Shaw Park Beach Hotel
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
Loved the food, people and the view, this place is a place of solitude! This is the place if you want to feel safe and relaxed in Jamaica! One of the best beaches in the world, water was crystal clear and the sand was fine and welcoming. I went by myself and enjoyed every minute of it.
My fiance and I visited Shaw Park for a week and had the most relaxing trip imaginable. The food and drinks were excellent, we enjoyed eating authentic Jamaican cuisine and the bartenders were great and making whatever drink we requested (but our favourite was definitely the pina coladas!). Staff overall was also A+. In terms of accommodations, our room walked right out on to the beach and we could even hear the waves crashing as we fell asleep at night. My fiance celebrated his birthday there and the staff went above and beyond to make it a special day for him, especially at dinner time with our own specially decorated table, birthday cake and card. This is a very quiet resort with little entertainment, but some lovely steel pan music at dinner time played by a super friendly musician. Our only word of caution is that this resort is truly for relaxation purposes; the place was very quiet and there wasn't a lot to do (i.e. not great for young kids or people looking to party). It needed a little sprucing up in terms of some small repairs and re-painting, but the beach was beautiful, the music was great, the food and drinks were awesome. If you want a super relaxing, private vacation on the beach with phenomenal service, this is the place! Thanks to all the staff for providing such a wonderful experience.
My husband and I read negative reviews before booking but couldn't resist the deal. We also read several positive reviews so we thought maybe some people had high expectations. We loved our room, the staff, the food, and the spa. We felt like VIPs until the night that we were informed our water was being shut off but would be fixed Asap. The next morning we went to breakfast wondering how they managed to prepare food without water. Our servers had no idea there was no water and other patrons were showing up looking as fresh as daisies. When we went to the front desk we were told we could take showers in another room. We had to get our toiletries from our room with the toilet full of urine and walk across the lobby to another room. That room however, had no hot water. We went back to the front desk but the front desk staff had us wait until she confirmed there was no hot water then mad a phone call. She then walked us to a suite and checked the water. She let us know to make sure we returned the key to the front desk when we were done with our showers. When we left to visit my parents at 11:30 a.m. there was still no water in our room. No one offered to compensate us for staying in a room with no water from 9:00 p.m. on Saturday to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. I wanted to give a great review but instead we had to hear my parents say they told us so. They stayed at another resort.
My family and I (9 people aged 4-71) just came back from the most wonderful week at this hotel. We have been to many other resorts and this is the only hotel where our patio was on the beach. We sat outside in the morning looking at the waves crashing twenty feet away!! This is a 3 star hotel which creates the true Jamaican experience. The people are wonderful; so warm, friendly, kind and helpful. The food is outstanding. Every meal was a delight. There is real authentic Jamaican food plus international dishes as well. You can get a true Jamaican plantation breakfast every day - fish, calaloo, yam, dumplings, as well as muffins, pancakes, French toast, bacon, eggs etc. The hotel was built in the 1960’s in plantation style and although older, it is very clean. There are no planned activities, but as this is a small hotel, our group was on a first name basis with everyone and we felt completely at home, comfortable and safe. This is a place you go to for relaxation close to Ocho Rios’ wonderful attractions. We can’t wait to return. A special thanks to all the staff, especially Oliver, Milton, Smiley, Tony, Prudence, Janice and Roquelle, Eukley (for creating some lovely drinks) – you made our holiday wonderful.
We loved our time here. The room was clean, but small. We didn't spend any time in the room except to shower and sleep, so we didn't care! We were on the second floor, with a balcony and view of the ocean. We kept the sliding door open every night and slept to the sound of the sea! We enjoyed the food. My favorites were the fresh fruits and vegetables, they were so fresh and flavorful! We took a boat trip with Lipton and he gave us freshly caught lobster. The chef cooked it perfectly! There was live music Sat, Sun, Mon and Fri nights and we enjoyed it! There were excursions each day, but we were content to lie on the beach with our drinks! There was both sun and shade on the beach, so you could get as much or as little sun as you wanted. We got a couples massage and it was very nice. All the staff were friendly and accommodating. We took a walk around the pool. It was clean and had plenty of chairs, but we were there for the beach, so didn't spend any more time there. We found a couple of bookcases with books and each found a book to read.If you are looking for a big, new, shiny, loud, crowded resort, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a place with character to relax, this is definitely the place!We will be back!
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
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- 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
- 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
- Fitness facilities
- Tennis court
- Games room
- Internet access (fee)
- Located in the East and West wing, of the main building
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Bathroom with shower only
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Iron & ironing boards
- Max. occ. 2
- 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
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.
Resort Location Map
Shaw Park Beach HotelOcho Rios,Jamaica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
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.
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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.
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