My wife and I will be travelling the last week of November/first week of December.
We were thinking that Sandals Montego Bay will provide a more intimate experience in the sense that it's a "smaller" resort with more chances to get to know the staff + the added benefit of being able to take advantage of the 3 in 1 exchange program with Sandals Royal Caribbean (and Sandals Carlyle I guess).
We are looking for a good balance of "party" and relaxation. We have only been to Jamaica once before (on a cruise day trip stop) and would like to experience Jamaican culture. We are thinking that this might be more possible at Sandals Montego Bay?
With that said, I have heard that Sandals Whitehouse is the superior resort of the two. Sandals Whitehouse seems more "mega resortish" to me from reading the reviews and looking at pictures. That's not nessecarily a bad thing as big resorts usually have amazing amenties, pools, etc ... I dont' know though for some reason I feel like SMB has alot of character compared to Whitehouse .....
The prices we are looking at is 2265 per person, 10 days at SMB -- room would be deluxe no balcony (lowest level)
2345, 10 days at SWH (all prices include airfare), beachfront room
Any opinions? I'm sure we'd love either one to be honest. Our previous vacation experiences are:
RIU Bachata Puerto Plata
Luxury Don Pablo Amber (Gran Bahia Principe) Punta Cana
RIU Lupita Playa Del Carmen
Iberostar Almeida Varedero Cuba
We've also cruised on Princess, Royal Caribbean and Carnival