Ocho Rios is a town on the northern coast of Jamaica, located in the parish of Saint Ann. It is a popular tourist destination, well known for scuba diving and other water sports.
Ocho Rios was once a sleepy fishing village until it was discovered. Ocho Rios is a favored destination of many famous stars. It is now second only to Montego Bay in importance to the tourism industry in Jamaica. There are also a few all inclusive Jamaica resorts in the area, making this a popular destination for couples and families alike.
It is a popular destination for cruise ships.
Ocho Rios is also known as the home of Dunn's River Falls. This is a popular attraction that is visited by thousands of visitors each year. Dunn's River Falls cascades down approximately 695 feet into the sea. Fed by springs located in the hills above, visitors take pleasure in 'climbing' the falls as the water rushes around them.