Inspired by the splendor and atmosphere of Italy, the resorts
made for love now bring the romance of all things authentically
Italian to the Caribbean. After a $25 million restoration and
redesign, the new 250-room Sandals Dunn’s River Villaggio
Golf Resort & Spa re-opened on Dec. 19, blending
luxurious tropical offerings with Mediterranean grandeur.
The Italian Renaissance experience begins immediately upon
arrival, as guests enter through a new porte-cochere and columned
lobby. They are greeted by hotel staff with “Buon Giorno, ‘Mon!”
and offered a refreshing bellini cocktail. The Grand Poolside
Piazza is the heart of activity at the hotel and overlooks the sea
and vast pool with a cascading waterfall inspired by Jamaica’s
landmark, Dunn’s River Falls. The new outdoor trattoria serves fine
Italian pastries, espressos, flavored coffees and famous Jamaican
Blue Mountain coffee. Lemoncellos are offered at sunset while live
music from strolling musicians serenade guests.
A common ingredient in Italian and Jamaican culture is a passion
for cooking. Sandals Dunn’s River Villaggio Golf Resort
& Spa offers an extraordinary dining experience. The
new ristorante, Il Capitano, serves fine wines and classic Italian
cuisine with a choice of dining indoors by candlelight or al fresco
under the stars. The resort also offers four other restaurants
highlighting cuisines from around the globe, as well as authentic
island dishes and a new wood-fire pizza oven, where guests will
enjoy hand-tossed, made-to-order pizzas.
Following dinner, a Roman holiday awaits. Sandals Dunn’s
River Villaggio Golf Resort & Spa offers nightly
entertainment inspired by Il Carnivale,which dates back to the
1200s. Guests can enjoy a cinema night featuring Italian classics
and Hollywood hits; dancing on the beach and a weekly masquerade
ball as well as true Italian customs like wine and cheese parties,
caricature artists, jugglers and mimes.
When it is time to retire, guests can retreat to their enhanced
rooms and suites in the Florence and Genoa wings, featuring
four-poster Mahogany beds, marble-topped mini-bars, rich
furnishings and Persian rugs.
The addition of the Red Lane Spa at Sandals Dunn’s River
Villaggio Golf Resort & Spa offers guests a unique
blend of European treatments and Caribbean flair. Couples have the
choice of enjoying treatments in the comfort of their room or in
the new spa facility.
To celebrate the Renaissance of Sandals Dunn’s River
Villaggio Golf Resort & Spa, Sandals is offering up to
55 percent savings with ultra-all inclusive rates beginning at $452
per person for three nights, from April 1 Dec. 31, 2006.