6 All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts for the Perfect Couples Getaway
How to Choose the Best Sandals Resort Location
by Amy Mutscher
Looking to reconnect and recharge? You're not alone. A recent poll by the Associated Press indicates that the #1 thing people want to do on vacation is – nothing. The idea of an all-inclusive resort in the gorgeous Caribbean for ease and convenience fits the bill. But, how to narrow down the choices? Here’s a look at how Sandals Resorts is providing the ultimate vacation experience in the Caribbean.
Sandals Resorts are luxurious all-inclusive resorts for couples only. They offer a romantic vacation for couples who need to get away and reconnect. All of their locations are in a uniquely stunning Caribbean setting and include a variety of dining options, unlimited premium spirits, airport transfers, and live entertainment every night. Because the best of everything is already included in a set price, you can really unwind without having to worry about the budget. Even the tips are already included!
They offer a romantic vacation for couples who need to get away and reconnect. All of their locations are in a uniquely stunning Caribbean setting...
And speaking of butler service, it’s included when you book any room at any resort in a top-tier category. Before you arrive, your butler will ensure any pre-arrival requests are placed in your room, and when you arrive they will check you in right there in the room. No waiting in a long check-in line! They’ll unpack your luggage so you can get right to the beach, and give you a cell phone so you can keep in touch. You can arrange to be served a decadent lunch including your favorite blended drink while you lounge on the beach. At the end of your vacation, your butler will pack your suitcase, deliver it to the departure area, check you out and bid you farewell.
Sandals Resorts have locations on six Caribbean islands, each with its own charm – take a look:
Sandals Grande Antigua is located on Antigua's best and most famous beach, Dickenson Bay and was renovated last year. The resort offers two unique village experiences: the exotic Caribbean Grove and the refined luxury of the all-suite Mediterranean Village located on a hilltop.
The islands of the Bahamas are home to two Sandals resorts: Emerald Bay on the out island of Great Exuma and Royal Bahamian in the capital city of Nassau.
Sandals Emerald Bay is home to the island's only Greg Norman-designed golf course and a classic American steakhouse – you’ll glad the rates include unlimited meals and drinks at all the restaurants. This all-suite resort offers beachfront villas and charming bay house accommodations.
Sandals Royal Bahamian is perhaps the most upscale resort of the collection. This location is known for its private offshore island accessible by a complimentary ferry and extravagant welcome - a Rolls Royce will collect you from the airport. Located on Cable Beach, this regal retreat blends European sophistication with exotic adventure. With an indulgent spa, fire pit, and piano bar, you can find any number of ways to enjoy your vacation.
Sandals Barbados faces Turtle Beach, a long strand of soft white sand and a favorite nesting place for turtles. You may be lucky enough to see hatchlings emerge from the sand and make their way to the sea. A lagoon pool meanders through this resort and leads to the Crystal Lagoon Swim-Up suites where a personal butler will draw a bubble bath complete with champagne and nibbles. Whether you’re looking for quiet romance or vibrant nightlife, Sandals Barbados can make your dream vacation a reality.
Sandals Grenada sits on Pink Gin Beach and offers panoramic views up the coast to the mountains. Their unique Italian village features Love Nest Suites, the pinnacle of luxury with infinity-edge plunge pools and penthouse views. Located near the airport, you’ll be immersed in the Sandals experience shortly after you touch down.
was the first Sandals and boasts the largest private beach in Jamaica. is literally steps from the airport and this makes it perfect for a short getaway. Insider tip: Purchase the Club Mobay fast pass to get through customs quickly.
Sandals Negril is set on the longest stretch of Negril’s famous 7-mile beach on Jamaica’s west coast. This resort won the coveted Green Globe Award for its environmentally-friendly practices like preservation of local flora and fauna; eco-friendly signage; and an on-site Green Team that leads beach & coral reef cleanups.
Sandals Ochi is where you’ll find the tropical setting you’ve been daydreaming about. With unlimited land and motorized water sports including scuba diving and waterskiing, you can choose an active getaway, or simply relax on the beach and listen to the wind in the palm trees.
Sandals Royal Caribbean has a private island that you can access by dragon boat! The private island also features Over-The-Water Bungalows that are truly amazing as well as a pool with a swim-up bar and a secluded private beach. When you stay at Sandals Royal Caribbean you “Stay at one and Play at three” which means you get to enjoy everything all three Montego Bay-area resorts have to offer with a free shuttle running between them.
Sandals Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios is styled after an elegant European mansion, complete with peacocks strutting around the garden fountains and a terrace overlooking the pool. The only all-butler boutique resort from Sandals, it offers all-inclusive dining at five restaurants and Jamaica's only caviar and champagne bar.
Sandals South Coast, a secluded hideaway set on a 500-acre wilderness preserve in Whitehouse, guarantees all beachfront rooms. Sandals South Coast features Over-The-Water Bungalows, Latitudes° Over Water Bar, and an Over-The-Water Wedding Chapel. Everything is beachside including the Sushi on the Sand restaurant set along the resort's pristine 2-mile white-sand beach.
Sandals Inn in Montego Bay offers a B&B atmosphere, but with the full exchange privileges to dine & play at the two other nearby Sandals resorts, you get a lot for your vacation budget.
Sandals Grande St. Lucian is now offering Over-the-Water bungalows in addition to its Rondoval Suites. Located on a peninsula with views of the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean, this resort boasts a lagoon pool that guests can use to swim to their rooms.
Sandals Halcyon Beach is a peaceful sanctuary with gorgeous panoramas of the tranquil beach. Charming island architecture features gingerbread-detailed cottages that are no taller than the highest palm tree. Beachfront Honeymoon Butler Suites come with a private deck and plunge pool.
Sandals Regency La Toc is a hilltop golf resort with lush fairways and gardens. Unlimited golf is included in the rate, and walking paths lead to romantic gazebos where guests can arrange couples massages or private dining.
Whether your goal is to stretch out on the beach to read and relax, or opt for an aquatic or outdoor adventure, you can delight in it together and rekindle the romance. For a top of the line resort vacation with outstanding service, look no further than a Sandals resort.
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