Stargazing experience at Sandals Dunn’s River makes for a romantic Valentine’s getaway

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  • Published on February 6, 2024
  • In Places

Guests at the resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica receive a custom constellation map of the night sky and a private stargazing tutor when booking the Sandals Celestial Butler Package.

February is here which means love is in the air. A romantic getaway with the one you love is a perfect way to commemorate Valentine’s Day, and Sandals Dunn’s River is encouraging guests to slow down and smell the roses – and gaze at the stars. The resort, located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, offers guests the ultimate celestial experience with its first Stargazing Concierge service

The 260-room resort launched the immersive experience in June 2023, exclusively available to guests staying in the brand’s first open-air rooftop suites, the Coyaba Sky Villa Swim-up Rondoval Suite. 

Aerial shot of the Coyaba Sky Villa Swim-up Rondoval Suites at the all-new Sandals Dunn’s River. (PRNewsfoto/Sandals Resorts International)

Guests who reserve a stay in one of the suites will receive the complimentary butler service, the Stargazing Concierge. The Stargazing Concierge will arrange custom stargazing experiences for couples to enjoy on their private rooftops, complete with state-of-the-art telescopes. The Stargazing Concierge will also be a private tutor, helping guests identify constellations and meteor activity in the Caribbean sky. 

To top off the romantic evening, Sandals has partnered with The Night Sky to provide couples with a complimentary custom star map of their personal stargazing experience. 

“We are constantly listening to our guests and looking for additional ways to give them that ‘stellar’ stay,” said Deryk Meany, General Manager at Sandals Dunn’s River in a 2023 press release. “Creating the perfect cozy Caribbean evenings – from moonlit cocktails to wine and cheese pairings to decadent dessert offerings under a canopy of stars, creates a new moment to relax and connect while staying with us.”

Sandals Resorts debuts its Stargazing Concierge for guests staying in the Coyaba Sky Villa Rondoval Suites at Sandals Dunn’s River, a bespoke experience for two under the magical Caribbean sky. (PRNewsfoto/Sandals Resorts International)

The view from the Coyaba Sky Villa Rondoval Suites during the daytime is just as captivating as the star-strewn sky at night. Guests will get unobstructed views of the Ocho Rios skyscape and clear blue waters. Each suite has private soaking tubs, a sun-lounging area, and direct access to a sprawling river pool. Sandals Dunn’s River guests also have access to its 12 Global Gourmet restaurants – 10 of which are new concepts – and nine bars, including Dunn’s Rum Club, known for its craft cocktails.

For more information and to book a stay, visit: www.sandals.com/stargazing-concierge/.

Martie Bowser is a journalist and public relations professional in Charlotte, NC. She enjoys amplifying the voices of POC and women that fill a void within their community. Her favorite things to cover include “person of interest” pieces, small business highlights, pop culture commentary, entertainment features, and everything about Beyoncé. Her bylines can be found in Blavity, Black Excellence, Signature Bride, Black Wall Street Times, and HipHop Weekly. Martie can be reached via email at martiebowser@detourxp.com.

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