Sandals South Coast

Jamaica, Caribbean

The hotel

Nestled into a 500-acre nature reserve, this magnificent adults-only 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 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 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 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. 

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.

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 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, you will also have 24-hour room service and access to all the Club Sandals amenities and weekly activities.

  • 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! 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating FALSLY ADVERTISED REOPENING DATE

Jun 13, 2020 gstayfit New Smyrna Beach, Florida

LOVE THIS RESORT... BUT - they announced re-openings for June 4, let us book on May 6, took our money, had to pay it off by June 1, email today that the resort is NOT reopening until OCT. Didn't offer to make it up to us with anything special... have to wait 7-14 days for room refund (but they'll charge our card next day when we are paying them).… Read more
LOVE THIS RESORT... BUT - they announced re-openings for June 4, let us book on May 6, took our money, had to pay it off by June 1, email today that the resort is NOT reopening until OCT. Didn't offer to make it up to us with anything special... have to wait 7-14 days for room refund (but they'll charge our card next day when we are paying them). Can't call about the flights, they won't give you the number - it'll be 7-14 days before someone calls us to discuss the refund for airfare. Had to call the insurance company separately, "request is submitted"- have to wait 3-5 days for them to call back to see if we can get the $190 refunded. Sandals is handling this horribly in my opinion. This should be seamless, they should be taking care of the full refund without me having to stress over this and make numerous calls. At the very least, the call should have been greeted with an offer for a credit toward our next trip for the inconvenience. Sandals you have really disappointed us and tainted our opinion of your brand. This would have been our 5th trip to South Coast... depending on how this is all handled it could be our last. We can't believe they advertised reopening but in reality didn't have a solid reopening plan in place before allowing bookings and taking our money. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating ELEVENTH visit to SSC...home away from home...

May 30, 2020 PMWray

Pretty obvious how much we love this place from the number of times we go there! Every year we swear we're going to try a different Sandals, but when considering flights, costs, resort offerings, etc., we end up back at SSC. I'm writing this a bit late after our last trip--it's May 2020--and we'd booked to go to Ochi this year, but realized we… Read more
Pretty obvious how much we love this place from the number of times we go there! Every year we swear we're going to try a different Sandals, but when considering flights, costs, resort offerings, etc., we end up back at SSC. I'm writing this a bit late after our last trip--it's May 2020--and we'd booked to go to Ochi this year, but realized we were already missing the notion of coming back to SSC, and so will be switching back! Visit #12, on the way! :-) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cancellation is expensive!

Apr 29, 2020 MFW1963 Nashville, Tennessee

Purchased this trip for my son and his fiance's honeymoon. They cancelled the wedding out of concern for the health of their families and friends. Cancelled the trip at their request just today - 5 months ahead of the trip. I purchased travel insurance in case there was a natural disaster like a hurricane or pandemic. Sandals charged me $200… Read more
Purchased this trip for my son and his fiance's honeymoon. They cancelled the wedding out of concern for the health of their families and friends. Cancelled the trip at their request just today - 5 months ahead of the trip. I purchased travel insurance in case there was a natural disaster like a hurricane or pandemic. Sandals charged me $200 per person because it is "voluntary". Since when is a world wide pandemic NOT a natural disaster?? They told me it was for the airline tickets which was not included in the insurance. I booked everything from their website, it's all-inclusive! This company and the airline is getting massive bailouts from the federal government. I suppose they believe the average consumer like myself has no recourse. I am so disappointed and upset and out $590. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 4 Nights of business and Pleasure

