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; 6 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

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Families
  • Wedding
  • Games Room

Where is it

On a seaside bluff, 10 miles from Ocho Rios. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 2 hours 15 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 Honeymoon 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 Honeymoon Beachfront Concierge Terrace Suites are as above, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

Greek Honeymoon 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
  • Complimentary honeymoon package: receive a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, a turndown service with flower petals on your bed on your first night, and fresh flowers and breakfast in bed one morning of your choice.

    To qualify for the Luxury Included® complimentary honeymoon package, all you have to do is check in online at https://www.beaches.co.uk/honeymoons/free-package/after booking your honeymoon. Offer valid for travel within 30-days of your wedding date. Terms and conditions apply. 

  • Free wedding: minimum stay 3 nights. Government and documentation fees at extra cost. Conditions apply. 

5-Star Global Gourmet™ at Beaches Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to all guests at each meal — of course, all included! 6 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), La Parisienne (French cuisine, dinner), Josephine's Creperie (offering fresh crepes and smoothies throughout the day), BBQ Park/Bella Napoli Pizzeria (barbecue favourites and daily specials). 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.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome Kid Friendly Resort

Mar 31, 2020 Patti0917 Stockton, California

We were a family of 11 of which 6 where children under the age of 16. The resort was very kid friendly. A beautiful setting and very friendly staff. The resort was very cautious with the worldwide virus outbreak and took extraordinary measures to sanitize everything. All rooms had sanitizers and every restaurant or shop sprayed disinfectant on… Read more
We were a family of 11 of which 6 where children under the age of 16. The resort was very kid friendly. A beautiful setting and very friendly staff. The resort was very cautious with the worldwide virus outbreak and took extraordinary measures to sanitize everything. All rooms had sanitizers and every restaurant or shop sprayed disinfectant on your hands before entering. Made us feel safe! Only disappointment was due to the weather that disallowed the water activities but nothing the resort could control! It was an amazing time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another Fantastic Vacation at Beaches Ocho!

Mar 31, 2020 H5032PPsarahb Toronto, Canada

We spent 8 days at Beaches Ocho Rios just before all the Covid-19 stuff started in Canada. The resort property was gorgeous as always ( this was our 4th time to this property). The staff was all super helpful and very hardworking. Shout out to Kado @ Neptunes. Fantastic server and very fun. And also the teen and tween coordinators Rushane and… Read more
We spent 8 days at Beaches Ocho Rios just before all the Covid-19 stuff started in Canada. The resort property was gorgeous as always ( this was our 4th time to this property). The staff was all super helpful and very hardworking. Shout out to Kado @ Neptunes. Fantastic server and very fun. And also the teen and tween coordinators Rushane and Alex. So much energy and fun loving guys. We also love seeing Orville each time we go. He is great with the kids and my son was super happy to win simon says this year! He has been trying for three years now! LOL. The whole staff here works very hard, always happy and smiling. They spent a lot of extra time cleaning the washrooms and public areas to help keep everyone safe. Can't wait till we get to see all of our Jamaican family again! Read less
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Mar 23, 2020 Vacation604173

We had a disappointing check in as we were not assigned the room we had paid for a year in advance. They tried to change us to a lower category room and convince us it was the same. Ultimately we switched rooms our second day, though still not the room we booked. I found the front desk staff to be less than helpful with this endeavour. They seemed… Read more
We had a disappointing check in as we were not assigned the room we had paid for a year in advance. They tried to change us to a lower category room and convince us it was the same. Ultimately we switched rooms our second day, though still not the room we booked. I found the front desk staff to be less than helpful with this endeavour. They seemed as though my request to have what I paid for a bit indulgent. For the record, we booked this room while AT this resort the year before... The good news is that everything else following this unpleasant start to the trip was outstanding. As mentioned, this was our second time at this resort. My kids described this trip as even better than the first visit. The staff were amazing, especially Tom Cruise and Alex. Oh the tears that my kids shed the night before we left... These guys work so hard and really make everyone feel special. I don’t know how they continuously have such a wonderful attitude and endless energy!! Now, unfortunately, our visit fell during the time that Coronavirus was deemed a pandemic. We noticed extra cleaning, lots of hand sanitizers and efforts made by staff to distance families from other guests whenever possible. The resort is now closed because of the virus, and frankly as the number of guests dwindled during the week, this was most definitely foreseeable. There were hushed meetings among staff and a few brave individuals who confided in us that they were worried. Despite these growing concerns, we were treated with such respect and kindness. My kids will likely know how difficult it must have been for everyone to keep smiling and fulfilling our vacation dreams while simultaneous stressing about their futures. We have booked to go back to Turks for a change, however, I don’t think my kids would ever forgive me if we didn’t return to Ocho Rios again sometime soon. To all the fantastic staff at this wonderful resort, if you are reading this, thank you for all that you do. This too shall pass, and we will all be back again soon. Thinking of you all and hoping you are all doing well. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst Hotel ever

