Beaches Ocho Rios Spa Golf And Waterpark
About Parish of Saint Ann, Jamaica
Beaches Ocho Rios A Spa, Golf & Waterpark Resort. Beaches Ocho Rios has something for everyone in the family.
Set where the mountains meet the sea, this resort is the ultimate family vacation spot. Kids love the Pirates Island Waterpark, themed Sesame Street character activities, the Xbox 360 Game Garage and the endless water sports while adults enjoy complimentary greens fees, 5 restaurants and 6 bars serving Beringer house wines plus a full-service Red Lane Spa. So, whether you're in the mood to create some priceless family moments together or to enjoy a few serene hours apart, Beaches Boscobel is sure to answer your deepest longing and satisfy your slightest whim.
Location: See map Located on a private beach approximately 100km from Montego Bay Int'l airport beach front private beach
Facilities: 223 rooms
Dining: 4 à la carte 2 snack bars
Meal plans: all inclusive
Nightlife: 5 bars
Available onsite: fitness centre Wi-Fi
Children and teens Children ages: 2 to 15
Accessibility: elevators wheelchair accessible rooms public areas wheelchair accessible
Check-in time: 3:00 pm
Check-out time: 11:00 am
Your price includes: Round trip airport transfers All meals (buffet, breakfast, daytime and late night snacks)Dinner can be à la carte (reservations required, dress code in effect)Unlimited domestic and premium drinks Daily activities Nightly entertainment Intro scuba lessons in the pool All taxes Supervised activities for kids Land sports Golf at the Sandals Golf & Country Club (mandatory caddies not included)Xbox 360 & Game Garage The Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street Non-motorized water sports Glass bottom boat All Gratuities Exchange privileges: Beaches Resorts do offer exchange privileges at other Beaches Resorts, Wi-Fi
“Great week on Sesame Street!”
Beaches Ocho Rios was perfect! We were able to have enough family time together as well as alone time (when the kids were in kids kamp). A very relaxing vacation. Food/Drinks-There was always something for everyone. Can't say anything bad about the food. There was one buffet for breakfast with fresh smoothies/omelet/pancake, waffle, french toast stations. Lunch options included the buffet, Neptunes sit down menu and the BBQ (awesome chicken roti, jerk chicken and made to order hot oven pizzas...yum!). Dinner included the buffet or two sit down menu options. The BBQ was also open late night. The bartenders were all good. There was premium liquor at all bars (you just had to ask for it). The only beer was Redstripe or redstripe light. Service-Everyone was so friendly and goes out of their way to ensure you have a great time! From the front desk to the waiters/waitresses to the lifeguards to the activities & Kids Kamp staff. Rooms-We had a step down living room with a double pull out sofa and there was two double beds on the main level of our room. The balcony was large and our oceanview was amazing. Always hot water and very clean. The mini fridge contained soda, water and bottled juice for the kids (no beer). Kids Kamp-Our girls LOVED it! The only downfall was the age groupings. Age 3-4, 5-7. We have a 4 and 6.5 year old. They wouldn't let them go in the same class. It did work out fine though as they did alot of activities together with these two age groups. The girls loved their 'teachers' and asked to go back everyday. Each night they studied the next days itinerary to decide which program they would attend the next day. Sesame Characters-we found the characters were much more friendly here than at Turks. They spent more one on one time with the kids-stopping to take pics, give high 5's etc. Gym-I used the gym 3 different mornings to get my runs in on the treadmill as the beach was very small and not practical to do 10-12km runs on. It was very clean and the equipment was top notch. The view from the treadmill overlooked the pool/ocean. There was always bottles of water or pitchers of fresh lemon/cucumber water and towels provided in the gym. Pool-we spent time at all pools. The kids loved the waterpark so we split the time between there and the main pool where the swim up bar was located. The waterslides were lots of fun and it was nice to have big ones for adults or kids and then the little ones for the kids. One thing to make the waterpark better would be to have the rubber turf instead of cement. Beach-very small but well maintained and the water was actually warmer than the pool. Lots of great water activities included. Water bikes, paddleboarding, banana boat rides, glass bottom boat etc. We actually saw dolphins on our glass bottom boat ride! We look fwd to another Beaches vacation in the future. Hoping more locations are opened as we only have the Negril one left to try out ;)
The strong points Kids Kamp-outstanding staff, kids LOVED it! Sesame Characters-more friendly and willing to pose for pictures/give high 5's etc. Service-from EVERYONE (front desk, kitchen, entertainment, pool, grounds etc.) The weak points Small beach Long drive from airport
Holidaymom Milton, ON from 2014-01-26 to 2014-02-02 (7 days)
“Great family vacation spot”
The hotel was great, rooms spacious enough as you don't spend much time in them. The staff were very pleasant and went out of their way to make sure the whole family is having fun.
The strong points Staff are friendly, waterpark is awesome, kids club is great. The weak points Extras are really expensive, so plan wisely for off-resort excursions; the hotel is a very long 2 hour bus ride from the airport, prepare the kids for that; beach is great, but not expansive.
Laura Mono, ON from 2014-01-27 to 2014-02-03 (7 days)
“Not worth the $”
staff are amazing, friendly and fun! small resort and beach good for small children beach was dirty bathrooms not cleaned often
The strong points excellent staff The weak points is not same caliber as Beaches Turks
Kelly High River, AB from 2013-12-01 to 2013-12-08 (7 days)
My husband and I travelled with our daughter, son-in-law, and two grandkids. First time at this resort. The service, food, reception, cleanliness, friendliness of the staff were A-One. We had upgraded oceanfront rooms with bar, concierge, and turn-down service at night. Although the beach is small, it is very sandy. The watersports centre is well equipped. It takes approx. two hours to get from the airport to the resort.
