Sandals Montego Bay Review

A Top Honeymoon Resort In Montego Bay

Reviewed by Nicole Rosania | Updated on June 27, 2024

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Sandals Montego Bay

Sandals Montego Bay, the first gem in Sandals’ collection of luxurious all-inclusive resorts, continues to captivate honeymooners with its stunning Caribbean location. Featuring beautiful Beachfront Swim-up Suites and exclusive exchange privileges at its sister resort, Sandals Royal Caribbean, this adults-only paradise remains a top choice for couples worldwide.

Renowned by the World Travel Awards as “Jamaica’s Leading Resort” on multiple occasions, the allure of Sandals Montego Bay becomes unmistakable during your Caribbean honeymoon or destination wedding.

Immersed in the heart of Jamaica’s popular tourism hub, this vibrant and lively resort offers panoramic Caribbean views from its expansive selection of beachfront and oceanview rooms. Its open-concept design exudes a fresh and modern ambiance, complemented by accent lighting and delightful evening melodies that enhance the tropical setting.

Recommended Accommodations

Here are our recommended rooms for each of Sandals room categories.

Beachfront Swim-up Honeymoon One-Bedroom Butler Suite w/ Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub

The Beachfront Swim-up Honeymoon One-Bedroom Butler Suite at Sandals Montego Bay offers wall-to-wall glass doors that open up to reveal a spacious patio complete with one of Sandals’ signature Tranquility Soaking Tubs for two. The interior features a king-size bed, a lavish spa-style bathroom with a walk-in shower, long vessel double sink, and a separate living room.

This romantic Butler Elite suite also includes 24/7 in-room dining and a personal butler to take care of your every need.

Oceanfront Honeymoon Club Level Room w/ Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub

Located on the second floor of the Almons building, the Oceanfront Honeymoon Club Level Room features stunning ocean views and includes a Tranquility Soaking Tub for two on the private balcony. The elegant interior includes a king-sized bed, large HD Smart TV, and spa bathroom with a walk-in, overhead rain shower.

At the Club level, honeymooners will have access to a dedicated concierge available for any special requests, such as spa appointments or dinner reservations.

Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Oceanview Luxury Room w/ Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub

Located on the first, second, or third floors of the Seagrapes and Almonds buildings, the Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Oceanview Luxury Room features one of Sandals’ signature Tranquility Soaking Tubs for two on a private balcony. The interior has a plush king-size bed, large HD Smart TV, and spacious walk-in shower. This room is also stocked with local wines, beers, and juices.


Restaurants at Sandals Montego Bay

Sandals Montego Bay offers guests 12 dining options within the all-inclusive resort, and a total of 21 restaurants if you count the additional 9 options located at nearby Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort.

Cuisines offered range from Italian to traditional Caribbean to sushi. Each restaurant has a recommended dress code ranging from resort casual to resort evening attire, along with set hours for guests to visit. For example, honeymooners can enjoy a buffet-style breakfast and lunch at the Bayside Restaurant, while Butch’s Steakhouse only serves dinner.

Bayside Restaurant

A la carte French Brasserie experience with indoor and outdoor dining. Honeymooners who choose to dine outside can watch boats pass over candle light. Dress code here is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.

Oleander

Guests can enjoy the best of Old Jamaica at this Caribbean-inspired, intimate dinner restaurant. Dress code here is Resort Evening Attire and reservations are not required.

Cucina Romana

Serves breakfast and dinner to guests. This Italian restaurant’s legacy stretches back 4 generations, beginning when the head chef moved from Italy to the Caribbean in 2011, bringing with him generations-old culinary traditions. Fresh ingredients from the on-site garden are used in the dishes served here. Dress code here is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.

Tokyo Jo’s

Go-to option for Pan-Asian cuisine with a Caribbean flare for dinner on your honeymoon. From miso soup to cooked-to-order meats, this beach-front restaurant offers it all. Dress code here is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.

Stew Fish

Enjoy an authentic Caribbean dinner in this open-air beach-front restaurant. Dress code here is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.

