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.
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:
|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 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.
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.
|downtown Ocho Rios||1.4||W|
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 Milford Falls, and Shaw Park Garden Falls, to name a few. The nearest attraction of the three is .,
Several more of this property's nearest attractions are 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|
|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 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.
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.
|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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