My husband and I were married in August 11 years ago. It was the last year students began school in my district in September. Last school year they changed the calendar so the students begin in September again. We decided to book a vacation at the Sandals Resort in Montego Bay as a recommendation from some friends. I got online and was unsure with my navigation so I clicked on the "chat now" button. Immediately, Payton came on and answered every question and didn't rush me. She was patient and allowed me to search other sites for "cheaper" prices to the resort. I ended up buying our plane tickets from another site but bought the room package through them. Payton asked me if we were celebrating anything and I told her that it is our anniversary and the first time we were able to celebrate it on our actual anniversary day! She put a note on our reservation and was able to upgrade us to a very nice room with a beautiful view of the ocean! She informed me that I could get back and talk to her again if I had any other questions after I was done booking. A couple days later I did have some questions and I did speak with Payton. When I signed on again the site asked me if I wanted to chat with Payton again and I had the option of saying yes or no.
When we arrived we were given lemon infused towels to freshen up and escorted to the club sandals room. We waited a few minutes before another person came and took us to our room and gave us a rundown of a few things the club had to offer and that there would be an official orientation at 11:30 the next morning. We were then left to our own devices. We went to the beach and walked around a bit before sitting down at the grille and having a calzone. (Yummy!) we went back to our room and changed into our swim suits and went for a very refreshing swim in the ocean. When we went back to our room We had dessert with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate on the plate waiting for us along with a bottle of champagne. We went to the gift shop where we were greeted by Karma. She was the most fun person ever to work in sales! She told us about a beach party that night (which was a blast!) I picked out a wrap and wore it from that day forward. We went every day to say, "Hi" to her. She always let us know ahead of time of any specials they were going to have in case we were interested. After we had been there a few days She told us that if we book our next vacation we could get up to 65% off. We were curious so she sent us to Chira. He let us talk about what we were thinking and even gave us time to discuss anything we were hesitant about. He got us signed up for the club and that helped take money off the next time we book. He let us decide to make payments and put a down payment on our next trip and answered all the questions we had. We decided to book our next trip for 2 years out! After we were done he gave us a bottle of rum to take back with us! We also met a couple playmakers, Scion and Michael. They made the evenings even more entertaining and fun and always remembered who we were! All the bartenders were wonderful but Jermaine was awesome! He always remembered our drinks and made sure we were having a good time! One day we decided to take a cab off the resort to a local market. Watson was our driver and he didn't just take us and leave us! He gave us a small tour on our way to the market without going a round about way. (We went straight to the market) He explained everything we were seeing! Once we got to the market he waited for us and made sure we felt safe! On our way back I told him I wanted to see a shamamucca (probably spelled it wrong but look it up this plant is amazing!) he said he would find one for me and bring it back after he dropped us off at the resort! He did! But it was already closed up... My husband asked a grounds person and they took us to the employees quarters and showed me one!
We did the booze cruise and had a blast! The captain and crew on the Red Dread for the booze cruise made the excursion fun and unforgettable! We are definitely doing that again! It made this mid-30s couple feel like 20 year olds again! We snorkeled off shore and went to the original margaritaville. You do have to pay for this excursion but I highly recommend you do so if you like to snorkel and dance!
Everyone on the resort greets you and has a smile and they all make great eye contact which
makes you feel genuinely special! We are not not wealthy but we sure felt rich on this trip! We are looking forward to our next trip and to see some of our new friends again! (One thing we especially appreciated was we were able to witness a health fair for the employees of sandals! It was nice to see that this company takes care of their employees and shows genuine interest in their well being!) Ya mon! Irie!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- •Largest private white sand beach on the north coast •The entertainment capital of the Sandals brand with nightly professional shows and upbeat, active, fun-loving daytime activities. •Six exquisite dining options•Complimentary transfers to Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Carlyle. Enjoy all the luxuries included in our “stay at one, play at three” concept offering 18 dining options •Air-conditioned departure lounge•Voted Sandals “World's Leading All-Inclusive Company” 16 years in a row•Voted “Caribbean's Leading Hotel Brand” 18 years in a row ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandals Montego Bay Hotel Montego Bay
- Sandals Hotel Montego Bay
- Montego Bay Sandals Hotel
- Sandal Montego Bay