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.
Ground Transportation In Jamaica
Please take a moment to review the information below on transportation in Jamaica. This will help make your vacation stay at a villa that much more enjoyable as you do not need to worry about driving.
On the north-eastern shore of Jamaica lies the lush area known as Ocho Rios. At one time the local resident evicted the Spanish settlers here, while today the welcome luxury travelers and cruise ships. The area had countless attractions, stunning beaches and quality resorts. The surrounding forests and landscapes are a constant draw for visitors, as is the azure blue waters, so clear that you can see the fish swimming
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