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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#3 of 35 hotels in Ocho Rios
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4.7
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4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.5
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Two (2) private beaches with personalized service. • English style Afternoon Tea on the Terrace. • Caribbean’s only Champagne and Caviar Bar. • Exquisite International, Mediterranean, Caribbean and French cuisine. • 24-hour in-suite dining. • Complimentary Pillow Menu. • All Suites are serviced by Butlers trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers. • Full exchange privileges to all Sandals Resorts (from this resort only, not from the other resorts to Sandals Royal Plantation). Sandals Ochi Beach Resort offers an additional 16 restaurant options along with complimentary transfers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Free airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Paid internet
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Table tennis
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Adults only
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Private beach
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Private balcony
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iPod docking station
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Telephone
VIP room facilities
Iron
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ckbroo7 wrote a review Sep 2022
Plainview, New York3 contributions4 helpful votes
This is an all butler, all inclusive, small resort. All of the staff was great, especially our butler "Neil" and the staff in the restaurants. Food was good. Especially the french restaurant with the live piano player (he was fantastic) We were able to visit the other nearby sandals at ocho rios and ate in one of their restaurants. The "speak easy" had fantastic entertainment (the singer and the band were great). The rooms were a bit dated but were "stately" and clean. The only "negative" was that there were lots of steps (especially to the beach) and we had a third floor room (elevator was broken in our section and the other building had no elevator.) Unfortunately we had lots of rain but the staff did a good job trying to keep the steps dry. We own a travel agency and had been to most of the other all inclusive resorts and this was definately one of the best. Again, staff was great, friendly and always wanted to please their guests. Would highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Glenn6654 wrote a review Mar 2021
Manahawkin, New Jersey5 contributions15 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
The staff at the Royal Plantation make you feel like royalty. From the GM Arnold to our Beach Butlers Adrian And Danny we feel like we are home every time we arrive. The food is by far 5 star to go with the setting.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded Mar 5, 2021
Hello Glenn, Thank you for sharing with us your fantastic Sandals Royal Plantation experience! We are delighted to learn that you had an amazing time at this property. We do hope to welcome you back to one of our resorts in the near future!
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Carmen M wrote a review Sep 2022
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My husband and I visited Sandals Plantation resort in Ochos Rios to celebrate my birthday and it was WONDERFUL. Our room was so nice. Our butlers Robert and Maldavo were attentive to our every need. They were able to shift my candlelight birthday dinner from the pier to the inside in the lovely drawing room. The beach butlers were outstanding and were awesome with anticipating our beachside drink needs. Even though it did rain for most of our trip, we had a great time. This just goes to show that whenever you have great service, a rainy beach vacation seems like a bright and sunny one. Thanks to all of the staff at Sandals Plantation in Ochos Rios. They made sure everything was " Irie"
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rondell O'Neale, Owner at Sandals Royal Plantation
Responded 2 days ago
Happy Birthday! and thank you so much for your kind comments and for such great feedback, as this is exactly what we love to hear! At Sandals Royal Plantation, we truly want all of our guests to have a memorable Caribbean vacation, so we are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and felt that we exceeded your expectations. We remain dedicated to offering a service where we go above and beyond for our guests, ensuring that the memories attained will leave a smile on every face. Your review is greatly appreciated and we do hope that we will be welcoming you back to one of our resorts in the future!
