Sandals Saint Vincent Opening March 27 With Overwater Bungalows


Back in July 2020, Sandals Resorts announced that it had entered into an agreement with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines government to acquire the failed Buccament Bay Spa and Resort.

Fast forward to 2024 and the Sandals St. Vincent and the Grenadines is just about ready to welcome guests, with an official opening date set for March 27, 2024. Like many of Sandals’ recent acquisitions, rather than completely tearing down old structures and rebuilding them from scratch, they have chosen the route of extensive renovation and expansion.

Those familiar with the property will know that the the Buccament Bay Spa and Resort was a sprawling beachfront property on the west side of St. Vincent. Unfortunately the hotel was marred by controversy, resulting in the hotel failing from the get go. With the main hotel structures, pool, resort area, and a number of villas already constructed, Sandals stepped in to completely transform and further develop the property to its fullest extent.

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This newest addition will be the 18th in Sandals’ portfolio, offering 301 rooms split across 15 room types to match any budget. The Caribbean hotel group also adds yet another island to the overwater bungalow list, offering five “Vincy Overwater Two-Story Villas” on the very left side of the property over the water (if you’re facing the ocean).

Initially, this property was set to join the family-oriented “Beaches” portfolio, but it appears as though they’ve decided just to keep it as a result adults-only all-inclusive instead.

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The lower tier rooms are located at the Lady Palm and Bamboo Palm buildings, offering a combination of amenities including in-room bars, soaking tubs, media rooms, private fitness areas. Depending on which you purchase, you also get additional options like concierge service, butler service, and in-room dining.

These two main buildings all come with balcony views of the garden area, with some rooms offering a partial view of the ocean. If you book one of the higher priced rooms on the ground floor, your suite joins directly to a shared swim-up pool, lining both buildings adjacent to the garden area.

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If you want something a bit more private, there are garden and ocean view villas which offer similar amenities like the suites. Depending on which option you choose, additional amenities range from patio areas, private pools, media rooms, with bigger one-bedroom villas for those who need more space.

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Finally, the two-story overwater bungalows offer a spectacular view of the ocean, with a sizeable shower area, kitchenette and bar, sitting area, soaking tub and more. In-room dining and butler service also comes as part of the package.

To cater to your dining needs, the resort has 12 restaurants and 5 bars, and if you’re looking to take part in activities, they have a fitness center, tennis and other land sports, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding, live shows, and more. There are also 5 regular pools, 3 whirlpools, and a scuba pool if you’re not feeling to take a dip in the ocean.

“From the first time we laid eyes on Vincy, as the locals lovingly call her, we felt a sense of wonder and awe,” says Adam Stewart, Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, “a moment of intention to deliver an experience worthy of the very site.”

Rooms range from $460-1600 per night, per person, depending on what you book.

If you’re flying in, you can connect via Miami, New York or Toronto if you’re coming from North America, or via London-Heathrow (with a stop in Barbados) if you’re entering from the United Kingdom. There are also other connections to neighboring islands in the Caribbean if you prefer an alternative connection.

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