Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island

Montego Bay, Jamaica

The hotel

Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island really is a lovely resort that exudes British colonial charm through the gracious Georgian great house to intimate gardens and courtyards. Enjoy two holidays for the price of one with the resort's private offshore Island, home to the delectable Royal Thai restaurant and with shady, secluded beaches for peaceful relaxing. Rooms and suites ooze luxury and comfort, while the luxurious Over-the-Water Suites add a new dimension to this charming and elegant resort.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Hobie Cats
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding
  • Evening Entertainment

Where is it

On the beachfront in Montego Bay. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 10 minutes; some aircraft noise may be heard.

Hotel information

232 rooms and suites, all with air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi access, coffee/tea maker, mini-bar with soft drinks, wines and local beers, iPod clock radio, amenity kit, private bath/shower, ceiling fan, safe, iron and board, hairdryer, telephone and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Caribbean Deluxe are located on the first floor of the Carisbrooke building, with views of the gardens.

All Inclusive of: Sandals Resorts are Luxury Included®; from luxury accommodation, fine dining, unlimited premium-brand drinks, transfers, tips and taxes, to a huge range of sports facilities and entertainment — it’s all included!

 

Caribbean Premium have oversized balconies or patios and views of the tropical gardens.

Royal Sanctuary Grande Luxe are expansive rooms with mahogany furnishings and large patio/balcony overlooking the gardens.

Caribbean Grande Luxe Poolside feature a mahogany king-size bed and access to the semi-private Caernarvon pool.

Beachfront Grande Luxe located directly on the beach are well-appointed rooms and feature a large balcony showcasing stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. The spacious bedroom boasts a 4-poster, king-size bed, flat-screen TV, and fully stocked bar. The en-suite bathroom offers a shower/bathtub combination.

Kensington Cove Honeymoon Beachfront Club Level with a 4-poster king-size bed and a plasma TV. Rooms have views of the ocean, beach or East pool and also feature Club Sandals Service.

Beachfront Honeymoon Walkout Club Level located directly on the beach, are exceptional walkout suites featuring large patios just steps from the shore. The spacious bedroom boasts a 4-poster, king-size bed, flat-screen TV, and fully stocked bar. The en-suite bathroom offers a shower/bathtub combination. Guests also enjoy Club Sandals Service.

Windsor Beachfront Club Level Room with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub – located directly on the beach on the first and second floors, these newly renovated rooms feature a spacious balcony including a Tranquility Soaking Tub for Two with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and resort’s private island. The bedroom features a custom crafted king-size bed, smart TV and a fully stocked bar. Guests also enjoy Club Sandals Service.

Windsor Beachfront Walkout Club Level Room with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub – located directly on the beach, these newly renovated rooms feature a spacious patio including a Tranquility Soaking Tub for two and offer stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and resort’s private island. The bedroom boasts elegant furnishings including a custom-crafted king-size bed, smart TV and a fully stocked bar. Guests also enjoy Club Sandals Service.

Royal Beachfront Club Elite Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub – located on the 2nd-3rd floors of the Sandringham building, feature a patio complete with a Tranquility Soaking Tub, privacy curtains and a bistro dining set for alfresco dining. The bedroom has a custom king-size bed, Smart TV and fully stocked bar, as well as a spa-style bathroom with a rain shower. Guests also enjoy Club Sandals Service.

Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Butler Suites – located on the 1st floor and feature a balcony that overlooks a crystal lagoon. Indoors, the suites feature the ultimate in luxury with marble bathroom, whirlpool tub, 4-poster mahogany bed and includes Sandals Butler Service.

Royal One-Bedroom Butler Suites – elegant one bedroom Love Nest Suites®, near the water's edge in a location that reminds guests as to why they have come to the Caribbean. The newly refurbished suites feature a king-size bed with a marble bathroom adjacent to the intimate living area. All suites feature 2 plasma TVs, a patio or large balcony overlooking the beach and ocean and feature Sandals Butler Service.

Honeymoon Grand Luxury Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking – located on the 1st and 2nd floors, with a spacious bedroom with a dining area and an expansive private patio including an outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. The bedroom has a 4-poster, king-size bed, and HD smart TV. The en-suite bathroom includes a walk-in shower, his and hers vanity and a water closet enclosed with frosted glass.

Romeo & Juliet Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub – located on the 1st and 2nd floors, boasting a spacious bedroom with a dining area and an expansive private patio including an outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. The bedroom features a 4-poster, king-size bed, and HD smart TV. The en-suite bathroom includes a walk-in shower, his & hers vanity, backlit mirrors, and a water closet enclosed with frosted glass. 

