Oyster.com, the Hotel Tell-All, sends professional investigators to every hotel, where they pride themselves on honest reviews, so guests know exactly what you're going to get before you arrive. Making it on the list, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Barbados, and Sandals Royal Bahamian, were chosen for their romantic swim-up suites. Oyster. com gives you the scoop on which suite may be just the one for you while giving the quick low down on each resort.
With 12 restaurants, four pools, and stirring views of Pigeon Island, it’s no wonder this adults-only gem attracts honeymooners. Couples should book the Swim-Up Lover’s Lagoon Honeymoon Room, which offers direct access to the pool from the patio. (If you’re able to splurge, we also recommend upgrading to Butler Level for high-end service.) Best of all, all water sports, including scuba diving, are included in the all-inclusive rates, so you can hit the waves as soon as you’re done decompressing.
If you’re staying at Sandals Barbados, a couples-only all-inclusive resort that boasts three pools including the Caribbean’s largest river-style pool, you’ll want to be as close to the turquoise waters as possible. So, book the Crystal Lagoon Swim-up One Bedroom, where you’ll get pampered with private butler service and even a freestanding terrace tub just inches from the pool. The lushly landscaped hotel also happens to be set on a private stretch of Dover Beach, though the proliferation of odorous seaweed can be unpleasant.
Formerly the famous Balmoral Club back in the 1940s, the 408-room Sandals Resort opened in 1995. These days, the resort still makes a grand impression, with Roman columns, statues, fountains, three levels of elegant accommodations, 10 distinct restaurants, and eight bars. And with the slogan “Love is all you need,” it beckons to couples seeking romance. Swim-up suites make it easy to unwind and recharge. When you’re ready, catch a free ferry to the private offshore island and relax. Those who are looking for a little more action can get the party started at the Piano Bar or English Cricketeer Pub, both of which are both open till the wee hours.
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