Make sure not to miss the surrounding historic sites and art galleries in Ocho Rios in between climbing waterfalls, playing in the sea or ziplining through the trees in the original tourist town. This spot on the North Coast of Jamaica is filled with activities for every type of visitor to the island including tours, attractions and lots of opportunities to explore the rich Jamaican culture.
After a year of restoration, Harmony Hall was opened in 1981. The mid-19th century Methodist manse is now a popular gallery in Ocho Rios. The gallery represents dozens of Jamaica’s painters, sculptors and carvers. This is the location of the infamous Annabella boxes, created by the original owner. Each box contains a small piece of Jamaican history in the artwork on the cover. Her daughter’s unique quilts are also now a signature piece.
Tel: (876) 974-2870
A dedicated pottery factory, Wassi Art is located just north of downtown Ocho Rios. The factory quarries within the Great Pond district and dozens of local artisans throw the Blue Mountain clay by hand, creating beautiful pottery pieces. Visitors can tour the factory for free - an interactive tour that allows you to actually throw your own pot. The owners are happy to ship your purchases if required.
Tel: (876) 974-5044