Sandals South Coast Review

A Top Honeymoon Resort In South Coast

Reviewed by Nicole Rosania | Updated on July 17, 2024

5-star hotel
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Sandals South Coast

Sandals South Coast offers a mesmerizing experience for honeymooners, nestled between the picturesque white sands of the Caribbean and a sprawling wildlife preserve.

Immerse yourself in the luxury of the Over-the-Water Bungalows and Beachfront Swim-up Suites, the top offerings of this adults-only resort. These accommodations exceed expectations, ensuring an unforgettable honeymoon experience.

The resort’s dedication to creating exceptional honeymoon and destination wedding experiences has earned Sandals South Coast the prestigious title of the “Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort,” as recognized by the World Travel Awards on multiple occasions.

The ambiance of Sandals South Coast is a unique blend of European-style architecture set amidst the lush beauty of the Caribbean. Enjoy stunning ocean views from the beachfront rooms, which are abundant throughout the resort, providing a captivating backdrop to your luxury accommodations. Discover romantic hideaway spots throughout the resort, perfect for creating intimate and cherished moments.

Designed around three distinct villages—French, Dutch, and Italian—the resort offers a diverse and captivating atmosphere, adding an extra touch of charm and character to your honeymoon experience.

Embrace the allure of Sandals South Coast, where the stunning natural surroundings, luxurious accommodations, and attention to detail come together to create a truly awe-inspiring destination for your honeymoon.

Recommended Accommodations

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

Rondoval Swim-up Butler Villa with Private Pool Sanctuary

The Rondoval Swim-up Butler villas at Sandals South Coast are a first-of-their-kind. These luxury accommodations are nestled in the resort’s lush gardens and offer an exotic hideaway for honeymooners to enjoy. Guests can enjoy a lavish private pool sanctuary right from their bedrooms, in addition to an expansive river pool. On the interior, honeymooners can rest in a king-size bed, soaking tub, and independent walk-in shower in the spa-like bathroom. These private villas also include personal butler service, 24/7 in-room dining, and a VIP check-in.

Longbeach Beachfront Swim-up Club Level Suite w/ Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub

At the Club level, our team recommends honeymooners explore the Longbeach Beachfront Swim-up suite. This suite gives guests the opportunity to dip into one of the resort’s pools directly from your room, along with soaking in a Tranquility Tub from the privacy of your own patio. Each room also includes a walk-in shower and king-size bed to relax in after your swim!

Silver Sun Beachfront

The Silver Sun Beachfront rooms are located on the second and third levels of the Silver Sun buildings. Inside, these spacious rooms are complete with four-poster, king-size beds and a sliding barn door that leads into a luxury bathroom. Outside, a glass door leads to a balcony that offers the resort’s best views of the south coast and tropical gardens below.

Restaurants at Sandals South Coast

Sandals South Coast has 9 speciality restaurants for guests to enjoy.


This cozy Italian restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating for lunch and dinner daily. Enjoy pizzas, pastas, desserts, and an Tuscany-style antipasti bar. Dress code is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.


An included dinner option specializing in Asian cuisine in a romantic setting. Dress code 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 5:30 am – 11 pm. Dress code here is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.


Named after Lady Eleanor, who created exotic recipes in her massive Georgian dining room. She became one of the best cooks in the Caribbean. This restaurant is inspired by the 18th century matriarch and offers Calypso flavors, such as jerk chicken and West Indian Curried Lamb. Dress code is Resort Evening Attire and reservations are required.

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.

Schooners Grill

Try authentic Jamaican flavors at this beach club setting. During dinner hours, tiki torches and stars light the night. Dress code is Resort Casual and reservations are required.


The chefs of Neptunes have made it their mission to provide the most authentic reflection of Mediterranean heritage through its menu offerings and beautiful setting. Dinner is offered here from 5:30 – 9:30 pm. Dress code 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 12 – 6 pm. Dress code is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.

Sushi on the Sand

Sandals South Coast debut restaurant. Enjoy fresh rolls, sashimi, and salads at this seaside dinner restaurant. Dress code is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.

Activities at Sandals South Coast

As with the other Sandals resorts in Jamaica, honeymooners can enjoy one of life’s greatest adventures together — scuba diving! Sign up for a complimentary, comprehensive scuba diving program and explore some of the world’s most renowned reefs and wrecks. Other water activities include water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and enjoy a glass bottom boat ride right from the property!

Land activities include day & night tennis, shuffleboard, croquet, beach volleyball, and board games for couples to enjoy while sipping on a coffee or cocktail!

All Sandals properties also provide access to a state-of-the-art fitness center and optional services at the signature Red Lane Spa.

The Best Island Route Tours at Sandals South Coast

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

Lover's Rock Catamaran Cruise South Coast

This 2.5 hour island excursion includes appetizers and exotic cocktails to enjoy as you sail into the stunning array of pinks and oranges as the sun dips below the horizon of the Caribbean Sea.

YS Falls & Appleton Estate Rum Tour from South Coast

Explore two of Jamaica’s most iconic attractions in one afternoon. First, travel to YS Falls, which features seven waterfalls, several natural pools, and lush gardens. Walk along wooden walkways and take a refreshing dip. Next, visit the Appleton Estate, a world-famous rum distillery. Enjoy a welcome cocktail as you arrive and a delicious local lunch. Visit the barrel houses to learn about the distillation process and enjoy the finished product! At the end of the tour, honeymooners will have the opportunity to bring some samples back home with them to remember their time in paradise.

4x4 Jeep Safari Adventure and Mineral Bath

Are you a nature lover? This 2 hour excursion is perfect for you. Explore one of Jamaica’s only 300-acre wildlife reserves during this jeep safari tour. Stroll down a boardwalk for a closer look at the island’s indigenous crocodiles, iguanas, and tortoises. Continue your journey through the depths of a mangrove forest to learn about the importance for environmental preservation and bird watching, before ending the adventure in a secluded natural mineral bath that will leave you feeling completely rejuvenated.

Sandals South Coast 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 South Coast 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, 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 South Coast Map

Find a detailed map of Sandals South Coast below. For an interactive map, click here and navigate to "MAP" in the menu.