So, you plan on staying and are looking for the best things to do at Sandals Resorts? We’re counting down the Top 101 things to do and experience at your favorite all inclusive resort. Get ready for powder-soft sands, crystal-clear waters, the most gorgeous tropical settings and world-class accommodations.
Starting off our list of the best things to do at Sandals and experience is all about milestones worth of recognition. Celebrate any anniversary, whether one year or 25 years, whether you’re planning a vacation as a married couple or an unmarried couple. With island destinations, spans of blue ocean water, white sandy beaches, and perfect weather, Sandals should be at the top of your list for a romantic getaway.
2. Aqua Center
Take your pick of flying across the water, be propelled by wind, motor or muscle power, or go dive below the pristine surface in unparalleled tropical locations. Sandals all inclusive water sports allows you access to ocean activities in their Aqua Centers which includes a full range of motorized and non-motorized water sports.
3. Aqua Trikes
Take a part of an adventure and pedal together over the beautiful Caribbean Sea in these huge tricycles, which are referred to as aqua water trikes.
4. ATV Adventures
With an Island Routes adventure, journey deep into the scenic Caribbean countryside on the rugged trails. During your time spent at this stop, you’ll also enjoy exploring and learning interesting facts while taking in these breathtaking views. Be prepared to get wet and very muddy on this excursion.
5. Bamboo River Rafting
When staying at Sandals Montego Bay, Island Routes offers a very unique tour with an authentic Jamaican experience. Climb aboard a 30-foot, bamboo raft and take a stroll through shimmering waters and gaze into the tropical trees filled with colorful birds and exotic flowers.
Got game? Well, Sandals does! Selected Sandals Resorts offer basketball courts. Play a competitive game with your new found friends right on the grounds of the beach with the beautiful Caribbean Sea as you backdrop.
7. Beach Volleyball
A great workout and another iconic beach game will always be volleyball. Located right on the beach, grab a few friends and make two teams with this popular sport. Perhaps guys vs. the gals for some serious competition.
8. Beachfront Views
Experience jaw-dropping scenery from your very own private terrace with the most magnificent views of the world’s most impressive beaches, all day long at Sandals.
9. Billiards Tables
For those of you who are avid pool players and cue sports fans, make a trip to the Billiards Room. You don’t have to bring your own sticks, because it is all included. Remember, make every easy shot, and make every shot easy!
10. Board Games
Who says board games are out of style? Sit back with your parter or some friends for some fun games. Games include chess, cards and Twister if you really want to get intimate.
You haven’t done anything until you’ve gone bobsledding in Jamaica. Through Island Routes, hop aboard Bobsled Jamaica, which is a custom-designed bobsled that speeds you along stainless steel rails on a 1,000-meter, gravity-driven thrilling ride through the forest.
12. Bocce Ball
At few selected Sandals, you can play Bocce Ball. Round a few friends together and make two teams. The object of the game is to roll your bocce balls then get points by being closer than your opponent.
Drop-in to some of the most amazing waves in the Caribbean where the lively, blue waters provide an aquatic playground full of thrills and excitement.
At Sandals, enjoy duty free shopping at the on-site boutiques. These resort shops features various sundries, from branded items to local crafts and arts.
Bowling is right up Sandals alley. “Lovers Lanes” is Sandals first 4-lane bowling alley at Sandals Royal Bahamian. It features a colorful backdrop for a romantic evening of couples bowling and a craft beer bar which servers 19 different types of beers.
16. Buggy Adventures
Have you ever thought of seeing the Islands through a new perspective? Through Island Routes at Sandals Royal Bahamian, get behind the wheel and take the ultimate island adventure in an off-road dune buggy.
17. Butler Service
Only available in the very highest level of suites, the Butler Service at Sandals provides the most sophisticated travelers with an unimaginably supreme standard of luxury and service, where your every need is anticipated and answered.