Apr 17, 2020 Shalene Toronto, Canada

I selected Sandals South Coast for my 4 nights stay in early March and I am excited to return! The transfer is no longer than what most people take to get to Ocho Rios and my driver was amazing! He gave us a quick history of the parishes and how they have developed. My room was perfect for my stay-Club level or higher is a MUST! Wifi was… Read more
I selected Sandals South Coast for my 4 nights stay in early March and I am excited to return! The transfer is no longer than what most people take to get to Ocho Rios and my driver was amazing! He gave us a quick history of the parishes and how they have developed. My room was perfect for my stay-Club level or higher is a MUST! Wifi was amazing-I was able to get all of my work done, get on conf calls if I needed to and connect with my clients. When I was out of my room to explore, a few people definitely stood out: Glendon at the bar by Neptunes-great conversation and wonderful smile Sheldon in Epix Photos took some amazing shots! The staff in the resort shop were so very helpful-Definitely more so than in any shop at all the Sandals resorts have visited. Mickal, restaurant supervisor is like a brother to me now-Just a warm spirit! The staff in the Club Sandals lounge were awesome-Especially Keresha! xox You could just tell that the staff at this property love what they do and have immersed themselves in the spirit of customer service. All of the facilities were in great shape-Fire pits were all working, jacuzzis were hot, beach chairs all in great condition. Some of my favourite places were Latitudes Over The Water Bar and the spa. Only one area seemed to need some TLC and that was the front desk staff in the main lobby. They either seem to be rushed or just need some more direction on welcoming guests and helping them to understand the check-in process at Sandals and that listening to first-time guests questions and concerns is absolutely important. I will definitely return to theis property for business or pleasure! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Vacation of our Lives

Apr 13, 2020 285maryo

My husband and I had been watching the bungalows since they were built. They always looked like our perfect vacation, but with my husband's job we were never able to book the year and a half out. By chance we were looking for a quick vacation and found the bungalow available for a week, 8 days out. We did a quick booking and this has ended up… Read more
My husband and I had been watching the bungalows since they were built. They always looked like our perfect vacation, but with my husband's job we were never able to book the year and a half out. By chance we were looking for a quick vacation and found the bungalow available for a week, 8 days out. We did a quick booking and this has ended up being the best vacation we ever could have asked for. For a couple who wants the bedroom to be the getaway but still get the food and amenities, this is the perfect spot! Our vacation started right when we disembarked from our plane. Our Club Mobay representative was waiting to fast track us through Customs and Immigration. Once through we were taken to the Sandals lounge while we waited for our driver. We were taken to the resort by Winston. He is very kind and knows a lot about the island, it's history, culture, and current events. The snacks in the SUV were very welcoming as was the stop at Border Jerk! When you stop get some jerk pork. It is the best my husband and I have tasted! At the resort we were driven to the check in lounge for the bungalows. Once checked in Al, one of our butlers, escorted us to our bungalow. The room was incredible! The bar and fridge were fully stocked with our favorite beverages and everything was clean and ready to go. Both our butlers, Al and Darren, did everything we asked and more, including finding us the perfect bungalow that would allow us to film the perfect sunset and switching rooms for us. Meals were brought to our rooms within an hour of our calls and was always hot. The food was great. We loved the ability to stay in our room and enjoy being in our own private cocoon, listening to our own music and being with each other. During the afternoons my husband and I would go on walks and while we were gone our housekeeping crew would clean our room and restock everything. Claudian, Latoya, CleVoy and Tajay were wonderful and it was very nice being able to walk into a clean room every afternoon! My husband and I got to enjoy the spa services while we were there and the ladies could not have been better! We booked a couple massage early in the week, but mid week we had a rain day and booked a second service. The ladies did an incredible job of relaxing both of us and chatting with us. We both recommend the first morning you are there booking a massage. It is the PERFECT way to start a vacation and allow you to start relaxing early. The resort was beautiful! Cart service was always available and we would usually take it to dinner, but walks around the grounds are great. There is a lot to see from beautiful plants and flowers to ocean views that are incredible. There are also resort cats and peacocks! Cats are friendly, peacocks are not. As no vacation would not be complete without presents for the kids and grandparents who watched them, we also got to visist the on-site store. In addition to presents for kids of all ages they also have anything you may need while you are there. There were many things available that we did not take advantage of. Restaurant, bars, shops, activities, parties and get-togethers that were truly not our scene. For us, we wanted to be alone with each other. It was the PERFECT vacation for us for that! We could not have been happier. We felt secluded from everything but when we needed anything our needs were promptly and very graciously met. We both recommend this vacation and hope to take one again here again soon! Read less