Resort Spotlight: Sandals Royal Plantation

March 29, 2018

    Are you ready for an adult only, all-inclusive vacation?  In Ocho Rios, Jamaica sits 74 ocean view suites in a quaint coral bluff.  This intimate, all-butler resort is the perfect location for a sweet get-a-way or even a wedding/honeymoon, a decision you won't regret and will cherish forever!  Royal Plantations also gives you all access to Sandals Ochi, a stay at one and play at two privilege.

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    At Royal Plantation, there are two types of rooms offered to give you exactly what you are looking for.  The best value rooms, the Love Nests, you choose from a Villa Plantana (above the resort's quiet East Beach, a private 3-bedroom beachfront property), Governor General Oceanfront 1 Bedroom Butler Suite (a Beachfront West Wing suite on the top floor), Imperial Oceanfront 1 Bedroom Butler Suite (atop the Beachfront West Wing) or Royal Oceanfront 1 Bedroom Butler Suite (overlooks East Beach). Each suite is perfect in its own little way, you just pick the best one that suits you!

    The other set of rooms available are the Butler Level Rooms.  You have the options of the Grand Duchess Oceanfront Verandah Butler Suite (on levels 1,2 and 3 with a spectacular veranda), Grand Duke Oceanfront Butler Suite (stylish and on the East Wing of levels 1,2 and 3), Royal Monarch Oceanfront Butler Suite (ornamental French balcony on the West Wing of levels 1,2 and 3), Monarch Oceanfront Butler Suite (dramatic ocean views on levels 1,2 and 3 of the West Wing), Marquis Oceanfront Butler Suite (relaxing, ocean views on levels 1,2 and 3 in the East Wing), Viceroy Honeymoon Oceanfront Butler Suite (colonial inspired on levels 1,2, and 3 in the East Wing) and last but not least, the Regent Oceanfront Butler Suite (charming, ornamental on levels 1,2 and 3 in the West Wing).  With so many options to choose from, this vacation will be exactly what you were looking for, romantic and relaxing!

    Between Sandals Royal Plantations and Sandals Ochi, 21 restaurants are available to choose from, with 5 onsite at Royal Plantations and 16 at Ochi.  Let's check out what the onsite delicacies are.  The Papillon Restaurant is a French tradition offering dishes like La Coquille Du Pecheur,  shrimp & lobster with mornay sauce and hollandaise.  The Terrace has an assortment of flavors of Caribbean specialties.  A beachfront spot, The Royal Grill offers exotic grilled foods such as Surf-n-Turf, a beef tenderloin with garlic grilled lobster, whipped potato & beef demi glaze.  For a light snack or cup of tea, the Tea Terrace offers tea & pastries like the Chocolate Truffle Délice, chocolate sponge with rich truffle mousse.  An English style pub known as The Wobbly Peacock offers amazing food, for example, the Lamb Rump: anchovy, carrot, mascarpone purée & truffle croquette.   Expand your dining experience and head on over to Ochi for more delicious options.  Enjoy gourmet foods at Vista Sky, Italian at Valentino's, sushi at the raw bar Soy, Caribbean flavors with The Reef Terrace, southern hospitality at The Southern Table, Mediterranean seafood at Neptune's, Caribbean cuisine at Manor or tasty little dishes at Tapas on the Riviera.   Chow down on pizza from either Dino's or Bella Napoli.  Get the pier elegance from Kelly's Dockside, a new take on happy hour at The Mariner Seaside Bar & Grill and true Caribbean experience while at The Jerk Shack.  Don't forget The Great House Café, Kimonos (an oriental cuisine) and Le Gourmond (French cuisine).  If you are only looking for a cold beverage, Royal Plantation has two bars where you can indulge a beer, glass of wine or even a frozen treat.  I can definitely say you will not go a day starving, for there are so many options to sooth your palate.  Not to mention, Jamaica's only champagne and caviar bar is located here. Yum!

    Are you and your significant other outdoor gurus?  There are tons of activities to enjoy while staying on this beautiful island.  What all is included you ask?  Let me begin by mentioning UNLIMITED Water & Land Sports!  These activities are as follows: canoes, kayaks, sailboats, snorkeling, windsurfing, hobie cats, paddle boarding, glass bottom boat, misting pool, 2 whirlpools, a pool, golf, pool tables, fitness center, board games, night & day tennis, beach volleyball, billiard tables, rock climbing wall and so much more!!  The golf course is located in the hills of Ocho Rios and has complimentary transfers to and from the resort.  Sandals Country Club is gorgeous all on its own and perfect to practice your game on with a mandatory caddie by your side.  Completely optional, shopping boutiques are available as well to get those souvenirs.  I have to tell you though; a must do is booking a package from Red Lane Spa for a single or couples massage.  Although not included with your package at the resort, for a great price you receive one awesome, luxury massage from certified masseuses.  Also keep in mind that Island Routes has many different excursions you can take like ATV Safari Ocho Rios, Blue Hole Jeep Safari, Deep Sea Sport Fishing, Dolphin Swim and Wet-n-Wild Dune Buggy Adventures.  Just contact your travel agent prior to your arrival to see what is available.  Adventures you don't want to miss are everywhere on this island!


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    Want a destination wedding?  Royal Plantation is it!  Receive a FREE wedding with a purchase of 3 nights or longer at the resort.  Look at what is included in this fantastic deal…

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Personal wedding planning team
Preparation of marriage documents
Wedding and Honeymoon Gift Registry
Free wedding website

30-min foot massage
Manicure for the bride

Picturesque Ceremony Location:* Our islands feature the most beautiful and natural backdrops for your destination wedding.
Bouquet and Boutonniere: A bridal bouquet and a groom's boutonniere of fuchsia yellow Mokara orchids.
Unlimited Guest Seating: Chiavari chairs with cushions for as many guests as you'd like.
Pre-recorded musical accompaniment of your choice.
Complimentary 5"x7" wedding photo


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Wedding Cake: Enjoy a two-tiered white fondant wedding cake with fuchsia and yellow Mokara orchids
Table setting with white linens, silverware and crystal: Table setting of white china, sparkling crystal, crisp white linens and shining silverware.
Centerpiece of fuchsia and yellow Mokara orchids:
Unlimited Chiavari chairs with cushions
Cocktail reception with sparkling wine and hors d'oeuvres
Bride and Groom signature cocktail

Breakfast in bed with mimosa on any morning of your choice
Romantic turndown service with flower petals on the first evening of your honeymoon
Honeymoon dinner with white-glove service in a specialty restaurant

For an additional charge, specialize your wedding day with more decorative options of your choice like a ceremony structure and floral, tea lights, napkin rings, chair backs, etc.  Dream different and make your special day perfect on the island of Jamaica!  If you are recently married, make Sandals Royal Plantation your Honeymoon spot!  There is nothing better than waking up to the sounds of waves, the breeze, chirping birds all while curled up to your love.

    No matter what your reason is for visiting Sandals Royal Plantation, you can't beat an all-inclusive resort where you can sit back, soak up the sun, relax and play and most of all, on no time schedule!  Sandals is the perfect adult get-a-way adventure you have been looking for.  Reach out to your travel agent today and get started on booking your magical vacation now!  Jamaica is calling! 


Lindsay Kunz is an independent agent for Fairytale Adventures Travel Agency. She specializes in Disney Parks, Cruising and All-Inclusive Resorts. You can reach Lindsay at or on her webpage at Lindsay Kunz Destination Specialist. 

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