Things to See and Do While Staying at Sandals Royal Plantation

With many ways to spend your days in Jamaica, the Sandals Royal Plantation will help you take advantage of their vibrant beachfront location. This location offers a wide range of recreational possibilities, which means you'll have no shortage of exciting activities to enjoy throughout your stay.

Sandals Royal Plantation has 2 swimming pools, so don't worry about not being able to find enough lounge chairs for the whole family. A big plus for many vacationers is that this property is also found adjacent to the shore, so there are many ways to spend time in the water throughout your stay.

Travelers staying at this property won't need to worry about finding a gym to use during their vacations; the exercise facility on-site includes the equipment you need to keep it going.


Tennis fanatics should definitely consider booking this property, since the tennis facilities — located on-site — make for a pleasant afternoon activity, or sweat-breaking challenge. There are 2 courts on this property. Plus, the lighted courts here give guests the opportunity to play at night, when schedules are more relaxed.

Seeking more options like this? You may wish to compare this property to other hotels in the area that also have courts, including Couples Sans Souci and Hibiscus Lodge.


Even though Sandals Royal Plantation doesn't feature a golf course, you may be able to arrange some playing time nearby. The closest course is Sandals Golf and Country Club, which you'll find within visiting distance of this property. You can play 18 holes at this course. This 6311 yard course is rated as a par 71. For those who would like to find out more information, you can call the course at (876) 975-0119.


Travelers who enjoy a variety of watersports will have a great time during their visit Sandals Royal Plantation. The list below details the watersports that the property offers.

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

Family Activities

Families are welcome at Sandals Royal Plantation, but you likely won't be impressed by an extra large selection of amenities or activities specifically intended for children. If you're looking for somewhere to lodge at with specific perks that are tailored specifically for children, take a look at these properties recommended for families.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Following a busy afternoon in Jamaica, it feels good to relax to the sounds of a live performance; it's an easy option since live entertainment is offered on-site at Sandals Royal Plantation.

Plus, there are a two different bars so guests never have to go far to try island cocktails and mingle with other guests before the show.

Nearby accommodations that offer an alternative to your lodging's nightlife options are shown below:

Accommodations near the Sandals Royal Plantation with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
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 --
Crystal Ripple Beach Lodge 0.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Ocho Rios -- --
Harmony Hall 1.0 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown 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 are feeling lucky and looking for something else to do, 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 Sandals Royal Plantation is one of the wonderful properties that is able to offer its guests a convenient place where they can forget their vacation stresses and unwind. The list below has some of the services available at the spa:

  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room


In addition to all the activities found on-site, visitors hoping to get out 'n' about can find many interesting recreational opportunities in Jamaica. No matter if you'd rather relax on the beach or enjoy a round or two of golf, you can encounter lots of other recreational opportunities in this area. Click these links for information about riding a bike or moped, shopping, diving, sightseeing, snorkeling, fishing, and other activities.


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