Introducing The Jewel Dunn's River (formerly Sandals Dunns River), a new premium Jamaica All-Inclusive resort located mere moments from one of Jamaica's top attractions – spectacular Dunn's River Falls. The Caribbean's most romantic, adults-only Jamaican resort is the perfect spot for couples, honeymooners and idyllic weddings. Plus, our Jamaica all-inclusive resort features the unique 'Jewel Only' exclusives you can only discover here. Imagine watching a movie from the comfort of a pool raft and dining by candlelight on a pristine beach – that's just the beginning. Now visualize your first breath in the morning being filled with fresh ocean air from your room's private balcony. Picture yourself sipping handmade rum punch served by a pool concierge. Anything is possible at The Jewel.
Multiple dining options at The Jewel Dunn's River range from the most formal Platinum to the most casual Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill, where even shoes are optional. A selection of bars includes two where you can remain within the pool while you sip cocktails and a magical Emerald Tree Lounge that literally lights up each night. Three buildings each feature mountain and ocean view rooms, with suites available as well as Diamond Butler and Diamond Concierge Services.
The Jewel Dunn's River Specials and Promotions
WINTER BLUES GETAWAY AT THE JEWEL
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What's included: The complete Jewel Experience Plus: Savings up to 35% off all room rates
For new bookings until February 9, 2012. For stays until December 23, 2012. Valid for 3 night stays and longer
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The Jewel Dunn's River Accommodations
At The Jewel Dunn's River your entire experience is infused with luxury. Not only are our all inclusive format and comprehensive services and facilities designed to meet your every need, but our accommodations put you in the lap of luxury.
Premier Guest Room
Generously-sized standard guest rooms with limited views. All rooms have a dramatic 4-poster king bed with elegant, Colonial decor and refreshingly tiled floors. Your mini-bar is stocked and replenished with water, soda, juices and coffee/tea service. Internet access is wired and available for a modest fee. Turndown service is offered nightly.
Diamond Premier Guest Room
Enjoy an over-sized standard guest room located in the Diamond building with limited views. All rooms have a furnished balcony, a dramatic 4-poster king bed with elegant, Colonial decor and refreshing tile floors. Rooms are equipped with a whirlpool bath/shower combination. Internet access is wired and available for a modest fee. Your mini-bar is stocked and replenished with water, soda, juices and coffee/tea service. Turndown service is offered nightly.
Sapphire Mountain View Guest Room
Mountain View guest rooms in the Sapphire Tower offer picturesque views of the lush peaks surrounding Ocho Rios. All rooms have a private balcony, a welcoming 4-poster king bed with elegant Colonial decor and refreshing tiled floors. Internet access is wired and available for a modest fee. Your mini-bar is stocked and replenished with water, soda, juices and coffee/tea service. Turndown is offered nightly.
Emerald Lanai Guest Room
The intimacy of these two-story buildings is perfect for friends and family traveling together, or a wedding party. Located in a tropical garden setting, the ground floor rooms all open to their own outdoor furnished patio; second floor rooms do not have a balcony and overlook the gardens. All rooms are highlighted by a dramatic 4-poster king bed with elegant Colonial decor and refreshing tile floors. Your mini-bar is stocked and replenished with water, soda, juices and coffee/tea service. Internet access is wired and available for a modest fee. Turndown service is offered nightly.
Sapphire Ocean View Guest Room
The sparkle of the Caribbean looks majestic from the private balconies in the Ocean view rooms in the Sapphire building. All rooms have a private balcony, a welcoming 4-poster king bed with elegant Colonial decor and refreshing tiled floors. Internet access is wired and available for a modest fee. Your mini-bar is stocked and replenished with water, soda, juices and coffee/tea service. Turndown is offered nightly.
Diamond Ocean View Concierge
For a real treat indulge yourself with the personalized service in the Diamond Concierge guestrooms. These spacious rooms offer views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea from a completely private balcony. A dramatic 4-poster king bed with elegant Colonial decor and whirlpool bath welcome guests. The mini-bar is stocked and replenished with water, beer, wine and liquor, with mixers and coffee/tea service. 24-hour room service, plush his and hers robes are just a few more touches. A concierge (available 7 am-10 pm) will assist in special seating for dinners, shopping advice and how best to see Jamaica. Special turndown service available nightly.
