Six ways Sandals has changed all-inclusive resorts forever
Think all-inclusive just means free buffets and dodgy drinks? Wrong. Here's how Sandals are busting the myth
If you thought an all-inclusive stay meant sacrificing luxury, think again. At a Sandals Luxury Included® resort you can expect the very best rooms and interior touches.
Specialist teams of designers have been brought on board to create the most sophisticated, spacious bedrooms in the Caribbean, complete with rain showers, deep luxurious baths, king-size beds (with Egyptian cotton sheets) and elegant furniture.
Suite accommodation is unrivalled: take the over-water villas in Jamaica – the first of their kind in the Caribbean. The sumptuous space comes complete with a Tranquility Soaking Tub and overwater hammocks, meaning you can spot colourful fish in the crystal-clear water without even moving.
At Sandals LaSource Grenada you’ll find the Skypool Suites, where private infinity plunge pools blend with the distant horizon. Meanwhile, the Romeo & Juliet Suites, available at many of the resorts, come complete with luxurious four-poster beds and utmost privacy. If you thought an all-inclusive stay meant sacrificing luxury, think again.
2. You'll never have to lift a finger
A holiday should be exactly that: a holiday. That means not having to think beyond your next cocktail, book or spa treatment, and really taking the opportunity to put your feet up on that comfy lounger.
At Sandals all of this is made even easier, thanks to the resorts’ teams of professional butlers, who have been trained to the standards of the Guild of Professional English Butlers, and are on hand to cater to your every need, giving you the most relaxing, memorable break you’ve ever had.
Whether it’s laying out your breakfast on your balcony, preparing a candlelit bath or booking bespoke spa treatments at the Red Lane spa, the Sandals Butler Service is what helps separate a great holiday from a truly incredible one.
3. You can enjoy premium wine, beer and spirits at no extra cost
Sandals Resorts have designed all of their bars exactly where they should be: right on the beach and directly over the ocean. What's more, whether you’re sipping a zesty concoction on the gleaming-white sand of your resort’s private beach, or at the fun swim-up bar, you’re guaranteed to be drinking premium branded alcohol, that tastes delicious and will go easy on your hangover.
You will also enjoy premium wine and beer during your stay, and can enjoy 24-hour drink availability – all included in the price of your stay!
4. You'll be dining at an incredible selection of restaurants
Food is often one of the most important aspects of a holiday – and so it should be. Sandals agrees, and that’s why each of their sensational resorts has been equipped with some of the finest restaurants in the Caribbean.
Try delicious steak with red wine, grab a coffee and a croissant in one of the resort’s cute cafes, tuck into fresh fish at a sushi restaurant or try high-end dining at a sophisticated restaurant.
As well as boasting the best flavours and dishes, the restaurants offer some of the best views in the Caribbean – whether it’s in an over-the-water restaurant on stilts, or a meal on the sand with the ocean gently lapping in the distance.
5. You'll be able to try unlimited activities
Think a beach holiday isn’t for you? Sandals will prove you wrong. Even though you’ll be located on some of the most pristine stretches of sand in the Caribbean, that doesn’t mean you are limited to sitting on your lounger and soaking up the sun.
Sandals offers a huge selection of activities to keep you busy, all of which are free, so why not get to grips with snorkelling, water skiing, stand up paddleboarding and sailing? With Sandals you’ll also have the chance to go beyond the land and water activities – try unlimited scuba diving, for example (PADI required), or take some time enjoying the resort’s award-winning golf courses, all for free.
6. It's the perfect way to explore the Caribbean
Staying at an all-inclusive hotel doesn’t mean you’re limited to the resort’s beaches and restaurants. Sandals arranges island excursions and activities that’ll have you making the most of your precious holiday time, while also seeing the best each island has to offer.
From Jamaica to Antigua, the Bahamas to Barbados, you’ll get the chance to experience the vibrant lifestyle and distinct culture that each Caribbean island has to offer. Try local food, go river rafting or climb a mountain – the choice is yours, and it’s all there for you to experience on your Sandals holiday.