Where to honeymoon? Sandals Resorts?

posted 9 months ago in Honeymoons
Post # 20
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656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

It’s in Jamaica about an hour from the airport. Sandals arranges for a car for you and it’s actually a pleasant drive. It’s on 7 mile beach and the beach is really very very nice.

It is true about the lounge chair thing at sandals ( probably all of them ) but not something to worry about with the butler service. You also don’t need to make dinner reservations in advance or spa services in advance either. The butlers will take care of it  

 

twentytwentybride :  

Post # 23
Hostess
3831 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

twentytwentybride :  I have stayed at quite a few Sandals Resorts!  St. Lucia is my personal favorite, but I have also been to Jamaica, Aruba, Antigua, and Barbados.  Happy to give more info about any of those places.  I have never stayed in a butlered suite (I am very private and prefer personal space), but I know people who have and enjoyed the experience. 

Post # 26
Hostess
3831 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

twentytwentybride :  It is a pretty long drive from the airport and my sister was very worried she would be car sick (she gets anxious on long drives and has digestive problems) but she was fine!  It’s honestly a beautiful drive because you get to see all the lush landscape.  The only thing I don’t like about it is that it cuts into vacation time since it’s on the longer side, but honestly a lot of the Sandals beaches I’ve been to have been longer drives than I would have preferred after flying and you forget about it the second you’re laying out on the beach! 100% worth it in my opinion. 

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have not been, but I’ve only heard people rave about Turks and Caicos.

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - City, State

Alternative suggestion here to put a spammer in the works! 

We are going to New Zealand – Queenstown, and staying at the hidden lodge! Take a look!

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g255122-d257468-Reviews-Hidden_Lodge-Queenstown_Otago_Region_South_Island.html

It is absolutely magnificent. We’ve been to Queenstown in the summer and it was just wonderful and serene with so much adrenaline filled activity! My highlight was a biking wine tour we did through the hills. It was the most enjoyable trip, and we got to devour fresh New Zealand Ice cream which was divine! We also thoroughly enjoyed a funyaking tour where lord of the rings was filmed! Future husband did all the kayaking while I enjoyed the scenery (πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ wasn’t a happy Chappy). The water is that crystal blue you see in movies/pictures and dream of, because it has just melted from a glacier. There was so much more that we did that was just unique!  So we are keen for a winter wonderland this time around. New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries. It probably only comes second to my true love Iceland πŸ™‚

 

highly recommend 🐝!!

Post # 29
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1587 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

twentytwentybride :  The drive from the airport to the Sandals St Lucia The Grande is a decent car ride (45 min if you do a personal car, 1 hour if you do the provided transport from Sandals), but you do have the option of taking a helicopter to the resort from the airport. We tried to do it, but it was already booked (if you decide on that, book before you come) It actually wasn’t a horrible price ($160 for my husband and I on the way there, it’s more expensive to do it on your way out, not sure why) From what I’ve heard, it’s a beautiful scenic helicopter ride, and takes only 12 minutes to get to the resort. 

Also, if you do decide on St Lucia, you HAVE to do the Joe Knows island tour. It’s SO MUCH FUN. Also, if you stay at the Grande, you have to find the bartender named Peter and ask for the Peter Special – so delicious. I hope he still works there!

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