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Sandals Royal Plantation
Ranked #2 of 35 Hotels in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 7, 2013

As a travel agent, I have been fortunate enough to experience several Sandals properties. This one however, is by far my favourite! The resort is small with all suites being oceanview and come with butler service. From the moment we arrived, they made us feel like we had returned home even though it was our first visit there. All the staff far exceeded our expectations and every night we would come back to a surprise that our butler prepared for us. One night we arrived back to our room to find candles, the bed decorated with flowers and a bubble bath with rose peddles. Just amazing. Our only regret was that we split up our stay between this resort and another Sandals. We will be going back next year and whenever we can!!!
I can't say enough about our experience here, it was wonderful and I would highly recommend this resort.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Just come back from 10 days at royal plantation - we have enjoyed many sandals resorts and this is the best yet. Drive from airport is 90mins or a little less depending on traffic. Our room was on level 1 in west wing and enjoyed fantastic view room 61.

The overall resort is small and quiet but if you want more noise and people it is only a short walk along the beach to the sandals grande so you can enjoy both worlds. We had two fantastic butlers Martin and Jermaine and both were exceptional throughout our stay we would personally recommend them!

The pool is quiet as most people tend to enjoy the two wonderful beaches. The restaurants are superb with the French a posh affair and the beach side one more chilled - both were great food and service. We had a great Jamaica night and danced away and another great night when we enjoyed singing to a great pianist in the wobbly peacock pub.

The entertainers Jason and OShane really did make an effort to ensure you were smiling through the day and night - thank you - we even did yoga and had a boat trip. Every detail was maintained and even when we asked for crisps our butler went off site to get some. We had some fun tennis session with the pro symione.

When I did complain over a very small issue it was immediately dealt with personally by the resort general manager Peter Fraser. He was so professional

All staff were so friendly and made you feel so special - a big thank you

We recommend you go

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank James E
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Cassie C, Sandals & Beaches Review Coordinator at Sandals Royal Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

We're so delighted to hear of your stay with us at Sandals Royal Plantation. We always strive to offer amazing experiences to our guests and I'm glad your stay was indicative of the norm.

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again for another fantastic visit in the near future!


Sincerely,
Cassie C.

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

I have nothing to add, the place is out of this world period. Just too far from the airport! The staff was friendly and attentive, the food was super. We slept great even with the evening band combo outside. The beach is very small but accommodating, You will love your mango mimosa! Take advantage of the free kayaking, we didn't realize it was available until the last day. Enjoy every moment (don't go into town).

Room Tip: be prepared for a long ride to the resort
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

It's been a week now since we vacationed at the Sandals Royal Plantation. We were guests of the Royal Plantation from April 19th to April 22nd 2013. We celebrated my husbands birthday and the staff at the Royal Plantation celebrated with us in style.

It was probably the best vacation in the caribbean yet. Earlier I stated that we were "guest" at the resort. Well that is exactly how the staff treated us like guests in their home. The service was impeccable and we wanted for nothing. No request was too small or big. We truly had no worries...mon:-)

A hotel representative contacted me prior to our trip to finalize details and our iternary. She asked if we were celebrating anything special. I told her that this trip was a birthday present for my husband. From that initial conversation the birthday celebration was put into motion.

We were upgraded to a complimentary butler suite, a birthday cake was prepared by the chef, bithday banners were posted outside our suite door, our butlers decorated the inside of our suite, the jacuzzi tube was filled with a hot bubble bath, rose pedals, champagne and towel art. The bar was stocked with liqours,wines, etc all at no additional charge.

The final touch to the weekend birthday celebration was a candle light dinner with a private waiter staff. Our waiter name was Romaine and he took really good care of us during the dinner. I want to take this opportunity to personally thank all the staff at the Sandals Royal Plantation. I wish that I could remember all of their names. Romaine, Aundre Coombs(bartender), Damon and Decia (butlers),Chadsworth, Kenneth and David (our drivers), Caroline (ast.manager).

Our room was facing the ocean so we had great views of the beach and ocean each day. The food was excellent. Oh...did I mention the service AWESOME!!!!

When you come to the Sandals relax and be prepared to be pampered. Allow the staff to do what they do BEST....pamper you.

The Sandals Royal Plantation is just like a fine wine. It only gets better with time.

I would highly recommed this resort.

Room Tip: It is a 90 minute ride from the airport. Enjoy the scenary and ask your driver to stop off at Scott...
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3  Thank jellybeancandi
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Cassie C, Sandals & Beaches Review Coordinator at Sandals Royal Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Wow! It sounds like you truly had an amazing stay at Sandals Royal Plantation. I'm so happy to read that your husband's birthday celebration was such a memorable one, thanks to the wonderful staff. I will be sure to share your kind words with them. Thank you for your review.

We can't wait to welcome you back for another great experience!


