"Sanctuary at the Blue House" Top 5 Page for this destination Ocho Rios by toonsarah
Ocho Rios Travel Guide: 277 reviews and 640 photos
However, we did find one absolute gem in the town itself: our wonderful B&B, the Blue House.
While the town itself has little in the way of attractions, there are a handful on the outskirts – in particular, the much-visited Dunn’s River Falls and Dolphin Cove.
There are also several beaches (we liked Reggae Beach, a few miles out of the town), some shopping complexes aimed mainly at the cruise ship passengers who descend on the town almost daily, and the inevitable craft market.
Ochi (as the locals call it) does indeed make a good base for excursions. We had a day out in and around Kingston, and also visited Nine Mile, where Bob Marley was born and is now buried.
With more time we would also have liked to see Firefly (Noel Coward’s home) and Goldeneye (Ian Fleming’s), and spent more time exploring the surrounding countryside. Oh well – that just gives an excuse to go back one day and pay another visit to Elise and Darryl at the Blue House!
- Pros:Well-located for exploring the island
- Cons:Not a lot to see in the town itself
- In a nutshell:We had a wonderful welcome here that set the tone for a very positive Jamaican experience
Like most Jamaicans towns of any size, Ocho Rios has a craft market aimed squarely at separating tourists from their... more travel advice
Elsewhere I’ve recommended the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, which is certainly well worth a visit, but if you only... more travel advice
toonsarah's Related Pages
Ocho Rios Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "Sanctuary at the Blue House"
- "Ocho Rios"
- "Welcome to Ocho Rios, Jamaica"
- "OCHO RIOS"
- "Cabana Boys with Mai Tais"
- "Come to Jamaica and feel alright!"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Ocho Rios
- Hotels in Ocho Rios
- Transportation in Ocho Rios
- Nightlife in Ocho Rios
- Restaurants in Ocho Rios
- Shopping in Ocho Rios
- Warnings and Dangers in Ocho Rios
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Ocho Rios
- 19 Reviews
- 66 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 19 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (158)
Have you been to Ocho Rios?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Ocho Rios
Photos in Ocho RiosSee All Photos (66)
Top 10 Pages
- London Intro, 233 reviews, 724 photos, 15 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Newcastle upon Tyne Intro, 130 reviews, 332 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Gubbio Intro, 67 reviews, 279 photos, 2 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination New York City Intro, 77 reviews, 226 photos, 3 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Riga Intro, 46 reviews, 247 photos, 7 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Tallinn Intro, 49 reviews, 213 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Galápagos Islands Intro, 49 reviews, 197 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Sibiu Intro, 34 reviews, 196 photos, 9 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Quito Intro, 45 reviews, 172 photos, 1 travelogue
- Berlin Intro, 52 reviews, 155 photos