Sandals South Coast

Jamaica, Caribbean

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 8184 reviews

The hotel

Nestled into a 500-acre nature reserve, this magnificent couples resort commands a fabulous stretch of white sand beach on the unspoiled, rural south coast of Jamaica. All rooms offer beachfront views and are surrounded by landscaped courtyards themed with Dutch, Italian and French influences. Keep active with a variety of land and water sports, relax in one of the four pools or enjoy a massage at the wonderful Red Lane® Spa.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Hobie Cats
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding

Where is it

On the south coast of Jamaica. Transfer time from Montego Bay airport: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Hotel information

372 rooms and suites. Beachfront Deluxe Rooms have a private alcove balcony, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi Internet access, coffee maker, alarm clock, safety deposit box, amenity kit, telephone, hairdryer and a mahogany king-size bed. All rooms and suites sleep maximum 2 adults.

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!

Beachfront Luxury Rooms are located in the French and Dutch villages, with lovely beach or pool views from the balcony and have a mahogany king-size bed.

Italian Honeymoon Beachfront Rooms are on the first and second floors of the Italian Beachfront Village. There is a 4-poster king-size bed and large smart TV. A sliding barn style door within the room leads to a luxuriously appointed bathroom equipped with backlit mirrors, dual faucets, a modern shower/tub combination, and recessed lighting. Outside, a glass door leads to a balcony offering sweeping views of the pristine south coast beach and lush tropical gardens.

Honeymoon Beachfront Grande Luxe Rooms, as above but are in the French and Dutch Villages.

Honeymoon Beachfront Walkout Room – large beachfront room with a 4-poster king-size bed. Rooms feature access to the beach or gardens from the walkout patio.

Beachfront Grande Luxe Walkout Club Level Rooms are in the Dutch Village with patios and beach or garden views. These rooms also benefit from Club Sandals Service.

Honeymoon Beachfront Penthouse Club Level Rooms have either beach or pool view. These rooms also benefit from Club Sandals Service.

Honeymoon Romeo & Juliet Beachfront Walkout Club Level Suite – have a spacious bedroom with alcove living area and marble bathroom with whirlpool bath. Featuring a patio with beautiful beach views. These suites also benefit from Club Sandals Service.

Italian Beachfront Club Level Junior Suites are located on the third floors of the Italian Village and feature magnificent views of the south coast beach. With a 4-poster king-size bed, a large smart TV, spa-style bathroom with luxe amenities such as a walk-in rain shower and freestanding soaking tub. Outside, glass doors open to a private balcony equipped with a bistro set and offers stunning views of the south coast beach. Includes Club Sandals Service.

Italian Beachfront Club Level Walkout Junior Suite – these newly renovated Club Level suites are located on the beach level of the Italian village and walk directly out onto the pristine south coast beach. With a 4-poster king-size bed, a large smart TV, spa-style bathroom with luxe amenities such as a walk-in rain shower and freestanding soaking tub. Outside, glass doors open to a private patio equipped with a bistro set and offers stunning views of the south coast beach. Includes Club Sandals Service.

Beachfront Grande Luxe Club Level Suites are located on the first and second floors of the Dutch Village and have a spacious bedroom, alcove living area and marble bathroom with whirlpool bath and benefit from Club Sandals Service.

Beachfront Penthouse Club Level Suite – have a spacious bedroom with alcove living area and marble bathroom with whirlpool bath. All with balconies offering stunning beach views. Includes Club Sandals Service.

Italian Beachfront One-Bedroom Butler Suite – these newly renovated and alluring Love Nest Suites® offer the finest in Caribbean luxury. Each chic retreat is located within the 1st through 3rd floors of the Italian Village and boasts a spacious master bedroom with a handcrafted 4-poster king-size bed, and a large smart TV. The en-suite, spa style bathroom features modern amenities including a walk-in rain shower and freestanding soaking tub for two. The living room boasts a fully-stocked bar with premium liquor, a sofa, an additional smart TV, and wall-to-wall glass doors leading to a private balcony offering direct views of the spectacular south coast beach and includes a bistro set for two. Butler Elite and 24-hour room service are included.

