|Things to do
Most of the all-inclusive resorts offer "Day Passes".
This pass allows visitors, who are not reserving
a room, to use most of the hotel facilities. Typically
this is for an eight hour period. This includes
things such as food, drinks, beach, water activities,
etc. This rate does not usually include things
such as golf or a room. Most all-inclusives are
All "Day Passes" can be obtained by going directly to the front desk of the hotel.
Typical rates: (not guaranteed - these are just to the
best of our knowledge)
starting at $70.00/person
Adults couples only
Gran Lido Braco
Day Pass: $79 (16+ years)
Night Pass: $99 (16 + years)
Sandals Ocho Rios
Night pass: after 6pm $80
Day pass: 10-6pm $85
All Day pass: $130
Breezes Runaway Bay
starting at $65.00/person
Round Hill Montego Bay
starting at $50
Kids Club is +$15 extra ($65)
Pass allows entrance to Round Hill Beach. Entrance is free for either lunch or dinner at the Round Hill Club restaurant.
Montego Bay - Public Beaches
Doctors Cove Beach - Gentle surf, golden sands,
popular with families. Busy beach $5/adults
$2.50 children (12 & under). Beach club
has well-kept changing rooms, showers, restrooms,
a food court, a bar, a cybercafe, and a sundries
shop. Beach chairs and umbrellas can be rented
Rose Hall Beach Club - on main road - Not Public
- The club offers secluded white sand beach,
clear water, a restaurant, bar, covered pavilion,
dance area, showers, restrooms, hammocks, changing
rooms, beach volleyball, beach games, and watersport
program. $6/adults $3/children (open 9am - 5pm).
AquaSol Theme Park - Watersports kiosk, glass
bottom boats, beauty salon, a bar and grill-style
restaurant, gym/health club, disco/bar, macaws.
$5/adults, $3/children under 12.
Runaway Bay - Public Beaches
Salem Paradise Beach
Discovery Bay - Public Beaches
Puerto Seco - There are full facilities and
a snack bar.
Ocho Rios - Public Beaches
Reggae Beach - Beautiful 1/4 mile stretch of white sandy beaches.
Turtle Beach - Smaller beach not as over-crowded
Mallard Beach - In the center of Ocho Rios,
sometimes over run with cruise ship passengers.
Mahogany Beach - In Ocho Rios and not over-crowded, more of a local hang out.
Prices as of Jan 2008
Banana Boat $20 P/P
Tubing $20 P/P
Jet Ski $65 for 30 min
Water Ski $45 P/P
Parasail $60 P/P
Kayak Rental $20
Snorkeling $35 P/P for 45 min
Snorkel equipment rental $15
Deep Sea Fishing $450 for 4 hours
Scuba Diving $60 P/P
Scuba Lessons $45 P/P
James Bond Beach - 15 minutes east of Ocho Rios
Prices as of Jan 2008
Snorkeling - 1 hour guided experience around the reef, snorkeling equipment included $12.50 P/P
Jet Ski $40 P/P for 30 min
Negril - Public Beaches
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Lido Braco Golf Club
Telephone: (876) 954-0010
Located in Runaway Bay
Par 28 (9 hole course), 1357 yards.
Breezes Golf & Beach Resort
Telephone: (876) 973-2561
Located in Runaway Bay
Par 72, 6870 yards.
Hosted the Jamaica Open and the Heineken World
Cup Western Zone Qualifier.
Wyndham Rose Hall
Telephone: (876) 953-2650 or 953-2655
Located between Falmouth and Montego Bay
Par 72, 6598 yards.
Home of the Jamaica Air Carriers Invitational
Tournament and the Jamaica Open.
Half Moon Golf Club
Telephone: (876) 953-3105 or 953-2211
Located between Falmouth and Montego Bay
Par 72, 7119 yards.
Ironshore Golf & Country Club
Telephone: (876) 953-2800
Located near Montego Bay
Par 72, 6633 yards.
Sandals Golf & Country Club
Hours: 7:30-5:00 Daily
Located in Ocho Rios
Par par 71, 6500 yards
Anyone can enjoy the thrills of the deep sea fishing.
Blue marlin, dolphin (fish, not mammal!), tuna, kingfish
and wahoo are waiting to be challenged. North Coast Marine
Sports A large variety of watersports including deep sea
fishing are offered from their main location at the Half
Moon Hotel in Montego Bay.
