Ocho Rios Jamaica — The Six Best Places to Stay

Ocho Rios Jamaica — The Six Best Places to Stay

Caribbean Journal, 1/6/2018

Ocho Rios Jamaica
Ocho Rios Jamaica

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios, Jamaica has long been one of the best destinations for travelers willing to journey the extra mile, and that’s still the case today. Ocho Rios, which means “eight rivers” in Spanish, is a fascinating enclave of Jamaica teeming with natural beauty, all centered around one of the country’s more bustling small cities. Yes, Ocho Rios has a little bit of everything for travelers, from ATV safaris to the natural beauty of Dunn’s River Falls to tucked-away shopping stalls.

So where do you stay? Ocho Rios has a range of accommodation options: hotels, everything-included options and more, and we’ve narrowed the wide product down to a few great choices.

Here are our favorite places to stay in Ocho Rios.

jamaica-inn-ocho-rios

Jamaica Inn. One of Jamaica’s most legendary places to stay, this iconic property (that first opened its doors back in 1950) is all about old-school Jamaican hospitality accompanied by a world-class stretch of beach. It’s charming, it’s intimate and it makes for the perfect Ocho Rios, Jamaica vacation. Even better? Every cottage and suite has ocean views
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Goldeneye ocho rios
Goldeneye ocho rios

Goldeneye. One of Chris Blackwell’s signature Island Outpost properties, Goldeneye is famous as the onetime residence of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, who wrote all 14 of the Bond novels at the still-extant desk in the Fleming Villa at Goldeneye. The property, set on picturesque Oracabessa, features a mix of beach huts, cottages and private villas (there’s even a real estate component). And yes, you can even splurge and stay in the villa itself. Either way, it will be an unforgettable stay.

Jewel-Dunns river ocho rio
Jewel-Dunns river ocho rio

Jewel Dunn’s River. This adults-only option is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, and spares no amenity: that means six restaurants, two pools, an impressive spa and, perhaps most importantly, five bars. And the private beach is terrific, made even better by the fact that watersports are included.

Sandals Royal Plantation
Sandals Royal Plantation

Sandals Royal Plantation. Maybe you’ve been to a Sandals. Well, Sandals Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios is a different kind of Sandals. It’s boutique, it’s endlessly charming and it’s, well, truly beautiful. This is a different side of Sandals, and it’s an experience that can only happen at Sandals’ best-kept secret.

Beaches Ocho Rios
Beaches Ocho Rios

Beaches Ocho Rios. Looking for a family vacation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica? Look no further than Beaches Ocho Rios, one of the region’s most entertaining resorts, with everything from world-class golf to a water park to three pools. Beaches has made the Caribbean family getaway something of an art form, and that’s nowhere more true than here.

Sandals Ochi Beach Club
Sandals Ochi Beach Club

Sandals Ochi Beach. The recently-re-energized Ochi Beach is really two properties in one: a traditional, hillside retreat and a contemporary beachfront resort. You can’t go wrong at either one, though you’ll be spending most of your time at the terrific beach club — a toes-in-the-sand party by day and an active hotspot at night.

For more information call 336-263-9032 Today or email blair.prestin@caribbeanshipandshore.com

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