Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Go: “Trendy When You Want it, Private When You Don’t” is the attitude at Sandals Ochi, situated on the slopes over 100-acres of lush hillside gardens overlooking the Caribbean Sea offers fantastic mountain and panoramic ocean views. Sandals Ochi features seven main pools, ninety-eight villa pools, twenty-two whirlpools and a newly renovated Aqua Center.
Savor 5-Star Global Gourmet™ offered at sixteen restaurants and unlimited premium liquors at eleven bars, including swim-up bars. Sandals Ochi is the home to the Caribbean’s first speakeasy bar, The Rabbit Hole, providing a fun place for conversation, jazz and classical music and cocktails.
The chic Ochi Beach Club provides the ultimate party experience combining entertainment, music and cuisine, while the other side of Sandals Ochi at Butler Village provides couples unsurpassed tranquility and privacy. Sandals Ochi is great for couples who want to golf at Jamaica’s most elite and popular golf course at Sandals Golf & Country Club with a challenging 18 holes, par 71 course.
Enjoy other amenities, unique to Sandals Ochi, such as the Caribbean’s largest rock climbing wall, measuring 30 feet x 30 feet.
If wedding bells are on the mind, Sandals Ochi offers a large, unique and picturesque Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel which seats 56 guests and features stunning 360-degree, panoramic water views as well as a glass floor aisle.
And Do Good: The Sandals Foundation is a non-profit organization launched in March 2009 to help Sandals Resorts International continue to make a difference in the Caribbean. All costs associated with administration and management is supported by Sandals Resorts International so that 100% of every dollar donated goes directly towards funding impactful and meaningful initiatives within the key areas of Education, Community and Environment.
Sandals Foundation invites guests to give back while on vacation, whether it be through a financial donation, providing needed supplies through Pack for a Purpose™ or by choosing a community route tour in partnership with Island Routes Caribbean Adventures.
From taking a Reading Road Trip, a volunteer literacy enhancement program aimed at improving listening, reading and comprehension skills of children ages 3-6 years to supporting the Ocean Connect program, a new program supporting teaching life-saving water skills to Caribbean children, travelers can choose from an assortment of programs that give back. Full-time high school students can also participate in Island Impact and earn community service hours for their volunteer time.
Available in Ocho Rios from June through December, the Turtle Release tour gives guests an opportunity to witness the hatchlings of endangered sea turtles emerge from their nests and start their journey into the open sea. Guests get a chance to speak with local researchers and enjoy a rare, hands-on experience with sea turtles in their natural habitat. Proceeds from this tour benefit turtle conservation efforts in the Caribbean.
Click this link to learn more about the Sandals Foundation. Community tours and outreach subject to availability.