Are all Beaches resorts adults only?
Beaches resorts are family-friendly offerings. So, it’s the perfect spot for planning a family vacation. Beaches resorts are part of the Sandals chain of resorts and are their resorts catered towards families. They offer a similar experience to the Sandals resorts, but with that family-friendly aspect. There are three Beaches resorts, two in Jamaica and one in Turks and Caicos.
What are Beaches resorts known for?
Beaches and Sandals resorts position themselves as the most extensive all-inclusive resorts on the market. In their own words “More Quality Inclusions than any other resort on the plant” and generally we think the Beaches resorts do a good job at providing a boatload of inclusions compared to the competition.
As there are a limited number of Beaches resorts, they do a stellar job at keeping the experience top quality. You do pay a premium price for their experiences, but in general, they are worth the premium.
Is the Butler-level status at the Beaches worth it?
The top status of suites comes with a Butler-level status. This gives you access to a personal butler that is there to make your vacation run as smoothly as possible. From your arrival, the stay, and your departure the Butler service adds value throughout the journey.
Pre-arrival you can tailor the room’s drinks selection to your preferences by contacting the Butler team. You can also arrange arrival transfers through the team.
During your stay, the Butler team can take care of a number of things like unpacking your clothes once you arrive. Make dinner and excursion reservations. Serve your lunch and drinks by the beach and arrange a romantic evening meal on the beach.
If you’re keen to learn about all of the Butler-level amenities. Check out the features here.
Are you supposed to tip at Beaches Resorts?
Tipping policies differ per resort chain. At the Beaches resorts tips are built into the cost of the room. So staff cannot accept tips throughout your stay. There are a few exceptions to this. These exceptions are for the Spa staff and the Butler service. Tipping these staff members is very much recommended.
While it may feel odd not tipping the staff throughout your stay it is the resort’s policy to include the tips in the overall price. When we visited the Turks and Caicos resort, we tried to tip the staff, but none of the staff members accepted.
What is the difference between Beaches and Dreams?
Beaches and Dreams are in a very similar category. They are both 5-star all-inclusive resort brands that are aimed toward family vacations. The Beaches brands are part of the Sandals group of resorts, while the Dreams brand in part of the AMResorts collection and are a sister resort to the Secrets. So in a lot of cases, there will be Dreams and Secrets resorts in the same complex.
How to get the best price at Beaches resorts?
The Beaches website does have a deals page which has offers on specific resorts based on demand. If you are relatively flexible on dates this is a great spot to grab a bargain. Our top tip is to go through a travel agent. They will be able to recommend the cheapest resort on offer and package everything together at a convenient price. We have price checked to book directly through the beaches website and the travel agents always win out.
We always also recommend that you book the standard rooms at Beaches resorts. You always have the option to upgrade when you are there. At Beaches resorts there is also no separation between the areas and restaurants that you can access based on your room category.
Is Room service included in all Beaches rooms?
Room service is not a standard offering across all room categories. Room service is only included in the Butler-level rooms. If you are in a standard room (named “Luxury” rooms in the Beaches category naming) you don’t even have the option to pay for room service. So, it’s important to be aware of this and if room service is something you prioritize on vacation. Then we recommend you go for a Butler-level room category or check out a Dreams resort.