Best Sandals Resort for Honeymoon Guide| Romantic Rooms, Experiences, and Locations
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by Kristin Young | Updated On: May 23, 2021 | Sandals
If you’re looking to choose the best Sandals resort for honeymoon – you’ll be spoilt for choice! Any Sandals resort honeymoon is going to be an amazing experience for you and your new partner, thanks to the many inclusions and luxury approach that make Sandals resorts one of the best choices out there for your honeymoon.
That said, deciding which the best Sandals for honeymoon for you can be a little overwhelming! There are so many beautiful Sandals resorts spread throughout the Caribbean, each with something a little different to offer. There is no one answer to the question which Sandals resort is the best for honeymoon, but the good news is I’ll help you work out exactly what’s right for your honeymoon in this post!
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Seeing as everyone wants something different on their honeymoon experience, in this review of Sandals best resort for honeymoon options, I go through the pros and cons of the different Sandals resorts, which are the best for which type of honeymoons, and extra special honeymoon experiences to be on the lookout for at a Sandals Resort.
If you haven’t stayed at a Sandals Resort before, you’re in for a treat. Any Sandals Resort honeymoon is going to leave you wanting to return thanks to their Luxury Included philosophy, amazing service with many butler level suites, adults only experience, and couples-focused romantic approach.
WHERE ARE SANDALS RESORTS LOCATED?
Not sure which to choose? This handy map of all the top Sandals Resorts may help.
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SANDALS HONEYMOON PACKAGES
Choosing one of the Sandals Resorts for honeymoon packages is sure to be an extra special experience thanks to the Sandals philosophy, and this luxury resort brand’s focus on luxury, romance and creating unforgettable vacations for couples.
When comparing the best sandals resorts for honeymoon options, the good news is that it’s really hard to go wrong – all of the Sandals resorts are beautiful and special in their own way and are sure to make for a memorable honeymoon. If you’re also wondering about tying the knot at a Caribbean resort, the good news is that there are also options for weddings at Sandals resort locations, too.
As well as the all inclusive honeymoon specials (see below), a few of the things that make Sandals Resorts the perfect choice for a honeymoon that I love include:
Stunning room types for honeymoons which include the Sandals signature “Love Nest” suites and Butler Elite rooms. You’ll have your own butler to make your stay extra special and relaxing. Sandals rooms are simply stunning, with options for beach front, private pool villas, swim up access, overwater bungalows, and the list goes on…
Romantic experiences such as candlelit dinners, rose-petal baths for two or couples massages and spa treatments.
Sandals Luxury Included philosophy – you don’t need to worry about running up a huge tab on drinks or activities, Sandals Resorts make for the best honeymoons with included a la carte dining, wines & spirits, entertainment, water sports, golf, and the list goes on.
Sandals resorts honeymoon packages all include a bottle of bubbly in your room on arrival, a beautiful special turndown service with rose petals for the first night of your stay, and the opportunity to treat yourself to breakfast in bed with fresh flowers delivered one morning, too.
And if you just can’t decide which the most romantic Sandals resort is, or you love to move around, you can take advantage of the “Honeymoon Hop” packages which have a variety of itineraries carefully planned to allow you to split your stay between different Sandals resorts on your honeymoon, or hop from your wedding at one Sandals resort, to your best Sandals honeymoon at another.
BEST SANDALS RESORTS FOR HONEYMOON
When it comes to choosing the best Sandals location for honeymoon, it’s only natural that everyone is looking for something different. Perhaps you want the best Sandals resort for wedding and then your honeymoon to just relax after on a stunning Caribbean beach – or perhaps you’re after a great place that offers plenty of entertainment too.
Below I’ll break down the top 10 Sandals Resorts for your honeymoon by what they’re best for.
What could be more quintessential Caribbean honeymoon, than a perfect beach with turquoise waters just to yourself? That said, some of the top Sandals resorts for honeymoon options have better beaches than others. So if you’re dreaming of white sands, these are the best:
Located on Great Exuma, Sandals Emerald Bay has one of the most stunning beaches of any Sandals honeymoon resort. This best Sandals resort location on Emerald Bay provides definite wow factor on Great Exuma, and you can happily snorkel in the shallows, swim with the famous pigs, or just enjoy the feeling of the white sand between your toes. One thing to bear in mind is that since the Bahamas are further north than other Caribbean islands, the water here is less warm in winter.
Rated time again as the most romantic (and best) Sandals Resort for couples, Sandals Grande is located on Antigua’s best beach – Dickenson Bay – which is considered the most beautiful white sand beach in Antigua. If you dream of stunning beaches for your honeymoon, look no further.
If you’re in search of the best all inclusive resort for honeymoon on a beautiful beach that also has plenty of things to do, I recommend Sandals Negril, Jamaica. Your Sandals Jamaica honeymoon at Negril is set on the stunning 7-mile long Negril beach.
