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Review of Marvyn's Paradise Tours

Marvyn's Paradise Tours
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US$89.00*
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Private Dunn's River Falls and Tubing Combo Tour from Ocho Rios
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Owner description: At Marvyn's Paradise Tours we provide some of the most scenic and fun filled parts of Jamaica. Enjoy crystal blue waters, adventure, history, music, lavish greenery and fantastic duty free shopping, the best of Jamaica that many visitor miss. Going on a vacation with the family or with good friends and looking for a personalized tour with great experiences?Choose Marvyn's Paradise Tours :)
England
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15 reviews
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“Excellent trips”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

We have just spent 2 weeks in Jamaica and during this time we went on 3 trips with Marvyn's Tours. The first trip we were collected by Marvyn at our hotel and he took us to the blue hole - fantastic really pretty and really good fun and little T who was our guide for the falls was brilliant. We then went tubing on the river which was also fantastic, Dwight was our guide and he sung and talked to us while we floated down the river admiring the scenery. We then headed to Dunns River - a totally different experience but still really good and we are so glad we did not miss this. After that we went for some lunch at the jerk centre and then on to Oceans on the ridge for a fantastic view over Ocho Rios - we would have liked to have come back here to eat. After this we did a bit of shopping in Ocho Rios before Marvyn dropped us off at the hotel.
On our second trip we were accompanied by another couple and were collected by Delton who took us via fern gully to Kingston where he took us to a fruit and vegetable market and he showed us around whilst purchasing some goods - this was fantastic and a real example of true Jamaican lifestyle. We also went to Bob Marley Museum and from here up to the blue mountains were we took a 4WD up to a house right up in the blue mountains going past numerous coffee plantations. The 4WD journey was a really great experience - real off road. Up in the mountains we were awarded with amazing views and a late lunch. This trip was a long day but was a fantastic insight to Jamaican culture.
On our third trip we were collected by Delton and taken to Somerset Falls - these are fantastic and you can go by boat/canoe under the falls. From here we went to Port Antonio and on to the Rio Grande where we went rafting - the countryside was beautiful full of wildlife and so peaceful. After this went to Boston and to a jerk centre were we had lovely chicken and pork. After lunch Delton took as to a lovely resort so we could look around it. On the way back to the hotel we stopped for a photo at the blue lagoon which looked stunning. During the day we made a couple of stops at fruit stalls to sample some of the local fruit including Jack fruit and star apple that Delton then showed us how to eat - a real treat.
All our trips were fantastic and both Delton and Marvyn answered all our questions and gave us so much information about Jamaica and their cultures. We both had a fantastic time and are really happy we chose Marvyn for our trips and would certainly use him again when we return to Jamaica.

Visited January 2014
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“So good we booked him a second day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

This was tour was by far the best thing we did in Jamaica. Marvin was a great host! I would never book a tour through the hotel after this. It was a tour for just our group of 6 and very affordable which was awesome! Created great memories with close friends. We were never hurried and did things at our own pace. Marvin took us to destinations we never would of seen if we booked elsewhere (like the blue hole!). Without rambling on i would like to say if your going to Jamaica don't wait email Marvin and book a tour with him, you will not regret it!

Visited January 2014
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chrissy403
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

We had an amazing time with Marvyn. He was the most accommodating tour guide I have ever had. Cant wait to go back and see him again!

Visited January 2014
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Dublin, California
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“Had an amazing time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

Immediately after arriving from the Carnival Breeze, Delton, one of Marvyn's guides was awaiting us. Right away he made us feel very comfortable and was incredibly friendly. Any question you had, he was ready to answer. The Blue Hole is a must if you take a tour in Ocho Rios... it's exhilarating and totally unforgettable. You can't go wrong with Marvyn's Paradise Tours, the constant 5/5 reviews are no lie!

Visited January 2014
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San Ramon, California
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“A day in Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

I read all the great reviews for Marvyn's Parasise Tours and decided to set up a tour for our stop in Ocho Rios in January. I emailed Marvyn several months in advance to set things up and received a reply right away. We had a group of 7 and he suggested several activities to fill our time in port. The week before our trip, I emailed Marvyn to confirm our plans and again received a reply right away with instructions on where to meet.

When we arrived in port, our guide Delton was there to greet us and we were on our way to the Irie Blue Hole. Along the way, Delton provided information about the sights and culture of his country. The Blue Hole was amazing! There were other tours there but it was not crowded at all. We met up with Marvyn at the Blue Hole, he was very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. Most of our group went swimming and explored the site with Morgan who was a guide at the Blue Hole. We spent about an hour at the Blue Hole and then we were off to the next stop.

For our second stop, we were off to the beach. We went to Bamboo Blu, which was a small private beach area with a restaurant/bar. We had no problem getting a table on the beach. We had planned to have lunch at our next stop so we only ordered drinks at this stop. The beach was beautiful and not overly crowded. It was a great place to relax.

After the beach, it was time for lunch. Delton was great about keeping us on schedule. He took us to Scotchies for jerk chicken and pork. We found a table while Delton placed our order. The food was really good and there was plenty of it. Delton was a great host, he made sure we had everything we needed.

After lunch, Delton took us to do some shopping. We didn't spend too much time shopping so Delton decided to show us some more sites before returning us to the port. He drove us to the Fern Gully area and stopped off to take some pictures.

We were all sad when our tour ended. Our day with Delton was great, he was so friendly and informative, he went out of his way to make sure we had a good time. This was my 5th visit to Jamaica and by far the best. If you visit Jamaica, Marvyn's Paradise Tours is a must do!

Visited January 2014
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