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  1. #1
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    Default Excursions around Ocho Rios

    22 looooong days until we are back in our beloved Jamaica for the 4th time! We decided to switch it up a bit and head to the OR side of the island. We mostly enjoy lounging around and enjoying the resort but do want to get out and explore a little. We have thought about zip lining again or trying out the river tubing or rafting. Anything you consider a "must"?
    CSA 2009, 2011 & 2013

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    The Blue Hole is a must do before it becomes over crowded like Dunn's River Falls. Do see DRF also if it's your first time to Ochee, its kind of a rite of passage and its an included excursion. If you (or anyone else here) would like a specific recommendation for a tour guide and driver, feel free to send me an e-mail.

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    Scott and June

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    Thanks Scott! We booked a private driver for the day. We are going to Blue Hole and White River tubing and the rest of the day is up in the air. The more I looked at the pictures of Blue Hole the more I wanted to go!

    What are the best zipline tours in the area? I have found a few online but they only have 4 or 5 traverses.
    CSA 2009, 2011 & 2013

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    We hired a driver and went to Nine Mile the birthplace of Bob Marley and also where he is buried. Had a wonderful day exploring the countryside beyond CSS! Stopped at Scotchie's on the way back to the resort for yummy jerk chicken too!

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    Firefly, Noel Cowards estate and also has home of Capt. Morgan, not the rum LOL on site, which was very cool.

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    Our last trip to CSS we were looking for something new to try and the lady at the excursion desk recommended the jitney tour of the great house and plantation that is literally a mile from the entrance to CSS. It was an awesome and inexpensive tour. As it turned out we were the only two for our tour and had the best time with our guides. The old plantation is home now to a boy's academy on part of the grounds and we learned about the academy as well. They show you, and explain about, the different plants, flowers and trees as well as the incredible history of the home and the owners. You are able to tour the home. The views of Ocho Rios from the top of the property are spectacular. It was a great way to spend a few hours learning some history and it was not crowded at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick&Nora View Post
    Our last trip to CSS we were looking for something new to try and the lady at the excursion desk recommended the jitney tour of the great house and plantation that is literally a mile from the entrance to CSS. It was an awesome and inexpensive tour. As it turned out we were the only two for our tour and had the best time with our guides. The old plantation is home now to a boy's academy on part of the grounds and we learned about the academy as well. They show you, and explain about, the different plants, flowers and trees as well as the incredible history of the home and the owners. You are able to tour the home. The views of Ocho Rios from the top of the property are spectacular. It was a great way to spend a few hours learning some history and it was not crowded at all.
    We also took this tour of Prospect Plantation! We learned a lot, the grounds, gardens and the main house are beautiful! A bonus was that we weren't that faraway from CSS so we still had time to enjoy the resort for the rest of the afternoon. One warning--if you have back issues be careful the ride on the jitney can be a bit jarring. I hope you have a wonderful trip!

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    Dolphin cove is a must do. We had a blast there in Dec 2013. Make sure you go on a day there are no cruises ships in port.

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    We are going to go do the Blue Mountain Bicycle tour this August. Sounds like a lot of fun. Mostly downhill. Not much pedaling.

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