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

  • 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, 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 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 by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers. 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: 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 Good stay with some good people

May 21, 2022 Cole H

We went to this resort to attend a wedding for a family member. Our stay was for 4 days. I can’t speak too much on the wedding as I was not the groom and did not deal with all the wedding planner and staff aside from the photographers who were a blast to work with- unfortunately I do not remember their names. However we did enjoy our stay here. I… Read more
We went to this resort to attend a wedding for a family member. Our stay was for 4 days. I can’t speak too much on the wedding as I was not the groom and did not deal with all the wedding planner and staff aside from the photographers who were a blast to work with- unfortunately I do not remember their names. However we did enjoy our stay here. I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 because not all the resort staff gave off the best “vibe” and it made our stay feel a bit like we were a bothersome when we asked for help or guidance. That aside, we spent a good time on the beach doing the beach activities such as the sailing, and wind surfing, kayaking..etc. and the people there were great! We were helped with smiles and great attitudes specifically from Lamoy at the activity check-in and Kirk who was our sail captain and wind surfing teacher. They made our stay a bit more enjoyable and we’re glad we got to meet them! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The team made our honeymoon even more special

May 21, 2022 C8485THellenl

We enjoyed two weeks at Sandals Ochi April 2022 for our honeymoon and we can confidently say that every single part of the trip was incredible - the staff are excellent, the resort is beautiful. Our butlers Josie and Robert couldn’t have been more welcoming and looked after us throughout the trip - making us laugh daily and ensuring we had… Read more
We enjoyed two weeks at Sandals Ochi April 2022 for our honeymoon and we can confidently say that every single part of the trip was incredible - the staff are excellent, the resort is beautiful. Our butlers Josie and Robert couldn’t have been more welcoming and looked after us throughout the trip - making us laugh daily and ensuring we had everything we needed, plus the almost-daily surprise left in the room - whether that be a cheese plate, cocktail or towel creation! The Rabbit Hole is well worth visiting - we went multiple times and if you like a strong drink, this is the place to go! The old fashioned’s were perfection. If you can book onto a couple of trips too, do it!! The blue hole experience and river tubing was so much fun, deep sea fishing was excellent (even if I spent most of it feeling sea sick) but the half day power boat trip has to be our favourite - we’re still talking about it a month later. All of the playmakers, but particularly Ockief, absolutely made our trip, sitting and chatting with us, singing, dancing, getting us involved in the variety of activities on offer - we couldn’t be more grateful for making us laugh and generally being amazing. We feel like we made some really good friends and are sad to be so far away! The food was great, the people are so lovely and we hope to one day return soon! If you’re planning a honeymoon, we couldn’t recommend Ochi enough ❤️ Read less
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May 19, 2022 Rebekah2468

I'm pretty certain my friend and I were the only single people on the entire resort. The entertainment staff was wonderful- special thanks to Akeem and Chanel. Definitely felt like a land cruise - very easy to get drinks but takes more planning and effort to get food. Highly recommend the Dunn River Falls hike and catamaran tour; this was a… Read more
I'm pretty certain my friend and I were the only single people on the entire resort. The entertainment staff was wonderful- special thanks to Akeem and Chanel. Definitely felt like a land cruise - very easy to get drinks but takes more planning and effort to get food. Highly recommend the Dunn River Falls hike and catamaran tour; this was a highlight of our trip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Rest and Relaxation. The people at the resort made it happen

