Sandals expands to St. Vincent

From left Gebhard Rainer and Adam Stewart Sandals, Ralph Gonsalves, Cecil McKie, Camillo Gonsalves

Four years after being courted by the St Vincent and the Grenadines government, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) will operate its first Beaches Resorts in that island, having acquired the former five-star Buccament Bay Spa Resort.

St Vincent is the Jamaican hotel chain’s eighth island in the Caribbean, and the brand’s newest destination.

Sandals said Buccament, which had been shuttered as a failed development since 2016, will be completely transformed to become the fourth Beaches Resort within the portfolio, joining the chain’s award-winning, family-friendly resorts in Jamaica and Turks & Caicos.

According to SRI founder and Chairman, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, “investing in St Vincent and its captivating people was not only compelling but a natural next step for continued expansion within the Eastern Caribbean. Beginning with our first entry in Saint Lucia many years ago, and more recently Grenada and Barbados, we are champions of growth for the Eastern Caribbean, and it has remained at the forefront of our expansion strategy.”

He said expanding into a brand-new destination ushers in the tremendous opportunity for new and existing team members to experience a whole new way of life and professional growth path.

” The minute our customers land in St Vincent they will be enchanted with its magnificence. The resort hugs the Caribbean Sea and is nestled within a lush mountain range and neighbouring rainforest. Best of all, it’s only a short drive from the newly constructed Argyle International Airport,” added Stewart.

The agreement, which has been in the works for nearly a year, will bring Beaches Resorts to the archipelago chain known as the ‘Jewels of the Caribbean.’ “The resort will undergo extensive reimagination and renovations,” said Adam Stewart. deputy chairman of SRI.

“As we look to the future, this growth stands for tremendous possibility,” he assured.