All inclusive

Sandals Royal Plantation Beach & Villa Golf Resort

Ocho Rios - Runaway Bay 5.0

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Overview

The Sandals Royal Plantation is the Caribbean’s most exclusive beach boutique resort for everyone 18 years and older. Nestled atop a seaside bluff above the stunning Caribbean Sea, this resort presents the perfect setting to truly get away from it all. Located on two pristine, private beaches, each of Sandals Royal Plantation's 74-suites enjoy direct ocean views and butler service.  Amenities include a pool, three gourmet á la carte restaurants, 24-hour in-room dining, a 5-Star Diamond Award-winning Red Lane® Spa, non-motorized water sports, tennis courts, 24-hour fitness center and world-class golf nearby at Sandals Golf & Country Club.  Sandals Royal Plantation is the perfect vacation spot for those who enjoy the finer things in life.

Adults Only 18+

Check in

3 p.m.

Check out

11 a.m.

Rooms

74

Rooms

Viceroy Honeymoon Oceanfront Butler Suite PRR
  • 1 king bed
  • Ocean view
  • No more than 2 guests in the room
Viceroy Honeymoon Oceanfront Butler Suite PRR
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • 24 hour room service
  • A/C
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Mini-bar stocked daily
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service
  • TV
Additional details

Butler service includes:

Your wish is our command. With the uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers, you will be pampered throughout your stay in extraordinary ways. From
unpacking and packing your luggage… attending to your wardrobe…. serving a glorious meal on your terrace…24 hr room service…just to name a few…a Sandals Suite, complete with your own personal butler, is the ultimate indulgence.

All guests staying in a room category with Butler Service will need to fill out a form in regards to butler preferences. To access this form, please visit https://butlerservice.sandals.com/

Monarch Oceanfront Butler Suite MO
  • 1 king bed
  • Oceanfront
  • No more than 2 guests in the room
Monarch Oceanfront Butler Suite MO
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • 24 hour room service
  • A/C
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Mini-bar stocked daily
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service
  • TV

Royal Monarch Oceanfront Butler Suite LR
  • 1 king bed
  • Ocean view
  • No more than 2 guests in the room
Royal Monarch Oceanfront Butler Suite LR
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • 24 hour room service
  • A/C
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Mini-bar stocked daily
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service
  • TV
Additional details

Butler service includes:

Your wish is our command. With the uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers, you will be pampered throughout your stay in extraordinary ways. From
unpacking and packing your luggage… attending to your wardrobe…. serving a glorious meal on your terrace…24 hr room service…just to name a few…a Sandals Suite, complete with your own personal butler, is the ultimate indulgence.

All guests staying in a room category with Butler Service will need to fill out a form in regards to butler preferences. To access this form, please visit https://butlerservice.sandals.com/

Amenities

  • Elevators.

Accessibility features are based on request and availability, and are not guaranteed. Please contact WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001 for further information.

  • Adults only

  • Nightly live shows
  • Live Bands
  • Talent Shows
  • Theme nights
Type Amenities
The Wobbly Peacock Pub Bar
CBar Bar
The Royal Grill Bar, Beach bar Open air

Check-in time: 3 p.m.

Check-out time: 11 a.m.

Wi-Fi

  • Lobby
  • Room

Type of restaurant Type of cuisine Open for Additional Information
Le Papillon À la carte French Dinner Dress code, Reservations required
The Terrace À la carte International Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch Dress code, Reservations required
Tea Terrace À la carte American Dinner
The Royal Grill Seasonal À la carte Caribbean Dinner, Lunch Dress code, This venue may be closed or have reduced days of service during low season
The Wobbly Peakcock Pub À la carte American Dinner Dress code, This venue may be closed or have reduced days of service during low season

  • Rooms: 74

  • Fitness centre: on site
  • Salon: on site ($)
  • Spa: on site ($)
  • Spa treatments: on site ($)

St. Ann
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
888-726-3257
876-974-5601
99 km from MBJ
  • Beach front
  • Private beach

  • All-inclusive: Included
    • All meals plus snacks
    • Dinner can be à la carte (reservations required, dress code in effect)
    • Unlimited domestic and premium drinks
    • Unlimited international and domestic drinks

Dress pants/trousers or jeans for men, long or short sleeve dress shirts (with or without collar). Dress shoes or sandals. No shorts, t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, sneakers, flip-flops or slippers. No hats or caps.

Resort Casual Attire

Shorts or jeans, t-shirts or polo shirts. Swimwear must be covered. Shirts and footwear required.

Select dinner venues require Resort Evening Attire

Pools

  • Activity pools: 1
  • Jetted pools: 2
  • Outdoor pools: 1

Water sports

  • Dive shop: on site ($)
  • Motorized watersports: on site
  • Non-motorized watersports: on site
  • Scuba diving: on site
  • Snorkeling: on site
  • Watersports centre: on site

Other sports

  • Tennis courts: on site

Other activities

  • Daily activities: on site
  • Scuba certification available ($)
  • Par 71, 18 Hole Championship course.
  • Complimentary Transportation from Sandals/Beaches Resorts in Ocho Rios area.
  • Complimentary golf club storage facility at course.
  • Complimentary use of all practice facilities which includes a full sized driving range and a practice putting green. Range balls at an additional cost.
  • Caddy is mandatory. As caddies are independent contractors, tipping is discretionary.
  • All rental clubs are available in ladies and gents, left and right handed.
  • Shoe rentals
  • Food & Beverage is available including our authentic Jerk Shack located at the 11th tee, full bar and restaurant in our plantation style Clubhouse at an additional cost.
  • Two fully stocked beverage carts for on course convenience at an additional cost.

