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

522 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.

Poolside Club Level Villa Rooms, in an exclusive tropical retreat, on the first and second floors, features a king-size bed, full bathroom with a double sink vanity and walk-in shower, and access to your own semi-private pool.

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.

One Bedroom Poolside Butler Villa Suite features its own living area with a television and fully stocked premium bar, a separate bedroom with a king bed, a full bathroom with walk-in shower, and patio or balcony access. You also have access to your villa’s own semi-private pool. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

One Bedroom Poolside Butler Villa Estate Suite with a full living room with a premium bar, separate bedroom with king-size bed, full bathroom with double sink vanity and walk-in shower, and access to a semi-private pool. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Located within Butler Village, Villa w/4 One-Bedroom Butler Suites and Private Pool were designed with groups in mind. Each one-bedroom suite features its own living area with a television and fully stocked premium bar, separate bedroom with king-size bed, full bathroom with walk-in shower, and a patio or balcony to enjoy quiet mornings amidst lush gardens. All suites within the villa have access to a private pool with lounge chairs under shaded umbrellas and 24-hour in-room dining. 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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Apr 12, 2024 Explore35725726055 Southington, Connecticut

The staff was wonderful can’t say enough about them. The resort was a bit run down not to Sandals standards. The pool bar pool was always dirty with leaves and debris. The Pina Colata machine was broken and no one attempted to fix or replace it. The pool tile was broken. The dress code wasn’t followed. No photographer on our side. When I saw one… Read more
The staff was wonderful can’t say enough about them. The resort was a bit run down not to Sandals standards. The pool bar pool was always dirty with leaves and debris. The Pina Colata machine was broken and no one attempted to fix or replace it. The pool tile was broken. The dress code wasn’t followed. No photographer on our side. When I saw one on the Hop he said he would meet us at Valentino’s and went by us even after I said “oh hi”. Don’t be mistaken I had a great time, relaxed, and enjoyed great food but didn’t live up to what I have been accustomed too. Read less
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Apr 12, 2024 Crit H Kannapolis, North Carolina

Where to begin.. Let’s just do a Good and a Bad listing and hope this helps save someone from booking here like we did. Good - Soy /French Restaurants - Spa - massage - Butlers had their good days and bad days - no consistency Bad - Entire property is “worn”. This place was probably great 15-18 years ago. - Nothing in our first room worked. We… Read more
Where to begin.. Let’s just do a Good and a Bad listing and hope this helps save someone from booking here like we did. Good - Soy /French Restaurants - Spa - massage - Butlers had their good days and bad days - no consistency Bad - Entire property is “worn”. This place was probably great 15-18 years ago. - Nothing in our first room worked. We paid alot for the hillside Butler Honeymoon suite. We had to be moved because our hot tub had no water and making loud noises - Cats everywhere. We literally counted 10 cats near us while trying to eat at the Manor House. Cats jumping on dining tables.. - There is ZERO beach. If anyone tells you otherwise they’re lying. 40 chairs laid out with a 30 yard stretch of sand near a pier. Other than the restaurants listed above, they’re slow and the food is a Holiday Inn buffet taste. - Poolside cabanas cost extra and the material was usually ripped or torn in large places, half had ceiling fans and the other half look like they’d been ripped out - You must take a shuttle bus to get to the lower end of property (beach side) versus Hillside which means if you want to see the whole property then you’re riding a bus a good part of the day. - Zero night activities. You typically have the Rabbit Hole/Speakeasy and that’s it. To wrap up…. it’s basically false advertising. The pictures are NOT ACCURATE. They’re renovating a portion of the hillside rooms, Kelly’s Dockside restaurant is not open because the decking has collapsed. There are lots of Sandals properties to go to, this isn’t one I would ever come back to. Read less
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Apr 7, 2024 John D Harrison, New York

So we just returned on Saturday from a 6 night stay and let me say that we had an amazing time. After we booked we read many negative reviews and as far as I can tell you not one of those reviews were correct. The resort is really nice and very easy to navigate. We had no problems getting loungers on the beach or at the pools. Towels were… Read more
So we just returned on Saturday from a 6 night stay and let me say that we had an amazing time. After we booked we read many negative reviews and as far as I can tell you not one of those reviews were correct. The resort is really nice and very easy to navigate. We had no problems getting loungers on the beach or at the pools. Towels were plentiful all the staff were very friendly and very professional. All our meals were amazing and making reservations for the restaurants that required them were not an issue at all. The drinks were all made great. We had a luxury level room this time as it was a last minute trip. We usually do club level and have never done butler. Our room was 3109 on the first floor. We overlooked the gardens. The bed was super comfy and the pillows were great. The room was modern and housekeeping did an amazing job every day. We were located on the beach side. We visited the hillside part of the resort which is directly across the street and a 2 minute ride on the Hop which comes every 10 minutes. Definitely you have to check out the Rabbit Hole it's a great time. Entertainment was really good and the saxophonist was amazing. Make sure not to miss him. All in all it was another amazing time. The only things that could use improvement are they need to have more umbrellas at the beach for people who really can't handle the sun for hours at a time. Other than that there are no negative things I can say about Sandals Ochi. Can't wait until our next Sandals Adventure Read less
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Apr 7, 2024 David L

Please do not spend your hard earned money on this hotel. Our room was in the main hotel and was tired, dirty and very old. 50% of the staff were rude unless you tip them. Something Sandals do not approve of. The hotel has alot of renovation to do and staff are as tired as the hotel. There were leeks in hallways, toilets did not have working… Read more
Please do not spend your hard earned money on this hotel. Our room was in the main hotel and was tired, dirty and very old. 50% of the staff were rude unless you tip them. Something Sandals do not approve of. The hotel has alot of renovation to do and staff are as tired as the hotel. There were leeks in hallways, toilets did not have working locks on them and the food was not I call 5 Star. Sandals has lost its ethos of luxury and there are other hotels cheaper and as good, if not better to stay at. Please do not waste your money as you will be disappointed. Read less
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Apr 6, 2024 Breatheeasyreviews

This well deserved review is long overdue. I HUGE shoutout to the employees that made our stay memorable with laughs, hugs, friendliness, excellent customer service and kindness when it came to accommodating Celiac. Natasha, La-Donna, Jodionn and the cooks at the Tapas restaurant were incredible - they were the reason we went back there daily, not… Read more
This well deserved review is long overdue. I HUGE shoutout to the employees that made our stay memorable with laughs, hugs, friendliness, excellent customer service and kindness when it came to accommodating Celiac. Natasha, La-Donna, Jodionn and the cooks at the Tapas restaurant were incredible - they were the reason we went back there daily, not only for the food but for the smiles and kindness! KeMarley, Aquila for the fun nightlife and laughs at the Polo Lounge, Brittany & Joel for the great conversations and awesome Connect Four skills, Donald at the pool bar near the watersports for his calm demeanor and good stories and Dwayne in water sports is the best to go sailing with and have a good time! When it came to the memorable Epic photos, do them! Alex, keel, Davie, Ricardo, Renaldo and Camille are fabulous!!! Jamaica is one of our favorite places because of the people, culture, warmth and beauty - not for the "fanciness" and all the Americanized amenities. Keep it real and pure! Some of the other restaurants were not very friendly and didn't seem to want to accommodate food allergies and Celiac. Keep these AMAZING employees happy and treat them well, they are diamonds in the rough these days!!! If they are happy and shine from the soul, the customers will feel it and know it. Thank you for a great stay! We miss all those names that are listed and we do hope they receive recognition for their pure awesomeness!!! Read less