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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*.

At a glance

Hotel Platinum Hotel Luxury. And then some. Each hotel is carefully selected based on its unique character and quality of accommodation, cuisine & service.
  • 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

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, free WiFi Internet access, 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

Anytime dining in up to 5 gourmet restaurants as part of the Discovery Dining programme: 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. Free WiFi Internet access in all room categories and public areas with unrestricted number of connected devices.

Additional information

Please note: Please ensure you have adequate insurance to take part in adventurous activities.

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

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:
    • 5.0 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.5 Rooms
    • 5.0 Service
    • 4.5 Value
    • 5.0 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (1301)
    • Very Good (208)
    • Average (67)
    • Poor (25)
    • Terrible (13)

Great stay again. This is my seventh time since 2009 . Some of the nicest group of people working together to keep whatever your needs are to be met. I want to thank them and sandals...

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5 of 5 stars
May 21, 2015 - Scott M

Great stay again. This is my seventh time since 2009 . Some of the nicest group of people working together to keep whatever your needs are to be met. I want to thank them and sandals... Read more for another great stay... Great food Butler service impeccable thanks KENROY And Neil Waiter Winston doesn't miss a beat! New GM mr FERRY and ARNOLD HAVE A GREAT STAFF!!! chef peter great steaks Seabass omg onion soup best on the planet. Thanks for the extra lbs peter.. Front desk Marlisa and girl work there but off keeping you happy ..great gifts. LORNA your the best and sweetheart. This property is unbelievable it's beautiful I love the peacocks...the servers bartenders great fun.. Combs ,Natalia singing, juniors smile . Cleon working the beach. Always fun tevin next time bocci ball on beach. AWSOME 5 stars !!!!! Read less

5 of 5 stars
May 20, 2015 - AmyandSeth - Chicago, Illinois

We just got back from an AMAZING week long vacation at the Royal Plantation. This was our third Sandals vacation, previously we have stayed at the Royal Caribbean with a Butler and Whitehouse. We... Read more booked this stayed based on a recommendation from another couple we met last year at Whitehouse, they loved it and loved the food. Going in we were a little nervous about them not offering a swim up bar pool as we love swim up pool bars but we kept an open mind. We had a great ride over in a private shuttle, our driver Patel was nice and talked to us about landmarks and such during the 1.5 hour drive. We love learning about Jamaica and he was great! We felt so welcomed from the minute we got to the Royal Plantation, you could immediately sense the warmth from every staff member you met! Check in was super fast and we were immediately welcomed by one of our butlers, where she gave us a tour and brought us to our amazing room. Loved, loved, loved our room, we had the Honeymoon Oceanfront Verandah Butler Suite, it's a corner room, on the west side, which faced the beach, the balcony was huge, it fit two lounge chairs, two sitting chairs a side table and a table and chairs which we ate at every morning, also had a full bar, sink and frig out there! The bathroom had a big jacuzzi tub and a massive shower. The room was simply perfect. I highly recommend this room! We never minded that there was not a swim up pool bar, the beaches were great! Best sand and water in Jamaica that we have experienced! Never had a hard time finding chairs to sit at during the day. Beach butlers brought drinks whenever you needed. We did go over to Ochi next door to spend the day at their pool which was fine, but we just did that one day and would rather just stay at our beach! We did the glass bottom trip, hobbie cat and snorkeled. Had a blast on all of them, the snorkeling was great! Food this vacation was the best we have EVER had with Sandals. We had two meals at Le Papillon which was to die for! Ate one night at the Royal Grill which was romantic and delish. Then did go two nights over to Ochi, ate at Soy (great sushi), and Kimonos (where they grill table side). Our returning guest dinner was great and very intimate which was a change and very nice! Then our last night we had dinner on our balcony where we order from Le Papillon a third time! Bars were great! Best thing were the bartenders at the Woobly Peacock, we really got to know them and it was hard to say goodbye. Loved my nighty nuts and berries drink that Orane had waiting for me! We also went to the Rabbit Hole next door at Ochi, it's a speakeasy which is hidden and not advertised, it's on the hillside and you even need a password, which changes daily to get it! Drinks were great and can't be made anywhere else on the property. I had the RedNeck Lemonade with moonshine in it! Super cute place! We did a couples massage because when we booked, we received a complimentary one. The massage was absolutely amazing, at the same time it was our only complaint as after we had our hour couples massage, we were told that we owed money. I questioned it and was told the complimentary couples massage we received was only for 30 minutes and we had done the 60 minute one. No one ever asked about the time frame nor explained it would cost more. We didn't complain further as it was one of the best massages we ever had, but wished we were explained earlier. Notes on staff: Best waiter we have EVER had at a Sandals resort: Dowarge McDonald....what an OUTSTANDING display of what Sandals is all about. He served us at the Royal Grill and then we saw him up at Le Papillon in action again. His manners, recommendations and demeanor were so appreciated. He should get a promotion, or be a manager or even better yet he would make a fabulous butler! Wow is all we can say! Bartenders: Orane was such a top notch bartender! We spent many hours having fun talking with Orane, he introduced some great fun new drinks and he really went above and beyond for us! Also want to mention Richard & Coombs...they both Rocked the drinks and have really great personalities. Many, many laughs and good times we had with them! Butlers: Olivia and Hector were both fabulous! We had a bath drawn for us with rose petals one night, they came and took pictures when we needed them to help, they arranged all of our reservations, arranged the dinner in our room, recommended a different tour than the one we requested (we did the cruise to Dunn River Falls on the catamaran with snorkeling and lunch and drinks instead of just doing the Dunn River Falls), even helped us package a wooden parrot we bought for the ride home! Much thanks to both of them! Arnold: His energy and love for the resort shines through in everything he does. We received hugs from him the moment we met him, he told us it's a family there and he was right! What an amazing group of talent your team has there. Thanks for being you and the hugs we got on departure! Peacocks: loved them, one had four babies, so cute and adorable. My husband would take them home if allowed. He mastered how to talk to them and in a matter of minutes, could have all of them surrounding us! Special thanks goes out to Romane (server with a great heart who served us a lot for lunch), Jessica (good luck in training, you are doing amazing), Cleon (a very attentive Beach Butler), Sheri at the front desk, Natalie who always had a smile, the gals at the soon come back desk and the two new entertainment guys! There are so many more staff to thank but these are the ones who stood out and had names we remembered! Will be back for sure! Thanks for making this a memorable and unforgettable week! Read less

