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Sandals & Beaches — two world class brands that are considered by many to be the cream of the crop in the All Inclusive vacation game.  With Sandals & Beaches, you get incredible destination spots, world class luxury, some of the best food and wine to enjoy anywhere, and of course, top of the line service that sets them apart.  But beyond all of that, what is the difference between Sandals & Beaches?


Sandals is strictly for adult couples only.  You will not find any children at Sandals resorts, you will not find any single vacation goers at Sandals resorts — you will only find couples at Sandals.  If you are looking for a vacation that is all inclusive, that features incredible beach destinations, and the romance that a couples only resort can bring, then look no further than Sandals.  Here are the Sandals resorts for you to choose from.


  • Sandals Montego Bay
  • Sandals Royal Caribbean
  • Sandals Negril
  • Sandals Royal Plantation
  • Sandals Ochi
  • Sandals Inn
  • Sandals South Coast (formerly known as Sandals Whitehouse)


  • Sandals Royal Bahamian
  • Sandals Emerald Bay


  • Sandals LaSource  Grenada


  • Sandals Grande Antigua

Saint Lucia

  • Sandals Regency La Toc
  • Sandals Grande St. Lucian
  • Sandals Halcyon Beach


  • Sandals Barbados
  • Sandals Royal Barbados

16 resorts, 6 Caribbean islands.  So many things to choose from, so much to enjoy.  That is what the Sandals brand is all about.


The Beaches brand is much smaller in comparison to Sandals, but it is not any less impressive.  Beaches is designed for families, for couples, for singles, for anyone that wants to enjoy a particular destination.  While some Beaches resorts are on the same island as a Sandals resort, there is only one resort in the brand that is located on Turks & Caicos Islands, and that is a Beaches Resort.  Here are the resorts that fall under this brand.

  • Beaches Turks & Caicos
  • Beaches Negril
  • Beaches Ocho Rios

3 resorts, two islands, all uniquely designed for any of your travel wants.

In addition, there is also the Grand Pineapple Resort located on the famous 7-mile beach of Negril, Jamaica!

When you stop and think about it, really the differences are not that great.  Simply put, Sandals is for couples, Beaches & Grand Pineapple are for families. Of course, couples can also enjoy Beaches & Grand Pineapple — there is nothing preventing that — but for adults only couples entertainment options, Sandals is where it is at.

Have you always thought that the all inclusive resort vacation is out of your budget, but never really checked to see?  Are you looking for something different to do with your vacation dollars this fall or next year? If so, reach out to me and let’s start a conversation to determine if one of these incredible resorts is really for you and your loved ones!

Call me at 919-606-6725 or email me at today!



About the Author

Mike Ellis ()

Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!