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Ocho Rios Jamaica Resort for a Day Options (2021)

Ocho Rios Jamaica Resort for a Day Options (2021)

Jeremy CamosseAug 13 2021Travel
Ocho Rios Jamaica offers amazing Resort Day Pass options. Treat yourself to an all inclusive experience during your day at port.
We’ve cruised to Jamaica many times and have done the “standard” tours. They’re great. Ocho Rios has amazing beaches, blue waters, weather, and people.
We’ve also realized that the most convenient way to take advantage of Jamaica's assets is with a Resort Day Pass.
Resort Day Pass Excursions in Ocho Rios Jamaica
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Why choose a resort day pass in Ocho Rios?

There are a bunch of reasons for choosing an All Inclusive Day Pass in Jamaica. Here are our top few.
SAFETY
Jamaica is not the safest cruise port in the Caribbean. We wouldn't necessarily say that it's "dangerous." But, safety should always be a priority when selecting your Ocho Rios cruise excursion. Only use a reputable tour provider if not choosing a resort. And please be very careful when engaging in commerce with locals.
A resort is your best option if safety is a concern. You'll have no worries within the protected walls of any option below. Security and privacy are valuable amenities at these resorts. We’ve never heard of an incident within one of Jamaica’s resorts. In the rare chance of a health or security issue, you'd want to be at any of these resorts vs an alternative excursion option!
CONVENIENCE
From our map below, you can see that all resorts are near your Ocho Rios Cruise Port. Each option below includes transportation to and from the Terminal. They range in distance from 5 to 45 minutes from port. Please note these estimates if your transfer time is important to you. Once on site, you’ll be in complete relaxation for hours.
You'll have every amenity at your fingertips. No need to worry about haggling over price, finding food, renting beach chairs, etc. And you won’t need to check your watch constantly to make sure your excursion provider will get you back on time. Your only inconvenience will be deciding which drink to order next. This is an easy “problem” to solve since drinks are all-inclusive.
EXPERIENCE
Most organized shore excursions are run by “mom and pop” shops. Many do a great job. But, they’re not held to the same standards as the resort properties. When you’re done with your snorkeling gear at the Hilton, they’ll clean and sanitize the equipment. After a tour with “ Lou’s Snorkeling Fun Time,” the gear might get a quick splash of Red Stripe before the next cruise passenger straps it on. This is a bit of an exaggeration, but hopefully you get where we’re going. The resorts will likely have newer beach chairs, fresher towels, and cleaner restrooms.
COST
You’ll see the cost of an all-inclusive day pass averages roughly $100 per person. This is similar to the cost of a resort for a day pass in Ocho Rios. However, you’ll find much more included in one of the options listed below.
A "standard" beach excursion includes many hidden costs. You might pay for beach access. Chair rentals will cost $20 per. Drink costs will likely be double that. Then you'll likely want to tack on events like kayaking or snorkeling.
You can easily spend $100 per person going "a la carte." And you'll likely leave a bit hungrier and “thirstier” than if the situation were all-inclusive. There's also an intangible value to the buffet style. The freedom to order whatever you want all day long is a huge bonus.
Cost Comparison All Inclusive vs OtherA resort day pass will cost roughly $100 per person. That may seem expensive. Consider all of the incidentals with a normal excursion. You'll often purchase rental chairs, food, drink, and equipment rental. These can quick add up to exceed a resort pass!
If you’ve gotten this far, we’ll assume you’re “all-in” for a resort day pass in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Good decision. You'll be happy with your decision!
Now we'll need to find the perfect day pass option. It will depend on your crew. Are you traveling with kids or are you on a romantic getaway? Are you hoping to get active or more interested in relaxing? Is price an important factor?
Below you’ll find two amazing all inclusive options at Jamaica’s best resorts. We’ve broken down each to show what’s included so you know exactly what to expect. Regardless of your priorities, we're confident that there's a great option for you below.
Use the quick-jump links above to check out a specific property. Below you'll find a map showing the location of each.

