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Green Grotto Caves Ideal Summer Getaway

This summer Green Grotto Caves is offering special rates to Jamaican residents. So if you are thinking of doing something adventurous, why not explore the attraction which is located in Discovery Bay St. Ann between the resort centres of Ocho Rios and Montego Bay.

According to Fabia Lamm, Manager, Green Grotto Caves, this ideal attraction offers value for money and a wide variety of services as in addition to touring the caves, patrons, especially church groups, family reunions and other incentive groups, may enjoy the additional facilities for their exclusive use and activities, at very affordable and competitive rates and enjoy discounts on touring  the caves.

A tour of the caves enables visitors to journey into the underground and rediscover Jamaican history. Previously known as Runaway, Dairy, Rum, Hopewell and Dry Harbour Caves, the Green Grotto Caves are said to have provided shelter for Jamaica’s first inhabitants, the Taino Indians.  The caves boast a maze of interconnected chambers, majestic stalactites and stalagmites and other exquisite formations.

The Attraction which is managed by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), through the St. Ann Development Company (SADCO) was acquired by the UDC in 1999, upgraded and reopened on April 17, 2000. The most recent achievement of the Attraction occurred during April 2012, when Green Grotto Caves became the Caribbean’s first tourism attraction to achieve EarthCheck’s highest accolade of Platinum Certification. This certification recognises 10 years of continuous reporting under the EarthCheck benchmarking and certification programme.

Earthcheck Certification, a programme managed by EC3 Global is widely regarded as the largest certifier of sustainable travel and tourism businesses. Earthcheck is one of the world’s most recognized environmental benchmarking and certification programmes. The environmental efforts of Green Grotto Caves and Attractions have consistently exceeded best practice standards and once again enabled them to receive this prestigious certification.

The attraction opens daily between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Interested patrons are encouraged to call the attraction at 973-3217; 973-2841; 973-2766 and 973-2767 or contact them at for further details.