Ocho Rios, Jamaica Hotels: From Airbnb To Hidden Gems
By Shontel Horne
Ocho Rios, Jamaica has long been a favorite destination for travelers that want to get away to a relaxing beach paradise. The port town, located on Jamaica’s north coast, has something for everything type of traveler. A former fishing village, Ocho Rios is now home to some of the finest hotels and resorts in the Caribbean, so keep these resorts, boutique hotels, and Airbnb listings in mind before you book your trip to Ocho Rios.
Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, Ocho Rios, Curio Collection by Hilton
An all-inclusive, 18+ resort, Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect option for those that want to leave their vacation planning to the professionals. From the complimentary shuttle ride from Sangster International Airport and private beach to the fine food and unlimited drinks and activities, come here if you want to relax without constantly having to reach for your wallet.
One of the most famous hotels in Ocho Rios, Jamaica Inn has been around since 1950 and receives universal praise for its idyllic setting, gourmet food, white sand private beach, and world-class spa service. A night here isn’t cheap, but the iconic hotel is worth the splurge.
The Blue House
The Blue House is an award-winning bed and breakfast located in White River Estates, and though it only has five rooms, the personalized service and welcoming environment will make you feel like you’re at a full-service hotel. Book one of the cozy rooms or rent the entire property for private events and vacations.
The Lion House
Nestled in the hills of St. Ann, staying at the bold and colorful Lion House is like staying with family. The rooms here are less than $100 a night, and between the food, which is made from local produce and seafood, and the farm and gully which guests are encouraged to explore, a night at The Lion House is a great way to connect with nature while you’re on vacation.
Budget travelers will love Reggae Hostel, an affordable alternative to pricey hotels that give guests the chance to connect with other travelers. Prices range from $18 a night for dormitory-style lodging to $80 for a private room, and the hostel has a rooftop bar and lounge and courtyard designed to help solo travelers connect with other visitors.
1 BR Garden Cottage with Ocean Access
The beach is your front yard at this garden cottage, where guests can enjoy the Jamaican coast from the comfort of a private home for just $150 a night. Here you’ll enjoy private oceanfront access, and the home comes with two kayaks, a learners paddle board, snorkeling equipment, and a yoga deck. There’s also a staff on-hand to help make sure your trip to Ocho Rios is everything you want it to be.
Villa Patiently Waiting
Heading to Jamaica with a group? At just $262 a night, Villa Patiently Waiting located just outside Ocho Rios in the Parish of St Ann’s accommodates ten adults comfortably, and has a pool, hot tub, five bedrooms, and is just a five-minute walk from the beach.
Eshae Living – Newly Refurbished Modern Apartment
Get the benefits of a boutique hotel at a fraction of the price by staying at this modern apartment, which is walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. The apartment is centrally located, and guests have access to the building’s pool and gym.