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Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island
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- Couples can arrange a champagne picnic on the resort's private island which is offshore and accessible by the resort's shuttle boat (surcharge required).
What to Expect:
- Combining Caribbean charm with British tradition, Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island is open only to couples at least 18 years of age. A special feature is the resort's own private island, reached via dragon boat. Upon check-in, guests receive cold towels and welcome champagne. A resort orientation takes place twice daily.
- Dining options include the ballroom-style Regency Suite, the intimate Courtyard, and the elaborate Royal Thai, which is located on the resort's private island. In addition to a secluded beach on the island, the resort fronts a () private beach. Sundecks and spa tubs surround four outdoor pools. Two pools have swim-up bars. Entertainment includes nightly theme parties, cocktail parties, and a disco. The Red Lane Spa offers treatments for additional surcharges.
MAHOE BAY P.O. BOX 167
MONTEGO BAY, ST. JAMES,
- Montego Bay
Airport:Sangster International Aiport MBJ
- Caribbean Deluxe Room -
These spacious rooms are decorated with elements of Jamaican style, located on the second floor of the Carisbrooke
building, centrally and conveniently located above the resort’s porte cochere and lobby. Featuring intimate sitting areas with plush chairs and throw pillows, these rooms boast elegant mahogany king beds, fully-stocked refrigerators and luxurious en suite baths.
- Caribbean Premium Room -
Framed by oversized balconies or patios that boast views of the lush gardens or the resort’s south pool, these spacious rooms are situated a stone’s throw from the tennis and basketball courts. Tastefully outfitted with hardwood furniture and boasting a well-appointed bathroom.
- Royal Sanctuary Grande Luxe Room -
Offering views of the resort’s manicured lawns and gardens. These rooms boast large balconies or patios and are located just a short stroll from the beach and the Red Lane Spa. Inside the rooms are furnished with hand-carved, four-poster beds draped in the finest linens and large plasma TVs.
- Caribbean Grande Luxe Poolside Room -
Bordered by lush island flora, these rooms offer equal measures of old-world charm and island magic. Each is decorated
with mahogany furnishings, a king bed, plasma screen TV and an elegant en suite bathroom complete with marble tiles and large whirlpool tub. Access to the semi-private Caernarvon pool adds a final touch of luxury. Situated on the first and second floors of the Caernavon building with views of the pool and the gardens.
- Beachfront Grande Luxe Room -
These well-appointed rooms are boast either a large balcony or patio, providing striking views of the Caribbean Sea. Spread across the first, second and third floors of the Windsor building and the Second floor of the Balmoral building these rooms are conveniently located close to almost all the resort’s activities and facilities, and feature a stately four-poster bed, 42 inch plasma TV.
- Kensington Cove Honeymoon Beachfront Club Level Room -
These rooms, located on the first to third floors of the Kensington building are furnished with hand-carved, four-poster
mahogany king beds. The well appointed bathrooms feature whirlpool tubs.
- Beachfront Honeymoon Walkout Club Level Room -
These elegantly furnished rooms are located on the first floor of the Windsor and Balmoral Buildings and boast stately four-poster king beds, plasma TVs and a fully-stocked bar. Walk right out to the beach, mere steps away from the private patio. Guests will enjoy the attentive Club Sandals service.
- Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Butler Suite -
These suites feature a four-poster mahogany bed, a bathroom graced with marble and hand-cut mosaic tile accents, a whirlpool, and flat screen televisions. Located on the second floor of the St James Building, these butlered suites boast spectacular views of well-tended gardens, fully abloom with exotic tropical plants and flowers, as well as sweeping views of the resort’s striking crystal lagoon as well as offering close proximity to the tea room and the resort’s famed wishing bridge.
- Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Oceanview Butler Suite -
Framed by a large balcony overlooking the resort’s crystal lagoon and with views of the ocean in the distance, these second floor butlered suites, well-appointed with a four-poster mahogany king bed, plasma televisions and marble bath. Guests will enjoy the view of the lush gardens, ocean and the crystal lagoon.
