Sandals Resorts just announced the reopening of the 373-room Sandals Grande Antigua Resort, one of the all-inclusive giant’s 24 properties in the Caribbean and Bahamas, and the first property to officially reopen the chain. This comes as the Caribbean gets ready to accept tourists, after most of the islands effectively shut their borders to any visitors during the COVID-19 crisis.
Sandals has spent time strengthening every element of health and safety protocols. The Ministries of Health and Tourism has certified that the stringent registration and inspections protocols have been successfully completed.
Leave behind your worries and escape to a place to relax with the privacy, reassurance and space much needed after being cooped up. Take time to recharge. Travelers can be reassured Sandals Platinum Protocols of cleanliness will be fully implemented across all Sandals and Beaches resorts to guarantee guests can enjoy their vacation with utmost confidence. As part of this, Sandals has completed a holistic assessment of all points of guest contact to identify 18 key touch points, starting from arrival at airport lounges through the entirety of the resort experience.
- Prior to arrival, guests will have the option of At Home to In-Room check-in, allowing them to check in on-line, skip the front desk and go to their room.
- To welcome the guests’ arrival, they will find a refreshing welcome cocktail, a personal anti-bacterial hand towel and individual in-room hand sanitizer.
- Hand-sanitizing stations are located throughout public spaces, at all dining stations, and within each guest room.
- Sandals team members have undergone specialized training on precautionary measures geared toward preventative protocols and added sanitation practices.
- New housekeeping measures include hospital-grade disinfectants and electrical aerosol sprayers for advanced cleaning and the use of UV-LED lighting equipment to inspect cleanliness and air duct sanitization for each arrival and departure.
- Airport transfers will now have fewer guests per vehicle, extended check-in times and ensuring a safe social distance across restaurants, bars and beaches.
- All team members will be required to wear protective face gear and gloves at all times and ensure uniforms are not worn during travel to and from work. Temperature checks will be required before the start of each shift.
- All resorts are equipped with medical stations staffed daily with a registered nurse and 24/7 on-call personal.
Sandals and Beaches resorts were designed never to feel overcrowded, which provides a strong foundation to ensure guests are able to maintain safe distances. They will continue to monitor and follow the advice provided by the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and local Ministries of Health in each country the company calls home.
When Will Sandals Resorts Open in the Caribbean
Here are the opening dates that have been announced:
Sandals Antigua – June 4th
Sandals Montego Bay Jamaica – June 16th
Sandals Royal Caribbean – July 2nd
Sandals Negril – August 7th
Sandals Ochi – September 3rd
Sandals South Coast – October 1st
Sandals Royal Plantation – October 8th
Sandals Emerald Bay – July 1st
Sandals Royal Bahamian – November 1st
Sandals Grande St. Lucian – July 7th
Sandals Regency La Toc – July 14th
Sandals Halcyon Beach – November 1st
Sandals Grenada – July 7th
Barbados: – Announcing soon