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Ochee! Jamaica

It is a bit of a mystery, but the name “Ocho Rios” has two possible sources: it may be a simple translation from the Spanish “eight rivers” or a corruption of “las chorreras” (the spouts), after the large number of beautiful waterfalls that surround the area. Whichever is correct, the locals refer to it with no small measure of fondness as “Ochee.” Located about 60 miles from Annotto Bay on a half-moon shaped sliver of a cove on Jamaica’s northern coastline, Ocho Rios was once a sleepy fishing village. Its beauty and proximity to Read the rest of this entry »