On the north coast of Jamaica, situated between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, you'll find beautiful, scenic Discovery Bay.
It's a peaceful, relaxing and quiet area... and displays one of the most picturesque series of gleaming blue bays... perfect white sandy beaches... and vibrant, lively fishing villages. If traveling to Jamaica, Discovery Bay is definitely a stop you'll want to make - not only for the scenery, but the historic value as well.
Discovery Bay is a town in the Saint Ann Parish on the northern coast of Jamaica. It came to be known as Discovery Bay as Christopher Columbus and his crew had discovered it in 1494.Discovery Bay is home to much history, orginially named Puerto Seco by Christopher Columbus because there aren't any permanent rivers flowing through it, unlike it's neighbouring towns.
It later came to be known as Discovery Bay as Christopher Columbus and his crew discovered it in 1494, (it is disputed as to whether they first landed in Discovery Bay or Sevilla La Nueva.) Due to this there are many historical attractions in Discovery Bay, including the Green Grotto Caves and Columbus Park. The Green Grotto Caves display relics of the native Taino Arawak lifestyle - you can also visit the secret caves through which many spaniards escaped when the english invaded in 1655, they were guided by the Arawaks and African slaves in exchange for their freedom.
Discovery Bay holds some of Jamaica's premier attractions, including Doplhin Cove, where the whole family can enjoy swimming with Dolphins in a beautiful coral reef, and Firefly, Noel Coward's home in the hills above Port Maria, located in one of the island's most spectacular settings, and arguably the best views in Jamaica.The attractions in Discovery Bay are endless, whether you would prefer a drive through fern gully to experience breathtaking tropical vegetation or a visit to Chukka Cove to take part in activities ranging from polo to trail rides.
For those who wish to experience a taste of Jamaican night life there are several restaurants and clubs at Island Village - the most recent shopping and entertainment complex in Ocho Rios, also with shops and a cinema. In Discovery Bay there is no shortage of mouthwatering foods to tuck into after a long day in the sun! The gorgeous 'The Ruins' is built surrounding a waterfall and stream in a semi outdoor setting where you can enjoy both Jamaican and Chinese cuisine, and 'Tuscanini's' - a favourite place to dine for both locals and tourists.