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Sandals South Coast: The Hub Of Innovation Is Spinning Again

reported from the Sandals Blog

By Robert Stephens | September 5th 2020


The Luxury-Included experience takes another exciting turn at one of the Caribbean’s most natural locations.

The ride from Montego Bay, Jamaica, to the south side of the island is a scenic cruise through quiet sugar-cane fields and thick forest. From the seat of a complimentary Sandals airport transfer, you pass through sleepy tropical villages with promising names—Bluefields and New Hope—as the new butter-smooth road traces through what has been called “the uncharted land” of Jamaica.

Pure. Lush. Remote. Zero commercialization. You get the picture.

Sandals Sout Coast Road
Picture: The new road leading to Sandals South Coast takes guests on a beautiful green journey through Jamaican countryside.

But there’s something else going on, privately, in a small corner of this scene. Around a few gentle turns and down a lonely palm-tree framed lane is a secluded enclave. It’s tucked loosely between the relaxing Caribbean Sea and a 500-acre nature preserve. People in the rural community know it as Sandals South Coast. And anyone familiar with luxury all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean recognizes Sandals South Coast as a beautifully distant hub of innovation.

South Coast Beach
Picture: Surrounded by a 500-acre nature reserve, Sandals South Coast is the place for a secluded luxury-included vacation for two.

Just as Silicon Valley changes the way we look at technology, Sandals South Coast is where the lofty idea of being ensconced in Caribbean luxury is consistently reimagined. If it’s never been done somewhere else, then it could be a perfect fit right here.

“Sandals South Coast has the most important resources for us to innovate,” says Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts. “Water, nature and privacy.

And so, every year or two, a dreamy vision that unites those three resources with luxury turns into reality. Here, in this barely-touched haven.

“My wife and I have chosen to travel to Sandals South Coast six times and counting,” says Peyton Waddell of the Orlando area, “and every time we arrive, we see something stunning… I mean, literally stunning.”

Sandals South Coast Rondoval Village
Picture: The new Swim-Up Rondoval Suites at Sandals South Coast, nestled around the resort’s one-of-a-kind zero-entry pool.

Prepare to be stunned again—twice. Sandals South Coast is about to unveil
the brand’s first-ever Swim-Up Rondoval Suites… the first in the world. Yes, not just in the Caribbean, in the world.

Sandals previously introduced garden Rondovals and beachfront Rondovals in Antigua and Saint Lucia, followed by Grenada and Barbados—the circular designs, high thatched roofs, and isolation inspired by Sandals’ deep Caribbean heritage.

But until now the intimate Rondoval experience has never included a swim-out and swim-in pool weaving through it. Even the pool itself at Sandals South Coast creates its own new class: it spans 17,040 square feet, making it the longest swimming pool in the Western Hemisphere.

Sandals South Coast Rondoval Interior
Picture: The new Swim-up Rondoval Suites boast soaring conical ceilings, a serenity swing for two, a custom king-size bed with an exotic, carved headboard and a private pool.

It’s true, the longest swimming pool on this side of the world meanders through conical-shaped suites with centuries of history in a remote reach of Jamaica.

“Innovation to us includes how well we can capture authenticity in a luxurious setting,” says Sandals’ Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart. “When I was growing up in Jamaica, we were always playing in the rivers and waterfalls and the sea. That’s why Sandals South Coast is the ideal destination to be creative. It’s an oasis, surrounded by nature and water.

Sandals South Coast Rondoval Bathroom
Picture: Revel in your peaceful retreat with a bathroom that includes a large, solid stone soaking tub, walk-in shower and freestanding vanity with a double sided mirror.

If there could be such a thing as an oasis within an oasis, then the Dutch Village is it. Using water as a source of inspiration, Sandals South Coast has also reimagined the Dutch Village, a result of the Sandals design team envisioning an immersive Caribbean experience, inside and out.

Sandals South Coast Dutch Village
Picture: The Dutch Village is a true oasis within an oasis at Sandals South Coast.

All 16 Butler Elite suites and all 96 Club and Luxury Level rooms are positioned within a frame of ocean, and now boast two new swim-up pools that surround the Dutch Village buildings. And what cannot be duplicated anywhere else is the fact that the entire village fronts one of the most gorgeous stretches of the Caribbean Sea — a spot Butch Stewart chose for its unique peace and beauty nearly 20 years ago.

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Picture: An aerial view of Sandals South Coast’s Dutch Village, a paradise where innovation meets the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Each Dutch Village suite has been re-envisioned to allow couples to, among other things, relax in a free-standing interior shower, unwind in an outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub, and use the pool to swim out and swim back in, all in privacy.

Whether they realize it or not, guests at Sandals South Coast are bathing in innovation.

Sandals South Coast Dutch Village Suite Interior
Picture: Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from the reimagined Swim-up Suite in the Dutch village.

The inspiration behind the innovation

If you were allowed to venture deeper into the secret areas of the Sandals South Coast property, where only employees are permitted, you’d notice a message in big bold letters on the walls and above the doorways. They are constant reminders of what fuels the uniqueness of the resort.

“Exceed the expectations of the guest.”

It is not a marketing phrase. It’s a call to action from Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts. Which explains why the butlers across all Sandals Resorts are so proactive, knowing what and when to serve before being asked. But on a much grander level “exceed the expectations” is the most important blueprint for the innovating, especially here at Sandals South Coast.

Couples who’ve walked along the private two-mile-long beach often stop in their own footprints to marvel. There, at the end of a long boardwalk, are Sandals’ Over-the-Water Bungalows generously distanced from each other in a heart-shaped pattern. Keep in mind that Over-the-Water Bungalows were forever considered architectural wonders, found only in the South Pacific or Asia. But then Stewart and the Sandals team decided to dismantle the “can’t-be-done” notion and discovered a way to bring the complete overwater experience to their Jamaican home.

