Columbus Monument

Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast

At the far west end of Main St, at the forgotten end of town, stands the Columbus Monument, a monumental traffic circle topped by a bronze figure of the explorer dolled up as a Spanish grandee.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast attractions

1. Our Lady of Perpetual Help

0.11 MILES

Up the hill from the Columbus Monument is the exquisite Catholic church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, built in contemporary Spanish design by an Irish…

3. Courthouse

0.48 MILES

At the corner of Market St is the courthouse, erected in elegant cut limestone and red brick in 1866, with a pedimented porch bearing the scales of…

4. Seville Great House

0.53 MILES

This historical park overlooking the sea, less than 1km west of present-day St Ann’s, marks the site of the first Spanish capital on the island – Sevilla…

5. Market

0.55 MILES

St Ann's Bay market gets busy on Fridays and Saturdays.

6. Marcus Garvey Statue

0.83 MILES

The grassy forecourt of the parish library on King St is dominated by the Marcus Garvey statue, with St Ann's Bay's greatest son portrayed larger than…

7. Laughing Waters

4.13 MILES

At Laughing Waters (also called Roaring River), by Mammee Bay, a river appears from rocks amid a shallow ravine about 3km from the sea and spills to a…

8. Cranbrook Rainforest Gardens

5.03 MILES

This vast botanical garden is a tranquil treat, crafted in the lush valley that carves up into the hills south of Laughlands, about 5km west of Priory…