Property and local area description
Crane Ridge Resort
Crane Ridge hotel, 2 bedroom apart, pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts
The Resort is situated on 19 acres of lush landscaped gardens with 90 story residences surrounding a freshwater swimming pool, swim-up bar, whirlpool and bar. The hotel's open-air restaurant serves local and international specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are also two tennis courts and a Spa. The accommodations at Crane Ridge feature large private balcony with views of the Caribbean, the Ocho Rios coastline or the resort grounds and pool. Room Amenities include satellite TV, air conditioned, spacious closets, in-room safes, irons & ironing boards, telephones and equipped kitchenettes. For recreation there are two lawn tennis courts as well as table tennis. In addition to a variety of water sports, have an exhilarating climb of the world famous Dunn's River Falls (5 minutes away). beach just 10 minutes walk away which offers a variety of water sport activities, The Ruins. This Jamaican-Chinese restaurant is set in lush grounds and features cascading waterfalls and small pools with exotic fishes for your viewing pleasure. Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios, St. Ann. Right across from Dunns River Falls is a new attraction where visitors can swim or if you can't swim touch the dolphins. Shaw Park Botanical Garden. Ocho Rios, St. Ann . Five hundred and fifty feet above sea level with a spectacular view, this is Jamaica& Apos;s most celebrated botanical garden, floral opulence, waterfalls. Gift shop and bar. Admission fee required. Chukka Cove Equestrian Centre . Richmond Landovery, St. Ann . . Horse-back riding for beginners and professionals.
Local activities diving, fishing, golf, horse riding, paragliding, sailing, surfing, swimming, tennis, walking, water skiing, wind-surfing
Somerset Falls Hope Bay, Portland Guided tour of garden, historic Spanish ruins and falls. Admission fee required. Navy Island. Port Antonio, Portland Guide tour of the island by reservation. This island was once owned by Errol Flynn. African-styled cottages & villa marina bar, restaurant, various water sporting activities. Ferry ride from the mainland to the island . Rafting on the Rio Grande St. Margaret's Bay, Portland Raft starts at Berrydale and continues for 1 1/2 miles ending at Rafters Rest. Two person per raft. Admission fee required. Y.S. Falls A jitney drawn by tractor will take you on a 15 minutes jaunt through the farm to the waterfalls location. Waterfalls cascade down seven tiers into cool swimming holes. Non-such Cave and Anthenry Gardens Caves rich in stalactites and stalagmites, also a gift shop and three acres of well-tended garden. Admission fee required. Calypso Rafting The raft will take you through tropical greenery .
Lovers Leap Yardley Chase, St. Elizabeth A 420m (1600ft) drop where the Santa Cruz mountains meet the sea on the South Coast. You can see the curvature of the earth. Names after the legend of two young slaves in love, who leapt to their death rather than live in slavery. Black River Safari Tours Black River, St. Elizabeth Website Located at the old boarding ramp on the eastern bank of the Black River, this wildlife boat tour of the coastal wetlands. Excellent opportunity for photographing many species of birds and crocodiles. Admission fee required. Appleton Estate Rum Tour Siloah, St. Elizabeth View Website Get to know 'where de rum come from' World famous tour of sugar press and distillery with complimentary drinks or coffee and rum-tasting session. Included in the tour is a complimentary sample bottle of rum. Admission fee required. Y.S. Falls located in the beautiful countryside on Jamaica's undeveloped south coast are quite spectacular.
Tours from Orchi Rios
Brimmer Hall Plantation Tour Brimmer Hall, Port Maria, St. Mary Phone # 876-994-2309 Tour of historical building, jitney tour of plantation which produced sugar cane, pineapple, ackee, banana & coffee. Swimming pool & rest room. Admission fee required Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour Ocho Rios, St. Ann Tours originate from Ocho Rios into the Blue Mountains. Cost includes breakfast, lunch and transportation, bicycle & equipment and a tour guide.
Other Activities Dolphin Cove ( 5 minutes away), visitors can swim with dolphins, Dunn's River Falls