Sandals Dunns River

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The hotel

The newly reimagined Sandals Dunn’s River, nestled on a pristine stretch of beach in Ocho Rios is perfectly designed for couples. There’s so much to enjoy here, including 2 pools, unlimited land and watersports, and 12 dining options (all included, of course!), so you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. You’re also close to namesake Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s natural wonders. There’s a wide range of rooms and suites to choose from, including all-new Rondovals, and Skypool suites – a first in Jamaica! Guests can also enjoy complimentary exchange privileges with nearby Sandals Ochi (with round-trip transportation included), meaning even more places to unwind. 

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located on the north coast of Jamaica in Ocho Rios, on a stretch of pristine beach and close to Dunn’s River, Jamaica’s natural wonder. Transfer time from Sangster International Airport: 90 minutes. 

Hotel information

Luxury - located in the Travertine building, and featuring Robert Mondavi varietal wines and refrigerator stocked with bottled water, juice, sofa and local beer.


Travertine Luxury Room with Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms feature a balcony with bistro dining set and views of Jamaica’s mountainous landscape. The interior features a plush sofa chair, Smart TV, king-size bed, indoor Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two and a separate full bath with walk-in shower. Travertine Luxury Rooms feature views of the mountains and local flora from the balcony, which comes complete with a bistro dining set for two. The interior features a Smart TV, comfy sofa chair and king-size bed, as well as a full bath with walk-in shower. 


All Inclusive of: 

  • Unlimited fine dining at 12 restaurants
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • 9 bars (including swim-up bar)
  • Stocked bar in every room
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® Wines
  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment, for certified divers
  • Unlimited water sports 
  • Snorkeling and equipment
  • Professional instruction for water sports
  • Unlimited land sports
  • State-of-the-art fitness centre
  • Day and night entertainment and live shows
  • All tips, taxes and gratuities (excluding Butlers and spa staff)
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • WiFi in room and all common areas 

Club Level - featuring exclusive access to Club Sandals Lounge and dedicated concierge services, including private check-in, all-day room service and In-Room Bar with pouring brands and fridge re-stocked daily with juice, local beer, Robert Mondavi wines, water & sodas.  

Travertine Beachfront Penthouse Club Level Room with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are set on the top floor of the Travertine building, with one of the best ocean views in the resort. The balcony features spectacular views from the balcony with a private Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two and a bistro dining set. The modern interior is spacious, with a king-size bed, fully-stocked bar, HD Smart TV, and sofa chair. The bathroom features a spacious walk-in shower, dual sink with vanity and a makeup table. 

Travertine Beachfront Club Level Room with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are located in the Travertine building. These oceanfront rooms overlook the white sand beach, with spectacular view from the balcony, which also features a private Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two and a charming bistro dining set. The modern and spacious interior features a king-size bed, stocked bar, HD Smart TV, and a plush sofa chair. The bathroom has a spacious walk-in shower, dual sink with vanity and a make-up table.

Mammee Bay Oceanview Oversized Club Level Jr. Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are located in the Mammee Bay building, and feature a private balcony with bistro dining set, Tranquility Soaking Tub and glimpses of the serene turquoise seas and resort pool. The master bedroom comprises of elegant furnishings, a HD Smart TV and a king-size bed, as well as a seating area for peaceful relaxation. The en-suite bathroom features a double sink and vanity, as well as a walk-in shower.  Mammee Bay Oversized Club Level Jr. Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are located in the Mammee Bay building, with a private balcony offering views of the lush Jamaican flora, a bistro dining set, and a Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two. The master bedroom features elegant furnishings, a HD Smart TV and a king-size bed, as well as a seating area. The bathroom features a dual-sink vanity and walk-in shower.

Mammee Bay Oceanview Club Level Room with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are located in the Mammee Bay building, with peeks of the ocean and pool from the intimate balcony, which features a bistro dining set and Tranquility Soaking Tub. The interior features a comfortable sitting area, HD Smart TV and king- size bed. The stocked bar includes wines and select liquors. The bathroom features a walk-in shower and double-sink vanity.  Mammee Bay Club Level Room are located in the Mammee Bay Building, with a private balcony offering views of the native flora from the balcony, which features a charming bistro dining set. The interior features a HD Smart TV, seating area perfect for relaxing and a king-size bed. The bathroom features a dual-sink vanity and walk-in shower.  


