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  • Luxury Included®
  • All Butler Service Suites
  • Member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World
  • Exclusive and Luxurious Boutique Resort
  • All Suites with Ocean View

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4.5

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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*).

Entertainment

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 1112 reviews Location
    • 4.5 based on 1182 reviews Rooms
    • 5 based on 1229 reviews Service
    • 4.5 based on 1208 reviews Value
    • 5 based on 1215 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (1111)
    • Very Good (169)
    • Average (54)
    • Poor (24)
    • Terrible (13)

This property is really a great place in Ocho Rios. It is an all around beautiful spot with incredible amenities. The population is a bit older than the other Sandals but that may be due to the...

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5 of 5 stars
Aug 20, 2014 - AvFlyer172 - Nashville, Tennessee

This property is really a great place in Ocho Rios. It is an all around beautiful spot with incredible amenities. The population is a bit older than the other Sandals but that may be due to the... Read more higher rate. If you want more activity they are happy to shuttle you to another property. I highly recommend this resort. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 20, 2014 - Kimberly S -

We booked our trip months ago, with another couple, and will be arriving the beginning of September for a week. All your reviews have given us great insight and for that I am grateful. The four of us... Read more have travelled to other Sandals Resorts, including Antigua, Bahamas and Jamaica in Montego Bay over the past several years. I have to admit we can't wait to meet the Royal Plantation Team, including the beautiful peacocks, and experience all that there is to embrace - from the beach, food, laughter, sunshine and of course drinks with little tiny umbrella's to top it all off! As I write this, I count the sleeps and starting to pack! See you soon, Royal Plantation! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 19, 2014 - ksedwards - Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

We have traveled all over the Caribbean and this is now our second home. The atmosphere, amenities and the food and drink are superb, but it is the staff that makes this place a must visit. We have... Read more never encountered staff like this anywhere in all of our travels. No matter who it is or what they do they are great. We have been there twice in the last 8 months, we are returning this December and have already booked two more visits for next year. All ocean view suites, all butler suites, only 74 rooms, perfect for us. You have to visit here just once and you will fall in love with this resort and most importantly the staff. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 19, 2014 - smithtrout - Fayetteville, AR

If this is in your budget range and you have not visited, you are missing out of a wonderful vacation. This is not a high energy resort, you can always take excursion packages or visit another... Read more Sandals property. Hotel is small enough to make friends and discrete enough if you want privacy. This should be the #1 hotel in Ochos Rios, if not Jamaica. This is my opinion and others may look for different criteria for excellence. I have been here three times before, the last time was three years ago. Everytime it is better than the time before. Stayed for nine days during first of August 2014. 1) Service is #1, from your Butler, waiter staff, Chef, or any employees on the property. Example, I mentioned I had never had "jelly" coconut at the Manager's get together. Frank, Security Manager, made sure I had some delivered via my butler for lunch the next day. If your are not having a good time, it is your own fault. 2) Service, i just thoght I would mention it again. Everyone is there for you. 3) Friendly. This is it not the canned, pre-packaged friendliness, but a genuine graciousness. Take a moment to talk to the staff, they are warm and friendly. i call them my "jamaican cousins". They treated me as a good friend and I learned alot about jamaica. 4) Facility. It is a beautiful, one of a kind hotel. The decor is from a more gracious and elegant time. It is not a cookie cutter resort. The paintings, sculptures, landscaping and furniture are the real deal, not reproductions. And everything is maintained by a caring staff. 5) Food. Overall the food is great. i felt better and healthier after eating the food. i am not kidding, fresh, fresh, fresh vegatables, fruits, the food put a cure on me. A few staff shout outs, but everyone was great. Butlers, Orayne and Marvin they did everything to make the experience great. Lorna, gift shop (great little gift shop), so helpful and friendly, like your favorite aunt. Marco, sommelier, invited us to a wine tasting. It was fun and educational, As I have said and repeat, everyone from the General Manager to the beach staff are there for you. The GM, staff, our Butler and others were at the entry, when we left to see us off and wave to us as we drove away. We had the couples massage, my has massages back home, but not as good as these. All three restaurants are great. Royal Grill on the beach at night, very romantic. Le Pappalion (sp) is classic french with Jamaican flair and the Terrace is the best place for the evening music and programs. The soups are to die for, do not knock them til you try them. This is a great place to relax and unwind. From the number of young couples to honeymoom or get married, as well. I just can not say enough good things about our vacation. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 18, 2014 - 2travelanywhere - Nashville, Tennessee

I have traveled to most of the Sandals Resorts with my husband and this offers the most privacy and excellent service. Not too much going on at this resort but relaxing. We really enjoyed doing... Read more absolutely nothing but being pampered by our butlers. Breakfast in bed everyday if you wish. Room decorated with rose petals after dinner. We enjoyed eating dinner at the resort next door Sandals Grande Riviera our butler took us to dine next door and we took a free shuttle back to our resort when we were done eating. For lunch we would walk on the beach to the resort next door Sandals Grande Riviera. If you want to do any tours highly recommend the Dunn's River Falls tour which is like 5 minutes from this resort. If you want something special during your stay I would pay for the romantic candlelight dinner they really make it special for the two of you. We also enjoyed couples massage. Food and service was superb at this resort. Booked our trip with 2 Travel Anywhere, llc Read less

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