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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*.
Situated just outside Ocho Rios, on the northern coast of Jamaica. Transfer time from Montego Bay airport: 1 hour 45 min.
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, 27" cable TV, in-suite bar, CD player, king-size bed and 24-hour room service. All suites benefit from exclusive Butler Service.
Plantation Oceanfront Butler Suite - Have four-poster mahogany king beds, includes a French balcony with views over the beach and exclusive Butler Service.
Great House Oceanfront 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, bedroom, Roman Spa tub with whirlpool, wall-to-wall French windows, 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 patio 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 1-, 2-, 3-bedroom villas 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.
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, including The Wobbly Peacock Pub and the Royal Café. 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.
1 freshwater swimming pool and 2 outdoor whirlpools. Red Lane® Spa*. Pool table, board games, day and night tennis (2 courts), tennis pro available. Aquatrikes, glass-bottom boat, kayaks, windsurfing, sail boats, 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.
Laundry Service*. SnapShots Photo Shop. Gift shop. Internet access*.
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.
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.
3 nights except for 03 Jan '13-20 Dec '13 when it is 2.Book this hotel Back to top
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We stayed at Royal Plantation from Nov 12 to 19 2013. Transfer from the airport was good no problems and it took a little under 90 minutes. The Beaches consisted of two areas the east and west... Read more beach. The west was no smoking and the east was smoking. Both beaches had enough loungers and although they were small the swimming and wading in the ocean was excellent. There is drink service on the beach and both beach butlers and the water sports guys were excellent providing great service we never waited on anything. We ate lunch at the royal grill a few times the food was excellent. The coconut shrimp, hamburgers and lobster blt all were top quality not your average sandals lunch fair. They have a pool which was never busy and it got a lot of sun and was very warm and a real nice area with a very large hot tub. Again excellent drink service all day long. The main courtyard where the nightly entertainment was was a large open area with nice seating and great drink service. This was also were the Terrace restaurant was. There was a lot of seating outside the Wobbly Peacock and inside. The Wobbly peacock was a bunch of fun because of the bartenders who all were outstanding. Above the bar was Papillon restaurant, the food here was like you would get at a very expensive fine dining restaurant, not like anything we have seen at any other sandals, not even close. The rack of lamb was top quality and the filet was a real thick cut like back at home. We had a filet at Sandals next door at Kelly's I'm not sure what cut it was but it was not at all like Papillon. Our room was 302 in the east building it was very large clean and comfortable. The french doors open up to a railing to let the outside in but I really did miss a real balcony. The mini bar was well stocked daily with Champagne, wine and lots of drinks. It probably would have been stocked with what ever we asked for. Our butlers were Chase and Donard. We didn't require or want much attention but they were out of this world as far a looking after us goes. These gentlemen really understand service. Overall this place was amazing. The service is what makes this place special. The employees really get it. It is not like any other sandals we have been to. We were lucky to meet the GM Mark on our second last day, he was at away on business earlier . As a general manager in the service industry this is a man I would like to spend some time with, I know I could learn a lot from him. A very nice touch was his calling a few days after we got home to see how our visit was. I could go on but I think you get the point. The bar staff really made a connection with us as with other guests great job Nesta, Garnett and Junior. We will definitely be back. Andre and Orane really helped with this decision to return, they seemed proud to be working there and showed genuine enthusiasm to doing what ever it took to make the guest happy. Read less
I apologize for the late review. We went to the Sandals Royal Plantation in early October to celebrate our 10th annivesary, my birthday and a real Honeymoon. All I can say was that it was... Read more incredible and the resort pictures don't lie. The entire staff was welcoming and you never ever heard the word "NO" except when it was "NO Problem". From the morning breakfast on the Terrace where you have to have the largest assortment of fresh squeezed juices I have ever heard of. I loved the Royal Plantation and my wife liked all of them, especially the One Love. The food was absolutely delicious. I had read some reviews complaining about the food but we found ever meal wonderful. The staff from housekeeping, our buters (Jermaine and Shelly Ann) and especially O'Shane to be a real treat and everything you asked for, they did their best to fulfill. We only had one problem during the stay and it was addressed immediately and if it could not be resolved another comparable room would have been provided. Mark the GM is everywhere. Frankly I don't think he sleeps. The water is so warm and the colors are so relaxing. If you are looking for a place to relax, unwind and have some quality time together as a couple, then this is the place to come. Thanks again everyone for the great time. Read less
Excellent everything! Great food - probably the best food of the 7 Sandals we have visitied. Great service. Very nice room. Very quiet - but all the party craziness (if you desire) is just 5... Read more Excellent everything! Great food - probably the best food of the 7 Sandals we have visitied. Great service. Very nice room. Very quiet - but all the party craziness (if you desire)... is just 5 minutes away at the other Sandals. Mark, the GM seems to be everywhere ensuring every guest is having a great time... The entire staff is well trained, pleasant and friendly. Lots of very friendly Brits and Canadians. Butlers - My wife and I are NOT Butler people - we don't really enjoy having someone follow us around, in and out of our room... Understanding this resort was an "all butler" resort we thought we could simply not engage/see the butler and essentially make this a none-butler visit. The butlers are very thorough, committed, friendly... and they will hunt you down... So, with all due respect to these wonderful butlers if you desire a none-butler experience don't go here. If you desire a butler experience - these guys seem top notch... Read less
My wife and I just returned from this property, completely relaxed and rejuvenated. The property is meticulously taken care of, the rooms are spacious and extremely clean. Within the first 30 minutes... Read more my wife and I knew that we had found somewhere extraordinary. At first I was unsure when I would need use of the butler’s service but both our butlers Shelly and Jermaine anticipated our needs before we even realised what they were. Dinner reservations, offering to unpack our luggage, fresh coconut juice (yes Jermaine had someone climb a tree), advice about activities on the island, a tour of not only our Sandals property but the other Sandals resort that you also have access to as a Royal Plantation guest dinner were just some of the services they provided. The food at the Royal Plantation, was exceptional (Coconut Shrimp was one of our favorites at lunch) the waiters/waitresses and bartender were always happy to accommodate any request that my wife or I had. The addition of Grey Goose Vodka, and Brewed Decaf coffee was unique to the Royal Plantation (not that I drank them together) There is a real sense of pride that the staff take in their jobs at the Royal Plantation, and if I were to pick out one thing in particular and unique it was the pride that was displayed by everyone that we encountered. The general manager Mark is extremely visible and approachable, and cares about each one of his guests and their experience. My wife and I have already booked our return Read less
If you are looking for a relatively quiet getaway this is the place. If you want the party atmosphere this is not it, but within free shuttle distance the party is right next door and included in... Read more your reservation. We met great guests, and the staff was very accommodating. Really I couldn't find a single complaint. Wait there was one, we eventually had to go home.... Read less