Ocho Rios Parks and Gardens

(Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Middlesex, Jamaica)

Photograph showing the Coyaba River GardensAway from the beaches of Ocho Rios are a series of green spaces, landscaped gardens and pleasant parks. The Coyaba River Gardens are perfect for recreational purposes and relaxing, while the Enchanted Gardens are especially popular and close to the town centre, as is the Turtle River Park.

The Shaw Park Gardens are worth looking out for and are the epitome of all things tropical, coming with exotic ferns, flowers, palms, bromeliads and much more besides. Close by are a number of popular Ocho Rios resorts, such as Sandals Grande, the Coral Cay Villas and Columbus Heights.

Further picture of the Coyaba River Gardens

Coyaba River Gardens

Address: Shaw Park Road, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, JM
Tel: +1 876 974 6235
Popular with the more discerning traveller, including cruise ship passengers, are the Coyaba Gardens. Lying just south of the resort, they exhibit the Jamaican outdoors to a tee, consisting of a landscaped park on the old Shaw Park Plantation. Included onsite is a series of established pathways and gardens, along with rapids and waterfalls, and a pond stocked with large carp and turtles.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discount for children aged under 12

Enchanted Gardens photo, located on Eden Bower Road, Ocho Rios

Enchanted Gardens

Address: Eden Bower Road, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, JM
Tel: +1 876 795 2750
This huge park in Ocho Rios is a popular attraction, being widely known for its lush landscaping and waterfalls. There are actually no less than 14 waterfalls onsite, along with some large pools, a fruit orchard and several themed gardens. These include spice, fern and lily gardens, as well as an area filled with large cacti, plus there is also an aviary and guided tours.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge

View of waterfall at Turtle River Park

Turtle River Park

Address: Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, JM
Turtle River Park is an attractive town park not far from the Island Village attraction, and resides right in town. The park is lush and well manicured, and is perhaps the perfect alternative to the beach scene in Ocho Rios. Turtle River Park gets its name from the river that runs through it, Turtle River, and for the many turtles that reside in it. This is a great place for a picnic lunch, being conveniently located close to the downtown action.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 18:00
Admission: free

Image taken at the Shaw Park Gardens, Shaw Park Road, Ocho Rios

Shaw Park Gardens

Address: Shaw Park Road, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, JM
Tel: +1 876 974 2723
Spread over a little more than 25 acres / 10 hectares, these grounds are based around an attractive house dating from the 18th century. The Shaw Park Gardens feature a myriad of pathways, cascading water features, a restaurant and an observation deck, which boasts some impressive and extremely scenic panoramas.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge