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Sandals Resorts International announced that it will be opening two resorts in Barbados. The former Couples Resort in St. Lawrence will open as a Sandals Resort and a new Beaches Resort is set for construction on the site of the former Almond Beach Resort in St. Peter.
“We are delighted to announce the opening of not one, but two of our first resorts in the wonderful country of Barbados,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Sandals Resorts chairman. “Barbados and its people are so rich in culture, charm and personality and has been one of the leaders in Caribbean tourism for decades. We have discussed bringing our award-winning brands to this country for some time and are thrilled that negotiations have now been successfully concluded.”
According to Stewart, the 10-acre former Couples property will open as a Sandals Barbados and will honor all existing commitments with guests who had booked to stay at Couples up until Nov. 6.
Upon opening as Sandals Barbados, the resort will offer a selection of 280 luxury accommodations that range from beachfront suites to rooms situated in the resort’s lush tropical garden. A program of resort enhancements is underway.