Ocho Rios Jerk Centre

The Ocho Rios Jerk Centre is a good place to sample some of Jamaica’s traditional food, Jerk. The restaurant serves chicken, pork, ribs, conch and catches of the day well seasoned and right off the grill.

This canopied, open-air eatery is a great place for fiery jerk pork, chicken, or seafood such as fish and conch. Frosty Red Stripe beers or cocktails such as their special Jerk Center Cooler—a colorful mix featuring rum and vodka—are perfect complements to their island fare.

Milder barbecued meats, also sold by weight (typically, a quarter- or half-pound makes a good serving), turn up on the daily chalkboard menu posted on the wall. It’s busy at lunch, especially when passengers from cruise ships swamp the place.

At the landmark Ocho Rios Jerk Center, locals and tourists, young and old, mingle easily picnic style. An authentic aroma of burning pimento wood wafts for blocks.


Scotchies Jerk Center in Ocho Rios

Scotchies Ocho Rios is a jerk center par excellence. Whether you’re just in the mood for some jerk, or you’re looking for a scrumptious pit stop along the way, Scotchies is sure to delight. It’s strategically located on the way to or from various popular attractions and is the perfect complement to a day of touristy activities.

Scotchies Ocho Rios is conveniently located in Draxhall. That’s about a 10min from Ocho Rios.

The decor of the place is rustic but classy, and the backdrop is the crystal waters of the Caribbean Ocean. The vibe is enhanced by the brilliant sun and warm sea breeze. These factors conspire to create the ideal place for Jerk or local cuisine on the island.

The Restaurant is open all day 11:00am-11:00pm. It’s one of the most popular Jerk spots on the island. Scotchies Ocho Rios prepares the best Jerk or Grilled meals daily. The grill is constantly on fire with incredibly delicious Jerk Chicken, Pork, and even Fish. Scrumptious sides include Yam, Sweat Potato, Rice and Peas, Corn, Bammy, Breadfruit, and Jamaican ‘festival’ fried dumplings and hot spicy soup.

Ocho Rios has several hotspots featuring numerous local cuisines. The chill authentic vibe, the intense, well-spiced food, and the amazing sun, sand, and sea are unmatched in the world.


Ocean’s 11 Restaurant & Bar

Beach and Booze

Come and enjoy a wide variety of food ranging from seafood specialties to Jamaican jerk as well as the most exotic selection of cocktails on the island, all enjoyed while taking in the breathtaking view over the blue ocean.

Ocean’s 11 is all about elegant dining on the beach that makes life seem so simple, adequate and superb. Choose to be casually seated downstairs on smooth yet rustic sugar barrel chairs to enjoy steakhouse fare while tapping away to live performances or saunter upstairs to the open deck for the more sophisticated cafe atmosphere with its view of the open sea bordered by the neighbouring hills of the town of Ocho Rios.

There is effortless enjoyment at Ocean’s 11 with delicious seafood, local and international dishes, cool Caribbean colors and memorabilia. We cater for all occasions be it a private function, a corporate affair or that special moment and we seat up to 180 persons.


Food & Drink

All the history, beauty, warmth and colour of Jamaica is perfectly distilled in its iconic food. Food lovers will delight in bright, diverse, and boldly flavoured dishes served throughout the day. Spicy jerk, fresh seafood, hearty stews, ital food, fine spirits, and an array of tropical fruits you’ve never tasted before, make Jamaica a culinary destination in the Caribbean not to be missed.

In Jamaica, we’re serious about our bellies and never miss an opportunity to celebrate our rich food heritage. Throughout the year, festivals abound in praise of jerk, seafood, coffee, rum and the culinary prowess of our people. Whether at streetside eateries, hotel dining, or upscale restaurants, you’ll find delicious and authentic food always crafted with pride and signature Jamaican ‘boasyness’.

It’s time to come back to delicious in Jamaica.

For breakfast, the national dish, ackee and saltfish is a must-try. You’ll easily find this ubiquitous dish on restaurant and hotel menus, and even some fast-food outlets. For the perfect cup of Blue Mountain Coffee, visit Café Blue in the hills of Kingston. Whether in the country or the city, colourful fruit stalls line the island’s roads and those willing to explore the less familiar offerings will indeed be richly rewarded.

