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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 and incredible waterfalls, jungle trails, rivers and caves. Some favourites include Dunn's River Falls and the nearby Dolphin Cove, where visitors swim with dolphins and enjoy the natural series of waterfalls and pools.

The Green Grotto Caves are also very popular and conjure images of 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, while fun river-tubing ventures await at the picturesque White River Valley.

Cultural attractions within Ocho Rios include Columbus Park Museum, a varied and fascinating open-air museum with 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.


Bob Marley Mausoleum

Reggae music fans the world over make the pilgrimage to Bob Marley's grave site at Nine Mile, where he was born. The two-room shack in which he lived is open to view as a museum…

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Coyaba River Garden and Museum

The Coyaba River Garden and Museum has exhibitions detailing Jamaica's history, from its original inhabitants to the colonialists, as well as independence in 1962. The incredible…

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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.…

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Firefly

On the cliff above Port Maria, Firefly Cottage was the holiday retreat of famed British playwright and composer Sir Noel Coward. The house is now a national monument which has…

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Green Grotto Caves

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

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James Bond Beach

Fans of 007 will not want to miss a visit to James Bond Beach, where the 1962 film Dr. No launched the career of Sean Connery. The pristine stretch of white sand, surrounded by…

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Rain Forest Adventures

Rainforest Adventures (or Mystic Mountain Amusement Park) offers a number of different things to do. Visitors can zip-line through the treetops; take the Sky Explorer chairlift…

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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,…

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White River Valley

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

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