18. Candlelight Dining
What’s better than being beachside with the one you love. Celebrate your love with a beautiful candlelight dinner for the both of you, in a garden or even right on your veranda. A dedicated waiter will take care of all the details, so just take in the moment and savor the romance.
At a few selected Sandals, you can experience the beautiful water close up with a canoeing adventure. Paddle your hearts away with breathtaking sites above and below your boat.
It might be simple, but how about a card game with the one you love. Even in paradise you can find a challenging game and make a few new friends while your at it.
21. Catamaran Cruise
Through Island Routes, you can experience the Caribbean, the fast way. Glide along the stunning coastlines and indulge in tasty appetizers and unlimited exotic cocktails while enjoying the best panoramic views you will ever lay your eyes on.
With an Island Routes tour at Sandals Barbados, you can explore one of the world’s most incredible underground gems, Harrison’s Cave. Take a trolley inside the cave before traveling deep beneath the earth to see the natural forming stalagmites and stalactites.
In a test of skill vs. luck, play Europe’s favorite pastime deep in the heart of luxury. Better get quite a few people for this sport because it is played between two teams, with 11 players on each team.
Take in a playful game of croquet with the one you love or make it a match with the guys. For the perfect drive shot, move forward a few inches and tilt the mallet forward slightly.
Sunset cruises, lunch cruises, snorkeling cruises and so many more! Take your pick of exciting sea adventure from Island Routes. Just kick back, relax and enjoy breathtaking views that surround your every move. Some of these excursions allow you snorkel or scuba dive to get to see what lies beneath real close up. While you’re in awe of the crystalline coastline, get access to unlimited drinks from the bar with delicious appetizers.
It might be simple, but what’s better than a trip to the bar than playing some darts. Imagine taking down some of your favorite unlimited brews with some buds to see who can take control and win this game.
27. Deep Sea Fishing
Enjoy deep sea fishing on the ocean’s edge from Island Resorts, all while taking in the sights of the beautiful Caribbean coastline. Selected Sandals Resorts offer the very best in deep sea sport fishing beckons off the coast.
Did somebody say all inclusive? Enjoy unlimited dining with masterfully prepared menus from award-winning top chefs. From classic International fare to authentic Caribbean cuisines, your vacation will take you on a culinary journey from around the world, all included!
29. Dive Boats
The Sandals Fleet offers top dive boats in the business. These state-of-the-art Twin Diesel Newton Boats are expressly designed to make your scuba diving excursions absolutely unforgettable.
30. Dolphin Swim
This is your chance to get up close and personal with magnificent marine animals through Island Routes. Enjoy learning about dolphins while swimming, touching, dancing and perhaps sharing a kiss with them in deep water. Isn’t that cool?
Grab a cocktail and try a game of ‘Prison’ dominoes. It’s the perfect excuse to forget all your worries at home and challenge your mind, while you’re at it!
32. Dune Buggy
Vrooom Vrooom! Through Island Routes you can take a ride on a two seater dune buggy which will grant you access to the untouched hills and plains of the incredible Caribbean islands. Before the end of this exciting adventure don’t forget to stop and take in the picturesque views overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
33. Eco Adventure
Get ready to visit the secret spots of Antigua’s North Sound where you will find countless reefs, mangroves and beautiful natural rock formations. Sandals Grande Antigua will treat you to some of the most magnificent views of the entire North Sound.
34. Fire Pits
Add some romance into your night and surround yourself around fire pits where you can request the fixings to make s’mores, enjoy live music and entertainment.
35. Fitness Center
Whether it’s one of the high-energy fitness classes, a solo workout using state-of-the-art Life Fitness equipment, or even a personalized training session, you will be sure to find fun in fitness!
36. Glass Bottom Boats
Experience the Caribbean waters above and below at selected Sandals. Aboard underwater vision boats where you can experience a very unique landscape filled with brightly colored tropical fish and colorful coral reefs.
