Sandals South Coast

Jamaica, Caribbean

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 swimming pools or enjoy a massage at the wonderful Red Lane® Spa.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room

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.

3 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.

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Jul 23, 2019 bicke61 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

We were a little disappointed with our return trip to South Coast. The new beach was great. A welcome change from last time when there was almost no beach. Loved the new Latitudes Bar over the water. The food was disappointing. The two fine dining restaurants ( Guisepies and Jasmines) were just so so. Sushi on the sand was very good. Schooner's… Read more
We were a little disappointed with our return trip to South Coast. The new beach was great. A welcome change from last time when there was almost no beach. Loved the new Latitudes Bar over the water. The food was disappointing. The two fine dining restaurants ( Guisepies and Jasmines) were just so so. Sushi on the sand was very good. Schooner's was good, but not great. Even our special dinner for returning guests was underwhelming. The buffet at the beach party was very good. The breakfast buffet was consistantly good. Maybe our biggest complaint was the poor quality of the pool water. All three pools were very cloudy, with the French pool being the worst. It looked like pool maintenance was not a priority. The only redeeming feature of the pool experience was the great bartenders. They made the whole trip. In fact all the bartenders were very good. Our room was very nice and appeared to be newly remodeled. We did have an issue with our air conditioning which was not resolved. We even spoke to Carl the hotel manager and still no fix. This was our fourth trip to a Sandals and the only time we were disappointed. Read less
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Jul 23, 2019 kimberlyNHay

Our stay at Sandals South Coast was AMAZING from the moment we got off of the plane. We did some research on tripadvisor and got some tips that I think made a big difference: 1 - we did club mobay fast track! Its worth the money, we made it off of the plane and into the lounge to await transport in probably 10 minutes. We were the only people… Read more
Our stay at Sandals South Coast was AMAZING from the moment we got off of the plane. We did some research on tripadvisor and got some tips that I think made a big difference: 1 - we did club mobay fast track! Its worth the money, we made it off of the plane and into the lounge to await transport in probably 10 minutes. We were the only people headed to South Coast that afternoon, so it was just us in our transport van, and the driver was great. I'd read about it being a treacherous ride to the resort, so we were prepared for that - but it was fine! (Even during the 30 or so minutes that it stormed). 2- we booked butler category (upgraded a few weeks before our stay) in the Italian village. Room was AMAZING, butler service, we probably could've taken advantage of more, but we are pretty independent and like to walk around/explore. It was great having someone check in on us, stock our cooler on the beach, deliver snacks/appetizers, and ensure we had dinner reservations (which really weren't needed, aside from Sushi on the sand, nothing was really so crowded that you'd need a reservation). Our room was cleaned regularly, and the resort itself was immaculate! 3 - we pre-booked our spa services before travelling. We had a couples massage on the beach - it was the least expensive of the couples massage options, and was just perfect. The spa has complimentary sauna, lounges, spa showers, and hot and cold plunge. The spa showers were HEAVEN. 7 shower heads, and the Red Lane Spa products felt and smelled great. 4 - We did NOT pre-book our excusions. There had to be a minimum of at least 4 people for some of them, so we let our butler know what we wanted to do, and our first choice didn't generate any other interest, so we did end up doing our 2nd choice. We used all of the watersporst, Hobiecats, Kayaks, paddle boards - had one of the employees take us out to sail the larger one. All of the food was good, but Ealenor's on our last night was the best. Our server, Shanet, was phenomenal! I can't remember the names of all of the amazing staff that we interacted with (literally none were unpleasant), but our favorite server was Shanet. And our butlers, Jen and Davian, were perfect! Couldn't have been better! We have already booked a Beaches resort for next summer, and are planning to come back to South Coast soon after! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable 25 th anniversary trip

