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Which Sandals Resort Is Best For You? The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Romantic Getaway

CEO Tinh Phung
Are you and your partner dreaming of a romantic escape to the Caribbean? Look no further than Sandals Resorts. With 18 luxurious resorts located in seven Caribbean territories, Sandals offers the ultimate couple's vacation experience....

Are you and your partner dreaming of a romantic escape to the Caribbean? Look no further than Sandals Resorts. With 18 luxurious resorts located in seven Caribbean territories, Sandals offers the ultimate couple's vacation experience. But with so many amazing locations to choose from, how do you decide which Sandals Resort is best for you?

In this article, we'll take you through everything you need to know to pick the right resort for you as a couple. From the best-rated resorts and the most beautiful beaches to the top food options and thrilling activities, we've got you covered.

The 16 Best-Rated Sandals Resorts of 2022 - Ranked

Before we dive in, it's important to note that your idea of a dream vacation may differ from someone else's. The best-rated Sandals Resort is Sandals Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, with 94% of over 3,000 reviewers rating it as 'very good' or 'excellent'. However, keep in mind that this intimate boutique resort may not be the right fit for you if you're looking for a livelier atmosphere.

Ask yourself: What are you looking for in a dream vacation? Is it the beach, the swimming pool, the food, or a lively atmosphere? Make your decision based on your specific needs and wants.

Now, let's explore the top-rated Sandals Resorts of 2022:

1. Sandals Royal Plantation

Guests love this intimate resort for its romantic atmosphere, attentive staff, and stunning beach. Located near popular Jamaican attractions like Dunn's River Falls and the Ocho Rios Blue Hole, Sandals Royal Plantation offers a free ride to Sandals Ochi, where you can enjoy even more amenities and 16 additional restaurants.

Sandals Royal Plantation Picture: Sandals Royal Plantation, an intimate and romantic retreat.

2. Sandals Grenada

One of the newest Sandals Resorts, Sandals Grenada is loved for its beautiful resort grounds, great food options, and private plunge pool suites. This resort is also a top choice for scuba diving enthusiasts.

Sandals Grenada Picture: Sandals Grenada, where luxury meets adventure.

3. Sandals South Coast

Also known as 'Sexy South Coast', this resort offers an array of amenities, including Jamaica's largest swimming pool, a fantastic beach, and a unique Over-The-Water bar. It's the perfect place for long walks along the shore and enjoying the authentic Caribbean experience.

Sandals South Coast Picture: Sandals South Coast, where paradise meets adventure.

4. Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Located in Saint Lucia, Sandals Grande St. Lucian boasts a beautiful beach, stunning views, and some of the best food options in the Sandals portfolio. Guests can also enjoy free access to the amenities and restaurants at Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Halcyon Beach.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian Picture: Sandals Grande St. Lucian, where breathtaking views await.

5. Sandals Negril

Situated on Jamaica's famous Seven Mile beach, Sandals Negril offers calm waters, stunning sunsets, and an intimate atmosphere. It's the perfect spot for couples looking to unwind and enjoy each other's company in a beautiful setting.

Sandals Negril Picture: Sandals Negril, where paradise meets tranquility.

These are just a few examples of the top-rated Sandals Resorts. Each resort offers its own unique charm and amenities, ensuring that you and your partner will have an unforgettable vacation no matter which one you choose.

Finding the Perfect Sandals Resort for You

To help you make an informed decision, let's dive deeper into some of the key factors couples consider when choosing a Sandals Resort.

Best Sandals Resorts in Jamaica

If Jamaica is your dream destination, you have several fantastic options to choose from:

  • Sandals Royal Plantation: Intimate and quiet, perfect for couples seeking a romantic atmosphere
  • Sandals South Coast: Jamaica's largest swimming pool and a fantastic beach for long walks along the shore
  • Sandals Montego Bay: A flagship resort with a private white sand beach and a wide selection of food options
  • Sandals Royal Caribbean: Offers a private offshore island with a phenomenal Thai restaurant and an intimate atmosphere
  • Sandals Ochi: The most affordable Sandals Resort, featuring 16 restaurants and Jamaica's popular waterfalls nearby

Sandals Montego Bay Picture: Sandals Montego Bay, where paradise awaits.

