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29 Aug

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Negril’s Best Activities

August 29, 2017 | By |

Perfect vacations come with perfect memories, which is why we’ve handpicked three of the best activities in Negril.

Lovers Rock Sunset Cruise
Take in the vibrant colours of the setting sun while cruising at sundown. You’ll sail a luxurious catamaran to Rick’s Café, famous for its unparalleled sunset views and named one of the world’s coolest bars by Condé Nast Traveller magazine.

Reading Road Trip
An ongoing partnership between the Sandals Foundation and Scholastic Book Fairs, the Reading Road Trip is a unique opportunity to visit a local school in Negril, read to the children and help promote literacy. Feel free to donate new or gently used books, too!

Survivor Catamaran Cruise
Embark on an exciting adventure at sea inspired by Survivor, the hit reality TV show. You’ll stop at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville to take part in games on the beach, and later enjoy an authentic Jamaican dinner under the stars.

29 Aug

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What to do at Sandals Negril

August 29, 2017 | By |

The Finer Things in Life
Indulge in unlimited dining at seven gourmet restaurants, premium spirits at five chic bars, professional day-to-night entertainment and every activity under the sun, motorized or not. Then retreat to the comfort and privacy of your spacious, beautifully appointed room, suite or loft. Select accommodations even include the services of a personal butler!

Love Is in the Air
Spend quality time with your significant other enjoying a candlelit dinner for two, overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of Jamaica’s most awe-inspiring beach, or surrounded by the fragrant flowers and lush greenery of the resort’s beautifully manicured gardens. A Red Lane® Spa treatment or couples massage could only add to the romance!

Honeymoon Heaven
Revel in newlywed bliss with a complimentary honeymoon package and a top-tier Love Nest Suite®, offering the ultimate in pampering and privacy. With accommodations conveniently located just steps from the sea, Sandals Negril puts couples closer to the powdery white sands, aquamarine waters and legendary sunsets than any other resort in the area!

Say “I Do” to a Weddingmoon® Celebration
The dreamy design, beautifully manicured gardens and unspoiled beach make Sandals Negril a one-of-a-kind wedding venue with a fairytale-like setting. Couples hosting a destination wedding here can expect professional planning, high-touch service and delectable dining, plus romantic little luxuries reserved exclusively for the bride and groom.

Wedding Groups
Getting married in paradise surrounded by your nearest and dearest is now easier than ever with Sandals Negril’s complimentary Weddingmoon® packages. Book 5 or more rooms for minimum 3 nights and wow all your guests with a celebration fit for royalty!

29 Aug

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Fall for Sandals Negril

August 29, 2017 | By |

Seventh Heaven on Seven Mile Beach
Facing the most heavenly stretch of sand in Jamaica, Sandals Negril invites couples to experience the free-spirited personality of Negril and soak up the blissful ambience of a resort where everything is included, even gratuities. And with complimentary wedding and honeymoon packages, there’s no better place to celebrate love!

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27 Jul

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Jamaica’s Top Destinations

July 27, 2017 | By |

Jamaica is truly unique, with its gifts to the world including reggae music, fine rum, exquisite coffee and jerk seasoning. The island is also home to the widest variety of attractions in the Caribbean, with activities ranging from climbing stunning waterfalls to cycling in the Blue Mountains to golfing on some of the region’s best golf courses. Here’s a quick look at Jamaica’s top destinations.

Montego Bay
Mo’ Bay may be Jamaica’s premier tourist destination and the second-largest city, but it hasn’t forgotten its charm. Surrounded by great beaches, grand hotels, all-inclusive resorts and charming small hotels, Montego Bay is renowned for its beauty and range of activities.

Negril
Located at the western tip of Jamaica, Negril is about an hour’s drive from Montego Bay. Known as the “Capital of Casual,” this unspoiled paradise is famous for its natural beauty, free-spirited ambience and ribbon of white-sand Seven Mile Beach flanked by rugged limestone cliffs.

Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay
These gems are located in the heart of the north coast region, defined by fern-clad cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Known as Jamaica’s “playground,” both offer an almost endless variety of things to do. Accommodations vary from opulent resorts known for their privacy and impeccable service, to lavish all-inclusive properties or beautifully isolated inns and hotels.

South Coast
The winding roads through tropical forests seem to go on forever in this beautiful, seemingly untouched area known as the South Coast. Travellers in search of privacy and solitude will enjoy scenic seaside locations and isolated beaches, where the only footprints are their own.

Port Antonio
The quaint town of Port Antonio is a haven for visitors seeking quiet charm, natural beauty and lush surroundings. Port Antonio is where Jamaica’s tourist industry first gained international popularity, with the Titchfield Hotel established in 1905. This hidden gem is also known for its crystal-clear waters surrounded by lush greenery and boasting a backdrop of the Blue Mountains.

Kingston
Resting at the foot of the Blue Mountains and overlooking the world’s seventh-largest natural harbour rests Kingston, Jamaica’s capital city. Kingston is the largest English-speaking city south of Miami and is the cultural heartbeat of Jamaica with its pulsating reggae rhythms, rich cultural history, sophisticated, upbeat nightlife and varied dining venues.

27 Jul

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Welcome to Jamaica!

July 27, 2017 | By |

It’s no secret that Jamaica is the heartbeat of the Caribbean. Alluring seascapes, lush mountain backdrops, friendly people, spicy flavours and island beats make Jamaica the vibrant heart of the Caribbean and one of the top destinations for Canadian travellers. In fact, Jamaica was recently named the #1 destination in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor, and one of the world’s top 15 destinations at the 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

View Jamaica’s Top Destinations.

