Royalton White Sands

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Overview

All-inclusive resort with ample children's amenities, including a water park and kids and teens clubs
Dated, tiny rooms, according to previous guests
This all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, is geared toward families looking to kick back in the sun with plentiful on-site amenities within easy reach. Parents can relax knowing their kids are being supervised while they take advantage of the kids and teens clubs. Or, families can bond while enjoying the property's water park, lazy river, beach volleyball court, water sports equipment rentals and more. And for adults, the resort offers personalized fitness instruction, cooking classes, scuba lessons and performances held in an open-air theater. Guests are especially complimentary of the attentive staff and the resort's recreational offerings; however, some are critical of the accommodations, noting that they are small, lack adequate amenities and appear a bit worn. Still, all rooms and suites offer stocked minibars, rain showers, Bluetooth audio stations, free Wi-Fi access, satellite TVs and private balconies or terraces. When dinnertime rolls around, travelers can choose to grab drinks or a meal at one of the resort's five bars, nine restaurants and two grab-and-go eateries. Cuisine options range from an international buffet to a steakhouse to an Asian-inspired restaurant with teppanyaki grills.
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Location
Montego Bay
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 352 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Mountain(s), Ocean
Style
Modern
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

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Debuting in late 2013, the 352-room Royalton White Sands Resort is [a] stylish all-inclusive in Trelawny, just 30 minutes from Montego Bay. Rooms come with comfy pillow-top beds, mini-fridges, private patios, and large rainfall shower heads.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 6758 have reviewed the Royalton White Sands, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 6758 reviews 4.0 (based on 6758 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Royalton White Sands' guest rooms and suites feature dark wood and white furniture, chocolate brown or white walls, tile floors and white linens with bold pops of color on throw pillows. Amenities include balconies or terraces, pillow-top DreamBeds, coffee makers, stocked minibars, satellite TVs, Bluetooth audio stations and walk-in rain showers. Standard Luxury Rooms offer views of the property gardens, the surrounding mountains or the ocean, while select Diamond Club-level accommodations come with swim-out pool access. Diamond Club room and suite rates also cover butler service, access to an exclusive beach, preferred reservations at on-site restaurants, pillow menus and complimentary hors d'oeuvres in the Diamond Club Lounge.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access and 24-hour concierge service
  • Luxury Family Suites and Diamond Club Family Jacuzzi Suites include bunk beds for kids

Standard room size square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Royalton White Sands is located about 25 miles east of downtown Montego Bay, Jamaica, beside a beach that overlooks White Bay. Though there isn't much to do in the immediate area, guests have access to a variety of property amenities, including a water park and a lazy river. The resort can also assist with arranging fee-based excursions to popular attractions like Dunn's River Falls & Park and Margaritaville.
  • Sangster International Airport sits less than 23 miles west
  • Airport shuttle services (charges apply)
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

At Royalton White Sands, travelers can enjoy unlimited food and beverages at one of the property's nine restaurants. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests can dine at the resort's international buffet, which features a healthy options and a buffet specifically for kids. The casual Score Sports Bar and Lounge offers bar food in a space with multiple big screen TVs, while the on-site steakhouse serves top-notch steaks within an upscale setting. The resort also has a la carte eateries that specialize in Italian, Asian fusion, Mediterranean, West Indian, Tex-Mex and Japanese cuisines. Five bars, a cafe and a beach hut with Jamaican-influenced snacks are available as well.
  • Free 24-hour room service
  • Swim-up bar at adults-only pool
  • Additional bar at exclusive Diamond Club beach
  • Chef's table experience for visitors ages 15 and older (charges apply)
  • Zen restaurant has teppanyaki grills

Number of restaurants9

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Mexican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

Royalton White Sands is home to four pools, including a family-friendly pool, an adults-only outdoor pool, a spa pool, a water park and a lazy river. The free-form infinity pool for adults overlooks the ocean and is surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas. A shallow area with chairs in the water allows guests to sun themselves and stay cool. At the resort's main family-friendly pool, a volleyball net is available for pool volleyball, and there are lounge chairs and umbrellas. The water park offers multiple waterslides and a pirate-themed play structure, while the spa houses a small plunge pool for adults. And at the lazy river, travelers can cool off while floating on tubes. At the property's beach, visitors will find lounge chairs, Bali beds and complimentary water sports equipment like kayaks, snorkel gear and sailboats.
  • Lifeguard on duty from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Adults-only pool has waterfall feature and swim-up bar
  • Private beach available for Diamond Club guests
  • Pool cabanas (charges apply)
  • Free scuba diving lessons in main pool (excursions cost extra)
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The resort's spa features a sauna, a pool, a hair salon and several treatment rooms, including a couples space with a private whirlpool tub. Available services include makeup applications, haircuts, facials, massages and body treatments.
  • Steam room
  • Nail services
  • Diamond Club guests receive discounted spa and hair salon services

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Younger guests at Royalton White Sands can enjoy a variety of free kid-centric activities. The resort's Clubhouse Kids Club provides supervised activities, such as games, cartoon viewing and Max & Ruby meet-and-greets, for children between 4 and 12. For teens ages 13 to 17, there's a teens lounge that houses TVs, video game consoles, computers and more. Nightly outdoor family-friendly movie nights are available as well.
  • Babysitting services can be arranged (fee applies)
  • Water park with pirate-themed play structure, waterslides and a splash pad
  • Family-friendly accommodations with bunk beds
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

Royalton White Sands' fitness center offers standard cardio and weight-training equipment, as well as medicine balls and free weights. At the beach, guests can enjoy beach volleyball and complimentary water sports equipment like kayaks and sailboats. The resort's tennis courts are also free to use.
  • All-inclusive rates cover yoga, kickboxing, boot camp, dance and water aerobics classes
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

Though business amenities are limited here, Royalton White Sands does offer two meeting venues: a foyer and the White Sands Ballroom. The nearly 10,000-square-foot ballroom features a stage and can accommodate up to 430 guests for banquets, while the property's foyer has space for receptions with up to 136 people. Additionally, visitors who upgrade to a Diamond Club rate receive access to an exclusive lounge with a computer and printer.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Pool deck can be used for events
  • Ballroom can host up to 716 guests for receptions

Number of meeting rooms2

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Wedding

Royalton White Sands hosts weddings in a variety of spaces, including a 9,634-square-foot ballroom and multiple beachfront gazebos. For couples who book five or more rooms for at least seven days, they'll receive a free wedding package. Package perks include a complimentary room upgrade for the bridal couple, discounted spa treatments, a wedding cake and a bouquet and boutonniere. Upgraded packages and add-ons like a private beach dinner for the bride and groom, a reception candy bar and a welcome party are available as well. And for the ultimate Jamaica affair, the resort offers a Jamaica Experience, which includes island-inspired touches like a steel drum band, Jamaican hors d'oeuvres and a rum tasting.
  • Honeymoon and vow renewal packages
  • Just the Two of Us package available for elopements
  • Up to 430 guests can be hosted in ballroom for banquets and up to 716 guests for receptions

Maximum wedding guest capacity716

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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