Sandals South Coast

Negril, Jamaica

The hotel

Nestled into a 500-acre nature reserve, this magnificent adults-only resort commands a fabulous stretch of white sand beach on the unspoiled, rural south coast of Jamaica. All rooms offer beachfront views and are surrounded by landscaped courtyards themed with Dutch, Italian and French influences.  Keep active with a variety of land and water sports, relax in one of the swimming pools or enjoy a massage at the wonderful Red Lane® Spa.

Amenities

  • Hobie Cats
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

On the south coast of Jamaica. Transfer time from Montego Bay airport: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Hotel information

392 rooms and suites. Beachfront Deluxe have a private alcove balcony, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi Internet access, coffee maker, alarm clock, safety deposit box, amenity kit, telephone, hairdryer and a mahogany king-size bed. All rooms and suites sleep maximum 2 adults.

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!

Beachfront Luxury are located in the French and Dutch villages, with lovely beach or pool views from the balcony and have a mahogany king-size bed.

Italian Honeymoon Beachfront Rooms are on the first and second floors of the Italian Beachfront Village. There is a 4-poster king-size bed and large smart TV. A sliding barn style door within the room leads to a luxuriously appointed bathroom equipped with backlit mirrors, dual faucets, a modern shower/tub combination, and recessed lighting. Outside, a glass door leads to a balcony offering sweeping views of the pristine south coast beach and lush tropical gardens.

Honeymoon Beachfront Grande Luxe as above but are in the French and Dutch Villages.

Honeymoon Beachfront Walkout Room – large beachfront room with a 4-poster king-size bed. Rooms feature access to the beach or gardens from the walkout patio.

Beachfront Grande Luxe Walkout Club Level Rooms are in the Dutch Village with patios and beach or garden views. These rooms also benefit from Club Sandals Service.

Honeymoon Beachfront Penthouse Club Level Rooms have either beach or pool view. These rooms also benefit from Club Sandals Service.

Honeymoon Romeo & Juliet Beachfront Walkout Club Level Suite – have a spacious bedroom with alcove living area and marble bathroom with whirlpool bath. Featuring a patio with beautiful beach views. These suites also benefit from Club Sandals Service.

Italian Beachfront Club Level Junior Suites are located on the third floors of the Italian Village and feature magnificent views of the south coast beach. With a 4-poster king-size bed, a large smart TV, spa-style bathroom with luxe amenities such as a walk-in rain shower and freestanding soaking tub. Outside, glass doors open to a private balcony equipped with a bistro set and offers stunning views of the south coast beach. Includes Club Sandals Service.

Italian Beachfront Club Level Walkout Junior Suite – these newly renovated Club Level suites are located on the beach level of the Italian village and walk directly out onto the pristine south coast beach. With a 4-poster king-size bed, a large smart TV, spa-style bathroom with luxe amenities such as a walk-in rain shower and freestanding soaking tub. Outside, glass doors open to a private patio equipped with a bistro set and offers stunning views of the south coast beach. Includes Club Sandals Service.

Beachfront Grande Luxe Club Level Suites are located on the first and second floors of the Dutch Village and have a spacious bedroom, alcove living area and marble bathroom with whirlpool bath and benefit from Club Sandals Service.

Beachfront Penthouse Club Level Suite – have a spacious bedroom with alcove living area and marble bathroom with whirlpool bath. All with balconies offering stunning beach views. Includes Club Sandals Service.

Italian Beachfront One-Bedroom Butler Suite – these newly renovated and alluring Love Nest Suites® offer the finest in Caribbean luxury. Each chic retreat is located within the 1st through 3rd floors of the Italian Village and boasts a spacious master bedroom with a handcrafted 4-poster king-size bed, and a large smart TV. The en-suite, spa style bathroom features modern amenities including a walk-in rain shower and freestanding soaking tub for two. The living room boasts a fully-stocked bar with premium liquor, a sofa, an additional smart TV, and wall-to-wall glass doors leading to a private balcony offering direct views of the spectacular south coast beach and includes a bistro set for two. 

