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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.

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  • Sean H : Jersey City, United States
Young Couple's vacation paradise!

I will start with the highlight of my trip. I literally had (one of) the BEST massages of my life. I say this up front because I am a seasoned traveler and a bit of a snob when it comes to spa experiences. We opted for a couples massage and my masseur "Keron" was honestly exceptional.The resort is close to the airport, which for us was a big plus as we wanted to maximize our luxury experience and time as soon as we landed (the payoff is that there was airplane noise a couple times a day). That was no problem for us however given the fact that the resort has managed to create an experience of being totally isolated in a tropical paradise,The resort itself is really lovely! Mature tropical vegetation growth everywhere and impressive, the grass was soft to the barefoot and everything manicured to perfection. We stayed in room 3015 on the ground level in a honeymoon walk out suite with soaking tub and butler service ( more on butler service later).Our room was really perfect. Although it was not "ocean view" by room category, we could actually lay in bed and look right out to the ocean. There were two large Clawfoot tubs, one in the room and one on the walkout (semi-private) porch. I enjoyed the indoor one but the felt a bit on display in the outdoor one as we were on the first level. The room was always stocked with our beverages, had great lighting (weird thing to say, but you'll get it if you go) and was quiet. The bed was awesome.The service at the hotel was also 100% committed and excellent. While it was not always "smooth" there was an earnest desire by the staff to please us as guests and we felt catered to.The food was very good (not excellent) but again, I am a picky. We ate at the reservations only French restaurant one night and the Thai restaurant the other. The service at both was flawless. The food was unmemorable but that is both a good and bad thing as the dining experience made up for any culinary meritocracy. To be clear, the food was really good, just uneven. As an example, the starters were excellent while the main course was just ok at the French restaurant. At the Thai Restaurant (you take a really cute boat to a small private island to get there), the food was just good, but the experience was everything! Now the butler service...We had two butlers one was a young very intelligent man names Chad and the other was a slightly older gentleman named Damon. Damon was ON-IT. He was present whenever we needed anything, he unpacked our clothes, reserved a beach palapa for us each day with a cooler of drinks and goodies, took care of all our reservations, met us before each dinner and walked us to the restaurant to see we were properly checked in. Our young Chad was not as attentive. He seemed uninformed of every aspect of our trip. He missed our dinner reservation (booked wrong time with the restaurant) didn't offer to assist with anything with out a direct request ect. All of that is to say your experience wit hthe butler service may be a mixed bag depending on the butler you get.Over all my expectations however were exceeded with the all inclusive resort. I will definitely try Sandals again in other locations.

  • Jennifer G :
Wonderful resort , amazing staff!!

We were at SRC May 20-27 th, it was a great time , we have traveled quite a bit through the years , I have to say though that staff at SRC is the best , Jamaica has the warmest most welcoming people, it really made my visit . I may not return to this particular resort because i like Long Beaches for walking but I will return to Jamaica the people are the best as well as the Sandals brand , keep up the good work Sandals !We were brought to resort on a nice bus , greeted in the lobby area with champagne and a cool towel for your face , Cion in reception was just the sweetest lady, so fun and always had us laughing , she is a great asset to Sandals.Room was great , had one issue with a toilet , called the front desk and it was literally fixed in 10 min. , my housekeeper LIlly was so sweet , always kept our room neat as could be and checked in several times to make sure we were all set, what a beautiful spirit! Room was always done for us twice a day.Pools and grounds were gorgeous , our pool guy and lifeguard Dermain was so good , always up early every morning making sure the pool was cleaned and ready to go! Gardeners , painters always busy and there to offer a good morning greeting . Entertainment crew is so hard working , evening activities as well as the day were good, Nicko , and the entire crew are awesome, they get all involved .Food and drinks are plentiful, food always hot , Thai restraint was my favorite , Italian was good at Mobay as well as Tokyo Joe's . I never had a bad meal. Service at the French restaurant was a bit slow.Red Lane spa was wonderful, had a deep tissue massage with Wright she has such strong hands , her massage was one of the better that I have had , it hurt sooo good, just what I needed !Pool bartenders and lifeguards at the island were great , Mario is hilarious, had some great conversation with Blaine too, he is a lifeguard at the island , what a great guy . So I could go on all day about this place , the people are what makes this place amazing . Give it a try.

