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 Fun trip but inconvenient layout

Oct 18, 2021 Wormfood33 Richmond, Virginia

We've been to two other Sandals resorts, and really like them overall. And we honestly had a great time on this trip! That said, the layout of this resort is really a problem and for that reason we wouldn't go back. I would definitely not recommend this resort if you have issues with walking long distances or climbing lots of stairs. TL;DR Pros:… Read more
We've been to two other Sandals resorts, and really like them overall. And we honestly had a great time on this trip! That said, the layout of this resort is really a problem and for that reason we wouldn't go back. I would definitely not recommend this resort if you have issues with walking long distances or climbing lots of stairs. TL;DR Pros: Friendly, main pool is great, LOVED the speakeasy Cons: Layout, hit or miss food, small beach So, the way the resort is laid out, there is the hillside and the seaside. We had a butler suite on the hillside. The only way to get between the two sides is by catching a bus called The Hop. It wasn't too much of a hassle-- the Hop goes back and forth every ten minutes or so. But it's not like other resorts where you can just walk everywhere. The other part is that our suite was way up where the Hop doesn't go, so you either have to get your butler to drive you up or catch the Jitney when your butler is off. Otherwise, you are walking up a steep hill which is a lot especially if you're a little tipsy, or wearing heels, or just don't walk a lot on the regular. I was actually surprised that while we were plodding up that hill, other butlers on golf carts never stopped to offer a ride. That said, the pool on the hillside-- the Great House Pool, was so much fun. The playmakers did a great job, and the pool is big enough for some people to play games and volleyball, and others to enjoy the pool while not joining. Perfect for everyone. We met a group of "resort friends" and spent most of our days at this pool. The other pools on the property were much smaller. We did go down seaside to the beach one day, but the beach area is extremely small. The beaches at other Sandals have been much better. Food was really hit or miss. We loved Le Gourmand-- the escargot were amazing and the signature dish was delicious. Other than that... Valentino's, Kelly's Dockside and The Manor House were about what I'd expect for a resort-- nothing bad nothing great. Kimonos was plain awful and Soy was average. We were surprised by the lack of seasoning overall. Sometimes I think the resorts dumb down their food to appeal to the masses, but maybe you should try letting us taste the local cuisine in all its vibrancy! We have a Jamaican restaurant in our town that is better than anything we ate at the resort. The hidden gem of this resort is the speakeasy-- called The Rabbit Hole. It was not only fun to have a different password every day-- the drinks were EXCELLENT. This spot had higher end alcohol and nice classic drinks. Then the singer-- when they said she was good I figured she was "resort good." Y'all-- she is LEGIT. My husband and I said she should be on The Voice. Phenomenal. I know this is long-- wrapping up now. Like I said, we had a great time. Other than the food, I don't think there's anything the resort could do differently. It's just that layout that is a killer for me. We will definitely continue go to other Sandals, but won't be back at this one. Read less
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Oct 18, 2021 Quedogsq2

I surprised my girlfriend with a birthday trip to Sandals Ochi, we stayed in a butler suite and the experience was outstanding. Our butlers Robert and Josie were top notch. The resort is beautiful and dining options are excellent. There are 16 restaurants on property and we were only able to eat at about half of them but each one we dined at food… Read more
I surprised my girlfriend with a birthday trip to Sandals Ochi, we stayed in a butler suite and the experience was outstanding. Our butlers Robert and Josie were top notch. The resort is beautiful and dining options are excellent. There are 16 restaurants on property and we were only able to eat at about half of them but each one we dined at food was great. Next time we go there we will try the other 8 we didn’t make it to. We have already booked a return trip for Christmas and New Years!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not at all impressed

Oct 16, 2021 J1439SOamys Lenoir City, Tennessee

We paid a lot of money for this vacation and we were so disappointed. The only part that was great was our retie the knot ceremony. It was an upcharge so it was great. Don't get me wrong if you want to sweat yourself to death while you eat dinner and have nowhere to cool off besides the bathroom or your room you may love it. I got food poisoning… Read more
We paid a lot of money for this vacation and we were so disappointed. The only part that was great was our retie the knot ceremony. It was an upcharge so it was great. Don't get me wrong if you want to sweat yourself to death while you eat dinner and have nowhere to cool off besides the bathroom or your room you may love it. I got food poisoning the 2nd night and all I got in response was oh we are sorry you ate things that didn't agree with you. Our 5 star room was cleaned 1 time while we were there. Granted 1 day we barely left the room because I was so sick but every other day we left for several hours to allow for room cleaning. You couldn't walk thru the main lobby without asking if you wanted to rebook or buy a spa service but had to hunt someone down for the free services. Now when we told our concierge we needed drinks for our room he brought them right up. He was great. I just seemed as if noone there wanted to be working. Maybe that is just the Jamaican attitude and I am used to cruising. We could have taken 2 cruises for what we paid to come to Sandals and had a much better experience. Read less
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Oct 15, 2021 crystalcK4119NG

Sandals Ochi definitely exceeded our expectations completely! From our bartender Basil to our photographer Slisha who were fabulous! The food was exceptional as well as the entire staff! They made us feel so welcomed. Just one suggestion would be to have Jamaican music playing on the resort more. Steel drums softly playing during the day would… Read more
Sandals Ochi definitely exceeded our expectations completely! From our bartender Basil to our photographer Slisha who were fabulous! The food was exceptional as well as the entire staff! They made us feel so welcomed. Just one suggestion would be to have Jamaican music playing on the resort more. Steel drums softly playing during the day would only add to the enjoyment of sandals. Please resort was spotless at all times! Read less
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Oct 14, 2021 JessicaMM1003 Baltimore, Maryland

Our honeymoon at Sandals Ochi was incredible! The views are beautiful, we had wonderful massages at Red Lane Spa, the food was great, & the staff was extremely welcoming. We were welcomed by Shanna-Kay once we arrived and she immediately became a friendly face at Club Sandals. She genuinely wanted us to have the best experience possible. We also… Read more
Our honeymoon at Sandals Ochi was incredible! The views are beautiful, we had wonderful massages at Red Lane Spa, the food was great, & the staff was extremely welcoming. We were welcomed by Shanna-Kay once we arrived and she immediately became a friendly face at Club Sandals. She genuinely wanted us to have the best experience possible. We also had great experiences with Kaylando at Kelly's Dockside, Javar at a Club Sandals cocktail party, and Mike over at the Loyalty/Rewards desk. The only downside that we had was that it felt very sales-y. Every time we walked into the lobby, we were tried to get to purchase something (spa treatments, our next vacation, etc.). Additionally, we did have a few issues with our room in that the toilet and the AC both leaked at one point during our trip. All in all, we had a great time at Sandals Ochi! Read less