Ocho Rios may be best known for Jamaica’s iconic Dunn’s River Falls. For an extra great time, take a fun catamaran ride over to the falls and stop to climb and enjoy the cool mountain waterfall. Don’t forget your camera!
Ocho Rios is known as the active area of Jamaica - maybe because of it’s proximity to the jungle and tons of inland activities nearby but also for the diving, water sports and golf in the area. Top all-inclusive resorts such as Sandals and Couples include diving and golf in a number of their all-inclusive resort packages so if you are interested in those activities, make sure you stay at a resort that includes them free.
For the closest resort to Dunn’s River Falls check out Jewel Dunn’s River which is an adults-only all-inclusive that has just undergone renovations to upgrade rooms and facilities. This is an adults-only resort with more of an emphasis on adults vs couples so this may be a better choice for anyone wanting adults-only without the romance of many couples-oriented resorts in this area. It’s a smaller resort also for those who enjoy something smaller and more intimate.
In this area you’ll love the adults-only Couples Tower Isle which is known for it’s outstanding service and intimate private beach area (au natural). This resort is sure to please any couple looking for a romantic getaway.
Couples Sans Souci is also an amazing option for anyone wanting the best of beaches, nature, service and incredible scenery. It’s quiet, laid back and luxurious! I’ve heard someone remark that this all-inclusive is a great place to write a book - and smiling - I may agree. It’s quiet and no one will ever push you to do anything you don’t want to but it’s absolutely beautiful here. Luxury all-inclusive Couples Sans Souci is rated #2 on TripAdvisor.
Riu Ocho Rios sits on Mammee Bay which is a great stretch of beach and is an excellent option for families or groups of friends looking for a great all-inclusive with a really good beach.
A jewel in the rough I think is Braco Village Resort - a quaint all-inclusive with a great price point. The beach is good, the village lay out of the resort is charming and the price is excellent. This resort was previously a Sandals resort so the layout of it is typical of the Sandals villages. The ocean front rooms really are ocean front and perfect for morning coffee on the balcony enjoying the ocean.
Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort really does offer everything a couple could want. This large adults-only all inclusive will make you regret having to go home. There’s a section which is more quiet and a section which is active - all set on an incredible beach offering top-notch accommodations, service and amazing food! For anyone wanting a bit of luxury thrown into their stay, you must check the butler villas - absolutely amazing location and the finest in every detail!
Sandals Royal Plantation - what can I say - AMAZING! Sandals Royal Plantation is an adults-only luxury all-inclusive boutique resort. This resort should come with a warning - once you arrive, you will have great difficulty leaving! In this beautiful resort you’ll be truly pampered with the butler service, gourmet food, beautiful resort and accommodations and wonderful, attentive service. Sandals Royal Plantation holds the well-deserved #1 spot on TripAdvisor.
For the best family all-inclusive resort in Ocho Rios area, it’s Beaches! Nothing really compares to having your children interacting with Sesame Street characters like baking cookies with Cookie Monster or bedtime with Elmo! The Pirate Island Waterpark is a true highlight as is the beach. Accommodations have been newly renovated and are great. A Beaches vacation is something every family should experience at least once!
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is located in Runaway Bay which is about 15 miles from Ocho Rios on the road to Montego Bay. This is another large family all-inclusive resort. There’s lots to do at this resort without leaving but if you do want to enjoy Jamaica excursions this is a perfect location to enjoy them from. A note about the size of resort - there’s a lot of walking to enjoy all the areas of the resort.
Whether you want to relax on the beach or zip line through the Blue Mountains, you’ll find tons of things to do in Ocho Rios!comments powered by Disqus