Longing for some real sun, sand and recuperation after our cold winter then look no further as our Travel Partner, Sandals, have some amazing offers to their luxury resorts in the Caribbean – great news for all you discerning couples looking for a holiday that literally gives you everything
Sandals Resorts are the World’s Only Five-Star Luxury Included® holiday – an incomparable showcase of quality, choice and welcoming hospitality. The resorts cater for couples only and offer an unparalleled range of quality inclusions, setting the standards by which every other all-inclusive resort is measured, anywhere in the world.
When you combine the natural beauty of the Caribbean with its laid back lifestyle – nowhere does it better and Sandals does it the best- so it is easy to understand why this is one of the favourite destinations for UK travellers with Sandals consistently voted the best resorts to stay with some of the most prestigious awards and accolades from renowned consumer and travel publications.
The Caribbean is a region south east of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America and north of South America. It comprises of more than 700 islands, islets, reefs and cays and today the area is home to 22 island territories and borders 12 continental countries. Due to the abundance of sunshine, year-round tropical temperatures moderated by the almost constant trade winds and the great variety of scenic destinations to visit, the Caribbean Sea has become a popular destination for tourists. However, a holiday to the Caribbean isn’t always that easy simply because you are spoilt for choice with a wide range of fabulous destinations all giving you blue skies, golden sands and warm sunshine.
However, choosing a Sandals Resort really does give you everything and, quite simply, Sandals includes more.
From – your choice of island – as the resorts are scattered on six of the most gorgeous islands in the Caribbean -Barbados – 2 resorts; St. Lucia – 3 resorts: Jamaica – 7 resorts; Grenada – 1 resort; Antigua – 1 resort and the Bahamas – 2 resorts and are always situated on the best beaches in a region famous for its endless white sand expanses, exquisite azure waters and quixotic sunsets.
From – more options in luxurious accommodations, with up to 26 categories per resort and their signature “Love Nest Dream Suites” ranging from an exotic circular Rondoval or a beachfront bungalow to a Millionaire Suite high atop an Oceanside bluff. Treat yourselves to any top-tier suite and enjoy the discreetly attentive services of their personal butlers, all trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers.
From – the 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining programme which brings new sights, sounds and tastes to each meal with authentic and flavorful dishes from around the globe. With as many as 16 unique restaurants per resort and as many as 21 unique culinary concepts, you’ll enjoy a level of variety, quality and creativity that’s simply unmatched anywhere in the Caribbean. Each restaurant is proudly run by world-class chefs who are as authentic as the cuisine they serve. And with six varietals of Twin Oak wines by Robert Mondavi, your meals are always perfectly paired. Best of all, you can dine wherever and whenever you wish – all day, every day, because it’s always included and always unlimited.
From – endless water sports, including water skiing and the Caribbean’s most comprehensive scuba diving programme to unlimited rounds of golf with complimentary green fees* (*Terms & Conditions apply).
Barbados – This is possibly the most popular and well known island with its charming blend of Caribbean culture combined with an elegant English heritage and is often referred to as ‘Little England’. It is an unique cosmopolitan destination much favoured by the British who continue to enjoy its delightfully varied landscape, internationally acclaimed cuisine, plethora of activities and not least the warm hospitality of the Barbadians and the island’s relaxed albeit sophisticated, Caribbean atmosphere. Boasting glorious stretches of white and pink sandy beaches and secluded bays backed by swaying palm trees it is a perfect destination for active beach loving families, romantic couples and water sport fanatics as it enjoys a near perfect year round climate. Whatever time of year you visit this fabulous island, there will always be something extra to entertain you with a range of vibrant music festivals, sporting events, epicurean affairs, heritage tours and performing arts.
Experience the Royal Treatment at Sandals Royal Barbados, the all-new, all-suite resort in the spirited St. Lawrence Gap area.
Featuring a number of Sandals firsts, including the first rooftop pool and bar, the first 4-lane bowling alley, the first men’s only barbershop, and two new restaurant concepts – American Tavern and Chi Asian.
This 222 all-suite resort will also feature Sandals signature accommodations including the magnificent Skypool Suites, Swim-up Suites, and Millionaire Suites, world-class international cuisine at five restaurants, and a 15,000-sq.-ft. spa. Not forgetting the Stunning ocean views, Butler Elite service and exclusive exchange privileges with nearby Sandals Barbados.
