For my last romantic getaway with my husband we decided to try a Sandals property. We are not buffet people and we like to snack, so I had to be selective of the all inclusive property that I chose. Some properties have a lot of buffets and not much else.
We decided to go to Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica. I had wanted to go to Jamaica because it is a beautiful Island and Sandals Whitehouse looked really nice to me. It was a newer property in the Sandals family and has the largest pool in Jamaica.
We went to South Beach first for a few days. We stayed at the Loews South Beach Hotel, which is also a great hotel. We then proceeded to Montego Bay where we were met and transferred for the 1 ½ hour trip to Whitehouse. The trip was not bad because it is very scenic and a really beautiful drive.
Once we arrived at the resort we were whisked off to our room which was at the very end of the buildings. We decided that this was a good thing so that we were forced to walk after eating all that great food. We loved the room. All the rooms at Sandals Whitehouse have an ocean view and a balcony. We spent time on our balcony daily because the view was so beautiful.
The Beach was magnificent, white sand and over 2 miles of beach. The water was so clear and inviting. We also had a view of the pool. They have 4 pools scattered thru the resort. The main pool is near the village square. The resort resembled a European village with fountains, piazzas and gardens all around. They had a French, Italian and Dutch village. The property was so lush with beautiful flowers and a great view of mountains in the background.
The beach here spoiled us, we absolutely loved it. Every day we found a hammock and lounge chair and spent the day at the beach. I made friends with the bartender at the pool near our room and he made me different drinks every day to take to the beach. We also liked walking on the Beach. We took the beach route to the village center every day. It was good exercise and it was beautiful.
They had a wonderful French bakery that we visited daily for our midday snacks, because you know how important snacks are to us. They have seven restaurants and you should make reservations right away so that you can try all the different restaurants during your stay. Our favorite was Giussepe’s, which of course was Italian.
I really enjoyed this resort because you could be busy with all kinds of water sports such as kayaking, waterskiing, sailing, scuba, beach volleyball and on and on. Or you can be like us and do nothing and love it. They also have a spa that you could visit, however this is an extra charge. I felt that it was way overpriced and did not use it. At night they had a piano bar and different shows and events on different nights. They even had an Amphitheatre.
I would recommend this resort for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or destination wedding. It is a good value if you participate in all the extra activities. It also helps to budget your money because almost everything is included in the price. You do not have to worry about carrying your money around with you.
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