We recently returned from Sandals Grande. This was our fourth trip to Jamaica and our second to Sandals Grande. We have also been to Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Negril. We enjoyed Sandals Grande so much the first time we decided to return. We were also anxious to see the rennovations. We started working with our travel agent, Ruth DeMuth of Trip Guy Travel 9 months prior to our vacation. Ruth is very knowledgable about Jamaica and the Sandals resorts. We have worked with her to plan the last three vacations we have been on. She travels to Jamaica a great deal herself, so she knows many of the staff and other companies working in the area. This helps get you hooked up with the best services!! For the second time we used Reggae Tours for private transfer to the resort. Kirk was our driver for both trips. This is a nice way to see different things, ask questions and make the trip to the resort your own. Ruth also helped us get set up on the Reading Roadtrip with the Sandals Foundation. I will definitely add this to my vacation list every time I go!! What an amazing experience and a great opportunity to see the schools and learn about the education system. If you decide to do this, find out what the school you are visiting is in need of and pack some supplies or treats to take to the school. We took books, colored pencils, first aid supplies and jump ropes.
This was by far our best vacation in Jamaica!! My husband and I traveled with two other couples and we all stayed in the same Villa on the Manor side of the resort. What made the vacation the most memorable, relaxing and all around perfect were the fantastic butlers. We have never had butlers and do not consider ourselves "butler" people, but now I am not sure we could do without. It turned out perfect because of the butlers we had. We had two butler teams working with our crew. We were fortunate to have Jackie, Stanford, Joseph and Analisa. They were beyond amazing. They got to know us very well and took care of everything we needed, even when we didn't ask or know we needed it. We had daily pool parties at our Villa where they brought us a spread of food and drink. Everyday we enjoyed coconut shrimp, jerk chicken and sushi. We got to know the butlers very well and they not only provided for our needs, but they also were very entertaining as well. We will be back to see our friends at SGR!!!!!
The food at Sandals resorts is always great, but we decided this time was the best food! If you like sushi, you should choose this resort just to visit Soy restaurant! Our server Verona was awesome, she even served us her own sushi recipe that was not on the menu. Not only was the food great, but so was the atmosphere. The other restaurants we ate at were Kelly's, Sabrina's, The Reef Terrace, Valentino's and Neptunes. We were planning to eat at Kimono's as well, but ended up having a pool party at our Villa that night instead. We have had Kimono's before and the one at SGR looked very nice. Every meal we ate was excellent. I had a great deal of steak and sea food. The breakfast buffet was also top notch with the made to order omelets, deliciious french toast and a ton of fresh fruit. The people at Sandals Grande help to make the vacation out of this world. Some of the standouts in addition to our butlers were Damian at Kelly's, Andre at the pool bar, Kenroy at the Reef and Omar at the piano bar were awesome!
The property itself is beautiful. There are so many things to do. All three of the pools are very nice. The rennovations turned out awesome and all of the restaurants, bars and building areas are beautiful. We utilized the fitness facility, the sauna and the steam room in the spa. All were very nice and met our needs. Our room was awesome and and met our needs perfectly. The bed was comfortable and the living space was perfect. We drank coffee on the patio each morning that our butlers brought to us right on time. Overall I give my experience, the staff, the resort and the food an A+. I could not have asked for a better vacation and I will soon come back! Thank you Ruth DeMuth for hooking us up once again!!
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We're so thrilled to read about your second amazing stay at Sandals Grande Riviera. It's always so encouraging to know about the great experiences our guests have on resort. I'm happy that you enjoyed our beautiful property, our fine dining, luxurious accommodations and the genuine hospitality of our staff.
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Thank you so much for your review! We can't wait to welcome you back again!
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