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July 11, 2011

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Caribbean Flavor and the Rewards You Deserve Rolled Into One

Welcome to Sandals Lifestyle, an online magazine and Sandals Select Rewards Club website rolled into one! As a lover of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, you’ve probably already experienced the sun, sand, sea and people of the Caribbean at least once in your life and have a strong yearning to feel the vibe and pulse of your favorite island once again.

At Sandals Lifestyle, we’ll surprise you with the side of the Caribbean you may not know but have been thirsting to discover. Warm your heart with the people and culture of some of the most exotic Caribbean destinations. Discover what it’s like breathe in fresh air atop Saint Lucia’s famous piton mountains. Take a deeper look into the life of your favorite Sandals or Beaches resort staff member—someone you’ve known since your very first visit to our resorts. After all, life is a journey and the Caribbean is our playground—we invite you to come along for the ride!

So, sit back, relax and enjoy reading these remarkable Caribbean adventures because in every single article you’ll find an interesting tale of the Caribbean while learning about the World’s Leading All-Inclusive Resorts.

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  • Michelle Hooks says:

    My husband and I visited Sandals Montego Bay for the third time for Thanksgiving week November 2011. It certainly is like home!! We received warm welcomes by name from butlers, food service personal, the general manager, assistant general manager, water sports personal, spa staff, photo staff, etc.

    Our butlers were Shaniel and Asha. Both are fantastic! Our room was ready and welcoming with snacks when we arrived. Daily snacks were also delivered late-afternoon as they remembered how I like cheese/crackers/fruit upon returning from the beach. We loved the downstairs room –1702– and hope to have that room again for our trip already booked for July 2012 (our 25th anniversary). Shaniel took care of my verbal last-minute spa appointment request when we arrived. Asha stayed with us during the Sandals Select dinner to make certain that our special food request was prepared—steak & mashed potatoes from the Pub (our favorite!). Asha also reserved a table for two couples and us for Thanksgiving dinner. We felt special with our table and welcoming card for “Mr. and Mrs. Hooks and friends.” Shaniel worked her magic and treated us to a private ride to the airport in the Sandals car. You have no idea how much that made us feel special. It was amazing!

    Shanana in the Pub remembered us from our trip in July 2011 and even recalled what I liked to order and how I liked it cooked!! We ate in the Pub five times (including the meal for the Sandals Select dinner) and each time our steaks were perfectly cooked. I cannot tell you how much trouble it is to get a steak cooked how we like it in restaurants here at home. I like it very well done with NO seasonings. Every time at the pub—PERFECT!! Your chefs should be applauded!

    Marva in the photo shop remembered us as well from our previous trips and she recalled how I don’t like my flabby arms (LOL!) to show in pictures. She tucked us in a pretty bush so I would feel more comfortable. I didn’t even have to remind her!

    When I arrived in the spa in the morning after our arrival the previous late afternoon, I was greeted with "Good Morning, Mrs. Hooks. We’ve been expecting you." Now, how much better does it get than that?!! I loved my visits to the spa!

    I cannot eat red sauce or spices. Every day the cooks in the pizzeria cooked a glorious all-cheese pizza for me. The first day they questioned the server to make sure she had gotten the order correct, but after that, there was no question. It was a yummy cheesy delight with no chance of food illness for me. The cooks in the pizzeria were also very friendly and nice to visit with.

    Actually EVERYONE at Sandals Montego Bay is friendly and nice to visit with!!

    Basically, every day, I sat on the beach from 8:30am until about 4pm reading and swimming. I enjoyed the reserved chairs and thatched umbrella as well as the cooler with soda, juices, and water. Both Asha and Shaniel would drop by to check on me and to drop off non-alcoholic drinks they knew I liked. I was very stressed from school (I am an elementary school librarian) and the trip to Sandals Montego Bay was just so refreshing!
    Bert went scuba diving twice-daily. He just loves to dive and I feel more comfortable with him diving with the watersports staff at Sandals Montego Bay. Bert enjoys diving with FastCar, Twelve, Doc, and the other dive team members.

    Josef and Mr. G also made us feel special. The first time Josef say me on the beach, he came right over, remembering me, and said “Welcome! When did you get home?” Every time we saw either Josef or Mr. G I was greeted with a hug and a kiss, while my husband received a greeting and a handshake. It is lovely to go on vacation and feel a part of where we are, to feel valued.

    The first morning I saw the housekeeper I told her how we are gone early in the morning if that helps her schedule. Every day, she cleaned our room early in the day so it was ready when we returned. I also loved the turn-down service from the butlers and evening housekeepers.

    I am certain I have forgotten to mention someone, but please know that there was not one unpleasant part of our trip. We’ve spent 21 wonderful nights at Sandals Montego Bay and look forward to our next trip back home.

    I keep pictures from Sandals Montego Bay in my office at school. I am “famous” now for my trips there and often get visits from staff and parents who wish to look at the pictures. My lovely travel agent, Mary Delello, provided me with many Sandals brochures which I hand out frequently. Some people ask me “Are you ever going to try another Sandals?” and I always smile and say “Why would we go anywhere else when it’s perfect in Montego Bay?”

  • mfrankenberg says:

    Thanks, Michelle. It is wonderful to hear such a rave review of our wonderful Sandals Montego Bay – the first Sandals Resort that was started 30 years ago. We are glad you keep coming back and allowing us to make it your home away from home.