MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, –As countries around the world begin to open their borders up to international travelers, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort has opened its doorsand began welcoming guests back to the world’s most romantic resort.
“We have been highly anticipating this momentand have spent this time strengthening every element of our health and safety protocols with our guests in mind. We are pleased to report that The Ministries of Health and Tourism have certified that we have successfully completed the stringent registration and inspection protocols with flying colors. We are eager to provide that much-needed escape fort ravelers who have been cooped up and are now seeking a place to relax that gives them the privacy, reassurance and the space they’re looking for,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Founder and Chairman of Sandals Resorts.At Sandals, we include everything but worries, so guests can leave those behind and take this time to recharge with the ones they love. That’s our promise.”
Travelers can rest assured that the recently announced Sandals Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness, which build on the company’s existing industry-leading practices, will be fully implemented across all Sandals and Beaches Resorts to guarantee guests enjoy their vacation with utmost confidence, from arrival to departure. As part of this, Sandals has completed a holistic assessment of all points of guest contact to identify eighteen key touch points – starting from the moment guests arrive at airport lounges through the entirety of the resort experience – and further enhance its Triple-Check system for diligent and continuous cleaning and sanitation accordingly.
- Prior to arrival, guests will have the option of At Home to In-Room check-in, allowing them to check in on-line, skip the front desk and go to their guest room. A refreshing welcome cocktail, a personal anti-bacterial hand towel and individual in-room hand sanitizer will await arriving guests regardless of their check-in preference.
- On resort, guests will find hand sanitizing stations throughout public spaces, at all dining locations and within each individual guest room. Any items that guests will come in contact with will be sanitized prior to distribution. All team members have undergone specialized training on precautionary measures geared toward preventative protocols and added sanitation practices.
- New Certified Sandals Sanitized Guest Rooms will reflect even more robust housekeeping measures – from the introduction of additional hospital-grade disinfectants and electrical aerosol sprayers for advanced cleaning, to the use of UV-LED lighting equipment to inspect cleanliness and air duct sanitization for each arrival and upon each departure.
All Sandals and Beaches Resorts are designed to never feel full and span large parcels of lands with expansive beaches and open-air environments. This provides a strong foundation for Sandals to layer on additional protocols that ensure guests are able to maintain a safe distance from one another. The company will also add more airport transfers with fewer guests per vehicle, extend check-in times between visitors and ensure a safe social distance across restaurants, bars and beaches.
All team members across all resort locations will be required to know where the nearest hand sanitizer stations are located at all times, wear protective face gear and gloves at all times when on resort, and ensure uniforms are not worn during travel to and from work. They will also undergo required temperature checks before the start of each shift in addition to stringent medical clearance.
Sandals Resorts iscommitted to safeguarding the health and safety of all guests, team members and supply chains. A dedicated Quality Inspection Team, alongside Environmental Health and Safety Managers at each resort, will ensure strict adherence to Sandals Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness. All resorts are equipped with medical stations staffed daily with a registered nurse and 24/7 on-call medical personnel. Sandals will continue to constantly monitor and follow the advice and instruction provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and local Ministries of Health in each country the company calls home. Additional reopening dates will be announced over the next few weeks, as more countries in which Sandals Resorts operates open their borders to international travelers.
To book a 5-Star vacation at a Luxury Included®Sandals Resort or Beaches Resort, visit www.sandals.com or www.beaches.com. For more details on Sandals Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness, please visit www.sandals.com/cleanliness-protocols.
Sandals Resorts offers two people in love the most romantic, LuxuryIncluded® vacation experience in the Caribbean. With 15 stunning beachfront settings in Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia, The Bahamas, Barbados and Grenada, Sandals Resorts offers more quality inclusions than any other resort company on the planet. Signature Love Nest Butler Suites® for the ultimate in privacy and service; butlers trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers; Red Lane Spa®; 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining, ensuring top-shelf liquor, premium wines and gourmet specialty restaurants; Aqua Centers with expert PADI® certification and training; fast Wi-Fi from beach to bedroom and Sandals Customizable Weddings are all Sandals Resorts exclusives. Sandals Resorts is part of family-owned Sandals Resorts International (SRI), which includes Beaches Resorts and is the Caribbean’s leading all-inclusive resort company.For more information about the Sandals Resorts Luxury Included® difference, visit www.sandals.com.
With three spectacular locations in Turks & Caicos and Jamaica, Beaches Resorts is the ultimate getaway for every member of the family. Beaches Resorts provides more quality inclusions than any other resort company on the planet with outrageous waterparks, XBOX® Play Lounge, exclusive Kids Camps, teen nightclubs, Certified Nannies, Butler service, Red Lane® Spas, Aqua Centers with expert PADI® certification and training; and free Wi-Fi. As a proud sponsor of Sesame Street, Beaches Resorts also offers the Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street®, where kids can spend their vacation with their favorite friends from the Sesame Street gang with daily activities and weekly stage shows. Beaches Resorts are also the perfect place for family gatherings from reunions and special birthdays to the signature destination wedding program, Beaches Customizable Weddings. Beaches Resorts is part of family-owned Sandals Resorts International (SRI), which includes Luxury Included® Sandals Resorts, and is the Caribbean’s leading all-inclusive resort company. For more information about the Beaches Resorts difference, visit www.beaches.com.