Couples looking for romance, privacy, adventure and luxury in the Caribbean can take advantage of a number of excellent resorts. Several companies offer couples only resorts, but Sandals Resorts offers 14 different properties throughout the Caribbean and they specialize in weddings, honeymoons and romantic get-aways. From top shelf liquors, gourmet a la carte restaurants and your own private butler, the following hotels cover all the necessary luxuries for a discreet holiday for two. All inclusive suites are appointed with mahogany furniture, plasma TVs, marble baths, in-room wet bars, iPod docks, premium linens and concierge services. Many suites also include 24-hour room service.
What is included
Sandals quotes their rates per person/per night. Included in this cost is all meals and snacks, scuba diving, sailing, water skiing, snorkeling, land sports, golf in Jamaica and St Lucia, basic wedding package, airport transfers, exchange privileges, top shelf drinks, all tips, gratuities and hotel taxes.
What’s not included
Treatments at the spas are offered for additional charges as well as optional tours, phone calls, Internet access, golf caddies, Scuba Certification and medical assistance.
With 7 different properties to choose from on the island of Jamaica, it will be a challenge to decide which one suits you best. Near the vibrant city of Montego Bay, there are 3 resorts: Sandals Montego Bay with the largest private beach on the island, Sandals Royal Caribbean which has its own offshore island or the small, intimate Sandals Carlyle Inn for those who prefer a smaller resort.
In the naturally beautiful Ocho Rios region of Jamaica, The Sandals Grande Riviera occupies 100 acres to house their mountainous and beach side property as well as an 18 hole golf course. Nearby is also the Sandals Royal Plantation, where all rooms are suites with ocean views and every room comes with a private butler.
Nestled among the colorful resorts and shops of Negril’s famous 7-mile beach, you’ll find Sandals Negril. This laid back resort offers 6 restaurants and for those looking for something different, there are swim up suites and even Millionaire Suites, all with stunning sunset views.
For a complete getaway from the world, try the Sandals Whitehouse located on the less commercialized South Coast of Jamaica. Set on a 500-acre nature preserve, Designed as a European village, this resort promises to keep you secluded far from the crowds.
Sandals offers 3 beachfront properties on the lush, volcanic island of St Lucia. Sandals Grande St Lucian is situated on a peninsula providing its guests with views of both the Caribbean Sea and lush verdant mountains. Sandals Halcyon, located just outside the capital city of Castries, is a lover’s paradise with a heart shaped pool, a dining room over the sea and lush tropical gardens at every turn. Sandals La Toc, the third resort on St Lucia, is a great choice for those wanting to include golf in their holiday or feel like a million in one of their Millionaire Suites, complete with butler.
Sandals Emerald Bay is located on the island of Great Exuma in the Bahamas. This 500-acre property has all the luxuries of every Sandals resort, but also has bragging rights to the 18-hole Greg Norman golf course next door and a 100-slip deep water marina.
In Nassau, along Cable Beach is the Sandals Royal Bahamian. This resort was once a posh club for British royalty, and has retained the majesty of its former glory. Guests booking their finest suites are even delivered to the resort in a complimentary chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce.
Sandals Grande Antigua, on the sugary white sanded Dickinson Bay, is two resorts in one. Guests can choose from a colorful Caribbean cottage or stay in the more regal, 6 star Mediterranean Village. Either way travelers can enjoy the options of 9 restaurants, five bars, six pools and five whirlpools.
Couples only resorts are perfect for the romantics who need to refresh, relax and renew. Sandals Resorts specialize in creating memories, making any one of these properties the perfect location for a honeymoon, beach wedding or a special anniversary.
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