St. Lucia – Impossibly picturesque, the sun-drenched shores and the dramatic backdrop of jagged, jungle-clad peaks rising from the sea like dragon’s teeth, stunning St. Lucia is rightly feted as the Caribbean’s most romantic island. It comes as no surpise that this island is a favourite for couples on their honeymoon but a host of high-octane pursuits and water sports also make it a great destination for the more adventurous traveller. Culturally, St. Lucia is a mixture of English, French and African influences and reminders of it’s colonial past can be found in the fortifications at Pigeon Island, which also hosts some of the events at the annual Jazz & Arts Festival held at the end of April, beginning of May. Dining in St. Lucia is a real treat, whether you’re sampling haute cuisine at the hotel restaurants or tucking into tasty street food there is something to suit every appetite. But be prepared, St. Lucians love to party and for the real deal try Gros Islet on a Friday night and dance with the locals and the yachties to the thundering sound systems set up on the street corner but go easy on the rum punches – they are strong!!
If ever there was a resort that embraces the quintessential Caribbean, Sandals Halcyon Beach is surely it. Here in the midst of a tropical utopia, where majestic palms line a pristine beach and verdant mountains rise from a turquoise sea, you’ll discover a charming and intimate sanctuary that’s the essence of its name…tranquil, peaceful and calm. This is a true Garden of Eden, a place where your senses are elevated into overdrive by caressing sea breezes, inviting ocean waters, and fragrant tropical blooms. Experience pampering with an exemplary level of refined service, and surrender to a world of enchanting temptations that immerse you in the hypnotic realm of the island.
The other two resorts on St. Lucia are Sandals Regency La Toc , a magnificent 210-acre estate set on a half-mile, crescent-shaped beach, cradling exotic coral bluffs, lush hillsides and rolling fairways. Featuring a challenging executive-style golf course, stunning oceanfront suites and the private enclave of the Sunset Bluff Village, this resort is recognized as the most sparkling jewel in the islands. Indulge in Five-Star Diamond French cuisine and other international cuisines with access to 27 restaurants with the Stay at 1, Play at 3 exchange program.
The other Sandals Grande St. Lucian is ideally located on its very own peninsula and often described as the “closest holiday to a picture-perfect postcard.” Cradled to the west by Rodney Bay – boasting the calmest waters in all of Saint Lucia – and to the east by the majestic Atlantic Ocean, this magnificent resort showcases awe-inspiring panoramic views that will linger in your heart forever. Volcanic mountains draped in blankets of green rise majestically from an impossibly clear blue sea. A sheltered mile-long beach extends an open invitation for days of endless water play. This is paradise as it was meant to be, full of natural beauty, rich in history, and resplendent in pure romance.
Jamaica – From the music of Bob Marley and the Bond novels of Ian Fleming to the record breaking Usain Bolt, the island of Jamaica has produced some of the most defining cultural and sporting icons of our time. Spend the day sunbathing on stunning beaches and swimming in sapphire seas then dance into the night to the sounds of the intoxicating music. Visit coffee plantations, explore thick rainforest, swim in the astonishing Dunn’s River falls and explore the Blue Mountains. Golf courses are blessed with stunning ocean views and in Ocho Rios you can swim with dolphins or head east and discover a slower pace of life, a region of beautiful, unspoilt scenery taking you back to a time before tourism where you can relax, explore and discover the real Jamaica.
The all-new Sandals South Coast is the perfect combination of European civility and an all beachfront tropical resort. From all-new Over-The-Water Bungalows, an overwater bar, and a romantic Over-The-Water Chapel – Sandals South Coast brings guests closer than ever to the water. Set on a 2-mile stretch of Jamaica’s south coast’s most pristine white-sand beach and nestled within a 500-acre nature preserve, this spectacular seaside oasis features three distinctive European Villages. Relax by one of three pools, including Jamaica’s largest, or dine at the new Sushi on the Sand restaurant. At night, extravagant bonfire areas and fire pits add to the glow of this truly unique destination in the heart of paradise.
Sandals have Jamaica covered with six further resorts to choose from you are spoilt for choice!
