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
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf

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.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here

  • Virgin Holidays special offer: receive a complimentary fruit platter, 15% discount in the spa, 15% discount on a private candlelit dinner and VIP check-in with welcome cocktail. Based on travel up until 31 Dec '19. 

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Oct '19 to receive up to 43% off the accommodation cost between 1 Jan–20 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Sep '19 and save up to 59% off the accommodation cost for travel between 22 Aug '19-20 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

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 '19/'20

5 nights between 19 Dec-31 Dec '20.

7 nights between 2 Jan-15 Apr '19.

14 nights between 16 Apr-30 Apr '19/'20.

* Denotes local charge.

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

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (3908)
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Sep 22, 2019 Laura H Ringwood, New Jersey

Amazing place, activities throughout the day and night. Steel drum band and a great singer and band. Rode the glass bottom boat and the catamaran, foos was great! Staff were friendly and made you feel at home. All of the staff does an amazing job. Also got a great Swedish massage and sugar scrub.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A true testimony that the people (staff) at the Jewel are still the best!

Sep 22, 2019 Colleen B Caledonia, Canada

As always, we were pleased with our stay at the Jewel. After 10+ years, still a favorite annual vacation place for us. The staff are considered our friends and we always look forward to seeing Bertram, Irvin, Uton, Kevin, Basil, Garnet, the "Mayor", George and of course, the entertainment crew. We love the ocean front view of our room. You won't… Read more
As always, we were pleased with our stay at the Jewel. After 10+ years, still a favorite annual vacation place for us. The staff are considered our friends and we always look forward to seeing Bertram, Irvin, Uton, Kevin, Basil, Garnet, the "Mayor", George and of course, the entertainment crew. We love the ocean front view of our room. You won't want to miss waking up early, coffee on the patio and capturing the sunrise on camera. There were a few changes that we would have liked to know prior to returning. With the acquisition (new ownership - Playa), transportation is no longer covered. This was a surprise we found out at the airport. The Diamond Concierge no longer includes spirits or wine in your room (bar fridge) and there is a $5 room service fee. I would have preferred to know this in advance. Regardless, one of the best places to spend vacation and catch some real rest, relaxation, fun and adventure! The food at the Moonstone is the BEST! We enjoy the anti pasta salad bar every time. We were pleased to go with friends this year - their first time at the Jewel and they really enjoyed it. We all agreed we would return next year at the same time - together! Read less
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Sep 21, 2019 Lbg6

Major security issues. My friend had her things stolen out of her room when we were out for dinner. They scanned her card and found someone used a card to access it when we were out. The front desk basically brushed it off as not their problem. Almost 2 weeks later and we are still waiting for a police report. No one from this hotel will get back… Read more
Major security issues. My friend had her things stolen out of her room when we were out for dinner. They scanned her card and found someone used a card to access it when we were out. The front desk basically brushed it off as not their problem. Almost 2 weeks later and we are still waiting for a police report. No one from this hotel will get back to her. I am disgusted. Their employees are breaking into guests rooms! Read less
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Sep 21, 2019 onedonman Bowmanville, Canada

Poor customer service and rude staff. Just trying to deal with concierge was a stressful and tedious task. Obviously the lady I dealt with did not have a good understanding of customer service. First time at this hotel and I guarantee there won’t be a second time
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Adult Resort

Sep 20, 2019 rolandoCubano

My wife and I stayed at the Resort for 10 days and had an EXCELLENT time. The restaurants were awesome the food was more than awesome. The entire place was clean, clean, clean... We rented a car and explored Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. Everywhere we went we felt safe. Buy your souvenirs at the Pineapple Market in Ocho RIos, (large swap meet type… Read more
My wife and I stayed at the Resort for 10 days and had an EXCELLENT time. The restaurants were awesome the food was more than awesome. The entire place was clean, clean, clean... We rented a car and explored Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. Everywhere we went we felt safe. Buy your souvenirs at the Pineapple Market in Ocho RIos, (large swap meet type market) The Jerk Pork at Scotchies was delicious! Don't belive the hype over not leaving the Resort because it is not safe. The entire staff at the Resort made us feel welcomed. Our waiter at the restaurant even sng for us. Read less