Best Sandals Resort?


What is the Best Sandals resort for your all inclusive Caribbean vacation, wedding, honeymoon, or just a quick get away?

There are so many Sandals Resorts that it can be difficult to pick just one as the best Sandals Resort.  We have been to all the different Sandals Resorts and have put together a list of each resort, pros and cons, budget saving tips, and more for your vacation.

If you have never been to a Sandals Resort, let me take a moment to explain why Sandals Resorts are my favorite all inclusive resort in the Caribbean.  I personally knew the founder of Sandals, Gordon “Butch” Stewart as I have been involved with Sandals and Beaches Resorts for over 14 years now.  I have a group of Pixie Travel agents that also know the brand and travel to all the Sandals Resorts to keep up with changes and new additions.

Butch built all Sandals resorts on the best Beaches in the Caribbean.  This is how each resort location was selected.  Each Sandals Resort has an amazing beach and Butch would go out into the water on the beach before deciding on the property.  Now Butch is no longer with us but his son has continued the brand with adding new Sandals and Beaches Resorts and keeping to the same quality standards.

For many years we have been honored and recognized by Sandals and Beaches Resorts. We were one of the TOP 10 Travel agencies WORLDWIDE, the #1 Sandals Concierge Level agency, The #1 Beaches Travel Agency – Nationally! and we have continued to get recognized for our love of the Sandals brand.

So what all this means for you is we have a team here ready and able to help you plan and book a Sandals Destination Wedding, Vacation, Group Event, or Honeymoon.  Best of all there is no charge to book with us as our services and expert advice are complete Free.

With so many Sandals Resorts to choose from it can be difficult to choose which Sandals Resort is best for your All-Inclusive Caribbean Vacation.  I have put together a complete list of Sandals Resorts and my favorite insider tips for each resort.

Which Sandals Resort is the Best?

Sandals is constantly updating and adding new all inclusive resorts to their portfolio, but I have put together a complete list of the Sandals Resorts along with my recommendations, our Pixie Vacations agents, and client comments to help you select the prefect resort for your vacation.

If you have additional questions, no problem, we can help you one-on-one at no cost to you and get you the best current Sandals deal too.  If you want to book direct you can do that also at Sandals.com and see the latest deals here.

Sandals South Coast vacation discounts room review 

 

Complete List of the Best Sandals Resorts, Ranked and Reviewed:

 

JAMAICA – Home to the birth place of Sandals Resorts.  Lots of available flights from the USA.

SAINT LUCIA

ANTIGUA

BAHAMAS

GRENADA

BARBADOS

CURAÇAO

ST. VINCENT

Sandals St. Vincent – Now booking for 2024

Sandals Grenada Resort - Best Sandals Resort in the Caribbean

Sandals Grenada

AWARD – 2024 Best Sandals Resort

This is one of my favorite Caribbean Island and top pick for Sandals.  Sandals Grenada Resort is a little known exotic, unspoiled hideaway that offers a romantic, authentic Caribbean experience while providing luxury Included amenities.

Grenada is known as the “Spice Isle,” and the island is mesmerizing with some of the most incredible natural wonders in the Caribbean from stunning beaches and waterfalls to lush rainforests and pristine mountain lakes.

Grenada boasts the first underwater sculpture park in the Caribbean and has some of the most breathtaking dive sites. As one of the world’s sole producers of Nutmeg, guests can enjoy meals, massages and delicacies made of the byproducts of this well-known spice and many other spices. Winner for numerous years of the Chelsea Flower Show in the United Kingdom, the island boasts some of the most exotic flora and fauna. Rum Factory tours are popular to experience the authentic distilling of our unique rums.

The all-inclusive resort is on the beautiful Pink Gin Beach,  has six hotel bars including everything from sophisticated open-air beachside bars to chic clubs.

Why I love Sandals Grenada

 

  • Sandals Grenada has 257 rooms and suites, located in the South Eastern Caribbean. The island is volcanic with some black sand beaches. There are rainforests, a great array of sightseeing and tour options. A vibrant nightlife exists on this island too.
  • Personalized butler service is available in 69 Suites which will include Swim Up Pool Suites, Rondovals and Skypool Suites.  These are all great options for a Honeymoon or even a special occasion.
  • Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa epitomizes luxury with 4 villages: The Pink Gin Village, The South Seas Village, The Italian Village and The Lover’s Hideaway Village.  I am happy to go over the different room types and advantages of each with you.
  • Romantic Tranquility Soaking Tubs  for two are in all the suites in the Italian Village and in the Lover’s Hideaway Village.
  • There are 12 dining options including a world class steakhouse – Butch’s Chophouse and Room Service for Butler serviced and Club Sandals accommodation.
  • This resort is only a few minutes from the Maurice Bishop International Airport which means more vacation time for you. Located to the south of the island on Pink Gin Beach Pointe Salines, St. Georges, Grenada, five [5] minutes from the Maurice Bishop International Airport [GND].
  • At Sandals Grenada, you’ll find a variety of popular restaurants to choose from: Butch’s, Soy, Le Jardinier, Kimonos, Cucina Romana, and Café de Paris. There’s something for everyone’s taste buds with these ten exceptional dining options.
sandals grande antigua - ranks for one of the best sandals resorts

Sandals Grande Antigua

AWARD – #2 Best Sandals Resort in 2024

Sandals Resort Antigua was voted the “World’s Most Romantic Resort” year after year, adults-only hotel Sandals Grande Antigua is located on Antigua’s best and most famous beach, Dickenson Bay. The resort is alid out like a Caribbean Beachfront Village, with a charming seaside garden oasis.

 

Why I love Sandals Grande Antigua

 

  • Sandals resorts always are placed on the most beautiful beaches and Grande Antiqua is on one of the longest white-sand beach in Antigua – Dickenson Bay.
  • I love that this resort is only Fifteen (15) minutes away from the V.C. Bird International Airport.  This means more time in the swim up pool bar.
  • Sandals Grande Antigua is the home of the ‘Original’ Rondovals, which have been renovated to offer larger bathrooms with overhead rain showers. Those in the gardens have been magnificently enhanced with private pool sanctuaries.
  • If you are planning a company event, meeting or convention in Antigua this is a perfect location,  There are Conference and Meeting facilities, featuring Admiral Lord Nelson’s Conference Center with 5000 sq. ft.
  • Like all Sandals Resorts, the dining is all inclusive and exceptional.  There are no lack of dining options with 11 restaurants to pick from.
  • Dickenson Bay is a beautiful beach with two unique charteristics.  If you are close to the Medierranean side the beach is quite and you can quickly enjoy the water with the narrow stip of white sand.  If you are looking for a more open larger beach front, just walk down to the Caribbean Village and grab a spot for the day.  Both locations has chairs and places to camp out without having to get up at 7 AM to claim your spot.
  • I love the fire-pits around the resort but in the Caribbean I have never really felt the need to snuggle up on an 80+ degree day.
  • For a destination wedding, honeymoon, or just a nice couples Caribbean vacation this resort has that romantic vibe you are looking for. The resort is tropical with lots of romantic spots, a beautiful beach, and high touch decor.

Important Considerations

  • Like all Caribbean Islands the beaches are public and you will see locals on the beach selling souvenirs and such.
  • The resort has more affordable accommodations as well as newly updated accommodations.  It’s important that you understand what you book so you don’t show up thinking you booked one room and find out you have another.  I can help you and have a team or Pixie travel advisors that can make sure you get the room you want at the lowest possible price
over the water bungalows St Lucia

Sandals Grande St Lucian

AWARD – Best Sandals Resort in St. Lucia

Sandals Grande St. Lucian is located on Rodney Bay, known to have the calmest waters in Saint Lucia. Situated on its own peninsula, the 360-degree views are often described as picture-perfect postcards, with volcanic mountains magically rising from the clear blue sea. Be greeted by a three-story, palatial style lobby that opens to grand ocean views.

