Once a sleepy fishing village on Jamaica's north coast, today, Ocho Rios is one of the top destinations for tourism in Jamaica. Ocho Rios boasts some of the country’s best white sand beaches, luxury accommodation, and splendid natural surroundings.
While the town's name, meaning 'Eight Rivers' in Spanish, is something of a misnomer, there is no shortage of lush forests, magnificent mountains and pristine beaches to explore on this sublime stretch of coast. Ocho Rios is the ideal destination for outdoor lovers, offering opportunities to snorkel and scuba dive in crystal-clear waters, zipline through lush forests, or bobsled down the Mystic Mountain. Scale the limestone rocks at Dunn's River Falls to relax amongst the refreshing cascades of one of the most famous waterfalls in the world.
Sip on a martini (shaken, not stirred) on the James Bond Beach. It lies just a short way from Ocho Rios and is named after Dr. No, the first ever Bond film, which was set in this picture-perfect location. Take a dip in the glistening waters or stroll along its soft sands and you’ll quickly see this beach possesses an undeniable star quality. Visit the Green Grotto Caves to see otherworldly rock formations, or take a trip along Fern Gully for a verdant display of a different kind: over 500 species of ferns!
For a more active adventure, take a hike and bike tour that encompasses Lookout Point with its sweeping coastal vistas, takes in the delicate orchids of Pimiento Walk, and rides from Braco Stables to the sun-kissed sands of the coast. Or, if you prefer a MTB tour, head inland to the Blue Mountain for a downhill bike tour that sweeps past tropical rainforests and coffee plantations before arriving at a cascading waterfall.