5 of 5 stars
May 18, 2015 - Whitfield E

My wife and I vacationed at SRP from 2-9 May. It was one of our best vacations and absolutely the best all-inclusive we’ve visited. From the time we arrived in Jamaica until we departed a week... Read more later, the Sandals staff did everything to make out visit outstanding. Our first AM flight was canceled and we arrived 2 hours after our originally scheduled arrival. We missed the SRP shuttle, but the staff at the airport contracted for another carrier and we were off in less than 30 minutes. It is a 1.5 hour ride to the property; however the roads are much better than going to Negril and there are frequent rest stops. At the resort we were met promptly in the lobby with a cold washcloth and glass of champagne. Our butler – Shawn, met us soon after the champagne arrived and started our resort overview. We did a mini tour of the property and he made our dinner reservations for the entire week. Shawn briefed us on the “room”, retrieved our bags and offered to unpack for us. It was about 3:00 CST and we missed lunch so we unpacked about ½ of our stuff (which we brought WAY too much stuff, as usual) and headed to the Peacock Bar. We order some loaded potato skins (awesome) – didn’t want to spoil supper, and a couple of drinks. When you order drinks, be sure to specify what you want (i.e., the booze) and how you want it made. The bartenders were incredibly accommodating (thanks Junior, Q, and Coombs) and the drinks were way, way better than any other all-conclusive we’ve visited. While the restaurants weren’t the French Room, Atera or the Charleston, the food was VERY good, significantly better than the food we’ve had at other all-inclusive resorts. We ate at Papillion several nights, the Grill several nights and the Terrace several nights. We went to the Japanese Steak House at the Sandals next door – was OK; but we were glad to get back to SRP. The wait staff at all the SRP restaurants was amazing and made every meal special (thanks to Romaine and Natalia). The sea bass and lamb were great at Papillion, surf/turf was great at the Grill. We went to SRP for one reason – R/R. No one tried to sell us a time-share or anything else for that matter. It was quiet (except maybe for the peacocks) and peaceful. We had breakfast every morning on the terrace (fruit and all the food on the buffet were great – only ordered off the menu one morning – which looked good also; but the omelets, bacon, sausage, pastries/breads, fruit were exactly what we wanted. After that we sat on the beach, swam, sat on the beach, swam…you get the picture. The beach setup was great – plenty of towels and lounge chairs. Big shout out to Adrian – the beach ambassador. I watched him carry/serve water, drinks, juice, cokes, beer, cocktails, food for the entire week – 8 hours/day and never once did I see anything but glad spirit and a happy heart. Don’t know what he’s making, but it’s not enough. Every day for lunch we threw on a beach cover and ate at the Grill (hence the way too many clothes). The fresh salads and fish were absolutely great – I had the pan seared fresh fish special every day. The ice cream crunch for desert was over the top. We didn’t have a good opportunity to get to know our other butler Ash – but he was always available and ready to help out whenever needed. I was also really impressed with the SRP leader team. On two occasions I watched the food/beverage manager step up to seat guests, bring food, and bus tables. We also had a nice conversation with the GM on the Saturday morning we departed. SRP was the perfect property and perfect vacation for us. We truly appreciated the concerted efforts by all the staff to make this a restful and pleasurable holiday. Well done! Read less

5 of 5 stars
May 17, 2015 - Scherie D - dover, de

From the time that you step out of the Montego Bay airport, the excitement sets in that you will soon be arriving to visit our good friends at The Sandals Royal Plantation. On your arrival, the... Read more pampering begins and you are being taken care of by the finest individuals in the industry. But you also feel at home as soon as you reach the lobby. Their smiles and laughs will keep you smiling all day. Their happiness is contagious and gracious at all times. With this being our third consecutive visit to the Royal Plantation, it is sad on the last day of your vacation but knowing that you will be returning once again to experience the genuine hospitality of the Royal Plantation staff, as the staff states many times, "All is well" and it truly is. Every detail is addressed and every request never forgotten. The very best staff has been placed in the resort to make your visit the very best and most relaxing experience ever. Our butlers Kenroy and Neal take the time to sit on the beach to chat or run a lovely bath or the cutest puppy towel ever. Their priority is that you have a wonderful vacation/holiday. The Royal Grille staff, the Beach staff, Adrian and Cleon are the best. The Terrace staff, the LaPappillion staff and the Spa staff, always eager to make your experience absolutely fantastic. These individuals have been chosen by the Sandals group to represent the very best. The food is exquisite with flair and the wonderful aromas of the island. Chef Peter and his staff create wonderfully delicious cuisine that you will enjoy at every opportunity. The Sandals group should be very proud of his creations as they are tastefully unique. We had the pleasure of meeting the new General Manager Ferry Zievinger and Hotel Manager Arnold Nugent. All staff members that we spoke to had the most gracious comments regarding both gentlemen. It seems to be a very good fit for the Royal Plantation. Our next visit may be months away but we look forward with great expectation to another wonderful Royal Plantation vacation. Always the best...... Read less

5 of 5 stars
May 17, 2015 - mary m - Atlanta, Georgia

From start to finish our honeymoon was five star! The pictures cannot do justice to the beauty of this resort. Our room was large, and the bed was very comfortable. Our view was to die for, it... Read more overlooked the beach and mountains, and faced the sunrise. When they say "all inclusive" they really mean it, we had steak and lobster, room service, a fully stocked bar in our room, and tons of drinks by the pool. We were nervous about the food, because it is all inclusive, you never know what to expect. However, the food was wonderful, every meal was better than the next. The wait staff is marvelous, we ordered off the menu for room service all the time, and they were more than happy to oblige. Victor and Olivia were our butlers and they were FANTASTIC. They were always available, but not in a bothersome way. When we arrived back to our room throughout the week we would find a bathtub filled with bubbles and rose petals, they were very kind and made it SO hard to leave (I cried.. seriously)! They really made us feel so very special! This Sandals is smaller, not as many restaurants, but it is so romantic, AND you have full access to the larger Sandals in ochos rios! At RP, we never waited in line, we could hear the frogs at night, we never searched for a chair on the beach. EVERYWHERE you look, you are completely surrounded by water. But if you're looking for the fun party atmosphere, you can take a shuttle or walk (its about a 2 minute walk) to the other ochos rios Sandals resort! We had full access to the other resort, food, drinks, activities, but they didn't have access to ours! It was perfect for that day we wanted to go and hear loud music and swim up to the bar, but it got old pretty fast, and my husband and I were SO glad we stayed at the smaller resort. If you are looking for a quiet, romantic vacation, this is the Sandals! We cannot WAIT to go back! Read less

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