The Best Sandals Resorts for an Otherworldly Honeymoon in 2024

All-inclusive packages and jaw-dropping vistas make Sandals resorts picture-perfect honeymoon locales.
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Beth Ann Mayer
by Beth Ann Mayer
Updated Nov 13, 2023
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Your first trip as newlyweds is more than icing on the three-tiered cake, but it may feel overwhelming to map out while wedding planning. The best Sandals resort will take care of that for you. Sandals operates more than a dozen all-inclusive luxury resorts across several Caribbean islands, including Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas. The white-sand beaches and stunning waterfront views make the resorts feel like paradise from the moment couples step foot on the expansive grounds. The warm sunshine is another win, especially for newlyweds hoping for warm honeymoon weather in the winter.

In addition to serene ambiances, Sandals' all-inclusive resorts offer chances to take a bite out of local and global eats, partake in watersports and indulge in spa treatments. Regardless of which you choose, the 10 best Sandals resorts for honeymoons are so luxurious that you'll be planning an anniversary trip before your flight home.

The Knot's Top Sandals Resorts for 2024

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Think all-inclusive means cookie-cutter? Think again. Each Sandals resort has a unique character. Are you looking for a resort with more activity, or do you want to chill in the ultimate luxury suite? You have options when booking a Sandals resort.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian, St. Lucia

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Sandals Grande St. Lucian regularly sits at or near the top of "Sandals resorts, ranked" lists, and it's No. 1 on ours, too. The all-inclusive resort is situated along a white-sand beach, where the calm waters of Rodney Bay provide the most tranquil soundtracks for a romantic getaway. The stunning landscape also offers panoramic views of volcanic mountains rising over the glistening water. Over-the-water bungalows with glass floors make for breathtaking accommodations. There are also five pools, a championship-level golf course and unlimited dining at 12 restaurants. Tack on a candlelit dinner under the stars with a private server or a couple's massage that can take place on the beach or tropical gardens for an elevated honeymoon stay.

Pigeon Island Gros Islet, St. Lucia

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Sandals Regency La Toc, St. Lucia

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Known as the "Emerald of the Caribbean" for its unique emerald waters that sparkle in the sunlight, Sandals Regency La Toc is a 220-acre adults-only playground set on a gorgeous crescent-shaped beach. Its offerings meet couples wherever they are, whether they desire a relaxing romantic getaway, active vacation or a mix of both, making our choice for the best Sandals resorts for a honeymoon. Two of the many perks are a pair of championship golf courses and unlimited dining at nine restaurants. Couples who want to spend time on the water can rent equipment like kayaks. Rooms have whirlpool tubs and some even boast stunning sea views.

La Toc Road, Castries, St. Lucia

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Sandals South Coast, Jamaica

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A sparkling resort along a two-mile stretch of the Jamaican coastline, Sandals South Coast leans into its surroundings. Over-the-water is a common refrain in these parts. Guests can book over-the-water bungalows with glass floors, sip something fruity at the over-the-water bar, or even exchange vows at the over-the-water wedding chapel before settling in for a honeymoon. Couples can also stay in a swim-up suite in the Dutch Village, where island luxury seamlessly blends with European charm. Watersports, numerous pools, a pair of swim-up bars and a shopping mall make for more fodder for a honeymoon itinerary.

White House, Jamaica

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Sandals Negril, Jamaica

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Sandals Negril is a couples-only resort with a custom-made suite for newlyweds. The appropriately named, luxuriously-appointed "Millionaire Honeymoon One Bedroom Butler Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary" is as lavish as they come. A four-poster, king-sized bed and spa-like bathroom with a pair of vanities are merely the tip of the iceberg. The suite has a patio that gives way to tropical garden views, a private plunge pool and a personal miniature waterfall. It also includes 24-hour room service. A spacious walk-in shower, outdoor whirlpool tub and living room give couples plenty of room for sprucing up, lounging and cuddling. Outside, access to the legendary Seven-Mile Beach beckons.

Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Sandals Royal Bahamian, Bahamas

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Some all-inclusive resorts are set on a private island. Sandals Royal Bahamian includes one, giving couples a two-for-one-style resort experience. Newlyweds can feel as if they're in the center of it all on the main grounds or take a short boat trip on the romantically named "Love Runner." Once on the offshore island, pairs can relax on two beaches or take part in tropical adventures like snorkeling. Private cabanas and a zen garden with seating around a firepit are also on the offshore island. Back at the main resort, a newly-minted Coconut Grove with a pair of food trucks is ideal for laissez-faire dining, while 10 on-site restaurants offer more elevated bites.

W Bay St, Nassau, Bahamas

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Sandals Royal Curaçao, Curaçao

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While the amenities at the best Sandals all-inclusive resorts for couples include dining at numerous restaurants, this spot offers honeymooners one better. Sandals Royal Curaçao is home to the brand's first-ever dine-out program, which gives couples a $250 credit to head out for local eats at select off-site restaurants. On-site, the couple's resort has eight fine dining restaurants, three food trucks, 13 bars and access to unlimited watersports once fully fueled. Bonus: The resort on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao includes a side of views, including Tafelberg Mountain.

Santa Barbara Estate, Porta Blancu, Willemstad, Curaçao

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Another one of the best Sandals resorts in Jamaica, this spot nestled on a private beach along the Caribbean Sea is exclusive and dreamy. Conveniently located a short drive from the airport, Sandals Montego Bay feels like a world away from reality. For starters, the new swim-up butler suites and an overwater bar lean into the resort's seafaring surroundings. The no-fuss deal includes live entertainment, watersports equipment like paddleboards, and unlimited dining at 12 restaurants.

Kent Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Sandals Barbados, Barbados

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Though not part of the all-inclusive package, consider a trip to Sandals Royal Barbados' on-site Red Lane Spa an investment. Couples can indulge in a Love & Trust massage tutorial that'll include guidance on how to massage one another (truly, advice that can add to your lifetime of bliss). The "Scents of Love" couples massage turns the treatment into a multi-sensory experience with Caribbean-inspired aromas.

St Lawrence Gap, Barbados

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Sandals Grande Antigua, Antigua

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A luxurious resort for adults, Sandals Grande Antigua offers stunning backdrops at every turn, giving couples plenty of opportunities to snap wanderlust-inducing photos. Located on the famous Dickenson Bay beach, couples can easily access recognizable and postcard-worthy views. The resort also has "teamed up" with natural surroundings to provide more gorgeous scenery. A Caribbean Beachfront Village is a palm-tree-lined garden by the sea with winding pathways perfect for hand-in-hand morning strolls. European elegance meets Caribbean vibes at the new Mediterranean Oceanview Village, which is full of villas by the sea and sugary white sand beaches.

St John's, Antigua & Barbuda

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

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