Butler Elite rooms - personal Butler, 24-hour room service and in-room check-in.  

Coyoba Sky Villa Swim-up Rondoval Butler Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary rooms are first-of-their-kind luxury suites, offering access to a sprawling river pool, an outdoor space with lounge chairs, and an open-air terrace with bistro dining set, a Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two, and plush outdoor furniture. Inside, you’ll find a spacious room with a HD Smart TV and 1 king-size bed, with direct access to the private pool sanctuary from your bedroom. The sitting area has modern furniture, another HD Smart TV and an in-room bar stocked with a variety of drinks, including premium liquors. The bathroom features a walk-in shower, a second Tranquility Soaking Tub, and a vanity with double sinks. 

Tufa Terrace One Bedroom Skypool Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms sit high in the lavish Tufa Terrace building, with views of the shore. Enjoy the spectacular ocean from your balcony, from your own SkyPool. Relax on your bistro dining set our outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two. The spacious bedroom features a king-size bed and HD Smart TV. Beside the bedroom is a modern living room, complete with plush furniture and another HD Smart TV. The spa-inspired bathroom is the epitome of luxury, with a second Tranquility Soaking Tub, walk-in shower, and double sink with a vanity. This romantic enclave also comes with a fully stocked bar including premium liquors.

Tufa Terrace Swim-up One Bedroom Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are on the ground floor of the lavish Tufa Terrace building. Enjoy ocean views on your personal patio from the zero-entry swim-up pool, featuring a bistro dining set and a Tranquility Soaking Tub. Inside the expansive bedroom is a comfy king-size bed and a HD Smart TV, while the living room has a seating area filled with stylish furniture and a second HD Smart TV. The bathroom is immaculate, with a double sink vanity, walk-in shower and second Tranquility Soaking Tub. This dreamy retreat also comes with a fully-stocked bar complete with premium liquors.  

Coyaba Villa Swim-up Rondoval Butler Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary rooms are a lovers’ dream, with a spacious bedroom featuring a custom king-size bed, a HD Smart TV and direct access to a private pool sanctuary made for two. When you walk outside, you’ll be met with an impeccable river pool from an oversized patio with bistro dining set and paired chaise lounges, the perfect place to watch the sunset. The sitting area includes modern furnishing with a loveseat, another HD Smart TV, and a premium in-room bar. The bathroom features a walk-in shower, double sink with vanity and a Tranquility Soaking Tub.

Mammee Bay Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are located in the Mammee Bay building, with an expansive private balcony with spectacular beachfront views. The balcony is complete with a bistro dining set, privacy curtains and a Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two. The interior is styled with sophisticated furnishings, a HD Smart TV and a king-size bed. The living room features a comfortable seating area with sofa, fully-stocked bar with premium liquor, a dining table, and an additional HD Smart TV. The spa-style bathroom features luxury amenities, a vanity with dual sink, walk-in shower and separate soaking tub.

Mammee Bay Oceanview One Bedroom Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are located in the Mammee Bay building, with two balconies overseeing the turquoise waters, tropical gardens, and resort pool. One balcony features a bistro dining set, and the other a Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two. The interior features modern furniture, and a bedroom with king-size bed and HD Smart TV. The living room has a fully stocked bar including premium liquor, a plush seating area, a second HD Smart TV, and a sofa. The spa-like bathroom features luxury amenities, a walk-in shower, and another Tranquility Soaking Tub. 

5-Star Global Gourmet Dining™ at Sandals Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to guests at each meal - all included, of course! 12 dining options: Saltaire (buffet), Banyu (Asian), Cascata (Italian), L’Amande (French), Zuka (Latin fusion), Edessa (Greek), Isola (Pizzeria), Hanami (Sushi), Dunn’s Rum Club (rum bar), Blūm (coffee shop), Jerk Shack (Caribbean) and Galene (seaside grill). 9 further bars: Lobby Bar, Plaza Bar, Greek Bar, Lapidus Lounge, Hanami Bar, Laughing Waters, Acqua Bar and Ocarina (rooftop bar). 

