Dolphin Cove

In February 2001, Dolphin Cove opened its doors just across the road from Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios. Originally the Burrows’ family home, it was transformed into a three-acre marine park with initially four dolphins as the star attractions and since then, has undoubtedly risen to become the country’s leading tourism attraction. Feb 2001 Movie The growth Just 4 years later in 2005, Half Moon Dolphin Lagoon became the second Dolphin Cove park, right at the heart of the Half Moon Resort, becoming a one of a kind attraction exclusive to their guests. In 2010 Dolphin Cove Montego Bay (previously Dolphin Cove Negril) opened the door of its 23 acre of ocean frontage for all their visitors and finally in 2015 Dolphin Cove settled the 4th park in Jamaica at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, another wonderful location exclusive for the hotel’s guests. 2005 Picture Why Dolphin Cove Our dolphin interactive programs rank among the best in the world but we are much more than that as we have a wide range of animal interactions that parks visitors can experience. Among the 4 parks you can experience amazing activities for the whole family like Mini-boats and exploring the coast, interacting and snorkeling with stingrays, petting the camels, watching our hilarious shark show, relaxing on our glistening white sandy beaches, taking a glass-bottom kayak ride to explore the fascinating underwater world, interacting with exotic birds, snakes and iguanas on the Jungle Trail walk. Location Awards and recognitions After fifteen years in the business, Dolphin Cove has developed into a dynamic attraction offering a plethora of activities for visitors to do. Increasingly, more and more visitors are zooming into this unique adventure, and the reviews have been nothing less than great! This is evidenced by the numerous local and international awards we have won including the most recent, Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Award for the Attraction of the Year 2013. 2013 Location Part of a bigger family Picture Dolphin Cove belongs to the Dolphin Discovery Group since late 2015, and now it’s part of a family of 24 parks in 9 countries and 2 continents! We are proud to be part of the #1 dolphin company in the world. Nov 15 Here you will have a great family adventure since Dolphin Cove prides itself in being the number one attraction in Jamaica. We are located in the major tourist areas so that no matter where you stay in Jamaica we are near. From Negril we are less than a half an hour ride, from Montego Bay you can chose from Dolphin Cove Montego Bay or Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios, both a short ride away. Falmouth Cruise ship terminal is less than one hour away by bus, and Ocho Rios is just on our doorstep. Staying elsewhere on the island? Contact us, we will be pleased to help you. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Jamaica!

Fort Charles

Jamaica’s latitude and longitude are measured from the flagstaff of Fort Charles, a weathered redoubt originally laid in 1655, and the only one of the town’s forts to survive the 1692 earthquake. Originally washed by the sea on three sides, the fort is now firmly landlocked due to the gradual silt build-up. At its peak, 104 guns protected the fort. Many cannons still point out from their embrasures along the restored battlements. In the center of the courtyard stands the small, well-presented Maritime Museum, containing a miscellany of objects – from glassware and pottery to weaponry – retrieved from the sunken city. Horatio Nelson, who later became Britain’s greatest naval hero, lived in the small ‘cockpit’ while stationed here for 30 months. Behind the museum is the raised platform known as Nelson’s Quarterdeck, where a young Nelson kept watch for enemy ships amid fears of a French invasion. A plaque on the wall of the King’s Battery commemorates his time here. A small redbrick artillery store, the 1888 Giddy House, sits alone just behind the fort. The 1907 earthquake briefly turned the spit to quicksand and one end of the building sank, leaving the store at a lopsided angle. Next to the Giddy House is a gun emplacement with a massive cannon – which also keeled over in 1907.

Devon House

Devon House is a famous mansion in Kingston, Jamaica that dates back to 1881. This property was once the home of Jamaica’s first black millionaire, George Steibel. Over the years Devon House has been transformed into an interactive tour experience that includes restaurants, shopping, and even an ice cream shop. The tour attracts dozens of visitors daily, with the main draw being the house itself. Many elements of the original home have been preserved while some additional recreations have been added to the mix. Devon House exudes a tropical vibe, beginning with the towering palm trees and expansive grounds and continuing throughout the property, which features a blend of French and uniquely Jamaican antiques. The Devon House tour is a good choice for couples looking for a more low-key experience that is both peaceful and enjoyable. If you’re thinking about visiting Devon House while in Jamaica, don’t put it off because it’s one of the more informative attractions in Jamaica. If you want to know more about what to expect during a Devon House tour, read on because we’ve got everything you need to know including the cost, history, and activities! Quite a lot of fascination still exists regarding the 19th-century mansion that is Devon House, as well as George Stiebel, the man who created it. Stiebel worked as a carpenter and trader and is said to have acquired his wealth from gold mining in Venezuela. Devon House, located in Kingston, Jamaica, was first called Devon Penn before Stiebel purchased it from the St. Andrew Parish Church upon his return from Venezuela. The house was redone to suit his tastes and features a striking Georgian architectural style. One of the things that stands out about Devon House is the way various cultural elements were incorporated into its final design. This house went from being a ‘simple’ home to one of the most notable historical landmarks in Jamaica. Devon House’s eventual fate was much unlike that of the other millionaire homes in this area (two others are known to have existed), which were demolished and rebuilt in a more modern style. In 1960, George Stiebel’s widow Agnes moved to New York. The house she had once shared with Stiebel was left vacant until it was opened in 1968. In 1990, it became an official National Monument by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. The Minister of Welfare and Development at the time, Edward Seaga (the former Prime Minister of Jamaica), was partly responsible for this pronouncement. Today, Devon House is a national heritage site and it is owned by the Government of Jamaica. Despite its tagline and history, no one has lived in this house for years. Rather, the Devon House property is now home to a variety of shops (20 in all), restaurants, a spa, and a delicious ice cream shop all of which visitors to Jamaica can enjoy!