Sandals Set to Debut Major Changes at Resorts in Jamaica and St. Lucia in 2023
Sandals Resorts International (SRI), one of the Caribbean’s leading all-inclusive resort companies, in 2023 will unveil the next generation family resort Beaches Negril in Jamaica and the nature-laden Sandals Halcyon Beach in Castries, St. Lucia. Pioneering a year of tremendous growth and momentum across both brands, the resorts are now reservations for travel beginning April 6, 2023.
Beaches Negril: A favorite among families for its intimate vibe and quintessential island hospitality, Beaches Negril will add a total of 12 new and expansive butler suites, bringing its room count to 197 luxury accommodations. The new additions include six all-new Firesky Reserve Villas located right on the beach on the northern end of the resort and inspired by the destination’s technicolor sunsets. Each villa offers four bedrooms spanning three stories and an unprecedented 3,700 square feet. Well-appointed living areas, stylish kitchens, private oceanfront plunge pools and rooftop decks with dining terraces give way to views of the Caribbean. Firesky Reserve Villas can accommodate up to 10 guests and are perfect for large families.
On the opposite end of the resort’s coastline and comprising six suites, the Eventide Penthouse Collection range from three to four bedrooms each and accommodate up to 18 with access to a rooftop terrace ideal for stargazing. Spacious kitchens and thoughtfully designed living areas indoors give way to expansive balconies, walkout terraces and the horizon beyond.
Further complementing Beaches Negril’s existing 10 gourmet restaurants, Pirates Island Waterpark and additional award-winning 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.
Sandals Halcyon Beach: This St. Lucia resort will capitalize on its magical setting with the addition of 25 butler accommodations. The expansion includes 20 Joli Beachfront Suites built right on the edge of the beach, offering a combination of suites with walkout beach access and private pools, as well as second-story 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 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, 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, complementing the resort’s 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.
“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,” said Adam Stewart, executive chairman of SRI. “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.”
Expansions at Beaches Negril and Sandals Halcyon mark just the beginning of what Sandals will offer in 2023, including the opening of the highly anticipated Sandals Dunn’s River, debuting in May, as well as additional projects and new openings across Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, Curaçao, St. Vincent & The Grenadines and more.