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LibraOntarioCanada wrote a review Sep 2022
Barrie18 contributions24 helpful votes
We have just returned from SRP and now have 185 paid nights at a variety of Sandals resorts. We have not ventured from Royal Plantation since discovering it probably 10 years ago. If you scroll back over the years my elaborate and glowing reviews of this property should still be found. Nothing will ever replace the charm of this resort. The property, gardens, beautiful beaches and water are a true paradise. You simply can’t compare the staff to any other. Every single staff member you meet goes above and beyond to be certain everything is excellent. They are friendly and charming. The butters are warm and professional and will try to meet your every whim. They work hard and always with a smile. SRP is a special, beautiful resort. Sadly though, corporate Sandals have removed and changed things that the most seasoned returning guests are noticing. There is no need to list anything as those in control will be aware of the changes we’ve noticed. The rooms are getting too tired and truly need some refurbishment. Although we’ve been hearing for years it will happen, it truly is time in order to add comfort and zen to the experience that you have paid top dollar for. Still highly recommend this resort, the staff makes it perfect, the cutbacks and room quality, not as much.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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The_Old_Brits wrote a review Sep 2022
Jersey, United Kingdom375 contributions58 helpful votes
Our 5th visit - first was in 2012 and then every other year except for the Covid black-out. We’ve come to accept the odd quirks as part of an overall excellent package. Spacious rooms, wonderful staff and usually very good food [2018 had some real disasters!]. But, oh dear, the dead hand of Corporate Sandals continues to drag the RP down. You really can’t blame the GM and his people for doing what Sandals tell them to do. It used to have a charming ‘country house’ feel about it … but no more. The main website pictures still show it as it was. Now it’s Sandals banners and illuminated signs and advertising all over the place, with constant and loud ‘music’ playing in the [empty] public area all day. And up-selling everywhere, including the super-expensive Spa! A lovely hotel has been “Sandalised” in the only way Corporates know how … noisily and tastelessly. Oh, and pretentious to the n-th degree, of course, to try to look stylish and special. Such as the meaningless room categories … e.g our “Royal Monarch Oceanfront Butler Suite, Situated in the stately West Wing on levels 1, 2 or 3, and featuring a broad, ornamental French balcony, this airy and alluring suite offers every imaginable indulgence.” Oh, for Heaven’s sake, it’s a decent hotel room in an accommodation block with a view! But I guess they know their main [and gullible] audience. We managed to persuade our Butlers to forgo the endless towel animals and petals all over the bed! And despite the generous provision of new sun-loungers everywhere, there is still a serious lack of umbrellas on the East Beach … people have commented on that frequently over the years. And the room furnishings are getting very tired … again unchanged since our first visit. However, at least some effort has been devoted to improving some elements of the bathrooms. Sorry about the negativity, because it really is a very nice resort. We give it a solid 4 Stars … it just could be so much nicer if Sandals would recognise its unique qualities and stop trying to make it like all their other resorts. The RP is still special.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Ewoks wrote a review Sep 2022
Raleigh, North Carolina16 contributions16 helpful votes
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It is obvious that this property is serious about customer service. It is an older property, not as modern as some locations, but the staff more than make up for that! From our room Butlers (Marvin and Bebeato) , the beach Butlers, and everyone else else that we interacted with, we felt we were their first priority. I was there with a friend and cannot wait to go back with my husband. The only negative is that there is a limited amount of restaurants, and while you can travel to the other Ocho Rios resort, the shuttle buses were not consistent or timely. I was also impressed with the shows that were done at night, the balancing guy/fire eater was amazing! And dont’t miss the silent disco either!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Make sure you check the shuttle bus times! Make sure you do the resort snorkeling!
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for your kind comments and for such great feedback as this is exactly what we love to hear! At Sandals and Beaches Resorts, we truly want all of our guests to have a memorable Caribbean vacation, so we are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and felt that we exceeded your expectations. Your comments were shared with the Resort Management team and they will be sure to let the staff know how pleased you were with your stay due to their hard work. On behalf of the team at Sandals Royal Plantation, I thank you once again and we certainly hope you will "soon come back" for another wonderful getaway!
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Adrian B wrote a review Sep 2022
Lincoln, Nebraska16 contributions31 helpful votes
The resort is a throwback to another time. It's the first Sandals ever established in Jamaica and has been a resort for many decades. It's classically designed like something from the peak James Bond era. Lovely Colonial designed property with ornate architecture perched over the sea. The resort is small compared to today's properties, but has a very classy and intimate feel. What it lacks in size it makes up for in service and quality (food etc.). The only disappointments was the condition of the rooms. For the cost they are very outdated and worn, total remodel is required. The resort has 3 restaurants with 1 pub, a small swimming pool, small hot tub, 2 beaches, and a plunge pool. There's also a games room, spa, shop, salon, tennis courts, and conference center. We loved how quiet and peaceful the resort was, never too busy or bustling. No booming music or overdone activities. This is a resort for relaxing and calm. We had our 15-year anniversary week at the resort and found a little spot at the end of the beach which suited us perfectly. Beach was always half or more empty, I'd never experience such a relaxed place, no traders or jet skiers. The staff were exemplary, never a negative attitude, always helpful and friendly. It's a small place so you get to know the staff very quickly. Out butlers were Nevaldo and Chad. They gave us a phone when we checked-in and whatever we needed we just called them. It was very impressive. Both lads did anything and everything they