Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is one of the tourist hot spots in the Caribbean. The old town charm of the city has slowly disappeared as tourists have discovered this magnificent corner of the island, but there is still a huge amount to entertain and endear visitors to Ocho Rios holiday accommodation, from the glorious beaches to tropical landscape of the ‘Garden Parish’, St Ann. The whole town appears completely dedicated to fun, and the huge majority of Ocho Rios photos show exactly that.
Ocho Rios villas are the perfect base from which to take advantage of the famous beaches in the area. There are a couple Ocho Rios is famous for, and there is always space to lay your towel, relax and enjoy the magnificent climate. The huge deep water marina is home to many cruise ships throughout the year, and sightseeing trips along the coast, scuba diving and deep sea fishing excursions and sailing lessons can all be arranged from the marina. There are many rooms on the beach in Ocho Rios, so sun worshipers can really get to the heart of the action (or lack of) from Ocho Rios accommodation. Scuba diving holidays also thrive from Ocho Rios accommodation, with some of the best dives being found from the wonderfully named Reggae Beach or Dolphin Cove.
Surprisingly, many people travel to Ocho Rios villa rentals for the glorious landscape of the interior. Dunn’s River Falls are a huge attraction, and almost everyone who visits Ocho Rios photographs and climbs the stunning 183m waterfall. The Green Grotto Caves are Jamaica’s most prominent natural attraction and beauty spot, well worth investigating from any Ocho Rios holiday villa. For the more adventurous amongst you staying in Ocho Rios accommodation, try white water rafting down the White River at night, riding on a bamboo raft! The Coyoba River Gardens are slightly more sedate, but they are a lush wonderland of authentic Jamaican vegetation. The countryside which surrounds the town is the ideal location for hiking, horse riding and bird watching too.
There are plenty of attractions within the town of Ocho Rios too. The Bob Marley Mausoleum is a must for any fans of reggae music or the man himself. The Columbus Park Museum is also a great place to visit, with a huge number of artefacts forming a unique, open air museum. There are also 6 shopping districts in the town, with a couple of Ocho Rios markets in and around the beach area, but your haggling skills must be well honed!
If you are looking to find somewhere secluded and private from your Ocho Rios villa rental, the nearby beaches of Discovery Bay or Montenegro Bay will answer you calls with style. Discovery Bay is secluded and beautiful, whilst Montenegro Bay is awash with colour and noise all year round, yet has access to a range of wonderfully quiet beaches all year round.
Average monthly temperatures range from 30˚C in the coldest month to 32˚C in the warmest. Rain is rare and always brief, with rain only usually falling in May and October.
There are occasionally direct flights from London to Montenegro Bay (MBJ) with Air Jamaica, but you are more likely to be able to find direct flights to Ocho Rios arriving through Kingston International Airport (KIN).