Sandals South Coast is an all-beachfront, all-oceanview resort nestled on a pristine beach amid a 500-acre nature preserve on Jamaica’s South Coast. Like all Sandals resorts in the Caribbean, Sandals South Coast is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort. It was named “Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort” in the 2019 World Travel Awards, and one reason for that is the gorgeous over-the-water bungalows. Some of the best overwater bungalows close to the U.S., they’re perfect for honeymoons and romantic getaways.
Sandals South Coast Over-the-Water Bungalows in Jamaica are incredible Love Nest™ suites set around a heart-shaped walkway and perched over stunning turquoise waters. This walkway is just off the sugar-white beach, so while you’ll feel like you’re a million miles away from anyone, you’ll be close to all the resort amenities. These include the Caribbean’s longest river pool, Jamaica’s biggest zero-entry pool, whirlpools, unlimited water, and land activities, 9 restaurants, 7 bars, a full fitness center, and a tranquil spa.
These beautiful thatched-roof Over-the-Water Bungalows are some of the best accommodations at Sandals resorts. They give you direct access to those gorgeous waters from a large private deck that features a Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two, an overwater hammock, comfy loungers, an outdoor shower, and a swim-up platform. There’s also a bistro dining set for al fresco meals. The private deck allows you to slip right into the water any time you want, or just relax and enjoy the view.
The beautiful interior features vaulted ceilings, chic furnishings, and a custom king-size bed with luxe linens and an ocean view through the sliding glass doors. It also has a see-through glass floor insert and a light in the water underneath so you can watch marine life at any time. The spa-like bathroom has double sinks and a walk-in rain shower, and there is a bar that is kept fully stocked with sparkling wine, local beer, Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wine, juice, soda, water, and your choice of premium liquors.
When you stay at one of these all-inclusive overwater bungalows at Sandals South Coast, you’ll receive personalized butler service. Your butler will greet you with lemongrass-scented hand towels to refresh you from your flight, cocktails, and culinary treats before escorting you to your suite. Check-in is completed at your villa where the butler can even unpack your luggage for you.
Throughout your stay, your butler can make all the reservations you need for dinner, activities, or spa treatments. They can bring you drinks or food on the beach or at the pool, or serve you a quiet candlelit dinner on your private deck. (Twenty-four-hour room service is included.) Plus, they will bring you surprises and treats throughout your stay to ensure that you have a magical experience.
Another perk of staying in a Sandals South Coast overwater bungalow is that your complimentary airport transfer will be private, via a chauffeur-driven luxury car.
Sandals South Coast Overwater Bungalows Prices
How much do Sandals overwater bungalows cost? As you might expect, the prices of overwater bungalows at Sandals South Coast are fairly high, but they still offer an affordable alternative to overwater bungalows in other parts of the world. Sandals South Coast bungalows prices start at $1617 per person, per night. Remember that this is an all-inclusive rate.
What is included in the price of Sandals South Coast overwater bungalows? As with all Sandals accommodations, your rate includes unlimited meals and snacks; all beverages including unlimited premium liquors and unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines; a stocked bar in your room; a coffee maker with Jamaican Blue Mountain Blend coffee; water sports and equipment plus professional instruction; scuba diving; unlimited land sports; state-of-the-art fitness center; WiFi; daily and nightly entertainment; complimentary airport transfers; and all tips, taxes and gratuities.
Additionally, when you stay in an overwater bungalow at Sandals South Coast (or any Sandals resort), your rate includes 24-hour personal butler service. As described above, your butler will greet you, escort you to your overwater bungalow, check you in, show you around, unpack for you, and make any arrangements you need during your stay (like dinner or excursion reservations). Your personal butler can also bring you drinks and snacks on the beach or at the pool, and set up private meals on your deck.
Sandals South Coast Overwater Bungalows Reviews
Wondering, are overwater bungalows worth it? According to online reviews, couples love staying in Sandals South Coast over-the-water bungalows. Reviews talk about the “above and beyond” service they receive from their butlers and the entire Sandals South Coast staff. Couples love being able to swim and snorkel right off the private deck, and the private and peaceful feeling of the bungalows.
Tip: Guests recommend booking bungalows number 6004-6008 (the bungalows at the “top of the heart shape”) for the best oceanfront views. Sandals South Coast has a rating of 4.5 on both Google and TripAdvisor.
Sandals South Coast Overwater Wedding Chapel and Bar
Sandals South Coast has other over-the-water options to enjoy along with your overwater bungalow. If you’re planning a destination wedding in Jamaica, check out the incredible over-the-water chapel, where you can walk down a glass floor aisle and say your vows with views of the stunning Caribbean on all sides.
And even if you’re not getting married on this trip, you can still enjoy an overwater experience at Sandals South Coast by visiting the Over-the-Water Bar for a refreshing drink surrounded by the Caribbean. You can even laze the day away with your sweetie in one of the overwater hammocks for two!
Booking a Sandals South Coast Overwater Bungalow
The overwater bungalows at Sandals South Coast are very popular, so you’ll want to book yours as far in advance as possible, especially if you want a particular bungalow. On the Sandals website, you can check availability to find times that are open throughout the year.
Tip: If an overwater bungalow is only available for a couple of nights and you would like to stay longer, consider starting your vacation out in another suite and moving to the bungalow after a few nights.