Post # 1
Hi All! My FI and I are currently looking for a deal on a 10 – 14 day honeymoon to St Lucia. We hear nothing but good things about sandals vacations and would love to go on one for our post wedding travels. However, we are really trying to keep the honeymoon at or under 5000 (travel and stay), is that possible for sandals?? Any advice?
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Petersburg, Russia
We booked a week at Sandals Montego Bay in June and it was about $4000 without travel. I’m not really sure if you could find 2 weeks offer for less than that.
Post # 3
jmcooley: nope. 2 weeks at Sandals St. Lucia will cost you at least $7,000. That doesn’t include airfare. Sandals resorts are very expensive. Also, the airfare from the U.S. to St. Lucia is around $1,000 per person.
Post # 4
I did Sandals La Toc in St Lucia in March (for a week) with the FI for about $2,500 per person.
We stayed in the rooms closer to the main building – (emerald honeymoon oceanview). In terms of value, we’ve definitely had better experiences elsewhere (like Excellence Riviera Cancun).
The room was old (back door got stuck open, shower leaked everywhere), it was SUPER loud at night, and the food was OK but not great. I also felt like we were treated like second class citizens because we weren’t in a butler suite (wouldn’t deliver room service, etc). That being said, St. Lucia was beautiful, and we had an INCREDIBLE time on the Chocolate Excursion (it’s actually where FI proposed).
I think the higher end rooms are probably nicer and newer (and they are farther away from the noise), but they are WAY more expensive. Our second choice hotel was the Westin Playa Conchal in Costa Rica, and I think we may have had a better time there (it’s next on my list of hotels to visit).
If you have any questions about the hotel, excursions etc, feel free to direct message me!
Post # 5
I went to St. Lucia on my HM. Did not stay there, but felt bad for the people who did. Almost everyone on the plane seemed to be going to sandals. They were hearded like cattle into the sandals pick up area into huge bus and then taken to hotel. seemed more touristy than intimate.