- Swim Up Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Butler Suite -
Some of these suites feature a secluded patio surrounded by lush vegetation that opens onto the resort's crystal lagoon where guests can dip their toes into the soothing waterway. Indoors, the suites feature the ultimate in luxury, with a four-poster mahogany bed. The marvelous bathroom is graced with marble and hand-cut mosaic tile accents, plus a whirlpool, his and her vanities, and view the rest of the world via flat screen televisions.
- Royal Sanctuary One Bedroom Butler Suite -
Located on the shoreline, these one-bedroom suites comprise a king size bed adorned with Egyptian cotton linen, a contemporary marble bathroom with lighted vanity, an intimate living area and two plasma televisions. These suites come complete with either a large patio or balcony, featuring views of the East Pool and glimpses of the Caribbean Sea.
- Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon One Bedroom Butler Suite with Private Stairway -
This unique one bedroom suites features an expansive living room complete with 42" plasma TV, separate bedroom with 37" plasma TV, fine mahogany furnishings, tiled floors, whirlpool bath and walk-in shower. Suites feature an oversized balcony overlooking the crystal lagoon and a private stairway entrance leading down to the crystal lagoon.
- Royal Sanctuary Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suite -
Elegant suites on the first and second floors of the Balmoral Building situated along the beach. These one bedroom suites feature a king bed, a contemporary marble bathroom with lighted vanity, an intimate sitting area and two plasma televisions. All suites have either a large patio or balcony, offering uninterrupted views of the ocean.
- Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Penthouse Oceanview One Bedroom Butler Suite -
Magnificent one bedroom suites feature an expansive living room complete with 42 inch plasma TV, plush sofas and easy chairs. A separate bedroom is furnished with a 37 inch plasma TV, fine mahogany furnishings including a mahogany four-poster king size bed, draped in fine linens, tiled floors, whirlpool bath and walk-in shower. Suites feature an oversized balcony overlooking the crystal lagoon and beautiful ocean views. These suites are located on the third floor of the Clarence Block
- Swim Up Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon One Bedroom Butler Suite -
These spacious suites boast zero-entry access to the resort’s stunning crystal lagoon. Complete with an expansive living room, featuring a 42 inch plasma TV screen and a separate bedroom, these suites are among the resort’s most popular. Well-appointed with mahogany furnishings, large whirlpool bath, walk-in shower and oversized patio providing awe-inspiring views, these suites are also conveniently located on the first floor of the Clarence Block and come complete with their own personal butler.
- Air conditioning
- Bottled water in room (complimentary)
- Cable/satellite TV
- CD player
- Ceiling fan
- Climate control
- Clock radio
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary toiletries
- Direct-dial phone
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board
- Massage - available in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Voice mail
- Wake-up calls
- Welcome amenities
- Window opens
The majority of amenities, activities, and gratuities at this resort are included in the room rate for the Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island; guests will not be charged extra.
Fronting () of private beach, Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort is a 15-minute drive from central Montego Bay. The resort has its own private offshore island with a secluded beach, outdoor pool and spa tub, and the Royal Thai dinner restaurant. A dragon boat shuttles guests to and from the island.
Three pools and four spa tubs are at the main resort. Guests have the option of casual, intimate, air-conditioned, and open-air dining, as well as British-style, white-glove tea service, and six bars. Entertainment includes theme parties, cocktail parties, a disco, and talent nights. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in the lobby. Red Lane Spa offers a tropical nail bar and a menu of skin and body treatments (surcharges). Guests are also entitled to use facilities, including restaurants, at all Sandals resorts in Jamaica.
Nightly entertainment themes:
Monday - Karaoke Night
Tuesday - Caribbean Night
Wednesday - Guest and Staff Talent Night
Thursday - Casino Night
Friday - Beach Party Night
Saturday - Razz Matazz Night
Sunday - Formal Night
Cocktail parties are held Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
This resort is for adult couples 18 and over (singles and children are not allowed).
The following list of amenities are available on-site; fees may apply.
