Caribbean Getaway at Sandals Royal Plantation

If you’re dreaming of a luxurious, adults-only Caribbean getaway, Sandals Royal Plantation is a hidden gem. Nestled in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, this all-inclusive resort is where personalized service meets breathtaking oceanfront beauty. Think private butlers, secluded beach coves, and crystal-clear waters. Jamaica is a paradise of lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and those iconic, picture-perfect beaches. After an adventurous day exploring Jamaica, Sandals Royal Plantation is the perfect place to retreat to!

⭐ As always I’m linking my entire trip on my Instagram highlights!

How to Get There to Sandals Royal Plantation

Flying into Jamaica is easy, with three airport options:

  • Montego Bay (MBJ): This is Jamaica’s main tourist hub. Most major airlines offer direct flights to MBJ. From there, you’ll take a scenic 1.5-hour drive to Sandals Royal Plantation.
  • Kingston (KIN): Jamaica’s capital has an international airport, though flights might be less frequent. The drive time to Ocho Rios is roughly 2 hours.
  • Ocho Rios (OCJ): American Airlines is now offering non-stop flights from Miami to Ocho Rios, Jamaica every Wednesday and Saturday. This airport is only 20 minutes away from the resort.

The Suites

There are 74 suites on the property and they all come with butler service. Best part, every room has an ocean view with a balcony to enjoy the stunning crystal-clear Jamaican waters. There are 11 room categories at this resort, with the top one being the three-bedroom Villa Plantana.

Villa Plantana is breathtaking with its large private pool. Staying there gives you golf privileges at the nearby Sandals Golf & Country Club, along with a full staff, and butler. You can dine in the villa or patio and swim in your own private pool.

The All-Butler Experience

One of the standout features of Sandals Royal Plantation is the butler service. Having a friendly and professional butler dedicated for us really made our stay easy. They unpacked our bags, brought us drinks on the beach, reserved our dinner spots, and much more. This unparalleled level of service really made us feel pampered. Communication with our butler was super easy with the dedicated smartphone provided.

The Pools

We woke up early to catch the sunrise at the pool. The soft sunlight glow was gorgeous. It was great having seats reserved for us by our butler.

Food, Caviar, Champagne, and Afternoon Tea

Sandals Royal Plantation is an all-inclusive resort which means endless fresh food at all hours of the day. They have 5 restaurants and 2 bars on the property. Breakfast is a buffet of fresh fruits, eggs, baked pastries, and traditional Jamaican dishes. Lunch is offered at the main restaurant of at the beach-side restaurant. We opted to get our lunch delivered to our beach cabana and enjoyed it with the pretty views of the beach. For dinner, be sure to make an advance reservation at the French restaurant, the food is incredible!

Sandals Royal Plantation is also the only Sandals that has a caviar bar with Champagne service! Nothing spells vacay for us than a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and fine caviar. They also have afternoon tea by the beach, it’s the perfect way to unwind after a day in the sun.

Stay at One, Play at Two

A unique perk of staying at Sandals Royal Plantation is the “Stay at One, Play at Two” privilege. This means you have full access to the restaurants, bars, and amenities at Sandals Ochi nearby. Frequent complimentary shuttles make it a breeze to switch between the two resorts.

Royal Plantation is an intimate property that feels more private whereas Sandals Ochi is a much bigger property with lots of restaurants, pools, and lounge spaces. You get the best of both worlds with access to Ochi. Want a day of intimate relaxation? Sandals Royal Plantation offers that boutique, private feel. Feeling a bit more social? Take the 5-minute shuttle to Sandals Ochi. This amazing perk lets you customize your vacation experience!

With crystal clear and calm waters, gorgeous accommodations, and unparalleled service, Sandals Royal Plantation is a hidden gem to be discovered.

Let me know if you have any questions about planning your ultimate Jamaican escape!

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And as always, thanks for stopping by!


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