As a frequent contributor and viewer of the TA forums and reviews, I just have to make a comment. It seems to me that the pattern of the most recent negative reviews for Sandals Resorts is greatly lop-sided towards those whose only contribution to TA is their negative review. Seems strange! Many say they are world (or at least frequent Caribbean) travellers. My question, If true, why have they not posted other reviews or contributed to the forums?
I just read one who said they stayed at another resort for a week before the stayed at the Sandals Grande. Their only contribution was a negative review of the Grande laced with very offensive comments about Americans. (She was British). This is not appropriate. Bad behavior!! She, and another who posted a negative review for the Halcyon, have one pin on their traveler map and one review (negative). No other contributions. This makes me suspect a troll. Maybe not.
IMHO, taking any of these seriously should be avoided. Those who have not visited SLU, or any other place, and read reviews about where they are thinking of going should take the time to click on the poster's name and see their history and profile. This is a very good source for attaching creditability to the poster's views.
Happy trails, Dutch