Learn the Truth About Sandals Resorts

Sandals Resorts offers the absolute pinnacle of luxury Caribbean all-inclusive vacations for couples. These luxury beach resorts in Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Antigua, The Bahamas, Grenada, and Barbados offer unlimited gourmet dining, unique bars serving premium liquors and wines, and every land and water sport imaginable, including complimentary green fees at their golf resorts and PADI® certified scuba diving at the majority of resorts. Plus, Sandals is the leader in Caribbean destination weddings and honeymoon packages if you’re arranging a wedding.

OPEN GALLERY

No other all-inclusive resort places such a premium on its rooms and suites. They’ve thought of everything to make your stay a romantic dream come true. Surrounded by uncompromising comfort and world-class luxury, you may have trouble determining whether their opulent rooms and suites or their stunning Caribbean beaches are more reminiscent of paradise.

 

Sandals Caribbean resorts offer all-inclusive luxury getaways, and you’ll see why they offer the most romantic escapes with more quality features than any other luxury beach resort. It’s no surprise that so many people select Sandals for their tropical escape because of the beautiful white sand beaches, exquisite dining experiences, luxurious suites, unlimited refreshing beverages, thrilling water activities, and more.

ACCOMODATIONS

Sandals provides a room category for every budget, from wow-factor villas with stunning sea views and upmarket beach rooms to luxury butler-serviced suites with infinity-edged pools. There are up to 26 different types of accommodations to choose from, all of which are vast, sophisticated, fashionable, and opulent. While some rooms and suites may have more opulent features (over-the-water hammocks, seductive Tranquility Soaking Tubs, sea-facing sundecks, private plunge pools), all rooms and suites include contemporary décor, high-tech conveniences, and furnished balconies or patios for all-day lounging. The spa-style bathrooms are just as heavenly; think Turkish ivory stone flooring, carrara marble vanities, oversized fluffy towels, plush his-and-her bathrobes, Red Lane® Spa signature toiletries, walk-in rainfall showers, and freestanding stone-carved Tranquillity Soaking Tubs. Complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, iron and ironing boards, beach towels, full-size hairdryers, and 24-hour room service complete the lovely touches.

CONCIERGE SERVICE – CLUB SANDALS

Club Sandals, a high-end concierge service that debuted in 2013, has a lot to offer its exclusive clients. Everything is taken care of from the moment you step off the plane: transport to your selected resort (there’s even a Sandals dedicated airport lounge), private Club Sandals Concierge VIP check-in with cold towels, and personalized in-room and resort orientation with welcome bag. You’ll also have access to the Club Sandals Lounge (staffed 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.) – a tranquil get-away-from-it-all room with an HD flatscreen TV, iPads with menus, Kindles, weekly events, and the Manager’s wine list, as well as free-to-borrow kindles, books, newspapers, and games. There are also espresso and cappuccino machines, as well as a selection of alcoholic beverages (including the Club Sandals Signature Drink) juice, soda, sparkling wine and water. Sandwiches, wraps, croissants, pastries, muffins, cookies (mostly chocolate, coconut, or sugar), and island delights like rumballs and macaroons are also available. The Club Sandals Concierge team will assist you with all aspects of your vacation planning, including taking care of every single reservation (dining, spa, private dinners, tours, excursions). You’ll also enjoy complimentary room service from 7:00am to 10:00pm.

CONCIERGE SERVICE – BUTLER ELITE

Sandals Butler Elite Service, which is only available to guests staying in the top-tier luxury suites, is every bit as opulent as it sounds. Sandals Butlers, who are trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers (an organization founded in 1995 to develop an international industry standard for butler training), do more than just stand there and wait. You’ll be met with lemongrass-scented hand towels to help you relax after your flight, as well as welcome beverages. You’ll then be whisked to your room to complete check-in, given a personal room tour and given a cell phone to call your butler as needed.