Grenada – Less developed than many of the other Caribbean islands, Grenada bewitches with low rise boutique hotels, laid back living and a lush rainforest interior that opens out onto beautiful white beaches and the indigo waters of the Atlantic and the Caribbean. For those in search of some of Mother Nature’s proudest work this island is a sight to behold. From extinct volcanoes to palm fringed beaches and rolling hills, wildlife lovers will be in their element from bird watching in Lake Antoine to wild monkeys, mongoose and tropical reptiles at the Grand Etang Forest Reserve, one of the most beautiful rainforests in the world. If you are a passionate foodie who loves to try new flavours, cinnamon-scented Grenada could well be the place for you.
Defying every convention of traditional design, the new Sandals La Source Grenada takes innovation beyond the realm of imagination to create an extraordinary resort unlike anything you have ever experienced. Pools in the sky and living rooms in swimming pools. Private plunge pools, cascading waterfalls and meandering river pools. Here, in the heart of Grenada’s exclusive Pink Gin Beach, on an exotic island paradise where the intoxicating scents of spice and tropical blooms make a heady elixir for romance, they have taken the best of everything to create a whole new Sandals experience… one that takes you beyond the unexpected.
Antigua – With 365 sweeping white sand beaches and coves, one for every day of the year (which is how long you will want to stay on this idyllic island) and spectacular flora and fauna Antigua rarely fails to impress any traveller – West Indian flavour meets British colonial charm. Also home to lush tropical rainforests and a haven for nature lovers – take a Canopy tour and hike, braving suspension bridges, ropes and a ‘leap of faith’ vertical descent. The question is, will you dare to take one of the aerial zip lines across the 300ft gorge?.
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa – Voted the “World’s Most Romantic Resort” year after year, Sandals Grande Antigua is located on Antigua’s best and most famous beach, Dickenson Bay. Explore the Caribbean Grove, a charming seaside garden oasis graced by meandering pathways, majestic palms and cooling Trade winds. Then step into a realm of chic sophistication where European grandeur unfolds from the hillside to villas-by-the-sea at the Six-Star, all-suite Mediterranean Village. Go and relax on silky-soft, pure white sands and let the warmth of the Caribbean fill your senses. Create your own lover’s legend as you share the most romantic holiday of a lifetime. Two perfect worlds. One grand resort. All included.
The Bahamas with some of the clearest azure waters in the world this archipelago of more than 700 idyllic islands and cays offers some unique diving and island hopping experiences. Dive beneath the calm waters from pink-hued beaches and discover some of the most vibrant marine life known to man. Easily navigated by boat excursions you can easily find yourself filling your whole holiday hopping between these paradisaical islands and where you can choose from two Sandals resorts, Sandals Royal Bahamian or Sandals Emerald Bay.
Sandals Royal Bahamian is the Bahamas’ most elegant resort, offering two unique destinations in one. Tucked away in a serene corner of the Bahamas lies a retreat so alluring, it was once the private club for 1940’s high society such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and later a hideaway for celebrities-including The Beatles while they were filming Help!. This luxurious resort, features its own offshore island filled with every amenity, romantic adventures, and the region’s finest seafood restaurant. A refined mainland is filled with European sophistication and extravagant details, from Roman colonnaded pools and exotic fire pits, to ten other restaurants and a world-class spa.
Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort. Deep within the idyllic waters of the Exumas this resort brings unprecedented luxury to the easy-going rhythms of the Bahamian Out Islands. This luxury resort is a privileged enclave, designed to ensure you’ll feel like you’re the only ones there, where service reigns supreme and Bahamian-style architecture of elegant villas and suites harmonize with nature. Secluded within 500 tropical acres along a pristine, mile-long beach, civilized pleasure coexists with exotic adventures, from three impressive pools – including a half-acre, zero-entry pool with a dramatic fire pit in the middle – to seven exceptional restaurants.
So, if you need help to decide from Barbados’s vibrancy and charms, Grenada’s spice aromas, Antigua’s exotic allure, St. Lucia’s volcanic majesty, the magic of the Bahamas or Jamaica’s warm reggae pulse then let us help you make the decision with the assurance that our Travel Partner, Sandals, provides the best luxury all–inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, each with its own unique Luxury Included® experience.
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