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Sandals Royal Caribbean

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Higher end than the Sandals Montego Bay, located a few minutes away. The Sandals Royal Caribbean offers excellent service and great dining options in its 6 specialty restaurants. Swim-up River Suites feature a lagoon pool where you can swim directly to your suite. Receives the Environmental Green Globe award. The best of the 3 Sandals Resorts in Montego Bay.


Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay has all the grace and elegance of a Georgian Great House setting combined with fun, sun and excitement, not to mention luxurious swim-up river suites. Enjoy Sandals Cay, a private offshore island which is home to our exotic Thai restaurant and its own pool with swim-up bar. This 197 room resort offers six different restaurants, a full-service spa, room service offering continental breakfast for all guests as well as 24-hour room service for Concierge categories, and unlimited land and water sports including scuba diving. The Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort offers British sophistication and an exotic offshore island at one resort.

Location: Directly on the beach, 20 minute drive to Montego Bay, 15 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • tony3512 : Ipswich, United Kingdom
Great vacation

This is our third Sandals vacation, first time here. Our room 5111 is in a great location but is a bit tired. Everything worked but some drawers were stiff and one of the wardrobe doors would not stay closed.The plus points are the exceptional staff and the food quality. We got great meals and every member of staff was friendly and helpful. The bar service was excellent and only premium brands are served. Our inroom bar has Scotch, Gin, Vodka, 2 different Rums plus red, white and sparkling wine. And the fridge has beer, soft drinks and water. Not to mention the Jamaican blue mountain coffee.There are plenty of activities and entertainment including scuba diving and glass bottom boat (both free to use).I would recommend visiting this resort.

  • Heather G :
Horrible Booking Process

I was trying to book a certain room type and they did not have it available all of the nights and would not let me switch room types. Ideally I wanted to book it for the nights they did have it and then switch rooms to something else. They told me I would be uncomfortable doing it but how can they determine how I will feel? They have the room available and I am willing to pay for it but they are not letting me. Then said I had to take a worse transportation service because the higher room type was not booked even though I TRIED TO BOOK IT! I have spent 4 phone calls, 2 online chats and over 4 hours on this today and it is still not resolved. Do NOT come to this hotel group - they do not care about the customers and they are not flexible.

  • dojay111 : austin,texas
Amazing 30th anniversary

My husband and I spent a week at Sandals Royal Caribbean. We have never been to a Sandals or an all inclusive,and now we wonder what we were waiting for!It was very relaxing and the grounds are beautiful. We stayed in a suite ground floor with butler service. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Kira_Carlington :
WeddingMoon Dreams DO come true at Sandals Royal Caribbean!

