"We just returned home and it was my sons first trip out of the country, it was a long drive there but well worth it. It was nice to not have to figure ... " More

By LovingJamaica, from South Dakota on Fri 29 Jul 2011

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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in Boscobel awaits you at Beaches Ocho Rios,Spa,Golf,Waterpark Resort - All Inclusive. You'll be 18.5 km (11.5 mi) from Dunn's River Falls and 15.7 km (9.8 mi) from Turtle Beach. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 6 restaurants, a full-service spa, and a golf course.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 222 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans. Minibars provide free refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Safes, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

A relaxing day at Red Lane Spa can include massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The restaurant, Neptunes, serves Mediterranean cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. The resort's own beach bar and poolside bar are nice places to enjoy a drink. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find sun loungers, and enjoy the 4 outdoor tennis courts and free water park. 1100 square feet (102 square meters) of event facilities include a conference center, and other business amenities include limo/town car service. Other amenities include a nightclub, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour fitness center. Free buffet breakfast is available. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star Boscobel resort, you'll be 18.1 km (11.3 mi) from Dolphin Cove.

Caribbean Deluxe Family Sized Room Double

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Caribbean Luxury Family Sized Suite Double

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Caribbean Grande Luxe Suite Double

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

French Village Honeymoon Veranda Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Caribbean Oceanview Luxury Suite Double

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Greek Beachfront Concierge Terrace Suite Double

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Beaches Ocho Rios ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Had a Great time

Pros: Close restaurants
We just returned home and it was my sons first trip out of the country, it was a long drive there but well worth it. It was nice to not have to figure out how much to tip all the time. They have a tone of activities for children and families, I don't think it is much of an (adult) resort, they are more family oriented which was great for us. Whoopie, Dice and the rest of the entertainment staff do a great job. My son is 14 and met a ton of new friends from all over, the staff was wonderful, Dwight and Arron at the swim up bar are the best bartenders, friendly with everyone and great with the children. The beach is a little smaller than pictured but it is very clean, we had our own snorkeling gear so did a lot of water sightseeing. If you go off the resort or to the edges you are confronted by alot of pushy people trying to sell things, but that is their livelihood, and you get it most everywhere you go touristy. Food was good, not alot of choices, but they were good. Rooms were clean. Would recommend the Dune buggy, Dunns River Falls and Bob Marley tours, worth every penny. Overall had a great time and would go back tomorrow.

Posted by , from South Dakota on Jul 29, 2011

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5 out of 5

Fantastic Vacation for all of us!!!

My two teenage boys (ages 15 and 13), my husband, and I have just returned from Beaches Boscobel resort.This resort is everything their website says it is. The staff are courteous, helpful, & friendly. The room (Beachfront Honeymoon Suite) was spacious enough for the pullout sofa & a roll away bed with dancing room to spare! The maid service was first rate daily & our fridge was stocked at all times including the requested bottle of champagne for on the beach mimosas. Our porch was big enough for us to have our morning coffee or an afternoon snack while watching the world go by. We were indeed just steps from the beach.As for watersports, there were plenty of kayaks & hobie cat sail boats to go around. If you don't know how to sail, one of the water sport staff were eager to take anyone out for a sail. We told them we knew how & were able to go out a few times on our own, no problem. What a gorgeous place to sail!!!! We brought our own goggles so getting masks & such was not an issue & I'm not sure if they had them to use at the beach but we did use their equipment for our 2 snorkeling trips.Our room came with concierge service & we used this to get into various excursions like the concierge only snorkeling & glass bottom boat ride. All of this is included & you are not expected to tip anyone. Once you get to the resort, tip the driver of the shuttle then put your cash away unless you're buying souveniers.The breakfast buffet, the bbq shacks jerk chicken, the arizona, the the venetian were all quite good but our fav was the Arizona. This resort is well worth it!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011

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4 out of 5

The entire staff is attentive and strives to assist you before you even ask

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants
Cons: No free Internet
From the moment we arived we were made to feel at ease. The bell man met the van and told us to relax we were guests. He sorted the luggage by room and gave us every confidence that all bags would arive at the proper room. At the reservation desk we were greated by an over accomidating recieptionist who assured us she would escort each of us to our rooms. The bell man then returned with fruit punch or rum punch for everyone. We were walked to our rooms and given an explanation of the various amenities mini frig, air conditioning control fan control. The grounds are lovely and well maintained. Plenty of accomidating dinning options, and a variety of pools including a water park with slides and rope ladders. The hotel had our return flight information and we were givin the time to be in the lobby for pick-up, never a worry.

