Best Time to Visit Ocho Rios – Great value and Wide-Open Beaches
The town of Ocho Rios is a travelers paradise due to the variety of attractions, accommodations, dining options and idyllic white sand beaches located here.
This gives visitors the opportunity to have an exciting Jamaican experience without having to venture too far away from where they are staying in Ocho Rios.
If you are considering visiting the beautiful town of Ocho Rios but is not quite sure when would be the best time to visit to get the best value – no problem, we will answer these questions for you!
Best prices available in Fall
If you are flexible as a traveler and also want to minimize the cost of your trip as much as possible, an excellent time to travel to Ocho Rios would be in the Fall months of September to early December. You will find that the pricing for accommodations and airfare are a little less this time of the year.
This is the traditional off-season for hotels and villas and prices are typically reduced to capture as much business as possible. This time is probably the best time for the budget conscious traveler to visit Ocho Rios.
Insider’s Tip: Rates are reduced as much as 50% sometimes, and if you are a savvy traveler, there are many last-minute deals available at this time! According to Expedia.com, if you are flying from Miami (MIA) to Montego Bay (MBJ) in February, the best available round-trip ticket price is $284, in March the price increases to $506, in July the price is $435 and in September the price is $307.
These flight prices are based on roundtrip for one (1) person. This shows the fluctuating prices across the seasons and shows the trend of lower ticket prices in Fall.
Because there are less visitors during Fall, the beaches and attractions in the town are less crowded, and visitors by extension you will get a more fulfilling, relaxing and personalized type of experience.
Some of the beaches that are available to you, sometimes at discounted rates include; The Ocho Rios Bay Beach, Mahogany Beach, Bamboo Beach Club, Bamboo Blue Beach, and James Bond Beach.
Most Villas or resorts in the town are also located on, or close to a beach, you will, therefore, have wide open access to the best beaches in the town with the added benefit of fewer people to share the spaces with.
If you enjoy spending time on the beach with limited people around, there is no better time to travel to Ocho Rios than in the Fall Months.
Also, for attractions in the town, such as Dunn’s River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Mystic Mountain, Catamaran Cruises, fishing tours and horseback riding adventures, the queues are much less at this time of the year.
Your experience will, therefore, be seamless and more personal this time of the year at these alluring attractions. The Fall season is also an excellent time to visit favorite local dining spots such as Scotchies, Ocho Rios Jerk Center and even the top-notch Italian restaurant Evita’s.
These restaurants get extremely busy at times in the high season months, with fewer tourists present in Fall, you will get to experience dining at these local gems much quicker and fully immerse yourself in the dining experience!
Finally, visiting Ocho Rios anytime throughout the year is an amazing experience, due to factors such as warm weather throughout the year, alluring attractions and excellent options for accommodation.
However, if you have the flexibility to travel in the Fall months of September to early December, you will enjoy lower cost for travel and will also encounter less tourist while enjoying the attractions of this welcoming destination.
You will also accrue additional savings and flexibility if you choose to stay at one of the beautiful villas in the town as opposed to an all-inclusive resort.
Insider’s Tip: To give you an idea, staying at the Villa Serenity in Ocho Rios, which is ideally located on the Ocho Rios Beach will cost you approximately $500 per night for up to 10 people as opposed to the all-inclusive Jewel Dunn’s River which will charge over $500 per guests in winter and over $300 per guest in Fall.
In addition to saving money, you will have the flexibility to enjoy more of the beautiful town of Ocho Rios at our own pace!