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Sandals Royal Plantation

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Our Opinion

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.


Overview
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
  • Simplysusie : Mississauga, Canada
The Best Vacation of my Life

I have never been to a more beautiful or welcoming country. The people who work so hard to ensure your wonderful vacation do not get enough credit. Thank you for making my vacation a dream come true!! The resort is perfectly set up. The rooms are clean and charming. I love the small boutique style of this resort. The beach was the best one I've ever experienced. Crystal clear water so inviting when you need to cool off. The food was world class. It is exceptional to not have one bad meal. The French restaurant was the very best!!!! The food at the grill on the beach was 5 star at its best. This resort should be rated higher because it far exceeds all expectation.

  • LBlovesCC : Wray, Colorado
Perfection! Sandal’s Royal Plantation!

Sandal’s Royal Plantation hit the mark in every way! This was our third visit to our “Jamaican home”! Wow! The general manager Arnold Nugent has made quality changes since we were there last year. Arnold has vision and creativity, and in time, SPRP will be a showcase resort. Mario, Food and Beverage manager is everywhere, helping to serve, checking on food and beverage preparations and visiting with guests. Dacia, Loyalty manager is a delight, she always brings a smile and helps you book the best returning price! These, along with other managers really brought their A-game to help make our trip fantastic. My wife especially enjoyed the spa, due to the excellent care of Rhona, who treated her two times during our stay. Our room was perfect, third time’s a charm, we were on the second floor of the West building and the ocean view was fantastic. For me, the room has to be comfortable, good bed, quiet, good closet, hot water and temperature controlled, this room was perfect on all accounts! We don’t spend a lot of time in the room, not when you have an ocean, beach and pool! We always found the room immaculate thanks to Tiesha from Housekeeping and the turn down service from Jackie was perfect. Our butlers were Audell and Chadworth, fantastic duo! Always checking on us, bringing snacks and wine to our room, decorating with towel art, and generally just making sure we had the best vacation ever. The food at this resort is exceptional! Every meal we dined on was fabulous and the desserts were worth the indulgence. One of the reasons the food is so good, is due to the staff. We were pleasantly surprise by the number of familiar faces, Michael, Kimberlee, Natalia, and Michael at the Terrace along with some new ones, Jerome and Anneya. Larkland and Jerome at the beach grill, brought a smile to my face with their friendly ways and even bringing me drinks they knew I wanted before I ordered it. The coconut shrimp, ribs, lobster club sandwich along with the ice cream were superb! The Terrance is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The breakfast is a buffet; with made to order cooked eggs, but you can also sit back relax and order from a menu. Lunch was a buffet with some form of cooking station, pasta, sandwiches, etc. The dinner menu changed daily, but you almost always ordered off the menu. Again the service was excellent, with Natalia and Kimberlee greeting and serving you along with Jerome, Michael and Rhyan. We found the” royal treatment” at The Royal Grill with Romeo as our waiter, wow does he move fast and efficiently. In the Le Pappillon we were served elegant dishes by Hushane and Winston. The beach is the best! Lots of chairs and umbrellas and gorgeous sun filled water. The beach is not the kind to take long walks on, but there are trade-offs. The limited beach creates seclusion, unlike Negril’s 7 mile beach, you don’t have vendors disrupting the ocean sounds. Devan helped keep the beach “ship shape.” Cleon, Kamar and Andrew are fantastic beach butlers. (Daniello was on vacation, but he did come by one day to say hello. Wonderful surprise!) Always checking to see how we were doing and bringing drinks and cooling my wife down with rose water. Just before we would return to the room, we would stop at the pool and hot tub. Cleon, Kamar or Andrew would be checking on us at the pool. The bar tenders at this resort go out of the way to make your stay happy. Junior and Kamar add to the festivities with wonderful drinks and happy comments. We were happy to see Richard return from sick leave, shortly before we left. Karena greeted us with smiles assisting us with our evening drinks on the veranda. This resort is not party central, but if you desire quiet, elegant super service and excellent food/drink; book the Sandal’s Royal Plantation. We booked before we left! Can’t wait to see our “family” next spring.

