Ocho Rios Beach Excursion Reviews

Enjoy a day filled of sand, pools, and local food such as jerk chicken, while on a private beach break excursion in Ocho Rios.
A Day at the Beach-a very nice day and the weather helped.
A Day at the Beach-a very nice day and the weather helped. Chairs are provided for each guest with assistance for the employees. There is the sunny beach or chairs up in the shade
A Day at the Beach-a very nice day and the weather helped. Chairs are provided for each guest with assistance for the employees. There is the sunny beach or chairs up in the shade Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a snorkel / beach trip.
This was a snorkel / beach trip. The loading of the boat took approximately 1/2 hour, then the snorkel stop was only 20 minutes. The beach stop was at an abandoned or shut down motel. The beach and water was very dirty and trashy. The ... Read More
This was a snorkel / beach trip. The loading of the boat took approximately 1/2 hour, then the snorkel stop was only 20 minutes. The beach stop was at an abandoned or shut down motel. The beach and water was very dirty and trashy. The crew of the boat dropped everybody off at the trashy beach and then pulled the boat into harbor and anchored, The crew then took about 2 hour nap. The loading of guest after their nap was very dangerous. They used a ramp/steps from the front of their boat lowered into the water while it was lisping up down due to waves. Should have used the dock at the trashy resort. I know these excursions are private contractors, but MSC should oversee or evaluate these contractors. Also, local drug dealers trying to sell their goods. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Attentive service, not overcrowded, would have liked lounge chairs rather than being seated upright.
Attentive service, not overcrowded, would have liked lounge chairs rather than being seated upright.
Attentive service, not overcrowded, would have liked lounge chairs rather than being seated upright. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We took the VIP Beach trip.
We took the VIP Beach trip. Typical Jamaica- Music was too loud-drinks were awful (cheapest disgusting rum) food was ok. Ocean was very rough and not safe to swim. Took us to a store with elevated prices and little inventory.
We took the VIP Beach trip. Typical Jamaica- Music was too loud-drinks were awful (cheapest disgusting rum) food was ok. Ocean was very rough and not safe to swim. Took us to a store with elevated prices and little inventory. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked the VIP Beach tour.
We booked the VIP Beach tour. It was convenient. Beach was nice. Food & drinks were average. Would look for a different option next time.
We booked the VIP Beach tour. It was convenient. Beach was nice. Food & drinks were average. Would look for a different option next time. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beach was nice and for/entertainment was awesome
Beach was nice and for/entertainment was awesome
Beach was nice and for/entertainment was awesome Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Booked through MSC.
Booked through MSC. First stop was 2 hours plus lunch at Puerto Seco Beach club. Two ladies from our group didn't return to our bus at the appointed time and we sat for 25 min. waiting for them which shortened our time at Knokno Falls ... Read More
Booked through MSC. First stop was 2 hours plus lunch at Puerto Seco Beach club. Two ladies from our group didn't return to our bus at the appointed time and we sat for 25 min. waiting for them which shortened our time at Knokno Falls and totally eliminated the city part of our tour. We saw about 10 min. of Furn Gully and were taken back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
What a way to end the cruise.
What a way to end the cruise. Beautiful uncrowded casual beach with great guide and service. Unlimited drinks and food all served to you while you sit and enjoy the waves. Perfect!
What a way to end the cruise. Beautiful uncrowded casual beach with great guide and service. Unlimited drinks and food all served to you while you sit and enjoy the waves. Perfect! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Bamboo Beach was just ok.
Bamboo Beach was just ok. The tapas they served weren't good and we didn't particularly care for the drinks either. The kids had a lot of fun in the ocean, but the beach really wasn't that good for swimming. The staff was ... Read More
Bamboo Beach was just ok. The tapas they served weren't good and we didn't particularly care for the drinks either. The kids had a lot of fun in the ocean, but the beach really wasn't that good for swimming. The staff was pretty attentive and the dancers were nice, but it was super crowded by the time we got there--not one lounge chair to be found. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not enough space or beach chairs!
Not enough space or beach chairs!
Not enough space or beach chairs! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Short bus ride to Shaw's beach.
Short bus ride to Shaw's beach. Nice relaxing beach. A little bit rocky, water shoes are helpful. Be advised - next to a nude beach. Not really close enough to be an issue.
