Ocho Rios has some of the most amazing all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica - hands down.
This port town on the north coast of Jamaica is one of the most popular areas on the island, with lots of rainforests, rivers, waterfalls, and beaches adding to the allure. Over the years, the increasing popularity of Ocho Rios has resulted in many all-inclusive resorts extending their brands here. Among these resorts, two of the ones which stand out most are Sandals Ochi and Sandals Royal Plantation. Both of these all-inclusive couples resorts offer diverse experiences, and each caters to a particular crowd.
Before we dive any deeper into the amazing offerings of Ocho Rios’ best all-inclusive adults-only resorts, let’s delve a little into why so many couples are going the all-inclusive way.
Many people love the stress-free feeling of an all-inclusive vacation. Vacations of this type are usually paid for in advance at a set price, so you won’t have to think about calculating costs along the way. The Sandals all-inclusive adults-only experience is especially popular with couples looking for a worry-free honeymoon or destination wedding in Jamaica. For most who choose this vacation option, other considerations are value for money, the safety that comes with having everything you need for your vacation in one place, lots of food and drink options, entertainment night and day, land and watersports, and a full scope of other inclusions. Here are some more of the things you can expect from your Sandals all-inclusive vacation:
A vacation at an adults-only resort like Sandals is perfect for couples who want to vacation in a space with zero interruptions. This means you won’t find kids running around, or huge families taking up all the best spots. There will be plenty of space for you and yours to unwind at Sandals, and you’ll be able to be as involved or private as you’d like with romantic add-ons like private candlelight dinners, enchanting fire pits, and lots of secluded spots for romantic moments.
Sandals is one all-inclusive couples resort that puts real thought into room and suite offerings. There are a range of categories that you can choose from at the various resorts, all of which offer personalized experiences that you will love. While booking your Sandals vacation, you’re sure to find a room or suite that exceeds your expectations for a tropical vacation in the heights of comfort.
As Sandals accommodations were made with love in mind, you can expect to find fully stocked in-room bars with local beers and a range of wines, in addition to other features that include elegant furnishings, four-poster king-size beds, HD smart TVs, and spa-style bathrooms. That, of course, will only be the beginning because the suites get even better as you climb the various available room categories - but none of them will disappoint.
Having a phenomenal spa nearby can make or break an all-inclusive vacation. Fortunately, Sandals keeps this in mind and offers a range of treatments via the signature Sandals Red Lane® Spa on property. We’ll touch on some of the treatments you can try later!
Sandals bars are stocked with premium spirits, plus you can enjoy gourmet unlimited dining as all Sandals resorts have multiple all-inclusive restaurant options available to guests. Dine around the world right from the comfort of your resort property, and revel in the excitement that only comes from having endless cocktails with the one you love!
From the beach club, to the bar, and right back to your luxurious suite, with maybe a stop on the beach in between, Sandals Ochi will exceed your expectations! There’s plenty to love about this Caribbean beach resort set on 110 acres of tropical gardens. This is one of the most popular and exciting Sandals resorts. One of the features that stands out most about it is the record number of pools – 105 in all. There are also 16 dining options, 11 bars, and golfing opportunities at the nearby Sandals Golf & Country Club. A Sandals Ochi vacation can be as quiet or active as you’d like, and you’ll have the chance to relax in a tranquil environment that is the epitome of a true Caribbean oasis. We’ll get into a more detailed discussion of this awesome resort below:
Insider tip: There’s a lot to love about Sandals Ochi, but you can find out straight from the mouths of our guests in this Sandals Ochi Review.
Have date night at any of the restaurants at Sandals Ochi (16 in total), which include Soy (sushi), Neptune’s (Mediterranean seafood restaurant), the Reef Terrace (pan-Caribbean cuisine), the Great House Café, Tapas on the Riviera, Dinos Pizzeria Italiana, Le Gourmand (French cuisine), Kimonos (teppanyaki cuisine), and so much more. The extensive dining options at Sandals Ochi make it possible to enjoy a meal that’s simple and delectable, or gourmet and amazingly scrumptious.
● Rooms with private pools.
● Beautiful tropical gardens.
● Home of the Caribbean’s first Speakeasy.
● Over-The-Water Wedding Chapel.
Intrigued? Check out these amazing Sandals Ochi specials!
Sandals Royal Plantation offers an intimate all-inclusive vacation in the Caribbean that is centered around love. This resort has just 74 ocean view suites, and it is perfect for couples who want a vacation that’s as private as it gets. Features at this resort include Jamaica’s only champagne and caviar bar, and all-butler suites, which means service is taken to new and exclusive heights. Having your own beach butler means you can lounge by the beach and have cold cocktails, or anything at all that you wish to drink, brought to you instead of having to pause from your sun-drenched relaxation.
