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Old 09-01-2008, 06:28 PM  
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Wife & I were initially going to try for Hawaii, but long story short, not sure that we are going to do that now. So, we've been looking into the Sandals all inclusive vacations. I've got a few questions for those that have been:

#1 - What are your resort recommendations? We have looked at Sandals Grande St. Lucian & Sandals Royal Bahamian. Pricing is roughly the same. They have a $450 credit per person for airfare & 30% discount if booked before 9/4....so it's kind of a "rush" decision.

#2 - Neither my wife or I have been to any Sandals location, but my understanding is it is "all inclusive" - meaning room, all food, all drinks (alcoholic as well) are included. Is that right? Anything else included that I should be aware of?

#3 - Any hidden costs that we should be aware of? Other than any shopping, etc that we decide to do.

#4 - Anything in general that we should be aware of? We are looking to go in May 2009 - is that a good time or do you recommend any "good weather" times? Not going during hurricane season, that's for sure.

I know that this has been discussed in some other threads, but searching didn't really give me much....so repost me all you want.....this thread is here to say.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:22 AM   #61
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Wow. I guess I think of them like I think of cruises. It's all the food and stuff, but you have to pay for soda or alcohol.
When we went, we kind of thought the same thing. They explained pretty quickly that the employees won't accept tips and that you could eat or drink anything on property at anytime without paying. Basically, once you get to the property, you can lock your wallet up until you leave.

They had like 5 or 6 restaurants on property that served a variety of foods from like 6am-3am. The "mini bar" in our room had 6 different kinds of alcohol from vodka, rum, etc - all included in the cost.

We had so much fun while we were there. We are likely going to pick a different location and go next year.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:52 AM   #62
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When we went, we kind of thought the same thing. They explained pretty quickly that the employees won't accept tips and that you could eat or drink anything on property at anytime without paying. Basically, once you get to the property, you can lock your wallet up until you leave.

They had like 5 or 6 restaurants on property that served a variety of foods from like 6am-3am. The "mini bar" in our room had 6 different kinds of alcohol from vodka, rum, etc - all included in the cost.

We had so much fun while we were there. We are likely going to pick a different location and go next year.
Our first night we were leaving dinner I dropped a 20 on the table and swear it didn't even hit the table before the server snatched it up. On the way out a staff member pulled us aside saying 'while we appreciate your generosity tipping is highly discouraged here". I still tipped our dive captain (who on our final day took the wife and I out for a private tour of the island) and a few of the other staff members.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:49 AM   #63
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Our first night we were leaving dinner I dropped a 20 on the table and swear it didn't even hit the table before the server snatched it up. On the way out a staff member pulled us aside saying 'while we appreciate your generosity tipping is highly discouraged here". I still tipped our dive captain (who on our final day took the wife and I out for a private tour of the island) and a few of the other staff members.
I felt odd not tipping because most of the staff was overly helpful & basically bent over backwards to make sure our stay was great.

We had a candlelit dinner on the beach one evening and the waitress that was taking care of us went the extra mile to make sure the dinner was awesome. I would have loved to tip her because she deserved it for all she did for us.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:51 AM   #64
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I'm sure these are fun vacations but I'd rather make my own plans, explore an area, go where the locals go, etc.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:05 AM   #65
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I'm sure these are fun vacations but I'd rather make my own plans, explore an area, go where the locals go, etc.
That sounds fun, too, but sometimes it would be nice to just get away, have a little bit of luxury, and not have to worry about a single thing.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:13 AM   #66
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Don't know about Sandals but we go to Dominican Republic. Great beaches and Spanish hospitality. Best coffee in the world.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:45 AM   #67
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I'm sure these are fun vacations but I'd rather make my own plans, explore an area, go where the locals go, etc.
You must not work hard enough. Planning our next vacation, my fiance mentioned all kinds of touristy spots and I said no way. Between all the stress at work the last year(big projects) and home(16yr old girl, 2.5yr old boy) I ain't walking around and stressing to see shit. I'm putting my feet up on a beach and getting everything I want at the wave of a hand. Preferably Sandals Jamaica, so I can get lit up and really let the stress melt away.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:20 PM   #68
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I also endorse going all the way and getting the big ballet suites that come with butler service. When you show up, you get a cell phone and they bring you whatever you need from the morning until about 8 or 9 in the evening. My suite also had a bar that my guy kept fully stocked all the time.

There was one suite that was a level above ours, known locally as the Bill Clinton Suite.

Next time I'm getting that one.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:53 PM   #69
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Don't know about Sandals but we go to Dominican Republic. Great beaches and Spanish hospitality. Best coffee in the world.
Not according to the show "The Lookout" that was on ABC last night. They did an expose on the Dun Juan Resort. It was pretty crazy.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:07 PM   #70
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I'm sure these are fun vacations but I'd rather make my own plans, explore an area, go where the locals go, etc.
This. On our honeymoon, we had the ultimate relaxation and still got whatever we wanted, whenever. We were free to use whatever resources (snorkling, parasailing, etc.) we wanted and were able to visit all the best restaraunts since quite a few of the hotels, including our own, had their restaraunts right on the beach.

You don't have to have an all inclusive to get drinks delivered to you while laying on the beach. It also helped that where we went there are no private beaches allowed so you can go whereever you please. We wouldn't have had nearly as much fun if we just went there in stayed in a resort the entire time to ensure we got our monies worth. We really got to experience the entire island as if we lived there.
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You must not work hard enough. Planning our next vacation, my fiance mentioned all kinds of touristy spots and I said no way. Between all the stress at work the last year(big projects) and home(16yr old girl, 2.5yr old boy) I ain't walking around and stressing to see shit. I'm putting my feet up on a beach and getting everything I want at the wave of a hand. Preferably Sandals Jamaica, so I can get lit up and really let the stress melt away.
Eh... I work very hard. Travel is one of my biggest passions so I enjoy researching, planning, and then visiting places all over the world. It also doesn't hurt that nearly any week of the year I can drive 15 minutes to a white sandy beach and relax.
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