Sunscape Cove Montego Bay

Montego Bay, Jamaica

The hotel

All the customary Caribbean luxuries come as standard here: squeaky soft white sands, impossibly blue sea, tropical gardens, and Jamaican entertainment. But Sunscape Cove has a few extra tricks up its short summery sleeves. Things like its setting, on a private peninsula wrapped by Montego Bay Marine Park, with its protected swimming spots and snorkelling. Promising ‘Unlimited-Fun®’ and an automatic ‘Sun Club’ upgrade, you get endless land and water activities, unlimited drinks, and 24-hour dining, all completely complimentary, and covered by eight eateries, seven bars and room service. You even get access-all-areas at Sunscape Splash next door, where pleasures include the incredible Pirate’s Paradise Waterpark. In fact, little VIPs are well-catered for at Sunscape Cove, with a science, nature and exploration themed Explorer’s Club, teens’ Core Zone, and in-room cartoons, milk and cookies all included.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Where is it

Located within the Montego Bay Marine Park, Jamaica's first and fully underwater national park with protected swimming areas and superb snorkeling. Montego Bay's "Hip Strip" with shops, restaurants and bars is just a 10-minute drive away. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

122 rooms and suites. All with private patio or balcony, air-conditioning, individual climate control, cable TV, safe, coffee/tea maker, mini-bar (replenished daily with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer), telephone, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer and iron and board. Sun Club Garden View Rooms offer views of the beautifully manicured gardens, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Located in the peaceful Oasis building.

All Inclusive of: Unlimited-Fun® inclusions consist of spacious guest rooms and suites with private balcony or terrace. Family-friendly accommodations including connecting rooms and in-room kid’s amenities. Family check-in experience including red carpet stairs, a welcome treat and resort passports for kids. 24-hour access to food and beverage options including kid-friendly menu options. A variety of buffet and à la carte restaurants without reservations required. Bars and lounges serving international and domestic brand beverages. Unlimited fruit juices, soft drinks and snacks. In-room mini-bar with soft drinks, juice and beer. Endless daily land and water activities for all ages. Live music and local entertainment. Explorer’s Club for Kids and Core Zone Teens Club. No wristbands required.

Sun Club Ocean View Rooms with views of the gardens and of the Caribbean Sea. With either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Located in the peaceful Oasis building, just a few steps from the beach.

Sun Club Family Garden View Rooms are perfect for families with views of the beautiful gardens. These rooms offer either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds along with a children's bunk bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children. Located in the peaceful Oasis building.

Sun Club Family Ocean View Rooms with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. These rooms offer either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds along with a children's bunk bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children. Located in the peaceful Oasis building.

Sun Club Junior Suite Ocean View Rooms with enlarged private balcony overlook the gardens and the Caribbean Sea. Featuring a 4-poster king-size bed and sitting area with sofa. Sleeping maximum 2 adults. Located on the 2nd floor of the Oasis building.

Sun Club Deluxe Beach Front Rooms are located directly on the beach, rooms allocated on the ground floor will have direct access to the beach. Complimentary butler service between the hours of 8:00am-8:00pm. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Located in the in the peaceful Oasis building.

Sun Club guests receive the following additional services and amenities:

  • Personalised check-in and check-out with concierge service
  • Preferential status and amenities
  • Private Sun Club Lounge
  • Two restaurants and two bars exclusively for Sun Club guests
  • Mini-bar service refreshed daily and upgraded bath amenities
  • Complimentary WiFi access in Sun Club Lounge
  • Daily continental breakfast service, afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts and fine liquors served in the lounge
  • Cartoons available in room
  • Milk, cookies and other special treats
  • Room service from 7:00am-11:00pm
  • Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits

    - Express check-in

    - Bottle of rum in room upon arrival

    - Receive $400 resort coupons per room per stay (terms and conditions apply)

  • Kids stay and eat free: 1st child (3-12 years) stays and eats free when sharing a room with one or two adults, for travel completed between 2 Jan–12 Apr '19, 23 Apr–5 Jul '19 and 31 Aug–22 Dec '19. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 29 Feb '20 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 1 May–31 Oct '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Jul '20 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 1 Nov–31 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Kids Stay and Eat Free: 1st child (3-12 years) stays and eats free when sharing a room with one or two adults, for travel completed between 2 Jan–3 Apr '20, 14 Apr-10 Jul '20 and 22 Aug-23 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

The quieter sister hotel to Sunscape Splash where guests can enjoy the benefits of both

Family-friendly mini-bar inclusions to help keep the kids happy

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Bottle of rum in room on arrival
  • Receive $400 resort coupons per room per stay (terms and conditions apply

8 reservation-free restaurants (2 exclusive to Sunscape Cove guests): Windows (open-air restaurant serving buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner), Portofino (authentic Italian cuisine), Gohan (Pan-Asian delicacies), Seaside Grill (open for dinner only), Barefoot Grill (serving lunch, dinner and late night bites from 10:00pm-6:00am), Da Mario (Italian cuisine, open for dinner) and Coco Cafè (coffees, teas, pastries and deli snacks. Open 24-hours). Terrace Restaurant (outdoor setting serving International favourites of Montego Bay's cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Da Mario (dinner only, Italian cuisine served à la carte in a Trattoria-like setting) are exclusive to Sun Club guests only. 7 bars: Starlight, Manatees, Barracuda, Sugar Reef and Rendezvous. Oasis Lobby Bar and The Terrace Bar are exclusive to Sun Club guests only.

Live music and local entertainment. Movies on the beach.

4 swimming pools: 1 main pool with a swim-up bar, an activities pool, a quiet pool and a children's pool. Pirate’s Paradise Waterpark, featuring a full-size pirate ship and fort, a 40-foot pirate's plank bridge, a lazy river and a pair of 250-foot waterslides. Fully equipped fitness centre, Sunscape Spa* by Pevonia® with treatments including massages, facials, body scrubs, reflexology, manicures and pedicures. Beach volleyball, 2 tennis courts, Jamaican cooking lessons, movies on the beach, bocce ball, board games, dance and patois lessons, local golf courses*. Water sports include kayaks, snorkelling, windsurfing and scuba-diving*. Motorised water sports* can be found locally. Explorer's Club for children age 3-12 years (open daily 8:00am-9:00pm), Core Zone Teens' Club for children age 13-17 years (9:00am-11:00pm). Multi-functional playing area.

Concierge service and 24-hour front desk service. Tours and transportation desk*. In-room babysitting*. Airport transportation*. Laundry/dry-cleaning services*. Car rental*. Gift shop and Pirate's gift shop. Complimentary WiFi. Wheelchair rental*.

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

* Denotes local charge.

Evening dress code: trainers/tennis shoes or dress sandals, dress shirts with short sleeves or collared shirts. No sleeveless shirts or flip-flops. Long pants required for men.

Please note: cots and rollaway beds are available on request at an additional cost.

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Aug 22, 2019 Sightsee285035

The staff was very friendly, accommodating and warm, the resort was somewhat dated. The location of the resort did not allow for an open beach area to walk as it was restricted with rocks piers, rocks blocking etc.
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Aug 21, 2019 mbalan New York City, New York

I work for a company that put me up twice here. Thankfully only one night. I’m asking them to find something else. The cove part is so loud!! And so rundown. The beach chairs are old and filthy! The room is not bad it has been renovated but awful musty smell. Some staff are wonderful, others can’t be bothered helping you. I went to the towel… Read more
I work for a company that put me up twice here. Thankfully only one night. I’m asking them to find something else. The cove part is so loud!! And so rundown. The beach chairs are old and filthy! The room is not bad it has been renovated but awful musty smell. Some staff are wonderful, others can’t be bothered helping you. I went to the towel hut and the girl said we have no towels! I said so we go to the pool or beach and you don’t have towels . Then I guess I guilted into calling someone asking for towels. I think that’s what she should have done in the first place! No customer service. My bellman Andre was very nice This reminds me of a place that May have been very glamorous in its day but it’s not what it once was! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ryan was the best Butler I’ve ever had’ the Butler along with his staff, a young waiter and maids were awesome.

Aug 20, 2019 mrnielsen99 Novato, California

Go here if you want to relax. Friendly staff,great swimming, nice weather. The piano player was great. The food in the restaurant was good. The buffet is for kids. We would go back in a heart beet. Damian our driver among others was so nice, we bought all our drivers lunch,
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Aug 18, 2019 Ambassador471515

The room we checked in on the arrive is in poor condition like motel:( It was not we were showed when we porches the UVC membership as we were promised. We are very disappointed !!! After a couple of hours we had checked in the bellman opened our door and brought the other family in to our room to check in, we were horrified :(... the room… Read more
The room we checked in on the arrive is in poor condition like motel:( It was not we were showed when we porches the UVC membership as we were promised. We are very disappointed !!! After a couple of hours we had checked in the bellman opened our door and brought the other family in to our room to check in, we were horrified :(... the room was double booked :( then a supervisor came to investigate, promise us will update our room next day @3pm... We have to ask for the towels all the time...the beach towels were short of supply, have to try 3-4 times to get them :( On the last evening, our room keys not working any more. They have to send the tech worked over an hour to fix the lock...my daughter and I have to wait outside all this time, was biting by the mosquitos... Read less
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Aug 16, 2019 docgibber North Bethesda, Maryland

Sunscape Cove is adjacent to the Sunscape Splash resort. Cove guests can use anything at Splash, in fact most of the dining & entertainment is at the latter (reviewed separately). Sunscape Cove has a mix of renovated & unreno'd accommodations, definitely ask for the latter. The renos give the room a more modern look and add a table, which...… Read more
Sunscape Cove is adjacent to the Sunscape Splash resort. Cove guests can use anything at Splash, in fact most of the dining & entertainment is at the latter (reviewed separately). Sunscape Cove has a mix of renovated & unreno'd accommodations, definitely ask for the latter. The renos give the room a more modern look and add a table, which... should be in all the rooms. :/ We were upgraded further to the Junior Suite. This was quite nice & spacious, accommodating both a king bed and sofa bed, with a sizable private balcony. I would not stay at any other room here. The beach near the Cove is the best part of the nice Sunscape beachfront. A good number of chair and umbrellas, clear water, few rocks to hurt the feet, and little seaweed. Cove provides access to an a la carte restaurant for all meals. The food is consistently good, although service can be slow and sometimes long waits for a table at dinner. Beach towels are understocked, a problem shared with Splash. We enjoyed our stay overall. However they need to finish renovating the rooms before I would recommend without reservations, and the issues with Splash bleed over into Cove... Read less