Looking to book your next adventure? Always dreamt of exploring the best of the Caribbean? Make 2024 the year you finally book this adventure of a lifetime and explore the Caribbean in all of its sun-soaked glory. 

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Whether you’re looking to island hop or fancy spending a week relaxing in the Caribbean Sea, Sandals Resorts has the resort for you. Found exclusively in the Caribbean, Sandals has been leading the region’s all-inclusive industry since the 1980s. Home to adults-only, luxury all-inclusive resorts, you’ll find all of your wishes are answered at their stunning properties. 

From Jamaica to The Bahamas, Barbados to Curaçao, read on for our edit of the best Sandals Caribbean resorts to book this year.

1. Sandals Saint Vincent  

Best For: Island hopping

From majestic turquoise waters and golden beaches to all-encompassing rainforests, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a hidden paradise waiting to be discovered. Made up of 32 small islands and cays, St Vincent is the largest and offers a world of sun-kissed adventures. 

Opening on St Vincent this March is Sandals’ newest all-inclusive resort, Sandals Saint Vincent. Tucked away in its own private cove, this resort provides the perfect canvas for exploring this little-known wonder of the Caribbean. Every ounce of this space has been crafted to perfection, featuring one-of-a-kind accommodations with jaw-dropping views over the pristine waters. Opt for an overwater villa and you’ll be greeted with a spacious bedroom with see-through glass floors, a tranquility soaking tub and a hanging daybed to while away your time on. The beachfront villas meanwhile are perched steps from the white sands, with your own private pool and patio to take in the ocean views. 

Sandals Saint Vincent is home to 12 dining concepts, five bars including a swim-up bar, five pools, three whirlpools and one SCUBA pool. Expect plenty of activities to keep you entertained, from watersports to day and night entertainment and live shows. 

Things to do in Saint Vincent 

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From island hopping to guided hikes, there’s a host of activities and places to explore across St Vincent. If you’re into your watersports, spend an afternoon snorkeling or SCUBA diving through the vibrant coral reefs, spotting everything from manta rays to frogfish, and often even, reef sharks. 

St Vincent is home to beautiful landscapes. Take a guided hike and explore the volcanic crater of La Soufrière or venture through the flora and fauna, by visiting St. Vincent Botanical Gardens.  

This part of the Caribbean is also bursting with culture and history, and it’s easy to island hop to explore more of these natural wonders. The second-largest island of Bequia is a swift 30-minute trip on a fast ferry. 

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2. Sandals Royal Curaçao

Best For: Beautiful local architecture

Abrim with blonde beaches, colourful architecture and natural beauty, Curaçao is one of the Caribbean’s quieter, less touristy islands but is quickly gaining popularity thanks to its charming scenery and warm climate. Slotted along the coast, amid the Leeward Antilles, you’ll find Sandals Royal Curaçao awaiting your arrival. 

Home to eight unlimited fine dining restaurants, three new food trucks, 13 bars including a swim-up bar and endless activities, this hidden resort opened its doors in June 2022 and has quickly become a popular retreat for couples. Included in your stay, you’ll have access to unlimited watersports, snorkeling equipment, PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment for certified divers, on-land sports, a fitness centre, and day and night entertainment. 

The accommodation is as luxe as it comes – think thatched wooden villas with private pools and island suites overlooking an exclusive heart-shaped pool and private garden.  

You can explore the estate on your own Dutch bike, stopping by the pools or grabbing lunch at one of the many on-site restaurants. Level up your experience and explore this beautiful island in your own private convertible MINI Cooper, available exclusively at Sandals Royal Curaçao subject to your accommodations and availability.

Things to do in Curaçao

Whether you’re after an adventure-packed holiday or you fancy immersing yourself in the culture, Curaçao offers a bit of everything, whatever your preference. Exploring the country’s capital Willemstad is a must. It’s here you’ll multi-coloured architecture, the historic town centre and the famed Floating Market, where you can live like a local and shop all things fruit, vegetables and local produce. 

For a breathtaking beach experience, look to Playa Porto Mari, complete with nature trails, white sands and the clearest, calming waters you’ll find. Hato Caves meanwhile is a great option for explorers, home to limestone formations, mesmerising waterfalls and natural pools.

