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
  • Swanny1957 : Manchester, United Kingdom
The Place is a Dump

Dreadful place, we had to move rooms due to bed bugs. If people score this more than one I have to wonder what type of house they actually live in and what the food is like that they eat.People carving their names into the rocks around the swimming pool, a tray of food was left outside a room near to ours for 4 days. We complained to Kuoni and got a partial refund.

  • erikwoodhouse : Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Great Honeymoon

We spent a week at the Sandals Montego Bay resort for our honeymoon and had an amazing time. The resort was beautiful, great food, friendly staff, and plenty of activities/excursions to partake in. We stayed in one of the Romeo & Juliet suites and it was wonderful! We had an amazing view of the ocean from our balcony and could walk right onto the beach from our room. The building next to ours was under construction, which wasn't too bothersome at all. However, on one night that we were there the construction team worked well into the night until 11pm or so which was kind of loud. We never mentioned it or complained, but the next day the manager gave us a bottle of wine and a voucher for a free couples massage at the spa to compensate for the inconvenience. This was really nice and the massage was wonderful! Our only negative experience at this resort happened the day before we left. We scheduled a photo session with a photographer and when we arrived for our appointment, it was clear the photographer was not happy that we were a gay couple. He never introduced himself, just said "follow me" and we followed him to the beach where he took exactly 2 pictures the said "we're done" and then left. Tho whole photo session took less than 10 seconds. There were other couples on the beach in the same area that had been doing photos with photographers for 20+ minutes in different poses and positions. We then left the beach and went to the bar and ordered a drink. After sitting in the lounge area for about 15 minutes our photographer reappeared and said, "Do you want to take pictures in the garden or not?" We said yes, and followed him to the garden where he again took a few photos and said "we're done" and walked off. Later that night we went to the photo store to view our photos and I mentioned it to the sales representative who said, "yes, I'm really sorry. He came back so quick and I made him go back out and take a few more pictures for you." For the 7 days were at the resort, this was the only negative experience we had; it was just really unprofessional. I mean, of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion about being gay, but we just didn't think it was very professional to let such opinions influence your work/job. Overall, Sandals Montego Bay was great and we definitely plan on returning!

  • sandalsrepeater :
montego bay stay

room was smaller than photo and phone rep described. I am used to a higher level of quality of cuisine. Room service ran out of food every night. We had no other options. swimming Pools were disappointing, bar tenders were very slow. However, it was a pretty property, the staff was fantastic, excellent butlers, great entertainment, superb scuba and water sports, great piano bar,

  • joelhirst :
A Lovely, Peaceful Adventure

My wife and I went to Sandals Montego Bay for our 10th wedding anniversary. We packed our bags, left our 5 year old with grandma and grandpa and headed out! What were we looking for? Someplace without hassles, where folks were friendly, that was safe and the food was good. And the beach. Thats what my wife liked the most, placid and calm, white sands sloping down to turquoise waters. We had a good time, from the entertainment which was classy and fun. To the food which was above par for an all-inclusive. Jamaica itself was interesting, not as much history as I like (I'm a history tourist); but then again we were there because my wife wanted beach. There are 3 Sandals in Montego, Montego Bay is the flagship, the first Sandals - they seized the nicest beach in the area 35 years ago. Some travelers might write about the airport. There were maybe a half dozen planes a day, and the resort is right by the airport. They put double pane glass so it doesn't bother you inside, and frankly we didn't care. I'd highly recommend, if you are looking for what we were.

  • summer d : Trenton, New Jersey
nice honeymoon

My husband and I went to Sandals Montego Bay for our honeymoon. We stayed for 10 days and overall really liked it. The water was clean and beautiful and the beach was clean and nice. There were all kinds of cool critters to see both in the water (bring a mask and snorkel!) And on the property. We learned a lot about the culture in Jamaica which was really cool. They had daily and nightly activities so there was always something to do if you wanted to participate. The food was good. Very small portions at the restaurants but it's all inclusive so you could order as much as you want. The drinks were good too, they didn't skimp on the alcohol. The employees were very friendly and the service was good too. The only reasons I didn't give this review 5 stars are because they are a bit pushy with wanting you to book your next vacation right away with them. Also, we went with the cheapest room since we opted to stay longer (and believe me the cheapest room is still really expensive) the room was nice and all but we felt like we were treated accordingly. For example we couldn't have room service even though Sandals is all inclusive, since we weren't in a more expensive room they told us we'd have to pay for any food we ordered to our room which I thought was weird and also kind of a downer. You also get a mini bar in your room (ours only had non alcoholic drinks I guess because we had a cheaper room) and I constantly asked for water in our mini bar but they would not restock the water unless I caught a maid or someone in the hall and asked. Sandals was nice and we had a great time there but I'm not sure if we'd stay there again.

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.