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An Inside Tour of Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica

Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica

Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica:

As of today, I have stayed at 3 and visited 4 out of the 6 Sandals Resorts in Jamaica… and it’s hard to truly say which one is my favorite because they all have something different and unique about them! Sandals has so many great resorts to choose from, and many people struggle when deciding which resort is best for them. Therefore, I hope this upcoming series of Sandals Resort Tours will help!

I have written a personal recap of my visit here: Sandals Affiliate Trip. However, the purpose of this blog post is to simply share the highlights and specialties that make Sandals Montego Bay unique!


Top Highlights:

  • All-inclusive (All Sandals are!)
  • Recently remodeled
  • 5 minute drive to airport
  • Extra Water Sports available
  • Brand new wedding lounge
  • Non-denomiational Chapel, with Church Services every Saturday and Sunday
  • Full exchange privileges (Stay at 1 – Play at 3)
    • There are two other Sandals Resorts close by, and Sandals provides free shuttles to the other resorts, where you are free to use their amenities

Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica

Recent Remodel:

Sandals Montego Bay is actually the very first Sandals Resort ever; so I’m sure that it was extremely outdated before they did the recent remodeling of the resort. However, NOW it’s actually one of the nicest resorts in Jamaica! Every single building/room/area has been updated, refurnished, and remodeled! The whole resort has a gorgeous modern, clean look about it!



As I just mentioned, all of the rooms in the Sandals Montego Bay Resort have been recently remodeled! I toured many different room categories, and they’re all gorgeous! Almost all of the rooms are either on the beach or have a patio tranquility soaking tub!

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Room Categories:


  • All-inclusive access to all bars, restaurants, water sports, etc.
  • Again, all rooms are stocked with juice, water, soda, wine, and beer.
  • Guests check-in in the lobby area and are escorted to their rooms.
  • Guest book their own dinner reservations, spa treatments, excursions on their own at the corresponding desk throughout the lobby area.

Club Level:

  • All-inclusive access to all bars, restaurants, water sports, etc.
  • These rooms are stocked with all of the previously mentioned items, PLUS 4 bottles of liquor.
  • Guests check-in in the air-conditioned Club Sandals Lounge and are escorted to their rooms.
  • Club Sandals concierge is available from 8 am to 10 pm to help in making dinner reservations, spa treatments, excursions, etc.
  • Guests are invited to weekly hosted activities such as a cocktail party, wine tasting, special snorkeling trip, exclusive island routes tours, and more!
  • Club level rooms are also eligible for room service between the hours of 7 am and 10 pm daily.

Butler Level:

  • All-inclusive access to all bars, restaurants, water sports, etc.
  • These rooms are stocked with all of the previously mentioned items, PLUS 4 bottles of premium liquor.
  • 24 hour access to a personal butler
  • Basically everything listed in the Club Sandals Sections, but all is handled by your own personal butler
  • A phone is given to you so that you can reach your butler at any given time

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Resort Tour:

Swim-Up Bar:

There are plenty of bar locations at Sandals Montego Bay. However, the most talked about bar is always the swim-up bar! You can see the swim-up bar location in the following photo. While you can’t actually see the pool in the photo, it’s located in the white fenced area! Inside, the building is a piano bar, which stays open until 2am every night. So, if you are a night owl or party animal, this is where you want to be!



Most of the dining options are open-aired! Because, well, why not? The first picture is of the Japanese restaurant and the second picture is of the Italian restaurant! There are a total of 9 restaurants at Sandals Montego Bay. Plus, if you add the other restaurants from the nearby resorts that you could go to, that makes a total of 20 restaurants to choose from!

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Water Sports:

Water Sports (kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, mini sailing, etc.) are included at EVERY Sandals Resort! However, many people don’t know about it or realize that it is free. Therefore, I wanted to make sure that I include this information in each resort tour that I create!

WITH THAT SAID, one thing that is worth noting about the water sports at Sandals Montego Bay is that water-skiing, tubing, and wake boarding are also offered and included as well! Not every resort offers these, so that is definitely a bonus!


Pool & Hot Tubs:

While I did not get many great pictures of the numerous pools and hot tubs at Sandals Montego Bay, there are several to choose from! Some are smaller and more quiet, others are more lively – So everyone can find a place to enjoy!


The Beach:

I absolutely LOVED the beach at Sandals Montego Bay! It actually might be my favorite beach that I’ve ever been to – and that is saying a lot! The water is crystal clear, the beach is large and private (so no public access for anyone but resort guests), and there are beautiful hammocks and swings right in the water (pictured below)!

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Overall Vibe of Sandals Montego Bay:

The vibe of Sandals Montego Bay is much more chill than some of the other Sandals Resorts that I have visited. If you are are super into meeting new people, partying, entertainment and games, etc. then this might not be the best match for you. But, if you want a romanic, gorgeous resort with a phenomenal beach (…with a little entertainment and partying here and there) then I’d be happy to help you book your next vacation!

As always, let me know if you have any questions at all – whether it’s related to a Sandals Resort or not! I love chatting with you guys!


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This post contains affiliate linking. However, all reviews and recommendations are honestly and organically my own. 

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