Sandals Ochi, as it has now affectionately been renamed, is the largest of the Sandals resorts boasting a trendy and happening new beach club and is located close to the lively resort of Ocho Rios on the North coast of Jamaica and possibly one of the most popular Sandals hotels combining two resorts in one, yes you heard it right, there are two sides to every story, this is exactly what this newly revitalised all-inclusive resort is and not only boasts Jamaica’s hottest new beach club, but also is home to 11 very different bars to suit all tastes including the Caribbean's very first speakeasy – and with a fantastic selection of 16 diverse dining options, even the fussiest of eaters will surely find several on site restaurants they will love.
Located on the ocean side of the resort, you will find the totally transformed original part of what was Sandals Grand Riviera for many years, but now encompasses most of the resorts’ nightlife, a plethora of great restaurants, set on the half mile of white sand beach with lovingly manicured gardens ( please feel free to chat to the gardeners, they just love to tell you about the tropical plants they are tending and are so passionate talking about the many species indigenous to the Caribbean islands) at Sandals you must check out the garden tours with the head gardener, I learnt so much about the hundreds of different palm trees. Here you will also find the state of the art gymnasium and several pools and the famous pool bars.
The Caribbean Riviera is where the energy and party atmosphere comes to life, making this exciting and trendy revelation within the Sandals portfolio ,the perfect opportunity for guests choosing to stay on this side, to be as much of a party animal as they want it to be as it is far livelier and the beating heart of the resort. For this reason I highly recommend you talk to us to ensure you are booking the correct side of the resort as Sandals Ochi has recently hosted several “celebrity” events including Strictly Come Dancing and next year cooking with Levi Roots , with more events planned.
Whereas on the other side of Sandals Ochi Beach Resort you will find the Butler Village offering total privacy for those preferring a far more tranquil escape, these stunning secluded and spacious butler villas are very chic in style are dotted through the lush hillside, most with private/shared pools, all with set in a peaceful Garden of Eden encompassing over 100 acres of tropical flora and fauna, with winding pathways meandering throughout this vast resort, whereas if you are lucky to be in any of the villas sitting majestically at the highest point of the resort’s hillside, this showcases the most magnificent views of the Blue Mountains in the background or the stunning vista of the whole of bustling Ocho Rios and the cruise port not forgetting of course the huge expanse of glistening Caribbean Ocean right before your eyes, a view you are hard pressed to never forget. The Great House is home to accommodation, restaurants and bars plus a very large pool to enjoy a nice swim.
No matter where you find yourself here at Sandals Ochi ,you will never feel the resort is overcrowded as there is so much going on throughout the day and during the balmy Caribbean evenings, ensuring plenty of space for the two of you to enjoy or lose yourself within this sanctuary, whilst finding all the things close at hand , that make the beautiful little island of Jamaica such a spectacular destination and believe me, here at the heart of Sandals Ochi, the unbelievable choices and warm friendly staff will certainly make you want to return to Jamaica's most dramatic new luxury all-inclusive resort.
This has to be the hottest spot on the island where you can revel in stylish beach parties by day with top DJ’s playing all the latest “bang on trend” tunes, certainly rivalling the famous beach clubs in Marbella and Ibiza , transforming into an outdoor lounge in evenings where you can sip the very best cocktails, champagne or Martini’s under the stars whilst relaxing on the plush sofas, gazing into the illuminating flames of the fire pits and listening to the latest tunes. No matter what time of the day it is, the Ochi Beach Club is the perfect hot spot to see and be seen, with it’s beachfront pool and swim up bar. You will never have to wander outside this seaside retreat to satisfy your desire for the most delicious cuisine to tantalise your taste buds, with seven out of the 16 restaurants set by the waterside to allow you to enjoy the memorable sunsets and try to find the planets amongst the millions of twinkling stars. You have most certainly arrived!