So in the previous blog I talked about things that make all Sandals resorts special. Now lets talk about specific locations and resorts. One thing to keep in mind is that all of the Beaches resorts are Autism friendly! If you have questions about Autism friendly vacations please let me know.
You will notice that some of the names of resorts are in blue. These are link to a photo album of the resort.
Jamaica has 7 Sandals resorts, 2 Beaches and another resort called Grand Pineapple. There are 3 resorts in Montego Bay and if you stay at one, you can visit all of them. Overall there are 20 dining options between the 3 resorts. Transportation between resorts is included. Sandals Montego Bay is on Jamaica’s largest private white sand beach. They have 9 dining options on site and 11 more about 10 minutes away. They have beach front suites, swim up suites and has just undergone a major upgrade.
Sandals Royal Caribbean has 8 dining options on site and another 12 within 10 minutes. They have a private off shore island you can visit during the day. They have Over the Water Bungalows and Villas that are amazing! All Over the Water Villas and Bungalows come with butler service. If you stay at the Over the Water Villas or Bungalows you get VIP Club Montego Bay arrival service at the airport and you will be transported from the airport in a BMW.
Sandals Inn is a small boutique resort right in Montego Bay. There are 3 dining options on site and 2 bars. It is across the street from a public beach but you can use any of the beaches on the other Sandals resorts. This location is very close to the a hip area of Montego Bay which is good for great local food, music and shopping.
Sandals Negril is on Negril’s 7 Mile Beach. They have 7 dining options and 5 bars. There is great scuba diving at this resort. They have concierge rooms as well as the Butler Elite rooms and rooms with private plunge pools. They offer water skiing at this resort. This resort is also a “green” resort and has an Earthlink Master Certification. Beaches in Negril has a great kids camp, 7 bars, 8 water slides and a lazy river. They have spacious 2 and 3 bedroom suites which are ideal for families. Grand Pineapple is a more budget setting and does not have all the amenities of the other Sandals and Beaches resorts. This resort does not include airport transfers but it is all inclusive and has an old style Jamaican feel. It is within walking distance to the shops and reggae clubs in Negril.
Sandals South Coast is in an unspoiled 500 acre nature preserve. There are 9 dining options and 7 bars. There are Over the Water Bungalows, an Over the Water bar and Over the Water wedding chapel.
In Ocho Rios there are 2 resorts. Sandals Ochi Beach Resort has an authentic Speakeasy Bar, 17 dining options and 11 bars. There is a rock climbing wall. This resort includes golf privileges at Beach Club, greens fees and transfers are included! Sandals Royal Plantation is an all butler, all suite all oceanview boutique hotel. There are only 74 suites. Golf is included in your stay at this location also. They have a pillow menu, afternoon tea, 5 dining options and 2 bars. They have beach butler service and full exchange services with Ochi Beach Resort however the guests at Ochi Beach Resort do NOT have exchange privileges here. There are villas here that can be shared by up to 3 couples traveling together. There is also a Beaches Ocho Rios. This family resort has a Pirates Island Waterpark with 11 slides, golf privileges at Royal Plantation and golf clinic for kids.
Turks and Caicos
On Turks and Caicos there is a Beaches Resort. There is a Pirates Island waterpark and a surf simulator. There are 10 pools and 15 bars. The resort is divided into 5 villages, Caribbean, Seaside, French, Italian and Key West. There is an extensive dive program at this resort. It is a family resort but it does have one adults only restaurant.
Sandals Royal Bahamian is located in Nassau. It has it’s own offshore island, 10 dining options, 8 bars and nearby casinos. All villas have been redone and it is only 10 minutes from the Nassau airport. Sandals Emerald Bay is located on the island of Exuma. Golf is included for some room categories. There are 11 dining options and 6 bars as well as stadium tennis courts and a marina.
There are 3 resorts in Saint Lucia and you can stay at one and play at all 3. This makes a total of 27 dining options between the 3 resorts, transfers are included. Sandals Regency La Toc has a 9 hole golf course, 8 bars and 9 dining options. There are suites with plunge pools and Millionaire Suites.
The Sandals Grande St. Lucian sits on a peninsula and has some amazing views. There are swim up rooms, Over the Water bungalows, 6 bars, 12 dining options and access to the golf course at Regency La Toc. There is also an Over the Water Chapel for weddings. At Sandals Halcyon Beach you will find an over the water restaurant, 7 bars and 6 dining options plus access to the nearby golf course.
Sandals Grand Antigua is located on one of Antigua’s best beaches. There are 11 dining options and 7 bars. There are lush tropical gardens and casinos nearby.
Sandals Grenada is on Pink Gin beach and has 10 dining options, 6 bars, 5 pools and 2 whirlpools. Some suites have outdoor tranquility soaking tubs on patios and balconies all with privacy drapes. Some suites have sky pools on the balconies. There is a underwater park for people to Scuba in.
At the Sandals Barbados you will find mesmerizing seascapes and lush gardens. There are 11 dining options plus 6 next door at Sandals Royal Barbados, 7 bars, 3 pools and the Caribbean’s largest river pool. For people who want a Scuba like experience Snuba is available for an additional charge. For certified scuba divers there are a wide variety of deep dives. There is local shopping and night life in walking distance in the St. Lawrence Gap area. At Sandals Royal Barbados there are 6 world class specialty restaurants and full exchange privileges with Sandals Barbados next door. This is an all club and butler suite resort.
Please feel free to call or email me to help you pick the perfect Sandals vacation! If Sandals doesn’t meet you needs then I have a lot of other great resort options also. We will find the perfect vacation for you!