Best Sandals Resort in Jamaica

Best Sandals Resort in Jamaica

The best Sandals Resort in Jamaica is the one that I am staying at:) We are frequently asked which Sandals Resort in Jamaica is the best, so we'll answer that hear. I apologize, but the answer is not simply Sandals Ochi Beach Club.

best sandals resort in jamaica if you want a large resort with everything

Sandals Ochi is the most popular because:

  • Big resort with 519 rooms located on over 100 acres
  • Great variety of rooms and suites for every budget and taste
  • Hip beach club with a high energy vibe
  • Lots of quiet garden and beach spots
  • Closest to Sandals Golf and Country Club
  • Close to great sightseeing, Dunn's River Fall's, swim with the dolphins, bobsled Mystic Mountain and much more

Most amazing suites:

Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals South Coast have a tie here with the over the water bungalow suites.

Don't forget that amazing swim up suites are available at Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Negril and you can find luxurious millionaire suites at Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Negril.

Most Luxurious

Sandals Royal Plantation takes this award with an intimate atmosphere and only 72 suites. Every suite comes with butler service. You also get 2 private cove beaches and you have full exchange privileges with Sandals Ochi Beach, which is only a few minutes away.

sandals royal plantation

Sandals Resort by Size, # rooms and suites

  • Sandals Inn 52
  • Sandals Royal Plantations 72
  • Sandals Negril 222
  • Sandals Royal Caribbean 227
  • Sandals Montego Bay 250
  • Sandals South Coast 360
  • Sandals Ochi Beach 529

Best Beaches

All the resorts have great beaches, with maybe the exception of Sandals Inn, which has a small beach across the street. These 3 resorts have the very best.

Sandals Negril, located on 7 mile beach on the west coast
Sandals South Coast, located on a very secluded 2 mile beach
Sandals Montego Bay, located just minutes from the airport on Jamaica's largest private white sand beach

Sandals Whitehouse has 2 miles of beach

Best Sandals Resort in Jamaica for Scuba

Sandals Negril and Sandals South Coast both located on the west coast, where the water is the calmest and the clearest for scuba and snorkeling enthusiasts.

Best Sandals Resort in Jamaica for Golf

Sandals Ochi Beach Club
Sandals Royal Plantation

Both of these resorts are located in Ocho Rios, just about 15 minutes from the Sandals Golf & Country Club. Only these 2 resorts offer complimentary transfers to the golf course.

Best for Exploring

Sandals Ochi Beach Club
Sandals Royal Plantation

Every area of Jamaica is fascinating and beautiful, but Ocho Rios is the king of adventure. Here you are closest to the Blue Mountains, Bob Marley's birthplace, Mystic Mountain, Dunn' River Falls, and much more.

Dunn's River Falls is a "must do"

Best for Short Stays/Wedding Groups

Sandals Montego Bay
Sandals Royal Caribbean
Sandals Inn

Because these 3 are so close to the airport, they are great for short 3 night stays. The drive from the airport is short, so you can maximize your resort/beach/pool time.

wedding chapel at Sandals Mo Bay

Best for All Inclusive Honeymoons

And last but not least, best for honeymoons has to go to all 7, because all 7 Sandals Resorts were tailor made for romantic stress-free vacations.

One feature we love about Sandals Resorts is the fact that  you can stay at one and play at 6. Sandals Royal Plantation does not allow other Sandals guests, because the resort is small and intimate. Sandals Royal Plantation can go to Sandals Ochi Beach, which is a short walk away. Keep in mind transfers are only included between the resorts in the same area. The stay at one play at all is especially nice in Montego Bay, where you have 3 resorts and free shuttles. This means access to 23 restaurants and 12 bars.

all inclusive honeymoon

The best Sandals Resort in Jamaica for the price?

The answer here is variable, so let's take a snapshot, on the 13th of February, we priced 5 nights at all the resorts in Jamaica stay September 16th to the 21st.

This is what we found:

  • Sandals Inn, $920 pp to $1048 pp
  • Sandals Ochi Beach, $1063 pp to $2991 pp
  • Sandals South Coast, $1182 pp to $5483 pp
  • Sandals Negril, $1183 pp to $2318 pp
  • Sandals Royal Caribbean, $1188 pp to $5735 pp
  • Sandals Montego Bay, $1375 pp to $3817 pp
  • Sandals Royal Plantation, $1504 pp to $3371 pp

This is very typical with Sandals Inn being the least expensive and Sandals Royal Plantation being the highest. As you might guess the $5000 figures you see above are for the over the water bungalows, PRICELESS!

We hope this helps you on choosing the best Sandals Resort in Jamaica for YOU. We are always here to help if you need us.

Best Sandals Resort in Jamaica