Ocho Rios Jamaica Resorts
by C. Holness
The town of Ocho Rios is located on the north coast of the island of Jamaica in the picturesque parish of St. Ann. The beautiful natural landscape and excellent beaches in this area makes it a popular choice with many vacationers and it is also a frequent stop for many cruise ships.
The selection of all-inclusive resorts in Ocho Rios caters to anyone desiring a relaxing and fun-filled Jamaican holiday, whether they are traveling as a family with children, as a couple, or single adult.
Families with kids are always happy to find a resort which offers an assortment of programs and activities geared to these youngest guests that will keep them busy and having a blast while mom and dad get some much-needed rest and relaxation.
These are a couple examples of some of the best family-friendly all-inclusives in Ocho Rios.
This super-sized all-inclusive resort is one of Ocho Rios' largest and finest. It features 730 comfortable guest rooms and suites each with their own private balcony or patio.
If you love to swim, this is the place for you, cool off in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea at the white-sand beach or take a dip in one of the five lovely pools.
Here you can enjoy daily water-sports such as pedal boats, kayaks, and aqua-bikes, tennis, a workout at the fitness centre, or a massage at the spa.
At night, there is a disco club for dancing, and live entertainment. Children will be thrilled with all the fun activities which await them here; there are theme days, mini-festivals, sports and dance classes, arts and crafts, a kid's pool, snack and juice bar.
Dining options include a buffet breakfast along with lunch and dinner at your choice of six restaurants. There are also eight bars, some of which are swim-up pool bars, where you can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink or exotic cocktail. Read More Telephone: 876-974-2200
The Beaches Boscobel Resort in Ocho Rios is another superb choice for families looking for all-inclusive accommodations. You will feel right at home in the comfort of your spacious, modern, tropical-themed guest room and can look forward to never-ending adventure each and every day of your time there.
A delightful international dining experience is provided by the six excellent restaurants. The expansive property boasts five beautiful pools, a swim-up bar, and two relaxing whirlpools.
There is a fully private beach where you can take part in a variety of water-sports or learn scuba diving, golfing at the nearby Sandals Golf and Country Club, an exercise room with equipment, and the Red Lane Spa.
Kids will adore the Pirate's Island Water Park which features several waterslides, the XBOX game garage, and for the youngest guests, Camp Sesame, where they can meet their favourite Sesame Street characters and join in some fun activities. Telephone: 876-975-7777
Whether you are honeymooners looking for a romantic setting to begin your life as a couple, or retired seniors in search of a peaceful getaway, or anywhere in between for that matter, you will be pleased with the adult-only all-inclusive resorts you can choose from that are located in or in close proximity to charming Ocho Rios. These are a couple of the most popular ones:
The ultimate adults-only vacation experience awaits you at the paradise that is Sandals Grande Riviera Resort in Ocho Rios.
Situated on a lush 100-acre property teeming with such natural beauty as exotic, tropical gardens, and a long stretch of white-sand beach on the postcard-perfect Caribbean Riviera.
Guests are accommodated in elegantly appointed suites or villas complete with everything you need to feel pampered and comfortable during your stay.
A veritable palace of sorts, this all-inclusive resort is actually made up of three distinct areas, a lively beach club, a quaint and breezy manor house with personal cabanas and butler service, and its exquisitely landscaped gardens.
There are more than 100 unique swimming pools here and 22 whirlpools, as well as unlimited scuba diving and other water-sports, golf at the neighbouring Sandals Golf and Country Club, tennis, rock-climbing, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, live entertainment, numerous games, and a luxurious spa.
You will be amazed with the outstanding selection of dining options, as the Sandals Grande Riviera has 15 restaurants offering a wide array of delectable cuisines, and 5 bars where you can enjoy premium beer, wine, or liquor, or a refreshing cocktail creation.
Room service is available around the clock for your convenience. This all-inclusive is a very popular honeymoon spot for couples seeking somewhere romantic, fun, and large enough to grant them the privacy they desire. Telephone 876-974-5691
Since the 1950's Couples Tower Isle resort in Ocho Rios has been providing adult guests with the perfect place to spend a laid-back vacation in style.
At one time it was the hotel of choice for many celebrities, and to this day it echoes this “Old Hollywood” vibe, with just the right amount of contemporary flair.
Spend your nights in an inviting and airy guest room or suite outfitted with a furnished balcony with a lovely ocean or garden view, and plenty of handy amenities such flat screen television, an MP3 player, WiFi, a fully stocked mini-bar, coffee maker, safe, and lots more.
The 26-acre property is a lovely place to explore, with a sandy beach for swimming and sunbathing, four pools and four jacuzzis, and even its own peaceful, private island where you can go as bare as you dare if you are so inclined!
Daily excursions are included in your all-inclusive package at Tower Isle, offering fun trips to places such as Dunn's River Falls or Margaritaville's Island Village, and activities such as glass bottom boat tour, catamaran sailing, snorkelling, and scuba diving.
You can also enjoy tennis, golf, various water-sports, dance classes, a gym, and a beautiful spa with a full range of soothing treatments. Your meals will be prepared by an award-winning chef, and there are six delightful restaurants which offer a varied and enticingly fresh menu of tasty fare to suit any palate.
Private in-suite and beachside candlelit dining can be arranged. Enjoy the finest “top-shelf” liquors at one of the resort's four bars, one of which is the a piano bar with live entertainment, or go dancing at the nightclub. As a bonus, transportation to and from the airport is also included. Telephone: 876-975-4271
These great resorts are just a sample of the many fine accommodations available in Ocho Rios. Just Google each of them to learn more about them or to obtain their contact information.
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