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Published on Thursday, April 22, 2021

Sandals reveals plans for three new Jamaica resorts

Sandals Resorts International plans to add three new hotels in Jamaica.

SRI Executive Chairman Adam Stewart said Sandals Resorts will transform two all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica it acquired last year - the former Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa in Ocho Rios and Jewel Runaway Bay Beach Resort & Waterpark.

In addition another property will take shape on a parcel of beachfront land adjacent to the Ocho Rios resort.

It will transform them into three distinct resorts under the Sandals and Beaches brands.

The Dunn's River property will become Sandals Dunn's River.

"My father grew up on the beach in Ocho Rios and this hotel, the first of its kind when it was built in the 1950s, captured the era's glamour and sparked his imagination.  When it became available, we jumped at the chance to bring the hotel back into the Sandals fold," said Stewart.

It will receive a top-to-bottom renovation with the adjacent ocean-front land transformed into an additional brand-new resort.

The Runaway Bay resort, located midway between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, will also undergo extensive redevelopment to become Beaches Runaway Bay Resort.

It becomes the third family-friendly Beaches Resort in Jamaica. 

On completion, the hotel will feature about 400 one, two, three and four-bedroom suites. 

Guests of Beaches Runaway Bay also have access to Runaway Bay Golf Club and its par-72, 18-hole championship golf course.


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