After clearing customs of the country you are visiting, then you check in with the Sandals staff, either that the lounge or desk marked with the Sandals sign, then they will direct you to the shuttle bus which looks like the one above.
You will have to identify your luggage before boarding, and are asked to refrain from boarding the shuttle until you have done so.
If you’re the last to board then chances are you will get these two lovely seats in the back of the shuttle near the luggage. These are the seats you most likely don’t want if you are on a long winding road – such as in St. Lucia or South Coast. It can make you a wee bit nauseous.
Sitting the far back means you do have a fairly good view of the entire shuttle.
Personally, I like to sit up front so we can see where we are going and the sights of the town. This is downtown Castries, St. Lucia.
If you prefer a more romantic ride of a private car service rather than the shared transfer, then this is easily arranged. There is an added fee for this service but it certainly is nice to set the vacation on the right footing. If you aren't able to swing the cost of the round trip private transfers, then I recommend you reserve the private transfer one-way on arrival and take the shared shuttle on the departure. This is especially true if your trip is a special occasion such as a honeymoon or anniversary. The private car service also comes with added amenities of beverages and snacks. This varies from country to country. Best of all the ride is on your time, so if you have to make a stop then you make a stop without the worry of inconveniencing anyone else.
Here are some snapshots from our drive from the airport to the Grand St. Lucian.
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