Looking to work on perfecting your swing, or even to try to improve your game? Play a game of golf on some of the most challenging and impressive golf courses on the Caribbean Islands. Private golf lessons can also help you with all aspects of this game.
38. Gourmet Restaurants
Experience a level of quality variety, and creativity that is totally unmatched anywhere in the Caribbean. Each one of the restaurants are proudly run by world-class chefs who are as authentic as the cuisine they serve.
You don’t have to venture far to find yourself at a nearby Sandals hiking in a tropical forest. The Caribbean Islands are famed for their fantastic scenery and unspoiled nature trails, which makes them the ideal travel destination for those who love to explore on foot.
40. Hobie Cats
A Hobie Cat is a small sailing catamaran vessel that allows you to explore the beautiful waters close-up. Try sailing off into an amazing sunrise, sunset or anytime you want because it’s all good in one of these unique Sandals top-of-the-line Hobie Cats.
41. Horseback Riding
Picture yourself riding horseback on both land and water through this amazing experience brought to you from Island Routes. Journey deep into the scenic Caribbean countryside on rugged trails and rough mountain trails. Then experience a sudden surge of real ‘horsepower’ during a bareback ride into the warmth of the Caribbean Sea on top of your swimming horse. No previous experience is required here, so get ready to trot through the sea together and get a kick out of the ride of your life
Take part in a honeymoon like no other at Sandals which has garnered a reputation for being the perfect passionate getaway for newlyweds. From unlimited gourmet dining at up to 16 specialty dining options per resort, to endless land and water sports with the most romantic suites on the island. It’s highly recommended to stay in the Love Nest Suites where you can picture yourselves settled at the edge of a flowing pool, perched high on a cliff‐top overlooking the sea, or right on the beach, just steps from the ocean.
Why not play a game of horseshoes while staying at your favorite Sandals. Gather a few friends together because teams are played with two to four players. Each player will throw a horseshoe, with the objective to try to catch the shoe on a stake in the ground.
44. Hot Tubs
Part of the Love Nest Suites, the tubs are found on private patios and balconies of most of their suites and rooms. Conveniently located right behind elegant privacy curtains, these replenishing tubs create a whole new way to celebrate romance between the two of you.
Looking to have some real fun? Hop aboard a hydrobike. These bicycle-like water vehicles are not just a great way to relax and enjoy the waters, but are also a super cool way to work out.
A thrilling jeep safari is a must do! At selected Sandals, Island Routes will set you up with an adventure to remember. Skilled guides will navigate you over mixed terrains, on and off-road to some of the interesting parts of the island all while keeping you entertained with tips on history, culture, anecdotes and the island’s hidden gems.
Hop in a kayak and slice through the gentle waves with effortless strokes of the paddles as you take in the amazing sites and explore the open water of the Caribbean.
Have you ever tied Kneeboarding? Have a motorboat tow you as you set on a buoyant shaped board and set to have the time of your life. A lot prefer this type of adventure because you have a sense of being closer to the water when falls occur.
49. Luminous Lagoon Experience
Join Island Routes at sunset for a trip to Jamaica’s famous Luminous Lagoon on a night cruise like no other. With complimentary rum in hand, at Sandals Montego Bay you can hop aboard this cruise as they head out to the magical glistening waters. Once you’re in the middle, jump out and explore below and see microscopic organisms that emit a brilliant phosphorescent blue light.
50. Lawn Chess
How about a fun game of lawn chess? At participating resorts, you can play a game with these giant chess prices. Just remember, chess players mate better!
51. Live Performances
Nothing is better than an exciting live show at night. Be dazzled by acrobat fire dancers, limbo dancers African drum and dancers, Latin dancers and stilt walkers performing at what they do best.
52. Local Adventure Tours
The best way to experience and see the Caribbean in full is to get up close and personal with it. Island Routes offers exhilarating tours that will wake up your mind, body and soul. Their Caribbean adventure tours include sightseeing, epic excursions and fun outdoor activities for all.
