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
  • 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.

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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Sep 16, 2019 Deborah S Savannah, Georgia

A very sweet young lady named Mikado made my vacation and birthday a whole lot more special. She had a table with Happy Birthday written out for me and the staff come out and sing Happy Birthday for me (including the Chef), She was such a sweetheart. Thank you so much for making my day so special. I also sat with the G. M. at the welcome back… Read more
A very sweet young lady named Mikado made my vacation and birthday a whole lot more special. She had a table with Happy Birthday written out for me and the staff come out and sing Happy Birthday for me (including the Chef), She was such a sweetheart. Thank you so much for making my day so special. I also sat with the G. M. at the welcome back dinner and let him know how great she and the staff at Giuseppes were that night. Pretty much every one there was Great. The Entertainment crew was Fantatic (esp. Peacock man) loved hearing the Peacock call. The young lady at check-in was great, changed our room one floor up the next day so I could have a better view of that beautiful Blue water. Great times, Got to go to Floyd's Pelican Bar, Biggest reason for the vacation. Great food, Great times with my husband. The beach very peaceful and quiet (no flag service though) and water not good for floating or swimming (d/t seaweed) But the swimming pools made up for it. Just in case you see a couple more of these reviews from me (probably not because it would never let me submit it) I kept trying because I wanted everyone who checks out trip advisor to know and go see Mikado at Giuseppes at Sandal's South Coast, you won't be disappointed. Read less
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Sep 16, 2019 JaneLyn64 Whitby, Canada

We love Sandals and Jamaica. This resort had just about everything we wanted. The food, entertainment, the service, the staff and the accommodations were top notch! The only complaint I would have is that the main pool music tended to be way too loud and the sound system at times was poor. The DJ was often nowhere to be found and the play list ran… Read more
We love Sandals and Jamaica. This resort had just about everything we wanted. The food, entertainment, the service, the staff and the accommodations were top notch! The only complaint I would have is that the main pool music tended to be way too loud and the sound system at times was poor. The DJ was often nowhere to be found and the play list ran to reggae and sometimes inappropriate lyrics. We would have preferred more classic rock. Also the ocean was covered in grass and mucky water. This was the most disappointing of all. Not really swim-friendly so we hung out at the pool all week. Not the turquoise waters shown in the picture. I would recommend this resort as a whole but I would not go back only because of the water. Looking forward to our next Sandals vacation! Read less
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Sep 16, 2019 RobtNagy

There is no other way to describe our experience other than a dream that makes you wish you would not wake. We had a delay in route to the resort and upon arrival we were first met by the Resort Manager Carl Ainscough that assured all of our needs would be taken care of in the most expedient manner. Ryan then met with us and helped us order… Read more
There is no other way to describe our experience other than a dream that makes you wish you would not wake. We had a delay in route to the resort and upon arrival we were first met by the Resort Manager Carl Ainscough that assured all of our needs would be taken care of in the most expedient manner. Ryan then met with us and helped us order room service and then ensured that the order was expedited and all that Carl advised he would do was done. We stayed in the Italian Village in a junior suite which opened into a beautiful view of the beach. We awoke early and saw the staff already readying the beach and surrounding area ready for our stay. They were raking the beaches, cleaning the guide ropes and bumpers and then when they were through with there tasks made a point to come see us and asked if there was anything they could do for us, bring a towel, go to the bar, get anything. I wish to thank Khameal Roye, Lloyd Bernard, Issac Stephen and JoJo Kathleen for doing this every morning they worked. Close by we had the most wonderful aroma of Jerk. Oh, it was fantasic. Reyon and Jonhathon were wonderful explaining the origin and making special sauce. The spa services, hot rock massage was my first but not last. Ms. Kadia was superb. Attentive to needs and very friendly. The romantic dinner on the beach was served by a very well mannered and completely amusing individual named Eyon. His sense of humor was wonderful even having to put up with me. The room attendant LaToya was attentive to our needs at all times when she was available. Before leaving the resort we visited the Loyalty and Travel office and were met by the nicest people. I am sorry I cannot remember her name but helped us book our next stay and gave some helpful hints on booking to save some. To them both I am sorry about forgetting your names. The gift shop was an experience that was really fun. Venessa and Myesha actually made spending the money fun and helped us find the correct gifts for all. To my favorite Deamore. She was our personal concierge and was there for all of my questions, which were at least a ton, helped set up surprise for my wife and was there for whatever we needed, She is an intelligent, quick witted beautiful woman who sparred with my wit like a master. If only I wasn't married. I don't think there was anything she couldn't do concerning the resort. The drive to the airport was by private transportation was enlightening and fun. Mr. Robert Grey. Read less
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Sep 15, 2019 RJFJR13 Brockton, Massachusetts

This was our first trip out of the country. It was so amazing at this resort, the staff was so amazing, Happy, so friendly, and always took a minute to see if everything was ok. What a fantastic vacation, we will be going back. We went with my daughter and son in law, next time we hope more of our children will join us.
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Sep 15, 2019 Real_Paulz Virginia

This was our 9th Sandals trip and of that our 4th trip back to South Coast. We love Sandals and feel South Coast is the best Sandals resort! It had been a 15 months since our last visit and were surprised by how nice the Jerk Shack was. The last shack was literally a shack, the new building is very nice! Was glad to see the chapel being… Read more
This was our 9th Sandals trip and of that our 4th trip back to South Coast. We love Sandals and feel South Coast is the best Sandals resort! It had been a 15 months since our last visit and were surprised by how nice the Jerk Shack was. The last shack was literally a shack, the new building is very nice! Was glad to see the chapel being rebuilt and a new building going up to the left of the spa. Also glad to hear about the renovations next year in the Dutch building. Of course, Latitudes is still amazing! The pool chairs...OMG! The most comfortable chairs and were an amazing upgrade! I have to give a shout out to a few employees. All were fantastic, but Peaches out at the Latitudes bar was fantastic! Very friendly and customer focused. Just a all around pleasant person! Earl at Eleanors is the consummate professional. That being said, he is very kind and helpful and his pride in what he does and as a Sandals employee definitely shows. Was so glad to hear about his two sons in University! Finally, the waiter whose first name starts with a T and last name is Salmon who worked in Giuseppe's. We ordered salmon every night we at there and loved talking to him. So energetic and enthusiastic about his job, the food, and went out of his way to make us feel special. Thank you all! My only "concern" (note not a complaint) was the constant day in and day out request for solicitations for the "Sandals Foundation". We expected it at the Returning Guest dinner, but it was the people walking around every day at the pool asking you to give that was a little over the top. Of course, all that was in addition to the request at check in, so we had 7 separate requests in 7 days. Thank you again for another fantastic stay and look forward to my next stay at SSC! Read less