In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about planning a Sandals Royal Plantation honeymoon, one of the best Sandals resorts for your honeymoon. This adult-only and all-inclusive resort in Jamaica will be a great fit for couples looking for a luxurious, romantic, and relaxing honeymoon in the Caribbean.
About Sandals Royal Plantation
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Sandals Royal Plantation resort is your ideal honeymoon destination in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Everything in Ocho Rios is touched by luxury. With its wonderful tropical climate and its incredible ocean vistas, your surroundings were created for romance.
Sandals Royal Plantation is not only an all-inclusive, all-couple resort, but it is also an all-suite and all-butler destination.
No effort has been spared to make this the ultimate luxury romantic honeymoon destination. Sandals Royal Plantation is extremely intimate, with a mere 74 suites. The resort is secluded, allowing for as much alone time as you wish. All of the suites, of course, have a breathtaking ocean view. While you are taking in the ocean, you might very well spot one of the resort’s colorful peacocks that meander throughout the property.
When you stay at Sandals Royal Plantation, you have access to the Sandals Golf & Country Club. While the resort has its own private beach, you are a mere two miles from the splendid Mahogany Beach and Turtle River Park. For shopping, you’ll find the Coconut Grove Shopping Village one kilometer from the resort.
Sandals Royal Plantation has a deluxe spa, five restaurants, and two tennis courts. In the mood for some champagne and caviar? You have only to visit the Caviar Bar.
All this indulgence comes with some incredible pampering. Each suite has its own 24-hour, white-gloved butler who will attend to all your needs. This kind of treatment is the norm at Sandals Royal Plantation. Ian Fleming and Noel Coward made this their sophisticated home away from home. This is where James Bond’s Dr. No was filmed. Johnny Cash had a vacation home nearby.
You can fill your days with delicious foods, stroll down a sandy beach, or take advantage of the many water and land sports available at Sandals Royal Plantation. There is always a party in the evenings, whether it’s a beach party or karaoke.
In addition to your perfect honeymoon destination, Sandals Royal Plantation can also be your ideal destination wedding site. Discuss your wedding ideas with the resort’s wedding planner and revel in the ultimate beach wedding. This comes at no cost if you stay at Sandals Royal Plantation for three nights or more. No need to travel for your honeymoon. You’re already here.
What’s Included at Sandals Royal Plantation
The calm, turquoise waters rule your stay. You are surrounded by them. Sandals Royals Plantation has one of the finest diving programs anywhere. Following a three-hour course, you will become certified to go out and explore the caves, shipwrecks, and reefs yourself. You can also paddleboard, sail, waterski, and take part in a variety of water sports. To explore the sea without going into the water, come onto one of the resort’s Glass Bottom Boards, where you’ll find yourself floating amid schools of colorful fish.
Golfing in Jamaica rarely gets better than teeing off at the Sandals Golf & Country Club, although the incredible vista of the ocean and mountains may make it hard to concentrate on your putting. This incredible course is above the sea and will take you through the green lushness of Ocho Rios. Private lessons are available. Stop by the clubhouse for a drink or a full meal. You are required to use a caddie. The fee is not included in your golf privileges.
Other available land sports are tennis, beach volley, as well as croquet and bocce ball. Come indoors and enjoy a game of billiards and darts. The fitness center is state-of-the-art. It’s all part of your Sandals Royal Plantation package.
If simply lazing around is your preferred activity, enjoy the swim-up bar and the unlimited premium liquor. Or your personal butler can serve you drinks and a romantic meal right on the beach.
Dining Options at Sandals Royal Plantation
There are five restaurants at Sandals Royal Plantation. When here, you will have unlimited access to the 16 restaurants at the nearby Sandals Ochi, as well. That places 21 fabulous restaurants at your disposal. It’s your chance to partake in a rare, mouthwatering culinary journey.
French dining in an opulent atmosphere. Here you will find French dishes at their most sublime. Try the roasted duck or the incredibly fresh Bouillabaisse.
Casual Caribbean dining on a terrace overlooking the ocean. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but you’ll really remember dining under the stars. The menu is seafood eclectic, with clam chowder or crab cakes.
The Royal Grill offers a stunning view of the beach, ocean, and mountains. With the entire region metaphorically at your feet, dig into the fried calamari or beef tenderloin. Leave room for the Grand Marnier cake.
Care to indulge in an afternoon tea? It’s all about elegance and refinement, as well as a large variety of delicious teas and great nibbles. All this with a view of the Caribbean. Even the Queen doesn’t get that.
Apparently, they caught one of the peacocks. This British pub offers a variety of ales along with their unusual fare of artichoke soup and lamb rump.
Activities at Sandals Royal Plantation
This tour takes you to a secluded Eden with waterfalls, swimming holes, and a rainforest. Check out the caves or zipline over the river. Or jump into the water and have a ball! The tour lasts for two hours and is filled with incomparable fun. Lunch and dinner are a part of the tour.
This tour explores the backroads of Jamaica as you drive through some local communities. The tour is arranged by CHUKKACaribbean. Ride your ATV over hills and see two of Jamaica’s old sugar cane plantations, where you will learn about 17th-century Jamaican history. The tour will stop at a cove, where you can swim in a natural pool of water.
If you are daring, end the tour with a 30-foot jump into the water. It’s totally refreshing.
It’s a spectacular beach with a great restaurant about 20 minutes from the Sandals Royal Plantation, and you can get that at the resort itself. However, if you are a James Bond fan, this is a must-see. The tour goes past Goldeneye, where the Bond novels were written. The scenery is incredible. Enjoy a seafood meal at the Moonraker Bar & Grill, where you get to pick out your own live fish. That’s seriously fresh.
These Falls are probably Jamaica’s best-known landmark. The original Spanish name is Ocho Rios, which translates into eight rivers. In fact, there are only four rivers (Cave River, Roaring River, Turtle River, and Dunn’s River). These rivers descend rapidly into picturesque waterfalls that end up rolling straight into the Caribbean. Climb these falls or splash in the lagoons. The Dunn’s River Beach is where actress Ursula Andress strutted out of the water in the Bond movie, Dr. No, wearing an unforgettable bikini. As an aside, the bikini later sold for $60,000. And Ursula wasn’t even wearing it.
Sandals Royal Plantation is located on Main St, Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
The least expensive suite is Regent Oceanfront Butler Suite. Even the most thrifty of rooms comes with private butler service here at Sandals Royal Plantation. The suite has an ocean view and rents for $275.00 per night. The most expensive suite is the Villa Plantana, which is a three-bedroom villa with a full staff in addition to your private butler. It has a private pool and private patio. This villa rents from $1137 a night.
The prices for all of the rooms at Sandals Royal Plantation can change according to availability.
Kingston Airport (Norman Manley airport) in Kingston and Sangster International Airport in Montego are the closest airports to Sandals Royal Plantation. Check in at the Sandals desk and wait in the Sandals Lounge for your free bus transfer.
Both airports are an hour and a half from Sandals Royal Plantation. Enjoy the scenery during the ride. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a warm smile and some cold champagne
There are 74 luxury suites at Sandals Royal Plantation.
The Sandals Royal Plantation resort opened in 2001.
Sandals is for adult couples only. They do not need to be married.
Sandals Royal Plantation is casual by day. Cover up your swimwear and you’ll be fine. You will want a dressier look for the evening. Dress slacks and a nice dress will get you through dinner.