Jamaica is a top vacation and honeymoon destination in the Caribbean due to its breathtaking beaches, delicious local cuisine, a wide range of activities and nightlife, and affordable prices.
We recently visited Sandals Montego Bay to see if it would make for a perfect honeymoon getaway.
One of seven beachfront Sandals Resorts in Jamaica, Sandals Montego Bay has been completely renovated to become what many consider the best all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay. Incredible new facilities like an Over-the-Water Chapel make this adults-only resort an excellent choice for the perfect destination wedding in Jamaica. Overall, the opulent renovation makes Sandals Montego Bay one of the top resorts for a couples’ vacation or honeymoon in Jamaica.
Sandals Montego Bay Overview
Sandals Montego Bay is set on a long stretch of private, pristine white sand beach along the glorious turquoise Caribbean. While this is where the Sandals brand started—the original location—the resort feels modern and fresh after its renovation. Couples will appreciate the lavish and spacious suites, of complimentary watersports, delicious cuisine, and lively social scene.
The sleek open-air lobby overlooks the Caribbean, many restaurants are waterfront, and there’s even an overwater bar. You don’t have to lose sight of the ocean here if you don’t want to.
A bonus to staying at Sandals Montego Bay is that you get complete access to all the amenities and restaurants of the nearby Sandals Royal Caribbean (easily reached via a free shuttle service).
One thing to know about Sandals Montego Bay is that it is very close to the airport. So close in fact that the airplane noise is very loud. This does not bother most guests and flights are mostly leaving from 11 am to 4 pm. But if this does bother you Sandals Royal Caribbean
How Much Does Sandals Montego Bay Cost?
A room at Sandals Montego Bay starts at $331 per person per night. It is more expensive than other Sandals Resorts in Jamaica, likely due to the popularity of the Montego Bay area.
Is Sandals Montego Bay only for couples?
Yes, Sandals Montego Bay is only for couples; like all Sandals properties, it is an adults-only all-inclusive resort designed specifically to provide a romantic atmosphere for couples.
How far is Sandals Montego Bay from Montego Bay airport?
Sandals Montego Bay is conveniently located very close to Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. Your complimentary transfer will take just about 5 minutes, so your Jamaican escape can start right away. To make your experience even more enjoyable, consider adding Club Mobay, an airport concierge service. (Learn more about Club Mobay here.)
The Montego Bay airport is served by direct flights from many major cities in the U.S., including New York, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, Washington DC, St. Louis, and Los Angeles.
Sandals Montego Bay Beach
The beach at Sandals Montego Bay is a private paradise. The long stretch of soft white sand slopes into a vivid turquoise and blue sea, where offshore reefs ensure calm waters. You can lounge here all day under shade umbrellas, sipping a refreshing tropical drink. There are even thatched-roof platforms perched over the water for additional privacy.
If you feel like being active, you’ll have your choice of complimentary watersports ranging from stand-up paddleboarding to Hobie Cat sailing.
The photo above is taken from Sandals website. This is the beach, but expect there to be a lot more people around.
Sandals Montego Bay Accommodations
At Sandals Montego Bay, you can choose from a wide range of lavish rooms and suites, many of them set just steps from the beautiful beach and sparkling sea.
Sandals Montego Bay has incredible swim-up rooms that overlook the ocean. You can stay in a Beachfront Swim-up Butler Suite which features a retractable glass wall that slides open so you can step right into the lagoon-style pool and go for a swim, lie in the sun on your private in-pool lounger, or enjoy an oversized Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two, with a view over the pool and to the sea.
Other romantic rooms at Sandals Montego Bay include Beachfront Honeymoon Butler Suites, with a balcony that overlooks the Caribbean and has a Tranquility Soaking Tub; Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Elite Luxury Rooms with a private patio and direct access to a swimming pool surrounded by lush gardens; or Beachfront Honeymoon Walkout Club Elite Junior Suites, located just steps from the beach and featuring Tranquility Soaking Tubs with ocean views. If you stay in a butler-level suite, you get the services of your own private butler during your stay.
Sandals Montego Bay Restaurants and Bars
As at every Sandals resort, you can enjoy unlimited fine dining, including breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks, and dinner at Sandals Montego Bay. The resort features 6 bars (including swim-up bars and a piano bar) and 12 restaurants, many of which overlook the beautiful beach.
Restaurants at Sandals Montego Bay include an elegant Old Jamaican restaurant, a seaside bar and grill, Italian, Japanese, a steakhouse, a waterfront restaurant serving international dishes, a sushi bar, a Caribbean jerk shack, a British pub, a casual pizzeria, a Parisian café, and a toes-in-the-sand open-air restaurant serving fresh seafood and local dishes.
Our favorite was Oleanders. If you arrive at 6:30 you can get some of the best sunset views from the deck.
There’s also in-room dining if you can’t bear to leave your luxury suite. If you book a room at Sandals Montego Bay that includes butler service, room service is available 24 hours a day. For Club Sandals accommodations, room service is available between 7 am-10 pm. You can also book private dining on the beach at Sandals Montego Bay for an extra fee.
