My husband and I stayed at the Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort in Ocho Rio Sept.7th-14th, 2012 for 7 nights in one of the Romeo & Juliet Honeymoon Sanctuary One Bedroom Butler Suite with Private Pool. We stayed in this Sandals Resort in May 2008 for our 20th Wedding Anniversary and decide to go back and check out the updates, etc. We stayed in the same accommodations again and our room was updated with a new bed, new flat screen TV's, new paint, etc. very nice. The entire property was updated in some way by either new paint, new furniture, etc. They also added a new beach area and some new restaurants that were very nice additions to this property. Its a very big property the mountain side and then there is the beach side both are very nice but we like the mountain side because it is more quite. All the restaurants we went to the food was very good the only one we did not like was the Bayside, well at least my husband did not like what he had but it could be because it was our first night at the resort and we had been traveling all day and just want to relax...we should have just order room service and stayed in that first evening! Our Butlers were Moria and Ray and they did a great job. I always go onto the Sandals website and fill in the butler information so they know what we expected; what we like to eat, drink, and do while on vacation and the butlers paid attention to detail. One day Moria arranged for us to have a lobster lunch in our room and she went way above and beyond we had a full meal (more like dinner) she also read my mind and even brought a plate with a bunch of different kinds of sweets for us to have afterward. My husband had pitches of bloody mary's mix made-up a head of time and in our refrigerate every day for him to drink while swimming in our private plunge pool. The butlers also had a plate of cut up fruit and cheese and crackers in refrigerator beside all the wine, champagne, etc. One evening Ray decorated our bed and setup a nice hot bubbly bath for us with all kinds of flowers and candles lite up. It was not a special occasion this time but they sure made it feel like it was...thanks again Moria and Ray. The Entire Staff at the resort did a great job, bartenders, waiter & waitress, maids, drivers, cooks, etc. As always the people of Jamaica are very friendly and helpful and I'm sure we will be back again this was our 3rd visit to Jamaica and it will not be our last! The weather was awesome the entire time we were at the resort.
Have been to other Sandals Resorts – Jamaica-Negril & St. Lucia, we have stayed at sandals resorts multiple times because we got great service all the way around even when it was not a special occasion.
Other resorts we have stayed at Dreams Resorts – Cancun Mexico, H10 Resort – Cancun Mexico, The Reserve Paradisus Palma Real – Punta Cana, and NCL Cruise's.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- •Situated on over 100 acres of lush hillside gardens overlooking the Caribbean Sea•529 villas, luxury rooms and suites with fantastic mountain and ocean views•94 pools (7 large public pools), 22 whirlpools•16 dining options including room service for butler serviced suites•2 luxurious Red Lane Spas•Complimentary golf at Jamaica’s most elite and popular golf course, the Sandals Golf & Country Club (Transfers to the golf course are included)•Over 5,000 sq. feet of first class meeting and conference facilities•Recently completed US$60 million renovation/refurbishing exercise•Voted Sandals Resorts “World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company” 16 years in a row•Voted Sandals Resorts “Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand”, 18 years in a row•Voted Sandals Grande Riviera ‘Jamaica’s Leading Resort’ ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandals Grande Riviera Beach And Villa Golf Resort
- Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Hotel Ocho Rios
- Sandals Ocho Rios
- Ciboney Ocho Rios
- Sandals Ochi Beach Resort Jamaica/Ocho Rios