Phone: (876) 953-9266
Fax: (876) 953-9266
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Dunn's River Falls is unquestionably the most
popular tourist attraction in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
The setting is truly breathtaking, and the incredible
cascading falls challenge, refresh and delight
visitors of all ages.
Upon arrival to Dunn's River you will follow
a path and stairway that leads down to the base
of the falls. For those who wish to climb the
beautiful falls, this is where your adventure
begins. For those not up to the challenge of
climbing the falls, the views and spectacular
sights are worth the trip alone. Water shoes/sandals
are required and are available for rent if you
do not bring your own. You may climb the falls
with or without a guide, depending on your ability
and comfort level. This is a challenging climb,
but your Dunn's River Guides are excellent and
will give you all the support and confidence
you will need to accomplish this journey.
There are also several points along the adjoining
path where you can easily access the river and
enjoy the cool water and pulsating flow of water
over your body. Enjoy an exhilarating massage
from Mother Nature. The climb to the top can
take up to 1 hour. Along the way there are several
photographers available to capture this special
moment for you.
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Glistening Waters Glowing Lagoon
If you are looking to start off your evening in a fun and novel way, you may want to check out Glistening Waters Restaurant and Marina just outside Montego Bay for dining, disco, and drinks overlooking the "glowing" river.
It is a don't miss mainly because of the atmosphere. How can you pass up an opportunity to see rare "glowing water"?
More Information on Glistening Waters
61 Windsor Rd.
St. Ann's Bay, St. Ann
Phone: (876) 972-0905
Fax: (876) 972-9204
Chukka Cove Adventures
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Duration of Tour: 3 Hours
Minimum Age: 6 Years Old
Maximum Weight: 250 Pounds
Bring: Sunblock, towel, sunglasses, swimsuit and camera
Take an airconditioned bus ride to Chukka Cove. Once on horseback the trail ride leads through a dairy farm, passes by a 17th century ruin en route to their private beach. Enjoy the sea breezes as you ride along the spectacular waterfront. Guides will then unsaddle the horses for a sensational bareback ride into the Caribbean Sea.
Galina, Oracabessa (about 30 minutes east of Ocho Rios)
This is a stable that's home to about 14 horses, half of which are available for riding lessons. A trail ride lasting between 60 and 90 minutes costs about $50 per person and incorporates equestrian jaunts along both forest trails and beaches.
Name: Jerkin’ @ Taj Internet Cafe
Address: Taj Mahal Centre, Ocho Rios
Phone: (876) 974-7438
Hours: 9:00am – 10:00 pm
Name: Internet Jungle
Address: 12-24 Turtle Beach Road,Island Village, Ocho
Phone: (876) 675-8730 or 1-888-i-Jungle (458 6453)
Hours: 8:00am – 8:00 pm (Mon-Sat)
Name: Internet Zone
Address: 47 Gloucester Ave. White Sands P.O Montego
Bay St. James
Phone: (876) 940-7843
Fax: (876) 952-5946
Hours: 9am to 12am Every Day
Prices: USD 0.6 for 5 Minutes
Facilities: 6 computers available, printer, scanner,
Name: Global Courier Services. (GCS)
Address: Upstairs Consumer meat, Barnett Street, Montego
Phone: (876) 971-2792
Hours: From 9:00am to 5:00 pm
Mystic Mountain is a new attraction in Ocho Rios near the entrance to Dunn's River Falls. It features bobsledding, eco-friendly aerial trams, a rainforest Zip-line Canopy Tour, walking trails and sky explorers. The thrilling bobsled ride through lush tropical forest reaches 700 feet above sea level at the peak of Mystic Mountain. The site supports a diverse ecosystem of natural springs, tropical foliage, native trees and a variety of colorful bird species.
Montego Bay Marine Park
Jamaica's first national park protects the beautiful
reef fish, corals, turtles and other marine creatures
and their spectacular "underwater rainforest"
habitats of coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangroves.
Fax: (876) 940-0659
Shaw Park Botanical Gardens
Shaw Park Botanical Gardens is owned by the Shaw
Park Beach Hotel.
The original area was an estate named after the family
of Elizabeth, Ann and John Shaw who were owners until
1811. The property was the site for the final battles
for Jamaica between the Spanish and the English.
