There’s a lot to be said about brand loyalty. When you build your trust in a travel brand, whether it’s an airline, hotel, theme park, or tour operator like ALG Vacations®, it means that you grow to expect a certain standard from your provider of choice. You grow to expect specific amenities, a level of service, and general quality. After all, those reasons are why you go to that brand.
There are companies who subscribe tightly to that. For instance, if you stay at a Hampton Inn, you know exactly what to expect, from lobby layout to morning breakfast (hello, waffles!). If you fly Southwest Airlines because you booked through ALGV’s Southwest Vacations, you know precisely how the seats will feel and what snacks you’ll be offered.
But brand conformity isn’t true across the board – especially when it comes to all-inclusives like Sandos Hotels & Resorts. Yes, you’ll get the things you want and need for sticking to one brand, like the service, perks, and standards we mentioned, but properties like theirs take their cues from their surroundings and their visitors. They may share traits, like their Caring for Nature program, features like the Spa del Mar, and a customer loyalty program, but they’re far from carbon copies of one another. Each of their properties have their own signature style … and it’s up to travelers and their advisors to find the right one for right now.
Who Are Sandos Vacationers?
Generally, those who like to stay at Sandos Hotels & Resorts share several preferences. If any of these words describe you, congratulations! You’re an ideal Sandos guest!
Now that we have that sorted out, it’s all about finding the right resort match.
Which Best Describes Your Vacation Style?
All About the Vitamin Sea: When it comes to vacationing, it’s beach or bust. It’s got to be somewhere gorgeous, but not in a manufactured way … you want to be on a natural beach that feels like an oasis. That’s why Sandos Playacar is the right choice for you. Its white sand expanse feels nearly endless, and you can easily spend the entire day there – especially since the adults-only Select Club package comes with access to an exclusive beach and pool area, plus bars with premium alcohol. Its rooms are also in their own section of the resort, giving you the natural refuge you’re seeking. Of course, you’re more than welcome to explore the rest of the resort – the international dining, including local dishes; events on the beach; and nightly performances aren’t to be missed! Plus, Playa del Carmen is nearby for some real-time “real town” nightlife.
The High-Velocity Family: There’s nothing you look more forward to than going away to a beautiful beach with your family … especially when there’s plenty for them to do while there! In addition to one of the only water parks in Playa del Carmen, their full schedule of daily and nightly activities – all part of the All Playa Experience – means games, events, and performances to keep everyone entertained while taking in the ocean air, and evening stage acts like live tribute bands continue to that theme. But of course, there is such a thing as too much family time, which Sandos Playacar has a solution for as well. Separate teens and kids clubs keep both safe, supervised, and having fun while the spa and pool bar are often enough for the grownups seeking a break.
Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
Wild for the Wild: Earth lover, tree hugger, nature-ista … if you love the great outdoors, Sandos Caracol Eco Resort is the fit for you. Situated deep within the lush jungles of the Riviera Maya, this resort is heavily tied to and influenced by the environment that surrounds it. Their all-inclusive offer is called the All Nature Experience, and highlights include a real freshwater cenote for swimming, a mangrove river for snorkeling, biking tours in the wilds that surround the property, on top of the usual beach and pool sports and activities. Best of all, this resort has its own water treatment plant, active recycling program, environmental education program, on-site organic vegetable garden that uses compost from restaurant leftovers, a plant nursery, and strict wildlife policy. Ask your travel advisor when you Plan with a Pro how you can take part in the Plant a Tree program to commemorate your stay! After that, retreat to the adults-only The Select Club section that provides a secluded, romantic, luxury setting that lets you get in tune with your own natural equilibrium.
A Gentle New Generation: For parents who feel like there’s no better time than vacation to instill values and social responsibility in the next generation and no better way to disguise it than with fun, there’s no better pick than this resort. Staying at their newly renovated suites for families provides a great base for a trip that can encompass environmental education, snorkeling and swimming in natural waterways as well as a beach, a visit with rescued wildlife at an on-site farm, cultural Mayan performances, and bird- and monkey-spotting in the jungles just outside. In fact, they can join the Eco Team in caring for the resident critters or go on a photo safari walking tour! Plus, there’s a grand water park with slides for all ages, pool and beach games to keep things light. Education on vacation is great, but kids can also just be kids with the Fun Included approach and colorful Kids Club.
Sun- and Scene-Seeker: For the hot spot-seeker, the jetsetter, the go-getter, and the destination first-timer, Sandos Cancun is a surefire pick. Conveniently situated on the famous and vibrant Hotel Zone, with the lagoon on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, this hotel offers the classic Cancun vacation with an upscale touch. A fully equipped gym, contemporary and swanky settings, and lively daily and nightly entertainment program is ideal for living the luxe life – photo- and party-ready, especially with the Rhythm Experience, which ensures a bumping soundtrack to your stay. Every day offers a different audio journey, from violin-meets-house and drum beats to live sax player and DJ performances.
Wind Up to Wind Down: If you’re someone that comes to Cancun for the views, you’re in the right place. Terraces overlook the Caribbean, lawns with picturesque daybed pods, and pools from this multilevel resort, and remain visible even through international dining venues throughout. It’s all part of the wellness aspect of Sandos Cancun, something that’s a priority if the 15,000-square-foot Spa del Mar is any indication! A dozen treatments rooms and an even bigger list of services point to this focus, and a gorgeous, modern fitness center with LifeFitness equipment help you earn that sports massage.