In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about planning a romantic trip to Sandals Royal Caribbean and Private Island, one of the best Sandals resorts for your honeymoon.
About Sandals Royal Caribbean and Private Island
Your Sandals Royal Caribbean honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica, is on a blissful stretch of beach but will transport you to England. Everything, from the Georgian-style mansion, gardens with live peacocks, to English tea and croquet, speaks of Jamaica’s English heritage. It all very proper, and you might expect Her Majesty herself to roam the pristine beach of this adults-only, all-inclusive island.
There is no doubt she’d appreciate the luxury car pickup from the airport, the sumptuous opulence of the accommodations, and the delicious, unlimited meals. When you come to Sandals Royal Caribbean, you can expect the royal treatment. It’s a stunning Caribbean paradise where you will find something to savor both day and night. As a honeymoon destination, it’s like leaving the rest of the world behind and reveling in your private Garden of Eden.
There is a lot more to your Sandals Royal Caribbean honeymoon, however, than you might expect. Prepare yourself for three different types of experiences. Guests at the Sandals Royal Caribbean have access to all restaurants and activities at the nearby Sandals Royal Montego. You can travel between the two resorts and enjoy the best of both. This gives you the choice of 20 top restaurants to explore. In addition to the scrumptious meals, enjoy unlimited top-quality drinks at our swim-up bars. Spend an evening just bar-hopping the way you used to when you were dating and bring back memories.
You will find the ultimate in royal treatment when you opt for a top-level, white-gloved Butler service suite. Your private butler, available 24/7, will see to your every need, and even anticipate those you have yet to think about. Royal living does have its perks.
An interesting secret of the Sandals Royal Caribbean resort is that it has its own smaller, private island just minutes away by dragon boat. This private getaway is exotically oriental, with the Royal Thai restaurant being a huge favorite among the guests. The food is unsurpassed, and its red roof stands out far into the ocean. And still, there’s more.
The private island (no non-guests permitted) has two beaches, one beach for relaxation and the other for some active water sports. The Beach Club has it all – swim-up bar, great restaurant, and lively parties. Enjoy the private cabanas while you are here or stroll through the Zen garden. The evenings become livelier with parties, beach bonfires, and Tiki torches. Leave your exhibitions at home and just have fun.
On the private island, you will find one of the only two Sandals beaches that are clothing optional. Go nude, topless, or wander around fully dressed! The choice is yours, and no one judges.
What’s Included at Sandals
The tranquil Caribbean waters assure one of the best scuba diving sites in the world. When you stay at Sandals Royal Caribbean, you get top diving instructors to help you prepare for certification in a three-hour course. Thus far, they have certified 100,000 Sandals guests. Once you are certified, you can dive on your own once a day and explore the reefs, caves, and wrecks surrounding the Jamaican coast. It is truly a glorious experience.
Of course, Sandals Royal Caribbean offers other water sports, as well. Enjoy sailing and waterskiing. For a closeup view of sea life without getting wet, glide through the waters in one of Sandals Royal Caribbean’s glass bottom boats.
Have some real fun once you leave the water. Sandals Royal Caribbean has every imaginable activity available for its guests. Enjoy some golf, a game of croquet, volleyball, basketball, or crickets. For something more relaxing, get into a rousing game of cards, dominoes, or board games. Play tennis under the stars.
For a superior indoor workout, check out our state-of-the-art fitness center.
One of the great perks to your Sandals Royal Caribbean honeymoon could be your Sandals Royal Caribbean wedding. If you stay for a minimum of three nights, your wedding, arranged by an experienced wedding planner, is included in your package. The wedding planner will help with the menu, music, decorations, seating, and arrange for a wedding breakfast in bed. He or she will also help with the necessary documents. That alone is an answer to every bride’s prayers. Plus, you get to enjoy a wedding by the breathtaking Caribbean Sea. Think of the memories.
Dining Options at Sandals Royal Caribbean and Private Island
There are nine outstanding restaurants on Sandals Royal Caribbean and its private island. This is in addition to the 11 restaurants on Sandals Royal Montego. That’s a lot of culinary choices.
