Your honeymoon should be one of the most relaxing and memorable trips of your lifetime. The stress of planning the wedding is over and most likely your own wedding day was so hectic that you can barely even remember large parts of it. What better way to celebrate your love and get a chance to spend quality time with your new spouse than at an all-inclusive resort?
All-inclusive resorts have a number of benefits that make them the perfect choice for a honeymoon. Imagine being able to eat and drink without worrying about having your wallet with you or how much things cost…..now imagine how great that would be in a tropical paradise where the only thing you need to worry about is whether you want to go to the beach or the swimming pool!
There are a number of all-inclusive resorts throughout the Caribbean but over the past few decades, the name Sandals has become synonymous with the idea of a luxurious, romantic, and fun-filled Caribbean vacation. From their very first resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica to their newest property in Barbados, Sandals has promised to provide couples an all-inclusive stay where “love is all you need”- because everything else is included! (Love isn’t ALL you need of course – make sure to pack your swimsuit, flip flops, and sunscreen!)
Located in some of the world’s most sought-after honeymoon destinations including Saint Lucia, Barbados, Bahamas, Grenada, Jamaica, and Antigua, each of Sandals’ 15 all-inclusive resorts are unique and have something to offer for a variety of vacationers. Best of all, they are adults-only! Explore HoneymoonGoals.com rankings for the best Sandals resorts for you honeymoon.
Why Choose Sandals Resorts for Your Honeymoon?
Every Sandals Resorts’ vacation includes luxurious accommodation, unlimited meals at up to 16 restaurants, up to 11 bars per resort including unlimited premium liquors and high-quality wines, entertainment day & night as well as scuba diving, unlimited land & water sports, fitness centers, airport transfers, taxes, tips, and gratuities. Sandals has even been voted one of the Top 5 Dive operations in the Western Hemisphere by PADI.
Unlike many other resort chains, guests can use the facilities at sister properties during their stay.
For those wanting a destination wedding, many Sandals properties even offer a free wedding with a stay of 3 nights or more! A wedding and a honeymoon all in one!
When you stay at a Sandals resort, not only are you assured of the utmost in luxury and customer service but you also know that a portion of your money is going to a good cause through the Sandals Foundation.
The foundation has positively impacted the lives of 840,00 people living in the communities where they operate. Education and skills training have helped empower the local populations while environmental programs have helped secure the integrity of this beautiful slice of paradise.
All resorts also participate in the Earthcheck Program and have been given the distinction of Environmental Stewards. From water conservation to energy management, Sandals works hard to protect our environment.
Sandals’ commitment to the environment and their local communities set them apart from other resorts as being one of the most eco-friendly and community-friendly resort chains in the Caribbean.
These programs allow you to enjoy your vacation knowing that you are helping Sandals achieve their sustainability goals and helping to increase opportunities for the local population. .
Where are Sandals Resorts located?
Below you will find a breakdown of the unique aspects of each property that make them all wonderful honeymoon spots. As mentioned, if you stay in a location with multiple properties like Jamaica or St. Lucia, you can visit all the resorts. It is like getting 3 resorts for the price of one!
Jamaica Montego Bay
Sandals’ first property, Jamaica Montego Bay is a beachfront resort where honeymooners get a chance to party! Newly renovated with an open-air lobby and new oceanfront swim-up suites bring this property into the 21st century. An Over the Water Chapel can give your destination wedding an extra dose of Caribbean grandeur. Guests can also access the other Sandals Jamaican properties.
Sandals Royal Caribbean
World travelers will love this property where East meets West in a stunning Caribbean background. Guests will arrive at this unique property in style with the resort’s own BMW transfer service. The Georgian-style Main House, complete with afternoon tea and croquet, offers a view into the property’s British heritage. The private offshore island offers luxurious Over the Water Bungalows for the most discerning of visitors. From sailing to snorkeling, active travelers will love the plethora of activities to choose from!
Located on Jamaica’s Seven Mile Beach, Sandals Negril offers a laid-back atmosphere where couples can let their hair down. Luxurious honeymoon suites let you enjoy the resort in superb comfort. Best of all, the property has been awarded an EarthCheck Double Platinum Certification for environmental excellence for over 10 years. What better place to celebrate your love than one that shows its love to Mother Nature?
Featuring a beach club and the Caribbean’s first speakeasy, Sandals Ochi combines a party-environment with utmost privacy. Set across a whopping 100 acres, you and your new spouse can choose to join the party or enjoy the seclusion of your luxurious accommodation. Foodies will be in heaven with 16 restaurants to choose from and golf-lovers will be thrilled to practice their swing at the nearby Sandals Golf & Country Club.
Sandals South Coast
Located within a nature reserve on Two Mile Beach, Sandals South Coast is the perfect place for nature lovers. The resort has three European Villages and a Tahiti an-style Over the Water Bungalows. Rooms feature Tranquility Soaking Tubs for Two for a romantic way to end the day after watching the sunset at the Over the Water Bar.
Sandals Royal Plantation
With only 74 luxury Oceanview suites, Sandals Royal Plantation is Sandals only all-butler, all-suite resort. Ian Fleming and Noel Coward have called the resort home and the original furnishings transport you back in time. Snorkeling and scuba diving are available along with exchange privileges with Sandals Ochi.