Honeymoon Grand Luxury Walkout Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub – located on the ground floor, these honeymoon suites feature a spacious bedroom with a dining area and an expansive private patio including an outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. The bedroom features handcrafted mahogany furniture, a 4-poster, king-size bed and HD smart TV. The en-suite bathroom includes a walk-in shower, his and hers vanity and a water closet enclosed with frosted glass.

Romeo & Juliet Walkout Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub – located on the ground floor, these Romeo & Juliet suites boast a spacious bedroom with a dining area and an expansive private patio including an outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. The bedroom has a 4-poster, king-size bed, and HD smart TV. The en-suite bathroom includes a walk-in shower, his and hers vanity, backlit mirrors, and a water closet enclosed with frosted glass. 

Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Oceanview Butler Suites – located on the 1st floor, suites feature a 4-poster bed, a bathroom graced with marble, a whirlpool, flat-screen TVs, lagoon and ocean views and includes Sandals Butler Service.

Walk out Swim-Up Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Butler Suites – as above but surrounded by lush Caribbean gardens and some feature a secluded patio that opens on a crystal lagoon pool. The suites offer the ultimate in luxury and includes Sandals Butler Service.

Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon One-Bedroom Butler Suites – located on the 1st floor, these magnificent one bedroom suites offer an expansive living area, separate bedroom with plasma TV, whirlpool bath and walk-in shower. Suites feature an oversized balcony with wonderful views of the ocean, pool and gardens and includes Sandals Butler Service.

Royal Beachfront One-Bedroom Butler Suites – located on the beach, these Love Nest Suites® offer an expansive living room complete with plasma TV, separate bedroom, whirlpool bath and walk-in shower. Suites feature an oversized balcony offering uninterrupted views of the ocean and includes Sandals Butler Service.

Royal Beachfront Honeymoon One-Bedroom Butler Suite – set along the white-sand beach, these honeymoon Love Nest Suites® have unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. These exceptional beachfront suites feature a comfortable living area, contemporary bathroom with a shower and tub, and an open bedroom featuring a 4-poster, king-size bed, flat-screen TV, and fully stocked bar. The oversized balcony or walkout patio includes a bistro set where you can enjoy dining with the ocean as your backdrop.

Beachfront Honeymoon One-Bedroom Walkout Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub – sit right on the beach and showcase beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and the resort’s private island. These suites feature a patio complete with a Tranquility Soaking Tub, privacy curtains and a bistro dining set for alfresco dining. The bedroom has a custom king-size bed, Smart TV and fully stocked bar, as well as a spa-style bathroom with a rain shower. 

Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Penthouse Oceanview One-Bedroom Butler Suites – located on the 2nd floor, suites offer an expansive living room complete with plasma TV, separate bedroom, whirlpool bath and walk-in shower. Suites feature an oversized balcony overlooking the crystal lagoon and beautiful ocean views and includes Sandals Butler Service.

Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon One-Bedroom Butler Suites – located on the ground floor, these Love Nest Suites® offer zero-entry access to a crystal lagoon straight from the private patio. Suites offer an expansive living area, separate bedroom, whirlpool bath and walk-in shower and includes Sandals Butler Service.

Over-the-Water Private Island Butler Honeymoon Bungalow - over-the-water bungalows, located just off the resort's private offshore island, featuring glass vision floor panels, outdoor sun deck complete with Tranquility Soaking Tub for two, sun loungers, bistro set, outdoor shower and over-the-water hammocks, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, custom crafted king-size beds, bathroom complete with double sinks and a walk-in rain shower, and direct resort access via a 'Royal Duffy' luxury boat. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Over-the-Water Private Island Butler Villa with Infinity Pool – gorgeous over-the-water Love Nest Suites® with floating water hammocks and private glass floors, true Caribbean luxury! Admire the majestic beauty of the ocean from the private infinity pool and Jacuzzi with outdoor shower. With see-through glass floors, you can experience the ocean from the comfort of your luxurious suite. Lit water ensures you can enjoy the sea anytime day or night. Every suite is furnished with stylish mahogany king-size beds adorned with soft Egyptian linens and plush pillows for the ultimate sleep experience. Includes Sandals Butler Service.

