Virgin Holidays View
This is the largest resort in the Sandals chain and offers 2 holidays for the price of 1. Climbing up a fabulously verdant hillside are the Riviera Villas, a collection of villas with shared pools surrounded by bright flowers, and the Great House, which boasts a stunning main pool with intimate cabanas. Across the road and fronting a beautiful stretch of white sand is the Riviera Seaside & Ochi Beach Club with a boardwalk that extends out to sea. After undergoing a $60 million renovation the resort now features 15 gourmet dining options and a brand new Ochi Beach Club, among other additions - a resort not to be missed!
Where is it?
Just outside Ocho Rios. Transfer time from Montego Bay airport: 1 hour 45 min.
Eats and drinks
15 dining options: Bayside (International), Valentino's (Italian), The Reef Terrace (Caribbean), Sabrina's Marketplace (International), Manor House (Caribbean), China Doll (Chinese), Dino's Pizzeria (wood-fired pizza oven), Great House Café (jerk pork and chicken, sandwiches and salads), Neptune's (Mediterranean), Kimono's (entertaining Teppanyaki), Soy (sushi bar), Kelly's Dockside (Seafood), The Mariner's Beach Grill, The Beach Bistro and Bella Napoli Pizzeria. 9 bars including juice bar and piano bar.
Nightly entertainment, theme nights, cocktail parties, disco and piano bar.
Fun and games
6 main swimming pools, 1 scuba pool, 22 hot tubs, 87 villa pools and 3 cold plunge pools. Largest Red Lane® Spa in the Sandals chain (treatments*) and Red Lane® Fitness Centre. 30x30ft rock climbing wall, volleyball, floodlit tennis, basketball, billiards, table tennis and shuffleboard. Unlimited green fees at Sandals Golf & Country Club (free transfers, caddies mandatory*). Scuba-diving (free for certified divers, fee applies to others), kayaks, glass bottom boat, snorkelling, windsurfing and aquatrikes.
Butler and Concierge Service available in some suite categories. SnapShots photo shop. Gift shops. Laundry/Dry Cleaning. Internet access*. Exchange Bureau.
Good general access around the property.
529 rooms in 2 main areas. Great House Luxury Room is a stone' s throw away from the resort's restaurants with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, telephone, clock radio, private bath/shower, amenity kit, coffee maker, safety deposit box, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and king-size bed.
Jasmine Grove Luxury Rooms – located in Riviera building, these recently renovated rooms offer absolute comfort, intimacy and relaxation each with balcony with garden views.
Banyan Grove Honeymoon Hummingbird Hideaway – located on the ground or 1st floor, these fully renovated hideaway rooms offer 4-poster bed, mahogany furniture, plasma television and en-suite bathroom. The large private balcony or veranda has a delightful view of the gardens.
Luxury garden Cottage - exclusive location on the 1st and 2nd floor of the Riviera Cottages, with 4-poster bed, mahogany furniture and large private balcony or veranda.
Ocean’s Edge Beachfront Royal Palm – located on the 1st floor, these recently refurbished rooms offer 4-poster beds and a plasma television and offer magnificent views of the sea.
Riviera Honeymoon Concierge Room with Private Balcony - located on the top floors of the Riviera building with garden and mountain views and also benefit from Concierge Service.
Ocean’s Edge Honeymoon Beachfront Concierge Room – located on the 2nd or 3rd floor, these rooms consist of a large private balcony with spectacular ocean views. These suites also benefit from Concierge Service.
Ocean’s Edge Honeymoon Penthouse Beachfront Concierge Room – located on the 4th floor of the Riviera building, these spacious rooms have private balcony overlooking the ocean. These suites also benefit from Concierge Service.
Ocean’s Edge Riviera Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suite/ Ocean’s Edge Riviera Honeymoon Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suite – located in the Riviera building, these spacious rooms have large living area and include French Doors leading onto an over-sized balcony with oceanview. These suites also benefit from Butler Service.
Garden of Eden Premium Rooms- are situated in the Riviera and Bamboo Grove buildings, with balcony or patio.
Great House Oceanview Room – located on the 1st floor, these spacious rooms are just seconds away from the restaurants, bars and pools, with a private balcony with spectacular views of the sea and the lush garden estate.
Great House Concierge One Bedroom Suite – these spacious rooms are located just seconds away of restaurants, bars and pools. They include a private balcony with garden views plus they come complete with Concierge Service.
Honeymoon Estate Poolside Villa – nestled in a tropical hamlet these villas include 4-poster beds with a private veranda with pool or garden view. These suites also benefit from Sandals Butler Service.
St Ann Concierge Poolside Villa Estate/ Honeymoon St Ann Concierge Poolside Villa Estate - located in the Riviera Villas surrounded by lush gardens, these rooms feature mahogany furnishings, kitchenette and 4-poster mahogany king-size bed. These suites also benefit from Sandals Butler Service.
Bougainvillea Hideaway Concierge Poolside One Bedroom Suite/ Honeymoon Bougainvillea Hideaway Concierge Poolside One Bedroom Villa – located on the ground and 1st floors, these suites have kitchenette and parlour leading to a large patio or balcony overlooking the shared pool and deck. These suites also benefit from Sandals Butler Service.
Palm Breeze Estate Poolside One Bedroom Butler Villa/ Honeymoon Palm Breeze Estate Poolside One Bedroom Villa – these newly refurbished suites are set in the gardens and have either a large balcony overlooking the shared pool and deck or patio leading onto the deck. These suites also benefit from Butler Service.
Honeymoon Orchid Oceanview Poolside One Bedroom Butler Villa –located on the 2nd floor, these newly-renovated spacious suites comprise an expansive bedroom, with en-suite bathroom, and living area and include a private balcony with pool and garden views. These villas also benefit from Butler Service.
Tropical Paradise Estate Poolside One Bedroom Suite – these exclusive private villas each have a spacious bedroom and generous sized living room and its own personal veranda, just steps away from a shared pool. These villas also benefit from Butler Service.
Panoramic Ocean Vista Poolside One Bedroom Butler Suite/ Honeymoon Panoramic Ocean Vista Poolside One Bedroom Suite – located on the ground or 1st floor these suites have a private patio or veranda with breathtaking 180° panoramic views. These villas also benefit from Butler Service.
Romeo and Juliet Honeymoon Sanctuary One Bedroom Butler Suite with Private Pool – entering via its own walled courtyard, giving the ultimate in privacy, this luxurious suite also provides the ultimate focal point with its very own Roman pool and hot tub. These villas also benefit from Butler Service.
DRESS CODE: Smart casual for dinner please. Gentlemen must have collared shirts, trousers and shoes.
Two people in love over 18 only.
*Denotes local charge.
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From 15th March 2013 WiFi will be made available to guests staying in Concierge Category or higher.
Free WiFi will be basic and suitable for web browsing, e-mail and messaging. Premium internet, suitable for streaming video, Skype and larger downloads, will be available at an additional charge of $42.99.
From 20th June 2013 Sandals Resorts guests will be able to make free long distance phone calls to the US, Canada and UK (UK Landlines only) in Concierge Category or higher.Guests will also be able to make calls to local Jamaican landlines. Guests will only be able to make these phone calls through their personal smartphone with a Sandals Resort app and not through the in-room phone.The app will be free and available on the Apple and Android App store.
Sandals resorts are Luxury Included®: from deluxe accommodation, fine dining, unlimited premium-brand drinks, transfers, tips and taxes, to a huge range of sports facilities and entertainment – it's all included.