With our Caribbean cruise, we got the opportunity to spend the day in Ocho Rios, a port town on the north cost of Jamaica.
After having a look at the excursions, we had decided to skip any planned activities. They sounded great, but they seemed to be really overpriced, and I’m nothing if not frugal (read cheap). But as soon as we stepped off the boat we were advised that the beaches were pretty far away. There was a small little patch of sand nearby, but not the kind of place you wanted to spend the day.
We were bombarded with tour operators selling tours and taxi drivers offering to drive us to the best beach in town. We decided to stick with what was on offer from Holland America Line (our cruise company). Despite the cost – which was $60/person – we opted for a day at the Bamboo Beach Club which included all-you-can-eat food and bottomless cocktails/beers.
Great right? Hmmm… not so much!