Why I love the Grande St Lucian

 

  • This resort has exquisite Over-the-Water Honeymoon Butler Bungalows.  You have seen the photos.  This is perfect for a Honeymoon.  TIP:  Instead of booking the over the water bungalow for your entire stay, book it for the minimum number of nights at the end of your stay and I can also help you book a room that is less expensive before you move to the bungalow.
  • The resort has 311 magnificently furnished rooms and suites offering ocean views on both sides of the Resort.
  • The Rondoval Suites bring you tropical elegance and seclusion with your own private pool, whirlpool and hammock.  These are also perfect for honeymooners.
  • I always love the Lagoon swim-up rooms with direct pool access from the patio.
  • “Stay at one, Play at three.‟ Exchange privileges with Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia and Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia. Enjoy access to even more luxurious amenities and a total of Twenty-seven [27] Five Star Global Gourmet options to choose from.
  • There is Twenty-four [24] hour room service for all Butler-serviced Suites.

The resort has five grande pools including a zero-entry signature pool. Included in this all inclusive resort is the championship-level golf at the golf legend, Greg Norman designed Cap Estate Golf & Country Club or La Toc Golf Course, both perfect for all levels of play.

You have the option to book Private Golf Lessons (PGL) at an additional cost. Complimentary lessons are available on Tuesday and Wednesday.

How long does it take to reach the golf course from Sandals Halcyon Beach and Sandals Regency La Toc?

The trip takes 25 minutes from Sandals Halcyon Beach and 35 minutes from Sandals Regency La Toc to reach the Sandals Golf & Country Club in Cap Estate.

Are there complimentary transfers available from Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia to the golf course?

Yes, there are complimentary transfers available from all Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia to the Sandals Golf & Country Club in Cap Estate.

There is no lack of dining options here as you can choose from twelve gourmet restaurants offering an adventurous culinary tour around the globe. Then retreat back to luxurious accommodations including gorgeous Over-The-Water Bungalows or Beachfront Rondoval suites.

What are some of the restaurants available at Sandals Grande St. Lucian in Saint Lucia?

At the Sandals Grande St. Lucian you have access to 12 fabulous restaurants on the property, including Soy, Bombay Club, Kimonos, Gordon’s on the Pier Restaurant, and Josephine’s Creperie.

 
Best Sandals Resort Barbados

Sandals Royal Barbados

AWARD – Top Luxury Award

 

Sandals Royal Barbados is situated on the pristine white sands of the Maxwell Beach. Only fifteen (15) minutes’ drive from the Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI)

 

Why I love Sandals Royal Barbados

  • Situated on the white powdery sands of Maxwell Beach, where natural shade meets clear blue waters.
  • This luxury resort has 338 well-appointed suites with fantastic Pool, Ocean and Garden views, all offering Club Level or Butler Service.
  • Have a drink and enjoy the largest Glass-fronted Infinity Pool in the Eastern Caribbean.
  • You have a  choice of nine (9) dining options including Room Service for all accommodations.
  • Stay fit at Sandals’ first health and wellness inspired restaurant concepts.
  • Don’t miss Sandals’ first Roof Top restaurant, Cantilever Roof Top Bar, Roof Top Pool & Roof Top Whirlpool overlooking the Ocean.
  • I love these resort that let you “Stay at One, Play at Two” exchange privileges with the adjacent Sandals Barbados.

 

The infinity pool at Sandals Royal Barbados stands out as a unique feature that sets it apart from other resorts. Being the first of its kind for Sandals, this captivating pool offers a zero-entry experience, creating a seamless blend between the water and its surrounding environment. The pool’s striking glass edges add a touch of sophistication and provide unobstructed views of the breathtaking surroundings. With a total of 31 pools within the resort, visitors can also enjoy a rooftop pool that offers an unparalleled vista, making it a truly exceptional experience.

Sandals Royal Caribbean

 

Sandals Royal Caribbean

We stayed in several different room categories at Sandals Royal Caribbean resort and we also toured every room category available.  The over the water bungalows were under construction and they look like the most romantic getaways I have ever seen in the Caribbean.  Imagine your own bungalow, with an infinity pool, watching the fish under your feet…

 

Why I love Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort

  • I’m not going to lie.  The words “Over the Water Bungalows” without having to fly to Bora Bora sold me on this resort.  Also Sandals Royal Caribbean has a private island.  Yeah, there is this cute boat that takes you over to the private island for dining or just to relax on the beach.

  • Stay at one and dine at two.  With Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Montego Bay being about 10 minutes apart, you can jump on the free shuttle and enjoy both resorts.  This is like an extra bonus.  Two Sandals resorts for the price of one.

  • When Butch created Sandals he always picked the resort location based on the beach first and this beach is quite, calm, clear blue water and literally I counted like 10 steps from my room.  Now we are not talking Jamaicas famous 7 mile beach, that’s Sandals Negril.  But you will really enjoy the beach at Sandals Royal Caribbean.

  • Clothing optional, yeah this resort has that too.  There is a small beach on the backside of the private island that is clothing optional.

  • Royal Caribbean is 15 minutes from the Montego Bay Jamaica airport and I have caught a flight in the morning and have been on the beach before lunchtime.  Looking for something even closer to the airport, look at Sandals Montego Bay.
  • The private island also has hammocks and great places at the swim up pool bar to meet others and enjoy the day.

I fell in love with Sandals Royal Caribbean resort for so many reasons.  The swim up rooms where you walk out your patio to a zero entry pool, the fantastic dining options, of course the private island is spectacular with the parrots by the bar, the pool and beach and Thai restraunt.

Like all Sandals resorts this one is quaint and landscaped like a tropical paradise.  I had a great time wondering the paths around the resorts 15 acres and exploring the nooks by the beach.

You don’t have to break the bank to stay at Sandals Royal Caribbean.  We booked the
Windsor Beachfront Walkout Club Level Room with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub – WBT. Take a look at the gallery for photos of our room.  It was perfect.  I like how Sandals resorts are smaller resorts that place you just steps away from the beach and pools.  Some other all inclusive resorts have a more high-rise feel where Sandals Royal Caribbean puts you “on the beach” in a small boutique resort with just 215 rooms and suites.

I took over 600 photos and hours of video at Sandals Royal Caribbean.  Please contact one of our Pixies here at Pixie Honeymoons and we will be happy to share everything we know and love about this fantastic all inclusive resort.

Sandals Royal Caribbean Insider Tips:

One advantage to this Sandals resort is it’s location.  Sandals Royal Caribbean is 10 minutes from the MBL airport.  So you can be on vacation, your wedding or honeymoon in Jamaica in just a matter of moments.

Sandals Royal Caribbean has a romantic feel while also providing so many activities and amenities that you will never run out of things to do.  We really enjoyed the nighttime entertainment by the main pool and also just lounging by the beach around a campfire.  There are tucked away pools is you want to escape that we went to several times and also the main pool with the swim up bar and a hub of excitement and activities.

When you stay at Sandals Royal Caribbean you “Stay at one and Play at two”.  This means you get to enjoy everything all three Sandals Montego Bay resorts have to offer.  There is a free shuttle between all the resorts.  That means you have access to 20 gourmet restaurants within 10 minutes.

I also love the private island at this resort.  Yes there is a private island that you take the dragon boat to at Sandals Royal Caribbean.  The private island also has bungalows that are over the water.  They are Amazing!  Also on the island is a beach area, bar, pool and an authentic Thai restaurant.  The Thai was delicious and the setting is very romantic.

Important considerations

Sandals Royal Caribbean is conveniently located 15 minutes from the Montego Bay airport.  This however also means you can get air traffic noise.  I got use to the flights taking off and I asked a lot of guests and nobody cared.  But I wanted you to be aware.

