Resort Spotlight: Sandals Royal Plantation

Built in the 1950s, during a time characterized by extraordinary old-world charm, this serene sanctuary still maintains a stellar reputation as one of Jamaica’s most exquisite and boutique resorts.

Beachfront Candle Lite Dining; photo courtesy of Sandals

Sandals Royal Plantation sits on a bluff rising 25 feet above the shimmering Caribbean, on 10 acres of beautifully maintained tropical gardens.

Resort Grounds at dusk; photo courtesy of Sandals

This spacious all suite retreat boasts stately palms, towering Georgian architecture, and statuesque fountains. Unique features include two completely private beaches, English style afternoon tea served daily, the Caribbean’s only Champagne & Caviar Bar, and all suites served by personal butler service.

Private Beach; photo courtesy of Sandals

Two guest suite wings offer 74 Suites, all Ocean View in 11 Categories including Villa Plantana, a 3 Bedroom Villa. Two suites are available for the physically challenged; equipped with hand rails for the bathtub, toilet seat raisers, shower and bath seats and a ramp to enter the room.

Beachfront Pool; photo courtesy of Sandals


Situated in Ocho Rios along the scenic Northern Coast of Jamaica. Ninety minutes by car from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay and 15 minutes from the Ian Fleming International Airport (located in Boscobel).

Second Oceanfront Pool; photo courtesy of Sandals

Fact Sheet:

  • All Inclusive & Adults Only
  • 4 Onsite Dining Options
  • 2 Bars/Lounges
  • Champagne & Caviar bar (additional charge)
  • Royal Beach & Pool Butler Service
  • 24hr Room Service
  • 2 Freshwater pools and 1 Whirlpools
  • Daily & Nightly Activities/Entertainment 
  • Spa services available at the Redlane Spa (extra charge)
  • Complimentary green fees at Jamaica’s most elite and popular golf course, the Sandals Golf & Country Club (Transfers to the golf course are included).
  • 24/7 Fitness Center and tennis courts
  • Water-sports and Scuba INCLUDED
  • Full exchange privileges at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort home to an additional 16 dining options, a beach club, and the Caribbean’s first speakeasy bar
Sandals Golf & Country Club; photo courtesy of Sandals

Resort Layout:

Sandals Royal Plantation features two guest wings and two private beaches. All guests rooms feature ocean views and butler service.

Resort Map; photo courtesy of Sandals


Nightly Jazz Trio/Caribbean Steel Band/Dancing with the Cabaret performer and Piano Melodies with the pianist in the Wobbly Peacock. Weekly cocktail parties on Mondays. Yoga on the pier every Wednesday & Friday.

Main Lobby; photo courtesy of Sandals

Included Water/Land Sports:

Pool Table, Board Games, Aquatrikes, Underwater Vision (Glass bottom) Boat, Kayaks Windsurfing, Paddleboard. Scuba Diving available daily for Certified Divers. Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) and Certification also available for beginners at an additional fee.

Private Beach; photo courtesy of Sandals

Bulter VIP Status (included for all room categories):

All Sandals properties offer butler add ons with the uncompromising attention to detail. Personal butlers are trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers. Guests who add this on to their rooms will be pampered throughout your stay in extraordinary ways. From attending to your wardrobe, serving a glorious repast on your terrace, or breakfast in bed.

Oceanfront Butler Suite; photo courtesy of Sandals

Notes on Tipping:

Sandals Resorts are one of the only resorts in the Caribbean to strictly enforce their “No Tipping”. Tips are not to be accepted by Team Members except Butlers, Spa Therapists & Private Airport Transfer Drivers

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