Last year, the wife and I decided to travel to Jamaica. We had never stayed at an all inclusive resort before, so we booked a week at Sandals Negril, Jamaica. It is an all inclusive resort, with everything being covered- food, lodging, transfer to and from the closest airport, alcohol, and unlimited use of the recreation facilities. The cost? $4,200.

We paid for it, and we also bought some extras, which were available for an extra fee:
– ATV ride in the jungle
– Candlelight dinner on the beach
– Couple’s massage
– Breakfast in bed
– Champagne delivered to the room
and others. These extras cost in the neighborhood of another $1,000.

We never received many of the items for which we were charged extra, even after we complained to management.

Additionally, most of the amenities were centered around the beach, and  as a consequence, there was not much to do there after dark. Aside from sitting at one of the lounges (where there was no entertainment most nights) and getting drunk, or buying marijuana from the numerous people who were selling (we were not interested) there was little to do at night.

They have tried to silence us through legal intimidation. I can only say this: Sandals resorts are not a good value for the money, do not deliver what was promised or paid for, and will use legal intimidation tactics to silence negative reviews. Avoid them.

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