Makeover: Sandals Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Renovation of Sandals South Coast

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Did you ever see the heart-shaped Over Water Bungalows at Sandals in Jamaica? Yep, this is the place…Sandals South Coast Jamaica (formerly Whitehouse).  But, that isn’t the big news …

In a nutshell: Sandals South Coast has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation and will soon unveil the world’s first-ever Swim-Up Rondoval Suites. The Dutch Village has also been recreated.

In a year that’s been nothing short of odd, hoteliers have re-imagined and renovated their resorts.  This is likely one of the more exciting makeovers on our radar and could be that perfect place to reconnect with (honeymoon or marry) your partner since it sits on a lush and pristine nature preserve.

The more secluded South Coast property, which is about 90-minutes via a new picturesque road from Montego Bay Airport, will debut its Swim-up Rondoval Suites on December 10th.  If you’re wondering what the hype is about – well, let me tell you.

What are Rondoval Suites at Sandals South Coast?

First, these circular Suites are positioned on a 17,000+ square foot zero-entry pool oasis (they had me at oasis!), which meanders through the suites – this is also the longest pool in the Western Hemisphere. If you’re a fan of Sandals Resorts then you may already know that Sandals Grande Antigua, Sandals Grand St. Lucian, Sandals Grenada, and Sandals Royal Barbados have the Rondoval design, BUT this will be the world’s first-ever swim-up Rondoval Suites – it bears repeating – so that’s pretty big news.

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Don’t forget about those Over-the-Water Bungalows that I mentioned earlier as they’ll be available when the Resort reopens on October 1st.  (This is where decision making gets a bit cloudy, but an over water bungalow is on my bucket list.)

If I were writing about the best all inclusive resort for your Zodiac sign – this is where I’d say this could be a good option for water signs – Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces (as a Scorpio, it’s a resounding yes!).

The South Coast property in and of itself is a haven due to its location, but these new Swim-up Rondoval Suites take that even further.  Looking for even more water – these also have Private Plunge Pools, and a Tranquility Soaking Tub (for two).

In addition to the debut of these new Suites, the rooms at the Dutch Village have also been redone and have outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tubs for two, and some categories have swim-up access from a private pool.  The Italian Village wasn’t overlooked in this expansive re-do as it’s getting a modern wedding venue.

This Resort also has a fantastically romantic Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel, which seems like a great option for those postponed Spring and Summer weddings.

Sandals South Coast
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When will Sandals Resorts reopen?

Many Sandals Resorts have already reopened since their COVID-19 closure earlier this year and these are the upcoming opening dates at Sandals Resorts.

As of the date of this post here’s what we know: (But DO check the link above for the most current information!)

In Jamaica, South Coast will reopen on October 1, Royal Plantation on October 8, and Ochi will reopen on November 1.

For the Bahamas – Emerald Bay will reopen on November 1, but Royal Bahamian is looking at 2021 with a January 28 date.

And, Halcyon Beach in St. Lucia is looking at November 1 while Sandals Grenada shows an October 1 reopen date.

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About Donna Adinolfi - Editor-in-Chief 174 Articles
In addition to being our Editor-in-Chief, Donna Adinolfi is a wellness travel expert, a freelance writer, an award-winning photographer, and the founder/publisher of MindfulAdventures.com. Her 30+ year career includes serving as the Travel & Spa Editor of Balance Magazine as well as planning wellness travel & retreats. An avid fan of the freedom from carrying cash or credit cards, Donna loves to visit all-inclusive wellness resorts in the U.S, and traveling to some of Mexico's and the Caribbean's many all-inclusive resorts several times each year. She's also a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association.

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