Which Sandals Resort Is Best For You? The Complete Guide.

The first Sandals resort, Sandals Montego Bay, opened its doors in 1981. Right from the very start, Sandals focused on perfecting the ultimate couple’s vacation, and by doing so rocketed in popularity for couples from all over the world looking for a romantic escape to the Caribbean.

Along with its opening, Sandals Montego Bay brought something new and luxurious to the Caribbean, being one of the first resorts to execute to perfection the once novel swim-up bar.

Though the resort opened so many years ago, becoming the flagship resort for the Sandals brand, it has since been renovated and still maintains its place as one of the most opulent resorts of the Caribbean.

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Picture: Sandals Montego Bay, the recently renovated Sandals flagship resort. Guests love the water sports available and often spend a day or two at Sandals Royal Caribbean, which is located nearby. This allows guests to enjoy two vacations for the price of one, including a total of 21 unique restaurants!

From Montego Bay and beyond, Sandals reinvented the all-inclusive concept, delivering the “luxury included” vacation that is second to none. Guests love the luxurious suites and comprehensive all-inclusive package offering more quality inclusions than any other resort in the world.

Gourmet dining, unlimited (alcoholic) drinks, water sports, free scuba diving and snorkeling trips, entertainment, golf, beach volleyball, a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, well-appointed rooms and amenities, roundtrip airport transfers, exclusive airport arrival lounges, free Wi-Fi - it's all included in your stay at Sandals.

food at Sandals Resorts

Picture: Kimonos, Sandals' Teppanyaki-style sensation, can be found at Sandals Negril, Sandals Ochi, Sandals Royal Bahamian, Sandals Emerald Bay, Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Halcyon Beach, Sandals Grande Antigua, Sandals Grenada and Sandals Barbados. The best part: it's all included, all unlimited.

Tip: All Sandals Resorts are all-inclusive. No matter which room you choose. See full list of Sandals inclusions on our What does all-inclusive mean article.

A testament to Sandals success are the many awards the resorts won. From ‘Best All-Inclusive’, to ‘Best for Couples’, Sandals walked away with many prestigious awards in 2020 alone.

This, of course, makes it even more difficult to pick one! This article will help you choose the Sandals Resort that is just right for you.

In this article on the Sandals Blog:

Which Sandals resort is perfect for me?
What is the best rated Sandals resort?

What are the most popular swimming pools?
What are the resorts with the best beaches?

Which resorts feature waterskiing and tubing?
Best Sandals resorts for scuba diving
Best Sandals resorts for golf
Which Sandals resorts have the best nightlife?

Which resorts are best for older / younger couples?

Which resorts have overwater bungalows?
Which resorts have swim up rooms?

What are the newest Sandals resorts?
Which Sandals resorts are most affordable?
What if I want to bring family and kids?

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Which Sandals resort is perfect for me?

There are 15 award-winning Sandals resorts to choose from in the Caribbean. Each and every one of the resorts caters to a special kind of couple, looking for a carefully curated experience where “love is all you need”.

What makes it hard to choose just one, is that each Sandals Resort offer its guests five star luxury. The resorts all have their clientele old and new, and repeat visitors are not uncommon. In fact, each Sandals Resort has guests coming back every year to the resort they claim is the best resort in the world. One thing is for sure, you’ll find opportunities to take your love to the next level at any Sandals!

Which Sandals Resort is best for you, depends on the sort of experience you’re going for.

For example, Sandals Ochi features more than 100 swimming pools and 16 amazing restaurants. 'Ochi' is never boring and you're likely to find a lively atmosphere. On the other hand, Sandals Negril offers a plethora of (motorized) watersports on Jamaica's beautiful Seven Mile Beach. Looking for a resort that offers a social experience, a long beach and plenty of watersport options? Sandals Montego Bay is the best Sandals resort for you! Plus, Sandals Montego Bay is located close to the more intimate Sandals Royal Caribbean. Stay at 1, enjoy the aminities and restaurants of both resorts. This includes transfers!

over-the-water bar at Sandals Ochi

Picture: Overwater bar at Sandals Ochi. Expect a lively atmosphere at this resort!

