Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island

Montego Bay, Jamaica

The hotel

Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island really is a lovely resort that exudes British colonial charm through the gracious Georgian great house to intimate gardens and courtyards. Enjoy two holidays for the price of one with the resort's private offshore Island, home to the delectable Royal Thai restaurant and with shady, secluded beaches for peaceful relaxing. Rooms and suites ooze luxury and comfort, while the luxurious Over-the-Water Suites add a new dimension to this charming and elegant resort.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Hobie Cats
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding
  • Evening Entertainment

Where is it

On the beachfront in Montego Bay. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 10 minutes; some aircraft noise may be heard.

Hotel information

232 rooms and suites, all with air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi access, coffee/tea maker, mini-bar with soft drinks, wines and local beers, iPod clock radio, amenity kit, private bath/shower, ceiling fan, safe, iron and board, hairdryer, telephone and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Caribbean Deluxe are located on the first floor of the Carisbrooke building, with views of the gardens.

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!

 

Caribbean Premium have oversized balconies or patios and views of the tropical gardens.

Royal Sanctuary Grande Luxe are expansive rooms with mahogany furnishings and large patio/balcony overlooking the gardens.

Caribbean Grande Luxe Poolside feature a mahogany king-size bed and access to the semi-private Caernarvon pool.

Beachfront Grande Luxe located directly on the beach are well-appointed rooms and feature a large balcony showcasing stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. The spacious bedroom boasts a 4-poster, king-size bed, flat-screen TV, and fully stocked bar. The en-suite bathroom offers a shower/bathtub combination.

Kensington Cove Honeymoon Beachfront Club Level with a 4-poster king-size bed and a plasma TV. Rooms have views of the ocean, beach or East pool and also feature Club Sandals Service.

Beachfront Honeymoon Walkout Club Level located directly on the beach, are exceptional walkout suites featuring large patios just steps from the shore. The spacious bedroom boasts a 4-poster, king-size bed, flat-screen TV, and fully stocked bar. The en-suite bathroom offers a shower/bathtub combination. Guests also enjoy Club Sandals Service.

Windsor Beachfront Club Level Room with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub – located directly on the beach on the first and second floors, these newly renovated rooms feature a spacious balcony including a Tranquility Soaking Tub for Two with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and resort’s private island. The bedroom features a custom crafted king-size bed, smart TV and a fully stocked bar. Guests also enjoy Club Sandals Service.

Windsor Beachfront Walkout Club Level Room with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub – located directly on the beach, these newly renovated rooms feature a spacious patio including a Tranquility Soaking Tub for two and offer stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and resort’s private island. The bedroom boasts elegant furnishings including a custom-crafted king-size bed, smart TV and a fully stocked bar. Guests also enjoy Club Sandals Service.

Royal Beachfront Club Elite Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub – located on the 2nd-3rd floors of the Sandringham building, feature a patio complete with a Tranquility Soaking Tub, privacy curtains and a bistro dining set for alfresco dining. The bedroom has a custom king-size bed, Smart TV and fully stocked bar, as well as a spa-style bathroom with a rain shower. Guests also enjoy Club Sandals Service.

Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Butler Suites – located on the 1st floor and feature a balcony that overlooks a crystal lagoon. Indoors, the suites feature the ultimate in luxury with marble bathroom, whirlpool tub, 4-poster mahogany bed and includes Sandals Butler Service.

Royal One-Bedroom Butler Suites – elegant one bedroom Love Nest Suites®, near the water's edge in a location that reminds guests as to why they have come to the Caribbean. The newly refurbished suites feature a king-size bed with a marble bathroom adjacent to the intimate living area. All suites feature 2 plasma TVs, a patio or large balcony overlooking the beach and ocean and feature Sandals Butler Service.

Honeymoon Grand Luxury Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking – located on the 1st and 2nd floors, with a spacious bedroom with a dining area and an expansive private patio including an outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. The bedroom has a 4-poster, king-size bed, and HD smart TV. The en-suite bathroom includes a walk-in shower, his and hers vanity and a water closet enclosed with frosted glass.

Romeo & Juliet Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub – located on the 1st and 2nd floors, boasting a spacious bedroom with a dining area and an expansive private patio including an outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. The bedroom features a 4-poster, king-size bed, and HD smart TV. The en-suite bathroom includes a walk-in shower, his & hers vanity, backlit mirrors, and a water closet enclosed with frosted glass. 

