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“Good downtown beach, free parking and clean bathrooms”

Ocho Rios Bay Beach
Ranked #11 of 69 things to do in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

As in other places in Jamaica, the beach actually 'closes' at 4-5pm. We had to coax the security guard to let us in. The beach was very good and accessible. The bathrooms were amazingly clean, given that it is a public beach with local access.

The Ochi market is nearby and you can get a good price from the locals on souvenirs.

The prices for diving, snorkeling etc were pretty expensive given that the prices were in USD.

1  Thank jokerji
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

a little annoying getting stopped by one person and then once you leave them someone else wants to sell you a day out

Thank McEnythe
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

the water is sooo clear! you can see you toes when you are half in! its amazing! so pretty and a view to die for!

Thank Erin B
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

First, I've had better beach excurisions while on cruise. My problem was not with the beach, it was clean, we had fun, and the staffing was good and respectful and provided a nice atmosphere and lunch.

Tip the restroom attendant, drink the coconut rum, but make sure you ask for more rum.

Our primary problem is that Jamaica hasn't seemed to embrace tourism like the Bahamas or Fiji or a number of other countries. I'd serious suggest that the Jamaican Tourism Board send a delegation to Nassau and Suva, Fiji to see how their governments set up tourism. Both make sure that who ever interacts with the tourists, the areas they go to, etc. they feel safe and also get a balanced idea of where they are. We came away from Ocho Rios thinking we'd never be back.

1  Thank JMPInstructor
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Beach area of Sandals Ocho Rios is small but beautiful! The area right in front of the hotel has plenty of chairs for laying out I never once had a problem with finding an empty one. There is a bar for drinks on the beach and then not far is a small area they serve food so its perfect because you dont have to go far for anything!

2  Thank Katie C
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