Debra and Joseph's Wedding

You're invited!! Join us ON THE BEACH to celebrate Debra and Joseph's wedding!

At the all-inclusive Sandals resort

in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on

 Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

Your island escape awaits in one of the Caribbean's most idyllic settings. After a warm greeting upon arrival, enjoy a tropical paradise filled with beautiful gardens, swaying palm trees, soft white sand and stunning turquoise water. 

Sandals Ochi Beach is a luxury all-inclusive resort for adults where you'll be able to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying great food, fun activities, and excellent entertainment!  

Travel is being arranged by Jodi Schlichting with EverAfter Travel: jodi@everaftertravel.org 612.730.5019

Please contact Jodi for pricing and availability details. Guests reserving their stay with EverAfter Travel will be included in the wedding group for all events/activities and counted towards any group amenities that Debra and Joseph are receiving for their wedding celebration.

NOTE: Debra and Joseph are planning to stay Saturday 4/23/22 through Saturday 4/30/22 (7 nights).

Please request your stay by completing the online reservation form at your earliest convenience.

It is good to confirm your room early to ensure you get the room category you want.

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Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

You can let your taste buds go wild with flavors from all over the world at 16 gourmet dining options, and enjoy a refreshing cocktail at one of 11 different bars and lounges.

During the day, you can dive into any of the five main sparkling pools, play lawn chess or croquet, snorkel and explore a whole new world under the sea, or simply relax and sunbathe on a lounger overlooking the ocean.

 

And the fun doesn’t have to stop after the sun goes down. Sandals Ochi Beach provides various activities and nightlife for guests of all ages with live music. shows, and theme nights.

CLICK HERE to check out a digital photo brochure of the resort.

HIGHLIGHTS 

-All-inclusive resort: gourmet meals, premium spirits, entertainment, activities and more are included

-Located about an hour and 45 minutes from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay (MBJ)

-Adult-only resort

-Complimentary green fees at Sandals Golf & Country Club golf course, transfers are included

-Tropical landscaping throughout the resort

-Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is served 

-Six varietals of Robert Mondavi wine are served

-Complimentary WiFi

-All taxes and gratuities included - Sandals resorts have a strictly enforced 'No Tipping' policy (except for spa therapists and butlers)

FACILITIES/SERVICES 

-16 restaurants with everything from Italian to sushi to French and more
-Most restaurants do not require reservations
-Culinary concierge services available for anyone with food allergies or dietary restrictions
-11
bars including multiple swim-up bars, a really cool speakeasy with a 1920's vibe, and a beachfront nightclub
-Five main pools plus one scuba dive pool
-Four whirlpools
-Fitness center with
complimentary classes
-*Red Lane Spa
-Gift shop available on property
-Complimentary photo sessions are available with resort photographers
-Nurse's Station on site
-*Private cabanas
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Candlelight dinners on the beach

 

*additional fees may apply

ACTIVITIES/ENTERTAINMENT 

-Daily and nightly entertainment including live music, shows and theme nights
-Ochi Beach Club: ultimate party experience with combines entertainment, music and food
-Weekly Caribbean carnival beach party (typically on Mondays)
-Weekly white party with an amazing chocolate buffet (typical on Wednesdays)
-Snorkeling excursions
-Glass bottom boat ride excursions
-Kayaking
-Paddle boarding
-Windsurfing
-Aqua trikes
-Hobie cats
-*PADI Dive Center for scuba diving using Newton Dive Boats
-Golf: complimentary green fees at Sandals Golf & Country Club golf course, transfers are included
-Ping pong
-Billiards
-Giant lawn chess
-Croquet
-Tennis
-Board games
-Shuffleboard
-Volleyball (beach/pool)
-Basketball
-Bocce ball
-Darts -Horseshoes
-Squash
-Rock climbing

*additional fees may apply

 

ACCOMMODATIONS 

All rooms offer the following amenities:

-Daily refreshed minibar with juice, soda, bottled water, domestic beer and Robert Mondavi wine
-Air conditioning
-Cable TV
-iPod docking stations
-Daily maid service
-All rooms are non-smoking
-In-room safe
-Iron and ironing board
-Coffee maker
-Ceiling fan
-Hair dryer

-Room category levels available at this resort: Luxury, Club and Butler      

RESORT MAP

CLICK HERE to check out an interactive resort map. NOTE: Sandals Ochi Beach is split into two sections (Hillside and Seaside) separated by a small road (not shown on resort map); there's a shuttle called "The Hop" that runs back and forth between them every 10-15 minutes.

