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Ocho Rios Travel Guide: 277 reviews and 643 photos

Ocho Rios is located on the north coast of Jamaica, about 2 hours east of Montego Bay. At one time a sleepy fishing village, it is now a busy cruise ship port and home to many of the mega resorts.

Of the three places we've stayed in Jamaica-Negril, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios-I liked the location and the resort the least. For a first time visitor, I would recommend a look at Negril, a much nicer beach that you can actually walk along.

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  • Cons:Long drive from the airport, no long walks on the beach
  • Last visit to Ocho Rios: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Honeydoo's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    Never hand tips to management, they keep it all for themselves

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Nice transportation to a some sunny climes on a dark night here!

  • mazzap's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Another good page Kristi! Useful for the cruise we've booked.....doesn't seem to be getting any nearer though, haha! Marion x.

  • loisl's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Cool place! I wanna go there tooo!!! ;-) Cheers, Peter

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2007 at 12:54 PM

    A while back I commented that "I think I now know one place we don't want to stay when we go to Jamaica next year" - so guess what, we ARE going here but to a B&B Inn not a resort ;)

  • RafaelTheSecond's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2007 at 9:41 AM

    It is always special to find hidden secrets natural spots and small villages of such a magnificent place like jamaica!;)

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2007 at 4:00 PM

    great tips and pics.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2006 at 5:50 AM

    Great Ocho Rios page Kristi. Like you, I checked out our accommodations with Trip Advisor before we went to Cancun for two weeks. The info is there if people take the time. A Harry Potter book!! Cool!! Also thanks for visiting my Ronda page.

  • Pete.Gibson's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2006 at 11:26 AM

    Hey, Kristi, Enjoy the London VT meet I will try to get there myself but have other commitments and the moment...Good Ocho Rios pages

  • Nov 29, 2005 at 1:27 PM

    Dabs, thanks for your postings. I have found a lot of useful info on your pages. I have one suggestion--it would be even more helpful if you mentioned the cost of the various tours you have taken. Thanks again.


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