Sandals South Coast
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- All Inclusive Features
On the untouched South Coast of Jamaica, Sandals South Coast is a 50-acre seaside fantasy within a 500-acre reserve. In an impressive European village, you can stroll an expansive Italian piazza, be surrounded by the sophistication of France and the charm of Holland with restaurants, duty free shops, and magnificent formal gardens bordering an endless stretch of pristine beach.
Sandals South Coast brings guests closer than ever to the water with Over-The-Water Bungalows and wedding chapel as well as a dedicated over-the-water bar where guests can enjoy their cocktails in hammocks suspended above the Caribbean Sea. Set upon a 1/2 mile private white-sand beach, all rooms are spacious and have ocean views.
Location: Located directly on the beach, 75 min drive from Sangster International Airport and 50 min from Negril.
We stayed for 9 nights at Sandals South Coast and it exceeded expectations! It was our first time at a Sandals resort and we were blown away. The resort was big, it was so well-maintained, clean and beautiful.We arrived at the airport and the Sandals lounge was lovely - comfortable and free drinks provided while we waited for the bus transfer. We were told we shouldn't have to wait longer than 20 minutes, but we only had to wait around 10 minutes.When we arrived at the resot (around midnight) we were given glasses of champagne while we filed in our forms and got our room keys etc. We were so excited that we went straight out to Neptune's mediterranean as it is open almost all night (until 05:30AM).We stayed in the cheapest room in the resort (Italian village) and it was incredible. Very spacious, big bed, big TV and a lovely view of the beach and sea. The room was clean and our mini fridge was full of soft drinks and water for us. The restaurants were varied and we had great experiences at them all. Almost all of the food at the different restaurants at the resort was delicious. Just because it is all-inclusive does not mean they scrimped on quality - which is what we were afraid of. Schooners was lovely at lunch - what a beautiful view. Also, Roberto, Monique and Barry at Schooners were all super friendly and always gave us our food with a huge smile.We loved sushi at dinnertime, the restaurant manager Ryan Jay knew us by name after several times there and he would always come over to greet us for a friendly chat - what a lovely guy! Also the food prepared by the sushi chefs Napoleon and Aguilar was DELICIOUS - they sometimes would whip us up something special (off the menu) just for fun and to treat us! If you also come across Mowatt in this restaurant he is a really lovely and sweet guy!There were two lovely ladies at Cafe de Paris -Latoya and Roshuana. Super friendly and nice! The selection of cakes changes everyday - super delicious! We would recommend nutella and peanut butter crepes :-)We ate bayside every morning for breakfast as the selection was very tasty, freshly prepared omelettes by Dellesa, and Ashani always gave us a really warm welcome every morning.Our favourite bar was the main pool swim up bar - Willis the bartender was hilarious he was always singing and dancing as he prepared the drinks! Shum also made really delicious cocktails - the bob marley, lovers leap and jamaican smile were our favourites!We did scuba diving and snorkelling. The visibility was a bit poor sometimes - the beach was very beautiful but apparently this area of coast is more for fishing than for nice beaches. We heard that the water is not as clear as at some other resorts (for example there was a lot of sand agitation, sea grass and sea weed). We did see some stingrays while snorkelling, however watch out for the moon jellyfish!Thank you to Garth for helping me get certified and lending us his personal go pro while we snorkelled and dove - what a generous guy! This is prime example of a staff going above and beyond to make our holiday that little bit extra special :-)The water sports were really fun! Sometimes the water was a bit choppy but this was probably alot to do with the storms from the US. We barely had to wait to do any of the motorised activities (eg water skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding and tubing). We never had to wait to get on a paddle board or in a kayak either.We also went to YS falls which we recommend! Beautiful.Also, this resort has a relaxed and laid back vibe rather than a party atmosphere which was perfect for us. There was a martini bar which was apparently like a club and open late, there was also plenty of entertainment throughout the day and at night (we were too tired after all the water activities we did to attend any). DEFINITELY recommend this resort, so romantic, beautiful hotel, beautiful setting, great food and wonderful staff.
We stayed at SSC from 11/4-11/11. We stayed in the French village and wouldn't change that for anything. The room was very clean and turn down service came every night while we were at dinner. We met 3 other couples on the shuttle ride to the resort that we ended up hanging out with all week. We all hung out by the French pool most of the week during the day. Most nights we went to Neptunes bar for a pre-dinner drink and Jermaine the bartender took great care of us. Make sure to get a prescription from him. This was probably my wife's favorite drink the whole week. After the first night he knew what I drank and had it ready whenever I walked up. Great guy. I am a very picky eater and was able to find something at every restaurant we tried. We did not go to the sushi place or Jasmines. I had filet twice from Eleanor's and was able to get my blue cheese on it. Our waitress was very helpful with that. Her name slips my mind. Breakfast at Bayside is the way to go because they have everything imaginable. Our days around the pool were great especially with the help of Nelson and Deshae. Nelson ended up going on the Catamaran with us and he made the day a great time and gave us some of his knowledge of the island. Glendon up in the martini bar is a great guy as well and was responsible for a Tuesday where we didn't move until almost noon. Make sure he makes a drink on his head for you. Our new friends Dave, Krystle, Sanju, Julie, Nick, and Elizabeth made our trip something to remember for a long time. You make a connection with people who you face death with while on that shuttle lol!!! It's really not that bad unless you get car sick. Latitudes is a fun time but sometimes it was too quiet for us at night so the martini bar or Neptunes is where we hung out. Ask for a paradise at latitudes. This was probably my wife's second favorite drink. Oh and how can I forget pizzas for lunch. Between 4 of us one day we ordered 8 pizzas. We ordered them before snorkeling and they were ready for us when we were done. We took them back to the pool and hung out there most of the day. I cannot wait until we go back to this resort. Bravo to the staff for the excellent job they do!!!
