All of your questions about Sandals Resorts are answered in the Sandals FAQ.
Are Sandals resorts safe?
Yes, Sandals resorts are safe. In fact, because they have walls, gates, and security guards, they are often safer than the area around them. When you go to a Sandals resort, you can be sure that your safety is taken care of 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Check out our full article “Are Sandals Resorts Safe?” for more information.
Do Sandals resorts have WiFi?
Yes, there is WiFi at Sandals resorts. At Sandals resorts, WiFi is free and included in the price. You can use it in your room and all over the resort. If you want fast WiFi, try the free WiFi in the resort’s lobby.
Are Sandals only for adults?
Sandals resorts are for adults only, and the youngest person who can stay there is 18.
Can only couples stay at Sandals?
Sandals resorts are only for two people. “We only let couples stay at Sandals because we wanted your vacation to be as romantic and relaxing as possible,” says the site. But everyone is welcome at our Beaches Resorts, whether they are traveling alone, with friends, or with their families. Beaches, which was made by Sandals, has all the fun, adventure, and luxury that families want most, making it a world-class place to take a family vacation.
But it’s totally fine if you want to go to a Sandals resort with a friend. The only catch is that you have to stay in the same room, because Sandals’ reservation system requires you to add a second person when you book. All of the rooms have king beds, so you’ll have to ask for a rollaway bed, which is not always available.
Do Sandals resorts offer discounts for military people?
Yes, military members can save money at Sandals resorts. Members of the U.S. and Canadian military, firefighters, police, and active FEMA staff can get a 10% discount on rates, even if they are already on sale or discounted in some other way.
After you book your trip, you’ll have to fill out a form to get the discount. Once the details are checked, they’ll give you a credit for your reservation.
Do shampoo and conditioner come with Sandals resorts?
Yes, shampoo and conditioner are part of the free bathroom toiletries at Sandals resorts. Soap, body wash, and body lotion are also included. The same brand is used in the Sandals Red Lane Spas, so you know they are good.
Weddings in the Caribbean South Coast Sandals
Are children welcome at Sandals resorts?
Yes, you can bring your family to a Sandals resort, but only if everyone is 18 or older. Sandals resorts don’t let anyone under the age of 18 stay there.
But Sandals also owns Beaches resorts, which are all-inclusive Caribbean resorts that welcome children and are good for families.
Are there casinos at Sandals?
No Sandals resort has a casino, but there are casinos near several Sandals resorts. Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau, Bahamas; Sandals Grande Antigua; Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Regency La Toc, and Sandals Halcyon Beach in St. Lucia.
Are gay couples welcome at Sandals?
Yes, gay couples are welcome at Sandals. Also, one of the newest Sandals resorts is on the Caribbean island of Curacao, which is known as one of the most welcoming places for LGBTQ+ people. In the local language, Papaimento, the motto of the country is “biba I laga biba,” which means “live and let live.”
Sandals Curacao chairs for two
But guests should know that some Caribbean islands are not welcoming to LGBTQ people. There are laws against same-sex relationships in Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, and St. Lucia. You can expect to be treated like any other couple on the resort, but there are no guarantees when you leave the resort.
Do Sandals resorts offer ways to pay over time?
Yes, Sandals resorts have payment plans. The Layaway and Playaway program lets you pay for your Sandals vacation in three to twenty-four monthly installments.
Which Sandals resorts are great for families?
Sandals resorts are not good for kids because they are only for adults. Sandals resorts do not allow anyone under the age of 18 to stay there.
But Sandals also owns Beaches resorts, which are all-inclusive Caribbean resorts that are great for kids.
Where in Sandals can you play golf?
There are golf courses at a number of Sandals resorts. Sandals Emerald Bay in The Bahamas, Sandals Ochi, Sandals Royal Plantation, and Sandals Dunn’s River in Jamaica, Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, and Sandals Halcyon Beach in St. Lucia are the Sandals resorts with golf.
Sandals has some of the best all-inclusive golf resorts in the Caribbean. They provide free greens fees and free transportation to courses that aren’t on-site. Read our article “Best Sandals Resorts for Golf” to find out more.
Where can you find Sandals resorts in Jamaica?
Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Negril, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Ochi, Sandals Royal Plantation, Sandals South Coast, and Sandals Dunn’s River are all resorts in Jamaica that belong to Sandals.
How close are Sandals resorts to the airport?