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Picture: Sandals South Coast’s innovative Over-The-Water Bungalows.

“I have always said that being on the water is where I am happiest,” says Stewart, “and these suites provide guests a direct link to the Caribbean Sea. They’re yet another level of innovating luxury.”

They’re convenient, too. As Waddell points out, “It would take forever and a fortune for my wife and me to travel to the overwater bungalows in Tahiti or the Maldives. But now we can have the overwater experience for our anniversary or just… because. It isn’t once-in-a-lifetime—or never-in-a-lifetime—anymore.”

Over The Water Bungalow

Up the beach from the Over-the-Water Bungalows, expectations are again exceeded because the ocean is the figurative pillar for Latitudes, an over-the-water bar. From the hug of a hammock, guests can take in a pure 360-degree view of the Caribbean as if lounging on the deck of a yacht.

Latitudes Over Water Bar
Picture: Sandals South Coast’s newest bar, Latitudes° Over Water Bar, features 360° ocean views. The best part: all drinks are on us!

And then, a little farther along the white sand is perhaps the most stunning sight of all. At twilight it appears as a mirage: An Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel with a glass floor positioned above the glass-calm water. Making you feel like you are one with the sea—a feeling you can’t get anywhere else.

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Picture: Whatever you dream your wedding to be, the Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel at Sandals South Coast will make it one to never forget.

It all happens here—the Swim-Up Rondoval Suites, the longest pool on this side of the Earth, the Over-the-Water Bungalows, the over-the-water bar, and the over-the-water chapel—in this hidden sanctuary at Sandals South Coast. Where water and nature continually drive innovation beyond the loftiest expectations.

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SECRETS ROYAL BEACH PUNTA CANA

Description

Located on over 700 yards of a palm-studded white sand beach along the majestic turquoise Caribbean Sea, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana offers adults a serene seaside getaway in paradise. Guests will experience all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®, including 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar, and pool and beach wait service. Embracing a modern twist on traditional Caribbean and modern décor, guests will find touches of vivid colors in each of its 641 guest rooms, complete with superior amenities and unparalleled views. Each room and suite offers comfortable bedding, daily refreshed mini bar, a terrace or balcony, hydro-tub on terrace or in-suite, flat screen TV and so much more. Delight in limitless gourmet dining including 24-hour dining options and top-shelf spirits here, or spend a night out at nearby participating resorts with the Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience. Bask in the warm Caribbean sun, enjoy daily activities and live entertainment, or simply lounge by the immense pool as it winds its way to the beach area’s perfectly manicured gardens and lush vegetation provides the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the stunning surroundings. Hit the links at nearby world-class golf courses, or rejuvenate at the Secrets Spa by Pevonia®.

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Lobby

Bars

Offering 11 bars and lounges serving top-shelf spirits

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Showtime Ba

Pools

4 pools, including 2 large pools • 4 outdoor whirlpools

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 Preferred Club Infinity Pool

Restaurants

Offering a total of 17 dining options including 11 à la carte, 2 buffets, a café and 3 grills. 24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late night bites right next door at Now Larimar Punta Cana’s Carnival Buffet or guests can stay in and order room service. It’s all available at any hour day or night. All restaurant openings rotate throughout the week. Number of restaurants open for each meal is dependent upon occupancy levels. No reservations are required.

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Barefoot Grill – Grilled snacks

 Activities

INDOOR/OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES • Aerobics • 1 basketball court • Beach volleyball • Big screen movies on the beach • Dance classes • Golf nearby* • 1 paddle court • 3 pool tables • Spanish classes • Tennis clinics* • 2 tennis courts (clay top) • The Caribbean Oasis* – 6 two-level Balinese beds on the beach, which includes: private butler, refreshing towels, 5 minutes of massage, breakfast and lunch menu and drinks. Available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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WATER SPORTS • Fishing* • Catamaran • Introductory scuba lesson in the pool • Kayaks • Non-motorized water sports • Scuba diving* • Sailing • Snorkeling • Water aerobics • Windsurfing *Additional costs may apply **Note: The use of drones or artifacts that fly or float in or on the premises of AMResorts hotels is strictly forbidden, except for those that have written authorization from the General Management of the hotel.

UNLIMITED-LUXURY® INCLUSIONS

Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks • 24-hour room and concierge services • Pool and beach wait service • Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer • Daily maid service • Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment • Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues • No wristbands required • All taxes and gratuities

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SECRETS PUERTO LOS CABOS GOLF & SPA RESORT

Description

Set in the exclusive community of Puerto Los Cabos, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort offers adults a stunning Unlimited-Luxury® getaway in Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. The secure community around Secrets Puerto Los Cabos provides striking views of native flora and fauna and miles of unspoiled beachfront of the Sea of Cortez. The resort boasts 500 spacious non-smoking suites each with a private balcony or terrace, 24-hour room service*, daily refreshed mini-bar, a Secrets Box for private in-suite dining and more. For added luxury, 150 ocean view suites are reserved for Preferred Club with access to additional privileges including a private lounge, upgraded amenities and minibar service, pillow menu, outdoor whirlpool and other extras. Unlimited-Luxury® continues throughout the resort where guests are treated to limitless gourmet fare and top-shelf spirits at elegant restaurants, bars and lounges. 24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late night bites at Coco Café. Or stay in and order room service. It’s all available at any hour day or night. Indulge in the over 12,000 sq. ft. Secrets Spa by Pevonia® and be treated to spa options in 21 treatment rooms, a full-service beauty salon or an extensive hydrotherapy circuit. Follow up this rejuvenation at the fully equipped fitness center or by taking part in one of many daily and nightly activities. Choose from a variety of beach, land and water activities, take a dip in one of two main heated pools, go on a leisurely walk along the 3 mile stretch of unspoiled Pacific Coast beach or catch the live nightly entertainment. Plus, the Puerto Los Cabos community provides, just steps away, a full service Marina with world-class sport fishing and artisan walkway, and the only composite 18-hole golf course in the area designed by Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. Just 30 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport and a mere 10 minutes from the colonial town of San José del Cabo, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos offers guests a privileged location both within the resort and throughout the area for an ideal Unlimited-Luxury® getaway on the Pacific Coast. *Temporarily available with limited hours from 7am-11pm

