My husband introduced me to reggae when we first met. He loves the Jamaican culture as well as the food! Since the day I as introduced, I have been obsessed as well! The locals are awesome, the views are spectacular and the food is some of the best I have had. I would recommend Ocho Rios to everyone. Make sure you check out the Dunns River Falls! They are truly beautiful and it is an experience everyone should have while in Ocho Rios! If you like Bob Marley, make sure to take a trip up to his estate Nine Miles.
My husbands and I first trip together was to Ocho Rios, Jamaica because of his fondness of Reggae music and the "chill" vibe. Jamaica did not disappoint! The food was amazing (go to a local jerk shop if you can) and the people were even more amazing. They were so grateful and nice.I never felt uncomfortable once, even when we visited Eight Mile where Bob Marley lived which is tucked in the hills. I would recommend Ocho Rios to anyone even if you do not like Reggae music or jerk food. The vibe and culture is well worth the visit. We plan on going to Negril in the future!
If you want your vacation to be epic but relaxing, the Ocho Rios is the choice
It was a resort city. Nightlife and party scene were completely tourism based, still fun though.