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  • Exclusive and Luxurious Boutique Resort
  • All Suites with Ocean View

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Sandals Royal Plantation, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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The most exquisite resort to ever call the Caribbean home, Sandals Royal Plantation, quite simply redefines luxurious island escapism. Sitting on a bluff overlooking, not 1, but 2 silky sand twin-cove beaches and the shimmering Caribbean, the intoxicating sanctuary grants each of its 74 sumptuous suites heart-stopping views of the ocean and exclusive Butler Service. Bask blissfully on spectacular glorious golden-sand coves, where you can spend countless hours soaking in the sunshine and sipping on 'mangosas' delivered by unobtrusive Beach Butlers or unwind with a relaxing treatment in the exclusive Red Lane® Spa*.

Where is it?

Situated just outside Ocho Rios, on the northern coast of Jamaica. Transfer time from Montego Bay airport: 1 hour 45 min.

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Room information

74 suites with great ocean views and personal Butler Service. Orchid Oceanfront Butler Suites have ocean views, French balconies, custom-made mahogany furniture, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, plush robes, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, 32" cable TV, in-suite bar, CD player, king-size bed and 24-hour room service. All suites benefit from exclusive Butler Service.

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Plantation Oceanfront Butler Suite - Have four-poster mahogany king beds, includes a French balcony with views of the beach and ocean and exclusive Butler Service.

Great House Oceanfront Butler Suite - have extended lounge area, whirlpool and French balcony with fantastic views of the sea and exclusive Butler Service.

Royal Oceanfront One Bedroom Butler Suite - with balcony overlooking the ocean, bedroom, Roman Spa tub with whirlpool, marble shower and exclusive Butler Service.

Peacock Oceanfront Butler Suite - these large rooms feature king-size beds, sitting area, bathroom with Roman tub and separate walk in shower and spacious walkout balcony overlooking the ocean with exclusive Butler Service.

Honeymoon Oceanfront Verandah Butler Suite - with walk out verandah, huge marble bathroom with a whirlpool tub, tumble stone shower and exclusive Butler Service.

Governor General Oceanfront One Bedroom Butler Suites - feature fine, Jamaican antique furniture, a dining area, solid wood floors and large-screen TV. Suites have 2 large balconies, fantastic ocean views and exclusive Butler Service.

Prime Minister Oceanfront One Bedroom Butler Suites - are as above overlooking the idyllic west beach and tranquil cove.

Villa Plantana is a unique expansive villa comprising of 1-, 2- or 3-bedrooms complete with its own swimming pool. Expansive living and dining areas, creating a grand space that opens onto views of the ocean with exclusive Butler Service.

Eats and drinks

4 restaurants: Le Papillon, Jamaica’s finest French restaurant with the most exotic choice of seafood and meat dishes prepared by award wining chefs. The Terrace, fine à la carte dining under the stars with authentic Caribbean and Mediterranean fusion cuisine. The Royal Café offers hearty and light favourites with a Caribbean flair in a beachside setting. The Wobbly Peacock Pub, British-style pub serving pub fare menu. 2 full service bars serving premium brand drinks. C Bar*, the only caviar and Champagne bar in Jamaica, serving the finest Iranian and Russian caviar along with exclusive Champagne. Daily afternoon tea on the terrace with an assortment of scones and delicious pastries. 24-hour room service also available for all guests. Royal Beach Butler Service that brings full food and beverages right to your beach chair.

Fun and games

1 freshwater swimming pool, 1 outdoor Jacuzzi and 1 freshwater plunge pool. Red Lane® Spa*. Pool table, board games, day and night tennis (2 courts), tennis pro available. Aquatrikes, glass-bottom boat, kayaks, windsurfing, paddleboards, Hobie Cats and snorkelling. Scuba-diving (free for certified divers, fee applies to others). Free green fees and transfers to Sandals Golf & Country Club for all Sandals guests (caddies mandatory*).


