Jamaica offers many activities on land and sea. Here are a few of our favorite Jamaica activities near Ocho Rios. Enjoy memories that will last a lifetime.
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The most popular activity for our guests is to go to Dunn’s River Falls by boat. This way you get to enjoy the coastline from a totally different angle, including seeing the waterfalls flowing down to the sea. We usually make sure that we don’t send you to the falls at a time that a cruise ship is in, so the falls won’t be crowded. Want to stop and snorkel? No problem! Tony and Marvin know all the great spots. Tony & Marvin can also take you Deep Sea Fishing for some more adventure.
Experience the miracle of watching and helping to ensure that a nest of baby turtles (on average 100 turtles per nest) make their safe passage to sea. This is a once in a lifetime experience for many and is something that should not be missed. Hatching may take place on property or a nearby location. The most active months for hatchings are August, September and October.
Go up into the Hills of St. Mary to see the house the Noël Coward would welcome guests from Liz Taylor to the Queen Mother. Before you get there, you will pass though Jamaican communities and see a bit of the countryside. The house has been preserved with everything just the way he left it, down to the record on the turntable. The view from Firefly is one of the best on the island. Ask us to pack a picnic basket and a bottle of wine for you to make your trip to Firefly to even more special.
Cool off while relaxing heading down the white river. Here you get to enjoy some real Jamaican nature with just a few rapids to keep you on your toes. White River Valley also offers River Kayaking, Dune Buggy Adventures & Zipline Canopy.
Did you know that our great reggae artiste was born in the hills of St. Ann, the same parish that Jamaica Inn is located in? The Bob Marley Mausoleum is located in Nine Mile and is managed by members of Marley’s family. This popular attraction has many historical artifacts including guitars, awards and photographs. Nine Mile is where Bob Marley’s musical career began and also influenced many of his songs. Another highlight is the Rasta-colored “rock pillow” on which Marley laid his head when seeking inspiration. Pay your respects to him here at his burial site.
Journey with Jamaican Inn’s Executive Chef Maurice each Friday at 10:30 a.m. as he visits one of his favorite places in Ocho Rios, the local Farmer’s Market, located just a few minutes away from the hotel. After shopping, head back to the hotel to for a 30-45 minute cooking demonstration. Help Chef prepare, ask questions, sample the food and get a signed copy of the recipe.
Have an entertaining afternoon at the St. Ann Polo Club is located in Drax Hall. St. Ann Polo Club, which moved to its present location at Drax Hall Estate in 1905 and boasts one of the oldest polo fields in the world. The St. Ann Polo Club season start in January and ends at the beginning of August.
Travel in style to a starting point atop Blue Mountain. Enjoy a leisurely downhill bike ride through tropical rainforest, home to hundreds of species of birds and blossoming plant life. View the world famous Blue Mountain coffee plantations. Finish your tour with a cool dip in a waterfall.
Get up close and personal with Caribbean Sea life and experience the colorful coral reefs, tropical fish and other marine life. Also take a firsthand look at our coral nursery which is part of our Jamaica Inn Foundation efforts. Find out how you can help support the Foundation in protecting our sea turtles and achieving its goal to achieve 500 times more fish in 5 years.