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The Sandals Royal Plantation is a great resort for those looking for the same luxuries of an all-inclusive resort in a more intimate setting. The resort is staffed by an incredibly personable and attentive team. This is a perfect resort for adults and couples, looking for a quiet and relaxing place to enjoy the landscapes of Jamaica. The Sandals Royal Plantation is also a wonderful destination wedding option.

The Sandals Royal Plantation is the Caribbean's most exclusive beach boutique resort for adults. Nestled atop a seaside bluff above the stunning Caribbean Sea, this resort presents the perfect setting to truly get away from it all. Located on two pristine, private beaches, each of Sandals Royal Plantation's 74-suites enjoy direct ocean views and butler service. Amenities include a pool, three gourmet � la carte restaurants, 24-hour in-room dining, a 5-Star Diamond Award-winning Red Lane� Spa, non-motorized water sports, tennis courts, 24-hour fitness center and world-class golf nearby at Sandals Golf & Country Club. Sandals Royal Plantation is the perfect vacation spot for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
Location: Ocho Rios, directly on the beach, 90 min drive from Sangster International Airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • emily4au : Helena, Alabama
Amazing Honeymoon Destination

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Royal Plantation! Because it is the only all-butler resort and very small (only 70ish rooms) we felt like royalty. We got to know all the staff and they we're so accommodating. Everyone was polite and kind. I loved that the staff pulled my chair our for me at the table and placed my napkin in my lap, very classy. Our butlers drew baths for us, left cookies in our room, and made our dinner reservations for us. Marvin and Oren are the best! Cleon, our beach butler, kept us hydrated with our favorite drinks in the beach all week long!When we booked our honeymoon we were a little nervous that we wouldn't fit in with the clients at this resort. We were told that the resort attracts an older clientele, We are 22 years old, and while we like to be adventurous and have fun, we also like to sit and relax. We were not looking for a party scene. It was perfect! There was a great mix of all ages at this resort and everyone was so nice. However, the worst part about the resort was Ochi. I do not recommend going there. We went twice and it was not at all like Royal Plantation. Everyone was playing loud music, playing beer pong in the pool, and screaming at the swim up felt like college, not a honeymoon. We are glad we went there because now we know that the classiness of Royal Plantation is what we prefer. Overall, Royal Plantation was a dream! We cannot wait to go back!

  • price_jc24 : Tulsa, Oklahoma

This was our first time in Jamaica and at a sandals resort. We had received several recommendations to stay at sandals. We were not disappointed. Neil our butler was fantastic. Neil was always respectful and helped with every aspect of our stay. Highly recommend Neil. Cleon the server on the beach was amazing. Cleon remember our names from the first day and always took care of us. We will be back for sure.

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Relaxing Honeymoon in Paradise

My husband and I visited 10/3-10/10 for our honeymoon. We arrived literally right before the outskirts of hurricane Matthew hit but it was not bad at all. Only 2 days of rainy/cloudy weather but the resort took all the precautions: taping up the windows, moved out furniture, etc. so I'm sure our entering was not as great as it could have been but Frank the manager explained everything to us. It took a little bit to get used to having on-hand butlers, but we absolutely loved Oren & Marvin! We are so glad we chose Royal Plantation as it was exactly what we were looking for; we have never been so relaxed! The ocean view from our room was incredible. The food was great, the beach butlers kept our drinks coming on the beach - Cleon is wonderful and we will miss his always smiling and happy face! We ate at the French restaurant on our first and last night, which was outstanding..however, our favorite part of our trip was the private candlelight dinner on the gazebo pier of the sea. Well worth it. We took the shuttle to Ochi twice to eat at Kelly's Dockside (loved!) and at Kimonos, which was pretty good but as other reviews said, the AC seems nonexistent. Also, we waited for what seemed like a very very long time for a shuttle to go back to Plantation. For as room, Only thing that can be improved is the condition of the bathroom; our shower constantly dripped and it was very difficult to get hot water. Needs updating. We loved seeing the wild peacocks and the breakfast buffet was great every morning. Very easy to get beach chairs on either side of the beach. We loved the glass bottom boat and kayaking! we had the best time and cannot wait to come back one day!

