MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- The newest member of the Beaches chain has
broken ground in Whitehouse, Jamaica.
Beaches Whitehouse will join Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort
and Spa in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, and Beaches Negril
as the third Beaches property since the chain was launched by
Sandals Resorts in 1997. The property, on Jamaica's South Coast at
Parkers Bay in Westmoreland, is expected to appeal to families,
singles and couples with its opening date slated for April
A major difference between Beaches Whitehouse and the Beaches
Negril and Turks & Caicos properties is that guests at the
Whitehouse resort must be older than age 16. The other Beaches
properties admit younger children.
When construction is completed, the newest Beaches will feature
36 one-bedroom presidential suites and 36 junior suites in its
258-room offering. The rooms will be constructed in 11 blocks of
three-story buildings. Guests are offered pleasant vistas: 222
rooms provide sea views and 36 rooms feature mountain views. Each
room will have a full balcony.
All accommodations will feature televisions, wall safes and hair
dryers, air conditioning and ceiling fans.
Dining options are set to include five restaurants. In addition
to the main dining area, the resort will provide international
menus at Japanese, seafood and Tex-Mex restaurants.
For bar-hoppers, there will be six full-service bars, a
disco/night club and a sports bar.
Other facilities at the newest member of the Beaches line are
expected to include a spa, water sports, tennis courts and
As the 33-acre property is developed, Beaches personnel said,
steps will be taken to retain natural vegetation. The buildings,
designed in a Jamaican Georgian style, will be set up to blend with
the local environment and provide guests with privacy.
The latest addition to the chain is a welcome one, said Sandals
and Beaches Resorts chairman Butch Stewart. "We are thrilled that
our Beaches family is growing to include Beaches Whitehouse in such
a short amount of time. We opened our first Beaches resort in
Negril in February 1997 and are pleased that our guests have
embraced the concept."
The fourth Beaches resort is planned for Barbados; specific
details of the property are in the works.
Phone: (800) BEACHES