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BoscobelJamaica

Just outside the vacation destination of Ocho Rios is this tiny village, close to Ian Fleming’s old villa and the airport that bears his name.

Venture farther than the cruise terminals to Boscobel, a small settlement on Jamaica’s north coast, consisting of mostly luxury resorts. Enjoy the Caribbean dream: white sands, clear seas, sunny days and palm trees swaying in the breeze.

The main reason that travelers visit Boscobel is the family-friendly and enormous Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club, which dominates the shoreline. This resort has numerous activities for guests, including a waterpark and even a children’s golf program.

Stay at the resort and you may decide not to venture outside its boundaries because all your needs will be fulfilled. However, you can also use it as a base to explore the surroundings. This coastline inspired Noël Coward and Ian Fleming. Even though James Bond Beach and its Golden Eye Villa are usually listed as attractions of Ocho Rios, they are actually closer to Boscobel. Imagine yourself as a secret agent, sent to complete a thrilling mission on these stunning shores.

Drive immediately east to Oracabessa, an old banana farming village which features classic Jamaican architecture, another beautiful beach and a busy artistic community. Immediately west, in the shade cast by the huge resort, is the tiny but lively village of Salt Gut.

Local organizations are interested in preserving the area’s unique natural beauty from further development. Look for a number of fish sanctuaries just off the coast of Boscobel. If you dive or snorkel, look for bright coral, exotic sponges, crabs, eels, sea turtles and lots of tropical fish. You’ll notice the landscape getting much sparser as you leave Ocho Rios in your tour bus or Jamaican route taxi. The hotels and bars scene changes to quiet roads through the rainforest, alongside the startling blue sea.

Boscobel is listed as the location of the Ian Fleming International Airport, which is Jamaica’s newest air transportation hub. Boscobel is a 20-minute drive from vacation hotspot Ocho Rios and the historical site of Rio Nuevo.

Top Hotels in Boscobel

Beaches Ocho Rios - ALL INCLUSIVE
Beaches Ocho Rios - ALL INCLUSIVE
4.5 out of 5
A3, Ocho Rios, Boscobel, Saint Mary
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Located in Boscobel, this beachfront property is next to a golf course, 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from James Bond Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Coral Reef and Reggae ...

3.6/5Good! (34 reviews)

"Should be refurnished. Uncomfortable beds and the pressure of the water in the shower is so hard, it was not a relax moment."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 24, 2019

Beaches Ocho Rios - ALL INCLUSIVE
The Villa At Pineapple Cove Resort
The Villa At Pineapple Cove Resort
3.5 out of 5
Main Street, Boscobel A3 Salt Gut, Boscobel, St. Mary
The price is CA $65 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Situated in Boscobel, this resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of James Bond Beach, Coral Reef, and Reggae Beach. Mahogany Beach and Turtle River Park are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (12 reviews)

"The villa had an excellent seaview my spouse and i stated in the queens room and the view from the room was extraordinary. Check in was quick and easy thanks to Rajeeve the CSA. The parking facility was private and convenient we had our own keys to access the automatic gate"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 18, 2020

The Villa At Pineapple Cove Resort
Lagardan Ocean View
Lagardan Ocean View
3 out of 5
Pine Cl, Boscobel, St. Mary Parish
The price is CA $81 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Situated in Boscobel, this guesthouse is within 9 mi (15 km) of James Bond Beach, Mahogany Beach, and Turtle River Park. Ocho Rios Fort and Mystic Mountain are ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Excellent stay

"My stay at the Laguardan Ocean View was excellent. I wanted to try somewhere new from where I usually stay and I was very impressed. The place is clean, quiet, comfortable security is excellent and you feel like you’re home. Just in case you’re not driving it’s also on the bus and taxi route so no ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 15, 2019

Lagardan Ocean View
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Vacation Rentals in Boscobel

Villa Sake - Executive House, St. Mary  on Cliff overhanging the Caribbean Sea
Villa Sake - Executive House, St. Mary on Cliff overhanging the Caribbean Sea
Boscobel, Saint Mary
The price is CA $178 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Situated on the waterfront, this romantic villa is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from James Bond Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Coral Reef and Reggae Beach. Mahogany Beach ...

Villa Sake - Executive House, St. Mary on Cliff overhanging the Caribbean Sea
Emerald Estate Gated Community Ochi Rios
Emerald Estate Gated Community Ochi Rios
3.5 out of 5
Gemstone Cl, Boscobel, Saint Mary
The price is CA $115 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Situated in Boscobel, this beach villa is within 6 mi (10 km) of Coral Reef, James Bond Beach, and Reggae Beach. Prospect Plantation and White River Reggae Park ...

Emerald Estate Gated Community Ochi Rios
Palm View At The Emerald Estate Gated
Palm View At The Emerald Estate Gated
3 out of 5
Lot 45 Emerald Estate, Shappire Drive, Boscobel

Situated in Boscobel, this beach villa is within 6 mi (10 km) of Coral Reef, James Bond Beach, and Reggae Beach. Prospect Plantation and White River Reggae Park ...

Palm View At The Emerald Estate Gated
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