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 As always, Amazing!

Jan 9, 2021 margertann Hinton, West Virginia

Stayed December 21 to January 1 Our 3rd stay here. Even after our 3rd visit; I am always amazed by the level of service everyone provides here. Monique, my gal pal at lunch. Simone, so lovely. Everyone at the photo shop... AMAZING! Junior, the BEST bartender! Speaking of bars, Daniello, Romaine and of course Adrian (Biggs) kept us with drinks our… Read more
Stayed December 21 to January 1 Our 3rd stay here. Even after our 3rd visit; I am always amazed by the level of service everyone provides here. Monique, my gal pal at lunch. Simone, so lovely. Everyone at the photo shop... AMAZING! Junior, the BEST bartender! Speaking of bars, Daniello, Romaine and of course Adrian (Biggs) kept us with drinks our entire stay. So many laughs. New entertainment duo... (forgive me. I'm 50 now and names sometimes escape me)... great job! Still can't get over your bravery wearing white shoes while tye dying! Such fun! Thanks for doing an 80s night for my husband and I at the peacock! You should really make that a night. EVERYONE would join in. (Trust me) Our butlers. Goodness, what to say about them? AMAZING as always! Audell and Chadworth. I simply cannot imagine the plantation without them. They are the reason we keep coming back. We retied the knot for our 20th. Kelly Ann and team were awesome. Carrot cake with Bailey's icing... so yummy! They made the day so much fun! The sports guys. You men MAKE the beach! From raking to teaching; you help make the trip memorable. Dacia, always a pleasure to rebook with. If you are seeking a romantic vacation with great views and unsurpassed pampering... this is your place. Can't wait to go back in Nov! Read less
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Jan 3, 2021 165bm Hendersonville, Tennessee

Spur of the moment trip with friends led us to this resort and I am so glad. Such an amazing way to spend Christmas & New Years. The room had a beautiful view and were very comfortable, but the service was what made us so happy. From the moment we stopped off the shuttle, we were treated like family. The only drawback was the resort next door was… Read more
Spur of the moment trip with friends led us to this resort and I am so glad. Such an amazing way to spend Christmas & New Years. The room had a beautiful view and were very comfortable, but the service was what made us so happy. From the moment we stopped off the shuttle, we were treated like family. The only drawback was the resort next door was closed, so food choices were a little limited..but what they did serve was fantastic. Special thanks to some of the staff...there were so many, but many of the names have escaped me right now: Gladstone was amazing!!! Simone was beautiful inside & out. Bigs...he kept us laughing and well hydrated. Thank you to all the staff for making us feel special....until we meet again, One Love Read less
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Jan 2, 2021 harriets698

Ten days in Jamaica for Christmas vacation this past December. Seventh trip to the plantation and it was very different with COVID. They are taking lots of precautions to keep us and their staff safe and we appreciate that. The crowd was so different to years past. Lots of young couples and hopefully return guests. You must have reservations to… Read more
Ten days in Jamaica for Christmas vacation this past December. Seventh trip to the plantation and it was very different with COVID. They are taking lots of precautions to keep us and their staff safe and we appreciate that. The crowd was so different to years past. Lots of young couples and hopefully return guests. You must have reservations to the three restaurants so plan your time during your trip. Special mention to several folks and sorry if I misspell your name. First Marvin needs to be promoted to hotel manager as that seems to be his untitled role. He takes care of you with any need you have! Jerome head of butlers is the best. We were disappointed we could not get Gladstone as requested but was good to see him. Our butlers Marvin and Oren took good care of us. Beach butlers were fabulous as usual, Donnella, Ramone and Adrian. Did not miss one drink any hour of the day. Special thanks to Andrea, Georgia, Shonelle, Hadlin, Estina, Travari, Robert, Barbara, Hushane, Doco, Carl, and our favorite Simone! The best entertainment guy and tie dyer on the property Rushan. Special thanks to Junior for the Manhattans for my husband. He sings your praises on making drinks. Enjoyed meeting new friends while there and seeing friends that still work there. We hope to see you all soon another year. Hope for this year is stay safe and well and continue with your great hospitality. Blessings to all, the Sirmons! Read less
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Dec 24, 2020 dremeyer

Spectacular show put on after dinner at The Terrace by Shanet and Dennilee. Incredibly talented singers - do not miss! Powerful vocals, great set list, and tons of charm and style! Sandals - please bring them back!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sandals Plantation ~ take Covid 19 Safety Precautions ~ SERIOUSLY ~ SERIOUSLY!!

