Garden House

OCHO RIOS BAY, Ocho Rios, 00000, Caribbean
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More about Ocho Rios


Swimming poolSwimming pool

Menu with prices.  I'd pay double!!Menu with prices. I'd pay double!!

at the river fallsat the river falls

Splashing in the splash pool - Dunns RiverSplashing in the splash pool - Dunns River

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Car Park

by clemsey

Are there parking spaces on the hotel grounds

Re: Car Park

by pieter_jan_v

I would say yes for most of the resorts.

Have a lookle at the Google map:,-77.106401&sspn=0.003512,0.006947&split=1&filter=0&rq=1&ev=p&hq=JamaicaB+Parish+of+Saint+AnnB+Ocho+Rios&hnear=&ll=18.40695,-77.10712&spn=0.003512,0.006947&t=h&z=18

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Re: Car Park

by xymmot

Yes, most resorts and hotels have private parking for their guest that has rental cars.

Travel Tips for Ocho Rios

Excellent tour guide in Ocho Rios !

by markporter66

Recently went to Ocho Rios as part of a cruise and booked Marva Shaw from to take us on a tour in the short time available to us.

She was absolutely excellent, answered my questions quickly by e-mail beforehand, wonderful on the day, took us to places that were out of the way from tourists as well as the usual such as Dunn's River Falls etc.

Highly recommended !

Language to know!


I had a great time and talked with quite a few Jamaican's as that is part of my adventure.

They have a few phrases that are said quite often down there and don't feel stupid to say it back to them as they like to hear it back!

No problem mon - They will say this and really mean it

No worries mon - true

Irie - this means everything alright, it is pronounced " I-REE"

Respect - They will usually hold our there hand like you punch each others knuckles. If you tip them they usually say this as "Thank you in the biggest way - from them"

"yeah mon" - this means "Hello"

Bye the way if you love Bob Marley as much as they do, sing a few lines and they will start singing right in with you, they love to sing raggae.

Jamaicans love to dance! Everywhere we go they are dancing and theyre damn good at it too. That is a big thing for younger people 35 and younger as you can ask them as they have dance offs quite frequently at nights which are till 5 in the morning. Ask them if there legs are "Frisky"?

Have fun with them as they respect you more than you respect them by the way!

Have a great trip !

Sunblock Advisable!

by LeslieFun

If you plane on going to Dunns River Falls, bring water shoes! They do have them available for purchase at the park, though, if you forget. Bring plenty of sunblock especially if you haven't been out in the sun much before your trip! I noticed the tendency to sunburn easier here. During the time we were there, I really didn't notice much mosquito activity or even flies. Once, we saw some wasps/bees but that was higher up in the mountains near Browns Town.

Also, I would bring your basic Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, etc, you can probably find it in the local market, but it was a few blocks walk.

The Dunn's River falls

by canaglic

The Dunn's River falls is a must for anyone young and old!

Just about two (2) miles west of the town of Ocho Rios, the 600-foot Dunn's River falls is in fact so famous that the parking lot is a vast sea of tour buses-any day!
Ascending the falls is usually a group activity: every group gets a guide. The guides tend to tell encourage their groups to hold hands and up everyone go up, linked together. Of course, we as seasoned locals don't usually use guides. You may not be allowed to go up by yourself though. K
ids are also allowed to climb up the waterfalls too. Seven is perhaps a good minimum age, depending how sure-footed your child is. I would encourage you to bring aqua socks, if you have them; buy rentals are available. The cost of renting may be a little expensive though.

The climb may take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. The cost at that time for visitors was $15US for adults and $12 for children under 12 years of age.

Fern Gully

by toonsarah

If you enter Ocho Rios from the south, e.g. coming from Kingston as we did, you’ll probably drive through Fern Gully, a rocky gorge of tremendous depth which zigzags for about four miles from the coast up to the central mountain area of the island. The road here is lined with tropical ferns (over 500 species) and the kind of foliage usually only found in a tropical rain forest. In the deepest parts of the gorge, only faint dapples of sunshine penetrate through the thick foliage and the temperature is about ten degrees cooler than outside. We were told by Dave that when he was a child the foliage met overhead in an unbroken tunnel and no light at all got through. In recent years however the fumes from the constant traffic have started to inhibit growth and even kill some of the plants. In an attempt to halt the damage trucks and lorries have been banned from driving on this road, but the alternative route is longer so many disobey as we saw ourselves. There is even talk of banning all traffic and restricting access to cyclists and walkers, but locals seem to be opposed to this as they would lose one of the main routes to and from town.

While the future of Fern Gully remains to be resolved, it is certainly a sight worth seeing, though to do so other than from your car will probably necessitate a stop at one of the several souvenir vendors along the road as there is otherwise nowhere else to pull over. Alternatively you might like to stop at the top of the gorge as we did, where this colourful drink shack made a great photo opportunity.


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