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December 9, 2018

Differences between Sandals Overwater Bungalows

Which Sandals Over-the-Water Bungalow or Villa is right for you?

Flying to Asia isn’t a requirement for overwater bungalow vacations anymore. Luxury over the water villas and smaller huts now lie on top of the Caribbean’s gorgeous turquoise waters. Introduced officially in 2017, Sandals overwater bungalows are a welcome addition to the landscape in both Jamaica and St. Lucia. Each bungalow or villa is a nod to the Tahitian tradition of stilted homes that easily blends in with the airy, tropical feel of an exotic oceanside escape.

These accommodations are for the discerning traveler, with amenities like private butler service, luxury airport transfers and exclusive 24-hour dining options. Three Sandals properties boast this extravagant option, and each provides its own special details and amenities.


Sandals Overwater Bungalows & Villas in Jamaica

With every overwater villa or bungalow stay you will get pampered right from the start with VIP Club Montego Bay arrival service and private BMW 7 series transfers in Jamaica, topped off with your very own personal butler for your stay in the bungalows or villas.

Sandals Royal Caribbean

Photocredit: Jetsetter.com

 

 


Where is it?


Located in Montego Bay, Jamaica, these all-inclusive overwater bungalows and villas are in the ideal spot on the northwest side of the island. It’s a popular spot for visitors and a large cruise port. This are is a winner for good reason – the white-sand beaches, snorkeling and attractions are unbeatable. Royal Caribbean puts you near the action, but the property itself is secluded enough for a tranquil escape as well.

 

Luxury Layout


There are two options for accommodation – villas and bungalows. Villas offer more space, with separate areas to relax and dine outside, sleep and lounge in the living room. Each detail, from artwork to easy chairs, celebrate a Caribbean vibe. You can enjoy the parade of tropical fish swim by in the viewing glass on the floor of the bedroom. The large deck overlooking the ocean, which includes a private infinity plunge pool, huge swing-bed and a hammock.  Bungalows are similar just smaller, with king-sized beds and soaking tubs outside just minus the pool.

 

Best Amenities

Dreaming of not lifting a finger on your honeymoon or vacation? A private butler will do the trick. Each property at the Royal Caribbean over water has a private butler who can tend to every need. They keep the extensive mini bar stocked, sheets fresh and can help arrange any activity you desire.
Transport to and from Royal Caribbean is taken care of by the hotel as of November 2018. It’s one less thing to worry about, as they will send a private car to the airport upon your arrival.

 

 

Atmosphere

Enjoy a little bit of everything that suites various tastes. Have some imported charcuterie at Le Jardinier one evening, then spice up your life with some exotic curries at Royal Thai. If you rather relax, have your butler arrange a private candlelit dinner or room service to celebrate the occasion. Afterward, take advantage of the endless aquatic activities and entertainment available day and night.

 

 

 

Hidden Gem


This property is close to two other chic Sandals properties. The options for dining, activities, etc. is even more abundant during your stay. There are more than 20 restaurants to choose from, as well as several beaches and additional activities.

Ready to book your overwater bungalow?  Let’s start planning today!

 




Sandals South Coast

Where is it?


On the south side of Jamaica, the South Coast property is laid back and classic. This part of Jamaica has just-as-stunning beaches that are a little bit bigger, with a bit more seclusion to indulge. Villages nearby provide activities for historic learning and fresh seafood, but you may never want to leave the property with its wide array of offerings.

 

Luxury Layout


These bungalows are a mirror image of those found at Sandals Royal Caribbean in the north. High ceilings, hardwood floors and breezy entranceways inside and out make for a sultry environment. Views of the surrounding Caribbean blue waters and beaches are unobstructed. The design compliments the natural beauty around you, with blue accents and crisp white décor.

 



Best Amenities


Active vacationers can dive straight into South Coast fun, with tons of snorkeling, diving, waterskiing and more. There are excursions to the nearby YS Falls and other points of interest too. If you rather unwind, have a dip in one of the 4 whirlpools or simple stay right in the bungalow for sunbathing. There is a luxury spa on the property, as well as live entertainment.

 



Atmosphere

Although the property is large and has more than 300 rooms, the bungalows offer a private escape and a discerning choice with a beautiful white sandy beach.

 



Hidden Gem


Sandals South Coast is the only hotel in Whitehouse, the resort is spread over a two-mile stretch of beach.  The dozen bungalows at South Coast form the shape of a heart when viewed from the sky. These all-inclusive overwater bungalows are away from the rest of the property and perfectly secluded.

Ready to book your overwater bungalow?  Let’s start planning today!

 


 

Sandals Overwater Bungalows in Saint Lucia

Sandals Grande St. Lucia

 

Room category type: Over-the-Water Honeymoon Butler Bungalow – OWB

 

Where is it?

You’ll find the Grande on the very Northern tip of St. Lucia. Gros Islet has origins as a quiet fishing village, which is now used as a scene hub for vacationers who love sun worshipping and feeling off the grid. While you won’t see the Pitons from there, the beaches and spectacular scenery are still wonderful. It’s about a 90-minute drive from the southern airport. Tip: upgrade and take the helicopter transfer and will cut down time to about 30 minutes total.

view of the pitons from helicopter

 

 

 

Luxury Layout

These bungalows are all luxury without being stuffy. Private sitting areas compliment the arrangement inside and out – from waterproof chairs to reading spots under large ceiling fans. Laid-back room amenities include a soaking tub for two and lounging hammocks over the water. Each room spills into the next, with marbled sinks inside that point to a bathtub and outdoor shower. Don’t forget to have a peek at the viewing window through the floor by the foot of the king size bed.

Best Amenities

The Sandals Grande St. Lucia has the most restaurants – a dozen – of the Sandals properties on the island. Stay at 1 and Play at 3 of the other properties is available to switch things up when it comes to dining, beaches and activities. There are also two golf courses with green fees included and optional private sand-side cabanas.

Atmosphere

Embracing the island vibe of fresh food and fun, the Grande offers guests a relaxed environment with a touch of local culture. Themed nightly entertainment and guided tours are available for fun and learning, while the long, beautiful beach is perfect for sun and sand time.

Hidden Gem


Have a meal at the Jerk Shack for a taste of local delicacies. It’s casual but offers lots of jerk menu items to enjoy back at your overwater bungalows in the Caribbean beauty surrounding you. Use the private bistro seating on the outside bungalow patio for al fresco dining.

Ready to book your overwater bungalow?  Let’s start planning today!