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March 1, 2014

SANDALS RESORTS RAMPS UP THE ROMANCE WITH NEW OFFERINGS

~ Expanded Wedding Options and New Red Lane® Spa Treatment for Couples ~

 

 

 

Just in time for February, the most romantic month of the year, Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts are sharing exciting updates for couples to wed. Brides and grooms now have the option to choose from 14 fabric options in 2014 with the debut of four elegant linen colors. Shades of gold shimmer, silver shimmer, chocolate brown and red are new additions to the WeddingMoons® color palette, offering couples the chance to add some sparkle and color to their big celebration. Additionally, WeddingMoons® are getting a little sweeter with the addition of a fourth wedding cake flavor, red velvet. Couples can now choose between tropical Caribbean fruit cake, classic vanilla, chocolate, and the all-new red velvet during their exclusive cake tasting upon arrival at the resort. 

 

In addition, the Red Lane® Spa is launching a renewed ‘Scents of Love’ Couples Massage (60 minutes, $250 per couple or 90 minutes, $360 per couple). Couples can rekindle the flame of love, as Red Lane® Spa takes them on an aromatic journey to romance and deep connection. To begin, the spa relaxation specialist will guide couples in selecting a soy candle aroma that appeals to their senses, ranging from lemongrass and guava to the subtle essences of an ocean breeze. Once in the privacy of the treatment room, couples will be guided through a romantic candle lighting ritual. As the couple lights each other’s candle from a burning Unity Taper, they will have a moment to offer their special someone a wish, a thought or a blessing. As the flames warm the wax of the candle, this melted wax turns into a beautiful aromatic massage oil that their relaxation specialist will use throughout the service. This warmed massage oil represents the warmth of the love shared between two. At the end of the journey, the couple is invited to take each of their candles home as a keepsake of their time shared together at Red Lane® Spa.

 

For additional details on the Red Lane® Spa visit www.sandals.com/RedLane or www.beaches.com/RedLane. To book a Luxury Included® Vacation or WeddingMoon® at Sandals Resorts or Beaches Resorts, visit www.sandals.com and www.beaches.com

 

 

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SANDALS RESORTS RAMPS UP THE ROMANCE WITH NEW OFFERINGS

SANDALS RESORTS RAMPS UP THE ROMANCE WITH NEW OFFERINGS

~ Expanded Wedding Options and New Red Lane® Spa Treatment for Couples ~

Red velvet cake (left) and renewed ‘Scents of Love’ Couples Massage (right) are among the newest offerings at Sandals Resorts.

 

Just in time for February, the most romantic month of the year, Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts are sharing exciting updates for couples to wed. Brides and grooms now have the option to choose from 14 fabric options in 2014 with the debut of four elegant linen colors. Shades of gold shimmer, silver shimmer, chocolate brown and red are new additions to the WeddingMoons® color palette, offering couples the chance to add some sparkle and color to their big celebration. Additionally, WeddingMoons® are getting a little sweeter with the addition of a fourth wedding cake flavor, red velvet. Couples can now choose between tropical Caribbean fruit cake, classic vanilla, chocolate, and the all-new red velvet during their exclusive cake tasting upon arrival at the resort. 

 

In addition, the Red Lane® Spa is launching a renewed ‘Scents of Love’ Couples Massage (60 minutes, $250 per couple or 90 minutes, $360 per couple). Couples can rekindle the flame of love, as Red Lane® Spa takes them on an aromatic journey to romance and deep connection. To begin, the spa relaxation specialist will guide couples in selecting a soy candle aroma that appeals to their senses, ranging from lemongrass and guava to the subtle essences of an ocean breeze. Once in the privacy of the treatment room, couples will be guided through a romantic candle lighting ritual. As the couple lights each other’s candle from a burning Unity Taper, they will have a moment to offer their special someone a wish, a thought or a blessing. As the flames warm the wax of the candle, this melted wax turns into a beautiful aromatic massage oil that their relaxation specialist will use throughout the service. This warmed massage oil represents the warmth of the love shared between two. At the end of the journey, the couple is invited to take each of their candles home as a keepsake of their time shared together at Red Lane® Spa.

 

For additional details on the Red Lane® Spa visit www.sandals.com/RedLane or www.beaches.com/RedLane. To book a Luxury Included® Vacation or WeddingMoon® at Sandals Resorts or Beaches Resorts, visit www.sandals.com and www.beaches.com

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Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club – Great Exuma, Bahamas
October 24, 2010

 

Calling all golfers...Imagine teeing off in paradise on an 18-hole, 7,000-yard, championship course, designed by PGA pro Greg Norman and named among the best in the Caribbean by Travel & Leisure Golf. Weave through scenic mangroves at the front end of the course, and then take in the picturesque rocky coastline and stunning ocean vistas on the back nine. At Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club, you'll truly experience a golfer's paradise.

Book and travel by December 15, 2010 and if you play 2 rounds you will get the 3rd round free!! For more information please call 1-800-545-8283!

Cheers,

Gina

 

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Happy Holidays from Sandals and Beaches Resorts
December 19, 2013

We wish you a very festive season from all of us at Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Resorts.

 

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Beaches Turks and Caicos
March 28, 2009

 

 

Hello Canada!

