My girlfriend and I booked 5 days thru Jet Blue Vacations. A nice 1:38 flight to Montego Bay and 2 hour ride to Jewel Dunn's River. We were very excited as this was our first time away for a vacation and hope not to be dissappointed. Guess what it exceeded our expections.
From the staff to servers to even the groundskeepers they were all marvelous!
Check in. The staff greets you in the lobby with a cool lemon towel and the gem (drink) of the day. Very tastie
Room. Rooms are very accommodating. Ask for ocean view. We did have a hiccup as toilet did not work properly and we switched rooms. Cleaned every day with new sheets and great towels.
The Grounds. Well maintained and landscaped. My g/f took severals pictures as she thought it was paradise. Thanks to Maxwell and others. One couple said to contact the groundskeep and he can explain every plant on proprty. Bring some bread for the turtle pond.
Pool Area. The pools were clean and fun, later in the day when "shorty" would come out and play music and start games. At no time did they try to corral you into playing games or contests. There are 2 pools. The main pool on your left as you walk out of the hotel and on right a more secluded pool with piano bar played at night. Also, hot tubs were next to pools. Both pools had swim up bars for your pleasure and the servers were great.
Bars There are several bars located on property server top shelf brands. Try some of the tropical drinks or a Red Stripe
Beach. Beach was perfect for us. Not overly crowded as this will most likely change when season comes and more people discover this Jewel. Bring snorkel gear if you want but didn't see many fish. There were a few topless women on beach not at pool which does not bother us. Enjoy it if you want to go topless. Water is clear and warm. The sand is clean and raked every day. you can use kayaks ot paddle boards or Hobie cat's. If you need lessons they start at 9am for sailing. Also, no one was hawking the wares on the beach which is comforting.
Food. Go to any restaurant but definitely try Platinum and Moonstroke. At Patinun we had the Surf and Turf excellent. Try the appetizers as well. Montgomery was a great server for us. At Moonstroke the fish was outstanding and my rack of lamb was perfect. Chance cooked 2 great meals for us. For lunch try the Curried Chicken Roti at the pool restaurant. Great!!!! Breakfast was a fine sampling for any taste. Excellent pastries.
And last. Spa. We did take in the Spa for massage. Sophia you were great. Thank you and my g/f thanks her masseuse as well. Good gym for workout as well.
Always smiling and eager to help and please the staff was the finest I've ever encountered. I asked the bartender Uton why people we so good at their job he replied "they think they are owners and you are their guest and want to make sure you are happy every minute here" I wish I could remember all their names and thank them here, This is why you will want to come back. Great service, great smiles, great food perfect time.
My g/f said it was her best vacation and I can concur wholeheartedly.
So go and enjoy the Jewel!!!!! Carol Burke keep up the fantastic job!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Introducing The Jewel Dunn’s River, a new Jamaican beach resort located mere moments from one of Jamaica’s top attractions – spectacular Dunn’s River Falls. The Caribbean’s most romantic, adults-only Jamaican resort is the perfect spot for couples, honeymooners and idyllic weddings. Plus, our all-inclusive resort features the unique ‘Jewel Only’ exclusives you can only discover here. Imagine watching a movie from the comfort of a pool raft and dining by candlelight on a pristine beach – that’s just the beginning. Now visualize your first breath in the morning being filled with fresh ocean air from your room’s private balcony. Picture yourself sipping handmade rum punch served by a pool concierge. Anything is possible at The Jewel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Jewel Dunn`s River Beach Hotel Ocho Rios
- The Jewel Dunn`s River Beach Resort And Spa
- The Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa Jamaica/Ocho Rios