Are you ready for the snow to cease? New York Daily News’ Alex Palmer sure was as he escaped the northeast for a more inviting climate at Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort. Located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Sandals Grande Riviera welcomed Alex to a New Yorker’s paradise. Free of ice, snow and chilling temperatures, Sandals Grande Riviera promised “luxury and convenience” in a destination “where you can relax on the beach, climb a waterfall and check out live reggae.”
From sipping on a Bob Marley cocktail at the swim-up pool bar to exploring natural treasures like Dunn’s River Falls courtesy of Island Routes Caribbean Adventures, check out some of the highlights from Alex’s review of Jamaica below. To learn more about how you can experience a similar Adventure at the sun-soaked Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort, visit Sandals.com.
Ocho Rios offers a relaxing, fun — and warm — retreat for winter-weary New Yorkers
Dunn's River Falls is just one of the many beautiful natural splendors on Jamaica's north coast
By Alex Palmer / Sunday, March 9, 2014 / Full Article
“Those looking for a combination of luxury and convenience will want to put Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort at the top of their list. The all-inclusive property can accommodate whatever Caribbean leisure you have in mind: reclining on the beach, snorkeling, windsurfing or swimming up to the pool bar with a Bob Marley in hand (a rum, grenadine and crème de menthe frozen cocktail).
The property offers pool- or beach-side cabanas, where, for $125, guests can spend the day relaxing on a canopy-covered bed, with drinks, food and even a masseuse available. There are also Butler Suites, where guests are assigned a butler who looks out for your needs throughout your stay, whether securing dinner reservations or driving you to your suite.
Sandals has a partnership with Island Routes, a Caribbean tour company that can arrange a variety of outings, whether a shopping tour, a trip to Dunn’s River Falls or a five-hour journey to the Appleton Estate for a rum tasting. The other major tour operator in the region is Chukka Caribbean Adventure Tours, which specializes in active adventures such as river tubing, horseback riding and dune buggy rides.”