So this was a third return to SSC (Formely Whitehouse). I will breakdown our experience.Still A++++++ Food, food was on point as always.Beach A++++++, this beach is by far the best- I wouldn't change a thing.Workers A+++++, shout out to DeShae, Natanga ( French Village Pool Bar bartender- seriously this girl is amazing give her a raise!), SanJay at Neptunes- amazing Waiter, If I owned a restaurant I would hire him in a heartbeat, and last but not least Maxlin the lifeguard for the French Village/Bungalow area- we wish you nothing but the best Maxlin and we hope to see you when we return!The only not so great experience during our trip.....I would rate our experience at the loyalty desk a 1 out of 5, honestly I was very close of walking right out of there and not even rebook. HIRE NEW PEOPLE! We normally rebook at the Loyalty desk, and in years past whoever we worked with would give us different rates for other resorts or change dates based on our budget. Not this time, all they wanted was us to pay whatever they said and shoo us out the door. Sorry but have a budget that we would like to stick with and to hear "Well it really isn't that much", and continue to go on with the booking was really frustrating. I heard at the Sandals Select dinner that Sandals gets 52% of there new guests from people like us- than the loyalty desk needs to get there stuff together. I am not normally one to complain but this needed to be pointed out.Drive is long to the airport people state- but if you do the research you know this before you go. I hear people complain about this but really I like the drive and don't mind it. You will always get a chair to lay at- the only difference may be is where the chair is. We never had a problem. Love the new Sushi restaurant and bar. We had a great time (again our 3rd trip back to SSC) and will be coming back in 2020. I also heard the French Village will be getting updated and they are adding 300 more rooms (however, I am not sure when this will be finished). Thank you SSC for making our trip amazing as always! PS- we did not get bit by fleas, there are cats- they are super cute and friendly, drinks were amazing, gardens were beautifully maintained, resort is well taken care of, drivers are very nice!
Compared to Secret Resorts in Achamel on Yucatan, Mexico (Jen & I went there last year), Sandals South Coast just didn't measure up. The service was nowhere near as friendly, competent or available. The food wasn't consistently as good. Hot tub facing the ocean was lovely. Wifi was mostly unavailable from our room. Room decor was nothing special or romantic in any way. Latitudes bar/hammock over the ocean was really nice. Lamb rack, the duck, taramisu & chocolate lava cake at Guiseppe's (Italian restaurant) were some of my fav dishes. Sushi restaurant: lobster roll, crispy tuna roll and shrimp tempora were also superlative. Overall not a bad place. Actually quite lovely. But it just seems overpriced.
Great location!! Very secluded. The food was top notch. The rooms definitely need an update but the activities and workers make up for the outdated accommodations. The servers were all excellent and very professional. The playmakers were the ones that really made the trip for my family. Shout out to Anya, Chevon and especially Toni. Would definitely recommend!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Breakfast Daily (buffet, a la carte, Continental)
- Lunch Daily (buffet, a la carte)
- Dinner Daily (buffet, a la carte) Snacks
- Room service included
- Unlimited domestic and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Motorized water sports: Water skiing, glass-bottom boat rides
- Tennis day and night
- Table tennis
- Basketball, darts, board games, pool tables, horseshoes, outdoor chess, shuffleboard, nature trail, jogging trail
- Nightly entertainment
- Manager's weekly cocktail party
- Use of beach and pool chairs
- Use of towels
- 360 rooms and suites, 9 categories
- 7 restaurants
- Snack bars
- 6 bars including: Piano bar Beach bar, Swim-up bar, Juice bar, Theatre bar, French pool bar
- 4 swimming pools and 3 whirlpools
- Fitness center
- Spa (fee)
- Night club
- Live entertainment
- Complimentary property-wide Wi-Fi
- Medical service (fee)
- Golf Course (fee)
- Tour desk
- Car rental desk
Deluxe Rooms include:
- Beachfront with views of the ocean and pool
- 1 king-size bed
- Air conditioning
- Satellite TV
- Clock radio
- Coffee maker
- In-room safe
- Iron & ironing board
- Amenity kit
- Full bathroom
- Max occupancy 2 adults
Premium Rooms include:
- Same features as Deluxe Rooms
- Different location
Luxury Rooms include:
- Same features as Deluxe Rooms
- Different location
Honeymoon Grande Luxe Rooms include:
- Same features as Deluxe Rooms
- Different location
- Mini-fridge (pre-stocked with water, sodas and juices)
Additional rooms categories available with Concierge service. Concierge service includes: VIP check in, Special luggage handling, Tour arrangements, Private parties, A concierge dedicated to see that a requests and needs are answered promptly.
Free Weddings - Free packages includes: ceremony, marriage license, service of a minister, wedding coordinator, wedding cake, hors d'oeuvres, bottle of champagne, 1 photograph (5 x 7). Free weddings valid for 7 night stays or longer. Picturesque ceremony location, Champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception for Bride, Groom and 2 guests. Honeymoon dinner for Bride and Groom, Just Married T-shirts and Continental Breakfast for Bride and Groom, all government and administrative fees. Please contact hotel directly by phone at 1-800-SANDALS.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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