And now... Sandals South Coast!

And now... Sandals South Coast!

Award-winning resort renamed, renovated

Friday, December 16, 2016

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Sandals Resorts has re-launched its award-winning resort on Jamaica’s south coast, giving it a new name and renovating the 50-acre property to embrace and incorporate the natural beauty of its stunning beachfront setting.

Formerly known as Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa, the totally reimagined luxury included resort has been renamed Sandals South Coast.

"With this relaunch, we have brought our most innovative ideas and concepts to absolutely reimagine the guest experience," a news release from Sandals quotes Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, chairman and founder of Sandals Resorts International.

"The results further embody the beauty of the region embracing the incredible beach and water this resort boasts, nestled within 500 acres of nature preserve," added Stewart, who is also chairman of the Jamaica Observer.

The resort company said that when complete, the multimillion-dollar renovation project will include an expansion of Sandals Resorts’ recently introduced ‘over-the-water’ concept, with the addition of 12 over-the-water bungalows accessible via a heart-shaped pier.

The property will also boast Sandals’ first dedicated over-the-water bar called Latitudes, where guests can enjoy their cocktails in hammocks suspended above the Caribbean Sea; a floating, ocean-based swim-up bar called Bar-Tender where guests can enjoy cocktails in the ocean; and an over-the-water wedding chapel with breathtaking 360-degree, panoramic water views and a glass floor aisle.

"Brides and grooms will have the option to make a grand entrance on their special day by arriving at the wedding chapel in style via boat," Sandals said.

"Additional completed renovations include upgrades to the resort’s existing five restaurants as well as four new Five-Star Global Gourmet dining options: Sushi on the Sand; Beach Picnic, an option for butler guests to have a romantic picnic on the beach; Jerk Shack, a dining option with open-air seating and rustic vibe that serves authentic jerk dishes; and Schooner’s, which serves Caribbean fare," the company explained.

The company pointed out that all accommodations at Sandals South Coast face the sea, allowing guests to maximise their enjoyment of the beach and waters including some of the most memorable sunsets in Jamaica.

The Italian Riviera, formerly known as the Italian Village, which was completed this month, houses 112 rooms and suites, featuring upgraded room categories including:

• Italian Beachfront One-Bedroom Butler Suites – newly renovated Love Nest Suites located within the first through fourth floors of the Italian Riviera and boast a spacious master bedroom complete with exquisite furnishings, a handcrafted four-poster king-size bed, and a large smart TV. The en suite, spa-style bathroom features modern amenities such as dual faucets, a walk-in rain shower, a large backlit mirror, and freestanding soaking tub for two. The suite’s expansive living room boasts a fully-stocked bar with premium spirits, a sectional sofa, an additional smart TV, and wall-to-wall glass doors leading to a private balcony or patio offering direct views of the South Coast beach and a bistro set for two. Butler Elite and 24-hour room service are included.

• Italian Beachfront Club Level Walkout Junior Suites – newly renovated and located on the beach level of the Italian Riviera and walk directly out onto the pristine beach. Inside, the spacious open floor plan features masterfully crafted furnishings, a four-poster king-size bed, and a large smart TV. The adjacent spa-style bathroom is outfitted with luxe amenities such as a walk-in rain shower, large backlit mirror, dual faucets, and freestanding soaking tub. Outside, glass doors open to a private patio equipped with a bistro set. Exclusive Club Sandals suite guests have a dedicated concierge available to handle any special requests and reservations, such as spa appointments.

• Italian Beachfront Club Level Junior Suites – newly renovated and located on the second through fourth floors of the Italian Riviera and feature private balconies with magnificent ocean views. These suites include upgraded furnishings, a four-poster king-size bed, a large smart TV, and bathrooms with a walk-in rain shower, large backlit mirror, dual faucets, and a freestanding soaking tub. A dedicated concierge is available for guests staying in these suites.

• Italian Honeymoon Beachfront Rooms – newly renovated and located in the first through fourth levels of the Italian Riviera. Inside, the spacious room is adorned with custom crafted furnishings, a four-poster king-size bed and large smart TV. A sliding barn-style door within the room leads to a luxuriously appointed bathroom equipped with backlit mirrors, dual faucets, a modern shower/tub combination, and recessed lighting. Outside, a glass door leads to a balcony or patio offering sweeping views of the beach and lush tropical gardens.

Sandals said that in celebration of this "exciting relaunch", it is offering a free Lover’s Rock Catamaran Cruise for guests who book a minimum six-night stay at Sandals South Coast for travel beginning now.

For more information about Sandals South Coast or to book, visit


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