Located on the north coast of Jamaica, Ocho Rios is a popular port of call for cruise ships. Expect lots of shopping; Ocho Rios has numerous craft markets and shopping bazaars to accommodate the cruise ships' passengers. When you've had your fill of haggling, head to the beach near the Ocean Village flea market or the small beach at the harbor pier - the snorkling is good here. The beaches offer various water sports, you can find some scuba diving opportunities here, too.

A must-do at Ocho Rios is Dunn's River Falls. The waterfalls are very popular, but their startling beauty, cold water and surrounding fauna make up for the the heavy tourist traffic. In general, Jamaica is beautiful, but Ocho Rios and Dunn's River Falls are particularly so. The hiking is highly recommended. The Falls are about three miles away, accessible by taxi or tour bus.

Practical Info

The most well-known restaurant in Ocho Rios is Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, sister to the one in Montego Bay. The second deck has a jacuzzi and a two-story slide that plunges partiers into the swimming pool below.

If Jimmy Buffett-style fun-in-the-sun isn't your speed, you can book a day trip to Kingston from Ocho Rios that includes a stop at the Bob Marley museum.

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Jamaica Catamaran Cruise to Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios or Montego Bay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Cruise through the clear waters of the Caribbean aboard a spacious catamaran and discover where Dunn’s River Falls meets the sea. Snorkel over spectacular ...  Read more

Location: Ocho Rios or Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.99

Dunns River Falls and Ocho Rios Shopping Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 128 Reviews

While you’re in Montego Bay, don’t miss this day trip to Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s most famous natural attractions. Swim and play in the pools ...  Read more

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 6 or 9 hours

From USD $60.00

Ocho Rios Super Saver: Green Grotto Caves plus Dunn's River Falls

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Combine two of northern Jamaica’s most popular natural attractions into one Ocho Rios Super Saver! First, visit Green Grotto Caves, where you can see ...  Read more

Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.99
$74.99 Save $15.00

Black River Safari, YS Falls and Appleton Rum Factory Tour from Ocho Rios

Set out from Ocho Rios to explore the pristine south coast of Jamaica on this exhilarating nature tour that includes visits to the Black River and YS Falls. ...  Read more

Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $138.99

Ocho Rios Shore Excursion: Dunn's River Falls

When your cruise ship pulls into Ocho Rios, take a shore excursion to nearby Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s most popular natural attractions. Climb up ...  Read more

Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.99

Falmouth Shore Excursion: Dunn's River Falls and Ocho Rios Shopping Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

While in port in Falmouth, see the famous Dunn’s River Falls and enjoy a shopping tour in downtown Ocho Rios on this Falmouth shore excursion. Visit Jamaica’s ...  Read more

Location: Falmouth, Jamaica
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.99

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