The all-new Sandals Dunn’s River has opened as the 17th resort in the Sandals Resorts portfolio, featuring a design inspired by Dunn’s River Falls, new culinary concepts and the introduction of Jamaica’s first SkyPool Suites.
A site originally handpicked by legendary hotelier and Sandals Resorts International founder – the late Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart – when the first Sandals Dunn’s River debuted over 30 years ago, today’s Sandals Dunn’s River offers a completely new and utterly transformed hotel experience.
Located on a stretch of white sand beach, the 260-room luxury all-inclusive resort infuses its Jamaican roots into every sense, designed to embrace the destination’s rivers, lush forests, and majestic banyan trees. The source of the water that flows through Sandals Dunn’s River is from the natural reserves of the Dunn’s River Falls, from the lobby waterfalls to the cascading pools of the Red Lane Spa.
Sandals “Firsts” at the resort include Tufa Terrace SkyPool Butler Suites, a first in Jamaica with glass panel edge balcony infinity pools and views of the Caribbean Sea. The Coyaba Sky Swim-Up Rondoval Butler Suites with Private Pools have been reimagined, with vast open-air rooftops.
Luxurious Mammee Bay Beachfront Butler Suites feature expansive balconies that overlook the sea with sunset views, and Travertine Beachfront Club Level Rooms are named after Dunn’s River Falls’ natural limestone steps.
The 12 new culinary concepts include BLŪM, a quaint coffee outpost, Dunn’s Rum Club, featuring the largest selection of rum on the island of Jamaica, the swank Lapidus Lounge which pays homage to Morris Lapidus – the famed architect who designed the site’s first resort – the Arawak Hotel, and Laughing Waters Beach Bar, named after the nearby fresh waterfalls.
For an authentic taste of Jamaica, the Jerk Shack offers crispy festival – fried sweet corn cakes, alongside spicy “jerked” meats and seafood infused with local allspice and scotch bonnet pepper.
Other options include Hamani, an izakaya-inspired sushi restaurant; Edessa, where the Caribbean and Aegean seas meet; an Asian-fusion menu at Banyu; Central and South American flavours at Zuka; Italian at Cascata; a taste of France at L’Amande; grilled delights and island staples at Galene; whilst Saltaire offers live-action breakfast and lunch selections.
There are plenty of experiences on offer for incentive groups, from teeing off with complimentary green fees at the nearby and newly refurbished Sandals Upton Estate Golf & Country Club, diving the depths of the ocean and exploring marine sanctuaries with world-class partners at PADI, to rafting the Martha Brae River on a 30-foot, artisan-crafted bamboo raft.