After a successful opening of their overwater bungalows at their Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort in Montego Bay, Sandals Resort International is ready to do it again with the re-branding of their Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa into the Sandals South Coast. This resort will be the company's second  overwater bungalow resort in Jamaica.

The current beachfront property spans 50 acres within a nature preserve and offers guests land rooms to enjoy as well as a rather long list of amenities and features. Along with the addition of 12 overwater bungalows, the resort's amenities will also undergo a renovation, making for larger resort with more modern features. Its land rooms have also recently been renovated and now include upgraded room categories. At this moment, a completion date has not been set, but we'll keep you up to date as more information becomes available.

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You can now reserve one of the overwater bungalows for bookings in November 2017 and beyond. Rates start at US$2,159 per night.


Plans for the 12 overwater bungalows are vague at the moment, but the resort did say that they will have the rooms connected via a heart shaped pier, which adds more character to the project.


Alongside the new bungalows, the resort will be adding a new bar named Latitudes that will be situated over the water as well. Here guests will have the opportunity to enjoy their freshly made drinks in hammocks that have been suspended over the sea. In addition, another bar choice will be added. This one will be called Bar-Tender and will uniquely serve guests drinks as they wade up to the bar while still in the ocean itself.


But there’s even more. If you’re visiting as a couple who is planning on getting married, you’ll find that you have the option of having your dream wedding in an over the water wedding chapel that offers panoramic water views alongside a beautiful glass floor aisle. Couples will also have the option of arriving to the chapel on a private boat, making it even more romantic.


You’ll also find a wide variety of activities to enjoy including the ever famous scuba diving and snorkeling, beach volleyball, table tennis, lawn chess, basketball and more. If you love to workout and don’t want to miss any sessions, you won’t have to as all guests have free use of the resort’s gym. You’ll also find a lovely spa on-site offering a beauty salon, a yoga and pilates studio, a steam room and a few luxurious plunge pools to enjoy. The resort also features three different pools to swim your afternoon away in, one of which is considered to be Jamaica’s largest resort pool.


Those who love to stay up a bit later at night will also find plenty to do as the resort often plays hosts to nightly entertainment including Talent night, Caribbean night, White night and offers lives bands and shows to enjoy alongside your chilled drinks.

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  1. Im interested in know where the overwater bungalows are located. Do they have any that close to Destin Florida?

  2. I would love to reserve a week stay in an over the water bungalow including May 16th 2021.
    Our daughter ❤ turns 16 and this is her birthday request,..,.,….,.,

    1. Pamela,

      We are simply an online guide to overwater bungalows and we don’t do bookings, but we do provide links to the best places to book each resort on the various information pages of the site. Best of luck! -Roger

  3. Hi,
    Looking for New Years deals after December 25th for 5-10days. Any suggestions on last min deals??

    Please let me know. Looking to book asap


    1. Yanna,

      We are simply an online guide to overwater resorts and we don’t do bookings. We do have booking links for every resort on the site, so booking online is usually your best bet. Best of luck with this. In normal years it would be impossible to get a last-minute deal over Christmas, but this year might be different. I’d check as they almost always have the best rates in the Maldives. -Roger

  4. Any suggestions as to a nice place for an extended stay? Preferably on a beach, over water and food inclusive. I have heard a rumour about $30 k per couple for a one year stay…any substance to that? We don’t need a year,, but would certainly consider three to five months. We are retired, used to travel a lot, and have homes in Canada and Mexico. We are now a bit bored in Canada and Mexico is a bit dicey.
    Any deals?

    1. David,

      I’m not aware of any good deals on overwater bungalows in countries where you can stay for extended periods. The Maldives now has a deal for US$30,000 to stay in a water villa for a whole year, but I believe you can only stay 30 days at a time. It’s a really tough time for anything like this, and hopefully next year it will get better. -Roger