Situated high on a hilltop overlooking the Bay of
Ocho Rios, surveying the azure waters of the Caribbean,
the Gardens embrace 25 acres of tropic splendour.
A sparkling waterfall cascades down a rocky course
with luxuriant plant specimens on all sides. Lush
tropical trees form bowers with flamboyant blossoms
every month of the year.
Described as "Jamaica's most celebrated botanical
garden," it is overflowing with floral beauty.
Bougainvillea, Oleander, Shower of Gold and Flame
of the Forest are just a few of its more outstanding
favorites. A massive Banyan tree is also worth visiting.
A gift shop and bar are also on site.
Open 9am - 5pm Monday through Sunday
Phone: (876) 974-2723
|View of Ocho Rios from Shaw Park
||Shaw Park Waterfall
|Shaw Park Waterfall
White River Valley
Cradled in the valley of the white River and a kaleidoscope
of exotic flowers is hidden paradise located just seven
miles from Ocho Rios. There are a lot of exciting things
to do like rafting, horseback riding, hiking and bike
trials through the rainforest.
Phone: (876) 975-4148
Fax: (876) 968-2977
Buffets Margaritaville - There are
so many activities (waterslide, Jacuzzi, giant
water tubes, watersports, 8 TV screens) that you
forget to eat here which would be a shame. Excellent
sports bar and a terrific day-time menu makes
this a combination hard to beat. Burgers, pizzas
are the order here. You can find one of these
in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios or Negril.
- is the place to go for its fabulous view of
Ocho Rios. The menu is a delicious and intriguing
blend of Jamaican and Italian cuisine. The surroundings are soft and quiet. An average entree is around $20-25 USD.
Ruins - built around a waterfall
and stream in a semi-outdoor setting is a unique
setting to enjoy Chinese and Jamaican cuisine.
- one of the favorite places to dine
for both locals and visitors. Reservations strongly
Scotchies - one of the best places to go for jerk chicken, pork or meat. Just about anyone can tell you where it is, about 10 minutes west of Ocho Rios.
Cafe Aubergine - in the hills
above Ocho Rios, in the town of Moneague is well
worth the trip for dinner. This small restaurant
serves some of the most interesting and innovative
dishes in Jamaica. (876) 973-0527. Dinner for
two with wine about $80 USD.
to India - Authentic Indian Cuisine,
Tantalize your tastebuds with the exquisite flavours
of sumptious Indian curries, tandoori specialties
and Indo-Chinese fusion cuisine.
Rock Cafe - is jammin' and rockin'
in Jamaica! Steps from the cruise ship dock, Hard
Rock Cafe Ocho Rios is located in the heart of
the Ocho Rios shopping District in the famed Taj
Mahal shopping plaza.
Spring Garden Cafe - Just a short 5 minute
ride to the east of Ocho Rios is this excellent
restaurant and where the best of local seafood
may be had for a reasonable price. The dining
area is under roof, or on a patio where you can
enjoy the night air. Their menu consists of many
different types of seafood and other food. If
you like steamed fish, ask for the Extra Large
size and be prepared for a HUGE steamed fish placed
in front of you done to perfection! Phone: (876)
Sports Bar and Grill - They have
flat panel TV's and a giant big screen showing
all major sporting events. The also have pool
tables, nightly entertainment, darts, casino style
game boxes and a swimming pool! There is a full
restaurant serving local and international dishes.
Marguerite's - this waterfront
restaurant on the Gloucester Avenue strip is the
place to go for elegant dining and creative cuisine.
The menu features flambeed dishes and seafood..
Phone: (876) 952-4777
The Pelican - one of the favorite places
for all-day dining with both locals and visitors.
This has been a Montego Bay institution since
the '70s. Phone: (876) 952-3171
Glistening Waters - If you are
looking to start off your evening in a fun and
novel way, you may want to check out Glistening
Waters Restaurant and Marina just outside Montego
Bay for dining, disco, and drinks overlooking
the glowing river.
Blue Lagoon - One of Jamaica's most spectacular beauty spots, Blue
Lagoon is in sleepy Port Antonio, it is open daily
from l0 am - l0 pm. Bar and restaurant offering first-class
Jamaican cuisine served on wooden plates and breadfruit
leaves. Swimming available.
