A former fishing village turned cruise ship port, Ocho Rios has blossomed from a small tourism center to one of the busiest resort towns on the north coast. Surrounded by natural beauty, from the coastline to the hills, Ochie (as its affectionately called), has is also home to the most famous natural attraction on the island -- Dunns River Falls. Abuzz with activity day and night it’s the perfect jumping off point to explore the entire island.
Fact: Ocho Rios does not, in the literal Spanish to English translation of the name, in fact, have eight rivers. It is thought that Ocho Rios is a derivative instead of Las Chorreras – the Spanish word for waterfalls, Dunns River Falls, to be exact, that the area is most famous for.