Vacation in Tahiti-Style Bungalows Right in the Caribbean

Few things are more romantic than staying in an over-water bungalow—especially a newly built one. You don’t have to take a long-haul flight to Bora Bora or Fiji, instead a short direct one lands you in Jamaica.

The rooms at the resort all face the ocean, so they can catch the best sunsets of the islands.

Welcome to the Sandals South Coast where you’ll find twelve newly constructed Tahiti-style bungalows that boast floating water hammocks, outdoor showers, a tranquility soaking tub for two, glass-bottom floors (perfect for viewing all the fish and coral), and your very own personal butler. Bathrooms are equipped with his and hers sinks, a large backlit mirror adorned with mosaic tile, and a walk-in rain shower. Outside, the private patio boasts an extended sun deck, outdoor shower, sun loungers, and a bistro set for two. Butler Elite service, which handles every detail of your romantic vacation with unobtrusive grace, and 24-hour room service are only a button away.

These new, thatched-roof palapa-style bungalows are perched above the tranquil Caribbean Sea for a truly memorable vacation. This five-star luxury experience even lets you see both the sunrise and sunset on a two-mile stretch of pristine white-sand beach. You get to the bungalows via a heart-shaped pier. You’ll also get to sample cocktails from Sandals’ first dedicated over-the-water bar called Latitudes or you can swim up to its new ocean-based swim-up bar called Bar-Tender. You and your spouse can even renew your vows at the over-the-water wedding chapel with breathtaking 360-degree, panoramic water views and a glass floor aisle. All of this on a 500-acre nature preserve.

The wedding chapel is situated over the water with a glass floor aisle.


Dining at Sandals South Coast

Food is a big deal here and there are no shortages of restaurants to choose from, including

Sushi on the Sand; Beach Picnic, an option for Butler guests to have a romantic picnic on the beach; Jerk Shack, a dining area with open-air seating and rustic vibe that serves authentic jerk dishes; and Schooner’s, which serves Caribbean fare.

Activities at Sanadals South Coast

Couples will want to indulge in a little spa therapy at the Red Lane Spa or try their hand at scuba diving at the Aqua Centers with expert PADI certification and training.

Also, what’s nice about this all-inclusive is you can do as much—or as little—as you’d like. Land activities include:

  • Golf
  • Croquet
  • Fitness center
  • Beach volleyball
  • Billiards tables
  • Rock-wall climbing
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Day and night tennis
  • Horseshoes
  • Darts
  • Bocce ball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Lawn chess
  • Table tennis
  • Cards
  • Dominoes
  • Squash
  • Racquetball


Water activities are included at the resort as well and options range from:

  • Canoes/kayaks
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Hydrobikes
  • Kneeboarding
  • Sailboats
  • Tubing
  • Swim-up pool bars
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Four pools
  • Four whirlpools
  • Waterskiing
  • Pool volleyball
  • Paddle boarding


You can stay in your romantic over-water-bungalow for the night or take part in the resort’s evening activities including:

  • Piano bar
  • Talent Night
  • Carnival Party
  • Caribbean Night
  • Live bands


No matter what you choose to do, or if you choose to do nothing at all, you’ll remember your romantic stay here.

Photos and renderings courtesy Sandals South Coast

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