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Return dinner at SGR

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Return dinner at SGR

Can anyone share their experiences with the Sandals returning guest dinner? How was the food? Was it eventful/fun? Do they do anything special? We are trying to decide if we should attend. Thank you.

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Are you receiving any special recognition such as silver or gold sandals? If so, I say go. If not, maybe go for the cocktail hour and if the food doesn't look good, you can bail. While we have never stayed at SGR, we always enjoy the return dinners. It is a good way to meet other guest and chat with a member of the management team.

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travelgurl: We went to the returning guest dinner at SN last year. The best part of it was meeting other guests. The food was meh...small portions, the main was salmon (which I don't eat so I ordered off of the french menu as an option). I wasn't impressed. So we are skipping it this year. In 2015, we will be getting our silver sandals and we will go then. As to SGR, one of our regular contributors, Onlywannatravel, went to the returnee dinner a couple of months ago and they ended up leaving early. Too many people (someone else said 30+ tables)...many returnees brought along 'friends' without letting anyone from Sandals know, so they were running out of food and the event took hours.

Lori: I love your 'bail' idea!! lol

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I am curious about this as well. Where is the dinner held? I thought that I read somewhere that it was in a banquet room or someplace similar. Thanks!

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Lori, this is our second Sandals trip, so our first return dinner. I guess we will check it out and like you said "bail" if needed!

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jem: ours was outside Bayside at SN. Right by the water. In case of rain, they move it inside. I think most Sandals do the same.

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travelgurl, you really should at least check it out if it is your first. Like I said, it is nice to meet the other returnees and hotel staff. But since SGR is so big it could be a long and drawn out affair!

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The RGD at SGR was held in a tent set up near the Manor pool. I'm sure it would have been lovely if the staff were prepared for all of the extra guests.

My husband is a diabetic and must eat within 15 minutes of taking his insulin shot. We had to leave because there was not enough food prepared (not Sandals fault) but we asked the servers how much longer. We were unable to get an answer so rather than risk my husbands health, we were forced to leave to find food for him.

We left after 3 1/2 hours the chocolate party was already in full swing. I have no idea howuch longer the dinner went on.

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We skipped it on our last trip, (rather choose my meals and restaurants) they left my gold sandals in our room.

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Thanks Only!

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Thanks everyone!