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Over-the-Water Bungalows at Sandals Grand St. Lucian

These gorgeous Over-the-Water bungalows convey an intimate connection to the Caribbean Sea and deliver complete immersion of the fine turquoise waters and rich marine life below.

Glass floor panels and lit water ensure you can enjoy undersea views at any time. Couples can also admire the beauty of the ocean from their private outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two or over-water hammocks.

Every bungalow captures the height of luxury with hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, custom crafted king-size beds adorned with soft linens, and plush pillows for the ultimate sleep experience.

Inside, each bungalow is also equipped with a smart TV and a large ceiling fan to stay cool while enjoying fresh Caribbean breezes. The bathrooms are equipped with his and her sinks, a large backlit mirror adorned with mosaic tile, and a walk-in rain shower.

Outside, your private patio is also equipped with an extended sun deck, outdoor shower, sun loungers, and a bistro set for two.

Butler Elite service, which handles every detail of your vacation with unobtrusive grace, private airport transfers, and 24-hour room service, is included to complete your over-water vacation.

The Grounds of the Sandals Grand St. Lucian Resort

We’ve talked about the food, and we’ve talked about the beach. Now let’s take a look at the grounds of the beautiful Sandals Grand St. Lucian Resort. You’ll find touches of romance everywhere you look and plenty of places to relax and soak up the sun.

Of course, the day I was taking most of these pictures was rainy! Just my luck. But the sun did clear after only about an hour of actual rain, and the next day was bright blue skies. You’ll see a mix of sunny and overcast pictures below!

Let’s start with the little touches of romance and happiness you’ll find throughout the resort.

You’ll find plenty of hammocks to relax, take a nap, read a book, or enjoy the Caribbean breeze.

This was the view from the hammock. I relaxed on it while the rain came through. It was lovely!

The Main Pool was lively and fun, with great bartenders and afternoon activities.

The Main Pool looks so cool at night, and there is often evening entertainment in this area. Check out my Chocolate Martini! I enjoyed it while waiting for that evening’s show, which happened IN the pool. It was so cool!

There are two quiet pools. One is located very close to the Main Pool. You can still hear the fun happening next door but in a more relaxed setting.

The other quiet pool is located farther away and is called the “Lovers Pool”. And look — it’s shaped like a heart.

You can enjoy massages at the end of the pier during the day.

You’ll find lots of fire pits located throughout the resort. They are great places to relax during the day and come to life at night.

 

The Food at Sandals Grand St. Lucian Resort

Sandals Grand St. Lucian Resort has beautiful grounds, a stunning beach, over-water bungalows, and delicious food. This week I’m going to take you on a little food tour from my recent visit.

Our first night was an amazing alfresco dinner at Gordon’s Over the Water Restaurant. Gordon’s is the most upscale restaurant at Sandals Grand St. Lucian Resort.

Here is a view of our seating area. There is also covered seating, but I was delighted to watch the sunset and dine under the stars.

My appetizer – Pan-fried Scallops. These were amazing, and the portion was much larger than I’d expect at an All-Inclusive Resort.

My entree was the Surf and Turf, and this one really blew my mind! I am typically a light eater, but I finished the entire dish.

I had the carrot cake for dessert, and it was the perfect way to end this wonderful meal.

We had a cocktail reception before dinner, walked along the beach to have dinner on the pier. The sunset was spectacular!

I had a light breakfast at Toscanini’s. My favorite part was the iced coffee. I realize iced coffee may not seem very exciting, but most of the time, when I’m at an All-Inclusive resort, and I order an iced coffee, I am brought hot coffee that was poured over ice and immediately melted. At Sandals Grand St. Lucian Resort, the waiter brought me an actual iced coffee. I could tell the coffee had been chilled, and the ice didn’t melt. It’s the little things in life that make us happy!

I ordered the Smoothie Bowl for breakfast. It was tiny but very delicious.

I was extremely excited to have lunch at the Jerk Shack. It smelled so good every time I walked by. I finally had the opportunity on my last day. But sadly……..

…it wasn’t good. I ordered the Jerk Pork, and the flavor was just not there. Also, the pork was extremely fatty. I literally left after 2 bites.

But the good news is Dinos Pizzeria was just a few steps away! The pizzas are sized for 2 people to share. As I was traveling solo, I decided to eat my half by eating only my favorite part of the pizza — the middle. The joys of traveling solo!

The kind waitress brought me a crepe, and I did have a few bites. WOW! It was seriously one of the best crepes I’ve ever had! I wish I had started my meal with the crepe!

Dinner at Bombay Club was my favorite. The food is all small plates designed to share. Luckily, this night I was dining with two other Travel Advisors and my host at Sandals.

These were just the appetizers! And there are a few you can’t see in this picture. I was so excited, and I totally forgot to take pictures of the entrees. But trust me, they were good! We were all too stuffed to order dessert.

Barefood by the Sea was one of my favorite spots. Your feet are in the sand, and you can’t beat that view.

