Forget about the crowded hotels, noise and trying to find a parking space. Instead, enjoy the privacy of your own villa in Jamaica with a beautiful beach and astonishing views. Sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea with magnificent sunrises and sunsets.
Now that you have your accommodations established, there are many activities that are available on the island which you can choose from. You can go swimming, snorkeling, diving, or just take it easy and relax. If you enjoy hiking take to the mountains. Jamaica has many guided tours that will make for a safer more enriching experience. The tours will take you on a jungle canopy tour or a raft ride down the Martha Brae, be sure you go with a local expert who knows the ropes.
Another fabulous experience is diving with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios. This magnificent property has a natural cove which is surrounded by 5 acres of lush tropical rain forest. Visitors have the opportunity to interact and swim with the dolphins. You can also, swim, hold and feed the Caribbean sharks. This is an experience of a lifetime. If you are looking for relaxation enjoy their white sandy beaches, with the tropical surrounding as well.
Enough of the outdoors, plan to spend a morning at the Wassi Art Pottery Factory Tour. This pottery is famous for its unique, colorful Caribbean pottery, that is all hand-made, all one of a kind designs that will bring a smile to your face. You will also, be happy to know they will ship your purchases worldwide so you won’t have to worry about breakage and extra baggage.
Another place not to miss is Harmony Hall. This beautiful restored 19th century building, was once a Methodist manse, and now features a fine collection of works from Jamaican artists and sculptors. The winter season will include crafts and original jewelry from local artists.
Bob Marley Birthplace and Mausoleum is located in a quiet village called Nine Miles in the hills of St. Ann, visit the mausoleum of the late reggae superstar, Robert “Bob” Marley. This is a very interesting trek, a trip off the beaten path. It has been said you might even run into his mother.
Firefly, which was once a holiday refuge for the luminaries, is the historic home of playwright Noel Coward who has played host to Queen Elizabeth, II, Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor. Stop in for a tour to learn about this beautiful home that was named for the luminous insects that come out in the evening.
Jamaica has some wonderful Annual Events that you might want to plan your vacation around. This way you know exactly when to book your Ocho Rios Villa.
Ocho Rios Seafood Festival is August 6th and the Jamaica International Jazz Festival is June 11-19.