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Now Open: Sandals cutting-edge Jamaica and St. Lucia

, Now Open: Sandals cutting-edge Jamaica and St. Lucia, eTurboNews | eTN
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Excitement for 2023 is building at Sandals Resorts International (SRI), as the company unveils next generation expansions.

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The Caribbean’s leading all-inclusive resort SRI reveals to its beloved flagship family resort, Beaches Negril in Jamaica, and the lush, nature-laden Sandals Halcyon Beach in Castries, St. Lucia. Pioneering a year of tremendous growth and momentum across both brands, the new additions at both resorts are available for reservations beginning December 12, 2022 for travel beginning April 6, 2023.

New Firesky Reserve Villas and Eventide Penthouse Collection to Debut at Beaches Negril

A favorite among families for its intimate vibe and quintessential island hospitality, Beaches Negril will add a total of 12 new and expansive butler suites, bringing its room count to 197 luxury accommodations. The new additions consist of six all-new Firesky Reserve Villas – nestled right on the beach on the northern end of the resort and inspired by the destination’s captivating technicolor sunsets – each offering an expansive four bedrooms spanning three stories and an unprecedented 3,700 square feet. Well-appointed living areas, stylish kitchens, private oceanfront plunge pools and rooftop decks with dining terraces give way to views of the Caribbean Sea, with Firesky Reserve Villas accommodating up to 10 guests and perfect for large families looking to foster deeper moments of connection.

On the opposite end of the resort’s coastline and comprising six suites, the Eventide Penthouse Collection will give nod to the calm waters and the minimal change in tides along the beach – ranging from three to four bedrooms each and accommodating up to 18 with access to a rooftop terrace ideal for stargazing and soaking in the soothing breeze. Spacious kitchens and thoughtfully designed living areas indoors give way to expansive balconies, walkout terraces and the horizon beyond.

Further complementing Beaches Negril’s existing 10 gourmet restaurants, Pirates Island Waterpark and additional award-winning amenities, an entirely new building will house the resort’s Camp Sesame – designed around the brand’s unique partnership with Sesame Workshop and also debuting ahead peak summer season.

New Joli Beachfront Suites and Koko Rondoval Villas Coming Soon to Sandals Halcyon Beach

Privy to some of St. Lucia’s calmest and brightest blue seas, Sandals Halcyon Beach capitalizes on its magical setting with the addition of 25 butler accommodations. The expansion includes 20 Joli Beachfront Suites built right on the edge of the shore, offering a combination of suites with walkout beach access and private pools, as well as second-story accommodations with balconies featuring Tranquility Soaking Tubs™ – all framed by bright bougainvillea purples and living up to its namesake, the Creole word for ‘beautiful.’ Offering an open-air layout, suite interiors are outfitted in natural woods, hues of blues and soft island floral touches, with king-sized beds perfectly positioned to take in direct sea views from sunrise to sunset.

Celebrating the fruit’s abundance on the island and a nod to the thatched roof, five (5) new Koko Rondoval Villas will be meticulously intertwined among the resort’s lush landscaping, just mere steps from the sea. The Rondovals, a first for Sandals Halcyon but with its rounded walls and thatched roof considered one of the brand’s most forward-thinking designs, will focus on bringing the outside in with windows that span nearly the entire wall, giving the illusion that the villa extends onto the posh private patio complete with a plunge pool.

The expansion will bring the total number of rooms and suites to 194 modern-meets-quintessentially Caribbean accommodations, complementing the resort’s lush, garden of eden-like pathways, six gourmet restaurants, a bevy of watersports, access to golf, as well as an additional 21 eateries at the two nearby award-winning Sandals Resorts in St. Lucia.

“Our guest experience drives everything we do and these new suites are emblematic of our unrelenting move across the brands as we challenge ourselves to reimagine every facet of the business,” said Adam Stewart, Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “We wanted to go beyond traditional luxury and these new suites are stunners; it’s about design and amenities that make connecting with each other more comfortable and more fulfilling.”

Expansions at Beaches Negril and Sandals Halcyon mark just the beginning of news projected for 2023 and beyond including the opening of the highly anticipated Sandals Dunn’s River, debuting in May 2023, as well as additional projects and new openings across Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, Curaçao, St. Vincent & The Grenadines and more. For more information on the latest expansion news from Sandals Resorts International, please visit

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Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor

Linda Hohnholz has been writing and editing articles since the start of her working career. She has applied this innate passion to such places as Hawaii Pacific University, Chaminade University, the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center, and now TravelNewsGroup.

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