Sandals Dunns River

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The hotel

The newly reimagined Sandals Dunn’s River, nestled on a pristine stretch of beach in Ocho Rios is perfectly designed for couples. There’s so much to enjoy here, including 2 pools, unlimited land and watersports, and 12 dining options (all included, of course!), so you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. You’re also close to namesake Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s natural wonders. There’s a wide range of rooms and suites to choose from, including all-new Rondovals, and Skypool suites – a first in Jamaica! Guests can also enjoy complimentary exchange privileges with nearby Sandals Ochi (with round-trip transportation included), meaning even more places to unwind. 

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located on the north coast of Jamaica in Ocho Rios, on a stretch of pristine beach and close to Dunn’s River, Jamaica’s natural wonder. Transfer time from Sangster International Airport: 90 minutes. 

Hotel information

Luxury - located in the Travertine building, and featuring Robert Mondavi varietal wines and refrigerator stocked with bottled water, juice, sofa and local beer.


Travertine Luxury Room with Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms feature a balcony with bistro dining set and views of Jamaica’s mountainous landscape. The interior features a plush sofa chair, Smart TV, king-size bed, indoor Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two and a separate full bath with walk-in shower. Travertine Luxury Rooms feature views of the mountains and local flora from the balcony, which comes complete with a bistro dining set for two. The interior features a Smart TV, comfy sofa chair and king-size bed, as well as a full bath with walk-in shower. 


All Inclusive of: 

  • Unlimited fine dining at 12 restaurants
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • 9 bars (including swim-up bar)
  • Stocked bar in every room
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® Wines
  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment, for certified divers
  • Unlimited water sports 
  • Snorkeling and equipment
  • Professional instruction for water sports
  • Unlimited land sports
  • State-of-the-art fitness centre
  • Day and night entertainment and live shows
  • All tips, taxes and gratuities (excluding Butlers and spa staff)
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • WiFi in room and all common areas 

Club Level - featuring exclusive access to Club Sandals Lounge and dedicated concierge services, including private check-in, all-day room service and In-Room Bar with pouring brands and fridge re-stocked daily with juice, local beer, Robert Mondavi wines, water & sodas.  

Travertine Beachfront Penthouse Club Level Room with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are set on the top floor of the Travertine building, with one of the best ocean views in the resort. The balcony features spectacular views from the balcony with a private Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two and a bistro dining set. The modern interior is spacious, with a king-size bed, fully-stocked bar, HD Smart TV, and sofa chair. The bathroom features a spacious walk-in shower, dual sink with vanity and a makeup table. 

Travertine Beachfront Club Level Room with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are located in the Travertine building. These oceanfront rooms overlook the white sand beach, with spectacular view from the balcony, which also features a private Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two and a charming bistro dining set. The modern and spacious interior features a king-size bed, stocked bar, HD Smart TV, and a plush sofa chair. The bathroom has a spacious walk-in shower, dual sink with vanity and a make-up table.

Mammee Bay Oceanview Oversized Club Level Jr. Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are located in the Mammee Bay building, and feature a private balcony with bistro dining set, Tranquility Soaking Tub and glimpses of the serene turquoise seas and resort pool. The master bedroom comprises of elegant furnishings, a HD Smart TV and a king-size bed, as well as a seating area for peaceful relaxation. The en-suite bathroom features a double sink and vanity, as well as a walk-in shower.  Mammee Bay Oversized Club Level Jr. Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are located in the Mammee Bay building, with a private balcony offering views of the lush Jamaican flora, a bistro dining set, and a Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two. The master bedroom features elegant furnishings, a HD Smart TV and a king-size bed, as well as a seating area. The bathroom features a dual-sink vanity and walk-in shower.

Mammee Bay Oceanview Club Level Room with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are located in the Mammee Bay building, with peeks of the ocean and pool from the intimate balcony, which features a bistro dining set and Tranquility Soaking Tub. The interior features a comfortable sitting area, HD Smart TV and king- size bed. The stocked bar includes wines and select liquors. The bathroom features a walk-in shower and double-sink vanity.  Mammee Bay Club Level Room are located in the Mammee Bay Building, with a private balcony offering views of the native flora from the balcony, which features a charming bistro dining set. The interior features a HD Smart TV, seating area perfect for relaxing and a king-size bed. The bathroom features a dual-sink vanity and walk-in shower.  


Butler Elite rooms - personal Butler, 24-hour room service and in-room check-in.  

Coyoba Sky Villa Swim-up Rondoval Butler Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary rooms are first-of-their-kind luxury suites, offering access to a sprawling river pool, an outdoor space with lounge chairs, and an open-air terrace with bistro dining set, a Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two, and plush outdoor furniture. Inside, you’ll find a spacious room with a HD Smart TV and 1 king-size bed, with direct access to the private pool sanctuary from your bedroom. The sitting area has modern furniture, another HD Smart TV and an in-room bar stocked with a variety of drinks, including premium liquors. The bathroom features a walk-in shower, a second Tranquility Soaking Tub, and a vanity with double sinks. 

