Generally speaking, going on vacation is never cheap. Whether you’re planning to go on a quick vacation somewhere close to the U.S., or to an exotic Caribbean destination, you’re probably going to wind up spending more money than you typically would. Even still, going on vacation can be worth it for all the good memories and joy that are sure to come.
All-inclusive vacations can be especially fun. This sort of vacation usually includes food, drinks, and entertainment in a package deal. While not every all-inclusive vacation is created equal, there are some all-inclusive resorts like Sandals that offer a range of quality inclusions that can enhance your experience. Sandals Resorts offer inclusions like multiple gourmet restaurants, luxurious rooms with fully stocked minibars, day and night entertainment, land and water sports, and so much more.
If you’re on a budget but still want to go on a Sandals all-inclusive vacation, there are quite a few resorts with affordable suites. That list begins with Sandals Ochi in Jamaica, which has the lowest entry-level rate and thus is the most affordable Sandals Resort. Couples on a budget might find more options that meet their needs at this resort, as will those who just want to vacation a little longer. Other Sandals Resorts that are budget-friendly include Sandals Negril, Sandals South Coast, and Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica. Sandals Regency La Toc in Saint Lucia is also one of the more affordable Sandals Resorts.
If you’re ready to book your Sandals vacation and want to find the most affordable suites, we’ve got everything you need to know in this article!
Expert tip: If you want to save money on your vacation, consider booking during the low season. During this period, it is possible to find Sandals Butler level suites for Club level suite prices. For most islands in the Caribbean, the low season is from June to November. The high season tends to be from December to mid-April. For more details, read our post on how much it costs to stay at Sandals.
When it comes to selecting a room or suite at Sandals Resorts based on price, this would be mostly dependent on availability for your dates. If entry-level rooms aren’t available for your specific dates, this can influence the price you’ll pay. Seasonality can play a role as there could be more rooms available around the price point you’re looking for in the low season as opposed to the high season.
Overall, you’ll likely find that each Sandals resort has a range of price points for rooms and suites ranging from the more affordable to the extravagant.
Sandals Ochi with 16 restaurants and the Caribbean’s first speakeasy bar (the Rabbit Hole) is actually the most affordable Sandals Resort available. This resort appeals to guests who want a little bit of everything. This resort is split down the middle, so you can choose whether you want to stay in hillside or beachside suites. Even still, these two sides of Sandals Ochi connect via ‘the Hop’, an air-conditioned van that takes guests from one side to the other every 10 minutes or so.
Sandals Ochi is the resort to go to if you're looking for a lively environment and don't mind a Butler suite as well! Here you can fully indulge in the best gourmet restaurants and bars as part of your vacation package. Sandals Ochi is near some of the best attractions in Jamaica as well, so you can save on transportation costs if you want to visit attractions like Dunn's River Falls and the Ocho Rios Blue Hole.
Sandals South Coast is sometimes referred to as ‘Sexy South Coast’ and it is one of the best-rated Sandals Resorts. This resort has one of the largest swimming pools in Jamaica and it is also one of the most affordable Sandals Resorts. Sandals South Coast is loved by guests for its beautiful, secluded beach. Staff at this resort, in true Sandals fashion, are very attentive as well. Honeymooners in particular love Sandals South Coast for its intimate feel and romantic ambiance, and a vacation here can be spent doing as much or as little as you feel like.
Seven Mile Beach wears the crown as the most beautiful beach in Jamaica. Sandals Negril is located right on these shores, so guests of this resort can expect a beach vacation that meets and possibly even surpasses their expectations. There are seven restaurants and five bars, including swim-up bars, at this resort, all of which can add something special to your dream couple’s vacation.
Sandals Negril is on the list of the most affordable Sandals Resorts because of the varying price points for the different types of rooms and suites including beachfront, oceanfront, private plunge pool, swim-up suites, and more. As with all Sandals Resorts, at Sandals Negril it is possible to get last-minute travel deals on accommodations (special conditions apply), which can help you save more overall.
Expert tip: While at Sandals Negril, make some time to settle in for a stunning sunset on the beautiful Seven Mile Beach. This is one of the best places to watch the sun go down in Jamaica.
Another Sandals all-inclusive resort with affordable prices is Sandals Royal Caribbean. This Jamaica resort is loved by guests for its exotic and romantic feel. Plus, not many other resorts on this island can boast a private offshore island. Sandals Royal Caribbean sure can! On this private island, guests can indulge in cuisine from the top-rated Thai resort and enjoy a romantic and private experience.
At Sandals Royal Caribbean, you'll find some of the lowest prices for suites, but it all depends on the kind of room features you're looking for. The type of view you want or where in the resort you prefer to be located matters too in terms of the price you’ll pay overall. Features like Butler Elite services can bring up the cost of your room, but there are more affordable options at Sandals Royal Caribbean with butler and other specialized services and inclusions too.
