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 Absolutely Terrible Service and Ruined Babymoon

Apr 7, 2020 kato246

We had to cancel our Babymoon (scheduled during late March) due to COVID-19. We were so excited to experience Sandals and were devastated to cancel/move our trip. We have worked with many other travel companies during this time and we understand the strain and problems COVID is causing. Every company we have worked with has been understanding,… Read more
We had to cancel our Babymoon (scheduled during late March) due to COVID-19. We were so excited to experience Sandals and were devastated to cancel/move our trip. We have worked with many other travel companies during this time and we understand the strain and problems COVID is causing. Every company we have worked with has been understanding, prompt, and professional. However, Sandals has treated us absolutely terribly. Over the past 2 months we have been on hold with Sandals consecutively for over 8 hours, hung up on over 7 times, told conflicting information and "promises," charged without any notice or explanation, and treated terribly by customer service. We have tried to be very compassionate and understanding during this time, however Sandals has been completely unprofessional and has made our experience stressful and a nightmare. I would not recommend this company to anyone - although we would have LOVED to be loyal customers we are now telling our businesses, family, and friends to never stay with this company. We have lost so much money, time and our Babymoon (which we would gladly reschedule) has become a nightmare. We are currently STILL trying to rebook our dates and have been hung up on 3 times already today. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our sixth visit

Mar 27, 2020 t0psail New Bern, NC

We returned from SRP on March 20 and as usual had a lovely and relaxing time. The resort is intimate and quiet, just what we enjoy most about it. The service is outstanding and the staff really do go out of their way to make you feel at home especially our Butlers Robert and Kedisha, beach butlers Adrian, Romane and Danielo and Shanice at the… Read more
We returned from SRP on March 20 and as usual had a lovely and relaxing time. The resort is intimate and quiet, just what we enjoy most about it. The service is outstanding and the staff really do go out of their way to make you feel at home especially our Butlers Robert and Kedisha, beach butlers Adrian, Romane and Danielo and Shanice at the Wobley Peacock, all who continue to provide outstanding service. It’s alway nice to see the same staff members each time we visit, whether it’s housekeeping, bartenders, general manager, wait staff, Tavia at the Loyalty desk or Jason, the Entertainment coordinator. That in itself says something about this resort. When you go, be sure to visit the Spa; Jennie gives a great pedicure! And try the Dirty Banana while relaxing on the beach! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

Mar 22, 2020 darcim387 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

We were originally booked 3/12 - 3/17 2020. We extended to stay until 3/21/2020. We LOVE this resort. Small and simple. 78 rooms. All the resort is Butler Service. We were in room 104 then moved to 101. 101 is on a corner w/a balcony. Because of the COVID 19 the resort emptied pretty quickly hence why we asked to move to a larger room. There were… Read more
We were originally booked 3/12 - 3/17 2020. We extended to stay until 3/21/2020. We LOVE this resort. Small and simple. 78 rooms. All the resort is Butler Service. We were in room 104 then moved to 101. 101 is on a corner w/a balcony. Because of the COVID 19 the resort emptied pretty quickly hence why we asked to move to a larger room. There were about 20 other couples on the resort during this time. Arnold the GM was outstanding with us and all of the guest. They did our laundry at no charge because we extended our stay. They had hand sanitizer every where to include in the rooms and staff walking around before you ate and after. We witnessed the staff wiping down the menus after each holding. Adrian one of the beach butlers was hands down awesome with his singing and remembering of our drinks. Really the ALL were! Our Butlers Marvin and Oren were the best! Very accommodating to any thing we asked. Marlisa, Chris Ann, Julian all outstanding people. I know we are forgetting some team members. The Spa we went to 3 times and everyone was wonderful there as well. We shopped in the shop and the woman in there was sweet and kind, just amazing! The interaction we saw and were a part of with other guests were great! We attended the member dinner on Tuesday evening and that was beautiful! So many loyal guest. Georgia booked us three of our stays! She is a GEM! See you all sooner than later we hope! ONE LOVE! ONE LOVE! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Love SRP - we go every year!!

