BOOK NOW: Sandals Dunn’s River

by Jul 6, 2022Stay

In honour of the late, legendary Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s birthday, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) on June 6 began accepting reservations for the fully renovated Sandals Dunn’s River in Ocho Rios. The resort will welcome guests on May 24, 2023.

“Today is marked with very special intention, as we accept reservations for Sandals Dunn’s River in honour of our founder and my late father, Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s birthday — just a small homage to him that we know will make him smile,” said Executive Chairman of SRI, Adam Stewart.  

Aerial view of the Coyaba Rondoval Village at Sandals Dunn’s River. Coyaba, meaning ‘paradise,’ will house 12 distinct standalone villas featuring a private river pool offering guests swim-up access.

“This was an extraordinary project and the last I worked on with him as his final masterpiece. He handpicked this location more than three 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.”

The Coyaba Sky Villa Rondovals at Sandals Dunn’s River are perfect for stargazing with their vast open-air rooftops, private soaking tubs, and magnificent views of the surrounding flora.

The wholly reconceptualised and fully renovated Sandals Dunn’s River is making its long-wished-for return to the Sandals portfolio. It does so in spectacular fashion with first-of-its-kind suite designs, exclusive restaurant concepts and bars, and entirely new ways to experience Jamaica’s natural wonders. Beloved by couples since its initial addition to the all-inclusive resort company’s portfolio in 1991, Sandals Dunn’s River will return as a brand new resort, reclaiming its edge as the pinnacle of Sandals luxury.

A ‘Sandals First’ in Jamaica: Ocarina, the resort’s rooftop bar will pair spirits with great views and a gentle sea breeze.

The all-new 260-room Sandals Dunn’s River is undergoing a thoughtful, top-to-bottom restoration — designed to embrace the essence of Jamaica, its curving rivers, lush forests, and majestic banyan trees — with amenities, accommodations and culinary concepts brought forward by the brand’s uncompromising quest for innovation.

“Ocho Rios is the place where my father grew up, where he first learned to fish and felt the breeze blow along the West-facing beach and where he first saw the pure joy of the island on the faces of visitors,” said Stewart. “Here along Jamaica’s North Coast, he witnessed a blossoming tourism industry and became aware of how to please and serve a new Caribbean customer. Every touch point at the new Sandals Dunn’s River is designed to do that and more.”

Sandals Dunn’s River’s Tufa Terrace One Bedroom SkyPool Butler Suites feature balcony-length glass panel pools that overlook the Caribbean Sea.

Guests who book a stay at Sandals Dunn’s River now through August 31, 2022 will receive a special Grand Opening Offer with instant credit savings of up to $605 off on stays of seven paid nights or longer. The offer is combinable with other Sandals saving promotions, for travel May 24, 2023 through December 31, 2025. Extending a warm welcome back to past guests of the original Sandals Dunn’s River, returning guests who are Sandals Select Reward Members will enjoy a complimentary Dunn’s River Catamaran Cruise for two.

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