(Closed) Sandals VS Couples

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: I would go with a:

    Sandals resort

    Couples resort

  • Post # 17
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    OH sorry I just looked at the reservation details and total cost will be $2766!!! I apologize! Its not that far from what I originally said but still a little bit more! We also have hurricane insurance (they fly us home right away if there is a hurricane and we get a full refund of the days we didnt stay AND we have sunshine guarantee where for every day it rains we get a free night at the hotel)

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We are flying out of Atlanta…maybe that makes a difference?

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    we are also leaving and coming back on a Monday…

    Post # 20
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @clare thanks! such helpful info! is your resort all inclusive? are there activities? and what about your room? suite?

    Post # 22
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    thanks so much!

    we want to leave the DAY after (but how long is the flight and stuff? we’d fly out of detroit tho for sure) and we want to be gone a full week…so 6 nights I’d guess?

     

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    So our room is a 1 bedroom beachfront suite with a balcony that overlooks the ocean! Our package includes the following:

    -airfare

    -lounge when you arrive at the airport to wait for shuttle with free red stripe beer

    -transportation to resort

    -all meals and drinks and options for food 24/7

    -3 pools, 2 swim up bars, 2 beaches (1 is au naturale) mineral grotto (natural springs)

    -ALL watersports including windsurfing lessons, scuba diving lessons (in the ocean NOT the pool) wakeboarding, snorkeling, etc

    -glass bottom boat ride

    -Dunns River Falls trip (FREE and it is usually about $100 per person)

    -FREE couples massage in a gazebo on a cliff overlooking the ocean

    -champagne upon arrival

    -fully stocked mini bar (and if you leave a little extra tip it will be stocked with premium alcohol or your personal requests)

    -entertainment, starlight gala, beach dining, etc.

     

    SERIOUSLY it is everything!!! And to top it off the reviews say that 99% of the staff at this resort is the nicest you could ever imagine. Our flight there will be about 4 hours from Atlanta and then on the way back it will be a little bit longer (6 maybe). We are leaving 2 days after on a Monday which I think is a cheaper day to travel. You should google it and see all the pictures it is absolutely incredible and it was voted the number 1 resort in the caribbean for 2009!! I cannot wait!!! I think for what you get it is very reasonable!

     

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Ok clare I want to know how you got that deal! lol

    I priced it out on cheap carribean and flying from Buffalo (we are in Toronto so its the closest US airport) it wa still $3100 for a garden view suite! not even an ocean view suite with a balcony, which would have been another $250 per person. Maybe there really is just that much of a difference between Negril/Swept Away and SS/Tower Isle? I really want to go to Negril since the beaches are better, butttt SS and TI get the free Dunns River Falls tour. AND TI has free horseback riding on the beach! But they just don’t “speak” to me like Negril and Swept Away do 🙁 Sans Souci is also supposed to have 392039203902 stairs.

    Orrrr maybe its the month we’re looking at going in. When are you going? I was looking for November. Hmmmm, I’ll go price out July and August!

    Does everyone get the free massage or did you book a honeymoon package?

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Nevermind, looks like July is more expensive than November, go figure. By like $200 each, and SS is $200 less per person than CN for a week and SS has more activities included.

    SS and TI are just so much more affordable but I sure had my heart set on CN or CSA.

    @clare, thanks for the tips! 🙂

    Post # 26
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    Worker bee

    The time of year and your flight details will change the cost of your booking.  We also got a pretty good deal I think – 5 nights at Couples Tower Isle for $2500, and we are going in February which is a peak time (ie expensive) of year for the Caribbean.  We went through cheapcaribbean.com.  We are also flying out on a Monday and leaving from Tampa (so airfare is pretty cheap probably)

    If you go to the Couples website, they also have a deal where you can put in your dates and you don’t get to choose what resort, but you get a big discount on the price.  I think it still came out cheaper to use cheapcaribbean though.

    There is a review on Trip Advisor near the top if you search Couples Tower Isle.  It compares that resort with Sandals (and Couples came out on top).  It all depends on what you’re looking for.  I’ve heard that Sandals is more lavish and has a luxurious look, but the Couples staff are better and it’s more customer service oriented (and cheaper!).

    Post # 27
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    *bump (mostly the poll)

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