Brand-New Sandals Resorts & Exciting Upgrades You Will Love!


It's one thing to take a vacation … it's quite another to take a vacation at a resort with swanky, new rooms, luxurious suites, and other amenities. If you want to vacation at a resort that doesn't miss a beat when it comes to innovation, opulence, and keeping guests at the pinnacle of comfort, look no further than Sandals Resorts.

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Sandals Resorts are known for their modern and stylish rooms and suites, authentic dining concepts, romantic ambiance, and for being the most epic island vacation experience for couples. If you have this resort in mind for a vacation, here's where you can find Sandals’ signature touches and the newest all-inclusive resorts from the brand.


What are the newest Sandals resorts?

Sandals has a number of new Caribbean resorts, including Sandals Grenada, which opened in 2014, Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados (which opened in 2015 and 2017, respectively), and Sandals Royal Curaçao, which opened in 2022. Also in 2022, Sandals Royal Bahamian re-opened with a brand-new design making it one of the newer Sandals Resorts. Notably in 2023, Sandals Dunn’s River opened its doors to rave reviews – we’ll share more details in this post!

Let's dive in to what's available at these amazing resorts!

1. Sandals Saint Vincent (opened 2024)

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2. Sandals Dunn’s River (opened 2023)

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Sandals Dunn's River is located on Jamaica's north coast, near Ocho Rios. This resort is the most recent addition to the Sandals Resorts portfolio, being opened in 2023. There are 260 rooms and suites at Sandals Dunn's River, including the much-anticipated Coyaba Sky Swim-Up Rondoval Butler Suites with Private Pools. These plush suites are the latest in Sandals Resorts innovations and have open-air private rooftop terraces, telescopes for stargazing, a Tranquility Soaking Tub for two and a private pool sanctuary which you’ll be able to access from your intricately appointed bedroom. With a suite so all-encompassing, we're quite certain you'll be reluctant to step away!

Sandals Dunn's River features 12 restaurants and 9 bars, including a swim-up bar. Guests at this resort have access to a variety of high-quality amenities, including day and night entertainment and live shows, unlimited water sports and professional instruction, unlimited land sports, and much more. Perhaps one of the best parts of a stay here is that you’ll be in close proximity to the popular Dunn’s River Falls, which will certainly warrant a visit!

Insider tip: Considering spending your vacation at Sandals Dunn’s River? Ask about the Sandals Celestial Butler Package. This is available to guests who book the Coyaba Sky Rondoval Villas. As part of this package, you can indulge in a rooftop picnic beneath the stars. You'll also be able to explore the constellations through a telescope with an informative guide to the sky and a personalized star map from The Night Sky.



3. Sandals Royal Curaçao (opened 2022)

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Sandals Royal Curaçao had a much anticipating opening in 2022. This resort is located on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao and it is ideal for couples in search of a truly exotic vacation. Sandals Curaçao captures the diversity of culture that characterizes Curaçao, especially in its array of international, upscale restaurants.

Sandals Royal Curaçao has a double infinity pool, a first for Sandals. Taking advantage of the resort's newness means you can be among the first guests to take poolside selfies while enjoying your tropical getaway. This resort is around 3,000 acres in size, and it is located in Santa Barbara, Curaçao. Guests of Sandals Curaçao have the option of staying in the luxurious Sandals signature Rondoval Suites or in the breezy and chic River Suites.

And that’s not all… At Sandals Royal Curaçao, there are activities and shows for guests to enjoy at any time of day or night, including themed events. Together, couples can choose from a wide variety of land and water sports. In addition to the endless options for entertainment, guests at this resort will have easy access to one of Curaçao's most beautiful beaches. Sandals Curaçao offers its guests a wide variety of amenities, including a full-service spa, swim-up rooms, and an 18-hole championship golf course.

Expert tip: If you're not sure which Sandals Resort to choose, you might want to read our post may help you decide which Sandals resort is best for you!


4. The all-new Sandals Royal Bahamian (reopened 2022)

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Sandals Royal Bahamian is a great choice for couples who want to make the most of a Caribbean vacation. This resort was completely renovated and reopened its doors in 2022. The update was one of Sandals’ 40th anniversary milestones and included the construction of new beachfront swim-up butler and club level suites. These suites are perfect for honeymooners or other couples who want to spend their entire vacation basking in the sun and taking in the ocean views.

As part of Sandals Royal Bahamian’s new offerings, there are new culinary concepts at the 10 restaurants and two new food trucks available on property. The Butch’s Island Chop House Restaurant and the adjacent Mr. B’s bar are both entirely new options that guests can enjoy while staying at this resort. Several more special elements have been added throughout the resort, which located on one of the most beautiful beaches in The Bahamas, Cable Beach.

The Island Village is one of these new features. This accommodation option consists of standalone villas, each named after a remote Bahamian cay. Within the butler villa suites at this resort, you'll find private pools and outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tubs™. The resort's East and West Bay accommodations have also been revamped. Other additions include new infinity and zero-entry swim-up pools, a new expansive beachfront lounge (Coconut Grove), trendy food trucks, new spa services and wedding inspirations, and a Love Runner boat that couples can sail on to the Sandals Barefoot Cay (private island).

5. Sandals Royal Barbados / Sandals Barbados (opened 2017 / 2015)

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Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados opened in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Sandals Royal Barbados is the only Sandals Resort with a rooftop pool and bar and its own bowling alley. Both Sandals Royal Barbados and Sandals Barbados are located in St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados. It’ll take about 20 minutes to get to these resorts from the Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI).