  • ATM
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning available ($)
  • Giftshop available ($)
  • Laundry services available ($)
  • Medical services available ($)
  • Meeting facilities available ($)
  • Shopping onsite
  • Tour desk
  • Wedding facilities available ($)
  • Departure lounge at Sandals Montego Bay for flight delays
  • Exchange privileges are available for nearby Sandals properties.

Location

Address
St. Ann, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
99 km from MBJ airport

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 5.0
  • Value 4.5
TripAdvisor users rated this property 1 out of 5

Stay away from Sandals!

timothysQ1237IU on Jan 22, 2023

The worst experience of life!!! Do Not go to Sandals!!! First of all they had no running water! So after a long flight and thousands of dollars spent on the room, I could not even shower or wash my hands. And they butler was useless and nonexistent, do what am I paying for??? I could not reach the butler but that’s who they said to contact if there was a problem! So what I suppose to do??? They give us a new room after much resistance. And the new room has water but is a worse room with inferior view. So the we go dinner where I order a medium rare ribeye and is under cooked and raw. The steak was tough as well! The soup was so hot I burned me mouth! So we go back to room for room service and the butler refused our request for food. I told them I wanted to transfer to another Sandals and a new butler but was ignored. So what I am paying for??? Then I wake up in the morning and go to breakfast where I am accosted by a manager and a security man. I am told I have to leave the property immediately! What???? I am like are you serious??? Unbelievably they were very serious. So I proceeded to my room which was open with five employees inside going through my bags! I am like what is happening??? They Said I was evicted and they were removing my items from the room! Then It got worse! The Jamaican police show up at my door with guns on! Unbelievable! I booked a dream romantic getaway for my fiancé and I, and now I am being forcibly removed from my hotel by Armed Jamaican police! First of all Sandals breached the contract we had, and then my violated my civil rights! Unbelievable! How can a company like Sandals do this to an American citizen??? I am going to have to sue Sandals for my refund? The worst vacation ever!!! If you want to come to Jamaica stay away from Sandals! They are crooks! They lie in their marketing, it is nothing like the commercial, the resort is rundown and the service was horrible! There are so many better places to stay! I can definitely recommend much better accommodations with people who treat you right and truly respect you and appreciate your business!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Not quite up to scratch for 5 stars but lovely staff

Y2CLL (London, United Kingdom) on Jan 22, 2023

We’ve been to a number of all inclusive hotels and maybe unfortunately experienced some amazing ones which makes others we visit feel like we’d rather be somewhere else for the money! Lots of reviewers love this place but I imagine many are repeat Sandals visitors and may not know what other standards exist perhaps? The resort was small (our preference) with the benefit of a very short bus (easily walkable if there were pavements) to the Ochi Rios where there were more choices for food. The Ochi is bigger and had a more party vibe so it was nice to return to the relative tranquility of our resort but we’d rather that wasn’t the benchmark! The resort is dated, as expected from others reviews, and while some of that is charming it’s clear the place hasn’t had much investment to even conceal chipped woodwork and cracks. Our room was small and quiet, facing the sea as requested but had open slat windows to the shower and wardrobe which allowed noise to enter the room from the corridors (there were no insects to worry about). There was a smoking area close to the room and sometimes the room smelled of smoke also. The rooms and gym, bar areas sometimes smelled of damp too. I can understand the tropical weather but I suspect the lack of investment over the years has paid a price. There were building works ongoing at the property with no prior warning. The noise varied each day but we wouldn’t have minded if we’d known in advance. It also led to the already limited restaurants being shuffled around so the French was in an old piano bar area inside upstairs. Our biggest gripe at the end of the holiday was the early pick up for our flight. For what was a 1.5-2h journey they wanted to pick us up at 2.30pm for a 8.45pm flight. If you wanted a different option you had to sign a waiver. This felt extreme, I appreciate the traffic can be challenging but we got to the airport 5hrs before our flight and had to sit on the floor for 2hrs before the check in opened. Thats just not 5 star service! The staff were really nice and friendly but sometimes the service slow - eg we waited 30m for eggs Benedict on a few mornings, beach bar doesn’t open until 10am, Sushi restaurant (in the Ochi) took a long time for our order to be taken and food to arrive, overall the food quality was ok but nothing really wow, so while nice, the level of service and quality of food wasn’t up to 5 star levels in my view. The wow factor of the resort was how lovely the staff were, especially the beach pool staff - they were outstanding - remembering drinks orders, providing little surprises and just the right level of friendly without over crowding. The room butlers were ok, personally I didn’t see the point - a good front desk could do away with that service but do keep the beach guys they were ace. There were lots of sun loungers so no worry in where to sit or if you left the hotel and wanted to come back later. The sun sets off the beach so only the piers have sun late in the day is something to bear in mind given the cliff edge style of hotel. Overall however if this is supposed to be the best Sandals has to offer we won’t return as there is better out there offering greater value in my opinion, appreciating there are lots of fans of the company of course so maybe just not for us which is ok.

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