Dec 23, 2020 soon2banElliott seattle

We just returned from 12 days of blissful sunshine and Wonderful Customer Care from Sandals Royal Plantation!! After all the bumps 2020 has given everyone it was really welcomed relief! Total relaxation and no worries about contacting Covid 19. Sandals Plantation staff are CONSTANTLY working to keep everyone safe! It was so AMAZING to be able to… Read more
We just returned from 12 days of blissful sunshine and Wonderful Customer Care from Sandals Royal Plantation!! After all the bumps 2020 has given everyone it was really welcomed relief! Total relaxation and no worries about contacting Covid 19. Sandals Plantation staff are CONSTANTLY working to keep everyone safe! It was so AMAZING to be able to get some rest and relaxation!! Thank You Sandals Plantation Staff! It was so Wonderful to See How Much You Care and How Seriously You take precautions! We arrived on American Airlines. Flight was clean and people spread out to allow distancing. Immigration/Customs. AA during our flight had us fill out a form for Customs ( they said only one form needed per family ) THAT IS NOT TRUE – You need a form per person. It’s not difficult and only takes a few minutes ~ but it will be a bummer if You get sent back to the end of the long line to fill it out in order to access Immigration/customs. If Your forms are not in order. Forms needed: -Immigration/Custom – EVEN if You did it online -Access Jamaica permission form – Printed out with the authorization number -Covid PCR test form results -Proof of purchase of Trip Insurance We recommend using Club Mobay~ coming and going! They met us at the gate ~ Checked that all of our forms were in order and whisked us through all the crazy long lines! Boom ~ We had a cold beer in hand and the arranged our private shuttle to Sandals Plantation! Shuttle was VERY CLEAN and the Driver was really enjoyable to visit with. Arrival at SRP ~ WOW!! This was our 2nd time back and it was just as WONDERFUL as the First! The resort is Very Beautiful! Staff welcomed us home with a cold lemon towel and a glass of Champagne! All the weight of 2020 suddenly started to drop away! Everywhere We looked safety precautions were in order! WAY TO GO SRP! Our room was SPOTLESS!! The door has a sticker on it letting You know that No ONE has been in it after it was cleaned! Restaurants – Safety Protocol strictly enforced! As always the food was FANTASTIC! No going hungry at SRP! Speaking of precautions.. I have an allergy to scallops. EVERY TIME We are seated to dine We are asked about any food allergies~ We appreciate that~ THANK YOU! And to Show How Caring SRP staff is – At the last minute We decided to attend the returning guest dinner ( We had attending the one the week prior ) SRP did not know We would be joining in and they served the meal. It was a seafood dish.. I did not risk it and our Server noticed that I was not eating.. I told them I was not hungry and everything looked beautiful and I was having a good time! AND I was! It was the BEST Returning Guest Dinner We have been to! Here is the REALLY BIG DEMONSTRATION of CARING BY SRP ~ Upon returning to our room – Our phone was ringing – It was the HEAD CHEF! He was WORRIED about my allergies and apologized over and over AND wanted to know if they could deliver anything of my choice to our room! HOW AWESOME is that! I told Him that I was seriously fine and had a fantastic time! AND THANK YOU! The beach Adrian is the BEST BEACH BUTLER EVER!! EVERY DAY Biggz’s is there is a guarantee BLAST!! LOVE that Big Guy!! The Beach is very nice and We used our floaties and the rings of fire every day! WHAT WE LOVE BEST ABOUT SRP!! Seriously ~ We LOVE IT ALL! It starts with the Staff and all of its Beauty! Can’t go wrong booking SRP! WHAT WE DON’T LIKE ~ Is when it’s time to depart! The ONLY way to make that part better is to make sure You have been to the Loyalty desk and lined up Your next trip with Georgia! She is a kick! Knowing You are coming back takes the sting out of going back home! In closing : You are SAFE! SRP is taking precautions SERIOUSLY !! The resort is AMAZING Staff Welcome You with an AIR FIVE! AND BIG WELCOME SMILES! The VERY FIRST STEP in order to ENJOY THIS WONDERFUL RESORT IS to Contact ~ Amy McHugh @ Dream Makers Vacation Services – amymc@dreammakersvaca.com ~ Amy is the BEST!! Amy has been taking care of Us and our Read less