Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jamaica holidays: Ocho Rios and Montego Bay

Jamaica is the land of sun, sand and the sea and those looking for a dream Caribbean escape could not ask for more. However, apart from the natural attractions, Jamaica also offers the best of what tourists look for in their trips to distant lands. This would include fine dining, shopping, and golf courses, to name but a few and in this regard, Jamaica does not disappoint. For those looking for more than just the beaches, should head to Montego Bay and Ocho Rios

While there are a lot of hotels in Jamaica, the island is better known for its exclusive holiday rentals beautiful Jamaican villas, condos, cottages and apartments to cater to all tastes and budgets. The advantage of these holiday homes is that they provide you privacy and space as also more flexibility in terms of planning your activities and tours. Besides, these Jamaican villas are perfect for spending quality time with your loved ones and if you are on an extended stay, you can even invite your family and friends to spend some time with you without incurring any extra costs.

Activities in and around Montego Bay and Ocho Rios

Doctor's Cave Beach: This is considered to be one of the most popular beaches in Jamaica. It is located right on the "Hip Strip", and provides convenient access to restaurants and night life.

Rosehall Great House: This is the famous home of the infamous Annie Palmer (The White Witch of Rosehall), who was known for her murderous ways to both husbands and slaves.

Greenwood Great House: This was the former plantation home of the Barrett family. Elizabeth Barrett Browning spent time there during her childhood. The house still contains furnishings and personal items belonging to the family.

Rocklands Bird Sanctuary: As the name itself suggests, the sanctuary is a magnet for the bird enthusiasts. Here you can see countless variety of birds including the Streamertail Hummingbird, the National Bird of Jamaica.

For the golf lovers, Jamaica offers a number of championship courses including the
Cinnamon Hill Golf Course, Half Moon Golf Club and the Tryall Club, rightfully rated as one Jamaica's best.

Dunn's River Falls: These falls are undoubtedly the main attraction of Ocho Rios. The water of the Dunn's River cascading over the rock terraces to the sea forms a pretty sight. If you wish, you can also climb up the stepping stones leading to the water fall and stand under the shower. There is a Dunn's River feast every week with dancing, music, and swimming.

Dolphin Cove: You can enjoy a fun filled day swimming with the dolphins. This is one activity your kids are sure to enjoy.


St Thomas Villas said...

Ocho Rios has a number of unique attractions to enjoy. The resort development of this delightful parish, has centered round the town of Ocho Rios. It has developed from a small town to a thriving tourist resort. Thanks for this valuable post.

angila abbas said...

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