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Parish of Saint Ann



Villas in Discovery Bay

Average price per couple starting from US$ 250

Sea Haven
A waterfront traditional West Indian Cottage cottage on the beautiful Discovery Bay.
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Minimum stay 5 nights

Max. 8 persons

4 Bedrooms

Average price per couple starting from US$ 770

Sunkissed
Jamaica's newest beachfront properties
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Minimum stay 3 nights

Max. 8 persons

4 Bedrooms


Discovery Bay, Jamaica

Discovery Bay is a town in Saint Ann Parish on the northern coast of Jamaica. The city is also known locally as Dry Harbour Bay, because it sits in the shadow of the Dry Harbour Mountains in St. Ann. There is a dispute as to whether Christopher Columbus first landed in Discovery Bay or Sevilla la Nueva (east of Discovery Bay) in 1494. Near to the city are Puerto Seco Beach and several historic sites, such as the Green Grotto Caves and Columbus Park. Visitors to the Green Grotto Caves can see relics of the native Taíno Arawak lifestyle there. It is said that many Spaniards escaped the English invasion of 1655 through secret passages in the caves with the help of Arawaks and African slaves, in exchange for their freedom.
Overview

The city of Discovery Bay sits on a bay of the same name. The bay was originally named Puerto Seco (Dry Harbor) by Christopher Columbus because, unlike the neighboring Rio Bueno bay, there are no permanent rivers flowing into it. However, groundwater does enter the bay through deep cracks in the basement limestone, especially on the geologic fault line that runs through the ship channel and on the western side. The salinities of the submerged springs are greater than 20 parts per thousand, yet they cause a marked difference in temperature and salinity in the shallow western back reef.

Discovery Bay's economy is dependent upon tourism and bauxite mining. To the west of the bay is a port from which the St. Ann Bauxite Company, which employs 450 people, exports ore. The St. Ann Bauxite company was formerly named Kaiser Jamaica Bauxite Co. (KJBC), and was jointly owned by Kaiser Aluminum and the government of Jamaica.

It is also the site of the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory, operated by the University of the West Indies. Founded in 1965, the lab has hosted researchers from around the world focusing on coral reef biology and tropical coastal processes.

The majority of the city's 2,700 residents are of African descent. The original Taíno Arawak residents did not survive the Spanish conquest in the 16th century.


Villas in Runaway Bay

Average price per couple starting from US$ 999

Hidden Bay
Hidden Bay
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Minimum stay 7 nights

Max. 8 persons

4 Bedrooms


Runaway Bay


Villas in Ocho Rios

Average price per couple starting from US$ 600

Mamiti Cove Beach
The Villa is located near the city of Ocho Rios. Steps from the Villa will lead you to a beautiful private white sand beach and a Gazebo.
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Minimum stay 5 nights

Max. 8 persons

3 Bedrooms

Average price per couple starting from US$ 900

Eight Rivers
The fully-equipped Eight Rivers Villa in Ocho Rios welcomes you to an unforgettable stay in Jamaica.
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Minimum stay 5 nights

Max. 8 persons

4 Bedrooms

Average price per couple starting from US$ 900

Frankfort
Frankfort Villa is one of Jamaica's most impressive beachfront properties including six bedrooms.
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Minimum stay 2 nights

Max. 10 persons

6 Bedrooms


Ocho Ríos (Spanish for "Eight Rivers") is a town in the parish of Saint Ann on the north coast of Jamaica. Although he landed in many spots along the Jamaican coast, many believe that Christopher Columbus first set foot on land in Ocho Rios. Just outside the city, travelers and residents can visit Columbus Park, where Columbus supposedly first came on land, and see maritime artifacts and Spanish colonial buildings.

Ocho Ríos (Spanish for "Eight Rivers") is a town in the parish of Saint Ann on the north coast of Jamaica. Although he landed in many spots along the Jamaican coast, many believe that Christopher Columbus first set foot on land in Ocho Rios. Just outside the city, travelers and residents can visit Columbus Park, where Columbus supposedly first came on land, and see maritime artifacts and Spanish colonial buildings.

It was once a fishing village but now caters to tourists. It is a port of call for cruise ships as well as for cargo ships loading sugar, limestone, and in the past, bauxite.
Scuba diving and other water sports are offered in the town's vicinity.

The name "Ocho Rios" is a misnomer because there are not eight rivers in the area. It is most likely a British corruption of the original Spanish name "Las Chorreras" ("the waterfalls"), a name given to the village because of the nearby Dunn's River Falls.
The north coast highway from the international airport at Montego Bay to Ocho Ríos has been improved since 2000 and the journey is now an hour and forty five minutes drive. 
The town has restaurants, night clubs in Margaritaville and Dolphin Cove, where tourists swim and interact with dolphins.
It is perhaps most notable for its use in Dr No, the very first James Bond film, which was released in 1962. It was the home of Miss Taro, played by Zena Marshall, who was an adversary of Bond (Sean Connery) and in alliance with the main villain Dr Julius No (Joseph Wiseman).
Dunn's River Falls
Known for its waterfalls, the most famous and visited attraction of Ocho Rios cascades over rock terraces down a 600-foot-plus cliff to the sea. The steppingstones of Dunn's River Falls shower and cool off guests and allow easy walking access up and down the cliff for guided tours. People can see the coastline from the top and participate every week in a feast that features music, dancing and swimming.

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