Seville Museum, Scenic Coast Drive & Shopping

4.5 hours | Ocho Rios | O C J - 1 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Jamaican Estates
Shopping Opportunities, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

St. Ann's Bay
Tucked between the brilliant green mountains and the royal blue Caribbean Sea, St. Ann's Bay is a quaint town that boasts a UNESCO Heritage Site and national landmark, charming architecture, and Bob Marley as its native son. Known as one of the oldest areas in Jamaica, it is believed to be a 2,000-year-old Arawak Indian settlement. Christopher Columbus would later visit these shores in 1494, and there is a town statue commemorating the explorer.

Seville Heritage Park
This UNESCO Heritage Site and national landmark stretches out over 300 acres, and it's here that Jamaica's first inhabitants established their largest town. A guided tour of the artifacts inside the Seville Museum helps guest to visualize the lives of these first Jamaicans. The lovely grounds outside this beautiful property feature the ruins of a Spanish church and the overseer's house, as well as the remnants of a water wheel used to operate the nearby sugar mill.

What you will see along the way:
Traveling through St. Ann's Bay is an opportunity to see the historic courthouse and ancient fort. There is a statue outside the Parish Library, in honor of Marcus Garvey, Jamaica's first national hero, who was born in St. Ann's. Another key sight is Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The original construction of this church began in 1534, but only the walls were built. It wasn't until 1943 that the beautiful structure was completed, and today, the stone and timber building is recognized as a Jamaica National Heritage Trust.

Photo Opportunities:

Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall was the center of a sugar plantation in the 19th century. Today, this Victorian-style gingerbread house makes for a pretty photo stop.

Shaw Park Hill
Picture perfect Shaw Park Hill is located high on a hilltop affording stunning views of Ocho Rios.

Shopping:
Enjoy 60 minutes of shopping time at Taj Mahal Shopping Center. One of Jamaica's newest duty-free developments, this safe enclave of stores features jewelry boutiques in addition to handicrafts and souvenirs. You can watch an artisan demonstration and purchase decorative pieces of art created on the premises.

Special Notes:

Assistance offered to wheelchair guests.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship on a narrated city drive and photo stop for Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:05
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided tour of Seville Heritage Park and Museum

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Refreshments at Almond Tree Restaurant

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:25
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
30
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes

Exterior visit of Harmony Hall and Shaw Park Hill

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
50
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Visit Taj Mahal Shopping Center - Pottery demonstration, studio and shopping

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01.00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
150
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your transportation and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:05