The Royal Thai is an authentic Thai restaurant located on Sandals Royal Caribbean’s private island. Enjoy the oriental architecture while relishing the exotic culinary offerings enlivened with spices.
Dine in a French garden while reveling in the midst of the Caribbean Sea. Each dish is meticulously prepared to the highest French culinary standards.
Shift from French cuisine to an English pub and order the traditional fish and chips or shepherd’s pie.
Bella Napoli Pizzeria
Next on your Caribbean foodie tour is Italy. Bella Napoli prepares fresh pizza in its brick ovens.
This bar and grill is right by the beach and serves traditional grilled items such as fish or burgers. If you’re missing classics such as a fish sandwich or a BLT, this is the place to go.
Spicy peppers rule this shack by the sea. It’s pure Caribbean cooking at its hottest.
Whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Spices serves its dishes infused with the spices of the Caribbean on an outdoor deck near the water. Try the lamb curry and coconut cream pie flavored with ginger.
Decorated in rich Indians silks, and filled with the aroma of Indian spices, Bombay offers Indian dishes in a serene and refined atmosphere. Think butter chicken in luscious tomato sauce.
Fresh pasta creates the basis for some tasty Italian classics. Try the scaloppini di pollo or the linguine with shrimp.
Savor your global culinary tour while on your Sandals Royal Caribbean honeymoon. Finish your meal with some world-famous Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. Or … enjoy a private, romantic dinner on the beach.
Activities at Sandals Royal Caribbean and Private Island
Sandals Royal Caribbean is a mere 15 minutes from Montego Bay, where you will find an assortment of interesting activities.
Treasure Hunt Gaming
Feeling lucky? Yes, we understand you’re on your honeymoon. We are referring to the premier Caribbean gaming house in nearby Montego Bay. Enjoy the standard casino games with waiter service. The draft beer is free.
Rose Hall Great House, Montego Bay
Touring Rose Hall is your opportunity to see a real 18th century sugar plantation with genuine antiques and exquisite gardens. It’s how the well-to-do lived. There’s only one catch. The house is haunted, and you might encounter a very bad witch. It’s the tale of Annee Palmer, who reputedly used black magic to do away with three husbands. She is known as the White Witch and haunts the mansion still. Daytime tours are informative and interesting and offer a spectacular view of the bay. The end of the tour is down in the basement, where you will be offered a nerve-settling rum cocktail. The dimly lit nighttime tour has scared many faint of heart. This witch is not to be crossed.
Ras Natanga Bird Watching and Botanical Garden Tour
Welcome to peace and tranquility. The garden is filled with breathtaking native blooms. Wander around and explore and enjoy the small man-made waterfalls. It is also a bird watchers’ paradise. Check out the gallery filled with local artworks and purchase some amazing crafts. The Moz-Eggs, which uses eggshells as the basis for its art, is one-of-a-kind.
Zip Lining over the Rainforest Canopy
Island Routes in Montpelier provides many adventurous tours. A particular favorite is the heart-pounding zip lining tour over Jamaica’s forest canopy. You’ll be flying through the air, over rivers and mountains, and gain a totally unique perspective of the island. Your guide will be with you at all times.
Sandals Royal Caribbean is located just outside of Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The least expensive room is on the second floor above the lobby. It is a plush room with a king-sized bed and rents for 256 a night. The most expensive suite is the Over the Water Private Island Butler Villa. This ultimate luxury accommodation is a private villa, which comes with your private butler, rents for $1,606 a night.
You will be arriving at Sangster International Airport. Sandals Royal Caribbean will arrange for your transportation.
Sangster International Airport is only 10 minutes from the resort.
There are 227 rooms and suites at Sandals Royal Caribbean.
The Sandals Royal Caribbean resort was built in 1986.
Sandals Royal Caribbean is for adult couples only. They do not need to be married.
During the day, you can wear casual shorts and swimwear, although the swimwear should be covered up. The evenings get more formal and call for dress shirt and pants for the men and a dressier outfit for the ladies.