Holidaymakers looking for an area by the Caribbean Sea with fantastic scenic views should visit Oracabessa in Jamaica. This resort is located on the north of the island and offers numerous things to do and is close to many other interesting places. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, cottages and villas.
Oracabessa provides a great base for the wonderful white sandy beaches on the north coast making it an ideal spot for sunbathing. The beautiful blue sea is very inviting for swimming and various watersports can be tried here such as surfing, jet skiing and kayaking. The area offers some wonderful places for hikers, horse riders and cyclists to roam with great scenic views to be enjoyed. Golf is very popular in Jamaica and there are some championship standard courses within close proximity to the resort, while nearby resorts also have tennis courts. Holidaymakers can take to the sea with deep sea fishing trips offered from several coastal villages on the north of the island. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from a covered produce market. Island Village and Ocean Village have numerous shops and restaurants and there are other areas where gifts and souvenirs can be purchased. This is a one street town so there are just a small number of bars and restaurants located here.
Many areas of natural beauty can be found near Oracabessa, and one definitely worth seeing is Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios. In the same area is Dolphin Cove where holidaymakers can swim with dolphins. The underground tour of Green Grotto Caves is a fascinating trip taking visitors back in time when they were shelter to the Arawak Indians. Shaw Botanical Gardens is an excellent place to see with some wonderful tropical plants. Prospect Plantation is a great house and gardens with a petting zoo, aviary and butterfly house as well.
The temperature on the island remains fairly constant throughout the year with an average daytime high of 88 degrees Fahrenheit in the hottest months of July and August and 82 degrees in the coolest month of February. The dry season is January to June with tropical rainstorms sometimes in the hurricane season between June and October. There is an average of seven and a half inches of rainfall in the wettest month of October.
Silver Sands is approximately an hour and 50 minutes drive from Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay via the A1 road. There are flights to and from numerous cities worldwide including Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Lisbon, London, Madrid, New York, Rome and Toronto amongst others. Two taxi firms are based at the airport as well as several car rental firms located in the Ground Transportation Arrivals Hall after exiting Customs and include Avis, Budget International, Champagne, Hertz, Island, Jamaica and Sunbird.