Originally Posted by bbrown
Can I ask where you stayed and if you would recommend it. I'm considering a vacation there in the next couple of months.
We stayed at Sandals Dunns River, Ocho Rios.
I would highly recommend this property especially if your looking for an all inclusive getaway designed specifically for couples. NO
Nice rooms, Great beach (all watersports included), nice resturaunts, good bars, big pools, 2 hot-tubs, nice spa for massages, great night life with a different activity planned each night.
Minutes away from the world famous Dunns River Falls and shopping district ... Island Village, where you will also find a Jimmy Buffet's MargaritaVille and some nice CHEAP jewellery stores!
We didn't venture out of the hotel unless it was with a guided tour as Jamaica is very poor and the crime rates are rather high. But you will see that the people are very humble and nice (in most areas)!
Many of the tours can be booked right from the tour desk at the hotel and they even have special nights dedicated at Margaritaville for Sandals guests, they will shuttle you there and back for free!!
The falls are a must visit, very neat ... 900 feet climb to the top of the falls from the beach in VERY COLD water!
All in all a great place to visit, I have heard that Negril is a little more up tempo and a kind of PARTY town. But if your looking for a laid back expeirience then Ocho Rios is the place to be!
Let me know if you have any other questions, I'll be glad to answer them for you!!
Oh yeah ... We met A LOT of Canadians while we were there!!!