About Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Ocho Rios can be split into three popular areas for tourists. Downtown is east of the bay and very close to the cruise terminal. Ocho Rios’ cruise port is the country’s largest and is well placed to try out Ocho Rios excursions as well as the best sites around Jamaica. Ocho Rios Bay Beach is just a two-minute walk from the cruise port as are the town’s craft markets and several popular restaurants and bars.
Mahogany Beach is located to the east of Ocho Rios Bay and this is where you’ll find a more secluded swimming area, hotels, bars, and restaurants. A drive inland through Fern Gully is also a must. This natural area was created when an earthquake destroyed a river bed which left a gorgeous lush area with ferns of all kinds. Walking is possible while in downtown Ocho Rios and travelers can use the clock tower as a landmark for navigation. Booking an Ocho Rios excursion will usually include transportation but taxis are always available to help you get around.