There are 17 Sandals resorts, all located on stunning Caribbean beaches: 2 in The Bahamas, 3 in St. Lucia, 2 in Barbados, 1 in Antigua, 1 in Grenada, 1 in Curacao, and 7 in Jamaica. These luxurious adults-only all-inclusive resorts are our answer to the question, where is best to get married in the Caribbean? Why? Because not only are they stunning places to stay, but they also deliver a level of service and inclusions that will make your wedding and honeymoon completely stress-free.
While each amazing Sandals resort offers similar amenities and activities, there are some differences, especially when it comes to wedding options. In this article, we’ll tell you about our picks for the best Sandals resorts for weddings.
Which Sandals is best to get married at?
The answer to this question depends a lot on what sort of wedding you want to have. Do you want to elope and have it just be the two of you? Do you want a small and intimate gathering? Or do you want a big party with all your friends and family?
Also, what sort of setting do you prefer? Is your heart set on a beachfront ceremony? Would you rather be in a lush garden? Or would you like something unique and spectacular like an overwater chapel?
There is a huge variety of Sandal’s wedding venues, from garden gazebos to waterfront and overwater chapels to rooftop terraces, in addition to beautiful beachfront weddings. Below we’ll describe some of the different Sandals wedding venues available at the resorts to help you choose the best Sandals resort for your wedding.
Another question to consider is what sort of resort atmosphere you prefer. Do you want a smaller, quieter resort where you can easily find privacy? Or do you want more of a lively atmosphere with lots of socializing?
For a brief overview of every Sandals resort, take a look at our article “Which Sandals Resort Is Best for You?” You can also check out our full review of any Sandals resort by clicking on the resort name (or typing it in the search box). This will help you figure out if the vibe is right for your Sandals destination wedding.
Our top choices for the best Sandals resorts for weddings are Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Grenada, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals South Coast, Sandals Royal Plantation, Sandals Negril, and Sandals Emerald Bay. These are some of the top-rated Sandals resorts on some of the most beautiful beaches around, and many of them have special features (like luxurious overwater honeymoon bungalows or a private offshore island) in addition to lovely ceremony spots.
One last consideration is the location of the Sandals resort. Many of our top picks above are located in Jamaica, and we also chose one in The Bahamas, because these islands are close to the United States and very easy to get to with lots of daily flights. This makes it easier on you and your guests, and can also save you money and time.
Sandals Wedding Venues
For the ultimate unique wedding experience, how about getting married on a secluded island? The private island at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica is a stunning setting for weddings. Just a short boat ride away from the resort, this beautiful spot has gorgeous white sand beaches and amazing amenities like a pool with a swim-up bar and a beautiful Asian-inspired restaurant. Daybeds shaded by thatched roofs are dotted along the beach. You can even celebrate with your loved ones around a bonfire after the ceremony!
Some of the coolest of the Sandals wedding venues are their amazing Over-the-water Wedding Chapels. Imagine walking down a glass floor aisle in a stunning overwater chapel, surrounded by 360-degree views of the Caribbean! Just four Sandals locations offer Over-the-Water Wedding Chapels: Sandals South Coast, Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Ochi in Jamaica, and Sandals Grande St. Lucian in St. Lucia.
At Sandals Royal Barbados, you can get married on the Sky Terrace beside a rooftop pool, overlooking the sparkling turquoise sea.
Another great option for a Sandals Montego Bay wedding is the Intimate Resort Chapel, a secluded spot with a more traditional feel. A charming path through lush greenery and fountain pools leads to the white chapel, which features a vaulted ceiling, wooden pews, stained glass windows, and an elevated altar.
All Sandals resorts except the Barbados location offer an open-air Oceanfront Gazebo overlooking the beautiful Caribbean. Most Sandals locations offer a Garden Gazebo as well, which is tucked amid tropical gardens near the sea.
For a sophisticated setting, you can get married in the European Wedding Garden, featuring a white pergola surrounded by manicured lawns, beautiful blooms, and elegant water features. This is available at Sandals Emerald Bay in The Bahamas, Sandals Ochi in Jamaica, and Sandals Grande Antigua in Antigua.
And of course, at every Sandals location, you can get married on a pristine beach, with the ocean just steps away.
A great way to decide which is the best Sandals to get married at for you is to try the Preview Your Wedding package. For discounted rates (starting at $250 per couple per night) you can stay up to 3 nights at the resort you’re considering for your wedding, look at venues, meet with a wedding planner, and go over menus and cake options. You’ll get up to a $1050 credit if you book your wedding there and have at least 5 rooms. This is an excellent way to make sure you’ve chosen the best Sandals location for you and to get a real feel for how your wedding there will be.
Sandals Wedding Packages
Sandals Resorts offer “Customizable Weddings,” with a range of wedding packages that you can use as a base and then add options on to personalize your celebration.
If you stay at least 3 nights in any type of room, you can take advantage of the free wedding package, Sandals Beautiful Beginnings, which includes all you need for a lovely small ceremony for up to 8 guests, including you and your sweetheart.
If you stay 7 nights or longer, you can add a variety of Premium Perks, and if you book 5 or more guest rooms, you can add “Bells and Whistles” to your weddings such as tiki torches, a sangria bar, and lobster wedding dinner.
You can also create a completely custom wedding celebration at Sandals by choosing from a wide variety of options and ceremony locations. One extra you can add is the Kiss Me at Twilight package ($600), which ensures your ceremony will be held at that magical twilight hour and includes a unity sand ceremony.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central American, South America and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.