Ocho Rios

The parish of St. Ann on the north coast is also known as the “Garden parish” because of its tropical beauty. Ocho Rios owes most of its fame to the Dunn’s River Falls. It is a joy to swim in the bitingly cool water. Ocho Rios is also famous for a rocky gorge of tremendous depth which zigzags for about 4 miles which is called Fern Gully. In the last 20 years, Ocho Rios has developed from a small town to a thriving tourist resort. Some of the exciting attractions include: Dolphin cove, Jamaica Inn, Mystic Mountain and Shaw Park.

The Parish of St. Ann on the north coast, is known as the “garden parish” because of its great beauty. Its parish capital is the market town of St. Ann’s Bay. The resort development of this delightful parish, however, has centered round the town of Ocho Rios.

Ocho Rios has captured the hearts of visitors for hundreds of years. With its beautiful sceneries, landscape, beaches, the famous Dunn’s River Falls and a host of other attractions, Ocho Rios is one of the most visited tourist destination in the Caribbean.

 

When Christopher Columbus first arrived in Jamaica in 1494, Ocho Rios was the only place he visited time and time again. In a message to the Queen of England, the great explorer described the area as “the fairest land my eyes have ever seen”.

The Parish of St. Ann on the north coast, is known as the “garden parish” because of its great beauty. Its parish capital is the market town of St. Ann’s Bay. The resort development of this delightful parish, however, has centered round the town of Ocho Rios.

 

Ocho Rios owes much of its fame to Dunn’s River Falls, a much-photographed and much-climbed attraction. It is a joy to be in or swim underneath the bitingly cool water of the falls, and great fun to make the climb to the top. Another very beautiful attraction is Eden Falls at The Ruins restaurant.