By lunch time, soups pots are bubbling and the smoky heat of Jerk sizzling over pimento wood seasons the air. Stop by Scotchie’s or the Pork Pit in Montego Bay and take your pick of pork, chicken, sausage, or fish, served with a variety of delicious sides. Patties are the unofficial lunch of choice in Jamaica as long lines snake outside fast-food outlets like Juici Patties and Tastee. The Devon House Bakery serves an elevated take on traditional patties. Try the lobster patty for a lunch on the go that feels truly indulgent. And of course, you must try the world-famous Devon House I-Scream! With flavours like Sorrel, Stout, and Mango, it’s the perfect cold treat on a hot afternoon. Check out vegan and ital spots like Marianna’s Kitchen or Mi Hungry in Kingston for plant-based options that certainly don’t skimp on flavour.

Food is always an event in Jamaica.  End the day at a lively spot like Pier One in Montego Bay or Plantation Smokehouse in Ocho Rios. These spots serve up international fare as well as iconic dishes like curry goat, oxtail, and escoveitch fish, with live music keeping the vibes up. No matter where you go on the island, you’re sure to find delicious food to delight the senses.


Jamaica’s Most Intriguing and Beautiful Caves to Explore

Jamaica, known for its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture, is also home to a fascinating underground world of caves. These hidden gems offer a glimpse into the island’s geological wonders and provide thrilling opportunities for caving enthusiasts. Caving activities in Jamaica cater to both beginners and experienced spelunkers. Your safety, however, is paramount. It is highly recommended you only explore caves with experienced guides who provide proper equipment and knowledge of the cave systems and share valuable insights into the geological formations, historical significance, and ecological importance of the caves. Before embarking on a caving adventure, it’s important to come prepared with appropriate footwear, clothing, and water. Respect for the caves and their delicate ecosystems are crucial, so remember to leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but photographs.

As you explore Jamaica’s captivating caves, you’ll be transported into a realm of wonder and mystery. These subterranean wonders showcase the island’s geological marvels, cultural heritage, and natural beauty, reminding us of the fascinating depths that lie beneath the surface of our enchanting island home.

Hidden Subterranean Gems

The Green Grotto Caves are among Jamaica’s most popular cave systems. These limestone caverns feature a labyrinth of interconnected passageways, adorned with stunning stalactites and stalagmites. Guided tours take visitors through the caves, revealing their historical and cultural significance. Discover hidden chambers, underground lakes, and intriguing rock formations as you delve into this enchanting underground realm located on the island’s north coast in Discovery Bay.

Nestled in the hills of Trelawny, the Windsor Great Cave offers a mesmerizing subterranean experience. This massive cave system spans approximately 5.5 kilometers and is believed to be the largest in Jamaica. With its soaring ceilings, crystal-clear pools, and intricate formations, Windsor Great Cave provides a captivating backdrop for exploration. Guided tours allow visitors to navigate through the winding tunnels and learn about the geological processes that shaped this natural wonder.

Jackson’s Bay Cave is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered in St. Thomas. Accessible only by boat or kayak, this cave boasts a unique feature—an underground river that flows through its chambers. As you journey through the cave’s dark passages, you’ll encounter mesmerizing stalactites and stalagmites illuminated by the soft glow of your guide’s lights. The Jackson’s Bay Cave is an off-the-beaten-path treasure, perfect for adventurous cavers seeking a unique experience.

Located in the scenic Cockpit Country region, Canoe Valley Cave is renowned for its impressive size and remarkable formations. This sprawling cave system features massive chambers, intricate rock formations, and even an underground river. Exploring Canoe Valley Cave requires a sense of adventure, as you navigate through its dark corridors and squeeze through narrow passages. The cave’s stunning beauty and hidden treasures make it a must-visit for avid cavers and nature enthusiasts.

