Sandals hits back at Katie Price criticism

Sandals hits back at Katie Price criticism

Sandals has defended itself after glamour model Katie Price criticised the all-inclusive operator for "almost ruining her wedding", claiming a butler asked “are you a porn star?” while staying at its Bahamas resort.

Price got married to her third husband, builder Kieran Hayler, at Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and Spa, but complained about the plastic sunbeds, and said their wedding tent looked "like it came out of B&Q”.

“Sandals, my a*** — it was more like a smelly old flip-flop,” Price told the Sun, adding that the atmosphere were “more 18-30” than royal and that there were ugly skyscrapers that could be seen if you looked the other way from the beach.

A Sandals spokesperson responded: "Sandals Resorts are surprised by the allegations made by Ms. Price. Without an international profile, the resort team were oblivious of Ms. Price’s fame and welcomed her with the award-winning service given to all its guests.

"Once at the resort Ms. Price did identify herself to her dedicated Wedding Manager and explained her profile in the UK. The team were thoroughly understanding and accommodating of Ms. Price’s request for privacy, offering use of the resort’s private offshore island, Sandals Cay, for her wedding ceremony and the duration of her stay.

"However, Ms. Price declined this offer, and against the Sandals team’s advice opted instead to hold the ceremony on the public beach where she was photographed by paparazzi."

Sandals also stated that Price's butler denied making any derogatory remarks, but added that, as a gesture of goodwill, they “are willing to offer her a refund on condition she does not choose our resorts for any future weddings or stays”.

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