1-bedroom Ocean View Butler Suite
Truly indulge yourself in the 1-bedroom ocean view Butler suites. With stunning ocean views from oversized balconies, these suites are ideal for those wanting to be pampered on their holiday. A spectacular 4-poster canopied king bed graces the bedroom. Elegant mahogany decor and refreshing tile floors are found throughout the oversized suites. Walk-in closets make it easy to store belongings and hang clothes. The oversized bath has dual sinks, an enormous whirlpool and separate shower. The mini-bar is stocked and replenished with water, beer, wine and a premium liquor package with mixers and coffee/tea service. Internet access is wired and complimentary. The Ocean View Butler Suite also includes 24-hour room service, plush his and hers robes with slippers and a personal butler. The butler can take care of in-suite check-in, unpacking and pressing, turndown service, drawing a scented bath, arranging treatments at the Radiant Spa, room service and much more.
Honeymoon Haven 1-bedroom Ocean Front Suite
The 1-bedroom ocean front Honeymoon Haven Butler suites lavish guests with over-the-top pampering and dramatic direct ocean vistas. The bedroom features a magnificent 4-poster canopied king bed with elegant mahogany accents. Refreshing tile covers the floor. The oversized bath has dual sinks, an enormous whirlpool and separate shower. Walk-in closets make it easy to store belongings and hang clothes. Internet access is wired and complimentary. The mini-bar is stocked and replenished with water, beer, wine and a premium liquor package with mixers and coffee/tea service. The Honeymoon Haven also includes 24-hour room service, plush his and hers robes with slippers and your personal butler available at all times for: in-suite check-in, unpacking and pressing, nightly turndown, drawing a scented bath, arranging a Radiant Spa trip, handling room service and much more.
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The Jewel Dunn's River Dining
From formal, white-gloved service at Platinum Setting to casual buffet breakfasts at Coral Café, there are more than enough dining venues to satisfy every appetite at The Jewel Dunn's River. Offering six restaurants and five bars, our all-inclusive Jamaican beach resort presents a world of culinary adventures. Seeking a more intimate dining experience? Order room service or arrange a private beach dinner for an extra fee.
The Jade Samurai
Ready for dinner and a show? Enjoy teppanyaki-style, chop-chop entertainment right at your table. Set seating times require reservations.
Dress code: Resort evening casual – smart evening wear, slacks, skirts or dress shorts and sandals welcome. Dinner: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Reservations required
Indulge in the most formal of The Jewel dining venues. Platinum offers a diverse menu spotlighting fine contemporary Caribbean Cuisine with influence of local harvest. The best white glove service in a romantic and sophisticated setting…experience Platinum dining.
Dress code: Resort Elegant – summer or cocktail dress, slacks or skirt and nice top for women. Dress or Khaki pants, shirts with sleeves and collars and dress shoes for men. Jackets and ties are not required, but welcome. Jeans and shorts, sleeveless shirts, t-shirts, caps, sneakers or flip-flops are not allowed. A la carte Breakfast: 8:00 am – 11:00 am Monday –Saturday Dinner: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm daily No reservations required
Moonstone by Dominic
Those with a yen for Italian food can satisfy their craving at Moonstone by Dominic. The restaurant's namesake brings a history of Northern and Southern Italian cuisine to the Jamaican beach. Dominic brought his passion and old country recipes to Moonstone.
Dress code: Resort evening casual – smart evening wear, slacks, skirts or dress shorts and sandals welcome. Dinner: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm No reservations required
This casual café serves a delightful buffet breakfast and lunch, then transforms into a full-service dinner venue featuring innovative specialties served a-la-carte.
Dress code: Breakfast and Lunch- Resort day casual – shorts or jeans, swimwear must be covered, no bare feet Dinner - Resort evening casual – smart evening wear, slacks, skirts or dress shorts and sandals welcome. Breakfast: 7:00 am – 10:00 am Lunch: noon – 2:30 pm Dinner: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm No reservations required
Court Jesters Fire-Oven Pizza
Pizza is the ideal afternoon snack whether you are relaxing poolside or frolicking on the beach. Enjoy customized, thin-crust pies crisped to perfection in a fire oven.
Dress code: Casual wear including swim wear Lunch and Dinner: 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill
Snack happily on made-to-order sandwiches, burgers, wraps and cocktails – all without leaving the sandy beach. Aquamarina features a full bar and is open almost 24-hours.
Dress code: Bare feet and bathing suits are welcomed!
