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Saint Ann (capital Saint Ann's Bay) is the largest parish in Jamaica. It is situated on the north coast of the island, in the county of Middlesex, roughly halfway between the eastern and western ends of the island. It is often called 'the
Garden Parish of Jamaica' on account of its natural beauty. Saint Ann is the birthplace of reggae singers Floyd Lloyd, Burning Spear, Shabba Ranks, and Bob Marley. The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, one of Jamaica's seven National Heroes, was also born there. More recently, it has become known as the headquarters of the Jamaica Dogsled Team.
Premier Attraction: Dunn's River Falls
At about 180 feet (55 m) high and 600 feet (180 m) long, the waterfalls are terraced like giant natural stairs though some incorporate man-made improvements. Several
small lagoons are interspersed among the vertical sections of the falls.
The falls empty into the Caribbean Sea at the western end of an attractive white-sand beach.
Climbing the waterfalls is a popular tourist activity and is often, but not exclusively, performed with the help of tour guides from the park. It takes about 1-1.5 hours to climb with short breaks for photographs and video recordings taken by the guides. There are also stairs, alongside of the falls, for those who do not want to get wet or are unable to manage the rocky, uneven terrain of the actual waterfall.
The falls are bordered by lush, green vegetation that shades the area from the sun and keeps the area, and climbers, cool. The climb can be relatively hard so is often undertaken as a hand-holding human chain led by a guide to make it easier.
is a marine attraction in Jamaica at which guests can swim and interact with dolphins, sharks, and stingrays in their natural environment. Visitors may also interact with other species including iguanas, snakes and a variety of birds as well as other marine creatures in the Jungle Trail Walk.
Bob Marley Mausoleum
The Bob Marley Mausoleum is a tourist attraction located in Nine Mile, managed by members of Marley’s family.It has many historical artifacts including guitars, awards and photographs. Nine Mile is where Bob Marley’s musical career began and also influenced many of his songs.
There is a Rasta-colored ‘rock pillow’ on which Marley laid his head when seeking inspiration. His body lies buried along with his guitar in a 2.5 m-tall (8.2 ft) oblong marble mausoleum inside a small church of traditional Ethiopian design. There are two mausoleums on
the property. The first entered is Mama Marley’s. The second entombs Marley as well as his half-brother. Marley's crypt is on the top, and his brother lies in a tomb stacked below him. It was Mama Marley’s wish that the brothers were buried together.
Green Grotto Caves
Green Grotto Caves is surrounded by thick vegetation and supplied with pristine waters flowing from its secret depths. Such privacy and solace were to be found in the Green Grotto Caves, that its rich history can be a identified with diverse groups of people including
its first inhabitants, the Arawak Indians (Tainos) who used the caves for various purposes. Proof of this is evident in the multiple fragments of pottery and artifacts that are unearthed from time to time.
During the 17th C when the English invaded the island of Jamaica, the Green Grotto Caves were used as a hideout for the Spaniards who were being driven out of the country.
In the mid 20th Century, between the two world wars, they were used by smugglers running arms to Cuba. In the latter years during the Second World War, the Government of Jamaica used the entrance of the cave as a storeroom for rum in barrels.
Known at various times as the Runaway Bay Caves, Cave Hall Caves, Discovery Bay Caves, Dry Harbour Caves, Hopewell Caves, Rum Caves and Dairy Caves, Green Grotto is among Jamaica’s most prominent natural attractions.
Situated on 25.9 hectares of the island’s beautiful North Coast, the Caves are located between the resort centres of Ocho Rios and Montego Bay and are precisely 3.2 km from Discovery Bay to the west and 4 km from Runaway Bay to the east.
The central feature of this natural attraction is the large labyrinthine limestone cave with its unique rock formations, its stalactites, stalagmites and abundance of overhead ceiling pockets, and bats.
Green Grotto is 1,525 metres long and 12 metres deep and is characterised by numerous chambers and light holes and a subterranean lake – the Grotto Lake – occupies its bowels.
Wata Land Jamaica
Jamaica best kept secret Wata Land Park in Industry, Ocho Rios. An amazing water park awaits you, full with fun activities for both community and visitors to Jamaica. Wat A Land is the expression that is in the name. It is eco friendly
water park in the popular area of White River Valley.
The park is developed with you in mind, it has many activities and other services offer on spot such as restaurant, bar and catering service. It is a major party venue for your next family or corporate event. The park has activities for both young and elderly, wheelchair access, food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities.
Available at the Park:
○ Thrilla slide- 35 feet high and 120 feet long
○ Shorty slide - 15 feet high and 50 feet long.
○ The Zoom Floom Slide- 25 feet high, 90 feet long.
○ The complete obstacle course/circuit Aqua Park sitting in the lake
○ The Splash pad with water splashing everywhere
○ Rivva Side Relaxation
○ Restaurant & Bar
○ Catering Services
○ Party Venue
The Blue Hole is an area with secluded and relatively untouched falls located in the hills of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Its best feature is probably that it is not commercialized in any way. Everyone who visits The Blue Hole raves about its beauty and serenityHidden up in the
mountains above bustlingly touristy Ocho Rios, Blue Hole really is a breath of fresh air. It’s not an official Jamaican Tourist Board attraction, but this is key to what makes Blue Hole so special. With no vendors to bother you, no queues to go through, and all at a reasonable price, you’re left to enjoy the simple magic of the waterfall and the cool swimming pools.
he Turtle River Falls and Gardens is a 15-acre tropical garden conveniently located in the resort town of Ocho Rios and features: 14 cascading waterfalls on the Turtle River which flows through the property Varieties of indigenous and endangered plants
Exotic birds in a 382,329 cubic feet sized Walk-In-Aviary and beautiful Japanese Koi Pond.