Best Ocho Rios all-inclusive resorts for couples, families, nightlife & more

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A well known port town on the north coast of Jamaica, Ocho Rios is a Caribbean destination visited by both cruise ship passengers and those flying in. Its famous beach is a hot spot for locals and tourists, making it an extremely busy area to visit. This also means that there are lots of accommodation options right on the beach as well as near by.

If you’re looking for an all-inclusive option, you’ll find plenty of great choices to select from. To make things a bit easier, we’ve selected the best of the best in different categories and listed them below.

What are all-inclusive resorts

Generally speaking, a Caribbean all-inclusive resort is a resort that includes at least 3 meals a day as well as drinks, both soft and alcoholic, within your nightly rate. Sometimes, however, a resort will also include use of non-motorized watersports and snorkeling and scuba diving gear. There are also a few that will include a spa treatment or two within your inclusive package.

How to find the best all-inclusive resort for you

As there are several great choices to select from, it’s best if you first have an idea of what type of stay you’re looking for. Are you looking for a kid friendly resort that caters to young ones? Or one that’s more suited to adults and couples looking for a romantic getaway? Are you seeking a resort whose all-inclusive status includes more than just food and drinks, or are the food and drinks what you came for? Are you more interested in a resort that caters with lots of dining options or is the presence of a wide variety of water sports outside of the normal snorkeling and scuba diving more important? All of the resorts below offer dining, activities and an ample amount of amenities to enjoy, but some are better suited for one type of visitor over another. Once you know exactly what type of vacation you’re looking for, you’ll be able to easily select the best resort for you from our list below.

Best Ocho Rios all-inclusive resort for honeymooners and romantic couples

 Couples Sans Souci All Inclusive

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Sitting on a large piece of land, 35 acres to be exact, the Couples Sans Souci All Inclusive Resort serves as an adult only resort, creating the ultimate romantic destination. It also features direct beach access, tropical gardens and a full service spa. Rooms feature air conditioning, blackout curtains for those sleepy mornings in, a mini bar and a coffee and tea making area and a patio or a balcony that comes fully furnished.

  • Number of rooms: 150
  • Number of room categories: 7

As this is an all-inclusive resort, adults will find food and drinks included in their nightly rate, but that’s not all. At this particular resort, guests will also find island tours, water and land sports including the crowd favorite activity of scuba diving, room service and a fun 24 hour snack service. Shuttles are also included, to and from the airport. Because children are not allowed at the resort, those who are looking for a purely romantic stay will find uninterrupted peace and quite alongside some fun activities when wanted.

Low season rates starting at US$365 per night for two people
High season rates starting at US$525 per night for two people

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Best Ocho Rios all-inclusive resort for families and groups

RIU Ocho Rios All Inclusive Resort

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Another beachfront resort, the RIU Ocho Rios Resort is impressive by both its features and amenities along with its sheer amount of rooms, almost 1,000 in total. Surprisingly however, there are only 5 different size categories. Even with the different sizes, all guests will find each room comes with a bathroom, Wi-Fi, a TV, liquor dispenser and a mini bar, a balcony or a terrace and air conditioning alongside a ceiling fan or two.

  • Number of rooms: 856
  • Number of room categories: 5

Though there are lots of things to enjoy at this location, most guests praise the family friendly activities available. You can even order the entertainment package which allows access to windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, table tennis and much more. Parents will also find a kid’s club along with age appropriate children activities and a children’s pool.

Low season rates starting at US$276 per night for two people
High season rates starting at US$319 per night for two people

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Best Ocho Rios all-inclusive resort for nightlife

 Sandals Royal Plantation All Inclusive

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A medium sized resort with 74 rooms all together, this Sandals resort focuses on its features rather than its overall resort size. Here guests will find a top of its class spa, professional butlers at every turn, spacious rooms filled to the top with amenities, dining options at one of the resort’s 5 restaurants with access to the 15 restaurants located at the nearby Sandals Grande Riviera and a choice of fun water and land activities to partake in. Guests will also find access to a 18-hole golf cart and a fitness center.

  • Number of rooms: 74
  • Number of room categories: 9

If you’re a night owl who’s looking for some fun after the sun goes down, you’ll find great pleasure in the resort’s on-site nightlife. Here you’ll get the chance to watch some entertaining live performances, you’ll get to dance the night away at one of the resort’s many themed parities or at one of the clubs located within the resort’s bounds. Remember, there’s also a minibar in each room if you’d like to extend the night a bit longer after leaving the club.

Low season rates starting at US$547 per night for two people
High season rates starting at US$961 per night for two people

>>>Check rates at the Sandals Royal Plantation All Inclusive

Best Ocho Rios all-inclusive resort for water activities

 Sandals Ochi Beach Resort All Inclusive

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An extremely large resort with over 500 rooms located on 100 acres, the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is an all-inclusive resort that features 5 restaurants, watersports, a spa and numerous swimming pools. In each of the 529 rooms on-site, guests will find cable TV, Wi-Fi, room service, air conditioning, a private bathroom, a ceiling fan, a coffee and tea maker as well as maid service. You’ll also find that each room is decorated in warm, rich tones, creating a nice comforting space.