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Lobby Area

Bars

Offering four chic bars and lounges serving premium brand domestic and international brand beverages and top-shelf spirits, ranging from swim-up to a music lounge

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Manatees – Swim-up bar

Pools

  • Seaside Pool, an infinity pool
  • Oceana Pool, a private pool for Preferred Club guests only
  • An outdoor whirlpool for Preferred Club guests only
  • All pools contain chlorine and are heated during the winter season
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In-Pool Lounge Chairs

Restaurants

Offering eight dining options including: five gourmet à la carte restaurants, a buffet venue, a café and a grill. No reservations are required. 24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late night bites at Coco Café. Or stay in and order room service. It’s all available at any hour day or night. All restaurant openings rotate throughout the week. Number of restaurants open for each meal is dependent upon occupancy levels.

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Oceana – Seafood Specialties

 Activities

INDOOR/OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES • Theme nights: Casino, Beach Party, Karaoke, Mexican, International Show & Tropical Night • Bike tour to the marina • Manager’s cocktail party • Ping-pong • Beach walks • Cooking lessons, Tequila tasting, Wine tasting, Spanish lessons, Massages lessons, Dance lessons, Painting lessons (finger painting) • Beach volleyball • Big screen movies on the beach • Internet center* • Rifle shooting tournaments • Archery tournament • Shuffle board • Giant chess • Golf putting green • Soccer • Pilates • Yoga • Nightclub • Golf (nearby)*

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WATER SPORTS • Water aerobics • Water polo • Water volleyball • Water floats *Additional costs may apply

 UNLIMITED-LUXURY® INCLUSIONS

Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks • 24-hour room* and concierge services • Pool and beach wait service • Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer • Daily maid service • Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment • Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues • No wristbands required • All taxes and gratuities • Enjoy free Wi-Fi

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SECRETS MAROMA BEACH RIVIERA CANCUN

Description

Perfectly situated on the Yucatan Peninsula, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun beckons along a shoreline recognized as a ‘World’s Best Beach’ by the Travel Channel. This exquisite AAA Five Diamond resort boasts sublime ocean views from 60 percent of its non-smoking suites, as well as ground floor suites with direct swim-out access. Indulge in the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury® including limitless top-shelf spirits, pool and beach wait service and 24-hour dining options allowing guests to enjoy late night bites at the Coco Café or stay in and order room service plus much more. Each suite is truly deluxe featuring inspiring views of the expansive gardens or crystal-clear Caribbean. Twelve smaller pools offer several suites private swim out access, while the pristine infinity pool provides breathtaking views stretching to the horizon. Finely-appointed suites offer king size beds, private and furnished terraces with plunge tubs, full Italian marble bathrooms with jetted whirlpool baths, daily refreshed mini-bars and 24-hour room and concierge services. The pleasure continues with gourmet restaurants and exciting nightspots, with the added bonus to explore nearby participating resorts with the Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience. Guests can perfect their golf swing with complimentary greens fees at El Tinto & Gran Coyote and a special green fee at El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Courses. Relax at the harmonious 13,000 sq. ft. Secrets Spa by Pevonia®, offering a plethora of restorative treatments. And when the sun sets, live evening shows and specialty themed events will entertain and amuse. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun has earned a spot on the Top 25 Best in Romance and Top 25 Best All Inclusive Resorts in Mexico by the 2019 Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Awards.

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 Aerial of Pools

Pools

Expansive infinity pool and 12 smaller pools for swim-out suites (heated; total area: 8,000 m² /86,000 sq. ft.) • Two outdoor whirlpools

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Friends Enjoying the Pool

Bars

Offering 6 bars and lounges, serving top-shelf spirits and premium brand domestic and international beverages, ranging from swim-up to a music lounge.

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Lobby Bar

Restaurants

Offering six à la carte gourmet restaurants, a buffet, a café and a grill, all with outdoor seating (with the exception of Himitsu). No reservations are required. Gluten-free menu options are available. 24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late night bites at Coco Café. Or guests can stay in and order room service. It’s all available at any hour day or night. All restaurant openings rotate throughout the week. Number of restaurants open for each meal is dependent upon occupancy levels.

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Seaside Grill – Grilled Specialties

 Activities

INDOOR/OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES • Complimentary greens fees at nearby El Tinto & Gran Coyote or a special green fee at El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Courses • One lit tennis courts/tennis clinics • Ping-Pong • Multi-purpose court (soccer, volleyball, etc.) • Beach volleyball • Euro-bungee • Archery • Yoga • Cocktail classes • Dance lessons • 9 hole mini-golf • Golf* (nearby)

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Snorkling

WATER SPORTS • Kayaks • Sailing 10 | Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun e Last Updated October 13, 2020 • Windsurfing • Water aerobics • Pool volleyball • Snorkeling* • Water polo • Catamaran • Scuba diving* • Deep sea fishing*

*Additional charges may apply

UNLIMITED-LUXURY® INCLUSIONS

Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks • 24-hour room and concierge services • Pool and beach wait service • Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer • Daily maid service • Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment • Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues • No wristbands required • All taxes and gratuities • Enjoy free Wi-Fi Unlimited-Luxury® for all-adult romance

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Three things guests love about… Sandals Royal Barbados

reposted from Sandals Blog

By Kylie Morrow | September 26th 2019


Sandals Royal Barbados in a nutshell

Accommodation Type: 5 star all-inclusive resort (adults-only).
Location: St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados.

Recommended airport: Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI).
Transfer time to resort: 20 minutes.

