This question usually means:
"How long from the time I land at the airport until I am on the beach with a cold drink?"
Note: You can greatly reduce your transfer time & ride in comfort with a private transfer.
A general time line is:
00 Land at Airport
10 min Clear Immigration
20 min Claim Bags
25 min Clear Customs
30 min Arrive Sandals Arrival Lounge
For most trips you should be at the Sandals Airport Lounge within 30 minutes. How quick Sandals gets you to your transfer varies. The longest we have waited is 45 minutes. Once on board you may get moving right away or wait for 20 minutes or longer. If you have arranged a private transfer
you will be on your way within 5 or 10 minutes.
At the end of your stay Sandals will make sure you are back at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart. Generally transfers depart every hour on the hour. Your transfer will usually depart the hotel at the top of the hour that will allow for the times below. Example: You are staying at Sandals Whitehouse and your flight departs at 2:20 pm. Your transfer will probably leave the hotel at 10:00 am.
Time to Sandals once on board and moving; (hours before flight departure time you will leave Sandals)
Sandals Montego Bay; 10 minutes (2 hours departure)
Sandals Carlyle; 10 minutes (2 hours departure)
Sandals Royal Caribbean; 15 minutes (2 hours departure)
Sandals and Beaches Negril; 1 hr 20 min (4 hours departure)
Sandals Whitehouse; 1 hr 30 min (4 hours) Optional helicopter transfer 30 min total (15 flying)
Sandals Royal Plantation; 1 hr 45: (4 hours departure)
Sandals Ochi; 1 hr 45 min (4 hours departure
Beaches Ocho Rios; 2 hr (4.5 hours departure)
Sandals Royal Bahamian; 15 minutes (3 hours departure due to U.S immigration in Nassau)
Sandals Emerald Bay; 10 minutes (2 hours departure)
Sandals Regency La Toc 2 hours (4 hours departure)
Sandals Halcyon 2 hours (4 hours departure)
Sandals Grande St Lucian 2 hours (4 hours departure)
Private car or helicopter recommended for St Lucia
ANTIGUA Sandals Grande Antigua; 20 minutes (2 hours departure)
BARBADOS Sandals Barbados; 15 minutes (2 hours departure)
GRENADA Sandals La Source; 10 minutes (2 hours departure)
TURKS & CAICOS Beaches Turks & Caicos; 15 minutes (2 hours departure)
Have a great trip!