"Sanctuary at the Blue House" Top 5 Page for this destination Ocho Rios by toonsarah
Ocho Rios Travel Guide: 271 reviews and 638 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
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