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 active beachfront location. This property offers travelers an impressive variety of recreational opportunities, meaning you'll have no shortage of exciting activities to enjoy throughout your trip.

With 2 swimming pools to choose from at Sandals Royal Plantation, you won't have a hard time finding a few lounge chairs in the shade. This accommodation is also located right next to the shore, meaning that there are plenty of options when it comes time to play in the water when you stay here.

You won't have to abandon your fitness routine while vacationing at Sandals Royal Plantation; there is an on-site workout facility for health-conscious guests.


Those who play tennis will find an extra perk when booking this property, because the tennis facilities — located on-site — allow guests to stay active and have fun, too. There are 2 courts on this property. Evening matches are also a possibility here, since you have the option of using a lit court.

If you're interested in more accommodation options that offer tennis, you can take a look at similar accommodations, like Couples Sans Souci and Hibiscus Lodge.


Though Sandals Royal Plantation does not have a golf course, you can always ask the property's staff about trying to arrange a tee time nearby. The nearest course is Sandals Golf and Country Club, which is located two and a half miles to the southeast of this accommodation. There are 18 holes at this course. It's a total of 6311 yards long, and is a par 71. If you'd like more information or want to inquire about the possibility of reserving a tee time, the course can be contacted at (876) 975-0119.


Visitors who enjoy a wide variety of watersports will have a great experience while they visit Sandals Royal Plantation. The following list details the water activities available on-site.

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

Family Activities

Families are welcome at Sandals Royal Plantation, even though you likely won't be overwhelmed with a good deal of activities specifically intended for the kids in your family. If it is important that you find a hotel to stay with a lot more features that help make your vacation even more family-centric, take a look at these properties recommended for families.

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; on-site entertainment is a perk of staying at Sandals Royal Plantation.

There are also a couple of bars on the property, where guests can sip leisurely on a cold drink and meet others for drinks before the show starts.

Other accommodations in the area provide you with a few more places to spend the evening, such as 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 Ochi 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 --
Te Moana Cottages 1.1 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios -- --
Kaz Kreol Beach Lodge 0.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Ocho Rios 1 --
Hermosa Cove 0.9 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Ocho Rios 1 --
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 -- --


Not all accommodations in Jamaica feature on-site spas, but Sandals Royal Plantation is one of a few that is able to offer its guests an effortless way to forget their vacation stresses and unwind. The list below shows some of the available services:

  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room


Though you'll find a lot of fun activities right on this property, travelers who enjoy getting out 'n' about will find a multitude of exciting outdoor attractions in Jamaica. Whether you are looking to spend time at the beach or play a round of golf, you can encounter lots of other opportunities for recreation in your immediate surroundings. Click these pages to read more concerning fishing, riding a bike or scooter, sightseeing, scuba diving, snorkeling, shopping, and other activities you might enjoy.


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