Sandals OCHI

 April 16, 2015


~ Newly Re-launched Resort Introduces Customizable Credit for Spa or Tour~

Hot on the heels of the resort’s re-launch, which introduced a chic, modern design aesthetic along with seven uniquely new Gourmet Discovery Dining options, a fresh, trendy Ochi Beach Club, reinvented resort entertainment and upgraded luxurious accommodations,  Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is introducing an enhanced “You Pick It” offer, providing a $350 credit to enjoy the relaxation of Red Lane® Spa and the excitement of the Ocho Rios region through an Island Routesexcursion.

Available to guests who book six nights by April 24, 2015 and travel from now until December 26, 2016, the credit may be used exclusively at Red Lane Spa® or Island Routes, or for the best of both worlds, split among the two.  With nearly 60 exhilarating excursions throughout the Ocho Rios region and more than 30 services available at Sandals Ochi’s two luxurious spas, guests can use the $350 credit for a number of exciting and relaxing experiences, such as: 

  • Night Blooming Jasmine Massage – Performed after hours in a location of the guests’ choice, this all-new aromatic massage uses the delicate aromas of Chinese Jasmine to create a not soon forgotten couples experience


  • Heaven On Earth Facial – Surrender to pure relaxation as two therapists work during this recently introduced indulging ritual combining the Red Lane Signature Flawless facial and welcoming back ritual with a soothing leg massage and a 30-minute Feet First treatment


  • The River Bumpkin Farm  Guests can escape from reality to a world of rustic charm at The River Bumpkin Farm. Nestled in the heart of the lush Trelawny forests, this gorgeous plantation takes guests off-the-beaten-path to a site brimming with exciting eco-excursions from river tubing and kayaking down the Martha Brae River to bicycle treks past historic ruins


  • Island Route’s Lover’s Rock Catamaran Cruise – Sail off into the sunset on this romantic cruise that features stunning views of the golden sun sinking into the sea and lighting up the horizon with a spectrum of red, pink and orange tints. Guests will be treated to delectable appetizers, exotic cocktails, and fiery sunsets.

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is grandly set on over one hundred pristine acres of lush rolling hillside and tropical gardens on the beautiful North Coast of Jamaica.  Nestled between the verdant St. Ann’s mountains and the Caribbean Sea, the resort boasts 529 rooms and suites, 16 restaurants, two luxurious Red Lane® Spas and nearby access to one of the Caribbean’s finest golf courses, Sandals Golf & Country Club.  For more information, visit www.sandals.com


~ Interactive Planning Guide Makes Selling WeddingMoons® Even Easier for Travel Agents ~ 

Sandals Resorts is continuing to develop more innovative ways to make planning a WeddingMoon® or ReTie the Knot® celebration an inspirational and fun journey for travel agents and their clients with the introduction of the new Sandals Wedding Planning Guide.  This beautifully designed 62-page interactive document is available for download or can be shared via a link, and contains every detail a guest would want to know about the Sandals WeddingMoon® program, including pricing, inclusions, design themes, wedding planning services and more. 

The interactive nature of the document acts similarly to a digital brochure with easy navigation functions.  The planning guide includes a table of contents with links to different sections as well as links to appendixes with more information, so brides can easily access the information they need with the click of a button.  The Sandals Wedding Planning Guide can be viewed and downloaded to a computer, tablet or mobile phone.


~ Five-Star Luxury Included® Resort Re-launches as Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, The Caribbean Riviera’s Newest Ocho Rios Hotspot ~

Following a multi-million dollar renovation project, Sandals Resorts International (SRI), parent company of Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts, announces the re-launch of Sandals’ largest and Jamaica’s newest resort to date, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.  Previously known as Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort, the completely renovated resort was rebuilt to offer a dynamic beach experience complete with stylish beach club vibes, chic exclusivity and innovative culinary concepts. Sandals Ochi Beach Resort will debut a fresh, modern design aesthetic along with seven uniquely new Gourmet Discovery Dining options, a fresh, trendy Ochi Beach Club, reinvented resort entertainment, upgraded luxurious accommodations and more.

“Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is a game changer for the all-inclusive resort experience in Jamaica,” says Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “With this re-launch, we’ve not only enhanced the resort, but did so with a reimagined guest experience in mind solidifying Sandals Ochi as Jamaica’s most comprehensive resort in the region.  We’re leading the next generation of resorts in Jamaica, and while others may try to follow, we will continue to do what we do best: exceed guest expectations.” 

Below is an overview of Sandals Ochi Beach Resort’s new additions, enhancements and offerings: 

Gourmet Discovery Dining: Sandals Ochi Beach Resort offers the most comprehensive dining program in Jamaica with 16 restaurants spanning all corners of the culinary globe and 11 bars throughout the resort.  Its Gourmet Discovery Dining program offers a complete immersion into the flavors of other cultures.  Among these restaurants, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is debuting new concepts for the entire brand including Southern, tapas and a speakeasy bar.  Restaurants include Tapas on the Riviera, an international tapas restaurant; Le Gourmand, a high-end French restaurant; Sky, a seafood beachside restaurant; The Southern Table, featuring Southern soulful cooking; Ocean, a beach bar reminiscent of the South of France; Jerk Shack, featuring authentic and casual Jamaican Jerk; and The Rabbit Hole, a new speakeasy bar.  Continuing to enhance its extensive culinary experience a step further, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort will serve Robert Mondavi Wines, a new partnership for the brand.  Through the collaboration with the award-winning Napa Valley vineyard, guests will enjoy an expanded complimentary wine list as well as an enhanced Manager’s Wine List and on-resort programming including wine pairings and wine tastings.

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort’s New Speakeasy Bar, The Rabbit Hole

Accommodations: Guests will experience a whole new level of luxury at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort with completely renovated rooms to suit any style or budget.  The resort also expanded its exceptional butler service by introducing the All-Butler Village.  All suites located in the Village are now serviced by expertly-trained butlers to not only tend to guests’ every need throughout their stay, but to anticipate their every need.  With this increased full-service VIP treatment, more guests can vacation like celebrities from the moment they arrive.  These Love Nest® Dream suites and villas create the ultimate private romantic retreat for couples with pools, balconies, luxurious bathrooms and amenities such as plush terry robes, hand-embroidered Egyptian cotton duvets, plasma TVs and more.  In addition to the renovation of its Love Nest® Dream suites, the resort reinvigorated its luxury private villa blocks built for couples to travel with friends in tow.

A Love Nest® Dream Suite in the All-Butler Village: “Butler Village Honeymoon Romeo & Juliet

Sanctuary One Bedroom Villa Suite with Private Pool” 

Entertainment: Sandals Ochi Beach Club, Jamaica’s trendiest, most exclusive hotspot, received a restyling with new furniture and a chic deck lounge designed for seclusion and scenic views.   Sandals Ochi Beach Club is a stylish beach party by day and the hottest outdoor lounge in the Caribbean at night.  With a beachfront pool, swim-up bar, the Caribbean’s largest rock climbing wall and 10 waterside restaurants to choose from, guests will never want to leave.  Daily experiences will delight guests with cirque-like pop-up entertainment and exciting beachside activities, including daily themes such as  Sexy Sundays, complete with Bloody Mary’s, and a Mix + Blend Power Hour featuring the resort’s famed mixologists; Caribbean Carnivale Beach Party with live DJ’s and performers; Ho’ Down with a line dance class and mechanical bull ride; Beach Jouvert featuring a cavalcade of color that fills the air with hues of the Caribbean; retro Throwback Thursdays with guests’ favorite games from the past; Ultra Sizzle Pool Party where guests can enjoy a bonfire, guest DJs and fireworks; and Reggae Bonanza for guests to experience authentic Jamaican culture. And if this wasn’t enough, guests will also enjoy weekly events such as Jamaica Day, Hot White “Choc it Up” Night and Chocolate Buffet as well as Caribbean Pana-rhythm performances. And for those who want to wind down for some R&R with their loved one, guests can experience spectacular theater at Popcorn & Palms Cinema, featuring endless popcorn and movies under the stars. 

Sandals Ochi Beach Club’s Beach Jouvert 

Resort Features and Amenities:  The resort now boasts a new style of landscaping throughout including updated furniture, new lighting, Zen ponds and signature fire pits for guests to enjoy a romantic evening.  With more pools than any other resort in Jamaica, totaling 105, guests can cool off during the day at the newly renovated Oasis Pool or Main pool.  When guests arrive to the Great House, formerly known as the Manor, they’ll experience a beautiful revitalized porte cochere area that welcomes guests in style.  To make getting around the resort even more convenient for guests, a new transportation hub called The Hop has been added where guests can grab a jitney ride and be down by the beach in a matter of minutes. Additionally, the conference room received a fresh, new look with new drapes, tile and carpet in the corridor.  

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort’s renovated Great House porte cochere and lobby

WeddingMoons®:  The most popular destination wedding location in the region, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort will offer brides and grooms-to-be even more beautiful settings and improvements for their weddings.  Whether they choose to get married on the beach during sunset at the chic Ochi Beach club, or alongside the newly manicured lush gardens, there is something for every bride and groom at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.  Couples can now also enjoy the convenience of being escorted from location to location in style on their big day with the addition of specially customized Wedding Chariots.  Brides and grooms can take advantage of this complimentary new offering by coordinating with their personal resort wedding planner and dedicated resort wedding team to reserve the private Wedding Chariot according to their wedding day transportation needs.  From being whisked from the luxurious Red Lane® Spa back to the Wedding Lounge or departing the reception as newlyweds to one’s Love Nest® Dream suite, the Wedding Chariot is another Luxury Included® offering that delivers the Your Wedding.Your Style. promise.  Sandals Ochi Beach Resort’s improved wedding locales, wide array of renovated suites and enhanced amenities make it the perfect location for friends and family to celebrate together 

At Sea or on Land: From sailing to kayaking to tennis and beach volleyball, guests will find their perfect level of adventure as often as they wish at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort because everything is included in their vacation, even unlimited scuba diving in waters renowned for being among the world’s most spectacular.  Sandals Ochi Beach Resort’s diving program includes dives with a range of depth between 30 and 130 feet with top-of-the-line equipment and guided tours provided. Through its comprehensive AquaCenter, diving is included for divers certified by an industry recognized agency; non-certified divers wanting to experience diving for the first time can take the PADI Discover Scuba Diving course for a nominal fee in a special scuba certification pool and dive the same day. 

Golf: Located just minutes from Sandals Ochi Beach Resort and rising 700 feet above sea level with incomparable views, Sandals Golf & Country Club is one of the best golf courses in Jamaica.  As the private club for Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, this 18-hole, 71-par course offers soft breezes, narrow fairways, a driving range, chipping and putting greens, PGA-certified clinics and most importantly, complimentary green fees and transportation.  In this golfer’s paradise, each game promises to be a winning experience.

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is grandly set on over one hundred pristine acres of lush rolling hillside and tropical gardens on the beautiful North Coast of Jamaica.  Nestled between the verdant St. Ann’s mountains and the Caribbean Sea, the resort boasts 529 rooms and suites, 16 restaurants, two luxurious Red Lane® Spas and nearby access to one of the Caribbean’s finest golf courses, Sandals Golf & Country Club.  For more information, visit www.sandals.com.


~ Real Housewife of New York Heather Thomson at Luxury Included® Family Resort in Turks & Caicos ~

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa recently welcomed BRAVO reality TV star of Real Housewives of New York, Heather Thomson, and her family for a relaxing four-day Luxury Includedâ Vacation.

Heather is also the owner of the famous shapewear brand “Yummie,” which has sponsored Beaches Resorts’ annualB.F.F. Girls Getaway and Social Media on the Sand conference.  While at the resort, Heather and her family enjoyed the pristine white beach and took advantage of all the Luxury Included® amenities found at this award-winning resort including the gourmet cuisine found across 20 specialty restaurants, private butler service and more.

