|Like the culture all across the rest of Jamaica, there are
influences from all the Irish, English, German, Chinese, Indian,
Lebanese, and African descendants that inhabit the island
today. Many visitors never realise that Jamaicans have such a
varied cultural background and so miss the opportunity to
Jamaica is a very Christian nation and a plethora of religions
co-exist on the island. Strong Christian values are firmly
rooted in the core of the Jamaican people and is the source
of our much lauded warm, genuine hospitality. Ocho Rios has
a multitude of churches for you to chose from during your
The culture of the island on a whole is influenced by the
flavor of the Caribbean and the roots of reggae music. A
very popular tourist destinations in Ocho Rios is Reggae
Xplosion, a Reggae Music Hall of Fame with a Bob Marley
Exhibit. The culture commonly associated with reggae music
is known as Rastafari, a term which actually refers to an
Ethiopian religion. Bob Marley called Nine Miles home, he's laid
to rest in a mausoleum there. Worth the trip if you're a
Although reggae is the music generally associated with
Jamaica, one of the biggest annual events at Ocho Rios is
actually the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival
(http://www.ochoriosjazz.com/). This week long summer
festival which has been going on for more than fifteen years
draws in big names in jazz as well as up and coming jazz
performers and contributes greatly to the culture of the area
during the summer months.
The culture of Ocho Rios is also influenced by the West
Indian tribal cultures associated with the history of the area,
the ancient Taino Indians, and the West African slave history
of Jamaica. There is a Taino museum at Coyaba Gardens.
An excellent cultural tour has recently opened, Outameni,
that depicts the awesome extent of cultural intermingling
and development on the island. Outameni should definitely
be on your list if you are truly interested in exploring the
culture of our beautiful island.
With our multi-racial background, The Blue House is an
excellent place to gain an appreciation for the intermingling
of cultures on the island.
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
|Ocho Rios Culture/Jamaica Culture
has this to say about
The Blue House,
"SUPERB deluxe B&B
The highlight is
possibly the best
and Indian styles.
Breakfast and dinner
are served family-
style, while the genial
hosts are a mine of
information and offer
A pool and nearby
river bathing are
great for relaxation."
|Telephone: (876) 994-1367 or 974-1569
P.O. Box 6189, Ocho Rios P.O., Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica W.I.
|Ocho Rios Jamaica Luxury Caribbean Guest House/Holiday Lodging & Vacation Travel Guide
|THE BLUE HOUSE
Luxury Boutique Bed & Breakfast Villa, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Small affordable luxury boutique hotel for discerning travellers and foodie vacations.
Christian holiday lodgings in White River Estates, St Mary,
on the Caribbean Island of Jamaica, two miles east of Ocho Rios.