Sandals South Coast is your Jamaican getaway. Your 5-star, all-inclusive resort, set on 2 miles (3.2km) of pure white coastline, and backed by 500-acres of nature reserve.
Savour panoramic views from your over-water bungalow. Wake with the sunrise over the Caribbean, exotic birds singing your dawn chorus. Or dance under blue moonlight, swaying in the sea breeze, immersed in paradise.
There are over 300 bird species in Jamaica, many of which are native to the island. This club includes the doctor bird, Jamaica's national bird. Its name nods to the James Bond classic, Dr No, filmed here in the 1960s.
Jamaica is one of the best dive locations in the world. Its waters teem with life year-round. Scuba or snorkel, Jamaica's corals dazzle you with their hues. On land, mongooses patter, butterflies flutter, and iguanas warm up on hot rocks.
What about the weather? Gorgeous. Close to the equator, Jamaica has a tropical climate. Think flawless blue skies and temperatures that hover around 30 degrees celsius.
Getting to Sandals South Coast
Getting your packing list ready? We would too. We're all ready to enjoy our freedom again. And getting to Sandals South Coast is easy. We will streamline your journey from start to finish.
You can find Sandals South Coast in White House, Jamaica. As the name tells you, they're on the south coast. And they have the finest beaches on the island, idyllic spots to retreat and recharge.
Once you land at Sangster International, Montego Bay, head over to the Sandals desk. You get a round-trip transfer service with your booking. You'll be at Sandals South Coast in a little over an hour. Sit back and enjoy the views.
The culture of Jamaica is world-famous for a reason. Influenced by its diverse roots, Jamaica buzzes with character day and night. It has an irresistible personality of its own. And it will move you.
Check out The Institute of Jamaica, which promotes local art, literature, and science. Fancy a run? Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth for 13 years, was born here. Whether you love sport, music, or art, it's here.
Christianity is the main religion. But Jamaica's Rastafarian population is a huge part of its culture. Their words are rooted deep in Jamaica's reggae music.
Rhythms of Jamaica
The birthplace of Bob Marley, Jamaica is home to reggae, ska, and dancehall. Its beats reverberate across the globe. Head to a dancehall night and get into the groove with local tunes.
Now we're talking. Jamaica's diverse heritage melts into its food. Nudged by African, European, and Asian styles, the island's dishes sizzle with flavour. Exotic vegetables, fruits, lean meat and fresh seafood, cooked to perfection.
Jerk chicken, goat, and pork are stars of the island. Lean meat, coconut, herbs and spices, smoked over pimento chips wallop your tastebuds. And the Scotch bonnet chilis pack a punch too.
Saltfish is Jamaica's national dish. Chefs serve it with ackee, a pod fruit from the island's trees. They saute, season, then mix it with yams, plantains and potatoes.
Rustic stews, rice and peas, and all sorts of BBQ fare will fill you up. Callaloo, like spinach, steamed, and served with saltfish, is a popular breakfast. No matter where you go in Jamaica, you will find mouth-watering food.
Is It Beneficial to Know a Little Jamaican Patois?
At Sandals South Coast, you can speak English for all purposes. The same is true for most of Jamaica. A British colony until 1962, English is spoken across the island. But a little Jamaican Patois will go a long way.
Key phrases include:
Mi soon come: I'll be right there.
Wah gwaan: How's it going?
Mi deh yah, yuh know: I'm doing well
Bless up: Good day
Duppy conqueror: From folklore, a person who tackles troubles
Inna di morrows: See you later
So if you're feeling brave, give some Jamaican Patois a try. But feel confident that English will get you around the island with ease.
The Atmosphere at Sandals South Coast
Sandals South Coast has the perfect atmosphere for your island break. It is ideal for couples, those seeking alone time, or groups who want to celebrate. Sandals' relaxed aura will suit any crowd looking for a stunning vacation. Crystal clear waters and white sand beaches are inviting to all!
How Do People Rate the Servicet?
Sandals staff will make sure your room is always at the highest standards. They will ensure you have all you need. And if you have any special requests, they're there for you.
That's why guests go back again and again.
At Sandals South Coast, you have luxury at your fingertips. Enjoy fine dining. Let loose at one of their bars. Revitalise at Red Lane Spa. Tone up in the gym, or get your thrills with watersports.
You can explore continents without leaving Sandals South Coast. They have 9 all-inclusive restaurants serving the world's cuisines. Every flavour you could imagine is here.
Savour a romantic meal by the sea. Get cosy with a table for two, or sit out on the piazza, under the moonlight. The settings are as diverse as the dishes. Eat at any time. And feel free to try something new.
Be sure to tuck into traditional jerk chicken at the Jerk Shack. Head to Schooners beachfront for grilled swordfish, Caribbean lobster tail, or pumpkin spinach filo. Fly east to Jasmines for fiery green curries and Thai fritters.
Sandals South Coast has 7 all-inclusive themed bars. Ask their bartenders for cooling mojitos, virgin cocktails, or margaritas. Taste beach life with a creamy pina colada. Or kick back with a cold beer.
South Coast is home to Sandals' first over-the-water bar, Latitudes, set out in the sea. Want to stay on land? Visit a British pub. Relax by the pool. Dance at a piano bar. Then hide out in their speakeasy, The Rabbit Hole.
