In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about planning a Sandals Ochi honeymoon, one of the best Sandals resorts for your honeymoon. This majestic resort in Jamaica will be a great fit for couples looking for an adult-only and all-inclusive honeymoon in the Caribbean.
About Sandals Ochi
Sandals Ochi is an extremely popular honeymoon destination in beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica. It is one of the most affordable Sandals resorts as well. Spreading across 110 acres, it is divided by a road between the Riviera Seaside Village and the Ochi Beach Club near the water. Further back in the gardens, you’ll find the All-Butler Riviera Villas and Great House, both of which offer free, 24-hour, white-gloved butler service.
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If you book a Butler-level room, your personal butler raises luxury and pampering to a new level. He or she will handle your luggage and greet you with a cocktail; arrange for any personal outings, tours, and outside activities; arrange your dinner reservations and escort you to dinner. He or she will serve drinks while you are at the pools or the beach, serve you a romantic meal on the beach, and otherwise ensure that your stay at Sandals Ochi is perfect. He or she will even see that your clothes and shoes are in tip-top condition. This is indulgence at its finest.
The first-rate treatment continues at the Red Lane Spa (yes, your butler can arrange your appointments). Check out the steam room and sauna, then take advantage of the wide array of treatments, including massages and couple’s massages at the beach. The Fitness Center comes with up-to-date equipment and aerobic sessions.
For golfers, there is the challenging 18-hole Sandals Golf & Country Club. It offers a breathtaking vista of the ocean and the mountains. As guests of Sandals Ochi, green fees to the golf course are included. A shuttle is available to take you to the golf club. Read our full review of golfing at Sandals.
In addition to the beach, Sandals Ochi has seven pools spread throughout the property. The lively main pool has a swim-up bar and water fountains, and it is surrounded by loungers – the perfect spot for some all-inclusive liquor. The fact that this is an all-adult resort precludes the presence of noisy children, so you will have some relaxing time for just the two of you. But parties have been known to happen here.
You’re at Sandals Ochi for your incredible destination honeymoon. But let’s talk wedding. Why not have a destination wedding, here, as well. The beach, gazebo, or garden will provide the ideal background for your wedding in paradise. Sandals Ochi’s wedding planner will help you with the decorations, flowers, and meal details. This is free if you stay at Sandals Ochi for at least three nights. Creating a lifetime of memories is priceless.
For your dining pleasure, Sandals Ochi has 16 restaurants throughout the property for an exquisite culinary experience. All meals are a part of the all-inclusive package, so there are no extra charges. Feel free to top off each meal with the unlimited quality liquor and the world’s most famous coffee, Jamaica Blue Mountain.
What’s Included at Sandals Ochi
When you are staying at Sandals Ochi in the Caribbean, it’s all about the pure, turquoise water, the sea life, and reefs within that are just waiting to be explored. So many European explorers traveled through these waters, and you can find many of their shipwrecks and remains. Sandals Ochi, like all other Sandals resorts, has a premier scuba diving program that allows its guests to experience this underwater marvel firsthand.
The PADI scuba diving program is a three-hour course leading to diving certification. Following certification, you will be able to go out and explore the mysteries of the world under water on your own. Of course, when you are above water, you can revel in unlimited sailing, waterboarding, surfing, swimming, kayaking, and waterskiing. Or, just laze around the white, sandy beach with a drink in your hand and watch others expend a lot of energy.
Enjoy some croquet, volleyball, cricket, lawn chess, horseshoes, and tennis both during the day and the evening. If you are indoors, there are billiard tables, darts, and table tennis. If you are feeling cerebral, try your hand at cards or board games.
Play in the water or on the beach during the day, and simply play at nighttime. Sandals Ochi sways to the Caribbean beat in the evenings with steel bands, karaoke, beach parties, and limbo dancing. If you need some fortification prior to doing the limbo, have a few drinks at the resort’s swim-up pool bar, pub, piano bar, and a secret bar.
It’s actually a very hush-hush bar. Sandals Ochi is the only Sandals resort with its own secret speakeasy called the Rabbit Hole. It’s decorated in roaring 20’s gangster style with era-appropriate jazz playing and flapper girls serving you drinks. You’ll have to find the entrance on your own, then you will need to get the entry password from someone. Once you’ve accomplished that, you will be in the inner sanctorum. With any luck, there won’t be any raids.
