My husband and I recently spent one week at the Sandals Royal Bahamian for our honeymoon in early September. It is definitely possible that my expectations were far too high.. after all, I have heard so often that Sandals resorts are the best all-inclusives. And that's exactly why we chose to stay there. I've been to other all inclusives that were wonderful and paid nearly half the price and was shocked at the lack of service at Sandals. Don't get me wrong, we were on our honeymoon, so all in all we had a fantastic time. But there were so many times throughout the trip that we both looked at each other saying, "we paid how much for this?!" I could not believe that at an all-inclusive that boasts "luxury included".. there are SO many things that are NOT included! That didn't leave a good taste in my mouth. I was shocked the moment we walked into our room- the balmoral tower ocean view suite- at how SMALL it was! And the balcony.. the two of us could barely stand outside together it was so small. I felt as though everytime we went to get a drink from almost every bar, we felt as though we were bothering the bartender. There would be no one else in sight, and we would be standing at the bar, and the bartenders would look at us then continue to sit around and talk to each other. We would continue to wait. Not what I call good service. I did like that chairs were pretty easy to come by even in the later morning hours... sometimes that is an issue at resorts. The food was for the most part good. The pizza place is excellent. The french restaurant was the best- good service AND good food. The hibachi restaurant is great. The Junkanoo party is a blast. Breakfast is very good. But everything else was so-so. There were a lot of really friendly people- some servers that were SO great. A few bartenders that were super friendly. For the most part everything was great. But at a resort like this, little issues such as these should not be a problem.