Nightly entertainment with live music band, piano melodies and cocktail parties. The resort offers cigar rolling demonstrations, wine pairing/mixology demonstrations and cooking classes.

Handy stuff

Laundry Service*. SnapShots Photo Shop*. Gift shop. Internet access*.

Additional information

DRESS CODE: Smart casual for dinner please. Gentlemen must have collared shirts, trousers and shoes.

*Denotes local charge.

Two people in love over 18 years only.

All Inclusive of

Sandals resorts are Luxury Included®; from deluxe accommodation, fine dining, unlimited premium brand drinks, transfers, tips and taxes, to a huge range of sports facilities and entertainment – it’s all included.

Minimum stay

2 nights.

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Sandals Royal Plantation, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 based on 1105 reviews Location
    • 4.5 based on 1174 reviews Rooms
    • 5 based on 1207 reviews Service
    • 4.5 based on 1200 reviews Value
    • 5 based on 1203 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (1083)
    • Very Good (168)
    • Average (55)
    • Poor (24)
    • Terrible (14)

We have been to sandals Montego Bay and really enjoyed it there. We were spoiled with a butler suite. Last year we booked royal plantation for the butler service. The resort is classic British...

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5 of 5 stars
Jul 20, 2014 - Jim S - Madison, Connecticut

We have been to sandals Montego Bay and really enjoyed it there. We were spoiled with a butler suite. Last year we booked royal plantation for the butler service. The resort is classic British... Read more Caribbean style. Not the newer hotel chic. It was beautiful and spotless, more upscale and less party place. The food was outstanding at all the restaurants. The staff was great. Mark, the manager greeted us upon arrival, he seemed to greet everyone. The butlers, bartenders, wait staff were all very friendly. Anticipated our needs and knew our names. It was our 20th anniversary and we booked a candlelight dinner in the pier. It was raing that night so they set up a private room for us that was amazing. Mark checked in on us often. Just as the main course was coming out my wife and I felt ill. Dreaded travel bug. Mark had walked in and saw the look on our faces. We went back to our room at that point. Our butler was going home and called from his home to check up on us later. Mark also called along with others to make sure we ok. The next morning we were informed that they gave us a do over. We said it wasn't necessary but they insisted. That evening we had a white linen table on the pier. Candles were everywhere. The moon was full, not sure how that did that. LOL. The private dinners are the best value, I think it was $175. It was worth several times that. The customer service they provide is way above and beyond five stars. Mark and his whole staff should be held as a example of how a resort should be run. Sandals owns us for life. Hard to go anywhere else. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Jul 19, 2014 - Rainer B - Galloway, New Jersey, United States

Not so much a review, rather an expression of how much we look forward to the relaxation RP offers to each and every vacation we have experience in our home away from home. Both my wife and I... Read more appreciate the quiet and tranquil atmosphere offered along with the personal touches we experience each and every trip!! If you are looking for a party, look elsewhere, if however you are looking to be catered to, spoiled, and generally pampered.....this is your place!! That's not to say I wont be busy, just relaxed busy. Scuba, catamaran sailing, swimming, fine food, some tennis all are in my plans! I guess that's why we come back so many times. Rainer and Kathy B. Read less