Italian Beachfront One-Bedroom Walkout Butler Suites are newly renovated and alluring Love Nest Suites® offering the finest in Caribbean luxury. Each chic beachfront retreat is located on the garden level of the Italian Village, offering walkout access from right from the patio, and boasts a spacious master bedroom where every detail has been meticulously crafted for utmost comfort with exquisite furnishings, a handcrafted 4-poster king-size bed, and a large smart TV. The en-suite, spa style bathroom features modern amenities such as dual faucets, a walk-in rain shower, a large backlit mirror, and freestanding soaking tub for two. The suite's expansive living room boasts a fully-stocked bar with premium liquor, a sectional sofa, an additional smart TV, and wall-to-wall glass doors leading to a patio offering direct views of the spectacular south coast beach and includes a bistro set for two. Butler Elite and 24-hour room service are included. 

Honeymoon Beachfront One-Bedroom Butler Suite – these Love Nest Suites® are located on the first or second floors of the Dutch village. They each have a separate living room, marble bathroom, in-suite bar, large balcony and benefit from Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront One Bedroom Walkout Butler Suites are located in the Dutch Village, with a separate living room, marble bathroom, in-suite bar and a large patio that leads directly on to the beach. These suites also benefit from Sandals Butler Service.

Penthouse Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suites are located in the Dutch Village, these Love Nest Suites® have spacious bedrooms with separate living room, marble bathroom, in-suite bar and large balcony with beach and ocean views. These suites also benefit from Sandals Butler Service.

Over-The-Water Butler Honeymoon Bungalow – these spectacular over-the-water bungalows offer an unmatched connection to the Caribbean Sea and deliver complete immersion with fine turquoise waters and rich marine life below. Every bungalow features hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and custom crafted king-size beds. Each bungalow is also equipped with a smart TV and a large ceiling fan to stay cool while enjoying fresh Caribbean breezes. The spa style bathrooms are equipped with his and hers sinks, a large backlit mirror adorned with mosaic tile, and a walk-in rain shower. Outside, the private patio is equipped with an extended sun deck, outdoor shower, sun loungers, and a bistro set for two. There is also a private outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two and over-water hammocks. Inside, glass floor panels and lit water ensure you can enjoy undersea views any time. These bungalows also boast Butler Elite service.

Bungalow guests will also receive the following additional inclusions:

  • Exclusive in-room dining and room service menu
  • Personal airport greeting
  • Expedited immigration
  • Private luxury transfers
  • Welcome gift, including branded tote and towel set
  • Molton Brown bathroom amenities

Club Sandals Service:

  • Dedicated Club Sandals Lounge accessible 24-hours with Club Sandals concierge available 8:00am-10:00pm daily to assist with excursions, restaurant reservations, spa bookings and anything else you may need
  • Preferred Club Sandals Lounge check-in with chilled towel and Champagne upon arrival
  • Weekly hosted activities such a cocktail parties, martini evenings, wine tasting, snorkelling and exclusive Island Routes tours
  • In-room stocked mini-bar with a selection of spirits, beer and wine as well as soft drinks, juices and water
  • Room service available from 7:00am-10:00pm daily

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, butler guests will also have access to all the Club Sandals amenities and weekly activities.

  • 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! 9 dining options: Giuseppe's (Italian), Jasmines (Oriental), Café de Paris (French Patisserie), Eleanors (Caribbean), Bayside Restaurant (French Brasserie), Neptunes (Mediterranean) and Schooner's (seaside grill and Caribbean seafood). Enjoy some authentic cuisine at The Jerk Shack (authentic Jamaican Jerk specialties). 7 bars including 2 swim-up pool bars. Decadent chocolate buffet, served one night weekly.

Nightly shows with live entertainment, disco, karaoke, theme nights and cocktail parties.

4 freshwater swimming pools, 1 scuba pool and 4 whirlpools. Scuba-diving* (free for certified divers), snorkelling, windsurfing, water-skiing, aqua trikes, Hobie Cats and glass-bottom boat rides. Tennis, squash, volleyball, basketball, outdoor chess and shuffleboard. Red Lane® Fitness Centre and Red Lane® Spa*.

Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. SnapShots photo shop*. Gift shop*. Exchange bureau. Complimentary WiFi Internet access in all room categories and public areas with unrestricted number of connected devices.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 8184 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Impossible to Complain.. Amazing All Around!!

