About Ocho RiosOcho Rios does not as its name suggest mean eight rivers. It is however in the heart of the garden parish of St. Ann. It consists of grassy hills rolling gently to white sandy coves and turquoise blue waters. Some call Ocho Rios the center of Jamaica because it is two hours from the other urban areas of Kingston, Montego Bay, and Port Antonio.
Most people who experience all the hidden treasures Ocho Rios has to offer become ambassadors of this town. Ocho Rios has evolved from a sleepy fishing village into a major cruise ship port, as well as a haven for nature lovers. It is remarkable that such a small town can offer such endless possibilities for a visitor to Jamaica.
Ocho Rios is a place of waterfalls and exotic gardens. It is synonymous with the world famous Dunns River Falls, which offers an exhilarating climb through warm, cascading waters. Other well-known waterfalls in Ocho Rios are Konoko Falls and Gardens, Turtle River Falls and Gardens and Shaw Park Gardens. Ocho Rios in a sense is the heart of the tourist region and has a number of tourist attractions nearby.
Other than Dunns River Falls, you have Dolphin Cove Jamaica, the largest marine attraction in Jamaica. You also have Mystic Mountain which pays homage to the movie Cool Runnings. Take the sky explorer and experience breath-taking views of the North Coast and Ocho Rios. Once at the top take full advantage of the 3,280-foot bobsled and exhilarating zip line. Other well-known attractions are Prospect Outback Adventures, Green Grotto Caves, Blue Mountain Bicycling Tour, Chukka Caribbean etc. To see a full listing of all the attractions in Ocho Rios select the Explore section on our navigation bar.
Ocho Rios is also known for its world-class shopping. Main Street in Ocho Rios offers exceptional duty-free shopping. You can also find the traditional stores where you can purchase duty-free liquor, coffee, cigars, Jamaican souvenirs and a variety of other brand name items. Ocho Rios is also a cultural food hub where we can confirm you will never eat the same meal twice. If you are looking for Indian, Chinese, Italian or traditional Jamaican Cuisine; Ocho Rios has a restaurant that caters to your taste.
Ocho Rios presents a wonderful mix of excitement and serenity, and we can honestly say that it is one of the world’s best resort destinations.
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