Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The hotel

The largest in the Sandals chain, this adult resort offers two holidays for the price of one. Atop a fabulously verdant hillside you'll find the Butler Village, a collection of luxury villas with shared pools surrounded by bright flowers, and the Great House, which boasts a stunning main pool with intimate cabanas. Experience an evening of live music and old-fashioned cocktails at the first speakeasy bar in the Caribbean — but, do you know the password?! Jump aboard the "Hop" bus and head across the road to the Riviera Seaside and Ochi Beach Club, fronting a beautiful stretch of white sand with a boardwalk that extends out to sea. Enjoy a beachside cocktail, soak up some sun or sail the waves of the Caribbean sea on the infamous sunset catamaran cruise, alternatively, the resorts Playmakers will be sure to get the party started with various pool games! Perhaps pool volleyball is not on your agenda? — no problem! Scattered across the resort, you will find various quiet pools for a more relaxed vibe and don't forget, a sumptuous treatment at the Red Lane® Spa will help ease you into your tropical Caribbean getaway. The Amphitheatre is the entertainment hub of the resort, hosting live Reggae nights, Talent Shows and live dancers, the perfect way to experience and celebrate the Jamaican culture. Keep a look out for the daily 'Footprint', the resorts very own newspaper, highlighting the days events and activities.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

Just outside Ocho Rios, on the beautiful north coast of Jamaica. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 1 hour 45 minutes.

Hotel information

519 rooms and suites. The Great House and Butler Villas are located on the hillside of St. Ann Mountains, perfect for a more private romantic setting. Guests can use the complimentary shuttle service to the Riviera Seaside and Ochi Beach Club which is located across the road and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and facilities. 

All rooms include air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi access, telephone, iPod dock with alarm clock, private bath/shower, amenity kit, coffee maker, mini bar stocked with bottled water, juice, soda and local beer, safe, iron and board, hairdryer and 1 king-size bed. All room types sleep maximum 2 adults. 

Great House Luxury Rooms overlook the gardens and mountains, and have bathroom with shower/tub combination.

All Inclusive of: Sandals 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!

Riviera Bamboo Grove Deluxe Rooms are located on the first through third floors of the Harbour Club and overlook the lush gardens from the balcony, with bathroom complete with shower/tub combination.

Riviera Bamboo Grove Premium Rooms are located on the ground through third floors of the Ginger Lily building, and feature bathroom with shower/tub combination and balcony and porch, with views of the resort's pool and gardens.

Riviera Honeymoon Luxury Rooms have views of the tropical gardens from the balcony, and feature bathroom with shower/tub combination.

Riviera Grande Luxe Rooms are located on the top floors of the Harbour Club building. These rooms feature bathroom with shower/tub combination, sitting area and balcony with views of the tropical gardens.

Great House Oceanview Rooms are spacious rooms, featuring bathroom with shower/tub combination and balcony with views of the Caribbean Sea.

