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Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - it's all happening there

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2015 | 4:00 AM
Photo by Di Photo Shoppe Guests and friends of Sandals join Gordon Stewart (centre) to cut the ribbon as a symbol of the hotel's reopening.
Di Photo Shoppe Speaking with 32-time repeat guest, Adam Stewart listens keenly as she shares her experiences.
Carl Gilchrist Photo Paul Pennicick and Gordon 'Butch' Stewart share lens time time.
Carl Gilchrist Photo From left: Ricky Duquesnay, Chris Mullins, Tiffany Mullins, Jennifer Kruse and Adam Stewart are all smiles at the reopening of SOB.
Carl Gilchrist Photo Annalee Green and Shanique Donalds give guests a warn welcome along with the signature cocktail, Tropiccal Bliss.
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Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

It's all happening there

Located on the beautiful north coast in Ocho Rios, the recently renovated, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is nestled between the lush mountains of St Ann and the Caribbean Sea. Situated on more than 100 acres, it provides the ultimate party experience combining entertainment, music, and cuisine.

Two Saturdays ago, Sandals Grand Rivera, along with the renovations, got a new name - Sandals Ochi Beach Resort. Local and international travel agents and media converged on the sprawling property for an official ceremony. Before the symbolic ribbon cutting, CEO of Sandals International Adam Stewart spoke of the multimillion-dollar upgrade the resort had received. As he thanked all the relevant parties for making Sandals the recipient of the Caribbean's Leading Hotel Brand award 20 years in a row, he invited returning guests to share their testimonials, some of whom have been to the hotel 32 times.

Chairman of the Sandals Group Gordon 'Butch' Stewart explained, "With the relaunch, we've not only enhanced the resort, but did so with a re-imagined guest experience in mind, solidifying Sandals Ochi as Jamaica's most comprehensive resort in the region. We will continue to do what we do best - exceed guest expectations."

Home to 16 restaurants, Sandals Ochi allows its guests to savour the world, one dish at a time. French, Italian, Caribbean, or Asian, you're sure to find a dining area, which have all been designed to face the sea or rise above it. And no matter where you dine, all meals are perfectly paired with the crisp wines by Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks.

Speaking of wines, be in the mix at one of the 11 bars and lounges including the Caribbean's first speakeasy, Rabbit Hole. Each spot offers its own, dynamic energy, with it's own style, yet all with expert mixologists handcrafting whimsical, exotic blends.

On the hilltop side of the property, unsurpassed privacy awaits in one of the exquisite villas, equipped with everything to make your getaway a seat in the lap of luxury.

So forget the deadlines, and instead, work on those tan lines ... the time of your life awaits at Sandals Ochi.