Sandals Montego Bay Review: Honeymoon Destination for You

Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica offers twelve world-class eateries, unlimited premium beverages, activities for all, and the Sandals Stay at 1, Play at 2 exchange program with Sandals Royal Caribbean.

So this Caribbean honeymoon is like getting a two-for-one Jamaican vacation of a lifetime!

Our Sandals Montego Bay review is also for couples looking to get married in Jamaica, and you receive a free wedding package when you book three or more nights.

Getting married at Sandals Montego Bay is extra special and stress-free.

You get a choice of wedding venues, unlike anywhere. Say your vows in the traditional, secluded chapel or the new, spectacular Over-The-Water chapel with 360-degree views and a see-through glass floor—it’s like you’re floating on turquoise ocean water. 

Today, we’re reviewing this resort for your honeymoon and how you can “make it Jamaica” with your wedding at Sandals Montego Bay!

Magical Montego Bay, Jamaica

SANDALS Montego Bay: All-Inclusive Resort In Jamaica

The first-ever Sandals all-inclusive resort, Sandals Montego Bay, now has even more ways to enjoy luxury while reveling in the spirit of romance and fun on Jamaica’s coastline. 

Jamaica is a proud and historic Caribbean island with lush mountains, swaying palm trees, sunny blue skies, and electric blue seas.

Couples who love cultural landmarks, music, and, most especially, delicious food and beverages will enjoy Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Sandals Resorts cater exclusively to couples. If you want to honeymoon in luxury where it all began, Sandals Montego Bay is the first-ever resort under the 5 Star Luxury Included Sandal’s banner!

Location of Sandals Montego Bay

Sandals Montego Bay beach

Sandals Montego Bay is located on an exclusive stretch of beach on Jamaica’s North Coast, a few miles away from the town center. 

You’ll fly into Sangster International Airport, a convenient ten-minute drive from the resort, and your round-trip airport transfers to Sandals Montego Bay are always included.

Sandals Montego Bay Review

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Sandals Montego Bay is very close to the airport, and airplane noise can be heard mid-day (approximately 10 am to 4 pm daily). If this concerns you, check out Sandals Royal Caribbean as a great alternative!

Things to do in Montego Bay

History lovers in love will be spoiled for sights to explore in beautiful Montego Bay.

The centuries-old “Great Houses” of Rose Hall and Greenwood are favorite tourist stops, and there’s a spooky candlelit tour of Rose Hall at night for a chance to spot Annie Palmer’s ghost!

Traveler Safety Montego Bay

We encourage you to enjoy the culture and beauty of Montego Bay, but some neighborhoods should be avoided, primarily due to petty crimes against unarmed tourists. 

This Montego Bay safety article is a great resource on where to go for a fantastic, carefree experience. 

We always recommend guided tours of local sites during the day and exciting “MoBay” dance clubs at night. Sandals Montego Bay offers a great selection of add-on tours for your destination wedding and honeymoon.

Best Times to Visit Montego Bay

Visit Jamaica is the island’s tourist board, and we checked the site for useful tips, including the best times to visit. 

Jamaica is green and lush because of its constant hot and humid temperatures, and highs can reach 99F  during summer. May to June and September to November are the two rainiest seasons on the island, and  Jamaica can experience hurricane activity from June to November.

Sandals Montego Bay beach

Considering that, we also found the best times to visit Montego Bay for value—from late November through December, you will enjoy the most temperate weather on the island at the best prices of the year!

Weddings At Sandals Montego Bay

sandals montego bay chapel with pools

We recommend any couples-only Sandals Resort in the Caribbean as the best all-inclusive value for honeymooners, and Sandals wants to host your dream destination wedding too!

Wedding at Sandals tells you everything you need to know to book a free wedding package at any Sandals Resort, with stays of three nights or longer. 

All Sandals Weddings Include This (and More!):

  • A personal wedding planner for your pre-travel and onsite details, including preparing marriage documents and creating your wedding and honeymoon gift registry
  • A bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere
  •  A 5″ x 7″ wedding photograph
  • White cushioned seating at your ceremony and reception
  • Pre-recorded music during your ceremony
  • Hour-long wedding cocktail reception, including premium drinks and appetizers, at a resort location of your choice
  • Lantern-decorated head table 
  • White linen table settings with china, crystal, and silverware settings
  • Two-tiered white wedding cake with real floral accents
  • Honeymoon dinner for the newlyweds at a Sandals specialty restaurant.

As we mentioned, a Sandals wedding includes more than this, and you can add custom details to your wedding to your heart’s content! Check Wedding Inspirations for beautiful ways to make your paradise wedding unique.