Italian Beachfront One-Bedroom Walkout Butler Suites are newly renovated and alluring Love Nest Suites® offering the finest in Caribbean luxury. Each chic beachfront retreat is located on the garden level of the Italian Village, offering walkout access from right from the patio, and boasts a spacious master bedroom where every detail has been meticulously crafted for utmost comfort with exquisite furnishings, a handcrafted 4-poster king-size bed, and a large smart TV. The en-suite, spa style bathroom features modern amenities such as dual faucets, a walk-in rain shower, a large backlit mirror, and freestanding soaking tub for two. The suite's expansive living room boasts a fully-stocked bar with premium liquor, a sectional sofa, an additional smart TV, and wall-to-wall glass doors leading to a patio offering direct views of the spectacular south coast beach and includes a bistro set for two.

Honeymoon Beachfront One-Bedroom Butler Suite – these Love Nest Suites® are located on the first or second floors of the Dutch village. They each have a separate living room, marble bathroom, in-suite bar, large balcony and benefit from Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront One Bedroom Walkout Butler Suites are located in the Dutch Village, with a separate living room, marble bathroom, in-suite bar and a large patio that leads directly on to the beach. These suites also benefit from Sandals Butler Service.

Penthouse Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suites are located in the Dutch Village, these Love Nest Suites® have spacious bedrooms with separate living room, marble bathroom, in-suite bar and large balcony with beach and ocean views. These suites also benefit from Sandals Butler Service.

Over-The-Water Honeymoon Bungalow – these spectacular over-the-water bungalows offer an unmatched connection to the Caribbean Sea and deliver complete immersion with fine turquoise waters and rich marine life below. Every bungalow features hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and custom crafted king-size beds. Each bungalow is also equipped with a smart TV and a large ceiling fan to stay cool while enjoying fresh Caribbean breezes. The spa style bathrooms are equipped with his and hers sinks, a large backlit mirror adorned with mosaic tile, and a walk-in rain shower. Outside, the private patio is equipped with an extended sun deck, outdoor shower, sun loungers, and a bistro set for two. There is also a private outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two and over-water hammocks. Inside, glass floor panels and lit water ensure you can enjoy undersea views any time. These bungalows also boast Butler Elite service.

Bungalow guests will also receive the following additional inclusions:

  • Exclusive in-room dining and room service menu
  • Personal airport greeting
  • Expedited immigration
  • Private luxury transfers
  • Welcome gift, including branded tote and towel set
  • Molton Brown bathroom amenities

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 as 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.

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 lemongrass-scented hand towels, 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 also have 24-hour room service and access to all the Club Sandals amenities and weekly activities.

5-Star Global Gourmet™ at Sandals Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to all guests at each meal - of course, all included! 9 dining options: Giuseppe's (Italian), Jasmines (Oriental), Café de Paris (French Patisserie), Eleanors (Caribbean), Bayside Restaurant (French Brasserie), Neptunes (Mediterranean) and Schooner's (seaside grill and Caribbean seafood). Enjoy some authentic cuisine at The Jerk Shack (authentic Jamaican Jerk specialties). 7 bars including 2 swim-up pool bars. Decadent chocolate buffet, served one night weekly.

Nightly shows with live entertainment, disco, karaoke, theme nights and cocktail parties.

3 freshwater swimming pools, 1 scuba pool and 4 whirlpools. Scuba-diving* (free for certified divers), snorkelling, windsurfing, water-skiing, aqua trikes, Hobie Cats and glass-bottom boat rides. Tennis, squash, volleyball, basketball, outdoor chess and shuffleboard. Red Lane® Fitness Centre and Red Lane® Spa*.

Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. SnapShots photo shop*. Gift shop*. Exchange bureau. Complimentary WiFi Internet access in all room categories and public areas with unrestricted number of connected devices.

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. 

Please note: please ensure you have adequate insurance to take part in adventurous activities.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our 30th Anniversary Trip!

