Sandals Resorts International has officially reopened its Sandals Royal Plantation boutique resort in Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The ultra-luxe all-inclusive began welcoming guests last week.
The relaunch marks the 11th resort that Sandals has reopened since the onset of the pandemic.
“The recent reopening of Sandals Royal Plantation is a testament to our team members’ hard work and dedication to get back to doing what they love to do best, which is making our guests happy,” Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman & Founder of Sandals Resorts International, told Caribbean Journal. “We’ve even coined a little saying that we’re all ‘Back to Happy’ in celebration. Not only are we happy to be back, but our guests are also very happy to be back with us. With its boutique feel, privacy and rich history, Sandals Royal Plantation will continue to exceed our guests’ expectations for years to come.”
It’s also the fifth resort in Jamaica the company has relaunched, joining the recently-reopened Sandals South Coast; Sandals Negril; Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Montego Bay.
Royal Plantation is Sandals’ smallest resorts, with just 74 ocean-view suites on a bluff in Ocho Rios.
The adults-only property is home to the brand’s only Champagne and caviar bar, along with other inclusions like golf at the nearby Sandals Golf and Country Club and PADI-certified diving.
All of Sandals’ properties in the Caribbean have reopened under the company’s new “Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness,” which range from enhanced cleaning measures in guest rooms to temperature checks to online check-in.
Sandals’ next Jamaica resort to reopen will be the Sandals Ochi, which welcomes back guests on Nov. 1.
“Being in business for close to forty years, we have witnessed many types of world events — from natural disasters to economic downturns,” Stewart told Caribbean Journal. “Although no one could have ever imagined the impact that COVID-19 would have around the world, we made a commitment to ourselves, to our team members, and to our valued guests that Sandals Resorts would emerge stronger and better than ever before. We are so pleased to make good on that promise and to have been one of the first Caribbean resort companies to open its doors and usher in the future.”
For more, visit Sandals Royal Plantation.