Tufa Terrace One Bedroom Skypool Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms sit high in the lavish Tufa Terrace building, with views of the shore. Enjoy the spectacular ocean from your balcony, from your own SkyPool. Relax on your bistro dining set our outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two. The spacious bedroom features a king-size bed and HD Smart TV. Beside the bedroom is a modern living room, complete with plush furniture and another HD Smart TV. The spa-inspired bathroom is the epitome of luxury, with a second Tranquility Soaking Tub, walk-in shower, and double sink with a vanity. This romantic enclave also comes with a fully stocked bar including premium liquors.

Tufa Terrace Swim-up One Bedroom Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are on the ground floor of the lavish Tufa Terrace building. Enjoy ocean views on your personal patio from the zero-entry swim-up pool, featuring a bistro dining set and a Tranquility Soaking Tub. Inside the expansive bedroom is a comfy king-size bed and a HD Smart TV, while the living room has a seating area filled with stylish furniture and a second HD Smart TV. The bathroom is immaculate, with a double sink vanity, walk-in shower and second Tranquility Soaking Tub. This dreamy retreat also comes with a fully-stocked bar complete with premium liquors.  

Coyaba Villa Swim-up Rondoval Butler Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary rooms are a lovers’ dream, with a spacious bedroom featuring a custom king-size bed, a HD Smart TV and direct access to a private pool sanctuary made for two. When you walk outside, you’ll be met with an impeccable river pool from an oversized patio with bistro dining set and paired chaise lounges, the perfect place to watch the sunset. The sitting area includes modern furnishing with a loveseat, another HD Smart TV, and a premium in-room bar. The bathroom features a walk-in shower, double sink with vanity and a Tranquility Soaking Tub.

Mammee Bay Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are located in the Mammee Bay building, with an expansive private balcony with spectacular beachfront views. The balcony is complete with a bistro dining set, privacy curtains and a Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two. The interior is styled with sophisticated furnishings, a HD Smart TV and a king-size bed. The living room features a comfortable seating area with sofa, fully-stocked bar with premium liquor, a dining table, and an additional HD Smart TV. The spa-style bathroom features luxury amenities, a vanity with dual sink, walk-in shower and separate soaking tub.

Mammee Bay Oceanview One Bedroom Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are located in the Mammee Bay building, with two balconies overseeing the turquoise waters, tropical gardens, and resort pool. One balcony features a bistro dining set, and the other a Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two. The interior features modern furniture, and a bedroom with king-size bed and HD Smart TV. The living room has a fully stocked bar including premium liquor, a plush seating area, a second HD Smart TV, and a sofa. The spa-like bathroom features luxury amenities, a walk-in shower, and another Tranquility Soaking Tub. 

5-Star Global Gourmet Dining™ at Sandals Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to guests at each meal - all included, of course! 12 dining options: Saltaire (buffet), Banyu (Asian), Cascata (Italian), L’Amande (French), Zuka (Latin fusion), Edessa (Greek), Isola (Pizzeria), Hanami (Sushi), Dunn’s Rum Club (rum bar), Blūm (coffee shop), Jerk Shack (Caribbean) and Galene (seaside grill). 9 further bars: Lobby Bar, Plaza Bar, Greek Bar, Lapidus Lounge, Hanami Bar, Laughing Waters, Acqua Bar and Ocarina (rooftop bar). 

Day and night entertainment and live shows. 

2 pools and 2 river pools. PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment, for certified divers. Unlimited water sports. Snorkeling and equipment. Professional instruction for water sports. Unlimited land sports. State-of-the-art fitness centre. Complimentary green fees at Sandals Golf & Country Club. Red Lane® Spa.

WiFi in-room and all common areas. Roundtrip airport transfers. 

*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, sleeveless shirts, trainers, flip-flops, hats and caps are not permitted in the evening. 

Please note: two people in love over 18 years only. 

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Had such a great time we booked again.