Sandals Butlers will also take note of any specific preferences you  have so that they can fulfill all demands (no matter how unusual), unpack your bags (if necessary), and offer to press your first night’s clothes. While the particular job of these expert pamperers differs from guest to guest, they are all available  to help you with dinner, book excursions or spa reservations, as well as laundry and dry cleaning collection and return. All you have to do is take advantage of the extra (and delightfully indulgent) attention they offer. You can have them shine your shoes, escort you to dinner, turndown your bedding, run you a rose petal-scented bath, ensure your breakfast arrives at 8am sharp each morning and so many other wonderful things to make your stay perfect.

Butlers typically work in shifts and are the only resort staff permitted to receive tips with the exception of spa/transport staff. You can choose to reward your butlers with a daily tip or at the end of your stay. The choice is yours!

INCLUDED LAND SPORTS

Sandals accomplishes the feat of packing in a staggering amount of high-octane Land Sports with ease. Croquet, beach volleyball, billiards, rock climbing, golf, cricket, basketball, day and night tennis, horseshoes, darts, bocce ball, shuffleboard, lawn chess, table tennis, cards, dominoes, squash, and racquetball are among the activities available. The state-of-the-art Red Lane® Fitness Centers, which are all equipped with virtual trainers, integrated TVs on consoles, iPod docking stations, and Life Fitness® cardio and weight equipment (treadmills, ellipticals), are equally appealing to those looking to burn calories and get their adrenaline pumping. Unlimited yoga sessions and a wide choice of Red Lane® Tribe-Inspired classes are also available, including low-impact aqua fitness, power walking, high-intensity tabata exercises, dynamic stretching, and jammin’ – an exciting music-infused cardio blitz set to Latin, Caribbean, and American sounds.
Although personal training is usually free, equipment and classes differ from resort to resort. Guests can also arrange private sessions with a Red Lane® Fitness Pro, who will determine your fitness objectives, customize your routines, and assist you in focusing on getting the most out of yourself (charges apply for this service).

GOLF

It’s easy to get into the swing of things at Sandals’ golf-centric resorts, with their gorgeous deep-blue seascapes, swaying palms, and glistening white dunes as a backdrop.
The 18-hole championship course at Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas, the 18-hole course at Sandals Golf & Country Club in Ocho Rios in Jamaica, and the 9-hole par 33 course at Sandals Regency La Toc in St. Lucia are all designed by Greg Norman. Golfers can enjoy unlimited play on all three courses, as well as complimentary green fees, round-trip transportation, and the use of PGA-certified golf clinics (for Butler-Level guests exclusively at Emerald Bay).

Private PGA golf lessons and playing lessons with a PGA professional are offered for an extra fee and are only available by appointment. Club storage, practice ranges with chipping and putting greens, changing facilities, and the option of pursuing par with a caddy (which is required on all courses) or golf cart are all available. There is also a rental option for TaylorMade golf equipment and Adidas golf shoes. In Jamaica and St Lucia, golfers can play unlimited rounds on specified courses.

INCLUDED WATER SPORTS

Those who want to get out on the water without spending any extra money can choose from a wide range of motorized and non-motorized watersports. Tubing, kayaking, paddleboating, kneeboarding, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, and aquatriking are just a few of the watersports available. With top-of-the-line equipment, professional instruction, unlimited free lessons, and the Caribbean’s largest watercraft operation (270 specialty boats in total), you can expect supercool watery fun. At some locations, there’s also waterskiing with MasterCraft® Tow Boats, water hammocks, wakeboarding, and glass bottom boats. Sandals’ on-site Aqua Centre is also worthy of your attention, as it is a remarkable facility that offers one of the most extensive scuba programs in the Caribbean.

Here you’ll find high-end equipment like Luxfer and Catalina tanks, silicone masks, weight belts, Scuba Pro® regulators, silicone masks, snorkels, and Deep Blue Fins® snorkelling fins, as well as state-of-the-art Newton boats, fully-certified PADI® dive masters and exciting dive sites. There are PADI® courses for brand new divers, DAN Specialty Courses for basic life support and first aid, and daily opportunities for certified divers and resort-certified divers to plunge into the deep blue! Due to the importance of safety, all divers, whether certified or not, must be accompanied by an experienced guide. Additional fees apply to unlimited scuba diving for certified divers and the Discover Scuba Diving for Beginners program.

