Let me start this by saying that if luxury accommodations, distinctive cuisine, and exemplary services perched next to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea sound like your dream vacation then read on.  My husband and I selected Sandals All-Inclusive South Coast Resort in Jamaica for an anniversary trip and now it is one of my all-time favorite destinations!

It’s nestled in a 500-acre nature preserve and boasts beautiful European elegance throughout. The property itself is abounding with lush vegetation and wildlife, including hummingbirds and peacocks, which freely roam the grounds. When you first arrive, your bags are whisked off to your room while you enjoy a signature resort cocktail and a tour of the beautiful grounds that are to be your home for the next several days.

On the tour, I was reminded that one of my favorite things about Sandals is that they cater to everyone’s desires on vacation.  This became evident as we passed three different, yet expansive pools, each having its own ambiance. If you feel like relaxing poolside with just the sounds of the ocean lulling you into an afternoon nap, there’s a pool for that. If you wanted to be a little more active with a DJ and a spirited game of cornhole, there’s a pool for that. Or if you can’t decide and wanted a combination of the two, yep, there’s a pool for that too!

Of course, Jamaica being notorious for its crystal-clear waters, our first choice was the beach. We were in awe of how beautiful, quiet, and private the beach seemed. We learned that the entire property was set on a two-mile stretch of white-sand beaches which gave the sense of having your own private oasis. On top of that, every single room at Sandals South Coast has an ocean view!

Another thing I love about Sandals is everything that’s included! We were able to enjoy the gorgeous Jamaican seas by venturing out on a glass-bottom boat ride, sailing smoothly atop the peaceful waters on Hobie cats, and laughing at ourselves as we paddled along on stand-up (or fall down) paddleboards… all at no additional cost! We did opt to do a sunset catamaran cruise as well with some awesome people that we met and that was absolutely breathtaking!

And if you’ve read any of my blogs, you know I can’t forget about the food! From the banana crème brûlée at Schooner’s Seafood Grill to the champagne lobster sushi at Sushi on the Sand, you can't go wrong. In addition to the food being all-included, your drinks are as well! We found ourselves at Latitudes one evening, which is unique over the water bar that has hammocks all around each side so that you can enjoy a Mai Tai and watch the sunset all while being suspended over the water.

Sandals South Coast is also special in that it offers over-the-water bungalows! We were lucky enough to take a tour of these and they are absolutely stunning. The bungalows feature a glass-bottom panel in the living space so you can enjoy the beautiful waters at all times. The outdoor area features a soak-in tub, a rain shower, chaise lounges, a floating hammock area over the water, and also your own private floating ring in the water. And they even include 24-hour butler service!

If you have ever had the desire to try out an all-inclusive, I would highly recommend Sandals South Coast as I promise you won’t be disappointed! Reach out to me today so that I can start planning your romantic getaway!