Sandals Resorts take up pride of place on the Caribbean’s best beaches. So we know sun, sea and sand are part of the package at their 16 exquisite properties. But aside from nature’s gifts, what else is in store for guests at these all-inclusive hideaways? And are the inclusions really the most numerous, and highest in quality, of any all-inclusive hotelier?

Going all-inclusive for your Caribbean holiday guarantees value for money, and adds a certain air of care-free spontaneity other meal plans just can’t provide. When you don’t even need your wallet in-resort, balancing your budget is hardly a concern either.

All you’ll be spending is time; time to enjoy the good things, and less spent worrying about the cost. We like the sound of that. But the all-inclusive market is a crowded place. How does the discerning jetsetter separate the all-inclusive from the all-insufficient? If you want it all from your meal plan, don’t be found wanting with meagre inclusions. Let’s find out how Sandals Resorts measure up when it comes to what’s included.

INCLUDED Luxurious Accommodations

Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Saint Lucia and Antigua are the sun-soaked Caribbean islands chosen to play host to Sandals Resorts. The wider appeal of the settings – from the reggae rhythms and sizzling cuisine to the volcanic scenery and sublime beaches – needs no introduction. But the in-resort story starts with your accommodation. At Sandals, opulent interiors, separate sitting areas and dedicated concierge teams mean these romantic abodes are perfect for two people in love. Think personal butlers, infinity edge private pools, and 180° views, depending on your chosen resort and room category, for individual charms of the resorts’ complete accommodation portfolio.

Over-water villas at Sandals Royal

Stunning over-water villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean 

INCLUDED 5-Star Dining

For foodies, the 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining experience at Sandals Resorts will be one the highlights of your stay. Keep those iPhones handy too because these dishes look great on Instagram. Across all 16 of their individual resorts, Sandals boast over 50 restaurants, with menus spanning the gastronomic crossroads of the world. And you can look forward to as many as 21 unique culinary concepts. This is choice, innovation and quality unmatched by any other all-inclusive provider. For drinks, it’s all about Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee (the world’s finest); Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks premium wines; and unlimited premium top shelf beverages. That’s the spirit.

All Inclusive dining at Schooners

All Inclusive dining at Schooners Seafood Grill, Sandals Barbados

INCLUDED Complimentary Scuba Diving

Only at Sandals can guests expect complimentary diving* as part of their all-inclusive privileges. Expect the best equipment, personnel and dive sites too, and even if you haven’t taken the plunge before, there’s a PADI® Resort Certification Programme (nominal fee applies) to show you the ropes. Explore the Caribbean’s underwater treasures and marine wildlife, with compliments from Sandals. Plus, cause a splash with unlimited watersports – including motorised. Which other all-inclusive resort can say that?

INCLUDED Unlimited Land Sports

Are you ready? Tennis, basketball, racquetball & squash, Red Lane® fitness centres, indoor games, bowling, billiards, table tennis, shuffleboard, table tennis, beach volleyball, lawn games, and more. Play your way; there’s no limit, and you’re covered for all your gear and professional instruction too.

 

INCLUDED Golf at Sandals Unlimited Play & Complimentary Green Fees**

Fancy a round on the links? You won’t have to put your hand in your pocket, unless to fish out your score card, that is. You can tee off in style at no extra cost at your Sandals all-inclusive resort in Jamaica, Saint Lucia or the Bahamas. Play on some of the most scenic, challenging and prestigious golf courses in the entire Caribbean, including the Greg Norman-designed 18-hole championship course at Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas.

INCLUDED Weddings & Honeymoons

At the heart of the Sandals ethos is the idea of romance; these holiday retreats are designed for two people in love. To show their commitment to love’s young dream, Sandals Resorts include weddings and honeymoons on the all-inclusive plan. So you can say I do in paradise, and take your first steps together as newlyweds through the soft sands of a castaway beach… bliss.

Beach wedding at Sandals Resorts

May the first steps you take newlyweds be barefoot on the beach…

INCLUDED Private Offshore Islands

For those spending their Jamaica holiday at Sandals Royal Caribbean, or indeed any jetsetters calling Sandals Royal Bahamian home during their Bahamas escape, prepare to discover a world of luxury just minutes from the shoreline. Pristine beaches, complimentary boat transfers, casual grills by day & speciality restaurants by night, beach parties, private cabanas & hammocks, snorkelling sanctuaries, romantic fire pits and zen gardens await on your exotic offshore island experience.

INCLUDED Captivating Pools with an Air of Romance

Share the moment at Sandals’ refreshing onsite pool networks. Free-form lagoon pools, signature swim-up bars and elegant zero-entry pools in all shapes and sizes – many just footsteps from the beach – mean that each Sandals pool is unique. All offer the kind of poolside glamour and cooling ambience that only Sandals can.

INCLUDED All Inclusive Entertainment

The carnival spirit of the Caribbean is known throughout the world, but there’s nothing like joining in the fun where it all began. Here’s an idea of the kind of unmissable onsite entertainment you can look forward to on a Sandals holiday: live shows, steel drum bands, fire eaters, island performers, weekly beach & bonfire parties, white parties, weekly theme & costume parties, extravagant beach parties. Are you ready to let your hair down?

Get the party started at Sandals

Get the party started at Sandals

INCLUDED Unmatched Service & Tips

The bellboy will greet you by name, bar staff and baristas know your tipple and every happy face you meet makes you feel right at home. The Sandals brand of customer care is second to none, and a true hallmark of the amazing guest experience enjoyed by every visitor. Tips are taken care of too, so all you have to do is put your feet up and enjoy the dutiful service, with a smile of your own of course.

Service with a smile

Service with a smile

So it’s conclusive; Sandals really do offer more quality inclusions than any other all-inclusive resorts. And there’s never been a better time to see for yourself. At Kenwood Travel, The Sandals Big Autumn sale is now on, with savings of up to 45% plus an additional £325*** off per booking. Find out more here.

*Certified divers can dive twice daily with a single tank, or once daily with a  double tank, every day of their stay.

**Unlimited play is included for all guests in Jamaica and St. Lucia. Unlimited play at Sandals Emerald Bay is included for butler-level guests only. All other guests can play 2 rounds free as part of current “2 Rounds Free” offer which is subject to change at any time. Golf not included in Antigua, Barbados, and Grenada.

***Savings of up to £325 are based on selected resorts & room categories for a minimum stay of 7 nights.

About The Author

Since leaving a role in local broadcasting, Ken spent six seasons working on cruise ships before turning his experiences into a popular travel blog and pod cast. But it wasn’t long before wanderlust came calling again, and after travelling extensively throughout Asia and the Americas, the time has come for this roving writer to tell the tales of his adventures once more.

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