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Sandals Montego Bay

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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
  • NewEngland2014 : Providence, Rhode Island
Definitely has Pros and Cons...

I will start with the Cons, because the list is short, but the impact to our vacation was big.The Cons: We chose this location for the 2nd time for 2 reasons: Waterskiing, and the beach. When the Red flag went up for 5 days of our week, we thought that we could just enjoy the beach. The windy weather is obviously no one's fault. So we tried to do laps at the swimmers beach. However, there has been an extensive growth of Sea grass and Seaweed in one year. The swimming area is already very small. In addition, they erected a hut in the already very small area, in the last year. This caused the swimming area to shrink and the seaweed to expand. It weird that the muck has expanded throughout the whole swimming area. It is gross to stand or swim in the ocean. I am not sure if it is even possible to pull all of that grass and seaweed out of the sand that is under water. Add to that, there are very few shady areas at this beach that are available for Non-butler suites. This all lead to a vacation that did not seem worth the money for us. If you don't mind sitting in the sun all day, or swimming in a small beach area filled with muck. Then you may have a better experience. Some people are turned off by the frequent airplane traffic right above your head all day.The Pros:This particular resort has Very friendly people, and very good food. We still loved the Catholic Mass on-site. When water sports did open up for our last 2 days, we had a great time with Patrick and Dwayne. They went above and beyond to make those days fun. We enjoyed the water aerobics with Teco every day. Thanks to Thanesia, we learned about the great breakfast at the Italian restaurant. She was very nice. We appreciate the professionalism of Rajiv at the Club Concierge office. He was trying very hard to get us the extra service that was included in our package, but was not being honored. It was listed on our itinerary because it was offered at the time of purchase. Sandals did not have it listed for us in their computer (how convenient). It ended up taking a couple of days, other staff, and hours of wasted time dealing with it. However, Rajiv was always polite and professional. I would recommend that anyone take a photo of the website's offer when you purchase. If we did not have a travel agent back home to help us with this disparity, Sandals would have told us too bad, we can't see it in our system. We loved the daily lunch at Bayside, especially the steamed veggies. We also enjoyed breakfast and dinner there.Will we return? Probably not. Still looking for good beach, water skiing, adult only resort in the Caribbean or Mexico.

  • Chryton : Plymouth, United Kingdom
Oleanders Restaurant

Staying at Sandals Royal Caribbean, but went to Montego Bay for Dinner. Fabulous food and our Waitress WHITNEY was superb. Menu explained very well and a 2nd Entree was served as couldn't make up mind. Would highly recommend

  • 29travelsteve : Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Jet noise, average food, few amenities and one small pool at Sandals Montego Bay

We arrived on March 11 in a waterfront butler suite at Sandals Montego Bay. After a few hours we requested a transfer to another property due to the jet noise, as the property is directly adjacent to MBJ airport. Unfortunately, there was not a waterfront suite available at another property, so we stayed for 10 days. The jet noise was distracting with approximately 100 flights on Saturday, and flights on all days typically starting before 6 AM and going to approximately 11 PM. The food quality was just average, and well below Beaches (Negril) of Sandals (Grand St. Lucia). There were few amenities, and only one small pool and hot tub. The beach was small, had many broken shells, and the bottom was mushy.Employees were friendly. We switched butlers because the initial two did not provide good service (Marvin and Stevan were excellent). Best feature was the sunset catamaran cruise on Red Dread. The crew did an excellent job of educating us about this area, and it was a fun time. If you are going to Jamaica, our recommendation is to go to Sandals or Beaches in Negril. They are beautiful and quiet locations with many excellent restaurants and amenities, multiple pools, and the best beach in Jamaica.

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Buyer Beware Airplanes!

We recently spent 4 days here. While the grounds were lovely and staff were exceptional we wish we had known about the proximity to the airport. The hotel is located right off the where the planes takeoff. Fortunately the airport shuts down overnight just in time for the partiers to start! I was kept awake 2 of the 3 nights listening to yelling and loud music. This resort is definitely for people that are not trying to relax. We did visit Sandals Royal Caribbean Montego Bay for dinner 1 night and found it much more relaxing.

  • 101467 : Bellevue, Nebraska
1st time in JamaicašŸŒ“

AMAZING...BEAUTIFUL...EVERYTHING WE COULD HAVE WANTED. Special shout out to Carl and Orion our butlers who went above and beyond to make our stay specialšŸŒ“. Truly heaven on earth! Beach was beautiful, reserved chairs of our choice for the entire week, restaurants all very good, beach bar was a blast, such a relaxing and happy experience. Can't wait to go back and would highly recommend this resort. Not big at all, just the right size, never felt crowded or overwhelming. So much love here and no worries.

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.