Shaw Park Beach Hotel

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The Shaw Park Beach Hotel & Spa has undergone extensive refurbishment. The hotel, with one of the best private beaches in Jamaica, delivers outstanding service and amenities in a romantic and relaxing atmosphere.
Location: Located in Ocho Rios, facing Cutlass Bay, 90 minutes from the airport.

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  • johnbrooks2018 : Ottawa, Canada
Explanation of diversity of ratings

The diversity of ratings for this resort is extreme. On the one hand, it gets a lot of 5-star ratings and a high percentage of repeat guests. On the other, it gets many 1-star ratings with strong criticism. Here is an explanation of why:Rooms: The hotel was built in 1961 and looks to be falling apart in places. However, the bed was comfortable, the room was clean and there is no problem with the hot water or air conditioning. The rooms are right on the beachFood: The Jamaican food was exceptional while the small amounts of North American food was average. Beach/Pool: The sheltered beach is great except after a heavy rain. The rain causes junk to wash down from the nearby White River and pollute the beach with dirt for a couple of days. The pool is well maintained. One recommendation for significant improvement would be to turn the unused wading pool/fountain into a hot tub. Staff/Entertainment: The very low number of guests mean that entertainment options within the resort are very limited. The staff is extremely friendly and the small resort means more opportunity to relate to them. It also means a quiet vacation.Spa: The resort has a modern spa with an exceptional masseuse named Kerri.Fitness Center: The equipment in the fitness center is old and not well maintained.So if the negative items mentioned above are important to your vacation, do not go to Shaw Park. If you want a quiet beach vacation with excellent Jamaican food, then Shaw Park offers you exceptional value.

  • KimmieKhimbartley :
Christmas vacation

Was really nice, room was super clean staff was friendly and service was great. I like that the beach was like two minutes walk from my room view was really pretty. I liked the bar very nice drinks. Really really cool👍🏾 place

  • Steve C :
Pure Ambiance

The hotel’s best asset is it’s staff. Welcoming, friendly and willing to bend over backwards for your comfort.The food is a daily Taste of Jamaican culinary perfection. Better than home cooking !The beach and White River coming together combine to make a very unique setting.All in all Shaw Park is a classic gem. A secret treasure that myself and my family are lucky to have found !Thank You for the great week we had !

  • springtart : Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Nice staff, TERRIBLE facilities

Stopped here for lunch during a shore excursion with Royal Caribbean. The food was average and the hotel itself looked like it was falling apart. Beautiful location and polite staff, but I won't ever go again.

  • SuzaneCT : Brooklyn, New York
Nice Staff, Poor Facilities

Unless major renovations take place I would not suggest that anyone stay here. Shower, beds, furniture is old and in need of an update. The wifi signal is very weak so forget trying to get onto the internet. I had to walk around and find strategic locations to find a signal strong enough every time I wanted to access the internet.This hotel is not close to the city center of Ocho Rios. Their website says 2 miles. Two miles along a road without a pedestrian walkway and with cars zooming by is a long and unsafe road to walk. Taxis cost $20 US per ride every time you wish to leave the hotel and $20 to return. It's an all inclusive so meals are included, but we found the food unappetizing, and badly prepared, so we didn't enjoy eating it, and of course eating out costs $40 just for the taxi ride into the city center. I can understand paying a lot for an all-inclusive luxury hotel that offers entertainment, food, a pool and beautiful white sandy beaches. But that does not describe this hotel. The hotel is right on the beach but the water is dark brown, unkept and uninviting and lacks all of the basic amenities of even a 3 star hotel.For a lot less money we got something much nicer right in the heart of Ocho Rios. And, for the same amount of money I could have stayed in a hotel that was much nicer.I stayed 2 nights, paid the penalty and spent the rest of my vacation in a hotel with more space, closer access to great food and walking distance to the local shops and restaurants.Just like to say that despite the poor accommodations the staff is friendly, wonderful and they go out of their way to help and assist you.

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, afternoon tea and dinner daily
  • Welcome drink
  • All drinks including wine, beer and house brands (champagne or wine by the bottle not included)
  • Hot or cold towel on arrival
  • Sunfish sailing
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkel lesson in pool
  • Introduction to scuba
  • Daily activities
  • Weekly manager's cocktail party
  • Cooking exhibition
  • Fitness centre
  • Gaming room
  • 94 rooms in 3 low rise buildings
  • 1 A la carte restaurants (surcharge of $25 per person for Palm Room Fine Dining) 
  • 3 Bars 
  • Disco
  • Pool 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Tennis court 
  • Games room 
  • Spa
  • Internet access (fee)
Oceanfront Standards include:
  • Located in the East and West wing, of the main building
  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Phone
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Iron & ironing boards
  • Max. occ. 2
Oceanfront Superiors include:
  • Same as above with 1 king bed or 2 double beds
  • Full bathroom tub and shower
  • Located in the Mermaid and Neptune wings
  • Max. occ. 3
Kids Deal - Two Children 3 years and under Stay & Eat Free. Applies only to Oceanfront Superior room.

Honeymoon Bonus - Bottle of wine and fruit basket, and complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability). Reserve at time of booking. Marriage certificate required upon check-in.

Weddings - Wedding package is available. Please inquire for 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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  • Shaw Park Beach Hotel
    Ocho Rios,Jamaica

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Shaw Park Beach Hotel & Spa
Cutlass Bay, Ocho Rios 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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.