Sandals is a chain of all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean that can be found on six islands: Jamaica, Antigua, Bahamas, Grenada, Saint Lucia and Barbados. All Sandals resorts are located directly on a stunning beach which means those soft powdery white sands and crystal clear turquoise waters are just a given. While that might make the decision as to which to book even harder, you might want to start with these, which are ideal for those seeking the best of the best.
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Offering some of the best amenities of any luxury hotel in Jamaica, this boutique Sandals resort is especially luxurious, providing butler service, beautiful ocean view suites with canopied four-poster beds, and a Champagne and caviar bar. The property sits on one of the most stunning and secluded private beaches on the island and it even offers unlimited scuba diving as well as water and land sports, including golf. There are no boring buffets to suffer through either, the four a la carte restaurants are outstanding. The primary restaurant, The Terrace, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual space for dining indoors or alfresco on the sea-view terrace. Le Papillon is its fine-dining, flagship restaurant which requires both reservations and formal dress.
This luxury couples-only all-inclusive resort sits on the southwestern tip of Grenada among acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. There are multiple swimming pools, world-class restaurants and a fabulous spa. Couples can enjoy cozying up to the fire pit or relaxing in the swinging chairs on the pier overlooking the water. There are a wide range of accommodation options to choose from, but if you’re looking for the best of the best, book a Butler level room. These rooms come with your very own personal butler who will cater to your every need. All rooms come with a mini-fridge, flat-screen television and rainfall showers, some include a private deck with an outdoor soaking tub.
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa is a couples-only mega-resort that’s spread across 27 acres on Dickenson Bay beach with its pristine white sands edged by calm, clear turquoise waters. There are 373 luxury rooms tucked among lush gardens and meandering pathways that lead to six pools, 11 restaurants and seven bars. It’s easy to stay busy here, with a wide range of activities to enjoy on and in the water, with everything from a lazy river and private cabanas on the beach to diving, kayaking and sailing. Those looking for an unforgettable honeymoon may want to book the Mediterranean Penthouse Suite. It includes a spacious living room, butler pantry, whirlpool tub and jaw-dropping panoramic views of the sea.
The original flagship of the Sandals Resort chain, Sandals Montego Bay is a great choice for couples looking for the ultimate luxury all-inclusive and don’t want to travel far from the airport or cruise port. It comes with a wide range of dining options and activities along with special events like weekly foam parties. Enjoy six pools, three whirlpools, and a long stretch of beach as well as complimentary water sports including snorkeling, sailing, water skiing and paddle boarding. Scuba diving lessons are offered, and those who are already certified divers can dive unlimited for free. After a day of play head to the spa or order up a massage on the beach, enjoy dining at one of the multiple outstanding specialty restaurants and then take advantage of the nightly entertainment. There are a variety of events offered, including talent shows, live music, cocktail parties, and theme nights.
An idyllic destination for a honeymoon getaway in St. Lucia, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, St. Lucia offers postcard-perfect views from its very own peninsula. It’s really all-inclusive here, guests enjoy unlimited fine dining at a dozen onsite restaurants, unlimited premium spirits and stocked bars in every room. There are also six bars including swim-up bars. Couples can also look forward to enjoying inclusive access to snorkeling (gear included), unlimited scuba, water skiing, land sports, daily and nightly entertainment and more. Candlelit beachside dinners for couples and regular group activities are also included. There are 12 especially romantic Tahiti-style bungalows that are ideal for couples with their over-water hammocks, extended sun decks and soaking tubs for two.
The upscale Sandals Barbados is a couples-only resort that sits along a private stretch of Dover Beach. There are 280 rooms, some offering swim-out access into the river-style pool or terraces with freestanding soaking tubs. If you want to have lots of dining options, you’ve got it here with 13 restaurants. Enjoy sipping a cappuccino at a French-style cafe, lunching at a lively British pub and dinner at an elegant sushi restaurant. There are also seven bars, three swimming pools, and a spa. Head to the beach to take advantage of a wide range of complimentary activities with snorkeling equipment, paddle boards, kayaks, Hobie Cats, glass-bottom boats, and boogie boards all available. Certified divers get unlimited access to gear and those who want to become certified can do so for a fee.
The Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis and Spa Resort sits on a hillside overlooking the brilliant blue waters of the sea, tucked among 500 tropical acres on a mile-long stretch of sandy beach. The highlight of the resort its half-acre, a zero-entry pool that has a fire pit right in the middle. There are a total of three pools, a pool bar and a number of “quiet” pools spread throughout the property. There is an 18-hole golf course where golfers can enjoy teeing off with views of Emerald Bay, and a wide range of other activities, including scuba diving, available at dive sites like Deep Plane, Devil’s Reef, and Elephant Ear Canyon. There’s also a fitness center, zen garden, tennis courts and a spa. The room choices are practically endless, but for the ultimate in luxuries, choose the Beachfront Butler Villa Suite with Pool which comes with French doors that open to reveal a private pool and a master suite overlooking the Caribbean.