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Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island
Ranked #5 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 24, 2013

My wife and I Could not have had more fun. The property is spectacular but the staff made the trip. We started with Shanique and Nicholas who put up with us booking dinner changing bookings changing the triip and constantly re-aranging our refrigerator. She was always a pro and got the job done. Our day started with Ricardo's omelet and a smile. He made our morning,s Cion and Tremaine kept me busy playing so my wife could enjoy a book on the beach and a drink served by Nicola. Our gardener Michael kept the grounds around our room pristine. And not to forget Steve, my night manager buddy who put up with my questions about everything.(I dont sleep much). If you are like my wife and I and enjoy 2 different vacations with plenty of together time. Try sandals. Hollywood, we will be back next year. for a piano bar duet! See you all next year.
Gary And Lola

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Just now getting around to writing review. We stayed at the SRC for seven nights. The staff was wonderful! Had the swim up walkout room with butler. Got married November 17th. There was no worries when it came to the day of the wedding. Our family members stayed off of resort and came on for the day. They were able to enjoy all the wonderful things that SRC provided. Just wonderful time overall! I guess the only small baby thing would be the pool water was tooo cold outside of our room. The food was great! People were great! I would go back today!! Pictures of wedding turned out wonderful! We had the private reception on the lawn and the wedding on the beach. It was perfect!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

This was our first trip out of the counrty, and everyone one at the Sandles Resort made us feel just as if we were family & friends the resort was very clean, and it was a good value. It was a wonderful trip.

Room Tip: I would ask for the conciour room best for the value.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Our stay at Sandals was wonderful. We had absolutely no problems during our stay. The property was beautiful, although there is not much beach to walk. The entertainment staff such as Hollywood, Ginger and Richie Rich kept the crowd always busy. The bar staff and wait staff were very friendly. This is a great get away.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

My travel agency Avoya offered a pass for $102 apiece. My daughter & I wanted to spend day at decent Jamaica resort/beach and not do the usual tourist stuff. Island Routes provided the transportation from the port. I did a separate blog on them and found their meet up directions confusing causing several of us to arrive about an hour later then necessary. The resort was smaller then expected but clean. Nice pools and bars. The beach was clean and nice. There were plenty of staff to bring you a drink plus nearby beach grill and create your own brick oven pizzeria. We also ate at the buffet for lunch and found a good variety of foods. In addition we went out on Hobie Cat with a staff member which was fun. I'm a sailor and it was a windy day. They have nice sandy swimming area and there's a launch that takes you for 5 minute ride to their 'island'. Please take your towels with you because they were out and didn't replenish that afternoon. Off to left there is nudist beach which we didn't utilize. In middle is bar with swim up bar and hot tub. It was hard to get staff attention to get a drink. We did bring our own snorkel equipment and found decent snorkeling with reef in front of pool. The water is clear and shallow. Overall, we enjoyed our day pass to Sandals just wish Island Routes had gotten us here in time to enjoy our fully promised time.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Sandals Royal Caribbean has turned into an every year visit (sometimes twice!) for my wife and I. We first visited there in 2006 while staying at Sandals Montego Bay... They were in the process of building the swim up suites at that point and we decided that when were done, we would be there to see what the hubbub was all about... Now, we have been so spoiled by the staff at SRC, we have a hard time going to any other resort! Are there bigger resorts? Sure... Are there fancier resorts? Yup... BUt you will not find a better group of people than at SRC.. Butler Ellis and Hughill are second to none... Evelyn, the housekeeper is amazing (And sweet!) Kevin aka Big Bird is a trip and a half... we do miss Ernest the bartender though... We have NEVER had a request that was too grand for them not to fulfill from a request for a certain soda that my wife likes to a AMAZING birthday party/dinner for a friend that a went with us... They had never been there... but were treated like royalty! There was even another couple that went with us that had booked a lower room category that we did that was across the resort from us... The resort was less than capacity so we asked if they could get a room a little closer to the other two couples.. We went snorkling and came back, their clothes and luggae were moved to an upgraded room in the building over... Sa...WEET! I see people nit picking about things on here and have to wonder.... if the beverages aren't to your liking, Ask.... If you want different meal... ask... if you want more food...ASK! As of this writing, we have been to SRC 7 times and will be there ins a couple of weeks...We'll enjoy a Red Stripe for ya!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

In 2000, a year and a half after our marriage, we decided on Sandals Royal Caribbean as our honeymoon spot. Never having been anywhere, we were of course pleased with our vacation. 13 years later, we decided to return to our honeymoon vacation spot only to be pleased even more. (By now we have been on several vacations in other parts of the Caribbean) The resort has been renovated in areas and added onto in others. The staff is in constant maintenence of the grounds keeping it lush and gorgeous. As a third time guest of Sandals (we went to Negril a few years ago), we were treated to an awesome upgrade into a room that could have housed another couple it was so large and beautiful. it had a stocked fridge and cabinet full of whatever we needed. It was a nice view of both the resort and the ocean in one. It was quiet enough on our balcony to take a nap and loud enough to hear what may be going on in the main pool. I can not say enough about the friendly staff at this resort from the Watersports workers (Stefan and Valentine) to the outgoing and fun playmakers (Chiko, Richard, Hollywood, Storm) and of course, one can not forget the bartenders that are in constant demand (Albert, Adrian and Dominec). The food was top notch and we experienced as much of it as we could. Our late night server Andrea was always serving up with a smile! I came back 5 lbs heavier....oh well. There was enough activity to keep you busy and enough lounge chairs to be lazy. There is nothing like the Jamaicain people to put your mind and body at ease. It was a truly rejuvenating vacation and I would recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: We were in the Clarence set of rooms on the second floor facing the ocean and found it to be perfect...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Mahoe Bay, Montego Bay 167, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Montego Bay
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Montego Bay
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
#5 Romantic Hotel in Montego Bay
#5 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
#7 Business Hotel in Montego Bay
Price Range: $476 - $1,412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island 4*
Number of rooms: 197
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
•7 exquisite dining options, with world-class culinary cuisines.•Only Jamaican resort with a private offshore island, housing an authentic Thai restaurant.•Magnificent, swim-up crystal lagoon suites.•24 hour room service as a part of our concierge service.•English pub offering an authentic pub dining experience.•Voted Sandals “World's Leading All-Inclusive Company” 16 years in a row.•Voted “Caribbean's Leading Hotel Brand” 18 years in a row. ... more   less 
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Sandals Royal Caribbean Hotel Montego Bay
Sandals Royal Caribbean Montego Bay
Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort Jamaica
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