GQ Magazine UK, the British arm of the wildly popular international monthly men’s magazine based in New York City has published an extensive insiders overview of Sandals Jamaica new over-the-water bungalows.
According to author Paul Henderson, the trip to Jamaica was to verify if the fuss and hype about the new resort was warranted.
Forget everything you think you know about the all-inclusive Caribbean experience. Thanks to Sandals’ new over-the-water bungalows, this is Jamaica as you have never experienced it before. -Paul
Continue scrolling for a quick rundown of the full GQ story Inside Jamaica’s game-changing resort
The Resort: Sandals Royal Caribbean is located just ten minutes away from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport, which makes it perfect for a quick check-in (if not quite so perfect for light sleepers).
The Entertainment:Thanks to the all-inclusive alcohol offering, you can spend every night at cocktail parties, Martini evenings, mixology classes, wine tastings and piano bar singalongs.
The Food & Drink: With eight restaurants to choose from, you can be adventurous or keep things beautifully simple. The two standouts are the Royal Thai, over on the private island (delivering an authentically spicy and delicious selection of Southeast Asian staples), and Le Jardinière, where French classics (Escargots à la Bourguignonne, Filet de Sole Meunière and Bouillabaisse) are all on the menu.
The Villas: Ah… the over-water villas. Accessible only by boat, transferring from the main resort to the private island feels exclusive enough, but when you are greeted on the wooden boardwalk by your own personal butler (available 24 hours, natch) you know you have truly arrived somewhere special.
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The Staff: Charming, unflinchingly polite and perfectly discreet, they offer an old-fashioned hospitality that is very easy to get used to. Sandals operates a strict no-tipping policy (Brit heaven), with the exception of the butlers who not only deserve a little extra… they really do earn it, too.