Posted by , from Springfield, MA on Feb 15, 2011

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3 out of 5

Ok for families but not a luxury resort

Pros: Free breakfast
Cons: Nothing close, Noisy, older resort
Food was good and the rooms were clean. When it rained the hallways flooded. The bars swarmed with bees during day light hours and the staff did nothing about them. It is a family resort so children were running all over the resort. We went out on the glass bottom boat but saw no fish. If you wanted a decent wine with dinner, there was an extra charge. It is an older resort and shows its age.

Posted by , from Jacksonville, FL on Feb 7, 2011

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2 out of 5

Not a satisfactory experience

The golf is 25 minutes from the resort. The 'suites' are just guest rooms The food is mediocre The beach is tiny

Posted by on Apr 5, 2010

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3 out of 5

Fun trip and got what we paid for.

Look, no one should be fooled that this is a four star resort because it is not, but the price isn't either. The beach is very small but clean and well maintained. The beds aren't exactly pillow top mattresses but they were comfortable enough to sleep in and the rooms were very clean. Hot water was sparse but with temps in the 90's, we didn't mind. The food in the main buffet was not bad but nothing to cheer about, however; the food in the other restaurants was surprisingly excellent especially the Italian restaurant and even the steaks at the Arizona were great. The pool was nice and not too over crowded and the pool bar was great. Red stripes flow freely all day. Our kids are a little older but still had fun on the slides and took full advantage of the water sports. They rode the banana boats over and over, we used the catamarans and water bikes. We even went out on the snorkeling trip. It was a very short trip but I was more than pleasantly surprised with the sea life that we saw. I played golf and the course was great and they provided a very helpful and friendly caddy. The service made the trip worth it and everyone there is remarkably friendly. They say no tipping but a few extra ones in your pocket is still greatly appreciated. It is true that outside the resort you will get a lot of pushy people trying to sell you just about anything so if that bothers you then go to Florida and skip Jamaica but you'll never get to meet * or * and that would be a shame. Lighten up and have some fun Mon!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2010

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1 out of 5

Never again

Just got back & I will never go back - the resort is nothing like the pictures they have on their web site. There's no beach whatsoever & if you like swimming goodluck bc they have it roped off at waist high. Out of the 4 restaurants they offered 2 were ok, 2 were absolutely disgusting - the food wasn't bad but the pigeon & chickens everywhere along with their droppings can turn any stomach. We were supposed to have an oceanfront view but what we got instead was 6' piece of plywood to our left and a huge palm tree right in front. Couldn't see the ocean at all. If you are single and looking for something to do good luck bc there's no night life at the resort & if you wanted ot go outside the resort it has to be at their set times & they don't recommend taking a cab bc your safety isn't guarenteed - NICE!!! This is a nice place for children but not for anyone over 18. I will say though the staf was incredible very pleasnat.

Posted by on Nov 5, 2009

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3 out of 5

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We travel all over the Caribbean, We were here June of 2008. The hotel was ok, but my son who is 13 was at the waterpark, and was harassed by people who yelled at him through the fence wanting money. The fence is maybe 20 feet from the slides. There are peoples shacks on the other side and they attempt to talk to you through the fence. There is security at night, would not suggest going on the beach at night. The resort is narrow, and long. If you have asthma, or a heart condition, this hotel is not for you. It is by-level and you have to walk tons of stairs or wait over 10 minutes on the slowest elevator in the world. If you enjoy a good beach this beach is nice, but not much of it. Very narrow resort. Slides are shut down at 5pm, so if you have teens, sesame street is not much for entertainment. Did not feel safe letting them leave to go on there own. From one to ten, I give our vacation a 4. I would stay at another Beaches maybe in Negril.

