WELCOME to SANDALS RESORTS! My name is Kathi Evans and I am the Owner and Lead Planner of All the Best Weddings & Celebrations, a WKE, LLC. In addition, I am a Certified Sandals Sales Specialist and a Certified WeddingMoons Specialist for destination weddings at any SANDALS or BEACHES resort.Sandals-Map

These two certifications come with perks that include visiting and touring the SANDALS and BEACHES properties that are now located on 7 islands:    Jamaica (6 SANDALS, 1 GRANDE PINEAPPLE & 2 BEACHES)Bahamas (2), St. Lucia (3)Antigua (1 SANDALS & 1 GRAND PINEAPPLE), GrenadaBarbados, and a BEACHES in Turks & Caicos. Come along with me as I visit and report on each property.

The lobby at Sandals Grande St. Lucia

When SANDALS says ALL INCLUSIVE they’re not kidding. It starts the moment you arrive at the SANDALS desk at each airport. You’re greeted with a cold adult beverage, your luggage is tagged (not to be touched again until you get to your room at the resort), and you’re shuttled to your resort. At the resort you’re greeted with a cold towel, another adult beverage, and are shown to your area for check in. Once the paperwork is completed you’re escorted to your room where your luggage either awaits or will be there in a few minutes. There is NO TIPPING (except your shuttle driver <who is not a SANDALS employee> and your butler).


Butch’s Chophouse at Sandals LaSource Grenada

Are you hungry? The number of restaurants depends on the size of the resort. There are as few as three and as many as 12. Do you want sushi, Italian, French, fresh made pizza to order, seafood, burgers, or BBQ? Teppanyaki, Southwestern, dine with your feet in the sand, or maybe some pastries? You’ll find all that – and more – at each resort.

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The swim up pool bar at Sandals Barbados

Thirsty? Beverages (including top shelf alcohol) are also included. Each room has a mini-fridge stocked with bottles of water, soft drinks, and juice. In a CLUB level or higher room? Then you get beer, wine, and champagne in your room. Butler suites have their own mini bar filled with your favorite full sized bottles. There are swimming pools with swim up bars, piano bars, and more bars located strategically throughout each property. You’ll never have to far for something to drink.

The beach trikes at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

Looking for something to do? You can scuba dive, snorkel, water ski, kayak, water trike, and stand up paddle board. Don’t have your dive certification? No worries, they’ll hook you up! Tennis? YES! Golf? YES (two resorts have their own courses)! Private Island? YES (two resorts have their own private island; one has a private clothing optional beach)!

The Greg Norman designed golf course at Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma, Bahamas

Love the night life? Each resort has a disco/night club, pool room, and English Pub. Each resort hosts specialty nights such as white parties, chocolate nights, and beach bbqs with local entertainment and games.

The Cricketers Pub at Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau

Looking for something more quiet? You can walk the beautifully landscaped grounds, sit by the fire pits, or relax at the RED LANE spa.

The reception desk at the Red Lane Spa at Sandals Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

If you’re looking for the ultimate in luxury and relaxation go for a Butler Suite. Your butler, who was trained by The Guild of Professional English Buters, will meet you at check in, escort you to your room, unpack for you (if you want), stock your bar, and hand you a phone that brings a butler to you with the push of a button. Chairs are reserved for you at the pool and the beach. Coolers are stocked and placed with your chairs with cold beverages. Dinner reservations are made and you are escorted to your restaurant and seated at your table. Come back to your room after an excursion or a night out and find a bubble bath waiting for you with flower petals and champagne.

A Butler Suite with private plunge pool at Sandals Grande Antigua

It doesn’t matter what room category you’re in – everyone eats the same food and drinks from the same bars. Everyone has access to the same on-site activities and off-site excursions. Because there are so many resorts there is a price point for every budget.

A view from the beach at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica with a glimpse of their private island.