Sandcastles Beach Resort

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On the beach, white sand
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Room, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen | In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Sandcastles Beach Resort

Sandcastles Beach Resort

3.5-star property
Beachfront resort in Ocho Rios with spa and outdoor pool

18 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Main Street, Ocho Rios, St. Ann
Main amenities
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Dunn's River Falls - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Ocho Rios (OCJ-Ian Fleming Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Sir Donald Sangster Intl. Airport (MBJ) - 100 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)


  • Margaritaville Ocho Rios - 5 min walk
  • Jerk Centre - 6 min walk
  • Oceans 11 - 6 min walk
  • Taste Of India - 6 min walk
  • Passage To India - 6 min walk

About this property

Sandcastles Beach Resort

3.5-star family-friendly resort
You can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a garden at Sandcastles Beach Resort. With a white sand beach, this resort is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a massage or a manicure/pedicure at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy international cuisine at the onsite restaurant. Aerobics classes are offered at the 24-hour gym; the property also has a playground, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a bar. Free in-room WiFi and babysitting are available to all guests.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), an outdoor tennis court, and limo/town car service
  • An area shuttle, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage
Room features
All guestrooms at Sandcastles Beach Resort include thoughtful touches such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Balconies, separate sitting areas, and separate dining areas



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health Protocol (Jamaica)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 units


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*
  • Shopping center shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6 AM–9 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Fitness classes
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Limited housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Cleaning supplies

Special features


The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, Thai massages, and manicures and pedicures.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Cleaning fee: USD 30 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service fee: 10 percent

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 170.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Area shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health Protocol (Jamaica).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Sandcastles Ocho Rios Condo
SandCastles Resort
SandCastles Ocho Rios
Sandcastles Resort Jamaica
Sand Castles Resort Jamaica/Ocho Rios
Sand Castles Ocho Rios
Sand Castles Hotel Ocho Rios
SandCastles Ocho Rios Hotel
SandCastles Hotel
Sandcastles Beach Resort Ocho Rios
Sandcastles Beach Ocho Rios
Sandcastles Resort Ocho Rios
Sandcastles Beach Resort Resort
Sandcastles Beach Resort Ocho Rios
Sandcastles Beach Resort Resort Ocho Rios

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sandcastles Beach Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sandcastles Beach Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Sandcastles Beach Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sandcastles Beach Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Sandcastles Beach Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 170.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sandcastles Beach Resort?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Sandcastles Beach Resort and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Sandcastles Beach Resort also has a 24-hour fitness center and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Sandcastles Beach Resort?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Margaritaville Ocho Rios (5-min walk), Jerk Centre (6-min walk), and Oceans 11 (6-min walk).
Does Sandcastles Beach Resort have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, cookware, and a refrigerator.
Does Sandcastles Beach Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Sandcastles Beach Resort like?
Sandcastles Beach Resort is a short 15-minute walk from Ocho Rios Fort and 17 minutes' walk from Mahogany Beach.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Ana M, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Overal place was poor would not recommend to stay there
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Definitely not okay, this place smelled like someone’s home. Funny old smell, there was no dishwashing liquid, sink sponge smelled like something spoiled. The fabuloso smell was intoxicating as the dirty mop sat in the closet by the kitchen. So they should advertise this isn’t a Resort, these units are individually owned units that people live in. I was coming fused when a lady called me and met me at the resort gate then took a picture of my id with her phone. She then deleted it when I asked her why, very suspect I was so uncomfortable. The floors were sticky and I could tell was just wiped with that dirty mop, not to mention the fact the lady tried to hustle me and give me a room I did not pay for a room that was a studio and not beach view. It was a major weekend so I think she hoped I did not notice. After settling in and opening the window to see the view I was looking at the parking lot. I called her back and she switched me to the ground floor room in the back looks like someone’s home, she said oh so many guests I was confused lie because she gave me that room number to begin with. in addition the beach access was closed due to lockdown so no beach, could only hear the Beach goers across the gate having a good time, there was no restaurant open there is no onsite anything if places are closed. Resorts have onsite everything, this is no resort just a old apartment complex with individual owners off the boardwalk hauling folks. Never again.
3-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

2/10 Poor

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Everything went wrong! I booked two beachfront suites, with three weeks in advance. Upon arrival, we were informed that they were not available. Instead, we were accommodated in two separated ones, even though the idea was having a flat with two rooms because we traveled with two teenagers. After complaining -Luvlee and Devon were very helpful- we were given two close by. One was nice and modern (B-23) but B-21 was nasty! Old, dark, without electricity in the socket were the toaster and microwave were plugged. The fridge door didn't close. The shower was so small that it was so difficult to bath, not to mention the mold! The only positive thing is the location of the flat, in downtown Ochi and the beautiful beach nearby.
Francisco J, 4-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Checking-in was fine, but when we got to the room, there wasn't any power. Went to the front and a young lady came back with me and turned on the circuit breaker. Went to get a shower, but only cold water was running. went back to the front desk and was told that there was a switch in the room that needed to be switched on in order to get hot water. I found the switch, and after a while we had hot water. Wanted to iron my clothes in the morning, but there wasn't any iron in the room. Went to the front desk and was told that the room I had was a private rental and they needed to contact the owner of the room. I left and returned later in the evening; the front desk clerk called the owner and gave me the phone. He insisted that there was an iron in the room, but there wasn't. The room I had was A10; it requires a lot of work. Bathroom, bed, and curtains needs renovation and changes. Unfortunately, when I booked, I thought I was booking with Sandcastle, and not a private owner. I stayed at Sandcastle and all was well, but this stay was very disappointing.
Tony, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The staff was very helpful where they can. Checking in I had to wait 2 hours and an hour the second time due to private owners not leaving the key. Apart from that the bar, pool, property and beach are all very satisfying.
Craig, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

It worked for what we needed.
A lot of these are privately owned, and that means the cleanliness and furnishings depend on the owner, not necessarily the front-desk staff. The room's wireless didn't work for the two days we stayed there. It's in a central spot, on the beach, with a pool, but our king and "sofa bed" (a big air mattress) took up pretty much the entire room. Rooms are kinda dingy but serviceable. Staff was nice enough but didn't work super-hard to solve the various issues that cropped up. They probably get tired of trying to solve problems through the apartment owners.
Ramona, 1-night family trip
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