If you like the idea of multiple vacations in one, check out the three Sandals resorts in Saint Lucia which are located in proximity of each other. Join a romantic cruise around the famous Pitons and play golf on two exotic courses! Stay at Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Regency La Toc or Sandals Halcyon Beach, play at all 3.

Love golf? You will fall in love with Sandals Emerald Bay, where you can tee off on a Greg Norman championship course with breathtaking views. After a round of golf, there’ll still be plenty of time to enjoy the beach, and what better place to do so than on Sandals Emerald Bay’s stunning beachfront?

Foodies absolutely love the variety of gourmet dining choices at Sandals! With up to 16 themed restaurants per resort, you'll never run out of new things to try. You can dine around the world - from pan-Caribbean cuisine to sushi to pub fare - and enjoy the best food at Sandals Resorts, all included and always unlimited.

Although all Sandals Resorts are located on a breathtaking beach, guests absolutely love the beaches at Sandals Emerald Bay, Sandals Negril, Sandals Grande Antigua and Sandals Grande St. Lucian.

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Picture: Enjoy championship golf with a view on the Greg Norman designed 18-hole golf course at Sandals Emerald Bay.

Sandals Royal Plantation in Jamaica is great for a quieter and more intimate romantic experience, much like Sandals Halcyon Beach in Saint Lucia. Still feel like a night out? Guests of Sandals Royal Plantation get a free ride to Sandals Ochi, guests of Sandals Halcyon Beach have access to the lively Sandals Grande St. Lucian! In addition, Sandals Halcyon Beach comes with the famous Paradise Pool, where you’ll find a serene and relaxing experience like no other place in the Caribbean.

Another spectacular swimming pool worth checking out is the infinity rooftop pool at Sandals newest resort in Barbados. Luxury and innovation collide at Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados, featuring Sandals first 4-lane bowling alley and rooftop bar.

There’s the opportunity to explore exotic offshore islands with private beaches if you choose to stay at Sandals Royal Bahamian or Sandals Royal Caribbean. Guests love to enjoy a cocktail at one of the beach cabanas.

private island at Sandals Royal Bahamian

Picture: Take a short boat trip down to the private island of Sandals Royal Bahamian in The Bahamas. Guests love to snorkel here!

Best for scuba diving? Try resorts like Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Grenada, although the Sandals resorts in Saint Lucia and Barbados are not far behind. All Sandals Resorts offer amazing scuba diving opportunities though!

Still not sure which Sandals resort is best for you? We’ve included the full list below which will (we hope!) help you make the right decision.

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Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Negril, Sandals South Coast, Sandals Ochi, Sandals Royal Plantation (all in Jamaica), Sandals Royal Bahamian, Sandals Emerald Bay (Bahamas), Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Halcyon Beach (Saint Lucia), Sandals Grande Antigua (Antigua), Sandals Grenada (Grenada), Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados (Barbados).

What is the best rated Sandals resort?

Reviews are helpful when it comes to selecting the best resort. However, in terms of picking the best Sandals resort, you’ll be happy to know that there’s hardly a way to go wrong. That’s because all Sandals resorts have a 5 star rating, which speaks to how well the resorts and the staff manage to meet and exceed the expectations of their guests.

Sandals Royal Plantation all-inclusive resort in Jamaica

Picture: Sandals Royal Plantation. Guests love the beach butlers at this authentic boutique resort.

The best rated Sandals Resort is Sandals Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. 94% (!) of over 3,000 reviewers rate this elegant boutique resort as ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’. Sandals Royal Plantation is closely followed by Sandals Grenada and Sandals South Coast (also in Jamaica). You will find Sandals South Coast in Whitehouse, located on one of Jamaica’s most secluded beaches.