Butch’s Steakhouse

Reservations are required at this fine-dining steakhouse option at Sandals Montego Bay. Butch’s Steak & Seafood serves only the highest quality grain-fed Midwestern beef with the finest fish and exquisite side dishes meant to share. Dress code here is Resort Evening Attire and reservations are required.

Dino’s Pizzeria

The go-to option for pizza lovers craving a casual lunch. Dress code here is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.

The Mariner

This seaside bar & grill is the perfect option for lunch or a late night bite on your honeymoon. They serve everything from wraps to famous Jamaican jerk chicken. Dress code here is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.

Cafe de Paris

The go-to spot for lattes in the morning and sweet treats in the afternoon. This cafe has long hours — it’s open from 6:30 am – 10 pm. Dress code here is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.

Jerk Shack

It wouldn’t be a honeymoon in Jamaica without some jerk cooking! Lunch is served here daily from 11 am – 6 pm. Dress code is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.

Soy Sushi

An Asian dinner option with an elegant twist. This sushi house offers exotic sushi creations made-to-order. Guests can enjoy a nightcap or pre-dinner cocktail near the fire pits. Dress code is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.

The Cricketers Pub

Craving authentic Shepherd’s Pie or fish and chips? Serving the finest Guinness ale, pub fare, and delectable desserts, don’t miss Sandal’s very own British pub. Dress code here is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.


Activities at Sandals Montego Bay

Sandals Montego Bay offers something for everyone, both on land and in the crystal clear Caribbean waters. Feeling adventurous? You can get PADI Scuba certified on your honeymoon! Sandals offers one of the most comprehensive scuba diving programs in the world — and it’s included! Additional water sports offered on-site include kayaking, waterskiing, tubing, and paddle boarding. Land activities include shuffle board, croquet, basketball, beach volleyball, and day & night tennis. The fitness center and day & night entertainment options are also included for all guests.

The Best Island Route Tours at Sandals Montego Bay

Sandals Montego Bay offers honeymooners dozens of local excursions to choose from to explore the island country of Jamaica. Here are our top Advisor-picked recommendations:

ATV, Zipline, and Bamboo River Rafting Experience

This 8 hour combo tour includes an ATV off-roading adventure through the rugged terrain of a historic estate in the Jamaican countryside and the opportunity to zipline and soar through the treetops of a jungle canopy. After an included lunch, you can enjoy a traditional rafting experience down a tranquil river, complete with a captain pilot to steer as you soak up the views. Tours operate daily. Be sure to pack some cash, a towel, valid Driver's license, sunscreen, hat, and water shoes for your excursion.

Reggae Catamaran and Snorkeling Cruise Montego Bay

Montego Bay is the hub of Jamaica’s tourist activity and the best way to experience it is on the water. Set sail and take in the views of the Bay’s coastline from a catamaran cruise. Tour includes a snorkel stop at a nearby reef filled with exotic marine life, an open bar, and light bites. Expect to dance to reggae music as you pull back into the dock.

Dolphin Swim & Dunn’s River Falls Experience from Montego Bay

Journey from Montego Bay to the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls. Interact with colorful birds, exotic snakes and iguanas, and swim with dolphins and gentle stingrays. After an included lunch, experience the majesty of Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s most magnificent natural treasures. Tour operates weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Sandals Montego Bay Packing Guide

For your honeymoon in Jamaica, the most important thing you’ll need to pack is a passport! Not only is Jamaica a Caribbean island, it is an independent country.

Also be sure to pack 3-4 dinner outfits that would fit the resort evening attire dress code at some of Sandals Montego Bay restaurants. Additionally, pack essentials for several hours in the sun, including 2-3 swimsuits, a cover up, beach shorts, sunscreen, and a hat. For your excursions into the jungle or visits to the tennis court, you’ll need a pair of sneakers and some athleisure clothing. Additionally, pack 5-6 t-shirts, 2 pairs of PJs, sandals, closed-toe or heeled shoes for the nicer restaurants, and finally, toiletries (although many of the Sandals bathrooms will provide the basics for honeymooners).


Sandals Montego Bay Map

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