One of the coolest features of Sandals Montego Bay is the Over-the-Water Bar, where you can sip a refreshing drink surrounded by the Caribbean. You can even laze the day away with your sweetie in one of the overwater hammocks for two!
You also have access via a complimentary shuttle to Sandals Royal Caribbean, which has 9 restaurants and 6 bars, including swim-up bars and a piano bar. The 9 restaurants offer a range of world-class dining, including authentic Thai, French haute cuisine, Indian, Italian, and the Caribbean. A casual pizzeria, Caribbean jerk shack, seaside bar and grill, and British pub round out the culinary offerings here.
Sandals Montego Bay Activities and Amenities
If you want to be active on your honeymoon or vacation in Jamaica, you’ll find everything you need here.
Sandals Montego Bay is the perfect resort in Jamaica for water activities. You can take advantage of the complimentary equipment and instruction for a full range of water sports including wakeboarding, tubing, and waterskiing as well as the usual scuba diving, snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking, and Hobie Cat sailing.
Sandals Montego Bay has a wide variety of land sports available as well, including day and night tennis in addition to beach volleyball, table tennis, lawn chess, croquet, basketball, pool tables, and a fitness center with exercise classes.
When you feel like relaxing, lounge on the stunning beach or by one of several pools. You can also indulge in a couples’ massage or other restorative spa treatment at the full-service Red Lane Spa.
Sandals Montego Bay Spa
For the ultimate pampering on your honeymoon or romantic retreat at Sandals Montego Bay, the Red Lane Spa offers Caribbean-inspired treatments with regional products and services including massages, facials, and body treatments. It also features a steam room, beauty salon, and yoga/Pilates studio, as well as plunge pools and relaxation areas in a secluded garden.
Sandals Montego Bay Excursions
You can go explore Jamaica on your own or book a wide variety of optional area excursions and adventure tours at Sandals Montego Bay, including ziplining in the jungle, horseback riding on the beach, ATV tours, a “drive your own” adventure to Negril or Ocho Rios, boat trips, river rafting, waterfall tours, mountain hiking, swimming in a luminous lagoon, rum tours, catamaran cruises, and more. (These are not included in your stay.)
Sandals Montego Bay Nightlife
As night falls, watch the sun sink into the ocean from one of several beachfront lounging areas or the overwater bar. Tiki torches, firepits, and the whisper of the waves create the perfect romantic ambiance.
If you enjoy socializing and partying, Sandals Montego Bay is known for its vibrant atmosphere. It has plenty of nightly entertainment options, including live shows, music, a piano bar, beach parties, and theme nights. Sandals Montego Bay is also close to the active nightlife scene in Montego Bay, if you want to go out to local clubs.
Sandals Montego Bay Destination Weddings
If you’re planning a destination wedding in Jamaica, Sandals Montego Bay should be at the top of your list due to the incredible Over-the-Water Chapel, where you can walk down a glass floor aisle and say your vows surrounded by the stunning Caribbean.
As at every Sandals resort, you can even get a free wedding at Sandals Montego Bay! For a minimum stay of 3 nights, you’ll receive a Free Tropical Wedding that includes a personal wedding planning team, preparation of marriage documents, a 15% discount on spa services, a beautiful ceremony location, a bouquet and boutonniere, prerecorded music for the ceremony, a 5×7 wedding photo, a 2-tiered white fondant wedding cake, and a cocktail reception with sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres (for a limited number of guests).
If you stay 7 nights or more, you can add Premium Perks to your free wedding, and if you book 5 or more guest rooms you can add Bells and Whistles.
You can also create your own perfect destination wedding at Sandals Montego Bay with their customizable wedding packages.
Sandals Montego Bay Honeymoons
If you get married and then honeymoon at Sandals Montego Bay, or if you come here within 30 days of your wedding date, you’ll get Sandals’ complimentary honeymoon package. This includes a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, a special turndown service with flower petals on your bed the first evening of your honeymoon, and fresh flowers and a decadent breakfast in bed one morning of your choice.
Sandals Montego Bay has been completely reimagined to be even more elegant, romantic, and welcoming than it was before. From the open-air lobby with views of the Caribbean to the waterfront restaurants to the giant hammocks at the overwater bar where you and your sweetheart can cuddle over the Caribbean, Sandals Montego Bay delivers the perfect luxe and intimate atmosphere for your honeymoon in Jamaica.
Sandals Montego Bay Inclusions
Sandals offers more inclusions than any other resort. When you stay at Sandals Montego Bay you’ll receive complimentary airport transfers; all dining and beverages including unlimited premium liquors and unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines; a stocked minibar in your room that is refreshed daily; a coffee maker with Jamaican Blue Mountain Blend coffee; water sports and equipment plus professional instruction; roundtrip shuttles to the Sandals Royal Caribbean; WiFi; daily and nightly entertainment; unlimited land sports; state-of-the-art fitness center; and all tips, taxes and gratuities.
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5
Google Rating: 4.5
Now that you’ve learned all about this amazing new adults-only all-inclusive resort in Jamaica, are you ready to book your vacation, destination wedding, or honeymoon at Sandals Montego Bay? Let us know what you think!