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“JIMMY BUFFETS MARAGARITAVILLE”
Review of Island Village

Island Village
Ranked #32 of 68 things to do in Ocho Rios
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Situated in the heart of Jamaica’s popular tourist destination – Ocho Rios, just minutes away from the Cruise Ship Pier, Island Village offers the perfect mix of retail and entertainment facilities all in one convenient stop. With its picturesque open air setting incorporating natural spring lagoons and beautiful flowering trees, this complex has the remarkable feeling of being almost at “One With Nature”. It manages to recreate the ambiance of a picturesque Caribbean village setting, yet at the same time housing retail and entertainment facilities. Island Village is located on the beach and stays true to its tropical location, vibrant gardens, scenic boardwalk and water features for a relaxed shopping experience. Island Village gives new dimensions to the visitor experience and has completely transformed the landscape of this popular resort community.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Ridgetown, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“JIMMY BUFFETS MARAGARITAVILLE”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Many different shops are located in this little shopping village, including the worlds famous Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville!!! Nice beach, waterslide and amazing drinks and food.

Visited January 2014
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Dubuque, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
430 reviews
237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 507 helpful votes
“Delicious jerk chicken”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stopped by here on our way back to our cruise ship just to let the boys try some coconut milk and jerk chicken. We had only bought one order of chicken to share not knowing if the boys would like it or not, plus we could just eat for free on the ship. However, the chicken was so good that we ended up buying three more orders. The boys said the coconut milk was okay. They thought it was fun drinking it that way though.

Visited September 2013
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Clearwater, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Love the bob Marley statue”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Margaritaville was fun! Really liked the man making birds out of palm leaves. (Leroy) he was very pleasant. Food and drinks were great and so was the service......

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Megan S
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Brockville, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“lots of shops”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

lots of shops to walk through, window shop or browse. tourist stores, wedding shops, cambio for money exchange, grocery store for snacks to eat cheap. an outdoor mall but covered areas to sit at picnic tables.

Visited May 2013
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Boca Raton, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Filthy, Shady Characters, All Boarded Up”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is advertised online as a lively Retail and Entertainment Centre. It is the first Shopping area you will approach as you leave your cruise ship. Be careful, because this is now an empty shopping mall, many stores boarded up, others just closed up and empty. The only two places open in early October, 2013 were 1) a jewelry store and 2) Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. There is absolutely no entertainment. You will see many shady looking characters lurking about, which scared me to death. All I wanted to do was to go to Margaritaville. Well, that was a huge disappointment, too. Online, they show you pictures of a nice beach, a swimming pool with a swim-up bar and a water slide. The pool was closed and full of scum and mold. Obviously, the swim up bar was closed as was the waterslide. Absolutely terrible place to go and I am amazed that Jimmy Buffet keeps his restaurant and bar there open.

Visited October 2013
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