Posted by on May 14, 2009

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3 out of 5

Nice layout, needs lots of maintenance

I went with my 3 kids (4, 7 and 10) late February 2009. First off the brochures show the resort in perfect form. No surprise I suppose. Initial reaction was not good. The Bad: Worn furniture, painting needed, outside lights broken, rusty external stairs, outside canopies rusting away, old fixtures falling off walls in public bathrooms, broken elevators, etc. Most of the gym equipment was either broken or falling apart. Ok food. Tiny beach 3-4 flights down from main hotel. No snorkel gear available unless on snorkel trip-kids bummed. The Good: The kids LOVED the water slides along with the unlimited slush drinks, popcorn, snowcones, etc. Terrific shows throughout the day and at night. Staff are absolutely terrific. Friendly, warm and a great representation of Jamaican hospitality. Summary: We had a good time despite some bad weather, however, we would never go back. The Resort is very ""tired"" and needs a major overhaul IMO to justify the cost. Or, charge much less and deal with the lack of maintenance. Your kids will have a blast.

Posted by on Mar 3, 2009

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4 out of 5

Renewed our vows/ 2nd honeymoon/ Daughters first Vacation

My husband and I along with our daughter and some other family members stayed here for 2 weeks. While we were there we renewed our vows on the beach barefoot. The beach is a little small but I liked the calm waters for swimming! The staff was busy but helpful when we needed them. We stayed in a regular room and that was fine for us. They supplied a crib so we didn?t have to sleep with our daughter. The nanny service was great. It was a little to hot for her to be outside all day and they took great car of her in the nice cool a/c room. Wish there was more choices for restaurants. Food was good though. If you?re going to get married or anything of that nature outside I recommend wearing a ton of deodorant! We were all sweating like crazy and we did our ceremony and 9am. Oh and if your going during hurricane season buy the extra hurricane protection. Hurricane Gustav came and cut our vacation short. All we had to do was write an email and the Sandals/Beaches family covered our days we missed. Turned out to be a week so my husband and I will be using it March 09 and will be visiting Sandals Grand Antigua! All we had to pay for was airfare. The rest was taken care of. Over all?..Loved it!! Drinks were great!! Pool Bar great except you sometimes have to share with kids. Do the Dunn?s River Falls! Amazing excursion and a lot of fun. Oh and snorkeling was fun to swim in the ocean but we only saw 3 fish and a ton of grass. Oh and water park is fun too.

Posted by on Jan 15, 2009

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About the Beaches Ocho Rios,Spa,Golf,Waterpark Resort - All Inclusive

Location A3, Boscobel, Saint Mary

All-inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (non-alcoholic beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment
All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Access to 18-hole golf course
  • Golf green fees
  • Transportation to golf course


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Other inclusions

  • Roundtrip airport transfers

Not included

  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Childcare
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Property Features

Beaches Ocho Rios,Spa,Golf,Waterpark Resort - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. Enjoy a summer holiday at Beaches Ocho Rios,Spa,Golf,Waterpark Resort - All Inclusive, where you can work on your swing at the golf course or spend a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is served. There are 6 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar and a swim-up bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. This all-inclusive resort also offers a complimentary water park, a children's club, and a children's pool. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Boscobel resort is smoke free.

  • 222 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 6 dining venues
  • 1100 sq ft of conference space
  • 102 sq m of conference space
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Kid's club
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free water park access
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Beaches Ocho Rios,Spa,Golf,Waterpark Resort - All Inclusive offers 222 air-conditioned accommodations with free minibar items and safes. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Neptunes - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Bayside Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

BBQ Park - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Bella Napoli Pizzeria - This restaurant specializes in pizza and serves dinner only.

The Venetian - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only.


The majority of entertainment options are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).

Day and night activities include beach and pool games and contests, night disco dancing, stage shows featuring the talents of guests, and lots of music, including jazz and Caribbean rhythms.

Beaches Ocho Rios Resort also offers a range of theme nights to mix things up; possible themes include family bonfire beach parties, costume parties, and a Caribbean street party with a marching band, Sesame Street characters, and a show.

Nearby Activities

The majority of recreational activities detailed below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).

