Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ocho Rios in Jamaica

Ocho Rios is considered to be the centrepiece of Jamaica and attracts more visitors than any other part of the island. The beautiful resort town boasts waterfalls, rainforests, beaches, parks and reserves, and navigable rivers. To cater to the needs of the tourist, the north coast of the island offers a wide range of Jamaica accommodation rentals ideal for all budgets and group sizes.

Here are some of the activities you can consider in Ocho Rios.

Dunn’s River Falls: The 600 feet Dunn’s River Falls is Jamaica’s most well-known attractions and not just because of the water cascading down on its way to the Caribbean Sea. The water falls on a series of protruding rocks that form a natural stair case so you can actually climb up the waterfall and enjoy the views from the top.

Dolphin Cove: Swim with a family of bottleneck dolphins and if you are adventurous enough with trained nurse sharks. Besides, you can explore rainforest trails, enjoy a picnic on the beach or spend time on a pirate’s village complete with boardwalk, cafes, shops and continuous entertainment.

Shaw Park Gardens: The park is a must visit for those interested in birds and flowers. You can also check out Cayoba River Garden and Cranbrook Flower Forest.

Prospect Plantation: This is the oldest working plantation on the island though the produce is not meant for commercial purposes. You can ride an open-air jitney carriage and see how sugarcane, pineapple, coffee and sweet cassava are grown here.

Chukka Adventure tours: Enjoy exciting horseback tours through hills and the Caribbean Sea.

White water rafting: You can enjoy white water rafting on the White River. Some of the rafting trips are strictly meant for those 12 years and above so if you are travelling with children less than this age, and wish to go rafting as also other activities meant for adults, you can consider staying in family friendly rentals such as Silver Sands villas, which apart from other facilities provides childcare facilities and has a separate play area for kids.

1 comment:

Luxury Beach Villa said...

The first town in Jamaica to be developed specifically as a resort, Och0 Rios abounds with duty-free stores, fast-food chains, bars, clubs and visitor-oriented restaurants. It is one of the favorite stop for cruise ships in the Caribbean. The town itself does not have much interest, but the area that surrounds Ocho Rios has plenty of attractions. Thanks a lot.