Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island

Montego Bay, Jamaica

The hotel

This 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

227 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 Rooms 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 Rooms have oversized balconies or patios and views of the tropical gardens.

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

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

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

Kensington Cove Honeymoon Beachfront Club Level Rooms, 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 Rooms 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, fully stocked bar, and iPod docking station. 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.

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. A personal Butler and 24-hour room service are included.

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. A personal Butler and 24-hour room service are included.

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. A personal Butler and 24-hour room service are included.

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. A personal Butler and 24-hour room service are included.

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, fully stocked bar and iPod docking station. The oversized balcony or walkout patio includes a bistro set where you can enjoy dining with the ocean as your backdrop. A personal Butler and 24-hour room service are included.

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, butler guests will also have access to all the Club Sandals amenities and weekly activities.

  • Complimentary honeymoon package: receive a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, a turndown service with flower petals on your bed on your first night, and fresh flowers 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–26 Dec ‘19.

    To qualify for the free anniversary night, all you have to do is provide proof of marriage licence online at https://www.sandals.co.uk/anniversaries/free/ within 14 days of booking. Bookings will then be adjusted to reflect the free night. Offer valid for travel within 30-days of your wedding anniversary date. Not applicable at Sandals Inn or any Over-the-Water Suites. Terms and conditions 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! 8 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), 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quaint, quiet, laid back

May 20, 2019 Higham1 Northampton

Visited this hotel in May 2029. The hotel is only 15 minutes from the airport, and Sandals provides either a private transfer or a coach (which for us was also private as we were the only guests on it!). We arrived at Mobay at 4pm and was through Customs, baggage control and in the hotel by 5pm. This hotel is very quiet. The beach at the main… Read more
Visited this hotel in May 2029. The hotel is only 15 minutes from the airport, and Sandals provides either a private transfer or a coach (which for us was also private as we were the only guests on it!). We arrived at Mobay at 4pm and was through Customs, baggage control and in the hotel by 5pm. This hotel is very quiet. The beach at the main hotel is really small, but there are plenty of sunbeds. The beach at the private island, is also small but slightly nicer. There is a little boat which runs to the island every few minutes and it only takes a couple of minutes to get there. The Jerk Shack at the island was our 'go to' at lunch times and we thought better than the Jerk Shack at Montego Bay. The Thai Restaurant on the island was probably our favourite, the meal was hot and spicy and service was excellent. The main restaurant is great for a buffet lunch or breakfast. If there was any kind of negative it would be the entertainment which was a bit lacking. Silverbirds were as always excellent, but it would have been better to have them on at 9pm rather than 8pm at most people are eating at 8pm and I felt like they did not play as long as when we saw them at Ochi Beach. All in all very good and we will be back. Read less
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May 20, 2019 crafty928 Aston, Pennsylvania

We have been going to Sandals The Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay for many years. The reason we keep coming back is the staff and resort are awesome. Any type of issue if you have one would be addressed right away. The food in all of the restaurants are delicious. The uniqueness of the private island is wonderful with the Jerk Shake and Thai on it… Read more
We have been going to Sandals The Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay for many years. The reason we keep coming back is the staff and resort are awesome. Any type of issue if you have one would be addressed right away. The food in all of the restaurants are delicious. The uniqueness of the private island is wonderful with the Jerk Shake and Thai on it running so often back and forth to the main resort. The swim up bar and location is awesome. i have already booked with the Loyalty office for next year. The staff make you feel like family! Read less
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May 20, 2019 kalieborynski Cheektowaga, New York