The closest Sandals resorts to the airport are Sandals Grenada (5 minutes), Sandals Montego Bay (15 minutes), and Sandals Royal Caribbean (20 minutes) in Jamaica; Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau, Bahamas (15 minutes); Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados (15 minutes); and Sandals Grande Antigua (20 minutes) (20 minutes).
When are Sandals resorts at their most affordable?
Shoulder season is usually from the end of April to the middle of June and from the end of August to the beginning of November. Between mid-December and mid-April, Sandals resorts are at their busiest.
Make sure to check the Sandal’s websites for special deals like free nights, airfare credits, and bonus booking offers that can help you save even more money on your stay.
Where in the Bahamas is Sandals resort?
In The Bahamas, there are two Sandals resorts: Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau and Sandals Emerald Bay in Exumas.
Where is St. Lucia’s Sandals resort?
Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Halcyon Beach, and Sandals Regency La Toc are the three Sandals resorts in St. Lucia.
Where is Grenada’s Sandals resort?
Sandals Grenada is the name of the Sandals resort in Grenada. It is in St. George’s.
Which Sandals resorts have beaches only for their guests?
Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma, Bahamas, Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau (on an island off the coast), Sandals South Coast, Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Plantation, Sandals Ochi, and Sandals Dunn’s River in Jamaica, and Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica all have private beaches (on an offshore island).
Depending on the resort, the beaches at Sandals resorts may be public or private, but you rarely see people who aren’t Sandals guests there. Sandals Negril in Jamaica, Sandals Grande in Antigua, and Sandals Barbados and Royal Barbados are the only places where this isn’t true.
Which Sandals resorts have bungalows on the water?
Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals South Coast in Jamaica, as well as Sandals Grande St. Lucian in St. Lucia, both have resorts with bungalows that are built over the water.
Which Sandals resorts have rooms that are on the water?
Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals South Coast, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Negril, and Sandals Dunn’s River in Jamaica; Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau, Bahamas; Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals Halcyon Beach in St. Lucia; Sandals Grenada; Sandals Royal Curacao; and Sandals Royal Barbados and Sandals Barbados.
Sandals Curacao swim up suites
Why do Sandals resorts cost so much money?
Prices at Sandals resorts are high because they offer so much: an all-inclusive vacation at a luxurious beachfront resort with lots of activities and gourmet dining options.
At first glance, a Sandals resort may seem more expensive than another all-inclusive resort. However, if you carefully compare what’s actually included and add up the extra fees you’ll probably pay at the other resort, you’ll usually find that the Sandals resort is the best all-inclusive option.
Sandals resort prices include unlimited meals and snacks, all drinks, including unlimited premium liquors and unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines, a stocked minibar in your room, a coffee maker with Jamaican Blue Mountain Blend coffee, water sports and equipment with professional instruction, scuba diving, unlimited land sports, greens fees at resorts with golf courses, a state-of-the-art fitness center, WiFi, daily and nightly entertainment, and free airport transfers.
There are many different gourmet restaurants to choose from at each Sandals resort, as well as several fun bars, such as swim-up bars, beach bars, and piano bars, and a huge range of activities and amenities. The rooms are very nice, and even the cheapest ones have nice amenities and beautiful design.
Can you go to Sandals resorts without a passport?
Yes, if you are a U.S. citizen, you do need a passport to go to a Sandals resort. This is because all Sandals resorts are on foreign islands in the Caribbean. Make sure that at least 6 months are left on your passport before it expires. Some countries won’t let you in if it expires sooner.
What is the safest Sandals resort?
There is no clear answer to the question of which Sandals resort is the safest, since all of the resorts in the Caribbean follow the same safety rules. Each Sandals resort is as safe as the others.
But they are not all given the same score. Sandals Grenada, Sandals Royal Plantation in Jamaica, Sandals Grande in St. Lucia, Sandals South Coast in Jamaica, Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica, and Sandals Negril in Jamaica are the best Sandals resorts.
Sandals St. Lucia
One more thing to think about is which islands in the Caribbean are the safest. Antigua, Barbados, Curacao, Grenada, St. Lucia, and the Exumas in The Bahamas are the Caribbean islands with Sandals resorts that are the safest for tourists.
Which Sandals resorts are the best for single people?
Sandals resorts are only supposed to be for couples, so there are no best Sandals resorts for singles. “We only let couples stay at Sandals because we wanted your vacation to be as romantic and relaxing as possible,” says the site. But everyone is welcome at our Beaches Resorts, whether they are traveling alone, with friends, or with their families. Beaches, which was made by Sandals, has all the fun, adventure, and luxury that families want most, making it a world-class place to take a family vacation.