Club Sandals Service:

    • Dedicated Club Sandals Lounge accessible 24-hours with Club Sandals concierge available 8:00am-10:00pm daily to assist with excursions, restaurant reservations, spa bookings and anything else you may need
    • Preferred Club Sandals Lounge check-in with chilled towel and Champagne upon arrival
    • Weekly hosted activities such a cocktail parties, martini evenings, wine tasting, snorkelling and exclusive Island Routes tours
    • In-room stocked mini-bar with a selection of spirits, beer and wine as well as soft drinks, juices and water
    • Room service available from 7:00am-10:00pm daily
    • Complimentary luxury private airport transfers

Sandals Butler Service:

Providing you with uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers. Beginning with luxury private airport transfers (valid for stays from 15 Nov '18 only), lemongrass-scented hand towels and welcome cocktails and culinary treats upon arrival, a private resort orientation and a luggage unpacking service you will then be supplied with a personal mobile phone to reach your Butler when needed. Your wish is their command! In addition, you will have 24-hour room service and access to all the Club Sandals amenities and weekly activities.

  • Complimentary honeymoon package: receive a bubbly welcome, a romantic turndown service on your first night, and breakfast in bed one morning of your choice.

    To qualify for the Luxury Included® complimentary honeymoon package, all you have to do is check in online at https://www.sandals.co.uk/honeymoons/free/after booking your honeymoon. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of your wedding date. Terms and conditions apply. 

  • Free anniversary night:receive a free night in celebration of your anniversary when staying a minimum of 7 nights in a Club or Butler level category for travel between now–31 Dec ‘21.

    To qualify for the free anniversary night, all you have to do is provide proof of marriage licence within 14 days of booking. Either visit us at your local store or call our Service Team on 0333 355 8179 who will be able to process this for you. Bookings will then be adjusted to reflect the free night. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of your wedding anniversary date. Not applicable on any Over-the-Water Suites. Terms and conditions and black outs may apply. 

  • Free wedding: minimum stay 3 nights. Government and documentation fees at extra cost. Conditions apply. 

5-Star Global Gourmet™ at Sandals Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to all guests at each meal — of course, all included! 10 dining options: The Regency (International; buffet breakfast and lunch and à la carte dinner), Eleanor's (Pan-Caribbean; open for dinner only), Le Jardinier (French à la carte, reservations required), The Cricketer’s Pub (British Pub; open for breakfast, dinner and late night snacks), The Mariner Seaside Grill (grilled specialities; open daily from 11:00am-6:00pm), Spices (Caribbean- Mediterranean cuisine; breakfast, lunch and dinner), Bombay Club (Indian dishes; dinner), Bella Napoli Pizzeria and on the private offshore Island you'll find The Royal Thai, an authentic Thai restaurant (open for dinner only, reservations required), as well as the Jerk Shack, a Jamaican buffet with island jerk and salad bar (open for lunch). 5 bars including a piano bar and a beach bar. Afternoon tea is served daily at the Tea Room. 9 additional dining options at Sandals Montego Bay and 3 additional restaurants at Sandals Inn (transfers included).

Daytime and evening entertainment featuring contests and tournaments, Jamaican arts and crafts classes, cooking demonstrations, mixology classes, game shows, cocktail parties and karaoke nights.

6 swimming pools, 1 scuba pool and 5 whirlpools. Red Lane® Fitness Centre and Red Lane® Spa (treatments*). Floodlit tennis courts, croquet, volleyball, pool and bocce ball. Kayaking, windsurfing, snorkelling, paddleboards, Hobie Cats and scuba-diving* (free for certified divers, fee applies to others). Guests can visit the private offshore Sandals Island with a secluded private beach, a gourmet Thai restaurant, and a freshwater pool with a swim-up pool bar.

Exchange privileges with Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Carlyle for 12 additional dining options (transfers included). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. SnapShots photo shop*. Gift shop*. Exchange bureau. Complimentary WiFi Internet access in all room categories and public areas.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

2 nights.

* Denotes local charge.

Two people in love over 18 years only.

Dress code: evening dress code for gentlemen states that smart trousers or jeans, long or short sleeve dress shirts (with or without collar) and dress shoes or sandals must be worn. Shorts, t-shirts, trainers, flip-flops, hats and caps are not permitted in the evening. 

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Sep 29, 2020 sincerelyred

I'm not really sure where the rave reviews are coming from, this resort was just about on par with every other average resort in the Caribbean/Mexico in every aspect except for pricing (it was way waayy overpriced!!). Rooms were clean, but no frills. The food was maybe okay at best. Options were quite limited during the day, and even at night.… Read more
I'm not really sure where the rave reviews are coming from, this resort was just about on par with every other average resort in the Caribbean/Mexico in every aspect except for pricing (it was way waayy overpriced!!). Rooms were clean, but no frills. The food was maybe okay at best. Options were quite limited during the day, and even at night. Only one of the restaurants did not require reservations, the rest had to be booked in advance. The only upside was the service at the restaurants - everyone was nice and very attentive. Unfortunately, the service otherwise was pretty lacking. We had a butler package, which was not worth the extra $$$. Only once the entire trip did our butlers surprise us with a bubble bath prepared in our room. Otherwise, they were kind of MIA. Butlers do look out for tips, which we gave.. though really couldn't justify. While on the beach, people were coming up to us NON STOP trying to sell us another vacation, spa service, photos etc. Meanwhile the server bringing us drinks/our butler was rarely around, and we were getting drinks from the bar ourselves. The drinks had trace amounts of alcohol in them, even after we specifically started asking for an extra shot. I know the tourism industry took a massive hit due to COVID, but trying to cut costs in this manner and incessantly promoting every possible add-on just does not seem the way to go. I expected more from Sandals. Read less
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Sep 28, 2020 MrsJaimeGoglia Londonderry, New Hampshire