Best Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is known for its stunning natural beauty and warm hospitality. The top-rated Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia are:

  • Sandals Grande St. Lucian: Boasts a great beach, stunning views, and some of Sandals' best food options
  • Sandals Regency La Toc: Offers breathtaking views, incredible villa suites, and its own golf course
  • Sandals Halcyon Beach: Provides an authentic Caribbean experience, a stunning river pool, and an intimate atmosphere

Sandals Halcyon Beach Picture: Sandals Halcyon Beach, a true Garden of Eden.

Best Sandals Resorts in The Bahamas

If you're dreaming of a Bahamian getaway, consider these top-rated Sandals Resorts:

  • Sandals Emerald Bay: Voted the Sandals Resort with the best beach, it offers turquoise waters and a stunning golf course
  • Sandals Royal Bahamian: Recently renovated, it features a private offshore island and the best scuba diving experiences

Sandals Royal Bahamian Picture: Sandals Royal Bahamian, where adventure meets luxury.

These are just a few highlights of the best Sandals Resorts in each destination. Each resort has its own unique features and all-inclusive experience, designed to create unforgettable memories for you and your partner.

The Most Beautiful Beaches and Best Swimming Pools at Sandals Resorts

If stunning beaches and refreshing swimming pools are at the top of your priority list, Sandals has you covered. Here are some highlights:

The Sandals Resorts with the Most Beautiful Beaches

  • Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma, The Bahamas: Experience powdery white sand and turquoise waters that will leave you speechless.
  • Sandals Grande Antigua: Enjoy Dickenson Bay, one of Antigua's most beautiful beaches, known for its soft white sand and tall palm trees.
  • Sandals Negril in Jamaica: Relax on Jamaica's famous Seven Mile beach, featuring calm turquoise waters and breathtaking sunsets.
  • Sandals Grande St. Lucian in Saint Lucia: Revel in amazing views, calm waters, and pristine shores.
  • Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica: Lounge on a private white sand beach with beautiful, calm turquoise waters.

Sandals Emerald Bay Picture: Sandals Emerald Bay, where paradise meets the beach.

The Sandals Resorts with the Greatest Swimming Pools

Cool off and unwind at these amazing swimming pools:

  • Sandals Royal Curaçao: This resort offers breathtaking views from its infinity pool overlooking the ocean.
  • Sandals Halcyon Beach in Saint Lucia: Relax at Paradise Pool, the Caribbean's longest swimming pool, perfect for quiet relaxation.
  • Sandals Royal Barbados: Enjoy the zero-entry, glass-edged infinity pool, the first of its kind at Sandals Resorts.
  • Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma, The Bahamas: Dive into the intricately designed beachfront pool with zero entry and fire pits.
  • Sandals South Coast in Jamaica: Lounge by the largest swimming pool on the island, complete with a swim-up bar.

Sandals Royal Curaçao Picture: Sandals Royal Curaçao, where infinity meets the ocean.

The Best Food Options and Exhilarating Activities at Sandals Resorts

Food plays a crucial role in every vacation experience. At Sandals Resorts, you'll enjoy a variety of cuisines to satisfy your taste buds. Here are the resorts known for their exceptional food options:

The Sandals Resorts with the Best Food Options

  • Sandals Resorts in Barbados: With a total of 20 restaurants across Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados, you'll have a culinary paradise at your fingertips.
  • Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica: Indulge in 21 restaurants, including Butch's, Soy, Cucina Romana, and Café de Paris.
  • Sandals Grenada: Delight in 10 restaurants, featuring popular options like Butch's, Soy, Le Jardinier, Kimonos, Cucina Romana, and Café de Paris.
  • Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Emerald Bay: These resorts offer a variety of dining options, including Bombay Club, La Parisienne, Kimonos, and Café de Paris.

Sandals Barbados Picture: Bombay Club at Sandals Barbados, where exotic flavors await.

Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, and Tubing at Sandals Resorts

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, several Sandals Resorts offer waterskiing, wakeboarding, and tubing:

  • Sandals Montego Bay
  • Sandals Negril
  • Sandals South Coast
  • Sandals Grande St. Lucian
  • Sandals Halcyon Beach

Waterskiing and Wakeboarding Picture: Waterskiing and wakeboarding at Sandals Resorts.

