Yes, the beaches are stunning, but Ocho Rios is also known as a nature lover’s paradise, with dozens of outdoor-themed activities spattered around the thriving rainforest. See Dunn’s River Falls, the island’s most famous terraced waterfall, stretching 1,000 feet with steps that spill into warm-water lagoons. Or head into the rainforest for a zip line adventure that glides you through butterfly and hummingbird gardens.
If you’re looking to eat outdoors, head to Hermosa Cove, where Christopher’s offers an authentic Jamaican barbecue experience, with one of the island’s top chefs, Conroy Arnold, in the kitchen. The locals lunch at Miss T’s Kitchen, where the goat curry, ackee and saltfish are some of the best examples of their type on the island.