Ocho Rios Beach Break Excursion Reviews
The resort was Jewel Dunn’s River Resort. Upon arrival we checked in and headed to the beach. We were informed that the Jewel Dunn’s River Resort was an old Sandals Resort. It was extremely nice and the beach was not crowded. I will say this was our best excursion of the whole trip. First class service. The food was good and the atmosphere was phenomenal. We will not hesitate to book this again if we return. We left the resort around 3:30 to head back to the port. No issues embarking and we had a later dinner reservation on this day due to getting back later on the Epic.
Food was so-so but the beach was gorgeous, the rum drinks good and unlimited, facility decent, staff was very good. I would not go back to Jamaica but not because of the resort; its just that the whole place gave me the creeps, felt like i was going to be mugged even though i'm 6 foot 4.
Waiting time was too long in a air conditioned room with no air conditioning. We were late getting there, but left on time to get back, then we when to a store that was not on our agenda which then made us late getting back to the ship area. The beach was beautiful but when I went into the water it was a coral bottom & to this date I still have 2 pieces broken off in the bottom of my foot, they did have a nurse there who cleaned it and said to leave it alone & it would work it's way out. not yet. The dancers and guides were great, the photographer followed us around and for 25 dollars took pictures and gave us a CD , but when we got home it was blank. So that wraps up this excursion that I would not recommend to anyone, guess you can see why...
Cloudy day, not worth the $90,00
We participated in the River Tubing Adventure + VIP Beach Club. Only two true negatives here. One, the river tubing is 45 minutes away from the port, and after that you drive back to the port plus 10-15 more minutes to get to the beach club. Couldn't they have picked a river closer to their beach club, or vice versa? Two, after getting our river tubes/helmets/life jackets we walked 5-10 minutes through woods to the mouth of the river. During this time a large number of mosquitoes feasted on our blood, leaving us with itchy bites for the rest of our trip. It did not say anywhere in the excursion details that insect repellent might be useful. Otherwise the river tubing was enjoyable: a guide supervised our trip down the river and pushed us through some "rapids." At the end of the river we were gathered onto a bunch of rafts hitched onto a motorboat and pulled with the rest of our group over to a small beach where our van awaited to drive us back to the Beach Club. At the Beach Club our tubing group had its own little section of the beach where our leader waited on us, bringing us a selection of drink options and a meal, course by course. The meal was a set menu and it was brought out at regular intervals during our 2.5 hours on the beach, meaning whatever you were doing had to stop to go back and eat. The Beach Club did try to upsell massages and drinks in keepsake glasses, but mostly was quiet and peaceful.