  • TravelQueen1217 : Miami, Florida

My husband and I went to Jamaica in September for 8 nights total..5 AMAZING nights in Couples Swept Away in Negril and UNFORTUNATELY here for 3 nights. I have to say it felt something like leaving the Four Seasons and checking into a Motel 6!! Upon our arrival we basically spent the 1st day switching rooms 3 times....1st room AC did not work, second room was filthy, 3rd room no hot water. The next day they put us in the governers suite to compensate basically loosing a day of vacation. Our so called "compensation room" had a broken guest toilet among other things but at that point we said let's make the best of what was left and so we tried.The rest of our vacation was followed by food that sucked, entertainment that was mediocre and activities that were non existent. I was completely shocked after reading so many nice reviews that we would have so many issues and am completely convinced sandals pays people to write these so called great reviews!!For $550 a night you can get a plethora of MUCH BETTER OPTIONS!! I highly recommend Couples Resorts but if if it's not your cup of tea look into just about ANYTHING ELSE!! I told management BEFORE they upgraded our room that we wanted money back..that of course never happened. I also called corporate after our vacation to relay our issues and they cared even less. I attached a photo of the letter corporate sent in response to me requesting compensation. This place is an embarrassment and should be ashamed of taking people's good money like that!!!!

  • LaineynLaw : Toronto, Canada
Very relaxed stay

Great staff at this resort - always smiling and helpful. The food was really good - at Michelin star quality in the Papillon French Restaurant where we ate several times and very high quality at the other venues. The hotel is luxuriously appointed and very comfortable with the grounds being wonderfully maintained; it was a pleasure to walk around. Suite had a glorious view, but the bathroom and plumbing is starting to show its age and a bathroom renovation ought to be considered before too long.(For instance it was difficult to switch off the shower and the bath fill/shower toggle was loose.) It did not detract from the stay, nor was bad enough to complain to housekeeping, but it was out of kilter with the rest of the decor and furnishings which were of high quality and in excellent repair. The optional extra Segway tour of the Plantation is a first rate experience and was managed safely and competently and we recommend it. The Sunset Cruise was shared with a huge crowd who were partying with a very loud disco, so rather than it being a romantic interlude as the name suggested in the context of a Couples only resort renowned for its emphasis on couples in love, it was anything but. We would have felt aggrieved had we paid for it, but as it was complimentary we simply decided to not bother next time - yes we have already booked to return to Sandals it was that enjoyable overall.

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

  • All meals (buffet breakfast, daytime and late night snacks)
  • Dinner can be a la carte (reservations required in some restaurants, dress code in effect)
  • Unlimited international, premium and domestic drinks
  • 24-hour room service
  • Butler service
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Hobie cats
  • WiFi
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 4 a la carte restaurants (International, Grill, French)
  • 3 bars
  • 1 pool
  • Outdoor whirlpool
  • 2 (lit) tennis courts
  • Fitness Centre
  • Red Lane Spa
  • Steamroom & sauna
  • Games room
  • Water Sports center (fee)
  • Dive shop (fee)
  • Tour desk (fee)
  • Golf course nearby (fee)
  • Gift shop
  • Island Routes tour desk
  • Laundry facilities (fee)
  • Wedding facilities (fee)
  • Complimentary property-wide WiFi
  • Butler service
  • Conference facilities (fee)
  • Currency exchange

All Rooms include:

  • A/C
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone with voice mail
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • Satellite television
  • Hairdryer
  • Clock radio
  • Mini-bar
  • CD player
  • In-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bathrobe for use during your stay
  • 24 hr room service
  • Butler service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Max occupancy 2 adults

Royal Orchid Oceanfront Butler Suite:
  • Four poster king size bed
  • Ocean and west beach view
  • Located on the first through third floors
  • Sitting area with an ornamental French balcony
  • Max 2 adults total
Royal Hummingbird Oceanfront Butler Suite:
  • Four poster king size bed
  • Ocean and east beach view
  • Located on the first through third floors
  • Sitting area with an ornamental French balcony
  • Max 2 adults total
Coconut Grove Plantation Oceanfront Suite:
  • Four poster king size bed
  • Ocean view
  • Sitting area with an ornamental French balcony
  • Max 2 adults total
Royal Great House Oceanfront Suite:
  • Four poster king size bed
  • Ocean view
  • Roman tub with separate walk-in shower
  • Sitting area with an ornamental French balcony
  • Max 2 adults total
Exchange Privileges - Sandals Resorts do offer exchange privileges at other Sandals Resorts. Please refer to for more details.

Golf Bonus - Green fees at the Upton Golf and Country Club and transfers are included. Mandatory cart and caddies are an additional charge.

Wedding Packages - Wedding packages available, please inquire.

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 Plantation
    Ocho Rios,Jamaica

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Sandals Royal Plantation
Main Street, Ocho Rios 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.