Our exploring over for the while, we returned the car to the depot at the airport and met up with the Sandals Representative in the luxurious private lounge in the arrivals hall. Our luggage was tagged and taken away while we were offered an ice-cold drink and then escorted to our mini-van.
We traveled with other passengers who had just flown in to the island, many of whom were returning Sandals guests, something we found not to be uncommon. We were booked to spend the rest of the week at Sandals Royal Caribbean and as such were the last to be taken to our hotel. We were able to get a peek into the Sandals Carlyle Inn and the Sandals Montego Bay on our way.
All of Sandals Resorts are adult-only luxury included resorts and sold as such with the emphasis on “couples in love”. I was a little skeptical about this and not at all sure if I would find it to be a little cloying and even uncomfortable. How wrong I was!
From the minute we arrived, the high standard of service and discretion that the staff employed was reassuring and it turned out to be one of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacations we have ever enjoyed. Imagine no whining or screaming kids to detract, no childish demands to impinge upon your time, nobody else’s bad mannered children to irritate – just no children!
In addition, the emphasis on couples in love means that everyone is taken care of, “hooked up” or “coupled”, so you never find yourself in a position where you are being picked up, propositioned, or made to feel uncomfortable. It’s such relief! And makes for easy friendships and conversations whether you are in your couple or having some alone time while your partner is at the gym, or diving or whatever!
It is as easy to spend time just the two of you, as it is to meet new friends or even plan to go as a group of favorite friends. It’s the perfect resort to enjoy a destination wedding with only your adult friends in attendance, or travel with your close family.
Sandals Royal Caribbean resort is spread out in such a way that there are so many different places to go and things to enjoy that you have to make a plan to meet!
With gorgeous landscaping all set around buildings offering different experiences from swim-up rooms, to beachside walk-out suites, there is bound to be something to appeal.
This resort is designed around a series of little coves all looking west over their private island and beyond the stunning sunsets. It is an exclusive, intimate and very inviting place to enjoy some special time with your precious partner.