Honeymoon Grand Luxury Walkout Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub – located on the ground floor, these honeymoon suites feature a spacious bedroom with a dining area and an expansive private patio including an outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. The bedroom features handcrafted mahogany furniture, a 4-poster, king-size bed and HD smart TV. The en-suite bathroom includes a walk-in shower, his and hers vanity and a water closet enclosed with frosted glass.

Romeo & Juliet Walkout Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub – located on the ground floor, these Romeo & Juliet suites boast a spacious bedroom with a dining area and an expansive private patio including an outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. The bedroom has a 4-poster, king-size bed, and HD smart TV. The en-suite bathroom includes a walk-in shower, his and hers vanity, backlit mirrors, and a water closet enclosed with frosted glass. 

Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Oceanview Butler Suites – located on the 1st floor, suites feature a 4-poster bed, a bathroom graced with marble, a whirlpool, flat-screen TVs, lagoon and ocean views and includes Sandals Butler Service.

Walk out Swim-Up Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Butler Suites – as above but surrounded by lush Caribbean gardens and some feature a secluded patio that opens on a crystal lagoon pool. The suites offer the ultimate in luxury and includes Sandals Butler Service.

Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon One-Bedroom Butler Suites – located on the 1st floor, these magnificent one bedroom suites offer an expansive living area, separate bedroom with plasma TV, whirlpool bath and walk-in shower. Suites feature an oversized balcony with wonderful views of the ocean, pool and gardens and includes Sandals Butler Service.

Royal Beachfront One-Bedroom Butler Suites – located on the beach, these Love Nest Suites® offer an expansive living room complete with plasma TV, separate bedroom, whirlpool bath and walk-in shower. Suites feature an oversized balcony offering uninterrupted views of the ocean and includes Sandals Butler Service.

Royal Beachfront Honeymoon One-Bedroom Butler Suite – set along the white-sand beach, these honeymoon Love Nest Suites® have unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. These exceptional beachfront suites feature a comfortable living area, contemporary bathroom with a shower and tub, and an open bedroom featuring a 4-poster, king-size bed, flat-screen TV, and fully stocked bar. The oversized balcony or walkout patio includes a bistro set where you can enjoy dining with the ocean as your backdrop.

Beachfront Honeymoon One-Bedroom Walkout Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub – sit right on the beach and showcase beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and the resort’s private island. These suites feature a patio complete with a Tranquility Soaking Tub, privacy curtains and a bistro dining set for alfresco dining. The bedroom has a custom king-size bed, Smart TV and fully stocked bar, as well as a spa-style bathroom with a rain shower. 

Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Penthouse Oceanview One-Bedroom Butler Suites – located on the 2nd floor, suites offer an expansive living room complete with plasma TV, separate bedroom, whirlpool bath and walk-in shower. Suites feature an oversized balcony overlooking the crystal lagoon and beautiful ocean views and includes Sandals Butler Service.

Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon One-Bedroom Butler Suites – located on the ground floor, these Love Nest Suites® offer zero-entry access to a crystal lagoon straight from the private patio. Suites offer an expansive living area, separate bedroom, whirlpool bath and walk-in shower and includes Sandals Butler Service.

Over-the-Water Private Island Butler Honeymoon Bungalow - over-the-water bungalows, located just off the resort's private offshore island, featuring glass vision floor panels, outdoor sun deck complete with Tranquility Soaking Tub for two, sun loungers, bistro set, outdoor shower and over-the-water hammocks, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, custom crafted king-size beds, bathroom complete with double sinks and a walk-in rain shower, and direct resort access via a 'Royal Duffy' luxury boat. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Over-the-Water Private Island Butler Villa with Infinity Pool – gorgeous over-the-water Love Nest Suites® with floating water hammocks and private glass floors, true Caribbean luxury! Admire the majestic beauty of the ocean from the private infinity pool and Jacuzzi with outdoor shower. With see-through glass floors, you can experience the ocean from the comfort of your luxurious suite. Lit water ensures you can enjoy the sea anytime day or night. Every suite is furnished with stylish mahogany king-size beds adorned with soft Egyptian linens and plush pillows for the ultimate sleep experience. Includes Sandals Butler Service.

