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Sandals Grande Riviera Ocho Rios

Sandals Grande Riviera Ocho Rios

Main Street Ocho Rios - P.O. Box 771
Ocho Rios, Jamaica W. I.
Phone: +1-876-974-5691
Website: www.Sandals.com
Rating: 5 Star
Rooms: 529
Floors: 2
Restaurants: 4
Category: All-Inclusive Resort
Pools: 2
Fitness Center: Yes
Day Spa: Yes
Sandals Grande Riviera Ocho Rios Reviews

Sandals Grande Riviera Ocho Rios Sandals Grande Riviera is a fabulous resort located in the Ocho Rios area of Jamaica. Sandals Resorts take the all-inclusive concept to a deluxe level. Sandals is one of the most popular honeymoon and romance destination resorts in the world. Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort accepts only adult couples age 18 and older. No singles or triples accepted.

Sandals Grande Riviera is situated on a 150 yard beautiful stretch of white sand beach. It offers two large pools, and three smaller pools including a secluded adult pool and a huge 22-person Jacuzzi. This Jamaica all-inclusive resort offers three bars and nightly entertainment that provide a nice cap to an evening meal in one of the four (11) dining options.

Sandals guests receive complimentary Golf green fees at the Sandals owned Jamaica Golf and Country Club. Golfers must play with a caddie which range from $17 - $25 each plus tip. Yamaha golf carts are available for $40.

The Red Lane Spa at Sandals is world renowned for their therapies, massages and treatments with a distinctly Caribbean influence. The large fitness center is state-of-the-art equipped with Cybex weight machines along with a complete free weight section.


Facilities:
529 deluxe rooms, A/C, All-inclusive resort, 11 Restaurants, 3 Cocktail Bars, Nightly Entertainment, 6 Swimming Pools, fully Equipped Gym, Day-Spa (fee for spa services). Golf and tennis court.

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Reviewed By: Ray
From: Linthicum, Maryland
Trip Date: May, 2014
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"Paradise - Sandals Ocho Rios Beach Area"
Ray from Linthicum, Maryland
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"My wife and I just returned from our trip to Sandals Grand Riveria in Ocho Rios Jamaica. One word best sums up our opinion of this fine resort and it is FANTASTIC! My wife and I just returned from our trip to Sandals Grand Riviera in Ocho Rios Jamaica. Our arrival began with being greeted by a young lady by the name of Gayon who is in training at the Butlers Lodge. She gave us each a cool towel and escorted us into the Butlers lounge and introduced us to our Butlers. During our 8-day stay we became acquainted and we saw her many times thereafter. Having been a Division Manager for one of the largest foodservice companies in the world, we were always looking for new talent, and I was very impressed with Gayon's people skills, I believe that she needs to be brought onto the team very soon because she is a 'Diamond In The Rough' - an asset Sandals would not want to pass by.

Sandals in Ocho Rios Jamaica is relatively large and has two sides one is seaside and the other is on a hillside close by on the opposite side of the road. We were on the hillside which is an all Butler Villa Resort. You can just shuttle between them at will in the many shuttles with hardly a wait. One is not better than the other but I highly recommend the Butler Villas because they treat you so well. We had a fully stocked mini-bar in our room and our own private pool. There are so many restaurants that you could get tired of visiting them all. Next has to be the activities and entertainment. Don't miss the cultural show, Silver Bird Steel Drum Band or the Reggae show because they are really great. But quite honestly we have to say that the best part about Sandals is the people working there. You are truly made to feel like family and everyone seems like an old friend. I don't care who you speak with, they show care and are happy you are talking to them without exception. Finally, I need to speak a little about our Butlers and the housekeeper. Latoya and Kelly were our Butlers. Our Housekeeper's name was Tomoia. These three people have changed our lives because they are so nice and so efficient that we hope that we can live up to their standards. Don't envision having a Butler or a housekeeper as some kind of snobbish arrangement because what it is in the simplest terms is just people helping people. Special thanks to the Playmakers Mikaela and Coote. Other people there that touched our lives were: Carl at the China Doll Restaurant, Brandon at Kelly's Place, Trenton at Sabrina's, Otis at the Bayside Restaurant, Kendrick at the Reef Restaurant and far too many bartenders to list here.

Would we change anything at Sandals Grand Riviera in Ocho Rios Jamaica? Probably something like my staff recommendation in the second paragraph, but my main concern is probably already being worked on. Much of the pool areas are covered with ceramic tile and one has to use extreme care because the tiles get slick from water and tanning lotions. All in all Sandals Grand Riviera in Ocho Rios Jamaica gets my highest marks. Try it you will like it. Thanks All 'Wow, What a Team!' Thanks Again." - Ray and Mary Ann from Linthicum, Maryland


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Reviewed By: Crystal
From: Harker Heights, Texas
Trip Date: December, 2013
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"Great trip! We completed Advanced Open Water and Deep Diver certifications. The dive team was fantastic, helpful, fun and very accommodating. Would love to dive with them again!"
- Crystal from Harker Heights, Texas


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Reviewed By: Kelley
From: Clemmons, N. Carolina
Trip Date: May, 2012
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"I've stayed in 20 all-inclusive resorts around the Caribbean and I have to say it's over rated and overly expensive. Ultra all-inclusive my ass! The only pool we liked to hang out in was closed for the last 2 days we were there. The hot tub had no working jets. We both got food poisoning from the Sushi restaurant. No beer in fridge. The check-in process took 2-hours while we sat waiting, tired and hungry. The rooms are super small, but the bed is nice. Not impressed. I've stayed at cheaper all-inclusives and actually had more included for less money. I work in the travel industry and know literally hundreds of other industry people who will now, all know, to avoid Sandals!" Kelley from Clemmons, North Carolina


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Reviewed By: Kathy
From: Cedarville, New Jersey
Trip Date: April, 2011
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"Sandals Ocho Rios pool. Best part of resort"
Kathy from Cedarville, New Jersey
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"I am very disappointed in our visit to Sandals Ochos Rios. We were driven to the resort and virtually dumped at the curb with our luggage. We were never greeted by anyone or offered a cold beverage after the 2-hour ride. When we finally went inside we were told we sent to the concierge room where we were told we were early. We sat for over a half hour and then were told our room wasn't ready and so it continued for about two hours. We were taken to an outside grill so we could get something to eat and drink. We were then told they were giving us a different room, upon questioning that we had booked a "Villa" we were told they would take care of us. We were then taken to the room by a jitney driver (mind you we paid for a room with concierge service) The room was ok. The bedroom tile looked as if bleach had been spilled on it. The private pool was green. The bathroom outdated and no exhaust fan you had to open a wooden shutter and then bugs came in. The bar was never stocked nor the refrigerator and so it went with having to ask for beverages and soap after the maids threw it out and coffee for the whole week. There were other problems which I won't get in to. Our travel agent contacted the Sandals rep immediately after our return and two months latter we still have not gotten answers. I would never reccommend this resort to anyone, and I will say Sandals probubly has the poorest customer service I have ever seen. What really disappoints me is this trip was to celebrate our 35th anniversary and I wanted it to be perfect memories, unfortunately not..we made the best of it but I would never reccommend Sandals to anyone!" Kathy from Cedarville, New Jersey


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