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Sandals unprecedented resort Butler Service, trained by The Guild of Professional English Butlers, and only available in the very highest level of suites, provides guests with an unimaginably supreme standard of service and luxury, where your every need is anticipated and also includes Club Sandals Concierge.
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Club Sandals Concierge
offers additional arrival & personalized staff services, concierge lounge amenities, and other additional inclusions. Enjoy complimentary bar in your room restocked daily, complimentary Wi-Fi, and room service 7:30am-10pm (except Sandals Halcyon).
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All Rooms & Suites
air conditioning, luxurious firnishings, solid mahogany king size bed, Egyptian cotton linens, refrigerator with soft drinks & bottle water. Hair dryer, telephone, iron & ironing board, bath & shower, digital in-room safe, Bellman service, clock radio, flat-screened LED TV with cable, and coffee maker with Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Sandals Royal Caribbean

Located up the beach approximately 5 minute drive away from the active Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean offers a convenient alternative to guests searching for a more refined atmosphere. Compared to its sister resort down the road, Royal Caribbean offers more luxury, a quieter atmosphere, more pools, and a more laid back environment. Standout accommodations are the swim-up suites which were introduced in 2009. The resort incorporates a British style theme including afternoon tea time, continental breakfast in bed, and a British Pub. Adding additional dimension is the resort's private offshore island known as Sandals Cay featuring another pool, swim-up bar, authentic Thai restaurant, and the best beach at the resort including a private clothing optional section. At night, the resort brings in entertainers and performers but the environment is quieter overall as compared to Sandals Montego Bay. Guests of Sandals Royal Caribbean have full exchange privileges with Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Carlyle Inn and are welcome to dine and utilize the facilities along with complimentary shuttle transfers.
Sandals Royal Caribbean (Official Website)

Location - The resort is located along the Jamaica northern coast east of downtown Montego Bay and about 10 minute drive to the airport. Sandals Montego Bay is located approx 5 minutes away and Sandals Carlyle Inn approx 15 minutes.

Atmosphere - The resort welcomes couples of all ages but averages slightly higher in guest age when compared to Sandals Montego Bay. The resort also attracts a higher number of Europeans. Sandals Royal Caribbean is considered a bit higher on the luxury scale which is noticeable especially around the entrance and general lobby areas. The atmosphere is much more refined as compared to Sandals Montego Bay.

Layout & design - 15 acres with 197 rooms & suites. Series of accommodation buildings from 1 to 3 floors feature rooms and suites with varying views including the high end swim-up Crystal Lagoon Suites. An open-air lobby leads out to several of the restaurants and pool/beach areas. The resort has a series of beach sections but the best beach is located on the resort's private offshore island which is visible from the mainland. The resort pools are average in size and range from active to quiet. In general, the property is the most impressive among the 3 Montego Bay Sandals resorts. Sandals Royal Caribbean is not a large resort and walking around the flat beachfront property is easy, although guests with mobility issues will prefer a 1st floor unit as none of the buildings have elevators with the exception of the Clarence building.


Sandals Royal Caribbean features 8 restaurants from casual to elegant. British style afternoon tea served in the tea room. Guests also have full complimentary access to the 8 restaurants at Sandals Montego Bay and the 3 restaurants at Sandals Carlyle Inn (shuttle transportation included).

  • The Regency (international) Sample Menu - Primary restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the sea. No reservations, resort casual, no smoking. Breakfast 7:30am-10:30am, lunch 12:30-2:30pm, dinner 6-9:30pm.
  • Royal Thai (Thai) - Casual open-air setting under the Thai decor roof located on the offshore island. Resort casual, no smoking, reservations required. Dinner 6-8pm.
  • Le Jardinier (Mediterranean) Sample Menu - Intimate romantic terrace setting. Reservations required, resort evening attire, no smoking. Dinner 6-10pm.
  • Eleanor's (Jamaican) Sample Menu - Outdoor patio under the star setting. No reservations, resort evening attire, no smoking. Dinner 6-9pm.
  • Cricketers Pub (English Pub) Sample Menu - traditional pub dishes in authentic English pub. No reservation, resort casual, no smoking. Dinner served 6-10pm.
  • Bamboo Shack (Jamaican buffet) - located on Sandals Cay offshore island. Serves grilled favorites and salads during lunch hours. Lunch 12-3pm
  • The Mariner (Beach Grill) Sample Menu - located mainland beach area serving lunch favorites and late night snacks. Afternoon hours 10:30am-6pm and late night 10pm-3am.
  • Bella Napoli Pizzeria (Pizza) Sample Menu - made-to-order pizzas throughout the afternoon hours.