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
    • Complimentary luxury private airport transfers

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 luxury private airport transfers (valid for stays from 15 Nov '18 only), 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 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! 10 dining options: The Regency (International; buffet breakfast and lunch and à la carte dinner), Eleanor's (Pan-Caribbean; open for dinner only), Le Jardinier (French à la carte, reservations required), The Cricketer’s Pub (British Pub; open for breakfast, dinner and late night snacks), The Mariner Seaside Grill (grilled specialities; open daily from 11:00am-6:00pm), Spices (Caribbean- Mediterranean cuisine; breakfast, lunch and dinner), Bombay Club (Indian dishes; dinner), Bella Napoli Pizzeria and on the private offshore Island you'll find The Royal Thai, an authentic Thai restaurant (open for dinner only, reservations required), as well as the Jerk Shack, a Jamaican buffet with island jerk and salad bar (open for lunch). 5 bars including a piano bar and a beach bar. Afternoon tea is served daily at the Tea Room. 9 additional dining options at Sandals Montego Bay and 3 additional restaurants at Sandals Inn (transfers included).

Daytime and evening entertainment featuring contests and tournaments, Jamaican arts and crafts classes, cooking demonstrations, mixology classes, game shows, cocktail parties and karaoke nights.

6 swimming pools, 1 scuba pool and 5 whirlpools. Red Lane® Fitness Centre and Red Lane® Spa (treatments*). Floodlit tennis courts, croquet, volleyball, pool and bocce ball. Kayaking, windsurfing, snorkelling, paddleboards, Hobie Cats and scuba-diving* (free for certified divers, fee applies to others). Guests can visit the private offshore Sandals Island with a secluded private beach, a gourmet Thai restaurant, and a freshwater pool with a swim-up pool bar.

Exchange privileges with Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Carlyle for 12 additional dining options (transfers included). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. SnapShots photo shop*. Gift shop*. Exchange bureau. Complimentary WiFi Internet access in all room categories and public areas.

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. 

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Aug 9, 2020 Wallacejk2020 Hinton, Oklahoma

When booking this trip I was told My wife and I would have access to the Montego Bay resort as well as ours, that we would get a free couples massage, picture, and rose petals/honeymoon package on our first days there.... none of which got to happens and when I spoke to them they said they were “not on file”. I booked and paid for this trip over… Read more
When booking this trip I was told My wife and I would have access to the Montego Bay resort as well as ours, that we would get a free couples massage, picture, and rose petals/honeymoon package on our first days there.... none of which got to happens and when I spoke to them they said they were “not on file”. I booked and paid for this trip over mother’s day when they were running a special for a free couples massage but they would not even accept that fact and proof that the special was during the same time. I turned in all required documentation for the honeymoon package and they still would not honor it. They did not even inform us when we got there that we could not go to the other resort. We found out a few days into our vacation when we were going to go to the other resort and check it out... The Royal Caribbean resort was beautiful, but when I paid full price and only got a portion of what I asked for, I’m quite disappointed in how it was all handled. Read less
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Aug 8, 2020 21patricew Chicago, Illinois

We arrived to the villa on our anniversary (8/5/20) and was greeted by our butlers Francois and Akeem. They both were such a treat to have around and met our needs. When we returned from the beach they always was there with a cool beverage which is just what we needed. We requested breakfast in the villa and they made that possible as well as… Read more
We arrived to the villa on our anniversary (8/5/20) and was greeted by our butlers Francois and Akeem. They both were such a treat to have around and met our needs. When we returned from the beach they always was there with a cool beverage which is just what we needed. We requested breakfast in the villa and they made that possible as well as dinners. We always had snacks like covered strawberries and wine and cute little love notes on our bed made with towels in the shape of animals or hearts with rose petals. The bouquet of flowers were a nice touch when we arrived as well as fresh flowers at each meal and the gift bags with sandals towels. When we returned from the sun, there was a bath ran with rose petals and bubbles and always warm. They got it all right and we enjoyed both of the gentleman for their services. Great job and when we return we hope to get them again or other butlers that level up to them. Just left the spa and had a breakdown as I just lost my mother two weeks ago. However Alicia who handles my massage was very sympathetic as when she returned to the room I was in tears and she made me comfortable as she provided comforting words and advice for healing and taking care of myself. She went above and beyond the call of service to make sure I was ok before she started my massage as well as after when I met her back in the receptionist area. Also Kadia provides me words of encouragement before I departed and we both gave each other air hugs by wrapping our arms around ourselves. Thank you both for making a very vulnerable emotional personal feel comfortable and loved. The entertainment staff was great and a energetic crew they kept us entertained and they are very lively. We appreciate each of them for all the activities they put on and for keeping us smiling. Went to the Thai restaurant last night and enjoyed our server Bernadette. Although my husband wasn’t a Thai foodie we still enjoyed the ambiance. Store our departure Patrice came over and sung a beautiful song for our 20th anniversary which was August 5. Lastly, we had a photo shoot with Dwayne and he captured wonderful moments that really topped our trip off. The resort was always cleaned and sanitized and we felt comfortable during our stay. Once again we have enjoyed our stay here at Sandals and look forward to returning in the near future Read less
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Aug 7, 2020 Jamie B

