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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Mar 27, 2020 malcolm t Portsmouth, United Kingdom

We visted this Sandals are being advised by Sandals UK that it was one of the best around.What a joke that is. We arrived after an horrendous transfer journey that was expected to be n hour long which totalled 1hour 45 in total.After being taken to the club lounge we were taken to our suite that overlooked a shared pool. The room was appalling Im… Read more
We visted this Sandals are being advised by Sandals UK that it was one of the best around.What a joke that is. We arrived after an horrendous transfer journey that was expected to be n hour long which totalled 1hour 45 in total.After being taken to the club lounge we were taken to our suite that overlooked a shared pool. The room was appalling Im sure nothing had been done in 30years, I have never seen such antiquated Bathrooms and the bath was about 1 foot deep.This is supposed to be 5* luxury no chance about that.Being a club room there were supposed to be facilities prvided which were not there.We slept in the room as we were so tired but didnt unpack in the morning we complained and after about 6 or7 other rooms being shown we were moved to a so called Luxury room.The only difference from where we were first put was that it was in the Seaside portion of the resort and the room had been painted and was a thousand times lighter. The resort itself is split in 2 the Hillside where the Butler village is most of the club rooms and the Seaside area where there are a few clubroms but mainly ordinary rooms.Restaurant are OK the best one being Kellys on the Pier. most of the others are so so. On top of the horrendous rooms are flight with Virgin was cancelled 2 days before our return day. As we booked the vacation through Sandals UK they were our Travel Agent but nothing was heard from them and Management in situ were all but useless. All they were interested in was to charge you extra for staying due to the cancelled.On not one occassion did they help and Virgin never advised of a new flight. This meant I had to book a return flight with BA who were excellent. Do yourself a favour DO NOT BOOK THIS RESORT, DO NOT BOOK VIA SANDALS UK THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING TO SUPPORT US Read less
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Mar 27, 2020 vcoups2702 Boston, United Kingdom

We visited for my 30th birthday first week in March 2020. We stayed in butler G1 suite with pool hillside. I'll start with all the fantastic positives. - our butlers, vivian and Jason were fantastic. Couldn't fault either of them - our room was massive, always clean and mini bar well stocked at all times. Room was a little dark but that was… Read more
We visited for my 30th birthday first week in March 2020. We stayed in butler G1 suite with pool hillside. I'll start with all the fantastic positives. - our butlers, vivian and Jason were fantastic. Couldn't fault either of them - our room was massive, always clean and mini bar well stocked at all times. Room was a little dark but that was probably our position on the site. - the food is absolutely fantastic. We ate in most restaurants and also had the room service and all of it was of a very high standard. - the staff in general are mostly polite and helpful, especially the groundsmen who love to have a little chat. The waitresses in the French restaurants were lovely. - the resort is clean and really well maintained in terms of the gardens etc For a few negatives - the resort is absolutely massive. It never feels crowded but getting around takes forever. The hop bus is great but I don't like spending my holiday waiting for buses to and from the beach. - the ocean bar is a nightmare. We stood for 15 mins to wait for a drink and the worst bit was we were the only ones at the bar! We placed an order with the barman and then he walked away and dissappeared! It took the girl behind the bar another 10 mins to ask if we needed a drink! - the beach front area is naff. The beach is disappointing as its practically non exsistant. Overall we had a lovely time, but mostly stayed around our villa to keep away from the noise and competitions that take place daily around the main pool. We loved the concept of a sandals resort but in the future would opt for one of the smaller resorts to suit our personal needs. Read less
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Mar 23, 2020 MrsAdams2011 Albany, Georgia

Beautiful breathtaking views.16 restaurants so you will never get bored with the food. Excellent entertainment. The staff is amazing! If you don’t know what it feels like to be home, visit Sandals Ochi! This staff is THE BEST OF THE BEST! The staff truly made our experience in Jamaica a dream come true.
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Mar 23, 2020 Edward J

Sandals were very accommodating and sensitive to my while wedding party and family during this crazy time of the virus. We did have to leave 2 days early so we really didn’t get to enjoy the resort as much because we were busy with the wedding the whole time. The wedding team led by Kamesha alone with Anna Kay and Shandulla were perfect!!! They… Read more
Sandals were very accommodating and sensitive to my while wedding party and family during this crazy time of the virus. We did have to leave 2 days early so we really didn’t get to enjoy the resort as much because we were busy with the wedding the whole time. The wedding team led by Kamesha alone with Anna Kay and Shandulla were perfect!!! They made all the last minute adjustments we needed and ensured everyone where where they needed to be with ZERO hiccups. I still don’t know how they did so much in so little time to arranging bags, ceremony set up, meet and great, last minute entertainment, this team was AMAZING! Please request them, you will not be upset. The reception crew was outstanding as well, Mrs Johnson took very good care of us and did an excellent job at the cake cutting portion. A couple other people who were very helpful were Kedon, Natalie, and Jermial. Tehubwer ethers to help anything and kept the party going. My guest loved the band during the meet and great and the firs show. They did Fantastic and I recommend them. I can never say evening about our butler team consisting of Tsoxroy, Shaw, and Ja Read less
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Mar 22, 2020 balancedlivingcoach

The butler service was beyond my expectations. Our butler, Richardo T. was thoughtful, attentive and beyond hospital. By the end our trip he left us feeling like royalty! If you stay at this resort and have the butler service, ask for Richardo. You will not be disappointed!!