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 and 24-hour room service, 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!

  • 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 ‘20.

    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. 24-hour room service also available for all guests. 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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Dec 5, 2019 Jane R Pangbourne, United Kingdom

A group of 6 of us spent a lovely week here, it's everything the past 10 reviews have said but must mention Orayne and Ricardo - our butlers, Daniello at the beach bar who kept us hydrated and entertained, the guys who kindly organised volleyball. It's definitely the staff who make this place an awesome hotel to stay at.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating EXCELLENT!! THE BEST OF EVERYTHING!!! 😊

Dec 5, 2019 Tracey W Toronto, Canada

Sandals Royal Plantation in Jamaica 🇯🇲 is by far the best resort in the Sandals chain. We have previously stayed at Negril, Antigua, Exuma Bahamas (also fabulous) and just last month, Royal Plantation, Jamaica! This little gem 💎 is fabulous. The resort only has around 70 rooms, so you never see that many people at one time. We were strolling… Read more
Sandals Royal Plantation in Jamaica 🇯🇲 is by far the best resort in the Sandals chain. We have previously stayed at Negril, Antigua, Exuma Bahamas (also fabulous) and just last month, Royal Plantation, Jamaica! This little gem 💎 is fabulous. The resort only has around 70 rooms, so you never see that many people at one time. We were strolling along the beach front late in the afternoon or evening and never ran into another guest! When we sat out on the edge of the dock to gaze at the stars before or after dinner we were the only ones out there. Total peace & quiet. Heaven! The staff at Royal Plantation are on another level. They are SO professional and sweet and helpful. Our great butlers were Oraine & Ricardo. We received top shelf personal service from both of these fine men from the moment we stepped onto the property until the moment we left. I was feeling sea sick one day after scuba diving in big waves so Oraine had the chef prepare a chicken broth with some local vegetables in it (Oraine’s mother’s secret recipe) and he brought it to me on the beach 🏖 to make me feel better. And it worked!! I was, as Oraine put it, “bouncy in no time”! And one rainy evening my husband and I were going to take the shuttle over to Ochi to dine at the sushi restaurant but decided to stay at Plantation to avoid the rain, so no sushi for him (or so we thought). As we were sitting in the dinning room at Royal Plantation ordering our dinner, our butler Ricardo placed the most beautiful platter of sushi on our table that he had gone and retrieved for us from the resort next door without us even asking! Excellent service! On another day, I shared a cocktail recipe with Robert the Bar Manager for a spicy jalapeño margarita with fresh grapefruit juice. The next afternoon, I was laying on the beach and all of a sudden the beach staff brought me my favourite cocktail that Robert made especially for me! He had gone and sourced all the ingredients himself and every afternoon my favourite cocktail would manically appear! And Mark the chef is out of this world. We sent our compliments to him via our waitress and then he was kind enough to appear at our table and introduce himself! My husband & I scuba dived each day and one morning the dive was cancelled. But our butler Ricardo worked with the dive shop at Ochi & arranged a PRIVATE dive on their big dive boat for just the 2 of us that afternoon free of charge. The captain & master diver Nima took us out and we had the most fun dive of the entire trip! The food is 5 star ⭐️ but the staff are 10 star and the beach is beautiful & private. No beach vendors. Royal Plantation is paradise. We booked our next trip to return while we were still at the resort!!! And don’t miss “High Tea” every afternoon at 4pm with an ocean view! Read less
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Dec 4, 2019 WTNChicago Chicago, Illinois

This was our first experience with both Sandals and this property specifically and we loved it! The airport pickup process was orderly and we had a comfortable place to linger for our brief wait. We were greeted at check-in with a glass of bubbly by our butler, Marvin. We were swept swiftly to our room where Marvin showed us the process for… Read more
This was our first experience with both Sandals and this property specifically and we loved it! The airport pickup process was orderly and we had a comfortable place to linger for our brief wait. We were greeted at check-in with a glass of bubbly by our butler, Marvin. We were swept swiftly to our room where Marvin showed us the process for contacting him and our other butler, Oren. We were in shorts and swimsuits in no time! The service was outstanding. The Jamaicans are lovely people and a delight to be around. All rooms have beach views, so there's nothing to complain about when it comes to the view. Oren and Marvin provided the best service....attentive but not overbearing. We will ask for them the next time we visit. The food ranged from very, very good to sometimes mediocre, but that was rare. There was plenty of variety of food and restaurants. We had one rainy day which we spent in the well-appointed gym, and then sipping cocktails on the veranda, reading and playing games. It was a terrific seven days and we will definitely be back! Read less
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Dec 4, 2019 JackE697 Carrollton

As usual our 6th stay at Royal Plantation was wonderful. Butlers Richard and Hector were at the top of their game as usual. Beach butlers were great. Was a little disappointed with Pappion as it took 3 hours for dinner, however the meal was great. Michael at the Terrace had it running like a clock. And Dacia and her staff were superb.
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Dec 4, 2019 queenjude2015 Katy, Texas

Great service, awesome food and the best staff ever making sure every one of your needs are met!!!!! So much to see and do or just sit on the beach and have your drinks delivered to you. You can also go over to Sandals Ochi Beach Resort on the shuttle.....restaurants and activities available there too. Everyone that works at RP is friendly and… Read more
Great service, awesome food and the best staff ever making sure every one of your needs are met!!!!! So much to see and do or just sit on the beach and have your drinks delivered to you. You can also go over to Sandals Ochi Beach Resort on the shuttle.....restaurants and activities available there too. Everyone that works at RP is friendly and professional. We have been there many times and consider them our Jamaica family. Read less