Feb 19, 2019 Voyager20149150840 Perry, Michigan

We were fortunate to spend 4 nights/5 days at Sandals South Coast. We were incredibly fortunate to have 3 days of incredible weather which was awesome. All in all this was my favorite vacation I have ever done. The food is absolutely incredible! I truly never ate 1 thing that I didn't think was great. Each pool offers a different style which was… Read more
We were fortunate to spend 4 nights/5 days at Sandals South Coast. We were incredibly fortunate to have 3 days of incredible weather which was awesome. All in all this was my favorite vacation I have ever done. The food is absolutely incredible! I truly never ate 1 thing that I didn't think was great. Each pool offers a different style which was cool. There is so much room to walk and explore there is always something to do. The beach was awesome and I think a huge highlight was the yellow water rings with the bottom in them where you can lay in the water and stay afloat. There were several to choose from. The Hammocks over The Latitude Bar were legendary. On vacation I find myself pretty relaxed and don't think too hard about service but I can tell you that if I have to rate the service I would say "Outstanding". I really never had to wait long for anything and the workers are truly awesome. They make it fun and made me laugh a lot. O'Shane was hands down the best and most awesome person we interacted with. Every day he made me laugh, had a huge smile on his face and made great drinks. He even walked them out to us and surprised us as he knew I would want my Red Stripe. Thanks O'Shane for making the trip even more awesome. Hats off and cheers to you Dude!! Relaxing, a quite atmosphere, awesome bars and top notch food I don't think you can go wrong. The ride from the airport wasn't the most exciting thing but to get away from airport/traffic is absolutely worth it if you ask me. Our cab drivers Mark and another gentlemen I didn't get his name were awesome. EXCELLENT STUFF and we were blessed to meet so many great people. I even got the whole bar at Latitudes to have fun with the "Occupation Game". It was Solid! Much Love Jamaica and Sandals South Coast!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Late Room Cleaning

Feb 19, 2019 Wander34625734484 Union, Kentucky

Facility is beautiful, room was nice, staff is smiling and friendly, food was wonderful and so were the mixed drinks and wine. The entertainment was delightful. The road from the airport is beyond believable and I don't say that in a nice way. It is dangerous and I know the road is not yours but you should push for a speedy solution to this… Read more
Facility is beautiful, room was nice, staff is smiling and friendly, food was wonderful and so were the mixed drinks and wine. The entertainment was delightful. The road from the airport is beyond believable and I don't say that in a nice way. It is dangerous and I know the road is not yours but you should push for a speedy solution to this problem. Biggest complaint, room was not cleaned until late afternoon (4 to 5 p.m./shower time for evening activities) each day. Should be done while we were gone all day. Read less
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Feb 19, 2019 Dano W Reading, Pennsylvania

This was the first Sandals resort we visited and we were so taken by it that we booked next years vacation already. Only down side to this resort is the horrible road that is under construction from and to the airport. The usual 1 hour and 10 minute trip takes over 2 hours over what I would consider a goat path. Or as the Jamaicans would call it… Read more
This was the first Sandals resort we visited and we were so taken by it that we booked next years vacation already. Only down side to this resort is the horrible road that is under construction from and to the airport. The usual 1 hour and 10 minute trip takes over 2 hours over what I would consider a goat path. Or as the Jamaicans would call it "Jamaican Reindeer Path". This work is scheduled to be finished in about a year, but we'll see. Very good food. Great staff, nice entertainment. Look up "Peacock" when your there. His actual name is Chevon Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful resort, great service

Feb 18, 2019 Capertravel

We have been to this resort several times. The recent renovations have added to the beauty of the property and quality of amenities. Service was great - very friendly. Thanks and a shoutout to Chef LaToya and server Tennille from Eleanor’s who prepared an amazing goat curry on special request. Stay in the renovated Italian villa.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 3 star resort at 5 star prices

Feb 18, 2019 fxbanker Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

Trip from airport to resort very difficult and about 2 hours long as roadwork is underway (and we had a private car). Heard bus ride was over 3 hours as they had to take a longer route. Resort was nice and food overall was pretty good. Mid shelf liquor was ok, red stripe beer very good. But we came for the sun and the beach. Sun cooperated with 85… Read more
Trip from airport to resort very difficult and about 2 hours long as roadwork is underway (and we had a private car). Heard bus ride was over 3 hours as they had to take a longer route. Resort was nice and food overall was pretty good. Mid shelf liquor was ok, red stripe beer very good. But we came for the sun and the beach. Sun cooperated with 85 degree weather, but the beach is slimy with lots of seaweed on bottom. Could not see my feet. It’s more of a natural reserve, which some may prefer. Me... I prefer white soft sand with no seaweed. My advice = bring water shoes. Sandals touts that luxury is included. But at $200 for a massage, I would say the extras cost a lot extra. We had a nice time with friends, but honestly... Jamaica was not for me. Read less