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. After undergoing a $60 million renovation the resort now features 16 gourmet dining options and a brand new Ochi Beach Club, among other additions — a resort not to be missed!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding

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 with air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi access, telephone, iPod dock with alarm clock, private bath/shower, amenity kit, coffee maker, 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 Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

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

Riviera Honeymoon Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suites are as above. These Love Nest® 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 Love Nest® 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 Love Nest® 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 a 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 by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers. Beginning with lemongrass-scented hand towels and 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.

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

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: Bayside (International), 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.

7 main swimming pools, 1 scuba pool, 22 hot tubs across the resort, 98 villa pools and 3 cold plunge pools. 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

2 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 Happy to be with my family on this trip

Sep 19, 2019 LarissaGroves

Dennilee was amazing at the reggae show! So beautiful and she sang like an angel! Love watching her sing! She is always so sweet and makes time for all of us to come talk to her! We love coming here to se her!!
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Sep 19, 2019 14solh Brentwood, United Kingdom

1. Lacking in buffet option for dinner 2. Breakfast buffet inadequate - not enough local food choices (the breakfast buffet on offer could be served anywhere in Europe. 3. The food portions in the restaurants for dinner were small. 4. The service for breakfast (tea and coffee) was extremely slow and plates not cleared efficiently so you ended up… Read more
1. Lacking in buffet option for dinner 2. Breakfast buffet inadequate - not enough local food choices (the breakfast buffet on offer could be served anywhere in Europe. 3. The food portions in the restaurants for dinner were small. 4. The service for breakfast (tea and coffee) was extremely slow and plates not cleared efficiently so you ended up with a load of dirty plates at your table. 5. Pool area wasn’t kept clear of used towels which were left in heaps around the pool. 6. There are no sun umbrellas on the beach so no shade is on offer. 7. Our room upon arrival had no hot water - we were moved the following day but the alternative room still did not live up to 5 star standards. 8. The bed side lights did not work and the bed was too high and posed difficulty on climbing into unless you are 5 foot 11! It was also very noisy! 9. Check in was self service via an iPad (not expected in 5 star accommodation) and was prolonged which wasn’t welcome after a late arrival and long journey! 10. Disappointed overall as having stayed in numerous locations and other 5 star hotels on the island we felt let down with Sandals promise of luxury. Read less
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Sep 19, 2019 Kerry B

Dennilee is an amazing singer, a great entertainer. We have really enjoyed watching the shows here and look forward to watching the show again. Ramora, Yunior and Arais at the beachclub are such great sports, they are full of energy and laughter. They do really well to get the guests together to join in with pool games and beach volleyball. We… Read more
Dennilee is an amazing singer, a great entertainer. We have really enjoyed watching the shows here and look forward to watching the show again. Ramora, Yunior and Arais at the beachclub are such great sports, they are full of energy and laughter. They do really well to get the guests together to join in with pool games and beach volleyball. We are really enjoying our time here at Sandals. Also Kevin from entertainment was amazing, he was new to the resort but has been great at his job. Read less
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Sep 19, 2019 Ryann P

Dennilee and Shanet were amazing. They started a game of bingo inside the Polo Lounge to keep us entertained during a brief rain shower. It was a BLAST! They are the best of the best entertainment coordinators. ❤️
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Sep 19, 2019 MariahStrong2019 Arlington, Texas

We went to Sandals Ochi for our Honeymoon for 5 days. It was perfect!! Our butlers, Shawne and Omar were top notch! They were so helpful in planning massages and arranging dinners for us. They were timely and responsive to our hundreds of questions - they added so much class and service to our trip. The beaches had available seating and were… Read more
We went to Sandals Ochi for our Honeymoon for 5 days. It was perfect!! Our butlers, Shawne and Omar were top notch! They were so helpful in planning massages and arranging dinners for us. They were timely and responsive to our hundreds of questions - they added so much class and service to our trip. The beaches had available seating and were frequently raked. The restaurants were delicious with quick service and accurate orders. We also do not drink alcohol, and we had a great time being able to drink virgin drinks or mock drinks. We did not feel excluded in the experience because we did not consume alcohol. We booked excursions so we didn’t get to participate in all of the activities at the resort (something we will change next time we book). The staff always initiated greeting us with a smile throughout our stay. I appreciated that they have transportation service that takes you to and from the hillside/beachside of the resort. They were pretty quick and timely making transitions easy. We stayed in a Villa on the hillside, which was well kept even though it was a bit older. I appreciate the fact that insect repellent was available almost anywhere for this who are sensitive to mosquito bites. I would definitely (already have) recommend this resort to our family and friends for an adult getaway. I do think there is a portion of the resort that is kid friendly, but it was nice just to have peace and quiet and not have to worry about tripping over someone’s toys or worrying about kids in the ocean or the pool. From start to finish, it has been the best trip I’ve taken by far. My only suggestions would be: -make snorkeling gear available for this who want to stay in the shallow of the beaches to snorkel -near the water sports area, there didn’t seem to be anyone who would collect the plates if we ordered food from the Tapas and took it back to our chair. We ended up with a stack of plates a couple times. Read less