By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor
Headed to Jamaica? If you’ve already seen the sunset in Negril and soaked up the rays on Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay, why not spend a few days in Ocho Rios? The north coast hotspot has long been a popular weekend getaway for locals, and staying here means you’re “thisclose” to Jamaica’s two most popular attractions, the cascades at Dunn’s River Falls and the bobsled-themed rollercoaster at Mystic Mountain. Clearly, there’s no time like the present to start planning a trip to this St. Ann standout. And here’s where we recommend you stay when you get there. Here are the five best resorts in Ocho Rios.
Jamaica Inn This 67-year-old Ocho Rios classic offers the rare combination of refinement without pretension, delivered in a tranquil beachfront garden setting that feels far removed from hubbub of town but is only minutes away. Relax in its elegant suites; take afternoon tea on the terrace; and find your bliss in the waterfront Ocean Spa.