Short bus ride to Shaw's beach. Nice relaxing beach. A little bit rocky, water shoes are helpful. Be advised - next to a nude beach. Not really close enough to be an issue. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great relaxing pampered beach break at the Bamboo Beach VIP.
Great relaxing pampered beach break at the Bamboo Beach VIP. Grilled meats, fish, and lobster were wonderful.
Great relaxing pampered beach break at the Bamboo Beach VIP. Grilled meats, fish, and lobster were wonderful. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Old resort that needs up keep.
Old resort that needs up keep. And lots of sea weed
Old resort that needs up keep. And lots of sea weed Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Enjoyable all inclusive relaxing day at the beach
Enjoyable all inclusive relaxing day at the beach
Enjoyable all inclusive relaxing day at the beach Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
It was a nice beach, however 6 of our group got food poisoning from the food and were vomiting ...
It was a nice beach, however 6 of our group got food poisoning from the food and were vomiting later that day. I would bring our own food next time.
It was a nice beach, however 6 of our group got food poisoning from the food and were vomiting later that day. I would bring our own food next time. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The beach was OK.
The beach was OK. We were hoping for decent snorkeling, but the water was too turbulent and there was very little hard bottom. Drink and food service was good, food quality was OK. The VIP seating was good, we were able to find nice ... Read More
The beach was OK. We were hoping for decent snorkeling, but the water was too turbulent and there was very little hard bottom. Drink and food service was good, food quality was OK. The VIP seating was good, we were able to find nice shade. Just far enough from the rest of the club to not be too loud. The shopping stop was more like part of the charge, "You can come to our beach, but you've got to stop at a shop that gives us kickbacks before we let you go". Overall, I wish we had done some research and just taken a cab to a snorkeling spot. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was VIP Bamboo beach.
This was VIP Bamboo beach. Food was good the drinks not so much.
This was VIP Bamboo beach. Food was good the drinks not so much. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We wanted simply time on the beach with our granddaughter.
We wanted simply time on the beach with our granddaughter. Got it. We enjoyed it. Uncrowded beach. Teens on the excursion never looked up from their phones....
We wanted simply time on the beach with our granddaughter. Got it. We enjoyed it. Uncrowded beach. Teens on the excursion never looked up from their phones.... Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Beach showed storm damage.
Beach showed storm damage. Stopped at gift shop on way back & was harassed by local selling pot.
Beach showed storm damage. Stopped at gift shop on way back & was harassed by local selling pot. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Jamaica was our least favourite port, I would book rather than wander on own.
Jamaica was our least favourite port, I would book rather than wander on own. We booked a trip to a beach resort, it was small, we only stayed a couple of hours as seating was limited. Was ok but wouldn't recommend.
Jamaica was our least favourite port, I would book rather than wander on own. We booked a trip to a beach resort, it was small, we only stayed a couple of hours as seating was limited. Was ok but wouldn't recommend. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Bamboo Beach VIP.
Bamboo Beach VIP. Since we were one of the first groups on the beach, this was a great beach day. We were broken into groups of 16 guests and assigned a hostess that picked us up on the dock and stayed with us throughout the day. She ... Read More
Bamboo Beach VIP. Since we were one of the first groups on the beach, this was a great beach day. We were broken into groups of 16 guests and assigned a hostess that picked us up on the dock and stayed with us throughout the day. She served the unlimited drinks on the beach and lunch (3 appetizers, jerk chicken and lobster lunch, and rum cake and ice cream dessert). The VIP section had padded loungers (vs. the chairs on the non-VIP beach). The one downside is that the water is rocky. You need water shoes. But the water was clear and warm and you can run between food and the water throughout the day. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Bamboo Beach VIP was an excellent beach break.
Bamboo Beach VIP was an excellent beach break. The food was good, the service great and we would take this excursion again.
Bamboo Beach VIP was an excellent beach break. The food was good, the service great and we would take this excursion again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful beach.
Beautiful beach. We were served lunch/drinks right on the beach on our loungers.
Beautiful beach. We were served lunch/drinks right on the beach on our loungers. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The beach was so beautiful and clear!
The beach was so beautiful and clear!
The beach was so beautiful and clear! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
To far from port , nice beach , average food, fun waterpark
To far from port , nice beach , average food, fun waterpark
To far from port , nice beach , average food, fun waterpark Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line