Why Sandals Montego Bay for Your Wedding?

As the first-ever Sandals Resort, the backstory of Sandals Montego Bay is legendary in Jamaica! 

Sandals Montego Bay wedding ceremony

A few years ago, the resort was significantly improved and refurbished. While the original buildings’ breathtaking open-air vistas and charm remain the same, Sandals Montego Bay was “reimagined” as your destination wedding location.

These one-of-a-kind features make Sandals Montego Bay perfect for your wedding and honeymoon:

  • A new wedding lounge and exclusive bridal suite
  • A spectacular Over-The-Water wedding chapel surrounded by turquoise sea
  • A renovated, non-denominational chapel located in a private garden on the resort
  • Brand-new honeymoon beachfront suites with direct pool entry and butler service
Sandals Montego Bay wedding venue

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Sandals Montego Bay sits on its own exclusive beach, and guests can crowd it during the day. We recommend a Love Nest or Butler suite, so your butler can reserve you a spot on the sand—no getting up at 6 am to try and nab beach chairs! 

Exploring Sandals Montego Bay

Destination weddings and dream honeymoons are the specialties of Sandals Montego Bay, and our Sandals Montego Bay review is like your introductory tour!

Here’s what to know:

  • Getting to the resort
  • Choice of luxury accommodations
  • How much does it cost?
  • What’s Included at Sandals Montego Bay (food, beverages, amenities, activities, nightlife)
  • What’s Not Included?

Many people have additional questions about the resort. So we’ve compiled Resort FAQs for Sandals Montego Bay too.

Getting to Sandals Montego Bay

Sandals Montego Bay Reception

Sangster International Airport is three miles from Sandals Montego Bay, and your complimentary airport transfers take between 5-10 minutes each way.

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: your Butler, Love Nest, or Club Elite suite includes private airport transfers in a luxury BMW.

Go for Luxury at Sandals Montego Bay

It’s your wedding and honeymoon! So take some relaxing moments to choose the perfect accommodation at Sandals Montego Bay for you. 

You can select from 272 rooms and suites. All rooms include a king-sized bed, private bath, shower amenities, air conditioning, cable T.V., in-house telephone, hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board.

Sandals Montego Bay room

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Butler Elite suites (including Sandals’ trademarked Love Nest suites) offer value and luxury. Your butler belongs to the Guild of Professional English Butlers, and you’ll be pampered with 24-hour room service and other extraordinary amenities.

Sandals Montego Bay Honeymoon Suites

Sandals Montego Bay Honeymoon Suites

The resort added the new Poinciana beachfront building and renovated the classic Seagrapes building specifically for destination wedding couples and honeymooners.

You can choose from thirteen types of Love Nest Butler Suites at Sandals Montego Bay.

Here are some amazing features to enjoy:

Beachfront Ocean Villa Suites

  • Your personal butler and 24-hour room service
  • Private swim-up entry directly into the pool
  • A retractable glass wall between the living area and king-sized bedroom
  • Private oceanfront patio with dining set
  • Two-person Tranquility Soaking Tub on your patio behind a privacy curtain
  • Spa bathroom with soaking tub, walk-in rain shower, and granite vanity with a vessel sink
  • A bedroom walk-in closet
  • Fully stocked wet bar with premium beverages.

Beachfront Romeo & Juliet Butler Suites 

Beachfront Romeo & Juliet Butler Suites 
  • Deluxe, natural wood master bedroom furnishings with smart TV
  • Separate living room, elegantly furnished with another smart TV
  • Dual-control overhead rain shower and two-person soaking tub in the spa bathroom
  • Extra-large, oceanview balcony with another private, two-person soaking tub
  • Al fresco dining on your private balcony or patio.

Crystal Lagoon Swim-up One-Bedroom Butler Suite 

Crystal Lagoon Swim-up One-Bedroom Butler Suite 
  • Private patio in a lush enclave of secluded tropical gardens
  • Swim-up pool access from your private patio
  • Tranquility tub for two on your secluded patio
  • Expansive walk-in shower and a double vessel sink.

Beachfront Oversized Butler Villa Suite

  • Direct beachfront suites with mahogany furnishings
  • Your choice of a private upper balcony or private ground-floor patio
  • Marble spa bathrooms 
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Four-post, king-size bed.

If those accommodations sound luxurious, they are! But your wedding and honeymoon budget goes farther at Sandals Montego Bay, and we’re breaking down the costs for you here.

