FIRST IMPRESSION OF OVERWATER BUNGALOWS AT SANDALS SOUTH COAST JAMAICA
Have you stayed in an overwater bungalow? I was recently invited to experience the overwater bungalows at Sandals South Coast in Jamaica before it was open to the public! When I first received the invite, I immediately was excited because I’ve always dreamed of experiencing an overwater bungalow. I’ve always thought it would only happen during my honeymoon but I was lucky enough to experience it in Jamaica, which is only less than a two-hour flight from Miami.
The Sandals Resort are all-inclusive resorts, they currently have multiple overwater bungalows in the Caribbean; Sandals South Coast, Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals St. Lucian. Sandals South Coast is the newest overwater bungalows and is currently open to the public on December 15th, 2017. I visited a week before it opened and had the most amazing experience from the moment I arrived through my last day checking out.
After Ryan and I landed at the Montego Bay airport (MBJ) we were greeted by one of the staffs from Club Mobay who helped us through customs and directed us to the Sandals Lounge. Once we checked in, the Sandals Lounge provides snacks and drinks while we waited for our driver. We had a personal driver to Sandals South Coast, which is an hour and a half from the airport. The moment we arrived at the resort, the staff immediately welcomed us with drinks and introduced us to our butler, Jermaine who escorted us to our overwater bungalow.
There are various levels of the butler service, since staying in the overwater bungalows we had our own private butler to help with anything we needed during our stay. Our butler, Jermaine was the best! Once he helped us check in, he provided us with all the information we needed regarding the hotel facilities and provided us with a property tour. A few things included in the butler service:
- Provided welcome cocktails and treats when checking in
- Escort to suites and handling of luggage (offers to unpack luggage and press first nights clothes)
- Handles private check-in and check-out
- Provides a cell phone to reach him/her when needed
- Orchestrates in-room dining and dining reservations
- Helps with all requests (such as organizing props for my photo shoots)
*Don’t forget tipping your butlers for the amazing service they provide
OVERWATER BUNGALOWS SANDALS SOUTH COAST
There are a total of 12 bungalows in a shape of a heart. I’m so in love with the idea that the bungalows were designed in a shape of a heart but can only be seen from above. I stayed in bungalow number 7 which is at the very top of the heart, it has the best sunset views. Each room has a private kitchen with a coffee maker, complimentary alcohol, and drinks. Each room has a glass floor bottom by the bed which was super cool to see fishes swimming by. The outdoor patio is my favorite part of the room, with an amazing outdoor shower, tub and outdoor lounging area, Ryan and I spent most of our time on the patio.
We ordered room service every morning for breakfast and Jermaine was always on time!
The property at Sandals South Coast is large. They offer multiple buildings designed with a theme such as the Dutch, French or Italian themed buildings. There are also many free activities throughout the property such as a basketball court, tennis court, volleyball, chess games and so much more!
- Free WiFi throughout the property
- Fitness Center with fitness classes
- Two swim-up pool bars
- Private beach with cabanas
- Complimentary water sports
- Day trips/tours can be reserved with the concierge
- Nightly entertainment
- Red Lane Spa
There are endless of activities to do around the resort that will keep you busy for days. Ryan and I really loved spending time on the beach and enjoyed a couples massage at the Red Lane Spa.
Sandals South Coast has nine restaurants and 7 bars to satisfy your cravings and thirsts anytime. As an all-inclusive resort, we were always eating! There’s a great selection: Italian, Asian, French, Caribbean, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, and even a jerk shack! They have so many different types of restaurants and even a dessert shop to help with our sweet tooth.
Sandals Resorts is the perfect destination for any celebration, wedding, and honeymoon. I truly have the most amazing experience at Sandals South Coast and cannot wait to experience their other properties in 2018!
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