Expert Tip: Keep in mind that the rating of the resort doesn't necessary mean the resort will match your idea of an amazing Caribbean vacation. Sandals Royal Plantation for example, is a great resort for an intimate boutique experience, but might not be the best Sandals Resort for couples who are looking for a lively resort with a large swimming pool. Choose the Sandals resort that suits you as a couple!

Sandals all-inclusive resort in Grenada

Picture: Sandals Grenada is one of the newer Sandals Resorts. Guests love the sushi and scuba diving at this all-inclusive resort.

The best rated Sandals Resort in Jamaica

Looking for your 'home away from home' in Jamaica? The best rated Sandals all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica are Sandals Royal Plantation and Sandals South Coast. The two resorts couldn't be more different! Sandals Royal Plantation offers an intimate and quiet boutique experience, where Sandals South Coast is one of the bigger Sandals properties, boasting the largest swimming pool on the island!

over-the-water bar at Sandals South Coast

Picture: The popular Over-The-Water Bar at Sandals South Coast. Sandals Montego Bay offers a similar bar with over-the-water hammocks.

If you're looking for the best beach in Jamaica, there's no doubt Sandals Negril on Seven Mile Beach is what you're looking for. This resort is smaller than Sandals South Coast, although both are known for their laidback atmosphere.

Flagship resort Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean are located near each other and guests of either resort can make use of the aminities of both resorts (including the 21 restaurants!). Sandals Montego Bay is located on a long private white sand beach and often has a lively atmosphere. Sandals Royal Caribbean is more intimate and offers guests a private offshore island. Both resorts are located near the airport, which minimizes transfer time.

Sandals Royal Caribbean all-inclusive

Picture: Sandals Royal Caribbean is one of the more intimate Sandals Resorts in Jamaica, loved for its private offshore island.

Last, but not least, Sandals Ochi offers its guests 16 restaurants and spectacular entertainment at the Caribbean's first speakeasy - no wonder you'll likely find a lively atmosphere at this resort!

Love to play some golf in Jamaica? Green fees are included in your stay! The Sandals Golf & Country Club is located near Sandals Royal Plantation and Sandals Ochi.

The best rated Sandals Resort in Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is a popular destination for Sandals couples, with the island boasting three amazing resorts. Of the three Sandals resorts in Saint Lucia, the best rated and also biggest property is Sandals Grande St. Lucian.

Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Halcyon Beach are both popular in their own right, the latter considered to be a resort that is more intimate, laidback and “embraces the quintessential Caribbean”. On the other hand, Sandals Regency La Toc is known to have amazing views, incredible villas and excellent butler service.

If budget plays a role, you'll find that the suites at Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Halcyon Beach come at lower rates. If you are looking for a vibrant atmosphere and the best beach however, it is worth splurging on Sandals Grande St. Lucian.

With the three resorts being located close to each other, you can hardly go wrong. Stay at any of the Sandals resorts in Saint Lucia and get access to all three. This includes free transportation!

sandals grande st lucian all inclusive resort

Picture: Sandals Grande St. Lucian. Guests love JJ's speedboat tour and the Red Lane spa. You'll likely find a lively experience at this resort.

The best rated Sandals Resort in The Bahamas

The Bahamas is not missing in action, and the popularity of the islands as the ultimate vacation destination adds to the love affair guests have with Sandals Emerald Bay and Sandals Royal Bahamian.

Of the two Sandals resorts in the Bahamas, Sandals Emerald Bay is the largest and best rated Sandals Resort with a Greg Norman designed golf course, a stunning private beach and an amazing spa. Sandals Royal Bahamian doesn’t fall too far behind, offering an authentic offshore island adventure and one of the best scuba diving experiences.

Normally you'll find Emerald Bay to have a more laidback atmosphere, while you can expect a lively atmosphere at Sandals Royal Bahamian.

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Picture: Sandals Emerald Bay. Guests love the beautiful private beach and large swimming pool.