We stayed at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from October 4, 2017 to October 13, 2017 and were married there on October 7, 2017! We were initially scheduled to leave on the 11th, but we couldn’t bear to leave, so we extended our stay! I can honestly say that the service we received was fantastic. Our amazing butlers, Ian and Kemar considered and addressed our every need and desire - often before it came to our own minds - it was so nice to have them take care of us! In fact, all of the resort staff were always pleasant, friendly and accommodating - it was really a pleasure. WEDDINGWe had about 20 guests staying at the resort (including ourselves), as well as about 20 additional guests that came just for the wedding. The wedding was so beautiful. When we met our on-site wedding planner, Sanjae, she was on point, she remembered to ask me about small details I had completely forgotten. After planning this wedding for months, I was finally able to relax, because she really gave me confidence that she would look after everything, and she did. Sanjae made the suggestion of hosting the cocktail reception and dinner on the Private Island, which was absolutely stunning - I was so grateful that she was able to make it happen and keep the night running smoothly. She facilitated custom wedding favours for all our guests, a photo booth station for everyone to contribute to our wedding guest book as well as a wardrobe change for me and getting everything back to our room; it was truly seamless. She was always so positive and calm, and on top of all the details - we really can’t praise her enough.The steel drum band was loved by everyone - it added such a special element to the ceremony. The DJ was also great, he got everyone pumped up and made sure he hit all of our requests - everyone was up, dancing and having a great time. Our photographer, Syan, was so dedicated, and such a nice person to have with us to help capture our wedding day. He went over and beyond to make sure he captured all the important details and some great candid moments. The cocktail reception was really nice and the food really good. The dinner was a mixed bag - definitely not the best thing we ate while there - it was kind of like conference food. That being said, they were so upset to hear that we weren’t thrilled with the dinner that they set up a private candlelight dinner for us (as well as two of my bridesmaids - one of which was celebrating her birthday!) at one of the over the water gazebos. It was so beautiful and Devroy, who looked after us was so great, he even serenaded my friend for her birthday - what a voice!The food itself was phenomenal - the main of surf and turf was cooked perfectly and so juicy and flavourful - and the creme brûlée desert was on point - such a memorable and special experience. ROOMSBecause we extended our stay, we ended up getting to try out two different rooms. The first room was the Honeymoon Grand Luxury Walkout Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility soaking tub, it was very modern and open concept, which we loved, but might not be for everyone as it does not have much privacy. The suite itself was spacious, beautiful and modern. The walk out was great we really enjoyed having breakfast out there on several mornings and the bath was so relaxing (and romantic), thanks to our great butlers. The second room was the Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon One Bedroom Butler Suite. It was also really impressive and was done in more of a traditional colonial style with beautiful dark wood furniture everywhere. The balcony was very spacious and had a super comfortable lounging couch as well as a table and chairs, at which we had a really lovely private dinner on the last night of our trip. It had a private entrance to the lagoon pool that was magical at night, and a nice quiet place to relax during the day.FOODWe tried pretty much everything and were overall, impressed. By far the best restaurant is Le Jardinier, which serves French cuisine - their escargots and bouillabaisse cant be missed! They also do a good ackee and saltfish at their a la carte brunch. The Jerk Grill on the Private Island would be a close second - everything on the menu is really good; just get one of everything - really, but mind the spice if you can’t manage! We also really enjoyed the dinner we had at the Regency - the Snapper was delicious and the scallops were flavourful and cooked perfectly. Eleanor’s and Royal Thai were both good, but not great, so they didn’t make our top three, but are still definitely worth a visit. The Cricketers Pub was surprisingly good - their hot wings and fish and chips are can’t miss (second dinner anyone?). The Beach Grill and Pizza were ok, didn’t love the patties and they never seemed to be all that warm. The service there was amazing though, they never had us wanting or waiting on anything. We went to the buffet only once; it was underwhelming - I’d avoid it given all the amazing options available.SPAAhhhhhmazing - however you slice it. But do yourself a favour and book your treatment on the island, the location can’t be beat, and the treatment room opens out onto the ocean. We had both of our treatments outside and loved it, but if you really want to have total silence, you should request one of the rooms in the spa on the mainland - which are very nice as well. The staff was lovely and the massages were so great - that’s why we ended up having two!ENTERTAINMENTWe really enjoyed the nightly entertainment. They had different themes every night, which was really fun and everyone really got into it. Our favourite night was the beach party with all the traditional Jamaican food on the Friday night - the food was amazing, loved the curry goat, rice and peas and snapper. The performers were phenomenal as well, really impressive acrobatics, stunts and music, such a great time.We also did the Dunn’s River Falls tour as well as the Reggae Roots Catalan Cruise on the Red Dread! We all loved and would highly recommend both - the falls are stunning and a great day all around and the cruise is a huge party - we had such a blast!We really had an amazing time and have already booked our anniversary trip as we can't wait to enjoy the great Sandals hospitality again!

  • yziedog :
Our week in Paradise!

It started out fantastic and got better every day! We were truly treated like Royalty, the employees referred to us by name, remembered what we liked to drink, offered new choices and recommended great places to eat. We couldn't have had a better vacation, WE WILL BE BACK!!!

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
  • A la carte dining
  • Room service in Concierge suites only
  • Domestic and International brand drinks
  • Wine with lunch and dinner
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle boats
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoes
  • Hydrobikes
  • Hobie Cats
  • Scuba for certified divers
  • Introductory scuba lessons in pool and classroom
  • Glass-bottom boat rides
  • Tennis (day and night)
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball (beach)
  • Shuffleboard
  • Billiards
  • Basketball
  • Board games
  • Lawn chess
  • Croquet
  • WiFi
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 190 guest rooms
  • 4 restaurants: Thai, International, Jamaican, Grilled specialties, Off shore island restaurant
  • 4 pools
  • Jacuzzi
  • 2 swim-up bar
  • Piano bar
  • 3 tennis courts
  • Golf course nearby
  • Fitness centre
  • Watersports centre
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Games room
  • Scuba diving centre
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Complimentary property-wide WiFi
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Off shore island

Deluxe Rooms include:

  • Garden view
  • 1 king-size bed
  • Full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • WiFi
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Amenity Kit

Premium Rooms include:

  • Same features as Deluxe Rooms
  • Balcony or terrace with pool or garden view

Grand Luxe Rooms include:

  • Same features as Deluxe Rooms
  • Balcony or terrace with pool or garden view

Grand Luxe Beachfront Rooms include:

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

Suite room categories available with Concierge Service including:

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

Exchange Privileges - Exchange program with Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Carlyle. Daily shuttle service included to Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Carlyle.

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.

Honeymooners - 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.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Sandals Royal Caribbean
    Montego Bay,Jamaica

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Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island
Mahoe Bay, Montego Bay 167 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.