Experience The South Coast of Jamaica


Sandals Whitehouse sits alone on a beautiful stretch of unspoiled beach on the South Coast of Jamaica.  This is the perfect Sandals for those who want to get away from it all and enjoy all of the fabulous amenities of the resort.

The European Village concept includes Dutch, Italian and French villages and every room has an ocean view.  There are 7 gourmet restaurants, 6 bars, 3 pools and 3 whirlpools. You have your choice of 15 room categories (did I mention they all have ocean views?)  All of the suite categories feature in room jacuzzi’s.  As with all of the Sandals you can enjoy treatments at the Red Lane Spa now featuring Dermalogica® products.

Spend your days enjoying unlimited water sports including scuba, working out in the fitness center, playing tennis or beach volleyball, frolicking in the pools or just relaxing on the beach.  If you do want to go off property you might want to take a tour of the Appleton Rum facility, complete with tasting room; or a Black River Safari with its incredible ecosystem of exotic birds, vegetation and animals, including crocodiles (for the brave among you, take a swim where the boat turns around – I did and lived to tell about it); or visit the beautiful YS Falls and swim in the cascading pools and enjoy the rope swing.

Renewed my Certified Sandals Specialist


I attended a Sandals Workshop last Thursday to maintain my Certified Sandals Specialist status.  I love these workshops because they are so informative keeping us updated on what is new at each of the 22 resorts on 6 islands that are under the Sandals umbrella.  I thought I would share a little information about each resort with you because not everyone realizes that this company offers something for almost everyone.

There are 13 Sandals Luxury Included properties which cater to couples and stress romance; 4 Beaches Luxury Included properties which cater to families, singles and groups; 2 Royal Plantation resorts which offer a luxurious, boutique style resort; 2 Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts which make Paradise affordable; and the Royal Plantation Villas – Butch Stewart’s private estates which he makes available for rent, old world Jamaican charm in a luxurious and pampering environment.

All of the Sandals branded resorts include water sports, both motorized and non-motorized.  Some resorts offer more than others, some of the most popular are water-skiing, snorkeling, kayaking, Hobie Cat sailing, Glass-bottom boat tours, windsurfing, Aquatrykes – and best of all, Scuba – up to 2 dives a day for certified divers.  You can get resort-certified at most resorts and dive once a day.  Golf is included at some resorts.

Sandals is a great place for a Destination Wedding.  Sandals has teamed up with Martha Stewart and currently offers 6 different Wedding Packages, from the Beautiful Beginnings basic package which is free at most resorts, to the Island Paradise which offers a true Caribbean Sunset Wedding experience.  Brides choosing this package get priority for the prime time sunset times.  There are also Renewal of Vows packages available.  These packages are available at all Sandals and Beaches properties. 

I am going to give a brief update on each property in the next few days, so keep checking back to read about your favorite!