Phone: (876) 993-7791
Island Village - Ocho Rios
The newest shopping and entertainment complex in Ocho Rios, has some of the best Jamaican art, all paintings by local artists. You can also purchase local handmade crafts (be prepared to haggle), carvings, ceramics, kitchenware, and the inevitable T-shirts.
Taj Mahal - Ocho Rios
This offers a lot of duty-free shopping and is across from the Island Village. There are dozens of stores selling jewelry, clothing, souvenirs, cigars and other items.
Ocean Village - Ocho Rios
This one of the originals, with numerous boutiques, food stores, a bank, sundries purveyors, travel agencies, service facilities, and what have you. The Ocho Rios Pharmacy sells most proprietary brands, perfumes, and suntan lotions, among its many wares.
Wassi Art - Ocho Rios
The largest and most visible art pottery in Jamaica is found at Wassi Art, Bougainvillea Drive, Great Pond.
Kiyara Spa - at the Jamaica Inn just outside of Ocho Rios
KiYara Spa is a simple, beautiful and relaxing Spa. It is set on a cliff with massage huts over the sea. They have their own entrance, seperate from the hotel, with parking and security. They have very professional and experienced spa technicians. Plus they will come directly to the villa to provide massages and manicure, at no additional cost to you.
Fern Tree - at Half Moon Bay in Montego Bay
The Half Moon Bay resort in Montego Bay is large and a great space for families with kids to safely wander around. It has a nice beach, dolphin lagoon and golf. All this combined with the indoor/outdoor sanctuary at the Fern Tree spa would make for a wonderful day. You might want to consider getting a day pass at the resort to enjoy everything the hotel has to offer (spa items an extra charge).
with the Dolphins - Ocho Rios
Cove, Dunn's River, Ocho Rios
Situated near Dunn's River Falls, within walking distance,
Dolphin Cove is a marine attraction that you will not
want to miss and one that you will never forget. There
is a lot to do at Dolphin Cove, but the highlight of your
visit will certainly be the interaction with the bottlenose
dolphins, be it an encounter or an actual swim with one
of these wonderful animals.
Entrance to Dolphin Cove
Adults - US$15.00, Children 6 to 12 years old - US$8.00,
Children under 6 - Free.
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, 7 days per week.
Welcome drink, unlimited access to the beach, snorkeling
areas, walks through the rain forest. Reservations are
not required for entrance only.
There are three dolphin programmes (described below)
from which to choose. There is a brief orientation prior
to each scheduled dolphin program. Reservations are
required for all three programs. All jewellery, including
rings, must be removed or taped over if they cannot
The programs start at:
9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM
The number of participants in each programme is limited.
Book early! You are required to be on the property at
least 30 minutes before the start of the Dolphin program
that you have booked.
1. "The Touch Encounter"
You make friends, "touch" and have an "up-close"
experience with the dolphins in the shallows. Children
under the age of 6 years must be held in the arms of
a paying adult while touching the dolphins.
2. "The Encounter Swim"
You swim in deep water (flotation devices and flippers
provided), play, be kissed and caressed by a dolphin.
You must be at least 8 years old, know how to swim,
and women must not be pregnant.
3. "The Swim With"
There are food and snacks available with a buffet, grill
and bar. There is also a gift shop and a video shop.
You swim in deep water (flotation devices and flippers
provided), play, be kissed and caressed by a dolphin
Additional activities include the foot push and dorsal
pull by the dolphin. You must be at least 8 years old,
know how to swim, and women must not be pregnant.
You should bring a towel and appropriate clothing
(shorts or swimwear depending on the activities you
have booked). It's best not to bring jewellery or
other valuables to Dolphin Cove.
Please note that prices were verified as of 2/26/05,
we cannot guarantee the accuracy of these rates as they
Under Sea Tour
Explore the underwater world of the Montego Bay Marine
Park; Jamaica's first marine sanctuary, aboard the
semi-submarine the "Coral See".
- View the fascinating underwater world of Jamaica's
and only marine protected area.
- Enjoy panoramic viewing from the vessel's air-conditioned
- Educational narration by marine life experts.
Price: $40.00 USD per person - Includes transportation
from your hotel.
The tour leaves from Pier One at 11:00 am and 1:30
pm everyday except Wednesday. Times can vary, please
make sure you reconfirm with the tour office. Pickup
from your hotel is included in your package.