Apr 22, 2024 Laura B

We loved it there. Staff so friendly, respectful, welcoming. The food was excellent, great music, live shows enjoyable. Only the sea was stoney so that needs changing. The rooms were immaculate and very comfortable.
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Apr 21, 2024 Paul C Kitchener, Canada

This is one of the newer sandals resorts and it was wonderful. Clean, well laid out even though it is a smaller resort. The landscaping is beautifully maintained and the service from everyone was a pleasure. Shout out to fabulous service from our Butlers (and we've experienced Butlers about 15 times at various sandals resorts) Patrick and Roland.… Read more
This is one of the newer sandals resorts and it was wonderful. Clean, well laid out even though it is a smaller resort. The landscaping is beautifully maintained and the service from everyone was a pleasure. Shout out to fabulous service from our Butlers (and we've experienced Butlers about 15 times at various sandals resorts) Patrick and Roland. You made our stay incredibly relaxing which is exactly what we needed and asked for. You looked after every request perfectly. Another shout out to Jahvoy at the breakfast buffet at Salteire. You started our morning with a warm greeting and smile. Excellent service. The food at this resort was definitely a step up from the already good food at other Sandals resorts. I missed my English pub, the the Rum Bar was an excellent replacement. All in all a splendid resort. Read less
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Apr 21, 2024 Carrie P

We had a blast and recommend Sandals Dunns River…….the staff was amazing, especially Crystal. We ended seeing her multiple times throughout our stay and she really was such a pleasure and really help make our stay special. We also had a great experience with Tijean at the Italian restaurant. Bonus for the cat lovers out there. There are 3… Read more
We had a blast and recommend Sandals Dunns River…….the staff was amazing, especially Crystal. We ended seeing her multiple times throughout our stay and she really was such a pleasure and really help make our stay special. We also had a great experience with Tijean at the Italian restaurant. Bonus for the cat lovers out there. There are 3 kittens by the pier - that are the most friendliest kittens I’ve ever seen. We did see some kind guest with cat food ensuring they were well fed. They stayed in one area which was nice. Meanwhile, I hope the Sandals resort takes good care of them (shots/spay etc.) because they were the highlight of our trip. They had a quite a few kind guest keeping an eye for them. Read less
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Apr 21, 2024 italiangem616

Sandals Dunn's River may not be the biggest Sandals property, but it's efficient. Everything you need is close, but it manages to feel spread out and airy. The constant sound of water, whether it's the beach or the artificial waterfalls create a wonderful atmosphere. We've been to every Jamaican Sandals resort, and this is by far the best one. The… Read more
Sandals Dunn's River may not be the biggest Sandals property, but it's efficient. Everything you need is close, but it manages to feel spread out and airy. The constant sound of water, whether it's the beach or the artificial waterfalls create a wonderful atmosphere. We've been to every Jamaican Sandals resort, and this is by far the best one. The hospitality here is perfection, the property is immaculate, and the restaurant selections are amazing. We enjoyed one of the Rondoval rooms with a roof with a shared and private pool, large bedroom and living area, and two soaking tubs. However the best way to enjoy this property is to have a butler team who cater to your every wish, and we got just that with the dynamic duo of Reynaldo and Roger, the R&R team, who clearly have been working together for a while and have the Butler game down to a science. No detail was missed in our 10 day stay, even the smallest thing I mentioned was taken care of. Chairs and a cooler by the beach? Reserved. Dinner at 7pm? Handled. Cocktails and a snack (that we didn't request!?) in your room while you get ready for dinner? Done. AMAZING. How am I supposed to go home back to my normal life without this level of service? Andre and Ajay served us amazing custom cocktails in the swim up pool bar all day (and made us late for dinner, sorry Roger). The revamped Red Lane Spa concept in the 2.0 properties is MUCH better than the other Sandals properties and has wonderful array of services which we took full advantage of - shout out to Shanakay and Antoinette who took wonderful care of us. This property also has a wonderful Rum Club that serves specialty cocktails with a fun club atmosphere. It really is the best of the new Sandals concepts that we haven't seen in other properties, I would give them 15 stars if I could. Read less
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Apr 20, 2024 Caitlin W

This was the best vacation I have been on in a long time! This resort was everything and more! The service from the time you check in at the airport to the time you leave is top notch! When you arrive at the airport and find the sandals lounge, they tag your bags and you get to relax and drink red stripe or sodas and eat snacks. It is about a 2… Read more
This was the best vacation I have been on in a long time! This resort was everything and more! The service from the time you check in at the airport to the time you leave is top notch! When you arrive at the airport and find the sandals lounge, they tag your bags and you get to relax and drink red stripe or sodas and eat snacks. It is about a 2 hour ride from the airport to the resort- which honestly is a comfortable ride. When you arrive you’re greeted with singing and damp towels for your hands! The staff takes you up to your amazing renovated room and does everything for you! Every morning, a staff member would call and make sure you have everything you need and everything is up to par! Even the sent of the hotel is AMAZING. And I have to give a special shout out to our favorite people- Yanai and Conrad who made our vacation extra special! They go above and beyond to make sure you have the BEST TIME EVER! They deliver top notch service! Also our bartender Andre- he always made sure we were taken care of! We wish we would have stayed longer! We will definitely go back again! -Caitlin and Ryan Read less