Overwater suites coming to more Sandals resorts

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Rates for overwater suites at the Sandals Royal Caribbean start at $1,435 per person, per night.
Rates for overwater suites at the Sandals Royal Caribbean start at $1,435 per person, per night.

Sandals Resorts has opened five overwater suites at the Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay and has plans to build more of them at select resorts in 2017 and 2018.

Sandals is already constructing 12 additional units at the Sandals Royal Caribbean, which are due to open next March.

The overwater suites are the first of their kind on a Caribbean island. El Dorado Maroma, a Karisma resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, opened its overwater bungalows in October.

"I have always said that being out on the water is where I am happiest, and with these suites, guests can experience a direct link to the Caribbean Sea," said Butch Stewart, Sandals chairman and founder.

"Being first is nice, and as a category leader we've enjoyed a lot of firsts, but what is more important is that we continue to evolve, innovate, upend the notion of what an all-inclusive can be and continue to exceed the expectation of our guests."

Each suite has a different design, representing the feng shui elements of wood, water, fire, earth and metal, illustrated through various accent pieces and art.

Suites have expansive glass doors, a private infinity pool, an over-the-water hammock, glass floor panels and king beds made from teak. Guests get free WiFi, in-suite dining, private yoga classes and resort access via a luxury boat.

The suites are built along a wooden boardwalk and are connected to land at Sandals Royal Caribbean's offshore private island of Sandals Cay.

Rates start at $1,435 per person, per night. The 12 additional suites opening in March are available for booking with rates from $1,000 per person, per night.

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