Quite often, travelers choose to come to Jamaica just for the fabulous beaches that the island is so proud of. Therefore, most guests are delighted that this property is directly on the water, so you won't need to go very far to enjoy what makes the region so popular. Not too far from some of Jamaica's main attractions, but outside of the congested areas, this property's location provides an ideal balance; vacationers will be able to take advantage of water and land activities. The beach by this location is not very crowded compared with other beaches in the region.
Needless to say, since Sandals Grande Rivera sits directly on Mallards Beach, relaxing at the water's edge is one of the main attractions at this property. Patrons of Mallards Beach can mingle with other beachgoers while enjoying the festive atmosphere of this shore. The sands of Mallard Beach are open to the public, but many hotels claim the beach to be their own. For those who want to venture farther away, the following options each offer something a little different. Click the names below to view a detailed discussion:
|Shaw Park Beach||0.9||E||Ocho Rios|
|White River Bay||1.1||ENE||Ocho Rios|
|Grande Beach||1.3||W||Ocho Rios|
|Turtle Beach||1.5||W||Downtown Ocho Rios|
|1.7||W||Downtown Ocho Rios|
|Tower Isle West Beach||2.4||E||2.3 mi. East-Northeast of Ocho Rios|
|Dunn's River Beach||3.6||W||3.7 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Steer Town Beach||4.6||W||3.3 mi. East of St. Ann's Bay|
|Rio Nuevo Battle Site||4.7||E||4.6 mi. East of Ocho Rios|
Shaw Park Beach is probably the most convenient option to visit near Sandals Grande Rivera. Shaw Park Beach is a part of Cutlass Bay. It is privately owned by Shaw Park Beach Hotel and Spa, making it accessible only by patrons of the resort. You'll be able to enjoy the afternoon for as long as you want, as the amenities include showers and restrooms.
If you're interested in a more peaceful beach scene, Steer Town Beach could be a better choice for you. This beach has soft white sand with a few patches of famous Caribbean pink sand. Trees line the back side of the beach, but nothing sits on the sand or shore itself. It's located four and a half miles west of the property.
Paying a visit to the towns or communities located closest to your resort can add to the enjoyment of your vacation, whether you'll be exploring the area's exciting nightlife, or experiencing the day in the life of a local. Sandals Grande Rivera is located in Ocho Rios, a city in Jamaica.
The following table contains a listing of areas near Sandals Grande Rivera:
|downtown Ocho Rios||1.4||W|
Vacationers who want to try unfamiliar activities while vacationing in Jamaica will find that Sandals Grande Rivera makes a great base for their tropical explorations. In fact, this area has a lot of places for vacationers to explore, including Milford Falls, and Shaw Park Garden Falls. The closest of the three is .,
When it comes to keeping the whole group smiling, you'll need to explore all your attraction options, like those shown in the table below.
|Movie Theater||1.7||W||Downtown Ocho Rios|
|Milford Falls||Waterfall||--||--||Ocho Rios|
|Shaw Park Garden Falls||Waterfall||1.8||WSW||Ocho Rios|
|Turtle River Falls and Gardens||Botanical Garden||1.9||WSW||1.9 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios|
|Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls||Botanical Garden||2.0||WSW||2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios|
|Mahoe Falls||Waterfall||2.1||SW||2.1 mi. South West of Ocho Rios|
|Coyaba River Garden and Museum||Museum||2.1||SW||2.1 mi. South West of Ocho Rios|
|Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios||Zoo||3.0||W||3.1 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Dunn's River Falls||Waterfall||3.3||W||3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Dunn's River Park||Park||3.3||W||3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Annandale Great House||Historical Site||--||--||Epworth|
|Cranbrook Flower Forest and River Head Adventure Trail||Botanical Garden||11.6||W||3.8 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay|
|Zip Line Site||12.3||W||4.4 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay|
|Firefly||Museum||12.2||E||12.1 mi. East of Ocho Rios|
|Bob Marley's Mausoleum||Historical Site||14.9||SW||10.8 mi. South-Southwest of St. Ann's Bay|
|Brimmer Hall Estate||Historical Site||13.7||ESE||13.6 mi. East-Southeast of Ocho Rios|
If you're searching for somewhere interesting to go, Milford Falls might be the right choice for you. This lesser known and smaller waterfall is located not far from Shaw Gardens. It is a good place to escape the crowds while getting a little wet.
When choosing where to book your stay, it is often smart to learn more about nearby lodging options as a means to better understand the surrounding area. You can find no shortage of additional places to look at before coming to a decision, as this section of Jamaica offers guests a terrific range of hotels and resorts to pick from. If you'd like to find additional information on hotel booking options available in the area, see the following table.
|Royal Plantation||0.2||E||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Sandals Royal Plantation||0.2||E||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Harmony Hall||0.4||W||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Jamaica Inn||0.4||E||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Shaw Park Beach Hotel All Inclusive||0.7||E||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Crystal Ripple Beach Lodge||0.8||E||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Executive Shaw Park Guest House||0.9||SE||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Hibiscus Lodge||1.0||W||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Silver Seas||1.0||W||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Marine View Hotel||1.1||W||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
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