Sandals Royal Plantation Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The hotel

The most exquisite all-Butler resort to ever call the Caribbean home, Sandals Royal Plantation quite simply redefines luxurious island escapism. Sitting on a bluff overlooking not one, but two silky sand twin-cove beaches, the intoxicating sanctuary grants each of its 74 sumptuous suites heart-stopping views of the ocean and exclusive Butler Service. Bask blissfully on glorious golden-sand coves, where you can spend countless hours soaking in the sunshine and sipping on 'mangosas' delivered by unobtrusive Beach Butlers, or unwind with a relaxing treatment in the exclusive Red Lane® Spa.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf

Where is it

Situated just outside Ocho Rios, on the northern coast of Jamaica. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

74 suites, all with ocean views and Sandals Butler Service. All suites have French balconies, custom-made mahogany furniture, air-conditioning, plush robes, iron and board, hair dryer, 32" cable TV, in-suite bar, complimentary WiFi access, CD player, 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Marquis Oceanfront Butler Suites are located in the East Wing, and are spacious rooms with living space.

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!

Regent Oceanfront Butler Suites are located in the West Wing in an oceanfront setting. Each room has a marble bath tub and a living space.

Viceroy Honeymoon Oceanfront Butler Suites are located in the East Wing and are open-partition rooms separating the living space and bedroom, and feature a marble bath tub.

Monarch Oceanfront Butler Suites are located in the West Wing and feature a dining space and marble-laden bathroom.

Royal Monarch Oceanfront Butler Suites are located in the West Wing, and are larger open-partition plan rooms, separating the living space and the bedroom. Each room has a marble bath tub.

Grand Duke Oceanfront Butler Suites are larger suites and are located in the East Wing. These rooms are open-partition plan rooms, featuring bathroom with Roman soaking tub and separate walk-in shower.

Grand Duchess Oceanfront Verandah Butler Suites are located in the West Wing and feature a large, spectacular verandah overlooking the ocean. The bathroom features Roman soaking tub and separate walk-in shower.

Royal Oceanfront One Bedroom Butler Suites overlook the resort's East Beach. These Love Nest Suites® feature a luxurious marble bathroom with large Roman tub and separate walk-in shower.

Imperial Oceanfront One Bedroom Butler Suites are located atop the resort's beachfront West Wing. These Love Nest Suites® feature two walkout balconies, a separate living area, and bathroom with walk-in shower and Roman soaking tub.

Governor General Oceanfront One-Bedroom Butler Suites are located on the top floor of the beachfront West Wing. These Love Nest Suites® feature a spacious living and dining area, separate from the grand master bedroom, bathroom with a walk-in shower and Roman soaking tub, and two balconies.

Villa Plantana is a unique expansive villa comprising of 1-, 2- or 3-bedrooms complete with its own swimming pool. Set above the resort's quiet East Beach, the villa boasts it's own separate driveway and stone walkway, expansive living and dining areas, bedrooms with their own patios, and a private pool exclusive to the villa guests.

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 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 also have 24-hour room service. 

  • 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! 5 dining options: Le Papillon, Jamaica’s finest French restaurant with the most exotic choice of seafood and meat dishes prepared by award wining chefs. The Terrace, fine à la carte dining under the stars with authentic Caribbean and Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Royal Grill offers hearty and light favourites with a Caribbean flair in a beachside setting. The Wobbly Peacock Pub, British-style pub serving pub fare menu. 2 full service bars serving premium brand drinks. C Bar*, the only caviar and Champagne bar in Jamaica, serving the finest Osetra caviar along with exclusive Champagne. Tea Terrace serving daily afternoon tea with an assortment of scones and delicious pastries. Royal Beach Butler Service that brings full food and beverages right to your beach chair.

Nightly entertainment with live music band, piano melodies and cocktail parties. Jewellery making classes. Cocktail master classes.

2 freshwater swimming pools, 1 outdoor Jacuzzi and 1 freshwater plunge pool. Red Lane® Spa*. Pool table, board games, day and night tennis (2 courts), tennis pro available*. Aquatrikes, glass-bottom boat, kayaks, windsurfing, paddle boards, Hobie cats and snorkelling. Scuba-diving* (free for certified divers). Complimentary green fees and transfers to Sandals Golf & Country Club for all Sandals guests (caddies mandatory*).

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

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 A glorious vacation!

Apr 19, 2021 jfitzleigh Ellicott City, Maryland

Our trip was 13 months delayed...(thank you COVID) but well worth the delay. From our arrival to our departure, it was simply glorious. Our butlers, Ash and Orlando, were thoughtful and wonderful. Ash, in particular, was amazing. The food was delicious, especially at Le Papillon (best French onion soup ever) and at Jamaica night. My husband also… Read more
Our trip was 13 months delayed...(thank you COVID) but well worth the delay. From our arrival to our departure, it was simply glorious. Our butlers, Ash and Orlando, were thoughtful and wonderful. Ash, in particular, was amazing. The food was delicious, especially at Le Papillon (best French onion soup ever) and at Jamaica night. My husband also had sushi delivered to him on the beach every day (he was so tickled by that!). Our morning breakfast server, Nicola, was a treasure, as was Latoya at Le Papillon. Beach butler Adrian is a GEM! The rooms are gorgeous. Bedding is very comfortable. Every room faces a breathtaking beach, and our room had two balconies, both with bistro tables and couches. When we came up from the beach on a few days, a romantic bubble bath had been drawn for us. The staff goes out of their way to be kind, helpful, and welcoming. The resort is in close proximity to Sandals Ochi. At night, you can hear the thudding music through the bathroom walls, but the soundproofing is great in the bedroom and living room, so you don't hear it there at all. A couple times on the beach, one of the trips (we think to Dunn's Falls) docked right next to our beach. It's like a booze cruise, with very loud music. The sound pollution from that definitely disrupts the chill vibe on the Royal Plantation beach, so we started calling it the "garbage barge" (as in..."Oh no...here comes the garbage barge again."). We didn't love the proximity to Ochi, and the related noise pollution at times, but it wouldn't deter us from coming again. We also availed ourselves of a couples massage, in a gazebo near the beach. Fantastic!! A word about spa services: from the first 90 minutes of our arrival until the second to last day when we finally had our massages, we were regularly approached about booking massages. It was really the only annoying aspect of the trip. We kept telling them we were planning on it and we'd let our butler know when, but they kept approaching us. It was borderline obnoxious. We came there to relax and we live very scheduled lives at home. We intentionally didn't want to book anything until late in our stay. That is one thing I'd change. The other thing I'd like to see is a naming rebrand. The place is called Royal Plantation, and the naming about a plantation--not the best. I think it's time to think about that nomenclature. Maybe Royal Paradise? It made me uncomfortable. All that said, it was a very special trip--possibly my favorite vacation ever. I want to thank Ash , Nicola, and Adrian --and the entire team--for taking great care of us. We loved it there. Read less
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Apr 16, 2021 R5274SPkatherinea

