Since this was our one year anniversary visit we wanted to book a private transfer car from the airport instead of the normal shuttle buses. We booked it from Island Routes and it was $300. We had a private escort and assistance with our bags. We were greeted with a luxury Audi and cooler full or beer and champagne. It was odd to me that the driver poured me a glass of champagne for the road and during the ride offer us another drink. It was a nice treat though since it was warm and we were ready to start our vacation once we got off the plane. The driver also had little finger foods for us another great touch since we were hungry and our drive to Ocho Rios was a hour and a half.
Our Butlers had a nice little surprise in the room as we checked in
Once we got to the resort Richard our butler really made our stay special with decorating our room and going above and beyond. The Royal Plantation is a butler only resort and all the rooms have an ocean view. Our butler took our bags to our room and unpacked our suitcases without even asking. This resort is smaller than the Montego Bay resort, but Ocho Rios was gorgeous it was Mountainous and rock cliffs added character to the island. One downfall is their was only one pool, no pool bar, and didn't have activities to keep you busy. But with this resort you can take advantage of the exchange privileges and have shuttles that will take you to Ochi another Sandals resort, (they have three locations at one resort, the Hop is the bus you take to go to the three locations: Hillside, Ochi Beach Club, or Oceanside/ Riveria). Since the Royal Plantation was smaller and we wanted more of a party feel we spent most our time over at Ochi Beach Club at the pool bar. This resort also has outdoor movie nights and the first speakeasy of the Caribbean. Make sure and ask the staff what the password is, it changes nightly.
Dining choices include:
The Terrace: Traditional Dinner meals
Le Papillon: French restaurant for dinner only.
Tea Terrace: tea time with mini finger foods and desserts
The Wobbly Peacock: Traditional English pub fare.
Royal Grill: Beach-side grill, offers wraps, salads, grilled fish, and burgers. Open daily for lunch.
You can also have meals over at Ochi's 16 restaurants for a total of 21 restaurants!!
· 24 Hour room service in all Butler suites
Sandals Royal Plantation Butler Service:
· In-suite private check in
· You’ll be provided with a cell phone to keep in constant contact with your Butler
· What can a Butler offer you? These are just a few of the possibilities:
o Optional packing and unpacking and tending to your wardrobe daily
o Provide a private resort orientation at your leisure
o Communicate with housekeeping any of your room desires
o Serving meals in suite and on the beach
o Reserving your chairs on the beach and offering personalized food and beverage service
o Make your dinner reservations, escort you to the restaurant and to your preferred seats
o Arrange your return airport transfers
o Help arrange tours for you
o Assist with your check out
Ochi Beach Club is located next door at Sandals Grande Riviera and is available for use by Sandals Royal Plantation guests. Ochi Beach Club is just a 2 minute ride in the Sandals complimentary private shuttle. Enjoy the beach and activities by day and by night enjoy dining in the new Kimonos restaurant and enjoy the live music of Jamaica’s top performers.
Come to Sandals Royal Plantation - among the top of the luxury adult only all inclusive resorts in Jamaica!