While not all Sandals Resorts are mentioned here, know that Sandals ranks high when compared to other resorts in the Caribbean – without exception. If you choose to vacation at any, you’re bound to have great vacation memories to take home with you.

What are the most popular swimming pools at Sandals resorts?

Picture yourself relaxing at the pool sipping on a Pina Colada, somewhere in the Caribbean. This is the worry-free vacation Sandals guests have learned to love. Throw in some swim-up bars, good company, and some reggae music in the background to set the mood, and you'll never want to leave!

Now for the big question: which swimming pools found at Sandals are most loved by its guests? Although this list is not conclusive, you’ll find some of the most amazing Sandals pools at Sandals Halcyon Beach, Sandals Royal Barbados, Sandals Grenada, Sandals Emerald Bay, Sandals South Coast and Sandals Ochi.

All of the pools below include the iconic Sandals swim up bars!

Sandals Halcyon Beach in Saint Lucia

Paradise Pool, “a treat for the senses” is the Caribbean’s longest, clocking in at 600 feet. It was recently renovated and is a great quiet spot to kick back, sip on your cocktail and read a book.

paradise pool sandals halcyon beach

Picture: Paradise Pool at Sandals Halcyon Beach in Saint Lucia. Guests love the lazy river and watersports available at this resort. This pool might not be known for its lively parties, but it is a great pool to relax!

Sandals Royal Barbados

The zero entry, glass-edged infinity pool at this resort is the first of its kind for Sandals. This lively pool is one of 31 pools at Sandals Royal Barbados; that number includes a rooftop pool with a view that is second to none.

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Picture: The infinity pool at Sandals Royal Barbados, looking out over the beach.

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Picture: Sandals' first rooftop pool at Sandals Royal Barbados.

Sandals Grenada

Get cozy with the daring and dazzling infinity-edged pool at Sandals Grenada. It’s great to look at and adds to the ambiance of any romantic getaway, with a fire pit and lounge in the middle.

sandals grenada pool

Picture: Wait... what? A Swimming pool with a firepit in the middle at Sandals Grenada.

sandals grenada pool with swim up bar

Picture: Guests love the swim-up bar at Sandals Grenada.

Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma, The Bahamas

An award-winning beach resort in Great Exuma,The Bahamas, you’ll fall in love with the intricacy of the large beachfront pool that can be found at Sandals Emerald Bay. Expect zero entry and fire pits all around.

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Picture: The zero-entry main pool at Sandals Emerald Bay.

Sandals South Coast in Jamaica

You won’t want to leave once you experience the happening beach front pool at South Coast, complete with a one of the most beautiful swim-up bars.

sandals south coast pool

Picture: Relax at the swim-up bar, located in the largest swimming pool of the island at Sandals South Coast.

Sandals Ochi in Jamaica

Sandals Ochi has more pools than pretty much all other resorts in Jamaica, over 100! Most of the butler villas have pools and there are a few sprinkled around the resort. The biggest swimming pool at this resort is located at the Great House.

sandals ochi pool

Picture: The large swimming pool close to the Manor House at Sandals Ochi. Guests of this resort love the food and the entertainment.

What are the Sandals resorts with the most beautiful beaches?

Sandals Resorts are all located in the most sought after locations in the Caribbean with stunning views and incredible backdrops. Settle in on the white sand beach underneath a straw umbrella, listen to the calming sounds of the ocean, and sip on a ice-cold signature cocktail - life doesn't get much better than this!

All Sandals resorts are located right on a gorgeous beach, but the beaches at Sandals Emerald Bay, Sandals Grande Antigua, Sandals Negril and Sandals Grande St. Lucian are among the most spectacular.

Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma, The Bahamas

You can't beat Exuma, when it comes to powdery white sand beaches, turquoise waters, wooden swings and pure bliss! The water is so blue, you won't believe your eyes! The beach at Sandals Emerald Bay is gorgeous, private and there's ample space to find a good spot.

sandals beach resort in Exuma

Sandals Grande Antigua

Hands down, Dickenson Bay is the best of Antigua’s 365 beaches. Expect soft white sand, palm trees and turquoise waters. This resort got voted the Most Romantic Resort in the World!

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Sandals Negril in Jamaica

The expansive Seven Mile beach never disappoints, particularly in the water sports department. This is Jamaica's best beach, with calm turquoise waters. The perfect spot to have a leisurely swim with a cocktail in hand!

Sandals Negril on Seven Mile beach

Sandals Grande St Lucian in Saint Lucia

Amazing views, clean and pristine shores, and lots to explore.

sandals grande saint lucian beach resort

If you don’t mind sharing your all-inclusive resort with families, Beaches Turks & Caicos is not adults-only like Sandals, but it is located on the simply stunning Grace Bay beach. This beach was voted the most beautiful beach in the world – hard to top that!

Which Sandals resorts feature waterskiing, wake boarding and tubing?

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Sandals makes sure there’s more than enough to do out on the beachfront at all its resorts. Waterskiing and tubing are among the most popular activities to engage in during a beach vacation, and you can enjoy these activities and more at the resorts listed below:

Best Sandals resorts for scuba diving

Sandals scuba diving

Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities for guests traveling to the Caribbean. Guests of Sandals have a sweet deal in this regard, as the property offers free scuba diving trips as part of your stay, just as long as you’re PADI® certified. This includes professional equipment! Each guest can get a maximum of two tanks a day, depending on availability and the weather.

If you are not yet PADI® certified, you can get your certification through the resort at additional cost. Sandals knowledgeable scuba staff certified over 100,000 guests. With top of the line and well-maintained equipment, you’ll be scuba diving fearlessly in no time!

Some of the best Sandals resorts for scuba diving include Sandals Royal Bahamian, Sandals Grenada and the Sandals resorts in Saint Lucia and Barbados.

Sandals Royal Bahamian for “out of this world” diving

Sandals Royal Bahamian is often referred to as the best Sandals resort for scuba diving. You’ll see all kinds of marine life. Diving in The Bahamas may very well be some of the best diving you’ve done in your life with an abundance of reefs and incredible sea life. Expect to see everything from tropical fish and sea turtles to sting-rays, moray eels, crabs, and nurse sharks.

Sandals Grenada “an amazing place to dive!”

In Grenada you’ll find coral reefs that are full of life – this means you have plenty of chances to spot fishes of all varieties, turtles, octopus, nurse sharks, barracuda, and more. Coral reefs in Grenada are as “beautiful and vibrant” as the island itself. You’ll find a good mix of dive sites, and you can choose whether you prefer to dive and explore areas around ship wrecks or focus on the reef life. While in Grenada, don’t miss the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park.

Sandals scuba diving

“Spectacular scuba diving” at Sandals resorts in Saint Lucia

The reefs in Saint Lucia are very much alive, and you may not even have to go far to witness this up close. All the Sandals properties in Saint Lucia are located right on the beach so whether you decide to scuba from shore, or take a boat out to explore, you’re likely to encounter creatures you wouldn’t normally encounter on a regular day, like eels, sea snakes, lobster and crabs, octopus and all kinds of fish.

The Sandals resorts in Barbados “have it all”

Sandals Barbados offers scuba divers a unique opportunity to explore shipwrecks in addition to spectacular views of the undersea. It’s a whole different world beneath the waves, and you’ll find that diving in Barbados is easy, relaxed and fun. Among the sea creatures you will spot along the way are turtles, octopus, sea horses, bat fish, eels, porcupine fish, and more.

At all Sandals resorts you can expect to have a great scuba dive experience, the ones listed above are the favorites amongst guests.

