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You've seen those sandy white beaches and expansive swim-up rooms at Sandals Resorts. But the problem is you've only seen them during 30-second commercials while sitting on your couch. This year, we suggest actually spending time living in the lap of luxury.
If we've convinced you to take much deserved time off (that was easy), and you're beginning your trip research, you might wonder what makes Sandals Resorts a better option than other resorts. For starters:
Location, location, location
Sandals Resorts has 15 different resorts on the world's most coveted Caribbean beaches. You can take your pick from a variety of top destinations including Great Exuma in the Bahamas, St. George's in Grenada, St. Lawrence in Barbados and Montego Bay in Jamaica — to name a few. And under the Sandals Resorts umbrella, there's even more locations, including Beaches, which is a leading all-inclusive resort for families, Fowl Cay Resort, which offers guests private villas in the Bahamas, or its collection of Jamaican Villas, which are luxurious private homes.
Every resort sits on a beach, so you'll be as close as possible to the Caribbean's iconic azure waters. Plus, many of the rooms have unbeatable views, so even if you're not at the beach, you can soak in the sights from the comfort of your balcony or private pool.
The amenities are above and beyond
Sandals Resorts are all-inclusive, but its excellent array of food and drinks (each property has upward of 16 fine dining restaurants and 11 bars that serve unlimited premium liquors and wines) isn't what makes it such an incredible full-service resort. These are, remember, five-star resorts that will fill your days and nights with countless luxury amenities.
All locations have weekly events, including extravagant beach parties that tap into local culture and cuisine, and there's plenty to do under the sun, so you won't face an empty itinerary. Each resort comes with unlimited land and water sports activities, state-of-the-art fitness centers, free airport transfers, PADI Certified Scuba Diving and complimentary green fees for golf. Some resorts offer luxury finishes like private plunge pools, over-water hammocks and swim-up suites.
One amenity is the butler service. Select rooms include their own personal staff member, who will greet you upon arrival with a refreshing beverage and culinary treats, as well as tend to your luggage. Your butler will be your go-to when you're in need of drinks and food on the beach or at the pool, book your favorite restaurants or even help arrange a romantic dinner in your suite, a shoe shine or laundry services and transportation to the airport. The list is practically endless. They do the hard work so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the Vitamin D.
Sandals Resorts has won a lot of awards ... and we mean a lot
Sandals Resorts has raked in a number of prolific awards the past 30 years, ranging from Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards to Brides Best Honeymoon Awards. For 23 years running, it's also been the leading all-inclusive company for the World Travel Awards. And those are just the start of the accolades. There are many more as you peruse reviews and satisfaction ratings across a number of sites, including TripAdvisor, Hotels.com and more.
We could list every industry and customer's choice award Sandals Resorts has received, but that would take us all day. Instead, if you're curious what else the resort reigns supreme in, you can check out their full list here.
You get all the benefits of a 5-star resort, without the massive price tag
Sandals Resorts isn't one to shy away from a deal. The brand offers discounts on room rates, vacation packages or special deals on vacation credits so you can enjoy the full Sandals Resorts experience at a price to fit your budget. Sandals Resorts features a number of pop-up deals, sales and savings throughout the year (especially on larger shopping holidays), so check out the special offers and start planning your dream vacay.