For my husband and I’s 14th anniversary, I decided to take him on a trip to Sandals Jamaica South Coast. I picked this location because I wanted a hotel that offered over-water bungalows and was not such a far flight as going to Bora Bora. I did lots of research and found Sandals Hotel Resorts.
Sandals offer various locations, but only Sandals South Coast, Sandals Royal Caribbean, and Sandals Saint Lucian offer the over-water bungalows. I chose the South Coast location because it is slightly further out of the airport, giving it more of an intimate destination. Sandals Caribbean is about 15 minutes from the main airport, and you have access to the other Sandals hotels in the area if you stay there. That is the one plus side to the Caribbean location because you get the benefits of all three of the nearby resorts. But, I like that South Coast was more secluded with a 1-hour scenic drive to get there.
I consider this hotel one of the best places where you can de-stress, relax, and reignite your and your partner’s connection. I recommend its beautiful beachfront views and perfectly landscaped courtyards inspired by Dutch, Italian, and French architecture.
Sandals Jamaica South Coast is also known as Jamaica’s #1 All-Beachfront and All-Oceanview Resort. It is located within a 500-acre nature preserve and is the only resort in the Sandals Whitehouse Jamaica area. Sandals is also an Adults-Only Resort. Its top-notch views and lavish amenities are a Caribbean charm that makes for a perfect venue for weddings, honeymoons, or even a romantic retreat for couples.
3 Reasons to Visit the Sandals Jamaica South Coast
1. All-inclusive resort
The Sandals South Coast is an all-inclusive resort. For the price you pay, meals, the activities such as scuba diving, access to water sports, and use of their fitness center are already included during your stay.
2. Over-the-water honeymoon butler bungalow
For accommodations, I suggest staying in one of the spectacular over-water bungalows that let you indulge in the immaculate Caribbean Sea and marine life. Each suite is equipped with a private outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub, which is suitable for two people. They also come with an over-water hammock or lounge seat to soak up the sun.
Each Sandals South Coast Jamaica bungalow features a king-size bed, spa-style bathroom, private patio, and striking glass floor panels. Some of the best perks of the over-water bungalows are optional upgrades for expedited immigration and fast-track through customs. You will also enjoy luxury car pickup to and from the airport.
The Sandals South Coast overwater bungalows also come with full 24-hour butler service. The butler will handle every and any request you have.
3. All-new features
The Sandals South Coast has recently seen an upgrade, and it now offers some of the most breathtaking and extravagant features. Look at some of its newest additions:
South Seas Rondoval Village
The world’s first South Seas Rondoval Village can be found in this award-winning resort. Inspired by the ocean’s captivating nature, the signature suites showcase a private deck, a surrounding river pool, and luxurious en suite amenities.
The South Coast Resort Jamaica also has Swim-Up Rondovals that provide couples with the perfect romantic hideaway. Luxurious spa-style bathrooms, a private plunge pool, and even a butler elite service, and you get the new Swim-Up suites.
Longest River Pool
You can find the Sandals’ longest swim-upriver pool in the new South Seas Rondoval Village. You can swim in over 17,000 sq. ft. of water, making this new pool the longest of its kind in the Caribbean and the whole western hemisphere.
All-New All-Beachfront Dutch Village
The all-new Dutch Village features 112 luxurious rooms and suites, including luxury level rooms with stunning beachfront views, club and butler level rooms, and two swim-up pools.
Things to Do and Places to Visit
When we were at the Sandals South Coast Jamaica, it felt as if we had never run out of things to do. Here are some of the Sandals Jamaica South Coast activities you can try and places to visit when you are there:
- PADI-certified scuba diving
- An impressive variety of land and water sports
- Day and night entertainment
- Red Lane Spa
- A state-of-the-art fitness center
In addition to its land and water sports offerings, it has a fitness center with a wide range of classes and top-of-the-line equipment, including elliptical machines, universal weights, treadmills, and more.
Candlelit Dinner for Two
You and your partner can enjoy an intimate dinner for two at Sandals South Coast Jamaica Restaurants. For a romantic experience, the resort offers candlelight dining as well. Whether on the beach, in one of the gardens, or on your suite’s terrace.
Dine under the stars and enjoy nothing but the best gourmet cuisine and wine. For full VIP service, a dedicated waiter will ensure that your dinner goes smoothly. You and your partner can perfectly enjoy the romantic ambiance.
Visit the YS Falls
It is about 40 minutes away from Sandals South Coast and is considered one of Jamaica’s best natural attractions. YS Falls showcases seven waterfalls and a natural pool set in a beautiful landscape. It also offers a zipline adventure and relaxing gardens you can explore.
Check out the Appleton Estate
Appleton Estate is a Jamaican distillery that produces one of the world’s most popular rums. Here, you can learn more about how rum is made and sample the estate’s different offerings of blended rums.
Join a Black River Safari Excursion
The Black River Safari Excursion in St. Elizabeth lets you get a glimpse of the area’s unique ecosystem. You will cruise down one of Jamaica’s longest rivers, where you might get the opportunity to see the infamous Black River crocodiles.
Let me know how your trip was! Check out our YouTube video below for an inside look into the hotel and our Sandals Jamaica South Coast vacation: