Cruise to Ocho Rios

Waterfall cascading down from platform to platform between a garden of wild flowers in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Top 5 things to do in Ocho Rios

  1. Explore Green Grotto Caves
  2. Bobsled down Mystic Mountain
  3. Eat Jamaican Oxtail at Miss T's Kitchen
  4. See the Home of Bob Marley
  5. Visit Dunn's River Falls
Known for: NatureInternational CuisineAdventureCoffeeReggae Music

No, there aren't eight rivers here as the name suggests; the name is a corruption of las chorreras—Spanish for "rapids,'' most impressively on display at the nearby Dunn's River Falls. The climb through 600 feet of rushing mountain water ends at one of the island's busiest craft markets; shoppers will also enjoy the numerous duty-free malls in town. Local food is fresh and delicious. Spice fans will never again think of the word "jerk" as an insult!

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Ocho Rios Highlights


  • Dunn's River Falls
  • Home of Bob Marley
  • Green Grotto Caves


  • Bamboo products
  • Blue Mountain Coffee
  • Authentic island art at Harmony Hall


  • Jamaican Oxtail at Miss T's Kitchen
  • Banana Fritters at Mama Marlie's
  • Jerk Chicken at Scotchie's

Shore Excursions

  • Climb Dunn's River Falls
  • Chukka Canopy Tour
  • Sky Explorer tour on Mystic Mountain


  • Dune Buggy Safari
  • River tubing on White River
  • Catamaran tour to Dunn's River Falls

Solo Exploration

  • Climb Dunn's River Falls
  • Journey down Bob Marley's Nine Mile
  • Climb up/dive into The Blue Hole


  • Mahogany Beach
  • The Blue Hole (less beachy, more jump-in worthy)
  • Reggae Beach Club


  • Explore the home of Bob Marley
  • Browse authentic island art at Harmony Hall
  • Indulge in all things reggae at Reggae Yard


  • Play at Turtle River Falls
  • Sky Explorer tour on Mystic Mountain
  • Spend the day on relaxing Mahogany Beach