From 5-Star Global Gourmet™ Dining to lush private beaches, complete with included water sports and a variety of pools and luxurious rooms and suites to rest and relax when you need to wind down, Sandals 5 Star Luxury Included® Resorts are a top brand for Caribbean vacation destinations.
There are dozens of highlights we could focus on for each of the Sandals Resorts destinations. However, we shine the light on these Top 8 Facts to showcase how truly magical a Sandals Luxury Included Resort® stay can be.
1. 17 Award-Winning Beach Resorts Across Six Islands
Jamaica is home to seven resorts, including two of my personal favorites – Sandals Negril and Sandals Ochi. Saint Lucia is the second highest with three resorts – Sandals Grande St. Lucian, located on Gros-Islet, with sister resorts located in Castries, Sandals Halcyon Beach, and Sandals Regency La Toc.
Travelers can double-dip in the Bahamas and Barbados at either Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma or Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau, Bahamas, or Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados Resorts located in St. Lawrence Gap. Antigua, Curacao, and Grenada each offer one Sandals Resort for travelers to enjoy.
The best part? Every Sandals Resort is directly located on a beach!
2. Sandals Boasts 5 Star Global Gourmet™ Awards – and They’ve Earned it!
Here’s where “luxury-included” starts to work its magic. Under the direction of a world-class master chef, Walter Staib, each meal at Sandals all-inclusive resorts is a delightful culinary experience for your palate. Each resort offers casual and elegant dining options with up to 23 cuisines and 16 restaurants.
Options will vary by location, yet expect a mix of Caribbean, Asian, Indian, seafood, and American steakhouse options. Snack grills, Farm-to-Table, Pizzerias, and British Pubs are popular and available at many of the Resorts as well.
What’s so magical? You can experience a variety of cuisines, all located within the on-property resorts 24/7 with unlimited quantities. In the mood for poolside pizza from Neapolitan Pizza and perhaps dress up for a date night and social fun with fellow resort guests in Kimonos, Oriental Cuisine? You bet!
3. Complimentary Airport Transfers are Included
Available at no cost, airport transfers onboard air-conditioned shuttles are included in the price of all Sandals luxury included vacations. Private transfers in luxury sedans are available for an additional cost as well. When traveling to Jamaica, Bahamas, and St. Lucia, guests are also treated to refreshments and snacks inside the Sandals Airport Lounge.
4. A Variety of Room Categories to Accommodate Personal Preferences at Every Resort
The myriad of room types at each resort can be a bit daunting – enter Magical Vacation Planner plug here! As Certified Sandals Specialists, we stay abreast of all the luxury-included features that Sandals Resorts have to offer, so you don’t have to.
From Love Nest Suites to Butler Elite and every category in-between (Club Sandals, Sandals Luxury), we work with our guests to ensure that the accommodations fit your wants and needs during your vacation. We can discuss room view options – including pool, tropical gardens, beachfront, ocean view, oceanfront, and even over-the-water. Moreso, the extra room features such as patio, balcony, walkout, tranquility soaking tubs, or private pool access accentuate why Sandals Resorts are truly luxury included.
Expect your room accommodations to be comfortable and, at times, full of delightful surprises left by the amazing staff working at the resorts.
5. Thinking About a Destination Wedding?
A Sandals Resort wedding could be perfect for you! Complimentary “Tropical” weddings are offered when staying 3 nights or more. In collaboration with the Wedding Entourage, a Sandals Team of Wedding Concierge, a Wedding Planner, a Resort Wedding Event Manager, and other dedicated members of the team, your vision of a dream destination wedding will come to life.
Enhancements and extras are available for additional costs and may be discussed with the event team. Premium perks, including resort credits, are also available for certain lengths of stay. Think of license fees, photo packages, room upgrades, and more.
Pro Tip: Ask about the Re-tie the Knot vow renewal offerings!
6. Water Sports & Land Activities are Always Included
Luxury included applies to water sports equipment and instruction as you partake in activities like kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, and more.
Prefer to stay on dry land? Check out the tennis courts, shuffleboard, lawn chess, darts, beach volleyball, and board game offerings. Poolside and Beach parties are also included and common on a rotational basis.
Lovers’ White Night and Chocolate Buffet? Yes, please. Or, how about a Carnival Beach Party? Sign me up!
7. Military, Firefighters, Police, and FEMA Service Personnel Receive an Additional 10% Discount on top of all Special Promotions
This is a huge perk for my family, as my husband is a United States Navy Veteran. Any time a brand provider offers promotions for those who protect and serve, they automatically get bonus points from me.
8. Premium Wines & Liquor are Included
Enjoy superior wine pairings with the gourmet dining experience during your stay. Servings include six varieties of Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® top-rated wines as designated by industry experts, master sommeliers, and wine enthusiasts.
If liquor is more to your taste, all bars are included. Premium liquors are available in the over-the-water bars, swim-up bars, rooftop bars, speakeasies, British Pubs, beachfront bars, piano bars, chic rooms, and last but not least, the in-room bars.
Why You Should Choose Sandals
Sandals Resorts are privately owned and practice responsible growth in eco-friendly and community–friendly ways. The Sandals Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization that gives back to the Caribbean communities to improve the lives of people within the region.
At Sandals, they say, “Love is All you Need – Everything Else is Included,” to which I can attest that this is absolutely true based on personal experiences with the brand.
For more information or inquiries about how you may enjoy a super luxurious all-inclusive resort vacation, contact me or your Magical Vacation Planner today!