Ocho Rios, in St. Ann’s parish, is located on a cove along the northern coastline of Jamaica. A resort town, the area is full of duty-free shops, restaurants, fast-food outlets, and bars. Although it may be low in local color, it is not lacking in some great amenities. Enjoy a textbook Caribbean vacation, with fantastic beaches, exquisite clear waters, and a club scene vibrant with a certain extra energy!
The numerous waterfalls of the area are certainly worth seeing, and this former fishing port has a lot of colonial buildings which are a must see. Activities available at Ocho Rios include horseback riding and polo, for the outdoorsy, as well as golf, tennis, and shopping. Water related activities include deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, swimming and simply lying on the beach soaking in the sun. Looking for a day trip? Check out Rio Nuevo, Port Maria, Dunn’s River Falls, Discovery Bay, Fern Gully, and working plantations like Prospect Estates.
Sandals Ochi is a stunning adults-only retreat between St. Ann Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. The resort is exciting and happening when you want it to be, and totally chill when you don’t. Here, everything has been designed to face the sea, from beachside bars to bluff side terraces overlooking the pristine beach. With all the savoir faire of the French Riviera and with the laid-back rhythms of Jamaica, you’ll enjoy 11 fabulous bars and lounges – including the Caribbean’s first speakeasy. Dine in one of the 16-on trend restaurants renowned for their gourmet cuisine. Or enjoy multiple rounds of golf at the 18-hole Sandals Golf & Country Club.