1 of 5 stars
Jul 19, 2014 - snoogle - New York City, New York

We attended a wedding here with family and friends so we spent an entire day on site. The first thing to be aware of is that you cannot visit the hotel or be on the grounds for any event without... Read more purchasing one of their stupid day passes for $150! Doesn't matter if you don't drink, doesn't matter if you just want to come for a wedding etc you still have to pay and lets face it, making your guests pay to attend your wedding is beyond tacky. Here are my general impressions of the resort: -the rooms seemed pretty nice in a pre-fab, upscale Mariott sort of way but they were a good size and the beds looked comfy. Of course they cost a fortune so they damn well better be comfy! -all inclusive resort means you can walk up to one of multiple bars and order a drink. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable so that was nice. -several restaurants on site but virtually all of them are serving generic, mass-produced buffet quality food that you can get anywhere. Even the sit down a la carte restaurant we tried was mediocre at best. -service at the restaurants was appalling...we were at the bride and groom's table and were amazed at how rude they were to the newlyweds. All kinds of stupid mistakes, not filling their water and wine glasses, not serving them first, giving their guests attitude when they received the wrong dish, it was really bad -party bros EVERYWHERE. If that's your scene, you wanna hang out with a pack of baseball hat and croakie wearing, keg standing tools dressed up like a Hollister commercial then this might be just what you're looking for. But why go to Jamaica for this? Why not just go to Destin or Panama City in Florida? Save yourself some money! -Basically if you want to stay in a pre-fab make-believe version of Jamaica and not experience ANY of the culture, the music, the people, the food and you want to pay a fortune to do it and never leave your little resort except to go to and from the airport then you might enjoy this place, otherwise you'll hate it. We rented a house nearby for the week and paid about a 1/4 of the cost and had a fantastic vacation. Do yourself a favor and investigate better options on the island. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Jul 19, 2014 - Eaglemom79 - Bethalto, Illinois

I sit here gazing out from the veranda of my room wishing I had more time to be here. We will board the plane ✈ home in the morning and will be asleep in our own bed tomorrow night. Our week here... Read more started out a bit rocky, but with a few well placed comments, our issues were remedied. We are accustomed to larger properties and this one is quite small. That being said, things are different here. If you are looking for high energy ⚡, this is not your resort. But higher energy ⚡ can be found next door at Sandals Grand Riviera. With the smaller resort, one will receive service by name from more staff members. From the first day, Lisa called us by name every time she saw us. Within 2 orders, our drink orders were remembered by Shanniel and Damian. Cleon took great care of us at the pool too. Natalia always brightened up our mornings with her sweet voice greeting us or as she passed by. The two Romaines always took good care of us at the Terrace most often in the mornings. One of the two Romaines sang in competition with other Sandals employees. To him, I say "you were robbed!" However, he was up against some tough competition. Keep singing . A friend I made here and I dubbed Oshane the "Camp Counselor". He is one of the playmakers and we did "tie and dye" shirts one afternoon and beaded jewelry another. So I have some souvenirs no one else has. The ladies at the Soon Come Back desk did their jobs well, as we have booked another trip. They are very sweet and beautiful ladies and so much fun to be around. I also want to shout out to our butlers, Chadworth and Ashmore. Thanks for making our vacation all that it was. To all the chefs, servers, beach staff, bartenders, office staff, management, housekeeping, maintenance and grounds crew, I want to say thank you so much. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Jul 15, 2014 - luvisland - Kansas City, Missouri

Well I just returned from another wonderful vacation thanks to Sandals and Ruth DeMuth of Trip Guy Travel! This was our seventh Sandals vacation in our first trip to the Royal plantation, and I... Read more must say the Royal plantation has set the bar very high for our next trip. Let me start by giving a wonderful shout out to Ruth as she gently convinced me to go with an upgraded balcony suite. Being able to sit on the balcony and enjoy the view of the ocean and Terrace was absolutely wonderful and well worth it. What made this Sandals more extraordinary than many of the others was the incredible service. For example I would head to the beach in the morning with my coffee and I would pass three people would all offered to carry it down the stairs for me. Are Butler's Orayne and Marvin were exceptional. Of all the sandals we stayed at the food here was by far the best, we enjoyed all the restaurants but especially the French. The beach was small, but it was absolutely stunning the water was clear turquoise. Well we were there to cheer game was not in play. Even though I would come down at 6:30 7 o'clock with my cup of coffee, we were still chairs available by nine. The beach service was nice touch, and the beach butlers were absolutely wonderful. The only problem we had was on the way back, when my daughter and son-in-law's flight was canceled due to weather, once again Ms. Ruth was right on it. Overall I really like Sandals well plantation, and I hope to get to return soon Read less

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