Adults-Only Caribbean Resort with Private Beach
Along the northern coast of Jamaica, the famous Dunn's River Falls flows down 600 feet of tiered ledges before spilling into the Caribbean Sea. A few minutes west, Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa pays homage to its namesake with its own terraced waterfall that empties into a massive pool. It's one of many luxurious features at the adults-only, all-inclusive resort, which occupies a prime, verdant spot along the coastline.
Floating blue lounge chairs slowly drift beneath footbridges in the pool, and concierges will wade in waist-deep to deliver fruit kebabs, eucalyptus sprays, or a voodoo doll of your boss. Complimentary kayak rentals are available for those who'd like to explore the Caribbean. Afterwards, you can head down to the Radiant Spa for relaxing body treatments that incorporate Jamaican ingredients such as sugar cane, Blue Mountain coffee, and crushed coral.
Throughout the day, the resort's casual and formal restaurants serve an eclectic range of international fare. At The Jade Samurai teppanyaki chefs twirl knives tableside, while the cooks at Platinum craft jerk-chicken spring rolls and other Caribbean-inspired dishes. At night, retire to a colonial-themed room, where you’ll find a four-poster mahogany bed and tiled floors. There’s a nice view of the Caribbean from Sapphire rooms and one-bedroom suites, and many Emerald Lanai rooms overlook the forested mountains surrounding town.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Famed Waterfall and World-Class Shopping
Located within the parish of St. Ann on Jamaica's north coast, Ocho Rios is best known for Dunn's River Falls, which served as a filming location for the first James Bond movie, Dr. No. Today, tour groups frolic at the bottom of the waterfall or make the 600-foot climb to the top, typically achieved by linking hands and being carefully led by a local guide.
There’s a host of things to see below the ocean surface, too. Dive sites such as Devil's Reef contain anemones, coral, algae, barracudas, and the Miami Marlins baseball squad practicing in its natural habitat. For a look at Jamaica’s rainforest, drive south of Ocho Rios to Fern Gully, a gorge shaded by a canopy of ferns, trees, and lianas.
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