Best Sandals resorts for golf

Put your best golfing game forward while in the Caribbean – Sandals offers many golf resorts where you can tee off in the perfect ambiance. Find spectacular golf courses close to Sandals Emerald Bay, the Sandals resorts in Ocho Rios (Sandals Ochi and Sandals Royal Plantation) and the Sandals resorts in Saint Lucia (Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Regency la Toc and Sandals Halcyon Beach).

Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma, the Bahamas

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Features an 18-hole Greg Norman designed championship course with breathtaking views. According to many guests, Sandals Emerald Bay is considered the best place to go for golf. Find green fee information here.

Sandals Ochi in Jamaica

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There’s an 18-hole resort-style course near Sandals Ochi. Transfers are complimentary from Sandals Ochi and Sandals Royal Plantation, and green fees are included for Sandals guests.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian in Saint Lucia

sandals grande st lucian golf resort

An 18 hole championship course is located about five minutes from the Sandals Grande St. Lucian resort at the Sandals Golf & Country Club in Cap Estate. There are complimentary transfers from all Sandals resorts; the trip takes 25 minutes from Sandals Halcyon Beach and 35 minutes from Sandals Regency La Toc.

Insider Tip: Stay six nights or more and your green fees will be covered. You can book Private Golf Lessons (PGL) at an additional cost. Twice a week on Tuesday and Wednesday complimentary lessons are available.

Sandals Regency La Toc in Saint Lucia

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9-hole resort-style course located on property. Complementary transfers available from all Sandals resorts in Saint Lucia to this location. Green fees included. More details here.

Which Sandals resorts have the best nightlife?

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For couples that love to party and make new friends during their vacation, there are a few Sandals Resorts that stand out for their lively ambiance and social atmosphere.

Although it depends on the season and the guests, you will often find a vibrant atmosphere at Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Ochi, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Grande Antigua and Sandals Royal Bahamian.

speakeasy at Sandals Ochi

Picture: Don't miss out on the Caribbean's first speakeasy bar at Sandals Ochi: the Rabbit Hole. Ask the staff for the secret password!

For active nightlife outside of the resorts, plan your vacation at Sandals Montego Bay (Montego Bay), Sandals Royal Caribbean (Montego Bay), Sandals Ochi (Ocho Rios), Sandals Royal Plantation (Ocho Rios), Sandals Negril (Negril), Sandals Grenada (St. George’s), Sandals Royal Bahamian (Nassau) or at the Sandals resorts in Barbados (St. Lawrence Gap).

Relax and sip on your favorite cocktail during the day, sing at the piano bar at the resort and go out when you’re in the mood for a party! Visit during the months of December until April to find a lively atmosphere at the resorts and on the islands.

Which Sandals resorts are best for younger / older couples?

Sandals resorts are perfect for couples of all ages, especially those celebrating a wedding, honeymoon, or anniversary. During your Sandals vacation you can expect to meet couples from all over the world, of all age groups. There are some resorts which attract vacationers of a particular age group, and this varies according to your time of travel.

Resorts like Sandals Grande Antigua, Sandals Royal Plantation, and Sandals Halcyon Beach tend to attract a more mature crowd, while Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Ochi, and Sandals Royal Bahamian are known to pull a younger crowd.

All the other resorts fall somewhere in between, but no matter where you go you’ll still find a diverse mix of age groups.

Expert tip: Ask yourself what kind of atmosphere you are looking for on your vacation in the Caribbean. Sandals Halcyon Beach, Sandals Emerald Bay and Sandals Royal Plantation tend to have a quieter and more laidback atmosphere. If you are looking for a party, read the previous paragraph to find out what the more vibrant Sandals Resorts are!

Which Sandals resorts have Over-the-Water Bungalows?

sandals south coast overwater bungalows

Picture: Sandals South Coast features heart-shaped overwater bungalows.

Over-the-Water bungalows are among the more recent additions of Sandals, and they’ve added something truly special to the resort. If you don’t book well in advance, it can be a little challenging to book an Over-the-Water Bungalow as these room categories are incredibly popular.

