The Sandals Royal Caribbean is quite unlike any other resort, taking on several different identities at the same time. On the one hand it aims for a distinctively British culture, starting with your arrival through an impressive porte cochère into a gracious Georgian house, with peacocks in the grounds, and continuing with daily afternoon tea, croquet on the lawn, and a traditional British pub. On the other hand, it is the only Jamaican resort with its own private offshore island, and when you are transported there in two minutes by dragon-boat, you encounter a mixture of the oriental and the Polynesian, with a Thai restaurant, Balinese cabanas, a Tahiti-style pool, and dancing at night to Tiki torches.
Dining at the Royal Caribbean is even more international. In addition to the Thai restaurant — where some of the dishes are rumoured to be aphrodisiacs — and the British pub, other gourmet restaurants offer Jamaican, French and Italian cuisine. The 197 guest-rooms include a range of luxury suites, some with private pools, and the most luxurious with butler services — although some of the accommodation is reported to be less spacious than that in other Sandals resorts. However, for couples over 18 who like a lively party atmosphere, this resort offers a new dimension in style and sophistication.