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What is the Best Sandals Resort for a Honeymoon in 2024?

Updated: Mar 30


Best Sandals Resort for a Honeymoon

What are the Best Sandals Resorts for your all-inclusive honeymoon in 2024?


This is a big question to ask for many reasons. Most importantly, this is your special celebration however it's also a financial and time investment. With 17 Sandals resorts now open in the Caribbean and a new one set to launch in St. Vincent this year, the decision on where to stay has become even more challenging.


While each resort would be great for just about any experience, today we're going to provide our top 5 rankings. In this review, we will give you an in-depth look at the top all-inclusive Sandals honeymoon vacations. Our emphasis will be on its connection to nature, romantic atmosphere, and luxurious amenities all designed to create an unforgettable honeymoon experience.


At Rivage Travel, we're Sandals Certified Travel Specialists and a Chairman's Royal Club Diamond Elite luxury travel expert. We have the onsite professional experience and destination knowledge to help you make the best decision on selecting the right Sandals resort for your honeymoon.


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- Jonathan & Angela

Sandals Chairman's Royal Club Diamond Elite 2024



Best Sandals Resorts for an all inclusive Honeymoon

1) Sandals Grande St. Lucia // Gros Islet, St. Lucia

2) Sandals Royal Barbados // Oistins, Barbados

3) Sandals LaToc, St. Lucia // St. Lucia

4) Sandals Grenada // Georgetown, Grenada

5) Sandals Southcoast // Whitehouse, Jamaica


 

Sandals Grande St. Lucia

Sandals Grande St. Lucia - Best Sandals Resort for a Honeymoon

For a honeymoon celebration, St. Lucia is our all time favorite destination and Sandals Grande St. Lucian is our # 1 pick for the best Sandals resort for a honeymoon.


This island is truly magical and will captivate your mind, body and soul. From the towering volcanic mountains and fern-frilled jungles, this island brings about a complete sense of relaxation and the location of this resort is secluded and exclusive.


At Sandals Grande St. Lucian they build upon this feeling and have created a resort that will give you the ultimate honeymoon vacation experience. Sandals Grande St. Lucian offers panoramic bay views of its protected bay where you'll find sailboats and yachts docked in its calm waters. Best of all it’s on one of the beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.


This resort offers an endless number of restaurants and amenities along with some of the BEST scuba diving you’ll do anywhere in the Caribbean. It also features free inter-Sandals shuttle service between Sandals La Toc and Sandals Halcyon Beach. Between the three you can dine at 27 restaurants and there are multiple beach options available to enjoy.


Note… Due to its unique location on the northern side of the island, reaching Sandals Grande St. Lucia may involve some rough roads, with the shuttle transfer taking around ninety minutes. If this a concern we'd recommend the helicopter transfer to the George F.L Charles Airport which is only about 15 minutes away from the resort. Even if you’re comfortable with the drive, this transfer to the north is one that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

Why is Sandals Grande St. Lucia our # 1 pick for the Best Sandals Resort for a honeymoon?

  • From the breathtaking views in the lobby as you exit your transfer, this resort a true representation of paradise and a perfect place to start your Sandals honeymoon.

  • While the resort is beautiful, its the amazing people who work at Sandals Grande St. Lucian who make this an exceptional destination worth visiting.

  • The food is world-class and there are twelve restaurants to choose from including one of our favorites “Gordons on the Pier”. The chef is attentive to strict dietary needs too. If needed the culinary team will create a meal plan for any Vegan’s, vegetarians or anyone with allergies.

  • The Caribbean beachfront suites have spectacular views of Rodney Bay and the sailboats docked in the harbor.

  • The Red Lane Spa at Sandals Grande St. Lucian features a rare amenity, a eucalyptus steam room. All guests have access to the room is rarely used and kind of a secret place.

  • The main pool has a swim-up bar where all the activities takes place. This is where you'll meet people and make new friends.

  • The beach is as beautiful as the Caribbean ocean that surrounds it. If you’re into snorkeling you can swim with fish and coral right around the main pier.

  • Lounge chairs are in abundance around the pools and beach.

