Find Sandals Hotel Costa Rica…Extensive. Until we stayed at Sandals Resorts, we heard “all-inclusive” and winced. We could not truly understand why anybody would want to invest their getaway holed up in one resort for days on end. Would not you wish to get out to see things and consume the regional food? But with an invite to experience both Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau and Sandals Emerald Bay on Great Exuma, off we visited what all the buzz had to do with.
Back from almost two weeks island hopping around The Bahamas, we can say that we totally enjoyed our stays at both Sandals Resorts in The Bahamas. There were a couple of things that could be improved, however overall the experience wasn’t at all what we anticipated– in a great way. We ‘d certainly consider going all-inclusive once again and our Sandals Resorts review 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 choice of exceptional alcohol. There are additional charges, which is really clear on the Sandals site, for a couple of things such as day spa services, off-resort expeditions and leasing a cabana. And that’s it.
Sandals even has a strict no tipping policy, so it’s completely unneeded to have cash on hand.
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After our very first see to Sandals Emerald Bay’s Coffee shop de Paris where we bought a lattes and provided our space key to the barista only to be informed it wasn’t needed, I locked my purse in the safe. We actually required our key cards exclusively to access our space. After days of just showing up for our supper appointment and just leaving when we were done, I almost 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 spaces that were decorated similarly in British Colonial design. I like the restroom at Sandals Emerald Bay more because it had a separate tub and walk-in shower, and double sinks in the vanity. I did find the restroom lighting a bit dim at Sandals Emerald Bay, but the makeup mirror was lit so that assisted.
The Club Sandals level means extra guest amenities such being met on arrival by a Sandals concierge, refreshing towels on arrival to the resort, personal check-in that included a signature cocktail or glass of Champagne in the Club Sandals lounge, a tour of the property (which is really really beneficial if you’ve not been to that Sandals prior to) and a devoted concierge to assist with supper reservations and off-resort activities.
The Club Sandals lounge likewise offers a range 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 home.
Service at Sandals resorts is usually exceptional by Caribbean standards, which is true at this Barbados home. You can anticipate a can-do attitude and ear-to-ear smiles from all the staff you encounter. If you stay in one of the top-end suites, you will have access to round-the-clock service from uniformed butlers trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers; visitors are offered 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 terms of facilities, there are 3 pool– a lively one by the beach with a swim-up bar, the stylish one with cabanas, and a 200m-long lagoon pool that snakes under bridges and jets of water. Other centers include non-motorised watersports, a health club and an attractive health spa. Guests at Sandals Barbados likewise have full access to the facilities at the connected Sandals Royal Barbados residential or commercial property, including another medspa complex, more pool (one on a rooftop) and an indoor bowling alley.
Staff organize daytime activities (beach ball on the beach, water polo etc). The evening home entertainment is exceptional, and might consist of bands on a piazza at the entrance to the resort, spirited singalongs in the piano bar, and a sax gamer strolling the premises playing sensuous tunes. Sandals Hotel Costa Rica