Mar 19, 2020 kaylaf703

We’ve been to several Sandals resorts and other resorts as well, but SRP is the resort we keep coming back to! It is such a relaxing, comfortable vibe. We love the smaller size as everything is more intimate and you truly feel valued. The staff are INCREDIBLE!! I cannot say this enough, we have never met a single person there that we have not… Read more
We’ve been to several Sandals resorts and other resorts as well, but SRP is the resort we keep coming back to! It is such a relaxing, comfortable vibe. We love the smaller size as everything is more intimate and you truly feel valued. The staff are INCREDIBLE!! I cannot say this enough, we have never met a single person there that we have not liked and who hasn’t made us feel welcome and at home. You can ask anyone for anything. In particular, we love our butlers, Oren and Marvin, and request them every single visit. Even though I’m sure they work with hundreds to thousands of guests, they somehow still remember us and our preferences! They are always willing to go above and beyond, and it’s just amazing to see people who seem genuinely happy with their jobs. Jason does an amazing job running the entertainment, we love seeing him at the Wobbly Peacock every night, and he was even willing to teach us some dance moves this year! My husband works night shift at home, so he is not really a morning person, but at SRP I feel completely comfortable to go to breakfast and to the beach by myself until he joins me. I LOVE Barbara, who gives me a hug in the morning and makes me feel like it’s not weird at all to be eating by myself, and I can always count on Adrian (aka Bigs) to keep me company (and well hydrated!) on the beach! One of the things we love at SRP vs. other resorts is that they have beach butlers – I feel like I never have to worry about not having a drink, let alone having a frozen drink melt, before Bigs or Daniello are bringing me another favorite drink! Hopelyn is also so sweet, and Derrick, the carver, is very talented but does an excellent job of selling his carvings without being intrusive at all - if you don’t want anything, he’ll just say good morning and you don’t feel an ounce of pressure. We love it so much, we can’t wait to come back again this year!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very relaxing vacation

Mar 10, 2020 NickyD0500 Long Island, New York

First time here, second time at a Sandals resort. SRP is small, clean, and very well run - every member of the staff, from housekeeping to butlers were very friendly and helpful. Room: "Royal Monarch" 1st floor in the west wing. All rooms at SRP are called suites - this is a bit of a stretch, as this room consists of bedroom/living room combo,… Read more
First time here, second time at a Sandals resort. SRP is small, clean, and very well run - every member of the staff, from housekeeping to butlers were very friendly and helpful. Room: "Royal Monarch" 1st floor in the west wing. All rooms at SRP are called suites - this is a bit of a stretch, as this room consists of bedroom/living room combo, separate bath, and French balcony. Very comfortable and very clean Short walk to all onsite dining, pool, and beach.. Resort: Well maintained walkways and garden areas, as well as beach on the west and east sides. Pool and hot tub area with plenty of loungers scattered about in sun and shade. We spent most of our days here, lounging under an umbrella. Dining: Overall very good. Breakfast either buffet of a la carte at the Terrace. Lunch either at Terrace or Royal Grill - we loved Royal Grill for lunch - great food and drink, usually a grilled fish or chicken sandwich and a Red Stripe or 2. Some afternoons a 3 man mento band entertained us. Dinner at upscale Papillon was terrific despite the chewiness of the Chateaubriand main. Less formal dinners Terrace and Royal Grill were fine. Jamaican Night at Terrace on Friday was a treat - buffet style Jamaican cuisine. Service at all venues was topnotch - very friendly and efficient. Example: At lunch at Terrace I dropped a spoon and it clanged noisily on the concrete floor - I picked it up but as soon as I sat up a waitress handed me a clean spoon wrapped in a napkin. Outstanding service at lightning speed! P.S.: 24 hour room service as well. Fellow guests: Many repeat visitors, some returning dozens of time - a very good sign. Not a party crowd - very laid back just like us. If you want to liven things up, take the shuttle and head next door to Sandals Ochi. We didn't bother as we were intent on chilling out. Maybe next time, maybe not. Service: Outstanding. Each room is assigned a 2 person butler team. They can do as much, or as little, as you require. Want some lobster for lunch? How about a cheese tray at 4:15? Feel like an afternoon bubble bath? Just ask your butler. The beach butlers were outstanding as well, filling and refilling your beverage and food choices all day long, always with a smile. As mentioned, dining personnel all very pleasant and helpful as well as all staff, from front desk to housekeeping. Bottom Line: If you're looking for a relaxing time in a beautiful setting being pampered like royalty, Sandals Royal Plantation is a fine choice. Read less