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Sandals Royal Plantation
Ranked #2 of 35 Hotels in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We stayed at Sandals Royal Plantation during September 2017 to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary – this place is amazing!
The beaches were beautiful, private, relaxing and always clean. The restaurants are superb and the food delicious. This resort is a place to chill, but for a livelier day / evening you have easy access to the Sandals Ochi resort next door.
The staff are very best thing about this resort. Every single staff member is friendly, courteous and available to make your stay as enjoyable as it can be - they all go the extra mile. Special thanks to Steve Allen who always made us feel very welcome, making breakfast and each visit to the Royal Grill for lunch extra special and something we looked forward to each day. Special thanks also to the beach butlers Cleon and Daniello who were always attentive, kept the drinks coming and spent as much time as we wanted chatting throughout the day.
We also made a very special friend, Kelly the cat.
We will be going back, very soon!

Room Tip: All rooms have a sea view and a butler!
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SteveBartholomew
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Jasmine J, Online Review Coordinator at Sandals Royal Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your review of Sandals Royal Plantation. We are happy to hear that you had such an amazing time with us and that we were able to take the stress away. We love to hear our guests boast about our luxurious accommodations, delectable dining options, beautiful property and the wonderful personality and hospitality of our staff. Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure creating such a memorable experience for you.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is a boutique resort. It is not good for people with mobility issues though. There are a lot of stairs and climbing to be done here. There is a very small pool that doesn't seems oddly placed. You rarely see someone in it I think it is because it is right out the door to the patio and restaurants. Dining is fabulous. Butlers are very attentive but only if you want them to be. But every room has a view of the ocean and a butler. So if you are wanting a great view, great beach, all inclusive, good food, and butler service try Royal Plantation. You can get an entry level room with all the above mentioned and pay less than a butler room at most other Sandals resorts. And the best part after you are tired of lounging in the peace and quiet the Royal Plantation has to offer you can hop on over to Sandals Ochi for some night life and some amazing restaurants. And don't miss a trip or two over to visit the rabbit hole!! That is a must see!! Then come back to Royal Plantation and enjoy the quiet atmosphere and all the wonderful beach chairs and cabanas. No fighting for space here folks! The rooms are typical Jamaican Plantation style nothing extra ordinary. Other than you can wake up, look at the ocean and feast on room service while watching the sunrise from your room.

Room Tip: all rooms have ocean views even the entry level will have a view
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Tabitha R
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

The Sandals Plantation was a beautiful experience. The grounds are stunning and the service was exceptional. Every staff person I came in contact with from the front desk to the food services to the spa was an great experience.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank srk730
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent resort, great food and high quality service. All inclusive including Californian wines and premium spirits. Butlers provide additional services but despite a no tip policy the Butlers have to be tipped. Golf included and course is just a 10minute ride using the complimentary buses. The course is OK and you have to have a caddy which is a minimal charge. Buggies are extra but you can walk.

The other Sandals resorts can be used but the Royal Plantation is for guests only. The night club (rabbit hole) in the sandals resort next to the Royal Plantation is worth a visit.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Bob B
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

This hotel is the best Sandals, if not the best hotel period, on the entire island of Jamaica. The service was top notch, the food was to die for, and the view from our suite was absolutely amazing. I can't say enough about this hotel. This is one of the best all-inclusive establishment I've ever stayed in. You WILL NOT go wrong with this choice. Thank you Royal Plantation for your hospitality and a very relaxing time.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank riahont
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Jasmine J, Online Review Coordinator at Sandals Royal Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hello and thank you for your review on Sandals Royal Plantation. You have definitely put a smile on a lot of faces throughout the resort with your kind words about our team. Our team tries really hard to help everyone we come in contact with. It is nice to hear that it makes a difference for the impression we have made on your vacation experience. We look forward to your return with us.

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Additional Information about Sandals Royal Plantation

Address: Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > Ocho Rios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Romantic Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 Family Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 Spa Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ocho Rios
Price Range: $765 - $2,267 (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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Also Known As:
Sandals Royal Plantation Hotel Ocho Rios
Royal Plantation Ocho Rios
Royal Plantation Jamaica

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