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
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Safe as ever, Romantic as Always!

Feb 27, 2021 MikeLorna Cedar Rapids, Iowa

We stayed for our 8th time from Feb. 14 - 22nd, 2021. We thought about canceling several times over the past 6 months with COVID, but decided that after nearly 12 months of work and home, work and home, we would take the leap and go. So glad we did!!! We felt very safe and almost in a bubble during our entire stay. We did not venture off resort,… Read more
We stayed for our 8th time from Feb. 14 - 22nd, 2021. We thought about canceling several times over the past 6 months with COVID, but decided that after nearly 12 months of work and home, work and home, we would take the leap and go. So glad we did!!! We felt very safe and almost in a bubble during our entire stay. We did not venture off resort, but didn't need to. The Royal is as great as ever, and all staff wore masks the entire time. Guests usually wore masks to the restaurant and in enclosed spaces, but they sanitized before entering any restaurants, and hand sanitizer was available everywhere. Staff kept the surfaces of all seats and tables wiped with cleaner after every guest left, including the boat to the island. Buffet in the mornings you had a masked and shielded worker accompany you to dish out whatever items you wanted on your plate. (Shout out to Garfield, our awesome server!) All of the restaurants were at their finest, food was amazing as always. The housekeeping staff was phenomenal at keeping our room spotless! Michael with groundskeeping keeps the grounds immaculate. Simone, Mario and Kendale(?) with waterports were great in getting us back and forth to the island every day. Owen and Stacy at the island bar were awesome in keeping us loaded with our rum drinks and other delicious drinks. Odane at the Thai restaurant is still amazing, and one of our favorite people. Floyd did a wonderful job serving our party of 6 at a private dinner on the lawn for our friend's 17th Anniversary. Our massages on the island by Keron and his wife were out of this world! Would highly recommend these two! We felt very safe and had no worries during our stay, with all of the precautions being taken. Our COVID test for our return was quick and painless, with instant results. (At no charge!) The manger's dinner, always our favorite, did not disappoint, and it felt great to be appreciated as returning guests. Finally, the butler staff - Ellis, Sheri Ann, who we did not have this time, always went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Anthony and Damion - you two ROCK as our butlers.....there is nobody better. A huge shout out to Dawn Smith, the general manager, for always going above and beyond to ensure that guests have an amazing time. We had several conversations with her, and she was always accessible to talk to guests. We are already booked for our 30th Anniversary in 6 months! The bottom line - just go and have an amazing, romantic time. Read less
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Feb 27, 2021 C1146THheatherw

I spent 3 nights in the Sandal's over the water Bungalow villas in Jamaica. Trip was amazing. The Butlers made sure my 50th birthday was made special for me and were great, everyone was very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. I had Breakfast, lunches and Dinners served on our deck over the water. I have always wanted to go to… Read more
I spent 3 nights in the Sandal's over the water Bungalow villas in Jamaica. Trip was amazing. The Butlers made sure my 50th birthday was made special for me and were great, everyone was very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. I had Breakfast, lunches and Dinners served on our deck over the water. I have always wanted to go to either Fiji or Maldives, but could not spend that much time in an airplane. This was a fantastic vacation, once in a lifetime over the water experience. Read less
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Feb 27, 2021 Wendy H Santa Clarita, California, United States

My husband and I needed a quick getaway so we booked a last minute, 4 night deal to this resort. This trip was actually our 4th time here and our 20th Sandals trip. We keep coming back because we feel like family. We have never met a staff member that wasn't super friendly and efficient. Several employees were outstanding - Stacy, one of the… Read more
My husband and I needed a quick getaway so we booked a last minute, 4 night deal to this resort. This trip was actually our 4th time here and our 20th Sandals trip. We keep coming back because we feel like family. We have never met a staff member that wasn't super friendly and efficient. Several employees were outstanding - Stacy, one of the bar employees on the private island is so upbeat and entertaining (she sings as she works). Simone - the ferry boat captain, was always happy to be driving her boat and happy to see us every morning. Rolando - one of the Loyalty employees, answered all of our questions and helped us to decide where to book our 2nd free week trip - Sandals Royal Caribbean! Because this was such a short trip we didn't get a chance to encounter all of the wonderful employees there. Next time. We have to commend Kaye (the Loyalty manager) and the General Manager, Dawn for running such an incredible resort that we want to keep coming back. GREAT JOB!! Read less
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Feb 27, 2021 E6051NZmelaniec Woodbridge, New Jersey

From the moment we arrived the staff was overly friendly and attentive. Our butlers RAYO and DUANE were absolutely AMAZING! Dinner reservation, excursions, mid afternoon snacks in the room, drawn bubble baths and so on. They made our experience care free and fabulous. The rooms are beautifully renovated and the grounds are kept well. The food is… Read more
From the moment we arrived the staff was overly friendly and attentive. Our butlers RAYO and DUANE were absolutely AMAZING! Dinner reservation, excursions, mid afternoon snacks in the room, drawn bubble baths and so on. They made our experience care free and fabulous. The rooms are beautifully renovated and the grounds are kept well. The food is better than any other all inclusive I have been to. Can’t wait to return! Read less
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Feb 27, 2021 Nesbys1969

Laboratory test before arriving, temperature taking in all closed in areas and MUST sanitize in all areas before service. Staff amazing and friendly. Agefah and Garfield made sure we were well taken care of. Returning in 8 months!!