Ocho Rios is the most developed resort area in the Parish of St Ann. This town gets even more alive when travelers from cruise ships grace its shore.
This resort area and the town surrounding it is known as the lushest and greenest in all of Jamaica. It is common for tourists to treat themselves to an eco tour or other nature-related activities during their Ocho Rios Jamaica vacation.
Attractions And Activities in Ocho Rios Jamaica
Listed below is a list of attractions in Ocho Rios which are interesting especially if you’re staying longer than a day in town. Many of these attractions in Ocho Rios Jamaica are a bit far from the center, so you may have to rent a taxi or book a tour to go to these places.
Dunn’s River Falls And Beach
Almost every tourist visiting Ocho Rios Jamaica is going to go to Dunn’s River Falls. The adventure starts at the foot of the falls where there is a beach. You then climb up the many levels to the very top. For those interested in some souvenir shopping, there are also handicraft shops around the area, but don’t expect them to come at bargain prices.
Tip: Take good pair of shoes with you if you intend to walk up the falls
Every year, there is a jazz festival participated in by many stars of the jazz music world. For more info, visit the Ocho Rios Jazz website.
Not far from Dunn’s River Falls is the Dolphin Cove which is the only place in Jamaica where you can swim and interact with bottlenose dolphins ( imported from Mexico ). There are five scheduled interactions with a trained professional per day and it is advised that you book in advance.
The Dolphin Cove is also located amidst a tropical rainforest and if the Dolphins are becoming a bit too cute for you already, there are other interesting things to do like walking the jungle trail, eating at its Tree House Bar or just relaxing on its white sand beach.
Take a tour to one of Ocho Rios Jamaica’s many working plantations.
Other Things To Do During Your Ocho Rios Jamaica Vacation
- Take a bicycle tour that goes downhill from the Blue Mountains. Very scenic and refreshing. Good for your heart too, even if it is downhill.