Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island

A Romantic and Luxury Jamaican Retreat

The only resort in Jamaica with an exclusive offshore island, Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island offers guests two luxurious holidays in one. The private island boasts an authentic Thai restaurant, a pool with whirlpool, a swim-up pool bar and private beach perfect for getting away from it all. Famous for its Georgian style, this resort offers afternoon tea and an authentic British pub. Featuring a further six gourmet restaurants, seven swimming pools, unlimited land and water sports and a European-style Red Lane® Spa, this resort is an oasis of relaxation and romance. The resort will open in 2016 five over the water suites a first for the Caribbean offering the epitome in luxury and stunning views of the ocean beneath you. 

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Guide Price

 €2,379  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 6911 Reviews
Clifftop sunset

Hotel highlights

  • Boasting Five Over The Water Suites\
  • a first in the Caribbean
  • Indulge in a side-by-side couples massage at the luxurious Red Lane® Spa.
  • Enjoy 8 restaurants on-site and transfers to two nearby Sandals resorts for 11 more dining options.
  • Experience life on an offshore private island at Sandals Cay\
  • two minutes by boat.
  • Feel at home in a good old British pub serving pub fare and cold pints.

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 191 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 10mins from Sangster International Airport
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Weddings
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island

  • Beach
  • Approx. 10mins from Sangster International Airport
6911 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 4585
  • Very Good 1373
  • Average 509
  • Poor 262
  • Terrible 183

What to Expect

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Feb 15, 2020

First & Last Sandals Experience

We arrived later than intended, and the car service to hotel was nice, and when we entered hotel at night, it seemed nice enough. Then, we were taken to an awkward sitting area for lengthy check in (it was late in the evening with no wait and no one around). This was a feature of an upgraded room but it felt so strange. The two young ladies were not friendly, and the atmosphere was odd. To begin a long-story I will not greatly detail, we asked about a doctor on property for a prescription medication lost in airport security. And, starts the runaround. We were told they could be contacted, but would cost $400 to see. We said we could wait until morning, but it was an endless runaround for DAYS. It was HORRIBLE. Reason #1 for bad review. As for the resort, it was haggard and in need of repairs. It was not dirty, per se, but so very tired. Our bathroom door didn't close at all, our main door didn't close properly, the beach area was not very well maintained. Beach service was terrible. One good note, the food was decent enough. Reason #2 for bad review, I have tried for well over a month to get photos taken from their photographers. Endless runaround. The ongoing saga caused me to finally write the review. How can 16 digital pictures that I'm willing to pay $200 for take so much effort to receive. This was a celebration trip, and they are making it impossible to get the photos after so many emails, calls, etc. It's such a gimmick and a headache. I made numerous calls to speak to a manager. None were returned. We will never return to a Sandals, and will likely not return to Jamaica. Go to a nice resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. I've been to several and all were so much better than this resort in every way.
Feb 13, 2020

Another great stay.

Just back from our 8th stay at Sandal Royal Caribbean. Had a wonderful time with great weather wonderful staff. The new dinning options are great as all meals were good to great. The dinner that we had at Butch's was amazing. Only small problem was that our check in did not happen until 4:30.
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