Sandals owns and operates 16 all-inclusive beachfront resorts throughout the Caribbean. Even though they’re all amazing in their own way, some Sandals Resorts really stand out from the pack and are consistently ranked as the best Sandals Resorts in the world. Below we list the top 6 Sandals destinations to consider for your 2022 Caribbean vacation.

Top 6 Best All-Inclusive Sandals Resorts, Ranked

1. Sandals Royal Barbados

Sandals Royal Barbados ranks as the best Sandals Resort in the world because, as the tagline says, it’s “all suites, all luxury, all on a jet-setting destination.” This destination will give you the royal treatment like nowhere else!

As the newest Sandals resort, Royal Barbados has taken the premium all-inclusive concept to a new level.  It features many things that you just can’t get anywhere else including some playful elements like a bowling alley and a fine dining donut shop.  There are also some breathtaking spots to relax like in the glass infinity pool and the adjacent sky rooftop infinity pool.

Guests will enjoy the dining options, craft sampling bar, and rooftop pool bar that serves nitrogen cocktails.

All guests have “Stay and Play” privileges to neighboring Sandals Barbados, the original Sandals resort. This is a huge advantage because you can dine here and enjoy all the amenities that this neighboring resort has to offer.

Here are some of the features of Sandals Royal Barbados:

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2. Sandals Grande St. Lucian

If you are looking for the ultimate indulgence, Sandals Grande St Lucian may be the place to book. This is one of only three Sandals Resorts that features over-the-water bungalows.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian is set on its own peninsula and gives you picture-perfect views of Rodney Bay from every direction. Nearby Pigeon Island is a fun and beautiful place to explore.

Guests receive Stay and Play privileges (complimentary access) to the other 2 Sandals Resorts on St Lucia: Sandals Regency La Toc – St. Lucia and Sandals Halcyon Beach – St. Lucia.

Sandals Regency La Toc – St. Lucia is an intimate tropical paradise and Sandals Halcyon Beach – St. Lucia provides some breathtaking cliffside views of the area.

With these Stay and Play privileges, you’ll not only have 2 additional resorts to explore but also access to 27 restaurants on St Lucia.

Here are some of the features of Sandals Grande St. Lucian:

  • Dining at 12 gourmet restaurants (unlimited)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
  • 6 bars (including swim-up bars)
  • Premium Liquors (unlimited)
  • Well-stocked bars in every room
  • Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wines (unlimited)
  • Tips, taxes, and gratuities are included
  • Airport transfers
  • Exchange privileges at 2 Sandals Resorts (transportation is also included)
  • Green fees at 2 golf courses (transportation is also included)
  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment
  • Snorkeling and all equipment
  • Waterskiing
  • Kayaks, paddleboards, Hobie Cats
  • Water sports and instruction
  • Basketball, beach volleyball, pool tables
  • Tennis
  • Land sports
  • Fitness centers
  • Entertainment including live shows, day and night
  • WiFi in rooms and common areas
  • Free weddings w/ stays of 3 nights or longer

For questions on Sandals Grande St. Lucian, or to receive a price quote, contact The Vacationeer! Their services are 100% commission-free and they will get the best package and the lowest rates.

3. Sandals Grande Antigua

If romance is what you’re after, look no further than Sandals Grande Antigua.  Situated on Antigua’s most famous beach, Dickenson Bay, this Sandals destination has been won the coveted “World’s Most Romantic Resort” designation at the World Travel Awards (multiple years).

Here you can explore the charming Caribbean Beachfront Village, a seaside garden oasis with gorgeous palm trees and quaint pathways along the sea. Enjoy the sophistication of the Six-Star, all-suite Mediterranean Oceanview Village, and the tranquility and beauty of the soft white sands of Dickenson Bay.

The resort also features the Eastern Caribbean’s largest pool (15,000 square feet of crystal clear water).

Sandals Grande Antiqua would also be a gorgeous destination for a honeymoon. The luxury, relaxation, and romance found here are hard to beat!

Here are some of the features of Sandals Grande Antigua:

  • Dining at 11 restaurants (unlimited)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
  • 7 bars (including swim-up bars)
  • Premium Liquors (unlimited)
  • Well-stocked bars in every room
  • Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wines (unlimited)
  • Tips, taxes, and gratuities are included
  • Airport transfers
  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment
  • Snorkeling and all equipment
  • Kayaks, paddleboards, Hobie Cats
  • Water sports and instruction
  • Bocce ball, beach volleyball, pool tables
  • Tennis
  • Land sports
  • Entertainment including live shows, day and night
  • WiFi in rooms and common areas
  • Free weddings w/ stays of 3 nights or longer

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4. Sandals Grenada

Looking for the perfect tropical paradise for couples? Then escape to Sandals Grenada. The island of Grenada is known as “The Island of Spice” (because of all the spices harvested nearby) and for its natural beauty.

