Sandals Royal Plantation Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The hotel

The most exquisite all-Butler resort to ever call the Caribbean home, Sandals Royal Plantation quite simply redefines luxurious island escapism. Sitting on a bluff overlooking not one, but two silky sand twin-cove beaches, the intoxicating sanctuary grants each of its 74 sumptuous suites heart-stopping views of the ocean and exclusive Butler Service. Bask blissfully on glorious golden-sand coves, where you can spend countless hours soaking in the sunshine and sipping on 'mangosas' delivered by unobtrusive Beach Butlers, or unwind with a relaxing treatment in the exclusive Red Lane® Spa.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment

Where is it

Situated just outside Ocho Rios, on the northern coast of Jamaica. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

74 suites, all with ocean views and Sandals Butler Service. All suites have French balconies, custom-made mahogany furniture, air-conditioning, plush robes, iron and board, hair dryer, 32" cable TV, in-suite bar, complimentary WiFi access, CD player, 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Marquis Oceanfront Butler Suites are located in the East Wing, and are spacious rooms with living space.

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!

Regent Oceanfront Butler Suites are located in the West Wing in an oceanfront setting. Each room has a marble bath tub and a living space.

Viceroy Honeymoon Oceanfront Butler Suites are located in the East Wing and are open-partition rooms separating the living space and bedroom, and feature a marble bath tub.

Monarch Oceanfront Butler Suites are located in the West Wing and feature a dining space and marble-laden bathroom.

Royal Monarch Oceanfront Butler Suites are located in the West Wing, and are larger open-partition plan rooms, separating the living space and the bedroom. Each room has a marble bath tub.

Grand Duke Oceanfront Butler Suites are larger suites and are located in the East Wing. These rooms are open-partition plan rooms, featuring bathroom with Roman soaking tub and separate walk-in shower.

Grand Duchess Oceanfront Verandah Butler Suites are located in the West Wing and feature a large, spectacular verandah overlooking the ocean. The bathroom features Roman soaking tub and separate walk-in shower.

Royal Oceanfront One Bedroom Butler Suites overlook the resort's East Beach. These Love Nest Suites® feature a luxurious marble bathroom with large Roman tub and separate walk-in shower.

Imperial Oceanfront One Bedroom Butler Suites are located atop the resort's beachfront West Wing. These Love Nest Suites® feature two walkout balconies, a separate living area, and bathroom with walk-in shower and Roman soaking tub.

Governor General Oceanfront One-Bedroom Butler Suites are located on the top floor of the beachfront West Wing. These Love Nest Suites® feature a spacious living and dining area, separate from the grand master bedroom, bathroom with a walk-in shower and Roman soaking tub, and two balconies.

Villa Plantana is a unique expansive villa comprising of 1-, 2- or 3-bedrooms complete with its own swimming pool. Set above the resort's quiet East Beach, the villa boasts it's own separate driveway and stone walkway, expansive living and dining areas, bedrooms with their own patios, and a private pool exclusive to the villa guests.

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, 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. 

5-Star Global Gourmet™ at Sandals Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to all guests at each meal — of course, all included! 5 dining options: Le Papillon, Jamaica’s finest French restaurant with the most exotic choice of seafood and meat dishes prepared by award wining chefs. The Terrace, fine à la carte dining under the stars with authentic Caribbean and Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Royal Grill offers hearty and light favourites with a Caribbean flair in a beachside setting. The Wobbly Peacock Pub, British-style pub serving pub fare menu. 2 full service bars serving premium brand drinks. C Bar*, the only caviar and Champagne bar in Jamaica, serving the finest Osetra caviar along with exclusive Champagne. Tea Terrace serving daily afternoon tea with an assortment of scones and delicious pastries. Royal Beach Butler Service that brings full food and beverages right to your beach chair.

Nightly entertainment with live music band, piano melodies and cocktail parties. Jewellery making classes. Cocktail master classes.

2 freshwater swimming pools, 1 outdoor Jacuzzi and 1 freshwater plunge pool. Red Lane® Spa*. Pool table, board games, day and night tennis (2 courts), tennis pro available*. Aquatrikes, glass-bottom boat, kayaks, windsurfing, paddle boards, Hobie cats and snorkelling. Scuba-diving* (free for certified divers). Complimentary green fees and transfers to Sandals Golf & Country Club for all Sandals guests (caddies mandatory*).

