Reservations can now be made for Sandals resort in Jamaica. The long-wished-for return of Sandals Dunn’s River is May 24, 2023. The opening marks the introduction of this adults-only resort in the all-inclusive company.
“This was an extraordinary project and the last I worked on with [founder Gordon “Butch” Stewart] as his final masterpiece,” said Adam Stewart, executive chairman of SRI and Stewart’s son. “He handpicked this location more than 3 decades ago for its white-sand coastline, cool breeze, azure waters, and its close proximity to the destination’s archetypical falls. It will not only serve to breathe new excitement into a corner of Jamaica loved and cherished by so many, but it will set a new standard of luxury for tourism right here in our backyard with a next-generation resort worthy of its nostalgic past.”
New Sandals Suite Concepts
The first-of-their-kind suite designs at Sandals Dunn’s River include views, luxury, and privacy. The Tufa SkyPool Butler Suites include glass panels the entire length of the oceanfront balconies with views of the Caribbean Sea. The Coyaba Swim-Up Rondoval Butler Suites are standalone villas with private pools, open-air rooftops, private soaking tubs, lounge areas, and incredible views. Mammee Bay Beachfront Butler Suites have spacious balconies overlooking the ocean.
Sandals Dunn’s River includes 12 global gourmet restaurants featuring 10 concepts entirely new to Sandals. L’Amande will serve French and Jamaican fare; Edessa is a Greek concept bringing together the Caribbean and Aegean Seas; and the Asian-fusion menu at Banyu offers a blend of food from Thailand to Japan. Zuka first debuted at Sandals Royal Curaçao and will serve flavors from Central and South America. Jerk Shack will have rustic and traditional plates.
Nine bars at the resort will each have a unique identity. Dunn’s Rum Club will feature authentic Jamaican craft cocktails mixed with locally-sourced ingredients. The Laughing Waters beach bar offers bed-style seating right on the sand where you can sip champagne cocktails. A “Sandals First” in Jamaica is Ocarina, a rooftop bar. The Lapidus Lounge pays homage to renowned architect Morris Lapidus, who designed the resort when it was first built as the Arawak Hotel in the 1950s.
For coffee lovers, BLUM café is inspired by Jamaica’s Blue Mountains, where the beans are harvested and roasted exclusively for the resort. You can get fresh pour-over coffee or Japanese-style and nitro cold brew.
What’s Included In Your Stay
When you book a stay with Sandals Dunn’s River, included is unlimited fine-dining at the 12 restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; unlimited premium liquors; nine bars, including the swim-up bar; a stocked bar in every room; and unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks Wines.
If you’re looking for adventure, it includes ADI-certified SCUBA diving, snorkeling and diving equipment, unlimited water sports, professional instruction for water sports, unlimited land sports, a fitness center, day and night entertainment and live shows, five pools, and two river pools.
Complimentary greens fees are also included for one of the premier golf clubs in the Caribbean. The 18-hole course rises 700 feet above sea level in the hills of Ocho Rios, with a practice range, putting and chipping greens, pro shop, restaurant, bar, and jerk shack.
You can also enjoy the Sandals Ochi with your stay at Dunn’s River. There is a complimentary exchange between the two resorts for the price of one. You can experience all the restaurants, beaches, and amenities with round-trip transportation included.
All tips, taxes, and gratuities are also included as well as round-trip airport transfers, Wi-Fi in rooms and all common areas, and free wedding stays for 3 nights or longer.
About Sandals Resorts International
Sandals Resorts International has 17 luxury resorts on seven islands in the Caribbean, including Jamaica, the Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, Antigua, Caraçao, and Turks & Caicos. Forty years ago, Sandals opened its first resort in Montego Bay. The all-inclusive resorts include adults-only properties and vacations for the whole family.
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