Beaches Ocho Rios -A Spa,Golf & Waterpark Resort

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The hotel

For active families who like to be out and about with a huge range of sports facilities all to hand, plus a good choice of dining options, Beaches Ocho Rios - A Spa, Golf & Waterpark Resort incorporates all that Beaches is renowned for in a value-for-money package. The resort features an array of facilities; from Kids' Camps with Sesame Street® games for kids, Liquid at Beaches nightclub for teenagers; 7 dining options and a Red Lane® Spa for adults; as well as an extended Pirates Island Waterpark with 11 water slides that will enthuse everyone.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar

Where is it

On a seaside bluff, 10 miles from Ocho Rios. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 90 minutes.

Hotel information

222 rooms and suites. All with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, in-room beer and wine (on request), air-conditioning, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, cable TV, clock radio, safe, iron and board, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, private bath with tub and shower, amenity kit and hair dryer. Caribbean Deluxe Family Sized Rooms are located on the upper floors of the resort's main building, with views of the mountains and tropical gardens. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, and a sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

All Inclusive of: Beaches Resorts are Luxury Included®; from luxury accommodation, fine dining, unlimited premium-brand drinks, transfers, tips and taxes, to a huge range of sports facilities and entertainment — it’s all included!

Caribbean Village:

Caribbean Luxury Family Sized Rooms are located on the upper floors of the resort's main building, and have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds with sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Caribbean Luxury Family Sized Suites are large rooms with views of the resort gardens, and either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, plus sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Caribbean Honeymoon Oceanview Concierge Veranda Suites are large suites located on the first and second floors of the main building, and feature a living area leading out to the expasnvie walkout balcony with sea views. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

Caribbean Grande Luxe Suites are spacious rooms located on the ground through second floors of the resort's main building, and feature a step-down living area and a walkout balcony or patio boasting views of the tropical gardens. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, plus a sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Caribbean Oceanview Luxury Suites are located in the centre of the resort's main building, featuring a sunken living area leading out to the French balcony with ocean views. With 1 king size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Caribbean Oceanview Luxury Suites are as above, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Caribbean Oceanview Luxury Veranda Suites are located in the main building, with views of the gardens and ocean, featuring living area leading out to a large walkout balcony. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Caribbean Oceanview One-Bedroom Concierge Suites are located on the top floor of the resort's main building, featuring a large balcony boasting views out towards the Caribbean Sea. With 1 king-size bed, a double bed and a single pull-out bed in the living room, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

Caribbean Oceanview Penthouse One-Bedroom Concierge Suites are unique suites set on the top floor of the main building, with panoramic ocean views, plus a separate bedroom, living area and bathroom with whirlpool tub. With 1 king-size bed and a single and double pull-out sofa bed in the living room, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

Greek Village:

Greek Beachfront Concierge Terrace Suites are located on the first floor of the Mykonos building and second floor on the Santorini building, boasting views of the beach and ocean. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, plus a double sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

Greek Beachfront Concierge Terrace Suites are as above, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

Greek Beachfront Walkout Concierge Suites are large suites set on the ground floor of the Naxos terrace, featuring a walkout patio leading directly to the beach and ocean. With 1 king-size bed and double sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

French Village:

French Village Honeymoon Veranda Suites are located on the top floor with partial ocean views. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

French Village Honeymoon Oceanview Grande Luxe Concierge Veranda Suites are located on the second and third floors in the French Village, featuring views of the ocean from the large walkout balcony. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

French Village Oceanfront One-Bedroom Concierge Suites are located on the first through third floors of the French Village building, featuring beach and ocean views from the balcony. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds and a double pull-out sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

Concierge Service inclusions:

  • Dedicated Concierge Centre open 8:00am-10:00pm daily to assist with excursions, restaurant reservations, spa bookings and anything else you may need.
  • Preferred check-in with Champagne upon arrival and a chilled towel.
  • In-room stocked mini-bar with a selection of spirits, beer and wine as well as soft drinks, juices and water.
  • Use of his and hers bathrobes.

5-Star Global Gourmet™ at Beaches Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to all guests at each meal — of course, all included! 7 dining options: Bayside (International; buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner and late night snacks), Neptunes (Mediterranean; à la carte open for lunch and dinner), The Venetian (Italian; à la carte open for dinner), La Parisienne (French cuisine, open for dinner), Josephine's Creperie (offering fresh crepes and smoothies throughout the day), Bella Napoli (Pizzeria open 11am-6pm), Bar B Q Park (classic American favourites served 11am-6pm). 7 bars, including 2 adult-only bars. Weekly chocolate buffet.

Nightly entertainment, piano bar, disco, theme nights and cocktail parties.

5 swimming pools, 1 scuba pool and 2 whirlpools. Pirates Island Waterpark with 11 slides, a zero-entry kiddie pool and Treasure Isle Aqua Play area. Tennis, basketball, table tennis, outdoor chess and shuffleboard. Golf at Sandals Golf & Country Club, including Junior Golf (free transfers, caddies mandatory*). Windsurfing, snorkelling, paddle boards, glass-bottom boat and aqua trikes. Scuba-diving* (complimentary for certified divers), PADI Bubblemaker* and Seal Team scuba programmes* for kids over 8 years old. Red Lane® Spa (treatments*) and fitness centre. Kids' Camp with Certified Nannies, Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street® and Beach Science* for kids. For teens; Liquid at Beaches nightclub. Xbox® Play Lounge.

Gift shop*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. SnapShots Photo shop*. Complimentary WiFi access in all room categories and public areas.