For more information, or to book a Luxury Included® Vacation at Beaches Turks & Caicos, visitwww.beaches.com/main/tc/tc-home/.


~ Local Patrons Also Encouraged to Help Support P.A.C.E. Program in The Bahamas ~

 The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, has launched a Checkout Giving fundraising campaign with AML Foods Limited, the innovative Bahamian Company committed to delivering a full line of high quality consumer products with superior service at competitive prices to support the Providing Access to Continued Education (P.A.C.E.) program and help to change the lives and futures of young women in The Bahamas affected by teen pregnancy.  Kicking off on April 1, 2015 for 45 days, customers at select Solomon’s Super Centers, Solomon’s Fresh Markets, and Cost Right Wholesale Clubs  within The Bahamas will be invited to make a $1 donation or more to the Sandals Foundation benefitting P.A.C.E at the point of sale. 



Staying committed to P.A.C.E.’s mission of hope and inspiration, the Checkout Giving campaign will further promote awareness of teenage pregnancy specifically within the Bahamas, where over 500 teenagers become pregnant every year, and ways of countering it. Through this local appeal, funds raised from the campaign will be used to expand P.A.C.E.’s existing facility into a larger, state‐of-the‐art learning center with additional resources. Additionally, these vast upgrades will enable greater content to be developed, improve vocational training. The new, larger facility will be able to accommodate additional students.

Also commencing on April 1st and running through June 30th, select Dairy Queen restaurants within Nassau will contribute $3.00 to the P.A.C.E. program in partnership with the Sandals Foundation, for every ice-cream cake purchased in-store at regular price. Participating locations include: Harbour Bay, Mall at Marathon, South West Plaza and Cable Beach. 

“Teenage pregnancy remains a huge problem in the Bahamas and we are pleased to partner with the AML Foods Family of brands, as well as Dairy Queen Limited, to help raise awareness and garner funds in support of P.A.C.E.” said Heidi Clarke, Director of Programs. “Through their staff, patrons and shareholders we are excited about the potential to help raise the money needed to complete the new building and offer these young girls a permanent home and, with it, the brighter future they deserve.”

For more information on the Sandals Foundation, AML Foods Limited, Dairy Queen and the P.A.C.E. Program, please visit www.sandalsfoundation.org.


 ~ Luxury Included® Resort in Turks & Caicos Helps B.F.F.’s Make New Memories ~


Beaches Resorts is calling all B.F.F.’s to escape to the beautiful islands of Turks & Caicos for the ever-popular Beaches Friends Forever (B.F.F.) Girls Getaway Package in 2015 and 2016.  Ladies who book the four-night / five-day package for select dates at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa located on Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos.

During this special getaway, B.F.F’s will enjoy exclusive girls-only activities including a welcome cocktail reception sponsored by Xbox One, a hairstyling tips and tricks class sponsored by both Creative Nail Design and Paul Mitchell®, a beach-bonfire PJ party sponsored by Harlequin, private snorkeling during an Island Routes Kitty Katt Catamaran Cruise, a jewelry and wine soirée compliments of Colombian Emeralds, seaside yoga taught by YogaSpirit expert, Kim Valeri, and much more.  As part of the package, these lucky ladies will also receive a $200 Red Lane® Spa credit, 10% discount at all resort gift shops, a free 5×7 Snap Shots photo, free Paul Mitchell® keratin treatment, free shellac power polish and a welcome goody bag compliments of Beaches Resorts. Participating sponsors include Ocean Potion and Yummie by Heather Thomson®.  Rates start at $1,599 per person for travel in 2015 and $1,699 per person for travel in 2016. 

Guests can book the B.F.F. Girls Getaway at Beaches Turks & Caicos for the following dates in 2015 and 2016: 

September 24-28, 2015

April 7-11, 2016

October 27-31, 2016

For more information about the B.F.F Girls Getaway Packagevisit www.beaches.com/bff and to book call 1-800-BEACHES. 

Joy Fogarty

Training and Business Development Associate

Unique Vacations, Inc.  4950 SW 72nd Ave | Miami, FL 33155

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