This place needs Upgrades! This is not a luxurious resort as it is falsely advertised. In order to attract N. American tourists it needs a major overhaul. It has more security gates than Fort Knox!
Problem is that people have to wait a long time before anyone comes around to open these gates so you can go to the beach or come back in. If the gate is closed you have to go all around the building thru town to get to your room. We have stayed there for many years and spent our winters in a private apartment that was very nice. The grounds are kept nice by hard working gardeners, The pool is always closed and needs work. We have had up to 30 people with us, friends as well as family renting various apartments, but they will not come back to Sandcastles. Nothing ever worked properly. Everything was rusted, corroded, no utensils, etc etc..They have gone to other Carribean destinations. Even other returning Snow Birds - and there is a good number of us - have found other accomodations here in Jamaica. The way Sandcastles is run is an insult to our intelligence! I really feel sorry for people who have private apartments ..I think that they are all in a sinking ship.It's sad to see your investment going down the drain.The best thing that can happen here-because it is prime property- is that some larger hotel chain buys it - guts it out and or demolishes it and puts up a descent hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Sand Castles Hotel Ocho Rios
- Sand Castles Ocho Rios
- Sandcastles Ocho Rios
- Sandcastles Beach
- Sandcastles Resort Jamaica
- Sand Castles Resort Jamaica/Ocho Rios