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Sunset Jamaica Grand Resort & Spa

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Sunset Jamaica Grand Resort & Spa
EDITOR’S INDEPENDENT REVIEW: Sunset Jamaica Grand Resort & Spa also known as Moon Palace Jamaica Grande is a grand 750 room beachfront resort located on the northern coast of Jamaica. Managed by the parent chain Palace Resorts, it is their latest acquisition and first property outside of Mexico. It was reopened in 2015 after a multimillion dollar extensive renovation. As of July 2015, some parts of the resort are still undergoing the final stages of upgrade before being opened for use. The property is located just 1.6 km from the historic town of Ocho Rios, which has some of the best beaches in the country. The resort is 97.6 km from the Sangster International Airport (MBJ) and the scenic ride takes about 90 minutes.

Owing to the huge size of the property and availability of accommodations in multiple high and low rise structures they are able to offer many room sizes and types in several categories including couple rooms, larger family suites and partial/full ocean-view rooms. All rooms come with standard 4-star amenities as well as 24 hour room service.

Dining options include five restaurants and eight bars with several cuisine options including Asian, Italian and Caribbean. Again, not all the venues are functional at the time of writing this. The resort organizes frequent buffets including during lunch and dinner. Regular live entertainment is provided at the dining venues. They organize regular theme parties to allow residents to interact. There is a nightclub and a casino on premises with plenty of options for nightlife.

The private beach is rocky in places but offers ample avenues for non-motorized water sports. The property has five swimming pools, some with waterfalls, water slides, Jacuzzis and rope bridges. Again, not all may be functional yet. With so many accommodations the large resort can provide several activity options and since the place is quite lively, it is well suited for children. There is a kids’ activity club and a separate ‘teen center’ for older children. It can be considered a family-friendly resort.

The resort houses an equipped gym as well as day and night tennis courts. There is also a spa on premises as the name of the resort suggests.

The surrounding region presents additional activity options including water sports and excursions. Some of these are sunset cruises, plantation tours, snorkeling, a swim with dolphins, visits to other famous beaches on the island and exploration of historic sites.
beach surface
White sand
Sandy Beach
Luxurious, Family-friendly, Active & fun
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Relax among the Caribbean colors and a mellow island vibe at the Sunset Jamaica Grande. A spectacular open-air lobby links the resort’s two guestroom towers, which overlook the sparkling Caribbean Sea and Jamaica’s lush, green countryside.

  • air conditioning
  • balcony / terrace
  • satellite TV
  • desk
  • hair dryer
  • in-room safe
  • ironing board
  • openable windows


name type number approx. size
Resort View room 1 m2
Ocean View room 1 m2
Ocean Front room 1 m2
Cabana Beach Front room 1 m2
One Bedroom Suites room 1 m2

Resort View

Ocean View

Ocean Front

Cabana Beach Front

One Bedroom Suites

wine & dine

With six restaurants to choose from, there's no room for hunger! Buffet-style meals await you at the open-air Grande Palm, while sandwiches and grilled favorites-including Jamaican specialties-are on top at the South Beach Bar & Grill and Lighthouse Bar & Grill. Make reservations for Asian favorites infused with Caribbean flavor at Ginger Lily, make it Italian night at the elegant LaDiva, or savor the Caribbean/New American fusion dishes al fresco at Dining on South Beach.
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services & facilities

services available

  • massage
  • sauna
  • tour information
  • room service

on the beach

beach ratings


Family friendly


  • Beach-walking
  • Swimming
  • Photography

booking contacts

address P.O. Box 100, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
website http://www.sunsetjamaicagrande.com/

location and attractions


Ocho Rios town centre is within a 10 minute drive from the hotel.

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