There are many ways to travel, but when you want to switch off and sit back and relax, few options are better than an all-inclusive. After all, what greater luxury is there than the ability to not have to make a single decision for days on end beyond where you're going for dinner that night? 

Well, Sandals are adding a few more options into that mix – but all for good reason. Designed to encourage travellers to explore beyond the four walls of the resorts, the group's new Island Inclusive Dining programme means that your dinner options just got a whole lot more interesting. 

Sandals resorts

Founded in 1981, Sandals are an industry leading all inclusive resort operator, with 18 impressive resorts across the Caribbean. Founded and headquartered in Jamaica, the resort group is synonymous with powder-sand beaches, impossibly blue waters and impeccable service. Free from rigid itineraries or daily plans, Sandals resorts make holidaying as simple – and luxurious – as ever. 

Eat your heart out

Sandals resorts have created a whole new echelon of all-inclusive restaurants, too. While perhaps the category may have once been associated with poor quality food, at Sandals food is given some serious attention, with a range of restaurants across each resort, from Italian to seafood and everything in between. Not content with just giving you wonderful food within their walls, though, Sandals have recently launched the Island Inclusive Dining programme at the Sandals Royal Curaçao and Sandals Royal Bahamian resorts. Guests staying more than seven nights in select butler suites will be furnished with a $250 Dine Out credit voucher to use at select restaurants across the island they're holidaying in – plus transfers to and from your dinner. Because, really, what's a holiday without a little exploring? 

Sandals Royal Curaçao

Sitting on the shores of Santa Barbara beach in the heart of the Leeward Antilles, Sandals Royal Curaçao is a bastion of uninterrupted waterfront bliss. Dining, meanwhile, travels the world – from a classic steakhouse to stellar sushi selections, plus three casual beachside food trucks – a first for the brand. With eight restaurants included in the Island Inclusive Dining programme at this location, you can feast at anything from a Brooklyn-inspired gastro bar to a beachfront pan-Asian eatery. On an island with as many dedicated chefs as this one, it's the perfect way to further explore the destination, from the pastel house-lined streets of the capital to its sunny shores, at no additional expense.

Sandals Royal Bahamian

Does waterfront, whitewashed, coastal chic sound like your idea of a good holiday? Yes? How about a private island lunch just five minutes boat ride from your front door? Sold? Head to Sandals Royal Bahamian, where you almost get two resorts for the price of one; all the excitement of the main island, with the seclusion and peace of Sandals Barefoot Cay where all of the Sandals comfort and facilities have been transported to a dinky little palm tree-studded atoll. When you do get hungry, the Island Inclusive Dining offer at this location includes four incredible locations, from Caribbean fine dining to craft cocktails. Head out for a spot of shopping before your reservation, or simply stroll the palm-tree lined shores of Nassau's many marinas and window shop your next yacht. The beauty of this programme is it helps you experience the destination in a new light, taking you beyond the four walls of the Sandals resort while still keeping that sweet sweet all-inclusive mentality. 

To get a taste of the Caribbean with Sandals Resorts head to the Sandals website where you can find more information along with the best offers.