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Sandals Ochi – What to Do

One of the best things about all-inclusive resorts is that there are dozens of activities that are, you guessed it, all inclusive. During our weekend at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica, my friend Ann and I did our best to try everything (even despite lots of rain!).

I highly recommend the following:

Laying by the beach

This isn’t particularly groundbreaking, I know, but no Jamaica trip is complete without a little surf and sun. Plus the beaches at Sandals Ochi are gorgeous, and despite the size of the resort it was always easy to find open chairs. Which means less stress, and more sunshine!

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Not a bad place to spend the day, right?!

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Remember how I mentioned the rain? Well I looked over at Ann during one of the afternoon showers and laughed out loud when I saw this. Nothing comes between us and the beach, not even a little rain!

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Water Sports

Sandals Ochi has everything that you could possibly want to do out on the water. There is everything from kayaking and windsurfing to snorkeling and scuba diving. All of the water sports, even the scuba diving, are unlimited, so you can go as many times as your heart desires.

There are also swim-up pool bars, which I’m pretty sure count as exercise as well!

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Floating in the pool

One of the best things about Sandals Ochi is that there are no children allowed. I know, not the most politically correct thing to say, but I said it anyway.

No children means that you can relax in the pool without worrying about cannonballs and being splashed. There are floaties everywhere, which means that you can lay back with a magazine or a drink (or both).

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

One of my favorite things that we did that weekend was an Island Routes catamaran tour, more affectionately known as the Island Routes “booze cruise.”

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The boating gave us gorgeous views of Ocho Rios. But the real draw was the fun, below-deck dance party!

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Here I am trying to start an above-deck dance party.

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Success!

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

My favorite part was when we were dancing at the bow of the ship with some of the crew, holding onto the railing for dear life while the boat bounced through the waves.

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

SO. MUCH. FUN.

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Ain’t no party like an Island Routes party!

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Caribbean Pana-rhythm at the Amphitheatre 

I absolutely LOVE this band! They perform weekly at the resort, and combine amazing dance moves and tricks with steel-drum cover songs. If you see one show at Sandals Ochi, it should be this one!

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Rabbit Hole

This is Jamaica’s first speakeasy, and it’s located right on the grounds of the resort. You need a password to enter, and the minute you walk though the doors (which really do look like a rabbit hole) you’re transported into the 1920s.

What to Do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The drinks have the best names! Bee’s Knees or Fancy Brandy, anyone?

What to do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

What to do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Ultra Sizzle Pool Party

Every Friday night, Sandals Ochi hosts a pool party down by the beach. It is easily the best evening activity in all of Jamaica!

What to do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Ann and I headed down there with our new friends, who we to this day still have no idea what they look like without makeup!

What to do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The party is amazing, and can easily be summed up with this photograph:

What to do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Everyone is handed a glow stick, and you can party in or out of the water!

What to do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Since we were overdressed (read: not wearing our bikinis!) we decided to have a dance party on the sand.

What to do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

And were subsequently recognized the entire weekend. “Oh, weren’t you those girls dancing on the platform at the pool party?” Yes, yes we were.

What to do at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Jamaica travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

While these are my favorite activities, Sandals Ochi has so many more to offer, like golfing and spa-ing. And eating. You can find a complete list here.

To book an Island Routes boating excursion, click here. (Just FYI, Island Routes adventures need to be booked separately and are not included in your resort stay).

You’re going to love your trip to Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, I guarantee it!

~A

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