Reposted from Sandals Blog
By Kylie Morrow | September 26th 2019
Sandals South Coast in a nutshell
Accommodation Type: 5 star all-inclusive resort (adults-only).
Location: White House, Jamaica.
Recommended airport: Sangster International Airport (MBJ), Montego Bay.
Transfer time to resort: 1.5 hours.
Best Sandals resort for:
Sandals South Coast is one of the best rated Sandals Resorts overall. With its amazing swimming pool and its beautiful secluded beach, it’s the perfect honeymoon getaway.
Atmosphere: Laid back.
Restaurants: 9 restaurants.
Overall review of Sandals South Coast
It’ll be smooth sailing all the way to your arrival at Sandals South Coast in Jamaica, where you’ll be blown away by the accommodation, views, and amenities available on property. Sandals South Coast is one of the highest rated Sandals Resorts, and with good reason. In fact, of over 8,000 reviews, 89% (!) of respondents voted the resort as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very good’.
Three things guests love about Sandals South Coast
Based on real customer reviews.
The popularity of Sandals South Coast has a lot to do with its new heart shaped Over-the-Water Bungalows, the one of a kind Over-the-Water Chapel (perfect for destination weddings!), and the fact that it is located on one of the most scenic beaches in Jamaica. Not only that, but the resort is surrounded by a 500-acre nature preserve, which means you can get the best of both worlds, whether you want to reconnect with nature at the all-beachfront, all-ocean view resort, or take in day and night entertainment, including live shows. Sandals South Coast is relatively secluded, which makes for the perfect getaway for honeymooners, or couples who just want a little more time to themselves. Below you’ll find the top three things guests love about Sandals South Coast.
1. Guests love the main pool and the swim up bar
Guests of Sandals South Coast get to take advantage of being at a resort with the largest pool in all of Jamaica. When you see it for yourself, you’ll likely want to spend every day of your vacation at least taking a dip in the waters, spending some time at the swim up bar, or participating in fun aquatic activities organized by the resort’s ‘playmakers’. There are also lots of water sports you can try on the beach, including waterskiing and tubing, which are included in your all-inclusive package.
2. Guests love Café de Paris and the Martini Bar
There are 9 restaurants at this resort, and during your stay you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy them all. A guest favorite is Café de Paris, a French inspired pastry shop. The desserts are highly recommended. If you’re looking for light dining, you can also try the Sushi on the Sand restaurant. For a bit of entertainment enjoy the night life within the resort, which usually includes parties and karaoke sessions at the Martini bar. You can also plan a relaxed date night with your partner or make a bigger event of it with other couples; bonfires and cocktails under the night sky.
Insider tip: The most popular restaurants at Sandals South Coast require a reservation. Make sure to make some dinner reservations on arrival, especially during peak season! For dress-codes and opening times,
3. Guests love the early morning garden tour
If you’re up for waking up early and exploring, you’ll love the early morning garden tour offered by Sandals South Coast. You’ll be taken around by one of the grounds keepers, who will share his knowledge of the various flower species encountered along the way. The Riviera area is popular with guests, where you can find neat structured walkways and fountains that make great photo backdrops.
All in all, Sandals South Coast is an amazing resort with wonderful staff. You’ll find lots to do once you arrive on property and will likely wonder why you didn’t book more time in the beautiful island of Jamaica!
Popular tours and excursion at Sandals South Coast
Pelican Bar Highlight Catamaran Cruise
Set sail to Pelican Bar on an Island Routes Catamaran Cruise along the unspoiled waters of Jamaica’s South Coast. You’ll explore this pristine locale known for outdoor adventure, impressive scenery and last but not least, a quaint bar and sandbank in the middle of nowhere, known as Floyd’s Pelican Bar. As if our legendary cruise full of the best Caribbean music, drinks and appetizers isn’t enough to entice you; at the Pelican Bar, you will chat and chill in this tiki-style hut made completely of driftwood where you’re invited to leave your mark and carve your name in the floor.
Insider tip: Sandals South Coast 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.
Rum, River & Falls
Unlock the wonders of Jamaica’s untainted South Coast on this amazing adventure, which takes you to the island’s most amazing locations; the Appleton Estate, YS Falls & the Black River Safari. First visit Black River and enjoy a fascinating journey down this waterway, which boasts an incredible ecosystem of lush vegetation, exotic birds & the infamous Black River crocodile.
Then enjoy a delicious local lunch and dine in a gorgeous setting before continuing your journey to YS Falls. One of Jamaica’s finest natural attractions, the falls features 7 waterfalls, several of which cascade into natural pools, and lush gardens. Make your way along wooden walkways to the top of the falls to enjoy a refreshing dip in the crisp natural pools.
Then it’s time to complete the journey at Appleton Estate, a rum distillery that’s known for creating one of the world’s smoothest and most sought-after rums. Have a welcome cocktail, learn about the unique distillation process and visit one of the barrel houses where the rums are aged to perfection. Then it’s time to taste the finished product as you sample 3 different Appleton Estate blend rums. End the day by shopping for souvenirs and craft items that will serve as a priceless memento of your experience. This triple threat adventure is one you won’t soon forget!
Deep Sea Sport Fishing
The very best in deep sea sport fishing beckons off the coast of Jamaica. Imagine heading out onto the open waters off the coast, renowned as one of the most thrilling grounds in the entire Caribbean. Now you can brag about your own amazing catch, as you take advantage of our unbelievable fleet of customized fishing boats including: a 46′ Hatteras (completely refit in 2008); a 31′ Betram (arguably the world’s best fishing platform); and a fully rigged 33′ Pacemaker. Hop aboard with the expertise of our captain and crew, who know the very best spots to catch Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Sailfish, just to name a few. The sun is shining, the drinks are icy and the fish are biting.
Recent Sandals South Coast Awards
Awards Sandals Barbados won in the past 3 years alone, not counting the awards that were won by Sandals Resorts as a chain:
- Islands All-Inclusive Awards: Best for Couples Editors’ Choice 2019.
- Islands All-Inclusive Awards: Best for Couples Readers’ Choice 2019.
- Islands All-Inclusive Awards: Best Bar: Sandals South Coast Over-the-Water Bar 2019.
- World Travel Awards: Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort 2017, 2018, 2019.
- American Academy of Hospitality Sciences: Five Star Diamond Award 2017, 2018.
- Travel Weekly Magellan Awards: Silver – Overall Resort 2018.
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