Best Sandals resort for:
Sandals Royal Barbados is the newest Sandals resort and features a spectacular infinity rooftop pool, rooftop bar and bowling alley. On top of that, Barbados offers some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling trips. Stay at 1, play at 2 resorts.

Overall review of Sandals Royal Barbados

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Measured up against other Caribbean resorts, Sandals Royal Barbados is simply exceptional. The resort is highly rated with great service and amenities. In fact, out of over 1,000 reviews on the property, 86% (!) of guest vote the resort as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very good’. This is good news for the resort which is one of the recent additions of Sandals, and great news for you as a potential guest which is described as one of the most innovative Sandals resorts in existence.

Three things guests love about Sandals Royal Barbados

Based on real customer reviews.

Sandals resorts are amazing as it is, but there are a few things you don’t want to miss out on during your Sandals vacation in the Caribbean. Here are three of the things guests love most about Sandals Royal Barbados.

1. Guests love the infinity pools and the bowling alley

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There are two breathtaking infinity pools at Sandals Royal Barbados; they are so intricately done and so inviting, that you probably won’t be able to get enough of dipping in the cool waters amid the appeal of the tropical island of Barbados. One of the pools is on a rooftop, which means panoramic views that are second to none, and another can be found on the beach. The beachside pool is the resort’s main pool, and here you’ll also find a swim-up bar which adds to the already amplified appeal of the beachfront infinity pool. If you can pull yourself away from the pools, you’ll find a bowling alley on property known as Lovers Lane and a craft beer hall.

2. Guests love the French restaurant

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Seven world-class restaurants mean you won’t run out of dining options during your stay at Sandals Royal Barbados. In addition, you’ll have access to 11 restaurants at the nearby Sandals Barbados, which is great for spicing things up during your stay on the island. Definitely take advantage of the stay at one, play at two option available through both resorts. While at Sandals Royal Barbados, don’t overlook La Parisienne, the French rooftop restaurant; this spot is great for breakfast and dinner. During lunch you can try the Jerk Shack for mouthwatering chicken, pork and sausage, and then later, have a cocktail with a view at the popular rooftop Sky Bar.

Insider tip: The most popular restaurants at Sandals Royal Barbados require a reservation. Make sure to make some dinner reservations on arrival, especially during peak season! For dress-codes and opening times, see: restaurants at Sandals Royal Barbados.

3. Guests love the butler service and Rolls Royce transfers

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The highly trained butlers at Sandals Royal Barbados will take your vacation to the next level, as your personal butler takes responsibility for simple things that enhance your vacation in a big way; like reserving your favorite beach and pool cabanas for sun lounging time and bringing you cool and refreshing drinks as well as food throughout the day. Added to the amazing butler service, guests of butler suites can live the celebrity life at Sandals with deluxe Rolls Royce transfers from the airport to the resort.

With all the attractions at this resort, it’s no surprise that guests use words like ‘breathtaking’ and ‘amazing’ to describe their stay at Sandals Royal Barbados, and to inspire others not to miss out.

Popular tours and excursion at Sandals Royal Barbados

Sun, Sand and Snorkeling.

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Take a luxurious catamaran cruise in Barbados and sail along the gorgeous crystalline coastline to a tranquil bay where if you’re lucky you can enjoy a swim with the islands renowned sea turtles. Then, jump in the water and snorkel on a shallow shipwreck teeming with brilliantly hued tropical marine life. You will then make our way to a secluded bay where you can go for a refreshing swim, stroll on the beach, or relax in the warm sunshine. While the catamaran is anchored, a delicious buffet style lunch will be served.

Insider tip: Sandals Royal Barbados repeat guests often recommend to spend at least one (half) day outside of the resort to explore the island. Make sure to book tours and excursions before arrival to ensure availability.

Barbados Discovery Jeep Safari.

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Jump in a 4×4 off-road jeep and explore the amazing coastal views and hidden bays of Barbados during this half day tour. Your journey begins as you travel on and off-road through the heart of the island between the sugar estates and quaint villages to the splendid Bathsheba shoreline. Here, our amazing rock formations make the perfect backdrop in your photos as you capture nature’s amazing wonders. As your journey continues your guide will entertain you with unforgettable folklore and stories. Your next stop will be Bath Beach; considered one of the best beaches on the East Coast this bay welcomes Leatherback & Green Turtles that travel thousands of miles to safely nest each year. During your time at Bath Beach you can swim in the refreshing waters of the Caribbean Sea, enjoy a light meal with refreshments and take photos of your gorgeous surroundings. As your day comes to a close, the journey back to the southern end of the island will be highlighted by the natural beauty of the Bajan landscape.

Caves & Critters.

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Come with us to one of the world’s most beautiful underground gems, Harrison’s Cave! Once there you’ll take a tram inside the cave before travelling deep beneath the earth to see the natural forming stalactites and stalagmites. With still glass-like pools, and rushing streams, this is truly one of the world’s natural wonders. Once back above ground, it’s over to the Wildlife Reserve where you’ll be able to observe a number of animals! If you’re lucky you may even get to see the famous Barbados Green Monkey. You’ll have a unique opportunity to stroll freely through the Reserve watching the animals at close range as they eat, play and interact with other animals. This is the perfect experience for nature lovers!

