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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May 22, 2019 patrick r

We just had an Amazing Vacation at this Amazing resort. Clean place top to bottom, Amazing food, Staff seem genuinely happy to have guest there. There is something for every age group. Gregory and Tami from entertainment are two Awesome individuals they definatly keep the place happening, even during the down times they come out and and engage the… Read more
We just had an Amazing Vacation at this Amazing resort. Clean place top to bottom, Amazing food, Staff seem genuinely happy to have guest there. There is something for every age group. Gregory and Tami from entertainment are two Awesome individuals they definatly keep the place happening, even during the down times they come out and and engage the guest teach dance moves and some how remember everyones names. I will return and alot of the reason is gregory and tami. We did the dunn river excursion And 9 mile "bob Marley" tour both were alot of fun and worth the money. Hibachi was not only delicious but alot of fun. Saphire had an Amazing charred pork The buffet restraunt had great outdoor dinners with authentic Jamaican food. Moonstone had great antipasto bar and lambchop pomodoro. Snack shacks all great and Damien is a great bartender Read less
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May 22, 2019 Stephanie E

My husband and I just celebrated our 10th anniversary here and had a phenomenal time. The resort is beautiful but the employees are just amazing. I am a tough critic and was extremely pleased with our experience. Slown was our wine sommelier and provided great recommendations and service every night We we were there! The food was all fantastic… Read more
My husband and I just celebrated our 10th anniversary here and had a phenomenal time. The resort is beautiful but the employees are just amazing. I am a tough critic and was extremely pleased with our experience. Slown was our wine sommelier and provided great recommendations and service every night We we were there! The food was all fantastic and there were plenty of options. We were looking to just relax and not do much and this resort was like paradise. My only complaint was that the house wine was bad...very bad so I paid for wine every night. Also, the drinks seemed watered down at every bar besides the treehouse bar. Overall I would highly recommend and return again. We had no issues with our room, the air conditioning or with anything really! Read less
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May 21, 2019 Craig_howa

Wife and I really enjoyed our stay, we possible did everything we could had some memorable moments a lot to share with friends and family. The property is clean, small and beautiful, we had no problem at all food choices was excellent wasn’t too spicy which was great else that would be a big problem for us. The Entertainment guy CHeeky was… Read more
Wife and I really enjoyed our stay, we possible did everything we could had some memorable moments a lot to share with friends and family. The property is clean, small and beautiful, we had no problem at all food choices was excellent wasn’t too spicy which was great else that would be a big problem for us. The Entertainment guy CHeeky was extremely funny had us laughing all week we truly enjoyed the entertainment on the pool during the day. Tia at the front desk was very helpful and welcoming my wife really loved her attitude toward us. We would do this resort again everything was just our style. Thanks again to Cheeky and Tia, bartender Cornell also. Read less
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May 21, 2019 courtbargar10 Severna Park, Maryland

My husband surprised me with this trip for my birthday! It was a welcomed surprise. When we first arrived the lobby was welcoming and kind. When we got to our room, it was very unfortunate that there was a construction site right outside our window. We wanted to wait and see how bad it would get, but when it was pushing the late hours and they… Read more
My husband surprised me with this trip for my birthday! It was a welcomed surprise. When we first arrived the lobby was welcoming and kind. When we got to our room, it was very unfortunate that there was a construction site right outside our window. We wanted to wait and see how bad it would get, but when it was pushing the late hours and they were still working we knew we had to switch rooms. With our first night being a bit rough we woke up bright and early (7am) to the construction beginning again (Saturday morning). We went down to the lobby and they welcomingly switched our room to a breathtaking view over the pool/beach. From that point on it was the best vacation we could have asked for. From a beach party, to the extremely kind swim up bar bartenders, we have made memories we will always remember. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Place has great potentail but staff is not concerned about your happiness or experience there.

May 21, 2019 Explorer277908

Unfortunately, we had a pretty poor experience. We found the staff to be very unprofessional and they didn't really seem to care about our stay. This was our 4th trip to Jamaica. Previously we had stayed at Beaches with our kids, Sandals without the kids and your place this year. The irony of my situation is that I don't drink alcohol and… Read more
Unfortunately, we had a pretty poor experience. We found the staff to be very unprofessional and they didn't really seem to care about our stay. This was our 4th trip to Jamaica. Previously we had stayed at Beaches with our kids, Sandals without the kids and your place this year. The irony of my situation is that I don't drink alcohol and seemed to have a hard time finding cups at the soda fountain by the jerk chicken. On one occasion after the cook told me he'd get me a cup, he came back saying I needed to go to the bar. The bartender then gave me a dirty glass and said it was all he had. I was utterly appalled that they would provide me a dirty cup. We actually bought and paid for two rooms. One for myself my wife, and one for my cousin and his significant other. On Sunday we talked to the folks at the desk about horse back on a plantation on Monday. As we were under 24 hrs, the woman booked it for us which was nice. The next day, however, I was in a great deal of pain as I had had neck surgery last year. Due to the great deal of pain I was afraid to go on horseback that it would make it worse. After the incident with the soda cups and being in a lot of pain I kicked back and let my cousin and his girlfriend go horseback riding. I didn't think it would be a big deal because no one went out of the way for us. What I found very irritating is that they would not refund my $180. I explained my situation and the woman at the desk simply did not care in any way. The only concern was for profit. The fact that I had a spinal fusion just a year prior and was in a great deal of pain didn’t seem to matter. What we liked: 1. The size of Jewel was perfect for our short stay. Not too big, not too small 2. Food was on par with all inclusive resorts and was pretty good 3. Property was very nice and maintained well What we didn’t like: 1. Staff that was not particularly friendly. They seemed to enjoy yelling at us for things. At Sandals they may make their presence known too much, but yours was too cold. 2. The smoking area by the beach was disgraceful. I don’t smoke cigarettes but when I travel and am outside I do enjoy a cigar here and there 3. When the concern for profit is higher than the concern for your traveler’s happiness, I think you are going in the wrong direction. --Ron and Amanda Philadelphia, PA Read less