Sandals Montego Bay Review

Sandals Montego Bay continues to be the resort where young at heart, young clients and return Sandals clients gather to play, especially on 3 – 4-night vacations. The resort has a party atmosphere with the stage in the main lobby. We stayed in a penthouse waters edge concierge room. The room is in the quiet part of the resort and when it rained, we sat on the huge porch, where we enjoyed the warm tropical breezes and calming view of the Caribbean. Over the years Sandals has begun building cabanas. Sandals Montego Bay just built 4 and rents the waters edge cabana with a cabana server who serves breakfast, lunch and drinks from 8 am to 5 pm for $125 per day. Sally loves the shade and I thought I’d surprise her with a one-day reservation in the Cabana. She loved the cabana so much that I rented it for 3 days. This was probably the best Sandals resort amenity I’ve purchased in a long time. Dewayne, our Cabana boy, couldn’t do enough to pamper us. I decided not to purchase the cabana from 8am-10pm which included the 7-course candlelight dinner for $240.00, maybe someday. The second new addition to the resort was the brick oven pizza and jerk chicken grill which is now next to the fire pit and couches. The fire pit is lit at night but it is a popular day location too. I especially enjoyed going to the pub for my wings and Guinness beer.

We have learned a major departure lesson. All Sandals resorts offer free transfers. Sandals Montego Bay is only 10 minutes from the airport.  We were asked to depart 3 hours before departure on a shuttle bus but instead, we left 2 hours before departure and hired for a taxi for $10. We had plenty of time to check in and get through security. The culture shock of coming from the Sandals Luxury included concept to a $12 hamburger at the airport taught me the 2nd lesson. I will now carry a ziplock bag and pack a sandwich at the resort before I leave for the airport. I can’t wait for my next return trip to Sandals in June!

Nancy Soldano