Day and night entertainment and live shows. 

2 pools and 2 river pools. PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment, for certified divers. Unlimited water sports. Snorkeling and equipment. Professional instruction for water sports. Unlimited land sports. State-of-the-art fitness centre. Complimentary green fees at Sandals Golf & Country Club. Red Lane® Spa.

WiFi in-room and all common areas. Roundtrip airport transfers. 

*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, sleeveless shirts, trainers, flip-flops, hats and caps are not permitted in the evening. 

Please note: two people in love over 18 years only. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best trip ever! Sandals knows how to spoil you from the minute you step on to the property. Friendly wonderful staff!

Apr 13, 2024 jim b

Beautiful resort and excellent service from staff. Got to know several of them on a very personal level. Monique was so fun and a wonderful entertainer and is one of the hardest working individuals I have ever met. Our Butlers Roland and Patrick were top notch! We never wanted for anything all week! Their attention detail and the service level… Read more
Beautiful resort and excellent service from staff. Got to know several of them on a very personal level. Monique was so fun and a wonderful entertainer and is one of the hardest working individuals I have ever met. Our Butlers Roland and Patrick were top notch! We never wanted for anything all week! Their attention detail and the service level truly made our vacation we’ll never forget. Our room was absolutely beautiful and so very nice too. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing time in Dunn’s River!

Apr 13, 2024 jbrad2700

We had an amazing time and our butlers went above and beyond to make our stay so memorable! Roland and Patrick are the best there are and we can’t say enough about their care! The attention to detail was amazing! If you ever get the chance to have them you will not be disappointed!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Best Birthday/ Resort Ever.

Apr 12, 2024 Robert C

I was there to celebrate my 60 Birthday, by far this was the best birthday ever. One because I had my family to celebrate with, second, the resort was absolutely amazing in every way, the staff were even more amazing. I would definitely recommend and even return again myself. Monique and Danielle were absolutely great just to mention a few… Read more
I was there to celebrate my 60 Birthday, by far this was the best birthday ever. One because I had my family to celebrate with, second, the resort was absolutely amazing in every way, the staff were even more amazing. I would definitely recommend and even return again myself. Monique and Danielle were absolutely great just to mention a few names, but overall, every staff member we encounter were equal in their hospitality. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My first Sandals resort will not be my last!!!!

Apr 12, 2024 Amir M World

Everything at this stunning resort has been specially curated to make your experience a great one! From the incredible rooms, boasting Tranquility Soaking tubs to the spacious rainfall showers and drying racks on the balconies. To the phenomenal restaurants and water activities that are all included! But the best part of this amazing resort are… Read more
Everything at this stunning resort has been specially curated to make your experience a great one! From the incredible rooms, boasting Tranquility Soaking tubs to the spacious rainfall showers and drying racks on the balconies. To the phenomenal restaurants and water activities that are all included! But the best part of this amazing resort are its staff!!! they are all so friendly and talented. They take this from a 4.5 to 5÷ star experience! A special shout out to the breakfast team at the Edessa greek restaurant for killing our mornings everyday! Try the Saltfush and crunchy French toast with Rum syrup!!!!! To die for!!! Both were recommended by the team and executed to perfection by those talented chefs in the back!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great addition to the Sandals family.

Apr 10, 2024 Khoi L

Loved our experience at sandals dunns river resort. The people there are so friendly and accommodating. We’ve been to several different sandals resorts and this was our best experience. Best restaurant on the resort was Zuka, chef Mauricio along with staff Brianna and akera made our experience phenomenal. This restaurant is the hidden gem of… Read more
Loved our experience at sandals dunns river resort. The people there are so friendly and accommodating. We’ve been to several different sandals resorts and this was our best experience. Best restaurant on the resort was Zuka, chef Mauricio along with staff Brianna and akera made our experience phenomenal. This restaurant is the hidden gem of this resort. Thank you for everything! Read less