The seven eateries at the upscale Sandals Royal Barbados reflect the resort's refined but easygoing vibe. A total of eleven dining establishments can be found within Sandals Barbados. As part of the Sandals Stay at 1, Play at 2 program in Barbados, guests at both of these resorts have access to the facilities and dining options of the other resort.

Sandals Royal Barbados has a rooftop French restaurant, La Parisienne, and an infinity pool that guests love. Guests at Sandals Barbados adore the Merry Monkey Pub, the lively central pool and swim-up bar, as well as the luxurious accommodations and ever-helpful butlers. At Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados, guests can enjoy private Tranquility Soaking Tubs on most patios and terraces, day and night entertainment, and all of the resort's other fun activities for couples. Butlers and Rolls-Royce transfers are also available at both of these resorts.

6. Sandals Grenada (opened 2014)

Sandals Grenada had its debut in 2014 and was introduced as the ‘Sandals of the future’ - it’s still living up to its promise to this day.

Sandals Grenada is located on Pink Gin Beach in Grenada. It’ll take about 5 minutes to get to this resort from the Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND). Sandals Grenada is best for couples who want a vacation that’s active and intimate. The atmosphere at this resort is sophisticated and laid back and perfect for couples who love socializing.

Sandals Grenada is one of the best Sandals Resorts for honeymoons and for scuba diving vacations as well. This resort is loved for its amazing restaurants, which include Soy Sushi Bar. The sushi at this restaurant is made fresh every day, and the service is friendly and attentive. Cucina Romana, an authentic Italian restaurant, is another dining option at Sandals Grenada. There are 10 restaurants in all at this resort.

Sandals Grenada features a swim-up pool bar for its guests' convenience. You can have a romantic day date by swimming up to the bar and spending the afternoon listening to music and chatting with your significant other. If you're staying at this resort, you can go to the “party pool” or relax by one of the quieter pools on property. In terms of accommodation, you might want to try the Pink Gin Beachfront rooms, which are known for their amazing views.

Expert tip: While in Grenada, it can be worth it to take a day or two away from your resort to see the sights. During your vacation, you can arrange half-day or full-day excursions that leave from Sandals Grenada.


Sandals Resorts with recent renovations

Sandals Resorts places just as much importance on reimaging existing resorts as it does on opening new properties. Recently renovated resorts in the region include Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean, and Sandals South Coast. All of these resorts have undergone multi-million-dollar renovation projects, allowing them to compete favorably with the newest Sandals Resorts.

Sandals Montego Bay

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Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica got a shiny new makeover in 2018. This included the addition of brand-new room offerings, a redesigned and cozier lobby, and a state-of-the-art conference center that can accommodate up to 300 people. In addition to that, new five-star Global Gourmet concepts were introduced. Butch’s Steak and Seafood, the Jerk Shack, and Soy Sushi are among the newest additions to this resort's dining options. Latitudes, the resort’s over-the-water bar, is also new. The cantilevered hammocks and underwater lighting at this bar are guaranteed to add a dash of romance to your getaway.


Sandals South Coast

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Life is chill at Sandals South Coast, and even more so now with the renovation of the Longbeach Buildings, previously known as the French Village. With captivating beachfront views, these suites make it easy to fall into the rhythm of Jamaica. New additions include swim-up rooms on the ground floor, a selection of butler suites, and exterior tubs in all rooms.

The Rondoval Village is also among the recently renovated rooms and suites at this resort. Notable features include a private deck, high conical ceilings, spa-style bathrooms, a Tranquility Soaking Tub for Two® and other luxurious elements. There’s also a river pool around the suite that winds its way through the resort.

Sandals South Coast has Sandals’ longest river pool (17,000 sq. feet), so this is definitely an experience worth having!

The Starlight Building, previously the Dutch Village, is also on the list of recently renovated accommodations at Sandals South Coast. There are 112 rooms in this village. There’s also new swim-up rooms and suites including butler level options, as well as beachfront luxury level rooms. The Starlight Building’s club level rooms have Tranquility Soaking Tubs™ for two and either an expansive balcony or a private patio with swim-up pool access. With either option, you’ll be well placed for a relaxed and romantic vacation.

Sandals Royal Caribbean

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In 2021, it was announced that Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay had added 48 new luxury rooms and club level swim-up rooms to its inventory. The new categories available to guests include the new Crystal Lagoon Hideaway Swim-up Club Level Jr. Suites w/Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub™, and the Crystal Lagoon Hideaway Jr. Suites w/Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub™.

The addition of these new options took Sandals Royal Caribbean to a total of 280 rooms overall. Booking one of the tropical and tranquil club level suites grants you access to the exclusive Club Sandals lounge and concierge services. In addition to new rooms, Sandals Royal Caribbean also added three new restaurants in recent years, namely Spices (pan-Caribbean cuisine), Bombay Club, (Indian cuisine), and La Tavola (Italian cuisine).

Innovation and love make for a blissful vacation at Sandals!

Just when you think you’ve reached the heights of Sandals luxury, the Caribbean resort brand goes ahead and adds something new! This has been seen time and time again as Sandals continues to open new, exciting properties across the Caribbean, and engages in projects that bring out the best in existing resorts.

This is good news for couples who want a vacation that has it all. Not only does Sandals Resorts stay up to date with the overall look of its properties, but the brand also keeps up with couples trends that influences the type of experience you’ll have. This means you won’t have to work too hard (or at all!) to have a vacation that’s innovative and super romantic!




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About Kylie Morrow

Born on the tropical island that is Saint Lucia affords a never-ending source of inspiration. In the past 13 years, Kylie loved to work with various newspapers, magazines and blogs in the Caribbean.