What's Near Sandals Grande Rivera

Many times, choosing a hotel close to the beach can add a little something extra to your vacation.

If you or your group are big beach fans, Sandals Grande Rivera is the perfect locale for you. This site is situated right on the water, so vacationers can spend all of their time soaking up the sun if that will make them happy. The beach on this property provides a wonderful balance as far as population; it is located not far from attractions in Jamaica, yet has a presence that is not overtly over-populated.

Nearby Beaches

Naturally, since Sandals Grande Rivera is located on Mallards Beach, sun bathing is a popular pastime 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 travelers who want to venture farther away, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Click on the names below to learn more:

Beaches Near Sandals Grande Rivera
Beach Distance Direction Location
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
Fisherman's Beach 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 the closest choice to consider 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 there are both showers and restrooms on-site.

If instead you're interested in a less raucous 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. You can find it only a quick taxi ride away.

Nearby Areas

Hopping over to a town or community that neighbors your resort can help you learn even more about Jamaica, whether you'll be exploring the area's exciting nightlife, or finding an incredible local restaurant. Sandals Grande Rivera can be found in Ocho Rios, a city in Jamaica.

Below are the names of some of the neighborhoods and towns located within a short distance of Sandals Grande Rivera.

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
downtown Ocho Rios 1.4 W
Bonharn 1.9 SE
Tower Isle 3.5 E
Salisbury 4.2 SSW
Epworth 4.6 SW
Retreat 4.8 ESE
Nuevo Rio 5.6 E
Walkers Wood 6.3 S
Steerfield 6.5 SW

Nearby Attractions

Turtle River Falls and Gardens

Visitors who prefer to stay active and on-the-go during their trip to Jamaica will quickly learn that Sandals Grande Rivera is in an ideal place for people who will be in and out trying various excursions. In fact, this section of Ocho Rios has a lot of spots for vacationers to explore, such as Cove Theatre, Milford Falls, and Shaw Park Garden Falls, to name a few. The nearest attraction of the three is Cove Theatre.

Several more of this property's nearest attractions are shown in the table below.

Attractions Near Sandals Grande Rivera
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Cove Theatre 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
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
Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour 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
Galina Lighthouse Lighthouse 12.6 E Galina
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 looking for a chance to see something a little different, 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.

Nearby Accommodations

Learning more about nearby lodging possibilities is sometimes a great means of getting a feel for the area as whole. Readers will be able to find plenty of other places to look at nearby, as this part of Jamaica houses a terrific range of resort and hotel options. The table below shows the hotel booking options you can find in the area.

Accommodations near Sandals Grande Rivera
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
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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