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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating We love this place!

Jun 16, 2019 amyz727 Largo, Florida

Royal Plantation is such a wonderful place to stay. My husband and I look forward to going back every year. It is so beautiful and peaceful with everything we want to do like diving, snorkeling, sailing, relaxing. The staff is so attentive and nice. We love it!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Perfect Escape, service - food - view - amazing

Jun 11, 2019 Cheryl F Kitchener, Canada

The service is outstanding, the people who work there care that your stay is fantastic. The food is unbelievable and the choice is fantastic. If you like to take long walks it is limited. Sidewalks are not always available out side to explore.
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Jun 10, 2019 roark_adam Houston, Texas

We were treated great from the start. Robert & Kadesha did a great job and they treated us great and anticipated all of our needs on the trip. Robert went out of the way to make our anniversary special. Jason also did a great job keeping us entertained.
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Jun 5, 2019 Gordon C Marietta, Georgia

Sandals Royal Plantation is a quiet getaway near Ocho Rios, Jamaica that has the advantage of access to the more active Sandals Ochi resort nearly literally next door. Thus, it allows you to be as wild or reclusive as you might choose to be on a daily basis. Other than fewer restaurant options, however, RP offers the same beach, pool, spa,… Read more
Sandals Royal Plantation is a quiet getaway near Ocho Rios, Jamaica that has the advantage of access to the more active Sandals Ochi resort nearly literally next door. Thus, it allows you to be as wild or reclusive as you might choose to be on a daily basis. Other than fewer restaurant options, however, RP offers the same beach, pool, spa, fitness, tennis and water sports activities as the neighboring Ochi location, as well as the golf shuttle. The excellent service with all butler rooms is what you expect from Sandals and the food was deliciously prepared. Rooms, most of which have French balconies, seem to vary in size, which offers some variety in price. We loved it so much that we took advantage of the returning guest offer while on site to book again for the same location next year. Read less
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Jun 4, 2019 Ksmoniz

We have not been to Jamaica in almost 20 years. We decided to visit again and chose Royal Plantaion. We had the best experience and service was wonderful...from our Butlers to the bar tenders...actually all the staff! Once there, although our room was lovely, we noticed there were a few with outside balconies and had asked that if any came… Read more
We have not been to Jamaica in almost 20 years. We decided to visit again and chose Royal Plantaion. We had the best experience and service was wonderful...from our Butlers to the bar tenders...actually all the staff! Once there, although our room was lovely, we noticed there were a few with outside balconies and had asked that if any came available during our stay, we would love for the opportunity to upgrade. At the time, there was nothing. After a couple days, they offered us a look at a room that came available on the East side, but we were happy staying on the west side as we preferred the beach below. The next day, they offered us the most spectacular room at a discounted rate for the last 10 days of or stay. It was so nice to know they were trying to accommodate us. Richard, our butler went above and beyond. Bringing me broth and tea to my place on the beach one day for lunch when I wasn’t feeling well. I was pretty impressed. We booked another trip for our anniversary in June to stay at Sandals Negril since we had such a wonderful stay. Read less