Ocho Rios is known as the best family destination in Jamaica, not just for its beaches but its great outdoor attractions. Here are a few that will reveal the area’s lush surroundings, while you still get to cool off from the hot sun.
Located 50 miles southwest of Montego Bay (just one hour and 15 minutes from Sangster International Airport), the beach town of Negril is a favorite escape among expats and Jamaicans alike, who call it “the capital of casual” and flock here on their holidays. Aside from its ideal location–close to waterfalls, blue holes and idyllic fishing villages like Bluefields and Little Bay–and its tourist amenities, here are five reasons to stay in Negril.
I love the water, but unless it’s pretty warm I typically spend more time looking at it, than actually in it. I don’t like being cold, but goose bumps are the type of thing you tend not to notice when you’re holding a sting ray. For many Dolphin Cove visitors, the highlight of their day is swimming with bottlenose dolphins in a natural lagoon in the Caribbean Sea. The three-acre marine park offers a few different options to interact with dolphins ranging from standing in knee deep water to actually swimming with one or two dolphins. But dolphins aren’t the only sea creatures competing for your attention at Dolphin Cove.
Montego Bay isn’t just home to luxury all-inclusive mega resorts. Outside of those gates, the resort town caters to its locals with some of the best fine dining in Jamaica. Here are a few top picks if you find yourself in Mo Bay and want to celebrate a special occasion, or treat yourself outside those resort gates.