May 18, 2022 Ron C Toronto, Canada

Here is an overview of our trip to Jamaica and our stay at Sandals Ocho Rios. Arrival We arrived in Montego Bay on April 25th for 10 days. From getting off the plane to the Sandals lounge, it took 45 minutes to get through Customs, Security and grab our bags before arriving at the Sandals lounge. At the Sandals lounge, there were people to take… Read more
Here is an overview of our trip to Jamaica and our stay at Sandals Ocho Rios. Arrival We arrived in Montego Bay on April 25th for 10 days. From getting off the plane to the Sandals lounge, it took 45 minutes to get through Customs, Security and grab our bags before arriving at the Sandals lounge. At the Sandals lounge, there were people to take and tag our bags, before heading in the lounge to freshen up. You can get a beer or pop to drink or some snacks while you wait for transportation. It didn’t take long for transportation to be called. We got private transportation through islandroutes.com, so our ride was quiet. The driver provided some water and a plate of finger foods for the 90-minute drive. The ride was uneventful, considering people warning us of Jamaican drivers. The roads have very much improved from 20 years ago. Arriving at the resort, we were taken to the Club Sandals lounge to confirm our reservation. We were given the traditional towel to wipe down and a drink to refresh. Our room and butler were not ready, which is okay because it was before 3 PM check-in. A butler took us and 2 other couples to the Jerk Shack for us to get some food while our rooms were getting prepared. When our butler met us at the lounge, he took us to our room to complete the check-in. Room We were in room 7406 in Building 50, which is on the 2nd floor. It is on the far end of the property but we got the GP room for the view. The room with the offset pool from the website was our building. The room was ok. Enough space that we are not bouncing off each other. The bed was comfortable for sleeping and the pillows were very soft. We didn’t wake up with a sore body for the entire time we were there. The challenge was that the bed is very high. I am over 6ft tall and I had to hop a little to get on the bed. Someone who is closer to 5ft will have a challenge to get on the bed. The bathroom was adequate with tub and shower combo. It wasn’t a big soaking tub that is available at other Sandals resorts but it was too small either. We had no problem with hot water at all. There was some air in the lines one morning, which made some weird sounds. The wet bar had a stocked fridge. We don’t drink beer so we requested more juices and water, which we were well stocked. The patio had a set of chairs and tables for dining or drinks. The view was good, even through it is a long way from the ocean. Still a good place for a drink at any time of the day. The rooms had lots of power outlets (NA Type) and there were a couple USB charging ports. The couple little negative things about the room. None were a deal breaker on the room. One was a single remote for both TVs. Not very easy for one person to watch something in bed while the other person is in the living room. They were not smart TVs so you can’t cast to the TV. There was no towel drying rack on the balcony. We had to use the chairs or railing to dry our suits or towels. Fortunately, we had some towel clips to prevent our clothes from blowing away. Meals There is lots of food available through out the day. I recommend to have room service breakfast on the balcony. The food was good and the view made it better. We had dinner one evening on the balcony that our butler brought from the Italian restaurant. Our butler made the dinner very special by setting up our table with tablecloth and wine glasses. He started us with champagne and appetisers, before leaving us on our own. Very professional service. With our room location and the distance from the restaurant, the food was warm. Not hot. The food overall was okay. There were some foods that stood out but most were just good. Of course, the jerk shack food was good as well as the sushi. Make sure you have the sushi outside if you can. The view makes it better. The resort does a pretty good steak. I had a couple in 2 different restaurants and they were both very tasty. When we called for some chocolate cake from room service, it was there in about 15 minutes. Room service breakfast was very good and should have done it a couple more times. There were bars all over so it was easy to get a drink. We spent most of our time on the beach and there was someone who would come around to take drink orders. They delivered fast and came around often. They also got to know what your usual was too. Departure We used MoBay for our departure. It was worth the money for an air condition room with comfy chairs and lots of snacks. The food was pretty good too. Our flight was delayed for over an hour so it was good to have a place to sit. The wait staff came by frequently to see if you needed anything. The lines for check-in were a little crazy with all the airlines trying to get everyone through. Security was quick to get through as well. If you wanted to purchase alcohol to take home, the prices are similar at the duty-free as the grocery stores in town. Other things Our butlers, Ray and Peta-Gaye, took very good care of us. This was the first time with butler service, as we usually use Club. They would check in with us a couple times per day and would find a way to get us what we ask for, be it rum in the room or get us a cab to go into town. The butler service is like Club service on steroids. There is only 1 number to call and someone was always available. We probably didn’t use them as much as others but if you watch around the main buildings at either breakfast or dinner time, you would see butlers in the golf carts running from one place to another, delivery food or carrying people around. Even if there wasn’t a butler around, someone would ask if you needed anything if you were looking a little lost. They would try to help you or find the person who could. From a service perspective, the service people were top notch. Usually we don’t travel in April but the weather was quite comfortable. It was usually 25-27° C most days and the breeze from the ocean kept it comfortable. The evenings didn’t get very cool from the daytime. We had a little bit of rain on the first couple of days but it didn’t last long. We did only 1 excursion during our stay and it was the Blue Mountain Bike Tour. We did it 20 years ago and wanted to do it again. It is a good way to see the other Jamaica. It is a 1.5 hour drive to the station where you were served a brunch of scrambled eggs, festival, toast and veggies. They take you up the mountain where you will get on a bike and coast down on the road. The road has not been service in 20 years so you will be dodging pot holes. You can stop for pictures and check out the farms on the mountains. You will get back to the station for lunch of chicken, rice and cabbage salad. My wife said it is the same that her mom makes. After lunch, it is back on the bikes down the road again to the final stop. A mountain river with waterfalls where you can jump in, you want. Word of caution, it is spring fed so that means it is cold. Our stay at Sandals Ocho Rios was a good break for us. Easy and relaxing is what we wanted. There is no great reason for us to go back to this resort again, even though this was our 3rd trip. The people at the resort, be it the butlers, loyalty group or any of the service people on the property, made the trip enjoyable. I would probably miss not seeing them again because I wouldn’t be coming back here. Read less
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May 18, 2022 natalieaU35WS

