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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Jan 22, 2020 Scott C Waterloo, Canada

This was our fifth trip to RP, our favourite winter destination, and really our home away from home. Interestingly, we spent 8 days here, after spending 5 days down the road in Runaway Bay for a family wedding. The contrasts between RP and another brand, couldn't be more obvious. Yes Sandals is more expensive, but worth every penny. Customer… Read more
This was our fifth trip to RP, our favourite winter destination, and really our home away from home. Interestingly, we spent 8 days here, after spending 5 days down the road in Runaway Bay for a family wedding. The contrasts between RP and another brand, couldn't be more obvious. Yes Sandals is more expensive, but worth every penny. Customer Service has always been a Sandals strong point, and RP was the best of the best, but this time seemed even more attentive and better. Everyday, a variety of staff, hats off to Georgia, would ensure that we were having a great time, and if we weren't, they wanted to know what they could do. I even caught the GM cleaning up the resort, at 7am, on one of my early morning walks. There have been upgrades, such as the water pressure and fixtures, and fortunately they have left the colonial style furniture in the rooms alone. This is a small resort, only 74 rooms and that is the beauty of this place. The property is not big, but gorgeous from the beach to the road. It does have stairs, so if you have limited mobility, that can be an issue. The two beaches are small, but have lots of shade and gorgeous sand. The main selling point of this resort is the staff, and no better example of that are the three beach butlers, Adrian, Daniello, and Romane. We have know Adrian for years and he is a major reason why we return so often. Winston in Le Papillon has also been there for a long time and was great. Ruccino, Monique, Rushane, Keano and Nicole were only a few names that stood out. I hate to just list a bunch of names, but I can't stress enough how important the staff are to the experience of RP. The fact that so many are still there, visit after visit, is a testament to character of this resort. Now, after all that praise, there was one disappointing aspect to our visit, and it happened on the last morning. I'm an early riser, and usually down at the beach by 6:30. I grab a few towels and a palapa, then I read or take pictures, take my coffee and generally just chill on the beach for a few hours, until my wife comes down around 8:30 or 9am, and we go to breakfast. The entire week was great, I generally had the place to myself and the pick of spots. However, at 6:30am on that last day, most of the spots had been reserved for guests by one of the water sports guys, who I caught putting towels out. And even though the sign on the beach stated that all items would be removed by 8am, if people weren't there, nothing happened and many of those spots remained reserved, but uninhabited well past noon. This is a problem at other resorts, but not one that I've experienced before at Sandals. I relayed this to the gentleman checking us out that morning, but he didn't seem too concerned. I hope this is fixed by the time we arrive next year. That said, this is the best of all resorts that my wife and I have ever travelled to, and we travel every year. We have made dozens of friends here, and many return as frequently as we do. Hats off to Arnold and the entire staff at RP. Read less
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Jan 21, 2020 seeyouatthemovie Jamaica

This was the third year we have stayed at the Royal Plantation. People ask us if we will try another Sandles resort...our answer is simply "why mess with perfection". A beach is a beach, the water is amazing at all teh resoprts but the level of service provided by the butlers and staff at RoyalPlantation makes it sore amoung other resorts.
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Jan 21, 2020 Seadog45 Manahawkin, New Jersey

Fourth time going to this Unique Sandals Resort ,it is truly beyond compare. The staff are superb ,friendly,and extremely well trained. Each and every member of The Royal Plantation made are stays great.They always say welcome home and we truly feel like it is one.
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Jan 21, 2020 554renaew

We were first-time visitors to a Sandals resort. We found Royal Plantation to be extremely welcoming, friendly, and beautiful. No matter who passed by as we were walking the grounds, housekeeper, staff, or visitor, all said a friendly "hello" or "how are you doing today?". Most of the people we met were repeat clients, which said volumes about the… Read more
We were first-time visitors to a Sandals resort. We found Royal Plantation to be extremely welcoming, friendly, and beautiful. No matter who passed by as we were walking the grounds, housekeeper, staff, or visitor, all said a friendly "hello" or "how are you doing today?". Most of the people we met were repeat clients, which said volumes about the resort. This location is small, but we loved that aspect about it, as it made us feel at home and familiar with the premises quickly. We loved it! Read less
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Jan 21, 2020 w004ded Dayton, Ohio

Spent a week (third trip) at the Royal Plantation and was not disappointed. Even though the high tide for the most part kept us out of the ocean, there were still a lot of activities to keep us occupied. As always the staff is the best thing about the resort. All staff would greet us whenever they saw us, and ask if we were enjoying our stay and… Read more
Spent a week (third trip) at the Royal Plantation and was not disappointed. Even though the high tide for the most part kept us out of the ocean, there were still a lot of activities to keep us occupied. As always the staff is the best thing about the resort. All staff would greet us whenever they saw us, and ask if we were enjoying our stay and if we needed anything. Read less