Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa is located on the south west coast of Jamaica, about one hour and thirty minutes from the Montego Bay airport.
“The jewel on the South Coast.”
The resort offers a romantic elegant setting featuring three authentic architecturally designed villages; Italian, Dutch and French. Set on a beautiful two mile beach.
This was the first stop on our whirlwind fam trip. I arrived in Montego Bay and proceeded to the Sandals Lounge after getting my luggage and clearing customs. Sandals has a lovely lounge in the arrivals area for all their guests, you check in for your transfer and they have comfortable facilities to freshen up in after your flight. Nice restrooms, drinks, coffee, food available at no charge of course, it’s included! It was less than 15 minutes before our resort was called and we were led out to the bus for our transfers.
*You do tip the baggage porters at the airport, they are not Sandals employees. You should also tip the driver, not a Sandals employee either.
The ride to Whitehouse is about one and half hours and it’s a winding drive through the mountains. The driver will make a rest stop about halfway. Upon arrival we were led to a special area for check in since we were a group of agents. The couple on our bus, not agents, were led off for their Club Level check-in at the Concierge Lounge.
Once in my room, I had a few minutes to wander around and take some pictures before getting ready for our group dinner. After dinner, some of us made our way to Casablancas Martini Bar for a small taste before falling into bed to the sounds of the tree frogs.
Another morning photo op walk, breakfast at Bayside with excellent made to order omelets and then our 4 hour workshop. After that, group lunch and a tour of the resort. We were done at about 4pm and finally had some free time. The hurricane outer bands made the ocean a bit rough so they had the red flags up, so no water sports going on. We hit the pool and hot tub for a bit before a downpour ended that. Dinner was on our own tonight, so small groups met up to try all the different restaurants. I had a lovely meal at Bayside, which is French cuisine in the evening and later we walked to the Italian Village and Bluefields for lobster.
All rooms and suites are oceanfront!
Sandals Whitehouse offers 12 different room categories including Club Sandals and Butler Elite level rooms and suites. There are thirty-two 1 bedroom Butler suites.
The Club Sandals Lounge is available 24 hours a day with concierge hours between 8am and 10pm to assist with reservations for spa, excursions, restaurants and anything else. Guests also get preferred check in with chilled towel and champagne. Weekly hosted activities. Premium alcohol stocked in room with stocked fridge and access to room service from 7am to 10pm.
Butler Elite Suites offer you a 2 person team of professionally trained Butlers to pamper you throughout your stay. Butler Suite guests receive a special phone to connect them with their Butler, ready to meet all their needs.
Gourmet Discovery Dining!
Sandals Gourmet Discovery Dining is a breeze with 8 choices for dining from elegant French or Italian cuisine or lobster by the beach. Or the authentic Jerk Shack!
Bayside (French Brasserie), Bluefields’s Beach Club (Seaside Grill), Cafe de Paris (French Patisserie), Eleanors (Pan-Caribbean), Giuseppe’s (Italian), Jasmine’s (Pan-Asian), Neptunes (Mediterranean Rim), Jerk Shack (Authentic Jamaican)
Sandals prides itself on offering more luxury inclusions than any other all inclusive resort. Besides the amazing dining choices, Club Level and above also has access to room service, 24 hour for Butler Level and 7am-10pm for Club Level.
Weekly events enhance the dining experience, including a chocolate buffet and special manager’s welcome party, Butler and Club Sandals cocktail parties.
Whitehouse offers nightly entertainment, from beach parties to shows in the cabaret. Of course, 6 bars are also available including a Martini Bar, the Cabaret Bar, Neptunes Beach Bar, and several swim up pool bars.
Watersports are included!
A glass bottom boat, hobie cats, kayaks, wakeboarding, water-skiing, tubing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, kneeboarding, snorkeling….all INCLUDED!
Did I mention Scuba Diving? That’s included too, if you are already PADI certified you can dive up to twice a day, either one 2 tank dive or two 1 tank dives. Not certified, no problem mon. Take the resort course and get certified. (*There is a charge for the resort course.)
4 Freshwater pools and 4 whirlpools.
Land sports too. Pool, tennis, basketball, table tennis, bocce ball, volleyball, croquet…and more. Of course, fitness center as well.
Of course, there are resort shops, a departure changing facility, resort wide free WiFi, money exchange, nurse on-site during the day, and complimentary airport transfers.
Available at an extra charge:
The Red Lane Spa offers a complete list of treatment options. (The Red Lane Spa offers a sauna and steam room and hot and cold plunge pools in the zen garden which are free for anyone to use.)Touring offered by Island Routes, laundry/dry cleaning available, private airport transfers, a photo shop, and special occasions options like a candlelight dinner on the beach.
*Sandals has a “no tipping” policy for all team members except Butlers and Spa Therapists.
Overall, this resort is very romantic and quiet. This is where you come to rekindle the romance, relax and enjoy each other.