An Overview of Sandals 5-Star Luxury Included® Resorts

by Jul 23, 2019

Are you ready to take a relaxing all-inclusive, adults-only beach vacation, but don’t quite know where to start? An all-inclusive Sandals Resorts vacation may be perfect for you! Let’s dive right in and see what makes Sandals Resorts so special. 

Sandals 5-Star Luxury Included® Resorts offers 15 beautiful beachfront resorts scattered throughout the Caribbean in Jamaica, Bahamas, Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, and St. Lucia. Each Sandals resort offers luxury accommodations, 5-star Global Gourmet™ dining, unlimited premium spirits, nightly entertainment, water sports and more! 




Rooms Styles


Sandals Resorts are most famous for their Butler Elite rooms and unique accommodations. Why travel halfway around the world to experience an Over-The-Water Bungalow when you can experience them at three of Sandals resorts in the Caribbean? These bungalows offer the most secluded and unique experiences. Another private option is a Rondoval Suite, which offers a private pool or easy access to the beach. What about a suite where you walk out your door and right into a Crystal Lagoon pool? Or a Tranquility Soaking Tub on your private terrace? There are so many diverse room styles at Sandals Resorts that you’re sure to find the right one for your vacation. 




Food and Drink


With as many as 16 restaurants per resort, there’s no worry that you’ll go hungry! Some of my favorites include Bombay Club Indian restaurant, Soy Sushi Bar, Neptunes, and Gordon’s Pier featuring steak and seafood. Be sure to try Dino’s Pizzeria Italiana for an afternoon snack. Their crispy fresh-from-the-oven pizzas are made to order and taste just like a slice of Italy! Don’t forget the many breakfast and lunch options to keep you satisfied throughout the day. Most resorts offer room service for Butler Elite and Club Sandals guests, all included at no additional charge. 



Drinks are all included with your Sandals vacation too! Are you in the mood for a Rum Runner, Piña Cola, or Mojito? Unlike other all-inclusive resorts, no matter what room category you book, premium liquor is included! The bars are stocked with top brands such as Bombay, Johnnie Walker, Skyy, Tanqueray, and more. Sandals Resorts also offers 6 varietals of Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wine. You can enjoy your choice of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz, or Cabernet Sauvignon at no additional cost. Do you prefer beer? No problem! You’ll find local brands like Red Stripe in Jamaica, or Piton in St. Lucia along with other options depending on the resort. 

Every room at Sandals Resorts has a stocked in-room bar which is replenished daily. Bar items include bottled water, sodas, juices, wine, and beer. Sparkling wine and premium spirits are included in the bar in Butler Elite and Club Sandals rooms. 






Land and Water Sports


All land and water sports are included at Sandals Resorts at no additional cost to you! Explore your adventurous side with water skiing, Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing, or paddle boarding. Want to do a more relaxing activity? How about a glass bottom boat ride, or a little bit of snorkeling? Professional instruction is also included, so there’s no excuse not to try something new! 

Because it’s included, Sandals Resorts are the perfect destination for SCUBA divers! Sandals has been voted one of the top 5 dive operations in the Western Hemisphere by PADI®, and are responsible for over 100,000 PADI® certifications on the resort. You don’t have to worry about bringing your own equipment since tanks, regulators, fins, BCD, etc are all provided at no additional cost. Not PADI® certified? No worries! You can take a 3-hour course at the resort for a nominal fee (only $100 USD) and be qualified for one open water dive during your stay!



Do you like to hit the links while on vacation? Greens fees are also included! Golfers can enjoy a 9-hole executive course or an 18-hole award-winning golf course in St. Lucia, the rolling hills of an 18-hole course in Ocho Rios, Jamaica or the award-winning course designed by golf legend Greg Norman at Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas. 

Other land sports included in your vacation are tennis, croquet, beach volleyball, billiards, bocce ball, lawn chess, Pickleball, and cricket. Please note that available water and land sports may vary by resort. 


Butler Elite and Club Sandals


Sandals Resorts offer Butler Elite service included in their top-tier categories. Guests booked in these rooms can enjoy the attention and details provided by a personal butler. Sandals butlers are trained in accordance to exacting standards by the Guild of Professional English Butlers, which provides butlers and valets to nobility and celebrities worldwide. 

What will a butler do for you? Their services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Handle your private check-in in your suite,
  • unpack and pack your luggage
  • serve you lunch and your favorite drinks on the beach or at the pool
  • expedite 24-hour room service orders
  • arrange private dining in your room or on your balcony
  • escort you around the resort, stock premium spirits stocked in your room
  • and so much more!

Guests in Butler Elite rooms also receive Club Sandals benefits. Your Key to the World Travel® advisor will work with you and your butler before your departure to determine your preferences and how they can best serve you while on vacation. Select resorts also include private luxury transfers to and from the airport. 



Guests booked in Club Sandals accommodations will experience concierge-level services on vacation. This includes, but not limited to the following:

  • Private check-in at the Club Sandals Lounge
  • all-day room service from 7:00 am – 10:00 pm (except at Sandals Halcyon Beach)
  • premium spirits stocked in your room,
  • weekly events like a cocktail party, wine tasting, and snorkeling trip.

Guests also receive Club Sandals Lounge access that includes daily newspapers, coffee machine serving espresso and cappuccino, a library of books, all day snacks and more! 



Are you ready to book a luxury all-inclusive vacation to a Sandals resort? Contact your Key to the World Travel® Advisor so we can help you find the Sandals that’s right for you!  






Leah Ferguson

Leah Ferguson

Mentor/Travel Advisor

Contact Leah today, using the links below!


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