Nearly 92 meters (100 yards) wide and 36.5 meters (40 yards) deep and featuring a large trampoline raft just off shore, the resort's beach includes thatched shades and lounge chairs. A 4-story self-serve elevator connects the beach to the resort's upper levels. The 5 outdoor pools include a main pool with a swim-up bar and a tiered tile waterfall. A second, free-form pool features 2 water slides, 1 straight and the other a spiral. The 2 spa tubs can accommodate up to 12 people.

After a $3 million expansion in September 2007 to the resort's existing water playground, the expanded, 2,500 square-meter (27,000-square-foot) Pirate's Island Water Park features 11 slides and water features for the entire family. There are 6 children's slides and a Treasure Isle play area, complete with water cannons and a treasure chest. For the resort's youngest guests, a kids' zone and zero-entry children's pool complete with a misting crab, a squirting sea turtle, and a splashing seahorse are available. The Water Park also features a tube slide, a body slide, and a speed slide. A water crawl play structure, complete with sea creature-themed stepping stones made from soft-play resilient foam is on site.

Use of equipment including kayaks, sailboats, windsurfers, and snorkeling gear, is complimentary, as are glass-bottom boat trips and banana-boat rides. Scuba diving equipment and trips for those age 10 and older are also covered by the All-Inclusive Plan, but certification courses (including at the beginner's resort level) are not. Beginners with resort-course instruction are permitted to go on 1 diving trip per day. Divers with certification credentials are permitted 2 trips daily.

Land sports include 4 tennis courts (2 lighted), a lighted basketball court, shuffleboard, outdoor chess, and a recreation area featuring a mini soccer field, jogging trail, and fishing pond.

Indoor gaming includes the Xbox 360® Play Lounge. Newly refurbished in 2012, it features controller-free gaming for the whole family on the Xbox Kinect™.

Other indoor activities can be enjoyed at the Trench Town, this hang out spot features electronic basketball setups, lightning-fast laser hockey, and club back-lights.

Roundtrip transportation and greens fees for Sandals Golf and Country Club 12 km (7.5 miles) away are part of the All-Inclusive Plan, but mandatory caddies as well as rental carts and clubs are not included.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Safari nearby
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

Red Lane® Spa blends European spa techniques with a distinctly Caribbean feel. It offers a range of services including individual and couples massage, sports massage, hot stone therapy, pregnancy massage, body scrubs and wraps, facial treatments and manicures and pedicures.

  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators

Hotel Names

  • Beaches Ocho Rios Boscobel
  • Beaches Ocho Rios Resort All Inclusive Boscobel
  • Beaches Boscobel Hotel
  • Beaches Boscobel Ocho Rios
  • Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club Hotel Boscobel
  • Beaches Boscobel Resort And Golf Club

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.


Free wedding ceremony!
Book a minimum 6-night stay in any room or rate category and receive the following:

  • Accommodations as selected
  • A complimentary Beautiful Beginning wedding ceremony
  • Free wedding cocktail reception for the wedding couple and for up to 6 guests
6-night minimum stay required. All weddings are subject to mandatory minister and government documentation fees. Valid anytime, subject to availability. Complete details available by contacting hotel; contact information appears on the booking confirmation. Other restrictions may apply.

Free Dunn's River Catamaran Cruise

Book a 7-night minimum stay for travel now - December 20, 2018, and receive a free Dunn's River Catamaran Cruise for a family of up to 5 guests per stay.

Applicable for new bookings only. The cruise reservation must be made at the Resort. Cruise is only redeemable at an Island Routes Tour Desk and the tour must be taken during your qualifying stay. Free Dunn's River Catamaran Cruise is based on availability and suitable weather conditions. All excursion changes or cancellations are at the discretion of Island Routes Caribbean Adventures. Free Dunn's Catamaran cruise is not redeemable for cash towards the balance of any bookings, cannot be used for any applicable tax, service charge, or gratuity and has no cash value. Offer cannot be sold or exchanged and is not redeemable for cash. Blackout dates: December 25-31, 2017; February 16-23, 2018; March 25 - April 8, 2018; December 21-31, 2018. Other restrictions apply.