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Current COVID-19 Protocols (subject to change):

-Each traveler 12 years or older will need to take a PCR or antigen COVID-19 test within 3 days of departure. For the test date, Jamaica considers the day of departure as day zero. EXAMPLE: If your departure date is 4/23/22, then the earliest you can take the test is 4/20/22 (test date calculator tool can be found at: https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/#Calculator). It is important that you use your full name for your COVID-19 tests so it matches the name on your passport. You'll need to bring a printed copy of your negative lab test results to show at the airport.

-----It is important that you read the specific testing requirement details available at https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/test-req/

-----Please note that samples collected using at-home kits and antibody tests are not accepted.

-----Many travelers have had good experiences with the 24-hour rapid COVID-19 test at places like Walgreens and CVS.

-Each traveler will need to complete the online Travel Authorization Form (https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/) for Jamaica prior to departure. The earliest this form can be completed is seven days prior to departure. For the travel authorization form, Jamaica considers the day of departure as day zero. EXAMPLE: If your departure date is 4/23/22, then the earliest you can complete the travel authorization form is 4/16/22.

-----An FAQ and sample travel authorization form are available at: https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/tas/

-----Once your form has been submitted, you should receive a response via email with your approval. You'll need to print out a copy of the authorization email with the QR code to show at the airport.

-----This travel authorization form serves the purpose of your C5 immigration form too, so you won't need to complete a separate immigration form prior to departure.

-You will need to wear a face covering on your flights, in the airports, and in the transportation vehicles to/from the resort.

-----Montego Bay airport https://www.mbjairport.com/

-Upon arrival in Jamaica, they will perform a health screening and risk assessment. The health screening may include: temperature checks, observation of symptoms, and a short interview with a health officer. They may perform a COVID-19 test (nasal/throat swab) if you are exhibiting symptoms or belong to a high risk group. NOTE: you may see members of the Jamaican Defense Force (JDF) at the airport - basically police officers with guns - because they are under a disaster preparedness plan for the response to COVID-19.

-----Jamaica entry protocols https://www.jtbonline.org/home/covid-19-tourism-protocols/

-The resort will do temperature checks upon arrival. Staff are required to wear face coverings at all times, and guests are asked to wear a face covering in designated indoor spaces like: the lobby, retail stores, elevators, and waiting areas of common facilities (e.g. spa, beauty salon, restaurants/bars, etc.). Guests are not required to wear face coverings at the beach, the pool, or in restaurants/bars when actively eating and/or drinking. 

------Sandals Resorts protocols https://www.sandals.com/cleanliness-protocols/

------Please note that Sandals Ochi Beach is in the "Resilient Corridor," which means they follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

------There is a Facebook group that you can join which has a lot of great info/tips from past guests: "Sandals Ochi Beach Fans Official"

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all international air passengers entering the United States (including returning residents) to take an antigen or PCR COVID-19 test within 3 days prior to their flight to the USA.

CDC announcement: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0112-negative-covid-19-air-passengers.html

CDC FAQ: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

Flight Information

You may book your own flights directly with your preferred airline. Once your flights are booked, please send the confirmation details to Jodi for coordinating your shared round-trip airport transfers to and from the resort. 

Shared Round-trip Airport Transfer Information

Shared round-trip airport transfers that bring you from the airport to the resort and back are included with your stay.

Travel Information

A valid passport is required for international travel.  The "six month validity rule" requires that a passport is valid for six months beyond your return date. It is the personal responsibility of each traveler to ensure that they have the correct travel documents and identification.

Please refer to the U.S. Department of State website for the latest travel document requirements, advisories and resources: 

https://www.travel.state.gov and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website for the latest travel-related health information:

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

Travel insurance Information

Optional travel insurance is available and EverAfter Travel encourages travelers to consider purchasing insurance as it can not only cover things like trip delays/cancellations, but it can also provide medical coverage while you're traveling just in case something happens - this is very important because your own medical insurance typically does not include international coverage. 

You can click here to review all of the insurance option details for Allianz Travel Insurance and get a quote if you are interested.

When you are attempting to get a quote, the amount of insurance needed is typically the total value amount of your vacation package.  Also, you will need to enter F030702 as the Travel Agency ID (ACCAM#) when prompted.   

 

*IMPORTANT things to note about Allianz Travel Insurance:

-You can call and speak to one of the insurance agent experts directly if you have any policy questions at 1.866.884.3556

-Insurance coverage starts the day after it is purchased

-You can only add Cancel Anytime coverage WITHIN 14 days of deposit

-Cancel Anytime insurance is not available for purchase online - you will need to call and speak to an insurance agent directly

-Coverage for pre-existing conditions only applies if insurance is purchased WITHIN 14 days of deposit

-You need to update your insurance coverage immediately for any trip components added at a later date that you want covered e.g. flights

-There are several policy types to choose from and the policy price is determined by the following: the amount of insurance you need, your age(s) and the specific policy type you choose 

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