If this sounds like you, choosing accommodations close to the beach will guarantee that you get the full beach experience.
Luckily, Royal Plantation is right on the water and sand, so you won't have to go very far to enjoy what makes the region so popular. Being able to spend a day while avoiding hoards of people crowding the beach makes a difference in your beach going experience. This beach provides that kind of benefit, since it is tucked away from the more crowded areas of Jamaica.
Needless to say, since Royal Plantation is positioned directly on Shaw Park Beach, spending time at the shore is one of the main attractions at this property. Shaw Park Beach is a part of Cutlass Bay. It is privately owned by Shaw Park Beach Hotel and Spa, making it accessible only by patrons of the resort. For those who are willing to venture off site, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click on the names below to learn more:
|White River Bay||0.9||ENE||Ocho Rios|
|Mallards Beach||1.0||W||Ocho Rios|
|Grande Beach||1.5||W||Ocho Rios|
|Turtle Beach||1.7||W||Downtown Ocho Rios|
|1.9||W||Downtown Ocho Rios|
|Tower Isle West Beach||2.2||ENE||2.3 mi. East-Northeast of Ocho Rios|
|Dunn's River Beach||3.8||W||3.7 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Rio Nuevo Battle Site||4.5||E||4.6 mi. East of Ocho Rios|
|Steer Town Beach||4.7||W||3.3 mi. East of St. Ann's Bay|
One of the closest picks is White River Bay. This is a quaint bay with drifting sailboats on the horizon and a calm crowd. The sunshine illuminates the sand and the sea, which both sparkle.
If you're looking for a stretch of sand that attracts very few tourists, Steer Town Beach is an alternative worth considering. This beach has soft white sand with a few patches of famous Caribbean pink sand. Trees line the back side of the beach, but nothing sits on the sand or shore itself. You can find it four and a half miles west of the resort.
Visiting a town or community neighboring your resort can be a nice day trip that brings variety to your trip, whether you're marveling at the region's untouched natural beauty, or learning more about the area's art and history. Royal Plantation is located in Ocho Rios, a city in Jamaica.
The table below lists some of the areas near Royal Plantation.
|downtown Ocho Rios||1.6||W|
Royal Plantation is a wonderful locale for active travelers. There are numerous activities to be enjoyed when searching from this accommodation. As a matter of fact, this area is simply full of different attractions to try, like Milford Falls, and Shaw Park Garden Falls, to name a few. The closest of the three is .,
Still more attractions, within the vicinity of the lodging, are shown in the table below.
|Movie Theater||1.9||W||Downtown Ocho Rios|
|Milford Falls||Waterfall||--||--||Ocho Rios|
|Shaw Park Garden Falls||Waterfall||2.0||WSW||Ocho Rios|
|Turtle River Falls and Gardens||Botanical Garden||2.1||WSW||1.9 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios|
|Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls||Botanical Garden||2.2||WSW||2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios|
|Mahoe Falls||Waterfall||2.3||SW||2.1 mi. South West of Ocho Rios|
|Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios||Zoo||3.2||W||3.1 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Dunn's River Falls||Waterfall||3.4||W||3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Dunn's River Park||Park||3.4||W||3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Annandale Great House||Historical Site||--||--||Epworth|
|Cranbrook Flower Forest and River Head Adventure Trail||Botanical Garden||11.8||W||3.8 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay|
|Zip Line Site||12.4||W||4.4 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay|
|Firefly||Museum||12.0||E||12.1 mi. East of Ocho Rios|
|Brimmer Hall Estate||Historical Site||13.5||ESE||13.6 mi. East-Southeast of Ocho Rios|
If you're on the lookout for an enjoyable experience, Milford Falls might be a good choice. This lesser known and smaller waterfall is located not far from Shaw Gardens. It is a good place to escape the crowds while getting a little wet.
When you're deciding where to stay, it can sometimes be a good idea to learn about nearby accommodations as a means to get a better feel for the surrounding area. You'll be able to find no shortage of additional properties to consider nearby, as this part of Jamaica offers visitors an excellent selection of hotels and resorts to pick from. In order to find additional info about lodging options available in the region, see the following table.
|Sandals Royal Plantation||0.0||NE||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Sandals Grande Rivera||0.2||W||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Jamaica Inn||0.3||ENE||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Shaw Park Beach Hotel All Inclusive||0.5||ENE||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Harmony Hall||0.6||W||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Crystal Ripple Beach Lodge||0.6||E||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Executive Shaw Park Guest House||0.8||SE||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Couples Sans Souci||0.9||ENE||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|The Blue House||1.1||E||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Hibiscus Lodge||1.2||W||Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
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