Red Lane Spa
Relax with Red Lane Spa's candlelit massages for singles or couples. Exfoliate with Himalayan salt stones or a Blue Mountain coffee scrub. Glow with one of their Red Lane botanical skin treatments. Treat yourself to some much needed rest and relaxation at the spa. You'll find yourself completely refreshed after just one afternoon!
Sports and Recreation
Play a game of table tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, croquet, or squash. Get strategic with lawn chess. Glide into a game of shuffleboard. All facilities are modern. And Sandals staff are there to look after you.
Sandals South Coast's fitness centre is state-of-the-art. Take part in group classes, go solo, or book a private session. They offer aerobics, aqua-fit, abs sessions, and more, all taught by expert instructors. Check out their classes here.
Work out with free weights, treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, and stair-climbers. They have all the high-quality equipment you need.
Sandals South Coast has the most extensive PADI Open Water training in the Caribbean. Top-range equipment is included. You can explore reefs, wrecks, and fish-filled waters from Newton dive boats.
Expect to see stingrays, turtles, barracudas, nurse sharks, even dolphins if you're lucky. There's a host of rainbow-coloured reef species too. Top dive sites are Sandals Reef, Deep Cottage, Peter Tosh, Belmouth, and Bluefield.
Already PADI-certified? You can dive twice a day with one tank or once a day with 2 tanks. All your equipment is free.
Try waterskiing, wakeboarding, or tubing with Sandals' Mastercraft boats. Spy on marine life with a glass-bottom tour. Or take a snorkel and swim over the corals. Sandals South Coast has all the gear you need.
And at the resort, you can swim in the longest river pool in the Caribbean. Dive into 15,579 sq metres (17,000 sq ft) of aqua and let the river carry you along.
Day and Night Entertainment
By day, you can hit the beach, take part in activities, or read a book by the pool bar. You have exercise classes and all the sports we mentioned. And you can book a Sandals excursion and see some of Jamaica's sights.
By dusk, head to Sandals' theme nights for flamboyant entertainment. Watch limbo dances, live music, fire-eaters, all sort of eye-opening spectacles. Want to join in? Show off at a Sandals talent show.
If you're seeking an off-resort adventure, Jamaica will spoil you with choices. You can book a tour with Sandals South Coast, and they'll take care of your transport. Read on for some of the best day trips in Jamaica.
See 7 waterfalls drop into tiered natural pools in Saint Elizabeth Parish. Ride there in an open-air jitney. Swim and explore YS Falls' wooden walkways. Then freshen up in a natural spring.
Dunn's River Falls
Set in Ocho Rios, this waterfall draws thousands of guests every year. The Taino people called Jamaica, "Xaymaca", the land of springs. And Dunn's River Falls epitomizes it with perfection. Hike up, zipline down, relax by the water.
Fancy some shopping? Book a trip to Negril, western Jamaica, and pick up some souvenirs. You can find local crafts in Negril's markets. But there are duty-free shops too. Whatever you're shopping for, you will find it in Negril.
Swimming With Dolphins
Head to Lucea, between Negril and Montego Bay, and meet Jamaica's dolphins. The Dolphin Lagoon gives you the chance to swim, dance, even sing with your bottle-nosed friends.
Reggae Sunset Catamaran Cruise
Watch the sun sink into the horizon while reggae beats soothe your soul. Make a stop at a secret beach to soak up the day's last rays, then trace Jamaica's south coastline to Scott's Cove. DJs set the mood. The bar serves your drinks.
Is the Sandals South Coast Kid-Friendly or Adults Only?
Sandals South Coast is an adult-only resort, perfect for a couple, solo, or group getaway. You can relax with other adults and enjoy your time off.
For guests looking for resorts suitable for children, you have plenty of choices. There are 6 resort areas and 14 parishes in Jamaica. For a family vacation, look elsewhere because Sandals South Coast is a paradise for adults only.
Is It Safe to Travel off the Resort Alone?
Jamaica is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Local people are welcoming to guests. And most areas are safe for you to visit. Love travelling alone? We have some tips for you to make the most of your trip.
Ask for advice from your Sandals resort team. They can advise you on places to go and places to avoid. Take sensible precautions and enjoy your visit.
Are There Extra Costs to Be Aware Of?
Sandals South Coast is all-inclusive, and most things come with your room price. This includes resort activities, unlimited food and drink, watersports, and even scuba diving.
But there are special experiences that are optional extras. These include adventure trips, spa treatments, private beachside dinners, and professional photos.
Best Time to Visit Sandals South Coast
December to April is the best time weather-wise. Temperatures stay around 30 degrees celsius. There is little chance of rain. And humidity is lower than in summer. But this is the busiest time to visit.
The wet season is May to November. But the island is at its greenest. Rain showers are heavy but brief. And sports like diving and surfing thrive. The atmosphere of Sandals South Coast will astound you all year.
Guests rate Sandals South Coast as "excellent" on Trip Advisor. They praise Sandals' warm, friendly staff in many reviews. And guests say the quality of food is outstanding.
Whether they visited for honeymoons, couple's retreats, or time to unwind, guests loved the range of activities and the fabulous location. Many come back time and time again. Join them on your next trip.
Is it kid-friendly?
Is it safe to travel off the resort alone?
Best time to visit
December - April
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All-inclusive holidays are the ultimate luxury getaways. Jamaica is one of the most beautiful islands on the planet. And there's no better base to explore it from than Sandals South Coast.
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