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3 July 2019

~ Sandals Montego Bay celebrates National Swimming Pool Day after launching the Caribbean’s first swim up bar in 1984 ~ 

July 2019; Celebrate National Swimming Pool Day on July 11th, with a cocktail or two at Sandals' flagship resort, Sandals Montego Bay, as Sandals Resorts celebrates the 35th anniversary of its iconic swim-up pool bar.   

Opening its doors to guests in 1981, Sandals Montego Bay was the very first Luxury Included® resort in the Sandals Resorts family and home to some of the most innovative ideas of its time. Introduced in 1984 by founder and Chairman Gordon, ‘Butch’ Stewart, the swim-up pool bar has since become an iconic centerpiece of Sandals Resorts over the last 35 years. 

Since then, Sandals Resorts have continued innovating by introducing many ‘firsts’ to the Caribbean beyond the swim-up pool bar – from Swim-Up Suites, to the iconic Over-the-Water Villas and Bungalows found at Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals South Coast, in Jamaica, as well as at Sandals Grande St. Lucian in Saint Lucia. 

Other signature swimming pools at Sandals Resorts include:  

Skypool Suites: Available at Sandals Grenada and Sandals’ newest resort, Sandals Royal Barbados, these magnificent Love Nest Butler Suites are the pinnacle of luxury. The exceedingly romantic bedroom boasts a king-size bed with direct access to a private cantilevered Skypool with infinity edge, where couples can admire the turquoise waters of the Caribbean while floating in the sky.

(Sandals Grenada) 

Rooftop pools: Sandals Resorts’ newest property, Sandals Royal Barbados is home to the brand’s first ever rooftop infinity pool. Situated just a stone’s throw away from the white sands of the famed St. Lawrence Gap area, this rooftop pool is the perfect location to sunbathe, relax in the surrounding lounge areas, and enjoy breathtaking vistas of the ocean. The pool is also complete with a fine-dining rooftop restaurant and bar. 

Guests looking to tie the knot at Sandals Royal Barbados can now do so at the resort’s new exclusive rooftop wedding location. Overlooking the Caribbean’s crystal-clear waters those looking to say ‘I Do’ can exchange vows at the resort’s rooftop pool – the perfect setting for panoramic views. Seating a maximum of 50 guests, this new venue offers a semi-private ceremony space and cocktail reception. *Rooftop Weddings are subject to an additional charge.

(Sandals Royal Barbados)

The Caribbean’s longest river pool: In addition to white sand beaches, mesmerizing turquoise waters and breathtaking sunsets, Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort in Saint Lucia has now unveiled the Caribbean’s longest river pool. Couples staying in a Crystal Lagoon Walkout Swim-up Club Level Suite, which opened in 2018 at Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort, can dip their toes in a serene Crystal Lagoon pool through their private walkout patio – whilst the newly opened Crystal Lagoon Poolside Luxury Rooms offer couples a relaxing setting from the comfort of a private balcony.

(Sandals Halcyon)

Swim Up Suites: Guests staying in selected ground floor suites at Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Negril, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Royal Bahamian, Sandals Grenada, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados can enjoy taking a dip in flowing swimming pools from the comfort of their beautiful swim-up rooms.

(Sandals Montego Bay)

Selected Sandals Resorts also include a dedicated scuba diving pool where you can practice key skills with the best instruction and equipment. If you're new to diving, a 1-day introductory PADI Resort Experience programme (available for a nominal fee), will have you diving that same day. 

Agents can book by calling the call centre on 0808 164 3459 or Agency Sales General enquiries on 0207 590 0210. For more information about Sandals Resorts please visit