53. Luxury Private Transfers
Sandals is setting a new standard of luxury with complimentary BMW round‐trip private transfers from Sangster International Airport for both Butler and Club guests staying at Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean. There’s nothing like traveling in style!
Are you ready for some wet and wild fun? Let Island Routes assist you explore the Caribbean Islands on super fast, two-person inflatable motorboats. You will be the pilot on your very own exhilarating adventure alongside the picturesque and colorful coastline.
55. New Years Eve Parties
Nobody knows how to celebrate like Sandals. During their New Yeas celebrations, enjoy and evening of glamorous gala dinners complete with special menus, live music and lively entertainment. Then raise a champagne toast against a spectacular backdrop of fireworks while bringing in the New Year on the best beaches of the Caribbean.
56. Over-The-Water Bar
Featuring stunning 360° ocean views from its prime location right off the coast of a pristine white–sand beach, Latitudes° Over Water Bar knows how to please. Experience sunset cocktails while lounging on a hammock suspended above turquoise waters or while gathered around intimate fire pits.
57. Over-The-Water Villas
The first ever over-the-water luxury villas have arrived at Sandals. Three Sandals in fact: Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals South Coast and Sandals Grande St. Lucian. Perched in a deck hovering over the sparkling sea, these spectacular accommodations include see-through glass, personalized butler service, lit water for night viewing, and private boat transfers.
58. Paddle Boards
Find out what the hype is all about at Sandals. Give a try to paddle boarding and get an amazing upper body workout while you’re at it!
59. Paradise Pool
At Sandals Halcyon Beach, Paradise Pool is certainly a treat for the senses, surrounding you with the gentle thrush of waterfalls and lush greenery. It is also the longest in the Caribbean, measuring 600 feet and meandering through the resort’s newly renovated areas including the swim-up rooms.
60. Performance Powerboats
Sandals is the only resort to feature purpose-built waterskiing boats. At selected locations, these award‑winning MasterCraft Boats feature custom‑designed in‑board engines that let guests ski the Caribbean’s most sensational waters, all while delivering stronger pulling power and turning ability for the ultimate waterskiing adventure.
61. Piano Bar
Let the good times roll-all night long. Nothing better after an active day at your favorite resort than to sit down and enjoy unlimited drinks while the good times never end
62. Power Boats
Get your heart pumping with an exciting ride on Performance Power Boats. These award‑winning MasterCraft Boats feature custom‑designed in‑board engines that let vacationers ski the Caribbean’s most beautiful waters for the ultimate waterskiing experience.
63. Premium Spirits
Whether it’s around the beach, around the swimming pool, and around the clock, nobody knows how to party like Sandals does. By day, experience over-the-water bars, swim-up bars, and beachside divans invite you to indulge in any beverage of your choice. By night, try bar hopping or dance barefoot on the beach to the exotic rhythms of island music.
64. Private Cabanas
Lounge all day on your vacation in curtained cabanas, designed just for two. Each of these straw-roofed Balinese gazebos contain two comfortable beds around exotic gardens, right on the beach and around the pools.
65. Private Offshore Islands
Accessed by private ferry or kayak, at Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Royal Bahamian both feature it’s very own private offshore island. Minutes away from the mainland, an unspoiled island adventure where you can go just relax, have a little fun and let go of everyday life stresses.
Who doesn’t like a match of racquetball? At selected Sandals locations, if you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping activities, play a game with the one you love or make things interesting worth another couple.
With as many as 21 unique culinary concepts at Sandals, you can enjoy a new level of quality variety, and creativity that’s totally unmatched anywhere in the Caribbean. Best of all, try dining wherever and whenever you wish! Whether it’s all day, or every day, because at Sandals, it’s always included and always unlimited.
68. Rick’s Cafe
This is a must! When staying at Sandals Negril, hop aboard a shuttle offered by Island Routes and stop by Rick’s Cafe, which is situated on a Cliffside and offers the best sunset views imaginable.
