Day 2 of our Sandals vacation was spent hanging out on the beach, reading a good book, taking a nap and sampling the mixed drinks from the pool bar. After some much needed rest and relaxation, we wanted to stay up a little later and sample some of the entertainment Sandals has to offer. After dinner at Giuseppe’s, we headed over to Le Cabaret to listen to Opera Rasta Man Singer Rory Frankson. Then the resident band, Legal Vibration, kept the party vibe going. Of course at Sandals there is never a bar too far away. You can order your favorite drink and sit and listen to some really good, live music. After the band, the Sandals staff put on a Newlywed/Not So Newlywed Game Show. The questions were pretty funny and the answers were even better. But our favorite part of the night was when the party moved over to the Martini Bar for Late Night Jazz around 10 pm. The Legal Vibration band backed a female singer who definitely needs to be signing a record deal. My husband and I were really impressed. We were disappointed when we learned they only do jazz on Sunday nights. We could have listened to that every night. After jazz was Lover’s Disco but we decided to call it a night.
Monday night the Sandals staff put on an amazing Dinner on the Beach and Beach Party. Click Here to View Video. There was a Fire Blower, Limbo Dancers & Conga Line. Bartenders were hacking coconut tops off with machete-like knives and pouring a rum concoction into them. A magnificent buffet was spread out on the beach. My favorite dish was the jerk chicken pulled hot off the grill and placed onto my plate. I was always amazed at how friendly and helpful our servers were. They had the most beautiful smiles. After dinner the Fire Blower, Limbo Dancers & Conga Line started. After that we headed to the Martini Bar for Karaoke. My husband sang a Kenny Rogers song to me. It was an incredibly romantic evening. Sandals does such a wonderful job creating an atmosphere for couples to relax and fall in love again.
Tuesday we went on an all day excursion to Negril and missed the Wine Tasting Event, but we had a great time in Negril. That information will come in another blog post.
Wednesday was our last night. We ate at Eleanor’s which provides Caribbean cuisine in an intimate tropical setting with white glove service. Men must wear dress pants, shirts with sleeves and collar and dress shoes. So we got all dressed up to celebrate our anniversary and our last night in paradise. Dinner was delicious. The portions looked small but we were stuffed when we left. I ordered the Red Snapper again because I knew it would be a while before I had this tasty fish again. My husband ordered the filet, which didn’t disappoint. After dinner, we went to the White Party at Le Cabaret. We had not packed any white clothes but there were plenty of people who weren’t dressed in white. TIP: I would definitely pack some white dress clothes for this event. Photographers were at the party snapping photos of couples dancing, and this would have made a nice photo. There was also a chocolate buffet during the White Party. There was table after table of decadent chocolate delights and a chocolate fountain as well. The entertainers, dressed in white, sang plenty of love songs for slow dancing. Once again, Sandals provided an intimate atmosphere for romance. With three kids at home and two full-time jobs, romantic evenings like this are few and far between. I relished every moment of it!