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"Daughter's destination wedding July 2017"
Resort was PERFECT for a group destination wedding--property is gorgeous but not so large that you never run into your group. It has an intimate feeling and while there is entertainment at night, the resort in general is more low-key. Rooms are spacious and very clean....the beach is fabulous and the private island is amazing! There are plenty of food choices but be sure to book early enough for your reservations as well as for the water sports that are included. You cannot go wrong with this property!
"Best Vacation Ever"
Had a great experience at Sandals. We were at the Carlisle and were able to shuttle over the the Royal Caribbean everyday. Neacus made the trip for us! He always made sure we were comfortable and having a good time! Good drinks and plenty of activity to keep you busy! We definitely want to return in the future!! Thanks for the memories!
Just returned from a 4 night vacation at this resort. I spent the last day crying as I did not want to leave. One of the reasons is that I love Jamaica, the other reasons are as follows: 1) Over water bungalow- WOW. It is pricey but well appointed with functional kitchen space and bathroom, including an outdoor tub and shower. The bed is quite comfortable as well with amazing views of the sea. I spent the mornings on the outdoor deck watching the sunrise, I think this is the part of the vacation I miss the most. The location on villas 11 and 12 do seem to offer a little less privacy as they face the RIU resort. but you can always close the sheer curtains and nobody bothered us. 2) Marjorie and Matthew. The bungalows are serviced by people that are out of this world. They took care of me and my husband like family and went above and beyond every day; delivering promptly on every request and noticing details that you expect with 5 star service. 3) if you get a bungalow, the impeccable service starts from the time you get off the plane. A private escort through customs and a private car with water and refreshments to take you straight to the hotel with minimal fuss. This is important because if you have been to Jamaica before, you know waiting for a group shuttle to fill up in the parking lot at Sangster airport can take a while... 4) Food was amazing, I especially enjoyed Eleanor's Caribbean with authentic flavors and selections. I have seen a few complaints about food selections but my advice is to order the local cuisine, ( ie. don't go to Jamaica and order a burger, get some fresh fish, or jerk chicken, try the yams or festival bread) 5) The ambiance- so , this is a smaller Sandals resort which is more my speed. I prefer intimate when I go on vacation. This place definitely has that feel but can shut things down a little early. It may not be ideal if you are looking for more of a group party scene. ( try Sandals MoBay if that is what you are looking for). We stopped by this resort 12 years ago on our honeymoon and it had been on my mind since as I was drawn to the calm, casually sophisticated vibe. I am glad this hasn't changed over the years. We will definitely be back
"SANDALS ROYAL CARRIBEAN JAMAICA"
Great Resort, Good Service and People, Do NOT book the Deluxe rooms! They are Terrible! Have 2 open windows that can not be closed, with one having a mirror over it to hide the opening, very loud and warm air seeping in all the time. Front desk would not budge on trying to help us into another room, was willing to pay for upgrade. : (
Sandals Royal Caribbean was a great choice for our trip. We stayed in the Kensington rooms - the quietest ones on the whole resort. The only bummer about our room was the balcony, it was very small. Our goal was to relax on the beach for a week; mission accomplished! The room was spacious, clean and AC worked great (keep a key card in the main light switch if you want to keep the AC running while you're out of the room). Breakfast every day at Le Jardinier, very good. Be sure to follow up at the Club Sandals concierge desk if you make reservations through them. We thought we were reserved for an excursion, followed up the next day and they didn't see our reservation. They made it right, no problem; but I'm glad we checked up on it. Food is very good at every restaurant, just be aware they don't move as fast as American restaurants. Relax and enjoy operating on "Island Time". We brought our own snorkeling gear and swam around the private island a few times. Cool things to see right along the beach! Since tipping isn't allowed, we brought a big bag of candy with us. We took some with us during the day to give out to staff at bars and left some in our room with a note for staff, so they would know we appreciated them.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM