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Beaches Ocho Rios vs Negril
Which Should You Choose For Your Vacation?

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by Venesha Johnson | Associate Writer

Beaches resort, which is a family-friendly brand under sandals resorts, is undeniably some of the best resorts in Jamaica for full fun and exciting vacation with the entire family.

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There is so much to do there, from video games, live kid shows, water park activities, the beach, restaurants and so much more. There are two Beaches locations though, one in Negril and the other in Ocho Rios. Both are great options, so selecting the best option for you and your family may be quite the task.

So here is a quick breakdown and comparison of what both have to offer you.


Some of Jamaica's most well-known attractions are located closer to Beaches Ocho Rios than Beaches Negril. Both properties offer free shuttles and are around an hour and a half from the airport.

Beaches Negril offers a larger beach than Beaches Ocho Rios, which, depending on your preference, might be a bonus or a drawback. On Jamaica's well-known Seven Mile Beach is where you will find Beaches Negril, which provides spectacular views of the sunset. The beach in Beaches Ocho Rios is a tiny cove that is well-protected. Both Beaches Resorts have lovely, tranquil seas.

Choose Beaches Negril if you are going with only adults, have older kids, want to take long walks on the beach, or need lots of space to stretch out.

Choose Beaches Ocho Rios, however, if your kids are younger and won't spend much time on the beach or if you don't want to have to chase them around for great distances.


Beaches Ocho Rios has fewer varieties of rooms and smaller, though still spacious, rooms than Beaches Negril.

They consist of family-sized rooms and suites with sitting areas and private balconies, Beachfront Concierge Terrace Suites with separate bedrooms and large terraces, Oceanfront Concierge Suites with separate bedrooms and private balconies, and Honeymoon Beachfront Walkout Concierge Suites with a separate bedrooms and private deck.

The majority have king or double beds in addition to pull-out sofas, and some also have space for foldaway beds.

Beaches Negril was updated in 2020 with brand-new rooms and suites. The Tropical Beachfront Three-Bedroom Walkout Grand Butler Family Suite, which has 4 bathrooms, a full living area, and a private terrace, is the largest suite available. There are also walk-out and coastal two-bedroom and one-bedroom suites with their own patios or balconies.

The accommodations at Beaches Negril include Negril Luxury King or Double rooms with private balconies or patios, Tropical Beachfront Walkout Concierge King or Double rooms with private patios and sofa beds and Tropical Beachfront Concierge Family Rooms with two connecting bedrooms and bathrooms in addition to private balconies.


Compared to Beaches Ocho Rios, there are more dining options at Beaches Negril. Negril has 10 restaurants while Ocho Rios has 7. Both resorts feature a pizzeria, a highly regarded casual BBQ restaurant, and excellent Italian cuisine.

A gourmet creperie, French, Mediterranean, and international cuisine are available at Beaches Ocho Rios.

Beaches Negril offers a variety of dining options, including beachside Caribbean and seafood, a global buffet, Asian, sushi, a French cafรฉ, Mexican, frozen yoghurt, and gelato.


Although there are significant distinctions, the activities at Beaches Ocho Rios and Beaches Negril are quite similar.

Both provide a range of:

  • land and water activities
  • daytime and evening entertainment
  • Kids Camps
  • Pirates Island Water Parks
  • Trench Town Arcades
  • Xbox Play Lounges
  • Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street characters
  • And adolescent night clubs like Club Liquid (which become adult nightclubs later on at night).

Additionally, both of them have licensed nannies who can assist parents. All nannies are members of the International Nanny Association, as are all other staff members at Kids Camp. Both resorts have full-service spas as well as local excursions.

SNUBA, a combination of snorkelling, scuba diving, and other water sports are among the numerous aquatic activities available in Negril.

A kids' all-inclusive golf program is available in Ocho Rios, along with an on-site golf course.

Beaches Ocho Rios vs Negril? It doesn't matter. Whichever resort you choose, you will be guaranteed to have a vacation filled with fun, entertainment and relaxation for the entire family.

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