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 ‘19.

    To qualify for the free anniversary night, all you have to do is provide proof of marriage licence online at https://www.sandals.co.uk/anniversaries/free/ within 14 days of booking. Bookings will then be adjusted to reflect the free night. Offer valid for travel within 30-days of your wedding anniversary date. Not applicable at Sandals Inn or any Over-the-Water Suites. Terms and conditions 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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Aug 21, 2019 Sandy W Greenwood, Indiana

This was our fourth Sandals trip but our first time returning to a Sandals location. We wanted to see if the same level of service would be there, and it was. I was very nice to return and be recognized. Quality of service was very high and equal among all of the staff. Our butlers Adrian and Olivia were never far with a friendly smile and to… Read more
This was our fourth Sandals trip but our first time returning to a Sandals location. We wanted to see if the same level of service would be there, and it was. I was very nice to return and be recognized. Quality of service was very high and equal among all of the staff. Our butlers Adrian and Olivia were never far with a friendly smile and to make sure we had everything we needed and plan our dinner reservations, as well as some nice surprises along the way. Our Loyalty gals Georgia and Tavia went above and beyond taking care of our reservations as well as Caressa with excursions. Thanks to Estina, our room was always restocked with items we used and never had any interruptions as we were in and out all day. The restaurants are amazing. Not only is the food incredible, but the staff! Always friendly and helpful, some of my favorite people were Michael, ODene, Barbara, Rucchino and Adlin, who always had a smile (and our table;) Of course we always made it back to the Wobbly Peacock for anything from great food, good drink and fun friends. Make sure you visit Karena, Kenordo, Junior and my smiling friend Shevoy!! ;) Entertainment not to be forgotten, Jermaine and Jason kept us singing and got this old girl up dancing and taught us a few moves (and they have moves!). Shout out to Christopher the tennis pro over at Ochi who played tennis with my husband daily. This has become our home, not because of the resort, but because of the people who treat us like family. May we will be returning again, but this time bringing our adult children and their families. We cannot wait to share our home away from home with them. Read less
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Aug 21, 2019 77DMS

The room had a beautiful view of the Ocean. The food was awesome. The staff and other visitors were very friendly. The resort was quiet and peaceful. The room was very spacious and had a sitting room with a view of the beach. The only bad thing was all the stairs and that wasn't too bad.
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Aug 21, 2019 in2flying Long Beach Island NJ

We did a split stay, first at Ochi and then at RP. WOW. Makes Ochi look like a Holiday Inn. The food and service are truly amazing. The place is clean as a whistle. The WI-FI is a bit dodgy to be honest, but that is the only thing that could be better. For those who use the spa, be prepared for a long walk from the spa to the other side of… Read more
We did a split stay, first at Ochi and then at RP. WOW. Makes Ochi look like a Holiday Inn. The food and service are truly amazing. The place is clean as a whistle. The WI-FI is a bit dodgy to be honest, but that is the only thing that could be better. For those who use the spa, be prepared for a long walk from the spa to the other side of the resort if you want a couples massage. All said and done, can't wait to go back. The ride to RP from the airport is a good 90 minutes. Make sure to use Club Mobay at the airport unless your into waiting 2 hours in line to get through security. Other pro tips. Get the coconut shrimp, chocolate rum balls, and a random meat pizza for snacks. So happy with this place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Enchanting, Romantic, and all around amazing vacation

Aug 18, 2019 lovebirds094

This was our first time at a Sandals resort or with an all-inclusive experience, and it far exceeded what we expected or imagined. The resort itself if well-kept and beautiful, and the staff is friendly, fun and took extra special care of us for our 25th anniversary week. The resort's small size made it intimate and relaxing, which is exactly… Read more
This was our first time at a Sandals resort or with an all-inclusive experience, and it far exceeded what we expected or imagined. The resort itself if well-kept and beautiful, and the staff is friendly, fun and took extra special care of us for our 25th anniversary week. The resort's small size made it intimate and relaxing, which is exactly what we wanted, but access to Ochi next door allowed us other options for dining and activities if we wanted it. We will be saving our pennies and, if God willing, will be returning to be spoiled again for our 30th anniversary. We see no reason to go anywhere else, as Sandals Royal Plantation is perfect for us! Read less
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Aug 17, 2019 LCool5 Florida

My best friend and I just got back from a week long girls trip to SRP and we had the best time! We were the only non-couple at the resort, which didn't bother us. We picked this resort because of all the great reviews. It was even better than we thought it would be. We loved that it was a small, quiet resort. Our butlers were Ricardo and Orayne.… Read more
My best friend and I just got back from a week long girls trip to SRP and we had the best time! We were the only non-couple at the resort, which didn't bother us. We picked this resort because of all the great reviews. It was even better than we thought it would be. We loved that it was a small, quiet resort. Our butlers were Ricardo and Orayne. They were both very nice, but we saw Ricardo much more often and he went out of his way to each day to do something nice for us. Ricardo escorted us to our tables when we ate dinner at the restaurants that required reservations and even rode with us over to Ochi and walked us to the hibachi restaurant for our reservation there one night. We spent most of our time on the beach, which was not crowded at all. The beach butlers really were all great especially Romaine and our new BFF Adrian. We got a lavender massage at the Red Lane Spa at the resort one evening, which was amazing! Our room overlooked the east beach, was quiet, and had a beautiful view. The only excursion we did was the Best of Ochi that consisted of tubing, zip lining, the blue hole, and dune buggies. We had a great time and it was nice doing everything in one day. The worst part of the trip was leaving! We'll definitely we back and maybe let our husbands come next time. Read less