Sandals South Coast – Review and Guide for 2022 & 2023

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Sandals South Coast offers the best in an all-beachfront Resort, complete with European splendor. One of the newest additions to the Resort are the overwater bungalows, over-the-water chapel, and an over-the-water bar.  Sandals South Coast truly brings the guest closer to the water than ever before.

 The resort is set on 2 miles of pristine white sand beach, with rooms and Suites Nestles into a 500-acre nature preserve. Sandals South Coast is home to Jamaica’s largest pool and has three distinctive European villages. Enjoy fire pits and bonfire areas at night in this adult only destination in Paradise.

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Where is Sandals South Coast?

Sandals South Coast is found in the Parish of Westmoreland on the island of Jamaica.  This is one of the Island’s most Westward parishes and is the home to Sandals Negril and Beaches Negril, which are part of the sandals and beaches chain. 

Sandals South Coast is more specifically located in White House in the parish. 

Getting to Sandals South Coast

To visit sandals South Coast, you will fly into the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.  Flights are easy to find to this major Caribbean Airport, and depending on where you’re coming from, you can get here in under three hours. Once at the airport, you will  proceed to the sandals desk or lounge after immigration, where you will wait on your complimentary transfer to the resort. The resort is an approximate 90 minute drive from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. If you fly into the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, the right is an approximate three and a half hours.

Best Time to Visit Sandals South Coast

Jamaica is well-known for its tropical climate, with only slight variations in temperature across the island during different times. The island does experience two rainy seasons, the first in May to June and the second in September to November.  There are also two dry seasons, one which runs from July to August and one that runs from December to April.

 The start of winter is one of the best times to visit sandals South Coast or Jamaica in general. At this time, from November to mid-December, the temperatures usually average at 80 degrees Fahrenheit.  Peak season overlaps from mid-December to the end of April, when the crowds are bigger as everyone is on vacation. The summer months of June to August are the warmest, and there is a side increase in rainfall, but if you are considering the best time to visit in terms of temperature, that would be a good choice.

 If you are looking for the best time to visit in terms of cost, you will want to look outside peak season.  So you want to look from May to November, where you will find more availability and lots of discounts.  Not only will you find more discounts, but the room rates will be cheaper during this time as well.

What’s Included at Sandals South Coast?

When you visit Sandals South Coast, like other Sandals Resorts, you get a luxury included vacation and not an all-inclusive vacation.  Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and end times not from any of the 9 restaurants. Premium liquors are also unlimited with 7 words, including swim-up bars and every room complete with a stocked bar. Enjoy unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines.

 There is no tipping at Sandals, unless you book a butler category room. All tips, taxes and gratuities are included with your booking. Also included are round trip airport transfers to and from the resort. 

All water sports are included in your state. Enjoy water skiing, snorkeling, paddleboards, kayaking, Hobie cats, beach volleyball and PADI certified scuba diving. All equipment and professional instruction for watersports are included.

 Line Sports included are pool tables, basketball, day and night tennis, unlimited use of the fitness center, complete with Life Fitness Equipment.  Enjoy life shows day and night, free Wi-Fi in rooms and in all common areas, and a free wedding in 4 states of 3 nights or more.

Pros and Cons of Sandals South Coast

Pros

  •  The Only Resort on a 500-acre off grounds you will be in Paradise
  •  Adults only, luxurious vibe
  •  2 miles of pristine white sand beach
  •  Food and drinks are limited and always included
  •  All rooms complete with balconies
  •  Many ways to entertain yourself
  •  Fitness center for the guests who want to keep up their fitness regime 
  • Multiple pool with a large main pool with lots of space and lots of lawn chairs with a bar right smack in the middle 

Cons

  • Long drive from either of the airports in the country
  •  If your rooms are close to the main pool or any entertainment spot, it may be noisy

What To Do at Sandals South Coast

There’s always a lot to do at Sandals South Coast. There are many activities that take place at the Resort each day and night that are pre-planned for your Entertainment. There are also activities that you can engage in on your own accord, as well as you can book additional activities at the Island Routes Desk. Island route toys come at an additional cost. Here are some of the things you can do while staying at Sandals South Coast to pass the time away. 

PADI® Certified Scuba Diving

 Sandoz is known to be one of the resorts that offers a comprehensive scuba diving program. If you are a PADI certified diver, you can enjoy unlimited diving here at sandals with all equipment included. 

Multiple Watersports

If you are not PADI certified, there are many other water sports that you can enjoy.  Even if you have never participated in any of these before, you will be able to enjoy them thanks to the professional instruction that Sandals water sports staff provide. You get professional instructions, as well as all the equipment needed for any of the water sports activities offered at the resort.

Unlimited Land Activities

 When you are done and join the water, or if the water just isn’t your thing, check out the unlimited land activities that are available to you each day here at Sandals South Coast. You can enjoy pool tables, board games and tennis both day and night.

Fitness Center

The fitness center is fully equipped, so you can enjoy your stay while keeping up with your fitness lifestyle. You can work out on your own with the included equipment 24 hours per day, with access using your room key card.  The gym is equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines, freeway and so much more, so you can get your usual workout in. Or you can join one of the group classes, which are held on Resort on specific days and at specific times. Some of these include aqua-fit classes or aerobic classes.

