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Sandals update couples policy

Sandals, the Caribbean’s Leading All-Inclusive resort chain, has taken a new direction in its visitor code by allowing same-sex couples to stay at any of its 12 couples-only resorts spanning Antigua, the Bahamas, Jamaica and St. Lucia. A statement issued by the award winning company noted that Sandals has ‘redefined’ its longstanding policy.

The policy has been in effect since 1981. A ban on Sandals advertising on the London Underground earlier this year hinted that the policy was enforced in order to prevent homosexual couples from staying at Sandals. However the ban was also vetoed friends and relatives of the same sex from holidaying at the famous all-inclusive.

Sandals also owns and operates four Beaches resorts - three in Jamaica and one in the Turks and Caicos - which accept everyone including singles, families and group’s, regardless of gender or age.