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Where to stay in Ocho Rios

If you’re considering a trip to Ocho Rios in Jamaica, you’ve come to the right place. There are 376 holiday rentals available all over Ocho Rios, and we’re confident you’ll find a property that meets your needs and your budget. Affordable vacation rentals in Ocho Rios start at a nightly rate of $36, with 20% of properties priced under $69 per night. Whether you’re on the hunt for resorts near Shaw Park Gardens, a house with beautiful views close to Ocho Rios Baptist Church, or a place that also gives you close access to Ocho Rios — our mission is to help you find exactly what you need. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of holiday homes from leading travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a solo travel expedition, planning the ultimate Jamaica honeymoon, or coordinating a family vacation for 9, we can match you with a vacation rental in Ocho Rios that sleeps everyone comfortably. Time to make that island vacation you’ve been dreaming about a reality.

Where Is Ocho Rios?

Located on the north central coast of Jamaica lies Ocho Rios Montego Bay is the most commonly used airport to get there, roughly 90 minutes away.

What Is Ocho Rios Known For?

The name Ocho Rios is Spanish for “eight rivers,” but there are only four in the area. The former fishing village is now a resort and cruise ship port town. The town is best known for it’s all-inclusive resorts and tourist attractions. There are many outdoor adventure-themed attractions such as waterfall hikes, adventure and water parks, swimming with dolphins, and jungle swimming holes. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his last book here in 1967.

A Quick Guide to Ocho Rios

  • Little Dunn's River Beach & Mystic Mountain Rainforest Adventures: Half a mile west of town is a picturesque, small public beach called Little Dunn's River Beach with a waterfall, popular amongst locals and visitors. Right next door is Mystic Mountain, an adventure park with water slides, rainforest zipline, and the “Jamaican Bobsled.”
  • Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios: A SeaWorld-like tourist attraction where guests can swim, kiss, and play with dolphins, or feed sharks. There is also a small zoo with birds, rabbits, and reptiles. Outside photography is not allowed, so pre-book an inclusive package before arrival.
  • Dunn’s River Falls: One of the most famous attractions on the island, Dunn’s River Falls is a well-known waterfall hike with lagoons and pools along the way. The hike involves walking hand-in-hand with a tour group as you cross into and up the waterfall. The falls are 600-feet high and part of one of the only rivers that flows into the Carribean Sea.

Popular Destinations Near Ocho Rios

  • Bob Marley Museum: A small chapel converted into a museum, the Bob Marley Museum sits near Marley’s final resting place. The tour guides are passionate and informational, but it’s important to be aware that they expect to be paid.
  • Cool Blue Hole: The name Cool Blue Hole could not be more fitting as it is literally a hole of blue water in the middle of the forest. In reality, it’s made up of a few swimming holes and waterfalls rather than just one hole! Jump off cliffs, swing on the rope swings, or just wade in. It’s also a quick trip, just twenty minutes away from Ocho Rios.

Best Neighborhoods in Ocho Rios

  • Ocho Rios Bay Beach: Ocho Rios Bay Beach is the main beach in town with Fisherman’s and Mahogany Beaches to the east and west. All of the tourist’s amenities are near the water, but not directly against the waterfront except for a few all-inclusive resorts. Restaurants, shops, accommodations, and tour operators are mostly located within a triangle created by Ocho Rios Bay Beach, Mahogany Beach, and A3 Road.

Home-types in Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Ocho Rios:

Points of interests in Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Ocho Rios: