This booming seaside town, "Ocho Rios," is known to be one of Jamaica's fastest grown and still growing towns in northern Jamaica, within the past thirty years. During the period mentioned, this booming north coast resort town as made a landmark for itself by hosting many mega cruise ships from various large cruise shipping companies, develop a large number holiday resorts, after being a small fishing village since the recording of Jamaica's history. Just before Ocho Rios' tourism development, this fast-pace sea-side town was only known for exporting bauxite during late 50s into the early years of the 70s.
During this period small hotels and other guest homes could be found within the town and other nearby areas, east and west along coast. In the early 1980s, cruise-shipping was introduced to the town of Ocho Rios. In a short period of time the small town had grown to be one of Jamaica's most booming tourist destinations and highly visited town for Jamaicans on excursions relating schools, churches and other recreational groups.
Similar to other resort areas of Jamaica such as Kingston, Montego Bay, Negril and Port Antonio, Ocho Rios is known for its luxurious accommodation venues. Although "luxurious accommodation venues" are mentioned, persons visiting this resort town can find affordable accommodation facilities to match their budget. If you are thinking of visiting Jamaica and for any reason you decide on taking some time or your whole holiday period in Ocho Rios, you are welcome to contact Attractions Link Tourism Services regarding booking your accommodation in Ocho Rios.
ATTRACTIONS ACTIVITIES AND AMENITIES IN OCHO RIOS
If you are arriving into Ocho Rios on a cruise ship, there are several shore excursions you can join.
If you are holidaying in Ocho Rios, on a cruise ship coming to Ocho Rios, or joining a cruise in Ocho Rios, there are several mass or private transfers that can be arranged to and from the airport and other areas of Jamaica.
Ride above the green on your way up. Have a delicious lunch overlooking the town, then slide within the green on your way down, using a sled. Experience all of these at Mystic Mountains.
If you are holidaying in a beach resort, you can be sure that you will have all there is in enjoying great time at the beach. If you are holidaying somewhere, where there is no beach, there are private beaches for you to enjoy.
From large all inclusive resorts to small private cottages, Ocho Rios hosts a large number of accommodation venues for you to choose from.
Nestled just ten minutes from the town center of Ocho Rios, one will find Dunns River Fall. This world renown attraction is highly established as the most visited attraction in all the Caribbean.
Are you a birdwatcher or person of birding interest visiting Ocho Rios soon, you can join one of our birding single day tours from that area, to nearby bird habitats.
Take a break from the beach. Get out into the countryside where you can learn more about the country you are visiting. Have a brilliant hike through coffee farms, learn about the growing and brewing of the world's number one coffee. Have a refreshing swim.
During your time in Ocho Rios, take some time out to visit Port Antonio even for a day. View the beautiful northeastern coastline, See the Blue Lagoon before going rafting down the Rio Grande.
If you are holidaying in Ocho Rios and you are interested in Jamaica's history, culture and music, you are welcome join one of our excursions to Kingston.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT OCHO RIOS
Although Ocho Rios is mainly marketed as a sea and sun destination, this resort town has seen visitors from far and near. These are business travelers, vacationer, stop-over visitors, explorers and also one day visitors who come to our shores via cruise ships. Having one of the world's most famous tourist attractions, "Dunns River Falls," Ocho Rios attracts people from home and abroad on a daily basis. In addition to the Dunns River Falls attraction, Ocho Rios offers numerous attractions and activities to visitors staying in its world-class accommodation facilities or just passing through the resort town for a day.
Attractions Link Tourism Services offer single day leisure excursion to Kingston. This single excursion allows you to see Bob Marley's Museum, Devon House and the Historic Port Royal. You are also invited to join one of our single day excursions to Port Antonio. Here you will be able to swim in the Blue Lagoon as Brook Shields did. Drift down the famous Rio Grande on a Bamboo Raft as Errol Flynn did. Jamaica's South Coasts are also beautiful. From Ocho Rios, you are also welcome to join one of our day tours to this area. See the Appleton Rum Distillery, Black River Safari and YS Falls. If you are holidaying in Kingston, Montego Bay, Negril, Port Antonio or Jamaica's South coast, you are invited to join one of our single day excursions to Ocho Rios.