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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.


Overview

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
  • david f : Dillwyn, Virginia
3rd wonderful visit tinged with a little sadness

For a 3rd year in a row we chose to visit the Sandals Montage Bay Resort; we had booked from January 7th to January 17th, but thanks to a big snow storm in the Eastern US our visit started 2 days late but, as in the past two visits, all was wonderful once we got there. Again we stayed in the very spacious Prime Ministers Suite with its especially large balcony from which we could enjoy the beautiful sunsets before heading out to dinner, but we were sad to learn that the cottage that houses this suite is scheduled to be remodeled later this year and this suite will be no more. However, we took the opportunity to check out the latest remodeled Romeo & Juliet and Millionaire Suites and they are beautiful, so no doubt the Prime Ministers Suite will be replaced with equally beautiful suites although most likely a little smaller.As in the past, we enjoyed being totally spoiled by our two Butlers, Wilson [Dwainian] and Dwayne, who took care of our every wish every day; we highly recommend selecting a room that includes this Butler service. Also it was great to be welcomed by those who had provided us with this service in our two previous visits; obviously Sandals does something right as the staff remain with them year after year and all the staff go out of their way to make the guests feel welcome.We enjoyed all our meals at Bayside, Stewfish, Oleander, and Cricketers Pub, but our finest experience was the Candlelight dinner on the beach; the meal selection was extensive and we were very attentively taken care of by Ricky from the moment he came to our room to escort us to our beach location until he served us our last glass of wine. Again we highly recommend this experience. We are hoping to return again next year.Susan & David Few

  • iwasthere2017 : Chesaning, Michigan
Nice place

The sandals resort was a fantastic getaway. We were there for a family wedding. The only drawback was we were assigned to a room on the 3rd floor with no elevator. The stairs were hard having had a knee replacement approx. 15 months ago. We did not ask for a lower room assuming all buildings had elevators. This was not enough to keep us from enjoying our time at Sandals. We used United Air which was a bad decision.

  • CR_ONT : Toronto
Many positives, but too close to the airport

I hesitated to write this review, because of the many hard-working employees at the hotel who did their best to make our stay enjoyable; however, I did not feel that the physical hotel lived up to the Sandals brand, being so close to the airport that you hear planes loudly overhead on a frequent basis.The parts of the hotel that have been renewed/renovated are very nice, but this is still a work in progress. We were in a butler suite, and had to endure the sound of jack-hammers most mornings, as well as a walk past a construction site to reach the pools/restaurants.The main pool doesn't get a lot of sun, except on one end, and the second pool is a bit small, but we spent most of our time by the second pool as the lounge chairs by the beach didn't have cushions, which I found odd.The food was good, but not better than good. We would recommend the Oleander restaurant. We have been to the Iberostar Grande in Montego Bay, and will probably return there when we are next in Montego Bay.

  • SBTtravelAgent : SBTtravelAgent
Agent Review – Newly Renovated Wonderful Resort

General:Great mix of beach and activity here. The down side is airplanes that fly over all day. I am not sure if you get used to them, but the hotel says you do. I stayed one night and I was very aware of the planes. This would be one of my favorites places to stay if not for the planes.Rooms:There is a variety of rooms to choose from. Most have beach and ocean views. A few of the rooms have swim out river as well. Beach:The beach is beautiful in the morning. It is not too big, but it is big enough to walk a little and throw Frisbee. Food: Stew fish- had very good surf and turf.White chocolate party- was a great place for couples dancing and was very romantic. English pub- was good but it does not have bread pudding Café de Parais- was SmallerOverall: Sandals is for Couples – They focus on couples and do so much to make a couple feel special. From quiet romantic places throughout the resort to wonderful romantic restaurants to Karaoke and the Speakeasy bar – I love Sandals! My takeaway is that it’s worth the investment to spend on your marriage or relationship!

  • Jeff K : Calgary
Great time at Sandals MOBAY

We had a very special trip for my wife's 40th birthday. Stayed in the Millionaires suite which was recently renovated and was AWESOME! With the suite, we had 2 of the best butlers that we could have asked for. Orian and Carl. These two gentlemen made us feel like Millionaires and went out of their way to make sure our holiday was unforgettable. Even when we wanted nothing they stopped by, brought some water, food or fun drinks for us to try. They also made sure we were always booked in for dinner and had the best seats they could get us in the Resturants. Cruze, Andre, and Jackie at the lobby bar are also some of our favorites! They always had a smile when they saw us and made sure to talk to us every day and make sure everything was 100%! Great people! Cruze introduced us to some local favorites including Sorrel, It's an interesting drink that you typically only get in December. Reyon always had our mini fridge full and if we wanted to change or ask for anything special he did his best to accommodate us! The resort was undergoing a large reno and at times it was a bit noisy if you were close to the area under construction. It's hard to complain when you're in a beautiful country and surrounded by awesome people so we just found spots that were not so noisy and it was totally fine. We can't wait to visit again and hopefully all our new friends will still be there.

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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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