helps each other which makes this experience all the more enjoyable and fun,

as everyone links up and helps each other to climb the falls.

It was great while there we meet a lovely couple who lived not far from us in London, and we spoke while encouraging each other up the falls.

It’s very important to have non-slip footwear, which can be purchased on site and suitable clothing.

A bit of trivia for you- Dunn’s River Beach is featured in the James Bond Movie Dr No !

Check out their website for further details and to purchase your tickets!