A lot has changed since I first wrote about the best Sandals Resort including new resorts in Grenada and Barbados and major enhancements at Sandals all-inclusive resorts on Jamaica, Antigua, St Lucia and the Bahamas. So with 15 all inclusive resorts on 7 beautiful islands, which is the best Sandals Resort for a honeymoon and how should you choose a Sandals Resort for your next adult only all-inclusive vacation? Here are our picks for the best Sandals vacation experience.
Best entry level rooms – Whitehouse is the best Sandals Resort for entry level rooms with 100% beachfront locations and lovely ocean views. Every room has a king bed and furnished balcony plus all the features you expect from a luxury resort.
Best suites –Overwater bungalows open soon at Sandals Royal Caribbean and all we can say is wow! These opulent Tahiti style all-inclusive suites are the first of its kind in the Caribbean and come with private infinity pool, overwater hammock, glass viewing window and butler.
Until then, the best suite is the Millionaire’s Suite at Sandals Regency La Toc, the only “love nest” to combine a completely private pool and skinny dippable Jacuzzi with expansive ocean views. These stunning views can be enjoyed from your king size bed, spacious living room, private deck, pool and Jacuzzi. There is even a sliding wall to open your room to balmy tropical breezes.
Best food – We have a tie! Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau offers 10 distinctly diverse restaurants with upscale dining at the Baccarat and Crystal Room, fresh from the sea preparations at Gordon’s on the Pier and casual eateries such as Stew Fish on the private island and pub for late night dining.
Sandals La Source Grenada uses locally grown “spice island” ingredients in every creative and beautifully prepared and presented meal. The 9 dining options include a classic steakhouse, French, seafood, Indian, Asian, Italian and even coffee drinks and cocktails are enhanced by exotic local spices.
Best service – The best Sandals Resort for service would be Royal Plantation with its intimate 72 room all butler suites. Sandals Grenada is a strong runner up with its handpicked staff and outstanding management team.
Best beach – Sandals Emerald Bay on Exuma has an unbeatable mile long white sand beach where the sand is soft, sugar white, the water a shimmering turquoise and the adult only ambiance super chill with nary a vendor to disturb your sun worshiping, beach walking serenity.
Best pool – The Mediterranean Village at Sandals Grande Antigua takes top honors with its oceanfront fantasy pool, swim up bar, fountains, underwater seating, jacuzzi, comfy lounge chairs, shaded areas and butler attended cabanas.
Best on and off resort activities – The best Sandals Resort for activities is Sandals Ochi. This resort offers numerous land and water sports such as snorkeling, scuba, kayaks and tennis plus special extras like a rock climbing wall and an 18 hole golf course free of charge to guests. Off property you’ll find everything from river rafting, horseback riding and zip lining to Dunns River Falls, swimming with dolphins, ATVs and Jamaican bobsledding.
Best watersports – a tie for Sandals Grande St Lucian and Whitehouse offering on site snorkel and dive boats, waterskiing, tubing, stand up paddle boards, sailing, kayaks and water trikes all complimentary to resort guests and fun for active couples .
Best nightlife – Sandals Royal Bahamian offers the best on and off resort nightlife with nearby casinos and big name entertainment. Sandals Ochi has the most on property with a nightclub and the Caribbean’s only all-inclusive speakeasy bar.
Best for a destination wedding – Negril is the best Sandals Resort for a destination wedding with awesome sunsets and easy legal requirements plus kid friendly Beaches Negril minutes down the beach. Planning a fall destination wedding? Add Sandals newest resort in Barbados to your list. U.S. Travel and Leisure Reports says fall is the best time of year to visit and Sandals is offering fall wedding groups every 5th room free!
Best value – Sandals Whitehouse where every room is beachfront. Sandals Regency La Toc where you can get gorgeous views and private pools without spending a fortune and Sandal Ochi for low starting prices and the most affordable butler service.
Which Sandals Resort is the best for you? That may depend on travel dates, weather patterns, wish list and budget but if you’ll call or email we’ll help you choose the best Sandals Resort for you. We’ve been to all the Sandals Resorts and stayed in entry level rooms, Club Level and Butler Level suites. We’ve also been to Couples, Secrets, Excellence and other adult only all-inclusive resorts. So if you have questions or need help please call. We are here to help!