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Looking to go to one. Which is the best one to go to and what level should you get? Their website shows a conceirge level, butler level, and a regular level? Any help would be appreciated.
I've only been to one - St Lucia. I think they have three spots there now.
I'd recommend it. The resort and service was great. Although the restaurants overall are subpar.
I think we just had the regular level. This included all food and drinks.
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Id stay away from sandles and look at other all inclusive deals that offer better food quality. If your interested in dodging the drug wars in Mexico the Royal Hideaway is top notch and similarly priced when I went. Great service and top of the line food.
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cant help you on the levels but we did negril, jamaica for our honeymoon all linclusive and it was beyond amazing
doubt you can go wrong
Just got back from (Secrets Marquis) in Cabo. Adult only all inclusive, great resort with great service and the weather was perfect about everyday. its also about 20min ride to downtown cabo to walk around marina etc. The Secrets on the Riviera Maya in Cancun is also really nice but prefer cabo. I would stay away from Jamaica as went there last year and resort was supposed to be 5* but was just OK with average service and food and outside the resort the area was terrible.
That's the one we stayed at as well.
I thought the food was terrible.
Everything else was great though.
the breakfast was great
dinner was meh at best
we had a little joint called the beach hut or something like that where it was just hot dogs, nachos, burgers, etc...that was pretty good during the day for drunk snacks
I am getting married next April, any suggestions on a honeymoon place in the Caribbean? Plan on staying at least 5 nights. Willing to pay upwards of 5k for the hotel.
Pretty much every restaurant on the resort. We went one night to a place at Halycon as well.
The best food imo was the brick oven pizza at the little open air hut place.
On all accounts.
I have done the St Lucia- Grande.
That will be the island that I will return to. Sulfer Volcano= no mosquitos, even in the rain forrests.
Unless, you really want to spend the $$, the concierge level is probably the best way. They do almost the same thing for you that the butler level, except for the fact that you share their services with others on that same level.
Go on the rain forrest canopy zipline though. Tons of fun. Oh, and don't do a combo land/sea excursion. Either all by sea or all by land. Your stomach will thank me later.
Devidee is correct, the food isn't fabulous, but it isn't that great compared to your top-end American restaurants anywhere in the islands. Too hard to get the product in at some places.
Oh, and if you go the 2nd week of May, there is the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, if the timing works.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by BetterOff 22 months ago
Oh trust me I don't mind bar food or anything like that. There are just other resorts that go beyond sandles food. Sandles is a place where young honeymooners go and that's fine. The wife and I would have gone and had a great time but you can find deals (like the royal hideaway) that have 5 star dining options for the same price. Our resort had more woRkers than vacationers.
We got it around 4K before the recession. You probably could get a better price now.
The food at Mexican resorts are all much better than the islands, for the most part.
Honestly I've been to most of the islands in the caribean(Aruba, St Thomas, St Johns, Nassau, Freeport, etc)...we like going to Sanibel Island near Naples better. Cheaper, no locals trying to hock shit to you when you lay on the beach, better food.
I have found plenty of that in Jamaica, Aruba, Nassau, and Puerto Rico, but it didn't happen to me in St Lucia at all. I imagine the food would be much better there.
Agree with that statement 100%. I will go mexico all day over the caribean
I agree that the food is better, but I still would go to the Caribbean first. Just much more laid back and enjoyable, IMO. I like being able to get off the resort more as well.
Honestly, I would recommend Costa Rica very much as well.
This post was edited by BetterOff 22 months ago
I agree. It was fine. It's more of a supply problem in the islands. Of couse you can't go to the Carribean expecting to find great beef.
The alcohol was top notch. Love Peton brew.
Def no food snob, with any location some places will have great service and the resort next door will not. Also outside the resort, didnt care for Montego Bay but negril could be nice nut I havent been. Dont really care for out in Cancun but Cabo is nice. So my point is you really cant go wrong each have pros and cons. Prob stay away from the US/Mexico border towns as I would like to keep my head
I didn't go for the food, myself. Just an observation. I thought there were some great highlights as far as food goes though.
The sun, the beach, and even the darn St. Lucian that made me swim 300 yards back to shore after dumping me off my intertube were the reasons I went. Of course, while he laughed at me, he had someone waiting with a drink for me back on the beach.
St. Lucia was a great island and we felt very safe leaving the resort as well. Definitely not the case on all the islands, namely Jamaica.
What part are you looking to go. You have to get to Freeport or Nassau, but I would stay on a different island it were me.
The only Sandals resort that I stayed in was in St. Lucia. The island itself is beautiful and the resort was enjoyable. I think that the best part of the resort is the service from the staff. They really go the extra mile to insure that you are happy and to accommodate any request you have. We had dinner set up on our balcony one evening (my then husband set it up as a surprise for me) and they even managed to whip up my favorite dessert and a flower arrangement for the table with my favorite flowers.
I honestly do not know how much it costs but my favorite resort in the Caribbean is the Ritz Carlton on Seven Mile Beach in the Caymen Islands. My second favorite is the Intercontinental Presidente in Cozumel.
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