My wife and I just returned from Sandals Royal Plantation, where we had a run-of-the-mill trip. My wife, having just returned home from her deployment to Afghanistan, and I was wanting a vacation that provided for intimacy, fun, good food, clean beaches, and an attentive staff. Having stayed at the Iberstar Grand Hotel Bavaro, DR, we considered the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall and Sandals Royal Plantation, and selected Sandals. While we were not totally disappointed, our expectations were not met. Unless you ate dinner in the main restaurant, the meals were not very good (we both have seafood allergies). We did the Dunn's River excursion offered by Sandals, and found ourselves being solicited to purchase CDs, and purchase other items to the point of harassment. After that experience, we decided to forego the other excursions. The pool and beaches were very small, and had limited lounge chairs. I think the allure for the Royal Plantation are the butlers, who are accomodating. I do not think we will do Sandals Royal Plantation again; however, will gather more information if we consider another Sandals location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- •All suite resort and all are serviced by butlers trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers•2 private beaches with beach butler service•The Caribbean’s only Champagne and Caviar Bar•Exquisite International, Mediterranean, Caribbean and French cuisine•24 hour in suite dining•Complimentary transfers from this resort to all Sandals Resorts•Voted Sandals Resorts “World Leading All-Inclusive Company” 16 years in a row•Voted Sandals Resorts “Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand” 18 years in a row•Five Star Diamond Award - American Academy of Hospitality Sciences ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandals Royal Plantation Hotel Ocho Rios
- Royal Plantation Ocho Rios
- Royal Plantation Jamaica
- Sandals Royal Plantation Jamaica/Ocho Rios