Located in St. Lawrence Gap, Sandals Barbados is set amongst 10 acres of tropical gardens on Dover Beach. The white sand beaches beckon guests for a swim and a relaxing swing in a hammock. Three swimming pools, including the longest pool in the Eastern Caribbean, and one swim-up bar make the real world seem a million miles away. Adventurous travelers can try boogie-boarding, scuba diving, and stand-up paddleboarding. Yoga and spa services are a great way to reconnect with your inner-self while the resort’s chic lounges and restaurants are a wonderful way to end the day.
Also located on Dover Beach, Royal Barbados has all the offerings of the Sandals Barbados but with heightened luxury. Guests will arrive at the resort in style in a Rolls Royce and can wash away their stress with a swim in the hotel’s beachside infinity pool. For water babies, the resort has 5 pools to choose from including a rooftop pool. Some suites even offer a soaking tub on the balcony offering superb views of the ocean below.
Sandals Grenada is located on the famous Isle of Spice. The main swimming pool offers enticing views of the ocean and surrounding mountains white the South Sea Pool features a swim-up bar. Skypool suites offer stunning views of the ocean and the resort far below. They will make you feel like you are swimming in the sky! For couples looking for the ultimate in privacy, the sanctuary suites offer the utmost discretion and come with their own private butler service.
Sandals Grande St. Lucian
The stunning volcanic peaks of St Lucia offer the perfect location for Sandals St. Lucia. Located on a thin peninsula, the Sandals Grande St Lucian gives guests the chance to swim in some of the calmest Caribbean waters of St. Lucia and the Atlantic Ocean. The resort also offers heart-shaped pools for the ultimate romantic aquatic experience (or honeymoon Instagram moment!). Twelve restaurants will satisfy even the pickiest eater. Guests also have the opportunity to enjoy the facilities at Sandals’ other St. Lucian properties.
Regency La Toc
Set in a historic estate once considered the Grand Dame of St. Lucia, Regency La Toc offers guests 3 swimming pools and 4 whirlpools and a beachside setting with white sand and aqua waters. The 9 international restaurants will allow you to travel the world without leaving the resort.
Sandals Halcyon Beach
The smallest of the Sandals properties in St. Lucia, Sandals Halcyon Beach is ideally located between the pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea and beautiful, soaring mountains. Guests looking for the ultimate luxury accommodation will love the Beachfront Honeymoon Butler Suites that come complete with private decks and plunge pools.
Sandals Grande Antigua
Located on Antigua’s famous Dickenson Bay, Sandals Grande Antigua is the perfect place to make new friends. With seven bars, you can party the night away and make memories (and friendships!) that will last a lifetime. From the Caribbean Beachfront Village to the Euro-centric Mediterranean Oceanview Village, Sandals Grande Antigua has accommodation to suit every taste and budget.
Sandals Emerald Bay
Located in the Exumas, the Bahamas out islands, Sandals Emerald Bay is perfect for couples looking for a secluded location. Surrounded by 500 acres of lush tropical land, the resort has a mile-long beach which ensures that you will never have to search for a spot to spread out your beach towel. Golf lovers will love the on-site golf course while everyone will enjoy the quiet and solitude of the Sandals Emerald Bay.
Sandals Royal Bahamian
With a stunning location on the shores of Delaport Bay, the Sandals Royal Bahamian is the epitome of luxury. Once a favorite of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, guests can still experience British charm in the Balmoral or Windsor Tower. The tranquil Royal Village offers guests a peaceful stay in charming cottages. With two colonnade pools, guests will get a taste of ancient Rome. Best of all, the resort even has its own exclusive offshore island!
How to Choose the Right Sandals Resort For Your Honeymoon
With so many amazing options for your honeymoon, it can be hard to choose where you will spend such a memorable trip. Luckily, Sandals’ website helps you match the ideal resort to you based on your idea of a perfect honeymoon!
Guests who love to stay active will enjoy Sandals Ochi Montego Bay, Negril, and Grande Antigua.
Socializers will love making new friends at Montego Bay, Ochi, Grande St Lucian, Regency La Toc, Barbados, Royal Barbados, and Grenada.
For a laid-back honeymoon, you can head to Sandals Negril, Grenada, Royal Caribbean, Halcyon, Southcoast, Royal Plantation, and Emerald Bay.
People looking for a more sophisticated environment will love Sandals Grenada, Grand Antigua, Emerald Bay, Royal Bahamian, Regency La Toc, Royal Plantation, Barbados, and Royal Barbados.
Booking Your Sandals Honeymoon
Your honeymoon is probably the most important trip that you will ever take and gives you the chance to truly celebrate your union with another person. Sandals Resorts have long been a favorite for romantic Caribbean vacations and it is no surprise why.
Moonlight walks on the beach, romantic dinners, and relaxing days lounging by the pool give you the perfect opportunity to imagine your new life together as spouses while getting in touch with nature gives you a chance to connect with your husband or wife in a surprising way.
Best of all, with Sandals’ all-inclusive properties, you can enjoy every single moment of your honeymoon without worrying about any extra costs.
Top tip from our honeymoon experts: When making your reservation, be sure to check out Sandals’ website. There you can find offers such as special credits for long lengths of stay and promotional discounts.
Have a wonderful honeymoon. We can’t wait to hear all about it!
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