For the heck of it I decided to look up what Sandals was going for these days. I was shocked at how expensive it was. I looked for a basic room at Sandals in Antigua. They touted all sorts of discounts- 30% off plus 550 credit per person for an airfare allowance.
At the end it came to 2800 bucks for a standard basic room. I go to look and realize this doesn't include air. So I look at air costs...2400 MORE $$$ to add air. Sooo....a 7 night Sandals vacation comes to 5200! The rack rate for the room alone was over 5K for a standard room- this 2800 is with all the discounts applied.
Now, I really have no interest in Sandals resorts as I've heard they offer the world and under deliver but I wonder how they make any $$$? Who pays such crazy prices for a week? We could stay for 10 nights at the IB Grand with $$$ left over on 5200. We could do 14 nights at the Royal PDC for that!
Why is Sandals so much $$??? Is it really THAT much better than 5 star AI places in Mexico??? Mexico sure is a value!!