 

Sandals Royal Caribbean At-A-Glance

    • Private Offshore island with a Thai restaurant
    • Spectacular Over-The-Water Villas
    • Butler service in select categories
    • Red Lane® Spa (services extra)
    • Seven main pools and five whirlpools
    • Swim-up pool bar
    • Unlimited fine dining at 8 restaurants
    • 5 full-service bars including a British pub
    • Unlimited premium brand drinks
    • Unlimited Mondavi® wines
    • Unlimited scuba diving
    • Unlimited land and water sports
    • Stay at One, Play at Three exchange
      privileges
    • Room service included for all Club and
      Butler guests
    • Free non-stop round trip airport transfers
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas
Sandals Montego Bay resort

 

Sandals Montego Bay

AWARD – Quick Get-A-Way Jamaica

This is one of my favorite all inclusive Caribbean resorts for a quick get away.  Flying to Jamaica from the United States for a three day weekend lets me get on the beach in within moments.  Sandals Montego Bay is located very close to the MBJ airport so you are not wasting your limited vacation time on transfers or sitting in the airport.  This resort is just 5 minutes from the airport.

I spoke with many guests at Sandals Montego Bay when I was there and online that have been to this resort for their wedding or honeymoon and they all gave it rave reviews.  The  resort has one of the highest repeat guest rates out there.  I was personally concerned with the resort being so close to the airport that it would be a negative, but the guests loved the proximity.

A big advantage to Sandals Montego Bay is the Stay at one Play at three Sandals access to the other Sandals resorts in Montego Bay.  This means you have 20 gourmet restaurants all within 10 minutes of you.   If you want to head to Sandals Royal Caribbean for the day, you just take the free Sandals shuttle.

Sandals Montego Bay is a lively Sandals resort with activities revolving around the amazing stretch of the white sand beach.  You are always just steps away from the sea at this resort.

For weddings Sandals Montego Bay has a beautiful non-denominational Chapel ideal for Weddingmoons.  This resort is ideal for a wedding and/or honeymoon.  Please contact us and we can tell you all about all-inclusive wedding and honeymoons and even how to get a free Sandals wedding.

Sandals Montego Bay is an upbeat all inclusive resort on Jamaica’s largest private beach.  I love this resort because it’s so close to the airport.  Sandal’s Montego Bay is just five minutes form the airport so it’s perfect for a long weekend getaway in Jamaica.  Your travel time is so reduced that you also get to enjoy every last minute in paradise, and also all inclusive cocktails, before catching your flight back to reality.

Also I love the Sandals Montego Bay resorts because you can Stay at one and Play at all three resorts.  Just take the free Sandals shuttle to and from the Montego Bay area Sandals resorts to access the 20 gourmet restaurants that are all within 10 minutes.  Also the majority of the rooms, suites, and restaurant at Sandals Montego Bay sit on the shore-line.

What is the beach like at Sandals Montego Bay?
Sandals Montego Bay has a long private white sand beach.

What is the water color like at Sandals Montego Bay?
The waters at Sandals Montego Bay are described as calm and turquoise.

Where is Sandals Montego Bay located?
Sandals Montego Bay is located on a private white sand beach.

Which Sandals resort has calm turquoise waters?
Sandals Montego Bay has beautiful, calm turquoise waters.

Which Sandals resort is located on a long private white sand beach?
Sandals Montego Bay is located on a long private white sand beach.

 

What I love about Sandals Montego Bay

  • This was Butches First Sandals resort he built and the staff and location convenience to Montego Bay is un matched.  The resort recently underwent a full refurbishment and WOW it looks amazing.  You will find me at the lobby bar when you arrive.

  • The people of Jamaica are the friendliest you will find in the Caribbean.  “No Worries Mon” is the mantra and my favorite saying at all the Sandals Jamaica resorts

  • You can stay at one and play and dine at two.  Just hop on the free shuttle to the other Sandals resorts just minutes away and enjoy both resorts.

  • The covered stage area is nice for evening after dinner entertainment and local acts.

  • Just like all Sandals Resorts the landscaping is a Caribbean tropical paradise with so many photo spots and places to get away.
  • Latitudes, an over the water bar is my favorite hang out and it will be your favorite spot too.  This bar is a circle, hut like building in the middle of the ocean with hammocks all the way around the edges over the water.  Be warned if you get into one of the hammocks, it’s not as easy to get out.

Important considerations

  • One advantage and also challenge is how close Sandals Montego Bay is to the airport.  I literally could watch the flights take off on the runaway from one of my rooms one time.  So it can be noisy and the first firsts start around 6 AM.  I did talk to lots of guests and not a single one cared about the airport noise.  I also got use to it, but you need to be aware of this.
  • The pools at Montego Bay are smaller than most Sandals resorts if that is going to be your main vacation spot.

Caribbean Wedding Tip:

Do you want a tropical Caribbean Wedding?  Sandals Montego Bay has a wedding chapel right on the grounds.

Sandals Resort Budget Saving Tip:

Club Sandals enhanced concierge experience is a nice upgrade for your all inclusive vacation.  Also this Sandals resort has some of the most affordable Butler Elite exclusive Beachfront Villas.  Please contact us and I will have one of our Pixie’s at Pixie Vacations help you plan your Sandals vacation.

 

Sandals Montego Bay At-A-Glance

    • Reef-Protected Waters
    • The original Sandals Resort
    • Set on Jamaica’s best private beach
    • Exclusive Beachfront Villa Suites
    • All-new beachfront Palm-Suites
    • Butler service in select categories
    • 24-hour room service in select categories
    • Unlimited fine dining at 9 restaurants
    • Four pools and four whirlpools
    • Swim-up pool bar
    • 4 full-service bars
    • Unlimited premium brand drinks
    • Unlimited Mondavi® wines
    • Red Lane® Spa (services extra)
    • Unlimited scuba diving
    • Unlimited land and water sports
    • Stay at One, Play at Three exchange privileges
    • Just minutes away from
      Montego Bay Airport
    • Free non-stop round trip airport transfers
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas
Sandal Negril Resort

Sandals Negril

 

This Sandals Resort is closer to the water’s edge than anywhere else in Negril, life can truly be what you imagine in the relaxed chic, and free-spirited Sandals Negril.

The hotel has an ambience that melds relaxed tropical luxury with barefoot elegance in Jamaica, it closely hugs its coveted seaside location on famed Seven Mile Beach, creating Negril’s ultimate beachfront all-inclusive resort. Here in this laid-back hideaway there are no schedules to follow and no clocks to obey.

What I love about Sandals Negril

  • Located on Negril’s famous Seven Mile Beach on the North West Coast of Jamaica. Approximately 1 Hour and 15 minutes from the Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay.  Remember transfer are included to and from the airport.

  • Sandals Negril has 226 Rooms and Suites, on 12 Acres that spreads out along the famous Jamaica 7 mile beach.

    Sandals Negril has so many updated room types so please contact me at Pixie Vacations and I’ll have one of our Pixies help you select the best room category available.

  • Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa is set amongst lush palm groves, powdery white sand beach and the calm aquamarine Caribbean Sea, a must for Scuba and Snorkel enthusiasts. Negril offers some of the best sunsets in the Caribbean, as well as a myriad of watersports to choose from.

  • One of my favorite suites is the Millionaire Honeymoon 1 Bedroom. Butler Suite with a Private Pool Sanctuary.

  • When it comes to finding the best beach in Jamaica, Sandals Negril on the Seven Mile Beach is regarded as a top choice for good reason. This particular resort offers a more intimate atmosphere compared to Sandals South Coast, but both of these resorts are renowned for their relaxed and laid-back vibes. If you’re searching for the Sandals resort with the most stunning beach in Jamaica, Sandals Negril with its Seven Mile Beach I highly recommend.

