Sandals – Please give your experience

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’ve only stayed at one Sandals, Sandals Negril in Jamaica.  We were actually married there and loved it enough that we planned a return trip a couple of years later.  And on that return trip, we booked two other return trips since they were having a great sale.  Each Sandals resort has an official Facebook group so you should check out the one for Sandals Barbados.  The people on the groups offer a lot of tips and advice, pictures, reviews, etc.

Post # 3
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Newbee

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greenkate09 :  there are 2 sandals Barbados, one is royal and the other is just Barbados. They are located right next to each other and you can use either side to eat and drink and swim at. Just royal is newer. By the time your honeymoon hits the construction should be over. We are staying in the rondoval room on the royal side in about 18 months. I have stated at sandals Jamaica and highly recommend. It’s pricey but you get what you pay for. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

We went to Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay end of September/beginning of October.  It was fantastic.  It rained a couple days but rain down there ususally doesn’t last long.  It was a couple hours and made for a beautiful rainbow.  We plan to go back in a few years.  Enjoy!  

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

We just got back from Sandals La Toc in St. Lucia. The resort is beautiful, and the views are amazing. We had great weather – it only rained a few times for short periods in the afternoon. The staff is great and really want to make sure you’re having an enjoyable vacation. It was our first time at Sandals, but I’m not sure we’d go back. The rooms are nice (we did a 2-story villa with a butler), but I guess I was expecting something a little more luxurious. There weren’t robes (which sort of surprised me for a top honeymoon destination), but the stocked mini fridge and bar in the room was great. 

We also were not particularly impressed with the food. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t that great. Just average to me.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

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greenkate09 :  

We had our honeymoon at Sandals Negril in February. It. Was. Amazing. So good in fact, we’re going back for our first anniversary. 

We stayed in a 2 level butler suite that was newly renovated and gorgeous and about 10 seconds from the beach where we spent almost all of our time. The butlers we had were fantastic, the food was excellent and there is as much or as little activity as you could want. Seriously good. 

If you want or need something all you have to do is ask. Seriously. My DH and I are very early risers and they ensured we had fresh coffee, fruit and pastries outside our door at 6am every morning. My husband also loves Baileys in his coffee which was a non stocked item. He happened to mention it to our butler and a large bottle appeared in our room that afternoon. It was a dream honeymoon. You won’t regret going. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I have gone to Sandals Royal Bahamian back in 2001. It was 4 days after 9-11 though and was deserted. Honestly I wasn’t a fan. I don’t think I would go to another Sandals. 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

sarfin914 :  My husband and I stayed at La Toc as well, and felt the exact same way. Everything was beautiful and the staff was super helpful, but we were underwhelmed with the rooms (they were nice, but we’ve stayed in nicer places and expected to be WOWed), and the food was just okay, nothing was great, but nothing was bad. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

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greenkate09 :  

Weird, we had robes and they were comfy. Honestly though the thing about Sandals is that you really only have to ask for what you’d like. They’ll bend over backwards to accommodate. 

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