About Angela A
Lives in Louisville, Kentucky
Since Oct 2012
I love to travel. I am not happy unless I am planning a new adventure, returning to a beloved city, or blazing a trail to somewhere I have never been before. My favorite places in the world are London, New Orleans, Disneyland, and Salem, Massachusetts. I also love to write about everything and anything to do with travel. I have penned travel guides for TripAdvisor on Jamaica, Nassau, Charleston, Savannah, Nashville, Punta Cana, Kissimmee, San Juan, Panama City Beach, Louisville, Cincinnati, Key Largo, Biloxi, Tampa, Cleveland, Clearwater, Branson, Pigeon Forge, and Phoenix.
Swim with Dolphins
Flea & Street Markets
Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
Dolphin Cove is a phenomenal attraction that offers the opportunity to swim with dolphins in their natural surroundings, within a protected cove. You may also relax on the beach, walk the Jungle Trail, take a glass-bottom kayak ride, or simply explore solo!
Most people recommend that if you can only eat one meal in Ocho Rios, it should be enjoyed at Scotchie's. The Jerk Chicken is absolutely a 'must eat,' marinated and rubbed in spices until it reaches perfection. This is an authentic, Jamaican dining experience, so be adventurous!
Dunn's River Falls is one of the attractions that Ocho Rios is best known for. With tours and excursions leaving from just about everywhere across Jamaica, it is typically crowded, but large groups climb the falls together, holding hands and forming a line.
The Island Village replicates a typical Jamaican village, and offers plenty of shopping opportunities, with about 35 stores selling clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, and more. Be sure to check out the reggae music store!
Margaritaville offers a fun, festive atmosphere, with delicious food and expertly mixed cocktails. While the party atmosphere is sometimes a bit much for some people, it is always a good time with good food!
This outdoor market in Ocho Rios is crammed full of Jamaican vendors, who often create their wares right before your eyes! This is an excellent place to find more one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts for friends or family back home.
The Taj Mahal Shopping Center's focal point is modeled after its namesake, so it will be difficult to miss! This mecca for the shopper offers Duty Free Shopping, as well as souvenir shops and dining.
Mahogany Beach is a small, reef-protected beach that offers calm waters perfect for swimming. Vendors are also on hand for food and snacks, as well as water sport rentals.
The Harmony Hall Art Gallery offers all forms of Jamaican art. While the pieces on display are all for sale, simply browsing the gallery is highly recommended.
Toscanini Restaurant offers Italian fare, served in a romantic, fresh atmosphere. They use only the finest ingredients, and they also have a nice, extensive wine list for pairings.
Fern Gully is a stretch of road in Ocho Rios that is just engulfed by luscious ferns, and tropical plants and flowers. Many visitors just drive the road, stopping occasionally to take photographs.
The Blue Hole is an absolutely beautiful waterfall, fed by cool springs. Visitors may swim in the pools, climb up the falls, and jump into the pools below. The general consensus is that a guide is a good idea for this visit, as getting here can be a bit tricky.
The Rainforest Bobsled, an attraction based on the Jamaican Olympic team, will thrill and excite visitors of all ages! Strapped into a bobsled, get ready to ride the 100 meters of track down Mystic Mountain!
The Rainforest Zip Line is a must for any 'adrenaline junkie,' as well as a great introductory, extreme sport for anyone wanting to step outside of their comfort zone. It includes seven platforms, six zip lines, a rappel, and a suspension bridge.
Evita's is a fine dining experience in Ocho Rios that is unparalleled. Mixing Jamaican and Italian recipes, the food is made with only the finest, freshest ingredients.