Is a Sandals Resort Too Expensive for Me?

Often times, when I am talking about Sandals Resorts to friends or someone I run across, the first thing they say is, “Sandals Resorts are so expensive!”. I quickly tell them that they can get get an all inclusive stay that is super affordable, and I explain that EVERYTHING is included in a Sandals vacation- even the tipping (which many are usually surprised by). Sandals has ingrained into everyone’s  minds, that their resorts are luxury, luxury, luxury, (which they absolutely are!) but what many don’t know is that their resorts are affordable luxury.

Even when I was planning my own honeymoon, before I worked for Wedding Vibe, I didn’t even look into Sandals Resorts because I had it in my head that it would be too expensive- I didn’t want to look at all those amazing photos and reviews and long for something I couldn’t afford. Quickly after starting with Wedding Vibe I was kicking myself thinking, dang…. I could have stayed at one of these amazing Sandals Resorts for less than I spent for my honeymoon. And it would have been much easier to plan and less stressful! Sure those amazing rooms right on the beach with your own private pool, hot tub, and butler service might be out of your budget, but there’s a good chance there’s a room that does work within your budget!

My husband and I went to Barbados for our honeymoon.  We did NOT stay at an all inclusive resort, so we had to pay for all of our food, drinks, entertainment, tips, airport transfers etc. We thought a non-all inclusive might be a better route to go because we would only be paying for what we wanted. We often didn’t start having a cocktail until later on in the afternoon because they were very expensive; and to get decent service, we had to carry a wad of tipping money with us. We also had to pay to do any watersports on the beach, and we had to set up excursions and find nightly entertainment off the resort on a daily basis.  Don’t get me wrong, we had an amazing time and I wouldn’t change it for the world, but it probably would have been easier and cheaper for us to go with a Sandals Resort after looking back.

The airport shuttles would have been all set up for us, instead of aimlessly wandering around the airport figuring out where to catch a cab. We could have grabbed a drink whenever we wanted (mimosas for breakfast!). We wouldn’t have had to pay for all sorts of watersports and there would have been more available to us. (Sandals has snorkeling, glass bottom boat tours, kayaking, paddle boarding, scuba diving, and more which are all included!) We would have had a variety of food options to choose from, not just one lone restaurant (We could have ordered lobster, steak, had hibachi or sushi, thai, italian and the list goes on and wouldn’t have had to worry about how much it was going to be.) I definitely think we would have saved money and spent more time just enjoying each other if we had chosen a Sandals Resort!

So go ahead and start using our FREE honeymoon planning service. You’ve got nothing to lose! You don’t need a huge budget to take a LUXURY Sandals honeymoon! We’ll find that perfect fit for you.

For instance a 6 day/5 night stay for two  in Jamaica is only $1,725! This includes your room, all gourmet meals, nightly entertainment, watersports, airport transfers, and tipping.  Sandals also runs various promotions which are value adding too. For instance right now a stay of 7 nights or longer you get a free couples massage ($300 value) along with a Catamaran cruise for 2! My husband and I had to pay extra out of pocket for these things on our honeymoon! Check out our awesome honeymoon deals!

Inquire about a Sandals Honeymoon here. There’s a short form to fill out and we will get you matched up with one of our Sandals Specialists to start planning that perfect getaway! We do destination weddings too! Click here for more info about Sandals Destination Weddings– Stay 3 nights or longer and you get a FREE wedding!

Until Next time – XOXO-


Free Wedding
Giveaways + Sweepstakes

Enter sweepstakes & giveaways and enter to win a free honeymoon when you join. New winners are announced every week!