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 ‘20.

    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. 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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Oct 16, 2019 David B

Had an incredible time. Our butler Adrian was out of this world. Our suite was something out of a dream. And the view was like a tropical screensaver. We had an amazing time. Would love to book another vacation soon.
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Oct 14, 2019 Leslie M Ottawa, Canada

We treated ourselves to a stay at SRP and have to say that it was one of our loveliest southern vacations. The inn is small enough that even though you are at an all-inclusive, you feel like you're in an intimate boutique hotel. While the beaches are small, there is ample space for all guests and the water was divine. Highly recommend this resort… Read more
We treated ourselves to a stay at SRP and have to say that it was one of our loveliest southern vacations. The inn is small enough that even though you are at an all-inclusive, you feel like you're in an intimate boutique hotel. While the beaches are small, there is ample space for all guests and the water was divine. Highly recommend this resort for a special Caribbean vacation. Read less
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Oct 9, 2019 SunshineIsGoood

My husband and I are avid Sandals travelers and decided to make SRP our 10th Sandals visit as we were traveling with my mom and some friends which stayed conveniently close by at Ochi. We liked having access to them but having our own smaller resort to ourselves as they could not visit SRP. The service was absolutely top notch at SRP, and our main… Read more
My husband and I are avid Sandals travelers and decided to make SRP our 10th Sandals visit as we were traveling with my mom and some friends which stayed conveniently close by at Ochi. We liked having access to them but having our own smaller resort to ourselves as they could not visit SRP. The service was absolutely top notch at SRP, and our main butler Robert was amazing. It’s like he was a mind reader. He did a phenomenal job of anticipating our needs. The beach service was the best as well! Adrian was the main beach server and was a joy to interact with daily. All the staff were eager to please and really seemed to genuinely care. The only downfall to the resort is the long transfer to and from the airport (90 mins) and the dated accommodations. Our room had a superb view, but it was very dated and had a moldy smell. We have had trouble washing that smell out of our clothes. All in all, it’s an amazing place with top notch service but a bit dated with only a handful of restaurants onsite. It did get a little old having to take the shuttle over to Ochi for meals. We are aware we could have had our butler bring food over, but we’re weird and like to visit restaurants and take in the experience of dining. I wouldn’t hesitate to book due to these things. I would just be well versed in what to expect. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful time at Sandals RP!

Oct 3, 2019 Paul W

We had an absolutely wonderful time at Sandals Royal Plantation! The staff is amazing. Our butlers (Sean and Gladstone) always went the extra mile for us and treated us like royalty. When we arrived, we were not happy with our room. They were able to move us to another no problem. We have been to several Sandals, this is our favorite. … Read more
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Sandals Royal Plantation! The staff is amazing. Our butlers (Sean and Gladstone) always went the extra mile for us and treated us like royalty. When we arrived, we were not happy with our room. They were able to move us to another no problem. We have been to several Sandals, this is our favorite. We have stayed at RP 3 times already booked our return trip for 2020! Thank you so much for a wonderful time and looking forward to seeing you all again next year! Paul and Carla W. Read less
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Oct 2, 2019 Bmbwilburn Washington DC, District of Columbia

We are frequent Sandals travelers. I cannot speak highly enough about the different experience we had at Sandals Royal Plantation. We are very fortunate to be able to travel quickly in and out of Montego Bay for a few shorter trips each year. 5 nights is perfect for us but we don't have the lengthy travel that some couples do. We ate in the… Read more
We are frequent Sandals travelers. I cannot speak highly enough about the different experience we had at Sandals Royal Plantation. We are very fortunate to be able to travel quickly in and out of Montego Bay for a few shorter trips each year. 5 nights is perfect for us but we don't have the lengthy travel that some couples do. We ate in the French Restaurant twice. It was great food. Our butlers Olivia and Adrian were wonderful. We stayed in the Grand Duchess and loved the room. Jamaica is a wonderful place with beautiful people and this resort is the cream of the crop for the Sandals chain. Read less