  • Non-motorized watersports are all included. If you're into sailing, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boards, it's all available.

  • The dive team is exceptional as is diving in St. Lucia. From beautiful coral reefs to seeing the pitons from the ocean after completing your surface interval it'll give you a true sense of appreciation for nature.

  • While we believe Sandals Grande St. Lucian is the best resort on the island we love getting off property and visiting the other resorts. As a guest of the Grande, you stay at 1 and play at 3. Best of all there is complimentary shuttle service both to and from Sandals Regency LaToc and Sandals Halcyon Beach.

  • New to Sandals Grande St. Lucian are the overwater bungalows which are perfect for a honeymoon celebration. If you’re looking for an exclusive experience, these are for you! Contact us today for more information

Additional considerations and tips about your honeymoon at Sandals Grande St. Lucian:​

  • The resort transfer takes approximately 90 minutes through windy, sometimes narrow roads.

  • Dinner reservations are required at a few restaurants. If you’re in Club Level, contact your concierge upon arrival to make your reservations as they tend to fill up quickly. If you are in a butler category, consult with your butler so they can do it for you. Those in the Luxury category, there is a food and dining representative in the main lobby who'll assist with making those reservations.

  • All of the beaches in St. Lucia are public so there will be a few vendors selling tours but they are friendly and a "no thank you" is enough to let them know you’re not interested. If you are interested, there are some good ones include the Simon Says & Joe Knows tour.

  • Guests are able to walk to the village and to Pigeon Park. You can climb Pigeon Mountain for $7.00. The spectacular views are well worth it. Wear Sneakers!

  • Sandals Grande St. Lucian is the most romantic Sandals resort and a great place to relax and enjoy time together. If you're looking for something truly unique for your honeymoon our travel blog "Planning the Perfect St. Lucia Getaway" highlights our trip between Stonefield Estates and Sandals Grande St. Lucian.

  • Contact us today for more information or click the button below for the most up to date promotions and offers!

 
Sandals Royal Barbados - Best Sandals Resort for a Honeymoon

Sandals Royal Barbados

Sandals Royal Barbados is one of the newer additions to the Sandals resort portfolio. It's also our # 2 pick for the best Sandals for a honeymoon. Mainly because of its prime location in the St. Lawrence Gap - which is the dining and nightlife district for Barbados.


This resort features many Sandals firsts. These include a four lane bowling alley, a roof top swimming pool, two new restaurant concepts and a gourmet donut shop. Yum!


The 222 all-suite resort includes the popular Skypool suites found in Grenada, swim-up suites and Millionaire Suites which is all part of the Sandals 2.0 concept for future Sandals resorts.


If perfection is what you’re looking for, Sandals Royal Barbados has it all! We love this resort as it also includes the full amenities and offerings of its neighbor, Sandals Barbados. Combined, this brings the total number of restaurants up to 17, 5 pools and 12 bars. There is truly something here for everyone and know that your honeymoon trip here will be a trip of a lifetime.


Why is Sandals Royal Barbados our # 2 pick for the Best Sandals Resort for a honeymoon?​

  • The people of Barbados are warm and welcoming. The staff show pride in their work and will do everything in their ability to make sure you have an exceptional honeymoon vacation experience.

  • The roof top bar and pool is modern and sophisticated. Overlooking the Caribbean sea this glass infinity pool provides you with an experience only offered at this resort.

  • The food and dining experiences are world-class. With both resorts you'll get to fully experience the Global Gourmet Dining that Sandals is known for.

  • Interested in Butler Service at Sandals Royal Barbados? The highest room categories offer private transfers in a Rolls Royce Phantom or Rolls Royce Ghost so you arrive pampered and in style.

  • For those of you into craft beer, Lovers Lane features a new bar concept with 19 beers from around the world.

  • Scuba diving in Barbados is exceptional as are the dive crews working here. Best of all it's all included and unlimited.

  • The watersports team is helpful and are more than happy to give sailing lessons.

Additional considerations and tips for visiting Sandals Royal Barbados on your honeymoon:

  • The boat dock for snorkeling and diving excursions is a brief 15 minute drive to the west end of the island into the capital city of Bridgetown.