Important Considerations

Any Sandals Resort that is a ways away from the airport means you get a free tour of the island but it also means leaving earlier to get back to the airport 3 hours before your flight time.  So if you have an early flight you might be on a super early van ride to the airport.  Just keep this in mind when booking your return flights home.

The famous 7 mile beach is a public beach and with 7 miles of resorts and locals too this means you will have people walking up to you to sell you souvenirs.  You just have to say no thanks.  If you do want to purchase something it can be difficult since you are at an all inclusive resort and I rarely have any cash on me.

Sandals Negril At-A-Glance

 

EAT + DRINK

  • Unlimited fine dining at 7 restaurants
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • 5 bars, including 2 swim-up bars
  • Stocked bar in every hotel room
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® Wines

PLAY

  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment
  • 4 pools, 3 whirlpools
  • Waterskiing, wakeboarding
  • Hobie Cats, paddleboards, kayaks
  • Snorkeling and equipment
  • Glass-bottom boat
  • Tennis, croquet and land sports
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Day and night entertainment and live shows

NO WORRIES

  • All tips, taxes and gratuities
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Wifi in hotel room and all common areas
Sandals South Coast vacation discounts room review

Sandals South Coast

AWARD – Best Sandals Resort in Jamaica

I have a favorite Jamaica Sandals Resort and Sandals South Coast is it.
Sandals South Coast has a larger or modern and updated resort feel.  Large pools, an amazing beach with nobody else around.  I mean a 2 mile beach that literally has a handful of people on it.  If you are looking for Over-the-Water Butler Bungalows Sandals South Coast has those too. There is an Over-the-Water bar too and an Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel perfect for your wedding day. Sandals also newly reimagined the beachfront Dutch Village and added swim-up suites that wrap the entire village.  These are stunning.

 

Why I love Sandals South Coast

South Coast is Jamaica’s first resort to feature one of the most unique suites in the Caribbean, Sandals signature luxury Rondoval Swim-up Suites nestled at the heart of Sandals South Coast’s newest village featuring zero-entry swim up access and outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two.

The South Seas Village is home to the longest swim-up pool (1000ft/17040 sq.ft.) in the Western Hemisphere!  This is a favorite spot of mine for a hummingbird cocktail.

NEW – The all-new Dutch Village features 112 new oceanfront rooms and suites along with the first- ever true beachfront luxury-level room category with outdoor Tranquillity Soaking Tub for two.  These book up fast so please contact me and I will have one of our Pixie travel consultants help book this for you.

You have seen the photos.  Sandals South Coast has Exotic Over-the-Water Bungalows & the Serenity Over-the-Water Wedding Chapel which has been expanded to seat even more guests.  This Sandals resort is hard to beat for a destination wedding or all inclusive honeymoon.

Planning a destination wedding? Sandals South Coast Wedding Garden, located in the Italian Village, makes for some beautiful photographs that you will always remember.

If you have been to South Coast in Jamaica before, you remember that long bumpy ride.  And of course the goats, lots of goats.  Now there is a new road to South Coast built for a smooth ride from touchdown to take off.

Which Sandals Resort is best for a group or convention meetings?
Sandals South Coast has a large and newly renovated Meeting and Convention facility including the Grand Ballroom, Boardroom and Huddle Room.  This makes for a great vacation spot as well as meeting place for your event.

 

Important Considerations

Sandals South Coast location makes it the perfect place to escape from work and the everyday stress of life.  But that also means there are not a great deal of excursions or other activities around the property itself.

Insider Tip

The resort is 75 minutes from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay and if you have an early flight out of Montego Bay, remember the included shuttle service is going to want to get you to the airport about three hours before you flight, plus add in the travel time to the airport.  This can make for a very early morning departure, so book your flights accordingly.

 

Sandals South Coast At-A-Glance

EAT + DRINK

  • Unlimited fine dining at 9 restaurants
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • 7 bars, including swim-up bar
  • Stocked bar in every room
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® Wines

PLAY

  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment
  • Waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding
  • Hobie Cats, paddleboards, kayaks
  • Snorkeling and equipment
  • 4 pools and 4 whirlpools
  • Tennis and land sports
  • Squash, Pickleball
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Day and night entertainment and live shows

NO WORRIES

  • Airport arrival lounge
  • All tips, taxes and gratuities
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Wifi in room and all common areas
Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

AWARD – Honeymoon Couples Sandals Best Value Resort

Sandals Ochi [Sandals Ochi Beach Resort] it is two resorts in one. One side of the resort is like a  beachside Caribbean Riviera with a hot beach club. On the more serene side, true romance spans over a 100-acre Garden of Eden full of private escapes and the elite Butler Village. This resort was designed to bring you closer to the water’s edge than any other all-inclusive resort in Ocho Rios. There are a total of 11 unique bars – including the Caribbean’s first speakeasy which is my personal favorite hangout – 16 trend-worthy eateries, and challenging greens at the nearby Upton Estate Golf & Country Club.

 

Why I love Sandals Ochi Beach resort

 

  • If you love Jamaica’s mountain and ocean views you will love this resort.  There are 519 villas, luxury rooms and suites.  The villas are dotted around the mountainside and each one has a shared pool too.
  • Yes there are 105 pools and 22 whirlpools.  This is because each group of four villas comes with its own shared pool.
  • Ochi has no lack of dining options with 16 dining locations including Room Service for Butler Serviced and Club Sandals accommodations.
  • If you want to get a fantastic massage while on vacation, Sandals Ochi has two luxurious Red Lane Spas with a tropical Solarium.
  • Which Sandals resort has golf in Jamaica?  Ochi has complimentary green fees at Jamaica’s most elite and popular golf course, the Upton Estate Golf & Country ClubAre transfers to the golf course included for Sandals guests?
    Yes, transfers to the golf course are complimentary for guests staying at Sandals Ochi and Sandals Royal Plantation.

     

    Which Sandals resorts in Jamaica offer golf courses?
    Sandals Ochi and Sandals Royal Plantation in Jamaica offer golf courses.

  • If you are adventurous the resort has the Caribbean’s largest Rock Climbing Wall (30’ x 30’).
  • South Coast and Sandals Ochi are your best Sandals Resorts for a meeting or convention.  Sandals Ochi Beach Resort has over 5,000 sq. feet of first-class meeting and conference facilities.
  • Which Sandals Resort is the most active?  You found it.  The Ochi Beach Club provides the ultimate party experience combining entertainment, music and cuisine.

 

Important Considerations

  • Sandals Ochi is located in the heart of all the great excursions and activities on Jamaica.  It is however a good 1 hour and 45 minutes away from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.  Transfers are included in your Sandals vacation but you need to be ready for a long ride to the resort.  The drivers do stop of a restroom break and you can buy snacks and drinks at the stop also.
  • Sandals Ochi Beach Resort sits on over 100-acres of lush hillside gardens overlooking the Caribbean Sea.  This makes it the largest Sandals resort.  This also means that the resort requires a great deal of walking and stairs in some locations.  The resort is also broken up into two sections.  There is a hill side and an ocean side to the resort.  A shuttle bus runs back and forth between the two sides and the main road in Jamaica runs between these two sections of the resort.
  • This resort has some of the most affordable Sandals rooms but it’s important to understand what room you are getting at each price point.  If you want a modern, updated, luxury suite we can help you book that, but the entry level room will have the older Caribbean style with dark wood furniture and older facilities and accommodations.

