Originally Posted by Dave
Island Village is just about 100 yards from the ship and is quite safe. It has a guarded entrance and it essentially a walled-off outdoor shopping mall, anchored by Margaritaville. In other words, it is a nice way to visit Jamaica without really seeing Jamaica.
Thanks for this tip, Dave. My wife loves to shop and I had heard the horror stories of the Jamaican vendors' agressiveness. Ocho Rios is one of our stops on our cruise in February and Island Village sounds like the right stop.