Beaches Ocho Rios Spa Golf and Waterpark
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Our family just returned from Beaches Ocho Rios. This was the first time we took our children ages 7 years old and 14 years old out of the country. This was also our first time traveling to Jamaica and I can say with 100% certainty this will not be our last!!! We fell in love with the people of Jamaica. Everyone we encountered was so friendly and welcoming. It is the people that we met and developed friendships with while on our vacation that made this vacation the best. The resort is beautiful. They were renovating the entrance while we were there but this did not interfere with our visit at all. I frequently saw workers painting and completing maintenance to the building and property. Many of the areas and restaurants appeared newly renovated and fresh. There were some areas that had wear and tear but I feel like that should be expected with the climate and amount of families that visit. We had a few minor issues with our room and with a phone call to the front desk they were quickly taken care of. We stayed in the Greek Honeymoon Beachfront Walkout Concierge Suite. We were in room 2101. This was perfect for us. It was tucked in the corner of the resort next to the east beach near the scuba office. This allowed us a great view but in a location that was quiet in the evenings. The Greek Village was convenient to both the beach and the pool. The room was a perfect size for our family. The trundle bed was perfect for our children. My husband likes to sleep in and most often slept in until 1pm or 2pm in the afternoon but housekeeping still was able to clean our room daily. They provided turn-down service every evening this allowed for an additional opportunity for Housekeeping to cleaned our room then as well. I cannot emphasize what a great job housekeeping did!There was a great deal of things to do on the resort between the water sports, beach, pools, water park and activities. Beaches has age appropriate activities scheduled every day. Being this our children's first time out of the country and our first time in Jamaica we were hesitant at first to let them go off without us. But once getting to the resort and meeting the staff we felt safe and secure. Many families utilized the children's camp and all the kids seemed to have such a great time. After enjoying a little too much sun we decided to look for a couple things to do inside out of the sun. We visited the arts and crafts center and my kids painted starfish. This was not included and was an extra fee but worth it. My son also enjoyed the Xbox lounge which had many of his favorite games available to play. My 14 year old daughter was eager to meet new people but was shy. Tom Cruise who was an activities leader and worked with the tweens and teens did an awesome job with introducing my daughter to kids her age and getting them all to participate in fun activities. Several evenings my daughter would go off with friends she had made and I was never concerned about her safety. Tom Cruise taught the kids how to dance like a Jamaican which my daughter thought was so fun. And with all the kids that come and go Tom Cruise as well as many other workers always remembered my kids names as well as so many others which made them feel special. Alex and Romane from the beach crew/water sports/ lifeguards always went out of their way to say hi and ask if we needed anything and made sure we were having a good time. During our stay we were able to go out on the banana boat which was so much fun!! We also went out on the hobby cat. This was neat as we were able to go out pretty far and see the coral reef and fish. We had hoped to go out on the glass bottom boat for snorkeling but the waters were too rough the two days we had signed up. The beach and ocean had an abundance of seaweed but it didn't bother us too much. The beach crew did their best to rake up the seaweed and keep the beach clear. We never had an issue with fining beach chairs on the beach. And there were plenty of towels. Beaches has a few buckets and shovels for the kids to play with but you can always bring your own or purchase some in the gift shop. There were a few afternoons that many guest enjoyed a game of beach volleyball.The pools were refreshing. We found it funny that the pools were cooler than the ocean water as we are use to the opposite. During the peak of the afternoon it was a little challenging to find a beach chair by the main pool. But there were plenty of other places to hang out like the smaller pool by the crepes or the water park. The main pool has floats and host many activities. The water park was fun. There are 5 large slides and 2 smaller slides. My whole family enjoyed the water park.The food was plentiful. It is impossible to go hungry. Bayside offered a breakfast buffet in addition to the crepes. Lunch was BBQ place which my family loved!! They offer sandwiches, burgers, jerk chicken and pork, nachos and pizza. For dinner you could eat at Bayside for buffet, the Italian restaurant, the Parisian restaurant or the Seafood/Mediterranean. Bayside and the Italian was ok. I really enjoyed the Parisian. But hands down Neptunes, the seafood/ Mediterranean restaurant was my family's favorite. Besides the delicious food, the staff was absolutely amazing. The service they offered was