I ordered the Popcorn Shrimp Salad, and it was perfect. The salad was crisp, and the dressing was light. And who doesn’t love popcorn shrimp?

The morning I departed, I ordered room service to enjoy breakfast on my balcony. The iced coffee was not as good as the one at Toscanini’s, but it was ok. Luckily I asked for extra ice, so I made it work. The oatmeal was delicious. I asked for a “side of eggs,” but as you can see, they sent a full meal with hash browns and bacon. Ahhhh, the All-Inclusive life!

I’ll end with a picture of my first glass of wine, which I enjoyed from the open-air lobby overlooking the ocean. I want to point out that I am a bit of a wine snob, and oftentimes at All-Inclusive Resorts, I don’t drink much wine because the house wines aren’t that great. But the Sandals Grand St. Lucian Resort had the absolute best house wine I’ve ever had. Below is the Sauvignon Blanc, my favorite.

The Beach at Sandals Grand St. Lucian Resort

I had the pleasure of spending a few days at the Sandals Grand St. Lucian Resort, and it was amazing! I have pictures of food, rooms, restaurants, and more. Today I’ll show you the beach of this Instagram-worthy resort. The sunsets are spectacular!

This resort has a long beach with plenty of hammocks along the way to relax and enjoy the view.

The sand was lovely!

During the day, you can get a massage at the end of this dock. At night, it turns into a lively place to have drinks and sit by the fire.

Barefoot by the Sea – have lunch or dinner with your feet in the sand and stunning ocean views.

Those chairs are just asking to be on Instagram!

Two angles from my oceanview balcony.

STUNNING SUNSETS!

 

A Closer Look at Sandals Regency La Toc

We are fans of Sandals resorts for so many reasons.  Luxury included is just one of them.  Recently the Chairman and Founder of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon “Butch” Stewart sadly passed away but leaves a legacy of excellence for all to enjoy.  Butch once said that they look for their properties by selecting the most beautiful beach and locations in the Caribbean.  And this is certainly true!  

St. Lucia will soon open its fourth Sandals property which will make it even more difficult to decide which one to visit.  Well, maybe you will just have to visit all four!  One of our clients’ favorite St. Lucia Sandals is Regency La Toc.  Click here to find out more about this quaint Sandals property.

A Closer Look at Sandals Barbados

Sandals Barbados is situated on the pristine white sands of Maxwell Beach, where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic. It is ideally located at the bottom of the famed St. Lawrence Gap – known for its lively restaurants, lively nightlife, and good shopping.

Let’s take a closer look at Sandals Barbados!

Sandals Barbados invites you to surrender to the calypso rhythms of paradise.

Sandals Barbados provides an idyllic refuge for you to recharge and reconnect with the one you love.

With more inclusions than anywhere else in Barbados, your worry-free holiday begins the moment you land on the island.

Spend your days with white sand between your toes. Learn how to kayak in azure blue waters. Get lost in the tropical gardens. Indulge in an invigorating or romantic massage for two.

Enjoy the freshest seafood and best rum punch this side of heaven.

This is paradise Sandals Barbados-style, where every enchanting day and magical night encourages you to live life well.

A Closer Look at Sandals Negril

Imagine you are gazing at the turquoise Caribbean Sea as you walk along Negril’s pristine Seven Mile white sand beach. Now imagine you are doing this at one of the world’s leading five-star resorts — Sandals Negril.

Whether you are dining al fresco with your loved one, relaxing in your luxurious suite, or being spoiled by your personal butler, Sandals Negril is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful resorts in the Caribbean.

Enjoy a well-deserved Virtual Vacation Break and drool over some pictures of Sandals Negril.

A closer look at Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Ideally located on its very own peninsula, Sandals Grande St. Lucian is often described as the “closest vacation to a picture-perfect postcard.” Cradled to the west by Rodney Bay – boasting the calmest waters in all of Saint Lucia – and to the east by the majestic Atlantic Ocean, this magnificent resort showcases awe-inspiring panoramic views of the ocean, mountains, and the island of Martinique’s distant shores.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian is home to 311 magnificently furnished rooms and suites offering ocean views on both sides of the resort, including exquisite over-the-water honeymoon butler bungalows. Choose a Rondoval Suites to experience tropical elegance and seclusion with your own private pool, whirlpool, and hammock, or choose a Lagoon swim-up room with direct pool access from the patio.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian offers exchange privileges with Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia and Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia. You can enjoy access to even more luxurious amenities and a total of Twenty-seven Five Star Global Gourmet options to choose from. 

Sandals Grande St. Lucian is approximately 6 miles Northwest of the city of Castries, on a causeway between Pigeon Island and Rodney Bay. The resort will provide transfers from both the Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) , approximately 40 miles (1 hour 30 minutes) away, and George F.L. Charles Airport (SLU), which is 6 miles (20 minutes) away.

Contact your Must Love Travel Planner for more information on Sandals Grande St. Lucian or any other exquisite Sandals Resort.

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