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SECRETS CAP CANA RESORT & SPA

Description

Perfectly situated in the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana, Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa brings the highest level of luxury to the crystal blue waters and magnificent sugar-sand Juanillo Beach, one of the Dominican Republic’s most beautiful beaches. Luxe and superior, Secrets Cap Cana is the epitome of luxury while offering guests the UnlimitedLuxury® experience, where everything is included, such as unlimited gourmet dining, limitless top-shelf spirits, 24-hour room* and concierge services, a daily refreshed mini-bar and so much more. At Secrets Cap Cana, just 20 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport, guests can enjoy 457 suites adorned with sophisticated Caribbean furnishings, striking marble bathrooms and a furnished balcony or terrace with stunning views of the ocean or lush surroundings. Free Wi-Fi and international calling allows guests to stay connected to those they are with, as well as friends and family back home. Eight restaurants, seven of which are à la carte, offer gourmet fare from a variety of cuisines while six bars and lounges pour unlimited top-shelf spirits. Guests can also spend a night out at a neighboring resort with the Sip, Savor & See dining experience. A stay at Secrets Cap Cana means guests can explore the unique pleasures of Cap Cana – a protected harbor marina, a renowned fishery, thrilling excursions, and Punta Espada golf course, designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus. A world-class Secrets Spa by Pevonia® offering a bevy of treatments, an expansive infinity pool, daily activities and nightly entertainment enable guests to enjoy their stay, their way. *Subject to change

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Bars

Offering 6 bars and lounges, serving top-shelf spirits and premium brand domestic and international beverages, ranging from swim-up to a music lounge.

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Sugar Reef – Pool Bar

Pools

Take a dip into our expansive Main Infinity Pool and relax your body in our two outdoor whirlpools. Preferred Club guests have exclusive access to the private Preferred Club Pool. All of the pools contain chlorine. Pools are not heated.

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Infinity Pool

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Restaurants

Secrets Cap Cana offers ten gourmet dining options – seven à la carte restaurants (two of which are located on the beach), one buffet, one grill and a café, where reservations are never required. Secrets Cap Cana provides a culinary adventure serving regional favorites from around the world in a fresh interpretation. Gluten-free and vegetarian menu options are available. All restaurant openings rotate throughout the week. Number of restaurants open for each meal is dependent upon occupancy levels

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 International Cuisine (Exclusively for Preferred Club)

 Activities

INDOOR/OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES • Beach volleyball • Pool tables • Aerobics • Dance classes • Spanish classes • Big screen movies on the beach • Golf nearby*

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WATER SPORTS • Water aerobics • Non-motorized water sports • Introductory scuba lesson in the pool • Sailing • Windsurfing • Kayaks • Fishing* • Snorkeling • Catamaran * Additional costs may apply

UNLIMITED-LUXURY® INCLUSIONS

Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks • 24-hour room* and concierge services • Pool and beach wait service • Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer • Daily maid service • Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment • Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues • No wristbands required • All taxes and gratuities • Free Wi-Fi Unlimited-Luxury® for all-adult romance. *Subject to change

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Three things guests love about… Sandals Barbados.

reposted from Sandals Blog

By Kylie Morrow | September 25th 2019

Sandals Barbados in a nutshell

Accommodation Type: 5 star all-inclusive resort (adults-only).
Location: St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados.

Recommended airport: Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI).
Transfer time to resort: 20 minutes.

Best Sandals resort for:
Sandals Barbados is one of the newest and most luxurious Sandals resorts. Barbados offers some amazing scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities. Stay at 1, play at 2 resorts.

Atmosphere: Sophisticated, Social.
Restaurants: 11 restaurants + 7 more at Sandals Royal Barbados.

Overall review of Sandals Barbados

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Sandals Barbados is one of the latest additions to the Sandals chain. Located in the St. Lawrence’s Gap area, the resort is the perfect place to enjoy sun, sea and sand, with hints of Calypso and Reggae music to get you into the rhythm of the Caribbean. Like with all Sandals properties, luxury is at the forefront at Sandals Barbados, with modern amenities and the largest and longest lagoon pool in Barbados. Off over 4,000 reviews, 86% (!) of respondents vote their stay at Sandals Barbados as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very good’. For the purposes of this review, here’s three of the top reasons guests love Sandals Barbados!

Three things guests love about Sandals Barbados

Based on real customer reviews.

1. Guests love the Merry Monkey pub

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For Barbados, the Sandals ‘stay at one, and play at all’ exchange program means that you can enjoy the amenities of both Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados while on this Eastern Caribbean island. This means you have access to seven more restaurants located at Sandals Royal Barbados! For Sandals Barbados on its own, you’ll enjoy dining (and drinking!) options like The Merry Monkey, a British inspired pub where you can feast on Braised Pork Belly, Fish & Chips, Seared Scallop and more. The Merry Monkey pub is often referred to as the ‘Gem of Sandals Barbados’. Other popular restaurants and bars include the Bayside restaurant, Bombay Club and the Piano Bar.

Insider tip: The most popular restaurants at Sandals Barbados require a reservation. Make sure to make some dinner reservations on arrival, especially during peak season! For dress-codes and opening times, see: restaurants at Sandals Barbados.

2. Guests love the main pool and swim up bar

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You’ll find that much of your stay revolves around the central pool and swim up bar which is always an upbeat space filled with music for ambiance and activities. There are other pools located on property which are a bit quieter, if peace and serenity is what you seek.

3. Guests love the exceptional butler service

sandals barbados butler serving lunch at room

Butler service offered by Sandals resorts definitely takes your vacation to new heights, and this is something that is not offered at many other Caribbean resorts. This makes Sandals stand out in a significant way, especially Sandals Barbados where the butlers are known for attending to the every need of guests in their care, while at the same time knowing when you need some privacy to enjoy some couple time. At Sandals Barbados, you won’t have to worry about butlers hovering around, but they will be there when you need assistance. Your personal butler will be of service by making dinner reservations, organizing your excursions or bringing you ice cold drinks and snacks on the beach.

Undoubtedly, Sandals Barbados is the full package; here you’ll be able to indulge in private Tranquility Soaking Tubs on most patios and terraces, ocean views, Butler Elite service, Crystal Lagoon Swim Up Suites, and other amazing attractions.

Popular tours and excursion at Sandals Barbados

Sun, Sand and Snorkeling.

