Ocho Rios

Top 5 Places to Visit in Ocho Rios Jamaica – Giles Travel

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Given many names by its settlers but most commonly known as xayamaca(land of river and spring) which was given by the Arawak, the breathtaking waterfall is about 180 feet (55m) high and 55 feet (180m) long, consists of green lush vegetation, huge magnificent manmade staircase, and numerous lagoons that filters the nearby Caribbean sea. Various activities are available for each adventurous person such as chain rock climbing wherein the climbers climb hand in hand to the top of the falls, guided by professional staff members. The facility is suitable for the entire family where they can have fun and relaxation. Some of the activities at Dunn’s River Falls include tennis, golf, zip lines, horseback riding, and much more.


Jamaica has the world’s largest dolphin lagoon, where you get to swim with dolphins, sharks, and stingrays in their natural water environment. Visitors also have access to interact with iguanas, snakes, and a variety of birds. This magnificent property is also surrounded by 5 acres of lush tropical rainforest. Other activities available are glass-bottom kayak, shark show, jungle trail walk, and also a chance for visitors to captain their own mini boat.


Picturesque 15-minutes ride through Jamaica’s tropical canopy where several electrifying adventures await. The track features a gravity-driven plunge of 3,280 feet with twists and turns. Giving each outdoor enthusiast person the rush and thrill. Excitement to last for a lifetime, visitors will be driving their own bobsled down the mountainside, traversing the rain forest via a zip line adventure, water slides and pool, and the amazing experience of the magnificent cosine. Other activities include water sports diving and snorkeling, fishing, and sailing.


The word coyaba is an Arawak word that means paradise. This garden is perfect for nature lovers who fall head over heels for flora and fauna and the raw beauty of nature. The garden consists of a calming river and amazing rapid falls from significant elevations above. Visit the aquarium of koi carp, mullet, snappers, and turtles in their natural habitat. The calm and relaxing environment ensures a magnificent time and the urge to revisit the garden.


The Turtle River Falls consists of 15 acres of lush tropical garden, fourteen breathtaking waterfalls, varieties of indigenous and endangered plants, exotic birds, a tropical isle swimming pool with a swim-up bar and grill. All set in an enchanting design. Customize service provided to fit each individual needs.

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