A 35 year history of resort excellence and value
Sandals is the leader in all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and their stellar reputation is backed by decades of excellence.
As a proud member of “Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club,” I am one of the top 85 travel professionals in North America and have helped countless couples plan the perfect Sandals Resort honeymoon! Let me tell you why Sandals is my go-to all-inclusive resort for couples planning a romantic getaway.
Sandals was founded 35 years ago on an innovative concept – the all-inclusive hotel. This had never before been tried in the Caribbean and many experts predicted its failure, some giving it no more than six months to survive. The innovation and customer service proved those predictions wrong.
When you stay at a Sandals Resort (or their sister resorts, Beaches), you’ll feel like a special guest. The founder and chairman of Sandals Resorts, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, believes in “giving people more than they expect,” and his team not only delivers this, they’ve perfected it! I’ve personally experienced their unmatched level of customer service at every single Sandals Resort. I do continue to travel and experience other all-inclusive resorts, but none compare to the level of service and value offered at Sandals Resorts.
These 5 Things Make Sandals the Leader in All-Inclusive Resorts
I have been visiting Sandals all-inclusive resorts for 30 years and have seen first-hand all the innovative changes that have occurred over that time.
The Best Beaches
One thing Sandals realized early on was that one of their most important assets was the beach-front properties where their resorts were located. So they bought the best beach properties on the Caribbean islands, some which they have held for years in anticipation of future development.
Friendly and Welcoming Staff
They also realized that even more important than their beaches was the quality of the people they hired. They understood that personality was the one quality that could not be taught and instituted a policy of hiring based on personality that would make the guests feel most welcome and appreciated. Ask anyone who’s been there, the high quality employees are the single most important element that separates Sandals from other resorts.
Gourmet Food Choices
Some of Sandals’ innovations include their 5 Star Global Gourmet dining experience, that includes chefs from around the world, trained in their specialties. At each resort, there are up to 16 different restaurants offering a wide variety of food selections from around the world, served along with top-shelf liquor, available all day, every day.
Unique Rooms and Suites
Innovative room categories include ‘Love Nest Suites’, exotic Rondoval suites in the round, Millionaire Suites and Skypool Suites, and the fabulous new over-water bungalows, previously only seen in the South Pacific. While all of these are fabulous upgrades, even the regular room categories are wonderful and offer something for everyone.
Pampering Like Royalty
One of the more significant innovations of Sandals all-inclusive resorts is the inclusion of butler service in some of its suites. These butlers trained by the prestigious Guild of Professional English Butlers are on call to provide extra touches, like arranging spa appointments and excursions, providing candlelit private dinners on the terrace, arranging picnics in the garden, preparing special bubble baths with flowers, candles and champagne, restocking in-room bars, and unpacking luggage after personally handling guests’ in suite check-in. This luxury service will truly make you feel like royalty!
What Does an All-Inclusive Resort Include?
Recently, I sat down with a newly engaged couple to discuss their honeymoon plans, and, like many couples, they were most interested in an all-inclusive resort. What does an all-inclusive resort Include, and why is this type of vacation so popular for honeymooners and destination weddings? Easy, they make it simple! Once you arrive there are no tabs, tips, or need for carrying money, just relaxation.
At Sandals Resorts, all-inclusive means:
- Food – At Sandals, dining is unlimited! You will have access to 5 Star Global Gourmet Dining whenever you like. If you have specific dietary needs, The Culinary Concierge Desk is able to assist with anything you may need.
- Beverages – Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic. Sandals offers premium, top-shelf liquors from the swim-up pool bar and in all of the restaurants on property.
- Activities & Entertainment – At many Sandals Resorts, motorized and non-motorized water sports are included! In fact, Sandals is the only resort in the Caribbean to offer water skiing! Scuba diving, golfing, and outings on glass bottom boats are also available at select resorts. Live shows, beach volleyball, tennis, and basketball will provide plenty of entertainment as well.
- Exchange Program – With multiple resorts on one island, you can stay at 1 and visit other nearby resorts using their free transportation. This means more dining, activity, and entertainment to enjoy - all for the same price!!
If you’re thinking an all-inclusive resort sounds like the perfect honeymoon or destination wedding, complete our quick online quote form and one of our Experts will be in touch to help you plan the perfect trip, with pricing for several personalized options.
Recommended Sandals Resorts
- Sandals Carlyle
- Sandals Montego Bay
- Sandals Negril
- Sandals Ochi Beach
- Sandals Royal Caribbean
- Sandals Royal Plantation
- Sandals Whitehouse
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Sandals innovations, commitment to luxury in all its services, more quality inclusions than any other resorts and their renowned hospitality make it the best choice for your destination wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway. Combine that with their locations on the best beaches on the best islands in the Caribbean and there is even more reason to see why Sandals truly is the leader in all-inclusive resorts.