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Celebrating Jamaican Music, Culture, And Food

In the heart of the Caribbean, where expansive seas meet pristine sandy beaches, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort stands as a symbol of luxury and a celebration of the vibrant culture of the island of Jamaica. Semi-private pool suite at Sandals Ochi Beach From the rhythmic reggae beats to the tantalizing local cuisine, Sandals Ochi not Continue Reading…

Love, Beauty, and Romance in Jamaica

When love finds its way into our lives, it often leads us on a remarkable journey. For Kayla and Brandon, their love story began during college and continued to flourish over the course of nine incredible years. Finally, the time had come to embark on a new chapter of their lives together with an intimate Continue Reading…

Let’s Play Mas!: St. Vincent Carnival [2024]

Cover image credit: timsimages.uk/Shutterstock.com Saint Vincent is located in the Eastern Caribbean and is surrounded by a group of islands known as The Grenadines. St. Vincent Carnival, also called “Vincy Mas,” is a renowned annual celebration in St. Vincent & The Grenadines that honors the destination’s rich culture and heritage. Image credit: heardinlondon/Shutterstock.com The Saint Continue Reading…

Best Time to Visit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Timing is everything when it comes to planning the perfect vacation. Traveling to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is no exception — the timing of your trip to this gorgeous spackling of islands can really impact the outlook of your vacation. Of course, vacation timing can depend on a number of factors, including your Continue Reading…

Curaçao Adventure: A Blend of Food & Culture

Located in the heart of the Caribbean, Curaçao beckons with its stunning landscapes, rich heritage, and adventurous spirit; it’s where the charm of the Caribbean meets a tapestry of new cultures and culinary delights. From exploring the impressive architecture to snorkelling in azure waters – Curaçao is a jewel of natural beauty offering adventure to Continue Reading…

Authentic Jamaican Sayings & Phrases Guide

Cover image credit: Kraft74/Shutterstock.com When on the islands, you might like to speak like an islander. It’s worth a try, at least! You can dive into the local lingo of Caribbean islands like Jamaica as part of your next vacation. There are plenty of reasons to do this, including connecting with people, being more courteous, Continue Reading…

6 Standout Experiences At The All-New Sandals Saint Vincent

The opening of Sandals Saint Vincent on March 27, 2024, is highly anticipated and marks a new chapter in all-inclusive travel. Built on the principles of balance, discovery, nature, wellness, community, and exclusivity, this resort showcases the beauty and rhythms of Saint Vincent through carefully selected activities that engage all the senses. The resort’s exquisite Continue Reading…

Sandals® Guide to Choosing The Best Wedding Florals

The one element of any wedding that establishes the overall aesthetic are wedding florals. Think about it: they’re in every photo, on every reception table, and carried by every member of the wedding party. Whether it’s one-of-a-kind arrangements or specific color palettes that match your overall theme, wedding florals bring life and a sense of Continue Reading…

Our Top 20 Things To Do in Saint Vincent

It’s not easy to imagine a more beautiful and adventure-packed vacation than what’s possible in St Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG)! This territory consists of numerous diverse islands, some inhabited and others not, creating a vibrant and thrilling vacation prospect. Sunny Saint Vincent is the largest island in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines. If you’re Continue Reading…

Explore Jamaica With The Ultimate Bob Marley Tour

Cover image credit: Kraft74/Shutterstock.com With the global premiere of the “Bob Marley: One Love” biopic on February 14, 2024, stirring souls and the reggae legend’s tunes echoing in the hearts of many, there’s no better time to immerse yourself in the vibrant pulse of Jamaica, Bob Marley’s beloved homeland. If you’re on a quest to Continue Reading…

Indulge In Tasty Food & Drinks From Curaçao

Having had the pleasure of exploring Curaçao firsthand, we can confidently assert that this island surpasses expectations in more ways than one. While its breathtaking beaches and captivating tours are undeniably enticing, it’s the culinary landscape that truly sets this destination apart. Whether you consider yourself a food enthusiast or not, the quest for exceptional Continue Reading…

Celebrate Your Engagement At Sandals

Your engagement is a memorable life event that will forever mark your love story. Although an engagement party is nice, a major milestone like this deserves to be taken to the next level. A tropical getaway near the sapphire seas, watching the sunset with your beau by your side – sounds like romantic bliss. Here Continue Reading…

4 Festive Teremana Tequila Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Ah, the holidays—a time for cozy gatherings, twinkling lights, and, of course, delicious drinks! As the festive season approaches, we caught up with our Sandals senior mixologist to uncover what’s topping the wishlist this holiday season. Crafting tasty cocktails that elevate the holiday spirit is simple, with this years must-have ingredient, Teremana’s reposado tequila. We’ve Continue Reading…

Leading Your Taste Buds Across Sandals and Beaches

When Luke Mathot travels, he explores with his car, his eyes, and most importantly, his taste buds. “I want the most immersive experience possible wherever I go,” Mathot says. This explains why he enjoys eating soup from paper cups in Jamaica and comparing buss up shut at roadside stands in the eastern Caribbean. It’s also Continue Reading…

