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
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment

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 Highlight was the spa!!

Oct 21, 2019 fiona_888 County Kildare, Ireland

We have just returned from a week long stay at Beaches. This was our first time in the Caribbean and in an all inclusive resort and it was overall a very positive experience. The journey from Montego Bay Airport to the resort is long (2 hours) but our driver Philip made it pleasant after a very long flight! When we arrived at the resort we were… Read more
We have just returned from a week long stay at Beaches. This was our first time in the Caribbean and in an all inclusive resort and it was overall a very positive experience. The journey from Montego Bay Airport to the resort is long (2 hours) but our driver Philip made it pleasant after a very long flight! When we arrived at the resort we were greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and shown the bar where late night food was available. We did have an issue with the WIFI not working throughout our whole stay and every day we were given a different excuse which I found very unprofessional. In the end, we ended up paying extortionate roaming charges as we are from the EU. During our stay we ate at the Italian Restaurant, the buffet and Neptunes. All meals were grand, but I wouldn't be raving about the food, however, there is plenty and you won't go hungry throughout the day, The Bar-B-Q bar is ideal for quick lunches and breakfast was very good every morning. The egg chef and mimosas were a great touch. I attended the spa for a deep tissue massage and I have to say it was the best massage I have ever had! Kerrie Ann was a fabulous masseuse, very professional and understood that I had back pain-which she subsequently fixed! This was the highlight of the trip for me. We also went on the Dunn's Cruise for adults and it was brilliant, I would definitely recommend!! We had resort credit from when we booked the room and this didn't show up when we checked in so I had some issues getting it registered to our room, throughout the process I was passed from department to department with no-one having any idea what was going on and making excuses rather than solving it, this seemed to be a theme during our stay but other than that, we had a great time. I also wanted to note that drinks were amazing, especially the cocktails and the beach was great, with plenty of activities and it wasn't too busy. Read less
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Oct 20, 2019 W2572SDkarens

I struggle with this, because I have read other reviews for this property, especially the ones that are five stars. Full disclaimer- I have never stayed at a Sandals property so I have nothing to compare it to. My husband and I have traveled the Caribbean extensively and my review is based on experiences at other resorts. We were there with a… Read more
I struggle with this, because I have read other reviews for this property, especially the ones that are five stars. Full disclaimer- I have never stayed at a Sandals property so I have nothing to compare it to. My husband and I have traveled the Caribbean extensively and my review is based on experiences at other resorts. We were there with a wedding party and I know it was off season a bit. This review goes for me and the other guests in my room, not for the wedding party. I paid for the concierge level of service, and other than a requested bottle of wine brought to my room, I don't know what was so special. No one ever checked on us...again. I tried to rent a cabana for the day but was told they were doing CPR training so that was not possible. There is no room service, I was never asked on the beach for a drink order and getting a drink at the bar took forever. The food was terrible...and the plated dinner at the rehearsal was not even what was on the menu. I agree with those who say it should not be a tipless resort. Those who treated me well, I would have treated well also. There was never an incentive for the staff to be pleasant or attentive. Many of them were kind, but I just felt like I was a pain in the side of the majority. I gave them two stars because I believe they treated the bride and groom well and that is ultimately what matters. But I won't be going back. Read less
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Oct 20, 2019 MRCrum Bridgeport, Ohio

I would never recommend this resort! Their rooms are very out dated & our room was dirty! I asked the front deck to sweep our room 3 times & it was never done! It’s all about Sesame Street & you are paying for the Sesame Street license.
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Oct 19, 2019 RobertC5618

My first experience was a bad experience. I go into the elevator, push the button for me floor and the elevator goes black. This happened multiple times. I use a sleep apnea machine. I go to plug it in and there are no outlets visible in the room. I had to go to the front desk 6 times during a two hour period to attain an extension cord. The… Read more
My first experience was a bad experience. I go into the elevator, push the button for me floor and the elevator goes black. This happened multiple times. I use a sleep apnea machine. I go to plug it in and there are no outlets visible in the room. I had to go to the front desk 6 times during a two hour period to attain an extension cord. The night people at the desk just kept informing me that they are working on it. I had to run my clothes through the washing machine and dryer twice because they didn't work properly. There are constant tripping hazards, the certain area where the hold their functions have arms that are only about 2 inches above the other levels. If you aren't aware of these, you are going to trip over them. The general staff was ABSOLUTELY GREAT, unfortunately the same can't be said about the management staff. They are unable to follow through on the tasks that you need. Read less
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Oct 18, 2019 ThatsTheWaveMon

There is not much you can say bad about this place. Beach was a but disappointing, private, but man made. The activities and entertainment inside the resort made up for it though. A daily agenda lets you plan ahead with nightly entertainment and things you can do throughout the day. Not to mention the inclusive mini excursion options like banana… Read more
There is not much you can say bad about this place. Beach was a but disappointing, private, but man made. The activities and entertainment inside the resort made up for it though. A daily agenda lets you plan ahead with nightly entertainment and things you can do throughout the day. Not to mention the inclusive mini excursion options like banana boat rides and snorkeling. The best element of this particular resort in Jamaica was the consistent excellent service of many staff members, which I'd like to explicitly point out. Davion - One of the servers, notably at the Italian restaurant, was very friendly and attentive, consistently noticing us and catching up with us at various locations in the resort. Alex - I believe there were many others with this name but this guy was very active and everywhere. Spoke to us on the poolside and near the aqua center. Made sure we were having fun and made accomodations as needed. Jerome and Dillon- Jerome was very encouraging allowing a couple of us to enjoy a ride on the sailboat. Dillon helped with selections at the Bayside Restaurant and was persistent to ensure we were happy. MOST EXCEPTIONAL AND NOTABLE: Tamara (bartender) - One of the nicest people we met in Jamaica and daily she recognized us enjoying activities at the resort. Spoke with us on several occasions throughout our week here and definitely knew who we were. At the Italian buffet, italian restaurant, and while taking orders on the poolside she was always hard at work and allowed our group to try to a variety of drinks here. Cannot explain how well she was with all people and how efficient she was, seemingly stress free. Maydean - Our server at the French restaurant in Beaches Ocho Rios. Maydean took photos for our group, spoke with us, and was extremely attentive and made our dinner very much enjoyable. She had great energy and was also very good at providing fast service for us. Alecia - Finally, Alecia was so much fun to have at several locations throughout the resort and always had a smile on her face. Additionally, she did a magnificent job in serving at the candlelight dinner on the beach on 10/17. Overall, we couldn't be more grateful for her and definitely got the service we paid for. Read less