Room service is included in Diamond Ocean View Concierge guest rooms, Butler Suites and Honeymoon Haven Suites
Sunken Treasure Swim-Up Bar
Swim and sip without ever stepping out of the pool. From cold Red Stripe to Yellow Birds to Frozen Piña Coladas and rum punch, our swim-up bar can fulfill all your cocktail fantasies and more. Sunken Treasure is the swim-up bar where you can always find a seat! 10:00 am – 5:30 am
The Emerald Tree Lounge
Enjoy an evening filled with romance and magic at the Emerald Tree Lounge. After the sun sets over the Jamaican beach, the full-service bar is illuminated by twinkle lights that spill outside to the magnificent almond trees. Set your evening in motion at The Emerald Bar and find yourself here again after dinner. 5:00 pm – 3:00 am
Another great Jewel Dunn's River bar where the Caribbean Sea meets the Falls. Perfect for beach side cocktails. 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm / 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jasper's Chillin Pool & Piano Bar
The swim-up bar serves all your favorite cocktails and transforms into a sophisticated jazz bar when the sun goes down. 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Enjoy before- and – after dinner drinks in the atrium above the lobby. 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This full bar offers it all including our featured Gem–of-the-Day signature Tropical Cocktail. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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The Jewel Dunn's River Activities
The Jewel Dunn's River offers special services you can only find at our Jamaican beach resort. Experience the unique offerings that make The Jewel truly priceless.
Want for nothing, wish for nothing. The Jewel Pool Concierge will pamper and surprise you throughout the day with skewers of fresh fruit, a misting of cool, eucalyptus-infused water and ice-cold face towels. Not only will your concierge greet you at your cushioned blue lounge chair, he will also swim to your pool float and offer you the same refreshing service.
On special nights, The Jewel Dunn's River shows romantic films that you can watch from your pool lounger. Special treats like Jamaican Jerk Popcorn will make you feel like you are at the theater – but so much more fun.
Guests of The Jewel indulge once each week an 8-course, candlelit meal served on the pier. Of course there is no extra charge for this special dinner – it is part of The Jewel's all-inclusive services.
Gem of the Day
Each day, we create a new batch of handmade rum punch with flavors such as Jamaican Ginger, Lychee and Satsuma. The rum punch is passed freely throughout the day and night, and it's deliciously addictive qualities will have you anticipating the next day's flavor! (Rumor has it Friday's Gem is made with overproof rum.) Don't miss the afternoon bartending classes where our mixologists reveal the secrets of each Gem.
The Jewel Dunn's River features two epic pools. The Falls Pool strikes a chord with the area's biggest attraction, as it offers a water feature reminiscent of the famous Dunn's River Falls. Guests can swim-up to the Sunken Treasure Bar or enjoy Pool Concierge Service from the comfort of one of the many available rafts and lounge chairs. There are two nearby hot tubs and the beach is just a short stroll away. The Boardwalk Bar is located on one side of The Falls Pool and the Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill sits on the other side along with the Court Jesters Fire Oven Pizza. The Falls Pool is the site for one of the most exciting Jewel Exclusives: Dive-In Movies. Enjoy special snacks as you experience a romantic night at the movies while floating in the pool. Jasper's Chillin Pool and Piano Bar also offers a swim-up bar and a bridge to the island bar in the center. Those interested in a more mellow pool scene can listen to jazz each evening. This pool offers a second hot tub as well as easy access to Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill.
The beach at The Jewel Dunn's River occupies a private, pristine section of white sand on Mammee Bay. There are plenty of lounge chairs as well as private cabanas available for rent. Afternoons usually spark friendly volleyball games. Private Pool or Beach dining is available for $150/couple. These candlelit private dinners can be arranged on the beach or above the waterfall at the Falls Pool. Dinner consists of a five-course meal with a dedicated server, customized menu and of course, champagne.
See What Activities You Can Find at Our Jamaica All-Inclusive Resort
Whether you enjoy a challenge or prefer to relax on the beach, The Jewel Dunn's River offers plenty of activity choices. What would you like to do today? The Jewel has two epic swimming pools and hot tubs and offers non-motorized water sports such as kayaking and paddle biking. Those interested in staying on dry land can benefit from our tennis courts, sports court and nine-hole golf course. Additionally, The Jewel can arrange a variety of island tours or a game at a full, 18-hole golf course just 20 minutes away. Fitness fiends can maintain workout routines in our state-of-the-art fitness center and a full-service spa with whirlpool tubs and a sauna. The Jewel Dunn's River also offers a hair and nail salon for daily pampering. We even have a photography studio and professional photographers to let you capture every memory.
First to the Falls
No other Jamaican beach resort is closer to the majestic Dunn's River Falls. Regular trips can be booked through the resort's activity desk.
