With its idyllic beachfront location, sophisticated beach club and glamorous seaside Riviera, it’s easy to see why Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, was chosen as the setting for the final three episodes of the brand new series of Britain’s Next Top Model, which premiered on UK TV screens on the January 14th 2016 on Lifetime.
Sandals Ochi will feature in episodes eight, nine and ten on the March 3rd, 10th and 17th 2016, where it plays host to the final five models battling it out for the title of Britain’s Next Top Model and the new line-up of judges: Abbey Clancy, Paul Sculfor, Hilary Alexander OBE and Nicky Johnston.
Throughout the final episodes, the models are tested in a series of photo-shoots and challenges set amongst the stunning resort grounds and at various exotic locations around Jamaica.
As Sandals is the leader in providing romantic holidays and WeddingMoons for couples in the Caribbean, the girls take part in a wedding-themed photo-shoot, which takes place at Sandals Ochi and neighbouring all-butler resort, Sandals Royal Plantation.
The exclusive Rio Chico Villa by Sandals Resorts also features in the final stages as a dramatic location for the eliminations.
During their time in Jamaica, the girls also visited a charity project supported by The Sandals Foundation, Sandals Resorts International’s philanthropic arm, and explored stunning settings courtesy of the World’s Leading Caribbean Attraction Company, Island Routes Caribbean Adventures.
The series climax sees a final catwalk showdown at Sandals Ochi, where Britain’s Next Top Model is crowned, and receives a host of prizes including a modelling contract and a seven night Luxury Included (all-inclusive) stay at Sandals’ newest resort, Sandals Barbados.
Marty Redman, managing director at Thumbs Up Productions, said, “Sandals is the very pinnacle of luxury and aspiration and therefore is a perfect match for the abroad destination on Britain’s Next Top Model.
“Filming in Ocho Rios, Jamaica provided us with some of the most stunning backdrops and filming locations that BNTM has ever worked with.”
During their stay, both the models and judges enjoyed the luxurious facilities on offer at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, including exclusive butler serviced villa accommodation; the resort’s two Red Lane Spas; fine dining at the resorts’ 16 Gourmet Discovery Dining restaurants; the chic beach club and stylish pool areas; plus luxury island and airport transfers and exhilarating island excursions courtesy of Island Routes Caribbean Adventures.