What's Your Kind of Honeymoon? Let's Find Out!

Friday, April 20, 2018

From scuba diving to cocktails on the beach to nature walks to mountain biking, there are so many different types of honeymoons out there and choosing the right one for you is so important to making the best newlywed memories. So how do you go about finding what's your vacation mood? Well, we're tackling that very question in a special Caribbean-inspired breakdown with our friends at Sandals Resorts. With so many resorts to choose from all surrounded by beautiful turquoise waters, it can be a little daunting figuring out which Sandals location is your jam. While some couples may love the nightlife, other couples may prefer quiet evenings on the sand. That's the best part about Sandals! Just like you, each resort has its own personality, and when you find your destination soulmate, then it's pretty much a match made in tropical heaven. Now let's get to know the various vacay spots and find out what kind of honeymooner you are!

Sandals Emerald Bay Honeymoon Ideas

Relaxation Seekers

Sandals Royal Caribbean Overwater Villas in Montego Bay Jamaica

SANDALS ROYAL CARIBBEAN
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Home to the very first over-the-water villas in the Caribbean, Sandals Royal Caribbean is relaxation personified. Manicured gardens, tropical oasis, beach beauty, and window panel floors for watching fish swim under you. Everything here is tailored to bring that vacay state of mind right to your honeymoon. If that's not enough for relaxation, then hide away the entire day on Royal Caribbean's private offshore island for a quiet day surrounded by Bali-inspired beach cabanas. (You can even get a glimpse of this gorgeous property at the beginning of one of our YouTube videos from when we were in Jamaica touring the properties!)

Royal Bahamian Swim Up Suites in the River Pool in Nassau Bahamas

SANDALS ROYAL BAHAMIAN
Nassau, Bahamas

It must be in the name. "Royal" just demands refined relaxation vibes, and its historic past illustrates that as it was once a favorite spot for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor before it became a Sandals property. Like its sister resort in Jamaica, Sandals Royal Bahamian also boasts its own private offshore island for a tranquil getaway for the day, but if you're looking to stay close to your honeymoon home, there are so many beautiful nooks and crannies all over for rest. The Red Lane Spa is a must visit for a pampering session (especially for a massage which we can personally vouch that it was everything!) and the swim-up suites in the River Pool are perfect for more privacy.

Want to learn more about our personal experience at Sandals Royal Bahamian? Check out our top three no-worry moments that made us fall in love with the place.


Outdoorsy Adventurers

Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica

SANDALS MONTEGO BAY
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Adventure awaits at Sandals Montego Bay! With oodles of water sports from which to choose and a starting point for special Island Routes excursions, this location sets the tone for the rest. After all, it was Sandals Resorts' very first property! If that doesn't excite you, then knowing that unlimited scuba diving, snorkeling, and more are all included in your resort experience. Feel like water skiing your first day and paddle boarding the next? You can do it all! Boredom is not a thing here.

Wakeboarding at Sandals Negril in Jamaica

SANDALS NEGRIL
Negril, Jamaica

Ahoy and grab your matey! Sailing around the Caribbean is just one of the fun things to do at Sandals Negril nicknamed the "free-spirited one." They even have a glass bottom boat for a more low-key adventure, but if you want to get off the water, tennis courts, beach volleyball, and more will keep you active and pumped for honeymoon fun. Again, the best part is that it's all inclusive, so you can partake one or twenty times in these on-site activities during your stay.

Foodie Connoisseurs

Sandals Grenada Butchs Chophouse

SANDALS GRENADA
St. George's, Grenada

We don't know about you, but we sure do love a great meal on vacay when calories pretty much don't count... and at Sandals Grenada, it's especially true! From delectable seafood to Sandals' first steakhouse, there is a cuisine for everyone among their ten restaurants and six bars. And for the winos, every dish has been perfectly paired with your choice of six varieties of Robert Mondavi Wines which makes for the ultimate dining experience.

Have food allergies or dietary restrictions? You're in fabulous hands at any Sandals location! They pride themselves on making sure every guest is happy and healthy through their Culinary Concierge Desk. From personal experience, our editor-in-chief (aka queen of all wacky food allergies) has never been sick at any of the resorts. Guided by the professional chefs, they will allay all concerns with their knowledge and expertise. It's one less thing you have to worry about while on your honeymoon! P.S. For our gluten-free friends, you must have a gluten-free crêpe at Café de Paris because they are divine!


Sandals Grande Antigua Marios Restaurant

SANDALS GRANDE ANTIGUA
St. Johns, Antigua

With 11 restaurants and 7 bars, Sandals Grande Antigua gives all the yummy vibes set against the backdrop of Antigua's most famous beach, Dickenson Bay. Feeling like Italian? Head to Mario's for the authentic flavors of the Lombardia region of northern Italy. Or craving the spices of Asia? Kimonos serves up teppanyaki delights with all your favorites from back home. What we love about Sandals is that even if you want something more private and beyond the restaurants, you can even make reservations for a candlelight dinner wherever you'd like with your own personal server. It's definitely worth the extra splurge for your honeymoon! (Get your tastebuds watering more by checking out the hashtag #5StarFlavor on Instagram.)

Nightlife Socializers

Sandals Grande St Lucian nightlife in St Lucia

SANDALS GRANDE ST. LUCIAN
Gros Islet, St. Lucia

To prep your visit, you will learn ahead of time that Sandals Grande St. Lucian has daily evening themes for their nightlife entertainment. While they're always subject to change, it's nice to know what to expect! Visiting on Wednesday? You may get immersed in a Saint Lucia Culture Fest. Or Saturday? Get your vocal chords ready for singing away in your best Caribbean style. Or if you prefer just meeting other couples, head to some of the bars or fire pits around the resort for a relaxed chat.

Sandals Ochi Beach Club in Jamaica

SANDALS OCHI
Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Home to the Caribbean's first speakeasy, Sandals Ochi is serious about making your honeymoon filled with excitement, fun, and good times. Say the password at The Rabbit Hole and be transported to the 1920s with old fashioned cocktails and lively music. With the Gatsby trend, it's a must visit! Ochi also boasts the hottest beach club in a state-of-the-art amphitheater complete with lights, music, and dance. Island culture is vibrantly celebrated with fire dancers, colorful Carnival-esque dancers, and acrobats. If that's not nightlife entertainment, then we don't know what is!

Nature Lovers

Tropical luxury at Sandals Halcyon in Saint Lucia

SANDALS HALCYON BEACH
Castries, St. Lucia

Nicknamed the "Garden of Eden," Sandals Halcyon Beach wins the hearts of all nature lovers here with its lush tropical scenery, unspoiled white sand beach, St. Lucian mountains in the distance, and lovely Caribbean fish who call its waters home. You can even go off property and take a horseback ride on Cas En Bas Beach by booking the excursion with Island Routes. St. Lucia alone is a breathtaking island; no matter where you go, you are surrounded by some of the most beautiful emerald greens in the Caribbean.

Patio view of Sandals South Coast Nature Preserve in Jamaica

SANDALS SOUTH COAST
Whitehouse, Jamaica

Nestled within a 500-acre nature preserve, Sandals South Coast will romance all your earth-loving senses. It's not hard to do when the resort has two miles of natural beach coastline with pelicans bobbing on the water and swooping for fish. It's Jamaica's only all beachfront property which means all rooms have an oceanview. Couples cannot miss the painted Jamaican sunsets because they are some of the very best in the world!


Want to know Chelsea's Sandals destination soulmate? It's Sandals South Coast, and you can find out more about total destination wedding and honeymoon goals from her personal experience.


So what kind of honeymooner are you? Have you fallen in love with a certain Sandals Resorts? We hope so! Pardon us while we wade in our "Can we have like four honeymoons?" woes until we can plan our own romantic vacation!


Photography provided by Sandals Resorts. Many thanks to Sandals Resorts for partnering with Tidewater and Tulle for this fun travel feature! And while the disclaimer is that we were sponsored through compensation to write this, the words, personal experiences, and our loyal love for Sandals Resorts are all our own. You can find our full disclosure policy here.

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