We had the best time at Sandals Royal Caribbean. We were originally supposed to be at Sandals Ochi, but due to hotels still being closed from Covid, we decided to switch the reservation to Royal Caribbean. We stayed in the Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Penthouse Oceanview One Bedroom Butler Suite-PH, and our butlers were Sheldon and Andre. We can not… Read more
We had the best time at Sandals Royal Caribbean. We were originally supposed to be at Sandals Ochi, but due to hotels still being closed from Covid, we decided to switch the reservation to Royal Caribbean. We stayed in the Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Penthouse Oceanview One Bedroom Butler Suite-PH, and our butlers were Sheldon and Andre. We can not say enough about them both. They made out stay so memorable. They were both so easy to talk to and very informative to all the resorts restaurants, the spa and different options for what we could plan for the day. We spent our days on the private island and Sheldon and Andre would already have our seats reserved with towels, a cooler with drinks we asked for and they brought us lunch daily. I would highly recommend Sheldon and Andre if anyone is looking for butlers to request by name. Our favorite restaurant was Bombay, we usually eat Indian at home at least once a week and the food at Royal Caribbean was phenomenal. We ate there 3 different nights over of 10 night stay and we meet the chef during our first visit. Talsoy, was our waitress on two of the nights and she was so nice and made the dining experience that much better. We also ate at Royal Thai twice and that too was very great cuisine. The waitress we had there was Resheda (spelling) she also was very informative regarding the menu and so nice as well. Spices restaurant was great, the coconut shrimp is a must try and probably the best I have had at any of the Sandals properties. Our first night we enjoyed the French restaurant and again on our last night, the escargot is wonderful as well as the Chateaubriand. The restaurant itself is so quaint and very romantic. We also dined the Italian restaurant one night, and although our least favorite in terms of food, we ate late and our food was on the cold side, the service and people made it worth it. We also ventured to Sandals Montego Bay one night and enjoyed Butch's, it was also one of our favorite meals of the trip. We dined at the French restaurant for breakfast the most, and make sure to meet Garfield, he was very nice with a great laugh. The buffet was great, a little different due to Covid and having to be served as opposed to getting food on your own. On the island, we enjoyed the Jerk Shack every day, the jerk chicken was fantastic. Also make sure to check in with Trudi-Gaye in loyalty, we booked two more trips and loved her. We had a fantastic time and glad to have spent our anniversary there Read less
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Sep 27, 2020 amhazel92