Mar 22, 2020 andrem759 Bixby, Oklahoma

After several hours of flying and then a 3 hour drive with a maniac we arrived at the resort. As soon as we got out of the van the worlds rudest woman ever informed us we would need to go to the resort in Negril. 3.5 hours away. I had left 3 messages for the hotel to call me to see if they recommend we travel at a different time. The first man… Read more
After several hours of flying and then a 3 hour drive with a maniac we arrived at the resort. As soon as we got out of the van the worlds rudest woman ever informed us we would need to go to the resort in Negril. 3.5 hours away. I had left 3 messages for the hotel to call me to see if they recommend we travel at a different time. The first man said no way. Come on down. It will be fine. The other 2 messages were never returned. After a very heated debate we opted to stay and fly home the next day. I had purchased an oceanfront walkout suite. Which implied a bedroom and sitting are. Plenty of room for 4. Nope. Not even close. It was dirty, no bedroom and the service awful. This resort is a joke. Save your money. I’m posting the pictures the resort has and then mine. Oh all the feral cats were an added bonus. Nasty. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Do not waste your money!!

Mar 18, 2020 Chiefy501 Toronto, Canada

While in Kingston, Jamaica for work, we decided to escape the city and head to the much talked about region of Ocho Rios. Sandals was recommended to us and after reviewing the website we decided to book two garden view rooms. As frequent travellers we were impressed by the description of the property, the numerous restaurants and expected… Read more
While in Kingston, Jamaica for work, we decided to escape the city and head to the much talked about region of Ocho Rios. Sandals was recommended to us and after reviewing the website we decided to book two garden view rooms. As frequent travellers we were impressed by the description of the property, the numerous restaurants and expected standards of the room. Upon arrival we were greeted with less than enthusiastic personnel from the luggage handler to the ‘process driven’ receptionist that treated us like a ‘number’ as opposed to a guest at a 5 star resort. We entered our connecting rooms and immediately noticed they were partial ocean view. I called the desk to discuss that we booked garden view yet seemed to be paying for ocean view and they suggested I need to speak to business office when it opened on Monday. The rooms were dusty, moist, and resembled a 3 star accommodation. Daily servicing did not seem to address the lack of cleanliness in the room. The only lunch option was one location with a minimal selection of offerings. The website suggested all premium drinks were included and even went as far as to display Hendricks gin, a favourite of my wife and daughter. Sadly Hendricks was not offered anywhere on the property. I use this only as an example of what seems like a misrepresentation of the level of amenities that could be expected by booking at your resort. The staff were of the extremes. Some were very friendly and service focused, however a number (bar tenders and wait staff) were often cold and unfriendly. We felt like we were inconveniencing them. The wrong people to have attitude, when dining and having a drink are some of the more memorable moments while on vacation. As mentioned, we are frequent travellers and rarely if ever stay at an all inclusive resort. We took a chance based on the website and overall description of Beaches. We are sad to report that Beaches did not come anywhere close to the standard we expected. We made the difficult decision to leave a day early and head back into Kingston and booked a hotel. We didn't want to write this review but unfortunately our official complaints have been met with perfunctory 'we will get back to you' and up until now, silence. Read less