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Passports

The United States requires passports for all air travelers to the Caribbean islands including the Bahamas. Non US citizens require the appropriate documentation for US re-entry. Please consult the following passport resource for further information.
http://www.travel.state.gov

Caribbean Weather

Seasonal weather conditions and temperatures can vary from island to island. In general, hurricane season is from mid June through November with minor variances. Rainy seasons are localized based on the location and geography.
Caribbean Weather

Complimentary Airport Shuttles

Sandals Resorts includes roundtrip airport transfers within its packages. Transfers are included no matter if airfare is purchased through Sandals or purchased individually. After the resort balance is paid in full, vouchers will be mailed or emailed to be brought along on your travels for the transfers and resort check-in. After arriving at the destination airport and proceeding through customs, simply go to the Sandals desk or Sandals lounge within the transportation area in order to be placed on a shuttle to your resort. Please note that airport transfer drivers are not Sandals employees and tips are greatly appreciated.

Private Luxury Airport Shuttles

Private luxury airport shuttles are available roundtrip or one-way for additional cost. Note that private roundtrip shuttles are already included with some of the top butler suites as specified below:

  • Sandals Royal Bahamian:
    • All Butler Suites
  • Sandals Grande St. Lucian:
    • All Butler Suites
  • Sandals La Toc:
    • Sunset Bluff Millionaire Butler Villas Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary - SV
    • Sunset Bluff Oceanfront Two Story One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite with Private Pool - BP
    • Sunset Bluff Honeymoon Oceanfront One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite with Private Pool - BS
  • Sandals Montego Bay:
    • Beachfront Hideaway Prime Minister's One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite - PM
    • Beachfront Hideaway Presidential One Bedroom Butler Village Suite - PS

Traveling to Jamaica (MBJ)

Airlines from North America to Montego Bay: Air Canada, Caribbean Air, Southwest/Airtran, American, United, Delta, Jet Blue, US Airways, Frontier, Spirit, Virgin Atlantic, Condor, Copa, Sunwing.

All flights go through Montego Bay Sangster International Airport (MBJ). In order to help support the growing tourism, Jamaica has made dramatic improvements to the airport including fully air conditioned, a new gate wing, and fully modernized the facilities with modern shops and restaurants. Many travelers take advantage of the fast pass thru airport security and the other complimentary offerings of Club Mobay airport lounge. In addition, roadway upgrades continue including new highways. It is now much more of a pleasure traveling through Jamaica as compared to days of the past. Distances from airport to resort areas:

  • Montego Bay: 5-15 minutes away
  • Negril: 75 minutes away
  • Ocho Rios: 90 minutes
  • Whitehouse: 90 minutes

Traveling to Bahamas-Nassau (NAS)

Airlines from North America to Nassau: Southwest, American, Bahamas Air, United, US Airways, Jet Blue, Delta, Air Canada, British Airways, Copa, Caribbean Airlines, SkyBahamas.

Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort is located on Cable Beach less than 15 minutes away from the Nassau International Airport (NAS).

Traveling to Bahamas-Exumas (GGT)

Airlines from North America to Georgetown: Delta, American, Air Canada, US Airways, Bahamasair.

The airport for Sandals Emerald Bay is Exuma Intl Airport (GGT). Traveling to this airport will usually involve a connection flight for most travelers. Gateways are Miami, Atlanta, and Nassau. The resort is located less than 15 minutes away.

Traveling to Antigua (ANU)

Airlines from North America to Antigua: Air Canada, American, United, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic.

All Antigua flights go through V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU). Go through customs and proceed to the Sandals desk. Sandals Grande Antigua is located 15 minutes away.

Traveling to St. Lucia (UVF or SLU)

Airlines from North America to St Lucia: Air Canada, American, Delta, Jet Blue, US Airways, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Caribbean Airlines, Air France.

Traveling through St. Lucia can often have the option of two airports. Most flights travel through Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) which is approx 2 hour drive to the resorts. Smaller planes (usually involves connection thru San Juan) can land at Vigie Airport (SLU) and be approx 15 minutes to the resorts. Traveling through St. Luica is along a series of single lane curved roadways, but very scenic including mountain and rainforest travels.

If you are arriving through UVF and want to skip the 2-hour drive, helicopter transfers are available from UVF to SLU airport through an helicopter operator for a charge of $120 per person 1-way. Sandals will then shuttle you the approx. 15 minutes from SLU to your resort. (St. Lucia helicopter ride video) - If you look carefully you will see a good view of Sandals La Toc and the resort cliffside villas down below to the left during the video stretch 1:04-1:12.)

Traveling to Barbados (BGI)

Airlines from North America to Barbados: American, Jet Blue, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, US Airways, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Condor.

Sandals Barbados is located 15 minutes away from Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI).

Traveling to Grenada (GND)

Airlines from North America to Grenada: American, Delta, British Airways, US Airways, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, Caribbean Airlines.

Sandals LaSource is located along the southern tip of Grenada and 5 minutes away from Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND).

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