  • David C :
Best vacation ever!

This was our first visit to a Sandals resort and our best vacation ever. My wife and I visited from 4/4 through 4/10/17. The resort WAY exceeded our expectations. The difference is the people who work at Royal Plantation. They simply made us feel like we were royalty. We made a list of all the names of the people at the resort we could think of who contributed to our fantastic experience, and the list is long: Akeen, Tevin, Karena, Adlin, Michael, Lancelot, Jerome the older, Jerome the younger, Kadeja, Robert, Kimberlee, Damion, Adrian, Giovani, Karen, Graeme, Jason, Sharna, Karorie and others. Yes, the rooms are wonderful and yes, the property is beautiful. But the most compelling reason to visit this resort is the wonderful people who work there.

  • Bill2Liz : Tring
Elegant and exclusive with breathtaking views of the Ocean from every room.

All of the Sandals resorts have the wow factor but the Royal Plantation is the most unique. It is the smallest of their properties with just 77 suites, so there are only around 150 people staying at any one time. This allows their incredible staff to devote far more time to get to know every guest and their individual likes and dislikes. They then set out to offer a level of service unrivalled at any of the larger properties. It is this above all else that impresses. The tranquil atmosphere and the luxurious suites and public areas makes for a wonderful relaxing holiday that is very hard to resist. This is our second visit and we were delighted with the amount of staff who genuinely remembered us from last year and welcomed us back as old friends.The three on site restaurants all offer excellent food accompanied by good quality house wines and beers. If you get bored with the choices here, you have the option of visiting any of the 16 restaurants at the next door Ochi Beach resort. It is no hassle as your butler makes all the reservations for you and accompanies you via the shuttle bus to the restaurant every time until you are seated at your table. The two butlers assigned to you throughout your stay will make sure that your every whim is catered for. Nothing is too much trouble for them. On the subject of butlers, I am reluctant to name the pair that worked with us because if I give them the praise they deserve, everybody will request them and we may not get a look in on our next trip but I will name them as we want to make sure that they do get the recognition they deserve for looking after us so superbly, so our sincere thanks to Fiona and Orayne ( or Fi-Fi and Shrek, as they are affectionately known!) you were the stars of our trip.I cannot leave this review without also mentioning some of the other stars that made our holiday so memorable; Michael, Natalia (still in great voice), Anneya, Jerome, Larkland (still crazy), Nastia, Adlin, Kimberlee, Latoya and not forgetting Andrea ( thanks for the dancing lessons).Thanks to Karena for the late night cocktails with a smile. Thanks to the stars of the beach, Cleon and Daniello, for keeping me supplied with cold beer all day. Thanks to all the Scuba diving team who always inspire confidence with their professionalism and skill. Thanks to all the great management team who keep the standards as high as ever. Frank for his fashion sense, Mario for the incredible high level of food and beverages ( even if he did leave the tomato juice out of his Bloody Mary recipe ! ) Thanks overall go to Arnold for keeping the team in such great order.By now, you may get the impression that we quite liked the place. It is simply outstanding!. If you like peaceful, quiet, luxurious surroundings with no hassle, this is the place for you.

  • Brian R : San Antonio, TX
Good but not great

We visited this property from 4/11-4/15 after having a great time using a day pass at Sandals in Grenada. This property is very nice, but not on par with it's sister property. The food was good but nothing special, the service was spotty at times, and the staff had a really hard time delivering what you ordered. Every time we ordered breakfast multiple items seemed to be missing (bacon, OJ, toast, etc.). I would expect more given the amount of staff and the butlers available. The property itself is beautiful, clean and quiet, but rather dated. The beaches were small but perfect for the small amount of guests. The pool was also very small, but the hot tubs were really nice when the sun started to set. I won't return to this location due to overall value and travel time to/from the resort. Beware, the Montego Bay Airport is a mess.

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 www.sandals.com 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.

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