Updated: Apr 10
You might have heard of Sandals or seen their many commercials on TV. They are well known in the Caribbean as an adult-only couples all-inclusive resort. They have resorts in the Bahamas, Antigua, Jamaica, St.Lucia, Barbados and Grenada. They are also known as the most romantic resort for couples which is why many honeymooners choose to stay at a Sandals after they are married. What you might not know is they also have sister resorts called Beaches located in Turks & Caicos and Jamaica which are family friendly and are available for all vacationers .
While Sandals is often more expensive than your typical five star all inclusive resort, Sandals does offer added amenities that you will not find at other resorts.
Sandals offers free diving and snorkeling daily, as well as use of the Hobie cats, paddle boards and kayaks. At some locations they also offer water skiing and free rounds of golf! The diving and snorkeling is ran by PADI instructors and they offer classes for a fee if you've never been before but would like to learn. The shop also offers lessons for the Hobie cats and other water sports.
Sandals also includes your gratuities in the price of your stay, and you are not allowed to tip while staying at Sandals.
For anyone that loves a good pina colada or rum punch on the beach, Sandals also includes all drinks. Non-Alcoholic drinks like iced coffees, hot coffee, tea, and mocktails are included. They also offer premium liquors at the bar as well as in your room and mini bar!
Another thing Sandals offers is FREE roundtrip transfers from the airport to the resort. This is a huge perk as you can get off the plane and do not need to worry about bartering for a taxi or booking a shuttle ahead of time. They also offer an exclusive airport arrival lounge in St. Lucia and Jamaica.
If you're looking to get married in a beautiful beach location, Sandals also offers free weddings for stays 3 nights or longer. Why not get married and honeymoon in a tropical location?
Last but not least is the availability to have Butler service. If you book a Butler category room you will have access to a Butler during your stay. The Butler can get you lunch at the beach or pool without you needing to leave your chair, make you dinner reservations, expedite room service orders, and so much more! Your Butler will provide you with a cell phone when you check in so that you can reach him/her whenever you need.
The Beaches resort also offers the above amenities but additionally offers a waterpark for kids, a kids camp, a teen lounge and an xbox lounge.
Based on all the added amenities Sandals and Beaches offers, these resorts could be the right choice for you to consider for your next all inclusive stay.