Sincerely,
Cassie C.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

This was our second time at the Royal Plantation. We thought that the second time around might not be as impressive as the first but boy were we wrong. It was the most wonderful and relaxing vacation ever!
We arrived in Montego Bay on a Tuesday morning. Going through customs was quite fast and efficient. Soon after we were enjoying a Red Stripe at the Sandals lounge. 15 minutes later we are sitting in our private transfer and on our way to paradise. The drive is 90 minutes but the roads are nice and follow the beachside and goes through the mountains. Our driver was delightful and very informative.
Upon on arrival at RP, we were greeted from someone at the front desk with a mimosa to start our vacation the right way! After checking in, our butler Derron arrived to welcome us again and showed us to our room. Derron was our previous butler and we really liked him so we requested him once again. Our room was great! You have to appreciate the charm of this boutique style resort. Everything was in perfect working order and spotless!
Our butler offered to unpack our luggage and we accepted. We didn't want to waste any vacation time unpacking. We went down to the beach and found a nice spot under a parasol. Soon after Adrian the beach butler came to take our drink order. Let me just say that in the ten days we were there we never got up to get a drink that is how efficient Adrian and Cleon (beach butlers) are. We truly enjoyed Adrian and Cleon with their funny stories. They truly made our stay memorable! We never had a problem finding a spot in the shade and we never got up early to reserve a spot! Some days we would go golfing in the morning and found spots in the shade around 11h00 in the morning. The resort was 95% occupied. There are two beaches...east and west. We were always on the west beach. The water was nice and warm! There is a reef that results in small waves and calmer water. I really appreciated that the beach is now no smoking and it was reinforced also by the staff. They have a section next to the beach for smoking.
The food is spectacular! The quality of the food here is incredible! My favorites were the coconut shrimps, the shrimp BLT at the beach restaurant. We really enjoyed the "in the chef's hands" evening at the Terrace. The waiter asks you a few questions and the chefs prepares a brilliant meal just for you! I also like that the menu changes every night so that it doesn't get repetitive. Our favorite restaurant is Le Papillon. We had dinner there several times and it was outstanding every time. My favorite has to be the rack of lamb and the lava cake for dessert! We had Kenneth as our waiter on may nights and he was a pleasure!
Every night, we would go to the Wobbly Peacock pub to have a before dinner drink and we would also go there after dinner for a nightcap. The bartenders, Sean and Andre were the most entertaining bartenders ever. Make sure to try the Seantastic and the Kryptonite...they are wonderful! We had so much fun with the bartenders with the jokes, the magic tricks and the creative drinks that we were looking forward to spending time with them every night!
Mr. Fraser, the GM is one classy guy! He is always very present and very approachable! We chatted with him on a daily basis. He did so many nice things for us during our stay. Thank you the oxtail lunch which was wonderful! Thank you for everything! Good luck in Grenada! I know that you will do great things there! We will try to go visit you there someday!
We went golfing a few times. The golfcourse was in great condition! Our caddy Buddy was very good at giving helpful tips.
Our butlers, Derron and Dacia, were wonderful! They did so many nice things for us that I can't name them all. They were very professional and attentive to our needs! They made our vacation the most relaxing and memorable experience ever! Derron has a special place in our hearts. He has a special way of making us feel like we are the only people there! Derron is the best butler we've ever had! Best of luck to you in Turks and Caicos, my friend! Thanks for everything you did for us during our stay!
We had a couples massage at the Spa during our stay. It was amazing! Try the lava shell massage and the hot stone massage. What a treat!
We enjoyed our stay so much that we booked again for next year at the Soon come back desk before leaving. We can't wait to go back to our special little place in the sun!

Room Tip: All rooms are oceanfront so no bad rooms!
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Just returned from this resort and had another completely wonderful holiday. We are Diamond level returning guests and want to focus a bit on that this time to start. Your loyalty towards Sandals is appreciated and that in turn is shown to you in many special ways. However, that doesn't mean if you are a first time guest you won't be treated with the same top notch service and kindness as we were. They truly know know how to do everything right. But as you return again and again the appreciation they show you with every twist and turn you take continues to make you feel very special and appreciated.

Sandals Royal Plantation is stunning. We especially love and appreciate the "old Jamaica charm" that this original plantation exudes. The service is impeccable, the suites spacious, the beds and linens so luxurious and comfortable, and the food is always prepared to please. The menu and drink choices are comparable to those in the very finest restaurants you would find at home.

The staff are a perfect mix of professionalism with warmth and friendliness. The new hotel manager Carolyn seems like a perfect fit to RP. Special thanks to Marsha, Kelly Anne and our happy and efficient butlers Audell and Tafari.

Before I finish writing this review we would like to thank The Sandals Select returning guest program very sincerely for awarding us our 2nd complimentary week visit for completing our 140th night at Sandals. We truly have enjoyed every single day and resort but to us the Royal Plantation holds a very special place in our hearts. If you plan to visit here you too will come home with fond memories of your time spent in paradise.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

My wife and I were married 10 years ago on the 25th of April at the Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We went back this year to renew our vows in the same place for a real replication of the wonderful event. We were so very happy to find that the place that we remembered so fondly was still the best place in all of Jamaica. From the moment that we arrived we were treated with such personal service and luxury that we knew we would not want to leave. Our two butlers Donard and Adrian were top notch with their service and personal touches each night. The entire staff at the resort are so well trained and the food is beyond compare. This is the only place to stay in Ocho Rios. Mr Fraser has chosen the best staff available to make sure that the guests are fully satisfied and they do make that happen.

If you are going to or even just considering Jamaica you must come to Sandals Royal Plantation because f you do not you will not get the best and you will not be as satisfied as you possible can be. This is a highly recommend location and I feel confident that you will do the same once you stay at Royal Plantation.

Room Tip: All butler suites......they are all great!
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Address: Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > Ocho Rios
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:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 Spa Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ocho Rios
Price Range: $557 - $1,613 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sandals Royal Plantation 5*
Number of rooms: 74
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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