For many years, Bora Bora has been the cream of the crop when it comes to overwater accommodation. The ultra-luxurious, private bungalows located just offshore of the tropical beach side resort should be one of the "must do" experiences on your travelers bucket list.
That is until Sandals Resort Royal Caribbean in Jamaica opens its doors in November 2016. The dream of making this a lifetime experience a reality is getting closer.
Sandals Resort Royal Caribbean in Jamaica makes the entire experience more affordable without losing the privacy and luxury. Being the first of its kind in the Caribbean, the new resort will bring the overwater bungalow experience closer to home and allow more travelers to wake up surrounded by the ocean beauty. Now let's get into the details.
Where Is It
Surrounded by turquoise water and white sandy beaches, Jamaica is the ideal Caribbean location. Calling the cruise ship port of Montego Bay home, the resort is perfectly located away from the capital of Kingston and close to popular beaches such as Doctor’s Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach, as well as an amusement park for kids - that is if you decide to leave the amazing resort at all.
How To Get There
Most major, international airlines fly directly from JFK International Airport in New York to Sangster International Airport in Jamaica in under four hours. Once you arrive at the airport you will be met by a member of the Sandals Resort Royal Caribbean team who will direct you to a deduced welcome desk. From there you will take a free, 15 minute airport transfer directly to paradise.
Here’s the part that I’m most excited to experience: the luxury, elegant suites. Reminiscent of a Tahitian–style bungalow, these over–the–water suites are intimate and give you a true connection to the Caribbean Sea. Taking full advantage of the beauty of the Caribbean and accessibility straight from your suite, each bunglow comes with a floating water hammock, private infinity pool and twin outdoor shower.
Bringing the outdoor inside, each suite has a glass floor so you can see the Caribbean’s amazing marine life. With a king size bed, bath tub overlooking the ocean and plenty of space, you’ll never want to leave. Making your stay even more incredible is the 24-hour on call butler who is ready waiting to take care of your every need.
All Inclusive Policy
Unlike most resorts on the island of Jamaica, Sandals Resort Royal Caribbean is an all-inclusive resort. With onsite restaurants serving fine dining French, relaxed American and contemporary Caribbean dining options, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to meal times. What’s more, you can eat or drink at the other two Sandals resorts nearby in Montego Bay all-inclusive in the cost of your stay. Unlimited premium drinks are served 24/7 throughout the whole resort and include tropical cocktails, mixed drinks, whiskey and rums.
Sandals Resort Royal Caribbean’s all-inclusive policy goes beyond just meals and also includes various onsite activities. Activities and equipment available to guests include paddle boards, snorkelling or kayaks! You can take unlimited SCUBA dives (beginners course are extra), and after the sun goes down there is nightly entertainment, themed parties and live music.
If visiting the over-the-water bungalows of Bora Bora has always been on your bucket list, but you were anxious about a long overseas flight, then the Sandals Resort Royal Caribbean in Jamaica is an excellent alternative, including shorter cheaper airfare. Be sure to book soon as we can guarantee, these suites will be a hot commodity once they officially open in November 2016. Bookings are now open on Sandals official website. Enjoy!
Pristine beaches, not overrun by tourists... Gorgeous shore-lines to fall in love again... Once forbidden, it now becomes one of the most popular places among Americans.
UPDATE: Sandals has yet to open overwater bungalows in the Montenegro Bay this November, but they've already announced (and presented) their additional 12 new overwater villas that are ready for booking for arrivals starting February 1, 2017.