Ocho Rios in 2 days
Ocho Rios is on the north coast of Jamaica. With the sound of reggae never far away, here you will find local culture, breathtaking waterfalls, lush natural parks and rich sea life. Its palm-lined beaches and crystal clear waters make it the perfect place to experience and enjoy the Jamaican way of life.
We propose a plan that will let you see some of the area’s highlights in just two days, so you can spend the rest of your time relaxing on the beach and enjoying the services of the ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios. However if you are looking for more, there are many other outdoor activities and other interesting excursions to take in northern Jamaica.
Visit the magnificent Dunn’s River Falls, which are 55 meters high, and enjoy the spectacular landscape of the Dunn’s River Beach, one of the most beautiful on the island. If you enjoy excitement, you can join one of the organized groups to climb up the upper falls. Either way, you should end your visit by going to the fascinating Shaw Park botanical gardens.
Then, back to the ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios for a delicious lunch at its buffet, which serves traditional Jamaican food and international cuisine. You will need energy for the full afternoon ahead of you. A visit to the fascinating Green Grotto caves nearby is a must; this labyrinth of caves stretches for 1,500 meters and includes different chambers and cavities as well as an impressive underground lake.
You should not leave Jamaica without exploring its seas, home to a great diversity of underwater plants and animals. It also offers fascinating spots where you can dive and see old shipwrecks and small caves. If you enjoy scuba diving or you would like to give it a try, you are in the perfect place. If you prefer, you can go snorkeling; we are sure you will love it!
In the afternoon, go to the Ocean Village shopping mall, with its two craft markets where you will find all types of souvenirs, from handmade sandals to wood carvings. Another option is to visit the recently restored Ocho Rios Fort, which features two of the town’s original defense cannon.
In the evening, don’t miss the unique sight offered by the Glistening Waters of the Luminous Lagoon. Here, whenever something moves the water, whether some fish, a boat or your own hand… phosphorescent light is created. It is just an hour away from Ocho Rios and is a visit you will never forget.