All-inclusive resort operator Sandals Resorts International is expanding to St Vincent, its eighth island in the Caribbean.

Following the acquisition of Buccament Bay Spa and Resort on St Vincent, the company will develop its fourth Beaches Resorts property.

Other Beaches Resorts properties in the portfolio are in Jamaica and Turks & Caicos.

Sandals said Buccament Bay Spa and Resort has been shuttered as a failed development since 2016.

Butch Stewart, Sandals’ founder and chairman, said that investing in St Vincent “was not only compelling, but a natural next step for continued expansion within the eastern Caribbean”.

He said: “Beginning with our first entry in Saint Lucia many years ago and more recently Grenada and Barbados, we are champions of growth for the eastern Caribbean, and it has remained at the forefront of our expansion strategy.

“Expanding into a brand-new destination ushers in the tremendous opportunity for new and existing team members to experience a whole new way of life and professional growth path.

“[The resort] is only a short drive from the newly constructed Argyle International Airport.”

The family-friendly resort will undergo “extensive reimagination and renovations” before opening.

Pictured: Home to the future Beaches Resorts property in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

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