The Jewel Dunns River Resort Candid

Located in Ocho Rios Jamaica

Before traveling I love seeing candid photos of the resorts people stayed at to get an authentic idea of what we can expect! The resort we chose for our 10 day “Weddingmoon” was The Jewel Dunn’s River in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. If I am not mistaken I think there are now two Jewel Resorts that were both formerly Sandals I also believe one is adults only and the other is family friendly. These pictures were taken by us but I including a few descriptions off of their website all of which are true to our experience!

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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.

More View from the balcony
More View from the balcony 

Each night there are different events or activities, this night was a beach party with a beautiful buffet on the beach I just thought this was such a neat arrangement made from fruit.Every detail was stunning.

Each night there are different events or activities, this night was a beach party with a beautiful buffet on the beach I just thought this was such a neat arrangement made from fruit. Every detail was stunning.

When reading reviews there were complaints about the beach being small, I can see where that may be an issue if you go at a more crowded time. We went july 18th for a 10 day span and had no issues of the beach feeling small or crowded there was always a cabana free and plenty of lounges!

When reading reviews there were complaints about the beach being small, I can see where that may be an issue if you go at a more crowded time. We went july 18th for a 10 day span and had no issues of the beach feeling small or crowded there was always a cabana free and plenty of lounges!

What seemed to be a pattern with reviews is the love for the staff at the Jewel, Never did I think that meant lifelong friendships and memories, This is Treshanna who makes brick oven pizzas at Court Jesters Fire oven pizza. She is not only one of the kindest people I have ever met but also most talented with a voice that is indescribable. She sang us a beautiful song after we got married. We are so fortunate to have it recorded and also as a permanent memory in our hearts!

What seemed to be a pattern with reviews is the love for the staff at the Jewel, Never did I think that meant lifelong friendships and memories, This is Treshanna who makes brick oven pizzas at Court Jesters Fire oven pizza. She is not only one of the kindest people I have ever met but also most talented with a voice that is indescribable. She sang us a beautiful song after we got married. We are so fortunate to have it recorded and also as a permanent memory in our hearts!

There was something about the fruit! Best I have ever tasted. Especially the white pineapples! We ate it like we had some sort of fruit deficiency lol

There was something about the fruit! Best I have ever tasted. Especially the white pineapples! We ate it like we had some sort of fruit deficiency.

Funny watching adults play on this chess board....yes all the pieces move, check mate!

Funny watching adults play on this chess board….yes all the pieces move, check mate!

There are two pools outside this one is known as the quiet pool, it includes a swim up bar and a hot tub, this is where most of our time was spent.

There are two pools outside this one is known as the quiet pool, it includes a swim up bar and a hot tub, this is where most of our time was spent.

View from the Coral Cafe which is a buffet style cafe open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, it is covered but open to the views!

View from the Coral Cafe which is a buffet style cafe open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, it is covered but open to the views!

The Resort has breathtaking scenery, some of the trees and flowers looked fake....they weren't....you learn that when coconuts fall!

The Resort has breathtaking scenery, some of the trees and flowers looked fake….they weren’t….you learn that when coconuts fall!

Hair accessories have fallen everywhere ;-) please look closely and you can see my husbands reflection....camera in one hand and a drink in the other lol

Hair accessories have fallen everywhere ;-)  if you look closely and you can see my husbands reflection….camera in one hand and a drink in the other lol

The Dive in movie was one of my favorite things!

The Dive in movie was one of my favorite things!

After the sun sets over the Jamaican beach, this full-service bar is illuminated by twinkle lights that spill outside to the magnificent almond trees. Set your evening in motion at our Emerald Tree Lounge bar and find yourself here again after dinner.Dress code: Bare feet and bathing suits are welcomed!

After the sun sets over the Jamaican beach, this full-service bar is illuminated by twinkle lights that spill outside to the magnificent almond trees. Set your evening in motion at our Emerald Tree Lounge bar and find yourself here again after dinner. Dress code: Bare feet and bathing suits are welcomed!…..once again the staff was so much FUN!~

Entertainment was amazing! Every night something new!

Entertainment was amazing! Every night something new!

There is so much to see and do around this resort that these pictures really only skim the surface! I think most people would agree that the staff is what really makes this place shine!

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