  • The beach is not expansive and at times the water can be a bit rough. Also due to it's proximity, there may be seaweed on the beach and high winds from time to time. Sandals has however built a jetty in-front of Sandals Barbados which prevents seaweed from landing on the beach. If you want to embrace the winds, this is one of the few Caribbean nations with surfing!

  • The personalized butler service is excellent. The staff is well trained and the butlers will deliver a personalized vacation experience.

  • Sandals Royal Barbados delivers the royal treatment. Featuring stunning ocean views and exchange privileges with Sandals Barbados this resort defines the luxury experience. Contact us today for more information and let us put our expertise to work by planning your personalized vacation to paradise!

 

Sandals Regency LaToc

Sandals LaToc - Best Sandals Resort for a Honeymoon

Sandals Regency LaToc is our # 3 pick for the best Sandals Resort for a honeymoon due to it's prime location on the stunning island of St. Lucia. This beautiful resort is located on 210-acres of lush landscape featuring a half-mile, crescent shaped beach with dramatic mountain bluffs that showcase some the best views anywhere in the Caribbean.


This resort is truly a romantic getaway and offers elegant amenities including the brilliant Millionaire Suites with butler service. These personalized services will provide you with an unforgettable honeymoon experience by creating a trip based on your desires and interests.


We love this resort for many reasons but specifically because of its price point and the island it sits on. Additionally, you'll have full access to the newest addition, Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate which is an 18 hole golf course designed by Greg Norman.


If you’re into diving, you’ll experience some of the BEST diving in the Caribbean here. While they do not have a dock on site, the transfer to the marina is only a short 5 - 10 minute ride. Best of all, with your honeymoon vacation in St. Lucia you'll have full access to Sandals Grande St. Lucia and Sandals Halcyon Beach!


Why is Sandals Regency La Toc our # 3 pick for the Best Sandals Resort for a honeymoon?

  • The staff make this an unforgettable experience. They're warm, friendly and will treat you like family from the moment you arrive until the second you leave.

  • The rooms are modern and there are great price points throughout the Luxury, Club and Butler level room categories. If you need help picking the best room? We can help!

  • The pools are fun and the main pool has a swim up bar featuring a beautiful waterfall. This is where you will find most of the activities taking place including, bingo, pool volleyball, trivia and more.

  • If you're looking for something quieter and more secluded, there are two additional pools to visit.

  • The beach while not expansive is beautiful and private.

  • There is a lot to do during the day and night. For a true local experience, make sure to visit the Friday Night Jump up in Gros Islet!

  • The bartenders enjoy what they do and will serve up an endless array of creative cocktails.

  • The “Stay at 1, Play at 3”, exchange program allows you to enjoy all of the Sandals Resorts on St Lucia.

  • If you’re looking for a romantic dining experience during your honeymoon vacation the candlelight dinner on the beach is highly recommended.

Additional considerations and tips for visiting Sandals Regency La Toc on your honeymoon:

  • Similar to both Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals Halcyon, the transfer time from the UVF airport takes approximately 75 - 90 minutes.

  • The ocean is not as calm as it is at Sandals Grande St. Lucian. From time to time you may see red flags which makes non-motorized water sports unavailable.

  • There are a number of rooms built on the bluff so plan to do quite a bit of walking. Travel TIP...Staff members in golf carts will take you to where you'd like to go - with your cocktail in hand (of course!)

  • Shuttles run on a frequent schedule between resorts and times are posted in the main lobby.

  • The Millionaire Suites with a private plunge pool are highly recommended. The view is absolutely breathtaking as is the butlers services provided.

  • Sandals Regency La Toc is a beautiful oceanfront resort with so much to offer for your honeymoon vacation. It truly is one of the best Sandals resorts for a honeymoon! Contact us today for more information and let us plan your personalized vacation to paradise!

 
Sandals Grenada - Best Sandals Resort for a Honeymoon

Sandals Grenada

Sandals Grenada is our # 4 pick for the Best Sandals location for a honeymoon due to its lush grounds surrounding the property and it's idyllic location on the famed Pink Gin Beach. This luxurious all-inclusive resort is world-class and is located only a 1/2 mile from the Maurice Bishop International Airport and 11 miles from Annandale Waterfalls which is must see when visiting the Spice Island.