Just returned home from a week at Sandals Royal Plantation. Of course, there were hoops to jump through to get there, but it was well worth it! The cleaning and sanitization is great, the physical distancing is in place, and while the staff wear masks, it is only required in certain places and times for guests. Eating and drinking too much is… Read more
Just returned home from a week at Sandals Royal Plantation. Of course, there were hoops to jump through to get there, but it was well worth it! The cleaning and sanitization is great, the physical distancing is in place, and while the staff wear masks, it is only required in certain places and times for guests. Eating and drinking too much is a concern (as on every trip to SRP), and Chef Martin is doing some great stuff! There are currently no buffets, and dining room staff is doing a great job. Thank you, Sophia and Nicola at The Terrace. Danielo and Biggs are doing their thing on the beach and at the pool - love those guys! Romane, too! The spa is doing massages, manicures and pedicures - and it was awesome. Thank you, Rhona, Kayan, and Jennine. Our Covid tests for our return was taken care of and scheduled, we just had to show up. As usual, the SRP group is fabulous! Can't wait until our trip next year! Read less
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Apr 16, 2021 Betty B Lebanon, Missouri

My husband and I just returned from SRP, AMAZING. The resort is beautiful, adults only, and so relaxing. I cannot express how awesome the staff is, our butlers Sherril and Gladstone top notch, they made us feel like royalty. Dinner reservations done, golf tee times done, spa appointment done, special drink request done. The resort was at… Read more
My husband and I just returned from SRP, AMAZING. The resort is beautiful, adults only, and so relaxing. I cannot express how awesome the staff is, our butlers Sherril and Gladstone top notch, they made us feel like royalty. Dinner reservations done, golf tee times done, spa appointment done, special drink request done. The resort was at less than 40% capacity due to COVID restrictions BUT we enjoyed meeting the other couples. Beach Butlers... SHOUT OUT to my pal BIGZ aka Donello, my drink was never empty, he made me feel like a princess. Bartenders: JUNIOR at the lobby bar had a Red Stripe waiting for me on the bar the minute I walked through the door. He and I had great conversation about life in general... Oh and he knows every Bob Marley song. Shevoy the Beach Bartender kept my husband entertained with frozen concoctions. Waitstaff - Ms Stephine is the sweetest, Mimosas every morning during breakfast, lunch at the Beach, she is amazing. The FOOD oh the food.... second to none. I was afraid we would get burned out by not being able to dine at Ochi not the case! If you're thinking of getting away for a low key relaxing vacation this is the place. Note: I said low key, not a party resort, average age of couples probably mid to late 30's, early 40's and there's us the 50 and above club (which was well represented). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just got back and can't wait to return!

Apr 13, 2021 Ak_travella Honolulu, Hawaii

I celebrated my birthday at the resort and I think I am going to plan a Sandals trip every year during the week of my birthday! The entire staff at Royal Plantation is amazing but I would like to name Lance, Anthony, Ash, Adrian, Nicole, Stephan, Mike and Georgia as being the most helpful and attentive during our stay. Our butlers made sure they… Read more
I celebrated my birthday at the resort and I think I am going to plan a Sandals trip every year during the week of my birthday! The entire staff at Royal Plantation is amazing but I would like to name Lance, Anthony, Ash, Adrian, Nicole, Stephan, Mike and Georgia as being the most helpful and attentive during our stay. Our butlers made sure they were on top of our daily schedules and needs/requirements as well. In general, the resort is small but cute and offers great food + service along with peace and quiet. They share the diving with Sandals Ochi (Aqua centre staff there is beyond amazing! Hey Londale, Dennis, Damien, Clayton!) so with Covid restrictions, the Ochi boat had to come get us for each dive. The shuttles that usually run between the two resorts are also not running currently so we were not able to go over to Ochi for extended dining options. Read less
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Apr 9, 2021 kellic704 Treasure Island, Florida

Our trip was amazing! We are golfers so we golfed every day. The coarse was in excellent condition. The resort as usual was so nice and everyone was so on top of the protocols for Covid making everyone feel safe. The staff is so efficient and friendly. Food was superb and Chef Martin always checking to make sure. Lorenzo made us the best… Read more
Our trip was amazing! We are golfers so we golfed every day. The coarse was in excellent condition. The resort as usual was so nice and everyone was so on top of the protocols for Covid making everyone feel safe. The staff is so efficient and friendly. Food was superb and Chef Martin always checking to make sure. Lorenzo made us the best Escovitch we have ever had. Our room was so beautiful looking out at the water. Can’t wait to go back Read less