Sandals Royal Caribbean

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Overview

Access to private island with a spa, a pool, a Thai restaurant and multiple overwater villas
Some say rooms have thin walls

Sandals Royal Caribbean gives guests a taste of the Far East about 5 miles northeast of downtown Montego Bay, Jamaica. Hop aboard the Wayang Doll – a dragon-shaped boat – and visit Sandals' private island, where you can dine on curry at Royal Thai, get a bamboo polish at the Red Lane Spa, lounge by a pool or dance the night away in the flickering light of tiki torches. Back on the mainland, you can spend your time in one of six additional pools, on the beach or off-roading through the jungle in a four-wheel drive vehicle. If you somehow find that there isn't enough to do at this adults-only, all-inclusive resort, you can take advantage of the "Stay at 1, Play at 3 Program" for access to amenities at both Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Inn. And every night, you can rest your head in an air-conditioned guest room or suite back at Sandals Royal Caribbean, snug in a four-poster bed amid mahogany furnishings. However, some guests say their accommodations let in a lot of noise from airplanes landing at and departing from Sangster International Airport, which is just a few miles away. For more space and perks like private infinity pools, glass floors and outdoor showers, consider upgrading to one of the over-the-water private island villas.

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Location
Montego Bay
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 197 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Mountain(s), Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Couples

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2018

Oyster.com

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The 227-room Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island primarily attracts older couples with its intimate setting and luxury all-inclusive experience. With a number of small beaches (including a clothing-optional section) and a private island, the resort feels small and secluded, even though it’s a short drive to both the airport and downtown Montego Bay.

Fodor's

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Four miles east of the airport, this elegant resort has Jamaican-style buildings around attractive gardens. Less boisterous than Sandals Montego Bay, it offers a few more-formal touches, including afternoon tea.

Frommer's

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The Sandals private island just offshore, however, is done as an ersatz slice of the Orient – vaguely Asia-meets-South Pacific, with Balinese-style thatched beach cabanas, a lagoon pool, and a Royal Thai restaurant. You even ride a dragon boat to get there.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

AAA

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This upscale, couples-only, all-inclusive resort has lovely deluxe rooms ranging up to glorious suites with personal concierge or butler service. A major highlight is their fabulous island.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Other Awards

  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 6265 have reviewed the Sandals Royal Caribbean, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6265 reviews 4.5 (based on 6265 reviews)

Guest Rooms

At Sandals Royal Caribbean, accommodation options range from standard deluxe rooms to overwater bungalows and villas on the resort's private island. All accommodations feature wooden furniture and neutral color schemes with pops of color in decor accent pieces. Standard room amenities include king-sized beds, flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms and Red Lane Spa bath products. Upgraded accommodations offer additional perks like butler or concierge service, balconies or patios, whirlpool bathtubs and dual vanities.
  • Direct beach or swim-up pool access in select suites
  • All-inclusive rates cover in-room Wi-Fi access and minibar items
  • Private overwater bungalows and villas have hammocks, outdoor showers and welcome gifts with totes, towels and Molton Brown toiletries

Standard room sizeNone square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated within 5 miles of the shops, bars and restaurants of central Montego Bay and the Hip Strip, Sandals Royal Caribbean keeps guests close to the beach and action. The all-inclusive, adults-only resort offers a private island accessible via the property's complimentary dragon boat, as well as the "Stay at 1, Play at 3 Program," a package that lets guests use the amenities at Sandals Inn and Sandals Montego Bay.
  • Less than 4 miles northeast of Sangster International Airport
  • All-inclusive room rates cover round-trip airport transfers; Butler Level and Club Level guests receive free private BMW airport shuttle service
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Eight restaurants are located on-site, all of which the all-inclusive rates cover. Royal Thai, a Thai-focused eatery, can be found on the resort's private island. Back on the mainland, guests can dine at Le Jardinier, a French restaurant with an elegant garden atmosphere, or The Cricketer's Pub, where British pub classics are on the menu. Caribbean flavors are emphasized at Eleanor's, The Jerk Shack and The Mariner, while Bella Napoli Pizzeria serves Italian pies near the beach. And for prime water views and international cuisine, there's The Regency.
  • Reservations required at Le Jardinier and Royal Thai
  • Dress codes enforced at select eateries
  • Private dinners can be arranged for a fee
  • Butler Level suites include 24-hour room service; Club Level rooms offer daily room service from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Number of restaurants8

Cuisine TypesAsian, Italian, French, American

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

Pool

The resort features seven heated outdoor pools, plus five whirlpools. At two of the resort's pools, guests will find swim-up bars. Additionally, select suites offer swim-up access to the property's Crystal Lagoon pool. Poolside beverage service is available at all pools, while at the beach, visitors staying in Butler Level suites can take advantage of beachside beverage service via their personal butlers. Beach amenities include cabana rentals and complimentary water sports equipment like kayaks, scuba diving gear, Hobie Cat sailboats, paddleboards and snorkel equipment.
  • One pool, a private beach and a Jacuzzi sit on resort's private island
  • Sand volleyball court at beach
  • Scuba diving certification courses available for a fee
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The property's Red Lane Spa offers a variety of spa services, all of which feature local ingredients. Available services include massages, facials, body treatments and nail services. In addition to the spa's treatment rooms, guests have access to a steam room, saunas and several plunge pools.
  • Couples treatments, prenatal massages and men's facials
  • In-room services available
  • Emerald, Diamond and Pearl Sandals Select Rewards members receive a free couples massage during stay

Services offered:

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

Fitness

Like other Sandals properties, Sandals Royal Caribbean houses a fitness center with cardio and strength-training equipment. Complimentary fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates and aerobics, are also available. And outside of the fitness center, visitors can participate in complimentary sports like tennis and beach volleyball or borrow free water sports equipment, such as paddleboards and kayaks.
  • Fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • Personal training sessions can be arranged for a fee
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (free)
  • Motor boats (free)

Business

At Sandals Royal Caribbean, business travelers can host meetings in Hampton Court. Up to 50 people can be accommodated within the space in a theater-style arrangement. For larger affairs, there are outdoor venues, including the resort's private island and Roehampton Lawn, which can host about 200 guests for receptions. Royal Thai can also be rented out for business affairs.
  • Business center with computers and printers
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Private island has space for up to 400 attendees

Number of meeting rooms1

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

Wedding

Couples can exchange vows in one of the resort's beachside or garden gazebos. Various package options are available, including the brand's WeddingMoon plan, which provides ceremony and honeymoon inclusions like a wedding location, an hors d'oeuvres reception and a private honeymoon dinner for the bride and groom. Ceremony theme packages range from the Caribbean-inspired Island Paradise package to the subtle Vision in White package. For couples who stay three or more nights, the property's basic Beautiful Beginnings package is free.
  • Honeymoon and vow renewal packages
  • Bridal spa services
  • Beautiful Beginnings package includes linens, a cake and bridal flowers

Maximum wedding guest capacity400

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

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