With so many new luxury hotels and resorts filling the pages of almost every travel magazine, there is no lack of choice for luxury travellers to give their wallets some serious exercise. Much fanfare accompanies the arrival of these new players who promise a bewildering array services and goodies.
Often over time, however, the sparkle dulls, service is not quite as spot-on, food standards slip, and the whole experience becomes a little jaded. And we, too, move on to the latest glittery hotel that boasts even more. This is most certainly not the Sandy Lane story. When this supermodel of a resort hit the beach in 1961, she had no intention of ever giving up her cover girl status, and she hasn’t. In 2001, the hotel underwent a complete reconstruction and continues to wow guests every day of the year.
Sandy Lane justifiably commands its #1 ranking in the Caribbean for many reasons. Not just because of its stunning good looks and wonderful service, but also due to its stalwart consistency. Year after year, the hotel delivers almost faultless hospitality that’s reflected in one of the highest repeat guest ratios in the business. Try finding a room over Christmas or New Year if you haven’t been a regular guest for the last ten or so years, and you’ll be way out of luck. It’s this magical mix of great hotel ‘hardware’ with exceptional service ‘software’ that guests love so much.
If you are planning to escape the world, hide from the paparazzi or spend a week in blissful isolation within minimalist, chic surroundings, then Sandy Lane is most certainly not the place for you. This is a place one goes to be seen – and to play some golf. Glamorous surroundings, a perfect location, and an iconic reputation are what this hotel is all about. The joy of Sandy Lane is that she sprinkles her stardust generously making every guest a glamorous star. And that keeps people coming back for more, year after year. Few hotels anywhere can claim such divine sorcery. Read more Golden Palm reviews here.
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