Split level apartment sleeps 2, fully equipped, central location
Why Belinda chose Ocho Rios
Within walking distance to town, easy access to famous attractions...right on the ocean front and centrally located.
What makes this Apartment unique
Walk to shops, clean, fresh looking and centrally located. Best snorkeling right on your door step.
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Belinda was a great host. Her condo was extremely comfortable. A great place to spend vacation.
This is not a 5 star rating. Other reviews are misleading. This is an average unit with good view
Unit is situated right on the ocean with great views. Building/condo was probably built in the 60’s. Grounds are well kept. Host was very pleasant and responsive. The condo unit is in need of updating. Wicker indoor furniture is equivalent to outdoor patio furniture with bad couches. All couches need replacing. Wicker is getting moldy and needs cleaning. King size bed is nice but is hard as a rock. Needs to be replaced. Old galley kitchen is small and needs drawer repairs.
Air conditioning is located only in the upstairs bedroom. On hot humid days the ocean breeze and fan is not adequate for the first floor. With having to have the first floor patio door open, the smell of pot from the neighbors smoking multiple times a day is continuous and annoying.
Mahogany Beach next door is a short walk from the condo and chairs can be rented for less than $3.00/day. There is a reason for this, the majority of chairs are broken and in disrepair. Beach lacks sand, water is dirty and shallow. Best part is the tour boats that arrive with 50-100 people taking over the small beach which maybe 150 feet long. Cool Runnings tour boat runs out of this beach/cove. Not a beach you want to go to for relaxing or swimming.
For taxis we utilized the security guard at the gate. He was great at getting taxis at reasonable prices.
Unsurpassed views of the ocean, incredibly tranquil setting
This modest condominium is a hidden gem amidst the myriad of hotels, resorts and boutique inns. The Carib condos at Ocho Rios are situated within 10 yards of the ocean, and just off the shoreline is some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. The unit itself is very self-contained allowing guests to cook their own meals if preferred, or walk within an easy 10-minute walk for dining out options. The condo is clean, quiet, quaintly appointed and centrally located, within a 10 minutes to the local open air market, major grocery stores and banking options. Belinda and her recommended driver Anthony are both exceptional! Incredibly genuine, helpful and gracious -- both emanating a sense of pride in Jamaica and the local culture. For those desiring a place to completely unplug, relax and rejuvenate, this is your place! Reliable internet, hot water upon demand, 24 hour security, and luxurious trade winds that drift through the building all add to the delightful, relaxing ambiance of this hidden gem.
Finally, a couple who know what they want when on holiday, know how to travel and explore to the fullest! Great meeting you both, appreciate this and your wonderful memories in my guest book! You were a puff of fresh air floating through. My doors are always open & hopefully, next time will be longer & discounted! Thank you both.
Most beautiful, peaceful, fun vacation ever!
This condo was even more spacious and lovely than we imagined. We could make our own meals, thanks to the full kitchen, and even enjoy eating them at the table and chairs on the balcony. What a beautiful view! The surrounding grounds are picturesque and well kept, and it was a pretty walk to the beach nearby.
Thank you Belinda for a lovely week, and for all the home-like additions you provided, and for answering all our questions.
We booked a couple of local activities - horseback riding and bobsled - on days when there was no cruise ship in Ocho, and had a wonderful time.
The driver Belinda recommended, Anthony, was very reliable and knowledgeable of the area. We enjoyed our time with him - from the airport, to our activities, and touring.
Thank you Belinda! We hope to come back.
Dawn & Dan
It was such a pleasure meeting you both and so happy you enjoyed your stay at the apartment. You left it in immaculate condition! Sorry about the airport coming and going but next time you will book things differently! Anthony and I look forward to your return in the very near future! Best wishes Belinda
Tranquillity By the Sea
Clean, cosy apartment with a home-from-home feel. Beautiful views and very comfortable. Definately recommend!
Little piece of heaven in the Caribbean!
We booked this accommodation based on the great recommendation of previous guests who raved about the snorkeling. They were correct! And they left great instructions on exactly where best to find them in the protected no-fishing zone along the coast. Abundant shallow water reef fish are just steps away from this apartment. We also saw a ray and two spotted eels.
The property has beautiful landscaping and excellent security. It is a safe walk into town for groceries and dining. We could occasionally hear music from town, but it added to the Caribbean vibe. The property itself was extremely quiet but there was low occupancy during our stay. The unit itself shows some age but was well equipped, comfortable, and clean. The wifi was excellent, and the electricity (and hot water) worked 100% ( I noted other property reviews reported problems). We had a few tropical insect occurrences but this is to be expected with the doors and windows open most of the time, and bug spray from the unit did the job. Daily trash disposal is a good idea.
Like other reviewers, we spent a lot of time on the balcony as it stayed shaded all day. The beach was frequently crowded with day trippers who left daily for a catamaran trip. The water is very shallow along the coast and there are insufficient lounge chairs for Carib Condo guests, or are in disrepair, but the staff were quick to assist us on the one day we ventured onto the busy beach. Note the restaurant/bar mostly caters to the day trippers and was closing by 5pm, but Carla reopened the kitchen and gave us good company while we waited for our good burgers.
Overall, this was our most relaxing vacation and would stay here again. Thanks, Belinda!
Thrilled to know the snorkeling surpassed your expectations and thank you for all your helpful tips that other renters can be aware of.
Hopefully you will return again one day soon as the snorkeling awaits you!
Ocho Rios is situated on Jamaica's north coast about halfway between Montego Bay and Port Antonio. Montego Bay airport approximately 1 1/2 hour drive. Carib is situated on Mahogany Beach at 177 Main Street. The area offers varied beaches and lush tropical gardens. Stunning natural beauty combined with numerous activities, shopping and dining experiences. Local attractions include, swimming with the dolphins, infamous 600' Dunn's River Water Falls, chair lift to the top of Mystic Mountain for spectacular panoramic views and bobsled ride, Konoko Gardens & Falls, plantation tours, tubing, horse back riding and near by Bob Marley's birth place.
Other Activities: Swimming with the dolphins, sailing, river tubing, horseback riding, ATV rides, snorkeling, kayaking, Mystic Mountain Bobsled & ariel ride, botanical gardens