My FH and I have been seeking out destinations for our honeymoon and we have fallen in love with the Grande St. Lucian Resort by Sandals and the Antigua resort through them as well(it looks like this is a popular choice too among all the board posts I have read).
I am sure this is a similiar posting theme throughout the Honeymoon Board, but I am curious and really need help/suggestions from those of you who have been on their honeymoon already or are in the same boat as we are!
We love the idea of all-inclusive resort and DO NOT want to go anywhere with families/kids - so a couples/adults-only inclusive vacation is what we are after (hence why we were looking at Sandals first). However, I got discouraged a lot after reading some of the reviews of the Sandals' resorts on Trip Advisor. A lot say food service is slow or not up to expectations, rooms aren't up to par (depending on what type of room you get) and also - that there is a ton of local vendors on the beaches that comb them up and down all day long soliciting your business and harassing you for money - NOT something i want to deal with on my honeymoon. I know that it is inevitable for those areas, I just am not sure that is the type of atmosphere we were looking for on our honeymoon.
So...anyone out there have any suggestions and pros/cons about booking through Sandals (notably St. Lucia or Antigua resorts, as these were our favorites out of all of them)? How about suggestions for other couples-only, all-inclusive destinations in the Caribbean? Private beaches maybe?
Looking forward to everyone's help and feedback! Hopefully we can start narrowing down our choices!