Honeymoon Hideaway Luxury Club Level Garden Cottages are located on the ground and first floors of the Riviera Cottages, and feature bathroom with shower/tub combination and large balcony with views of the resort's famous Banyan trees and gardens. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Riviera Beachfront Club Level Rooms are spacious, airy rooms and feature bathroom with shower/tub combination and picture windows offering beach and ocean views. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Honeymoon Grande Luxe Poolside Villa Club Level are located on the ground and first floors of exclusive tropical hamlets, complete with French doors opening out to a semi-private pool. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Butler Village Poolside One-Bedroom Villa Suites have an expansive bedroom and living area, bathroom with shower/tub combination and an oversized patio or balcony leading to the semi-private pool. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Butler Village Honeymoon Poolside One-Bedroom Villa Suites are as above. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Riviera Honeymoon Beachfront Club Level Rooms are open-plan spacious rooms, featuring bathroom with shower/tub combination, living area and large balcony with views of the beach and Caribbean Sea. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Butler Village Honeymoon Oceanview One-Bedroom Poolside Villa Suites have an expansive bedroom and living area, bathroom with shower/tub combination and oversized balcony with views of the pool, gardens and ocean. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Riviera Honeymoon Beachfront Penthouse Club Level Rooms have enviable ocean views from their top-floor location, bathroom with shower/tub combination and large balcony. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Great House One-Bedroom Butler Suites feature a large living room, two TVs, bathroom with shower/tub combination and an oversized balcony with views of the gardens, pool and ocean. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Butler Village One-Bedroom Poolside Villa Estate Suites are located on the ground and first floors of an exclusive collection of villas, each with large living room, bathroom with shower/tub combination and French doors leading out to the semi-private pool. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Butler Village Oceanview One-Bedroom Poolside Villa Suites are located in prime positions from which to enjoy views of the ocean, with airy living area, bathroom with shower/tub combination and private patio or veranda leading to a shared bluff-style pool deck, with 180 degree views of the Caribbean Sea. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Riviera Beachfront One-Bedroom Butler Suites feature large living room, expansive bedroom, bathroom with a sunken Roman-style whirlpool and walk-in shower, and an oversized balcony with ocean views. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Riviera Honeymoon Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suites are as above. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Butler Village Honeymoon Romeo & Juliet One-Bedroom Villa Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary are unique rooms and feature it's own walled courtyard, large bathroom with walk-in shower and sunken bath tub, lounge and fully-equipped kitchen, and Roman-style private pool with water feature, outdoor rain shower and a hot tub. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Butler Villa with 4 One-Bedroom Suites and Private Pool are standalone private villas, perfect for small groups. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, each building comes complete with 4 suites, each with a large bedroom, living area and marble en-suite bathrooms, and finished with an oversized balcony or patio beside the villa's private pool. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Club Sandals Service:

  • Dedicated Club Sandals Lounge accessible 24-hours with Club Sandals concierge available 8:00am–10:00pm daily to assist with excursions, restaurant reservations, spa bookings and anything else you may need.
  • Preferred Club Sandals Lounge check-in with chilled towel and Champagne upon arrival.
  • Weekly hosted activities such as cocktail parties, martini evenings, wine tasting, snorkelling and exclusive Island Routes tours.
  • In-room stocked mini-bar with a selection of spirits, beer and wine as well as soft drinks, juices and water.
  • Room service available from 7:00am–10:00pm daily.

Sandals Butler Service:

Providing you with uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards. Beginning with lemongrass-scented hand towels, welcome cocktails and culinary treats upon arrival, a private resort orientation and a luggage unpacking service you will then be supplied with a personal mobile phone to reach your Butler when needed. Your wish is their command! In addition, butler guests will also have access to all the Club Sandals amenities and weekly activities, as well as 24-hour room service.

5-Star Global Gourmet™ at Sandals Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to all guests at each meal — of course, all included! 16 dining options: Le Gourmand (classic French cuisine, breakfast and dinner, reservations required for dinner), The Jerk Shack (authentic Jamaican Jerk specialities), The Southern Table (buffet breakfast and lunch, à La Carte cuisine from the American South for dinner), Tapas on the Riviera (mixture of international flavours, open till late), Vista Gourmet/Sky Terrace (Buffet breakfast and lunch, à la carte Seafood menu for dinner), Valentino's (Italian cuisine, dinner only, reservations required), The Reef Terrace (Caribbean), Manor House (Jamaican), Dino's Pizzeria (wood-fired pizza oven), Great House Café (jerk pork and chicken, sandwiches and salads, open till late), Neptune's (Mediterranean dinner only), Kimonos (entertaining Teppanyaki, dinner only, reservations required), Soy (sushi bar, dinner only), Kelly's Dockside (à la carte cuisine, dinner only, reservations required), The Mariner's Seaside Bar & Grill and Bella Napoli Pizzeria. Chocolate Buffet night once a week. 11 bars and cocktail lounges including 3 swim-up pool bars, The Rabbit Hole speakeasy bar and Ethel's Piano Bar. Please note: Restaurants are not all open every night.

