Kate and I (Dave) are avid travellers from Ontario, Canada. We vacation at many resorts throughout the east including Ontario, Quebec, New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.
Our interests include alpine and cross country skiing, camping with our teardrop trailer and of course travelling to fine resorts. When we're not travelling, you'll find us on the Internet as we run several websites for business and pleasure. While travelling I always have cameras on hand documenting our many adventures.
Each year we head south for a Caribbean trip to the sun, ultimately ending up at one of the ultra luxury Sandals resorts for couples.
Over the last five years we have been to...
Sandals St Lucia (now known as Sandals Regency), March 2001 Sandals Dunns River (Jamaica), March 2002 Sandals Royal Bahamian (Bahamas), March 2003 Sandals Montego Bay (Jamaica), April 2004 Sandals Grande St. Lucian, (St Lucia), March 2005
We have learned during the course of our travels that there are many different criteria by which vacationers come to either like or dislike a resort. We all have a different wish list, preferences and must haves. As such the opinions I offer here are based on OUR preferences. I'll list them here so you have some idea of what we are about. As well I'll try to provide objective comparisons where applicable, which I hope will be useful to others who might be looking to choose which Sandals they might prefer for their next vacation.
We like the pools, big pools and swimup bar are us! We like an active resort! We like to particpate in the resort games We like to meet other fun people! We are likely to be seen at the swimup bar or beach bar We are likely to be seen playing pool volleyball We aren't likely to be seen relaxing in a lounger We aren't likely to be seen playing tennis or golf We mainly stay on the resort, and average one off site tour per trip We mainly stay and play at the resort we are booked at We usually only swim in the ocean once or twice per trip Kate enjoys food more than I do I enjoy food but it isn't my top priority in life We enjoy a nice room but are more likely to pay for a room vacation back home We love to hear the surf at night, party noise doesn't bother us
Note: This site is a work in progress initiated March 27/05. Ultimately I hope to include as much detail as possible along with photos from the various Sandals we have visited, and numerous comparisons of the resorts. As well I hope to offer some helpful tips to those who may be new to vacationing at Sandals.
Well bags are packed,
lets get back vacationing!