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, Dolphin Cove 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.

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.

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Jul 15, 2019 gwill2019

Bellhops were great upon arriving. Food was just ok for us. Nothing to write home about. Staff was nice. Kinda heavy on getting you to purchase spa services though. Water sports kinda limited. No para-sailing or jet skis offered! Drinks seem weak.
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Jul 15, 2019 isabelf22442019 New York City, New York

I had such a great experience , great service, delicious food, and great entertainment. The staff was very professional at all times and the rooms were always kept clean. Only problem I had was there was no wifi at all, only at the lobby but overall, such a great experience.
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Jul 15, 2019 mayann-o23 Toronto, Canada

It’s my first time in Jamaica along with my hubby and two other couples for 5 days. The trip from the airport was quite a journey but it was all worth it. We didn’t arrive at the resort until around 9 pm and we were starving. Check in went fast and smooth since we got there pretty late. They offered some drinks and it was just lovely. A big thumbs… Read more
It’s my first time in Jamaica along with my hubby and two other couples for 5 days. The trip from the airport was quite a journey but it was all worth it. We didn’t arrive at the resort until around 9 pm and we were starving. Check in went fast and smooth since we got there pretty late. They offered some drinks and it was just lovely. A big thumbs up for the front desk for giving us amazing rooms with the amazing view of the ocean. I’m bad with remembering names but staff overall at the resort were pretty awesome. Overall experience were good. Went to blue hole as one of our excursions and I FULLY RECOMMEND lT! Just a breathtaking experience. The fact that this resort was an adult resort and not as big as the other resorts was just perfect for us. It’s beautiful, clean and well maintained. Beach was great as well, but it was quite rough. Nothing is perfect but for the price we paid, we have nothing to complain. And you can’t go wrong with the food as well. If you want something laid back and more relaxed, this is the resort for you. Thank you Jewel Dunn’s River. I definitely hope to come back again! Read less
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Jul 14, 2019 LoveisHere876

I just returned from a visit at the gorgeous resort. And as a Jamaican, being at this resort for work, it was a pleasure to have my fellow people treat with me with such care and respect. One of the bellhops D.Kelly was the absolute best, I loved his greeting. Not only on the day I arrived but even after. One of the chefs Romario, always made me… Read more
I just returned from a visit at the gorgeous resort. And as a Jamaican, being at this resort for work, it was a pleasure to have my fellow people treat with me with such care and respect. One of the bellhops D.Kelly was the absolute best, I loved his greeting. Not only on the day I arrived but even after. One of the chefs Romario, always made me laugh, which was really relaxing. The staff on a whole there definitely made my stay a beautiful and peaceful one. Your resort did great in the hiring the people which you did. The resort was worth the time. Thank you. Love it 💓 Read less
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Jul 14, 2019 duncanstephon Kingston, Jamaica

Hotel is small and very well kept. Issue was with the restaurant not having a good variety of food and was too small as such i didnt hve breakfast while on property. I had a bit of an issue with the wifi in the room at some points. It also doesnt work in the club and bathroom near front desk area.