Often, booking accommodations near the right beach will ensure that you can take full advantage of the beautiful sand and water here.
If you or your group are big beach fans, Columbus Inn is just what you are looking for. This site is situated on the shore, so guests can spend as much time as they like soaking up the sun if they so desire.
Needless to say, since Columbus Inn is positioned directly on Priory Beach, relaxing on the sand is a popular pastime here. A nice beach with easy public access and a very friendly vibe on Jamaica's northern coast. For vacationers who want some variety, the following options each offer something a little different. Click the names below to view a detailed page:
|St. Ann's Bay||2.4||E||1.0 mi. East-Northeast of St. Ann's Bay|
|Little Laughlands Bay||2.8||WNW||4.6 mi. West-Northwest of St. Ann's Bay|
|Steer Town Beach||5.0||ESE||3.3 mi. East of St. Ann's Bay|
The closest one is St. Ann's Bay. The best feature about this beach is that its on a small cove and the cape here spouts beautiful splashing waves. Close to amenities but not dominated by urban sprawl, the proximity to the town makes this beach feel like a special escape.
Visiting the town or local neighborhood nearest to your hotel can act as a nice day trip, no matter if you'll just be browsing their markets, or learning more about the area's art and history. Columbus Inn is located in Priory, a town in Saint Ann Parish; it's 1.8 miles to the northwest of St. Ann's Bay.
The areas found closest to Columbus Inn are listed below.
|St. Ann's Bay||1.8||SE|
|Saint Ann Parish||5.9||S|
For those of you who seek an active vacation agenda, you'll be able to enjoy plenty of attractions and activities all across the area. Although there aren't many attractions within walking distance of the hotel, you can still visit the nearby Bob Marley's Mausoleum, which is one of the closest.
This option and more are detailed in the following table:
|Bob Marley's Mausoleum||Historical Site||11.1||SSW||10.8 mi. South-Southwest of St. Ann's Bay|
|Annandale Great House||Historical Site||--||--||Epworth|
|Cranbrook Flower Forest and River Head Adventure Trail||Botanical Garden||2.5||WSW||3.8 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay|
|Mahoe Falls||Waterfall||8.5||ESE||2.1 mi. South West of Ocho Rios|
|Zip Line Site||2.9||W||4.4 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay|
|Turtle River Falls and Gardens||Botanical Garden||8.2||ESE||1.9 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios|
|Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls||Botanical Garden||8.1||ESE||2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios|
|Dunn's River Falls||Waterfall||6.4||ESE||3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Dunn's River Park||Park||6.4||ESE||3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Shaw Park Garden Falls||Waterfall||8.1||ESE||Ocho Rios|
|Milford Falls||Waterfall||--||--||Ocho Rios|
|Movie Theater||8.1||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios|
|Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios||Zoo||6.6||ESE||3.1 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Seven Oaks Sanctuary For Wildlife||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||7.5||W||Runaway Bay|
|Green Grotto Caves||Cave||9.9||W||2.5 mi. West of Runaway Bay|
If you're searching for a place where you can while away some free time, Bob Marley's Mausoleum might be worth a visit. The Bob Marley Mausoleum is located on the same property as the house where Jamaican icon Bob Marley grew up. He is laid to rest within the mausoleum, where guests are welcome to walk through and feel the presence of a man so loved for his unique style and influence on the music scene.
When deciding where to book your stay, it can sometimes be a good idea to find out about nearby lodging options as a means to better understand the surrounding area. While you might only find a few additional places to stay right around Columbus Inn, the quiet surroundings here are what make it an ideal choice for those seeking a secluded spot. Nevertheless, you can still find additional accommodations by heading a few more miles out. Consult the table below for full details about the lodging possibilities that are available in the surrounding area.
|Seacrest Beach Hotel||0.1||S||Priory, Jamaica|
|Riu Ocho Rios||4.0||ESE||2.3 mi. East of St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica|
|Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa||4.2||ESE||2.5 mi. East of St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica|
|Royal Decameron Club Caribbean||5.4||W||Salen, Jamaica|
|Tamarind Tree Resort Hotel||6.1||W||1.4 mi. East of Runaway Bay, Jamaica|
|Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort by Curio||6.2||W||1.4 mi. East-Northeast of Runaway Bay, Jamaica|
|Runaway Bay Heart Hotel||6.3||W||Runaway Bay, Jamaica|
|The Cardiff Hotel and Spa||6.7||W||Runaway Bay, Jamaica|
|Runaway Bay H.E.A.R.T. Hotel||6.7||W||Runaway Bay, Jamaica|
|Villa Sonaté||6.7||W||Runaway Bay, Jamaica|
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