Sandals Grande Riviera Beach and Villa Golf Resort

Arrival in Jamaica

Upon arrival, you’ll proceed to the Sandals lounge, which is conveniently located at Sangster International Airport (MBJ), in Montego Bay. Your complimentary transfer to and from the resort will be arranged by Sandals.  Climb aboard your bus and enjoy your included roundtrip airport transfer from Montego Bay International Airport to Sandals Grande Riviera Beach and Villa Golf Resort. The journey takes approximately one and a half hours, so sit back and enjoy the magnificent scenery along the way.

Island Information                                                                                         

Luxuriant greenery, mountains that loom over white sand beaches and the world-renowned Dunn’s River Falls are what make Ocho Rios such an extraordinary destination.  Beautifully nestled in the center of Jamaica’s North Coast, Ocho Rios is home to natural wonders, colorful crafts markets and exhilarating activities alike.

Hotel Information                                                                                

Discover a sprawling paradise where the foliage is so rich and luscious, with a veritable rainbow of flowering trees and plants, that it’s easy to escape the cares of the outside world.  From a tranquil mountaintop to the white sand beach, you’ll be surrounded by the incredible natural beauty of Jamaica.  Spanning a luxuriant stretch of the Jamaican coastline, Sandals Grande Riviera is created to enchant you with two distinctive resort experiences in one. The Seaside & Beach Club is home to babbling brooks, fragrant gardens, and the chicest beach club in Ocho Rios, where cool drinks and even cooler vibe are enjoyed at stylish beach party by day and the hottest outdoor lounge in the Caribbean at night.

Why Choose this Resort?

If you want to enjoy two resort experiences surrounded by the best of everything natural Jamaica has to offer, then welcome to Sandals Grande Riviera.  See and be seen at the chicest resort known as the Caribbean Riviera.  Escape to an exclusive mountain retreat with private villas at the Ciboney Villas. Join the party at the authentic Jamaican Manor House.  From the majestic mountains on one side and the sparkling Caribbean on the other, discover babbling brooks, running streams and 105 pools spanning this 100 acre seaside estate.

  • Situated on over 100 acres of lush hillside gardens overlooking the Caribbean Sea
  • 524 villas, luxury rooms and suites with fantastic mountain and ocean views
  • 94 pools, 22 hot tubs
  • A choice of 15 dining options
  • Two luxurious Red Lane Spas with a tropical Solarium
  • Complimentary golf at Jamaica’s most elite and popular golf course, the Sandals Golf & Country Club (Transfers to the golf course are included)
  • Caribbean’s largest Rock Climbing Wall
  • Over 5,000 square feet of first class meeting and conference facilities.

The Golf Club at Sandals Grande Riviera

Complimentary green fees are included for all Sandals Resorts guests in Jamaica and complimentary transfers within the Ocho Rios area for Sandals guests!

In June 1992, Sandals Resorts International purchased Upton Golf Club and set about creating the most elite golf course in Jamaica. All the greens were rebuilt with Tifdwarf Bermuda grass and the fairways resurfaced with Bermuda grass creating a beautifully manicured layout. Sandals now boasts one of the finest Golf Courses in the Caribbean. Golf Digest Magazine granted a four star rating for courses to play while on vacation.

All rooms include:

Air conditioning, four poster king size beds, amenity kit, hair dryer, telephone, fan, private bath and shower, marble bathroom, CD/clock radio, cable TV, coffee and tea maker, safe deposit box, iron and iron board.  All rooms contain mahogany furnishing, tiled floors and in-room refrigerators stocked with juices, water and sodas.

Suite Concierge Service includes:

The same inclusions as rooms, plus:

  • The services of the Suite Concierge Center. Open daily from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm with a dedicated Concierge to assist with requests including island tours, dinner reservations and just about anything you need
  • An extended sitting area
  • Use of couples bathrobes during the stay
  • 24 hour Room Service
  • Preferred check-in with chilled towel and champagne in our exclusive Concierge Lounge
  • Personalized welcome letter upon arrival
  • In-Suite bars stocked with alcohol & an assortment of soft drinks
  • Weekly reception hosted by the concierge personnel

Sandals Exclusive Butler Service:

Your wish is our command.  With the uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers, you will be pampered throughout your stay in extraordinary ways; from unpacking and packing your luggage, attending to your wardrobe, serving a glorious repast on your terrace, just to name a few, a Sandals Suite, complete with your own personal butler, is the ultimate indulgence.

Miscellaneous Facts

Visa & Passport Requirements
All travelers will require a valid passport. Please check for any other necessary visa or documentation requirements.

Average Temperatures
Caribbean temperatures are warm year-round. Daytime average: 82°F, 28°C. Nighttime average: 72°F, 22°C.

Dress Code
Resort casual by day, resort elegant by night. So while the sun is up, your shorts, tank tops, swim suits, short-sleeved shirts, sundresses and light slacks are the perfect attire. As the sun sets and you set out to enjoy the evening, proper attire is required (although elegant dress shorts are permitted in some restaurants).

Safe Deposit Boxes
Safe deposit boxes are included in every room.  Guests with jewelry and/or cash are advised to store all valuables in safe deposit boxes as Sandals cannot be held responsible.

WI-FI Coverage and Internet Access
Most public areas of the resort offer wireless Internet access.  So do many of the rooms.  All guest rooms are wired with an in-room Ethernet jack for Internet access.  Simply connect to the network and charge the service to your room.

Scuba Diving
Top-of-the-line equipment for scuba diving is included; however, you’re welcome to bring your own. You must remember your diver certification cards to enjoy full diving privileges. If you have any contra-indications to diving you must have a doctor complete and sign the physician section on the medical questionnaire form before you will be allowed to dive at any of our resorts.

Tips and Gratuities
Tips and gratuities are strictly prohibited for all staff except personal butlers.  In the event you wish to tip your butler, it will be greatly appreciated but under no circumstance will a tip be required or solicited.

Martha Stewart Weddings
As the leader in destination weddings, Sandals ensures your wedding will be as special as your love for each other.  Now, in an industry first, Sandals has paired with Martha Stewart Weddings to offer six signature wedding themes with true star power.  Stay 6 nights or longer in Concierge category or higher and the Beautiful Beginnings wedding theme is Free!*

* At Sandals Emerald Bay only available from September – January; $350 from February – August.  There is an Additional $600 charge for twilight weddings at any resort.

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