superb! Sheldon, Dean, Raymond and Shevy were great to us. Over our week stay the Neptune's staff became our friends. They looked out for us all week. Throughout the day everyone would say hi and ask us if there was anything they could do to help us and wanted to do everything to make our stay the best. This wasn't just amazing customer service but genuine kindness and care. But the one person that stood out to us was Sheldon. Sheldon made us feel like family. Our first night meeting, he did all he could to make our dinner experience the best, from the extra steak and lobster tails for my husband to finding me the perfect drink, his service was excellent. There was nothing he couldn't do for us. On top of that, Sheldon charmed us with his riddles and tricks which were fun and kept us all thinking. We enjoyed his personality so much we visited Neptunes every evening. Sheldon took the time to get to know my family and make us feel like we were his family. As our week was coming to an end Sheldon made us a special shrimp dish to thank us for our friendship, I only wish we could have done more to thank him for the extra care he gave to us. It is people like Sheldon that make my family know we will be returning to Beaches again. When it was time for us to go it was like saying good bye to a family member.Some of the other people I would like to highlight from our stay was Colett and Patrick who served us during our private Valentine's Dinner on the Beach. They made our dinner so special. And Colett's special Love drink is sooooo good! You must find her for the drink alone!I cannot stress how exceptional the staff at Beaches is. When you step onto the resort you are welcomed with open arms and made to feel like good friends if not family. There was not anything the staff did not do to make our stay the best. Because of there wonderful people we will be back to Jamaica and to Beaches Ocho Rios.
Chevy was excellent. His service was great. He went out of his way to grant every request. He was extremely personable and made the dinner experience more fun. Good was very good too. The whole family enjoyed themselves.
Beaches is great for families with children. The staff really caters to the kids! Lori Ann and Chadia were so kind! The resort could use another restaurant choice and a playground would be great for the kids. The water park is great!
We are big fans of the beaches Ocho Rios resort. The staff is exceptional, the food is amazing and tons of activities for the whole family from a great kids club to a variety of water sports activities. We highly recommend and will return again. A special thank you to Lindsay from the Sandals foundation who arranged for us to meet the teenager we are sponsoring through the educational program. It is so rewarding to be able to directly help a child and to say thanks to the Jamaican people for their wonderful hospitality.
Having a great time at Beaches, Ocho Rios! The service has been great throughout the resort. Really enjoying the SCUBA diving with the help of Judy in the aquatic center to set it up and Merville the dive master guiding us on the dives it has been a great experience. My son is out right now enjoying SNUBA with Esther. The a la carte restaurants were great as well. My younger boys really enjoyed seeing the Sesame Street characters all over the resort. Will definitely try to return some day.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily
- All day snacks
- Premium & domestic drinks
- Weekly manager's cocktail party
- Sunfish sailing
- Scuba diving
- Glass bottom boat rides
- Beach volleyball
- Fitness centre
- Nightly entertainment
- 223 rooms
- 3 a la carte restaurants (Tex-Mex, Italian, Caribbean)
- 2 Snack bars
- 6 bars, including: Beach bar, Swim-up bar, Disco
- 2 whirpools
- Fitness Centre
- Beauty salon
- Games room
- Scuba diving centre
- Gift shop
- Meeting facilities
- Water sports centre
- WiFi Internet (fee)
9 room categories to choose from featuring:
- 2 doubles or 1 king bed
- Satellite TV
- Iron and ironing board
- Full bathroom
- Coffee maker
- In-room safe
- Some rooms with patio or balcony
Most rooms & suites also have adjustable pull-out sofa. (Max. occ. for any room, suite or 1 bedroom suite (5 people). Limited number of rooms & suites have a maximum occupancy of 4 people. A few suites have a maximum occupancy of 2 people.
Kids Deal - Children pay special All-inclusive rates 15 years & under.
For the Kids - Children's playground, waterslides, Kids Kamp for infants, toddlers and teens, staffed nursery, XBox video game centre, golf clinic for kids, teen disco, and breakfast & birthday parties with Sesame Street characters.
Golf Bonus - Unlimited Golf Green fees including transfer gratuities. Caddies and golf carts are mandatory & not included. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 10, tee times after noon.
Honeymoon Bonus - Request at time of booking. Marriage certificate required.
Free Wedding - Free wedding package available with minimum 6 night stay. Please inquire for more details.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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Beaches Ocho Rios Spa Golf and WaterparkOcho Rios,Jamaica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
St. Ann, Boscobel Jamaica
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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