Find Sandals Grande St Lucian All Inclusive Resort & Spa…All-inclusive. Until we stayed at Sandals Resorts, we heard “all-encompassing” and flinched. We couldn’t actually comprehend why anybody would want to invest their vacation holed up in one resort for days on end. Wouldn’t you want to go out to see things and eat the regional food? With an invite 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 fully enjoyed our stays at both Sandals Resorts in The Bahamas. There were a number of things that could be improved, but in general the experience wasn’t at all what we anticipated– in an excellent way. We ‘d absolutely think about going all-inclusive once again and our Sandals Resorts evaluation reveals you why you must too:
With Sandals Resorts, it’s clear up-front that there are no limitations on dining, which activities are included which you have your pick of premium alcohol. There are additional charges, which is extremely clear on the Sandals site, for a couple of things such as health club services, off-resort adventures and leasing a cabana. And that’s it.
Sandals even has a strict no tipping policy, so it’s entirely unneeded to have cash on hand.
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After our very first visit to Sandals Emerald Bay’s Cafe de Paris where we ordered a lattes and presented our space key to the barista only to be told it wasn’t necessary, I locked my handbag in the safe. We literally needed our essential cards solely to access our space. After days of just showing up for our dinner reservation and just leaving when we were done, I nearly forgot my handbag in the safe when it was time to leave. It was nice.
At both Sandals Resorts, we remained in Club Sandals level rooms that were embellished similarly in British Colonial style. I like the restroom at Sandals Emerald Bay more since it had a different tub and walk-in shower, and double sinks in the vanity. I did discover the restroom lighting a bit dim at Sandals Emerald Bay, but the make-up mirror was lit so that helped.
The Club Sandals level means extra guest features such being met on arrival by a Sandals concierge, refreshing towels on arrival to the resort, private check-in that included a signature mixed drink or glass of Champagne in the Club Sandals lounge, a tour of the home (which is in fact extremely helpful if you’ve not been to that Sandals prior to) and a devoted concierge to assist with dinner reservations and off-resort activities.
The Club Sandals lounge also offers a variety of board games and books you can borrow and Kindles that can be used in the lounge. Free wifi is readily available throughout the entire property.
Service at Sandals resorts is generally impressive by Caribbean requirements, which is true at this Barbados home. You can expect a can-do mindset and ear-to-ear smiles from all the staff you discover. If you remain in among 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 given a mobile phone pre-set with their number to summon them at any time. Mid-priced Club Level rooms feature access to a concierge lounge.
In regards to centers, there are three pool– a lively one by the beach with a swim-up bar, the classy one with cabanas, and a 200m-long lagoon pool that snakes under bridges and jets of water. Other centers include non-motorised watersports, a gym and an appealing medspa. Guests at Sandals Barbados likewise have full access to the centers at the linked Sandals Royal Barbados property, consisting of another medspa complex, more swimming pools (one on a rooftop) and an indoor bowling alley.
Staff set up daytime activities (beach ball on the beach, water polo etc). The night home entertainment is exceptional, and may consist of bands on a piazza at the entryway to the resort, perky singalongs in the piano bar, and a sax gamer wandering the premises playing sensuous tunes. Sandals Grande St Lucian All Inclusive Resort & Spa