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 Amazing Atmosphere...Must Try!

Oct 16, 2021 Eric J

Our first Sandals vacation resulting in us booking our next trip 2 years in advance! Great experience and right on the beach. Royal Plantation is a smaller resort that allows you transportation to the larger one (Ochos) next door. You can also enjoy everything Ochos Rios have when you want to venture next door. So Royal is a more quaint and… Read more
Our first Sandals vacation resulting in us booking our next trip 2 years in advance! Great experience and right on the beach. Royal Plantation is a smaller resort that allows you transportation to the larger one (Ochos) next door. You can also enjoy everything Ochos Rios have when you want to venture next door. So Royal is a more quaint and quieter one with less traffic, but still great amenities. If you need to see a lot of people to enjoy yourself book at Ochos Rios which has more restaurants, etc. Having a butler was fantastic. The only problem we had was pre-booking excursions. The order got screwed up and we wind up booking again at the resort. Which reminds me I need to follow up for my initial excursion refund. Everyone including guests was incredible, food selection, restaurant at both resorts, etc. Scuba diving 90+ without a light was just one of my highlights! Read less
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Oct 15, 2021 Leslie P Fort Worth, Texas

This is a special resort. The staff are professional and fun. They are always eager to please. It's a luxury resort without being stuffy. There's plenty to do or just relax. The food is great. Butler Service is amazing. (Thank you Marvin and Oren for being gracious and kind, and Biggs for making us smile!) Dennilee was such fun at the beach. A… Read more
This is a special resort. The staff are professional and fun. They are always eager to please. It's a luxury resort without being stuffy. There's plenty to do or just relax. The food is great. Butler Service is amazing. (Thank you Marvin and Oren for being gracious and kind, and Biggs for making us smile!) Dennilee was such fun at the beach. A great young lady who was happy to be of service! We had fun snorkeling with boat Captain Leonardo. Sandals Royal Plantation is a luxurious yet chill experience. Read less
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Oct 14, 2021 pamcN6460NP

My trip was everything and more. Everything we asked for we received. The evening events and piano sing alongs highlighted the evenings. Robert was our butler and he made sure we received everything we requested. Barbra our breakfast host was amazing also , but Christopher our Dj oh my…. He kept the crowd jamming. Junior the best bartender, jolon… Read more
My trip was everything and more. Everything we asked for we received. The evening events and piano sing alongs highlighted the evenings. Robert was our butler and he made sure we received everything we requested. Barbra our breakfast host was amazing also , but Christopher our Dj oh my…. He kept the crowd jamming. Junior the best bartender, jolon amazing he deserves every recognition possible. Jolon highlighted every evening with superb entertainment Read less
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Oct 8, 2021 jamaalriaz

My wife and I stayed here for a week and there’s so many people we would like to thank for making this experience a dream. To name a few, thank you Uton at the bar, Junior at the French restaurant, Abigail at the trip desk, Orayne our 2nd butler, the nice lady at the excursion desk with the many dogs lol, the included clear bottom boat men and… Read more
My wife and I stayed here for a week and there’s so many people we would like to thank for making this experience a dream. To name a few, thank you Uton at the bar, Junior at the French restaurant, Abigail at the trip desk, Orayne our 2nd butler, the nice lady at the excursion desk with the many dogs lol, the included clear bottom boat men and more. My wife has bad allergies and we travel ALOT. This is the first place outside of our house that she spent and had no allergy attacks. The rooms are so clean, the food is always fresh, they are always cleaning the property, everyone makes you feel like family, all of the guests are so nice and there to have a great time. It’s a wonderful place for couples who are looking for a trip where they can build great relationships with those who work at the resort. We can’t say thank you enough. Sandals, you’ve done a great job hiring these people on your team as they will continue to bring you great riches and lifelong customers. Each and everyone of you made this trip feel like home and we will be back as soon as we can! Read less
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Oct 8, 2021 Jennifer850FL

This was a quaint, low key and wonderful experience! The staff were so wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed the butler service. (almost didn't know how to graciously accept it at first!) The resort was well maintained. If you're looking for a laid back and relaxing all-inclusive resort, this is the place!