Cheap Vacations to Ocho Rios, Jamaica


This once fishing town is now a haven for tourists looking for beautiful beaches and tropical weathers. The government has recently announced a revitalization plan in 2011 for the area that will include $21 million in upgrades.

Weather: 15 – 35 C
Language: English
Currency: The Jamaican Dollar (J); $1USD = J $91.9 (as of December 3, 2012)

Getting There & Getting Around

The only airport is the Ian Fleming International Airport; however, this airport mainly handles domestic flights. Most flights to Ocho Rios fly in through the Donald Sangster Airport in Montego Bay. From here shuttle buses run to Ocho Rios with the trip taking approximately an hour and a half.

Taxi: Taxi rates are governed and should therefore have little variation between fares. Cabs are available from the airport, hotels and in downtown areas.

Car Rental: If you want the ability to see things further from the hotel renting a vehicle is definitely a good option. Keep in mind roads are usually narrow and in disrepair and there may be traffic jams in and around major cities. REMEMBER: In Jamaica you drive on the LEFT.


Couples Sans Souci ★★★★★

Couples Tower Isle ★★★★☆

The Jewel Dunns River Beach Resort ★★★★★

Riu Ocho Rios ★★★★★

Sandals Grande Riviera Beach and Villa ★★★★★

Shaw Park Beach Hotel and Spa ★★★☆☆

Sunset Jamaica Grande ★★★★☆


Dolphin Cove
St. Ann, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Swim with the dolphins or sting rays! They also have an enclosed reef for snorkeling.

Dunn’s River Falls
Hwy A3, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
This is a must see when in Ocho Rios, These falls were featured in the first James Bond, Dr. No.

Fern Gully
This canyon is 5 kilometers long and has many ferns only found in this area.

James Bond Beach
Oracabessa, Saint Mary, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
The only way to this beach is by boat, but its well worth it. With powder white sand and turquoise waters the area is complete with a waterfall!

Prospect Plantation
St Ann, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Take a tour of this historic plantation and grounds to learn about life as a worker in the 1800s.

Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica at Mystic Mountains
This attraction surely is unforgettable. You will be taken up the mountain 700 feet for some amazing views before choosing your method of decent: zip line or bobsled. There’s also a water slide!

Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfall
Have a guide take you through these historic gardens.

Restaurants & Nightlife

70 Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
This traditional Jamaican nightclub has music options for everyone and Thursday is ladies night so ladies get in free before midnight!

Bamboo Blu
Mamamee Bay, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
This authentic Jamaican restaurant is located directly on the beach.

Evita’s Italian Restaurant
Eden Bower Rd., Ocho Rios 12345, Jamaica
This restaurant is serving up Italian fused with Jamaican flavours.

This restaurant and bar is owned by Beezy Coleman, guitarist of Ziggy Marley, and feature live music on Saturday nights, some past performers include Sophia Squire and Jeffery Star.

June Plum Restaurant & Bar
Main Street | 17 DaCosta Drive, Ocho Rios 876, Jamaica
This restaurant serves an International menu, including a special sushi package with Saki and lychee martinis.

Le Papillon Restaurant
Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
This fine dining French restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating.

This hot spot has a roof top hot tub, 100 foot water slide and a freshwater pool with a swim up bar.

This joint is serving up some of the best jerk on the island with multiple locations.

Toscanini Restaurant
Tower Isle, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
This restaurant utilizes fresh food in its Italian menu with a Jamaican flare.

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