Wedding Menu Ideas & Possibilities At Sandals

The indescribable feeling of sitting around a table with your favorite people for a meal after getting married is hard to beat. Your reception dinner, and all the revelries in between, are wonderful ways to bond with your guests and offer a deeper look into your relationship. For couples hosting a tropical wedding at Sandals, Continue Reading…

Wedding Themes Inspired By The Caribbean

Every wedding deserves the royal treatment. Welcome to a realm where décor, ceremony venues, and reception setups are not just beautiful but inspired by the allure of various destinations. Embark on a journey with us as we explore five distinctive destination wedding inspirations curated under different themes: Curaçao Desert Blooms, Azure Tides, Paradise Bloom, Bahamian Continue Reading…

The Top Snorkel Spots in St Vincent & the Grenadines

Embark on an adventure in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) where excitement awaits at every turn. Imagine rediscovering your favorite activities, like the sheer joy of snorkeling. Picture crystal-clear aquamarine waters, teeming with vibrant sea life, offering an unparalleled underwater experience! So, what sets this destination apart for snorkeling enthusiasts? It’s a symphony of Continue Reading…

Which Saint Lucia Airports Should You Fly Into?

Cover image credit: Nancy Pauwels/Shutterstock.com Welcome to Saint Lucia, the lush and green jewel of the Caribbean, renowned for its breathtaking natural wonders, including the majestic UNESCO World Heritage Piton Mountains. With its abundant beaches, enchanting waterfalls, and romantic charm, this island is the perfect destination for those seeking a dreamy vacation. But before embarking Continue Reading…

Sandals Dunn’s River: Then and Now

Let’s take a ride to the Caribbean, circa 1950s. Travelers are beginning to discover a lush island with virgin beaches, impossible ocean views, and the friendliest people in the world: Jamaica. They’re drawn specifically to Ocho Rios, a hidden gem on the island’s north coast where they can be among the first to experience the Continue Reading…

A Perfect Proposal at Sandals Dunn’s River

On a weekday morning in mid-July, Matthew Mair walked out of his home in Miami clutching a backpack the way a child holds a teddy bear. The key to a phenomenal future lay secretly buried in the bag. “I kept wondering why he wouldn’t let anyone touch the backpack,” says Matthew’s fiancé, Adriana Garcia. “He Continue Reading…

Tips, Ideas, and Advice From A Sandals Expert

In this exclusive Q&A, Sandals Director of Weddings and Romance, Marsha-Ann Brown, shares her tips, tricks, and recommendations for those embarking on a new chapter in their love story, whether it be a destination wedding, honeymoon, or babymoon! Questions answered in this article: What are the timeline recommendations for newly engaged couples, including save-the-dates, room Continue Reading…

Things St Vincent Is Known For & Fun Facts

St. Vincent & The Grenadines is known for more than just its stunning natural beauty. It is also renowned for its many cultural attractions, unique black sand beaches, luxury all-inclusive resorts, and beautiful islands. This destination is made up of 32 small islands and cays, including Saint Vincent which is the largest. St. Vincent can Continue Reading…

Do You Need A Passport To Visit Saint Vincent?

One of the first things you’re probably thinking about before heading to Saint Vincent & the Grenadines in the Caribbean is whether or not you’ll need a passport. The answer to that question is yes — most international visitors, including U.S. citizens, require a passport to travel to Saint Vincent. In addition to a passport, Continue Reading…

Ale & Clay’s Love Story

Ale and Clay initially met at the start of pandemic the way most modern couples do: on a dating app. The two hit it off marvelously from the start. “Everything was easy with him,” said Ale. “We always balance each other out.” Ale and Clay’s love grew despite the long distance. “We say if it Continue Reading…

A Transformative Vacation with the Sandals Foundation

Streams of sunshine sneak through palm fronds, casting glory onto Sandals Grande Antigua. It lights up the footprint-free beach and warms the aroma of Blue Mountain Coffee. Could the ocean be a little more gorgeous than ever? Are there more colors on the day’s first tropical fruit tray at Bayside Restaurant? Could the promise of Continue Reading…

Celebrate At The Barbados Crop Over Festival [2023]

Cover image credit: Perris Tumbao/Shutterstock.com Beautiful beaches, amazing weather, and some of the world’s best festivals and events—there’s so much to love about the Caribbean! Among the events held in this paradisiacal region, Barbados’ Crop Over stands out as one of the most popular. This much-talked-about Caribbean festival takes place annually, either in the last Continue Reading…

The Stargazer’s Guide to Sandals Dunn’s River

Love is, like all the stars in the sky, eternal. At Sandals Resorts, love between our guests flourishes from sea to shore, and now we’re ready to chart love in the stars with the launch of Sandals’ first-ever Stargazing Concierge at Sandals Dunn’s River – a stellar new experience for couples booked in the Coyaba Continue Reading…

Explore Annandale Falls & Forest Park In Grenada

Cover image credit: Hugh O’Connor/Shutterstock.com Grenada, that sun-kissed isle known and loved for its abundance of spices — everything from nutmeg and cloves to ginger, bay leaves, cinnamon, and more. If you’ve ever thought about visiting this island, you’ll be thrilled to know that there’s a whole lot of excitement beyond the spice scene! This Continue Reading…