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Take a luxurious catamaran cruise in Barbados and sail along the gorgeous crystalline coastline to a tranquil bay where if you’re lucky you can enjoy a swim with the islands renowned sea turtles. Then, jump in the water and snorkel on a shallow shipwreck teeming with brilliantly hued tropical marine life. You will then make our way to a secluded bay where you can go for a refreshing swim, stroll on the beach, or relax in the warm sunshine. While the catamaran is anchored, a delicious buffet style lunch will be served.

Insider tip: Sandals Barbados repeat guests often recommend to spend at least one (half) day outside of the resort to explore the island. Make sure to book tours and excursions before arrival to ensure availability.

Barbados Discovery Jeep Safari.

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Jump in a 4×4 off-road jeep and explore the amazing coastal views and hidden bays of Barbados during this half day tour. Your journey begins as you travel on and off-road through the heart of the island between the sugar estates and quaint villages to the splendid Bathsheba shoreline. Here, our amazing rock formations make the perfect backdrop in your photos as you capture nature’s amazing wonders. As your journey continues your guide will entertain you with unforgettable folklore and stories. Your next stop will be Bath Beach; considered one of the best beaches on the East Coast this bay welcomes Leatherback & Green Turtles that travel thousands of miles to safely nest each year. During your time at Bath Beach you can swim in the refreshing waters of the Caribbean Sea, enjoy a light meal with refreshments and take photos of your gorgeous surroundings. As your day comes to a close, the journey back to the southern end of the island will be highlighted by the natural beauty of the Bajan landscape.

Caves & Critters.

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Come with us to one of the world’s most beautiful underground gems, Harrison’s Cave! Once there you’ll take a tram inside the cave before travelling deep beneath the earth to see the natural forming stalactites and stalagmites. With still glass-like pools, and rushing streams, this is truly one of the world’s natural wonders. Once back above ground, it’s over to the Wildlife Reserve where you’ll be able to observe a number of animals! If you’re lucky you may even get to see the famous Barbados Green Monkey. You’ll have a unique opportunity to stroll freely through the Reserve watching the animals at close range as they eat, play and interact with other animals. This is the perfect experience for nature lovers!

Recent Sandals Barbados Awards

Awards Sandals Barbados won in the past 5 years alone, not counting the awards that were won by Sandals Resorts as a chain:

  • World Travel Awards: Carribean’s Leading Resort 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
  • World Travel Awards: Barbados Best Resort Spa 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
  • American Academy of Hospitality Sciences: Six Star Diamond Award 2016, 2018.
  • American Academy of Hospitality Sciences: Six Star Diamond Award 2016, 2018 (Bombay Club Restaurant at Sandals Barbados).
  • American Academy of Hospitality Sciences: Six Star Diamond Award 2016 (Butch’s Chophouse Restaurant at Sandals Barbados).
  • Travvy Awards: Best Resort in the Caribbean 2016.
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Awards: Gold Award – Luxury Hotel/Resort 2016.
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SECRETS ST. MARTIN RESORT & SPA

Description

The modern designed Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa takes its inspiration from the island’s radiant surroundings, steeped in Caribbean European and French roots. Located just 35 minutes from the Princess Juliana International Airport, Secrets St. Martin is on the French side of this island known for its outdoor markets and French and Indian Cuisine. This setting makes this luxurious and romantic hideaway central to all of the cultural vibrance of St. Martin. The 258 suites feature spacious accommodations with ocean, marina and mountain views and include swim out options. Immersed in cultural flavors, guests will experience the stylish, vibrant locale with the extensive inclusions of UnlimitedLuxury® and enjoy in the privileges of 24-hour room service, four gourmet restaurants, a café, snack bar and five bars and lounges serving limitless top-shelf spirits. Guests can spend their days basking in the sun alongside the beach, infinity pool or the oceanfront whirlpool. Evenings will be filled with gourmet dining, curated cocktails and world-class nightly entertainment. Plus, guests have access to daily activities, the world-class Secrets Spa by Pevonia®, and nearby golf courses. The rich culture of St. Martin meets Unlimited-Luxury® for the first time ever at Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa.

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Pools

Secrets St. Martin has the largest infinity pool in the Western Caribbean with a capacity of 1,500 cubic meters. In addition to the main pool guest can enjoy a large oceanfront whirlpool.

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BARS


Offering 5 bars and lounges, serving premium brand domestic and international brand beverages and top-shelf spirits, ranging from swim-up to a nightly music lounge.

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Restaurants

Guests may choose from three gourmet á la carte restaurants, a buffet and a café. 24-hour room service allows guests to enjoy gourmet dining around the clock. Plus, no reservations are ever required.

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 Activities

INDOOR/OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES • Aerobics • Beach football • Board games • Bocce ball • Cooking classes • Dance classes • Darts • Giant chess board • Golf (nearby)* • Jogging trail • Ping-Pong • Pool tables • Soccer • Volleyball • Pool Volleyball • Yoga WATER SPORTS • Catamarans* • Introductory scuba lesson in the swimming pool • Non-motorized water sports • Hobie-Cat • Kayaks • Scuba diving lessons* • Water polo • SnorkelingThe

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The Unlimited-Luxury®

experience includes: · Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required · Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits · Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks · 24-hour room and concierge services · Pool and beach wait service · Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer · Daily maid service · Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment · Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues · No wristbands required · All taxes and gratuities · Enjoy free Wi-Fi