Enjoy the breezy beach with the option of trying exciting water sports, fun land sports, or simply enjoy the day and night entertainment in between lounging poolside. The Sandals Golf & Country Club is located nearby, so you can tee off in style, and then find a cozy corner on the terrace to savor some afternoon tea. You may come across a roaming peacock or two on the carefully manicured lawns, but mostly, you’ll be left to your own devices as you amp up your love at a resort created with just that in mind.
Learn even more about the benefits of staying at this intimate boutique resort:
Insider tip: Find out what makes Sandals Royal Plantation so special in this Sandals Royal Plantation Review.
The restaurants at Sandals Royal Plantation echo the intimacy of the resort and offer guests truly romantic settings and a range of cuisines to choose from. Try Sandals Royal Plantation restaurants like the Papillon Restaurant (French cuisine), the Terrace, which offers an assortment of flavors, the Royal Café & Grill, and the other amazing options available at this resort!
Insider tip: Staying at Sandals Royal Plantation allows you to have access to Sandals Ochi too! That’s 16 additional restaurants, 105 more pools, and 11 extra bars for you to love.
● All ocean view butler rooms
● Superb service, including beach butlers
● Peaceful ambiance
Planning on jetting off to Sandals Royal Plantation? Check out these Sandals Royal Plantations Specials!
There are so many things to do in Jamaica that you’re really going to have to plan your vacation right to be able to see and do as much as possible. Just in case you’re running short of time and want to explore some of the best attractions, here are a few of the most popular:
The Blue Hole in Ocho Rios, Jamaica is a great attraction if you’re looking to connect with nature and is only about 20 minutes away from Sandals Ochi and Sandals Royal Plantation by car. Here you’ll be able to hike nature trails, dip into freshwater pools, and bask in free-flowing waterfalls. It’s a bit of a walk to get to the falls, but the scenery along the way is amazing. Water shoes are recommended for comfort at this stop once you get to the falls area. Don’t leave without trying out the rope swings and taking some amazing photos!
Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios is a sight to see, and an attraction you don’t want to miss out on while in Jamaica. The lure here is the multiple waterfalls and natural pools, all of which are simply spectacular. You can also climb the falls with help from the guides, or just dip into the incredibly refreshing natural pools. There’s also a beach at this location, which many people enjoy. Bring along water shoes, a change of clothes, towels, and you’ll be good to go!
Konoko Falls in Ocho Rios Jamaica is another waterfall option that can be considered a well-kept secret of Jamaica. This location includes botanical gardens, a waterfall and a zoo. Not only is this a great adventure excursion, the Konoko Falls setting is also used to facilitate destination weddings, family reunions, gala events, and even photoshoots. Once you pay the small entrance fee (about $20 USD), you’ll be free to explore the park, with or without a guide. It can help to have a guide for this tour as that will allow you to learn a little Jamaican history along your journey, including information about the indigenous Taino Indians who were among the early inhabitants of Jamaica.
One of the best things to do in Jamaica on vacation is to try out authentic Jamaican cuisine! Miss T’s Kitchen is a great spot to both try delicious Jamaican food, and also get tips on how you can recreate these amazing meals once you get back home. You’ll enjoy this laid-back garden setting where you can vibe to reggae music while trying various dishes. The food here is reasonably priced, and the reviews suggest it’s a culinary experience you don’t want to miss.
White River Valley is an intriguing location that offers a myriad of experiences including zip-lining, swimming, and river tubing. Keep this tour high on your list of Ocho Rios, Jamaica excursions if you’re looking for some excitement and amazing views. The White River area is lush and beautiful, and, by booking a combination tour through Island Routes, you can see and try a little bit of everything.
Ocho Rios is an excellent place to stay in Jamaica if you’re looking to have a romantic and fun couple’s vacation. The area offers so many activities and opportunities for you and your special someone to get out and experience the real Jamaica! Embrace your wild side as you zip through the lush green canopies, and swing into a blue hole. Then, you can indulge in authentic Jamaican cuisine, local rum, and as much Caribbean beer (like Red Stripe Beer) as you want. If you prefer to relax and enjoy each other’s company, Ocho Rios will provide lots of opportunity to do that in one of the most breathtaking settings you will find in Jamaica. By planning a couples’ getaway at an all-inclusive adults-only resort, you’ll ensure you have the best of everything as you enjoy the treasures of Jamaica.
Sandals Royal Plantation and Sandals Ochi are two of the best adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. Both resorts offer lots of inclusions and carefully designed packages for couples in love. Simply put, if you’re looking for a couple’s only vacation that’s upbeat and social (Sandals Ochi), or quiet and intimate (Sandals Royal Plantation), you’ll be right at home at either of these resorts.
Insider tip: If you’re still not sure which Sandals resort is best for you, you can compare the features of each Sandals resort right here!