Sandals Resorts Reviews
Best Sandals Resort for Older Couples
1. Sandals Barbados
Sandals Barbados is my top pick from for older couples because of the exotic locale, rich history, and there is an extensive variety of sports and activities. The resort offers a stunning landscape that changes dramatically from one town to the next. There are plenty of activities and entertainment for nature lovers, club-goers, and even adventurers.
If you are looking for an all-inclusive vacation for older adults this exotic gem is just for you so enjoy with monkey-populated forests, rocky cliffs, white-sand beaches, and sparkling seas.
Best Sandals Resorts for Millennials and Couples
Romance is what Sandals Resorts are all about from the private dreamy rooms to the poolside relaxation and even the adventurous excursions that will give you memories for a lifetime. Here are my two most romantic resorts.
Sandals Royal Caribbean is renowned for its refinements and British traditions of a bygone era, such as high tea, croquet and continental breakfast in bed. Surrounded by manicured gardens and roaming peacocks, this elegant resort features innovative suites including Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Suites and the highly anticipated Over-the-water bungalows.
The adults-only Over-the-water bungalows have brought a whole new chapter of the all-inclusive experience—one that embodies relaxed luxury while fully engaging with local culture.
Just offshore, Sandals’ own exotic private island offers a romantic retreat featuring a pool with a swim-up bar, a secluded private beach, and an authentic Thai restaurant.
Discover Jamaica’s only all-beachfront, an all-oceanview resort set on a 500-acre wilderness preserve. Sandals South Coast brings guests closer than ever to the water, featuring Over-The-Water Bungalows, Latitudes° Over Water Bar, an Over-The-Water Wedding Chapel, and Jamaica’s largest pool. Everything you can imagine is beachside at Sandals South Coast, including the new Sushi on the Sand restaurant set along the resort’s pristine 2-mile white-sand beach.
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4. Sandals Ochi
Ochi Rios is the epitome of beauty in Jamaica with both lush rolling hills and white sand beaches. Skip the hustle and bustle on your next vacation and gather your best girlfriends for a relaxing getaway where each of you will be treated to the next level of luxury at Sandals Ocho Rios.
There’s plenty of opportunity for a little alone time but tons of opportunities to hang out with your best friends at an all-inclusive resort for the ultimate adult vacation. After relaxing by the beach all day it’s time #turnup at the trendy restaurants and bars.
The energy of the Caribbean Riviera and chic Ochi Beach Club overlooking half a mile of white-sand beach, or the privacy of the secluded Butler Villas & Great House Estate on the hillside above. This happening new resort is surrounded by 110 acres of lush tropical gardens, creating an exclusive hideaway complete with 105 pools, 16 unique dining choices, and unlimited golf at nearby Sandals Golf & Country Club.
Sandals Emerald Bay is a 500-acre all-inclusive Caribbean beach resort is set along a one-mile stretch of white-sand beach on Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas. This luxury all-inclusive resort has 249 magnificently appointed accommodations with styles that range from beachfront villas to charming bay house settings. Sandals Emerald Bay is also home to a stunning 18-hole Greg Norman-designed championship golf course, reputed to be among the best in the Caribbean.
One of the main attractions to the Bahamas is swimming with pigs. Tourist comes from all over the world, just to see and swim with the pigs. The Pigs of Exuma have become official ambassadors of Bahamas tourism. A book about the “Pigs of Paradise, is available on Amazon.
The pigs live on Big Major Cay, one of the over 365 islands in Exuma, a district of the Bahamas. Also known as Pig Beach (for obvious reasons), the island is about 82 miles southeast of Nassau and about 50 miles northwest of George Town. It is entirely uninhabited by humans.
Best Overall Sandals Resort
Sandals Grande St. Lucian is often described as the “closest vacation to a picture-perfect postcard.” Cradled to the west by Rodney Bay – boasting the calmest waters in all of Saint Lucia – and to the east by the majestic Atlantic Ocean, this magnificent resort showcases awe-inspiring panoramic views of the ocean, mountains and the island of Martinique’s distant shores.
The over-the-water bungalow suites are amazing and the include a spa tub for 2, a sun deck with a swim-up platform, and modern luxury decor and architecture. My favorite is the overwater hammocks! Close your eyes and imagine the sun rays beaming down on you as you lay in the overwater hammocks sipping on a cocktail.