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SECRETS AKUMAL RIVIERA MAYA

Description

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, ideally located in the heart of the Riviera Maya along the famed white-sand beaches and calm, clear waters of Akumal, fuses elegant and original design with nature’s elements. This brand new, AAA Four Diamond award winning adults-only resort offers a truly magical Unlimited-Luxury® experience beginning with 434 elegant suites, many with exquisite ocean views, 3 stunning pools including an expansive infinity pool and 11 smaller pools that create a soothing water enveloped haven, all located nearby the centuries-old Mayan sites of Tulum and Coba. Enjoy the natural beauty of Akumal – meaning “Place of Turtles” in Mayan – by taking a bike tour or snorkeling off the coast in the world’s second largest barrier reef with the famous green sea turtle population that call Akumal home. The natural elements strewn throughout the property create a sensual and peaceful heaven that is truly unmatched. Walk through the natural wooden walkways by the purposely conserved trees and pass by the pools and fire pits cleverly situated throughout the property creating a stunningly romantic ambiance and an oasis you will later dream of fondly. With a unique layout and a centrally located lobby, everything is just within reach with yet there is plenty of room to spread out. The nine dining options delightfully spread throughout the property offer a variety of experiences in both atmosphere and cuisine. From ocean breezes to romantic moments, no night will be like the other as you tour the worldly flavors, unique experiences and the thoughtful décor of each restaurant all elegant, natural and divine. All suites offer a private furnished balcony or terrace, full bathroom with whirlpool tub and separate shower, daily refreshed mini-bar and more. Preferred Club suites provide an extra level of luxury with upgraded amenities, exclusive Preferred Club Lounge, upgraded mini-bar service – and that’s just the beginning. All guests will indulge in limitless gourmet dining, without reservations, at 6 à la carte restaurants, one international buffet, a café and a grill. 24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late night bites at Coco Café. Or stay in and order room service. It’s all available at any hour day or night. Not to mention top-shelf spirits served at seven chic bars and lounges. There’s even the option to enjoy a night out at nearby sister properties with Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience. Day or night, Secrets Akumal offers guests plenty of activities and entertainment. Wind down with a specialty treatment at the Secrets Spa by Pevonia®, lounge by one of the 3 pools or simply bask on the pristine beach on one of the Balinese day beds. If you’re in the mood for more excitement catch the live nightly entertainment, take a stab at any of our exciting culinary adventures from wine and tequila tastings to cooking classes or participate in one of our various sports and activities. There is truly something for everyone at Secrets Akumal. A stunning world of local flora and fauna awaits in this charming new hideaway.

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Pools

Three swimming pools including an expansive infinity pool (heated during winter season, Dec-March) • Outdoor whirlpool

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Bars

Offering 7 bars and lounges, serving top-shelf spirits and premium brand domestic and international beverages, ranging from swim-up to a music lounge.

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Restaurants

Offering nine dining options including six à la carte gourmet restaurants, a buffet, a café and a grill. No reservations are required. Your culinary adventure offers regional favorites from around the world all appointed in a fresh interpretation. 24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late night bites at Coco Café. Or stay in and order room service. It’s all available at any hour day or night. Gluten-free and vegetarian menu options are available. All restaurant openings rotate throughout the week. Number of restaurants open for each meal is dependent upon occupancy levels.

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There’s something for everyone from the adventure seeker to the nature lover to the foodie. Try something new or practice your favorite sport –whatever it is you love, you’ll find it here and more.

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INDOOR/OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES • Archery • Bali beds* (reservations are made with concierge) • Beach volleyball • Bike tours • Bingo • Bocce Ball • Cocktail classes • Concert projections under the stars • Dance lessons • Golf nearby* • Horseshoe • Ping-Pong • Rifle shooting • Spanish lessons • Tennis Court • Yoga *Additional charges may apply

WATER SPORTS Akumal is famous for its water sports due to the famous green sea turtle population that resides in the Akumal waters. • Aqua Spinning • Deep sea fishing* • Kayaks • Paddle Board • Pool volleyball • Scuba diving* • Snorkel • Sport fishing* • Water aerobics • Water polo *Additional charges may apply

UNLIMITED-LUXURY® INCLUSIONS

Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks • 24-hour room* and concierge services • Pool and beach wait service • Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer • Daily maid service • Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment 4 | Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya e Last Updated October 21, 2020 • Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues • No wristbands required • All taxes and gratuities • Enjoy free Wi-Fi Unlimited-Luxury® for all-adult romance. *Temporarily available with limited hours from 7am-11pm

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Three things guests love about… Sandals Royal Plantation

Reposted from Sandals Blog

By Kylie Morrow | September 26th 2019


Sandals Royal Plantation in a nutshell

Accommodation Type: 5 star all-inclusive resort (adults-only).
Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Recommended airport: Sangster International Airport (MBJ), Montego Bay.
Transfer time to resort: 1 hour, 45 minutes.

Best Sandals resort for:
Sandals Royal Plantation is best for a magical romantic boutique experience. The resort is intimate and enchanting, known for its excellent butler service. Guests can enjoy nearby Sandals Ochi and its 16 (!) restaurants for its lively ambience.

Atmosphere: Sophisticated, Laid back.

Restaurants:
5 restaurants on-property
16 restaurants at Sandals Ochi.
7 restaurants at Beaches Ocho Rios (transfer not included).

Sandals resorts close by: Sandals Ochi & Beaches Ocho Rios.

Overall review of Sandals Royal Plantation

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There’s no going wrong with Jamaica for a romantic couples vacation. Simultaneously pristine and rugged, the Caribbean island is one of the most popular for travelers seeking white sandy shores and an authentic Caribbean experience. Located in Ocho Rios, Sandals Royal Plantation builds upon the exclusiveness of the island as a vacation destination and delivers an all-inclusive experience that is second to none.

A vacation at Sandals Royal Plantation promises a truly intimate boutique experience that takes your love to higher heights. With just 74 rooms, the resort is perfect for guests looking for the enhanced all-inclusive experience that is personalized to meet their needs. Golf aficionados will also be right at home here, as the Sandals Golf and Country club is nearby.

Sandals Royal Plantation is an all butler, all ocean view resort. There are thousands of reviews on the property, with 94% (!) of the guests rating their stay as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very good’. Below are three of the top reasons guests choose Sandals Royal Plantation for their Caribbean getaway.

Three things guests love about Sandals Royal Plantation

Based on real customer reviews.

1. Sandals Royal Plantation is enchanting and charming

Various couples dancing and enjoying live mellow music at the patio gazebo

The laid back yet luxurious experience at Sandals Royal Caribbean keeps guests coming back year after year. It is the best rated Sandals of all 15 resorts in the Caribbean and one of the things guests love most is its proximity to Sandals Ochi, which is a great spot for scuba diving. Their closeness also means that guest can stay at one, and play at the other, or any of the other Sandals resorts in Jamaica.

Sandals Royal Plantation is often described as “enchanting” and “romantic”, and it is in essence a boutique resort which is a little more on the quiet side than some of the other Sandals resorts. While here you can opt to take your date night to the classic and French inspired Le Papillon restaurant, while the Terrace restaurant offers amazing views with a delicious breakfast menu. You can also try the Wobbly peacock, an English style gastro pub which is a great spot to take in some entertainment and connect with new people. Though guests looking for the party life will probably be better off at one of the other Sandals resorts in Jamaica, couples who enjoy something more low key will be in heaven at Sandals Royal Plantation.

Insider tip: The most popular restaurants at Sandals Royal Plantation require a reservation. Make sure to make some dinner reservations on arrival, especially during peak season! For dress-codes and opening times, see: restaurants at Sandals Royal Plantation.

2. Guests love the staff and service

couple and butler on prime minister suite's balcony

It’s “luxury over size” at Sandals Royal Plantation, with amazing resort staff who’ll know you by name before your vacation is over. In fact, the staff at this resort are what keeps many people coming back year after year as they don’t hesitate to go the extra mile. If you’re still deciding whether or not to book Sandals Royal Plantation, you can do so knowing once you arrive your needs will be met by a capable team who cares about the overall outcome of your vacation.

3. Guests love the beach butlers

butler attending to couple relaxing at beach

At Sandals Royal Plantation there are two private beaches with beach butler service, and you really can’t do much better than this in the Caribbean. Your personal butler will ensure you’re set up with lunch and even bring your favorite drinks to you right on the beach. Here, you won’t even have time to have an empty glass, much less to request a drink, as the super helpful and friendly butlers bring you just about anything you want.

The well-to-do and the elite know all too well that Sandals Royal Plantation is the place to be for an all-inclusive vacation where you needs are met, even in a way that is above and beyond. In addition to the 5 restaurants available at Sandals Royal Plantation, Sandals guests are free to enjoy the 16 others located at the nearby Sandals Ochi.

If you’re travelling to Jamaica or planning on doing so in the future, Sandals Royal Plantation is a great option to ensure you get everything you want and more out of your Caribbean beach vacation.

Popular tours and excursion at Sandals Royal Plantation

Dunn’s River Catamaran Cruise.

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All aboard the Red Locks Island Routes Catamaran for drinks, music, dancing and of course our secret-ingredient signature cocktail! As a highlight, experience the majesty of Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s most magnificent natural treasures. Led by expert guides, you’ll join hands to form a human chain, as you wind your way up the rocky slopes of this 600-foot waterfall! Pose for snapshots amid the luxuriant foliage that lines the sides of the ascending falls. Cascading down from its untainted source high in the mountains, you’ll delight in the refreshing, pure water as it caresses your skin. Give in to the unbelievable beauty of this wondrous place!

Insider tip: Sandals Royal Plantation repeat guests often recommend to spend at least one (half) day outside of the resort to explore the island. Make sure to book tours and excursions before arrival to ensure availability.

MINI-Routes Ocho Rios Half Day Tour.

Mini Coopers on their way exploring Ocho Rios

Buckle up and take the wheel of your own MINI Cooper during this first-of-its-kind tour that takes you to unique stops in and around Ocho Rios, where you’ll get to See, Touch, Taste, and Drive your own island experience!

Follow behind an experienced guide in your MINI and make stops at numerous sites and local hotspots that will take your breath away. Your first stop will be Konoko Falls where you’ll be able to witness and pet the animals on your walk along the animal trail before climbing the beautiful, cascading falls surrounded by lush vegetation.

Then see how jerk is prepared and cooked over pimento-tree wood at one of the island’s famous open-air jerk spots before getting a chance to purchase and taste the island’s favorite cuisine!

Next, travel off the beaten path on your way to an authentic local “farm to table” setting, filled with surprises. Afterwards, head to the “Puddin’ Man”, a local favorite, to see how some sweet Jamaican delicacies are made (dessert is available for purchase). It’s time to take your island experience into your own hands, but get ready because there’s nothing ‘mini’ about it!

Zip, Tube & Blue Hole.

Aerial view of Blue Hole's cascade

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Soar through the rainforest canopy of the beautiful White River Valley. Experience an unforgettable triple-traverse adventure through lush vegetation across zip lines ranging from 150 to 520 feet in length. Follow up your zip line adventure with a relaxing river tubing excursion in the crystal-clear White River. The river tubing guides will take you on a breathtaking voyage over limestone riverbeds, under arching bamboo and past a historic coconut plantation. Then we’ll take you further down the river to the stunning Blue Hole. There you can climb along the many cascades and jump off the rocks into natural swimming pools. Explore hidden underwater caves and tunnels, daring dives and an exciting rope swing!

Recent Sandals Royal Plantation Awards

Awards Sandals Royal Plantation won in the past 5 years alone, not counting the awards that were won by Sandals Resorts as a chain:

  • American Academy of Hospitality Sciences: Five Star Diamond Award 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019.
  • American Academy of Hospitality Sciences: Five Star Diamond Award 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 (Red Lane Spa at Sandals Royal Plantation(.
  • USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards: 10 Best Caribbean Resorts 2017.
  • Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards: World’s Best Hotels 2014, 2015.
  • Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards: Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean 2014, 2015.
  • Brides Best Honeymoon Awards: Top Resorts in the Caribbean 2015.

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