Parents and friends of honeymooners, why don’t you help a poor, pandemic-beleaguered, lovingly-long-suffering, honeymoon-procrastinating couple out? No, you won’t have to pay for the vacation. Instead, cross your fingers and summon your best storytelling skills to nominate a deserving newlywed couple for the dream trip of a lifetime. Storied Sandals Resorts, veritable magicians when it comes to spinning romance, plan to surprise 30 exemplary, love struck couples with weeklong, all-inclusive honeymoons. The winning twosomes can redeem their vacation prize at any of 15 beachfront Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean — including Jamaica, Antigua, Grenada, St. Lucia, the Bahamas and Barbados. To enter this jaw dropping Honeymoon Do Over sweepstakes, caring friends and family can nominate their favorite pair by recounting the fiery details of their unique love story. Pro-tip: Be as dramatic as possible. Enter your “just marrieds” until July 14, as there will be a winner a day — and you know you want to be responsible for this favor. They’ll owe you for life — with good reason. Oh, and honeymooners, you can’t nominate yourselves, so lean on your loved ones. You’ve got this. . .
More about Sandals. Each resort revels in the art of seduction. Swanky suites, stunning vistas, eye popping locations, lip smacking cuisine and a panoply of offered activities set the scene at whichever resort — some even have over-water rooms, so couples can sleep to the sound of the sea in motion. Expect candlelit dinners, hammocks slung over the waves, private plunge pools and as many as 16 (that’s right 16) restaurants per resort, featuring an array of international cuisine. Bars, such as the Latitudes Overwater Bar (featuring 360-degree views of the sea and cocktail options aplenty) redefine swilling. Keep busy on perfect crescents of sand, amid gin-clear waters, taking unlimited scuba dives and learning something new — like cooking local cuisine.
And if you win? How to decide? Here are some we recommend and why:
Sandals Grande Antigua for its long stretch of pristine beach.
Sandals Royal Bahamian for its active nightlife.
Sandals Royal Barbados for its stunning swim up suites.
Sandals Royal Caribbean (Jamaica) for its over water bungalows.
Sandals Grande St. Lucian for its golf course (and the famous Pitons, of course).