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

  • Golf
  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment

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, 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. 

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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May 13, 2022 796kylew Saint Louis, Missouri

Beautiful resort. Small, intimate. Duwainey and the entire staff were great. Perfect place to relax. Food was terrific, Ochi is right next door if you want to party for a day or two. An amazing place to vacation.
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May 10, 2022 DeeDee K

The Royal Plantation has thought of everything a couple could ask for and then, added a bunch of things we’d never THINK to ask for… creating the perfect escape from the outside world. From the Private Luxury Transfers along the coastline to the, to the pristine bus that transported us between the resorts, we were serenaded with the sweet sounds… Read more
The Royal Plantation has thought of everything a couple could ask for and then, added a bunch of things we’d never THINK to ask for… creating the perfect escape from the outside world. From the Private Luxury Transfers along the coastline to the, to the pristine bus that transported us between the resorts, we were serenaded with the sweet sounds of Jamaican sweets, music and smiles. Read less
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May 10, 2022 Holiday391027 London, United Kingdom

We’ve returned today after 14 days at Sandals Royal Plantation. From the second you arrive the staff cannot do enough for you and go above and beyond to make your stay truly memorable. Our butlers Ashpole and Bebeato were fantastic and anyone who is lucky to have them assigned to them will not be disappointed. They fulfilled our every request… Read more
We’ve returned today after 14 days at Sandals Royal Plantation. From the second you arrive the staff cannot do enough for you and go above and beyond to make your stay truly memorable. Our butlers Ashpole and Bebeato were fantastic and anyone who is lucky to have them assigned to them will not be disappointed. They fulfilled our every request with a smile and a “Yeah Man”! The beach butlers (Adrian, Trevado and Daniello) with their continual supply of colourful delicious cocktails and water (“to keep you hydrated”) work so hard and add to the Jamaican sunshine. The service from everyone is outstanding and we hope to return in the not too distant future. Thank you for a wonderful holiday 🇯🇲☀️🏖🍹 Read less
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May 1, 2022 taylort102321

Me and my husband Zach( William Turner) went on a late honeymoon/birthday trip this past week and we stayed here. GLADSTONE and SHERILL… WE LOVE YOU!! Not just butlers but your friends. Amazing service, great support and made our trip so easy on us!! YASHAWN & NATAKI… my Jamaican brother and sister- these two are such special people with so much… Read more
Me and my husband Zach( William Turner) went on a late honeymoon/birthday trip this past week and we stayed here. GLADSTONE and SHERILL… WE LOVE YOU!! Not just butlers but your friends. Amazing service, great support and made our trip so easy on us!! YASHAWN & NATAKI… my Jamaican brother and sister- these two are such special people with so much talent. The entertainment provided by them and entertainment crew each night is unmatched. Great voices, beautiful souls. To us, we met celebrities while in Jamaica and they are Nataki and Yashawn. This stay we ended up with friends and met people we will never forget. The resort is beautiful. Quiet and peaceful. The service is incomparable. Everyone is so helpful and kind. If you’re looking for somewhere that’s low key and beautiful for a relaxing get away in a beautiful country and island, Royal Plantation is exactly where you need to go! Being able to access the larger resort, Sandals Ochi, is giving you the best of both worlds- being able to relax and have a peaceful stay at Royal Plantation but also getting to have a few “wild” late nights at Ochi when you want to. We have already rebooked for October 2023 and we hope to see some of the same faces on the staff when we return! Will DEFINITELY be requesting GSTONE and SHERILL to be our butlers next time. We thank the whole staff from the waiters to the butlers to the entertainment crew for making this such a special trip! I hope anyone who reads this review will book with Royal Plantation! I’m including pictures to show some of the resort- restaurants, beach, room and some more pictures taken around the property. They have photographer on-site that took the most beautiful pictures for us (probably not spelling it correctly but our photographer was Stefan), a couple of those im including as well. Our butlers went ABOVE & BEYOND decorating our room for my husbands birthday and made it extra special. Read less
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Apr 30, 2022 168cathiel

Just returned from a week at SRP and we have nothing but over the top great things to say. Our butlers Richard and Duwaynie were absolutely incredible We wanted for nothing. Every morning at the terrace restaurant we would be greeted by the lovely Stephnie. She knew our order by the 2nd morning. The other members at the terrace we need to… Read more
Just returned from a week at SRP and we have nothing but over the top great things to say. Our butlers Richard and Duwaynie were absolutely incredible We wanted for nothing. Every morning at the terrace restaurant we would be greeted by the lovely Stephnie. She knew our order by the 2nd morning. The other members at the terrace we need to recognize are Sherika, Luke , Cortlan and David ..lunch at the grill was always a pleasure especially when served by the same people that served you breakfast. Drinks throughout the day were served with loads of fun, and love from Garnett, Adrian(woot woot) Treverdo and Danielllo. They were there with my. Bucket of chilled wine before I even asked. Housekeeping our room was always clean and neat. We had ample towels daily along with nightly turndown service that was incredible Entertainment was never lacking from the talented team of Yashawn and Natika Our nights were mostly spent at the terrace and the Papillon and the dining experience in both places was phenomenal …. Food and service Roshane , Mellisa and Shanele the dining room supervisor again top notch A little trip to loyalty with Georgia to rebook for New years to come back to celebrate and party with the best bartenders out there. Junior, Bobby, Upton( shut the box ) one bartender we didn’t get his name but he works with Junior and calls me April.( you know who you are). The people listed on this review are not the only people we want to recognize. We want to recognize every single staff member employed at this incredible old world class resort under the direction of the GM Arnold. Thank you Arnold for the wonderful top tier upgrade you provided on the 21st and the information you shared You guys are awesome and we are counting the days till Dec 28th ….. as Tina Turner would say “ Your Simply The Best” Lots of love John and Cathie Read less