Ocho Rios, beach walkout, and other newbie questions
My husband and I are looking to visit Jamaica for our 5th anniversary this summer. We want a couples only resort and the couples resorts look promising. I think we are leaning toward CSS with CN as our second choice. But, I have heard bad things about Ocho Rios from two people.
My mother-in-law (who goes to Jamaica every year) said the time they were in Ocho Rios, she thought it was dirty and did not feel safe. (They have been staying in Falmouth recently.) I also recieved a similar response from a coworker. I have never been to an all-inclusive resport, but my sister-in-law advised that the nearby town is very important to decision-making as you will probably want a short break from the resort whether a shopping trip, lunch out, etc. Could anyone give me their opinion of Ocho Rios?
My second question is wanting a walkout to the beach. Is there a way to guarantee getting a walkout? Which room options have walkouts available at the resorts?
Thank you in advance for your responses. The Couples Resorts seem amazing and with much better service than when I researched Sandals.
Ochi is OK to wander around
Ref your mail about the town of Ocho Rios, we have been around the town many many times and it is safe.
There is a massive craft market and provided you are polite and sensible there is no problem. There are three "safe areas" whcih couples will take you too (all included in the trip price) whcih include a number of tax fee areas. If you need to know more mail me direct.