Sandals Resorts is expanding at a rapid pace, with two new resorts set to open in 2022 plus two more in the following years. They also continue to renovate existing properties, making them even more amazing. Read on to find out all about the fantastic new options honeymooners and couples will have for romantic Caribbean vacations at luxurious adults-only all-inclusive resorts.
Where is the newest Sandals resort located?
The newest Sandals resort is Sandals Royal Curacao, set to open this June (2022). The most recently renovated Sandals resort is Sandals Royal Bahamian, in Nassau, Bahamas. Sandals is also planning to open 3 new resorts in Jamaica in the near future.
Overview of Sandals Royal Curacao
Sandals Royal Curacao will be the 16th Sandals resort and their first on the beautiful Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao, which is known for its stunning sapphire waters and warm, vibrant culture.
The resort, which is expected to open in June 2022, is set on 44 acres nestled into a 3,000-acre private preserve. This will give guests incredible opportunities to explore the natural wonders surrounding Sandals Royal Curacao. Guests will also enjoy the white-sand beach, which stretches for 1500 feet along a calm, protected lagoon.
Rooms and Suites at Sandals Royal Curacao
Sandals Royal Curacao will offer 350 rooms and suites in 24 different categories (the most of any Sandals property) including the first-ever Awa Seaside Butler Bungalows with private pools and the first Kurason Island Poolside Butler Bungalows, which overlook a heart-shaped pool.
Activities at Sandals Royal Curacao
Dos Awa infinity pool, with fantastic views of both the sea and the mountains. This resort will also offer the usual range of complimentary water sports and land-based activities, as well as hiking and biking in the surrounding preserve.
Couples wanting to plan a destination wedding at Sandals Royal Curacao can choose from three different oceanfront wedding venues. There will also be a full-service Red Lane Spa with six outdoor spa cabanas and treatment rooms, two marinas, and 70 different dive sites. Guests at Sandals Royal Curacao will be able to golf at the neighboring Pete Dye-designed 18-hole golf course.
Dining at Sandals Royal Curacao
Curacao is a foodies’ paradise, and Sandals Royal Curacao will deliver delicious cuisine befitting its location here. The resort will have 9 restaurants, 8 of which will be exclusive to Sandals Royal Curacao, such as a wine and Dutch cheese bar and Sandals’ first-ever floating restaurant and bar, The Duchess, which is made from an authentic Dutch ship. There will also be 3 food trucks offering local food, Spanish tapas, and Asian fusion.
How far is Sandals Royal Curacao from the airport?
Sandals Curacao is 30 minutes from the airport. As always at Sandals resorts, transportation to and from the airport is complimentary.
Sandals Royal Bahamian: A Completely Reimagined Sandals Resort in the Bahamas
Sandals Royal Bahamian recently reopened after a $55 million renovation. The glamorous all-inclusive resort, located on breathtaking Cable Beach, now features new Beachfront Swim-Up Butler and Club Level Suites just steps from the ocean plus all-new Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Suites with butler service, giving plenty of luxurious options for a honeymoon hideaway or couples’ escape.
In addition to a beautiful beach and two amazing swimming pools, there is a wide array of water sports, land activities, and excursions available. Looking for something unique? Sail off on the Love Runner and experience a romantic adventure at the private offshore island, which offers a private beach, pool and pool bar with ocean swings, infinity-edge jacuzzi, seafood restaurant, and more. The resort also offers the full-service Red Lane Spa (services not included in stay).
For food, enjoy 13 unique concepts including the all-new Coconut Grove (a beachfront lounge shaded by coconut palms), gourmet French restaurant, sushi bar, and an open-air seafood restaurant perched over the water. Guests can also dine at three new food trucks with traditional Bahamian fare at Coco Queen, Italian classics at Bahama Mamma Mia, and sweet treats and coffee at Sweets ‘N’ Tings.
Sandals Royal Bahamian is located in Nassau, Bahamas, close to many attractions there and 15 minutes from the airport.
New Beaches and Sandals Resorts in Jamaica
Plans are underway to open two new Sandals Resorts in Jamaica, as well as a new Beaches resort in Jamaica. The three properties are all on the northern coast of Jamaica and will offer exchange privileges for Sandals and Beaches guests.
The first property is Sandals Dunn’s River, which is an existing property that will be completely transformed. Surrounded by water, Sandals Dunn’s River will welcome guests with cascading waterfalls at the entrance.
This will be a stunning resort with amazing suites including the ultra-luxurious SkyPool Suites, which Sandals is bringing to Jamaica for the first time. There will be 48 of these incredible retreats, which are elevated and feature private plunge pools with an infinity edge that overlooks the Caribbean. (For a sneak peeks at these, check out the ones at Sandals Grenada.)
Other types of suites available among the 260 rooms will be 12 Swim-up Rondoval Suites, many of which will have rooftop terraces. These beautiful round villas (also at Sandals Grenada) feature vaulted ceilings and a private, walled-in outdoor space with patio and plunge pool.
Ten restaurants are planned at Sandals Dunn’s River, including the new Azuka Latin Fusion restaurant. Azuka will have a specialty rum bar, and there will be 8 other bars on the property.
Sandals Dunn’s River will also feature 7 pools, including 2 river pools, plus the full-service Red Lane® Spa.
Sandals Dunn’s River is expected to open around the end of 2022.
Sandals Royal Dunn’s River will be located just next door, allowing guests at either resort to enjoy the amenities, facilities, and activities of both with ease. It is slated to be a modern, luxurious resort offering 250 rooms and suites. Sandals Royal Dunn’s River is planned to open in 2023.
The third new resort in Jamaica will be Beaches Runaway Bay Resort, located between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. This is also an existing property, and it will undergo a $250 million renovation before welcoming groups and families to its 300 spacious 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom suites. Guests here will have access to the championship 18-hole golf course at Runaway Bay Golf Club. This will be the third Beaches location in Jamaica when it opens.
After reading all this exciting news, which new Sandals resort would you want to stay at first? Let us know in the comments!