Discover Dunn’s Rum Club in Jamaica

Rum is the nectar of the Caribbean, and nowhere is it sweeter, sharper, and more creatively infused than at Dunn’s Rum Club, serving guests at the all-new Sandals Dunn’s River in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The definitive libation of the region, rum coats the tongue in the smooth molasses of fermented sugarcane, aged in oak barrels Continue Reading…

Unveiling the Vibrant Curaçao Carnival [2024]

Cover image credit: Anna Krasnopeeva/Shutterstock.com It’s not hard to see the appeal of carnival in the Caribbean, with its promises of dancing in the streets basked in sunshine, adorning shiny, beautiful costumes, and enjoying the best food and drinks. There are many islands where you can have an authentic carnival experience, including the world-famous carnival Continue Reading…

Ricks Cafe Negril: Visiting One of Jamaica’s Best Bars

Cover image credit: Debbie Ann Powell/Shutterstock.com Rick’s Café in Negril is known for many things, especially its breathtaking sunset views and daring cliff jumping opportunities. From the time you book your flight to Jamaica, if not before, you will hear rave reviews of this clifftop café. The first establishment of its type in the area, Continue Reading…

Bahamas Conch: The Best Places And Dishes To Try

Cover image credit: Debbie Ann Powell/Shutterstock.com Conch, a culinary delicacy, is an acquired taste for some, while for others, it’s an absolute delight for the palate. If you haven’t had the chance to try this dish or are uncertain about it, The Bahamas is the perfect destination to try conch for the first time. Renowned Continue Reading…

The Hottest Destination Wedding Locale: Curaçao

For the last 40 years, Sandals® Resorts has drawn in couples from around the globe to bask in Caribbean paradise, exchange vows, and enjoy a private escape for two. With 17 Luxury Included® resorts in its repertoire, Sandals has expanded to the island of Curaçao. Sandals Royal Curaçao brings fresh concepts and a seventh island Continue Reading…

A Celebration of Sandals’ Heritage

For the longest time, Caribbean Heritage Month has been celebrated during the month of June. While communities honor their Caribbean heritage with Junkanoo festivals, steel drum bands, and food trucks serving jerk chicken and Red Stripes, let’s acknowledge the obvious: There’s no better place to live, breathe, and celebrate Caribbean heritage than on the same Continue Reading…

The Grand Opening of Sandals Dunn’s River, 2023

Over the weekend of May 19, a new moon rose in the skyscape of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. With it came a cosmic reset and a renewed sense of direction for the Sandals Resorts family. In great celebration and legendary fashion, Sandals Resorts unveiled its latest resort, the all-new Sandals Dunn’s River. Pictured here: The 260-room Continue Reading…

Green Grotto Caves: Jamaica’s Hidden Wonders

Cover image credit: Photo Spirit/Shutterstock.com The island of Jamaica moves to its own beat. A vacation on its shores can be spent exploring some of the Caribbean’s most exotic beaches, dancing to catchy island rhythms, and exploring natural wonders like the Green Grotto Caves. The latter of these options makes it possible to combine history Continue Reading…

Celebrating The Sea: World Oceans Day 2023

Cover image: ‘World Oceans Day’ mural on West Hill Street, Bahamas, comissioned by the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Sandals Royal Bahamian, and the Sandals Foundation. On June 8, people around the globe will celebrate World Oceans Day with beach clean-ups, community education, and eye-opening environmental art. For the nearly 20,000 employees of Sandals Continue Reading…

Discover the Thrill of Fishing in Barbados

Cover image credit: Albert Pego/Shutterstock.com Barbados is a dream destination for travelers for many reasons. Fishing enthusiasts in particular will find plenty of opportunities to indulge in their passion on this island. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, Barbados offers a range of locations, tours, and fishing charters that cater to all levels Continue Reading…

Bask In The Glow Of Luminous Lagoon, Jamaica

The Luminous Lagoon in Falmouth, Jamaica is more than just a popular tourist attraction – it is a natural wonder that can be seen in very few places in the world. In Jamaica, the Luminous Lagoon can be found on the island’s north coast in an area where the Martha Brae River meets the Caribbean Continue Reading…

Taste of Paradise: 12 Great Restaurants in Ocho Rios

Cover image credit: Debbie Ann Powell/Shutterstock.com Jamaica is one of the largest and most popular Caribbean destinations for vacationers. Among the things visitors love about this island are its natural beauty, rich culture, exciting nightlife, unique cuisine, and restaurants. If food is an important factor in your vacation destination selection, areas like Montego Bay, Negril, Continue Reading…

Unveiling Shirley Heights: Antigua’s Hidden Gem

Cover image credit: TravnikovStudio/Shutterstock.com Antigua and Barbuda are two islands that make up a single Caribbean nation. This destination is known for many things including its numerous beaches (around 365!). It is also known for its amazing attractions with breathtaking views like what you’ll observe from Shirley Heights, Antigua. Shirley Heights is one of Antigua’s Continue Reading…

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