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Getting a bit nervous about our Sandals honeymoon!

Getting a bit nervous about our Sandals honeymoon!

Old Jun 4th, 2002, 07:05 AM
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Getting a bit nervous about our Sandals honeymoon!

I have been reading the Fodors boards and was encouraged by the reviews of the Sandals Royal Bahamian. Recently, I read a board at another travel site that had horrible reviews. Is there anyone out there that can help ease my fears? We are getting married in August and have already put the deposit down for our honeymoon. My fiance and I want a luxurious all-inclusive vacation and thought the Royal Bahamian would be it! Help!!
Old Jun 4th, 2002, 02:24 PM
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I would not worry a bit - you are always going to see bad reveiws about resorts as everyone expects different things.

We found the resort to be very nice - the grounds are beautiful, main beach small but loved the off shroe island (more private and tropical), two pools are absolutely huge and very impressive and did not have one bad meal - great selection.

Go and have a wonderful time and congrats!!
Old Jun 4th, 2002, 06:15 PM
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i have been there three times,last 18 months. srb is just great. going back aug 2002 for 27th anniversary. just enjoy it
Old Jun 10th, 2002, 04:34 PM
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I had the same response (stomach pains!!) after reading some horrible reviews online. You have to remember that the people who wrote those bad reviews could either a.) complain about everything, or b.) be getting paid by a competitor to post that kind of stuff.

I have spoken to quite a few people and they say it's beautiful.

My husband and I are leaving on Fri (6/14) to stay there, and will be back on Monday (6/17). I'll post my thoughts after the trip.
Old Jun 11th, 2002, 10:50 AM
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That resort was recently rated one of the top 100 resorts in the world. I believe it was by Conde Nast. If not than Travel & Leisure.
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 03:27 PM
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Don't worry... we stayed there last August and absolutly loved it. I wasnt impressed by the beach there but we had a great time. Relax and enjoy looking forward to your honeymoon....
Old Jun 14th, 2002, 05:18 PM
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It may well be one of the top 100 resorts in the world (since most of the world's best resorts are in the US or neighboring areas) but it's still not in the top 20 in the Caribbean.
Old Jun 15th, 2002, 05:45 AM
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I would request a switch to Sandals Antigua--better property.
Old Aug 2nd, 2002, 02:53 PM
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Old Aug 2nd, 2002, 03:18 PM
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Message: You've got many many years before you become as critical as I and others can be about vacations to the islands. Go, enjoy, laugh, cry, but most of all "Don't worry, Be Happy"! This is YOUR lifetime moment, we are here on these posts because we like to gripe about places we have been to that don't meet our standards or expectations, but if I'm with the one I love NOTHING can take that away or make it "awful". Come back to this board and tell us how wonderful it was!!


Old Aug 2nd, 2002, 03:24 PM
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Royal Bahamian is my favorite of the Sandals I have stayed at.
I thought is was definately the most upscale of the chain.
Besides Ocean Club, it is in my opinion the best hotel in Nassau.
Go and have a wonderful honeymoon,just remember nothing is perfect, Bahmaians are not the worlds friendliest people and service is often slow in the island.
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