|SCUBA DIVING OCHO RIOS JAMAICA
Bring your Padi Certification with you and explore these
dive sites around Ocho Rios:
|Water Sports Tours
|The town of Ocho Rios, on Jamaica's north coast, is edged with beautiful white-sand beaches and
Contrary to popular belief, the name Ocho Rios does not refer to "eight rivers," the literal Spanish
translation. It derives instead from the Spanish word "chorreras," meaning "waterfalls," which
abound in and around Ocho Rios - including the world famous and spectacular Dunn's River Falls.
Let us know which tours you'd like to book and we'll happily make reservations for you and if at all
possible on days when there's no cruise ship in.
|DUNN"S RIVER FALLS,
a spectacular series
which can be climbed,
is the "Must Do" in
Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
The cool waters cascade
in a series of
and small pools
which plunge 600 feet
before streaming under
the roadway and mingling
with the beautiful
turquoise Caribbean Sea.
Whether you climb the
falls, swim in the chilly
seaside waters or simply go
have a look see,
you're sure to take home
of this place.
|DOLPHIN COVE OCHO RIOS, whether you swim with the dolphins,
touch them or simply observe them as they cavort, you'll be highly
The Macaw and the huge Iguana on the Jungle Trail invites awesome
Kodak moments. Take in the shark show, pet a stingray, try the paddle
boat, have lunch then relax on glistening white sand and simply enjoy.
Enjoy stunning views of Jamaica’s north coast from the aerial tram, feel the rush of adrenalin as you zip-line through
the rainforest, take a bobsled ride through tropical terrain, swim in an infinity pool, lunch at a top notch restaurant
and shop in their boutique.
|The White River flows through one of Jamaica’s most lush valleys. Tubing through surging rapids and almost still pools is a
wonderfully, exhilarating experience for all ages. You'll float through a massive bamboo grove and see an abundance of
tropical horticulture interspersed with dwellings perched along the river banks.
|WHITE RIVER VALLEY offers a mix of adventure and nature activities in the heart of a tropical paradise. River tubing,
kayaking, horse back riding, hiking tours, nature walks and horticultural tours. Well worth the trip.
|COYABA GARDENS IN OCHO RIOS
The serenity of a genuine water garden,
fed by streams that rise on the property
and the spectacular Mahoe waterfalls are
definately worth a tour.
History buffs will like the Museum of
Island History focusing on the forgotten
Taino/Arawak culture of Jamaica's first
The breathtaking views of the Bay of Ocho
Rios, the shade of giant banyan and cedar
trees and the natural aquarium filled with
koi, carp, mullet, snappers and turtles are
simply delightful extras.
|ATV BIKE TOUR starts at the ruins of
one of the oldest estates in Jamaica.
You'll ride through a river bed, lush
forests, then deep into the scenic
countryside, through paths that
meander across hillocks and takes you
to the beautiful community of Mount
Zion where you will have a tour of the
165 year old Church and visit the local
During the leisurely ride back to
Chukka Cove Farm you'll stop for a dip
in the deep blue, crystal-clear water of
a private cove.
CULTURAL TOUR , TRELAWNY
Travel through time,
through the many eras of Jamaica’s
rich culture, from the Tainos,
thru Spanish discovery,
takeover by the british,
introduction of slaves,
arrival of the East Indians,
arrival of the Chinese,
right up to present day reggae and
Enjoy a unique blend of music, art, dance,
film and drama, a colourful mosaic enriched
by the vibrant spirit and culture of the
An experience not to be missed.
Initially a Taino settlement
and the stomping ground of the
infamous pirate Henry Morgan,
Firefly became the home of the
late Sir Noel Coward, who
frequently entertained notaries
like Queen Elizabeth II.
The house is now a national
monument and has been
preserved as Coward left it,
complete with two grand pianos
on which he composed some
famous tunes. Coward is buried
in the garden under a simple
The view is probably one of the
most beautiful in the world.