Restaurant Descriptions (Sandals Website)


  • Beach Bar - 10am-6pm
  • Island Bar - 11am-5pm (swim-up & land service)
  • Piano Bar - 5pm-1am
  • Pool Bar - 10am-5pm (swim-up & land service)
  • The Cricketers Pub - 6pm-2am

Parties & Entertainment:

  • Manager's Cocktail Party - Mondays
  • All White Night - Mondays
  • Sandals Select Cocktail Party - Tuesdays
  • Island Romance - Tuesdays
  • Honeymooners Huddle - Wednesdays
  • Chocolate Buffet & Musically Yours - Wednesdays
  • Concierge Cocktail Party - Thursdays
  • Guest & Staff Talent Show - Thursdays
  • Boonoonoonoos Beach Party - Fridays
  • Reggae Fest - Saturdays
  • Caribbean Night - Sundays

Daily & nightly entertainment includes bands, singers & dancers, piano bar sing-along, karaoke, contests & tournaments, Jamaican arts & crafts classes, cooking demos, mixology classes, and game shows.


Sandals Royal Caribbean has a beach on the mainland property as well as Sandals Cay offshore island. The mainland beach is broken into multiple sections including the main section located in front of the beach bar between the Windsor and Sandringham accommodation buildings. The offshore island beach also includes a private nude beach section. The resort has 7 pools with 6 mainland pools and 1 offshore island pool. The property also has 5 whirlpools. Beach Cabana service available ($). The resort has a full service Red Lane Spa ($), beauty salon ($), and a fully equipped air-conditioned fitness center with two saunas. Resort scuba certification & PADI or NAUI Dive certification available ($). Full range of water sports, 2 day/night tennis courts, and basketball court. Scuba dive & snorkeling boats, glass bottom boats directly off the resort docks. Two beach gazebos are available for weddings and private romantic dinners. Full schedule of activities throughout the week. Gift shop located on property.

Activity descriptions (Sandals Website)


11 accommodations buildings of various sizes ranging from 1 to 3 floors. All rooms with luxury mahogany furnishings with king bed, plasma TV, refrigerator, and Sandals standard accommodation inclusions. Concierge and Butler categories include complimentary in-room bar and Wi-Fi.
Room descriptions (Sandals Website)

Accommodation Buildings - (resort map)

  • Caenarvon (building 9) - 2-story building poolfront at the East Pool, units with jacuzzi bathtubs.
  • Arundel (building 10) - 2-story building overlooking the East Pool.
  • Carisbrooke (building 11) - upper floor of the main building with Deluxe rooms above the front desk and main lobby areas.
  • St James (building 13) - 2 story building overlooking the Crystal Lagoon Pool with Royal Honeymoon Suites.
  • Clarence (building 14) - 3-story building featuring the premier Romeo & Juliet Crystal Lagoon Suites, only building with elevator.
  • Buckingham (building 15) - 2-story building overlooking the Crystal Lagoon Pool with Royal Honeymoon Suites.
  • Glamis (building 16) - 1-story building with patios, closest gardenview rooms to the beach.
  • Edinburgh (building 17) - small 1-story building with 2 premium category rooms.
  • Windsor (building 18) - 2 and 3-story beachfront building and very close to the restaurants.
  • Sandringham (building 19) - 2-story beachfront building overlooking the main beach area.
  • Balmoral (building 20) - 2-story building featuring many of the resort's beachfront suites.
  • Kensington (building 21) 2-story building overlooking East Pool featuring beachfront concierge rooms with whirlpool tubs.

Grande Romeo & Juliet Crystal Lagoon 1BR Suites

Situated in the 3-floor Clarence building facing the Crystal Lagoon Pool, gardens, and the beach/ocean. Building has elevator servicing 2nd & 3rd floor guests. All suites with expansive living room with 42" plasma TV, separate bedroom, 37" plasma TV, fine mahogany furnishings, tiled floors, whirlpool tub, and separate walk-in shower. Patio/balcony furnished with sofa and round table with 2 chairs. Patio units also have 2 lounge chairs within Lagoon Pool entrance. All suites with butler, concierge, and 24-hour room service. Suites in this building differ based on access to pool, floor, and view.

  • (1B) Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon 1BR Butler Suite - Ground floor with direct access to the lagoon pool from the patio. Views of the gardens and lagoon pool.
  • (PH) Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Penthouse Oceanview 1BR Butler Suite - Top floor suite with best ocean views. Large balcony with ocean views. Access to the Lagoon Pool is thru the common staircase or elevator.
  • (PS) Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon 1BR Butler Suite with Private Stairway - 2nd floor suite with ocean, garden, and Lagoon pool views. Large and private staircase that leads directly down to the Lagoon Pool.

