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“Beach day”
Review of Bamboo Beach

Bamboo Beach
Ranked #21 of 69 things to do in Ocho Rios
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Owner description: A famous Jamaican landmark, this breathtaking picture-perfect white sand beach is a tropical slice of heaven. Lounge chairs are lined along the seashore, some grouped amongst shady random clusters of hundred year old almond and palm trees, while others are arranged closer to the waters edge. Enjoy soft reggae music and great Jamaican hospitality. A large bamboo bar offers exotic cocktails and beverages, and the seaside restaurant serves tasty local cuisine.
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beach day”
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. Nine dollars to get in. Clean with bamboo lounge chairs. Bar and lifeguard for those that think they can swim. Security and restaurant with changing rooms and bathrooms all immaculate. Definite comeback!

Visited August 2013
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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“A private paradise”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We visited Reggae Beach 2 different days during our stay. Both days we felt like we practically had the beach to ourselves..it was great!. Great atmosphere, great Reggae Music, superb lunches.
It is impossible to capture this pretty beach on camera as the view is a large crescent and you'll never capture all of it on a photo.!! Must go and see for yourself. The bamboo loungers were very comfortable and Lisa (our server both days) took personal interest in us and even remembered us our 2nd day. Order your food about an hour early. This is not a negative.. they prepare your cuisine fresh and is takes time to prepare. Totally worth it! We had whole fish, shrimp curry and festival and it was all delicious. No vendors hassling tourists (I don't mind all that, just don't like it during a relaxing beach stay)!

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely beach”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

I'm not really a beach person but I thought this beach was lovely. The entry fee was $9 and on arrival, there were less than 10 people on the beach. There are changing facilities and a nice bar that serves food and drinks and also plays music. The food was cooked fresh and didn't take that long to arrive. There were loungers in the shade of trees and also in the sun so we were able to move around a we liked. The scenery is breathtaking-the beach has clean white sand and clear blue waters and also some rocks at either end where the waters are a little rougher. There was also a lifeguard was on duty. We brought our own beach towels-the loungers would be less comfortable without them. As it was so secluded and quiet, it really did feel like a private tropical paradise. I'd certainly love to visit again and spend longer.

Visited June 2013
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Chino, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Decent beach, but you have to pay to get in”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We got the $6 "local" rate because the beach closed soon - I think it closes around 7 for some reason - you can't swim after that time. I think it is normally $8 - but it sucks to pay to get into a beach in Jamaica. You can go to the bar, or lay on the beach - there is only a small swimming area in the middle - the sides are covered in hard coral rock. The greenery surrounding the beach is really pretty.

Visited July 2013
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“The best grilled snapper on the island so far”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

The first time we went to Reggae beach it was free. A change of ownership means you now have an entry fee so we tend to spend longer down there.

A late lunch was called for.

We were told the food would take a while as it was cooked from fresh. No problem! You have to understand that a while in Jamaica really is a while! After 45 mins we did start to get a bit twitchy but were reassured by another couple that it would be coming.

Over an hour later the food came but boy was it worth the wait. The best snapper we have eaten so far on our trip. Meaty fish and tangy escovitch vegetables. The business and served with a smile by our relaxed young server Tiffany.

Just next time we will order earlier but we will certainly be back.

Visited June 2013
Thank Bethany77London
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