Sandals Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
On the northern coast of Jamaica, embraced by verdant mountains and a pair of white sand beaches, Royal Plantation is a discreet retreat. This adults-only ode to relaxation sits high on a bluff that offers spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. From charming Petit to palatial Royal Suites with dramatic wraparound balconies, each accommodation is infused with tropical flair and British colonial-inspired elegance. Along with three gourmet restaurant, the resort features the exclusive Caviar+Champagne bar and an excellent wine cellar for toasting your escape from the everyday.
Built in the glamorous 1950's, during a time characterized by extraordinary old-world luxury, this serene sanctuary still maintains a stellar reputation as one of Jamaica's most exquisite resort-inns. Royal Plantation sits on a bluff soaring 25 feet above the shimmering Caribbean, granting each and every one of its 74 sumptuous suites heart-stopping views of the ocean. Bask on their spectacular twin beaches where you can spend countless hours soaking in the sunshine and sipping on "mangosas," delivered ice-cold and sparkling to your hands by unobtrusive beach butlers. If you'd rather embark on an adventure the resort can arrange a frolick with dolphins, river tubing through coconut plantations and biking from the majestic Blue Mountains to the sea. Golfers can enjoy private play at the property's Upton Golf & Country Club, while water babies can choose from kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, windsurfing, scuba diving and glass bottom boat outings. For the ultimate in indulgence, request a massage--on the beach at sunset.
Location of Sandals Royal Plantation
Nearest Airport: OCJ
Amenities for Sandals Royal Plantation
- General Information
- 74 Guest Rooms
- On-Site Amenities
- On-Site Car Rental
- Shoe Shine Service
- Spa on Property
- Spa Services
- Beach Butler
- Business Center/Services
- Active & Adventure
- All Inclusive
- Food & Wine
- Honeymoons & Romance
- Spa & Wellness
Reviews for Sandals Royal Plantation
My husband and I spent a week in October at the sandals Royal Plantation in Jamaica and it was the best vacation ever. This was our second time at this resort so we knew what to expect but they far exceeded our expectations. It is an all butler suite and our 2 butlers catered to our every need. One night we returned to our suite to find a bubble bath with rose petals. Another night our bed was decorated and there was colored lights flickering. We had special Jamaican cuisine prepared upon request. Exotic Jamaican fruits were obtained upon request. The entertainment was excellent. We enjoyed the piano bar each night for night caps. The liquor was top shelf. I forgot my camera and I was contacted as soon as I got home.. Arrangements were made to forward it to me. This boutique hotel is the best hotel we have stayed, and I highly recommend it. It is cozy and feel like home away from home with all the extras of a luxury accommodation. We definitely plan to return.
My husband and I visited Sandals Royal Plantation for a second time Oct. 6 to 14, 2017, this time for our 24th anniversary. Like four years ago when we first visited the property, we had an amazing time! We can't recommend this resort enough. Highlights for us include: - The food - Delicious, lots of choice, consistent, beautifully served. - The grounds - Exceptionally well kept, always picture-perfect. In addition to peacocks, there are also three resort cats who are adorable (and well cared for). If you don't like cats, don't worry - they are pretty low key. - The aesthetic - Classic, old-British-colony-style, feels like you have stepped onto a well-preserved movie set from the 50s in some parts of the hotel. - The people - AMAZING people, amazing service. 60% of their clientele are repeat guests. The staff really get to know guests by name. They are genuine, and they provide excellent service. - Yoga on the beach - We did yoga with Maji 4 times during our stay, on the east pier. Amazing experience. - The west side of the beach - Little known to guests (at least when we were there) is the fact that the part of the beach on the other side of the west pier is part of the Royal Plantation property. There is a cold pool on this side of the beach, a suspended beach bed, swings in the water, and a few lounge chairs. When we discovered it, we had it all to ourselves. Amazing. Be sure to check this out. - Wifi - Free and available all over the resort, including the beach. - Relaxing vibe - We both have busy jobs and we needed the break. Royal Plantation delivered in spades. For anyone concerned about traveling to Jamaica at this time of year, which is the island's rainy season, I can say we have now done it twice in October. Last trip, every day was sunny and there may have been rain some evenings. This time, we had one day and one early morning of rain, and that's it. And it was no problem for us, as there is still much to do on the resort. Every other day was beautiful. Even overcast days are amazing (if not welcome), as it is so warm. It felt like about 40 degrees Celsius every day. We are big Sandals fans. In fact, we have already booked our next trip.
HolidayGalA - Saint John, Canada
Had another great vacation at this resort. The staff treated us like family. This was our third time this year visiting royal plantation and we would recommend this resort to any couple looking for an intimate relaxing time together. The food was great the entertainment was just as great. Our room was clean and comfortable.
florencelos - Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
We stayed at Sandals Royal Plantation during September 2017 to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary â€“ this place is amazing! The beaches were beautiful, private, relaxing and always clean. The restaurants are superb and the food delicious. This resort is a place to chill, but for a livelier day / evening you have easy access to the Sandals Ochi resort next door. The staff are very best thing about this resort. Every single staff member is friendly, courteous and available to make your stay as enjoyable as it can be - they all go the extra mile. Special thanks to Steve Allen who always made us feel very welcome, making breakfast and each visit to the Royal Grill for lunch extra special and something we looked forward to each day. Special thanks also to the beach butlers Cleon and Daniello who were always attentive, kept the drinks coming and spent as much time as we wanted chatting throughout the day. We also made a very special friend, Kelly the cat. We will be going back, very soon!
SteveBartholomew - Addlestone, United Kingdom
This is a boutique resort. It is not good for people with mobility issues though. There are a lot of stairs and climbing to be done here. There is a very small pool that doesn't seems oddly placed. You rarely see someone in it I think it is because it is right out the door to the patio and restaurants. Dining is fabulous. Butlers are very attentive but only if you want them to be. But every room has a view of the ocean and a butler. So if you are wanting a great view, great beach, all inclusive, good food, and butler service try Royal Plantation. You can get an entry level room with all the above mentioned and pay less than a butler room at most other Sandals resorts. And the best part after you are tired of lounging in the peace and quiet the Royal Plantation has to offer you can hop on over to Sandals Ochi for some night life and some amazing restaurants. And don't miss a trip or two over to visit the rabbit hole!! That is a must see!! Then come back to Royal Plantation and enjoy the quiet atmosphere and all the wonderful beach chairs and cabanas. No fighting for space here folks! The rooms are typical Jamaican Plantation style nothing extra ordinary. Other than you can wake up, look at the ocean and feast on room service while watching the sunrise from your room.
Tabitha R - Higginsville, Missouri