OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA (November 11, 2005) A legendary resort. A landmark
renovation. The new, all-inclusive 730-room Sunset Jamaica Grande has
completed its multi-million dollar renovation, which has been underway
since Winter 2005. A new website has also been launched for the resort
Formerly the Jamaica Grande Resort, the property was purchased by
Sunset Resorts, a Jamaica-based company, which owns and operates Sunset
Beach Resort & Spa in Montego Bay and the new Sunset at the Palms in
Sunset Jamaica Grande received a property-wide overhaul, along with new
infrastructure. New additions include:
A new, open-air lobby links the resort’s two guestroom towers, which
overlook the Caribbean Sea and Jamaica’s countryside.
Three swimming pools were added. Now, a total of five swimming pools
offer everything for fun in the sun. Guests can take a dip, then relax
at one of the two swim-up bars, cool off in a plunge pool or swim along
the meandering water feature that links them along the pristine
The new Entertainment Pavilion at Sunset Jamaica Grande is the hot
spot. The new Club Mongoose offers non-stop fun for kids including an
exciting ‘water jet’ area so kids can cool off while they frolic in the
Jamaican sunshine. A new teen games room features fun for the older set.
Café Jamalicious serves up Jamaican fare and classic favorites. Each
evening, top-notch bands entertain guests with classic tunes, reggae and
The new Fitness Factory/Health Club is extensively equipped with the
top of the line Cybex equipment and aerobic area.
All new restaurants including Grande Palm, a buffet style, open-air
restaurant overlooking the fantasy pool’s meandering river and
waterfalls, or the sparkling Caribbean Sea; Ginger Lily featuring Asian
favorites infused with Caribbean flavor; LaDiva Italian offering regional pasta
dishes, fresh seafood and foccacia bread from a wood-burning brick
oven; Jamalicious serving Island and American favorites. Two new beach
grills were also added.
All new bars – the resort’s eight bars are great places to unwind and
socialize. They include the Bambü Lobby Bar, Blue Mahoe Lobby Bar,
Ortanique Lobby Bar, two beach bars and swim-up pool bars as well as the
Café Bean coffee bar. The famous Jamaica’N Me Crazy Nightclub received a
refurbishment and there is an electronic casino, home to electronic
black jack and 80 slot machines.
Inspired by the refreshing and majestic Jamaica Blue Mountains and
the clear, calming Caribbean Sea, the new Aqua Azul Spa offers an escape
for the senses. Highly trained therapists offer a variety of techniques
including Thai, Swedish, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Sports
Massage and others. Other unique spa services include reflexology, a
milk and honey body wrap, mango manicure and the popular coffee ground
scrub to ease the appearance of cellulite. Spa facilities include three
wet rooms offering a host of hydrotherapy treatments, single and two
couples massage rooms, two facial rooms, and separate steam and sauna
facilities for men and women. Salon services include hair, make-up and
Rooms received a soft refurbishment and feature private balconies,
wood furniture and cool tile floors. All include either a king size or
two double beds; modern bathroom amenities; in-room safes; direct-dial
telephones with voicemail; iron boards; hairdryer; color satellite
televisions and individually controlled air conditioning.
Activities include a range of non-motorized water sports including
kayaking, paddleboats and water bikes, tennis on two championship courts
lit for night play, evening entertainment. Guests also opt to shop the
resort’s many new stores including a photo center where they can print
their very own digital photos. Other shops include a souvenir boutique,
island wear and a logo shop.
Celebrate nuptial bliss in the remarkable gardens or the unspoiled
beach. Wedding ceremony packages are priced from US$700 and include the
minister’s fee, license, bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, a bottle
of champagne, romantic dinner on the wedding night and breakfast the
following morning, a Jamaican wedding cake and more. Receptions and
dinners for larger events can be arranged at an additional cost. Honeymoon
packages are also available.
Special rates, effective for travel through December 22, 2005 are $239
per room, per night in a Resort View Room and $500 per room, per night
for a One-Bedroom Suite. Single rates start at $189 per person. Rates
from January 1-April 15, 2006 range from $350 per room, per night to
$590 per room, per night. Rates include accommodations with a private
balcony, all meals, bar beverages, afternoon tea and late-night snacks, all
non-motorized water sports, access to the tennis court, nightly
entertainment, taxes, service charges and tips.
About Sunset Resorts:
With more than 1,200 guestrooms in three of Jamaica’s leading resort
areas, Sunset Resorts offers a range of all-inclusive vacation
experiences for today’s traveler. The company’s flagship property, the 430-room Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, is located in Montego Bay and offers the
ideal escape with a host of activities for singles, couples and families
(www.sunsetbeachresortjamaica.com). The 65-room Sunset at the Palms is located in Negril and features and intimate hideaway for discerning
guests (www.sunsetatthepalms.com). For more information, call a travel agent
or 800-234-1707, or visit www.sunsetresortsjamaica.com. Always for
everyone, uniquely Jamaican.