Dining Options at Sandals Ochi
Sandals Ochi has 16 different restaurants from which you can choose. Great food doesn’t just happen on its own. Sandals Ochi makes it happen.
Dine on fresh seafood while enjoying an unrivaled view of the Caribbean Sea from a cliff above. The menu, with its filet au poivre and mussels in wine broth, leans toward the French.
Savor the flavors of Italy, including fresh pasta, while relaxing by the Caribbean. Try their wonderful eggplant parmesan and braciolini.
Soy Sushi Bar
The décor is Oriental exotic, and the fresh fish is fresh and scrumptious.
The Reef Terrace
There is nothing like dining beneath the stars on a terrace with an ocean view. Try some genuine Caribbean dishes here such as Jamaican Spice Pepper Pot soup or the conch chowder.
The Southern Table
If you are pining for some back-home comfort food, you will find it at the Southern Table. The southern hospitality is reflected in their shrimp and grits and Southern-style ribs. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style.
Get your Mediterranean-style seafood here. Neptune’s is an open-air restaurant with an ocean view. Don’t miss the grilled octopus salad.
Dine like royalty by the large pool and feast on Caribbean standards such as the scallops in seasoned cabbage.
Relax on a pier above the ocean and partake of some delicious staples such as filet mignon and salmon. Follow it with a romantic moonlight stroll down the pier.
Great House Café
This is the place to go for a Caribbean jerk snack or a simple hot dog and hamburger.
Tapas on the Riviera
Dine by the beach on some genuine Spanish tapas.
Have a grilled snack or lunch straight off the grill.
Order your pizza straight from the wood-fired oven right by the water.
The Oriental chefs prepare their dishes in front of you while simultaneous entertaining you with their knife games.
This elegant French bistro will transport you to Paris. Opt for a light Crêpe Suzette or a savory Canadian duck breast à l′Orange.
Bella Napoli Pizzeria
This is Sandal Ochi’s second wood-fired pizza place, where the pizza comes with fresh toppings and homemade sauce.
The Jerk Shack
As the name implies, this is the place for a spicy Jamaican jerk snack.
Activities at Sandals Ochi
Island Routes provides a number of adventurous Ocho Rios tours. Call them at 1-877-577-5453 from the US or at 1-800-744-1150 from the Caribbean.
Spend time touching and playing with the dolphins. Take in a shark show and see local birds, snakes, and iguanas. Get into the water with the stingrays. Once you’ve met the local species, settle down for a buffet lunch.
You can pretend you’re in a movie and gallop along the secluded Papillion Cove while splashing on the beach. Your guide will entertain you with some Jamaican history.
Hop on a fishing boat and let the captain take you to the best fishing spots to catch some mahi mahi and tuna. Spend a few hours in the sun with a cold drink.
Settled into a comfortable chairlift and glide 700 feet above the rain forest. The view of the ocean is incredible. Once you reach the top, zipline through the air for an unforgettable, heart-pounding experience or glide down the mountain in a bobsled. Hike a nature trail and see the hummingbirds up close.
Dunn’s River Falls Tours offers a 4 hour and 30 minutes excursion of this phenomenal waterfall. Climb up the 600-foot waterfalls for an exceptional view from the top. Enjoy a refreshing dip in one of the falls waterholes before descending back down.
Sandals Ochi is located on Main Street in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
The least expensive room is the Great House Luxury facing the tropical garden. The room rents for $203 a night. The most expensive suite is the Butler Village Honeymoon Romeo and Juliet One Bedroom Villa Suite. This villa has its own private pool and courtyard. The villa rents for $486 a night. The prices for all the rooms at Sandals Ochi can change according to availability.
You can arrive either at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay or the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. At both airports, visit the Sandals desk to arrange for a transfer to Sandals Ochi.
Sandals Ochi is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from either airport.
There are 529 suites and rooms at Sandals Ochi that are divided into several service levels.
The Sandals Ochi resort opened on June 1, 2015.
Sandals Ochi is for adult couples only. They do not need to be married.
During the day, resort casual is very appropriate. In the evening, some of the restaurants require more formal resort attire, such as long pants for men and a nice dress for the ladies. No flip flops for dinner.