can to make us feel comfortable. Also, we called room service 2 times and they delivered towels or whatever we asked within literally 2 minutes. We had dinner on our patio served by Chad on our anniversary night. The room was decked out with rose petals on the bed, relaxing music, and he served us our custom meal to candle-light. We were so impressed that he got dishes for us from 2 different restaurants for our dream meal. So, to the food, it was very good quality, better than the standard resorts w large buffets. Morning breakfast has a buffet to choose from our A La Carte. The Lobster Omelets for breakfast were to die for (especially when adding their own hot sauce). Afternoon Tea at 4pm was a delight, good fresh brewed breakfast tea with small scones and cream, a great touch after a beach day. Lunch we just had our butler or beach butler serve us whatever we wanted on the beach. Please remember to tip your butlers and the hard-working beach butlers, they deserve it! Dinner was either the Terrance, the French restaurant or the mix grill restaurant facing the beach. We didn't have a bad meal. Drinks could be hit and miss, sometimes too strong (I don't' say that at other resorts as it's normally the other way). The beer lines in the Wobbly Peacock Pub need cleaning. The beer down on the beach was much fresher. Room service was average for us, but we enjoyed eating out. Spa was excellent but it should be for the price. Our week slipped by lazily just the way we like it. It was peaceful and quiet. We would recommend it to couples looking to reconnect or have a very personal time. It's a perfect place for anniversaries or honeymoons, maybe not for young couples looking for party time. It was amazing how you could hear the Tree Frogs at night, we had not heard and seen so much nature at a resort since Sandals Antigua 15 years ago. The resort is great at keeping less pesticides and poisons out of the landscaping. They understand the environment and keeping it original. I would stay again but after the rooms are remodeled, they were 20 years out of date. Not the staff’s fault, corporate needs to pull their finger out and put this property back where it belongs, the feather in their Jamaica cap!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: East-side rooms are facing the beach away from resort so are quieter.
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Rachel S wrote a review Sep 2022
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An awesome week in paradise! We highly recommend our two butlers listed above. They really went above and beyond to make our anniversary trip special. You won't want to go back home after visiting this resort!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Flyer241323 wrote a review Sep 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania3 contributions3 helpful votes
Our fifth year at Royal Plantation, and it continues to delight. Butlers Ashpole and Anthony provided superlative service as did beach butlers Daniello and Adrian. Kudos to restaurant and bar staff and to all of the support services including shuttle service, housekeeping grounds keeping, gift shop and Loyalty desk. Special acknowledgement to entertainment staff who worked very hard to provide activities. We are especially appreciative that Sandals was able to accommodate unexpected last minute reservation changes due to airline flight cancellation. Naturally, we have have booked again for next year, and are eagerly anticipating another great vacation! My only suggestion would be to have more Bob Marley and similar other Jamaican music on the house speakers as in past years.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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quartetman wrote a review Sep 2022
Columbia S.C.3 contributions
Our favorite resort in Jamaica for my husbands 78th birthday! Many trips here over the years but this was the best yet. This property is beautiful. Full of charm. Nice place to relax and enjoy the two small beaches. Beach butlers are the best anywhere. It is a all butler resort and they take care of your every need and those you didn’t know you needed. Thank you Marvin and Bebeato! Many thanks to guest services and food management, Marvin, Lancelot and Matthew. The food and service is the best in Jamaica. Need reservations but that is not a problem with your butlers. Adriane, Mr. T, and Danello with expert drink advice daily on the beach or at the beautiful pool. Deshawnand team for the entertainment nightly. Loved it just wish it was longer…could have danced the night away. All the servers, cooks, Vann for potato skins we appreciate you all! Missed seeing Junior behind the bar in the Wobbly Peacock but they said he would be back. Georgia a special thanks to you for setting up our return visit! Room service you rock. David and the other man on the omelet station thank you also. Arnold who runs the show has some dance moves he keeps a secret. We love the quiet, small charm here and if you want to party you can visit next door. Met so many nice folks here and hope to see them again. RP has lots of repeaters and we are no exception. We so enjoyed the birthday cakes, singing, and decorations for Rick’s birthday. The hospitality and thoughtfulness made me cry! We love y’all and will see you at Christmas! The Sirmons
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$707 - $926 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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sandals royal plantation hotel ocho rios, royal plantation ocho rios, royal plantation jamaica
LOCATION
CaribbeanJamaicaSaint Ann ParishOcho Rios
NUMBER OF ROOMS
74
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandals Royal Plantation
Which popular attractions are close to Sandals Royal Plantation?
Nearby attractions include JAMerica Tours (0.3 miles) and KDK LoFt Jamaica (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sandals Royal Plantation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Sandals Royal Plantation?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sandals Royal Plantation?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sandals Royal Plantation?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Terrace at Jamaica Inn, Spring Garden Seafood & Steakhouse, and Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sandals Royal Plantation?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Sandals Royal Plantation have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sandals Royal Plantation offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sandals Royal Plantation have airport transportation?
Yes, Sandals Royal Plantation offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sandals Royal Plantation?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sandals Royal Plantation offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Sandals Royal Plantation?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Firefly (0.8 miles).