24 Apr

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The Best of Bahia Principe in Mexico and Jamaica

April 24, 2017 | By |

Riviera Maya is home to exceptional beaches and fascinating Mayan ruins, perfect for outdoors adventures on land and in water. The area also features great shopping, delicious Mexican cuisine and a vibrant nightlife.

The resorts

Picture-perfect Runaway Bay is on Jamaica’s northern coast and is considered to be one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful spots. The area offers amazing beaches, warm, clear waters and a charming atmosphere.

The resorts

25 Nov

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This is the All New Jamaica

November 25, 2016 | By |

Sandals® Resorts are constantly innovating the Luxury Included® experience and delivering a vacation beyond expectations. They are one of Air Canada Vacations’ oldest and most successful partners and we couldn’t be more excited because Sandals has done it again with a whole new series of rooms, suites and villas across Jamaica.

 

Over-the-Water Villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean are a first for the Caribbean. Tranquility Soaking Tubs™ for two transform your balcony into a soothing escape with an amazing view. And Sandals Ochi Beach Resort brings the style of the French Riviera to the magic of Jamaica.

 

It’s a bright new world.

25 Nov

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All Included. All Unlimited. All the Time.

November 25, 2016 | By |

Sandals Resorts offers you a Luxury Included® vacation with more quality inclusions than any other resorts on the planet including endless dining, water sports and so much more.

 

5-Star Global Gourmet™ Dining

At Sandals, dine at up to 16 restaurants per resort. 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining takes you on a culinary adventure around the world. Discover a new experience every day with sights, sounds and tastes representing cultures that span the globe, from the freshest seafood, to Thai, sushi, French haute cuisine and more.

 

Stay at One, Play at All

You get even more for your vacation with unlimited access to the services and facilities of all Sandals resorts. That means nearly endless dining choices, beaches, activities and ways to enjoy your time in paradise. Take advantage of free transfers between Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Inn.

 

Unlimited Land & Water Sports

There’s never a dull moment with every land and water sport imaginable included with top-of-the-line equipment and helpful instruction. Even scuba diving is included for PADI certified divers, and you’re always a member of the club at the famous Jamaica Golf & Country Club in Ocho Rios.

 

Private Offshore Island

At Sandals Royal Caribbean, minutes from the resort’s shoreline, a private offshore island adds secluded beaches, unique spa treatments, themed restaurants and more to your Luxury Included® vacation. Sip a drink at the swim-up pool bar or indulge in authentic Thai cuisine — all part of your offshore island adventure.

25 Nov

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A New Vision of Luxury

November 25, 2016 | By |

Sandals has created new room categories across Jamaica that transform your home-away-from-home into an oasis of spectacular design and elegant comfort with the best views in the world.

 

Sandals Royal Caribbean

From Britain to Bali — exotic adventures in Jamaica

Three new room categories take your vacation to the next level. Over-the-Water Villas hover over the sparkling sea. Romeo & Juliet Suites elevate the romantic getaway. And the new Windsor Beachfront Club Level Rooms directly on the beach transform your vacation into a royal experience. All three rooms feature a Tranquility Soaking Tub for two.

 

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

Jamaica’s most dramatic luxury all-inclusive resort

This resort captures the true soul of Ocho Rios and celebrates the lush beauty of its rolling mountains and picture-perfect coastline with a new adventurous spirit. It’s a fusion of the French Riviera, with the laid back rhythms of a Jamaican beach resort. Be sure to try the Caribbean’s first speakeasy, the Rabbit Hole.

 

Sandals Negril

A little bit exotic. A whole lot of chic.

Sandals Negril epitomizes the laid-back cool that made Negril the exotic playground it is today. The new Sunset Loft Suites are open and spacious and breathe chic, contemporary design. And the Caribbean Beachfront Walkout Grand Luxe Club rooms and Caribbean Oceanview Luxury Rooms mean the beach life is always near at hand.

 

Sandals Montego Bay

True beachfront resort where the party never stops

A true original resort and so are the new Beachfront Millionaire Butler Suites and the Oceanfront Honeymoon Club Level Rooms. Both have stunning views and a Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. The new Palm Suites redefine beachfront living. And the Beachfront Romeo & Juliet One Bedroom Butler Villa Suites offer up paradise itself.

25 Nov

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Over-the-Water Villas and Bungalows

November 25, 2016 | By |

Innovative, luxurious and a first of their kind in the Caribbean, Over-the-Water Villas and Bungalows at Sandals Royal Caribbean are changing the all-inclusive game. Perched on a deck floating above turquoise waters, these villas deliver an unforgettable vacation.

Sarah Hartman is Director of Interior Design at Hospitality Purveyors, Inc. She tells how these villas came to be and what makes them so spectacular.

 

What was your design inspiration?

The inspiration was simple but dramatic — to have a chic interior that would open completely to the outside. Colours, feel, everything is all very natural.

 

Were environmental concerns incorporated into the design and production?

Absolutely. The location was chosen in a place that would least disturb the environment. We also added coral gardens under the villas to build up the natural environment further.

 

How did you incorporate Jamaica’s natural beauty?

The rustic feel of the exterior, allowing the natural colours of the sea to repeat throughout, and a large patio that brings the outside in.

 

What are the most exciting features of these villas?

Everything! These villas have so many amazing amenities. Glass floors to view sea life below, a private Infinity Pool, a Tranquility Soaking Tub, and a hammock made for two set right out over the sea.

 

How do you think private boat transfers, butler service and 24-hour room service complement the experience?

Couples will never have to leave their villa, unless they want to! Imagine breakfast served to you as you gaze out to the Caribbean Sea. Sandals private offshore island is adjacent to the villas so lots of options there as well.

 

How does it feel to see these villas come to life?

This project is a designer’s dream come true. It’s truly been a magical experience to watch these villas come alive. I can’t wait for guests to enjoy them.