To start off by saying, The workers all had on their mask, some of the workers were friendly, food was on par, Food wasn’t in the abundance, it seems as if they didn’t know how much guest was on the hotel property. AC was not working properly. They also threatened us about if we didn’t rebook soon we would lose our money and no refund. Not fair.… Read more
To start off by saying, The workers all had on their mask, some of the workers were friendly, food was on par, Food wasn’t in the abundance, it seems as if they didn’t know how much guest was on the hotel property. AC was not working properly. They also threatened us about if we didn’t rebook soon we would lose our money and no refund. Not fair. We have been visiting sandals for about twelve years now and we even got married at sandals royal and we never felt this bad. Sandals need new management and owner. Need a change. LAST BUT NOT LEAST WHERE WAS THE CRAFT VENDORS? I HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED THE VENDORS AND GOT GIFTS TO GIVE MY FAMILY ONCE RETURN TO THE STATES, BRING BACK THE CRAFT VENDORS. ROTI WAS NICE AND THE SERVERS ARE ALL SWEET, THEY DESERVE LOVE AND KINDNESS. Read less
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Aug 4, 2020 shiloh772 Newport News, Virginia

This was such a great experience! I cannot speak enough of the staff! Lisia was always in the right place at the right time to help us (or our friends) get into our locked rooms, Tracey Ann seems to know where you are at all times and finds you with your favorite beverage in hand, Tenesa in the red lane spa has hands gifts straight from Heaven,… Read more
This was such a great experience! I cannot speak enough of the staff! Lisia was always in the right place at the right time to help us (or our friends) get into our locked rooms, Tracey Ann seems to know where you are at all times and finds you with your favorite beverage in hand, Tenesa in the red lane spa has hands gifts straight from Heaven, the butlers Monique, Rayo & Kemar were out of this world! We were a large group and they all coordinated dinners and poolside snacks for the group as well as tending to our individual needs. And finally, the entertainment! What a talented group of people! Elmo, Trixx, Warren, Jovi and Shaelel put on multiple shows every single night and didn't miss a beat. Their talent is extraordinary! Last, but certainly not least, the level of cleanliness that Sandals and its employees are providing made us all feel so safe I these crazy times. What I experienced there far exceeded anything I've seen in the US. Starting at the airport and continuing to the resort, I couldn't have asked for more and very highly recommend a Jamaican vacation to Sandals even now. Thank you Sandals for a fantastic experience! Read less
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Aug 3, 2020 JacqueB1312

As wtih any Sandals property, their service and amenities are unrilved. In particular, the customer service is what truly makes this vacation and makes us feel like we are "home again"! The cleanliness and care put into this trip and making guests feel safe and welcome was simply incredible. If you happen to get to this resort soon, there are… Read more
As wtih any Sandals property, their service and amenities are unrilved. In particular, the customer service is what truly makes this vacation and makes us feel like we are "home again"! The cleanliness and care put into this trip and making guests feel safe and welcome was simply incredible. If you happen to get to this resort soon, there are few people who will make you feel as if you've known them a lifetime. Please say hello to my friends, Trishell in the Club Sandals Loyalty Team and Sophia in the Spa. I feel like I gained two sisters with them! They're amazing! And the boys with the Entertainment Team as well, Elmo and Trixx. And of course our bartenders, Kevin and Samoy!!! In fact, the trip was so great, we booked another one to the exact same resort for March 2021!!! Read less