If you want to stay in the middle of all the action on the north coast of Jamaica, the former fishing village of Ocho Rios is an attractive option. Home to famous Dunn’s River Falls, the Mystic Mountain adventure park with its Jamaican bobsled ride, Dolphin Cove, and Green Grotto caves — plus a lively downtown with a Margaritaville restaurant and a Scotchie’s jerk shack nearby — Ocho Rios has resorts that are short drive from attractions and dining while offering plenty of on-site fun, as well.
Here are our favorite places to stay in Ocho Rios.
Jamaica Inn Low-rise and low key, the Jamaica Inn is an elegant alternative to Ocho Rios’ all-inclusive resorts. There was a time where you might have found Ian Fleming or Katherine Hepburn at the bar, and guests still while away the hours with classic diversions like croquet as well as indulging in al fresco spa treatments, sipping afternoon tea, and getting dressy for dinner. Accommodations are a mix of suites and cottages, each individually decorated.