(Closed) Honeymoon at Sandals?

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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    We’re going to a Sandals resort for our honeymoon too! So while I can’t comment on my experience there yet, I just wanted to say that I also saw mixed reviews for their resorts, but I also have friends who have stayed at the resorts and loved it! 

    Remember, people are a lot more likely to leave a review about a bad experience than they are about a good experience, so I wouldn’t let those completely scare you off (depending on how bad the bad reviews are).

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

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    nicole72994 :  We went to a sandals on our honeymoon, this probably won’t be a favorite response here as I have seen a lot of hate for sandals on these forums.  But we LOVED it.  We had a butler room, which was nice, we didn’t really use the butlers all that much because we didn’t really know what to do with them.  But the resorts themselves are beautiful, everyone working there is so nice and will bend over backwards to get you what you want and make sure you are having the trip of a lifetime.  It’s adults only like you mentioned and it’s not strictly couples only, but mostly only couples go, so everything is super romantic.  I highly recommend it.  We didn’t have tranquility tub, or a walk our room so I cannot help you with that.  But I really cannot say enough good things about it.  It was wonderful. 

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    We went to sandals barbados in november.  It was great.  There was construction going on as they are expanding but honestly did not really notice and it was only during the day.  We went for sandals because we dive and they are among the only places to include diving.  There were lots of places to eat and the food was very good.  We went with a club level room which gives you a separate check in and check out and a room service option.  They will also make reservations for you to any of the restaurants that require it.  We also did some off site excursions, but the prices seemed reasonable.  Let me know if you have any questions

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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

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    nicole72994 :  Sandals Royal Bahamian in June!

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I’m doing a sandal resort in May! We’re going to the Bahamas and have pretty high hopes.

    I’ve talked with a bunch of people who say that unless you do a butler suite, the experience isn’t quite the same. Butler guests get far more privileges- choice spots on the beach, restaurant reservations, unlimited room service, and don’t have to wait in line for things like the rest of the guests. We’ve been told time and again that it’s was well worth the price. 

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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    We’re going to Sandals Negri in October and we are doing the two level townhouse butler suite. 

    We wanted a great beach, low key, and pampering and I hope it lives up to the hype!

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

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    nicole72994 :  we stayed at sandals royal plantation, it’s a smaller sandals, i think it had around 75 rooms, they are all butler, and the crowd there is a little on the older side.  There aren’t that many activities.  There is nightly entertainment but it ends about 10 every night, so it is one of the quieter ones.  It’s all butler, so it’s not like having a butler will give you special designation there.  It was perfect for us as we aren’t party people, and are in our early 30s.  However, if you want to go party etc. it is 5 minutes down the road from sandals ochi, which is a huge resort with a ton of restraunts, bars etc.  They have a shuttle that goes back and forth every hour or you could just walk.  The first time we went over there our butler came with us to show us around and get us settled for dinner.   You get access to the other resort completely, all food drink etc. is included there as well.  We didn’t like that one as much because it was more of a party scene, and really big with a lot of people, as soon as we went back to our resort we were so happy to be back in the quiet.  But that’s just a matter of preference, you  may like the other resort more. 

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

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    krjunebride :  We honeymooned at Sandals Royal Bahamian and LOVED it!  They have done a ton of upgrades to the resort since we’ve been there and we would love to go back and take advantage of them!  Definitely take advantage of the private island!  It’s amazing 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Just came back from sandals Grande St. Lucia a few weeks ago and it was amazing. We did the most basic room (no butler) and the room was beautiful. We are glad we didn’t spend the extra money for the butler, I honestly can’t see how it’s worth it. We were able to speak with the reservation desk and get into the restaurants we wanted and could always find a spot on the beach easily. Food was great and lots to do! We can’t wait to try another Sandals! 

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    We asked a travel agent about Sandals in Jamaica for a “wedding-moon” where we’d get married during our stay and have a honeymoon at the same time.  He recommended I look into Couples Resorts, which were more affordable for us, had a great vibe, and the one we went to, Couples Swept Away, was a wonderful place to get married and honeymoon on the 7 mile beach in Negril.  

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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I second Couples Resorts! We stayed at Couples Tower Isle and it was amazing! That’s a very healthy budget even for the top tier rooms. We stayed in an ocean front room for 6 nights for right at 4k. You should look into them while you’re researching. 

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I stayed at a Sandals for a wedding (the Grande in St. Lucia) and did not like it at all.  For 9-10K you could go to a way nicer place and go out to eat wherever you please.  I thought the food, beach and room all sucked at Sandals.  I’ve stayed at other Adults Only AI that were MUCH better for half the price so if you do want to do AI, I’d also consider a different one.  I was VERY dissappointed. Just my two cents!

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