Sandals Bahamas Honeymoon

I am back in the states, relaxed and tan after my honeymoon to the Bahamas.  We did encounter some luggage issues on both the way there AND back (which Thomas now refers to as “LuggageGate”) but our time at Sandals was wonderful.

We are big fans of Sandals: no kids, couples only, wonderful staff and pretty good food. A lot of people who hear “all inclusive” think “buffet.” And there is one buffet at Sandals, but everything else is run like a real restaurant. Below, in pictures with extended captions, I will share some of the food we ate with you.  I didn’t get pictures of several things and one of my favorite meals was the Lancashire Hot Pot that I ordered at the Drunken Duck Pub–tender morsels of lamb in a rich gravy and cheesy cauliflower.  Yum!


First I have to make you jealous with the view from our room! The water in the Bahamas was some of the most beautiful I’ve seen


Sandals never holds back with anything… in our room a full bar with champagne, red and white wine, rum, vodka, gin and bourbon. Refilled daily and whenever you called and asked for more.


On our last night there, we scheduled a candlelight dinner on the beach.


My appetizer: Conch salad in a lime marinade. I had never tried conch and found it surprisingly tasteless and a little rubbery. But the whole salad together was reminiscent of ceviche and I loved those flavors.


Salad course: arugula salad with roasted pears, walnuts and a sherry vinaigrette. It was a bit one-note but plentiful.


Main course: Jerk chicken breast with gravy and sweet & sour vegetables. I really enjoyed this–chicken was cooked well and very nicely seasoned.


Our dining companion—he kept trying to get into our wine!


My desert: I’m not one who goes for desert usually (hence the lack of sweet recipes on the site) but this was delicious!! A chocolate parfait (as they called it) with a pistachio cream. Thomas and I ended up sharing it since he loved it as well!


These pics aren’t the best–the restaurant was quite dark and I wasn’t going to turn on the flash. This was Thomas’ entree, beef tenderloin with roasted potatoes and asparagus

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My entree (which just looks like a brown mass here…) was duck confit with mashed potatoes. It was very tender and delicious and not too salty, like some confit I have had.

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French onion soup: plenty of cheese and came out nice and hot. The broth was a bit thin and lacking in depth, but a passable version of the soup.

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My salad course was excellent: marinated beets and greens with a sweet/tart raspberry vinaigrette and thinly sliced granny smith apple.

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Thomas’ appetizer: a VERY large scallop wrapped in bacon with a mango reduction.

As you can see, Sandals food offerings are a lot more than just buffets (though we did go to the buffet too and had some excellent breakfast foods and a spicy, tender braised Cuban beef stew among other things).  I would really recommend checking them out for your next vacation if you just want a relaxing, carefree, adult vacation.


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2 Comments on “Sandals Bahamas Honeymoon”

  1. Deborah
    July 4, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    Wow, not what I expected the food to be like at all-looks wonderful!

  2. lindsy
    July 5, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    very typical caribbean food in my opinion but all looks great! I laughed at the jerk chicken being well cooked because i feel like that is something they do so well here can never go wrong with chicken (or ribs granted they are normally goat) but still SOOOO good.

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