If you're driving by on
the highway in
stop for a bit
and stroll around
under the pimento
trees at Columbus Park.
View a water wheel
used to power a
sugarcane mill, as well
as a ship's anchor.
Peruse artifacts like a
canoe carved from a
log; a tally, used to
count from and a host
of other weird and
For the best view of Ocho
Rios, consider a quick
The Memories of Jamaica
tour, a half-hour ride,
travels over Noel Coward’
s Firefly and Ian Fleming’
The Ocho Rios Fun Hop, a
15-minute trip, swings
over Shaw Park Gardens,
Fern Gully, Prospect
Plantation and Dunn’s
|CRANBROOK FLOWER FOREST, LAUGHLANDS, one of Jamaica's premier eco-tourism attraction, is a magnificent 130
acre property, with almost 40 acres of landscaped gardens.
Enjoy a 3 mile hike along the river to the river's head, then plunge in foe a cool, refreshing swim.
This tractor drawn Jitney
tours you through a small
portion of the 1,000 acre
See the historic eighteen
century Great House fortified
canons with loopholes against
raids by pirates and
buccaneers; the butterfly
aviary; get a chance to feed
ostriches; attempt the
unusual experience of riding a
camel and see one of the
plantation workers climb a 30
foot tall coconut tree.
|TOUR HISTORICAL CHURCHES
|TOUR HISTORIC SEVILLE HERITAGE PARK
Seville Great House is renown for its beauty and historical
artifacts from our Taino, Spanish, British, and African
Seville is the original site of the town of Maima which was
established by Tainos, the first inhabitants of Jamaica. The
Tanios fashioned their canoes, built their houses, fished in
the rivers and the blue Caribbean Sea while leading their
peaceful lives. You will also tour the ruins of the Spanish
Church of Peter Martyr, the ruins of the Spanish fortified
castle (Governor's House ) and the base of the Spanish
Recent excavations have revealed a Spanish artisan
workshop estimated to be one of the earliest so far
discovered in the new world.
|BLUE MOUNTAIN BICYCLE TOURS
crest of the towering Blue Mountains.
The meandering journey descends past
coffee plantations and fruit fields, and leads
to a cool and secluded waterfall at the end
of the trail.
You'll coast through remote mountain
villages, stop for lunch and admire the
magnificent vistas along the way.
|DEEP SEA FISHING NEAR OCHO RIOS JAMAICA
All anglers dream of landing big game fish.
Jamaica vacationers that have interest in deep sea sport fishing will enjoy the opportunity to catch blue
marlin, white marlin, tuna, barracuda, bonito kingfish and wahoo in deep ocean water just off the
Best months: November through April early May
All are available.
is home to microscopic
that create a scientific
phenomenon when they emit
a phosphorescent light
whenever the water is
Arrive at dusk and take a boat
ride on the darkening lagoon.
Wave your hands or drag a
stick in the water to make the
water glow in the dark.
Enjoy a swim in the lagoon,
the more you splash the more
they glow !
|GREEN GROTTO CAVES IN RUNAWAY BAY
Jamaica's most prominent natural attraction
are the caves on just a few kilometres from
Discovery Bay and Runaway Bay.
The central feature of this natural attraction
is the large labyrinthine limestone cave
with its numerous rock formations,
chambers, light holes, and in its depths
a subterranean lake.
These caves played an important role in
sheltering the Arawak Indians;
as a hideout for Spaniards during the British
take-over; as a haven for runaway slaves,
and even as a den for smugglers
running arms to Cuba.
Reggae music fans from
the world over make the
pilgrimage to the famed
and resting place in the
village of Nine Mile,
about 40 miles (65km)
south of Ocho Rios.
Bob was born in this
humble hamlet where he
lived with his mother.