Sandals Montego Bay Review of Costs 

Sandals Montego Bay resort

We followed this process to get an accurate price range for Sandals Royal Montego: 

  1. SANDALS® Montego Bay offers the best price guarantee online.
  2. An example is a week-long stay (7 nights) during the shoulder season of late November through January. Accommodation prices will vary at other times and seasons.
  3. You can book your airfare separately on the link above. Prices for your flights will be calculated after you choose your accommodations (total room cost does not include airfare).

Using the convenient search process above, our Sandals Montego Bay review calculated the total room cost for a selection of Love Nest Butler suites.

SANDALS Montego Bay: All-Inclusive Resort In Jamaica

The first-ever Sandals all-inclusive resort, Sandals Montego Bay, now has even more ways to enjoy luxury while reveling in the spirit of romance and fun on Jamaica’s coastline. 

Price Range for Love Nest Butler Suites at Sandals Montego Bay

Beachfront Oversized Butler Villa Suite

All-inclusive room package starts from $569 per person per night

Crystal Lagoon Swim-up One-Bedroom Butler Suite

All-inclusive room package starts from $699 per person per night

Beachfront Ocean Villa Suites

All-inclusive room package starts from $724 per person per night

Beachfront Romeo & Juliet Butler Suites

All-inclusive room package starts from $778 per person per night

Whatever room category you choose at Sandals Montego Bay, your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anytime snacks are always included.

And our Sandals Montego Bay review discovered delicious food!

5 Star Global Gourmet Dining at Sandals Montego Bay

You’ll never be hungry at Sandals Montego Bay—and we’re not talking about generic all-inclusive resort buffets, either.

Sandals Montego Bay restaurant

There are twelve restaurant choices here, and an added bonus: full exchange privileges (transfers included) to Sandals Royal Caribbean, bringing you twenty-one gourmet dining options!

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: if you have special dietary needs, a Culinary Expert will try to assist you. Visit the Player’s Lounge (across from Bayside Restaurant) between 8 am to 4 pm daily for assistance.

Bayside (indoor or outdoor dining)

  • Continental and buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily

Cucina Romana (indoor dining, Italian a la carte)

  • Breakfast (Monday-Saturday) and dinner nightly (dinner reservations required)

The Mariner Seaside Grill (casual beach grill)

  • offering light lunches, late-night snacks, and Jamaican specialties
Sandals Montego Bay beach restaurant

Cricketer’s Pint (authentic indoor British pub)

  • offering pub lunch and dinner daily

Café de Paris: (indoor dining)

  • French pastries 

Dino’s Pizzeria: (outdoor dining)

  • made-to-order Italian pizzas daily from 11 am to 6 pm)

Oleander: (indoor and outdoor a la carte dining)

  • gourmet Caribbean cuisine (dinner restaurant, reservations required)
Oleander

Butch’s Steak & Seafood: (indoor dining)

  • fine-dining steak and seafood (dinner restaurant, reservations required)
Butch's Steak & Seafood: (indoor dining)

The Jerk Shack (authentic open-air kitchen and rustic outdoor dining)

  • Jamaican jerk specialties and casual eats for lunch, snacks, and early dinner
The Jerk Shack

Soy (indoor and outdoor dining)

  • Casual sushi bar open daily for dinner
Sandals Montego Soy bar

Stew Fish (dining a la carte on the beach)

  • Jamaican seafood for casual dinners (bare feet permitted!)

Tokyo Jo’s (outdoor dining)

  • casual Asian wok restaurant offering dinner daily

Late Night Buffet

  • white night and chocolate buffet nightly
Sandals Montego Bay night bar

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Cucina’s, Oleander, and Butch’s rank highest as the most popular restaurants, so make sure to experience them! Tokyo Jo’s is also a casual guest favorite.

Your suite at Sandals Montego Bay features a deluxe wet bar with premium brand wines, beers, and liquor (rum, vodka, scotch, whisky), and the freshest juices, sodas, and water too.

But you’ll want to hit the resort’s bars for a celebratory cocktail, and you’ve got six to choose from!

Sandals Montego Bay Bars

The beach and main bars open at 10 am.

Spectacular new Latitudes Over-the-Water bar opens at 10 am.

Latitudes Over-the-Water bar

The swim-up pool and piano bar opens at 11 am and close at 2 am.

piano bar

Cricketer’s Pint pub is open from 4 pm to 2 am, and the Palms Bar is open from 5 to 11 pm.

Sandals Montego Bar Nightlife

After-dark entertainment at Sandals Montego Bay is another standout.

We’re not talking about another hotel disco with rotating music but performances by talented performers, DJs, and the resort’s entertainment staff who make every night something to remember.

