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Welcome to the website of the Guava Jelly Guide to Ocho Rios, a new periodical mini-booklet of wonder to be launched in 2019.


The Guide is being lovingly prepared and well seasoned with fresh ingredients and added spice from a small but impeccable team of Jamaican friends and collaborators.

Among the key aims of the Guava Jelly Guide is to increase visitor awareness of some of the less affluent, less publicised, but tourist-friendly businesses in the town — putting downtown Ochi on the map and supporting the local economy!

We present Ocho Rios not as some ‘paradise’ but as a living, lively, working part of real Jamaica in which the ‘vibe’ is contagious and your custom is always appreciated — and if the search for paradise is the thing, there are plenty places of outstanding natural beauty to plunge into and ‘fulljoy’ in and around the town too.

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Jamaica has enticed seekers of rum and relaxation since the dawn of man, but the tourist boom began to really blossom some time around the middle of the 20th century as lovers of exotica from North America began to discover this captivating island arcadia for themselves.


Once just a humble fishing village on the north coast, Ocho Rios swiftly prospered into one of the island’s main destinations for incurable pleasurites, entrancing a good many of the ‘rich and famous’ too with its spotless sands and outright Ochiness.

Today there is an emphasis on the more spruced-up ‘touristy’ west end of town, but there is much more to do than browsing the ‘duty free’ plazas or just lounging on the sand slurping piña coladas (wonderful though the latter may be).

For a taste of local life beyond the gates of an all-inclusive, or if you’re off on a traipse around town till your cruise ship toots you back on board, we say get your bearings, get out there and “Shake hands with the whole of Ochi!”


Our ever-increasing team of   OCHI INSIDERS   makes us very proud — view their   Gallery >

Our ever-increasing team of OCHI INSIDERS makes us very proud — view their Gallery >

Our beautiful  colour-coded Map  pinpoints the location of businesses   we recommend >

Our beautiful colour-coded Map pinpoints the location of businesses we recommend >

The Sounds of St Ann   — a decidedly small guide to some of   the local music >

The Sounds of St Ann — a decidedly small guide to some of the local music >

A visitors’ guide to the sort of creepy crawlies   you may encounter >

A visitors’ guide to the sort of creepy crawlies you may encounter >

Barrel of LoVe  is a great cause to help Jamaican children in need —   please donate >

Barrel of LoVe is a great cause to help Jamaican children in need — please donate >

Meet your gracious hosts in    A Tale of Two Chrises  >

Meet your gracious hosts in A Tale of Two Chrises >

Nominate your own  Ochi Local Hero  in our forthcoming   ‘promo for the people’ >

Nominate your own Ochi Local Hero in our forthcoming ‘promo for the people’ >

Why a  printed  guide booklet   in a  digital  age? >

Why a printed guide booklet in a digital age? >

 
 
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