Attractions in Ocho Rios

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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.  


Dunn's River Beach

You'll find several beaches to visit in the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on the name of each beach for a detailed review of that specific beach.

Dunn's River Beach: If you're looking for a spot with great island scenery and beachfront ambiance, Dunn's River Beach is just the right oceanfront location for your afternoon at the beach.

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A second place to consider is Turtle Beach. The shores of Turtle Beach are surrounded by hotels. There are plenty of watersports and beach activities for folks of all ages to enjoy, and convenient facilities are available making this a good place to bring the family.

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

Of course, the area has plenty of additional beaches to choose from in the area. To visit our detailed guide to beaches, read this page.


Reggae Xplosion

In case you like to learn about other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Ocho Rios.

A museum worth seeing 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 summarizes more information about 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 history of countries you visit? If that's the case, you might enjoy visiting a historical site while vacationing in Ocho Rios.

Annandale Great House is a historical site within reach of 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 that's enjoyed by many visitors. <p>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.</p>

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

Ocho Rios has some other natural attractions. To see our complete guide to natural attractions in Ocho Rios, go to this page.


Jamaica Casinos

In the mood for some action? Visitors wanting to test their luck on the slots will discover a handful of alternatives in and near the area.

Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios has a restaurant, so you can eat before or after you try your luck. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios features 140 gaming machines for gamblers to circulate amongst. When thirst calls, there is a bar on property.

The following chart shows some details concerning the gaming opportunities in and near Ocho Rios.

Gambling In and Around Ocho Rios
Name Located At Phone Location
RIU Ocho Rios Casino Riu Ocho Rios (876) 972-2200 5.6 mi. West of Central Ocho Rios
Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios -- (876) 974-8169 Downtown Ocho Rios

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