The resort is situated right on Granada’s exclusive Pink Gin Beach which is famous for its stunning blue waters, thrilling adventures, and unsurpassed natural beauty.

Sandals Granada has been rated as the World’s most “innovative all-inclusive resort” and features some of Sandals’ most architecturally unique suites.

There are 10 unique restaurants – including the acclaimed Butch’s Chop House – and a handful of stunning pools.

Find out why The Travel Awards voted Sandals Grenada as “The Caribbean’s Leading Luxury All-Inclusive Resort” winner in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Here are some of the features of Sandals Granada:

5. Sandals South Coast / Whitehouse, Jamaica

Sandals South Coast is a reimagined Dutch village with swim-up suites. It’s the newest resort On Jamaica’s South Coast and features Sandals’ longest river pool and the world’s first Rondoval village.

The all-inclusive resort is one of the few Sandals locations to offer Over-the-Water Bungalows.

Love to swim? There are two miles of coastline with pristine white-sand beaches, and 3 pools (including the largest pool in Jamaica).

Guests can dine at the Sushi on the Sand restaurant or one of 8 other dining locations.  Nighttime brings forth bonfire parties and other adults-only fun.

Honeymooners take note: Sandals South Coast has an Over-the-Water Chapel, Sandals South Coast brings guests closer than ever to the water.

Sandals South Coast is truly a spectacular seaside oasis!

Here are some of the features of Sandals South Coast:

  • Dining at 9 gourmet restaurants (unlimited)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
  • 7 bars (including swim-up bars)
  • Premium Liquors (unlimited)
  • Well-stocked bars in every room
  • Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wines (unlimited)
  • Tips, taxes, and gratuities are included
  • Airport transfers
  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment
  • Snorkeling and all equipment
  • Waterskiing
  • Kayaks, paddleboards, Hobie Cats
  • Water sports and instruction
  • Basketball, beach volleyball, pool tables
  • Tennis
  • Land sports
  • Fitness center w/ LifeFitness Equipment
  • Entertainment including live shows, day and night
  • WiFi in rooms and common areas
  • Free weddings w/ stays of 3 nights or longer

6. Sandals Emerald Bay / Bahamas

If you’re a couple that enjoys golfing, then look no further than the Sandals Emerald Bay. This stunning adults-only resort has what is considered the finest oceanside golf course in the Caribbean.

Sandals Emerald Bay is located in the exotic Bahamian Out Islands, deep within the waters of the Exumas. It perfectly blends luxury and sophistication with an easy-going tropical vibe.

The all-inclusive resort in the Bahamas is known for its elegant Bahamian-style architecture where its suites and villas harmonize with the natural surroundings. Sandals Emerald Bay feels like a secluded tropical oasis because it’s located within 500 tropical acres along a mile-long beach.

The resort features three impressive pools (including a massive zero-entry pool with a fire pit), and 11 magnificent restaurants.

Despite its many features, the major draw to this resort remains its award-winning golf course.

Here are some of the features of Sandals Emerald Bay:

  • Dining at 11 gourmet restaurants (unlimited)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
  • 6 bars (including swim-up bars)
  • Premium Liquors (unlimited)
  • Well-stocked bars in every room
  • Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wines (unlimited)
  • Tips, taxes, and gratuities are included
  • Airport transfers
  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment
  • Snorkeling and all equipment
  • Kayaks, paddleboards, Hobie Cats
  • Water sports and instruction
  • Green fees for Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course
  • Basketball, beach volleyball, pool tables
  • Tennis
  • Land sports
  • Entertainment including live shows, day and night
  • WiFi in rooms and common areas
  • Free weddings w/ stays of 3 nights or longer

About Sandals Resorts

Sandals owns and operates 16 Luxury Included® resorts throughout the Caribbean  – The Bahamas, Jamacia, Barbados, Grenada, Antigua, Curaçao, and Saint Lucia. Each location offers breathtaking beachfront settings, luxury accommodations, and all the magic and romance of Sandals Luxury Included® destinations.

How to Book a Sandals Resort vacation

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We hope that our  “Top 6 Best Sandals Resorts, Ranked” page helps you narrow down your selection.

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