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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Reviewed yesterday

It was a nice beach but not the cleanest when we were there. I’m sure it was because of inconsiderate tourists.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Cruise ship docked at Ocho Rios, Jamaica and after getting off the ship we walked along to the left for less than 1 mile until we came to a lovely little Beach where we had a paddle in the sea. Next to the Beach...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Janet3197
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Shaw Park hotel in Cutlas Bay. It was an all inclusive stay, we arrived late in the evening and made it time for the evening buffet, not the best food but the staff were extremely friendly, the entrance and first look...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ben_around_75
Reviewed January 2, 2019

You can see this beach right from your cruise ship. To get there take the walkway to the left of the secure port area at the back near the gates. You pay a fee to use this private beach and they use the money to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank jfarlam
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Lovely beach location, nice shopping district and top it off with a rum punch and jerk wings. Quite relaxing day and enjoyable.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank lola0422211420
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Moon Palace Resort for our holiday week. Amazing place! From all of the other resorts we stayed on holidays, this one was our favorite! The place wasn't so crowded. We could always find chairs on the beach or the pools. No...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Spent 20 days in Ocho Rios Sand Castles Resort wit direct exit to beach.So beautiful. Mornings are incredible to swim.They clean beach and maintain all day.Staff is pleasant and very helpful. Any information you need they assist you.During my stay beach was not over busy....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank starspoke
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We were in Ocho Rios on a cruise and Leroy dicosta helped us find perfect snorkeling. Outside the port in the marina near the beach ask for Leroy and he can get transportation to all the sights and at a fraction of the commercial rates!

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Nomad444287
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Our visit to Ocho Rios, Jamaica was spectacular. You have everything in this wonderful location in Jamaica; beach, food, entertainment, shopping etc. Make sure you check out the accommodation before you book, especially at Sandcastles. Apart from the view of the beach, the hospitality of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank vmcmartin
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Arrived in port today on MSC Seaside, just wanted a couple of hours relaxing on a beach. Ocho Beach ticked every box for us. From the cruise ship just keep walking until you reach a car park with barriers, walk through the car park and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
10  Thank Casalucas
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December 19, 2018|
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Response from Casalucas | Reviewed this property |
You can walk to the beach in around 20mins, don’t know how much a taxi would be, but it’s not very far, keep walking through the town with shops etc until you reach a large car park with barriers go through here to the beach... More
September 17, 2018|
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Response from Bevcallaghan | Reviewed this property |
There is hot food available on the beach . When we were there you could get Jerk chicken and rice and peas
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Greenwich, CT
Exuma best snorkeling from shore & things not to miss (3 Replies)
Hi, We are going to Palm Bay Beach Club next week with our kids ages 9 and 12 who prefer to snorkel from shore than jumping off a boat. Any recommendations? Also, we have 6 full days - already planning to go to Stocking Island, renting a boat at least one day and a car at least one day. What do you recommend as not to be missed? The kids really wanted to go to see the swimming pigs, but it looks as if that would cost about $800 for all 4 of us which we don't want to spend. Are the Kayak...More
February 05, 2010|
Response from7milesailing|
If you are renting a boat and lookign for places to snorkel the best thing to do is make sure you get the green map from Minns. On it there are little x's which indicate the location of mapped reefs in the harbor. To be honest, most will require a swim from a boat, but there are a couple close enough to the beach to swim to.
Minnesota, USA
Orient Beach Mont Vernon Hotel vs Nettle Bay Beach Club ?? (2 Replies)
I'm consider a few options for a spring trip next year (08), Can anyone provide opinion on staying at the Mont Vernon at Orient vs Staying at Nettle Bay ? Curious on all aspects, Beaches, privacy, accomodation quality, etc. Thanks to all in advance for thoughts.
April 02, 2007|
Response fromCollinca|
I believe Mont Vernon is closed ...
110V power/US style plugins Morgan Bay Resort (4 Replies)
Does anyone know if the Morgan Bay Beach Resort has 110V power and US Style plugins in the rooms?
October 19, 2012|
Response fromgdbear65|
yes - when we stayed there, our room had a 110v US / NA style 6-outlet power bar.