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
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

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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Apr 18, 2021 240willh

What a great trip! This was our first trip to a Sandals and we had not been to the Caribbean since we got married 25 years ago. Needless to say, we won’t be waiting that long to return. We can’t say enough about Sandals RC. The rooms, the food, the drinks, the people all made it a wonderful trip. Huge shout out to Duwayne and Rayo, our butlers,… Read more
What a great trip! This was our first trip to a Sandals and we had not been to the Caribbean since we got married 25 years ago. Needless to say, we won’t be waiting that long to return. We can’t say enough about Sandals RC. The rooms, the food, the drinks, the people all made it a wonderful trip. Huge shout out to Duwayne and Rayo, our butlers, who went out of their way to make it special. Look forward to seeing them again in the future. In short, you know it’s a great trip when your thoughts are “we have to bring the kids” and “of course we’re going to book another trip while we’re here”. We’ll see you again Sandals RC. Read less
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Apr 18, 2021 Chevy147

We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone at the Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort for giving us a trip that was far above our expectations. From checking in to checking out, it was a wonderful experience. Everyone was friendly, welcoming, kind and courteous. They couldn’t do enough to make our vacation special. Also, the entire resort… Read more
We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone at the Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort for giving us a trip that was far above our expectations. From checking in to checking out, it was a wonderful experience. Everyone was friendly, welcoming, kind and courteous. They couldn’t do enough to make our vacation special. Also, the entire resort was spotless at every venue. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent stay at Sandals Royal Caribbean

Apr 16, 2021 jimj042021 Park Ridge, Illinois

We stayed 6 nights at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort, 3 nights in an over water villa and 3 nights in an over water bungalow. I cannot say enough about how great the entire trip was, from the car service to and from the airport and everything in between. The rooms were fantastic. The beds were so comfortable. The butler service of Alex, Marjorie,… Read more
We stayed 6 nights at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort, 3 nights in an over water villa and 3 nights in an over water bungalow. I cannot say enough about how great the entire trip was, from the car service to and from the airport and everything in between. The rooms were fantastic. The beds were so comfortable. The butler service of Alex, Marjorie, Paul and Roland was superb. They were friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and invisible when you wanted privacy. They were so easy to be with that I felt as if I had known them for a long time. I will definitely ask for them again when we return, which we have already booked. Every member we encountered from the Sandals staff was pleasant and helpful. The variety of food available from several different restaurants was all very good. There are plenty of water sports, including scuba diving and snorkeling, to enjoy. We had such a good time meeting fun people of all ages from so many different places. I especially felt relaxed with the security provided and the required negative covid test within 72 hours of arrival. The stay exceeded my already high expectations, and, as I said, we have already booked a return visit. Read less
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Apr 12, 2021 JohnLin84

My wife and I had a wonderful honey moon. We stayed at Sandals Caribbean Resort - room 3306 from april 5th - april 10th. --The room-- The room was on the third floor - by request - and amazing. We wanted the top (third) floor to use the outside tub with privacy. Plus, we had breakfast on the patio watching the ocean about 3 times that week. … Read more
My wife and I had a wonderful honey moon. We stayed at Sandals Caribbean Resort - room 3306 from april 5th - april 10th. --The room-- The room was on the third floor - by request - and amazing. We wanted the top (third) floor to use the outside tub with privacy. Plus, we had breakfast on the patio watching the ocean about 3 times that week. It was one of our favorite times. The inside tub was massive that could probably easily fit 3 or 4 people. So more than enough room for a couple with some fun activities. The room was spacious and bed was king. --Resort-- The beaches were clean, the private island was nice (but windy), everything flowed nicely and was very beautiful. The beaches were not long however, a quick trip to the sister resort had a long enough beach if you wanted that. --Spa-- We got a double couples message on the "beach". It was really on the private island that had a room on the beach with an open wall to the ocean. Let me tell you it was so beautiful, that view. We wanted another massage just to spend more time at that location. --Restaurants-- All of the restaurants were either good, or amazing. We never had anything that was bad, the worse was "okay" but then we just order something else, or more appetizers. Our favorite was the Italian place. However, the Indian restaurant had AMAZING cocktails and Naan (bread). We went back every night to get a to go order of the bread and mango cocktails. The head guy / hosts of the restaurant knew us by name and room number after 1 visit. He was so friendly and immediately was "More bread to go?". He was the nicest person we encountered at any restaurant. Bad: French restaurant was super slow --Butlers-- We had butlers Dwayne and Sherri-Ann. They made our honeymoon so much better and enjoyable. On there own they would do things like, surprise us with snacks / treats, or run a bubble bath with rose petals spread all over. Dwayne made it his mission to find a drink my wife would like (she is super picky). He managed to find 2 drinks! Also, the butlers went through our itinerary and pointed out one of our tours is something we would NOT want to do. We had one tour from 8 am - 6 pm at Mystic Mountain. But we only wanted to go up and see the mountain top view. So our butler convinced us to cancel that tour and getting a private car because we would be bored as the mountain view only took 20 minutes tops. We ended up doing that and saving half a day so enjoy the resort Read less
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Apr 11, 2021 IanH2177

At Montego Bay Royal Caribbean. Paid for an Ocean Front Room, got a tree garden view and behind that was the beach. After two days of complaining they offered another room that had similar views at a lower floor. Food is a TWO, prefer Burger King except at the Indian Restaurant. We were repeat customers. Never again. Service a FOUR, except for… Read more
At Montego Bay Royal Caribbean. Paid for an Ocean Front Room, got a tree garden view and behind that was the beach. After two days of complaining they offered another room that had similar views at a lower floor. Food is a TWO, prefer Burger King except at the Indian Restaurant. We were repeat customers. Never again. Service a FOUR, except for specific people that they were trying their best. Read less