  • Number of rooms: 529
  • Number of room categories: 20

If the ocean is why you came to Jamaica, then you’ll be impressed with the large amount of water activities that Sandals offers as part of its all-inclusive package. Here you’ll have access to canoes and kayaks, sailboats, paddle boards, windsurfing, snorkeling and the ever popular sport of scuba diving. You’ll also be able to enjoy one of the many swimming pools on-site if you decide to take a break from the ocean fun.

Low season rates starting at US$434 per night for two people
High season rates starting at US$511 per night for two people

>>>Check rates at the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort All Inclusive

Best of the smaller Ocho Rios Resorts

Sandals Royal Plantation All Inclusive

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A smaller sized resort located near Mahogany Beach, the Sandals Royal Plantation Resort says it all right in its name. Designed in a plantation style, this resort offers some of the best that the coastline offers, all under the popular Sandals branding. Here you’ll find 9 room categories, all offering personalized butler service, minibars, entertainment systems and balconies or patios that lead outside for a great view of the white sand beach below and the ocean beyond.  Guests will also find both water and land activities, lots of on-site entertainment including live performances and theme parties, dining options and the resort’s Red Lane Spa.

  • Number of rooms: 74
  • Number of room categories: 9

As most of the other resorts in the area are large in size with a few hundred rooms or more, this particular resort only has 74. Even though that is still considered a lot of rooms by most, it is on the smaller side. This is actually thought of to be a big plus to many as you’re less likely to run into crowds of other resort guests during your stay.

Low season rates starting at US$547 per night for two people
High season rates starting at US$961 per night for two people

>>>Check rates at the Sandals Royal Plantation All Inclusive

Best Ocho Rios all-inclusive for golf

Jewel Dunns River Resort, All Inclusive, Curio by Hilton

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As the name implies, this resort is located near the famous Dunn’s River Falls. It’s also an adult only resort that’s located directly on the beach, making for a great couples destination. In fact, it’s a great place for that special tropical honeymoon you’ve been dreaming of. Rooms here are large in size and feature a mini fridge that’s stocked with water, soda and juice, a coffee and tea maker, air conditioning, a patio or balcony and a liquor cabinet (in the concierge and butler suites). Included in the resort’s all-inclusive package is a free airport shuttle, a pool concierge, weekly drive in movies, dinner under the stars and a few signature cocktails.

  • Number of rooms: 250
  • Number of room categories: 7

Guests will also find free use of the greens at the nearby Runaway Bay Golf Club. In addition, golf lessons are also available for anyone new to the sport who would like to gain a bit more experience before hitting the green.

Low season rates starting at US$234 per night for two people
High season rates starting at US$439 per night for two people

>>>Check rates at the Jewel Dunns River Resort, All Inclusive, Curio by Hilton

Best Ocho Rios all-inclusive for foodies

 Sandals Ochi Beach Resort All Inclusive

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Making the list again is the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort. This time for its large amount of bars and restaurants, each offering something different for the foodie in you. However, the resort does provide more than great food options and pleases with entertainment, a full service spa with 16 treatment rooms, golf lessons, yoga lessons, various land and water sports and of course rooms that both comfort and excite.

  • Number of rooms:529
  • Number of room categories: 20

In total, there are 15 different dining options to select from with dishes ranging from sushi to sandwiches and salads. Some of the restaurants on-site require a dress code while others don’t, which also adds to the range of dining options. In addition, there are a few that are only open for dinner and others that require reservations, though all this information will be provided for you when you first arrive.

Low season rates starting at US$434 per night for two people
High season rates starting at US$511 per night for two people

>>>Check rates at the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort All Inclusive

Best Ocho Rios all-inclusive for spa lovers

 Couples Tower Isle All Inclusive

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Located directly on the beach and serving as another adult and couples only all inclusive resort, the Couples Tower Isle All Inclusive Resort offers a romantic vacation at a mid sized property. Guests here will find beautiful rooms, water activities, tours, golf and shuttles to nearby attractions. The rooms themselves impress with either garden or water views, a TV, MP3 docking stations, maid service, a mini bar and a balcony or patio.

  • Number of rooms: 220
  • Number of room categories: 7

Though this resort impresses with amenities throughout, perhaps it’s most popular is the Oasis Spa. At this spa you’ll find 10 different treatment rooms, with some fitted for couples, a spa tub and a mud bath. The spa continues to wow with manicures, pedicures, body scrubs and wraps, body treatments, facial treatments, massages and aromatherapy treatments.

Low season rates starting at US$350 per night for two people
High season rates starting at US$476 per night for two people

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