69. Rock-Wall Climbing
At selected Sandals, you can challenge your inner strength and try rock-wall climbing where you can climb up, down or across artificial rock walls. Don’t worry, a trained staff member will be around to help and support you with this quest.
70. Rum Tasting Tour
This rum tasting tour from Island Routes at Sandals Royal Bahamian will take you into the heart of downtown Nassau, all while bar hopping and sampling different varieties of rum. Get ready to have a rum-tastic time!
Sandals offers you a chance to participate in a sailing experience during your stay at the resort. Yes, these boats are all included with your stay. Sail away in these simple sailboats together and indulge in what lies ahead you. Makes a great couples experience.
72. Scuba Diving
The highly experienced PADI certified staff will bring you unparalleled dive experiences at exotic sites with top-of-the-line equipment. Enjoy everything from shipwrecks, breathtaking reefs and underwater caves. A definite hot pick if you’re looking for what to do at Sandals.
For those who want low-key fun under the sun, make a stop to the shuffleboard court. Grab a tang and biscuit and begin the challenge!
Explore the undersea world below you with a snorkeling adventure at Sandals. Whether you’re a just beginner or someone who has never gone snorkeling before, you surely will have an unforgettable experience. Get to see colorful reefs, exotic tropical fish and the most crystal clear waters anywhere.
Get to enjoy the fun of breathing underwater without the heavy equipment with a snuba diving tour from Island Routes. Descend as much as 20 feet under the sea to get an up-close look at the Caribbean’s diverse marine ecosystem teeming with vibrant coral reefs and exotic fish.
With seventeen treatment rooms, plunge pools, a yoga and Pilates studio, a beauty salon, a steam room, and several intimate relaxation areas, you will be transported to a place of calm serenity the moment you arrive at the Red Lane® Spa.
77. Speakeasy Bar
Sandals Ochi features the first speakeasy bar in the Caribbean that features chic ambience that takes you back to the 1920s. Upon stepping inside the bar, you will instantly feel transported in time to an era of jazz bands and bootleggers, when Prohibition made nightlife at clubs just like these even more exciting.
At selected Sandals, play a match of squash. At these indoor courts, players must alternate in striking the ball with their racquet and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls. Makes a great experience to meet other couples incorporating four players (doubles squash)
This Island Routes tour will take you across beautiful blue waters of the North Sound to Stingray City. Adventurers will have an opportunity to feed, pet, snorkel and swim with stingrays, as many other colorful fish pass you by.
80. Stay at One, Play at All
Sandals exclusive “Stay at One, Play at All” exchange program allows you to stay at one Sandals resort then enjoy the services and amenities at all other nearby Sandals. Roundtrip transfers are included between the resorts located within the same town. A great experience to see and visit them all.
81. Swim-up Rooms
At Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Barbados, you can swim right up to your suite! Along with the swim-up ability, you can also lounge right outside your room on a lounge chair located right inside the water. Enjoy the view, soak up the sun and be very close to your suite all at once.
Yep, the hardest decision on your Sandals vacation just might be, beach or pool. Just imagine, catching a wave in the warm Caribbean or decide to stick closer to the resort and make a dive into the beautiful freshwater pools onsite.
83. Swim with the Pigs
With an Island Routes tour at Sandals Emerald Bay, get some oink into your travels and go for a swimming with the pigs adventure. No journey is complete without feeding and swimming with the always hilarious swimming pigs.
84. Swimming Pools
Indoor and outdoor, Sandals has a pool waiting just for you! There’s so much variety here: enjoy a walk into a zero-entry pool, keep it close to your suite with a swim-up pool, a private pool suite pool gives you the seclusion you want, or romance will soar to new heights in the SkyPool Suites. Sandals Royal Barbados also features Sandals first ever rooftop pool and the Red Lane® Spa includes heated pools to refresh and rejuvenate. What will be your choice?
