So, you’re getting married. All loved up and excited for the big day. Preparations are probably well under way by now, the venue viewings, the calls to patisseries for which cake you’re going to settle on, weekly meetings with the wedding planner, meetings with the vicar, meetings with the in-laws, meetings, phone calls, meetings, phone calls. All this work sounds to me like you’re in need of a holiday.
Well, it’s a good job that an equal part and parcel of the wedding is the honeymoon then.
All you can imagine doing is lying on deck chairs and beaches, with all-inclusive service, being delivered cocktails and fresh food straight to wherever you’re laying, no more phone calls, no more meetings! Ah, bliss.
Where better for an all-inclusive getaway with your partner, recently joined in matrimony, than to the kings of the all-inclusive? Sandals!
Now all that’s really left to choose is which destination you’ll be laying horizontal for a week or two in. Luckily for you, I’ve strung together a list of the best Sandals resorts for honeymoon, so you can do exactly this.
Hint: Wants to experience the original of Sandals Resort? Try #9
Nestled in the glorious St. George’s, La Source is new to Sandal’s impressive range of 5* resorts and spas.
With a Lagoon pool, swim up bars, living room pool encircling a fire pit, a stunning white sand Caribbean beach a mere stone’s throw away and much more, your aquatic self can fully flourish in its natural habitat.
Suites are designed specifically for that romantic time away from the rest of the world, after your whirlwind of a wedding, with beach front and poolside options available with butler service to boot.
Other features of this stunning resort include its spa facilities and lawn tennis courts, for those want to both relax, but stay on top of their serve whilst away.
Sandals’ only all-butler boutique resort will ensure, no, insist, you put your feet up, be waited on hand and foot for your entire stay.
Crystal blue Caribbean waters await you on your arrival to this majestic resort & spa beset in lush and perfectly preened gardens.
You can also reminisce over your own magical day by venturing over to a resort orchestrated wedding service on its very own marina overlooking the sea.
A quaint sea-view pool will provide a spot to cool off, with the help of a cocktail or two, of course.
For those looking for some music and atmosphere, Royal Plantation hosts beach parties, with live acoustic guitar serenading guests on white sand beaches. For those looking to wind-down, there is yoga on the pier and the RedLane spa.
For those who are in search of the true island escape, look no further than Royal Caribbean resort, complete with private islands.
Its main resort boasts influences from Britain, all the way to Bali, with butler service to bring you the best of everything, the world over.
Sandals Island is a short ride away in traditional Wayang Doll, dragon boat, with beach cabanas, a swim up pool and hammocks in the sea awaiting those who venture across.
Royal Caribbean has seven pools in total, if you ever manage to pull yourself out of the clear blue waters. And paddleboarding is the most idyllic activity for exploring the island’s shores.
Situated in a peninsula, Grande St. Lucian offers the unique option of swimming and playing in both Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
With stunning scenery all around, plus a seemingly endless beachfront to wander or take up water sports on, it truly is a spot to spoil.
The main pool plays host to Sandals’ signature swim up bar, and for those who feel like going the extra mile on their honeymoon, Grande St. Lucian’s Rondovals and Lover’s Lagoon honeymoon clubs offer private or intimate pools on their doorstep.
Gordon’s pier bar offers an over-water fire pit, for evenings spent in the company of others, or simply for alone time with a glowing warmth.
And for the perfect honeymoon finale, why not arrange a romantic, candlelit dinner on the beachfront?
Unprecedented luxury awaits those who choose Emerald Bay as a honeymoon location.
Set near Bahamian Out Islands, the waters are shallow and clear as day.
Lush green tennis courts and golf courses encircle the resort, whilst enormous and lavishly decorated pools become its centrepoint.
The site also boasts a two-storey, fully butler serviced villas complete with pool, and a 150-slip deepwater marine, perfect for embarking on a day’s scuba diving from.
Grande Antigua, voted the ‘world’s most romantic resort’ for consecutive years, perhaps could be the choice for you.
Palm tree lined grounds and the lushest of tropical gardens are home to Sandals’ Mediterranean &Caribbean villages, with dining and ambiance to suit.
Signature swim up bars, as well as near countless pools, including the zero-entry option, where loungers submerge for the ultimate relaxation spot, compliment the resort perfectly.
To top off your honeymoon, why not sail off into the sunset on your very own Hobie sail catamaran?
For the island lovers, a tough choice has been put before you, as the Royal Bahamian also offers private islands to get lost on.
Apparently former favourites of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster, the island is now yours for the adventuring, with complimentary boat trips over to explore to your heart’s content.
With six pools to choose from, and restaurants with influences from all over the globe, you’ll be hard pressed to run out of options here.
Over the water hammocks provide respite stops as do beach swings, offering you the chance to release your playful side. Book to stay in a River Pool Swim Up Suite, to experience full and secluded luxury.
For the environmentalist bride and groom, Sandals Negril has been curated with a sever eco-consciousness in mind, having been awarded the EarthCheck Double Platinum certification for its commitment to natural and environmental excellence for more than a decade.
Stroll the resort’s seven mile beach, get lost in the sandy wonder of it all, then kayak to explore the surrounding waters, snorkel and swim in the clearest of waters on planet Earth.
Or, spend the day soaking in the sun while sipping cocktails at the site’s swim up bar, or one of many other resort pools.
The original and blueprint to the famous Sandals brand is Montego Bay, with nine gourmet restaurants serving up both regional and international cuisine to make the mouth water at the mere thought, you can’t go wrong with the one that started it all.
Trademark white sand beaches and aquamarine waters, fire pits and villa front pools round off the ultimate in luxury resort making.
Manicured gardens complete with intricate water features surround the resort, for true tranquillity and splendor.
Scuba diving and all available water sports are as always, on the house, but why not treat yourselves to a couples massage on the beach, to make the honeymoon really special?
So, what’s stopping you from planning the most relaxing part of your big day? The all inclusive honeymoon. With all of the above providing ultra luxury with tweaks and twists for personalised preference, it’s simply down to you to decide. And boy, you do deserve it.
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