We just stayed at this beautiful resort and had Dwight and Sean as our butlers! We had an incredible experience all round!! Dwight was incredibly professional at all times and Sean went above and beyond!! This was Sean’s first week and we could see both these boys worked so hard at all times!! Please tip your butlers!! They deserve this!! On one… Read more
We just stayed at this beautiful resort and had Dwight and Sean as our butlers! We had an incredible experience all round!! Dwight was incredibly professional at all times and Sean went above and beyond!! This was Sean’s first week and we could see both these boys worked so hard at all times!! Please tip your butlers!! They deserve this!! On one day I had a bad day and was incredibly upset due to currently grieving!! When we got back to the room the butlers had decorated the bathroom, run a bath and left a romantic lovely atmosphere!! This made my day!! And made a heard day easier!! We want to thank all the staff at #sandalsOchi! The bar staff were great fun with the latest cocktails ready if we desired! Kerry-Ann and Anastasia in the polo lounge were kind and sweet, gave great service along side Akeem!! The bar was a good place to hang out on the hill side! Ariel looked after the pools, done so with so much care and was a regular daily friendly face saying hello every day!! In general the grounds were beautiful, it was a different experience across two sites however the hop bus between sites came every 10 minutes without fail and the butlers and jitney drivers were always around to help guests back and forth from their rooms in the hill side! We personally loved staying on the hillside and was able to go back and forth to the entertainment as it suited us! This is a lively resort however there is plenty of space and places for calm and relaxation. Covid protocols were good but never made us feel like and intruder! This resort has some of the happiest staff with smiles ear to ear especially Tarjay!! A lovely man we can see going very far! We hope to see him a butler the next time we come! He deserves it! and Shenay in the grill bar thank you for your lovely smiles and plenty of drinks service!! Well what more can I say, we done many sandals and this one will be definitely on the top of the list with the Grande St Lucia Was there any negatives - well yes of course there is but nothing even worth a mention! Go yourself, the drive from the airport isn’t too bad and you’ll be very glad you did!! Ask for Sean and Dwight as your butlers!! This was a lovely 40th birthday treat!! We will see you all next year hopefully xx Read less