Good to know: Guests of Sandals Royal Caribbean can make use of the amenities of Sandals Montego Bay, which is a short 5-minute ride away. The ride between Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean is complimentary as well. Guests of both of these resorts can stay at one and play at the other!
Set on a sprawling 220-acre estate, Sandals Regency La Toc in Saint Lucia is at the heights of luxury. This resort has the most charming, half-moon-shaped beach, lush hillsides, dramatic cliffs, and even its own golf course. The landscape at this resort is quite diverse, and that's something guests can appreciate no matter which room category they decide on.
The views from most of the suites at Sandals Regency La Toc are outstanding, to say the least. Overlooking lush tropical greenery and the sparkling blue ocean, you'll find plenty of affordable suite options for couples at this resort. The resort amenities include nine restaurants and six bars, including swim-up bars. The cherry on top of a Sandals Regency La Toc experience is that guests of this resort have access to the amenities of the other two Sandals resorts in Saint Lucia (Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals Halcyon Beach) during their stay. This includes access to all restaurants at these properties and free transportation between resorts.
Good to know: As Sandals Regency La Toc is quite extensive, guests can take the resort shuttle to get from one side to the other.
Having your own private butler certainly can elevate your vacation. This is especially so at Sandals Resorts because butlers employed at this resort are truly intuitive, almost knowing what you want before you ask for it. If you want a suite with butler services while at Sandals, here are some of the most affordable options available at the various resorts:
Sandals Ochi has several options of Butler Suites including affordable options. Before getting to that though, you might wonder what you can expect from butlers at this and other Sandals Resorts. Well, for sure you can expect a level of attention to detail that leaves nothing to be desired, and a well-trained professional who will cater to your needs throughout your stay.
Now, for the affordable suites. The Butler Village Poolside One Bedroom Villa Suite is a good option for the money conscious, as is the Butler Village Honeymoon Oceanview One Bedroom Poolside Villa Suite. If you're on a budget, also consider the Butler Village One Bedroom Poolside Villa Estate Suite and the Great House One Bedroom Butler Suite. All of these options have tropical garden views, and some overlook the pool and ocean, which will truly have you feeling like you're in paradise.
Expert tip: Are you planning on getting a suite with Butler Elite service at Sandals, but not sure what this entails? Here are some of the most common Sandals butler requests to get you started.
Butlers at Sandals Resorts are professionally trained, which means you can have the highest exceptions for service once you arrive. Sandals Royal Plantation is not excluded as this resort has some of the most impressive butler suite options around. In fact, Sandals Royal Plantation is an intimate all-butler beach resort that has just 74 ocean view suites.
Sandals Royal Plantation is loved by guests for its excellent butler service and the way staff overall are always willing to go the extra mile. Some of the most affordable butler suites at Sandals Royal Plantation include the Regent Oceanfront Butler Suite, the Viceroy Honeymoon Oceanfront Butler Suite, and the Marquis Oceanfront Butler Suite. At a slightly higher price point, but still affordable, is the Grand Duke Oceanfront Butler Suite set on the oceanfront.
If you’re looking for an affordable suite that includes your own personal butler, some of the best options at Sandals Royal Caribbean include the Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Butler Suite (tropical garden and pool view), the Royal One Bedroom Butler Suite (right on the beach near the pool), the Walkout Swim Up Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Butler Suite (secluded patio, lush gardens, close to the pool), and the Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Oceanview Butler Suite (large balcony overlooking the resort's Crystal Lagoon pool). Sandals Royal Caribbean has its own private island as well that guests absolutely love!
The stunning Seven Mile Beach and the captivating sunsets that close off days spent here are among the things guests love most about staying at Sandals Negril. The resort is steps away from this beautiful beach. The world-class dining and an extensive list of water sports available including scuba diving (up to 2 tanks per day) are also things guests really appreciate about this resort.
When it comes to affordable butler suites at Sandals Negril, one of the options you might want to consider is the Millionaire Honeymoon Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suite, which has stunning views. Other options of butler suites at a lower price point at Sandals Negril include the Millionaire Honeymoon Oceanview Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suite and the Honeymoon Beachfront Butler Suite.
Once you've arrived at Sandals Montego Bay and you’ve checked in, it will be time to meet your personal butler. As your butler will be responsible for handling every detail of your vacation with grace and attentiveness, meeting them is when your Sandals experience truly begins! Of course, even before getting to that point, you’ll need to make a selection on which butler-included room is right for you!
Some of the more affordable butler suites at Sandals Montego Bay include the Beachfront Oversized Butler Villa Suite, the Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite, and the Beachfront Royal Butler Villa Suite. Depending on when you book, last-minute travel deals and one-night-free promotions (special conditions apply) are sometimes available for these room categories and can help you save more money on your vacation.
