Beaches Ocho Rios -A Spa,Golf & Waterpark Resort

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The hotel

For active families who like to be out and about with a huge range of sports facilities all to hand, plus a good choice of dining options, Beaches Ocho Rios - A Spa, Golf & Waterpark Resort incorporates all that Beaches is renowned for in a value-for-money package. The resort features an array of facilities; from Kids' Camps with Sesame Street® games for kids, Liquid at Beaches nightclub for teenagers; 6 dining options and a Red Lane® Spa for adults; as well as an extended Pirates Island Waterpark with 11 water slides that will enthuse everyone.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Families
  • Wedding
  • Games Room

Where is it

On a seaside bluff, 10 miles from Ocho Rios. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 2 hours 15 minutes.

Hotel information

222 rooms and suites. All with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, in-room beer and wine (on request), air-conditioning, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, cable TV, clock radio, safe, iron and board, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, private bath with tub and shower, amenity kit and hair dryer. Caribbean Deluxe Family Sized Rooms are located on the upper floors of the resort's main building, with views of the mountains and tropical gardens. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, and a sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

All Inclusive of: Beaches 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!

Caribbean Village:

Caribbean Luxury Family Sized Rooms are located on the upper floors of the resort's main building, and have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds with sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Caribbean Luxury Family Sized Suites are large rooms with views of the resort gardens, and either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, plus sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Caribbean Honeymoon Oceanview Concierge Veranda Suites are large suites located on the first and second floors of the main building, and feature a living area leading out to the expasnvie walkout balcony with sea views. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

Caribbean Grande Luxe Suites are spacious rooms located on the ground through second floors of the resort's main building, and feature a step-down living area and a walkout balcony or patio boasting views of the tropical gardens. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, plus a sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Caribbean Oceanview Luxury Suites are located in the centre of the resort's main building, featuring a sunken living area leading out to the French balcony with ocean views. With 1 king size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Caribbean Honeymoon Oceanview Luxury Suites are as above, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Caribbean Oceanview Luxury Veranda Suites are located in the main building, with views of the gardens and ocean, featuring living area leading out to a large walkout balcony. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Caribbean Oceanview One-Bedroom Concierge Suites are located on the top floor of the resort's main building, featuring a large balcony boasting views out towards the Caribbean Sea. With 1 king-size bed, a double bed and a single pull-out bed in the living room, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

Caribbean Oceanview Penthouse One-Bedroom Concierge Suites are unique suites set on the top floor of the main building, with panoramic ocean views, plus a separate bedroom, living area and bathroom with whirlpool tub. With 1 king-size bed and a single and double pull-out sofa bed in the living room, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

Greek Village:

Greek Beachfront Concierge Terrace Suites are located on the first floor of the Mykonos building and second floor on the Santorini building, boasting views of the beach and ocean. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, plus a double sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

Greek Honeymoon Beachfront Concierge Terrace Suites are as above, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

Greek Honeymoon Beachfront Walkout Concierge Suites are large suites set on the ground floor of the Naxos terrace, featuring a walkout patio leading directly to the beach and ocean. With 1 king-size bed and double sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

French Village:

French Village Honeymoon Veranda Suites are located on the top floor with partial ocean views. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

French Village Honeymoon Oceanview Grande Luxe Concierge Veranda Suites are located on the second and third floors in the French Village, featuring views of the ocean from the large walkout balcony. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

French Village Oceanfront One-Bedroom Concierge Suites are located on the first through third floors of the French Village building, featuring beach and ocean views from the balcony. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds and a double pull-out sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. These rooms include Beaches Concierge Service.

Concierge Service inclusions:

  • Dedicated Concierge Centre open 8:00am-10:00pm daily to assist with excursions, restaurant reservations, spa bookings and anything else you may need
  • Preferred check-in with Champagne upon arrival and a chilled towel
  • In-room stocked mini-bar with a selection of spirits, beer and wine as well as soft drinks, juices and water
  • Use of his and hers bathrobes
  • Complimentary honeymoon package: receive a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, a turndown service with flower petals on your bed on your first night, and fresh flowers and breakfast in bed one morning of your choice.

