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Sandals Montego Bay

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Our Opinion

The Sandals Montego Bay is a great luxury hotel that holds a variety of top-notch amenities. There are plenty of buffet and a la carte options available and the resort is staffed by incredibly pleasant and attentive staff. There are also plenty of activities and daily entertainment. You'll never find shortage of things to do in Sandals Montego Bay! Located on the largest private beach in Jamaica, this is the original Sandals all-inclusive resort! Being close to the airport is noisy at times, but you do tend to get used to it after a couple days. This resort is a bit more lively and active compared to the Sandals Royal Caribbean which is a few minutes away. The Sandals Montego Bay resort tends to be better priced, so if you are looking for the Sandals experience but are also watching the budget, this resort or the Sandals Carlyle might be your best bet.


Situated on 26 acres of lush tropical gardens, this exciting resort fronts the largest private white sand beach in all of Jamaica. A paradise resort boasting some of Sandals' most lavish suites and delightfully appointed rooms, five gourmet restaurants, and much more. As the flagship resort, Sandals Montego Bay can aptly be described as vibrant and upbeat with a spirit that soars high above the rest.

The very first Sandals resort to open its doors and set a whole new bar for luxury and romance in the Caribbean, Sandals Montego Bay still continues to completely and utterly captivate couples' hearts. Born, back in the days when only the rich and famous wintered in the tropics, the resort's original incarnation was as the glamorous Bay Roc Hotel. A Mecca for the jet-setting crowd of that era, the Bay Roc, known for its breathtakingly exquisite beach, was designed by renowned American architect, Edward Durrell Stone, who also created New York City's Radio City Music Hall and Museum of Modern Art.

Location: Sandals Montego Bay Resort is located on Jamaica's largest private beach, next to the airport and 10 minutes from the center or Montego Bay.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • R M : Yardley, Pennsylvania
A great getaway!

Resort is exactly 10 minutes from the airport. Great staff. Excellent food and drinks. Lovely private island, accessed by a boat going every 15 minutes, has Elton's delicious jerk chicken, beautiful pool and hot tub and beach and beach chairs. Also In the evening on the island a Thai Restaurant is open -good food in beautiful surroundings. The main resort had several excellent restaurants and enjoyable entertainment. The beach is soft sand and the ocean is clear and warm.

  • TrishEC : El Cajon, California
The truth about the resort

We spent April 14-22nd at this resort, and for the life of me I cannot figure out why people complain about the resort!! The place was fabulous, super friendly staff, willing to always help and the beach is to die for great! Food is really good, I mostly had fish, but lunch items were great and the pizza, well if you have ever been to any Sandals you know its wonderful.Our butler Dwayne was beyond great!! Our total favorite, although we loved Wilson as well, they were both always anticpating our needs.We had a butler yes, but every day we were on the beach and every day there were tons of open beach chairs, and we were there on a sold out week! So don't believe that nonsense that you can't find a chair...If you are on teh fence about going here, BOOK IT! You will love it!

  • tanmann : chicago
excellence revisited

well appointed room on the beach( butler service if needed)an unparellelled level of genuine care and concern for the guests...sure it's their job, but the sincerity is team is hands on, leads from the front without being overbearing or seem like grandstanding...other guests noted the same things..We'll be back...renovations and upgrades are coming in the very near future!

  • NDBeachbum : North Dakota
SMB looking better all the time!

