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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, 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

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 photoshop*. Gift shop. Free WiFi Internet access in all room categories and public areas with unrestricted number of connected devices.

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:
    • 5.0 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.5 Rooms
    • 5.0 Service
    • 4.5 Value
    • 5.0 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (1145)
    • Very Good (173)
    • Average (55)
    • Poor (24)
    • Terrible (13)

My husband and I chose to go here for our anniversary this year. I did some research on the other Sandals properties and finally decided on this one. Boy did I make the right choice! There was not...

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5 of 5 stars
Oct 29, 2014 - J S - Tyler, Texas

My husband and I chose to go here for our anniversary this year. I did some research on the other Sandals properties and finally decided on this one. Boy did I make the right choice! There was not... Read more ONE thing we didn't enjoy. The grounds are BEAUTIFUL!!! It is small and intimate and very quiet. There is not a bad room in the whole place. Each room has an amazing view so don't worry about getting a bad room. The staff is so welcoming and friendly. We made friends with with many of them. Our butlers, Neil and Kenroy, were the absolute best thing about this place. They make you feel so special and taken care of, we had never experienced anything like it before. Take advantage of the room service, especially breakfast, it was wonderful and so relaxing to stay in your room and open the big doors and listen to the waves crash while eating. We didn't eat a bad meal the entire time and the drinks were amazing. The place is quiet and subdued and very romantic. However, if you are looking for something a little more lively, the Grand Riviera is literally right next door. They have the swim up bars and loud music if you are looking for that. It was fun to be able to go next door and play and then come back to our quiet room. Can't say enough good things about this place...we will for sure be back. Also be prepared for the 90 min drive from the airport, I missed that info somehow and was a little aggravated to be in a car after our long flight and long wait through customs. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 25, 2014 - Mike T - Bungay, United Kingdom

This was our first Sandals experience and we have learnt that choosing the correct hotel is crucial to the whole experience. We had a choice between the Grand Riviera or the Royal Plantation and we... Read more chose correctly. We visited the Grand Riviera once and disliked the place immediately - it is big and impersonal - the atmosphere is Non Stop Magaluf. In the Royal Plantation however it is low key courtesy - the staff got to know us within a day and nothing was too much trouble. Any request was greeted by the phrase "My Pleasure" and we particularly enjoyed the term "My Lady" addressed to all the lady guests. Special note to our butlers Tafari and Audell who dressed our room with towel animals and flower blossoms every night. Particularly Tafari who went out of his way in many instances to assist - he went to the local post office and bought a small bundle of commemorative stamps for Jean when he heard her say that she collected them. The glitches: These were small in scale - mere niggles really and they can be put right. 1. The champagne on the included deal is NOT champagne but the cheapest sparkling French moussex - the type with the plastic ridged cork. You can buy real champagne at $375 a bottle. 2. No sliced lemons for my Gin - they had limes but could not find any lemons until I got some at the hotel next door. 3. The steps - the resort has more steps than the Russian Ballet - we were told that there was an elevator but we never found it. There was a wedding every day which enhanced the atmosphere. We were celebrating our 49th Wedding anniversary and the young couples were very friendly and tolerated us old carthorses - we got to know a number of them. The entertainment was excellent - particularly the pianist in the wonky peacock bar. One BIG nag! Sandals must address its staff hiring practice of taking on unpaid trainees for for 6 weeks and then dropping them. They worked their hearts out and served us well and then just dumped. Will we go again - probably not as we are planning to go to the Maldives for our 50th next year. However it would be our first choice as the place to send our grandchildren for their honeymoon treat. Mike & Jean Testro Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 24, 2014 - Gail49 - SASKATOON

We cannot thank the Sandals Royal Plantation enough for making our 35th Anniversary Trip the most amazing and memorable trip we have ever been on! I can not wait to plan for next year - I sure hope... Read more we can come back. Jermaine and Shelley - Ann - omg the now some of the best people we have ever met - we love you both! You are amazing individuals and made our trip absolutely perfect! Marco - thank you so much for our 35th dinner and making a wrong so right. All you did for us was unnecessary but we appreciated it so very very much. All the staff at this resort is just amazing - the very best vacation experience EVER. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 23, 2014 - Terri P - Clarksville, Tennessee

Ok first of all I have I to say its the best resort I have ever been too. I have been to Negril in 2012 and it has nothing on The Royal Plantation. The most beautiful water and beaches I have ever... Read more seen. Been to alot of pretty beaches but nothing in comparison to the Royal Plantation. Also I would like to say thanks so much to our Butlers Hector and Sherrill because they took care of everything for us. Le Papillon yes yes yes!!! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 19, 2014 - Kiana B - Fort Washington, Maryland

Where do I begin?! Here are the people that stood out to us the most Neil/Kenroy - Our Butlers aka The Deam Team Cleon - Beach Runner Hushaun - waiter at the Terrace Kevin - Lifeguard Jason... Read more Where do I begin?! Here are the people that stood out to us the most... Neil/Kenroy - Our Butlers aka The Deam Team Cleon - Beach Runner Hushaun - waiter at the Terrace Kevin - Lifeguard Jason - Social Host Restaurants: You must eat at the Le Papillon, it's a French restaurant there and the food is magnificent. Neptunes - a restaurant at the Grand Riveria Hotek (which is next door) was not as great as other guest said, it's a Mediterranean restaurant. The Royal Grill is great for dinner. Sandals Royal Plantation is a small, intimate resort. This was our first time using a Sandals resort. We absolutely loved the intimacy and the quietness of the resort. Please be sure to utilize the Red Lane Spa. Activities: Horseback riding is not all that they say it is. You'll ride the horse about 40 mins on land and 20 mins in the ocean, ATVs - great! Must try if you are adventurous and the jump in the ocean at the end is great if you can swim, lol Dunn's River Fall - great experience! Bring $$ to buy souvenirs at the end from the locals. For your room bar, make sure to give brand names or you'll get the cheap stuff. The pool is small. Smoking is only allowed on the east beach and front of the hotel. Read less

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