Aug 18, 2022 Jamie R

First trip to Jamaica! First time at a Sandals. First vacation with just the two of us! We celebrated our 30th Wedding anniversary at Sandals South Coast. We had an incredibly relaxing and stress-free trip! Ride from the airport was as long and rough and twisty and narrow as they say it is…but it was a first for us so the landscape and sights… Read more
First trip to Jamaica! First time at a Sandals. First vacation with just the two of us! We celebrated our 30th Wedding anniversary at Sandals South Coast. We had an incredibly relaxing and stress-free trip! Ride from the airport was as long and rough and twisty and narrow as they say it is…but it was a first for us so the landscape and sights along that ride kept us from getting a little car sick I suppose. Arrival: Check in was so simple we were amazed. Treats in concierges lounge were delicious! The resort is beautiful! Beautiful. Scenery and views were beautiful. We stayed in Dutch 2406 and loved our room and our view! The adults-only atmosphere was different for us. SO chill. We were surprised that we enjoyed it so much! We are accustomed to busier crowded all-inclusives. But this was so good! Spent way more time in beach chairs than we thought we would. No trouble finding chairs or shade. Did not spend time in the pools here…however the Dutch pool was a bit cloudy the whole week. We did wish there was beach service for drinks but it was easy enough to take a very short walk to get our own. Beach was nice and water was calm! Beach is not “gorgeous sandy beach” but it is still yet a very calming beautiful view! Kayaks, paddle boards, boat rides, tubing were all available to us and we didn’t have to wait. Restaurants, food, and wait staff were great! Honestly, most all our waiters were top notch! The food was a pleasant surprise! Very good. Tameka at Bayside and Roshauna at Eleanores were a few we made note of once we realized that was a really important thing to do! Wish we were able to recognize others who were especially great. ALL resort staff here were so friendly and always greeted us! Our favorite guy around the resort was Javel. He was/is delightful. He escorted us to our room the day we arrived and was also our cabana butler for a day. The service he provided was THE BEST! He helped us celebrate 30 in such a sweet memorable way. Excellent! We wanted to bring him back to Oklahoma with us. You should definitely ask for him! We suggest you rent a beach cabana for the day! Worth it. Seriously. Javel made it worth it! Back in our room, we had great housekeeping service with a smile from Kerian. Kerisha, with Red Lane Spa, gave the most amazing massage at the beach. Magical.. Social greeter Dialdro…he was adorable and delightful! A couple special concierges, Kevaughn and Kemar, arranged some special anniversary extras. We appreciated the extra friendly climate all over the resort! We would recommend Sandals South Coast especially to those looking for a more chill vacation! Fortunately that was exactly what we’re wanting. Itvwas pretty perfect! Now we’re looking forward to our next Sandals vacation destination! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Happy Anniversary at Sandals South Coast

Aug 17, 2022 philmX9093GH

Resort as a whole - beautiful, and amazing views everywhere you look. It is big so be prepared for a lot of walking. French rooms are the furthest away from the main amenities of the resort, followed by the Dutch rooms and then Italian. Pool - main pool is awesome and not very crowded. There is music and a lot of daily activities like the… Read more
Resort as a whole - beautiful, and amazing views everywhere you look. It is big so be prepared for a lot of walking. French rooms are the furthest away from the main amenities of the resort, followed by the Dutch rooms and then Italian. Pool - main pool is awesome and not very crowded. There is music and a lot of daily activities like the other Sandals resorts. The pool bar is great, although can get crowded. Most of the time, we didn't have to wait too long for a drink, but there was one bartender there that wanted to do the least as possible. You didn't have to wake up at sunrise to reserve a chair, although we did, but there were plenty of chairs with and without umbrellas. Only disappointment were the lack of servers around the pool area. Restaurants - Sandals boosts a 5 star gourmet food experience. Don't expect that here or at any Sandals properties. I would say they are good, probably 4 star. However, avoid Jasmines - it is absolutely terrible! The food luke warm, the stir fry looked like a large pile of sh*t with maybe one or two vegetables in it. Gross. The pizza place for lunch is good, but be prepared to wait awhile for it - like 45 min. or more! The odd thing about that place is the 2 breadsticks they give are amazing, but won't give you anymore. All inclusive? We were told only 2 per couple per table. Odd. The jerk shack was not too bad, but again, be prepared to wait for it. Bayside - horrible for breakfast (unless u order an omlet) but good for lunch - food was quick and good, plus we were out in 30 minutes! Make your reservations ASAP, like as soon as you get to the resort. Very disappointed we had to wait until the last day of our trip to get availability at the seafood restaurant. That process needs to be changed to be fair to all guests. Tip - if you go to the actual restaurant they will often get you a better time. Service - breakfast horrible, but dinners were awesome! For breakfast, it was like the servers didn't want to be there and it showed through their attitude. Dinners were a much different experience. I would say, though, service generally slow. I read some reviews where guests were disappointed because the workers did not greet them when they walked by - well, that was the case most of the time, but didn't bother us. Water sports - excellent. However, if you book something, they won't tell you if it is cancelled, you will have to find out yourself. So if your walking from the French side to the water sports - very very long walk, only to find your tour is cancelled, is not a fun experience. Excursions - we did the dinner on the beach which I would highly recommend. Awesome service and food. We also did the sunset catamaran cruise (aka booze cruise) and that was also a lot of fun and would recommend. They pick you up at the resort so no need to take a bus to go somewhere. Not crowded. Rooms - the walkout rooms need some improvement. I left the room to reserve a chair, and I couldn't remember which room to go back into (there are no room numbers for the walkout rooms on the back), and walked into the wrong room! Lets say the people were not too thrilled. I would have room numbers on the back - a much needed improvement. The Dutch rooms with the tranquility tub are very nice, at least on the 4th floor. You can definitely fit two average sized adults in them. The views from the rooms - amazing, Both from the beach side to the mountains on the back. Beach - beautiful. You don't need to wake up at sunrise to reserve a spot. Plenty of availability. Don't expect to be digging your feet in the sand. The sand is compacted and hard - kinda like you are walking on a concrete base with sand on top. However, the beach is great! The water clear as can be, however, a lot of sea grass, so be prepared for that. Also, not a lot of servers to bring you drinks from the bar, I think we only saw one and that was on our last day. Disappointing. There is no shortage of red lane workers trying to get you to sign up for a massage, although my girlfriend had a massage and said it was amazing (but $$$$). Sunsets - go to the over water bar and get a spot on the hammocks! Entertainment - the evening entertainment, for the most part, was good. Don't expect Broadway shows, but overall we both enjoyed. The martini bar is also fun as long as it is not taken over by young 20 somethings. The big negative - there were four 18 year olds there when we were, which is fine. However, they are allowed to smoke at the bar?? One blew smoke in my girlfriends face and I wanted to through the guy in the water after that. The bartender allowed it. WFT? Maybe just a one time thing. I have been to this resort 3 times, and I love it. Service has declined since the first time however. You will have a great time here! If you are considering Negril over this resort, don't. You will be disappointed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wedding in Paradise

