Accommodation and things to do in Ocho Rios 2012

Accommodation and things to do in Ocho Rios 2012

Forget about crowded hotels, noise and searching for a parking space. Instead, enjoy the privacy of your own villa in Jamaica with a beautiful beach and amazing views. Sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea with magnificent sunrises and sunsets.

Now that you’ve settled in, there are plenty of activities to choose from on the island. You can swim, snorkel, dive or just relax in peace. If you like hiking, go to the mountains. Jamaica has many guided tours that will make for a safer and more enriching experience. Tours will take you on a jungle tour or on a raft down the Martha Brae, make sure you go with a local expert who knows the ropes.

Another amazing experience is diving with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios. This magnificent property has a natural bay that is surrounded by 5 acres of lush tropical rainforest. Visitors have the opportunity to interact and swim with the dolphins. You can also swim, hold and feed the Caribbean sharks. It’s an experience of a lifetime. If you are looking for relaxation, enjoy their white sandy beaches as well as the tropical environment.

Enough of the outdoors, plan to spend a morning touring the Wassi Art Pottery Factory. This pottery is known for its unique, colorful Caribbean pottery that is completely handmade, all unique designs that will put a smile on your face. Plus, you’ll be happy to know that they’ll ship your purchases worldwide, so you won’t have to worry about breakage and extra baggage.

Another place you shouldn’t miss is Harmony Hall. This beautifully restored 19th century building, once a Methodist residence, now houses a fine collection of works by Jamaican artists and sculptors. The winter season will feature crafts and original jewelry from local artists.

Bob Marley Birthplace and Mausoleum is located in a quiet village called Nine Miles in the hills of St. Ann, visit the mausoleum of the late reggae superstar Robert “Bob” Marley. This is a very interesting trek, a journey off the beaten path. Rumor has it you might even run into his mother.

Firefly, once a holiday retreat for luminaries, is the historic home of playwright Noel Coward, who has played host to Queen Elizabeth II, Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor. Stop by for a tour to learn about this beautiful home named after the glowing insects that come out in the evening.

Jamaica has some wonderful annual events that you may want to plan your vacation around. This way, you know exactly when to reserve your Ocho Rios villa.
The Ocho Rios Seafood Festival is August 6 and the Jamaica International Jazz Festival is June 11-19.

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