SPA (EXTRA FEES APPLY)

The award-winning Red Lane® Spa is a high-end pampering area with individual treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, various intimate relaxation spaces, and a glamour bar for luxury manicures and pedicures for spa-lovers looking to elevate their spirits and sooth away stress. The indulgent treatment menu includes massages (hot stone, aromatic, mother-to-be, antioxidant-rich oils), body scrubs (coffee, salt, sugar cane, papaya, pineapple extracts), body wraps (green coffee, seaweed), and a comprehensive selection of facials to leave your skin radiant and beautiful.

Scents of Love Couples Massage with romantic candlelight and warm massage oil rituals, In Good Spirits Body Scrub with cocktail-inspired body exfoliation and nourishing body milk or rich shea butter, and Heaven On Earth Facial with a welcoming back ritual, soothing leg massage, and foot treatment are just a few of the treatments available. All treatments are tailored by a Red Lane® Rejuvenation Specialist who is committed to providing an unrivaled experience centered on CONNECTION, TIME, and LOVE.

Red Lane® Spa products (cleansers, toners, moisturizers, body lotions, body butters, firming masks, mineral bath salts, body scrubs, organic oils, hydration mists) – an all-natural collection created with island-infused ingredients, botanical products, and essential oils – will also be available for purchase.

5 STAR GLOBAL GOURMET

Sandals’ 5 Star Global Gourmet Dining is a delicious program that serves mouthfuls of ingredient-driven cuisine. With up to 16 restaurants per resort (the highest per-guest ratio in the Caribbean), you can expect up to 25 global-inspired cuisines, including British pub grub, sushi, seafood, teppanyaki, beachside barbecues, tapas, steaks, and classic brasserie and patisserie fare. Not only is everything included, but you also have complete control over what and where you dine (apart from the distinctive eateries, the most popular options are poolside, on the beach, on an outlying island, or in the privacy of your suite*).

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blank, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay are six great varietals of wine produced by Napa Valley-based winery Robert Mondavi for people who love proper foodpairings (all named in honour of the Twin Oaks vineyards that use sustainable agriculture practices). Drinks include Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, and premium-branded alcohol (Smirnoff, Bombay Sapphire, Cointreau, Jack Daniel’s, Jim Bean, Crown Royal). Soft drinks, juices, tea, coffee, and perfect specialty cocktails produced by experienced mixologists at the bar are all available. *Butler Service Only

ENTERTAINMENT

Sandals guests have access to a wide range of lively entertainment options, including resort-specific themed nights and after-hours beach parties with fire eaters, acrobats, limbo dancers, Caribbean rum concoctions, and scrumptious island-inspired gourmet snacks. There are also authentic British pubs for relaxing at the bar with a freshly pulled pint of Guinness or Newcastle Brown, a brand-new speakeasy (currently only at Sandals Ochi) for old-fashioned cocktails and a jazzy so-retro-it’s-chic-again vibe, and up to 12 watering holes per resort for top-shelf drinks at no extra cost.

The guest and staff karaoke evenings, which frequently feature a performance by the General Manager, the live band performances (mainly reggae and calypso beats), and the beautifully relaxing piano bars with professional key tinkerers who will gladly play your favorite songs, are all particularly exciting. Xbox One games like Forza Motorsport 5, FIFA, Equally Dance, and NBA2K are just as appealing to those trying to relax and unwind (the Xbox One Experience is available at selected resorts).

So now you know the truth about Sandals Resorts — you know everything that’s included and what costs extra. You can easily see why it’s the #1 luxury all-inclusive brand in the Caribbean. Did you know you can book for just $98 down? AND you can make payments. If you book and your room category at your resort goes on sale, we can also make price adjustment to ensure you receive the best rate!

Happy Travels,
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