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

5 main swimming pools, 1 scuba pool, 22 hot tubs across the resort. Largest Red Lane® Spa* in the Sandals chain and Red Lane® Fitness Centre. 30 ft rock climbing wall, volleyball, floodlit tennis courts, basketball, croquet, giant chess, 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, snorkelling, windsurfing, Hobie cats, paddle boards and aqua trikes.

SnapShots photo shop*. Gift shops. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Exchange Bureau. Island Routes tours and excursions desk*. Complimentary WiFi access in all room categories. Complimentary shuttle service to Riviera Seaside and Ochi Beach Club.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 nights.

*Denotes local charge.

Two people in love over 18 years only.

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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Save time, don’t stay here.

Dec 1, 2023 Chris G Tampa, Florida

The resort is very, very aged. The honeymoon hidden hideaway club level room is so tiny you can barely squeeze by the bed post and bar area. Dont be fooled by the catalog photos with a spacious room. There’s 17” of space. The power goes out constantly. The generator does power on. However when the generator is right outside your room it’s… Read more
The resort is very, very aged. The honeymoon hidden hideaway club level room is so tiny you can barely squeeze by the bed post and bar area. Dont be fooled by the catalog photos with a spacious room. There’s 17” of space. The power goes out constantly. The generator does power on. However when the generator is right outside your room it’s terribly loud. No hot water in our room. The club level area on the beachside staff tell you to not put anything magnetic near the room key but then when you ask for a duplicate they say the machine isn’t working again and to comeback in a few hours. If you want a reservation to one of the restaurants requiring a reservation, you need a stay more than 7 days because there are no reservations are available. We came back to our room to find my travel safe opened with cash missing. Luckily we were able to find a different resort for the remained of our stay after this horrific experience. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS RESORT!!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best of Jamaica

Dec 1, 2023 Mark M

The ladies at the welcome office went out of their way to help me in setting a private spot up for groomsmen! It was last minute and they helped us immensely. We love this place!!!! Definitely coming back! We have had nothing but the sweetest people here helping us to enjoy a wonderful vacation.
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Nov 30, 2023 Daniel K

A great bartender named, Seon, from the piono bar. Worked the bar all night alone, like a pro. I have never seen such a blend of professionalism and charisma in one man, in all my life. He is the reason I will return to sandals hotel.
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Nov 30, 2023 Pioneer604374

Came here for a wedding. The wedding was beautiful. The grounds on the property were very well taken care of and our room was clean and comfortable. Most of the staff was helpful and cheerful, except for the pizza place. They didn't seem happy to be there. The pool was very dirty, it had scum floating on the top every day. The food was just… Read more
Came here for a wedding. The wedding was beautiful. The grounds on the property were very well taken care of and our room was clean and comfortable. Most of the staff was helpful and cheerful, except for the pizza place. They didn't seem happy to be there. The pool was very dirty, it had scum floating on the top every day. The food was just okay. It may have been good in the restaurants where you needed a reservation. We would not know as we could not get into any of them for our entire stay. We also had a club level room that never restocked our bar. We called and asked for wine on two different occasions and never received any during our stay. It was my first stay at a Sandals resort, and if this is what to expect at all of them, I would be hesitant to visit. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Tennis at Sandals with Chris

Nov 29, 2023 Travel56794642555

Amazing time at Sandals Ochi. The food was great, staff and particularly the activities staff were brilliant - volleyball twice a day! Big shout out to Chris Iceburg who is the tennis pro offering coaching at the resort. Included in your stay is 30min sessions with Chris every day monday-friday. Great level of coaching and enthusiasm from Chris… Read more
Amazing time at Sandals Ochi. The food was great, staff and particularly the activities staff were brilliant - volleyball twice a day! Big shout out to Chris Iceburg who is the tennis pro offering coaching at the resort. Included in your stay is 30min sessions with Chris every day monday-friday. Great level of coaching and enthusiasm from Chris made the experience amazing! Only suggestion to Sandals would be: Promote this great service!! No info of tennis on the screens and not talked about, the take up would be much greater if it was advertised. Peel an orange. Read less