Our Magical Experience at Sandals Montego Bay

Our Magical Experience at Sandals Montego Bay

Change Is Good

After many, many moons, we were finally able to take our official honeymoon! Most couples, after their wedding, usually take flight to a destination to celebrate becoming one. For us, it came right on time. We’d always said we would take a honeymoon trip when the time was right, and after fifteen years of wedded bliss, it was OUR TIME!

Normally, you’d find my husband and I in New Orleans for an extended weekend to celebrate our anniversary. For years, this was a yearly pre-planned mini trip for us. We LOVE that city, and it’ll always be one of our favorites to visit.

Our Magical Experience at Sandals Montego Bay

Discovering Sandals

One afternoon, my husband received great feedback from friends about a Sandals Resort. They mentioned they had recently vacationed in Jamaica and shared a lot of useful information. This led my husband to research the resort further. Later that year, on my birthday, I opened my birthday card from him and found a booking to Sandals Ocho Rios, Jamaica!

A Change in Plans: COVID Adjustments

It was August of 2020 (COVID), and each day we prayed that we would be able to take this trip and all would be well. A few months before our arrival, we received an email stating that due to the pandemic, we were being rerouted to a different resort. My husband had briefly looked over some of the other resorts and remembered the one they moved us to, so just a little hiccup, but all was still well. This is how we ended up at Sandals Montego Bay (SMB). We followed all protocols and made it safely there and back.


Retie the Knot: A Special Ceremony

Sandals as a whole has so much to enjoy, see, and experience. With so many great options to choose from, you can’t ever go wrong. The list is long and ranges from excursions to spa treatments to some of the best restaurants around.

One particular highlight was the Retie the Knot Ceremony. This is something that the resort offers, and it was an easy and automatic YES that we renew our vows especially on a beach! This trip was us celebrating fifteen years as husband and wife, going through it during COVID, and having the chance to verbally express our vows to one another on an island.

Our day was incredibly special, thanks to our wedding planner, Shandulla, our amazing photographer, Omar, and our cocktail hour host, Kilroy. It was all like a dream, a scene from a fairy tale. I couldn’t believe we were there, sanding in that beautiful moment embracing each other and remembering the reasons we fell in love, the reasons God brought us together and the reasons HE has us covered! Blessed and highly favored was the best way to describe that beautiful day!

vow renewal on beach

Memories to Last a Lifetime

Our experience at SMB was nothing short of amazing! From the time we arrived to the time we departed, it was priceless. The hospitality, food, drinks, and the resort itself were phenomenal. It made it so easy to connect with one another because it was so peaceful, beautiful, and welcoming. My husband wins the happy wife, happy life award for booking this trip.

The resorts are spotless. Unique in their own way as well. The wonderful pools, the beautiful turquoise beaches, and the relaxation of just lying there next to your partner with unlimited food and drinks make for such a lovely vacation. Let me not forget that you do have an option to have a butler, all I will say about that is, make SURE you experience the luxury of having your very own personal butler service! You will NOT regret it!

Something to Always Look Forward To

Since our August 2020 trip, we have experienced Sandals Ocho Rios in 2021, Sandals Royal Caribbean in 2023, and will soon depart back to Ocho Rios for 2024. When you know the kind of experience that you receive and get spoiled to it, it’s hard to steer away from it. We look forward to what’s in store for the years ahead, always having a vision of where we’d like to go. 2025 may bring us to a different island of Sandals, and it would be a no brainer to have this at the top of our list, as their experience for us has been all but amazing!

Joni Broussard
Joni was born and raised in Erath, LA. Lover of God, family, friends, coffee, working out, writing, journaling, sitting on the beach, capturing moments, conversations, Jamaica, and traveling. Married to the love of her life, Corey. She adores their love story and journey, and it'll forever be her favorite. They are parents to three beautiful blessings and two precious Goldendoodles. With a hectic planner that fills up daily with mom and wife duties, Joni would not have it any other way. She loves a full agenda at times, especially when the agenda includes the activities of her kids, family and friends, yearly vacations, date nights, and visits from her adult kids. Learning and growing is something to always place next to her name. She loves hard and with God by her side, she gracefully adores all of the blessings HE has given her and the ones HE has set aside for her.


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