 

Sandals Ochi At-A-Glance

EAT + DRINK

  • Unlimited fine dining at 16 restaurants
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • 11 bars, including 3 swim-up bars
  • Stocked bar in every room
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® Wines

PLAY

  • Green fees at nearby Upton Estate Golf & Country Club
  • Ochi Beach Club
  • 105 pools, 22 whirlpools
  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment
  • Hobie Cats, paddleboards, kayaks
  • Snorkeling and equipment
  • Glass-bottom boat
  • Tennis and land sports
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Day and night entertainment and live shows

NO WORRIES

  • All tips, taxes and gratuities
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Roundtrip shuttles to golf course
  • Wifi in room and all common areas
Exuma all inclsuive resort Sandals Emerald Bay review

Sandals Emerald Bay

 

If you want to get away from it all this little know resort is perfect for you.  The resort is Tucked within the exotic Exumas, in the Out Islands of The Bahamas, This is not Nassau with crowds, cruise ships and traffic.  You might see one other car your entire stay on this island.  If you want to escape from it all and go to a very high end luxury resort to relax and recharge.  Emerald bay is your spot.

Within this 500 tropical acre and mile-long beachfront resort in Exuma, each island-style hotel room is designed to make you feel completely alone together. The secluded villas and sensuous suites blend seamlessly with the landscaped gardens, while offering distinctly modern innovations, amenities and either Club Sandals or Butler Elite service. There are three pools including a half-acre, zero-entry pool centered around a warmly glowing fire-pit and a signature swim-up bar.

There are no lack of dining options as you can choose from 11 globally inspired restaurants as well as 6 hotel bars including a genuine British pub. Play a round on the golf legend, Greg Norman-designed golf course or visit the award-winning Red Lane Spa.

Of course the Bahamas that is renowned for its powdery white sand beaches and turquoise waters at Sandals Emerald Bay. At the Exuma’s you will find pristine, powdery white sand beaches and the stunning hues of the turquoise waters. The resort offers a private and picturesque beach, providing ample space.

Which Sandals resort in the Bahamas is the largest and best-rated?
Sandals Emerald Bay is the largest and best-rated Sandals Resort in the Bahamas.

Why I love Sandals Emerald Bay

This resort is located in the Bahamas which for US travelers makes it a very close get away option.  But the resort is not like Freeport or Nassau if you have been to the Bahamas before on a cruise.  This is a luxury, secluded resort in the Exuma.  The island is so secluded that you might see one other car during your stay.

 

Sandals Emerald Bay At-A-Glance

EAT + DRINK

  • Unlimited fine dining at 11 restaurants
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • 6 bars, including swim-up bar
  • Stocked bar in every hotel room
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® Wines

PLAY

  • Green fees at a Greg Norman-designed golf course
  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment
  • Hobie Cats, paddleboards, kayaks
  • Snorkeling and equipment
  • 3 pools and 7 whirlpools
  • Tennis (6 Har-Tru courts) and land sports
  • Croquet, Pickleball
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Day and night entertainment and live shows

NO WORRIES

  • All tips, taxes and gratuities
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Wifi in hotel room and all common areas
 
 
Sandals Royal Bahamian

Sandals Royal Bahamian

 

Easy going isn’t just how we are, it’s who we are. And it’s the spirit that imbues every corner of the re-imagined Sandals Royal Bahamian, the most elegant all-inclusive resort with an exotic offshore island adventure. This beach hotel in Nassau, The Bahamas, offers two sky-sized pools, the all-new Coconut Grove lounge area, 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining with 12 dining options, including 2 all-new food trucks, and an award-winning Red Lane® Spa. Experience the royal treatment at this glamorous adults-only resort featuring the all-new Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Suites with butler service, two pristine white-sand beaches, and exclusive VIP airport transfers in a Rolls-Royce or Mercedes-Benz for butler guests.

Sandals Resorts in the Bahamas provide an array of dining options. For instance, Sandals Royal Bahamian located in Nassau boasts 10 restaurants that include Butch’s, Soy, La Plume, Kimonos, and Gordon’s on the Pier Restaurant. Additionally, Sandals Emerald Bay in the Exumas offers a wide selection of 11 restaurants, such as Soy, Bombay Club, La Parisienne, Kimonos, and Café de Paris. Both resorts ensure guests have an extensive range of culinary experiences to choose from during their stay.

What can be seen during scuba diving at Sandals Royal Bahamian?
Divers can expect to see a variety of marine life, including tropical fish, sea turtles, stingrays, moray eels, crabs, and nurse sharks.

Which Sandals resort in The Bahamas is known for its scuba diving opportunities?
Sandals Royal Bahamian is often referred to as the best Sandals resort for scuba diving.

What accommodations are available at Sandals Royal Bahamian?
Sandals Royal Bahamian features the all-new Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Suites with butler service, two pristine white-sand beaches, and exclusive VIP airport transfers in a Rolls-Royce or Mercedes-Benz for butler guests.

What specific amenities does Sandals Royal Bahamian offer?
Sandals Royal Bahamian offers two sky-sized pools, the all-new Coconut Grove lounge area, 5-Star Global Gourmet dining with 12 dining options, including 2 all-new food trucks, and an award-winning Red Lane Spa.

What unique experiences does Sandals Royal Bahamian offer?
Sandals Royal Bahamian offers an authentic offshore island adventure and one of the best scuba diving experiences.

What amenities and features does Sandals Emerald Bay offer?
Sandals Emerald Bay offers a Greg Norman-designed golf course, a stunning private beach, and an amazing spa.

Which Sandals resort in the Bahamas is the largest and best-rated?
Sandals Emerald Bay is the largest and best-rated Sandals Resort in the Bahamas.

Why I love Sandals Royal Bahamian 

  • Sandals Barefoot Cay Island & Restaurant.  Yes there is a island with a boat that takes you across from the resort – Nassau’s only resort with a private island feature.
  • The resort is just a short transfer from the Lynden Pindling International Airport which makes it possible to start enjoying your vacation right away.  Also being in the Bahamas you can get to this resort from the United States very quickly and even plan a 3 day extended weekend getaway here.
  • If you are looking for more to do, the island offers shopping in Downtown Nassau on Bay Street and convenient world class gambling on Paradise Island.
  • There are Twelve Dining Options featuring an array of cuisine from French to Caribbean Seafood including Room Service for Butler serviced and Club Sandals accommodations.
  • Butler Service, 24-Hour Room Service, and select Suite categories offer Rolls Royce or Mercedes Ben’s airport transfers.
  • This you are looking for a tropical Caribbean meeting facility close to the states, the beautifully appointed Fred Kassner Conference Center is able to accommodate up to 540 persons Banquet Style and 1,000 people theatre style.
  • Over 10,000 sq. ft. of the Island’s most impressive Freshwater Pools.
  • Thee is an exclusive Penthouse Fitness Centre with panoramic ocean views.

Important Considerations

The island has a boat that will take you there and back.  The water can be rough depending on the day so just be ready for that.  Also the island it not 100% owned by Sandals and part of the island can have cruise ship guests as the island is divided into two sections.

The Bahamas are very close to Florida and make for a quick get away from Miami and other destinations.  This also means that during the winter time it can be chilly and the pools can be a little cool.

 

Sandals Royal Bahamian At-A-Glance

EAT + DRINK

  • Unlimited fine dining at 10 restaurants
  • All-new Coconut Grove with 2 new food trucks
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • 8 bars, including 3 swim-up bars
  • Stocked bar in every hotel room
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® Wines

PLAY

  • All amenities on private offshore island
  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment
  • Hobie Cats, paddleboards, kayaks
  • Snorkeling and equipment
  • 7 pools and 6 whirlpools
  • Tennis and land sports
  • Penthouse state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Day and night entertainment and live shows

NO WORRIES

  • All tips, taxes and gratuities
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Private Rolls-Royce transfers for top-tier suites
  • Water taxi to offshore island
  • Wifi in hotel room and all common areas
Sandals Halcyon Beach

Sandals Halcyon Beach – St Lucia

Sandals Halcyon Beach, is considered a true Garden of Eden with lush tropical gardens along pristine white-sand beaches. Golf lovers will enjoy free greens fees and complimentary transfers at our two challenging golf courses. Both Cap Estate Golf & Country Club and La Toc Golf Course are perfect for all levels of play. Best of all, get three vacations in one using your Stay At 1, Play At 3 exchange privileges at other nearby Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia, for expanded 5-Star amenities, including 21 additional restaurants.

Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia is located in Choc Bay, just outside the capital city of Castries, five [5] minutes from George F.L. Charles Airport [SLU] and One [1] Hour, Fifteen [15] Minutes from Hewanorra International Airport [UVF]

Which Sandals resort in Saint Lucia has lower rates if budget plays a role?

 
If budget plays a role, you’ll find that the suites at Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Halcyon Beach come in at lower rates.  I am happy to help you select the perfect resort and room category.  I have a team of Pixie travel consultants that will make sure you get the best price too.

Why I love Sandals Halcyon

  • This resort is entirely friendly to the physically challenged with low rise architecture.
  • There is a fully air-conditioned Caribbean Cuisine Restaurant on its own 150-foot pier over the Caribbean Sea.  On a hot St. Lucia day you will appreciate these spaces.
  • With only 194 Rooms, you will experience true personal service in the intimacy of a small Resort.
  • I love the meandering Crystal Lagoon Pool – 540 feet.
  • ‘Stay at one, play at three.’ Exchange privileges with Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia and Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort. You
    enjoy access to even more luxurious amenities and a total of Twenty-Seven [27] Five Star Global Gourmet options to choose from.

Sandals Halcyon Beaches At-A-Glance

EAT + DRINK

  • Unlimited fine dining at 6 restaurants
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • 7 bars, including swim-up bars
  • Stocked bar in every room
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® Wines

PLAY

  • Green fees for golf
  • All amenities at 2 nearby Sandals
  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment
  • 3 pools, 3 whirlpools, 1 SCUBA pool
  • Snorkeling and equipment
  • Waterskiing, wakeboarding
  • Hobie Cats, paddleboards, kayaks
  • Tennis and land sports
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Day and night entertainment and live

NO WORRIES

  • All tips, taxes and gratuities
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Enjoy all amenities of 2 nearby Sandals
  • Roundtrip shuttles to 2 nearby Sandals
  • Roundtrip shuttles to golf course
  • Wifi in room and all common areas
Sandals St Lucia LeToc Suites

Sandals Regency La Toc

Located ten (10) minutes south of the capital, lies this exotic piece of paradise. Nestled in one of the most historic parts of Castries, Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St Lucia is one of the most luxurious resorts filled with adventure, romance and relaxation.

 

Why I love Sandals Regency La Toc

 

  • The epitome of Luxury, our elevated “Sunset Bluff Millionaire Butler Villas with Private Pool Sanctuary” come with 180 degree views, rotating 46” plasma TV’s, a private Whirlpool and Infinity Pool and fully opened glass walls offering serenity bedroom views.
  • .  The heightened elevation of our “Sunset Bluff Honeymoon Oceanfront One Bedroom Villa Suites with Private Pool” offers breathtaking views and the feel of a “Resort within a Resort.” Complimented with 24hr room service, this is a vacation defined by elite privilege and seclusion.
  • .  A half mile “Regal style Plantation” gated entrance driveway, slowly descending through the manicured fairways, to an expansive vista and beach front.
  • .  Only ten (10) minutes from George F.L. Charles Airport (SLU), Shopping and Castries and one (1) Hour from the Hewanorra International Airport (UVF).
  • .  “Stay at One, Play at Three”. Complimentary shuttle and exchange privileges with Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals Halcyon, offering a total of 27 restaurant options.
  • .  Three (3) magnificent Freshwater pools, four (4) Whirlpools and one (1) Dive Pool.


Sandals Regency La Toc At-A-Glance

EAT + DRINK

  • Unlimited fine dining at 9 restaurants
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • 8 bars, including swim-up bars
  • Stocked bar in every room
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® Wines

PLAY

  • Green fees for golf
  • Enjoy all amenities of 2 nearby Sandals
  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment
  • Snorkeling and equipment
  • Hobie Cats, paddleboards, kayaks
  • 3 pools and 4 whirlpools
  • Tennis and land sports
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Day and night entertainment and live shows

NO WORRIES

  • All tips, taxes and gratuities
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Roundtrip shuttles to 2 nearby Sandals
  • Roundtrip shuttles to golf course
  • Wifi in room and all common areas
Curacao Sandals All Inclusive Resort

Sandals Curacao

One of Sandals newest resorts to open is Sandals Curacao.  I love Curacao and I am so happy Sandals has finally opened an all inclusive resort over by the ABC islands.  This Dutch island is beautiful.  It’s not tropical but has more of a dessert landscape with some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world.  My kids saw their first flamingos in the wild in Curacao and my little one learned to snorkel here and now it’s her favorite activity.

Again this is the newest and most modern Sandals resort is Sandals Royal Curaçao. This recently opened resort is still in the process of collecting its initial reviews. Guests particularly enjoy the presence of a double infinity pool and the hospitality of the friendly staff. It is worth mentioning that Sandals Royal Curaçao is considered one of the top options within the Sandals Resorts collection for scuba diving and snorkeling activities. Additionally, this resort is conveniently located near Willemstad, Curaçao.

When at Sandals Curacao be sure to check out these popular dive spots.

Curaçao boasts numerous captivating dive spots, making it a haven for scuba diving enthusiasts. One prominent destination is Sandals Royal Curaçao, where both novice and experienced divers can relish in the opportunity to explore the island’s splendid coral reefs and fascinating wrecks. With excellent visibility and tranquil, warm waters, Curaçao offers an ideal environment for underwater exploration. While there are several dive sites accessible from the shoreline, embarking on a boat dive can undoubtedly heighten the excitement. Among the popular dive spots are the enchanting Alice in Wonderland and the fascinating Mushroom Forest. These locations are renowned for their diverse array of coral species and vibrant marine life. Here, divers can anticipate encountering an abundance of captivating creatures such as parrotfish, triggerfish, angelfish, porcupine fish, sea turtles, stingrays, and even moray eels. Overall, Curaçao’s rich underwater ecosystem and captivating dive spots make it a desirable destination for diving enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable underwater adventure.

The swimming pools at Sandals Royal Curaçao offer a range of exceptional features. Among these, you can find some of the most breathtaking infinity pools that overlook the boundless beauty of the ocean. The resort boasts not just one, but multiple infinity pools, where you can enjoy a truly mesmerizing view of the surrounding waters. These pools offer a unique sense of tranquility and serenity as you take in the expansive ocean vistas. With their stunning design and placement, the infinity pools at Sandals Royal Curaçao provide an unforgettable experience that invites you to relax and soak up the incredible scenery.

 

Why I love Sandals Curacao

 
  • Curacao has 351 well-appointed exquisite rooms and suites stretched along the Spanish Water Bay and Caribbean Sea.
  • With this being one of Sandals newer resorts you have a choice of eleven (11) dining options, eight of which are exclusive to Sandals Royal Curacao.
  • There are three New Food Trucks – the delicacies Curacao Fare, Spanish Tapas, and Asian Fusion, amid a local and local artsy ambiance.
  • Sandals Resorts first 2 – Level Infinity Pool “gaze” out into the endless azure waters that surround the rugged mountain landscape in Sandals Only Dos Awa Infinity Pool.
  • You can explore the 3,000-acre estate on the Dutch Bikes, pedaling to your heart’s delight on an adventure you will never forget.
  • You get a convertible MINI Cooper Included complimentary for Kurason Island Suites & Awa Seaside Bungalows to explore every inch of this Caribbean Gem.
  • Have a meeting in the Caribbean with the largest Conference Space on the Island; a total of 38,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space.

