Posted September 25th, 2005, 08:54 PM
We were able to get free day passes through our travel agent, but I think they normally charge between $75 and $85 per person. This includes full use of the resorts food and beverage facilities, 3 pools (toddlers, childrens and huge main), beach area, and any scheduled activities. For children they have the muppets at different times during the day. On our day there (a Wednesday) my 2 year old son got to make cookies with Cookie Monster, and get his picture taken with Grover and Elmo. You can probably find their schedule on their website. http://www.beaches.com/main/bo/bo-home.cfm
He had a blast. The food was very good and the drinks were very strong, but tasty. We changed in an air conditioned bathroom but it wasn't really a locker room type facility, just a place to change. They had nice reggae music at the pool with beach volleyball and water aerobics. They have a swim up bar at the main pool, but during our 3 hours there it wasn't opened, maybe because they were at a low occupancy. A local artist was at the pool area displaying his art and painting. I must say everyone that worked there was super nice. The resort does show its age a little, but it was a very nice relaxing day for us. Our tour guide for the day, Marva Shaw, was a true delight. She made our day more go by very smoothly. I highly recommend her. www.knowjam.com
I'm not sure she could handle a really large group but what do I know. Hope your day in Ocho Rios is pleasant whatever you do.