What could be better than spending a week on a tropical island in a luxurious beach resort? How about doing all that without spending a single cent?
Sandals Resorts is making that a reality all summer long. Every Friday this season, the all-inclusive Caribbean resort brand is giving away luxury vacations as part of its 35th anniversary celebration. The traditional 35th anniversary gift is coral, so winners will certainly be able to find some in the Caribbean’s reefs!
The giveaways started on Friday, June 21. A few vacations have already been given away, but there are still ample chances to win through September 20. Sandals Resorts wants to let more people #swimuptosandals and experience all the beach resort innovations it has introduced across the Caribbean.
Here’s a Twitter post from the company announcing the “Suite-Stakes”:
Thanks for taking the travel time machine with us! Check back with us tomorrow to learn about an exciting "suite-stakes" we're launching. You could win a stay in one of our coveted Swim-Up Suites! #TWchats pic.twitter.com/ewcCVdJNMb
— Sandals Resorts (@SandalsResorts) June 20, 2019
All you have to do to enter the “Swim-Up to Sandals Suite-Stakes” is fill out the online form, verify your email, and cross your fingers. Okay, so you don’t really have to cross your fingers — but it certainly can’t hurt! The sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older. Sandals properties are all adults-only and cater to couples, but families and kids are welcome at Beaches Resorts by Sandals.
The weekly prize includes a six-day, five-night vacation for two in a Sandals Swim-Up Suite at one of nine participating Sandals Resorts, which are called that because the accommodations open up right to the pool. Destinations include Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, and Nassau, Bahamas.
The winner gets to choose which resort they want to visit. Airfare is not included. However, once on your island destination, all meals, drinks, activities, and accommodations are completely covered. This includes scuba diving, land and water sports, golf, entertainment and exclusive Robert Mondavi wines.
The Swim-Up Suites are a luxurious room option at Sandals Resort, and they normally start around $500 per person per night. This room category includes a personal butler as well as a patio with a view and, of course, the swim-up pool right outside.
Sandals claims that the swim-up bar was introduced to the world by the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as a way to monetize guests that spent time at the pool instead of the gambling tables. The first swim-up bar at Sandals was introduced at the Montego Bay resort in 1981. Now, almost all 15 Sandals resorts feature a version of the popular amenity.
According to this tweet, Sandals considers the swim-up bar as “just one example of our early commitment to continuous innovation,” which is why they’re making it a theme for this sweepstakes:
Now a signature centerpiece at all #SandalsResorts, the swim-up pool bar was just one example of our early commitment to continuous innovation. #SwimUpToSandals Learn more: https://t.co/UPs5TDyqgb
— Sandals Resorts (@SandalsResorts) July 1, 2019
Will you enter? Best of luck!