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Top 3 Must-See Attractions in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

A Wide-Angle Shot of Ocho Rios Showing a Few Tall Building, Blue Ocean, and Heavy Foliage

Ocho Rios serves as a middle ground between the hustling-bustling center of Montego Bay and the quiet and staid Negril. It’s known for its cascading waterfalls, murmuring rivers, endless gardens, and a whole lot more.

In today’s blog, we’ll share the best tourist attractions to catch in this relatively quaint village.

1. Ocho Rios Bay Beach

Let’s start with something simple, but oh so Jamaica, shall we? You can’t go to an island and miss its beaches. That’s just not possible unless you’re planning on staying at your hotel for the duration of your stay.

Avoiding the Ocho Rios Bay Beach is like avoiding the sun. It’s right there! It also happens to feature several amenities and sports activities for the beachgoers, such as:

· Tubing

· Banana boats

· Parasailing

· Snorkeling

The view isn’t half-bad in case you’re just planning on lounging in the sun to get rid of those tan lines. You can watch people get up to all sorts of things and cruise ships sailing in and out on the bay for as long as you want.

2. Green Grotto Caves

The Green Grotto Caves are connected limestone caverns covering a distance of roughly 64 acres. First inhabited by the native Taínos and last probably somewhere around the Second World War, these caves still feature remnants of every resident, plunderer, colonialist, and smuggler that inhabited its fine confines.

Since you can’t go without a guide, you’ll have to hire a tour guide or join a touring group to visit these caves. While there, beware of the bats and snakes that have taken over since humans left, and be sure to check out:

· Underground lake

· Stalactite formations

· Stalagmite deposits

A Shot of the Green Grotto Caves with Water Flowing Through Them

3. Turtle River Falls and Gardens

You don’t have to love reptiles to love the picturesque Turtle River Falls and Gardens. These 15-acre gardens are located on mountain terrain and feature roughly 14 waterfalls, koi ponds, and pools.

Get used to the sound of water because that’s all you’re going to hear at the water parks. That and probably the faint sound of birds, which would only get louder as you near the aviary housing rare parrot species. If you aren’t planning on swimming, hand-feeding these birds and letting them rest their exhausted claws on your forearm is a great way to spend your tour.

Book Your Montego Bay to Ocho Rios Shuttle Today

Balley Tours has been providing private transportation from Montego Bay to Negril Beach, YS Falls, Black River Safari, and Ocho Rios for the better part of three decades. Book your shuttle service from Montego Bay Airport today and ensure maximum comfort via our fleet of reasonably-priced vehicles.

Reach out for further assistance regarding Jamaica airport transportation.

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