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A premiere coastal community located on Jamaica’s extraordinary north coast, Ocho Rios has become an essential honeymoon destination thanks to a wide variety of activities and accommodations. The historic port town was originally settled by the Taínos more than 3,000 years ago, and the rich history is inherent in every aspect of local life. Whether you’re looking to stretch out on the beach and sip “shaken, not stirred” martinis like James Bond did in the countless James Bond scenes filmed in Ocho Rios, rocket down the towering mountains on a zipline, or dance the night away at a pulsing club, the destination has it all.
Adventure-seekers cannot afford to miss Mystic Mountain, which is situated at the center of the flourishing town. The attraction features a 700-foot peak that can be explored via the Rainforest SkyExplorer chairlift, as well as a gravity-propelled bobsled track called the Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica that will thrill you with more than half a mile of adrenaline-fueled fun.
Honeymooners would be remiss to skip Dunn’s River Falls and Park; an unbelievable waterfall that is a wonder of the natural world on account of its ever-changing slope of travertine rock. The base of the falls is open to swimming, so you’ll definitely want to prepare for a wet afternoon at one of the most gorgeous locations in Jamaica.
One of the major draws of Ocho Rios for honeymooners is the nightlife scene, which transforms the idyllic island paradise into an after-hours party each night. From Margaritaville to Rum Punch Party, the rhythm of Jamaica is embodied in live musical performances and mouthwatering island cocktails.
For a more laid-back excursion, the quaint village of Rio Nuevo is well worth traveling to, with the nearby Jamaica Beach serving as perhaps the best scuba-diving location in the country. The Rio Nuevo Wall is a 25-foot vertical dive that is home to a plethora of aquatic creatures that are only found in the warm, tropical waters. Art lovers won’t ever want to leave the bustling Ocho Rios Craft Market on Main Street, where you’ll find all kinds of handmade goods that make perfect souvenirs and thank-you gifts for wedding attendees.
All of this is to say that Ocho Rios has something for everyone. It’s a welcoming community that cherishes its culture and loves nothing more than to share it with visitors. Plus, with a plentiful supply of luxury hotels, guesthouses, and villas, a stay can be arranged on any budget. The only question is whether you’ll stay for a vacation or a lifetime.