Ocho Rios, Jamaica

International Relocation Guide
International Relocation Guide
International Relocation Guide
International Relocation Guide

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 10, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

What do I need to know before moving to Ocho Rios?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Ocho Rios, they said:

"Jamaica is dangerous, it is dangerous to drive in, walk in or just hang around in. Get a good vehicle (They don't do second hand well here so I would get new if possible). Get a 4X4 as roads are crap!! The only place to live are holiday apartments behind a security barrier, this said, always get an apartment beside the security barrier as you will get broken into if out of the way," said another expat in Ocho Rios.

"Do your research and don't just think moving to a tropical island will be pleasure. There's always some pain involved LOL. And even though I've traveled here 15 times over 8 years before moving it's still a culture shock to be here and I learn something new every day. When you're a resident you can't live like a tourist. If you would like to read my story about my first two months in Jamaica I blogged about it at http://www.jamaicamyway.com/living-in-jamaica/first-two-months/," added another person living in Ocho Rios.

"If you have a chance, give yourself plenty time to look for a good place. Call the realtors around, ask friends and acquaintances if they know of a good place. The town is very small and everyone knows one another. So, if you get in the right circle, you are bound to find help in all areas," explained one expat living in Ocho Rios.

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