Things to See and Do While Staying at Royal Plantation

With so many attractions and vendors vying for your attention, choices throughout Jamaica can be overwhelming. The Royal Plantation will provide numerous ways to enjoy the surrounding coastal region. This vacation spot provides an impressive selection of recreational opportunities, meaning you will have plenty of exciting activities to choose from during your vacation.

Royal Plantation has one swimming pool, so even during your busiest days it makes for an easy opportunity to suit up and cool off. Plus this property is proudly located on the water, so there are plenty of options if you want to cool off in the sun when you stay here. Of course, you can also ease into the property's whirlpool, especially after a lot of walking around the city.

Travelers staying at this property won't need to worry about finding a gym to use during their vacations; you'll find everything you need at their on-site exercise facility.


This resort is able to catch the eye of many tennis fanatics, considering visitors can spend some time on the court without leaving the property. Guests will find 2 tennis courts on the property. Of course, players don't have to stop when the sun goes down; courts here are equipped with lighting.

Looking for more options where on-site tennis is a possibility? You may want to browse nearby hotels with this activity, including Couples Sans Souci and Hibiscus Lodge.


Despite the fact that Royal Plantation doesn't have a golf course, it may be possible to arrange for a tee time nearby. The closest course is Sandals Golf and Country Club, which you'll find within visiting distance of this accommodation. You can play 18 holes at this course. The course has a total length of 6311 yards, and it has been rated as a par 71. If you'd like to see if it is possible to schedule a tee time, you can reach the course at (876) 975-0119.


Certified divers can participate in scuba dives set up by the resort, while novices can learn in the resort pool.

Visitors that like an array of watersports will have a wonderful experience during their stay at Royal Plantation. The following list shows the water activities that the property offers.

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Wind Surfing

Family Activities

If you plan to stay at Royal Plantation then you'll have to leave the kids at home, as this is an adults-only property with children you will have to find another option. If you're planning a romantic retreat, however, this property might be an ideal place to spend time in Jamaica. Please note that this property does not allow guests traveling with kids under the age of 18.

Children are welcome to play in the on-site game room.

Entertainment and Nightlife

After a long day of tours and travel, find your way back to your accommodation and settle in for an entertaining evening; seeing a show is an easy option since Royal Plantation offers live entertainment. Typically, live entertainment is offered 7 days per week. However, the details can vary seasonally. If you want to obtain additional details, check with the front desk at (876) 974-5601.

Plus, there are a two different bars where guests can easily grab a cocktail or two whether they see the show or not.

When you've exhausted all of the nighttime entertainment options at your destination, you can seek pleasure elsewhere. The accommodations in the surrounding area have a small amount of nightlife available to you, such as what you will find listed in the following chart:

Accommodations near the Royal Plantation with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Sandals Royal Plantation 1.6 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios 2 check
Sandals Grande Rivera 1.4 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios 12 check
Jamaica Inn 1.8 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios 2 check
Shaw Park Beach Hotel All Inclusive 0.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Ocho Rios 1 --
Harmony Hall 1.0 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Ocho Rios -- --
Crystal Ripple Beach Lodge 0.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Ocho Rios -- --
Couples Sans Souci 1.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Ocho Rios 6 check
The Blue House 1.3 mi. East of Central Ocho Rios -- --
Hibiscus Lodge 0.5 mi. Northeast of Downtown Ocho Rios 1 --
Silver Seas 0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Ocho Rios 2 check
Marine View Hotel 0.4 mi. Northeast of Downtown Ocho Rios -- --
Village Hotel Downtown Ocho Rios 1 --

If you want to try your hand at some games of chance, one of the closest casinos is at Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios.


Not every property in Jamaica can boast a spa as one of their amenities, but Royal Plantation is one of the few in the area that can provide their guests a calm setting where they can release stress and reflect on the area's beauty. The list below has some of the services available at the spa:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool


One of the most anticipated activities on-site is horseback riding. Since Jamaica's weather is beautiful year-round, riding is a popular pastime.

The beauty salon on the property offers a convenient way to prep your hair and makeup for a special occasion, or fun night out.

Even though you'll find plenty of fun activities right on-location, guests who enjoy exploring will find many exciting outdoor attractions in Jamaica. Whether you'd rather hang out on a sunny beach or enjoy a round of golf, you can encounter plenty of other options for recreation in this area. Check out these articles for information about sightseeing, scuba diving, riding a bike or scooter, shopping, fishing, snorkeling, and other activities you might enjoy.


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