Sandals Cuarcao At-A-Glance 

EAT + DRINK

  • Unlimited fine dining at 8 restaurants
  • 3 diverse new food trucks
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • 13 bars, including swim-up bar
  • Stocked bar in every room
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® Wines

PLAY

  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment
  • Unlimited water sports
  • Snorkeling and equipment
  • Tennis and land sports
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Day and night entertainment and live shows
  • Explore the estate on a dutch bike
  • Explore Curaçao in your own Convertible MINI Cooper*

NO WORRIES

  • All tips, taxes and gratuities
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Wifi in room and all common areas
  • Exclusive butler service*
  • Club Sandals concierge service*
Sandals Barbados resort all inclusive beach

Sandals Barbados

Sandals Barbados is situated on the pristine white sands of Maxwell Beach, where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic. It is ideally located at the bottom of the famed St. Lawrence Gap – known for its lively restaurants, lively nightlife and good shopping. Only fifteen (15) minutes’ drive from the Grantley Adams International Airport.

 

Why I love Sandals Barbados

  • The resort is perfectly positioned on the pristine white sands of Maxwell Beach.
  • There are 280 well-appointed rooms and suites with fantastic Beach and Garden views and Crystal Lagoon Swim-up suites.
  • There are loads of places to dine with a choice of 11 dining options, room service for Butler serviced and Club Sandals accommodation.
  • The first Indian restaurant is located here at Sandals Barbados and a must do if you like Indian food.
  • You know I love Sandals resorts that are close to the airport and Sandals Barbados is just a 15 minutes transfer time from Grantley Adams International Airport.  Also transfers are included as part of your Sandals vacation package.
  • You get full exchange privileges with Sandals Royal Barbados, adding an additional 9 dining options to the 11 you already have.  It’s like two resorts in one.

 

What can scuba divers expect at Sandals Barbados? 

Scuba divers exploring the underwater world in Barbados can anticipate an array of fascinating marine life. As you venture beneath the surface, you will likely encounter an enchanting assortment of sea creatures. Among the magnificent species you may come across are graceful turtles gracefully gliding through the water, elusive octopuses seamlessly blending with their surroundings, and delicate sea horses swaying gently with the currents. Additionally, the vibrant diversity of marine life in Barbados may present you with sightings of captivating batfish, mesmerizing eels, and intriguing porcupine fish, just to name a few. The possibilities are boundless and diving enthusiasts can expect a truly enriching experience with an abundant variety of captivating underwater creatures in Barbados.

At Sandals Resorts in Barbados, guests are in for a culinary treat with access to an impressive total of 20 restaurants across both Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados. These resort properties offer a delightful variety of dining options for every taste. Let me highlight a few of the recommended restaurants you should definitely try during your stay. Butch’s, known as a guest favorite, offers a unique and savory dining experience. Whether you’re craving a perfectly cooked steak, mouthwatering seafood, or delectable vegetarian dishes, Butch’s has something for everyone. Soy is another must-visit restaurant, renowned for its delicious Asian cuisine. Savor the flavors of expertly crafted sushi rolls, authentic stir-fries, and tantalizing noodle dishes prepared by skilled chefs. If you’re looking for an elegant and intimate setting, Bombay Club is the perfect choice. Indulge in exotic fare while enjoying breathtaking views. With a diverse menu of intriguing and flavorful dishes, this restaurant promises an unforgettable dining experience. La Parisienne offers a taste of France in the heart of Barbados. Step into a charming French bistro atmosphere and enjoy classic dishes like escargots, coq au vin, and decadent desserts paired with exquisite wine selections. For an interactive dining experience, head to Kimonos. This teppanyaki-style restaurant combines delicious Japanese cuisine with exciting culinary performances. Watch skilled chefs entertain you while they prepare your meal right before your eyes. Café de Paris is a delightful spot where you can satisfy your sweet tooth. Indulge in an array of delectable pastries, freshly brewed coffee, and artisanal desserts, providing the perfect setting for a leisurely afternoon treat. These are just a few of the highly recommended restaurants at Sandals Resorts in Barbados. With a wide range of culinary choices available, guests are sure to find their new favorite dining experiences throughout their stay.

The infinity pool at Sandals Royal Barbados stands out as a unique feature that sets it apart from other resorts. Being the first of its kind for Sandals, this captivating pool offers a zero-entry experience, creating a seamless blend between the water and its surrounding environment. The pool’s striking glass edges add a touch of sophistication and provide unobstructed views of the breathtaking surroundings. With a total of 31 pools within the resort, visitors can also enjoy a rooftop pool that offers an unparalleled vista, making it a truly exceptional experience.

Sandals Best Resorts Dunns River Jamaica All Inclusive

Sandals Dunns River

Sandals Dunn’s River is located on the beautiful North Coast of Jamaica. The resort is approximately 1 hour and 34 minutes away from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

 

Why I love Sandals Dunns River

 
  • Located within minutes from Jamaica’s National Treasure and most iconic attraction – Dunn’s River Falls
  • Full exchange privileges with complimentary transfers to Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, our sister resort.

    Enjoy all the luxuries included in our “Stay at One, Play at Two” concept offering twenty-eight (28) Dining options.

  • Dunn’s Rum Club is Sandals first-ever Rum Lounge with over 30 rum selections from around the Caribbean. It’s the ultimate experience.
  • Complimentary green fees at Jamaica’s most elite and popular golf course, the Upton Estate Golf & Country Club (Transfers to the golf course are included).
Sandals Resort Best St. Vincent over the water suites

Sandals St. Vincent

Now Open.  This is the Newest Sandals Resort

This luxury resort I believe is going to set a new standard for Sandals Resorts and I can see this resort quicking moving into the Top 5, if not the #1 position for the Best Sandals Resort.  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  The resorted it’s doors in March 2024, and is the newest sandals resort.  Sandals St. Vincent did not disappoint on our recent trip to the newest Sandals Resort and I defiantly see St. Vincent moving up the Sandals rankings in my review for Best Sandals Resorts Ranked in 2025.

 

Why I love Sandals Saint Vincent

 

I am sure there is going to be so much to love at this new Sandals resort in 2024.  Just the list of room categories looks amazing and new concept dining too.

Sandals St. Vincent At-A-Glance

EAT + DRINK

  • 12 dining concepts
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • 5 bars, including swim-up bar
  • Stocked bar in every room
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® Wines

PLAY

  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment
  • Snorkeling and equipment
  • Hobie Cats, paddleboards, kayaks
  • 5 pools, 3 whirlpools, 1 SCUBA pool
  • Tennis and land sports
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Day and night entertainment and live shows

NO WORRIES

  • All tips, taxes and gratuities
  • Airport arrival lounge
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Wifi in room and all common areas
Sandals Royal Plantation resort jamaica

Sandals Royal Plantation

 

Why I love Sandals Royal Plantation

This Sandals resort is located in Ocho Rios which is that part of Jamaica that has all of your fun outdoor activities like swimming with dolphins, climbing Dunn’s river falls and hiking or zip lining in the tropical forest.  But even being in the heart of all that Ocho Rios has to offer, Sandals Royal Plantation is a boutique resort with just 74 suites on the 10 acre property.  All the suites have ocean views and you are situated on a cliff over looking the cove beaches below and amazing emerald green and blue Caribbean waters.  We stayed at Sandals Royal Plantation when it was sold out.  The resort has so many dining options and hidden nooks on the two beaches that we never saw more than three of four couples the entire stay.

