(Closed) Sandal’s Resorts

posted 12 years ago in Travel
Post # 17
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1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

rebecca — thank you.  We were going for privacy.  The rooms on the beach were more hotel style, and we wanted to feel removed from civilization.  I’ve also heard that the beach can get very busy, so we’d like to be away from that (except by choice).  Taking a shuttle or golf cart works for me!  We also wanted 24 hour room service, and only the butler rooms offered that. I’m guessing that the beach is closer than two miles, otherwise the shuttles and golf carts are moving at 60mph –and I’ve never been a shuttle that goes that fast.

Thank you!

Post # 18
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1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

haha, calioteach, you’re right, but I always had a drink in my hand while doing the trip so my judgment probably isn’t as accurate as you can get…

Do the beach horseback ride! It was a ton of fun.

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

we just had our honeymoon to the sandals in the bahamas and we decided we could have done a lot better for our money. it was fun and it is definitely what you make out of it, but nothing was quite to the caliber in quality that we’d hoped. while there were 9 restaurants, the food wasn’t the best. since there is a no tip policy, the service isn’t the best either. our rooms were decent, but those who stayed in another older building said the rooms were in poor condition. a lot of the website is misleading because it says it includes a bunch of watersports when in actuality, it does not and you have to go outside sandals to get the experience. we also met a bunch of other couples who seemed to have the same impression as us about the resort – that it was ok… however, one of our good friends had his honeymoon at the sandals in antigua and raved about it. he and his wife had a very different experience, in terms of the crowd that antigua attracted, the food selection, and the service. so, it might just be a difference in location rather than sandals in general that we weren’t so happy with. anyhow, i hope this information helps!

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