Grande BeachPublished Oct 17, 2011
Grande Beach is a stunning public beach located on the northeastern coast of Jamaica, just 0.1 miles from the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort and Spa. Grande Beach is near Ocho Rios too; so exploring the town during a visit to the beach is an easy and attractive option. The popular activity at Grande Beach is parasailing, so it’s perfect for those desiring to participate in this sport.
Grande Beach offers warm tropical waters, soft sands, and a gorgeous view. It is a good choice for visitors looking to get away from the pressure of modern life. It is close enough to more populated areas to offer an urban experience, while also offering the ultimate tropical island ambience.
There are many hotels and resorts near Grande Beach, so finding accommodation is easy. The beach is popular with guests at the nearby hotels, so the number of visitors to the beach varies according to time of year. Therefore, peak tourist season means that the Grande Beach will be more crowded than at other times.
The hotels closest to Grande Beach include the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort and Spa(0.1 mile, 730 rooms), Village Hotel (0.2 mile, 34 rooms), SandCastles Resort (0.6 mile), 49 rooms), Crane Ridge Resort (0.7 mile), 90 rooms, Sandals Grande Ocho Rios Beach & Villa Resort (1.1 miles, 529 rooms), Royal Plantation (1.7 miles, 36 rooms), and the Jamaica Inn (1.7 miles, 53 rooms).
Grande Beach is also close to several fascinating natural attractions, including the Enchanted Gardens, located 1.1 miles to the south; Coyaba River Garden and Museum, just 1.7 miles southeast of the beach, and Dunn's River Falls (2.1 miles to the southwest.
For visitors looking for clues to Jamaica’s history, a visitor to Firefly, located 14.7 miles to the east of Grande Beach, offers an interesting choice. A visit to Harmony Hall 4.7 miles northeast of Grande Beach is also recommended.
There are many dining options available at Grande Beach, including restaurants on the shore. Within less than a mile of Grande Beach, visitors can sample Jamaican cuisine at the Little Pub and the Ocho Rios Village Jerk Centre. International cuisine can be enjoyed at the Almond Tree Restaurant.
Visitors to Grande Beach can be assured of an active and pleasant Jamaican experience with many things to do.