Based in Montego Bay, the famous Caribbean resort chain founded in 1981 by legendary Jamaican entrepreneur Gordon "Butch" Stewart was instrumental in pioneering the "all-inclusive" concept - paying one (usually very attractive) rate to cover all food and drink as well as many activities and amenities, in addition to just a room. Sandals properties now number 18 on eight islands, and they´re especially popular with (and indeed, marketed to) couples and especially honeymooning couples. You can get a full rundown of all the properties here, but in the meantime, here are our picks for the top three Sandals choices for a romantic honeymoon:
One of seven Jamaica Sandals properties, this resort (top) in Ocho Rios is a romantic favorite because it has just 74 oceanview suites on ten peaceful acres. an all-suite butler-service resort. A beach butler will bring you drinks as you lounge by the pool.
Complimentary golf at the neighboring Sandals Golf & Country Club includes transportation and green fees. The champagne and caviar bar is also unique in Jamaica. We found Sandals Royal Plantation to be the most beautiful and tranquil beach of any Sandals Resorts. As soon as the beach opened at 10, server brought drinks and continued to attend to our every need throughout the day. The water was also pleasant, and despite a few floats, the place always felt open.
If you're still hungry for more, the neighboring Sandals Ochi Beach Resort has 16 more rooms and is included in your stay at Sandals Royal Plantation. Many tourists enjoy visiting both locations throughout their trip.
Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa
Grenada's Sandals Resort and Spa Sandals Grenada Resort is the perfect destination to unwind on your honeymoon. Many types of water activities are available as well. Pink Gin Beach in the heart of Grenada is a picture-perfect Caribbean getaway.
69 different types of apartments are available, such as Swim Up Pool Apartments, Rondovals, and Skypool Suites, each with access to a private butler. The Italian Village is one of four available communities with romantic soak baths. There are ten options, including a steakhouse with international renown.
Sandals Grande St. Lucian
Sandals Grande St. Lucian is the place to go if you've always wanted to stay in a house perched right above the lake. Guests at this resort regularly describe it as "the vacation spot that comes closest to a picture-perfect postcard." There are 12 restaurants at the resort, while another Sandals resort offers another 15.
The Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Club and Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate are within easy driving distance of the Sandals Grande St. Lucian. All transfers and green fees are complimentary. You may swim in spectacular underwater playgrounds at Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Halcyon Beach.