5 Ocho Rios Resort for a Day Options

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In the Jamaica Map above, you’ll see all of your available Resort Options. Your Ocho Rios Cruise Terminal is indicated by the black ship icon. The resorts are shown by the red palm tree icons. You can see that all are nearby. We also note the taxi distance and any related costs for your convenience.
We've analyzed every resort day pass option in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Below are the Two Best Options with all of the detail you'll need to make your choice.
Resort Day Pass Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort Ocho Rios Jamaica

Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Adults only resort including food and drink!!
Jewel Paradise Cove Jamaica Resort
Ocho Rios All Inclusive Jewel Paradise Cove
Paradise Cove Jamaica Pool
Jewel Paradise Cove is an adults-only and all inclusive option while in Ocho Rios. The 18+ age requirement assures less noise and more peace than the Lido Deck of your cruise ship. The horseshoe-shaped beach and lagoon offer calmer waters for swimming and relaxing during your beach excursion. Also feel free to get active at the Enhanced Water Sports Center or with provided tennis court amenities. The Jewel Paradise Cove is an ideal excursion for couples visiting Jamaica!
Are you looking for a beach or poolside shore tour while in Ocho Rios? Either way, the Jewel Paradise Cove is ideal. In addition to the vast beach and tranquil cove, the resort offers three pools and multiple whirlpools. You'll enjoy unlimited food and drinks from the swim up bar or multiple other dining venues. Your Jamaica day pass even includes premium beverage options! Paradise Cove is one of the most popular options for couples!
  • Unlimited food & drink
  • All you can drink booze
  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Transportation to and from Ocho Rios Cruise Port
  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Lounge chairs
  • Towels
  • Land sports
  • Free wifi
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Fitness center
NOTE: The Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort has limited resort passes allocated to cruise passengers. Make sure to book well in advance to assure that there's availability.

Resort Day Pass Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort PLUS SPA Ocho Rios Jamaica

Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort PLUS SPA Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Adults-only, unlimited food & drink and 30 minute massage!!
Jewel Paradise Cove Jamaica Resort
Ocho Rios All Inclusive Jewel Paradise Cove
Paradise Cove Jamaica Pool
Jewel Paradise Cove is another adults-only and all inclusive option while in Ocho Rios. The 18+ age requirement assures less noise and more peace than the Lido Deck of your cruise ship. The horseshoe-shaped beach and lagoon offer calmer waters for swimming and relaxing during your beach excursion. Also feel free to get active at the Enhanced Water Sports Center or with provided tennis court amenities. The Jewel Paradise Cove is an ideal excursion for couples visiting Jamaica! This tour option includes a 30 minute massage!
Are you looking for a beach or poolside shore tour while in Ocho Rios? Either way, the Jewel Paradise Cove is ideal. In addition to the vast beach and tranquil cove, the resort offers three pools and multiple whirlpools. You'll enjoy unlimited food and drinks from the swim up bar or multiple other dining venues. Your Jamaica day pass even includes premium beverage options! Paradise Cove is one of the most popular options for couples!
  • Unlimited food & drink
  • All you can drink booze
  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Transportation to and from Ocho Rios Cruise Port
  • 30 minute massage
  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Lounge chairs
  • Towels
  • Land sports
  • Free wifi
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Fitness center
NOTE: The Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort PLUS SPA has limited resort passes allocated to cruise passengers. Make sure to book well in advance to assure that there's availability.

We hope this post helps you to make the most of your time in Ocho Rios.
It's tough to choose a cruise excursion. You can't go wrong with a resort for a day pass. These properties are optimized for your relaxation and enjoyment. Standard tours are great too. They're just "hit or miss." Remove all risk with one of the options above.
Check out additional options for the other ports on your cruise itinerary. The post below lists every day pass option for ports in the Caribbean!
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