Royal Plantation Spa & Golf Resort Hotel, Ocho Rios
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Royal Plantation Spa & Golf Resort Hotel
Are you kidding me??!!from A TripAdvisor Member
We were originally supposed to stay in Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Carribean. Fortunately we were moved/relocated to Royal Plantation. I had read all the other reviews here prior to our trip once I found out we had been moved to this place - and everything that is mentioned in these e-opinions is TRUE!! Terrific service, no lines to wait in, turn down service every night as well as 5-star dining every night. Royal Plantation is secluded and cannot be visited by guests from other resorts. Even though the beach was smaller than others, it was nice to not have to step over/around lots of people. Sibony makes the best drinks (order 'Special #1 and Special #10), not to mention everything is top shelf! You even have up to four top shelf bottles of liquor in your room with a full wet bar that is restocked daily.
We'll be going back next year for sure - even if we have to pay full price.
One last note, the car/van ride from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios is approximately 2 hours 10 minutes. It reminded my wife and I of the scene from 'Romancing the Stone' on their way to Cartagena!!!!!! Pretty scary stuff... Try to book your flight so that you arrive in the morning around 10-10:30 AM. There is one Jamaica Express flight daily from Montego Bay to Ocho that leaves around 11:30 AM, I think. It is a 15 minute flight and I'll bet my life (literally, in this case) that it is safer and less stressful than the drive. If you KNEW you didn't have a chance to die taking the drive, then you might chalk it up as an adventure. But since we passed a fatal accident on our way to Ocho Rios (3 dead), it obviously isn't a movie scene.
Anyway, ya mon'! Three thumbs way up!
Royal Relaxationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The spa is excellent - friendly knowledgeable staff. The beach areas are small, but with only 77 suites, you have plenty of beach space.
They gave us a Honeymoon Plantation Suite - greatest room we've ever stayed in any resort. Separate jacuzzi room with open shower, living room with TV, large bedroom with TV/vcr and cd radio, electronic safe, large master bath with tub/shower, two-sink vanity and large balcony with view of ocean. Grounds are lush with vegetation. Nice large screen TV room with pool table,etc. The only drawback is that the beach is accessible only by stairways (didn't count the steps) but would be difficult for someone with mobility issues. The small number of guests and upscale service provided us with incredible relaxation and a great sense of intimacy. Very romantic property. Some entertainment provided, but no playmakers and none of the bustling activity of a typical Sandals. Must climb Dunn's River Falls and get take-out from The Jerk Centre. Chef Hugo serves fine cuisine, Helmsley pours a great Appletini and Patrice of the turndown service is the greatest.
The Best of Everything!from lexitaylor
All I can say, is that I was totally impressed in every way from the delicious food, the wonderful musicians who played every evening as we dined, to the welcoming employees who really did cater to our every need! The rooms are awesome - they are all oceanfront, and decorated in mahogany from the bed posts to the moldings - and talk about clean!
Every morning, workers were cleaning, polishing, even raking the footprints from the sand. I am usually a very discerning traveler who is not easy to please, but if you truly want a great vacation with the best of everything, go to the Royal Plantaion!
Great Resort Poor after stay servicefrom Stinger55
Well they did, they claimed absolutely no responsibility whatsoever. If I had know this to be the case I would have never left the resort and demanded compensation at that point.
This is a caution that this resort will lull you into a false sense of security as it is a very good resort be beware. It still has the theft issues of many other lower class resorts. Beware they will not take care of you after you leave.
Awesome vacationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Anything you want you can have. They are very accomadating. They really get to know you on a personal level and they were calling us by our first names by the end of our trip.The food is fantastic especially at the Bayside. The Lobster was especially wonderful. All of the rooms are very nice and the views are spectular. We are already planning our next trip there. I would reccomend this hotel to anyone but if you are looking for a lively place this is not for you. It is a quiet low key resort.
Excellent Food and surroundingsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great Fun, Fantastic Memoriesfrom A TripAdvisor Member
(Don't be afraid...it's hot but fun exercise). The French Restaurant was awesome..Chef Hugo mkes spectacular gourmet food...Note...order everything, the portions are always small! Kinda wish the pool matched the superior decor of the resort though! A little small, but still fun!We recommend the couples massage! Way relaxing and extrememly special! :0) Have fun! Take lots of photos!P.S. You don't have to buy the most expensive room to have fun...You are rarely in the room anyway...too much to enjoy!
Best of the Bestfrom TZ
Best honeymoon on earthfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Absolutely Incredible!from A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Ocho Rios
The road to Ocho Rios As most travellers know the highway from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios has been under upgrading for years. It is still not complete and it still takes about two hours to make the ride. However, progress is noticeable and I'd expect it will be much better by late this year.
Quality craft-y souvenirs If you're looking for quality souvenirs of Jamaica and you don't have time to head out of town to Wassi Art or Harmony Hall, try Carouches in the Island Village Shopping Centre. It has a good selection of hand-crafted items by Jamaican artisans that make much nicer sovenirs than the cheap T-shirts, ballcaps, snow globes, and cartoon figurines of ganja-smoking Rastafarians that are offered in most other Ocho Rios tourist shops.
Suggested Excurions Hovvers Horse Tour, Canopy Tour and Dunnes River Falls
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- Address: Ocho Rios, - Ocho Rios - Jamaica
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