A FIRST GLIMPSE AT SANDALS SAINT VINCENT
Sandals Resorts’ newest all-inclusive resort is now open for reservations. Sandals Saint Vincent and The Grenadines will mark the ninth Caribbean destination and 18th Sandals resort for Sandals Resorts International (SRI) when it welcomes its first guests on March 27, 2024.
Tucked away the rainforest and the sea, the sprawling 20-hectare resort invites guests to bask in its unspoiled beauty of the island with Two-Story Overwater Villas, meandering rivers and other “Sandals Firsts.”
“This resort is a dream more than two decades in the making – from the moment we laid eyes on Vincy, as the locals lovingly call her, we felt this sense of magic and wonder and awe so palpable you could almost touch it,” says Sandals Executive Chairman Adam Stewart.
Part of the lesser Antilles and close to the neighbouring islands of Saint Lucia and Grenada, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines is an Eastern Caribbean gem, home to a collection of 32 islands and cays that offer exotic landscapes including rushing rivers to the rolling highlands and volcanic peaks – coveted as a secluded Eastern Caribbean gem.
Originally conceived as a Beaches – SRI’s family-friendly brand – Stewart says the new resort was handpicked for its stunning location within an alluring west-facing valley, and near remote cays, cliffside caves and coves.
“In St. Vincent and The Grenadines, travel advisors will find a true partner, as her beauty goes far beyond a stunning landscape,” adds Sandals Executive VP of Sales and Industry Relations for Gary Sadler. “Here, visitors will be enveloped by a local culture that radiates warmth and exudes an inspiring joy of life. We are confident that Sandals Saint Vincent and The Grenadines will captivate guests and look forward to working with travel advisors to showcase this untouched destination.”
‘Next Level’ Accommodations
Sandals Saint Vincent and The Grenadines will offer 301 well-appointed rooms and the portfolio’s most expansive suites to date, with Two-Bedroom Butler Villas spanning across the waterfront – a “Sandals First.” Interiors throughout feature special biophilic elements and the warmth of local volcanic materials, and views intentionally framing the unique flora.
Vincy Overwater Two-Story Villas (photo) reimagine Sandals’ suites, with an evolved design across two stories built directly atop the sea, complete with a rooftop outdoor lounge with views as far as the eye can see. Select villas and suites throughout the resort provide a dedicated space for movie nights in and private fitness rooms with Technogym equipment, athletic programming, and an assortment of free weights.
Surrounded by bountiful local fresh herbs, produce, fish and even one of the largest cattle farms in the Caribbean, dining at the resort will emphasize local agriculture across 16 food and beverage concepts. As the brand’s first communal-style restaurant, Buccan’s menu of seasonal platters meant for sharing will be complemented by an open kitchen. Imoro, an all-new grab and go concept named for the local indigenous word for ‘green,’ will serve healthy bowls.
Three Jewels rum bar will serve Eastern Caribbean rums as well as new creations ranging from zero-proof to spirit-forward, all served to the sounds of Caribbean vinyl classics. Parisol, an open-air beach club and kitchen, will serve small plates near the water before transforming into a high-end evening destination for cocktails, music, and picturesque sunset views.
A focal point from the open-air lobby, a 90-m. linear pool appears to meet the horizon, flanked by posh cabanas and Swim-Up Bar access. An adjacent crescent-shaped pool invites guests to lounge and swim under the Saint Vincent sun, while Parisol’s double crescent infinity-edge pool hugs the sand and overlooks the bay.
Built along the riverside, the sound of flowing water will surround Red Lane Spa cabanas to really connect guests with the serene outdoors. Beyond the sand, the destination’s prime location on the Atlantic shelf makes it one of the Caribbean’s most abundant with local fish, with the all-inclusive resort as a gateway to incredible snorkeling and scuba diving – and other exploration opportunities galore.
EBB & agent incentive
Guests who book through Oct. 27 will receive a US$1,000 instant credit on seven-night stays or longer, US$775 credit on six-night stays, US$505 credit on five-night stays, and US$375 on four-night stays through 2026.
First published at Travel Industry Today