Image courtesy of Ochos Rios Jazz Festival At the heart of all traditional Jamaican reggae is the influence of another world-shaking musical form: jazz.
Jamaica’s pulse beats to the rhythm of reggae.
Originating here in the 1960s, reggae combines the traditions of mento, calypso, American jazz and R&B. Since the 60s, as reggae’s influence spread like wildfire, it came to belong to the whole world—not just to Jamaica.
Now, Jamaica is working toward reclaiming its reggae heritage and reminding its fans around the world of the sound’s true birthplace. Because most contemporary reggae albums are released by non-Jamaican-born artists, Jamaica plans to add an “authenticity” seal to reggae albums produced by Jamaican artists on the island.
We can’t exactly call Ochos Rios, Jamaica a “hidden gem.”
Located on the north coast in the parish of St. Ann, Ochos Rios is, after all, one of the most prominent cruise ship and resort areas on the island.
But it’s a popular spot for some very, very good reasons. If you want to leave Jamaica feeling like you’ve really experienced the best of the island, then Ochos Rios is the place for you.
Everything is here: from adrenaline-pumping outdoor adventures (including Jamaica’s #1 attraction—the stunning Dunn’s River Falls) to dreamlike beaches, to thriving nightlife set to the rhythm of reggae and complemented by some of the world’s best cocktails.
Better yet, if you rent a villa (instead of staying at a resort or boarding a cruise ship) you will find it easier to miss the tourist crowds and explore Jamaica on your own terms.
Not convinced? Here’s why Ochos Rios is a top pick for Jamaica travelers, and why you should consider it, too.
Seeking a Scuba Diving Adventure? Try Ocho Rios!
Dreaming of vacationing at a villa in Jamaica? Ocho Rios is a breathtaking destination in Jamaica; adorned with swaying palms and crystalline blue water. Right offshore you will find coral reefs begging to be explored. As a port of call for many cruise ships, Ocho Rios is the perfect balance of bustling excitement and complete relaxation. Whatever adventure you crave, you can find it in Jamaica.
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In this edition, you will find:
Jamaican Vacations off the Beaten Path: The Blue Hole
- Bob Marley’s Birthday Celebration: February 2015
- More Unique Ochi Jamaican Vacation Activities
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