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3. Sandals Dunn’s River

Best For: A classic Caribbean experience

Renowned for its vibrant culture, stunning beaches and reggae music, Jamaica is perhaps the best-known Caribbean island. It’s hard not to fall in love with it. If you’re looking for the best resort to explore, bookmark Sandals Dunn’s River

Located on the north coast of the island, this secluded resort is minutes from Jamaica’s natural wonders, from gushing rivers and waterfalls to flowing forests. It opened its doors in May 2023, with its modern designs and accommodations inspired by the Dunn’s River. We love the Coyaba Sky Villa Swim-up Rondoval Butler Suite, thanks to its unique rooftop hideouts, access to the winding river pool and luxury amenities. Expect soaring views across the whole estate. 

You’ll have exclusive access to all of the 12 restaurants, nine bars including a swim-up bar, live entertainment, river pools and unlimited water and land sports. This is the type of resort you’ll never want to leave.

Things to do in Jamaica 

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There’s an endless list of locations you’ll want to explore when visiting Jamaica, from the Hip Strip along Montego Bay, home to electrifying energy and independent bars, restaurants and shops, to Falmouth’s Luminous Lagoon that’ll see you swimming in glowing waters. 

Jamaica is of course the home of reggae music and Bob Marley, so stopping by the Bob Marley Museum is essential for any music lovers. 

There’s an excess of rivers and falls providing plenty of photo opportunities, including Dunn’s River Falls, handily located just minutes from Sandal’s newest Jamaican resort.

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4. Sandals Royal Barbados

Best For: Rum lovers

Known famously as the birthplace of Rihanna and rum, Barbados is another Caribbean island boasting palm-lined beaches, soaring blue seas and high-spirited culture. Sandals Royal Barbados allows you to soak up the best of the island, with jet-setters flocking here for its sophistication and opulent hospitality. 

Your experience starts the minute you step off the airplane with VIP Rolls-Royce transfers for select suites. Holidays are heightened thanks to the resort’s award-winning suites, from the swim-up suites with a private tranquility soaking tub for two and privacy curtains to the millionaire butler oceanview suite, featuring a private patio, soaking tub and ocean views. 

With exchange privileges included for resort Sandals Barbados, expect to find endless facilities available, including unlimited fine dining across 21 restaurants, 14 bars including a rooftop and swim-up bar, live entertainment, 11 pools and six whirlpools and more. It’s also home to the island’s first rooftop pool and restaurant, four-lane bowling alley and craft beer bar – the opportunities are endless!

Things to do in Barbados 

Whether you’re looking for tropical hideouts or fancy heading on a rum tour across the island, there’s something for everyone. 

Immerse yourself in the island’s magical flora and fauna, by visiting the Andromeda Botanic Gardens or hike up Mount Hillaby to soak up the postcard-perfect views from this vantage point. You might even spot a few local animals along the way, from green monkeys to mongeese. 

This island is the birthplace of rum so no Barbados trip is complete without sampling a selection from one of the many distilleries or stopping by one of the 1,500+ rum shops.

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5. Sandals Royal Bahamian

Best For: Honeymooners

The Bahamas, made up of over 700 petite islands, is a honeymooners paradise. Helping you to soak up the best of the beachy vibes is Sandals Royal Bahamian, home to two sky-sized pools, 10 fine dining restaurants and an award-winning spa for some much-needed R&R. 

This adults-only destination is the ultimate spot for newlyweds, featuring brilliant amenities, from watersports and tennis courts to tailored excursions allowing you to explore the best of the Caribbean. 

There’s a whole array of stunning room and suite options, from the West Bay honeymoon oceanfront with the best views over the turquoise waters to the West Bay honeymoon hideaway, offering you total privacy and pool access.

Things to do in The Bahamas 

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If you can tear yourself away from the resort, The Bahamas is a feast for the eyes. With over 700 islands, it’s an island hoppers paradise, with regular excursions out allowing you to explore these remote, uninhabited islands. 

For the water explorers, take a trip out to explore the underwater sea caves and reefs hidden beneath the surface. Or, spend an afternoon swimming amongst pigs on Big Major Cay aka Pig Island. It’s perhaps one of the most popular experiences across The Bahamas.

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To explore all of Sandals’ resorts and book your getaway, visit www.sandals.co.uk

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