Sandals Resorts?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
2973 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@kat912:  I asked my SIL who went to Sandals for her honeymoon ( i think it was Turks?) and she said that the place was beautiful but it was exploding with honeymooners. She said now that she thinks back, it was kind of cheesy 😛 but when she was there she was way too in loooovvveee to think about it :P. I say any place that caters to honeymooners will have the same vibe. If you want something different, go to a non-couples specific sandals. I heard great things about Excellence resorts. 

Post # 4
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It’s verrrrrry couple oriented, more focused on being romantic as opposed to being “fun”, IMO. Some people prefer that, because there are no children etc, but it’s not really my cup of tea.

Post # 5
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We went to Sandals in St. Lucia for our honeymoon and loved it. We stayed at the Halcyon Beach resort, which is the smallest and quietest of the three. It was definitely couples-focused, but we really just wanted to lie on the beach  so it was perfect for us.

If you’re looking for more of a party scene I’d definitely recommend the Grande–it was HUGE and there were tons of activities! It seemed like there were a lot of friend groups and fewer couples.

The La Toc was also big, but it’s built on the side of a mountain so it’s hard to get around and you can’t really walk to the beach.

Post # 8
1712 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kat912:  We’re going to Sandals Whitehouse Jamaica (June 17th WHOOT!) so I can’t really speak from experience yet, but the customer service has been incredible and the TripAdvisor feedback is overwhelmingly positive.

Post # 10
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We stayed at La Toc and LOVED it. 🙂 The suset bluff portion of the resort is awesome- because you feel somewhat secluded, but can easily get to the main portion for a more upbeat feel as well. Nothing beats the views of the sunset from the bluff. It honestly takes your breath away. 🙂

The walk from the bluff to the beach is only five minutes, and it’s really beautiful! The main portion is directly on the beach. See below.

Post # 12
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

We stayed at La Toc. It was nice; however, I feel like the photos you see in magazines don’t match up with these Caribbean resorts. Don’t get me wrong, it was beautiful, but I expected to be blown away. 

Post # 13
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Rubbs:  I agree, 100%. We just got back from Sandals Halcyon. While it was beautiful, and we had a wonderful time – it did not exceed my expectations (especially for the cost).

Here are some ‘real’ photos of two of the beaches for you! If you are considering St. Lucia still let me know and I can post some other photos.

Beach at Halcyon (4 out of 7 days the water was actually pretty grey and dark, because of rain)

Beach at the Grande


Post # 14
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014


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