Holidays to Ocho Rios are a bona fide Jamaican blockbuster. The star is the Dunn River Falls, but there's a knock-out supporting cast of tropical beaches, craft markets and reggae nightspots.
Embrace easy-going Caribbean Island life or enjoy the hustle and bustle of a thriving holiday destination. A Cruise & Stay getaway in Ocho Rios offers everything from idyllic castaway scenery to authentic cuisine and dancehall culture.
A holiday with choice
Ocho Rios – known as 'Ochi' – was a sleepy fishing village decades ago, but it has grown into the second largest cruise port in Jamaica. The lovely local bay and close proximity to an island tourist hotspot, Dunn’s River Falls, has evolved the town into the thriving destination it is today. Expect plenty of choice when it comes to restaurants, nightlife and activities. And naturally, you'll find a collection of picture-perfect Caribbean beaches...
Local culture and history
The hub of Ocho Rios is Main Street, which is where you’ll find shopping malls, gift shops, bars and restaurants that cater for all tastes. There’s also a reggae museum in town that will give you proper insight into the fascinating influence music has had on Jamaica’s inimitable culture. Stick around for dusk, when the bars throw open their doors, and sample the reggae scene of today. Perhaps try out the local rum for a more complete experience.
Jamaica's beautiful waterfall
Wherever you stay on your trip to Jamaica, Dunn’s River Falls is a must-see experience. It would be criminal to miss this headline attraction during a stay in Ochi, which is the nearest town to the falls at just three kilometres away. The impressively beautiful waterfall cascades down the rocks through the tropical rainforest and is truly a sight to behold. But for real holiday memories, try the climb to the top of the falls – exhilarating, refreshing and unforgettable.
Caribbean holidays don’t all have to be about luxuriating on white sand beaches and taking the occasional dip into that enticing sea for a snorkel. Ocho Rios is packed with activity choices, so why not wave goodbye to the sunlounger and explore the shoreline on horseback? Or how about zip-lining in the rainforest or taking a quad bike safari to explore Jamaica’s inland terrain? You can decide how adrenaline-fuelled your Jamaican Cruise & Stay break should be.