The Jewel Dunns River Beach Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
We came for a week for a 50th birthday celebration with friends and had a great time! Pools were nice, but cold in late October. The restaurants were all very good. Bar drinks are strong. Staff is all very friendly and the service was great. The private beach is really small and it's blocked in on one end by a pier and on the other end by a fence, so if you're looking for walks on the beach, this is not the right place. But there were always beach chairs and every time we walked into the ocean, there were only a few people in there, so it never felt crowded. This adults only resort definitely caters to couples, and romance, with nightly turndown service that includes tuning the radio to a soft rock station. We truly enjoyed our stay here. I would definitely recommend for couples.
We chose this property based on glowing reviews on travel sites. Upon arrival at the resort we were greeted by unhappy, grumpy staff that made us feel most unwelcome. Also, we needed assistance in renting a scooter at the concierge desk and were told that's not their job. Our room was clean, but smelly and noisy as the room next door was being remodeled. The food was good, as was the service. Management definitely needs training in people and communication skills.
Everything was excellent! Amenities, staff, accommodations, tours ... it was all very well presented and thoroughly enjoyed by our entire party of 6. Only one point of constructive criticism ... the room lighting potential needs to be increased, especially in the bathroom area where ladies would be applying their makeup or individuals would be inserting or removing contact lenses. Sooooo other than needing a miner's helmet in the bathroom sink area, all was very enjoyable. We would definitely return there and will also recommend Jewel Dunns River Resort to our friends!
My fiancé and I got back from our week long at the Jewel Dunn's River resort late last week and I've not stopped thinking about our wonderful time spent! For anyone who's looking for a super relaxing vacation and a place to stay that really feels like a home away from home we highly recommend this hotel! The accommodations were very clean and the king bed in the Sapphire building was so comfortable we slept like babies. To be honest I can't even think of one bad thing to say about our stay which for me is not the norm;) And the very best part of our stay was the AMAZING staff, WOW!!!! Each and every member of the staff was always smiling, always asking us how we were enjoying our vacation and if there was anything they could do for us. We honestly didn't feel like tourists but rather like long lost family returning home. A special shout out to my girl Tonia, a server who was mostly at the pool and beach bar. Thank you for always looking out for us and making sure my mimosa was topped up at all times, you're awesome! Also to our buddy Archer who's a trainee but worked as hard as you'd only expect from the management, thank you! To our buddy Helijah, thank you for making sure we had an awesome time, and for risking your life climbing up those palm tree to get the coconuts for us:) Last but certainty not least thank you to our friend Maurice Morgan, we miss seeing you each and every morning and our chats! Thank you for taking the time to teach us about the plants, birds, insects, lizards and the turtles in the garden. You helped us to gain a great appreciation and love for Jamaica and we will defiantly be back as soon as we can manage it:)
Yeah Mon. We really thought we were coming to a 1st class resort. Very disappointed at first. The place is not updated at all. But it has charm. The pools and public areas are not kept spotless as they should. Lots of employees not doing much, but saying hello and that part is awesome. The females seem to work much harder. Food choices are extremely limited as only 3 restaurants max are open at any given meal. Liquor is bottom shelf. No good wines .no bottled or canned beer. Very limited amount of waiters walking around. Rooms are average. View is amazing. Massage was top notch. Water sports guys were incredible. Especially snorkeling and sail boat team. Beach is nice. 20 steps from pool deck, or less and you are in blue sea water. Ssnd.is great. Water temperature perfect. Pools were very chilly. Hot tubs were either hot or cold. Small plave, so not crowded which might be the best part. Location was good. I know this isn't the greatest review, but I'd come back. The lack of crowds and kids makes it worth it!
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
- Unlimited meals at all restaurants
- Brand drinks at all restaurants and bars
- Anytime snacks
- Hobie Cats
- Water aerobics classes/Aquasize
- Lessons for all sports and activities
- 9-hole pitch and putt golf course, clubs available at no charge
- Table tennis
- Bocce ball/Lawn ball
- Giant Chess
- Fitness classes
- Fitness Center with universals, weights
- Visiting instructor classes in Yoga, Pilates, body sculpting
- Dive-In Movies Caribbean
- Night on the sand with Pans
- 8 course Candlelit Dinner (once/wk)
- Cocktail parties
- Daily Handmade Rum Punch
- Managers cocktail party
- Cabaret shows
- Live band and DJs
- Pool piano shows
- Rock Candy - final night turndown gift
- 6 restaurants (including Italian, Japanese, Caribbean, Grill)
- 5 bars
- 2 pools and 2 swim up bars, with Pool Concierge and Dive-in Movies
- 9 hole golf course onsite
- Full Service European Spa
- Basketball; shuffleboard; pool tables; volleyball and tennis
- High Speed Internet in Lobby (complimentary)
- Convenience/Gift/Sundry Store
- 24 Hour Fitness Center
- Laundry service
- Tour desk
- Beauty salon/barber/hairdresser
- Meeting rooms/Conference facility
Sapphire Premier room includes:
- King bed
- Air conditioning
- Full bathroom
- Vanity mirror
- Ironing Board/Iron
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Internet access
- Alarm clock radio
- CD player
- In room safe/safety deposit box
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Resort Location Map
The Jewel Dunns River Beach ResortOcho Rios,Jamaica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Mammee 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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