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 are considering exploring the area in the open air you're in luck -- there is an agency that can help make it happen. Anyone needing to get more information concerning this topic can do so by following this link.


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 5 dive services to choose from. Navigate here to find our page regarding diving opportunities in this area.


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

If you enjoy fishing you'll be pleased to know there are a few charter fishing services located in this area. To navigate to our complete page about deep sea fishing, use this link.


Jamaica Golf

Like to play golf? Ocho Rios isn't quite a golfer's paradise, but the area does have a golf course. The only course in the area is Sandals Golf and Country Club. Use this link to view our page concerning golf courses throughout Jamaica.

Sailing and Boating

Ocho Rios Sailing and Boating

The table right below lists more details concerning firms that will help you enjoy some time on the water.

Boating Opportunities In Ocho Rios
Name Type Phone Location Island
Garfield Diving Station Boat Tours Boating and Day-Sailing Provider (876) 544-4354 Downtown Ocho Rios Jamaica

If you want to find out about area marinas and charter operators use this link.


Harmony Hall

If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops in your group, they may be interested to know that at least 33 retailers are located in this area. Read this article if you want detailed information on shopping in Ocho Rios and nearby.


Reggae Xplosion

You should plan on spending a day soaking in the sights, sounds and culture of Ocho Rios. Among other sights, the area has at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to travelers. If you enjoy the great outdoors, you may have fun visiting the area's waterfalls, outdoor park, and botanical gardens. For a better look at this specific topic, go to this article concerning area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

Information about a firm that can guide you to some of the most interesting local sights can be seen in the table below.

Sightseeing Services In Ocho Rios
Name Type Phone Location
Blue Mountain Tours JA Nature Tours (954) 214-9795 1.2 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios
Explorer Jamaica Excursions and Sightseeing Service (877) 767-9993 Downtown Ocho Rios
Island Routes Caribbean Tours at Grande Ocho Rios Sandals Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 974-5691 1.4 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios
Karandas Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 775-8724 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Ocho Rios
Little Shaw Park Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 974-2177 Ocho Rios
Ocho Rios Authentic Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 404-5548 Downtown Ocho Rios
Phil Lafayette Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 427-5829 Downtown Ocho Rios
Sunshine Watersports & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 295-6918 0.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central Ocho Rios
World Tours & Cruises Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 974-1152 Ocho Rios


Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be the highlight of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, considering that there are 5 different spas in this area. For more information about this topic, see this guide, which discusses spas in this area.


Moon Palace Jamacia Grande

If you enjoy playing 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 following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read more details concerning 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 Ochi 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

Check out this table for a list of 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
Mystic Mountain Amusement/Theme Park (876) 974-3990 1.3 mi. West of Downtown Ocho Rios

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