Over-The-Water Bungalows include glass floors, Tranquility Soaking Tubs, and personalized butler service. The three Sandals resorts you can find the deluxe Over-the-Water Bungalows are Sandals South Coast, Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Grande St. Lucian.

Which Sandals resorts have swim-up rooms?

swim-up room Sandals Barbados

Picture: Grab a bottle of bubbles out of the complimentary minibar and lounge out the pool, right in front of your suite! It's all possible with the swim-up rooms at Sandals Barbados.

There’s nothing quite like going for a romantic swim, right from the doorstep of your suite. Below you will find the full list of Sandals Resorts that offer swim-up rooms:

Have a look at some of the most incredible swim-up rooms to help yourself in making a final decision!

What are the newest Sandals resorts?

sandals royal barbados all inclusive-resort

Picture: Sandals Royal Barbados opened its doors in 2017. Guests love its infinity pools, rooftop restaurant, the bowling alley and the craft beer hall.

The newest Sandals properties are Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados, which opened its doors in 2015 and 2017 respectively, offering a “mega-vacation that includes two resorts for the price of one”.

Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals South Coast have undergone multi-million-dollar renovations in the last five years and don’t fall too far behind with their spanking new upgrades.

Sandals Grenada opened its doors in 2014, and Sandals Emerald Bay in 2010.

Which Sandals resorts are most affordable?

Many couples plan their Sandals vacation well in advance, and most couples carefully budget for this. Looking for the Sandals resorts with the best deals? Keep an eye out for the best offers on the Sandals specials page. New offers are posted almost daily - especially the 7-7-7 deals are popular. Every Sandals resort will have some amazing deals from time to time.

Sandals Ochi swimming pool

Picture: Lounge at the swimming pool at Sandals Ochi and enjoy unlimited cocktails.

Generally speaking, Sandals Ochi has the lowest entry-level rates and is the most affordable Sandals Resort. This is the perfect resort if you're on a budget or simply like to stay a bit longer. Other budget-friendly Sandals Resorts include Sandals Negril, Sandals South Coast, Sandals Royal Caribbean (all in Jamaica) and Sandals Regency La Toc (Saint Lucia).

You’ll find that you have a greater advantage with prices if you book within the low season. This is when you might find Butler suites for Club level suite prices.

Typically, low season in the Caribbean is from June to November.

What if I want to bring family and kids?

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While all Sandals resorts are adults-only, Beaches Resorts (from the same founder) cater to families with children. Beaches Resorts are often referred to as “Sandals Resorts for families”, and at all three Beaches Resorts you’ll find waterparks, Sesame street characters, XBox lounges, games rooms, fun activities for all ages and a nightclub for teens.

You’ll even get to have some adult time as there are certified nannies and Kids’ Camps. All in all, Beaches Resorts offer the perfect family vacation, where there’s something for everyone.

Booking the right Sandals vacation in three easy steps

Sandals Montego Bay dinner on beach

There you have it; all the reasons Sandals has won the hearts of guests from all over the world and continues to do just that. The above information should help you choose the right Sandals! Rest assured, no matter which resort you pick, you'll be in for an all-inclusive vacation of a lifetime.

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Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Negril, Sandals South Coast, Sandals Ochi, Sandals Royal Plantation (all in Jamaica), Sandals Royal Bahamian, Sandals Emerald Bay (Bahamas), Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Halcyon Beach (Saint Lucia), Sandals Grande Antigua (Antigua), Sandals Grenada (Grenada), Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados (Barbados).

If you’re still trying to decide, use the following three steps to select the perfect Sandals Resort for you:

  1. Narrow the list down with the help of the vacation planner.
  2. Compare up to four Sandals resorts with this handy tool.
  3. Make the final decision, choose a room and get ready for your five-star Sandals Caribbean getaway. Call us at 1-888-726-3257 if you need help.

Enjoy your Sandals vacation!

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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.