Although every Sandals all-inclusive resort has tons of complimentary activities onsite, you’ll probably also want to explore what the area has to offer. That’s where Sandals excursions come in. They cost extra but are super easy to arrange through the resort.
You can book Sandals excursions online via the Sandals website after you’ve made your reservation, or once you get to the resort. If there’s something you really want to do, we recommend booking it in advance just to be safe.
But what excursions does Sandals offer? They are different at each Sandals resort. In this article we’ll discuss Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean excursions in Jamaica, so read on to learn more.
Excursions at Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean, Jamaica
The Caribbean island of Jamaica offers natural beauty, white sand beaches, clear and warm waters, and tons of activities, making it a very popular romantic and honeymoon destination.
Sandals Montego Bay has a long stretch of white sand beach, plenty of watersports, and a lively social scene. It’s located near Sandals Royal Caribbean, which is known for its private island and gorgeous Over-the-Water Bungalows.
Both of these Sandals adults only all inclusive resorts in Jamaica are located near the airport in Montego Bay, so they are easy to get to. When you stay at either one, you have access to all the facilities of the other via a complimentary shuttle. That’s why we’re talking about their excursions in one article.
There are a lot of things to do in Jamaica and the Montego Bay area, so you’ll have a wide variety of excursions to choose from. Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Montego Bay excursions are all managed by Island Routes, but you book and pay through Sandals.
Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean excursions include 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.
There are also dolphin encounter experiences. While we do not feel good about dolphins in captivity, they are available.
We liked the Luminous Lagoon Experience as well as the Martha Brae Bamboo Rafting. In our opinion, the Dunn’s River Falls excursion is too far from Sandals Montego Bay / Royal Caribbean to be a good choice if you’re staying here. We didn’t do the Rastafarian experience, but lots of people like it.
Let’s take a look at some of the Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Montego Bay excursions in more detail.
Treetop Zipline and River Tubing Experience Montego Bay
Adventurous couples will enjoy this Sandals Montego Bay or Royal Caribbean excursion, which takes you into the rainforest to zipline hundreds of feet up above the trees. Then you’ll tube down the river as guides point out local wildlife and jungle animals.
Bamboo River Rafting on the Martha Brae River
For a unique experience, relax on a 30-foot bamboo raft as your captain guides you down the beautiful Martha Brae River in the rainforest. Enjoy the peace and quiet as you spot exotic local flowers and birds along the way.
Luminous Lagoon Experience
Home to tiny organisms that glow when touched, the Luminous Lagoon is a great romantic excursion. You’ll head there at sunset for a night cruise, and get a chance to swim in the water.
Rose Hall Great House Night Experience
This slightly spooky Sandals Royal Caribbean / Montego Bay excursion takes you through the historic plantation, home to Jamaica’s “White Witch,” on a candle-lit tour complete with storytelling. End the tour in the dungeon, which is now a pub.
Blue Mountain Hiking and Waterfall Tour from Montego Bay
Enjoy delicious Blue Mountain coffee, then head up 1500 feet on a 2-mile hike up the mountain, which passes through tropical forest. Along the way you’ll get a chance to cool off at beautiful waterfalls.
YS Falls and Appleton Estate Rum Tour
Head to the South Coast to see the seven waterfalls at YS Falls, swim in the natural pools, and then visit Appleton Estate to tour the distillery. You’ll enjoy a tasty lunch and then try samples of three different rum blends.
Cinnamon Hill Golf Course Experience
Play 18 holes at one of the Caribbean’s best-known golf courses, Cinnamon Hill. This challenging course has incredible sea views plus amazing landmarks and appeals to all kinds of golfers.
You can also go on excursions in Jamaica with local guide companies or through online vendors like Get Your Guide and Viator.
In between excursions, you’ll have lots of onsite Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean activities to choose from. These include complimentary watersports like scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, Hobie Cat sailing, paddleboarding, waterskiing, and tubing, plus complimentary land activities like day and night tennis, beach volleyball, bocce ball, pool, and board games.
Work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center and take exercise classes, or indulge at the spa (for an extra fee). And of course, you can lounge on the beautiful beach, relax by any of the pools, soak in a whirlpool, or enjoy tropical cocktails at a bar.
There’s also daily and nightly entertainment including live bands, a piano bar, beach parties, Jamaican Jamboree, talent nights, and theme nights.
Now that you’ve read all about Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean excursions, what do you think? Are you ready to book your trip? Let us know in the comments! And if this doesn’t sound like the perfect Sandals resort for you, we have full reviews of every Sandals resort as well as articles like scuba at Sandals resorts, best Sandals for snorkeling, best Sandals for golfing, best Sandals for honeymoons, and an overview of all the Sandals resorts.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central American, South America and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.