There's nothing quite like waking up to an ocean view and opening your door to the sound of the ocean. This offering at Sandals Resorts is a guest favorite and when you really think about the peaceful ambiance that’s bound to come in this space, it's easy to see why. Here are some of the Sandals Resorts with the most affordable oceanfront suites:
Sandals South Coast's oceanfront suites are capable of sweeping just about anyone off their feet. Loved by guests for its laid-back yet luxurious feel, this most certainly is the Sandals resort where you can find some of the most affordable suites in this category. Options for the budget-conscious include the Starlight Beachfront Luxury Room w/ Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub which is spacious and has easy access to the beach), the Silver Sun Beachfront Club Level Junior Suite and the Starlight Beachfront Club Level Junior Suite w/ Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub.
There are a few affordable options at Sandals Negril for guests who want an oceanfront suite at a lower cost. This list starts with the Honeymoon Beachfront Butler Suite. As stylish as it is spacious, this suite is just steps away from the glorious Seven Mile Beach. With an open floor plan, elegant furnishing, and an oversized patio or balcony, this suite has all the luxurious Sandals touches you’d expect, and just about all the comfort you’ll need for your vacation downtime.
Another great option at Sandals Negril in the oceanfront category is the Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Beachfront Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suite. This is a Love Nest Butler Suite and it is on the second floor of the Sundowner Building. Aside from the custom mahogany furnishing, the spa-style bathroom with its own whirlpool, walk-in shower, and his and her vanities really make this suite one to consider for a romantic getaway.
At Sandals Royal Plantation, the Regent Oceanfront Butler Suite is one of the most affordable options out on the oceanfront. This suite is available on the first, second, and third floors in island contemporary style. From the ornamental French balcony, you’ll be able to take in stunning views of the ocean, hopefully while sipping on something delicious!
Other affordable options at this resort include the Viceroy Honeymoon Oceanfront Butler Suite, the Marquis Oceanfront Butler Suite, the Monarch Oceanfront Butler Suite, and the Royal Monarch Oceanfront Butler Suite.
Sandals Ochi has quite a few options for affordable oceanfront suites including the Riviera Honeymoon Beachfront Penthouse Club Level where you can take in the ocean views from a large, private balcony. At a slightly higher but still affordable price point, the Riviera Honeymoon Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suite is another option with amazing ocean views. This suite includes a personal butler, wet bar, a huge living room, an oversized balcony with sun loungers, a spacious and well-appointed bedroom, and an exquisite bathroom with a sunken Roman-style whirlpool, walk-in shower, and his and her sinks. There’s also a separate make-up parlor for that added touch of elegance.
Next on the list for resorts with the most affordable oceanfront suites is Sandals Royal Caribbean. This resort in Montego Bay has a variety of options for couples who prefer to spend less, but still want amazing views and to be near the ocean. Among the most popular suites at a lower price point, the Beachfront Honeymoon Walkout Club Level suites aim to please. These suites are directly on the beach on the ground floor of the Balmoral building. Guests staying here can expect exceptional views and quick and easy access to the beach.
Other affordable options at this resort include the Windsor Beachfront Club Elite Room with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub (Club Elite concierge service included) and the Royal Beachfront Honeymoon One Bedroom Butler Suite (personal butler and 24-hour room service included). Both of these options include round-trip private BMW luxury airport transfers from Sangster International Airport (MBJ) or Norman Manley International Airport (KIN).
Having your own swim-up suite during your romantic Sandals getaway will certainly take things to the next level. As the Sandals experience is built around couples and romance, you and your love can be in a world of your own enjoying as much pool time as you want, whenever you feel like it. Here are some of the Sandals resorts with the most affordable swim-up suites:
Go right from your suite into the pool at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay with your own swim-up suite. For couples who want to save money when booking a suite in this category, take a look at the Walkout Swim-Up Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Butler Suite (personal butler and 24-hour room service included) and the Swim-Up Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon One Bedroom Butler Suite. Both of these suites will put you as close as ever to the ocean and include tropical garden views as well.
Sandals Barbados shows effortlessly why staying at all-inclusive resorts with swim-up suites is a good idea. You’ll be able to wake up and slip into the pool first thing in the morning as you enjoy the fresh morning air. The sense of peace that'll come with just this one act of self-indulgence will follow you throughout the day as you enjoy all the other conveniences this resort has to offer.
Among the more affordable options in the swim-up category at Sandals Barbados is the Crystal Lagoon Swim-Up Club Level Luxury Room, which has its own Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub, access to Club Sandals Lounge, and more, and the Crystal Lagoon Swim-Up One Bedroom Butler Suite, which includes a Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub, personal butler, 24-hour room service and VIP check-in.
