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Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios Vacations

Ocho Rios began as a fishing village and today is one of Jamaica’s most-visited resort towns. It is known as the “Capital of Adventure,” and boasts iconic Dunn’s River Falls. Nearby Oracabessa Bay is home to James Bond Beach and is famous for its tropical beauty, crystal-clear water, and laid-back atmosphere.

Region: Jamaica

Featured Ocho Rios Hotel

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

  • Best Seller
  • All-Inclusive
Star Rating: Not Rated
Jamaica, Ocho Rios

Set between hillside gardens and the glistening Caribbean. Enjoy sumptuous accommodations and championship golf.

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When to Go

It’s always the right time to sail or fly to Jamaica. The rainy season lasts from May through November, when it usually rains for short periods in the late afternoon, followed by sunshine.

A tropical marine climate brings cool breezes from the sea. The mountain areas are cooler than the beaches, and the weather is usually between 80 F and 90 F. July and August are typically the hottest, when the weather is sunny, and temperatures average at 88 F.

The coolest spot on the island is Blue Mountain Peak. March and April are the windiest months. Negril Beach and Kingston offer more sheltered surroundings, ideal for year-round water sports.

Hurricanes are a rarity in Jamaica, although as in much of the Caribbean the season runs from June through November.