Royal Honeymoon Crystal Lagoon Suites

Situated in the 2-floor Buckingham and St. James buildings facing the Crystal Lagoon Pool, gardens, and beach/ocean. The ground floor suites in general are set back further from the Lagoon Pool compared to the (1B) category. Internal design and decor similar to the Romeo & Juliet Suites but without the separate bedroom. Suites have marble bathrooms, whirlpool tub, and separate walk-in shower. All suites with Butler, Concierge, and 24-hour Room Service.

  • (OR) Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Oceanview Butler Suite - 2nd floor Buckingham building with balcony, luxury suites overlook the Lagoon Pool and ocean.
  • (WS) Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Butler Suite - Ground floor with walkout access to the Lagoon Pool and grounds. Views of the Lagoon Pool and gardens. 1st floor of the Buckingham and St James buildings.
  • (GR) Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Butler Suite - Similar to (OR) but with views of gardens and Lagoon Pool. 2nd floor St James building with balcony.

Additional Butler Service Suites

Located Balmoral building 1st floor with walkout patio, 2nd floor with balcony. Patio/balcony furnished with table and 2 chairs. Butler, concierge, and 24-hour room service.

  • (RS) Royal Sanctuary Beachfront One-Bedroom Butler Suite - These are the premier beachfront units at the resort. These suites are among the closest units to the beach throughout the Sandals brand. Living room and separate bedroom area, two plasma TV's, large marble bathroom with tub/shower (no whirlpool tub), large patio or balcony. View of ocean, beach, and possibly East Pool.
  • (RW) Royal Sanctuary One-Bedroom Butler Suite - Similar to (RS) category but directly facing east towards the East Pool and with partial ocean views.

Beachfront Rooms

Beachfront rooms smaller in size compared to the beachfront suites. All with views and within close proximity to the beach & ocean.

  • (WB) Beachfront Honeymoon Walkout Club Level Room - beachfront walkout rooms with patio. Bathroom with tub/shower (no whirlpool tub). Club Sandals concierge and room services. Located 1st floor Balmoral and Windsor buildings
  • (HB) Kensington Cove Honeymoon Beachfront Club Level Room - Similar to (WB) category but with whirlpool tub and separate shower. Kensington Building. 1st floor with patio, 2nd & 3rd floors with balcony. Sandals Club concierge and room service.
  • (GB) Beachfront Grande Luxe - Rooms with tub/shower (no whirlpool tub). Standard service (no concierge or room service). Walkout patio or upper floor balcony. 1st & 2nd floors Sandringham, 2nd floor Balmoral, and 2nd & 3rd floor Windsor building.

Garden Rooms

Garden view rooms within various resort locations. All rooms with standard service.

  • (RG) Caribbean Grande Luxe Poolside - large rooms with jacuzzi tub/shower combination. Views of the gardens and quiet south pool. Caernarvon building 1st floor with patio, 2nd floor with balcony.
  • (GL) Royal Sanctuary Grande Luxe - Located within the single floor Glamis building, these rooms are the closest rooms to the beach among the garden view room categories. Bath/shower combination. 1st floor with large patio, garden views.
  • (PR) Caribbean Premium - Most rooms located in the South Pool area with views of the pool and gardens. Bath/shower combination. Arundel building 1st floor with patio and 2nd floor with balcony. Also 2 ground floor rooms with patio in the Edinburgh building which is closer to the beach.
  • (DL) Caribbean Deluxe - Located 2nd floor Carisbrooke building above the lobby area. Bath/shower combination. No balcony. Limited garden views.
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Montego Bay Jamaica: All flights go through the Montego Bay airport (MBJ). The Sandals Resorts in Montego Bay (Montego Bay, Royal Caribbean, and Carlyle Inn) are within minutes of the airport. The resorts have full exchange privileges with each other and Sandals provides complimentary scheduled shuttles. Popular excursions include deep sea fishing, canopy zip line, dolphin cove and more.

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Sandals Royal Caribbean Facilities:
Fitness Center (air conditioned): cardiovascular machines and weight equipment. Two Saunas, aerobic classes

Landsports: tennis (day/night) - basketball - pool tables - board games - volleyball - darts - croquet - bocce ball

Watersports: kayaks - hobbiecats - scuba diving - glass bottom boat - snorkeling - sailing - windsurfing - paddle board

Wedding: Beachfront & garden wedding gazebos, multiple reception locations outdoor and indoor, full wedding services and options

Spa: ($) full service Red Lane spa services along with both indoor and outdoor facilities

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Guests of Sandals Royal Caribbean also have full complimentary access with provided shuttle transfers to nearby Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Carlye