There are many resorts located in Ocho Rios. Your resort experience will likely include your room, access to pools and other smaller resort activities, but assistance with scheduling tours and adventures is going to be required. With that being said, it is always best to do research and shop around for the best deals possible.
Sandal’s Vacations offers 4 distinct experiences on Ocho Rios. The Riviera Seaside resort is right on the coastline if the Caribbean Riviera. Highlights of this resort include the Ochi Beach club, with private cabanas, pool, whirlpool and swim-up bar, but no fun activities outside of the resort without having to pay extra. The Promenade with gazebos near the shore, spa treatments and dining also sounds nice, but you can get the same experience at an Ocho Rios Villa, along with saving money to pay for your water sports. Luxury rooms at any of the Sandal’s resorts range from $222 to $519 per night, per person. With all of this in mind, you will end up paying less per night at a villa in Ocho Rios, leaving more money available to purchase those water sports activities.
For example, a deep sea fishing experience on a private chartered fishing boat will range from $99 to $260 per person. The captain of this adventure will guide you on your journey to catch Red Snapper, Grouper, Striped tuna and many more deep water fish. A dolphin encounter tour can be scheduled for $140 dollars per person. This tour includes boat rides, glass bottom kayaking and swimming with the dolphins. Horseback Beach rides in the Caribbean Sea are also offered on many of the beached in Ocho Rios. The can be scheduled with Heritage Beach Tours for just under $70 per person and the Dunn’s River Falls and Beach Horseback Riding Tour is priced at $75 per person.
For about $57 per person, you can go on a river tube ride with White River Valley Tubing Safari. This safari includes a tube ride along the White River where you’ll enjoy the scenery and navigate through challenging Rapids. Irie Adventures offer s a raft ride down the Martha Brae River on a bamboo raft for two and guide climb through the water to the top of a waterfall. The price to participate in this adventure is just under $100 per person. The Swim, Hold and Feed the Sharks Program offers an opportunity to touch and actually feed Sharks at Treasure Reef. A shark show is also included, all for $130 per person.
There are also many other Water Sports activities and charters available in Ocho Rios including Catamaran Cruises, Jet Skiing, Para Sailing, Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Sunset Cruises and Windsurfing. These exciting low cost adventures range from $30 to $70 per person and group discounts are usually available.
While staying at a resort or a Ocho Rios Villa, you will need to pay the same price regardless of where you stay. The difference is with a villa, you are saving money, freeing up your vacation spending to participate in more of these fun water activities so that you can experience Jamaica to the fullest!