5 Ocho Rios Activities Guaranteed To Put A Smile On Any Kids Face

Jamaica is a perfect family vacation destination  with an  extensive array of activities  to enchant and entertain the entire family.

We’ve reviewed several Ocho Rios activities, including Dolphin Cove, Mystic Mountain, Horse back Riding, Blue Hole Falls and White River Tubing and not for forget beaches.

When visitors think of Jamaica  the first thing comes to  their mind are sparkling swimming pools and glorious beaches, it’s easy to see why many vacationers loves the Island.


Jamaica villa family vacation experience

Jamaica is more than beautiful beaches,this  intriguing country full of history and culture, merits exploration, as well as tons of active vacation activities.

As many family travelers utilize the tourist town of Ocho Rios as a base, our guide will focus on this area.

Most villas will provide  or arrange  ground transportation to take you…… . Here’s our list of the best activities worth shaking the sand off for. Let’s go!

Dolphin Cove

Excellent activity  located in Ocho Rios , perfect for family members of all  ages. Swimming with a dolphin is a magical experience. Even if you are a  non-swimmers you can still  participate in the dolphin experience.

Swimming with Dolphins

Ride a Bobsled or Zip Line at Mystic Mountain

Mystic Mountain is the place to ride in a Jamaican bobsled or partake in a zip-line excursion.  There are  five hair-raising zip rides, stunning scenery, you may momentarily forget your vertigo.

Recommended for children age eight and above.

Why not  try your hand at  bobsledding in the Ocho Rios Jamaica.  ……,  Enjoy the thrill ride when you climb into a custom designed sled and plunge 3,280 feet.

You  are in control of how fast you go by using  the handbrake to navigate the twists and turns of the track.  Younger children can/should  ride with an adult.


Stand Under A 20 foot cascading waterfall.”

Blue Hole Falls are breathtaking. his 20 foot cascading waterfall is definitely a hidden gem in the hills of Ocho Rios.

There are waterfalls you can jump from and smaller jumps of only about 10 feet.  There is a big waterfall at the end and several of the younger once wanted to jump from about half-way down.

The guide just grabbed them (one at a time) and carried them down to a position about half-way like they were on a dry gentle hill. Needless to say the kids loved that!

Blue Hole you get very similar sights but a lot more fun jumping and swimming.

Blue Hole is privately operated so regardless of where you book it, you are likely to be handled by the same people. The payment to Peat Taylor included your admission and fees at both locations.

The blue hazy waters are deep enough for the exhilarating cliff jumps & dives, and children enjoy the Tarzan Rope Swing. It is  not a very popular, so  there is no crowds and wear a bathing suit, because you will get soaked.

Dunn's River Falls Jamaica

Horse Back Riding

Ride a Horse in the Ocean is an activity that is  unparalleled  to any other and include many types of terrain, from coconut groves to coral coastline.

You’ll ride up vegetation-rich mountains, affording excellent views of Ocho Rios from the hills. The best part of this excursion  is when you and your horse ride into the turquoise sea.

Your guided ride lasts for several hours and is suitable for all levels of riders who are at least six years of age.

Horse back ridding Jamaica

White River Tubing

White River Tubing is a refreshing adventure in Ocho Rios and is known for its beauty and fresh water rivers.

This beautiful scenery is an exciting and fun activity that will create some great memories and laughters as you tube down this fresh body of water surrounded by lush and tropical scenery.

If you’re looking for a tour that’s a little different, this is your tour!

Now that we have peak your interest;  Here is what to expect:

The water is cool fresh river water from the mountains, perfect for an hot day activity

The first journey down involves small rapids and the rest of the journey is quite peaceful and relaxing.

Passing  through coconut plantations, bamboo groves, lush fauna.

Your guides work very hard to ensure a safe and fun time, so no need to worry.


Come on and enjoy the… activities has to offer under the twinkling night lights. You won’t be disappointed!

Place to Stay

Looking for accommodations in Ocho Rios, Jamaica? Contact us to rent a luxury vacation home for your family vacation.

Your only job now is to relax and watch the sun melt away the stress.

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