Optional Activities Available at Additional Costs

Red Lane® Spa

Enjoy a spa treatment with a Caribbean flair in the tranquil sanctuary of the Red Lane Spa here on Resort. Enjoy one or a number of treatments at the spa on your own or with your partner. 

Resort Boutiques

The resort Boutique offers duty free shopping, where you can find jewelry, local craft and all kinds of items you may want to take back home. It’s also where you go if you left something you need at home behind, for example toothpaste, deodorant, etc. 

Candlelight Dining 

Celebrate with your partner on the beach in a garden or on your own terrace. With a candlelight dinner, you will have a dedicated waiter taking care of all the details, so you can have a romantic dinner with your loved one. Don’t forget to book the photographer, so you can keep the memories alive in the form of pictures.

Local Adventure Tours

 If you want to get close-up and personal with an authentic experience of Jamaica, enjoy a local adventure. You can find different types of tours to meet your entertainment needs. Check out the island Roots deck for a delightfully exhilarating tour or something that will be tranquil and relaxing.

Restaurants at Sandals South Coast

Giuseppe’s 

Enjoy authentic Italian favorites here at this restaurant.  This restaurant serves lunch and dinner, lunch is there between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 PM. No reservations are required for lunch, and the dress code is Resort casual. For dinner reservations are required, and dinner is there between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. The dress code is the same.

Jasmine’s 

Head on over to Jasmine’s for dinner if you are looking for Asian Specialties in an impressive surrounding. The dress code here is Resort casual, and no reservations are required for dinner between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Café de Paris 

This is where you come to satisfy your sweet tooth and well your need for caffeine. This Parisian-style Patisserie is open between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 pm. Here you can find snacks, sweet treats, Crepe, Coffee & Tea. The dress code is always Resort casual.

Eleanor’s 

Enjoy authentic West Indian fear and the warm hospitality you expect from the Caribbean people here. Breakfast is served between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. and dinner is served between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9:30 pm. Reservations are required for dinner, and the dress code for dinner is Resort evening attire.

Bayside 

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in this open-air eatery, providing views of the pool and the sea in the distance. The dress code here is Resort casual, and reservations are never required. At Bayside, you start your day with breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., later, sit down for lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner is served between 6 p.m. and 9:30 pm.

Schooner’s 

Here you will find regional cuisine in a colonial setting. The dress code is always Resort casual, and you can enjoy the fisherman’s Catch of the Day. This restaurant serves all three main meals of the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy breakfast between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Later in the day, enjoy lunch between the hours of 12:00 noon and 4 p.m. The next time they open is for dinner from 6 p.m. to 9:30 pm.

Neptune’s 

At this restaurant, you can enjoy seafood dishes right along the beach. Wear your resort casual attire, as reservations are never needed.  This restaurant serves meals at three different times. Enjoy lunch served from 12 noon to 3 p.m., then dinner from 6 p.m. to 9:30 pm. You can access late night snacks at Neptune’s between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

The Jerk Shack 

Enjoy authentic Jamaican Jerk style cuisine here for lunch between 12 noon and 6 pm. Reservations are never required, and what’s more, you can wear resort casual attire.

Sushi on the Sand

If you enjoy delectable sushi, sushi on the sand is the place to enjoy it. The dress code for this restaurant is resort casual, and no reservations are required. You can find sushi on the sand, serving dinner between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9:30 pm. 

Pools at Sandals South Coast

  • 4 whirlpools 
  • Scuba pool
  • Zero entry pool 
  • 2 Renaissance style pools 

Bars at Sandals South Coast

  • Latitudes over the Water Bar
  • 2 Swim up pool bars
  • Dutch bar
  • Le Cabaret Bar
  • Casa Blanca Martini Bar

Activities at Sandals South Coast

There’s always a party happening at Sandals South Coast. You can enjoy Caribbean-inspired entertainment on Caribbean night when the Entertainment Department showcases the island’s music and culture. Themed events take place each night, so you can participate in and enjoy.

Enjoy not only music, but also fun cocktails and premium liquor close to the entertainment. Furthermore, many parties also offer their own area of food and drinks under the stars or in a building. If you like outdoor entertainment, keep cool under the stars, watch the fire eaters, and dance Limbo while enjoying Caribbean food and fare.

Finally, daytime parties often continue into the night for a full day of dancing, good food, good vibes, and good liquor. 

FAQ

Is Sandals South Coast on a Private Beach?

Sandals South Coast boasts two miles of private beach. Therefore, each room has a balcony and a view of the Caribbean sea. 

What airport do you fly into for Sandals South Coast?

Fly into either the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay or you can fly into the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. Enjoy complimentary transfer from the Sangster International Airport. 

Are there two Sandals South Coast?

There are two Sandals in the parish of Westmoreland. They are Sandals South Coast and Sandals Negril. Expect an approximate drive time of an hour. 

About The Author
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Bevony is a content writer for EpicCaribbean.com. She has an ongoing curiosity to learn new things that is satisfied by her writing career. As a nature lover, when she isn't writing or doing mom duties, she can be found enjoying the outdoors on her beautiful island of Jamaica.

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