Sandals resorts aint what they used to be

Jun 13th, 2002, 08:14 PM
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my fiance and I are currently looking at a sandals brochure. Wow they sure LOOK nice. We almost had two Sandals places narrowed down but I just dont know now. As this will be a wedding gift I am somewhat concerned with spending someone elses money. any suggestions out there would be helpful, we plan a 7 day honeymoon and like someone said this will be a lifelong memorie.
 
Jun 14th, 2002, 02:07 AM
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NEWBIE: For truly memorable honeymoon destinations and experiences, see GOLDENEYE and STRAWBERRY HILL ==two of
Chris Blackwell's very private places in Jamaica on islandoutpost.com
 
Jun 14th, 2002, 07:24 AM
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Well, I don't know who to believe, but we are going on our honeymoon 6/22 to 6/29 to SRB. When was the most recent trip anyone took to SRB? Maybe things have changed? Maybe not. I'll report when I get back.
 
Jun 14th, 2002, 10:01 AM
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we recently went to sandals negril. it was an okay time, not really what we expected, but jamaica was beautiful, despite our disappointment in the resort. when we got back, however, those "what the world needs now is love sweet love" commercials started airing on tv. the first time we saw one of those, both of us looked at each other and started laughing. no way, no how, was the look or atmosphere of the resort anything like their commercial. talk about sugar coating!
 
Jun 14th, 2002, 10:19 AM
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We also stayed recently at Sandals Negril and while we did enjoy our trip, I did not feel that the prices they charge are worth what you receive. Service was decent but not anything to rave about. The premium liquor selection is indeed a joke and the food is of average quality at best.
We were talked into going by friends who have and continue to frequent Sandals and probably some by the advertising spin that Sandals puts out.There are better places to stay for the money they charge.
 
Jun 14th, 2002, 11:37 AM
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Sandals looks nice????? I just don't get it. It looks like the tackiest place on earth (Las Vegas notwithstanding). That god-awful pseudo roman decor and horrible pool ruined by the "Sandals" logo written all over it. Who decorated the place, Liberace? Yuck. Different strokes for different folks I guess. Looks like a magnet for nouveau riche wannabees.

I wouldn't be caught dead in a place like that.
 
Jun 17th, 2002, 10:31 AM
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SAMMY AND RAMJET...HAVE YOU FELLOWS BEEN WORKING ON BEING DUMB OR WERE YOU JUST BORN THAT WAY? YOU SHOULD CHANGE YOUR NAMES TO DUMB AND DUMBER.
 
Jun 17th, 2002, 12:25 PM
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ramjet what a fellow
 
Jun 17th, 2002, 06:03 PM
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Ramjet....I have to agree with you....Sandals resorts are not worth the money people pay for them....believe me, I work in the travel industry and I know that for the money you pay for Sandals, you can get somehting MUCH nicer. Sandals usually provides incentives for agents who book them so that may be why some are steered towards their properties....for instance, book 10 rooms and get one free....don't get me wrong, nothing against agents (as i said, i am one)....but most of us have never experienced a Sandals property and are selling it on the big hoo ha we get from their Sales departments. Believe me when I say I would never pay full price to stay at a Sandals resort. Perhaps if it cost more like what it was worth than so many people wouldn't have complaints about it. People want what they pay for and Ramjet....you were right on.

Goober....3 words....get a life. Shouldn't you be in your grade 9 class right about now?
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 05:43 AM
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what....WHAT? you have the nerve to say they are no good?...so you have never stayed at a Sandals, but yet you can say they are no good and overpriced? Maybe they are, maybe they aren't, but unless you HAVE BEEN TO ONE and experienced it first hand, you have no right to say they are. You should know better.

I have been to several Sandals and thought overall they were very good. I agree they are expensive, but quality usually is. Some people don't like them and that is fine. Now, if a person has experienced a resort and reports that "oh I loved it" or "oh I hated it" then they make a valid point. But someone that has never been there, like you, has NO RIGHT to say anything one way or the other. I pity your clients.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 08:14 AM
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To Sammy; Did he ever say he hadn't been to one?
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 07:49 PM
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Thank you List for giving me the benefit of the doubt....I did not in fact say that I had not been to a Sandals resort....and to clarify, I have indeed been. Reading my original post over I could see where Mr. Sammy may have gotten confused. I forgot after all that there were 2 year olds reading these opinions. Sorry Sammy, I'll be sure to be more specific....and I wish upon those stars that I will never have a client like you!!!!
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 08:14 PM
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I have too respond to this. We are die hard Sandals people and have never been displeased with any of the resorts. They have all been beautifully landscaped. Good food and super people.Just my opinion.
 
Jun 19th, 2002, 05:13 AM
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To Kim: thats why Sandals gets away with their poor value, because of die hards like you who don't see what a poor value Sandals really is today, but hey, thats ok because your'e having a good time there. Sandals will continue to prosper beacuse of this attitude.
 
Jun 19th, 2002, 05:35 AM
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Dear what, do not lose any sleep over it, because I can assure you that you will never have me as a client. Your arrogance and ignorance would prevent you from doing a good job, and you total lack of information would be of no value to me. You are the reason that travel agents get bad raps. However, I have an agent that I use and she, unlike you, has information and knowledge that I can count on and I know that she KNOWS what she is talking about. You, on the other hand, blab on and claim to be an expert, even though you have no first hand experience of the places you claim to know so much about. You, dear what, seem to be a loser.
 
Jun 19th, 2002, 05:50 AM
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Branson is a reference to Branson, Missouri. It's a country music destination and has a theme park. There are some big name country music stars that perform there. I have been there. It's not bad. But you have to be into that style.
 
Jun 20th, 2002, 04:27 PM
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Good come back Sam Sam, I realize coming up with a reply such as that was hard work for you seeing as it was soooo original. Ah well, what can you do, no hard feelings.
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 08:16 AM
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Sorry, you feel this way but we have a second generation going there now also. We have met many many nice people and staff through the years. We will continue to enjoy there service and kindness.
 
Jul 31st, 2002, 10:53 AM
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Teresa

Wondering how your honeymoon went at SRB? My fiance and I are trying to decide if we should go there on our honeymoon in Feb of 2003. I would hate to spend that much money and not be very happy with the whole package.

If anyone has advice, good or bad, about Sandals Royal Bahamian I would love to hear it.
 
Jul 31st, 2002, 11:11 AM
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Take travel agents' recommendations for Sandals with a BIG grain of salt:agents, who get free FAM trips, a minimum of 14% commission on your booking and one free day for every 7 they book at Sandals, have great incentive to send you there -- and you can do so very much better elsewhere,esp.in Jamaica.
 

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