Sandals Royal Bahamian Wedding

Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 4pm

Welcome to our wedding webpage! We’re so glad you’re here and cannot wait to share our big day with you. We’re excited to share with you that we have selected the Sandal’s Royal Bahamian Resort in Nassau, Bahamas for our destination wedding! This stunning all-inclusive adults only resort is the perfect location for us to say our I do’s! We wanted someplace everyone can just sit back and enjoy our day with us, and in the long run, get a quick vacay in, while we bond with all of our family and friends. Joao and I would be delighted if you were able to join us in this Bahamian paradise for our special day! 


Brianna and Joao


We are working with Melinda and Donnie from Dreams and Destinations Travel to help with travel arrangements! They will assist you with room bookings, flights and any questions you may have regarding the destination.   

Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort

Sandals Royal Bahamian delivers an adults-only, all-inclusive luxury resort experience surrounded by a tropical oasis.  This fantastic resort overlooks a white sand beach and turquoise blue water the Bahamas are renowned for.   A feeling of timeless elegance adorns the stately entrance and colorful bougainvillea that line the cobblestone driveway.  The architecture portrays an elaborate sophistication with Roman columns and a large 25- foot tall statuary guard from the entrance to the porte-cochere.   In 1946, the original resort ‘The Balmoral Club’ was created to be the playground for many of the Royal friends of the then Governor of The Bahamas, the Duke of Windsor.  Today Sandals Royal Bahamian offers a contemporary, luxury resort experience married with historical charm. 

In addition to Brianna and Joao’s wedding festivities you’ll find a wealth of activities available to you at Sandals  Royal Bahamian.  The resort offers complimentary non-motorized AND motorized water sports.  Enjoy snorkeling excursions to a nearby reef, or if you dive you can take advantage of the free 2 tank daily dive program.   You can even explore Sandals Off-Shore Island, just a 5 minute water transfer from the main resort.  Here you can take a day and relax on two secluded beaches, go for a leisure swim, or snorkel from shore. The chic Beach Club offers a pool, whirlpool, swim-up bar, and the region’s best seafood house. Throughout the natural landscape you’ll also find shaded hammocks, private cabanas, and a Zen garden with fire pit seating. Paradise found AND included in the price of your all-inclusive stay.
At Sandals Royal Bahamian you’ll discover 10 totally on-trend restaurants that will take you on a culinary journey across the globe, featuring savory dishes from Asia, Italian cuisine, Caribbean favorites, Seafood & Steak, and gourmet French cuisine. With our impeccable service, uniquely romantic locations, and 5-star team of international chefs, it’s no wonder we’re the #1 All-Inclusive Dining Experience in the Caribbean.   The resorts 8 bars and lounges also offer a range premium,  international liquors along with local beers and a house Mondavi wine selection.


Whether you are looking for simple room accommodations, or to splurge on a much needed vacation while you attend Brianna and Joao’s beautiful wedding ceremony, Sandals offers accommodations for every type of traveler.  Room categories are broken down into 3 levels with multiple options in each.  Feel free to contact Melinda and Donnie to discuss these options and find the perfect room category for your stay.  Melinda and Donnie are available to assist you on deciding which room category fits your needs best. 
Luxury Room Accommodations –  Every room at Sandals offers a luxury experience from the tranquility sleep experience including: extra wide king mattresses; spa style bathrooms; minibar with sodas, juices, wine and beer; and personalized attention from every staff member.  
Club Sandals Room Accommodations (Highly Recommend!) – Club Sandals offers a higher level of service, nicer rooms and preferred locations to those guests who are looking to enhance their experience while on property.  Each guest who books a Club level room category will have a dedicated concierge service while on property that includes, but is not limited to the following:  VIP check-in at arrival, room service between 7am-10pm, an in room bar, unlimited wifi and access to the concierge lounge.
Butler Experience  – “When perfection itself simply isn’t enough”. Sandals offers an unprecedented resort Butler Service.  When you book a butler level room at Sandals rest assured you will be provided with an unimaginably supreme standard of service and luxury.  Your butler will greet you upon arrival at the resort and handle every and all of your requests from that moment forward.  If you need your favorite lounge chair reserved for the day, a cooler full of your favorite beverage on the beach, or you want dinner reservations at one of the popular restaurants.  No worries!  Your butler will take care of everything.  Butler rooms also enjoy 24 hour room service. 


October 5, 2021 – Initial Deposit of $400 (see below for options) 

January 1, 2023 – FINAL PAYMENT DUE 

Flight Itineraries due by January 15, 2023

How to Book Your Room

Due to the number of room options and amenities offered at Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and Offshore Island, Melinda and Donnie will personally work one on one with you to customize your travel package based on your needs and preferences (length of stay, room category, room amenities, etc…).   

Please let us know if you qualify for any additional discounts with Sandals at the  time of booking (IAFF; veteran/active duty/retired military; local police officer; returning Sandals guest).  All of Brianna’s  and  Joao’s guests must be booked through Dreams and Destinations to be included in the wedding events.

Once you receive your quote, you can reserve your room online by placing a $400 per room deposit.  This deposit can be paid in 2 separate payments with the 1st amount of $98 due at time of booking, followed by a 2nd automatic payment of $302 deducted 3 weeks after booking.  Or you may pay the full $400 if you prefer.  This deposit is fully refundable until final payment in January 2023.  This resort does sell out and we recommend locking-in your room reservation now to guarantee the best selection of rooms. 

To secure your reservation click the button below, indicate you are attending the Kaplan and Da Silva wedding and submit your form to  Melinda H.   At Sandals Royal Bahamian all beds are king beds in every room.  Please place “King” in the bedding request box.   


Melinda and Donnie will gladly assist you with your airfare to Nassau.  If you choose to book your own tickets, please be sure to fly into Lynden Pindling International Airport (also known as Nassau International  Airport – airport code NAS).   Please remember to provide Melinda or Donnie a copy of your flight itinerary in order to arrange the ground transfers that are included in your room package.  Air will be available to price and book beginning in April 2022,  or 320 days from your date of return. 


Insurance and Cancellation

Travel insurance can be added to your package at the cost of the $114.00 per person.  Insurance is highly recommended as travel suppliers, airlines and resorts often charge fees for trip change/cancellation after the deposit payment has been made. Dreams and Destinations is not responsible for penalties or fees should you change or cancel your trip and highly recommends purchasing the insurance. A pamphlet outlining the policy coverage can be provided.  Please contact Melinda if you’d like to request a copy.

The cost of insurance is nonrefundable and insurance policies are non-transferable. In many cases the cost of insurance is less than the cost of penalties for cancellation.



If cancelled on, or before, January 1, 2023…………….No land penalty 

If cancelled between January 15-February 1, 2022………………50% land penalty

If cancelled after February 1, 2023……………….100% penalty – no refund

 *Land penalties are covered by travel insurance, if purchased (offered at initial deposit) – refund of penalties for covered reasons / refund in the form of a Sandals travel voucher for non-covered reasons. Go to to view the full travel insurance policy pamphlet (purchased after July 1, 2019) 


Please ask Melinda about penalties specific to your flight details if purchased through Dreams and Destinations.

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Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort

Nassau, Bahamas


Melinda and Donnie are the Sandals Resort specialists working with Brianna and Joao’s Guests

Melinda Webb Huggan



Ms. Donnie Thompson



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