- 24-hour front desk
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Airport transportation (complimentary)
- Audio-visual equipment
- Banquet facilities
- Beauty services
- Business services
- Coffee shop or cafe´
- Complimentary breakfast
- Concierge desk
- Conference room(s)
- Currency exchange
- Dry cleaning service
- Event catering
- Fitness equipment
- Hair salon
- Internet access in public areas - high speed
- Internet access in public areas - surcharge
- Massage - treatment room(s)
- Medical assistance available
- Multilingual staff
- Parking (free)
- Parking (valet)
- Picnic area
- Poolside bar
- Private beach
- Restaurant(s) in hotel
- Security guard
- Spa tub
- Swimming pool - outdoor
- Tour assistance
- Wedding services
All Sandals, Beaches resorts are nonsmoking in any enclosed areas. Examples are bars, restaurants, lobbies, conference facilities, retailfacilities, and nightclubs.
Smoking is permitted in all open areas and designated rooms. Special requests are subject to availability, cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
This resort only accepts adult couples age 18 and older.
No singles or triples accepted.
Singles, triples, and families are welcome at associated Beaches properties.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
A no-tipping policy applies at the resort only. A modest gratuity per piece of luggage is suggested for airport luggage handlers.
The resort has a 100 percent cancellation, no-show, and short-stay penalty. Because unforeseen circumstances can arise, travel insurance is strongly recommended.
Upon check-in, guests will be asked to tender a credit card to activate their room folio. All purchases (except those paid for with a credit card) at resort outlets will be signed to the room folio. Cash will not be accepted for incidental charges at any resort outlet.
If a credit card is unavailable, a cash deposit must be left at the front desk/concierge in order to activate the room folio. Travelers' checks will be treated like cash and therefore can only be used at the front desk.
- Pets not allowed
- 3 PM
- 11 AM
The majority of meals and beverages, plus all gratuities, at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars are included in the room rate for the Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island.
The Regency Suite & DeckOrnate, ballroom-style restaurant. Air-conditioned dining room and outdoor terrace overlooking the sea. International cuisine. Buffet and à la carte dining. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations not required. Dress code at dinner: Resort evening attire.
Royal ThaiThai pavilion on a private island offshore and accessible by resort's dragon boat. Thai cuisine. Dinner Saturday-Thursday. Reservations required. Guests must be at the water-sports pier 15 minutes before seating. Dress code: Resort casual.
The CourtyardIntimate restaurant with stately columns draped in bougainvillea. Open kitchen. Mediterranean cuisine. Breakfast and dinner. Reservations not required. Dress code at dinner: Resort evening attire.
The PavillionOpen-air terrace adjacent to main pool. Jamaican cuisine. Nightly dinner. Reservations not required. Dress code: Resort evening attire.
Cricketer's ArmsBritish-style pub. Pub menu and cocktails. Open evenings.
Jamaican Coffee & Tea RoomOpen-air pavilion with rattan dining sets and ceiling fans. British-style, white-glove tea service. Live music. Self-serve coffee and espresso machine available 24 hours.
The Beach GrillOpen-air bar and grill located on the sand. Burgers, French fries, and other casual fare. Tropical drinks and other beverages. Open from mid-morning to early evening and from late evening to 3 AM.
Resort barslocated poolside on the private island in an air-conditioned lounge with piano entertainment and in the disco. The resort also offers two swim-up bars."
The majority of recreational activities detailed below are included in the room rate for the Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island.
Arrayed along a private beach, Sandals Royal Caribbean also has its own private offshore island accessible via dragon-boat shuttle. The island features a secluded beach and an outdoor pool and spa tub. Stone-and-concrete piers divide the resort's main beach into scalloped coves, where the water remains calm in most weather conditions.
Canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, small sailboats, scuba diving gear, snorkeling gear, and windsurfers are available for guests. Basketball, croquet, horseshoes, shuffleboard, outdoor chess, volleyball, and tennis can be played. Both land and water aerobics classes are offered.
The resort's fitness center includes treadmills, stair machines, stationary bikes, elliptical trainers, free weights, and other equipment. Saunas and steam rooms are also available.
Guests receive complimentary greens fees to the 18-hole Sandals Golf & Country Club, but transportation is not provided. The nearest 18-hole championship golf course is Ironshore Golf & Country Club, a two-minute drive away.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.
- Bicycle rentals
- Bird watching
- Hiking/biking trails
- Horse riding/rental
- Jet skiing
- Motor boating
- Mountain biking
- Rowing or canoeing
- Running track/path
- Scuba diving
- Water skiing
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