Just steps from Barbados’ pristine Dover Beach, Sandals Barbados offers undeniable luxury with innovative accommodations such as the all-new Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Suites, 11 gourmet dining restaurants with international appeal, and Barbados’ largest and longest lagoon pool. Featuring Sandals first ever Indian restaurant, romantic fire pits, and a vibrant nightlife, Barbados’ best all-inclusive resort offers an exotic and romantic retreat for couples in love.
Traveling without Kids Will Make You a Better Parent
All couples need to take adult vacations with no kids in sight to have that alone time. My husband and I make it a priority in our marriage to spend some much-needed quality time to reconnect at least twice a year because our relationship depends on it.
Close your eyes and think about sleeping in, being able to read a book, eat a meal in peace or just not being responsible for anyone but you.
Guilt-Free No Kids Vacation
DO NOT let the guilt creep in. “What kind of parents go on vacation without their kid?” Is it selfish?” Absolutely not!
What’s more appealing than traveling to a sunny beach, cocktails with funny names and my handsome husband? There are not any kids saying “Mom, watch this! “Mom, look at me! mommy, momma, mom, I know you hear me calling your name.”
Family vacations definitely have its place but couples need to remember it’s just as important to cultivate their relationship as it is to ensure their kids have a great summer vacation traveling to unknown places.
Believe it or not, your kids will not wilt away and die if you recharge and reconnect with your spouse without them. Click here to book your guilt-free vacation.
Don’t Worry About Other What Others Have To Say
For every parent who says it’s crucial to spend some time away and travel without the demands of being “Mom” or “Dad,” there’s one who believes children should never be left out of a family trip or who feels tremendous guilt for leaving their children behind with the grandparents.
I no longer believe traveling without my kids is selfish but rather as a way to focus on my marriage and return as a better parent and show them what a healthy relationship looks like.
Are you lying to your friends and children telling them you are traveling for work because you don’t want to look like a bad mom or dad? Society puts a stigma on parents who don’t make their children the “end all be all”.
Parents are made to feel like once they have kids the world should stop and they can’t enjoy life anymore. Who told y’all that? Where is this written in the mommy handbook that your kids should be your everything?
Don’t get me wrong I love my daughters and I would take a bullet for them but my life does not revolve around them and it doesn’t include having them connected to my hip with each move I make.
Women are made to feel like they are bad moms or looked down upon by other mothers who feel as if it is not culturally acceptable to have a no kids vacation. Lucky for me I don’t care about what is culturally acceptable and I enjoy traveling without my kids.
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If I am going to raise happy and balanced children, then I have to show them what a happy, healthy and loving environment looks like. My daughters know I love them but they also know Mommie and Dad need alone time and that includes taking a trip twice a year that does not include them.
Show Your Kids What a Healthy Relationship Looks Like
How we parent and what we teach our children will be etched into their lives and they do not disappear just because you decided to take a vacation alone.
If your time away with your husband is something as simple as a reserving a hotel room for the night, going to the movies, or booking a lavish vacation for the two of you then you’ve got to go!
Make sure your kids know you’re going on vacation and why Mommie and Daddy need this time alone.
Be your best when you get back and show your little ones that mom and dad are in love and this is what couples do who are in love. You can also involve the kids in the planning process so they will not feel left out.
Let them help decide where mom and dad will go next. My daughters helped us plan a fabulous vacation to the Palencia Lobster Festival in Belize.
No Need to Stress No one Wants Your Kids
Preparing your little ones for your kid-free vacation:
- ANNOUNCING THE TRIP
- PREPARE YOUR KIDS MENTALLY
- STOCK THE FRIDGE
- SAYING GOODBYES
- LEAVE BEHIND LITTLE HEARTFELT REMINDERS
- KEEP BUSINESS AS USUAL BACK HOME
- USING TECHNOLOGY TO STAY CONNECTED
- LEAVE SOME FUN SURPRISES FOR YOUR KIDS
- HAVE FUN (WITHOUT GUILT)
Leave your Travel Information
- Flights: Include all flights, flight numbers and times
- Hotel: Include phone numbers of the hotel itself in case you can’t personally be reached
- Itinerary: Let your caregiver know if there are any times that you may not be able to be reached
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