Generally speaking, going on vacation is never cheap. Whether you’re planning to go on a quick vacation somewhere close to the U.S., or to an exotic Caribbean destination, you’re probably going to wind up spending more money than you typically would. Even still, going on vacation is worth it for all the good memories and joy that are sure to come.
All-inclusive vacations can be especially fun. This sort of vacation usually includes food, drinks, and entertainment in a package deal. While not every all-inclusive vacation is created equal, there are some all-inclusive resorts like Sandals that offer a range of quality inclusions that can enhance your experience. Sandals Resorts offer inclusions like multiple gourmet restaurants, luxurious rooms with fully stocked minibars, day and night entertainment, land and water sports, and so much more.
If you’re on a budget but still want to go on a Sandals all-inclusive vacation, there are quite a few resorts with affordable suites. That list begins with Sandals Ochi in Jamaica, which has the lowest entry-level rate and thus is the most affordable Sandals Resort. Couples on a budget might find more options that meet their needs at this resort, as will those who just want to vacation a little longer. Other Sandals Resorts that are budget-friendly include Sandals Negril, Sandals South Coast, and Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica. Sandals Regency La Toc in Saint Lucia is also one of the more affordable Sandals Resorts.
The most affordable Sandals Resorts overall
When it comes to selecting a room or suite at Sandals Resorts based on price, this would be mostly dependent on availability for your dates. If entry-level rooms aren’t available for your specific dates, this can influence the price you’ll pay. Seasonality can play a role as there could be more rooms available around the price point you’re looking for in the low season as opposed to the high season.
Overall, you’ll likely find that each Sandals resort has a range of price points for rooms and suites ranging from the more affordable to the extravagant.
Sandals Ochi with 16 restaurants and the Caribbean’s first speakeasy bar (the Rabbit Hole) is actually the most affordable Sandals Resort available. This resort appeals to guests who want a little bit of everything. This resort is split down the middle, so you can choose whether you want to stay in hillside or beachside suites. Even still, these two sides of Sandals Ochi connect via ‘the Hop’, an air-conditioned van that takes guests from one side to the other every 10 minutes or so.
Sandals Ochi is the resort to go to if you’re looking for a lively environment and don’t mind a Butler suite as well! Here you can fully indulge in the best gourmet restaurants and bars as part of your vacation package. Sandals Ochi is near some of the best attractions in Jamaica as well, so you can save on transportation costs if you want to visit attractions like Dunn’s River Falls and the Ocho Rios Blue Hole.
Sandals South Coast is sometimes referred to as ‘Sexy South Coast’ and it is one of the best-rated Sandals Resorts. This resort has one of the largest swimming pools in Jamaica and it is also one of the most affordable Sandals Resorts. Sandals South Coast is loved by guests for its beautiful, secluded beach. Staff at this resort, in true Sandals fashion, are very attentive as well. Honeymooners in particular love Sandals South Coast for its intimate feel and romantic ambiance, and a vacation here can be spent doing as much or as little as you feel like.
Seven Mile Beach wears the crown as the most beautiful beach in Jamaica. Sandals Negril is located right on these shores, so guests of this resort can expect a beach vacation that meets and possibly even surpasses their expectations. There are seven restaurants and five bars, including swim-up bars, at this resort, all of which can add something special to your dream couple’s vacation.
Sandals Negril is on the list of the most affordable Sandals Resorts because of the varying price points for the different types of rooms and suites including beachfront, oceanfront, private plunge pool, swim-up suites, and more. As with all Sandals Resorts, at Sandals Negril it is possible to get last-minute travel deals on accommodations (special conditions apply), which can help you save more overall.
Expert tip: While at Sandals Negril, make some time to settle in for a stunning sunset on the beautiful Seven Mile Beach. This is one of the best places to watch the sun go down in Jamaica.
Another Sandals all-inclusive resort with affordable prices is Sandals Royal Caribbean. This Jamaica resort is loved by guests for its exotic and romantic feel. Plus, not many other resorts on this island can boast a private offshore island. Sandals Royal Caribbean sure can! On this private island, guests can indulge in cuisine from the top-rated Thai resort and enjoy a romantic and private experience.
At Sandals Royal Caribbean, you’ll find some of the lowest prices for suites, but it all depends on the kind of room features you’re looking for. The type of view you want or where in the resort you prefer to be located matters too in terms of the price you’ll pay overall. Features like Butler Elite services can bring up the cost of your room, but there are more affordable options at Sandals Royal Caribbean with butler and other specialized services and inclusions too.
Good to know: Guests of Sandals Royal Caribbean can make use of the amenities of Sandals Montego Bay, which is a short 5-minute ride away. The ride between Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean is complimentary as well. Guests of both of these resorts can stay at one and play at the other!
Set on a sprawling 220-acre estate, Sandals Regency La Toc in Saint Lucia is at the heights of luxury. This resort has the most charming, half-moon-shaped beach, lush hillsides, dramatic cliffs, and even its own golf course. The landscape at this resort is quite diverse, and that’s something guests can appreciate no matter which room category they decide on.
The views from most of the suites at Sandals Regency La Toc are outstanding, to say the least. Overlooking lush tropical greenery and the sparkling blue ocean, you’ll find plenty of affordable suite options for couples at this resort. The resort amenities include nine restaurants and six bars, including swim-up bars. The cherry on top of a Sandals Regency La Toc experience is that guests of this resort have access to the amenities of the other two Sandals resorts in Saint Lucia (Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals Halcyon Beach) during their stay. This includes access to all restaurants at these properties and free transportation between resorts.
Good to know: As Sandals Regency La Toc is quite extensive, guests can take the resort shuttle to get from one side to the other.
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