Phone (876) 940-4465
FAX: (876) 979-2281
Appleton Estate Tours
The Appleton Estate has been blending rums since 1749
and the Rum Distillery is sited beside the Black River
in one of the most beautiful valleys in Jamaica, south
of Montego Bay. You can savour these award-winning rums
after you tour the distillery and learn the details
of the distilling process from sugar cane, molasses,
sugar, to wine and rum. Bar, gift shop, souvenirs and
snacks are available.
Phone: (876) 963-9215
Fax: (876) 963-9218
Prospect Plantation Tours
A 1,000-acre working plantation located in Ocho Rios.
One of the oldest and most established plantation
tours in Jamaica. Tours are on a tractor-drawn jitney
around the plantation were you will see bananas, pineapples,
mangos, avocado, pimento, sugar cane, etc. Other activities
include horseback riding, bicycle rides, mini-golf
and exploring an herbal garden.
Phone: (876) 994-1058
Fax: (876) 953-2107
Green Grotto Caves
Are located along the main road two miles east from
Discovery Bay, they go for about 6 miles and are abound
in natural art forms of glistening stalagmites and
stalactites. This cave system also features a subterranean
salt-water lake 120 feet below ground level.
Adults: $20 USD
Children (4-12) $10 USD
As of 1/11/2010
Phone: (876) 973-2841
Fax: (876) 973-9297
Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours
Downhill ride on mountain bicycles through breathtaking
scenery in the Blue Mountains. Meet local coffee farmers
and schoolchildren. Breakfast, lunch and waterfall swim
included with guides to accompany you. Unforgettable!
Phone: (876) 974-7075
Fax: (876) 974-0635
A VILLA WEDDING MADE IN PARADISE WITH TROPICAL
With our Unique Tropical Jamaican Weddings you can
expect an intimate, private white sand beach, exotic
botanical gardens, rendezvous waterfalls or just your
own unique luxurious private villa as the backdrop
in your wedding packages, renewals or catering.
Escape & Tie the Knot in an exotic romantic location
where we will turn your wedding dreams into beautiful
memories, whether you need a small intimate wedding
for just the two of you or an elaborate affair for
Your personal wedding coordinator will initiate all
legal processing of documents and arrange all aspects
of the wedding before your arrival at your villa in
our Wedding Coordinator for more information on how
to plan a beautiful occasion. Telephone - 1.876.407.6767
- Almarie Walters - email@example.com
Example Wedding Package - Contact
us for prices, or to create your own unique package.
Island Villa Package
All Legal Processing of Documents Prior to Wedding
Bridal Bouquet (orchids)
Boutonniere for Groom
Jamaican 2 Tier Wedding Cake
Two Bottles of Champagne for Ceremony toasting
Mini Reception after Ceremony (cake & toasting
Tropical Decorated Area for Ceremony
Tropical Decorated Arch
36 Photo Graph including negatives
DVD Videograph of Wedding/Reception
Souvenir Tropical Weddings Gift Package
On Site Wedding coordinator
All taxes and service charges
Notarized or Original copies of birth certificate
for both bride and groom.
Proof of divorce (if applicable) - Notarized copy
or original Certificate of Divorce.
Notarized or Original copy of Death Certificate in
the case of widow/widower.
Notarized copy of Adoption documents reflecting name
change (if applicable).
Notarized translation of documents to English where
originals are in another language
Photocopy of photo ID (Driver’s License or Passport).
AFTER THE CEREMONY
Upon conclusion of the wedding ceremony, the marriage
officer issues a copy of
the Marriage Certificate to the bride and groom. Within
six (6) weeks subsequent to the ceremony, two (2)
certified copies of the Marriage Certificate will
be mailed to you.
Fun N Frolic - There are three floors featuring a bar, piano, disco/dance floor & observation deck.
It offers a DJ, bar & bartender, wait staff and yacht crew.
Fun N Frolic can be rented for private parties or for scheduled departures.
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Jamaica Timeshare Travels
Because of the popularity of Jamaica, there are a number of timeshare resorts spread throughout. The cost to purchase a week in a resort varies greatly depending on the level of luxury and amenities at the resort as well as the time of year. Common vacation weeks are generally more expensive. You can also rent Caribbean timeshare if you want to experience resort amenities without owning a unit.