Walk The Village

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Shop. Swim. Eat. Dance. Drink. Chill. Discover. Play. Laugh. Learn. Groove. Think. Love. Live good!


About Us

Unique, Colorful and Vibrant is Island Village!

Situated in the heart of Jamaica’s popular tourist destination – Ocho Rios, just minutes away from the Cruise Ship Pier, Island Village offers the perfect mix of retail and entertainment facilities all in one convenient stop.

With its picturesque open air setting incorporating natural spring lagoons and beautiful flowering trees, this complex has the remarkable feeling of being almost at “One With Nature”. It manages to recreate the ambiance of a picturesque Caribbean village setting, yet at the same time housing retail and entertainment facilities.

Island Village is located on the beach and stays true to its tropical location, vibrant gardens, scenic boardwalk and water features for a relaxed shopping experience. Island Village gives new dimensions to the visitor experience and has completely transformed the landscape of this popular resort community.

Opened in February 2002, Island Village offers its guests an exciting array of retail shops, unique entertainment and fantastic yet affordable dining options.

Conceived by Chris Blackwell, the Jamaican resort and media visionary, who is widely credited with bringing Bob Marley (and reggae music) to the wider world, Island Village distinctly reflects the standards of other Islands’ world renowned properties. Island Village is also home to the controversial Bob Marley Statue sculpted by Jamaican artist Christopher Gonzales.

Island Village is FREE OF CHARGE to the public and is fully accessible to the physically challenged.


Concierge Services

Island Village Concierge Services are designed especially to make your experience more pleasurable and convenient. Located on level two of the boardwalk, Island Village Management Office (876.675.8995) is your source for:

  • Special Events
  • Private Guided Tours
  • Sightseeing Information
  • Lost & Found Items
  • Retail Operations

Venue Bookings

Island Village is the perfect destination for mixing a little business with a lot of pleasure. Consider our unique Village setting for your corporate seminars and retreats, cultural events, and concerts.

The Cove Theatre accommodates up to 200 persons for seminars.

Stage any large open air event at the Village Green. Formal receptions and dinners can be catered and tented or hosted at a convenient spot on the property.

Come for an hour or stay for the day, Island Village is Ocho Rios’ premier shopping and entertainment destination and it’s your place to have any type of fun.

Live good!

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Our History

Although plantations developed during colonial times, Ocho Rios never evolved as a fruit-shipping port of any consequence. Things began to change in the 1940s when Reynolds Jamaica Mines built the deep-water Reynolds Pier west of town. An overhead conveyor belt still carries bauxite ore 10km from the Reynolds open-cast mines at Lydford, in the hills south of town.

Nonetheless, Ocho Rios was still just a quiet village in the 1960s when the Jamaican government formed the St Ann Development Council and then launched a systematic development. It dredged the harbour and built a small marina, reclaimed the shore, brought in sand for Turtle Beach, and built shopping complexes and housing schemes. By the early 1980s, Ocho Rios’ character had been established: a meld of American-style fast-food franchises, nondescript shopping malls, an enclave of mediocre hotels in town, and more tasteful, upscale English-style hotels a discrete distance east. Then the construction of Island Village, a major shopping and entertainment complex which has embellished little ‘Ochi’.