The Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort and Spa

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The hotel

This premium All Inclusive adults-only resort offers a spectacular getaway in a wonderful location — only minutes from Jamaica’s biggest and best attractions. However, you may have trouble tearing yourself away from the facilities on-site, because they're pretty impressive too. As well as two epic pools to laze by, you’ve a huge selection of water sports to get stuck into, a well-equipped fitness centre and the gorgeous Radiant Spa, which will leave you feeling, well, radiant of course! The hip and happening Runaway Bay Golf Club is conveniently nearby and guests of the Jewel can take advantage of complimentary green fees — get that swinging arm of yours at the ready! There are multiple dining options too — feel the sand beneath your toes at Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill (no shoes required) or treat yourself to fine dining at either Platinum, serving delicious dishes such as jerked chicken and seafood ceviche or Moonstone by Dominic for top-notch Italian fare. The accommodation itself is sumptuous — all rooms boast a magnificent 4-poster bed and a perpetually stocked mini-bar (soft drinks only). Upgrade to a room with an ocean view and you’ll think yourself in heaven — or at least the closest thing to it!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In beautiful Ocho Rios, overlooking the ocean, 5 minutes from Dunn’s River Falls and Mystic Mountain. Transfer time from the airport: 1 hour 45 minutes.

Hotel information

250 rooms and suites set across 3 buildings. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, complimentary wired high-speed Internet access, telephone, iPod docking station, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Premier Guest Room with 4-poster king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals, local beers and premium branded drinks, house wine by the glass and all above activities unless otherwise stated.

Emerald Lanai Guest Room with 4-poster king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Sapphire Mountain View Guest Room with private balcony and 4-poster king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Sapphire Ocean View Guest Room with private balcony and 4-poster king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Diamond Ocean View Concierge with private balcony and views of the Caribbean sea, personalised service including 24-hour room service, plush his and hers robes and concierge services to enhance your stay, available 7:00am-10:00pm, with a 4-poster king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Ocean View Butler Suite with oversized private balcony and ocean views, separate living room with mini-bar stocked with premium drinks package, mixers and coffee/tea service, 24-hour room service and personal butler services including in-suite check-in, unpacking and pressing, drawing a scented bath, organising spa treatments, plush his and hers robes and much more, the bathroom has an enormous whirlpool bath and separate shower, bedroom with 4-poster canopied king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Honeymoon Haven 1-Bedroom Oceanfront Suite with private balcony and dramatic sea views, separate living room with mini-bar stocked with premium drinks package, mixers and coffee/tea service, 24-hour room service, and personal butler services including in-suite check-in, unpacking and pressing, drawing scented baths, organising spa treatments, plush his and hers robes and much more, the bathroom has an enormous whirlpool bath and separate shower, bedroom with 4-poster canopied king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

6 restaurants: Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill (sandwiches, burgers and wraps), Coral Cafe (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner), Court Jesters (fire oven pizza), Platinum (contemporary Caribbean cuisine), The Jade Samurai (teppanyaki-style), Moonstone by Dominic (Italian cuisine). 6 bars: Aquamarina Bar, The Emerald Tree Lounge, Sunken Treasure Swim-Up Bar, Boardwalk Bar, Jaspers Chillin Pool & Piano bar, Bling! Disco Bar. All bars feature the "Gem of the day" speciality signature cocktail. Weekly 'Dining under the Stars' experience.

Weekly dive-in movies by the pool with Jamaican themed snacks. Daily activities and entertainment.

2 swimming pools with swim-up bar and pool concierge service. Fitness centre with classes and instructor. Radiant Spa* with full treatment menu. Complimentary green fees at Runaway Bay Golf Club, 18-hole championship course. 9-hole pitch and putt golf course on-site. Non-motorised water sports. Volleyball and basketball. Tennis courts. Shuffleboard, pool tables and giant lawn chess and checkers.

Beauty salon*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary WiFi available throughout the resort. A complimentary Internet cafe is available. Flash photo shop*. Tours and activities desk*. Souvenir shop.

3 nights between 1 May-18 Dec '20. 

5 nights between 19 Dec-31 Dec '20.