  • Alan M : sunderland
A Great Place

We stayed at the SRC for the 2nd week of a split holiday the first week being at SSC.I can say the ride from SSC to SRC was a lot better than the trip from the airport to SSC, no rain, less traffic and in sunshine.On arrival at SRC you could tell it was a completely different resort, more compact and more intimate.We were taken to our room from the concierge lounge by one of our butlers, Sheldon.Sheldon was a star he was the older of our two butlers Andre being the other, and you could tell this, the little “treats” he left in the room, the running of the bath, he was lovely.We had our orientation by Sheldon then we had our, in room check in.Our room in the St James building was lovely, it may have been improved by a door onto our balcony, for more privacy, but that is a minor point.It had all you needed and was well maintained and stocked.The room looked over the beautiful well-maintained gardens and had views of small pools.The grounds are well maintained and it has its own little island with a restaurant day time food bar sunbeds and cabanas. It’s only a 3-minute trip across in the “Dragon Boat” which runs virtually all day.Most of the food court themes are out door, great when you have the lovely Caribbean sun and weather, but not so good when the liquid sunshine arrives as all the outside areas have to close and that leaves only a few areas to dine at. But it was our choice to book to go in May (the rainy season) and the staff did say it was the wettest period they have had for a while. You need the liquid sunshine for the tropical paradise it is, and who can really complain at warm rain @ 25CThe dining options are the Royal Thai on Sandals Cay (the island) food here is exceptional and in a great setting, reservations are required, and its covered in. The Jerk shack is the day time food bar here serving the lovely tasting jerk chicken/pork or grilled fish.The Regency is a lovey setting part of the original hotel (the Royal Caribbean which has its own history).This is a lovely restaurant with outside decking area overlooking the sea, a beautiful setting.Le Jardinier, a beautiful outside restaurant, which due to the inclement nature of the weather we could not use to its full extent.Eleanor’s is outside but is covered in, again a beautiful setting with views over the garden.Mariners and Bella Napoli are your main lunch time eateries and are on the beach, the staff around here and the beach bar are great and will help you with anything especially Tracey.The Cricketers bar, a take on an English pub, well, being English I will leave this alone, quaint setting if you haven’t been to England but to the designers, I would need to talk to you.All the staff were great, no problems with them and they made our stay here great.You can also use the nearby Montego Bay resort which is only 5 minutes from this resort, a good addition. It is completely different from SSC as it is smaller and compact, but due to this you get to know the staff better.It was our first time as Butler level as it was part of the 2 for 1 offer we had all other times we have been club/concierge would I do this again? Maybe there are added bonuses but I still have the use of my legs to walk to the bar, to get my own food so I think I will stick to club.My wife Jen says the spa was great, I'm not one for them but she says it was well worth the visitNotwithstanding the lovely service Sheldon and Andre gave us, thanks lads.Another great holiday by Sandals.

  • Stella8216 : Parkland, Florida
Cousin's Getaway

We are going back next year. This time we are staying longer so we can really enjoy the resort. If you stay here, and would like peace and quiet when its time to go to sleep stay in the Kensington. The resort offers a little for everyone.

  • ladydirn : pittsburgh
Had a fabulous time at Sandals Royal Caribbean

My husband and I and another couple stay at Sandals Royal Caribbean the first week of April and had a fabulous time. We stayed in the Kesington Cove Club Level and would highly recommend that section of the resort. It entitles you to a concierge and room service if you want it. There is also a private pool and beach area for the guests who stay at Kensington Cove. They had a few events like a martini party one evening from 5-7 which was really fun. From the moment we left customs, we were treated like royalty and wisked away to the resort and then to a private check-in area for Club Level guests. We were immediately handed glasses of champagne, checked in and made our reservations for the week at the different restaurants. Francois was our concierge for the week and hand delivered our itinerary for the restaurants later that evening. The staff was so friendly and remembered our names after meeting us for the first time. They could not do enough for you and everything was " no problem mon". We really enjoyed the restaurants at the resort. The Regency is where the buffet is and we ate all of breakfasts there except for room service one day. I would not recommend doing this because it takes awhile for the breakfast to come and we would rather just walk over and be on our own schedule. The deck on the Regency has a view that I just could not get over the entire week. I never got tired of looking over the turquoise water at the private island. It is breathtaking to say the least. The Regency is closed on Friday night for the beach party. I enjoyed the food at the beach party but not so much the entertainment. You sat and watched it and I would have rather been up dancing with the staff like I have at other all inclusive resorts. We enjoyed the French restaurant a lot, the British restaurant was just OK but loved the Italian restaurant at Sandal's MoBay. Sandal's Mobay has a fabulous lunch buffet and a Parisean pastry shop so make time to take the shuttle and spend the day there too. We had great time at the Thai restaurant on the private island but I did not like the food. My husband and neighbors really like their meals and the service was outstanding but I think I just don;t like Thai food so try it for yourselves. We ate with the staff on one of our last evenings and had a great time. We ate and drank at Mariner's, the beach bar a lot during the week, Rohan, and Devon and the rest of the staff were a lot of fun. We ate with the concierge, Francois and Carissa, and one of the entertainment staff. If you request this with management, they do permit the staff to dine with you. It was a lot of fun and I think it is a an honor for them to be invited. We took the complimentary catamaran sail to snorkel and then to Margaritaville and had a blast. I would highly recommend this trip. We did not leave the resorts for any other excuscions except to go to MoBay. Over all, we had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to go back. Jamaican people are laid back with their " ya mon" and " no problem" and their service is top notch. the resort was clean, well groomed and just beautiful with all the tropical plants. They work hard all day manicuring, painting and whatever it takes to keep the place perfect. It is absolute paradise!!

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.