Sandals Resorts is a leader in all-inclusive vacations. Last year, the company won World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company at the World Travel Awards, a distinction it’s held since 1996. In an industry and an area where all-inclusive resorts have become ubiquitous, how does Sandals manage to stay on top year and year? By being the world’s best, year after year in food, service, and romance.
“World’s Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Food”
Sandals Royal Plantation is a historical resort that lured the literary elite, like Ian Fleming and Noel Coward, but The Daily Mail listed this resort as one of the—well, you see the title of this section. Though the resort only has five restaurants, they are superb with French specialties, gastro pub offerings, international fare, and grilled dishes. And you won’t want to miss the afternoon tea service.
The resort is also renowned for its unparalleled luxuries. All butler and all beachfront? That’s hard to beat. Coupled with golf at the nearby Sandals Golf & Country Club, a private beach, and unlimited premium drinks and Mondavi® wines, Sandals Royal Plantation isn’t just one of the world’s best all-inclusive resorts for food. It’s one of the world’s best all-inclusive resorts—period.
Meet Sandals’ Newest Chef
Being the best means always striving to create and enjoyable experiences. Sandals Barbados, which opened in January after an extensive renovation to the property, has the brand’s first Indian restaurant, the Bombay Club. The kitchen is overseen by 24-year-old Sous Chef Vinoth Venkatapuram Gajendiran, who began cooking at a very young age in Thiruvallur, India, with his grandmother. He entered the culinary world at 17 with a diploma in hotel management from the Canan Fort Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology and went on to work at 4-star luxury hotels and even the YMCA International Chef House in Purasavakkam. Chef Vinoth eventually came to the Caribbean to blend Jamaican and Indian flavors at Total Treat in Ocho Rio, blending Jamaican before becoming head chef at Ocho Rios Passage, a well-known Indian restaurant in Jamaica.
Now at the Bombay Club, Chef Vinoth creates spectacular dishes with traditional Indian flavors such as saffron, cumin, cinnamon and more. The restaurant serves popular dishes such a slamb samosas, chicken tiika , shrimp vindaloo, and vegetable pakora.
The Bombay Club and its Indian spices join British pub fare, Japanese Teppanyaki, Caribbean seaside dining, and Italian favorites to create an all-inclusive, culinary journey around the world, in Barbados.
“World’s Most Romantic Resort”
Let’s just take a moment to realize what it seriously must take to be crowned the world’s most romantic resort. Between the thousands of resorts in the world, including seven-star extravagance and AAA Five Diamond winners, Sandals Grande Antigua doesn’t set a standard. It surpasses any standard with its duel-styled resort, blending the relaxation of a Caribbean escape with the chic sophistication of a Mediterranean getaway. With a garden oasis, pure white sands, and wandering pathways, you can find the perfect place to spend an afternoon with the one you love.
The accommodations such as the Rondovlas of Eden create a romantic ambiance that no other romantic retreat can replicate. It’s like your own little retreat away from the world with a private patio, plunge pool, and easy access to the beach. You also receive a personal private butler, so if you feel like breakfast in bed, you’ll get it. You want dinner reservations at your favorite on-site restaurant? No problem. How about simply your favorite drink? They’ve got it.
The Six-Star, all suite Mediterranean Village has penthouses and one bedroom honeymoon suites with four-poster canopied beds, twin wash basins, a roman whirlpool tub, and a separate walk-in “rain” shower. With oversized balconies and spectacular views of Dickenson Bay, fabulous sunset dinners are yours to savor with your sweetheart.
So what’s keeping you from the Caribbean? It’s time for you experience all-inclusive vacationing at its finest at Sandals Resorts.
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