Activities in Ocho Rios

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Known locally as “Ochee,” Ocho Rios has become a bustling tourist town in recent years, and is overtaken by over a thousand cruise ship passengers each week.  These visitors and those staying long term are eager to find out which activities Ochee has to offer.  Most are quickly drawn to a hiking tour of the 3000 acres of land that remains undeveloped and leads to the famed Dunns River falls or a whitewater rafting adventure, while others will stay in town and sign up for snorkeling and diving tours, play golf, or get in a game of tennis.

Bike and Scooter Rental

Long distances between towns and the drivers in Jamaica do not make the island scooter or biker friendly. However, if you are well-versed in the rules of the road and safety procedures, renting one can be a scenic way to explore the area.

If you like the idea of exploring the area in the open air you will find a couple of places that can help you. Those needing to find more details about this topic can do so by visiting this page.


Ocho Rios Diving

With a selection of shallow sites nearby, Ocho Rios is a good choice for divers looking to develop their skills.

There are 4 dive operators in the area. Make your way to this extended discussion about scuba diving in this area if you want additional details.


Just offshore of Ocho Rios, fishermen can find an assortment of large fish to test their angling skills on.

Like to go fishing? There are two charter operators that operate in this area. Click here to view our page dedicated to this topic.


Jamaica Golf

Like to golf? Ocho Rios isn't exactly overrun with golf greens, but the area does have a golf course. The only course in the area is Sandals Golf and Country Club. Click on this link to read our guide to golfing throughout Jamaica.


Shopping in Ocho Rios

If you are traveling with some people who enjoy exploring new shops they can check out some of the area's 74 retail shops. For information concerning opportunities for shopping in Ocho Rios, read this page.


Reggae Xplosion

You should plan on spending a day soaking in the culture, sounds and sights of Ocho Rios. The area's sights include at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to visitors Nature lovers can have fun visiting the area's waterfalls, outdoor park, and botanical gardens. Take advantage of this article dedicated to area sightseeing attractions if you want to discover additional information.

Details concerning a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be seen in the chart below.

Sightseeing Services In Ocho Rios
Name Phone Location
Explorer Jamaica (877) 767-9993 Downtown Ocho Rios
Island Routes Caribbean Tours at Grande Ocho Rios Sandals (876) 974-5691 1.4 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios
King Fish Tours & Villa Rentals (876) 974-2726 Ocho Rios
Little Shaw Park Tours (876) 974-2177 Ocho Rios
World Tours & Cruises (876) 974-1152 Ocho Rios


Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the highlights of your vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you will be happy to discover there are a few options. Those interested can find out more concerning this topic can do so by clicking here.


Moon Palace Jamacia Grande

If you like to play tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 7 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to read about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In Ocho Rios
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Moon Palace Jamacia Grande Downtown Ocho Rios 2 check
Sandals Grande Rivera 1.4 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios 2 check
Couples Sans Souci 1.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Ocho Rios 4 check
Royal Plantation 1.6 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios 2 check
Sandals Royal Plantation 1.6 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios 2 check
Crane Ridge Suites Downtown Ocho Rios 2 check
Hibiscus Lodge 0.5 mi. Northeast of Downtown Ocho Rios -- check check

For instance, Moon Palace Jamacia Grande offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

The following table enables you to get information about other activities.

Other Activities In Ocho Rios
Name Type Phone Location
Carib Arcade Amusement Arcade -- 0.7 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios
Cove Theatre Movie Theater (876) 675-8884 Downtown Ocho Rios
Luxury Salon & Fitness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 974-9852 Ocho Rios
Mystic Mountain Amusement/Theme Park (876) 974-3990 1.3 mi. West of Downtown Ocho Rios

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