August 21, 2015 | By VACV |
It's a beach party by day, the hottest outdoor lounge at night. It’s the heart and soul of Sandals Ochi Beach Resort. General Manager, Ramel Sobrino, takes us inside the Ochi Beach Club and tells us what it means to be a trendsetter.
Everything at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is on trend. How did you do it?
We are always looking to innovate. Our guests come to the Caribbean for great food, fun and entertainment. We’ve simply provided the perfect frame for them to look good in.
What do you look forward to most at the Ochi Beach Club?
We have a Caribbean Beach Party on Mondays, a Jamaica Ho’Down on Tuesdays, and Beach J’ouvert on Wednesdays. But my favourite is the Ultra Sizzle pool party on Fridays. The music is great. The bartenders are amazing. It’s the highlight of the week.
Why did Sandals choose Ocho Rios for this new style of resort?
It’s really beautiful here. And Ocho Rios is pretty chic but still has that laid-back Jamaican attitude.
If I’ve never been to a Sandals before, what am I in for?
We’ve changed the game. We’ve recreated the feel that you get when you travel around the world to hip and trendy locales, and paired that with the Luxury Included® difference.
Why did you include a mechanical bull?
Once we’d decided to go country in the tropics with our Jamaica Ho’Down, the bull was a natural fit. Nothing says country and western like taking a bull by the horns.
One place we should all visit?
Dunn’s River Falls, definitely. Island Routes runs a fun catamaran tour where you get to climb the falls, snorkel and party onboard.
One thing we should all try in Jamaica?
Meet some locals. Head to a jerk shack for some authentic cuisine, a Red Stripe beer and some easy-going conversation.