I'm a little late writing this. But I noticed when I was looking into information about weddings done here, I found very little information. So here goes nothing
My husband and I got married first week in November, 2012. What a great experience! The first day we arrived, we got an appointment for the next day with the wedding coordinator and a trip to the courthouse. During our wedding interview, you go over all the details of the wedding from the cake, to wedding pictures to music everything. We brought our wedding CD which calls for 4 songs. We also paid the extra $500 a videographer since we had no family or friends with us, video was fantastic. We went to the courthouse that day and women can dress casual but above the knees. The courthouse paperwork was superquick since the paperwork is done at the wedding interview. If you been divorced, make sure you bring certified copies, everything went so quick. We got married two days later and was fantastic. Nasasha ran the wedding and I had a person help me with my dress (also an extra cost) which was great because my hubby didnt see me in the dress. I had an hair appointment a couple of hours prior to the wedding and they did a great job. The ceremony was fantastic. Everything went smooth and they really make a feel like your own. However, we did the ceremony at the hottest time of the day at 2pm and would not recommend that as you have to take pictures on the beach. But our pictures came out great thanks to Delmore. You pick one of the restuarants to have your wedding dinner and it was nice as it was personalized. Overall, the wedding was a great experience.
When you get off the plane to get to your bags, beware of guys with yellow shirts and hats as they do not work for Sandals and expect a tip when they bring your stuff to desk outside. You go right across the street and wait for the van to take you to the hotel which is about 15 minutes. When you get to the hotel, they welcome you with champagne and cooling rag which is refreshing after sitting in the van. You get checked right in and within 15 minutes arriving at the hotel, someone takes you to your room.
We stayed in the Mediterranean Village of the Resort. These rooms are more modern and just a little walk to the rest of the resort. We had the Grande Luxe St. Tropez Sunset Oceanview Suite. This room was a perfect size, awesome bathroom and wonderful view of the rest of the resort and ocean. Had no issues with the room. The resort would experience very very short outages but this only happened a couple of times during our stay. Not enough to damper the trip.
Our concierge staff was awesome and brought anything we needed for the minibar which came in very handy.
The food is good and there's so much options for breakfast, lunch and dinner you just have to try them all. I wasn't impressed with Mario's (dinner) but sushi bar was really great and OK Coral had an awesome breakfast and dinner. So try them out.
You might read from other reviews that the entertainment lacks, but it really is what you make of it. Make sure you get to the Staff Talent night, we almost missed the whole thing but the Entertainment director: Emmanuel was awesome. Everyone ends up at the Cricketeer Pub so enjoy the karaoke and DJ music night. There was also a live jazz band. But sometimes its nice to just walk around and sit by he firepit :).
The beach is beautiful if you want to hang there all day but there is no close bar which means you would have to walk back and forth to get your drink (by the pool, I recommend the dirty banana). We also rented a jet ski off one of the vendors (not covered by Sandals) and it was pretty nice. Most of the Sandals water sports like water tryke were broken, but the sail is awesome so go for it and there's no time limit, so enjoy. Also, there are a few vendors on the beach but a simple no thank you would suffice. The pool is oustanding, theres good music during the day and if you get up early enough, just throw your towels on some chairs, we got great seats every day we were there (near the bar), was just awesome to relax.
The spa reps annoy everywhere you turn but if you tell them you booked already, theyll leave you alone. I suggest using your free credit for the spa as the massages are awesome, they just always try to sell you the couples one later if thats what you like great.
Our excursion was cancelled probably because lack of people that got it so I didn't get to do any snorkeling :(. However, if you go to the front desk, you can ask them to call a cab for you and can take you into town for a couple of hours if you want to do light shopping. We were only out for a couple of hours and our cab driver picked us up and took us right back.
Just as note: Beware the sandflies. My husband was abused by them all week, use bug spray and if you get bit, just go to the shop, theres a great reliever for it and it goes away too.
Overall, this resort, the staff, wedding and everything was just really great. A week in this resort was a good enough stay to experience everything. Can't wait to go back for one of our anniversaries!