The humble two-room
country house in which
he lived is open to view,
filled with memorabilia,
and alongside it is the
mausoleum in which Bob
and his half-brother,
Anthony Booker, are
Your round trip tour
takes you through some
of the most breathtaking
picturesque scenery in
through Claremont to
the village of Nine Mile,
then back down through
Brown's Town with it's
|HOOVES, is our guest's favourite choice for horseback riding in the Ocho Rios
vicinity. Their Beach Ride is the most popular ride, for both beginners and
experienced riders. A private ride is highly recommended !
|Ocho Rios Jamaica Shopping Tours
|All DAY TOUR
Rafting on The
a lunchtime beach
stop with Tony at
Time N Place
and the interactive
|TOUR THE PRODUCE MARKET in down town Ocho Rios.
Your tour guide will point out all the unusual local fruits that are in season like naseberries, sweet sop, star-apple,
otaheite apple, passion fruit, custard apple, jackfruit, june plum, differing varieties of mangoes and give you the
opportunity to stop and sample them or to buy some to take home. You'll see the yams, okra, callalloo, plantain,
cho-cho's and fresh fish that you've learnt to love from meals at The Blue House. You'll get the opportunity to buy a
"jelly" or some sugar cane.
The "Bend Down Plaza" at the back of the market is the place locals shop for clothing, shoes, and all their everyday
needs. Cheap ! Cheap !
was originally the great
house of a small pimento
plantation. Restored and
embellished, it now
showcases Jamaican art
Works of internationally
acclaimed artists can be
seen here including pieces
of Jamaican Primitives
nowadays called Intuitives.
There are shows every
month during the tourist
season and craft fairs at
Easter, Independence Day
(August 1st) and Heroes
Weekend (Mid October).
Toscanni, an Italian
restaurant and bar is
located on the ground floor.
|Explore the myriad of DUTY FREE shops, boutiques and souvenir shops ensures your finding from the smallest
souvenir, and the finest jewellery and perfumes.
|supermarket and we'll
help you rummage
supermarket shelves for
Real Jamaica snacks and
Chips, Plantain Chips,
Gizzada, Coconut Drops,
juices like soursop juice
and june plum juice. If
it's close to Christmas try
Sorrel. Be sure to buy the
Tru Juice brand as it's
very, very good.
Stock up on jerk
seasonings, guava jam,
nutmeg and the tiny
grater that comes with it
for your rum punch,
Ruth's spicy mango
|Shopping Tour For The Best In Local Art
|Visit our CRAFT MARKETS
for the very best of locally
Learn, and perfect, the art of
haggling by walking away
from the items you'd like to
purchase. The vendor will call
you back, and that's when the
Support our local artisans like
this wood carver on the left,
take home more than just
memories of Jamaica.
Buy an authentic Nyahbingi
drum and hold your own
"Binghi" on your return home.
|WASSI ART WORKS is one of the largest and most creative
pottery studio in the Caribbean.
Take a tour and learn the process of how these beautiful pottery are
created, from raw clay to beautiful finished product.
Maybe even try your hand at the potter's wheel and create your
very first piece of green ware.
Come indulge in a
vacation or romantic
tropical getaway at
Bed & Breakfast Villa
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Our award winning B&B
is a great choice if you
prefer small Caribbean
Boutique Hotels over
|RIVER RAFTING on the Martha Brae. Lay back in tranquility as you meander through captivating scenery on a bamboo
raft. Rafting also available closer to The Blue House on the White River and in spectacular Portland on the Rio Grande.
|These Jamaican Folk Singers and Dancers entertain at
the end of the rafting part of your tour.
|SOON COME !!!
Have to dig thru some
Sooooooon Come !
SOON COME !!!
Have to dig thru some
Sooooooon Come !
|The Rough Guide
had this to say about
The Blue House,
"SUPERB deluxe B&B with
The highlight is
possibly the best
cooking on the island
Chinese and Indian styles.
Breakfast and dinner are
served family-style, while
the genial hosts are a
mine of information and
A pool and nearby river
bathing are great for