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“Designed for cruise ships”
Review of Island Village

Island Village
Ranked #45 of 70 things to do in Ocho Rios
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Situated in the heart of Jamaica’s popular tourist destination – Ocho Rios, just minutes away from the Cruise Ship Pier, Island Village offers the perfect mix of retail and entertainment facilities all in one convenient stop. With its picturesque open air setting incorporating natural spring lagoons and beautiful flowering trees, this complex has the remarkable feeling of being almost at “One With Nature”. It manages to recreate the ambiance of a picturesque Caribbean village setting, yet at the same time housing retail and entertainment facilities. Island Village is located on the beach and stays true to its tropical location, vibrant gardens, scenic boardwalk and water features for a relaxed shopping experience. Island Village gives new dimensions to the visitor experience and has completely transformed the landscape of this popular resort community.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Just a series of souvenir shops, jewellery etc with a few cafes, designed to cater for cruise ships which tie up at nearby jetty.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

I went to a 3D movie with the kids it was really good and the kids had a blast. Would go again, worth every penny.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Perfect for anyone wanting to drink or spend lots of money on souvenirs. There is a lot of nice stuff to see for anyone wanting to learn about Jamaican history and culture, but all of that can be seen in 30-60 minutes. We really shopped around among the street vendors and found some really good deals on wood carvings. Once they see the buses starting to leave, the prices do come down. When you go into the physical stores, expect high prices and high pressure sales.

2  Thank Jim P
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Nice open space , that often wakens up in the evening, with young people. Very safe and a few nice places to have a snack or enjoy Margueritaville if you want something lively

1  Thank 123PETER348
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Consists mostly of many jewellery stores with items that you could buy anywhere and gift shops with tees, bags and trinkets made in China. It was a hotel recommended excursion with free transportation. The Margaritaville bar was ok but the music was so loud we stayed outside to wait for our driver. I was hoping for more local artisans.... it was disappointing given all the talent on the island, to be sent to a shopping centre to buy products made abroad.

3  Thank FrancesBryan
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