For the best Sandals resort in Jamaica for honeymoon, another great choice is the ever popular Sandals Montego bay. As well as being set on a stunning beach, there’s great entertainment here so it’s perfect for those who want a more lively honeymoon vibe. The reef right in front of this flagship resort is wonderful for snorkeling, too!
Best for Secluded Romance & Getting Away from it All
For those who feel like getting away from it all and playing tropical island hideaway for your honeymoon, Sandals also has all inclusive honeymoon specials that allow you to do just that. Here are our favorite Sandals resorts for when you want alone time:
Year over year, Sandals Grande Antigua has been voted the most romantic resort in the Caribbean, and it’s easy to see why. Located on the incredible Dickenson Bay with lush gardens and secluded rooms, no matter what type of honeymoon you’re looking for, you’re sure to find a romantic spot here.
Spread out along the stunning Emerald Bay, there’s plenty of space at this Sandals resort, with the rooms and villas being dotted around the mile long beach and beautiful 500 acres of land that it occupies – so you don’t need to worry about finding a quiet spot on the beach. If you’re wondering what is the best Sandals resort for a honeymoon and you’re into golf, this is another great option with the Emerald Bay golf course on site.
Another best Sandals Jamaica honeymoon contender is the Sandals Royal Caribbean resort. Boasting its own private off-shore island with stunning overwater bungalows (some of the only ones in the Caribbean), say hi to your own little honeymoon hideaway paradise.
If you’re more interested in Sandals St Lucia honeymoon packages, then I recommend taking a look at Sandals Halcyon for a more relaxed and secluded vibe. Sandals Halcyon beach in Castries is set along a beautiful beach with idyllic gardens throughout the resort, meaning rooms are well-spaced apart. The honeymoon village offers private all-butler level suites to seal this sweet deal.
When it comes to looking for the best Sandals resort for young couples on honeymoon (or any age come to that if you want good entertainment options), then there are some great Sandals resorts that offer just that. Entertainment is all part of the Luxury Included all inclusive packages at Sandals and include dance displays, live music, games nights, parties and much more.
When it comes to what is the best Sandals resort for honeymoon, it’s really hard to go wrong with Sandals Montego Bay – the Sandals flagship property and where Sandals all began. Many couples here came for their honeymoon and keep returning year after year, so it has a loyal following for its party scene and the stunning Sandals Montego Bay honeymoon suite!
The best Sandals resort for nightlife on St Lucia, the Grande St Lucian has entertainment options every day and night, with different themed nights to ensure you never get bored. There’s also a great range of day activities – from Scuba to Golf, and some of the most stunning overwater bungalows in the Caribbean. This is a beautiful choice if you’re in search of the best Sandals Resort in St Lucia for honeymoon.
If you want variety in your entertainment, then the best Sandals in Jamaica for honeymoon may well be Ochi. With its very own speakeasy bar (the first in the Caribbean), 11 bars and 16 restaurants on site, you won’t have to go to any twice during your stay! Best of all is the Ochi beach club, which is where it’s at on the island.
The Sandals Luxury Included philosophy means that you’ll be more than comfortable at any of the Sandals Resorts listed here in this guide, but if you’re looking for something extra special, there are some Sandals Resorts that stand out for being extra luxurious, exclusive, and/or just incredible room choices for your Sandals honeymoon.
This resort gets some of the best Sandals resort reviews for a reason. This is an all-butler service, all-suite resort – meaning there are no ‘standard’ rooms here. If you’ve dreamed of wandering through manicured lawns with peacocks (real ones!) along the way for your morning beach dip, look no further. Every beautiful suite has an ocean view here and feels like a Sandals honeymoon suite.
Another all-suite resort, Sandals Royal Barbados is perfect for those looking for more contemporary luxury in a truly jet-set location. We think this is one of the best Sandals Resort for honeymoon options thanks to its stunning Skypool butler suites that have their very own private infinity pool and soaking tub looking right out onto the beach.
Another of Sandals’ most luxurious honeymoon resorts, Sandals Granada offers stunning room choices – many with private pools, in a beautiful location overlooking the exclusive Pink Gin Beach. Choose from Skypool Butler Suites or your very own Butler Villa with private pool sanctuary for the best Sandals resort for a honeymoon experience.
When you’re researching the top rated Sandals resorts for honeymoon, one of the things that can get overwhelming is the number of room types – there are so many, and often each one seeming more stunning than the next!
Below, I’ll go through the main room types and differences between them so you can easily pick the best type of room for your honeymoon.
This is the entry level room type at Sandals – aka your “Standard Room” (but don’t worry, these are still stunning). Luxury Rooms are the most budget-friendly option and vary according to the resort – some feature balconies, sea views and the Sandals signature tranquility soaking tubs. Not all rooms have these features though so check the description before booking. With Luxury Rooms, you do not have access to Room Service.
