The Top Caribbean All Inclusive Resorts For Couples: Sandals Ochi Beach Review

This newly 60 Million Dollar renovated resort is more like two resorts in one. One side of the resort is by the ocean and the other side is across the street and sprinkled amongst the gardens and mountains. Villas in the mountain area have 4 rooms per unit and share a pool, making this a great option for couples getaways and destination wedding groups.

The rooms on the ocean side of the resort have been recently remodeled and are gorgeous. This resort is very economical and is close to major attractions like Dunn’s River Waterfalls and Mystic Mountain Rainforest. The Sandals Country Club is also available and golf green fees are included in your all inclusive rate. This isn’t a choice for a quick getaway as it is over 1.5 hours from the airport. Perfect for couples looking for privacy, fun and plenty of choices and aren’t afraid of a little walking. Recommended for honeymoons, romantic getaways, destination weddings and couples getaways.

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From the Mountains to the Sea

Sandals Grande Riviera is set in the lush St. Ann Mountains.   There are over 110 acres of magnificent seaside estate and includes exotic gardens, exotic rainforests, bubbling brooks, more than 100 pools, a gorgeous beach, and a golf course.  The resort spans from the mountain hillside to the white-sand beach of the Caribbean Riviera. This resort represents all of the natural beauty that is Jamaica.  This resort is perfect for honeymoons, destination weddings, vow renewals, and all romantic vacations for two.

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Two Resorts in One

The Riviera Side

Sandals Grande Riviera is really two resorts in one.   You have the Riviera side which is closer to the beach along the Caribbean Riviera.  The Riviera side is very lively and full of activities!  Some of the best newly remodeled rooms are located on this side.  The brand new pool is expansive and refreshing.  Rent a private beach cabana for the day and relax on a soft bed with cool shade overhead, while your lunch is brought right to your cabana for the ultimate beach experience. There is actually a road that separates the two sides of the resort.

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The Garden (Manor) side

On the other side of the road is the Garden Side.  Tucked away in the Ocho Rios hillside, the Garden side is lush and green, full of tropical trees and flowering plants, with 93 private and semi-private pools.  The atmosphere on the Garden side is much more tranquil and relaxed. Sip a frozen daiquiri while you cool off in the monumental zero-entry Great House Pool.  To get a free price quote on the Sandals Grande Riviera, Click Here.

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Ochi Beach Club

The new Ochi Beach Club, built on the Riviera side, has a very chick and modern beach area with lots of romantic beach beds, as well as a phenomenal new pool area and pool bar, that allows you to have as much ocean or pool as you want.  There is also a new casual restaurant, called Neptunes as well as a great beach grill for all types of quick snacks or a regular meal.

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The top caribbean all inclusive resorts for couples

Versatile Room Options

The Sandals Grande Riviera offers an astonishing array of newly re-modeled rooms, suites, cottages, and villa suites, each with its own special brand of luxury and charm.  Many honeymooners choose the romantic Romeo and Juliet Suites, each with private pool.  Some couples love the Villa Suites with semi private pool, while other couples can’t say no to a lofty penthouse suite, high above the Caribbean Sea or a Great House Suite with your own personal Butler.

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All Butler Villas

All of the Villas on the garden side have been turned into butler service accommodations.  This continues to be one of the most affordable butler service resorts in all of the Sandals company.

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 All Inclusive Destination Weddings at Sandals

The Sandals Grande Riviera is a great resort to handle all sizes of destination weddings.   It is an affordable resort for your wedding guests, there are beautiful areas to get married at all over the resort.  It has quiet tropical grounds, romantic suites, as well as more lively and energetic areas.  It is a larger resort, so if you want a more intimate or boutique style resort, than the Sandals Grand riviera is not for you.  This resort is also a great place to renew your vows in the Caribbean as well.  To learn more about all inclusive destination weddings at Sandals or Beaches resort, Click Here.

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 15 Dining Options

There are 15 exceptional restaurants and eateries that bring a world of international cuisine right to your table.  Each restaurant has its own menu and ambiance, making each experience unique.   Enjoy Asian a la carte cuisine at Kimonos Hibachi Grill and the new attached Sushi Bar. Have a  traditional Italian Dinner at Valentino’s or a delicious hand made pizza at two new brick oven pizza parlors.  The Western-themed grill offers incredible sizzling entrees, or you can indulge in international favorites overlooking the beach.  Whatever your tastes or your mood,  Sandals Grande Riviera offers an exceptional dining experience around the clock.

The Top Caribbean all inclusive resort for couples in Jamaica

The Top Caribbean all inclusive resort for couples in Jamaica

The Top Caribbean all inclusive resort for couples in Jamaica

Great new Brick Oven Pizzeria!

I loved the brick oven pizzeria that is on the Riviera side of the resort.   It is casual, so you can just come as you are, get out of the sun for a while, and get a delicious pizza.  The pizzeria is located right by the new pool area on the Riviera side.  You can also get your favorite drink from the bar quickly, as the bar is right next to the pizzeria too.

Red Lane Spa

If you are a Spa lover, then prepare to fall in love, because every Sandals Resort has a superbly equipped 5 star diamond European spa.  Cozy marbled treatment rooms with the scent of lemon grass filling the air make your whole body relax, while the cares of this world melt away.  At the spa you can indulge yourself with hydrotherapeutic baths, steam baths, body wraps, saunas, massages, manicures, pedicures, and you can pretty much have them anywhere you want- in your suite or on the beach.  Where ever you decide, the spa will transform you into a harmony of body, mind, and soul.

The Top Caribbean All Inclusive Resorts for couples in Jamaica

The Top Caribbean All Inclusive Resorts for Couples in Jamaica

Water Activities

There are a number of free water activities you can do at Sandals resorts including:


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The Top caribbean all inclusive resort for couples in Jamaica
Scuba Diving (resort course required for $100 unless already licensed)

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Hydro bikes/Aqua Trikes
Glass bottom boats
Knee boarding

Land Activities that are included in your stay are

•    Day/Night Tennis
•    Beach Volleyball

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•    Shuffleboards
•    Board Games
•    World Class Fitness Center
•    Billiards

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•    Table Tennis
•    Squash
•    Board Games
•    Golf

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Rock Climbing Wall

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Tours and Excursions

The best way to experience the real Jamaica is to go on some great tours to see the area around the Jamaica.   Go zip lining through the rain forest, climb up the Dunns River Falls, go on an adventure tour, or visit a rum factory.  Jamaica has so many different ways to make your all inclusive vacation an experience of a lifetime.

The Jamaican Bobsled Adventure

The Jamaican Bobsled Adventure at Mystic Mountain

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