Ocho Rio Vacation Ideas #1: My girlfriend and I absolutely loved our vacation to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We stayed at the beautiful Sandals Ocho Rios, an all-inclusive resort.
For those who don't know, all-inclusive resorts mean that all food and drinks are included in the base price, and everything is all you can eat and drink!
The beach was gorgeous, the pools on the property were immaculate, and the staff was friendly and helpful. My girlfriend and I stayed in a bungalow with a private pool, with a complete kitchen that was stocked every day.
Ocho Rios had a lot more to offer than just the resort. All visitors to Ocho Rios should do the Dunn's River Falls hike, where you can actually climb up the waterfall! The scenery is absolutely stunning.
Ocho Rios offers many other activities and something for everyone from shopping in the local marketplace to hiking in the rainforests to all-night clubbing. I couldn't recommend a vacation there any more highly, and I can't wait to go back! - Dan from Hayward, CA
Ocho Rio Vacation Ideas #2: Couples Ocho Rios is a great vacation idea for you. As the name implies, the all-inclusive resort is for couples only.
We flew into Montego Bay and was greeted by a resort bus at the airport which took us on the 1-2 hour journey to the resort. The resort has a quiet, unassuming atmosphere.
Service is impeccable with individual attention from staff members when required. Rooms are clean and tastefully decorated.
Food and beverages are of local and international influence, well prepared, and served in abundance. The private beach is picturesque and inviting. There is a small island off of the beach for nude sunbathing.
There are many extra-curricular activities available at Couples including snorkeling, jet-skis, horse-back rides in the hills by the resort with spectacular views, tours of Ocho Rios which include shopping, dining, and an old plantation. Ocho Rios is a beautiful resort town with a cruise ship filled harbor.
Back at the resort, evenings are filled with live entertainment, dancing, and beverages. When leaving the resort, we even stopped off in the gift shop and picked up a bottle of premium Couples branded Jamaican rum. - By Thomas from South Carolina
Ocho Rio Vacation Ideas #3: We loved every minute of our time at all the Sandal's Resorts. We have stayed at the Sandals resorts in Jamaica twice. Once at the Ocho Rios Resort and then at the Montego Bay Resort. We also stayed for a day at the Negril Sandals Resort. The food is very good, the drinks are delicious and the staff is all incredibly nice.
Montego Bay was beautiful; the gardens and the cottages and fountains are incredibly beautiful and the huge veranda/deck is romantic and fun all at the same time. I had the best massage of my life at the spa at Sandals Montego Bay; the lava rocks massage; unbelievable! My boyfriend went golfing in Montego Bay and we climbed Dunn's River falls in Ocho Rios.
Sandals Resorts as your next vacation idea is easy, fun, and worth every penny. From being picked up at the airport, having the luggage delivered to the suite, the every detail being taken of in between, our trips to Sandals Jamaica have been memorable and wonderful. - Jessie from Philadelphia
Ocho Rio Vacation Ideas #4: Our Honeymoon at Couples Ochos Rios Jamacia All Inclusive Resort: My wife and I decided to spend our honeymoon in Jamaica. Two weeks of sun and fun in two different areas of the island!
We landed in Montego Bay at Sangster Int. Airport not really knowing what to expect. Once off the airplane you could almost feel the island around you.
The heat, the smell of the gentle breeze....we liked being here and we weren't even off the plane. Our trip in on of Jamaica’s "mini buses" is an hour of driving that we-will-never-forget.
The white-knuckled feeling you get when your driver is going so fast, on the left side of the road mind you, beeping at anything in his way is almost too much! We had our driver pull over at one of those tin roofed shacks on the side of the road so we could purchase a couple of Red Stripe beers.
I still say that was the best beer I have ever had! Once in Ocho Rios, we continued on to Couples Resort which is just past the town a ways.
The resort is like you are transported back to the 1950's, complete with decor! The old feeling of the hotel, with the open lobby and the massive back terrace brings a tear of happiness as soon as you enter.
The rooms in this resort were not of 5 star, new building type variety but rather the extension of the 1950's persona you felt. The air conditioner worked like a charm and our view....oh the view....unbelievable doesn't even come close.
We felt this to be a very romantic resort. Our week spent in this resort went by very quickly and we wished we could stay. The myriad of activities both on and off the beach are to anyone's liking and we felt we fit right in.
After our last restful night we were transported to a tiny....I mean TINY airstrip not far away from the resort and boarded a single prop airplane for our cross-island journey to Negril. If anyone EVER has the chance to do a small plane trip like this on Jamaica, do it. Your heart will forever melt when you hear that Jamaica commercial on tv, as well as when you hear any Bob Marley tune.
Simply astoundingly beautiful. Once in Negril we felt as if things moved a tiny bit quicker around us....maybe it was because there was more people around? The resort staff were 'almost' as nice as in Ochos Rios, but had a different air about them. Not snobby, but maybe more touristy.
The resort itself is very nice, being alot newer than Couples Ocho Rios, Couples Negril has everything to offer in the way of sightseeing, water sports, night life, etc. One place we did visit was Ricks Cafe where they filmed Casablanca. Very quaint restaurant, mostly outdoors, propped on the rocky cliffs of Negril.
Here there was lots of music, people, and cliff divers. Yup, cliff divers. These crazy locals would jump from cafe to the water which has to be 40ft or so. Beautiful sunsets, expensive food, lots of people at night. Gotta see it! The Negril 7 mile beach needs to be experienced by anyone traveling to Jamaica.
The perfect white sand beach and the idyllic blue water is simply majestic at this fantastic Jamaica all inclusive resort.
The beach out front of the Couples Jamaica all inclusive resort was raked every morning (or night??) to make it look like no one had been on that beach. Drink service on the beach was average, but of course the drinks were amazing ;) Our honeymoon was perfect in our eyes, only wish we had was that we could stay longer. Highly, highly recommended vacation idea. - Mike from BC, Canada