    To qualify for the Luxury Included® complimentary honeymoon package, all you have to do is check in online at https://www.beaches.co.uk/honeymoons/free-package/after booking your honeymoon. Offer valid for travel within 30-days of your wedding date. Terms and conditions apply. 

  • Free wedding: minimum stay 3 nights. Government and documentation fees at extra cost. Conditions apply. 

5-Star Global Gourmet™ at Beaches Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to all guests at each meal — of course, all included! 6 dining options: Bayside (International; buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner and late night snacks), Neptunes (Mediterranean; à la carte open for lunch and dinner), The Venetian (Italian; à la carte), La Parisienne (French cuisine, dinner), Josephine's Creperie (offering fresh crepes and smoothies throughout the day), BBQ Park/Bella Napoli Pizzeria (barbecue favourites and daily specials). 7 bars, including 2 adult-only bars. Weekly chocolate buffet.

Nightly entertainment, piano bar, disco, theme nights and cocktail parties.

5 swimming pools, 1 scuba pool and 2 whirlpools. Pirates Island Waterpark with 11 slides, a zero-entry kiddie pool and Treasure Isle Aqua Play area. Tennis, basketball, table tennis, outdoor chess and shuffleboard. Golf at Sandals Golf & Country Club, including Junior Golf (free transfers, caddies mandatory*). Windsurfing, snorkelling, paddle boards, glass-bottom boat and aqua trikes. Scuba-diving* (complimentary for certified divers), PADI Bubblemaker* and Seal Team scuba programmes* for kids over 8 years old. Red Lane® Spa (treatments*) and fitness centre. Kids' Camp with Certified Nannies, Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street® and Beach Science* for kids. For teens; Liquid at Beaches nightclub. Xbox® Play Lounge.

Gift shop*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. SnapShots Photo shop*. Complimentary WiFi access in all room categories and public areas.

* Denotes local charge.

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.

Please note: parents/guardians must take responsibility for confirming that children are competent swimmers and have the capability to take part in the watersports activity.

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Sep 6, 2020 cdharder Mountain Lake, Minnesota

I was really looking forward to a trip here in November but my sister got pregnant so obviously we chose not to travel during this time. I had already made a reservation with a pretty hefty downpayment that included a suite for just me and an airline ticket because all the amazing discounts being offered let me do that. Plus let's be honest... a… Read more
I was really looking forward to a trip here in November but my sister got pregnant so obviously we chose not to travel during this time. I had already made a reservation with a pretty hefty downpayment that included a suite for just me and an airline ticket because all the amazing discounts being offered let me do that. Plus let's be honest... a single gal loves to vacay with her nieces and nephews but maybe doesn't want to share a room with everyone ;) I was so nervous to call the customer service line assuming that I would get a huge runaround and probably not a full refund. I called and within 3 minutes everything was cancelled and I was given a full refund. It was so such a weight off my mind and ensures we will travel here when we're all able. Thank you for making that process hassle-free during these odd travel times! Read less
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Jul 22, 2020 DKW1981 Orange, Texas

I have been to multiple Sandals Resorts and me and my wife Absolutely love those resorts and our experience with them. However our experience with Beaches for the whole family has been less than satisfactory. We had originally booked our vacation for the family at Beaches In June. We received an email in early May stating because of travel… Read more
I have been to multiple Sandals Resorts and me and my wife Absolutely love those resorts and our experience with them. However our experience with Beaches for the whole family has been less than satisfactory. We had originally booked our vacation for the family at Beaches In June. We received an email in early May stating because of travel restrictions we would need to contact them for a refund or to move our dates. I contacted Beaches resort to cancel because we were unsure of when we could travel again. But the agent on the phone was very polite and said that she could do that but she was sure if we picked a date in July our resort would be open by then. This was still in our travel range so we rebooked instead. I received a second email of cancelation one week before our travel date in June telling us our resort would still be closed and we would need to contact them again. So now it was my intention to cancel the trip and use the money to travel for vacation here in the states. Well they denied my refund because it was to close to the travel dates but asked me to move the dates again I spoke with a manager who said that they could issue a 50% refund and apply the rest to my new dates. I agreed to this it sounded great. It has now been a month and I have still not received my 50% refund. I have called multiple times and all I kept getting was it has been processed the trip still shows 100% paid and my bank says they have not received any refund for processing. Since I have gotten nowhere with people on the phone I thought I would try here. Please have some one contact me about this. I know y’all our better than this Read less
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Jul 18, 2020 Derrick R

