How to get the best deal on your Sandals or Beaches vacation
We all love a good deal when booking a vacation and it's important that the investment you're making in it comes with the confidence that you are truly getting the best price and value possible. But with the ever changing landscape of promotions and specials, how do you know if you're REALLY getting the best price on your vacation? Good news! As your professional travel advocate we're going to give you our "insiders tips" on how to save money on your next Sandals or Beaches getaway! // contact // (323) 744-1482
Travel Off Season (April - December)
Sandals and Beaches resorts are located throughout the Caribbean with the off-peak travel periods starting right after Easter into the middle of December (with the exception of holiday time frames such as Thanksgiving week) and early January. If you’re planning to travel during the peak times of spring break/Easter (middle of February through the week after Easter), Christmas into New Years, this will be a more expensive time to travel both with air and accommodations. If this is your ideal travel period, make sure to book in advance as far as possible and we'll help you with that!
Book as Far in Advance as Possible
Sandals and Beaches last minute deals rarely happen anymore, and are even less frequent during the peak travel season so one of our BEST strategies for getting you the best price on your Sandals or Beaches vacation is by booking early. When pricing air, Tuesdays into Wednesday are the best times to research price and as you approach your desired travel date most of the desired room categories will sell out. While some Sandals resorts are larger than others, overall these aren’t the big “mega resorts” that you find in Mexico and with the demand it's imperative to book early! TIP: A bonus of booking with Rivage Travel is that we will monitor pricing and if it drops, as long as the new rate/promotion allows, we can usually get your rate adjusted.
Be Flexible on Your Travel Dates
This is one of the biggest tips we can provide to our clients. Many times a midweek departure instead of a weekend will save money on your flights and while some airlines don’t offer daily service to every destination, if you're flexible we'll help you find the best travel dates that will save you the most money and get you to the beach the fastest! :)
Utilize Sandals Free Night Promotions
This is a frequent bonus with Sandals and Beaches for specific resorts and room categories. Most of this time this promotion will tend to include the 6th night or 7th night free and while it's typically offered on higher room categories, it’s a great way to add an extra night or upgrade your vacation without having to pay for it! Want to know what's available? We're here for you.
Police, Military, Department of Defense & Firefighters Sandals Discounts
This is an exceptional bonus reserved for those great Americans who serve our Country. As such Sandals & Beaches offers a 10% discount on top of all the current promotions for military, Department of Defense employees, police officers and firefighters.
Here are the requirements to qualify for the discount.
Military (present duty military ID, retired DD214)
DOD employees (Dept. of Defense ID)
Police officers (active duty only, ID)
Firefighters (must have current IAFF ID card)
Free Anniversary Night promotion
Are you celebrating your anniversary? Are you interested in a Club Level or Butler Room Category? Excellent! The Free Anniversary Night offer is extended to clients staying at Sandals or Beaches (based on a 7 paid night stay) within 30 days before or after of your wedding anniversary date. Please note, this offer is not combinable with any Sandals Select Guest (SSG) promotions or SSG point offers, credit vouchers.
Save Money with Sandals and Beaches - Select Reward Program
This is another area where Sandals and Beaches really shines over the rest. If you’ve visited a Sandals or Beaches resort previously then you’re eligible to sign up for the repeat guest program and receive a discount on your next Sandals or Beaches vacation. When signing up you’ll receive 5,000 points worth $125.00 plus bonus points based on the price of your last stay. These points/dollars can be use towards your next Sandals or Beaches trip and as a rewards member you'll receive periodic offers such as bonus points on new bookings!
Additionally, if you have a friend/referral, we can assign that booking to you and you'll receive an additional 2,500 points for each referral!
Need help getting setup? No problem! Contact us today and we'll help you get enrolled.
Purchase Travel Insurance
This is highly recommended to all of our clients as life is unpredictable and it's important to protect your investment. At Rivage Travel, we offer comprehensive travel insurance policies aligned to your needs and will cover them with you to ensure you're making the best decision.
#1 TRAVEL TIP…Book with a Sandals and Beaches Certified Specialist!
Our services are 100% complimentary to our amazing clients. It costs you nothing to receive our expert advice on the islands and resorts, and you’ll have us as your professional advocate to personally answer your questions while ensuing you get the BEST deal on your Sandals or Beaches vacation. Unlike other agencies, our commitment to you doesn't end at the time of final payment, in fact we're here for you before, during and after your trip! Prior to setting off on your travels, we’ll contact the resort with any personalized requests and assist with booking spa treatments, excursions, rental cars and make sure every detail is attended to, ensuring you have an amazing getaway!
So who's ready to go?
Book your next Sandals or Beaches getaway with us today!
Much love and Travel!
Jonathan & Angela @ Rivage Travel