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Sandals Ochi resort

Weddings At Sandals Ochi | Our Honest Review

Considering Sandals Ochi for your destination wedding?

Awesome! This resort’s a tropical paradise that’ll impress you and your guests.

But before you commit, our certified wedding specialists are giving you the lowdown on the ins and outs of tying the knot at Sandals Ochi.

Believe me, you don’t want to skip this!

Read on!

Sandals Ochi is a mesmerizing resort with a wow factor!

They’ve got 16 restaurants and 11 bars that serve cuisines from across the globe.

Our favorite is the Spicy Jamaican Wood-fired Snapper at the Reef Terrace restaurant 😋

Get ready for 105 pools spread across the resort – 7 public and several private ones!

pool at sandals ochi

With over 500 rooms and villas, your guests will have plenty of options to choose from.

Oh, and the beach? Totally stunning!

Plus, the lush gardens and picturesque terraces will definitely add to your romance.

At Sandals Ochi, weddings are customized to your liking.

However, they do offer a complimentary package called Free Tropical.

You can get it if you stay at the resort for minimum 3 nights, or longer.

The longer you stay, the more perks and services you get!

over water gazebo at sandals ochi

Free Tropical Wedding package includes:
  • Stunning ceremony venue.
  • A bouquet and boutonniere.
  • Wedding cake.
  • Personal wedding planning team.
  • Preparation of marriage documents.
  • Pre-recorded musical accompaniment of your choice.
  • Complimentary 5”x7” wedding photo.
  • Cocktail reception with sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres.
  • Bride and Groom signature cocktail.
  • and a lot more!

Sandals Ochi has 6 magical wedding and reception venues for you.

Each venue has its own charm, making it a tough choice!

1. The Beach

Sandals Ochi has a stunning beachfront location.

It offers multiple picturesque locations along the shore, and you can choose one you love the most.

  • Ceremony – up to 200 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 200 guests
  • Reception – up to 200 guests

the beach wedding venue at sandals ochi

2. Over-the-Water Wedding Chapel

This is one of the most popular, and the most photographed wedding venues across all Sandals resorts!

The over-the-water wedding chapel’s the one for you if you want a traditional wedding with a tropical twist.

  • Ceremony – up to 100 guests

Over-the-Water Wedding Chapel at sandals ochi

3. Garden Gazebo

This one’s a hit with our couples.

It gives you the best of both worlds – lush gardens and a seafront setting. And no messy sand in your toes!

  • Ceremony – up to 30 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 30 guests
  • Reception – up to 30 guests

garden gazebo at sandals ochi

4. European Wedding Garden

This is a picturesque venue with European elegance amidst Jamaica’s beauty.

This intimate garden venue, complete with a charming gazebo, is perfect for couples seeking timeless romance.

  • Ceremony – up to 200 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 200 guests
  • Reception – up to 200 guests

5. Gardens

Sandals Ochi has many beautiful, landscaped gardens that double up as stunning wedding venues.

The Bamboo Grove garden is a top choice of many couples.

  • Cocktail – up to 100 guests
  • Reception – up to 100 guests

reception dinner setup in a garden at Sandals Ochi

6. The Bridge

The Bridge offers a seamless transition from the over-the-water chapel ceremony to a delightful reception.

  • Reception – up to 30 guests

the bridge venue sandals ochi

Unfortunately, Jamaica doesn’t allow LGBTQ+ weddings.

If you’re searching for a LGBTQ+ friendly destination, we recommend Mexico.

Our certified wedding specialists can help you with everything – from the paperwork to selecting the perfect resort and venue.  

The adults-only Sandals Ochi offers 525 beachfront and jungle accommodations.

Every room includes a king-sized bed, plasma TV, Red Lane Spa toiletries, and a private balcony or patio.

You also get access to the nearby 18-hole golf course.

Plus the Riviera villas and Great House guest rooms boast 98 semi-private or private swimming pools.

room at sandals ochi

You get to choose from 19 room and suite categories…
  1. Honeymoon Grande Luxe Poolside Villa Club Level – 1 king-size bed
  2. Great House Luxury – 1 king-size bed
  3. Riviera Bamboo Grove Premium – 1 king-size bed
  4. Riviera Honeymoon Luxury – 1 king-size bed
  5. Riviera Grande Luxe – 1 king-size bed
  6. Riviera Bamboo Grove Deluxe – 1 king-size bed
  7. Great House Oceanview – 1 king-size bed
  8. Honeymoon Hideaway Luxury Club Level Garden Cottage – 1 king-size bed
  9. Riviera Beachfront Club Level – 1 king-size bed
  10. Riviera Honeymoon Beachfront Club Level – 1 king-size bed 
  11. Butler Village Poolside One Bedroom Villa Suite – 1 king-size bed 
  12. Riviera Honeymoon Beachfront Penthouse Club Level – 1 king-size bed 
  13. Great House One Bedroom Butler Suite – 1 king-size bed
  14. Butler Villa with 4 One-Bedroom Suites and Private Pool – 1 king-size bed 
  15. Butler Village Honeymoon Oceanview One Bedroom Poolside Villa Suite – 1 king-size bed
  16. Butler Village One Bedroom Poolside Villa Estate Suite – 1 king-size bed
  17. Butler Village Oceanview One Bedroom Poolside Villa Suite – 1 king-size bed
  18. Riviera Honeymoon Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suite – 1 king-size bed
  19. Butler Village Honeymoon Romeo & Juliet One Bedroom Villa Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary – 1 king-size bed

For the wedding couple, we highly recommend the last one – Butler Village Honeymoon Romeo & Juliet One Bedroom Villa Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary!

