We are getting married in September and would like to do a weeklong honeymoon in the Caribbean beginning the Monday following the wedding.
Ideally, we would spend under 5 or 6k (after absolutely everything). We would like to stay somewhere with a nice beach and we really would like to feel special as honeymooners. We found a travel agent who is very "Sandals, Sandals, Sandals!!!!".
Their resorts are undeniably beautiful and all-inclusive sounds like the way to go but the price tag makes me ill. 6k for the crappiest room in a seemingly dated resort for 6 nights. I know that includes EVERYTHING but... is that realllllyyyyyy the best? Reviews online are always a mixed bag of course. I just find other resorts in beautiful locations (like Swept Away in Jamaica) that are all-inclusive, adults-only, beautiful beach.... etc. Literally almost HALF the price (of the room rate alone- not comparing it to the price with air included). My friends went to that resort which is the only reason I suggest this one in particular but I've seen plenty more in my research.
This travel agent won't pull any other all-inclusive resorts because Sandals is the luxury standard. I'm not a "luxury" type person so this price tage makes me uncomfortable if I know I can get more for my money elsewhere (for reference, my entire wedding is 10k).
So I guess my question is- is Sandals really the be all/end all?