Folks at Sandals South Coast call it “Sweet, Sexy South Coast” and after touring this property, I can totally see why! Let me say that I fell in love with this property! It was VERY different from the Sandals Negril property in not only its size but also its privacy and overall feel. Let’s begin!
We departed Sandals Negril and drove south west to White House and Sandals South Coast. The drive took us about 2 hours and it was twisty, turny and ever so interesting. (The drive from Montego Bay airport is about 1.5 hours). Our arrival on the South Coast property was stunning! It instantly reminded me of a Mediterranean resort with its distinct architecture, open plazas and well laid out eateries.
This resort boasts ALL Ocean View rooms (except for the NEW Rondovals – which really do not need an ocean view – they are so amazing). The resort is similar in its layout to Beaches Turks & Caicos, with an Italian Village, a French Village, a Caribbean Village and at South Coast, the recently renovate and dynamic Dutch Village.
Something else I loved about this resort was that they have OVER the Water Bungalows! Oh, and an amazing overwater bar – Latitudes – and they sure know how to make a dirty martini!!!
The one evening I stayed there, I enjoyed sushi for my dinner and took some time to wander around the resort and marvel at the beauty. Many of my travel agent friends who accompanied me on the trip enjoyed the late-night circus-like show and the martini bar – but alas, I treasure my sleep more that entertainment and turned in around 9:30pm.
The next day we had our official walking tour of the resort – the eateries – the SPA – and also a number of the rooms. They were all beautiful, well appointed, and with lovely ocean views. Oh, and did I mention the Over the Water Wedding Chapel???? Stunning!
If I were forced to come up with something I didn’t totally love about this resort, it might the beach – it wasn’t as powdery as Negril and the water was not AS serene – but that would NEVER keep me from staying at this resort. If I had to personally pick one of the eight Sandals and Beaches resorts to stay at during my own vacation, I would pick South Coast (second choice coming up).
Here are some of my favorite grounds photos from this beautiful resort – Enjoy!