Club Level Rooms at Sandals Resorts
Club Level Rooms are more luxurious, sometimes have better views and/or more space, and include access to complimentary Room Service between 7am and 10am if you wish to dine in your room.
Another great answer to the question what does Sandals resort include when you book a Club Level room is that you get met on arrival by a Sandals Club Concierge. This includes private check-in at the Club Sandals lounge and access to the lounge daily which includes light refreshments, books and games. There’s also additional help on hand from the Club concierge who can help you with booking activities and making plans.
Butler Level Suites at Sandals Resorts
The Butler Elite suites are the icing on the Sandals honeymoon cake and come in many shapes and sizes, but are all breathtaking. Each suite comes with your very own professional butler for your stay (they’re all trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers!). Your personal butler is only ever a call away and can help you with arranging anything during your stay or having any or all meals delivered to your room.
These are perfect for when you’re after that once in a lifetime experience and want the very best couples resort for honeymoon experience.
Butler Level suites include the Love Nest suites which provide extra privacy and luxury and were perfectly designed with honeymoons in mind. Some even include luxurious airport transfers, too.
Below are some of my favorite honeymoon-ready Love Nest suites Sandals offer. There are also Swim-Up suites and Beachfront Suites & Villas, however these offer a little less privacy than the types below.
Overwater Bungalows and Suites
Found at some of the Sandals Resorts in Jamaica and St Lucia, the overwater bungalows and suites offer the very best Sandals honeymoon stay. Unlike in the Indian ocean, overwater bungalows are a rarity in the Caribbean, so Sandals offer a rare chance to experience one!
This type of Love Nest suites include glass panelled floors so you can see down into the ocean below; your own private ocean front patio, with steps into the water; tranquility soaking tub for two; Butler service; hammocks and outdoor showers. With nothing between you and the ocean, there’s nothing better than opening your door in the morning and gazing out at the Caribbean sea from your bed!
The Overwater Villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean have their own private infinity pools, too!
There are many different types of private plunge pool suites available at Sandals resorts – after all what’s better than being able to go for a private swim whenever you feel like it?
From SkyPool suites with infinity pools on your balcony, to garden fringed plunge pool suites that offer seclusion and privacy, there are plenty of choices when it comes to finding the best Sandals resort to go to for your honeymoon when it comes to getting a room with a private plunge pool.
For more space and privacy on your Sandals honeymoon, consider booking one of the different types of Villa suites on offer.
These are perfect if you’re looking for extra space, as most feature a separate seating area or sitting room, along with all the other suite amenities you’d expect from Sandals such as Tranquility beds and soaking tubs for two, minibar, balcony, and butler service.
Specially designed by Sandals for honeymoons and couples wanting the ultimate romantic break, the Rondoval Suites are some of the most beautiful rooms in the Caribbean. If you can’t choose which is the best Sandals resort to stay at, try and go for one that has Rondoval Suites!
Designed in a round shape to provide a cocoon-like, private environment, they feature 20 foot conical ceilings, beautiful round tranquility soaking tubs, twin showers, a private plunge pool, outdoor patio, butler service, and pretty much anything you can think of. The only problem is… you may not want to leave your suite.
One of the best things about Sandals honeymoons is that you don’t need to pay for extras during your stay. However, if you want something extra special, there’s an opportunity to do just that as well with these Sandals honeymoon add ons.
Do you want to treat your loved one to an extra special dining experience? Each resort offers a limited number of candlelit dining experiences (so book well in advance!) where it’s just you, your loved one, and your own dedicated white-glove waiter under the stars, experiencing a 4-course gourmet dinner with accompanying wines and prosecco. What more could you ask for?
To take the relaxation to the next level during your stay, another popular honeymoon option is to book a couples massage, either in your suite or at the Red Lane Spa at your Sandals Resort.
Breakfast in Bed
If you book one of the Sandals Honeymoon Specials, you’ll get a complimentary breakfast in bed experience during your stay – after all who doesn’t like to be spoiled with fresh coffee and breakfast delivered to your door? Your breakfast in bed experience also includes freshly cut flowers.
And if once isn’t enough, and you’re staying in a Club or Butler level Suite, you can take advantage of Room Service at any time and order breakfast to your room, at no extra charge.
Dinner on your Balcony or Patio
If you’re staying in a Club or Butler level room or suite, why not take advantage of the Room service available throughout your stay and enjoy dinner in your own private space? If you’re staying in a butler level suite, your private butler will set up a romantic dinner anywhere you request.
Romantic Bath or Soaking Tub
If you’re lucky enough to have a Tranquility Soaking Tub in your room (highly recommended), why not ask your Butler (Butler level suites) to set it up for an extra special bath with your loved one with flowers, champagne, deserts, or all three!
BOOK YOUR SANDALS HONEYMOON
I hope this guide has helped you work out which of the beautiful Sandals Resorts to stay at for your honeymoon, whether it’s the best Sandals in Jamaica for honeymoon, or any of the other islands.