As a top Sandals travel agency we are constantly asked “Which is the best Sandals Resort?” and our travel agents always answer “That depends”. Why? Well let’s take a few examples -
Couple #2 is looking for a tropical destination where they can relax and get some sun. She wants to work on her tan by a beautiful pool, but he is worried he’ll be bored. Their budget has already been stretched by the wedding so they are hoping to spend $2-3K on a honeymoon including accommodations, meals and drinks. If they can get a room with an oceanview or private pool all the better, but if push comes to shove they’d rather splurge on a private beachfront dinner or swim with the dolphins.
The best Sandals Resort for this couple would be Sandals Grande Ocho Rios or Sandals Dunns River. Both have beautiful pools with swim up pool bars. There are many complimentary activities at the resort such as golf, sailing, kayaks, snorkeling, rock climbing and tennis. Nearby activities include ziplining, mountain biking, horseback riding and swimming with the dolphins. There are resort hopping privileges between the two resorts so there are lots of restaurant choices and prices start around $2200 per couple for 6 or 7 nights including everything you can eat, drink and do at the resorts.
Couple #3 is all about the beach. They want to waterski, take long walks with bare feet on the sand, snorkel every day and play in calm, warm turquoise water. In the afternoon they’d enjoy a hammock for two or book by the beach and at the end of the day they’d like to dine under the stars near the ocean. Sandals Negril, Sandals Whitehouse or Sandals Grande St Lucian would be the best Sandals Resort for this couple.
Couple #4 wants to go somewhere exotic. They’ve been on a Caribbean cruise and stopped in the Bahamas and Jamaica so they’d like to try something different. They’re also worried about the weather because they are getting married in August and heard that is hurricane season. They both saw pictures of Bora Bora but don’t think they have the budget for an overwater bungalow.
For this couple the best choice might not be a Sandals Resort and we’d want to discuss the option of a Tahiti or Fiji honeymoon. However we might also suggest one of four Sandals Resorts on St Lucia or Antigua. Both islands are farther south and less likely to be affected by tropical storms and hurricanes. Plus the island of St Lucia looks a lot like Bora Bora with dramatic mountain peaks called the Pitons and lush tropical rainforest fringed with long stretches of pristine beach. And while no Sandals Resort has an overwater bungalow (yet) you’ll find Rondovals with private pools and villas with spectacular views at Sandals Regency St Lucia, Sandals Grande St Lucian and Sandals Grande Antigua.
Couple #5 is limited on time but wants to be pampered with a few days in the sun. They both enjoy gourmet food and a bit of nightlife. She’s into spas, he’s an avid scuba diver.
The best Sandals Resort for this couple might be Sandals Royal Bahamian. There are nonstop flights from many U.S. gateways so travel time is minimized. There are numerous restaurants and dining options range from the elegant Baccarat and Crystal Rooms to an authentic Bahamian restaurant on a private island and wood fired pizzas by the pool. Nightlife at the resort includes a lively pub, theme nights and a piano bar plus there are big name entertainers performing at the Atlantis Resort and other nearby casinos. The Red Lane Spa offers everything from wraps to signature massages to aromatherapy and the Bahamas are known for excellent snorkeling and scuba diving.
So which is the best Sandals Resort for you? We believe that you are couple #1, the one and only couple that matters when planning your honeymoon or vacation! With 13 Sandals Resorts on 5 islands and prices ranging from just over $2K to more than $10K for a one week vacation, there are a lot of variables in the product. But there are even more differences between the couples that will enjoy an all inclusive Sandals vacation!
Our Sandals Specialists have been to every resort and go back every year. There is no absolutely no charge for our services and there are lots of fabulous specials going on right now. So call us, then book online or through an agent. We want you to have the BEST Sandals vacation or honeymoon ever!
P.S. Check out our blog post and pictures for the newest resort – Sandals Emerald Bay