St Vincent and the Grenadines will soon have a Sandals Resort, making it the eighth island in the Caribbean to have one, following the acquisition of Buccament Bay Spa and Resort.
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.
Sandals founder and chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart said: “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 added: “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.”
The resort will undergo extensive renovations before opening next year.