If you are looking for an adults only intimate, service oriented vacation spot Royal Plantation is the place. There is nothing left undone. From our arrival at this resort to the day of departure you are made to feel as though you are the only people there. Pristine beaches with an attentive staff to serve drinks, sweep the sand and spray you with Rosewater! Cleon, Richard and Adrian were attentive without being intrusive; Germaine, Ojay and Giavanni ensured the beach was clean, towels were fresh, water activities were available and our lounges always faced the sun! Our private snorkel adventure was incredible - the cooperation between the beach staff and butlers in making the arrangements provided an exciting morning on the water! Our room was beautiful and spacious. I treated myself to a Sports Therapy massage and though I cannot remember her name the therapist was wonderful - I cannot wait to go back next year...Each of the restaurants proved to be a culinary experience; from the seaside grill for a casual lunch to Le Papillion with everything in between - our palates were provided flavors beyond description (hats off to Stephen - he was everywhere making sure everything was correct). The personalized butler service added an extra layer of luxury; our in room bar was always stocked, dinner reservations were made, spa appointments arranged and transport to golf and scuba diving were flawless. We opted to dine at the neighboring property one night (Valentino's), but were disappointed with the food quality. Our butler (Kenroy) took us there and ensured we had cocktails as we waited for our table - they don't take reservations - but they need to! A very special thanks to Neil and Kenroy (two young men who impressed us with their positive attitudes, work ethic and personalities) for their incredible butler service! So many extra touches that made the vacation memorable. Our New Years Eve celebration began with multiple lights and ice sculptures, oodles of champagne, an unbelievable assortment of foods and again wonderful entertainment. We are not sure where Oshayne gets his energy - he is the life of the party and you feel his energy as you watch him dance, sing and energize the audience. We enjoyed a piano concert in the Wobbly Peacock by Andre - who looks like a football linebacker but plays the keys with a gentle touch. Our last night at the Wobbly Peacock was so much fun - the bar was packed and everyone participated in a sing-along and dance-a-thon that no one wanted to leave! Though we were amazed by each and every one of the RP staff, hats off to those behind the scenes and may not always get the recognition; Mark for being a gracious and attentive manager, the wait staff who were all outstanding Simon (polished and mature - a fabulous role model for the younger staff) , Shannell, Jermaine, Natalia, Junior, and Garnett. So many others that next time I will write all the names down, as there was not a single person who did not greet you with a smile and "may we help you". We have already signed up for next year and are counting the days. Our first time at a Sandals and by far there has been no vacation with this combination of attentiveness, quality and genuine pride in the work that is done for the guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- •All suite resort and all are serviced by butlers trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers•2 private beaches with beach butler service•The Caribbean’s only Champagne and Caviar Bar•Exquisite International, Mediterranean, Caribbean and French cuisine•24 hour in suite dining•Complimentary transfers from this resort to all Sandals Resorts•Voted Sandals Resorts “World Leading All-Inclusive Company” 16 years in a row•Voted Sandals Resorts “Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand” 18 years in a row•Five Star Diamond Award - American Academy of Hospitality Sciences ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandals Royal Plantation Hotel Ocho Rios
- Royal Plantation Ocho Rios
- Royal Plantation Jamaica
- Sandals Royal Plantation Jamaica/Ocho Rios