Ocho Rios Attractions

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A busy cruise port, Ocho Rios is a great destination for tourists who like to keep things moving.  Whether you'll spend your days touring cultural sites or hiking through a nature preserve and your nights partying or relaxing there are plenty of ways to satisfy every type of traveler.  

Beaches

Dunn's River Beach

You'll find a large selection of beaches to choose from in the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, if some members of your party enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on the name of each beach to get additional information concerning that particular location.

Dunn's River Beach: The beach is accessible by car, with parking available at the Falls. You'll find it off the road running along coast west from Ocho Rios.

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Another alternative worth considering is Turtle Beach. This cozy little coastline features a well-manicured beach shrouded in lush, green, shady palm and almond trees. When you need a break from Turtle Beach's watersports, or shelter from the sultry island sun, there's plenty of places to relax and cool off.

Mallards Beach: You'll find the beach in western Ocho Rio. It is easily accessible by car.

Ocho Rios has a wider range of beaches. Click on this link to read our page about beaches for Ocho Rios.

Museums

Reggae Xplosion

In case you like to explore other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Ocho Rios.

A museum to consider visiting is Reggae Xplosion, Jamaica is known around the world as the birthplace of reggae music, so what better place is there to learn about the history of the genre? Reggae Xplosion showcases the history of Jamaican music, all the way back to the African influences that started it all.

The table just below has more details concerning a museum in the area.

Museums In Ocho Rios
Name Phone Location Island
Reggae Xplosion (876) 675-8793 Ocho Rios Jamaica

Historical Sites

Do you enjoy exploring the historical roots of countries you visit? If that's the case, you should consider visiting a historical site during your vacation.

Annandale Great House is a historical site close to Ocho Rios. The old Annandale Great House was originally built in 1760, and since than has served as a home for many wealthy locals. While today it is mainly known as an accommodation, viewing the property from your car while passing by can be a nice and short side-trip.

Historic Sites Near Ocho Rios
Name Type Phone Location Island
Annandale Great House Historical Site -- Epworth, 4.6 mi. South West of Central Ocho Rios Jamaica

Natural Attractions

Turtle River Falls and Gardens

Dunn's River Park is one of the outdoor tourist attractions you might enjoy visiting. This park features Dunn's River Falls, a recreational center and lush tropical vegetation surrounding a 600 foot waterfall that attracts thousands of people each year.

Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios is a second attraction you might want to visit. For many, swimming with Dolphins is a life long dream. At Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios, that dream can become a reality.

Ocho Rios is home to other choices. For a more comprehensive look at natural attractions in this area, read this article.

Casinos

Jamaica Casinos

People don't generally stay in Ocho Rios to gamble, but there is one to check out nearby, RIU Ocho Rios Casino.

 

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