My wife and I just returned from yet another amazing trip at Sandals. This year has been hectic and crazy especially with COVID. What a year to take an international trip outside of the country to a foreign island. DO IT! You wont regret your decision to grit your teeth and deal with the additional leg work. Sandals and their amazing team have… Read more
My wife and I just returned from yet another amazing trip at Sandals. This year has been hectic and crazy especially with COVID. What a year to take an international trip outside of the country to a foreign island. DO IT! You wont regret your decision to grit your teeth and deal with the additional leg work. Sandals and their amazing team have not skipped a beat at all in these crazy times. Minus the staff having to wear masks on property. It was as if everything was right in the world and it was no trip like any other. Nothing but amazing. If I could rate out of ten on TripAdvisor. It would be an eleven Overall our trip was nothing less than fantastic. The staff was attentive and amazing. We have never had a negative trip with Sandals. I could go into great detail about why Sandals should be the ONLY all inclusive you should be considering. But I would like to take this time to highlight a few teams and staff members that made our trip special. Thank you for making this such a memorable trip to the following teams. Dinning: Dinners were on point and outstanding. The variety of different cuisines and meals you can choose from keeps things fresh. From French to Italian to Indian. The options are endless and portions are bottomless. During your all inclusive trip don't be afraid to try a little of everything. If you see two different things that sound good but cant choose. Try both. They will be happy to accommodate your requests and give you the chance to enjoy both. Of all the wonderful meals we had while on property. The one team that stands out the most is Club Bombay. Restaurant Manager Mark and his team stood out. Not only for their hospitality and attentiveness. But for their ability to accommodate. Club Bombay was my number one restaurant to try this year as it is one of the most recent additions on property. So many choices and so little time to try them all. Mark and his wait staff assured that they could make it happen. Being family styled serving we were able to experience all that they had to offer. Hats off to the chef as he came out during our meal to ask how things were. The pride and passion he had for his food was outstanding. Entertainment: All resorts have their own form of entertainment. Whether that be nightly shows and/or daily activities. What makes Sandals team stand out is their unique personalities and passion for entertainment. Sandals has their very own dedicated team of entertainers. These entertainers or better known as Play Makers. Are solely dedicated to ensuring you have a great time. Whether that be pool side, at the beach or during one of their many themed nights. There is never a dull moment when you are around one of them. Our shout out for this team goes to Krazy Warren. Warren kept things at the main pool alive and well. From pool games such as connect four (who knew this could get so competitive with a bunch of adults) to pool volleyball. He made sure that everyone was having a great time. If you seen Krazy Warren walk to the pool you knew things were gonna turn up. During the evening he came alive on stage. Dancing and singing. All of the staff are very talented but Warren showed passion. His duet of Shallow with Crystal Champagne is my favorite performance of the trip. But that's not even the best things about this gentleman. He got to know you and who you were personally. It wasn't just another day on the job. He made this personal. Warren shared with us he hopes to become an entertainment manager some day with Sandals. I think he has what it takes to make that dream happen. We hope to return one of these times and hear that news from him. Jovi would make a great mentor for Warren. To show you the positive impact he has when he is around. The one day he had off while we were on property. Things at the main pool were business as usual. Chilling, relaxing, drinks in the pool. But nothing fun or entertaining. We really missed that especially being our last full day on property. Warren truly is an asset to the entertainment team. Read less
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Sep 27, 2020 Omar C

very nice. Food excellent. Staff VERY attentive. I had a butler and I feel like o didn't get to use him enough lol. Staff was always around getting whatever I needed. I spent my whole time on this trip with one purpose, do NOTHING. I think the idea of not having to battle for attention with cash makes all the difference. Natasha on the beach!… Read more
very nice. Food excellent. Staff VERY attentive. I had a butler and I feel like o didn't get to use him enough lol. Staff was always around getting whatever I needed. I spent my whole time on this trip with one purpose, do NOTHING. I think the idea of not having to battle for attention with cash makes all the difference. Natasha on the beach! Always moving she's awesome! Senovia at French place breakfast. Always remembered our limes with water! I can't remember the girls name at the jerk hut in afternoon and breakfast in morning but she was also exceptionally great. Short girl beautiful twist hairdo. My butlers jean-pierre and andre were perfect. I don't know about the other butlers but mine were always checking on me and smiling. Very personable. Loved my vacation. The entertainment....... TOP NOTCH! Warren, dj Flames, peanut, irreplaceable! Even when most people here for some reason don't want to be engaged in fun they are airways there making sure at any point you wanted to join in you were more than welcome and treated like the greatest in the world. Oh yeah me and my wife won the couples game and I won the dance off lol. Overall, plenty to do and plenty to not do. Well thought out plans with employees and personalities. Definitely not cookie cutter all inclusive. Read less
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Sep 27, 2020 heidinE4182VN

I have to thank all involved in making our trip to paradise so memorable! From the owners to all the staff from top management to the bottom of the list who never get recognition, everyone deserves a thank you for cooperating so well to make sure everything runs beautifully & smoothly. Special thank you to Samantha( butler service manager),… Read more
I have to thank all involved in making our trip to paradise so memorable! From the owners to all the staff from top management to the bottom of the list who never get recognition, everyone deserves a thank you for cooperating so well to make sure everything runs beautifully & smoothly. Special thank you to Samantha( butler service manager), Ms.Monique, Mr.Alex, Ms. Shantte, Ms.Simone, Ms.Patrice, Ms.Sedona, Ms.Alicia, Ms.Erickson, & all the other great staff, boat driver & snorkeling instructor, I wish I had written their names so not to forget. Not only We like to come back, we have been encouraging everyone we talk to to try out your resort at any level they can possibly afford. Even local seller on kayak, Frankie & James. James thank you for giving me the items despite me repeadly saying I don’t have cash on me, and telling me if I pay back it’s good but if I don’t it’s okay, Jamaica is ONE LOVE, thank you for your trust & generosity. We appreciate each & everyone by helping us making such incredible memories. Ya Mon, One Love! 😍❤️🥰 Read less