Be cautious booking during COVID-19 and the pandemic. We went to a sandals for our anniversary and loved it. We planned on going back multiple times over the course of our marriage. However, the resort had to close when the pandemic shut the borders to the country and/or required quarantine. The resort was closed and remains closed until further… Read more
Be cautious booking during COVID-19 and the pandemic. We went to a sandals for our anniversary and loved it. We planned on going back multiple times over the course of our marriage. However, the resort had to close when the pandemic shut the borders to the country and/or required quarantine. The resort was closed and remains closed until further notice. Unfortunately, we could not travel during our scheduled visit. Since this time, it has been a nightmare trying to get “hassle free” booking back. We got flight back no problem, but sandals continues to state our options are to rebook at a later date (why would we do this when dates of recovery from covid keep getting pushed back and it’s hard enough planning for a family of 12) or rebook to a different resort (we chose this one for a reason and many other countries have travel restrictions too). They refuse to provide a refund since cancellation was not 30 days before destination date. How can you possibly cancel 30 days out if the pandemic hit its legislative guidelines in March (same month as planned travel). We wanted to go on the trip, resort closed and travel restrictions became severe. For a company that prides itself in service and loyalty to its customer base, I am extremely disappointed. It has been a constant battle to recoup money spent (talking a very big purchase). Company wants to build levels and retain customers coming back but they sure are dropping the ball. Likely lost 20 years of a repeat customer due to sheer ignorance. Read less
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Jul 15, 2020 jkontomerkos Blacklick, Ohio

Every February we head to Jamaica.... beautiful island and people. This year we had a great experience with our favorite resort! Airport: Even though the lounge was under a bit of renovation, they were very accommodating to whisk us away quickly to our transportation. Arrival at Hotel: Greetings are our favorite- when the hotel staff greets us… Read more
Every February we head to Jamaica.... beautiful island and people. This year we had a great experience with our favorite resort! Airport: Even though the lounge was under a bit of renovation, they were very accommodating to whisk us away quickly to our transportation. Arrival at Hotel: Greetings are our favorite- when the hotel staff greets us with a welcome home, it is the best feeling! Our room was ready and perfect as always. Room: As always we stay in the Greek Village, Concierge Level room. Our team of concierges always take great care of us! Stocking our favorite beverages, reservations, any request we have! Food: Terrific service this trip! Entertainment: This seemed a bit lacking this year compared to years past- we are hopeful there will be more in years to come! My biggest complaint for the past 2 years has been the evening events! in 2019 and 2020 BOR changed the time of the children's entertainment to 6pm- this means us parents either have to skip the shows for dinner (because all reservation seating are at 6pm or 8pm) or take our kids to the show and then have them pass out at dinner at 8pm. Will BOR entertainment staff PLEASE bring back the 7pm shows for the little one?! If you are looking for a small resort with options for all- BOR is your place. We look forward to our visit each and every year! We can't wait to return in 2021! Praying that all of the staff are doing well through this terrible pandemic. Read less
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Jun 22, 2020 eardstapa4

BEACHES is announcing they've cleaned the resort. They aren't mentioning they are doing it by steeling money from people they cancelled on over the last few months. Like many other traveller BEACHES / SANDALS refused to honor the terms and conditions in their contracts and stated "we can change the terms and cancel your trip anytime we want and… Read more
BEACHES is announcing they've cleaned the resort. They aren't mentioning they are doing it by steeling money from people they cancelled on over the last few months. Like many other traveller BEACHES / SANDALS refused to honor the terms and conditions in their contracts and stated "we can change the terms and cancel your trip anytime we want and you can't do anything". Direct quote from a customer service supervisor. Read less