The strong points The staff, the food, the service, the cleanliness, the kids' program. The weak points There were bees around bars and outdoor eating areas. We were told they go away before the busy season. There are a lot of stairs, although there is an elevator. The floors (tile, marble, cement) are very slippery; in certain areas, not very visible.
Denise Chapados Ottawa, ON from 2013-10-27 to 2013-11-03 (7 days)
Excellent food and service. Staff are just terrific. Rooms are clean. Variety of dining choices. Great for children, teens, honeymooners or any age of adult couples. Would recommend to anyone!
The strong points The staff, service and food. Beach is great as is the pool and entertainment. The weak points Distance from airport! 2 hours.
D. D. Mississauga, ON from 2013-04-10 to 2013-04-15 (5 days)
“Fun in the sun”
Food fantastic! Service extrodinary! View-priceless!
The strong points food service water sports view The weak points sofa bed in room was in poor condition
Jer Woodbridge, ON from 2012-12-25 to 2013-01-01 (7 days)
“5 Star Price, but not 5 Star Quality/Service”
This hotel did not live up to the 5 star expectations, and was 2 hours from the airport. Poor service in the restaurants and slow service at the bars. The pool was very cold and was dirty (plastic, straws, leaves, etc) from sun up to sun down. The hotel looked run down even though they had just gone through a renovation. Very disappointed in this Sandals related resort.
The strong points Water Slides, Variety of Food, Cabana Service The weak points Dirty Pool and Grounds, Hard Mattresses, Dirty Bathtub, Incorrect Room Class given, Poor Service in Specialty Restaurants
Cory M Port Hope, ON from 2012-03-16 to 2012-03-23 (7 days)
“January 5-13 2012”
We have been to 5 Sandals/Beaches resorts and knew what to expect. However we were at Beaches Turks and Caicos the year before and kind of compared the two. First off we love Jamaica and the people and that part just didn't disappoint. The resort itself is quite small and they were always out of something, whether it was the bar, the bbq park or at the buffet line. Service at Arizonas was good, but very slow, with the food quality very good. The hotel was only at 47% capacity and was great for us having no line ups for anything and lots of room around the pools. If it was busier as it was when we first got there, things were very crowded. Also my only real complaint was that none of the pools are heated and the ocean was warmer, made for some really uncomfortable cloudy afternoons. Overall, if you are looking for a resort that offers quality of a Beaches atmosphere on a budget, you want to go down waterslides, have lots to do outside the resort within a short distance, this resort is for that FAMILY!! One more thing, the drive is long to and from the airport, and know that the island is very poor.
The strong points Beaches puts out a good product, the food was very tasty and there was a lot of different choices. The staff as usual go out of their way to make your stay as special as possible. In Ocho Rios there is always lots to do off the resort. The weak points There wasn't always enough food for everyone and they were always out of something at the bars. Beach area is bad with literally no swimming areas. Peddlers encroached on our private areas in the beach.
Marc Derouin Medicine Hat, AB from 2012-01-05 to 2012-01-13 (8 days)
We stayed in a honeymoon beach suite over March break and loved it. The room was a bit dated, but was large, comfortable and had an amazing walkout directly to the beach. The resort itself had plenty to do for families and the food was usually very good. The waterpark was excellent, and the large main pool was also large & lots of fun. Tennis courts, beach / water sports all fun as well. People were all typically very friendly and very nice and helpful to kids. We have previously stayed at the Beaches in Turks & Caicos which is newer and much larger and more spread out. Boscobel is more compact but still has tons to do for kids, adults & families. Drawbacks - the beach at Boscobel is small but nice, would not recommend if you are are a beach person and enjoy spending all your time there. You can also get wifi in your room and all over the resort but they charge you like $45 per week for it - not great considering a number of other high end resorts provide for free. Bus ride from Montego Bay airport is also about 1:45 - long..... All in all, nice family resort with lots to do and we had a great vacation.
The strong points Great family resort with lots to do for the kids. Friendly staff, clean, and good food / drinks. The weak points Lots of stairs throughout resort. Long way from the airport. Small beach.
Jdb Mississauga, ON from 2011-03-12 to 2011-03-19 (7 days)
“Almost Amazing Trip”
We had amazing trip to Beaches Boscobel. The people there are Friendly,Courteous, open and will bend over backward for their guests. This was our 2nd trip going to a Beaches Resort. It was the better of the 2 so far as we plan to go back. The Hotel is small and compact and is easy to get around. The staff bend over backwards for the guest. The resort being given a makeover that is 75% done. The new paint, repairs to the resort, new furnishing and going to flat screen TV's. The food was fresh and very good. If you did not see it they some how got you it. We were at the main buffet and my son want pasta but they did not have any pasta that my son wanted. So the staff went to the Italian restaurant and got him his pasta. The all the executive chefs made round at the all the restaurants and even one of the Sous Chef Rodroy remember my children s name when we saw then out side the restaurant a few days later. The Trip to the resort is long about 2 hrs depending on traffic and it not like traveling on Canadian roads. Passing with on coming traffic. It was and adventure. We had 2 small bumps in the trips at the resort. One was the loosing of my Dinner for Two on the beach reservation which was to be our Valentines day dinner. But the staff recognized there was a problems and had alternatives that were just as good as the dinner on the beach. The 2nd was a leak in the pipe up stairs that was looked at but should of been a move it only happen at the day 1 and day 7 but they should of offered to move us. If you do go where you sandals when you go between pools. The Cement is very slippery and we saw lots of people barefoot and go down.
The strong points Great Staff friendly and caring. Great Camp staff the food was good. The weak points The Distant from the Airport. the slippery cement
William Kertland London, ON from 2011-01-29 to 2011-02-05 (7 days)
***** Jamaica Top Hotels *****