Welcome to day 13 of my two week wedding series. If you missed my other posts, visit them here:
Day 1 – Will You Be My Bridesmaid Box
Day 2 – How to Style Your Bridesmaids on a Budget
Day 3 – DIY Coffee Filter Flowers
Day 4 – DIY Plaster Tea Candle Guest Favors
Day 5 – DIY Plaster Photo and Sign Holders
Day 6 – DIY Ring Bearer “Pillow”
Day 7 – DIY Wood Burned Frames
Day 8 – DIY Mason Jar Centerpieces and Aisle Hangers
Day 9 – The Ultimate Bachelorette Party
Day 10 – DIY Simple Ceremony Arch
Day 11 – My Experience Buying a Wedding Dress Online
Day 12 – Bridesmaid Gift Ideas
In today’s post I will talk about the Sandals Resort we stayed at for our honeymoon and all the things the Sandals all inclusive includes.
For years I had seen the Sandals commercials on TV and always was always amazed at how beautiful the resorts included. When I got engaged that was the first company I thought of. If you know me than you know I love planning vacations, but usually my vacation planning involves a bunch of destinations and coordinating the in-between. For our honeymoon I knew I really wanted a one click and book and basically not worry any more about our honeymoon. The Sandals brand did exactly that for us. I went on their website and ordered their honeymoon information packet. About a week later we received a bunch of literature with beautiful photos on each of their Sandals locations.
There are about 12 resorts in the Caribbean to choose from. I didn’t really pick by destination but rather by what the resort itself offered. That’s how we came to decide on the Sandals Royal Caribbean resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The reason we loved this resort was because of the extra private island this resort had. It was like we were able to escape our resort and hang out on a quiet island. I love how different each Sandals resort is!
We ended up being upgraded from a basic room to an ocean front butler room. I am so glad we were upgraded. The location was amazing! The rooms were nice and large and I had no complaints. The mini bar is stocked daily. Our favorite part about having a butler was having our breakfast delivered to our balcony every morning!
Royal Thai – We ate at this restaurant (located on the private island) one of our first nights there. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was amazing!
The Regency – We ate here twice. Both times there was a different food theme. I ended up eating so much lobster here 🙂
The Mariner and Bella Napoli – I think we ate at these two restaurants the most because they are located right on the beach! We loved the jerk pizza!
Bamboo Shack – This is located on the private island. We loved the grilled chicken and how laid back the environment is!
Another luxury of the Sandals resorts was that you could take a free shuttle between the other Sandals resorts that were in near proximity to your own. We ended up visiting the other two and eating at those. My husband enjoyed ordering drink after drink and having food delivered to us on the beach
Things to Do:
Another benefit of the Sandals brand were the activities at the resort. Included in your cost are Hobie cats, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, and snorkeling out of a glass bottom boat. We ended up taking advantage of all of these! We also enjoyed just relaxing at the beach and in the water. We would let your butler know the night before where we wanted to hang out the following day. He would save us premium seats and even give us a cooler filled with beer and water!
We took a day trip to swim with the dolphins and climb Dunns River Falls. These both were a first for us and we really enjoyed them. We traveled with a small group of people from a bunch of resorts in Montego Bay.
I loved the nightly entertainment. One evening we had a beach luau, there was a steel drum band one night, and there were also game shows like “newlywed, not so newlywed”