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First look: Next-gen suites, villas & more at Beaches Negril & Sandals Halcyon Beach

  • Hotels
  •   12-12-2022  3:57 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

First look: Next-gen suites, villas & more at Beaches Negril & Sandals Halcyon Beach
Rendering of one of Sandals Halcyon’s new Joli Beachfront Suites, on sale now. (Courtesy of Sandals Resorts International)
Pax Global Media

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has unveiled next generation expansions to its flagship family resort, Beaches Negril in Jamaica, and the lush, nature-laden Sandals Halcyon Beach in Castries, St. Lucia.

The new additions at both resorts went on sale on Monday (Dec. 12) for travel beginning April 6, 2023.

"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, in a statement on Monday. 

“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.”

Firesky Reserve Villas & Eventide Penthouse collection

Family-focused 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.

Firesky Reserve Villas will accommodate families and groups of up to 10. (Courtesy of Sandals Resorts International)

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.

Guests booked in Beaches Negril’s Eventide Penthouse Collection suites, which accommodate up to 18 guests, can enjoying an elevated design featuring modern furnishings and fixtures throughout. (Courtesy of Sandals Resorts International)

Further complementing Beaches Negril’s 10 gourmet restaurants, Pirates Island Waterpark and 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 & Koko Rondoval Villas

Privy to some of St. Lucia’s calmest and brightest blue seas, Sandals Halcyon Beach capitalizes on its 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.

Rendering of the new Joli Beachfront Suites at Sandals Halcyon in St. Lucia. (Courtesy of Sandals Resorts International)

The new Koko Rondoval Villas create an airy, nature inspired space. (Courtesy of Sandals Resorts International)

Celebrating the fruit’s abundance on the island and a nod to the thatched roof, five new Koko Rondoval Villas will be 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.

Skylights and draping foliage in the bathrooms within the new Koko Rondoval Villas at Sandals Halcyon in St. Lucia. (Courtesy of Sandals Resorts International)

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.

Expansions at Beaches Negril and Sandals Halcyon mark the beginning of news projected for 2023 and beyond including the opening of 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.

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