If you can't get enough of the pool, then a swim-up suite at Sandals Royal Barbados might be just what you need on your vacation. Starting with the South Seas Swim-Up Club Level Ultra Suite, you can sift through a range of price points for suites in the swim-up category at Sandals Royal Barbados. This first option includes a patio Tranquility Soaking Tub that can be super relaxing and romantic for couples. The South Seas Swim-Up Club Level Ultra Suite also has zero-entry access into a Crystal Lagoon pool.
A couple more affordable options at this resort are the Royal Seaside Swim-up Club Level Ultra Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub and the South Seas Hideaway Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub. Guests of Sandals Royal Barbados, in addition to luxurious swim-up suites, can enjoy nine restaurants and six bars, including swim-up bars, at this resort, as well as the 11 restaurants and seven bars (including swim-up bars) at Sandals Barbados.
How convenient will it be to swim right to the bar from your swim-up suite at Sandals Montego Bay? Granted, you’ll have to finish your drink before swimming back to your room, but the bar can be quite the exciting place to be at this resort.
At Sandals Montego Bay, you’ll find several options for affordable swim-up suites. This listing includes popular options like the Oceanfront Swim-Up Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub and the Crystal Lagoon Swim-Up One Bedroom Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub. Both of these suites have butler services as well as 24-hour room service. They also both include round-trip private BMW luxury airport transfers from Sangster International Airport (MBJ) or Norman Manley International Airport (KIN).
Sandals has many resorts that offer rooms or suites with gorgeous private plunge pools. This list includes Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Halcyon Beach, Sandals Ochi, and Sandals Grenada. Each of these resorts has amazing views, so being able to take them in from your own private pool will definitely be a vacation highlight. Here are some of our favorite affordable options in this category:
Sandals Regency La Toc is one of the most spectacular and scenic resorts there is. This is why this resort can be ideal if you’re looking for a suite with its own private plunge pool. Some of the options available in this category at Sandals Regency La Toc include the Sunset Bluff Honeymoon Oceanfront One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite with Private Pool. This suite has a contemporary island style and the sliding glass doors in the bedroom open right up to the plunge pool! There's a specious balcony, sun loungers and a bistro dining set as well.
Also, at Sandals Regency La Toc, another affordable option is the Sunset Bluff Oceanfront Two Story One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite with Private Pool. This suite is in the category of Love Nest Butler Suites and includes Butler Elite and 24-hour room service. Intricately designed, it's hard not to fall in love with the way everything in this suite is so elegant and strategically placed. It’s also not hard to love the plunge pool out on the terrace with the most amazing views.
Sandals Halcyon Beach in Saint Lucia is one of those all-inclusive resorts with a private plunge pool that couples can enjoy. This resort definitely belongs on the list of resorts with affordable private pools as there are several affordable suites available in this category. This includes the Beachfront Honeymoon Butler Room w/ Private Pool Sanctuary (we love the shimmering mosaic tile and soothing cascade water feature!) and the Honeymoon Butler Room w/ Private Pool Sanctuary. The latter of these has a spacious deck with stylish patio furniture and a pair of sun loungers, so you’ll be able to soak in some sunshine and later settle in for some al fresco dining.
If you're looking for a resort with affordable private plunge pools overlooking the clear, blue sea or lush, tropical greenery, look no further than Sandals Ochi. At Sandals Ochi, one of the best options in this category is the Butler Villa with 4 One-Bedroom Suites and Private Pool. This villa is ideal for guests who will be traveling with a group. Each suite has a spacious bedroom and an elegant living area. There are separate fully stocked bars with premium liquor as well. The individual suites included with this option all have their own oversized balcony or patio next to the villa’s private pool. This villa includes Butler Elite and 24-hour room service.
Good to know: Sandals Ochi has 16 restaurants and 11 bars, including a hot new beach club!
Sandals Grenada on the blissful Pink Gin Beach is certainly in demand when it comes to suites with their own private pool. For those who want to enjoy this luxury, but at a price point that matches their budget, this resort has quite a few options that might very well be a reason to accelerate your vacation planning process!
At Sandals Grenada, the list of affordable suites with their own private pool includes the South Seas One Bedroom Butler Villa with Infinity Edge Pool (whirlpool and outdoor shower also included), the South Seas Grande Rondoval Butler Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary (includes zero entry plunge pool and a whirlpool complete with a waterfall), and the South Seas Honeymoon One Bedroom Butler Villa with Private Pool Sanctuary. If you book any of these options, you may not want to leave your suite at all for the duration of your vacation!
Even though Sandals Resorts aren’t necessarily cheap, it is more than possible to find affordable options that are convenient, whether you're looking for a swim-up suite, a suite with its own private pool, an oceanfront suite, or pretty much anything under the sun. At this resort, luxury is all the rage and there's something for everyone, on a budget or not!
We hope this post has helped you decide which Sandals Resort will best meet your needs. If you still have questions, read our post on which Sandals resort is best for you. Happy travels!