Jamaica walked away with the leading cruise destination in the Caribbean award in the World Travel Market event held in London between 7 to 10 November. This was just one of the many awards that it won. These awards are considered to be the Oscars of the travel industry and winning them gives a huge boost to the tourism sector of the countries that receives them.
Ocho Rios is considered to be the cruise capital of Jamaica and it is this place that ensured Jamaica’s win in this category. If you wish to visit Ocho Rios, you can stay in any of the Jamaica rentals located on the scenic north coast. Some rentals like Silver Sands Jamaica also arrange for tours and transfers to Ocho Rios and other places of interest.
Situated in the heart of Jamaica and characterized by gushing waterfalls and fern-clad cliffs, Ocho Rios was once described the explorer as ‘the fairest island ever eyes beheld.’ Today it is known as one of the hottest spots in Jamaica and offers a combination of tranquil beauty and stunning attractions.
There are many interesting attractions that will keep you occupied all day long, however, if you were to start at one place, the ideal spot would be Dunn’s River Falls. It is a magnificent series of falls that cascade from a height of 600feet and trickle down slippery steps to finally join the vast expanse of the blue sea. You can even climb up the steps and reach the top of the waterfalls, and then from there, proceed to the vibrant and a colorful local market.
If you are traveling with your kids, you must take them to Dolphin’s Cove. Here your kids and you can enjoy watching the adorable antics of the dolphins and even swim with them.
However, this is just the beginning of your exciting adventure in Ocho Rios since there is much more that this beautiful paradise offers. A visit to the Coyaba River Garden and Museum will give you the opportunity to enjoy a colorful display of a species of different flowers and plants. Among the many beautiful varieties, one, which is worth marveling at, is the multi-colored New Guinea impatiens, also known as Busy Lizzie.
Ocho Rios is also famed worldwide because it is known to be the home of the legendary writer Ian Fleming, who made this place his base for penning down the famous James Bond novels. You can visit his hilltop home Goldeneye and also enjoy live music performances in the evening at the popular James Bond Beach.