This is not a 5 star resort, but is probably 1/2 the price of Sandals or Couples. If you are willing to put up with a few inconveniences you can save some money and have a great time. We arrived on a Saturday, and even though we had a confirmed reservation, the hotel was overbooked. They put us in a facility next door, the blue building, which was clean, but a little "fringey." The next morning we were moved to the main hotel to a great room overlooking the outdoor bar. Every room has a balcony or patio which is literally steps from the beach. The room was small, but very clean, updated, and the bed was great (better than what we have at home). The lobby is beautiful, but the other common areas, dining room, halls, bar etc. are very worn and dated. Worn and torn carpet, peeling pain in places, broken chairs in dining room. Food was good and plentiful. 3 buffets a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lots of local dishes. A meat, fish and pasta as well as salad and veggies at every meal. No hamburgers and hot dogs here. Bar service was the weakest link. Ran out of tequila often. Not really out, just out at the bar and no one going to the store room to get more. In a couple of hours tequila was back. Same with banana rum, whiskey, orange juice, etc. Box-o-wine, white, red or blush are your choices, so if you're a wine purist you're not going to be happy. Red Stripe on tap was plentiful. Tip: take your insulated mug with you. Bar often runs out of glassware and uses 6 oz plastic cups. No real entertainment to speak of, a cheesy karoke singer and a trio switched off nights at dinner. The setting is just breath-takingly beautiful. The bluest water on a stretch of private beach with plenty of lounge chairs. Would I go back? Yes. This is a small, quiet resort ideal for those who are budget conscious and willing to forgo the nicities of a new facility. It is perfect for relaxing, reading and lounging on the beach. Also the toasted banana and coconut chips served at the bar every evening are to die for. If you have the funds and are looking for a shiny new facility with lots of high energy entertainment, keep looking. This ain't it.
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- Also Known As:
- Shaw Park Beach Hotel Ocho Rios
- Shaw Park Beach Hotel And Spa
- Shaw Park Jamaica
- Shaw Park Beach Ocho Rios
- Shaw Park Hotel Jamaica
- Shaw Park Beach Hotel & Spa Jamaica/Ocho Rios