There are few awards Sandals hasn’t won through the years, and deservedly so. As one of the most recognized hospitality brands around, Sandals resorts are in a league all their own. This is largely due to the charismatic chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart. Stewart grew up on the north coast of Jamaica and started an air-conditioner distribution company on the island in the 1960s. Two decades later, the Jamaican government opened up commerce to focus on tourism and Stewart took a leap of faith by buying and renovating an old hotel on Montego Bay. In 1981, Sandals Montego Bay opened its doors to wide praise. By the mid-1980s, there were a half dozen resorts offering private beaches with prime views. Today, there are over two dozen properties in over six countries, all running with Stewart’s motto, “Find out what people want, give it to them, and in doing so, exceed their expectations.”
Sandals all-inclusive service is one of a kind. Their idea of all-inclusive isn’t to just include a meal and a room, guests can enjoy white-glove dining, top-shelf drinks, airport shuttles, and access to land and sea sporting equipment at most hotels. Indeed, Sandals was the first Caribbean resort brand to offer hot tubs and pool bars, as well as satellite TV. It was also the first to ensure that each room included a king-size bed and hair dryer. Stewart wanted—and still wants—travellers to feel 100% at ease and taken care of during their 5-star getaway.
When you’re ready to book your Sandals resort in Jamaica or any of the other Sandal resort locations, count on Expedia.ca to provide you with some of the best rates around. Whether you’re looking for a honeymoon suite for a wedding or a large room to fit the whole family on a tropical getaway, we have the wide variety of options you’d expect. Remember a bathing suit, camera, and of course, some sandals for your next stay at a Sandals resort of your choice.