The Cave of Refuge is an archaeological treasure and a testament to Jamaica’s rich history. Situated in the hills of Westmoreland, this limestone cave served as a refuge for the indigenous Taíno people during the Spanish conquest of the island. Today, visitors can explore the cave and witness ancient petroglyphs etched into its walls, offering a glimpse into the lives of the island’s original inhabitants.

In St. Catherine’s Hellshire Hills is where you can find Two Sisters Cave. There is a sizable sinkhole with fresh water in each cave. It’s possible that the Tainos drank fresh water from these reservoirs. Throughout the entire limestone area that stretches for miles in all directions, this natural cavern and the tunnel below it are connected to numerous other caverns and tunnels. Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical significance of these caves as you venture into its depths.

Situated along the coastline of St. Ann Parish, the Great River Bay Caves are a series of sea caves that offer a mesmerizing blend of land and water exploration. Accessible by boat, these caves provide a unique opportunity to paddle through their dark chambers, witness stunning rock formations, and marvel at the interplay between light and shadow. Exploring these coastal caves is an unforgettable adventure for nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike. Also located in St. Ann, the Thatchfield Great Cave is a lesser-known gem that showcases the diversity of Jamaica’s cave systems. This cave features a labyrinth of passages, intricate formations, and even a small underground waterfall. As you navigate through its winding tunnels, you’ll be amazed by the beauty and geological wonders hidden beneath the surface.

Tucked away in the hills of Portland, Nonsuch Cave is a haven for spelunking enthusiasts.

Underwater Caves

As we venture beneath the surface, Jamaica also offers spectacular underwater caves. The Blue Hole, located near Ocho Rios, is a natural sinkhole filled with turquoise waters. This unique cenote provides an otherworldly experience for divers and snorkelers, who can explore its crystal-clear depths and admire the fascinating rock formations and marine life that call it home.

In Negril, you will find a dive site aptly called the Throne Room, because of the throne shaped orange elephant ear sponges that  inhabit the inner part of  this reef formation.  Venture into this 25 foot long cavern and come face to face with a variety of sea creatures which may include barracuda, turtles, nurse sharks, snapper fish, sting rays, and schools of colourful tropical fish.

In Montego Bay, the Widowmaker’s Cave is an exciting dive site that will reward experienced divers with stunning views of soft corals, red polyps, sponges and numerous schools of fish. Bear in mind that you’ll need to go through a 10-foot chimney-like tunnel to exit this cavern.

These hidden gems offer a glimpse into the island’s geological wonders and provide thrilling opportunities for caving enthusiasts. Explore Jamaica, where adventure and natural beauty await.

Dunn’s River Falls

The world’s famous Dunn’s River Falls is one of the most popular and visited attractions in Jamaica. The Falls cascade magnificent 600ft above sea level. You will be captivated by its beauty and the amazing flowing crystal clear water which flows all day and all year long. Upon arriving at the park, you proceed through the general admission, a well-kept park grounds with local tropical fruits, coconut trees, and the backdrop of a large rainforest which will guide you to the beach greeted by an amazing view of the Caribbean Sea.

You will be able to walk and have fun on the white sandy beach or have a swim before you begin the adventure of Hiking.

You can have a deep in the multiple pools that are said to make you 5 years younger and no need to visit a spa where you can get a massage as the water comes rushing over the Rocks cascading down into the Caribbean Sea. For the best memories, take lots of beautiful photos and videos. This place is just breathtaking as you make your way to the top of the massive Falls take a look back at the journey you completed. The hike is approximately 45 minutes.

Blue Hole

Blue Hole – Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The Blue Hole is one of the fun tours in Ocho Rios. We will meet you at your hotel or ship for a 9:00 a.m. pick-up, then journey through the city of Ocho Rios heading east which takes you to the foot of White River. The sight of local culture will be experienced while driving through the community of exchange. Along the way, you will pass through the lush tropical rainforest, see church buildings, schools, and a few local shops followed by the fun of a lifetime as you climb up cascading waterfalls to jump into the naturally spring-fed swimming pools and swing on a rope over the blue water then make another dive. After all that fun and excitement, your Guide will escort you to your driver which come ends the trip of the day that has a duration is approximately 3 hours.