Ocho Rios Highlights with Blue Hole
Skip the crowded touristy areas and unwind as you begin your journey through the Fern Gully on your way to St. Mary. This 3 mile stretch of pavement is aptly named due to the more than 300 species of ferns that have formed a shady tunnel along the roadway.
Once in the hills of St. Mary you will make your way to the Blue Hole, a natural limestone sinkhole with stunning aqua blue waters. Actually, this area features 2 holes - a small one at the bottom and a larger one at the top of the hill. Blue Hole is not an official attraction, so you won't find vendor kiosks or long lines here...just a peaceful oasis complete with lush vegetation and waterfalls. While here you can dive into the water, explore the cave behind the waterfall, hike along the river or just body wrap in the clay from the riverbank. You can even swing across the water Tarzan-style with a rope!
Your journey continues on to the port town of Ocho Rios where you can check out the vendor stalls and pick up a souvenir or two. Complete your experience with a traditional lunch of mouthwatering jerk chicken or pork with one of the many delicious sides including corn, Bammy, or rice and beans. For a real taste of Jamaica, try the festival, a fun type of fried dumpling with a slight dash of sugar. Go off the beaten path when you sign up for this 6-hour active tour of the Blue Hole and Ocho Rios now.