Here’s your entertainment schedule roundup:

  • Sunday is Reggae Fest
  • Monday there’s a Carnival Party
  • Tuesday features Island Night
  • Wednesday, check out the Jamaica Jamboree
  • Thursday is always Encore Night
  • Friday for breathtaking Island Romance
  • Saturday dance all Caribbean Night long!

The motto of Sandals Resorts is “5-star luxury included,” and you’ll be impressed with how much there is to see and do together at Sandals Montego Bay!

Luxury Included Activities and Amenities at Sandals Montego Bay

Sure… you’re getting married and honeymooning in paradise, and you’re expected to eat and drink like royalty. 

But you’ll have a wealth of activities and amenities to enjoy, and you’ll have so much fun you won’t remember you’re working out. Let’s see what activities are always included at Sandals Montego Bay!

Land Sports:

  • 2 tennis courts for day and night play
  • Shuffle Board
  • Giant outdoor Chessboard
  • Basketball court
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool tables
  • Volleyball (beach and pool)
  • Croquet
Volleyball beach

Watersports:

  • Glass bottom boats and canoes
  • Water-skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Wakeboarding and kneeboarding
  • Hobie cat sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Paddleboards
  • Tubing
  • Snorkeling

Pools

  • Sandals Montego Bay has seven freshwater pools and three whirlpools

Sauna and Steam Rooms

  • There is one sauna and two steam rooms on the resort

Fitness Center

State-of-the-art Techno-Gym equipment is available 24/7 in the fully air-conditioned fitness center.

Fitness Center

If you’d prefer some workout fun in the sun with your favorite music, you might find certified fitness pros leading group movement classes for all fitness levels!

Optional Services at Sandals Montego Bay (What’s Not Included)

All Sandals Resorts offer exceptional amenities for an additional fee. So let’s check out what else is available at Sandals Montego Bay if you choose.

Premium Internet

You can stream videos, make video calls, and download larger files via premium internet for an additional fee. But all guests have full access to free resort WiFi for texting, emailing, and web browsing.

Tipping

A ‘No Tipping’ policy is in effect at Sandals Resorts. However, please feel free to tip your private butler or spa therapist for their excellent service.

Red Lane Spa

The Red Lane Spa at Sandals Montego Bay is open daily between 8 am to 7 pm.

Red Lane’s Rejuvenation Specialists are dedicated to soothing your senses and making your spa experience the best.

Your treatments are customized for you, and you should check out a ‘Scents of Love’ Couples Massage at Sandals Montego Bay!

Discover Scuba

Sandals Resorts is recognized as one of the top 5 scuba operations in the Western Hemisphere.

So if you’ve always been interested in scuba diving, you won’t find a better introductory course, and Discover Scuba is available at a reasonable cost!

Deep Divers

Resort FAQs Sandals Montego Bay

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Sandals Montego Bay.

Do you need a passport to go to Sandals Montego Bay?

A valid passport is required for entry into Jamaica. Click on this handy Travel Checklist for specific information on Sandals Montego Bay.

How far is Sandals Montego Bay from the airport?

Sangster International Airport is three miles from Sandals Montego Bay. Return airport transfers are always included.

How much does it cost to get married at Sandals Montego Bay?

If you’re planning on staying less than three nights at Sandals Montego Bay, you can customize the wedding package of your dreams. Browse the Sandals Wedding Themes Gallery here!

Is Sandals Montego Bay Adults Only?

All 5-star luxury included Sandals Resorts are adults-only (aged 18+), and Sandals resorts are specifically designed for couples, making Sandals Montego Bay the ideal destination for your honeymoon.

Is there a dress code at Sandals Montego Bay?

Some restaurants have a general dress code. Here’s what to bring to make your honeymoon wardrobe planning easier:

Resort Casual Attire means shorts, jeans, t-shirts, and polo shirts. Footwear is always required in restaurant areas, and please bring a swimsuit coverup!

Resort Evening Attire means dress pants or dressy jeans for men and dress shirts (no collar required) with long or short sleeves. Footwear can be dress shoes or sandals for women and men. Please, no t-shirts,  sleeveless shirts, flip flops, slippers, sneakers, or ball caps for evening attire.

Does Sandals Montego Bay have overwater bungalows?

Spectacular, over-the-water bungalows are exclusive to selected Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean.

These groundbreaking accommodations will make you feel like you’re honeymooning in the secluded South Pacific, with an over-the-water hammock, a suspended patio, and a swim-up platform.

Your private bungalow has a see-through glass floor inside, and you’ll be amazed by a view of the turquoise waters beneath you!

Sandals Over-the-Water Bungalows are available at:

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