Sandals Royal Plantation also has a private 3 bedroom villa that is tucked away in a lush garden on the secluded east beach.  We toured this amazing villa that was also on the season finally of ABC’s the Bachelor.  This Sandals villa also comes with butler service and also a chef.  It has a private pool and beach access.  There is a hidden path just steps away from Sandals Royal Plantation where you can dine, and relax also.  If you are interested in the Villa I have loads of photos I can share with you.  It’s an amazing place for a honeymoon, wedding, or gathering with friends.

Another advantage to Sandals Royal Plantation is that it has full exchange privileges with Sandals Ochi Beach Resort which is next door.  Guests staying at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort do NOT have exchange privileges to Sandals Royal Plantation.  We waded over to Sandals Ochi next door several times and also took the free shuttle.  Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is the Sandals resort you probably have seen in TV commercials and brochures.  It has an amazing swim up bar, and large beach party area for daytime activities and nighttime events, and loads of restaurants. With Sandals Ochi next door you can hang out at the swim up bar during the day if you like more activities, and head back to your resort when you want to relax.  You have the best of both worlds.

  • Small boutique feel bed and breakfast like resort with just 74 rooms
  • All rooms come with Butler service and 24 hour room service
  • Fantastic staff – Our butlers went above and beyond and other guests we met come every year and get the same butler.
  • Take “The Hop” free shuttle next door to Sandals Ochi for a more party vibe, more dining options, The best speak easy in the Caribbean and so much more.  Then shuttle back to Sandals Royal Plantation for a quiet relaxing night.  FYI: Sandals Ochi guest can not dining and play at Sandals Royal Plantation but you can enjoy Sandals Ochi Resort.
  • Sandals Royal Plantation is a beautiful resort with rock cliffs and stairs the lead down to two small beaches.  Have your butler fill up a cooler with your favorite drinks and get some lounge chairs and enjoy the day.
  • The Tea Terrace offers afternoon tea everyday.
  • This resort usually prices on the lower end of Sandals Resort pricing which makes it a good fit for an entry level Sandals stay.  Sandals Ochi, next door also has some good prices in the off season too.

Important considerations

Sandals Royal Plantation is not handicapped friendly.  There are lots of rock steps to the beach areas.  We did meet a guest in a wheel chair that comes often and the staff carries him down to the beach area.  It’s up to you but I feel that many other Sandals resorts are more handicapped friendly.

This resort is decorated in the old traditional Bahamian style of decor.  Dark woods, green marble countertops, gold fixtures.  This gives the resort a more dated feel vs many of the other Sandals resorts that have redone their rooms to a more modern, clean, contemporary Caribbean feel.

Sandals Royal Plantation Insider Tip:

Get to know your butlers.  Having butlers gets a little getting use to, so be sure to bring your room phone with you to the beach, to Sandals Ochi, etc.  If you left your book in your book and you are on the beach at Royal Plantation just give them a call.  If you would like your cooler filled with beer by your beach chairs, or dinner reservations, etc. your butler can take care of everything for you.

If you are looking for a boutique, quite, romantic Sandals all inclusive resort with butler service this is the perfect resort for you.  It also offers the music, nightlife and swim up bar just next door at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.  You can literally wade over to Sandals Ochi next door, or take the Sandals shuttle which is free.

We would spend time at Sandals Ochi at the swim up bar and take “The Hop” free shuttle to the mountain side part of the Ochi resort for some amazing Jerk Shack pork and Chicken for lunch.  Then later in the day we would head back to Sandals Royal Plantation for a quite relaxing evening.  If you still want night life, just head to Sandals Ochi for the Beach Party.

Sandals Royal Plantation Extra Luxury:

Looking for the ultimate in Caribbean all inclusive luxury?  Sandals Royal Plantation has a 3-bedroom villa (Villa Plantana) tucked away on the resort property.  You get to enjoy the entire resort AND your private villa, private pool, own beach access, and your own butler and chef.

 

Which Sandals Resorts have the best nightlife?

When it comes to vibrant nightlife and the opportunity to socialize and party during your vacation, there are several Sandals Resorts that stand out. These resorts are known for their lively ambiance and social atmosphere, making them perfect for couples who love to have a good time and make new friends.

If you’re looking for a resort with an active nightlife scene, Sandals Ochi, Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, and Sandals Royal Bahamian are excellent options. These resorts consistently offer a vibrant atmosphere that encourages guests to mingle, dance, and enjoy themselves.

Additionally, if you prefer to venture outside of the resort for nightlife options, Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean (Montego Bay), Sandals Ochi, Sandals Royal Plantation (Ocho Rios), Sandals Negril (Negril), Sandals Grenada (St. George’s), Sandals Royal Bahamian (Nassau), and the Sandals resorts in Barbados (St. Lawrence Gap) are ideal choices. These locations provide opportunities to explore the local nightlife scene and enjoy a variety of entertainment options.

For the best experience, it’s recommended to visit these resorts and islands between the months of December and April. During this time, you can expect a lively atmosphere both at the resorts and on the islands, ensuring that you have an exciting and memorable nightlife experience.

Whether you’re relaxing with your favorite cocktail during the day, singing at the piano bar within the resort, or heading out for a night of partying, these Sandals Resorts offer excellent opportunities to enjoy a vibrant and social nightlife during your vacation.

Sandals Resort Locations and Maps

Complete list of all Sandals Resort Property Maps:

I have put together every Sandal Location Map for you here.  Take a look before planning your Sandals vacation and you can download or print the Sandals Map too.  I often get asked if there is a Sandals Resort in Florida or Sandals Resorts Hawaii?  There are no Sandals Resorts in Florida or Hawaii, just the amazing resorts all over the Caribbean.

Sandals Resort Maps

Which Sandals Resorts are the most affordable?  (Cheapest Sandals Resort)

What are the advantages of booking within the low season, in terms of prices?
Booking within the low season may offer advantages such as getting Butler suites for Club level suite prices due to the lower demand and pricing during that time.

When is the low season in the Caribbean?
The low season in the Caribbean typically falls between June and November.

What other Sandals Resorts, besides Sandals Ochi, have affordable pricing?
Sandals Negril, Sandals South Coast, Sandals Royal Caribbean (all in Jamaica), and Sandals Regency La Toc (Saint Lucia) have affordable pricing.

Which Sandals Resorts are considered budget-friendly?
Sandals Negril, Sandals South Coast, Sandals Royal Caribbean (all in Jamaica), and Sandals Regency La Toc (Saint Lucia) are considered budget-friendly Sandals Resorts.

Which Sandals Resort has the lowest entry-level rates?
Cheapest Sandals Resort – Sandals Ochi has the lowest entry-level rates among the Sandals Resorts.

 

How you can book a Sandals Vacation in three easy steps.

 

What should I do if I need help during the booking process?
If you need assistance or have any questions during the booking process, you can reach out to me and I will have a Pixie at Pixie Vacations take care of everything for you. You can contact me at Pixie Vacations 1-678-815-1584, or click here for a Free Sandals Quick Online Quote and I will be more than happy to provide you with the help and guidance you need to complete your booking.

How can I get ready for my Sandals Caribbean getaway?
Once you have narrowed down your options and compared different resorts, you can make the final decision on which Sandals Resort to book. After selecting your preferred resort, you can then choose a room or accommodation type that fits your requirements. Once these steps are completed, you can get ready and prepare for your five-star Sandals Caribbean getaway.

How can I compare different Sandals Resorts?
You can compare up to four Sandals Resorts using the “Compare resorts” tab. This feature allows you to view the details, amenities, and features of multiple resorts side by side. By comparing resorts, you can easily see the similarities and differences, helping you make an informed decision about which resort suits your preferences and needs.

How can I narrow down my options when choosing a Sandals Resort?
To narrow down your options, you can use the filter options on the resort overview page. These filters allow you to specify your preferences or requirements, such as location, amenities, activities, and more. By using these filters, you can easily find the Sandals Resort that best matches your desired criteria.