Jul 22, 2019 AnaTruyen Stoney Creek, Canada

We just came back from a 2 week trip to Jamaica, Sandals South Coast, and what an amazing time we had! Thank you to all staff who made us feel special during our stay, but a specially to Teseena for her great spirit and a beautiful smile, who always made sure we were ok, and served us at different locations, even providing bananas at the chocolate… Read more
We just came back from a 2 week trip to Jamaica, Sandals South Coast, and what an amazing time we had! Thank you to all staff who made us feel special during our stay, but a specially to Teseena for her great spirit and a beautiful smile, who always made sure we were ok, and served us at different locations, even providing bananas at the chocolate fountain only because those were my favorite. Thank you to Shakiva and Kitty who made an amazing seafood linguine for my husband and accommodated me with my food allergies. Last but not least, a big thank you to Rocio, a customer relations manager, who decided to treat us with a special “candlelight dinner” as an acknowledgement to our 25th wedding anniversary. She went above and beyond making it a memorable experience for us. As if it weren’t enough to have a great dinner, and a photo shoot at the beautiful setting, she made it even more special by using her angelic voice and singing a song to us “When I fall in love, it will be forever ....” it made me cry... She made this experience unforgettable, she reminded us how blessed we were. We are so grateful for everything you did. We hope to see you again one day. May God always be with you, Ana and Pascal Truyen Read less
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Jul 22, 2019 TAMMID308

This was my first visit to an all inclusive resort, Sexy Sandals South Coast was the perfect place to experience all inclusive. From the time to step off the plane until they drop you off at the airport for your travel home they treat you like royalty. Sure the bus ride there is a little rough, but once you are there it makes everything worth it.… Read more
This was my first visit to an all inclusive resort, Sexy Sandals South Coast was the perfect place to experience all inclusive. From the time to step off the plane until they drop you off at the airport for your travel home they treat you like royalty. Sure the bus ride there is a little rough, but once you are there it makes everything worth it. The room we stayed in, Beachfront Luxury in the Dutch village was in slight need of upgrading. That didnt stop me from enjoying our room and our time there. It was cleaned every day and turn down service every night. Big and spacious. The food was outstanding. I've seen multiple reviews where they say the portion sizes were small. I did not find this to be true. You can eat as much as you want and as often as you'd like. If you want two appetizers order two. If you cant make up your mind for entrees, order them both! Make sure to get an omelet made by Debbie Ann at Bayside in the morning, her smile will light your whole day up! I never was hungry and felt like we did a bunch of eating on this trip. The playmakers are awesome! They do an amazing job at getting everyone involved with the daily activities, but if you arent a person who likes to participate then dont, if you tell them no they dont hound you. It is amazing that throughout the week they remember you and treat you like family! Leon and Aculia were two that definitely stood out to us for the week we were there! All the playmakers work hard, but you can tell enjoy their jobs! The nightly entertainment, what we went to, was amazing. We were so worn out from the sun and drinking that we made it barely into the night life. If you want to party theres a nightly party at the martini bar, if you would rather have a romantic moonlit beach bonfire theres that too. You can do as little or as much as you want. During our stay at South Coast, we only ran into two problems that really weren't problems. When we got there we had an issue with our door/keys. The key didnt work for anyone except the bag guy. Instead of remedying it while we were out my husband had to track someone down and wait for the entire key gadget to be replaced, causing him to miss the steel drum band on our first night. The second problem we ran into is there were two cup stacked between two pillars right outside our room that had been there for a while before we got there and was there all week. We mentioned it on the Blazeloop but nothing was done. Over all this trip was amazing! Read less
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Jul 22, 2019 Celewat Houston, Texas

July 13th thru July 20th, 2019- my husband and I like more relaxed settings for our vacation but occasionally enjoy some excitement and this resort crossed off all of our lists. We were treated like family by everyone at the resort and will be returning in October. Cannot say enough about how beautiful the resort is kept - rooms, grounds,… Read more
July 13th thru July 20th, 2019- my husband and I like more relaxed settings for our vacation but occasionally enjoy some excitement and this resort crossed off all of our lists. We were treated like family by everyone at the resort and will be returning in October. Cannot say enough about how beautiful the resort is kept - rooms, grounds, restaurants, even the restrooms at the pool and beach side were always spotless. We had Kamar and Ainsley as our Butlers and they were always there when we needed them and never intrusive. So if you have not tried the butlers service, I would highly recommend them. Thank you all again for the most relaxing vacation and we will see you again in October. Read less