Sandals, Beaches Launch Layaway Program

Sandals Resorts International has announced a new “Luxury Layaway Installment Payment Plan” for all guests of Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts

Guests can now split the cost of their Sandals and Beaches vacation over a number of months. This new payment plan provides more flexibility to Sandals guests, with plans ranging from as little as three months to as long as two years.

This new Luxury Layaway Installment Payment Plan is combinable with all applicable standard resort offers and loyalty and travel offers. It is applicable to all consumers and travel agents when they book their all-inclusive stay through 1-800-SANDALS or 1-800- BEACHES

Guests can also take advantage of this installment payment plan by booking future travel at a Loyalty & Travel desk on resort. Coming soon in 2018, reservations with the Luxury Layaway plans will also be available to travel agents through Sandals’ TAportal. 

Guests can book a vacation for the relevant resort prices, leave the standard deposit per resort and then select their unique payment installment option for the remaining balance on the booking. 

This amount will be divided evenly amongst the number of months chosen, and Unique Vacations will charge each payment to the guest’s credit card on file monthly, approximately every 30 days on or around the date of booking. The final installment payment date cannot exceed the balance due date.

As far as recent openings, the grand opening of Sandals’ second resort in Barbados took place on December 20 when the all-suite Sandals Royal Barbados opened its doors.

With 222 concierge and butler-level suites, including Sandals’ signature Rondoval, Millionaire Butler, Skypool and Crystal Lagoon Swim-Up suite concepts, the all-new build also introduces three new restaurants, the brand’s first rooftop infinity pool, a gentlemen’s barbershop and a four-lane bowling alley.

Sandals Grande Antigua, located in St. Johns, Antigua, welcomed its first guests since September this past Sunday, December 17. This was the first time Sandals Grande Antigua, the only Sandals-flagged resort in Antigua, has closed since opening in 1992. Unrelated to the hurricanes, the resort closed on September 20 for “important maintenance projects,” according to a Sandals news release.

Also, on December 16, Sandals announced that Sandals South Coast’s 12 new Over-the-Water Bungalowsopened to guests.

Following its recent multi-million renovation projects in Jamaica, Sandals South Coast’s expansion introduced its over-the-water concept, with the addition of over-the-water bungalows accessible via a heart-shaped pier; Sandals’ first dedicated over-the-water bar called Latitudes, where guests can enjoy their cocktails in hammocks suspended above the Caribbean Sea; and an over-the-water wedding chapel with a glass floor aisle.

Lastly, following its closure due to Hurricane Irma, Sandals announced that Beaches Turks and Caicos Village & Spa reopened its doors on December 14, offering guests new features. 

Beaches Turks & Caicos has expanded its offerings to include Beaches’ first Indian restaurant, Bombay Club, bringing the total number of restaurants to 21. Guests will also be able to enjoy two brand-new food trucks at the waterpark: Mr. Mac, serving mac & cheese, and Curls ‘n Swirls, for a taste of the island’s ice cream.

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