Top things to do in East of Ocho Rios

Top Choice Italian in Reggae Beach to Boscobel Beach


In a gingerbread house, this is one of the finest restaurants in Jamaica. It's run by two gracious Italians who use the freshest local ingredients in the recipes – the manager greets guests and explains the use of l…
Top Choice Historic Building in Galina Point & Little Bay


Set amid wide lawns high atop a hill 5km east of Oracabessa and 5km west of Port Maria, Firefly was the home of Sir Noël Coward, the English playwright, songwriter, actor and wit, who was preceded at this site by th…
Gallery in Reggae Beach to Boscobel Beach

Harmony Hall

A lovely gingerbread house easily spotted on the main road, Harmony Hall dates to 1886, when it was a Methodist manse that adjoined a pimento estate. The restored structure is made of cut stone, with a wooden upper …
Plantation in Oracabessa

Sun Valley Plantation

This working plantation and botanical farm is at Crescent on the B13, some 5km south of Oracabessa. Owners Lorna and Nolly Binns offer enjoyable garden tours in a plantation setting, which teach visitors about banan…
Music in Oracabessa

Beach J’ouvert

A taste of Trinidad in Jamaica, Beach J'ouvert is a wildly popular soca music festival held at James Bond Beach during the carnival season, with all-night revelry and paint throwing.
Plantation in Reggae Beach to Boscobel Beach

Yaaman Adventure Park

Formerly the more sedately named Prospect Plantation, this beautiful old hilltop great house and 405-hectare property has rebranded as an active adventure park. Get off-road in the 'wet & dirty' buggy ride. More…
Historic Site in Reggae Beach to Boscobel Beach

Rio Nuevo Battle Site

On the bluff west of the Rio Nuevo river mouth is this little-visited site where, in 1658, the English forces fought their decisive battle against the Spanish, sending them fleeing to Cuba. A plaque here records the…
Beach in Oracabessa

James Bond Beach

This attractive strip of white sand is pretty quiet during the week but livens up on weekends. If you want to enjoy more than just the beach, hire Jet Skis or take a boat out to a nearby spot to snorkel with the res…
Beach in Reggae Beach to Boscobel Beach

Bamboo Beach Club

This clean yellow-sand beach is hustler-free and popular with tourists only, due to the high admission rate. Locals still call it by its old name, Reggae Beach. Kayaks are available for rent, and jerk chicken and fi…
Beach in Reggae Beach to Boscobel Beach

Jamaica Beach

Between Tower Isle and Rio Nuevo is this boat-accessible spot renowned for its dive sites offshore. The offshore reef, known as the Rio Nuevo Wall, supports turtles, barracuda and other marine life.