TO QUALIFY FOR the Sandals name, a hotel has to set an exceptionally high bar. Pristine beaches, faultless service, and all-inclusive luxury go without saying.

An eclectic mix of specialty dining options, unlimited watersports, entertainment and live shows both day and night, and captivating swimming pools – all par for the Sandals course. So when a new hotel joins – or rejoins – its collection, this is kind of a big deal.

Enter: the iconic resort of Sandals Dunn’s River in the heart of Ocho Rios. It has all the above and more, and has made its return to the Sandals portfolio after a 14-year hiatus having been totally reimagined.

It’s located on the beautiful North Coast of Jamaica, where rivers meander through forests and rushing waterfalls wash over the landscape. Guests can stroll along the white sand beach, and relax in one-of-a-kind accommodation, including Jamaica’s first SkyPool Suites where your own private pool stretches across the length of the balcony, offering a sublime view of where the ocean meets the horizon. It’s also the home to Sandals’ first Coyaba Sky Rondoval Villas, which include swim-up pools and breathtaking open-air rooftop terraces.

Savour an appetising array of dishes and alluring atmospheres at 12 unmatched dining options, including the elegant setting of Edessa, an authentic Greek restaurant. There are also nine bars – including one swim-up option – where you can enjoy unlimited creatively crafted cocktails and premium brand drinks.

When it comes to water play, you’re spoilt for choice. There are five impressive pools and two lengthy river pools; and for getting the most out of that azure sea, guests can enjoy unlimited watersports, from snorkelling to scuba diving for certified divers.

Dunn's River

You’ll also have access to one of the premier golf clubs in the Caribbean, recognised as the finest in Jamaica. This scenic 18-hole course rises 700 feet above sea level in the lush hills of Ocho Rios, with a practice range, putting and chipping greens, pro shop, restaurant and bar.

An added benefit staying at Sandals Dunn’s River resort, is that you’ll be able to take advantage of Sandals’ Exclusive Exchange Privileges, which allow you to enjoy all the amenities of nearby Sandals Ochi resort, too. It’s two resorts for the price of one holiday.

There’s a reason Sandals is known for being the World’s Leading All-Inclusive Resorts – they’ve been perfecting their all-inclusive offering for more than 40 years, leaving you to sit back, relax and enjoy all that’s included. 

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