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Sandals Ochi – What to Eat

With 17 dining options, choosing a restaurant at Sandals Ochi can be a bit overwhelming (in a good way!). The resort has everything from authentic Jamaican food to classic French cuisine, southern Italian dishes to Japanese teppanyaki. Basically you can find anything that your heart desires, from anywhere in the world, in a range of formats from casual room service and buffets to fancy, candlelit restaurants.

So you can focus on your tan, and not on what to eat, here are the can’t-miss food and restaurants at the resort:

The Jerk Shack

This is a gorgeous outdoor dinning area featuring palm trees and tiki torches. It is absolutely beautiful, and offers the best island vibe out of all of the restaurants.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The food is authentic Jamaican, with a focus on the jerk style of preparation that the island is known for.

We started with Roast Breadfruit, Roast Sweet Potato, Sliced Hard Dough Bread and “Festival.” Festival was my favorite, because it tastes like the fried dough that you can get at a fair. It’s a party in your mouth! Ha.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I sampled the Jerk Sausage and the Jerk Pork.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

While Ann tried the Jerk Chicken and Roasted Fish in Foil, another Jamaican classic. Of the four dishes, I loved the Jerk Sausage and Jerk Chicken the best. So delicious!

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

And look who joined us at dinner!

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Vista Gourmet / Sky Terrace

This restaurant terrace offers beautiful views of the azure waters of the Caribbean.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We went for dinner one night, and loved all of the seafood options.

Ann began with the Spicy Melon & Pan-Seared Tuna.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

And I started with the Bahamian-Style Conch & Corn Fritters, which are served with delicious island aioli.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

For her entree, Ann ordered the Oven-Baked Stuffed Squash.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

And I had the Shrimp Scampi. We loved every dish!

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

For dessert I selected the Strawberry Shortcake, and it was beautifully presented.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Neptune’s

This casual restaurant offers outdoor beach dining in a gorgeous location.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The must-try dish is the Jerk Cheeseburger, which brings delicious Jamaican flare to a classic American staple.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Tapas on the Riviera

This outdoor restaurant is right next to the beach, so it’s a perfect place to get lunch in between suntanning and water sports.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The best dishes are the Grilled Fish Soft Tacos.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Sweet Chili Chicken Bites.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Beef Sliders served with crispy pancetta bacon, jack cheese and red onion jam.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

And the Seafood Ceviche Salad with shrimp, calamari, white fish and red onion in a cilantro-lime vinaigrette.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Soy

This restaurant offers delicious, fresh sushi in a gorgeous atmosphere.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Have too many restaurants to try and not enough time? Then I recommend heading to Soy for a few sushi rolls as an appetizer, then heading to another restaurant for a fuller dinner. Because you don’t want to miss Soy! The rolls are delicious!

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Plus, it has my favorite desert on the island. Fried ice cream!

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Valentino’s

Last, but certainly not least, of the can’t-miss restaurants at Sandals Ochi is Valentino’s. It serves authentic southern Italian fare, and has a menu so enticing that I would literally have been happy eating anything on it.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Most of the restaurants serve a specialty drink with dinner, and Valentino’s had my favorite! It tasted a bit like egg nog – yum!

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Insalata di Pere e Gorgonzola appetizer is delicious. It has local greens, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, sliced pears and candied walnuts served with a house dressing.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Insalata Caprese is also good, and the tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with a pesto drizzle are presented beautifully.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The pasta is good here, of course.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

As is the Pesce del Giorno, a pan-seared fish fillet with grilled vegetables in a tomato, caper and green olive relish.

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Sandals Ochi also has casual food stations everywhere, where you can make your own nachos or grab a quick ice cream cone (or four!). Plus, for you lovebirds, there’s always dinner on the beach!

What to eat and drink at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The options are endless, and they are all delicious.

~A

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5 replies »

  1. Hi, Excited to find your blog. We are booked here for Christmas 2017, however I am gluten intolerant, am guessing it will still be easy to eat most places, would welcome any tips you could give. Thanks

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  2. Love your blog, very informative, my wife and I are booked for Sept 2017 so excited to go, can’t wait to try all the restaurants you spoke about, EVERYTHING you described sounds (and looks) awesome!!! thanks for the info

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