Find Sandals Grande Ocho Rios All-inclusive Jamaica Resort…Complete. Until we stayed at Sandals Resorts, we heard “all-encompassing” and cringed. We could not truly understand why anyone would wish to invest their holiday holed up in one resort for days on end. Would not you wish to go out to see things and eat the regional food? With an invitation to experience both Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau and Sandals Emerald Bay on Great Exuma, off we went to see what all the buzz was about.
Back from almost two weeks island hopping around The Bahamas, we can state that we totally enjoyed our stays at both Sandals Resorts in The Bahamas. There were a couple of things that could be enhanced, however in general the experience wasn’t at all what we expected– in a great way. We ‘d absolutely consider going all-inclusive once again and our Sandals Resorts evaluation reveals you why you need to too:
With Sandals Resorts, it’s clear up-front that there are no constraints on dining, which activities are included and that you have your pick of superior alcohol. There are additional fees, which is very clear on the Sandals website, for a couple of things such as medspa services, off-resort expeditions and leasing a cabana. And that’s it.
Sandals even has a stringent no tipping policy, so it’s totally unneeded to have cash on hand.
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After our first visit to Sandals Emerald Bay’s Cafe de Paris where we bought a lattes and provided our space secret to the barista only to be informed it wasn’t required, I locked my bag in the safe. We literally required our key cards exclusively to access our space. After days of just appearing for our dinner booking and merely leaving when we were done, I nearly forgot my purse in the safe when it was time to leave. It was nice.
At both Sandals Resorts, we stayed in Club Sandals level rooms that were decorated likewise in British Colonial design. I like the restroom at Sandals Emerald Bay more because it had a different tub and walk-in shower, and double sinks in the vanity. I did find the restroom lighting a bit dim at Sandals Emerald Bay, however the cosmetics mirror was lit so that helped.
The Club Sandals level suggests additional guest amenities such being met on arrival by a Sandals concierge, rejuvenating towels on arrival to the resort, private check-in which included a signature cocktail or glass of Champagne in the Club Sandals lounge, a tour of the property (which is really really useful if you have actually not been to that Sandals before) and a dedicated concierge to assist with supper reservations and off-resort activities.
The Club Sandals lounge also uses a range of board games and books you can obtain and Kindles that can be used in the lounge. Free wifi is readily available throughout the entire property.
Service at Sandals resorts is usually exceptional by Caribbean standards, and that is true at this Barbados property. You can anticipate a can-do attitude and ear-to-ear smiles from all the staff you come across. If you remain in one of the top-end suites, you will have access to round-the-clock service from uniformed butlers trained by the Guild of Specialist English Butlers; guests are provided a cellphone pre-set with their number to summon them at any time. Mid-priced Club Level spaces feature access to a concierge lounge.
In regards to facilities, there are three pool– a lively one by the beach with a swim-up bar, the sophisticated one with cabanas, and a 200m-long lagoon pool that snakes under bridges and jets of water. Other facilities consist of non-motorised watersports, a gym and an appealing health spa. Guests at Sandals Barbados likewise have full access to the facilities at the linked Sandals Royal Barbados property, consisting of another medical spa complex, more pool (one on a rooftop) and an indoor bowling alley.
Personnel organize daytime activities (volley ball on the beach, water polo etc). The evening home entertainment is exceptional, and might include bands on a piazza at the entrance to the resort, perky singalongs in the piano bar, and a sax gamer strolling the grounds playing sensuous tunes. Sandals Grande Ocho Rios All-inclusive Jamaica Resort