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What to see in Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios Attractions

Ocho Rios is a resort haven with many activities, attractions and excursions to occupy the holidaymakers that flock to its shores.

There is natural splendour galore in the area, with wonderful Caribbean beaches (be sure to visit James Bond Beach!) and some incredible waterfalls, jungle trails, rivers and caves. Some favourites include Dunn's River Falls and the nearby Dolphin Cove, where visitors can enjoy the natural series of waterfalls and pools, and swim with dolphins. The Green Grotto Caves are also very popular and conjure imaginings of the pirates, smugglers and runaway slaves who once utilised them. For thrilling jungle adventures visit the Mystic Mountain Amusement Park for canopy tours of various kinds. And for some fun river tubing venture out to the picturesque White River Valley.

Cultural attractions within Ocho Rios include Columbus Park Museum, a varied and fascinating open-air museum that has a vast collection of cultural and historical exhibits to explore; the Coyaba River Garden and Museum, an interesting history museum located in a gorgeous tropical garden; and the nearby Bob Marley Mausoleum, at the iconic musician's childhood home in Nine Mile Village.

Coyaba River Garden and Museum

The Coyaba River Garden and Museum offers and interesting way to spend a couple of hours while on holiday in Ocho Rios. The museum - named after the Arawak word for 'paradise' - has exhibitions detailing…

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Dunns River Falls and Dolphin Cove

Near the centre of Ocho Rios lies the popular beach and waterfall attraction of Dunn's River. The waterfall cascades down 600ft (183m), forming cool pools among slippery rocks. A favourite tourist…

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Firefly cottage, on the cliff above Port Maria, was the holiday retreat of famed British playwright and composer Sir Noel Coward.

Coward died in 1973 and the house is now a national…

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Green Grotto Caves

One of Jamaica's most prominent natural attractions, the huge, labyrinthine limestone cave is 5,000 feet (1,524m) long and characterised by stalactites, stalagmites, overhead ceiling pockets, numerous…

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Rain Forest Adventures

The popular Rain Forest Adventures centre (or Mystic Mountain Amusement Park) offers a number of different adventures. Visitors can zip-line through the treetops; take the Sky Explorer chairlift for…

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Runaway Bay

Renowned for its perfect beaches and accessible coral reefs, the resort of Runaway Bay is an idyllic, laid-back corner of the Caribbean. Situated just to the west of Ocho Rios, the bay gains…

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