Laundry/dry cleaning service*. SnapShots photo shop*. Gift shop. Complimentary WiFi access in all room categories and public areas with unrestricted number of connected devices.

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 Delgardo is the BEST!

Jul 1, 2022 carolynwH5046BT Atlanta, Georgia

We stayed at Sandals Royal Plantation in the Villa Plantana. It was the best vacation I have ever taken. Our butler was so wonderful, he endeared us to love Jamaica and it's people. The food was wonderful, and the entertainment was top notch.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Resort with the very best service!

Jul 1, 2022 craig w

We traveled as a group of six (3 couples) and stayed in the fantastic Villa Plantiana, a private 3-bedroom villa inside the Sandals Royal Plantation resort. The resort is elegant and wonderful with great food and top notch entertainment. The Villa Plantana is totally wonderful with 3 king suites, a private pool/hot tub, located 20 steps to the… Read more
We traveled as a group of six (3 couples) and stayed in the fantastic Villa Plantiana, a private 3-bedroom villa inside the Sandals Royal Plantation resort. The resort is elegant and wonderful with great food and top notch entertainment. The Villa Plantana is totally wonderful with 3 king suites, a private pool/hot tub, located 20 steps to the beach plus the villa includes a private butler. The best feature of the trip was the wonderful butler Delgardo! Delgargo was so kind, helpful and he was totally excellent at his job. Our group of six was pampered by Delgardo who made sure ever aspect of our stay was the very best. I highly recommend the Sandals Royal Plantation for those looking for an upscale all-inclusive vacation and have nothing but gratitude to Delgardo for working so hard to make our stay so special! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing, will be back

Jun 28, 2022 N4556IIlisab

Amazing experience! Our butler Anthony gets 5 stars! We will be requesting him next time. He deserves lots of recognition! Uton and Bobby were great bartenders. Lovely to talk to. Food was great as well as all the staff was very accommodating. The showers in the room could be better. We did have a bad experience at the Sandals next door… Read more
Amazing experience! Our butler Anthony gets 5 stars! We will be requesting him next time. He deserves lots of recognition! Uton and Bobby were great bartenders. Lovely to talk to. Food was great as well as all the staff was very accommodating. The showers in the room could be better. We did have a bad experience at the Sandals next door at the Italian restaurant called Valentino with Taneika. She gave the men in our group a hard time because they didn’t have a collar shirt on. Then in the end tells us to come in after berating us like children. We did not end up dining here. It’s a ridiculous policy that should be dropped. We spent $5k per couple on this trip and should not be pressured to wear certain clothes to eat dinner while we are relaxing on vacation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous vacation!

Jun 27, 2022 J816HPlaurief

This was our 11th stay at a Sandals or Beaches resort and it did not disappoint! Very unique property; low key, quiet and relaxing but what made it different than any other was the level of personal attention. We have never had butlers before and weren’t sure what to expect but because everyone had them it leveled the playing field at this resort.… Read more
This was our 11th stay at a Sandals or Beaches resort and it did not disappoint! Very unique property; low key, quiet and relaxing but what made it different than any other was the level of personal attention. We have never had butlers before and weren’t sure what to expect but because everyone had them it leveled the playing field at this resort. Oren and Marvin were amazing! From any request we had to the fun surprises they planned we were blown away by the level of service they provided. Resort gets very quiet at night but no worries, head to Ochi on the shuttle if you want more of a nightlife and by all means check out the Rabbit Hole if you go! Kayan and Jeannine at the Red Lane Spa were phenomenal; thoroughly enjoyed the massages! Food was fantastic, drinks were great, especially the espresso martini! Daniello, Trevado and Adrian were fun and entertaining beach butlers who kept us hydrated. All in all a wonderful resort that we hope to visit again in the future! Read less
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Jun 27, 2022 V3215NEwilliamw

My wife Dephane and I celebrated our 34-year wedding anniversary at Sandals Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and are still at a loss for words to adequately describe the experience. The word amazing is simply insufficient!