The Butler Village Honeymoon Romeo & Juliet One Bedroom Villa Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary is all about privacy.

You even enter the villa through your own private courtyard.

Spread across 1200 sq. ft., one end has got a lavish bedroom with a king-size four-poster bed, and stunning mahogany furniture.

It also has a spacious bathroom with a double vanity, walk-in shower, and sunken bathtub.

The other end? A chic lounge with a fully-equipped kitchenette.

We love the massive courtyard – it’s where you’ll find the Roman pool, an outdoor rain shower, and a hot tub.

Sandals Ochi has an incredible lineup of pools.

Get this, they have a total of 105 pools and 22 whirlpools!

Most of the pools are private, but you can enjoy the 7 pools accessible to everybody at the resort.

There are also 3 swim-up bars; you won’t have to leave the pool to start partying!

pool at sandals ochi with beach and ocean views

We love the beach here (and you will too!).

It’s a beauty!

Picture-perfect with soft sands and crystal-clear waters.

They’ve got loads of activities there – kayaking, paddleboarding, and even snorkeling.

Plus, you can just kick back and soak up that Jamaican sun or take a dip in the ocean.

Sandals Ochi is a foodie’s dream, with a jaw-dropping 16 restaurants and 11 bars!

We loved the lobster at Kelly’s Dockside; it’s a must-try!

Oh, and don’t miss out on The Jerk Shack for some seriously tasty Jamaican jerk.

restaurant at sandals ochi

16 restaurant options include… 

  1. Vista Gourmet/Sky Terrace | seafood 
  2. Valentino’s | Italian cuisine
  3. Soy | Sushi bar 
  4. The Reef Terrace | Caribbean cuisine 
  5. The Southern Table | Southern American cuisine
  6. Neptunes | Mediterranean cuisine
  7. Manor | Caribbean cuisine 
  8. Kelly’s Dockside | grill & seafood
  9. Great House Café | poolside grill offering Jamaican specialties
  10. Tapas on the Riviera | tapas
  11. The Mariner | seaside bar & grill
  12. Dino’s | pizzeria
  13. Kimonos | cuisines of the Far East
  14. Le Gourmand | French cuisine
  15. Bella Napoli  | pizzeria
  16. The Jerk Shack | authentic Jamaican jerk

swim up bar at sandals ochi

Sandals Ochi is a paradise playground for you and your wedding guests.

It offers a bit of everything for everyone, whether it’s PADI® Certified scuba diving or just chilling.

With everything included and unlimited, you can make your stay as action-packed or relaxed as you want.

yacht party at sandals ochi

Fun activities and entertainment include…

  • Snorkeling
  • Paddleboarding
  • PADI® Certified scuba diving
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Yacht excursions
  • Kneeboarding
  • Glass Bottom Boats
  • Aquatrikes
  • White Parties
  • Talent Nights
  • Caribbean Nights
  • Live shows
  • Live bands
  • Karaoke
  • Beach Parties with fire dancers
  • Golfing
  • Table tennis
  • Lawn chess
Q. How far is Sandals Ochi from the airport?

The nearest airport to Sandals Ochi is the Ocho Rios Airport which is around 8 miles away.

But you’ll have better flight connectivity for the Kingston Airport (38 miles) and the Montego Bay Airport (54 miles).

Q. Is Sandals Ochi family-friendly?

No. Sandals Ochi is an adults-only resort.

Q. What’s included in my all-inclusive stay at Sandals Ochi?
  • All meals, anytime snacks and fine dining
  • Scuba diving (if certified)
  • Luxurious accommodations
  • Golf green fees
  • Sailing, water skiing, snorkeling & more
  • Land sports
  • Wi-Fi in the public areas and all rooms
  • Airport transfers and resort transfers
  • Top–shelf drinks
  • All tips, gratuities and hotel taxes
  • Access to pools and fitness center
Q. Can my wedding guests not staying at Sandals Ochi get a day pass?

Yes, your guests can buy a day pass. It costs $180 for a day pass, $180 for an evening pass, and $340 for a full day pass. 

Q. What time is check-in/check-out at Sandals Ochi?

Check-in is at 3 p.m. Check-out is at 11 a.m.

sandals ochi beach and resort

Looks like Sandals Ochi has it all for an unforgettable wedding!

Luxurious accommodations, awesome activities, gorgeous venues, tempting packages, and mouthwatering food.

But, you’re wondering if there’s a catch, right?

Just for you, I got the lowdown from our certified destination wedding experts.

Here’s the scoop! 👇

bride walking towards the groom at sandals ochi chapel

Things we love: 
  1. So many gorgeous venues.
  2. You can design your entire wedding.
  3. Private beach.
  4. Spacious accommodations.
  5. Free gold course privileges.
  6. The pools! 
  7. We loved the attention to detail by the staff.
Things we don’t love: 
  1. À la carte weddings are generally expensive. 
  2. Spa access costs extra.
  3. Huge and confusing property to navigate.
  4. Closest airport with good flight connectivity is 90 minutes away.

sandals ochi accommodations and gardens

Still unsure? 

Take a look at these 3 similar resorts that could be perfect for your wedding. 

  1. Hideaway at Royalton Negril
  2. Sandals Montego Bay
  3. Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Ready to plan your destination wedding? 

Or looking for other resort options?

We can help!

Our team at has planned 100s of weddings and can guide you every step of the way. 

Call us today at 877-737-0177 or contact us here for a FREE consultation.

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