The Blue Hole, a beautiful swimming hole surrounded by lush greenery, is another can’t-miss attraction located in Ocho Rios. It’s a little more difficult to reach than Dunn’s River Falls, but the journey will be worth it. Take a dip, then explore the impressive surrounding flowers and plants.
Blue Hole is more than just a pool of cool, refreshing water. The area consists of many water holes, each with incredibly beautiful aqua blue water that makes it so remarkably inviting and tempting to jump in.
Further up in the hills, after you pass the water holes, a 5-minute trek will take you up to the cascading waterfalls and more inviting water holes. Part of what makes this attraction so wonderful is the natural, rustic setting, as it is largely undeveloped. There are trails leading up to the falls (steps carved in the dirt) and you will find, in the midst of the wilderness, stalls or mini bars where you can refresh yourself with jelly coconuts, Red Stripe beer, or fruits that are in season.
Immerse yourself in the lush tropical landscape and take in the beautiful flora and fauna. There is no show to see. In fact, you are the show. You can swing out on a vine and let go and splash into the water. Or you can dive or somersault off of a cliff into the water below. If you’re not so daring, you can simply relax in the water and feel its calming, soothing, almost therapeutic effect. There are guides who will help you along the way and ensure your safety in and out of the water. Blue Hole is an experience waiting to be discovered by you.