Sandals Grenada features well appointed modernized rooms with upscale décor, in-room minibars, Wi-Fi and smart TVs. Most have balconies or patios with soaking tubs too. The Club Level and Butler suites are spacious and provide club lounge access; some even have second levels and/or infinity pools with sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea.


At Sandals Grenada there are 10 restaurants and 6 bars with multiple pools, hot tubs, a gym and a Red Lane Spa where you'll get the most amazing couple massage. Also included is yoga, tennis and some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean.


Why is Sandals Grenada our # 4 pick for the Best Sandals Resort for a honeymoon?

  • This seems to repeat itself but the people who work here are always looking after your interests and desires and it’s not uncommon for the hotel manager to be seen interacting with guests.

  • The rooms are modernized, spacious and comfortable featuring luxurious bedding and linens.

  • There are multiple room options to choose from in both the Luxury, Club & Butler level room categories. Many of which feature tranquility soaking tubs, swim-up suites and butler/club level service rooms with sweeping ocean views. For your honeymoon, make sure to let us know what is most important to you so we can get you the perfect room!

  • Many of our clients as do we, believe the butlers are worth the investment as they anticipate your needs, make dinner reservations, find you the best location at the pool or beach and surprise you daily with thoughtful gifts throughout your stay.

  • The food is exceptional and includes a Sandals first with “Butch’s Chophouse”. A must try, is the surf and turf! If you have food allergies or specific dietary needs the chef will meet with you to discuss a meal plan and design delicious options for each meal.

  • Sandals Grenada has two main pools. One includes a sunken firepit and several other beautiful pools are located throughout the resort. The large main pool is where most of the activity takes place and the Play Makers will keep you involved and entertained.

  • The Pink Gin beach is beautiful and private but not expansive so it’s easily walkable.

  • The diving in Grenada is excellent and some of the best I’ve done anywhere in the world even rivaling dives in Australia on the Great Barrier Reef. The team here is top notch, fun, professional, safety conscious and efficient. They do not have a dock so you will need wade through a couple feet of water to get onto the dive boat.

  • Photographers will be available throughout your stay to capture those memorable honeymoon celebration moments.

  • The resort is gorgeous and everything is within easy walking distance however some of the Club Level rooms on the Pink Gin building are on a hill so walking up stairs is required but well worth it for the views.

  • The water is clear and very easy to swim in.

  • The travel time from the airport to Sandals Grenada is less than 5 minutes so you're on your honeymoon within minutes of entering your transfer.

Additional considerations and tips for visiting Sandals Grenada​ on your honeymoon:

  • Within the beachfront Pink Gin building there are some steep hills to climb with stairs.

  • The dress code at Butch’s is enforced as they do not allow men with open toed shoes to enter.

  • The private pools are not heated and offer a nice reprieve from the warm Caribbean sun.

  • As with most Sandals resorts, the butlers will reserve beach spots early in the morning for their guests however there are usually enough chairs to go around so there isn't much of a need to wake up early to catch a good place on the beach or around the pool.

  • In some of the rooms there is little to no privacy in the vanity and shower area because there is no bathroom door.

  • If you’re looking for an upbeat island vibe with lots of activities and great music while having remote locations to relax with great food, this may be the place for your honeymoon. Contact us today for more information or click the button below for the most up to date promotions and offers!

 

Sandals South Coast

Sandals South Coast - Best Sandals Resort for a Honeymoon

Sandals SouthCoast is our # 5 pick for the top Sandals resort for a Honeymoon. Set on a 500-acre preserve it's been re-imagined with modern amenities and is the perfect combination of European charm. Also, with the exception of the newest Rondoval Village, Sandals South Coast features all-beachfront accommodations, many of which were modernized with the Sandals 2.0 design concept.


