Sandals eyeing St. Vincent Resort?

There is speculation that Sandals Resorts International could be looking to set up shop in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The speculation was spurred after images emerged showing an apparent meeting between Sandals officials, including Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart and representatives of the Vincentian government, led by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.

The meeting took place Saturday at St Vincent’s newly opened Argyle International Airport.

The exact nature of the discussions has not been communicated publicly.

Observers say St Vincent and the Grenadines is keen to increase its current stock of hotel rooms to boost its tourism potential and encourage greater use of the USD$259 million dollar airport.

The largest hotel on the mainland, Buccament Bay Resort, was closed in December due to financial problems.

Sandals International currently operates three resorts in St Lucia and has reportedly agreed to buy St. Lucia’s only 18-hole golf course, the Saint Lucia Golf Club.


  1. Peter Jones
    June 11, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Stayed at Buccament bay just before it closed, when I heard the news that it had eventually closed I said to my Wife that Sandals would probably make a move to the owners Harlequin, for the place.
    It is ideally set up for their clientèle, and very few tweaks would be needed

  2. Alex
    June 12, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Anybody knows when the construction of the argyle international airport will be worth it? So far it’s 4 months since that, and no long haul flights have been accommodated, only a Caribbean airlines ATR from Trinidad, which could have been perfectly fitted in the old airport. Epic fail!!

    1. Cherry
      June 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Alex, it would be best if you refrained from commenting on topics that you clearly know very little on. The only thing you have succeeded in doing is making yourself out to be another idiot link in the propaganda machine. Hush.

  3. Tony
    November 2, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Whats the matter Cherry – truth hurts!