The name Ocho Rios is Spanish for “Eight Rivers”. That’s probably not the right name for the town, located on Jamaica’s northern coast, as it doesn’t have that many rivers. Once a fishing village, Ocho Rios, Jamaica is currently a popular spot for tourists and passengers of cruise ships. Although boasting many beautiful beaches, Ocho Rios is more famous for its magnificent waterfalls, lazy rivers, and wonderful gardens. Visitors here look for rain forest bobsled rides, caving, zip lining, river tubing, and swimming with the dolphins. Interested to explore the place? Then you might want to check out the best all-inclusive hotels in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton, is an adult-only all-inclusive resort just 2 km (1.2 miles) from Dunn’s River Falls and Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica at Mystic Mountain. Dolphin Cove is located even closer. The resort has a full-service spa, on-site dining, and there’s also a nine-hole golf course for the Tiger Woods in you. The rooms have a four-poster bed, stocked minibar, and your own balcony or terrace. Then there is casual dining at Aquamarina Beach Grill, contemporary Caribbean cuisine at the Platinum restaurant, drinks at Sunken Treasure swim-up bar, traditional massages and other treatments, two pools, and a white sandy beach.
Moon Palace Jamaica lies on the beachfront in Ocho Rios. The resort has a spa, a pool with a wave machine and water slides, and even a dolphinarium for getting up close and personal with dolphins for an additional price. The rooms will give you a view of the sea, and there is satellite TV, a minibar, a coffee machine, air conditioning, and free WiFi. There will be all-inclusive meals, and free snacks throughout the day, while you can burn the extra calories at the fitness center, tennis court, or water sports facility. And if you wish, you can cycle, fish, or snorkel in the surrounding places.
Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa - Curio Collection by Hilton has a private beach on the Caribbean Sea. The resort boasts three pools and unlimited access to seven restaurants that feature local and international cuisine. The rooms have air conditioning, cable TV, WiFi, a coffee maker, and a mini-fridge. Some superior rooms also have special butler services. In case you want to visit the 18-hole Runaway Bay Golf Club, they provide rides and free green fees. You will get more action at the resort’s tennis facility and a cross-fit court. Other features include pool-side concierge services and a swim-up bar, while they can also arrange sunset cruises, water skiing, visits to Dunn’s River Falls, diving excursions, and rides to shopping areas.
Just a short walk away from the Runaway Bay beach, Franklyn D Resort and Spa is a four-star resort in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica. The place is right opposite the Runaway Bay Golf Course and the suites have terraces for great ocean views. There is a full-service spa, live entertainment in the night, and open-air on-site dining. There will be a breakfast buffet at the Verandah restaurant, Italian dinner at the Pier restaurant (adults-only), beachside dining, and snacks and sandwiches throughout the day courtesy of the Sea Cotton Tree Grill. The suites have a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a sofa bed, along with satellite TV, WiFi, and air conditioning. You can do activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, riding on a glass-bottom boat, tennis, and beach volleyball, while also enjoying a nanny service from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
The Sandals Ochi Beach resort is located just 3.9 km (2.4 miles) from Dolphin Cove. The beachfront resort is for couples only, and they provide evening entertainment and 24-hour front desk service. The rooms have a TV and there will be a terrace for good views. There is also a tennis court, a restaurant, bar, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Sandals Royal Plantation is also for couples only and guests can stay here to get a beautiful beach at your doorstep. The area is famous for golfing and snorkeling, and you can also try tennis at this five-star resort. You will get free WiFi, a restaurant, an outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk, satellite TV, coffee machine, free toiletries, hot tub, and a terrace for good views. There will be a continental or buffet breakfast.
The Royal Decameron Club Caribbean Resort - All Inclusive resort lies on a Caribbean Sea beach and in a 12-acre (4.8 hectares) tropical garden, making this a perfect place for your time off from the hectic city life. The beach resort has two tennis courts, a fitness center, and a beach volleyball court. Guests can also try scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing. You can get a good view of the garden from your room, have your breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets at the Pick a Pepper restaurant, and check out the à la carte menus at the Nyaming and Jazmine Delta restaurants. There are also pools and beach bars.
Jewel Runaway Bay Beach and Golf Resort will give you free entry to the Runaway Bay Golf Club. The rooms are air-conditioned and have balconies with views of the garden, pool, or sea. You will get cable TV, coffee maker, bathroom with hairdryer, and some rooms also have a private plunge pool. The rates will get your snacks and meals at six restaurants and unlimited drinks from four bars. There are three pools with swim-up bars and pool concierge services, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, and a gym. Activities you might be interested in include water skiing, glass-bottom boat rides, spa treatments, dive-in movies, and more.
Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay is an adults-only resort that lies just steps away from the Runaway Bay beach. The air-conditioned suites have a spa bath, a sofa, a balcony, a coffee machine, and a safety deposit box. The resort boasts an outdoor pool, a tennis court, a night club, and shops. You can do a lot of activities on site or nearby such as snorkeling and windsurfing.
The beach will be right at your doorstep if you are staying at the Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica in Runaway Bay. The Puerto Seco beach park is just 5.5 km (3.4 miles) away. The resort has an outdoor pool and restaurant, and you will be surrounded by a wonderful garden. The air-conditioned suites have a balcony for wonderful views, a spa bath and a private bathroom, a coffee machine, and ironing facilities. You will also get to enjoy windsurfing and snorkeling, and there are shops and a nightclub.
Enjoy paradise in Ocho Rios
As you will probably agree, Ocho Rios is a fascinating place to be during one of your expeditions. The town is truly a gem in the island nation of Jamaica, with its white sand beaches, fabulous food, crystal clear water, relaxing atmosphere, and very friendly people. Most of the resorts we have listed above also give you free rides to and from the airport. So, all you have to do is book a room, pack your stuff, and take the flight to paradise.
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