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Sandals Resorts - Worth the Money?

Updated: Feb 9

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. A popular questions is "Sandals Resorts- worth the money?"

Sandals has resorts in the Bahamas, Antigua, Jamaica, St.Lucia, Barbados, Bahamas 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. While they are convenient to stay at as they're located all over the Caribbean many people ask "Sandals Resorts- worth the money?"

A view of a resort that overlooks a large pool area. There is a red tower that says Sandals on it. The blue pool also has Sandals written on the bottom. There is greenery, palm trees and the calm blue ocean.
Sandals Antigua

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. Below we will answer the question "Sandals Resorts- worth the money?"

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.

A orange and yellow kayak is on a white sandy beach. It's next to two blue and white hobie cats that have a Sandals  sail. They are next to the calm blue ocean.
Hobie Cats and Kayaks to use at Sandals Antigua

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.

Libbi is standing in front of a large pool at Sandals Antigua. there is a large tower behind her that says Sandals. The pool is blue.
Libbi at Sandals Antigua

The Gypsea Traveller can also help you narrow down that resort would be best for you. You can and click on "Schedule Consult" to choose a date/time to zoom with Libbi, The Gypsea Traveller

A white banner with turquoise stripes that lists Libbi, The Gypsea Traveller contact information. There is also a picture of Libbi at a beach in Hawaii with a colorful dress on and a yellow flower behind her ear.

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