We booked our vacation at SMB with Amy McHugh from Dream Makers Vacations. We've stayed at SMB before in the cottages. We liked the cottages, but we wanted an updated room. Since SMB has, and is still updating the flagship resort, we decided to try an updated room in the Palms building. We choose the Beachfront One-bedroom Suite with the tranquillity soaking tub (OBT). We are glad we chose this room! It had a nice bathroom, great view of the water, a decent sized balcony, and best of all the tranquility tub on the balcony! We had seen the tubs the year before, and I remember saying "I wouldn't use that tub on the balcony!". Well, I was wrong! We will expect one in all our future rooms and it will be missed if we don't have one! We thought it wouldn't be private enough on the balcony, but once the curtains are pulled it's private and very romantic. The bathroom was well lit with a walk-in shower and a dual faucet large sink. I also liked the small drawers, under the sink, in the bathroom to put all our beauty supplies. The room also had many US plugins to charge our electronics.BUTLERS: Our butlers would deliver breakfast on the balcony in the mornings. They saved a nice spot on the beach, with shade, and always made sure we had water, light beer, and champagne in our cooler. Danesha drew 2 nights of baths for us. It was nice to come back to the room after being out in the sun and relax in the tub before dinner. FOOD: Even though Tokyo Joes is our favorite restaurant there, we only ate there once. It was good as usual. We are at Cucina Roma 2 times. Christmas was our second night there and Chef Claude came out, introduced himself, and ordered our meal for us. It was a very good food! We enjoyed his choices! We also enjoyed the Returning guest dinner. RESORT: The resort has been and still going through updates, but that's important to make it an even better resort! Every visit it gets better! The first night we arrived Carl, the GM, took us on a tour of the newly renovated areas! I'm so glad he did. If he hadn't I'm not sure we would have known that it was ready for Christmas Eve mass. The updated chapel looks amazing. The Almonds building was just opening and the swim up pools really add to the resort. The lobby was close to being finished while we were there and we liked the open space. STAFF: I think that the staff can make or break a resort. The staff at this resort is very friendly and very accommodating. The bartenders are always busy, and they have a smile on while doing there job. The staff was always walking up and down the beach taking drink orders and picking up empty glasses. I'd like to give a special shout out to Rajiv, Camille, and Andrew! LESSONS LEARNED: Ask, and follow up multiple times! As a perk of being a diamond guest, you get a % off of the managers wine list. I'm not sure when you are supposed to tell them you are a diamond guest to receive the discount. I thought we would when we checked out and paid our bill. I didn't inform them when we ordered the wine at dinner, so when I went to check out at the front desk, it was over a 30 minute process to call some to approve the percent off because I didn't do it right away. We ordered wine 2 different nights. I also didn't double check that both bottles were discounted because I did mention to the gal that we had 2 nights of wine. I didn't check our bill close enough and only got the discount one 1 bottle. My fault, I should have checked before I left the desk. I wasn't going to wait in line another 30 minutes to fix the second bottle. Another perk for diamond guests, is a complimentary 30 minutes couples massage. I had asked our butlers about this 2x and they never scheduled one for us. We even wanted to pay extra and extend the time. So we we not able to use the spa this trip. CONCLUSION: Overall we had a very good trip. We had some first experiences! We met the chef, we enjoyed the tranquility tub, and enjoyed our first mass in the chapel! Would be go back? Yes! It's a nice laid back resort with a short shuttle ride from the airport. This resort has turned into one of our favorite Sandals!

  • mandmforlife :

Loved every minute at this resort. Paradise! Food and drinks were delicious, employees were very courteous and accommodating. Plenty of water and recreational activities to do that were included with your stay. Already planning my next stay at this resort.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine)
  • Sailing, Hobie Cats, Sunfish Sailing, Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Canoeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterskiing
  • Scuba diving for certified divers
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Golf green fees
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sauna
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics, Cardiovascular workout, Step aerobics, Water aerobics, Yoga)
  • WiFi
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Manager's cocktail party
  • 243 rooms in 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 4 a la carte restaurants: Tex-Mex, Italian, Oriental, International, Jamaican
  • 3 bars including Beach grill bar, Lobby bar, Swim up bar
  • Disco
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • 18-hole golf course 10 minutes away
  • Complimentary property-wide WiFi
  • Meeting facilities
  • 4 tennis courts (2 lit) on-site
  • Shopping on-site (Souvenir gift shop)
  • Sauna
  • 4 Jacuzzis
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • Dive shop on-site
  • A range of watersports available
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Outdoor Wedding Location

Deluxe Rooms include:

  • 1 king 4-poster bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • WiFi internet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Iron
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or Patio 
  • Max occupancy 2 persons

Premium Rooms include:

  • Same features as Deluxe Rooms
  • Terrace with garden view

Luxury Rooms include:

  • Same features as Deluxe Rooms
  • Balcony with garden view

Grand Luxe Rooms include:

  • Same features as Deluxe Rooms
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Beachfront location

Additional room categories available with Concierge service. Concierge service includes:

  • VIP check in
  • Special luggage handling
  • Tour arrangements
  • Private parties
  • A concierge dedicated to see that a requests and needs are answered promptly

Free Weddings - Free packages includes: ceremony, marriage license, service of a minister, wedding coordinator, wedding cake, hors d'oeuvres, bottle of champagne, 1 photograph (5 x 7). Free weddings valid for 7 night stays or longer. Picturesque ceremony location, Champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception for Bride, Groom and 2 guests. Honeymoon dinner for Bride and Groom, Just Married T-shirts and Continental Breakfast for Bride and Groom, all government and administrative fees. Please contact hotel directly by phone at 1-800-SANDALS.

Honeymoon Bonus - To be eligible for the honeymoon package, newlyweds must advise at the time of booking and present their proof of wedding, dated within the last month, upon arrival at the hotel.

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  • Sandals Montego Bay
    Montego Bay,Jamaica

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Sandals Montego Bay
Montego Bay, Kent Avenue, Montego Bay 100 Jamaica

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.