The Treasure Chest
Bring your friends at home a special gift from the Treasure Chest. Besides a variety of fun souvenirs, our on-site shop stocks everything you may forget to pack.
The Jewel Box
Find your gem at our full-service Duty Free and Tax Free jewelry store.
Our full-service European Spa offers eight treatment rooms; two for couples and two for wet treatments, as well as a whirlpool, sauna, locker rooms and a menu of services ranging from facials to full body massages. Our highly-trained staff of spa professionals will ensure your relaxation rate has never been higher.
Cut Fitness Center
Visit the fitness center and enjoy an impressive range of the latest exercise equipment. Cut is located in a veranda adjacent to Radiant Spa and personal trainers are available.
Get ready for your close-up in our on-site hair and nail salon.
Polish at The Jewel Dunn's River is the ideal spot for bridal parties to primp before their Jamaican wedding ceremonies.
Flash Photo Shop
The Jewel Dunn's River anticipates your every need, and our photo shop is no exception. Our professional photographers will organize your wedding shoot and deliver your wedding photographs in a beautiful bound album. Allow us to help you retell your Jewel story for years to come.
Offsite Activities and Tours
Want some adventure in your life? Ochos Rios or "Ochi" is a top Jamaican destination for all sorts of adventure tours, water tours and rainforest activities. Have you always wanted to go ziplining? Swim with the dolphins? Try deep sea fishing? How about a buggy ride through historic sugar fields? The Jewel Dunn's River can help you book any of these activities and many, many more. Just visit our tour desk while on property or feel free to contact them before arrival at email@example.com.
Catamaran Cruises, Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkeling/Scuba Diving pick up right at the pier are also available at an additional cost through Resort Divers.
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The Jewel Dunn's River Spa Facilities
The Jewel Dunn's River Resort presents the Radiant Spa – a truly relaxing oasis designed to awaken the senses and have you feeling your best.
Enhance your Jamaican beach resort trip with a couples massage or romantic candlelit bath. Customize your therapeutic experience with the Radiant Spa's full treatment menu, which includes massages, facials and body services, or let our expert staff of therapists create a spa package just for you.
For brides-to-be, they can spend the morning of their big day getting pampered from head to toe at the Radiant Spa.
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The Jewel Dunn's River Weddings
Happily ever after begins at The Jewel Dunn's River … Whether you choose to say "I do' with just the two of you or friends and family are along for the adventure, The Jewel Dunn's River is ready to deliver the wedding of your dreams. Email us with your questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Free Wedding Package covers everything from the marriage certificate to the food to the flowers – allowing you to relax and feel confident that every detail of your Jamaican wedding will be executed to perfection. If you are proposing in Jamaica, our wedding planners can help you plan that perfect moment with a candlelight dinner for two.
In addition to our Free Wedding Package, The Jewel Dunn's River offers several options for romantic Jamaican wedding ceremonies. Walk down an aisle sprinkled with rose petals or say your vows as the sun sets over the Caribbean. Choose a package with a live steel drum player or a full live band. Enjoy a private five-course meal served on the beach.
We want you to feel comfortable planning your Jamaican wedding at The Jewel Dunn's River. To help you prepare for your trip, we have included some helpful "before you go" information below. Remember, if you apply in advance for a marriage license, you can get married 24-hrs after you arrive in Jamaica. Please don't hesitate to contact our professional wedding planners with questions.
Documents Required To Be Married In Jamaica:
You must be at least 18 years of age
Residency requirement of 48 hours
State issued birth certificate
Copy of Photo ID or Passport
First and last pages of all court certified final divorce decrees if applicable
State issued death certificates with related marriage certificates if applicable
Legal name change or legal adoption documents if applicable
All legally translated documents to English must be notarized along with original documents in original language (if applicable)
Passports will not be accepted in lieu of birth certificate
An original notarized sworn affidavit referring to documents specifically may also be provided to accompany photocopy of document Original/Certified documents are also accepted; however, we recommend you DO NOT send original documents as they will not be returned; they are kept by the Jamaican Government.
Notes: For the purpose of authenticating your personal documents, Jamaica requires notarization before they can have legal effect. To have your documents authenticated, bring them to a local notary public. He or she will take a copy of the documents and notarize the copy attesting to having seen the original. Please send the notarized photocopies (with the notary's original ink signature & stamp) of the required documents for both the bride and groom at least 60 DAYS prior to the arrival date. The documents should be sent to The Jewel Wedding Office via courier service. If you send the documentation within 60 days, there will be a US $100 late fee.
Renewal of Vows
A copy of your original marriage certificate is all that is needed
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