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Jamaica Tourist Guide: Ocho Rios
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By: Karen Thompson Email Article
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Ocho Rios, which means eight rivers in Spanish, is located about 60 miles from Annotto to Discovery Bay on a half-moon shaped cove in the middle of Jamaica's northern coastline. Once a fishing, Ocho Rios is today a pretty resort town with scintillating waterfalls and beaches, and interesting colonial-period buildings like the Geddes Memorial Church and the Anglican Church.

Given the fact that it is one of the premier tourist attractions of Jamaica, Ocho Rios is home to some beautiful villas and cottages that are perfect for a memorable vacation. These Jamaican apartments are well equipped with all possible amenities required for a comfortable stay. Tastefully decorated and beautifully furnished these vacation apartments also provide the services of an efficient staff to take care of your needs. Besides, these apartments provide convenient access to the tourist attractions of Jamaica, some of which are:

Dunn's River Falls: The water of the Dunn's River cascading over the rock terraces to the sea is a treat to the senses. If you want to frolic in the water, you can climb up the stepping stones leading to the water fall and stand under the shower. There is a Dunn's River feast every week with dancing, music, and swimming.

Dolphin Cove: This is Jamaica’s premier marine destination where you can spend a fun-filled day with your family enjoying a picnic and swimming with the dolphins.

Prospect Plantation: Working plantations still exist in Prospect Estate. You can go horseback riding to discover the scenic trail of this 1000-acre plantation, which dates from 1721. People from all walks of life have planted trees at Prospect Plantation, including former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson and, Sir Winston Churchill planted a mahogany tree in front of the Great House. Today, the former sugar estate grows bananas, cassava, coffee, allspice, coconut and many other crops, but not for the commercial market.

Green Grotto Caves: Explore these historic caves with a crystal-clear lake at the bottom located between Discovery and Runaway Bays. The first Jamaicans, the Arawak Indians are believed to have found shelter here, a fact that is backed by the multiple fragments of pottery and adzes that have been unearthed from time to time.

Karen Thompson writes for Mysilversands, a company dedicated to providing quality Jamaica accommodation in villas, cottages, and apartments by the sea. Karen lived at Silver Sands villas for many years.

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