Things to See and Do While Staying at Sandals Grande Rivera

Jamaica offers guests lots of interesting outdoor pursuits, especially for those booking a beachfront vacation spot like this one. Sandals Grande Rivera is one of the best properties for visitors who prefer to have many on-site options and participate in new activities.

Sandals Grande Rivera has 6 swimming pools, so don't worry about not being able to find enough lounge chairs for the whole family. One of the bonuses is that this property is also situated adjacent to the shore, so there are many ways to spend time in the water through the course of your stay. Another relaxing feature at this property is its whirlpool.

Dedicated travelers who want to maintain their shape during vacation can do so at Sandals Grande Rivera; the exercise facility on-site includes the equipment you need to keep it going.


Those who play tennis should definitely consider staying at this location, because the tennis facilities — located on-site — allow guests to stay active and have fun, too. Guests will find 2 courts on-site. An evening match on their lighted courts would be a nice alternative to hot daytime play.

To find more nearby tennis courts, you can compare Sandals Grande Rivera to other popular accommodations that offer this activity, like Couples Sans Souci and Hibiscus Lodge.


Exotic landscapes and an unbeatable climate mean Jamaica is both attractive and diverse, meaning it makes one of the most amazing places to play golf in the world. This vacation destination offers Sandals Golf and Country Club. This course has a total of 18 holes. It has a total length of 6311 yards, and it has been rated as a par 71. For more information, contact the course at 876 -975-0119.

The closest other golf course is Sandals Golf and Country Club, it is within visiting distance of this site. There are 18 holes at this course. It is 6311 yards long, and has been rated as a par 71. For those who would like to find out more information, the course can be reached at (876) 975-0119.


Home of the Caribbean's most comprehensive resort scuba dive program, guests can learn how to dive, then participate in unlimited scuba trips during their stay.

During a visit to Jamaica is the ideal time to enjoy a new recreational experience. Sandals Grande Rivera offers multiple options, so you are sure to find an aquatic activity you enjoy, regardless of your skills. The bullets below shows the watersports offered at Sandals Grande Rivera:

  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Wind Surfing

Family Activities

Sandals Grande Rivera is an adults-only site, so if you're traveling with children you should look elsewhere. For parents who want to take a romantic escape, however, this could be a peaceful alternative. Be aware that this property does not accept guests traveling with kids under 18.

Take a journey to childhood in the game room.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Spend the day in the sun and the evening listening to live performances; seeing a show is an easy option since Sandals Grande Rivera offers live entertainment. Live entertainment is typically available 7 days per week. Needless to say, the frequency may vary seasonally. If you'd like to obtain additional details, contact the resort at (876) 974-5691.

Also on-site are many different bars, where bartenders will be serving up island favorites before the show.

Another option when you're looking for nighttime activities is to visit one of the other accommodations in the area. Though it should be noted that the hotels surrounding your own are not as highly rated with regards to nightlife as others, these options are in the following table:

Accommodations near the Sandals Grande Rivera with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Royal Plantation 1.6 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios 2 check
Sandals Royal Plantation 1.6 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios 2 check
Harmony Hall 1.0 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Ocho Rios -- --
Jamaica Inn 1.8 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios 2 check
Shaw Park Beach Hotel All Inclusive 0.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Ocho Rios 1 --
Crystal Ripple Beach Lodge 0.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Ocho Rios -- --
Hibiscus Lodge 0.5 mi. Northeast of Downtown Ocho Rios 1 --
Silver Seas 0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Ocho Rios 2 check
Marine View Hotel 0.4 mi. Northeast of Downtown Ocho Rios -- --
Couples Sans Souci 1.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Ocho Rios 6 check
Village Hotel Downtown Ocho Rios 1 --
Moon Palace Jamacia Grande Downtown Ocho Rios 12 --

If you want to enjoy some of the same glitz and glamor you'd associate with Las Vegas, you can visit the closest casino, Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios.


Not all accommodations in Jamaica offer spa services on-site, but Sandals Grande Rivera is one of the limited number of properties that is able and excited to offer its guests an effortless way to release tension and renew their bodies. This list shows a sample of the available spa services:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool

The Red Lane® Spa is a European style relaxation station with private massage, facial, and body treatment rooms. Guests may also enjoy hydrotherapy or a couples massage. A day at the spa is not included in the all-inclusive price.


Shuffleboard is another activity offered on the premises. It is both a challenging and relaxing way to enjoy your time outdoors.

The beauty salon on the property will allow you to get all dolled up for a special occasion, or fun night out.

Even though there's a lot of fun activities on the grounds of this property, those itching to do some exploring shouldn't ever run out of exciting recreational opportunities in Jamaica. Whether you'd rather lay out on the beach or enjoy a round on the golf course, you can find plenty of other recreational opportunities in your immediate surroundings. Investigate these links to read more concerning fishing, riding a bike or scooter, scuba diving, snorkeling, shopping, sightseeing, and other activities you might enjoy.


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