MONTEGO BAY — Sandals Resorts International is outlining initial plans for its investment strategy in Saint Lucia, with expansions on the way for two of its three resorts on the island.
The plans, which will be fully unveiled in 2023, come as Sandals Resorts marks its 40th anniversary, as well as its 30th year of resort operations in Saint Lucia.
SRI owns and operates three luxury all-inclusive resorts in Saint Lucia: Sandals Halcyon Beach, Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Grande St. Lucian. It also has the Greg Norman-designed Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate.
“Since opening our first property, Sandals Regency La Toc, nearly three decades ago, our commitment to working alongside government to make real the promise of tourism in Saint Lucia has been unwavering,” says SRI Executive Chairman Adam Stewart.
“My father loved Saint Lucia and, like so many, was originally captivated by its beauty. But he quickly came to understand that the real treasure of Saint Lucia are its people – friendly, hardworking, and industrious. People are the inspiration and the source that make investment possible, and the reason Sandals Resorts will continue to grow here,” added Stewart.
Here’s a look at what’s coming in Saint Lucia with SRI …
Sandals Halcyon will add 25 new rooms in February 2023. The new development consists of 20 beachfront, two-storey villa rooms featuring large balconies and five Rondoval suites.
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First phase plans for SRI’s expansion at Sandals Regency La Toc include the introduction of a new Sandals Resorts innovation: a village made up entirely of 20 Rondoval suites, with seven of them offering open air rooftop decks.
Set to open in 2023, the village is a ‘resort within a resort’ concept of the highest category Rondoval suites built adjacent to the golf course, each with their own golf cart for navigating the course as well as the larger property, and featuring luxury amenities including Sandals Resorts’ butler service, and dining and entertainment options designed for guests of the village.
Later phases will include additional spa facilities, new suite categories and a re-imagination of the current golf course offerings.
SRI’s latest investment in Saint Lucia brings 350+ construction and tradesman jobs into the local workforce, says the company. The addition of these high-end room categories also means the creation of 120 butler positions in the Saint Lucia system.
“As we expand, we will grow from the top down,” says Stewart. “That means we lead with the development of suites, and here, Sandals is by far and away the most innovative resort company. Concepts such as our signature Skypool Suites, with their infinity plunge pools that seem to blend in with the horizon, Over the Water Bungalows with their incredible views and glass floors, and our Rondovals, are suite categories that drive demand and generate the longest stays. That is good news for Saint Lucia and good news for team members who train and earn the butler role.”
Agents can contact their local Sandals BDM or call Inside Sales at 1-800-545-8283 for more information.