7 nights between 1 Jan-15 Apr '20.

14 nights between 16 Apr-30 Apr '20.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: this is an adults-only hotel for ages 18 years and over.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Jewel Dunn’s River - great stay!!

Mar 24, 2020 JPitaro

Staff were very friendly. Resort was very well maintained and clean. Food was quite good. Had a great night at the Japanese Restaurant - would highly recommend it - Gita was a great chef and hilarious!!! Rooms are clean, but bathroom was quite small. Beach is quite short, not a beach you’ll walk go for walks on, but lots of chairs options and is… Read more
Staff were very friendly. Resort was very well maintained and clean. Food was quite good. Had a great night at the Japanese Restaurant - would highly recommend it - Gita was a great chef and hilarious!!! Rooms are clean, but bathroom was quite small. Beach is quite short, not a beach you’ll walk go for walks on, but lots of chairs options and is close to pool and washrooms. Good late night food options. Great coffee options throughout the day. Easy to book excursions as staff are helpful. Easy check-in and out. Overall a great experience. Read less
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Mar 22, 2020 Venture652154

Very nice facility, great food. Jerk Chicken fabulous. Everything was going wonderful until the last two days, room service lacking. Toiletries was not replenish. (towels & soaps.) No warm water for about 8 hours.
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Mar 21, 2020 681susanmm Mosinee, Wisconsin

We were very disappointed. Starting with the room they initially gave us. We were to have an ocean front view. Our view was of the top of the lower roof and old pipes. They did give us a different room on the second day that was better. They advertise top shelf mini bar and top shelf at all other bars. Not the case. The food was average at… Read more
We were very disappointed. Starting with the room they initially gave us. We were to have an ocean front view. Our view was of the top of the lower roof and old pipes. They did give us a different room on the second day that was better. They advertise top shelf mini bar and top shelf at all other bars. Not the case. The food was average at best. Our check out process was horrible. We had been there for 10 days and on check out told us that because they had not received payment from BookIt that we would have to pay the entire cost of the trip and get reimbursed by BookIt. When I offered to call jointly with them the International number from BookIt they declined. I didn't end up paying it, but it was frustrating that they decided to bring this up when we were ready to leave. Tarnished the whole trip. Read less
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Mar 20, 2020 VBSLKS

This was our second trip to this resort and this place still does not disappoint!! This turned out to be another amazing trip!! We definitely will be back with hopefully more friends. Kim with outdoor activities was outstanding as was one of the servers. I believe his name was Slown.
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Mar 19, 2020 gtrdoodle Ruskin, Florida

This was not our first trip to Jamaica (nor will it be our last) and not our first stay a Jewel Resort. It was however the first time a vacation coincided with a special event. I reached out to the special events department and was put in contact with Jadeen and she helped me organize an amazing day to celebrate my spouses birthday and even bigger… Read more
This was not our first trip to Jamaica (nor will it be our last) and not our first stay a Jewel Resort. It was however the first time a vacation coincided with a special event. I reached out to the special events department and was put in contact with Jadeen and she helped me organize an amazing day to celebrate my spouses birthday and even bigger keep it a secret! She really did an outstanding job with all the details and the communication! We spent the day in a private cabana with the fun and friendly, Judy taking care of us, what a treat! We had a private dinner above the waterfall with Becky serving us and the ever present cat Tom-Tom keeping us company! That day was the highlight of our stay! I will say that we had a little bit of a rough start with our room in the Diamond building being right beside the elevator and overlooking the very loud neighboring resort but after many conversations and some patience we were able to move across the hall after a few days and absolutely loved that room overlooking the pool and onto the beach! We loved the food, drinks and staff! We participated in the entertainment and had a lot of fun! I'm sure that when reading these reviews you'll find some that are somewhat negative but it really is all in your attitude and expectations, nothing will be perfect but the goods far outweigh the bad! Go, have fun enjoy the wonderful welcoming vibes from the Jamaican people and spend time getting to know them. I can promise you'll be happy that you did and your life will be enriched! Don't forget to check out the photos the staff takes like we did because when you get home you'll be disappointed and it will be your only regret! Read less