This means that Sandals resorts are not a good place to meet a partner for a relationship. But if you want to go to a Sandals resort with a friend, you can if you share a room (the Sandals reservation system requires you to enter two names on the booking).
This way, you can enjoy Sandals resorts even if you don’t have a date. You can do this with a group of friends as long as the number of people in the group is even.
Sandals Ochi and Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica, Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau, Bahamas, and Sandals Grande St. Lucian in St. Lucia are the best Sandals resorts for nightlife and a “party” atmosphere.
Which Sandals resorts are best for seniors?
Sandals says that Sandals Royal Plantation in Jamaica, Sandals Grande in Antigua, and Sandals Halcyon Beach in St. Lucia are the best Sandals resorts for couples over 50. But most Sandals resorts will have people in their 50s, 60s, and older as guests at any given time, so don’t worry if the resort you want to go to isn’t on this list.
Which Sandals resorts are best for young adults?
Sandals says that Sandals Grande St. Lucian in St. Lucia, Sandals Ochi in Jamaica, and Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau, Bahamas tend to attract younger guests. But all Sandals resorts tend to have guests of different ages, including young adults.
I agree that Sandals Ochi and Bahamian are better if you want to party. Another great choice is Sandals Montego Bay.
Sandals Ochi and Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica, Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau, Bahamas, and Sandal Grande St. Lucian in St. Lucia are the Sandals resorts with the most lively atmosphere and busiest nightlife.
Where in Sandals can you play pickleball?
All Sandals resorts have pickleball as one of the free things to do.
At any Sandals Resorts do you not have to wear clothes?
There are no resorts where you don’t have to wear clothes, but Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica has a beach where you don’t have to wear clothes. This is the only Sandals resort with a beach where people can go without clothes. On Sandals Royal Caribbean’s private offshore island is a beach where you don’t have to wear clothes.
Some people say that the island near Sandals Royal Bahamian has a beach where you don’t have to wear clothes. However, it is against the law in The Bahamas to be naked in public (plus the island is very small and is shared with a cruise line).
But many guests say that at most Sandals resorts, going shirtless on the beach is becoming more popular and accepted. The official policy of the management is that if someone complains about someone not wearing a top, that person will be asked to cover up. Other than that, it is usually fine.
What are the rules for canceling at Sandals resorts?
For reservations made on or after December 1, 2022, the final payment is due 60 days before the trip, and it can be refunded in full up to 45 days before the trip. If you cancel between 31 and 45 days before the trip, you will be charged 50% of the land portion (the room rate, not the airfare), and if you cancel 30 days or less before the trip, you will be charged 100% of the land portion.
For trips booked before December 1, 2022, payment is fully refundable up to 30 days before departure, a 50% fee is charged if the trip is canceled between 15 and 30 days before departure, and a 100% fee is charged if the trip is canceled 14 days or less before arrival.
What do you have to wear to the Sandals Resort?
During the day, the general dress code at Sandals resorts is pretty casual. You can wear your swimsuit with a coverup (or shirt for guys) or shorts and a top with flip-flops. At night, you should dress more nicely.
Depending on the restaurant, the dress code for restaurants at Sandals resorts is either resort casual or resort evening. Resort casual means that swimsuits need cover-ups and that you have to wear shirts and shoes. Men can wear shorts, jeans, t-shirts, and polo shirts. Women can wear shorts, jeans, tops, and sundresses.
Men should wear dress pants or nice jeans with a long-sleeved or short-sleeved dress shirt (with or without a collar) and dress shoes or sandals for a resort evening. Women should wear sundresses or nicer dresses, dress pants and tops, and dress shoes or sandals. Shorts, T-shirts, sleeveless shirts, tennis shoes, flip-flops, slippers, and hats are not allowed.
Different resorts have specific wardrobe rules.
What are the best drinks at Sandals?
Some of the best drinks at Sandals resorts are the specialty drinks, like the Purple Rain (vodka, blue Curacao liqueur, strawberry, and pineapple juice), the Dirty Banana (dark rum, crème de cacao dark, banana, and milk), the Hummingbird (rum cream, crème de cacao white, grenadine, banana), the Blue Hawaiian (coconut rum, blue Curacao liqueur, lime juice, and pineapple juice), the Bob Marley (half strawberry daiquiri, half pina colada).