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Going Jamaica This Summer?

Go Grande Beach For A Frolicking Time

Over the years Jamaica has lost many of its public beaches to private enterprises. However, one of the few beaches currently opened to the public is Grande Beach.

The beach is located about a stone throw away from the town of Ochi Rios — one of Jamaica’s most popular resort towns.

Photo Credit: Luxury Jamaica Holiday
Photo Credit: Luxury Jamaica Holiday

On any visit to this beach, one will see a number of people participating in parasailing.

Grande Beach is known for its shallow warm, crystal clear, pristine waters, white soft sands, and shade palm trees.

There is also easy access to a variety of Jamaican food and drinks as well as other beach amenities.

It is a good place to experience the Jamaican vibes and soak up the tropical sunshine in a relaxed atmosphere.

It is also an excellent choice for visitors looking to get away from the pressure of modern life.

There are many hotels and resorts within the vicinity of Grande Beach, thus offering one a number of options both in accommodation and price range.

The number of visitors to the beach varies according to time of year.

The beach usually attracts a large crowd in the peak of the tourism season or around the time of spring break.

The hotels closest to Grande Beach include the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort and Spa (0.1 mile, 730 rooms), Village Hotel (0.2 mile, 34 rooms), Sand Castles Resort (0.6 mile), 49 rooms), Crane Ridge Resort (0.7 mile), 90 rooms, Sandals Grande Ocho Rios Beach & Villa Resort (1.1 miles, 529 rooms), Royal Plantation (1.7 miles, 36 rooms), and the Jamaica Inn (1.7 miles, 53 rooms).

Grande Beach is also close to several beautiful and natural attractions. These include the Enchanted Gardens, located 1.1 miles to the south; Coyaba River Garden and Museum, just 1.7 miles southeast of the beach; and Dunn’s River Falls (2.1 miles to the southwest.

For visitors looking to experience a bit of  Jamaica’s history, there is Firefly, located 14.7 miles to the east of Grande Beach and Harmony Hall, 4.7 miles northeast of Grande Beach.

The dining options nearby are also many and varied. They include, the Little Pub and Ocho Rios Village Jerk Centre and the Almond Tree Restaurant.

Visitors to Grande Beach can be assured of an active and pleasant Jamaican experience with many things to do.

Pollyana Davy, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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