The resort is beautiful. We requested the 3 rd floor of the Romeo and Juliette suites and got just that. The room and view was exactly what I wanted and I would stay there again. The construction right in front of our balcony and noise disrupting the main beach was less than ideal. To remedy that we spent a lot of time on the Island. Love the… Read more
The resort is beautiful. We requested the 3 rd floor of the Romeo and Juliette suites and got just that. The room and view was exactly what I wanted and I would stay there again. The construction right in front of our balcony and noise disrupting the main beach was less than ideal. To remedy that we spent a lot of time on the Island. Love the island. There is a perfect spot right between the beach and pool that I claimed daily. I can’t wait to be back! We absolutely love the property, the staff and the food. It never feels crowded and it’s the perfect size. My next sandals trip will be at SRC and some of my wedding guests rebooked at SRC as well. The salon was great. Audrey took wonderful care of me and she was so fun to chat with. Leroy the shuttle driver always went above and beyond for his guests. Give that man a raise! Our favorite bartenders were Shwayne and Kevin/ big bird. They always remembered us and our drinks and were oh so entertaining. Boy Big Bird can sing! My favorite entertainment is by far the piano song along. Our butlers Dwayne and Sherrianne took great care of us. Always had champagne and iced tea everywhere we went. Lots of special treats and bubble baths. Aside from the construction there were only 2 other bumps for us. The island routes desk was very nice but they didn’t have all the correct info on our excursion. They told us the blue hole had no waterfalls which is wrong and didn’t tell us we needed towels or water shoes. Then we dined at Mobay at the Italian place and the server Sheriann was extremely rude to me multiple times. I am a restaurant manager by trade and she had no business working for Sandals. She scolded me multiple times. First for asking if they had a signature cocktail. I still do not know the answer. Then When ordering dinner I began to order she put her hand in my face and said no not you and chose a different member of our group. I did lose my diamond necklace in my room. Hopefully it will turn up but that is my fault as I forgot to put it in the safe. Tannif was our wedding planner and she and her team made sure our day was perfect. She is so caring and helpful. She was there for whatever I needed. They stopped the construction the whole time. All of the details I asked for were taken care of and I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Everything was as I envisioned. Dwayne was amazing taking pictures and Cupid was the best server/host of the reception. Everyone went above and beyond. The food and signature drinks were amazing. We chose the Mai tai the knot and loved it. Best mai tai ever. Thanks Tannif! Read less
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May 19, 2019 evem306 New Windsor, New York

The private island is really a nice feature. If we had to Do over again we would stay at the Sandals Montego Bay resort. The good thing is you can take a shuttle back and forth but we didn’t want to bother. Plus: Service is top notch. Jorvan , Alonzo, and Garfield were our top picks for outstanding service providers. Thank you so much!!! Staff… Read more
The private island is really a nice feature. If we had to Do over again we would stay at the Sandals Montego Bay resort. The good thing is you can take a shuttle back and forth but we didn’t want to bother. Plus: Service is top notch. Jorvan , Alonzo, and Garfield were our top picks for outstanding service providers. Thank you so much!!! Staff is so friendly! The grounds are amazing. Period! Plenty of free activities! Lots of nooks to hang out. Didn’t have to fight for seats at pool ( we would arrive between 9-10am and still find shade seats). Attended an on-site wedding. Planner was on point. They did a great job on the wedding. Minus: Room we stayed in was sub-par compared to comparable resorts for the same price paid. It had no balcony and no outside light which made me quite unhappy. We were not satisfied with the minister Sandals provided for a wedding we attended. I would insist on interviewing the minister(was told could not do that). Beaches are small but not crowded. I never felt crowded. If you’re a partier you may get bored. We liked it quiet. Read less
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May 19, 2019 Companion39324492625 Fort Wayne, Indiana

Three staff members took this trip from a “nice” experience to an “AMAZING” experience. Garfield, a server from the Regnency breakfast and lunch spot by the beach went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed. We never had to wait long for drinks or food. He even remembered our names and came to say goodbye when we left since we… Read more
Three staff members took this trip from a “nice” experience to an “AMAZING” experience. Garfield, a server from the Regnency breakfast and lunch spot by the beach went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed. We never had to wait long for drinks or food. He even remembered our names and came to say goodbye when we left since we asked him to. He was amazing! Our butlers Akine and Andre were equally as great! They knew what we needed before we did! The resort is currently undergoing construction but the workers don’t start until late morning and seemed to be done by 4pm daily and even they were super friendly. We are already planning our next trip back! Read less