Holidays to Ocho Rios
Ocho Rios is widely considered to be the spot in Jamaica where Christopher Columbus first set foot. Ocho Rios translates from Spanish as ‘Eight Rivers’. Though there are not actually eight rivers in the town it is though the name probably refers to the nearby Dunn River Falls. Once a small fishing village, Ocho Rios has blossomed into a thriving and vibrant seaside town. A popular stop for cruise ships and holiday makers in general, the town still retains a strong sense of history and culture, whilst offering the very best in luxurious hotels and upmarket facilities. Beautiful beaches and some breathtaking sights of natural beauty nearby make Ocho Rios the perfect place from which to explore Jamaica. Holidays in Ocho Rios are perfect for families or couples, with the lively night life also appealing to young groups of friends.
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No trip to Ocho Rios would be complete without a visit to Dunn River Falls. This majestic waterfall is one of the most famous spots in the whole of Jamaica, attracting thousands of tourists every year. Having appeared in such classic films as Dr.No and Cocktail this incredible landmark is a must see for any visitor to the island. The waterfall is around 600 feet high, but descends in a series of giant stairs. The unique formation of the waterfall means it is possible to trek up to its peak, through the coling river with lush green forests surrounding you on either side. Treks are normally led by a guide, walking in large groups helps as you can link arms against the rivers current as you climb.
Another great natural attraction worth a visit is the Green Grotto Caves. Once hideouts for pirates and smugglers, this large cavern is set into the coastal limestone. A guide will lead you around the cave, pointing out some of the fascinating rock formations. Most impressive of all is the dramatic Grotto Lake which lies at the back of the cave.
Of course if you would rather spend your holiday just relaxing on the beach in Ocho Rios, you will not be disappointed. The coastline is pure paradise, with soft white sand and warm clear water. With an array of bars and restaurants lining the shore, you can spend the whole day lounging on the sand before enjoying some delicious local cuisine as the sunsets over the bay.
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Holidays in Ocho Rios offer tranquil seclusion and the chance to visit some of Jamaica’s best attractions. Holidays are what you make of them and a trip to Ocho Rios allows you all the freedom and options you could desire. Book a cheap holiday to Ocho Rios with lastminute.com today, you’ll be surprised how affordable our deals are! Book all your holidays to the Caribbean with lastminute.com
Ocho Rios Travel Information
Jamaican Dollar (JMD)
GMT -5 hours
9 hours 45 minutes
1 hour 40 minutes