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White River Valley

White River Valley © Sierra C. Photography
White River Valley © Sierra C. Photography

Just seven miles (11km) from Ocho Rios, lies the scenic and wonderfully relaxing White River Valley, a green, lush area, with the susurrus sound of the river mixing with birdsong in the air.

Most popular among the activities on offer is a tube ride down the river. There are a few exciting rapids but mostly it is just a relaxing float down the river through stunning scenery. It's a very safe excursion and suitable for all ages making it a great family activity. Adventurous tourists can also enjoy zip-lining, forest walks, bird-watching and more in the valley. On Tuesday and Sunday nights, visitors can sign up for an 'Exotic Night on the White River', where flaming torches create the perfect ambience for a romantic dinner by the riverside.

The White River Valley is also home to a Reggae Park, predictably popular among local music enthusiasts.