SANDALS PREVIEWS NEW NEGRIL, ST. LUCIA EXPANSION
With reservations for now open for rooms in newly expanded areas of Beaches Negril and Sandals Halcyon Beach, Sandals Resorts International has offered a preview of what guests can expect to see at the two resorts when the new sections open next April.
Located in Negril, Jamaica, and Castries, St. Lucia, respectively, the resort expansions mark the start of a slew of projects for the popular all-inclusive resort chain, including the opening of the highly anticipated Sandals Dunn’s River, in May 2023, as well as additional projects and new openings across Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, Curaçao, St. Vincent & The Grenadines and more.
“Our guest experience drives everything we do and these new suites are emblematic of our unrelenting move across the brands as we challenge ourselves to reimagine every facet of the business,” Sandals executive chairman Adam Stewart says of the April openings. “We wanted to go beyond traditional luxury and these new suites are stunners; it’s about design and amenities that make connecting with each other more comfortable and more fulfilling.”
Beaches Negril will add a total of 12 new and expansive butler suites, bringing its room count to 197 luxury accommodations. The new additions consist of six all-new Firesky Reserve Villas, nestled on the beach on the northern end of the resort and inspired by the destination’s captivating sunsets, with each offering an four bedrooms spanning three stories and an expansive 345 sq. m.
Well-appointed living areas, stylish kitchens, private oceanfront plunge pools and rooftop decks with dining terraces offer views of the Caribbean Sea, with Firesky Reserve Villas accommodating up to 10 guests – ideal for large families.
On the opposite end of the resort’s coastline and comprising six suites, the Eventide Penthouse Collection will give nod to the calm waters and the minimal change in tides along the beach – ranging from three to four bedrooms each and accommodating up to 18 with access to a rooftop terrace. Spacious kitchens and living areas indoors give way to large balconies and walkout terraces.
Further complementing Beaches Negril’s existing 10 gourmet restaurants, Pirates Island Waterpark, and other amenities, an entirely new building will house the resort’s Camp Sesame – designed around the brand’s unique partnership with Sesame Workshop and also debuting ahead peak summer season.
Privy to some of St. Lucia’s calmest and brightest blue seas, Sandals Halcyon capitalizes on its magical setting with the addition of
Meanwhile, in St. Lucia, 25 new butler accommodations will include 20 Joli Beachfront Suites built right on the edge of the shore, offering a combination of suites with walkout beach access and private pools, as well as second-storey accommodations with balconies featuring Tranquility Soaking Tubs. Offering an open-air layout, suite interiors are outfitted in natural woods, hues of blues, and soft island floral touches, with king-sized beds positioned to take in direct sea views from sunrise to sunset.
Celebrating the fruit’s abundance on the island and with a nod to the thatched roof, five new Koko Rondoval Villas will be intertwined among the resort’s lush landscaping, just steps from the sea. The Rondovals, a first for Sandals Halcyon but with its rounded walls and thatched roof considered one of the brand’s most forward-thinking designs, will focus on bringing the outside in with windows that span nearly the entire wall, giving the illusion that the villa extends onto the posh private patio complete with a plunge pool.
The expansion will bring the total number of rooms and suites to 194 modern-meets-quintessentially Caribbean accommodations, complementing the resort’s lush pathways, six gourmet restaurants, a bevy of watersports, access to golf, as well as an additional 21 eateries at the two nearby Sandals resorts in St. Lucia.
First published at Travel Industry Today