85. Table Tennis
A quick game of table tennis is an awesome activity for guests to get engaged. And while this is a game of skill, it is always fun and great for those who are experienced and inexperienced.
86. Talent Shows
It’s you’re 15 minutes in the spotlight! During talent night at Sandals, the tables turn and it will be you that becomes the star of the show to show off your voice.
If you want to brush up on your backhand, selected Sandals feature day and night tennis courts. You can also get private lessons with a tennis pro at an additional charge.
88. Tranquility Soaking Tub
If you’re thinking about a romantic getaway for two, perhaps a suite at sandals with the ultimate bathtub, also known as a tranquility soaking tub. Feast your senses as you enjoy magnificent views while you sip champagne and soak!
89. Theme Nights
Sandals features extravagant beach parties that include an awesome array of amazing food and drinks, exciting fire eaters with limbo dancers. Highlights include “Reggae Fest, “Boonoonoonoos Beach Party”, “Black & White Night”, “Junkanoo Parade”, “Motown Night” and “Saturday Caribbean Night”.
90. Thrill Seekers
Embark on the ultimate thrill-infused adventure at Island Routes. Enjoy awe-inspiring views and thrills as you fly through the rainforest and over river canyons on a zipline canopy. Or, take a river tubing journey or climb aboard an ATV or dune buggy to see the island up close – and so much more to explore from Island Routes.
Ever try tubing? Hop aboard a tube tethered behind a state-of-the-art Mastercraft boat and slice through the crystal clear Caribbean waters. Yep, you’re going to get soaked on this one!
92. Unlimited Premium Spirits
Yes! All drinks are on Sandals! With as many as 11 bars at each resort. Around the pool, around the beach, and around the clock, nobody else knows how to party like Sandals. Experience swim-up bars, over-the-water bars, and beachside divans will invite you to indulge in chilled rum concoctions, premium house wines and any beverage of your choice.
93. Vacation Packages
Sandals features the world’s most comprehensive all inclusive package where vacationers can enjoy beautiful white-sand beaches, adventurous water sports, opulent accommodations, 5-star Global Gourmet dining, unlimited premium spirits and so much more.
Imagine being able to go wakeboarding in the world famous Caribbean Sea, surrounded by the tropical paradise all around. Don’t get confused, wakeboarding is similar to Knee boarding…wakeboarding you are on your feet are strapped into boots and you’re standing.
Walking is the most simple thing to do on our list of the best things to do at Sandals. Each resort sits directly on a stunning beach, on six of the most gorgeous islands in a region famous for its exquisite azure waters and beautiful terrain as your backdrop, making it perfect to see and view by foot.
96. Water Sports
Explore the spectacular waters, both above and below, and discover an ocean of water sports at Sandals. With the top-of-the-line equipment, very professional staff and unparalleled tropical locations, choose to fly across the water – propelled by wind, motor or even muscle-power – or dive beneath its immaculate surface. Sandals includes a full range of motorized and non-motorized water sports for your vacation needs.
Included in the price, make an escape to the sea and waterski until your heart’s content. You’ll be pulled by an all purpose-built Mastercraft speedboat. Hang on for the ride of your life!
Say “I do” in paradise! Sandals is a leader in Caribbean weddings and honeymoon packages. Sandals will take the worry out of planning, which will give you more time to enjoy every moment. Best of all, your wedding is included!
99. White Sand Beaches
Every Sandals resort rests directly on a stunning white sand beach, on six of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean well-known for its amazing azure waters.
Sandals features state-of-the-art windsurfers, sail away your hearts content with brisk sea breezes and experience the unparalleled beauty of the Caribbean Sea.
At a few selected Sandals, unending excitement beckons in this thrill-a-minute excursion from Island Routes. Launch out into a canopy flight, which will take you soaring 150ft high, across the treetops, through the rainforest. Wonder at the ever-changing landscape as you zip by.
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