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: evening dress code for gentlemen states that smart trousers or jeans, long or short sleeve dress shirts (with or without collar) and dress shoes or sandals must be worn. Shorts, t-shirts, trainers, flip-flops, hats and caps are not permitted in the evening. 

Please note: please ensure you have adequate insurance to take part in adventurous activities.

Please note: parents/guardians must take responsibility for confirming that children are competent swimmers and have the capability to take part in the watersports activity.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Marissa (Teen Ambassador), Richarrd (IT), and Samantha Neptunes)

May 20, 2022 Sandra B Jacksonville, Florida

The staff went above and beyond to help make our stay perfect. Marissa kept our kids happy and engaged. Richard SAVED MY LIFE by personally connecting me to the network.And sweet Samaantha took care of us each evening with a smile. My room, 114, was much larger than expected... The craperie is worth a visit and the Italian restaurant was our… Read more
The staff went above and beyond to help make our stay perfect. Marissa kept our kids happy and engaged. Richard SAVED MY LIFE by personally connecting me to the network.And sweet Samaantha took care of us each evening with a smile. My room, 114, was much larger than expected... The craperie is worth a visit and the Italian restaurant was our favorite. ❤ Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not Sandals Quality Disappointing

May 20, 2022 10254 w Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Pros- Excellent Teen Staff- MARRISSA was the absolute best for our group They had a blast with her and she made their experience memorable! Cabana Service- absolutely worth it. DUKEL was so attentive Italian Restaurant- was nice and good food. Staff Amazing French Restaurant- our favorite food, staff amazing. Beautiful decor Neptunes- staff… Read more
Pros- Excellent Teen Staff- MARRISSA was the absolute best for our group They had a blast with her and she made their experience memorable! Cabana Service- absolutely worth it. DUKEL was so attentive Italian Restaurant- was nice and good food. Staff Amazing French Restaurant- our favorite food, staff amazing. Beautiful decor Neptunes- staff amazing outside eating on water. Cons- once your arrive at Montego Bay airport it is a Two hour drive to the resort. The property is in desperate need of serious repairs. The outside has paint that is chipping away. The wood rails are rotting. The buffet is less than to be desired. It is outside and there is not a breeze so it is very hot while dining. The food was definitely poor and the staff takes forever to even get you what you ask for. The beach is super small and limited seating Concierge Service is definitely not worth the money. There is none…. When I asked for ice for the room they said bring your ice bucket down stairs and we will fill it. Housekeeping- we did not have our room cleaned for 2 days. We had to go downstairs and request towels and toilet paper. DO NOT BOOK The horseback excursion it will disappoint! Did a review on Chakku Excursion separately. We booked the blue hole with knowjamaicatours and it was phenomenal. They would not let our drivers pull into the resort and made us meet them outside the gate. I was so shocked and upset. The standard for the Sandals brand definitely was not met with this resort. The money we spent for a 5 star resort experience definitely was a huge disappointment. It is more of a 2.5/ 3 star rating. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Resort has gone downhill

May 20, 2022 Kendall711 Rome, Italy

Resort is in bad need of maintenance. Pool tiles are missing or mismatched, cement walkways have holes, the buildings themselves are in need of paint, especially by the Neptune restaurant. Service is still very good. Especially our housekeeper Veronicia. The worst issue however were the cockroaches outside our daughter's stateroom at night. … Read more
Resort is in bad need of maintenance. Pool tiles are missing or mismatched, cement walkways have holes, the buildings themselves are in need of paint, especially by the Neptune restaurant. Service is still very good. Especially our housekeeper Veronicia. The worst issue however were the cockroaches outside our daughter's stateroom at night. This is unacceptable and a danger to her little baby. This was our 10th stay at a sandals and our second at beaches OR. We were disappointed because we had 9 people in our party for a family vacation. We will not be recommending this resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating OVERPRICED MOTEL with unfriendly staff

May 19, 2022 Guide567985

BUYER BEWARE--this place is NOT WORTH THE MONEY. It is an overpriced motel with very dated, run down facilities and an unfriendly staff that make promises they never deliver on! For example, we were promised adjoining rooms at booking and then told upon arrival that there were no such adjoining rooms and they didn't even have 2 rooms near each… Read more
BUYER BEWARE--this place is NOT WORTH THE MONEY. It is an overpriced motel with very dated, run down facilities and an unfriendly staff that make promises they never deliver on! For example, we were promised adjoining rooms at booking and then told upon arrival that there were no such adjoining rooms and they didn't even have 2 rooms near each other! So, our family of 5 (i2 adults and 3 young kids) spent our weeklong vacation in 2 separate rooms on different ends of the buliding! That was just the first of many promises the staff made but did not keep (like telling us that they would make us a dinner reservation and then never do it, and on and on). The staff in general are unfriendly (even toward kids at the water park!), and the facilities are mediocre at best. Overall, it was a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. We had read other negative reviews but (naively) thought Beaches was better than this....please DO NOT BE FOOLED. There are SO MANY great places in Jamaica (we've been to the Jewel Grande in Montego Bay twice--a lovely facility with exceptional staff, and there are others). Spend your money elsewhere! We sure wish we had! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Maressa Is Why We'll Be Back

May 19, 2022 Mandamel22

Truly the staff here is amazing. Maressa took care of our group and made sure we had as much fun as possible every day and night. We always felt our group was taken care of very well. Samantha at Neptune's was our favorite server and Richard with IT saved our day. Thankful for such a fun time in Jamaica