Is a Sandals Holiday Worth It?

The cost of a holiday to a Sandals resort may seem high to some, but once you factor in everything that the price includes, it quickly becomes clear the value for money that your holiday offers. At Sandals every luxury is included, so you can leave the wallets and purses behind, safe in the knowledge that you won’t have to spend a penny more to enjoy everything that your chosen resort has to offer once you arrive. Discover everything that makes up a Sandals holiday and why it offers such good value for money.


The prices you see advertised on our website and adverts include your return flights and transfers from the airport to your resort. When you book a flight inclusive package from the UK, you’ll only be placed on a flight with a premium airline such as Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, KLM or Aer Lingus, ensuring you’ll enjoy a comfortable journey across the Atlantic with food, drinks, in-flight entertainment and checked luggage included in your ticket as standard.

Once you arrive in the Caribbean, there’s no need to worry about how to get from the airport to your resort, with complimentary transfers included to whisk you away as soon as possible so the holiday can begin. What’s more, when you fly into Saint Lucia or Montego Bay in Jamaica, you’ll find a complimentary Sandals Lounge waiting for you so you can freshen up and enjoy a cool drink before continuing your journey.


At Sandals Resorts we have accommodation to suit everyone, and no matter which room category you stay in, you’ll enjoy access to all the same facilities on resort. As standard, all our rooms come with the most comfortable king size bed you’ll ever rest your head in, a TV, a mini bar restocked regularly with soft drinks, local beers, and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wine, plus a bathroom stocked with Red Lane® Spa amenities. Many of our rooms also feature balconies or terraces so you can take in sweeping views of the resort and beyond.

Those on a budget should look to our Luxury Level rooms which are the most affordable, while still offering every comfort you could need during your stay. Those with a little more to spend should consider our Club Level rooms which come with added extras such as the inclusion of liquor in your room, luxury bathrobes, room service, and access to the exclusive Club Sandals lounge, concierge and activities.

Those looking for the upmost in luxury during their stay should consider one of our sumptuous Love Nest Butler Suites®, which boast the same offerings as the Luxury and Club level rooms, as well as the additions of premium spirits in your suite, a fast-tracked check-in process carried out in room, the service of a personal butler for the duration of your stay, the best views and much more.

Food & Drink

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the snacks you could dream of come included when you book a Sandals holiday. With up to 16 restaurants per resort serving 23 different cuisines from around the globe, this isn’t the lacklustre buffet dining that you may have come to expect from an all-inclusive, but gourmet à la carte meals prepared by world-class chefs and served in picturesque settings such as over the water restaurants, and on the soft sandy shores of the beach. When you consider the cost associated with eating out three times a day, every day on a regular holiday, not to mention a plate of chips here and an ice cream there in between meals, the value of a Sandals holiday quickly becomes clear, with the cost on a regular holiday easily amounting to hundreds of pounds. The best part is you won’t have to think twice before ordering something. Always wanted to try lobster? Order it without worrying you’ll have wasted the money if you don’t like it (although we’re sure you will!). Can’t decide between two starters? Why not order both? When all your food comes included in the price of your holiday, you’re free to try anything and everything at no extra cost.

It’s not just your food that comes as part of the package at Sandals, with unlimited premium drinks also included in your holiday. Sip a mimosa with your breakfast, a frozen cocktail by the pool, a beer while you get ready, a glass of wine or two with your meal. Whatever your drink of choice, you’ll find it poured at the many bars across our resorts. With cocktails ordinarily costing around £10, the price can soon add up when paying out for drinks on holiday, while at our resorts you can have as many as you like with the cost already covered.

La Plume at Sandals Royal Bahamian


Looking to get more out of your next holiday than simply whiling away the hours poolside or on the beach? Then you’ll be pleased to hear that all your activities come included in the price of your holiday too.

Whether you want to hit the tennis court or head to the beach for a game of volleyball, the courts and equipment hire are complimentary so you can play as often as you like without any additional cost. We even offer golf at select resorts in Jamaica, Saint Lucia and The Bahamas, with green fees and transfers to the course included in the cost of your holiday* – a big saving compared to if you were to book these separately.

It’s not just land activities that are included in the cost of your holiday, with motorised and non-motorised water sports also included. Each of our resorts house an Aqua Centre where you can rent out equipment and try a whole host of different water sports including paddleboarding, kayaking, Hobie Cats and more. The friendly staff will also be more than happy to show you the ropes if it’s your first time trying one of these out, with their instruction coming complimentary. You can also book yourself onto snorkelling or scuba-diving boat trips, with scuba-diving and equipment rental included in the cost of your holiday for certified divers**. If you’re an avid diver looking to dive most days of your holiday, the value of having this included in the cost of your holiday cannot be overlooked. What’s more, you’ll have access to some of the best dive sites in the Caribbean with expert instructors to guide you there – an opportunity not to be missed!

Financial Protection

Once you have decided that a Sandals holiday is worth it to you, you’ll be pleased to know that we have policies in place to offer you robust financial protection. Every holiday booked with us includes a price guarantee, meaning the price you confirm to at the time of booking is the price you will pay regardless of when you're travelling whether it be in 2 weeks’ time or 2 years’ time. Plus, with a deposit of just £175pp needed to secure your holiday and the remaining cost due 10 weeks before you travel, it’s easy to spread the cost of your holiday rather than having to pay it all upfront. As members of ABTA and ATOL, you will also receive the protection of these associations and schemes^, so you can travel with the added peace of mind that you’re covered in the unlikely case that anything goes wrong.

Convinced that a Sandals holiday is worth it? Discover the best prices for your holiday by clicking here, or give our friendly travel advisors a call on 0800 742 742 to book your Caribbean escape in today with the brand you can trust for over 40 years.

*Caddies and/or carts may be mandatory and at additional cost, see full details here Golf clubs can be hired at additional cost.

**Up to two free dives per day, excluding arrival and departure day.

^Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on the Sandals Resorts website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on the website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate click here. Our ATOL licence number is 11174 and our ABTA Membership number is Y6413. For further information visit the ABTA website

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