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
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Hot tub
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

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. In addition, you will also have 24-hour room service. 

  • 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 Honeymoon in paradise…

Jul 23, 2021 ysseniat

My husband and I spent our honeymoon here last month (June 2021). It was awesome. We couldn’t have asked for a better honeymoon. We stayed on the hillside in one of the HV1 butler suites. The hillside is so quiet. The perfect place for a romantic honeymoon. Our butlers were Stanford and Kevin and they were so great! We had breakfast at the… Read more
My husband and I spent our honeymoon here last month (June 2021). It was awesome. We couldn’t have asked for a better honeymoon. We stayed on the hillside in one of the HV1 butler suites. The hillside is so quiet. The perfect place for a romantic honeymoon. Our butlers were Stanford and Kevin and they were so great! We had breakfast at the Southern Table every morning and the omelette station was the absolute best! The food . Drinks and entertainment is everything. Rooms are dated but they are very clean and comfortable. We had an issue with the toilet running but maintenance came the next day as promised by the front desk and it as fixed. Has a small issue with our AC leaking as well. But issues were addressed as soon as they were reported. We had the greatest gym session with Jimmy too! We would definitely recommend this resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing, beautiful and friendly!

Jul 23, 2021 Paul M Arlington, Massachusetts

Spent a wonderful week at Ochi. Great food, drink, pools, and beach. Couldnt have asked for more. We had butler service in a Villa and Shawne and Tenniel waited on us all week with great smiles and wonderful service. Other standouts were Capprice by the Manor pool and a waitress named Princess in Valentino's, Favorite meals were the Filet… Read more
Spent a wonderful week at Ochi. Great food, drink, pools, and beach. Couldnt have asked for more. We had butler service in a Villa and Shawne and Tenniel waited on us all week with great smiles and wonderful service. Other standouts were Capprice by the Manor pool and a waitress named Princess in Valentino's, Favorite meals were the Filet Mignon at Kelly's Dockside and everything at The Reef. All the staff was friendly and accommodating. Read less
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Jul 23, 2021 Dundez49 Frisco, Texas

This resort is one that we will be returning back too. The butler service was out of this world. Debbie and Camille, we’re the best butlers we could have asked for. Our dinner reservations were booked nightly without having to ask!!!! Looking forward to returning back soon!!!!
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Jul 22, 2021 MsKay21

From the moment I stepped on the resort I was treated so kindly. I didn't want for anything. Everything was so beautiful. I felt sad to leave. I suggest staying longer than four days! I didn't even get to do half of the activities that was available but I enjoyed every minute.
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Jul 22, 2021 sandals777 McPherson, Kansas

We stayed at Sandals Ochi for 7 days in July.  We have mixed feelings about this resort.  This resort is very large and divided into two sides – hillside and beachside.  We stayed in on the hillside in a butler villa with a semi-private pool.  I think this resort is great for certain people and your view of the resort may depend on where you… Read more
We stayed at Sandals Ochi for 7 days in July.  We have mixed feelings about this resort.  This resort is very large and divided into two sides – hillside and beachside.  We stayed in on the hillside in a butler villa with a semi-private pool.  I think this resort is great for certain people and your view of the resort may depend on where you stay.  For us, it was not our favorite.  There was a LOT of time spent waiting around.  We found that we really missed having an ocean view right from our room.  Maybe if we had stayed on the beachside, we would have enjoyed the trip more.  There would have been less waiting on the Hop for sure.   Pros: -The room with the pool was great.  We loved having a pool to relax in late afternoon each day.  The other people staying in the 3 other rooms in that villa were never in the pool, so we had it to ourselves the whole time.  -The room was nice a cold, it felt great after a hot day.  The bed was comfortable, even though it is very high off the ground. -The resort is beautiful, they are always working on keeping up the grounds. -Food was good, especially lunch places! -We had breakfast on our patio every morning, that was a very nice perk. -We found a nice spot on the beach under the almond trees.  We were shaded all day and the water there was great for swimming.  Nice soft sand and clear water. -Our butlers surprised us with a hot bath and coconut shrimp one afternoon.  That was a nice surprise!   Cons: -The aerobics fitness center on the hillside was not open when we were there.  It was a bit uncomfortable to ride the hop to the other side to workout every day and then have to ride it back to the hillside when you were all sweaty and stinky.  We gave up on working out the last few days because of this.  A couple times we came back to the room while hot and sweaty only to find the cleaners there at the same time.  Not a big deal, we like a clean room, but we felt like we should wait outside for them to be done.  It was again, just more waiting around. -Since we were staying on the hillside, we had to ride the Hop a lot.  Many will say they don’t mind this, but we felt like there was a lot of time spent wasted while waiting on the Hop and/or riding the Hop back and forth.  I would rather be able to walk anywhere on the resort.  If we went down to the beachside, we definitely weren’t going back to the hillside if we forgot something.  That would’ve been an easy 20 minutes wasted.  There were MULTIPLE times we had to wait quite a while for the Hop to show up. -Our butler villa was at the top of the hill.  Supposedly there are “jitneys” that come around and take you up there.  We rarely ever saw a jitney, even when we waited around for a while.  We ended up usually just walking ourselves up and down the hill.  We would call the butler a few times for this, but by the time they show up, we could’ve just walked it faster.  (Again, wasted time waiting) -One day our water shut off while my husband was in the shower.  No notice that this was going to happen. -This was our first stay with a butler.  I would say our experience again was….mixed.  We had 3 butlers assigned to us (I was not prepared for needing to tip 3 butlers).  Most reviews you read will talk about 2 butlers, but know that it’s possible to have 3.  One of our butlers made us feel comfortable and encouraged us to ask them for anything and everything we needed.  She was fantastic!!  One of them was pretty good, but definitely not as over the top as the first.  The third one made us feel uncomfortable.  We felt like we were inconveniencing him anytime we asked for something.  One butler told us to always call them, not room service, yet the other told us to call room service then call him back.  We mainly only used our butlers for breakfast on the patio, lunch and snack deliveries, and reservations.  We would plan to call for lunch around 12 because it would be at least an hour or more before they would bring lunch.  Not a big deal, just be prepared to wait.  -Reservations: we were not asked if we had any dinner preferences.  Our reservations were just made for us and almost all of them were at 8:30PM.  It was nice to have a longer day at the beach, but we found we had too much time in between being at the beach, relaxing in our pool for a couple hours, and then getting ready for dinner.  We missed all of the evening entertainment because our dinners didn’t get over until 10:30 most nights.  By then, we were ready to just go to bed because it was late and we were full.  We usually like to walk the sunset each night, but this never worked out with our late dinner schedule either.  We didn’t want to get down to the beachside by 6:30 only to have to wait around until 8:30 to eat, so we chose to just relax in our own pool during that time instead. -We had a candlelight dinner, 30 minute couples massage, and catamaran cruise on our reservation as a promotional item.  The candlelight dinner was booked no problem.  We asked to book the massage several times, but they never booked it for us.  They did book the catamaran for us on the last day of our trip.  We showed up at the dock to board and were not allowed to get on because we didn’t have the paperwork required.  Our butlers never gave us any paperwork.  This was a real disappointment on the last day of our trip.  We had planned the whole day around that. 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