Jewel Dunn’s River did more than hang up a new sign. 

I was curious about what improvements have been made since it was a Sandals getaway and was not prepared to be surprised!

If you have not visited since the change I can promise you will find more than fresh paint on the walls.

Indeed the walls in my room were whiter and brighter than my last visit. It makes the new mahogany furniture even more elegant and the tropical accents, new linens, and tiled floors are great.  My first move was to check out the fully stocked mini-bar and check out the wired internet access.

There is a fee to access the net from the room but everything in the fridge was included.  I took a fresh tray of fruit and sandwiches from room service out to the balcony of my Sapphire Tower room and enjoyed my ocean view before checking out the rest of the resort.

I have never been a big spa guy but I always make time to work out.  I definitely enjoy the unlimited premium drinks and 24/7 availability of delicious foods so I make a point to sweat off some calories.  The new fitness center has been completely updated with the latest equipment and I finished off with a sauna break and a dip in one of the whirlpool tubs.

The kayaks and sunfish sail boats are new and staff was helpful to first timers.  I spend more time behind the sail than the paddle and then I like to hit the pools.   It’s tempting to hang out at the beach all day since there are lots more loungers or even private cabanas.  The beach side service is vastly improved since my last visit.

There is now a Pool Concierge and this is really cool.  When I was laying out at the Falls Pool I actually had a refreshing scented water mist sprayed on me, fruit skewers delivered, and was offered the Gem of the Day.  Every day the resort treats you to a new signature drink.

Too hot? Not a problem.  I jumped back in the pool and joined friends at the Sunken Treasure Bar.  Later we grabbed custom ordered sandwiches and wraps at the  Aquamarina Beach Bar and Grill and walked around to inspect the upgraded tennis courts.

Another Jewel exclusive is the Dive-In-Movies.  I floated around the pool with friends watching a movie and snacking on jerk popcorn.  Other guests were getting mellow at Jasper’s Chillin Pool and Piano Bar.  Floating in the water or sipping drinks in the hot tub goes great with the nightly jazz music here.

The Radiant Spa is another big improvement offering a wide array of treatments and services.  There are specials treatments for couples and lots of perks for Brides.   The bottom line here is generous guest attention.

From the internet to the volleyball net there is much to appreciate at the new and improved Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa.