Ocho Rios


Friends walking a beach in Ocho Rios

Friends strolling the beach in Ocho Rios; credit Jamaica Tourism Board

Ocho Rios

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Ocho Rios, located on the north central side of Jamaica, is famous for parties, snorkeling, waterfalls, natural pools, resorts, great beaches and James Bond movies to name a few.

History
Under British governance and enslavement of Africans by the 1700s, Jamaica produced nearly a quarter of the world’s sugar on vastly-scaled slave-labor plantations that generated wealth for others … More

Attractions
Often called “Ochi” by locals,” its quieter than MoBay, though not as relaxed as Negril or Port Antonio. Ocho Rios is known for its lovely waterfalls, charming beaches, luxuriant gardens and lazy rivers … More

Beaches
If arriving via cruise ship, you’re only a hop & skip from Ocho Rios Bay Beach. It has calm water and is secure for families. Swimmers a sunbathers will like the silky white sand and water clear featuring schools of little fish swimming by … More

Eco-Travel
Dunn’s River Falls is the must-visit on everyone’s trip to Ochi. Add Green Grotto Caves, Blue Hole, Turtle River Falls & Gardens and hiking the Blue Mountains to your eco-travel adventures … More

Festivals
Echo Rios International Jazz Festival. This event is the oldest jazz festival in the region, with events in multiple venues across the island … More

Jamaica Reggae Ride
Ochi is a stop of the annual cyclists ride across Jamaica and there’s no shortage of breathtaking scenery … … More

Travel Tips
Bring sunglasses, a hat and plenty of biodegradable sunscreen lotion. Even with the best sunscreen, don’t lie in the sun more than 30 minutes the first day. Give your body time to adjust to tropical sun … More



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