Ocho Rios Nightlife
When the sun goes down, Ocho Rios nightlife heats up! Embrace the 5 Rs: Roots! Rock! Reggae! Rum! Red Stripe!
Several options are available for taking a cruise on the calm Caribbean while the sun is setting on the horizon. The ship captain makes the trip quite fun, blasting reggae music, trying to get the tourists to do Jamaican dancing with free flowing rum and Red Stripe beer. Once the catamaran arrives at its destination, the passengers can dive off the ship for a nice swim as the sun sets. Many include dinner with options like fresh fish, jerk and curry goat.
All-Inclusive Nightly Activities
Ocho Rios has many all inclusive resorts that offer nightly events for the guests. The variety is endless and ranges from bonfires on the beach, dance lessons, outdoor movie nights, karaoke, adult bingo and participating in popular game shows – Jamaican style. Looking for something more romantic? Book a massage for two on one of the resort’s private beaches. Go star gazing while the distant sounds of the hotel steel band provides a soothing soundtrack. Most have a variety of bars, clubs and lounges so take an afternoon nap and party until the break of dawn.
Nightclubs in Ocho Rios
Most of the clubs and bars are located along Main Street so they are easily accessible from the hotels and guest houses. Many of them feature specialty drinks in a souvenir glass with kitchy names like “Island in the Sun” “Sand in the Crack” or “Jamaica Me Crazy.”
Margaritaville is a popular well known chain that infuses island flavor with its international food and drink menu. They have three different venues and change the music lineup in each so there is something for everyone
If you want to get down with actual Jamaicans, check out Amnesia, which is an awesome Reggae bar and dancehall with affordable drinks, on a rooftop dance floor. The place isn’t chic, and doesn’t have any notable decor. Just a roof with a bar, sound stage and great vibes. Located near Amnesia is BiBiBips, a restaurant and club built cliff side above Mahogany Beach. There’s a deck to watch the sunset and on weekends there is live dancehall, Latin and Reggae music.
Looking for something more romantic? Try The Ruins, built around a real waterfall with live jazz nightly.
Feeling really adventurous? Go to the Lion’s Den across from Dunn’s River Falls. It’s a rum bar with a small dance floor where local musicians try out new music. Bonus: There is a jerk shack out back.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about nightlife in Ocho Rios.