Best Sandals Resorts for Scuba Diving

Explore the vibrant underwater world with Sandals Resorts' free scuba diving trips:

  • Sandals Royal Bahamian in The Bahamas: A paradise for scuba diving enthusiasts with an abundance of reefs and incredible sea life.
  • Sandals Royal Curaçao: Curaçao offers great visibility and a variety of dive sites, including coral reefs and interesting wrecks.
  • Sandals Grenada: Grenada's reefs are full of life, featuring turtles, octopuses, nurse sharks, and a wide array of fish species.
  • Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia: Discover the breathtaking dive sites, where you can encounter eels, sea snakes, lobster and crabs, and all kinds of fish.

Sandals Scuba Diving Picture: Explore the underwater world with scuba diving at Sandals Resorts.

Best Sandals Resorts for Golf

If you're a golf enthusiast, these Sandals Resorts offer exceptional golfing experiences:

  • Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma, The Bahamas: Play a round at the 18-hole championship course designed by Greg Norman.
  • Sandals Ochi and Sandals Royal Plantation in Jamaica: Enjoy complimentary green fees at an 18-hole resort-style course near Ocho Rios.

Sandals Golf Picture: Tee off at the Greg Norman-designed golf course at Sandals Emerald Bay.

Which Sandals Resorts Have the Best Nightlife?

For couples who love to party, these Sandals Resorts offer vibrant nightlife:

  • Sandals Ochi
  • Sandals Montego Bay
  • Sandals Grande St. Lucian
  • Sandals Royal Bahamian

Nightlife at Sandals Ochi Picture: Experience the Caribbean's first speakeasy bar at Sandals Ochi.

Sandals Resorts for Younger/Older Couples

Sandals Resorts cater to couples of all ages. However, some resorts are known to attract a particular age group. Here are a few examples:

  • Sandals Grande St. Lucian: Popular among younger couples seeking adventure and a livelier atmosphere.
  • Sandals Halcyon Beach: Known for its laid-back and intimate ambiance, appealing to older couples.
  • Sandals Ochi and Sandals Royal Bahamian: Often draw a younger crowd due to their vibrant atmosphere and affordable options.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian Picture: Enjoy the lively atmosphere at the beachfront pool of Sandals Grande St. Lucian.

Over-The-Water Bungalows and Swim-Up Rooms

For a truly luxurious experience, consider booking an Over-The-Water Bungalow or a swim-up room:

  • Over-The-Water Bungalows: Available at Sandals South Coast, Sandals Royal Caribbean, and Sandals Grande St. Lucian.
  • Swim-Up Rooms: Offered at many Sandals Resorts, including Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Negril, and Sandals Barbados.

Over-The-Water Bungalows Picture: Indulge in luxury with an Over-The-Water Bungalow at Sandals South Coast.

Newest Sandals Resorts

Looking for modern amenities and innovative features? Check out these newer Sandals Resorts:

  • Sandals Royal Curaçao
  • Sandals Royal Bahamian (recently renovated)
  • Sandals Barbados (opened in 2015)
  • Sandals Royal Barbados (opened in 2017)
  • Sandals Grenada (opened in 2014)

Sandals Royal Curaçao Picture: Sandals Royal Curaçao, the newest addition to the Sandals family.

Most Affordable Sandals Resorts

If you're on a budget, consider these more affordable Sandals Resorts:

  • Sandals Ochi: Known for its affordable rates and vibrant atmosphere.
  • Sandals Negril: Offers a laid-back experience and value for your money.
  • Sandals South Coast: Known for its beautiful beach and reasonable prices.
  • Sandals Royal Caribbean: Offers an intimate atmosphere and a private offshore island.

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

Bringing Family and Kids

Although Sandals Resorts are adults-only, families and kids can enjoy the ultimate vacation experience at Beaches Resorts, which are part of the same family. Beaches Resorts cater to families with a wide range of amenities and activities for kids of all ages.

Booking Your Perfect Sandals Vacation

Now that you have all the information you need, you can follow these three easy steps to book your dream Sandals vacation:

  1. Narrow down your options using the filter options on the resort overview page.
  2. Compare up to four Sandals Resorts using the 'Compare resorts' tab to help you make the final decision.
  3. Choose your preferred room category and get ready for a five-star, all-inclusive Caribbean getaway.

If you need assistance, you can call us at 1-888-726-3257. Your Sandals vacation awaits!

Remember, no matter which Sandals Resort you choose, you and your partner will have an incredible all-inclusive experience filled with romance, relaxation, and adventure. Enjoy your Sandals vacation and create memories to last a lifetime!

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