Ocho Rios, with its unmatched natural beauty, is a favorite destination for all kinds of travelers. Eco-tourists, beach bums, families, adventure seekers and groups all find their way to this place. “Ochi”, as it is known by the locals, is the second major tourist town on the North Coast, set two hours from the international airport. Boasting a wide array of accommodations, excellent beaches and natural wonders, Ocho Rios attracts more than 700,000 tourists each year.
Because of its lush vegetation, it is often referred to as the Garden Parish, and over the years it has become a favorite spot for weddings, romantic getaways and honeymooners. Ocho Rios has also become an important destination for cruise ships with an estimated 350,000 cruise passengers arriving every year.
From the 600-foot natural wonder of Dunn’s River Falls, to botanical gardens, adventure tours, and plantation and great house experiences, Ocho Rios offers something for everyone. You don’t have to look very far to find duty-free delights and authentic Jamaican souvenirs. At night, quaint restaurants, bars and discos come to life.