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Want to stay at Sandals Resort but not sure which one

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Want to stay at Sandals Resort but not sure which one


Heading to Jamaica next week and still have not booked my resort. Flights done

I want to stay at Sandals resort but not sure which one. My boyfriend would like to play golf but it's not a must.

Narrowed down to Whitehouse, Royal Carribean or Grand Riveria.

I think GR is the only one with golf but how is the resort and the beach in ocho rios?

I would like to stay where the water is clear and calm..heard mixed reviews about SWH beach (rocky, murky water and lots of jellyfish)

Any feedback would be awesome

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1. Re: Want to stay at Sandals Resort but not sure which one

"I think GR is the only one with golf"

Sandals has several resorts in the Ocho Rios area. The golf course is not located at the Grand Riviera or any of the other Sandals resorts. The course is up in the hills south of the town of Ocho Rios and about 3 miles from the hotel.

"I would like to stay where the water is clear and calm"

Of the Sandals you list Whitehouse has, in my opinion, the best beach, but no golf.

If golf is more important then the Grand Riviera would be my pick. However, golf is also available near the Royal Caribbean but at extra cost on several courses in the Montego Bay area.

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2. Re: Want to stay at Sandals Resort but not sure which one

You've chosen 3 very different resorts in 3 very different locations.

SGR is one of our least favourite of all Sandals resorts, but I say that with the experience of only spending time there visiting, not actually staying...and our reasons are based on our own preferences...too large and busy of a resort and we're not keen on the fact that the resort is divided in two by a busy road. However, SGR has a great fan base and it has a ton of dining options and a variety of room choices. Our choice in Ocho Rios is Sandals Royal Plantation which is a smaller, all-butler Sandals right next door to SGR. By staying at SRP, you would have full exchange privileges at SGR (not so the other way around). Golf included as well as all amenities at both resorts. Here are our photos of both SRP and SGR:


Sandals Royal Caribbean is our 2nd favourite Sandals and we are returning there in November for our 5th stay. Great bang for the buck as you have full exchange privileges and included shuttle transportation between all 3 Sandals in MoBay. Best beach (in terms of size) of the 3 is at Sandals Montego Bay and it is very easy to hop the shuttle and spend the day there. We do love SRC, especially for its offshore island. Here are some pics:





Sandals Whitehouse is our top favourite Sandals and our 12th stay is coming up in November. Love the private 2 mile beach which is free of other resort guests and vendors. All rooms are oceanfront. I hear of folks who claim the water is murky and that is not something we have experienced, though definitely agree that weather patterns can churn any water bottom resulting in poor visibility. (note...I'm a beach walker and wader, not ocean swimmer).

Here are some pics of SWH:


Edited: 13 July 2014, 15:54
3. Re: Want to stay at Sandals Resort but not sure which one

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