Aug 17, 2022 Meander04955766072 England, United Kingdom

Me and my husband returned home from Sandals Southcoast a few weeks ago and had the most amazing time, we still can't stop listening to Reggae music! We got married here on the 12th July which was brilliantly organised by a lovely lady, we are sorry but we can't remember her name but it began with an 'A'. We would like to give a special shout… Read more
Me and my husband returned home from Sandals Southcoast a few weeks ago and had the most amazing time, we still can't stop listening to Reggae music! We got married here on the 12th July which was brilliantly organised by a lovely lady, we are sorry but we can't remember her name but it began with an 'A'. We would like to give a special shout out to Tyreese from Sushi on the sand, he was so attentive, a real asset to your hotel and he deserves a pay rise! And a special shout out to Oskar and Manson for doing a wonderful job as lifeguards. We really enjoyed our time here and Latitudes was by far the best bar we have ever been to in our lives ❤️ thanks for having us! Hopefully we will be back again!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sandals South Coast 2022

Aug 17, 2022 heatherfI6544DA

Shavia kept us in the loop on everything entertainment related so that we could stay engaged with the staff and others the entire trip! Chosen family time was enhanced because of Shavia! Thanks for the VIP treatment!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Best Vacation Ever!!!

Aug 17, 2022 dominic544 Napa Valley, California

My wife and I have been to Sandals before and enjoyed it. This time at the South Course resort was very special because it was our 20th anniversary. We were met at the airport and with the help of our greeter, we went through immigration and customs quickly. Our bus driver to the resort was knowledgeable and friendly. The staff at the resort was… Read more
My wife and I have been to Sandals before and enjoyed it. This time at the South Course resort was very special because it was our 20th anniversary. We were met at the airport and with the help of our greeter, we went through immigration and customs quickly. Our bus driver to the resort was knowledgeable and friendly. The staff at the resort was very, very friendly. They welcomed us home. All interactions with the staff was always met with a friendly gesture and a smile. There are two individuals I would like to give high praise to. Jeffery at the Neptune Restaurant and Angeneek ( i hope I spelled her name correctly). Jeffery has a great attitude along with his big smile. Angeneek was the same. Both went out of there ways to make our stay a great one. Overall, I will definitely recommend Sandals others and we both plan on returning in the future to the South Coast Resort. Thank you all at Sandals Read less