We all love a good deal when booking a Sandals or Beaches vacation. However, with the ever changing landscape of promotions and specials, how do you know if you're REALLY getting the best Sandals deal on your vacation?
Good news! At Rivage Tavel, we've been specializing in Sandals for more than 15 years and as a Sandals Chairman's Royal Club Diamond Elite travel expert, we're going to give you our "insiders tips" on how to save money on your next Sandals or Beaches vacation!
We hope you find this information helpful as you research the best way to book a Sandals resort. Should you have any questions, our professional travel planning services are complimentary. Let's chat!
Travel Off Peak Season (April - December)
Sandals and Beaches offer 20 resorts located throughout the Caribbean with off-peak travel periods starting right after December to mid April. The exceptions are US high season time frames such as Thanksgiving week and early January.
If you’re traveling during the peak times of spring break/Easter (middle of February through the week after Easter) and Christmas into New Years, both with air and accommodations will reflect a higher price. If this is your ideal travel period and are looking for the best beaches resort deal make sure to book in advance, if possible.
Book as Far in Advance as Possible
Sandals and Beaches last minute deals are available to those traveling inside 30 days. Last Minute Deals on Sandals website are regularly updated with new offers every week and are the cheapest way to book a Sandals resort.
One of our BEST strategies for getting you the best price on your Sandals or Beaches vacation is by booking early. Tuesdays into Wednesday are also the best times to research airfare prices. At times, there are last minute flight deals but it's not advisable to wait until the last minute to book.
While some Sandals resorts are larger than others, overall these aren’t the “mega resorts” that you find in Mexico. With the increased demand to travel it's imperative to book early! TRAVEL TIP: One advantage of choosing Rivage Travel for your booking is that we will constantly keep an eye on the prices. If there is a drop in price, we can adjust your rate as long as the new offer allows for it.
Be Flexible on Your Travel Dates
What is the best time to book a sandals vacation? Many times a midweek departure instead of a weekend will save money.
While some airlines don’t offer daily service to every destination, if you're flexible we'll help you find the best travel dates. This will save you the most money and get you to the beach the fastest!
Utilize Sandals Free Night and 777 Promotions
This is a frequent bonus you'll see when booking specific room categories at Sandals and Beaches. The promotion will include the 6th night or 7th night free and is offered on higher room categories. Next, is the weekly 777 promotion. For 7 days, you can take advantage of an additional 7% off Sandals or Beaches rack rate promotions on 7 qualifying rooms and suites.
Want to know what's available? Let's chat!
Police, Military, Department of Defense & Firefighters Sandals Discounts
This special offer is specifically for the individuals who have proudly served our nation. Sandals & Beaches extends a 10% reduction on top of existing deals to all military personnel, Department of Defense staff, law enforcement officers, and firefighters.
Requirements to qualify for Sandals Service Personnel 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)
Sandals and Beaches Free Anniversary Night promotion
Are you celebrating your anniversary? Are you interested in a Club Level or Butler level room Category? Excellent!
Clients who choose to stay at Sandals or Beaches resorts in that type of room can take advantage of the free anniversary night promotion. The offer is valid on 7 night stay within 30 days before or after of your wedding anniversary date. To qualify, the room category must be booked in a Club or Butler level room and cannot already have a free night included. Please note, this offer is not combinable with any Sandals Select Guest (SSG) promotions, SSG point offers or credit vouchers.
Save Money with Sandals and Beaches - Sandals Select Reward Program
This is another area where Sandals and Beaches shines over the rest. If you've previously stayed at a Sandals or Beaches resort, you're eligible to enroll in the loyalty program for returning guests. This benefit entitles you to a reduced rate on your next vacation at any Sandals or Beaches resort.
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 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. That transfer gives you and an additional 2,500 points for each referral!
Here are some of the best Sandals Select perks.
5,000 Sandals Select Bonus Points Upon Enrollment
A token of appreciation in the form of Sandals Select points for each return visit
Access to Official Sandals Select Loyalty Facebook Group
Invitation to Member Appreciation Dinners
During Your Stay You'll be recognized as VIP's with special events
Everyone loves a FREE week vacation and members earn those at 70 paid nights
Members receive up to 20% off Candlelight Dinners, Retail Gift Shop, Photo Shop, and Watersports.
Need help getting setup? No problem! Contact us today and we'll get you enrolled.
Purchase Travel Insurance
We advise all clients to consider getting travel insurance coverage. Life is unpredictable and it's important to protect your investment. At Rivage Travel, we offer comprehensive travel insurance policies aligned to your needs. During the booking process we 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. There is no charge for getting our expert guidance, and you will have us as your dedicated representative to personally address any 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 Sandals or Beaches vacation, we’ll contact the resort with any personalized requests. We'll also assist with booking spa treatments, excursions and rental cars. We're here to make sure every detail is attended to, ensuring you have an amazing Caribbean vacation!
So who's ready to go?
Book your next Sandals or Beaches getaway with us today!
About the Authors
Jonathan and Angela Patton
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.