If you're looking for something truly unique for your honeymoon, Sandals South Coast offers guests heart shaped over-the-water bungalows and for those looking for a destination wedding or renewal of vows experience there is an over water chapel with a glass floor. Unique to Sandals South Coast all rooms and suites feature patios or balconies that overlook the private white-sand beach and each are well appointed with four-poster beds and large bathrooms.


At Sandals South Coast you can dine at nine specialty restaurants that have been created to deliver world-class regional specialties from Italian, Asian and Mediterranean, to Caribbean, French and more. If you’re wanting to have an active vacation, the activities and inclusions are endless and with Sandals it’s all included!


At Rivage Travel, we love this resort for a honeymoon and hear from our clients that this is an amazing destination for a honeymoon. Want to know more about Sandals South Coast? Contact us today and let's connect!


Why is Sandals South Coast our # 5 pick for the Best Sandals Resort for a honeymoon?

  • Sandals South Coast has an expansive and private beach with many places to be alone or make new friends.

  • This resort features the largest pool in Jamaica with an incredible swim-up bar which is also close to the beach.

  • With nine different Global Gourmet Dining restaurants to choose from there is truly something for everyone.

  • We love the people who work at Sandals South Coast. They will go out of their way to make sure you’re having fun and an incredible honeymoon vacation experience.

  • The Red Line Spa is one of our favorites and includes many services. Travel Tip... Make sure to book in a lavender scalp massage. This is an add-on treatment but can be done on it's own.

  • The rooms are well cared for and the beds are comfortable. Best of all, Sandals South Coast is all beachfront so you’ll wake up each morning of your honeymoon to a beautiful ocean view.

  • There are three pools at Sandals South Coast including the newly redesigned Dutch village pool. The French Pool is the smallest and has most of the daily activities such as volleyball, and the Italian pool is the largest with pool floats you can lounge on to take in the amazing Caribbean sunshine.

  • The resort sits on a private two mile stretch of beach which is both beautiful and expansive.

  • Sandals South Coast has plenty of beach and pool lounge chairs available at all times throughout the day, so getting up at sunrise is not needed to get a good spot.

  • We love the fire pits and seating around the bayside area.

  • Latitudes Over Water Bar is the newest addition to Sandals South Coast and features 360° ocean views. We definitely recommend sunset cocktails around the intimate firepits in the evening or lounging on a hammock suspended above the Caribbean Sea during the day.

  • The Grounds are beautifully maintained. Make sure to schedule a garden tour.

  • In 2022 the Grand Rondoval Village featuring a 17,000 square foot interconnected pool with Butler level accommodations opened. Each Rondoval includes Butler Elite service with a private plunge pool and patio with zero-entry river pool access.

Additional considerations and tips for visiting Sandals South Coast on your honeymoon:

  • Sandals has it's own welcome lounge at the airport. Before setting off on your resort transfer, you'll be able to take a few minutes to relax, have a Red Stripe and get ready to begin your incredible vacation experience!

  • How long does it take to get to Sandals South Coast? The ride from the airport takes approximately 60 minutes on a newly paved road.

  • Sandals South Coast is in isolated location so there isn’t much to do off the resort but there are plenty of activities and things to see and do on the resort.

  • The resort is expansive and while it’s not hilly, be prepared to walking quite a bit if you're located in the French Village.

  • The resort’s proximity and isolation is a plus for many of our honeymoon clients but if you’re looking to go out and mingle with the locals this may not be the place for you.

  • If you’re looking for a relaxing, beautiful island atmosphere with incredible food and attention to detail this may be the place for your honeymoon celebration. Contact us today for more information and let us put our expertise to work!


 

About the Authors


Jonathan and Angela

Jonathan and Angela


Based out of Atlanta, GA Rivage Travel is a boutique travel consultant group dedicated to providing personalized travel experiences. Owned by husband and wife duo Jonathan and Angela, our love for travel brought us together during a trip to Sydney, Australia. Our work is based on over 15 years of professional experience, hundreds of hours of travel industry certifications and training. We've been honored by Sandals Resorts as a top US travel agent with their highest honor of a Sandals Chairmans's Club Diamond Elite travel expert and look forward to using our experience to earn your business today and in the future.



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