I am so unbelievably excited to share this post with you. I just returned from The FABULOUSE Beaches Turks and Caicos and I must tell you this resort gives you the ‘WOW’ factor everywhere you look. Not only is the New Italian village impressive with the gorgeous 2 bedroom family suites but the entire resort is breathtaking. This resort offers something for everyone, it is great for beach lovers as the resort is located on one of the world’s best beaches, great for divers as the island of Turks and Caicos provides some of the best diving in the world, great for groups of all sizes, and the best thing of all is that Beaches Turks and Caicos caters to people of all ages.  The only problem I had on this property was deciding which restaurant to eat it in first. There are 16 restaurants on this property and the cuisine ranges from French, Italian, Seafood, Tex-Mex, Sushi Bar and the list goes on. Another exciting part of this resort is the new water park; this water park is the largest in the Caribbean and it features a lazy river, 9 body and tube slides and a surf simulator.

I encourage you all to recommend this resort to each and every one of your clients as it caters to everyone. If you have someone asking you about a resort or a destination in the Caribbean or elsewhere for that matter give them the Beaches brochure, let them know that this resort truly defines what luxury is! If you recommend this resort you will not just be earning an attractive commission but you will definitely receive repeat business as your clients will appreciate and value your recommendation as this is one of the most spectacular resorts in the Caribbean and the best part is that this resort is on sale and your clients can save up to 60% and receive one free night.

Stay tuned for our upcoming fams to Beaches Turks and Caicos....Hope to see you there.
Wishing you all a fantastic day!!!
Gina
 “Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.”
Ivern Ball
 
 

 

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Luxury Included / Value
April 11, 2009

Hello Canada,

Thank you for all your comments on my last blog. Many of you raised some interesting points and there was one comment that I want to open up for discussion. Cheryl from Ottawa wrote that “people are starting to realize the value of what we are offering versus the cheap deal”.  What is your definition of value?  When a client asks you for a “deal” do you automatically offer them the lowest priced vacation you can find or do you offer them something that offers value along with quality?
Sandals and Beaches Resorts are LUXURY INCLUDED. There are so many factors that make up the Luxury Included concept. Here are just a few:
All Meals, Drinks & Snacks
Golf Green Fees (Ocho Rios, Jamaica and St. Lucia)
Luxurious Accommodations
Scuba Diving & Water Sports
Weddings Included
Gourmet Dining
Premium Brand Drinks
Stay at one play at ALL
Gratuities
Airport Transfers
Now why would anyone want to sell something that is just considered cheap and not sell something that has value to it? If you add up everything that Sandals and Beaches Resorts offer it is an easy sell. I don’t understand why someone would want to sell something “cheap” because there is no money to be made from “cheap” and chances are you are not selling a quality product.
 
 Have you seen all of our sales and our promotions that are on our resorts right now? The savings are incredible and you are still making money by selling our resorts not to mention the free nights you earn. Another really important factor about selling value and quality is the repeat business you will get; once a customer experiences our resorts they will come back to you because you recommended a quality vacation to them.
 
I believe that anyone who is involved in selling travel should consider themselves to be a sales person not a consultant because at the end of the day we do not make any money consulting, we make money when we close a sale. I also believe a sales person should have the skills to influence their customers’ decision as they are the experts who have the education and the product knowledge and this is why a customer will go to them.  
 
The other day I read an interesting article by Tom Hopkins and I love his statement: 

“If you believe in your product or service, if you have qualified your customer and believe that they have the resources to buy from you, and your product or service is a good fit, then it is your responsibility to help them make a decision to buy from you.” 

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Island Routes Dolphin Encounter
September 17, 2010

 

                  

The island of Jamaica offers so many tours and excursions that can make your vacation unforgettable. I am pleased to announce that Island Routes will be giving you the opportunity to go and swim with the dolphins when you book a stay at Sandals Royal Plantation. All you have to do is book a stay by September 24 for a minimum of 6 nights and you will receive a FREE Dolphin Encounter!

Enjoy learning about these truly unique animals while touching, dancing, singing and even kissing one of our beautiful bottlenose dolphins in deep water. Feel the thrill of “riding” the dolphin belly-to-belly as the water rushes by. Watch the dolphins at play and view the exciting Shark Show, performed by our very own pirates of “Little Port Royal.” Interact with our colorful birds and exotic snakes and iguanas. Enjoy unlimited mini-boat rides, glass-bottom kayaking and interacting with our gentle stingrays (with barbs clipped).

Like the pirates, roam and then relax on the pearly-white beach while being caressed by the cool Caribbean breeze.

Contact your travel agent or 1-800-545-8283 for more details!

Cheers!

Gina

 

 

 

 

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With Love, From Sandals - 2011
November 2, 2010

Sandals Resorts, the Luxury Included® Vacation created for two people in love, is making Valentine’s extra special for 2011!!!

Since one day of romance is simply not enough, the resorts that give you more quality inclusions than any other resort on the planet, have made the months of January and February, a celebration filled with love!

Book a Luxury Included® Vacation to any Sandals Resort and stay 3 nights or longer*, for travel January 4, 2011 through February 28, 2011, and you will enjoy our exclusive Valentine’s package which includes:

A complimentary bottle of Sparkling Wine

Two Celebration Crystal Champagne Flutes by Marquis by Waterford--$100 value 

Chocolate Covered Tropical Fruits

Turn  Down Service with Caribbean–inspired Love Notes and chocolate kisses

Complimentary 15-minute photo session & keepsake romantic photo

 

For complete terms and conditions please call 1-800-545-8283.

Cheers,

Gina

 

 

 

 

 

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SANDALS RESORTS HOSTS HARD HAT TOUR WITH PRIME MINISTER AT SANDALS LASOURCE GRENADA RESORT & SPA
July 29, 2013

~ Sandals Resorts Prepares for December Opening and Offers Exclusive Booking Specials for Sandals Select Reward Members ~

L-R) General Manager of Sandals LaSource Grenada, Peter Fraser; Project Manager for Sandals Resorts International, Terence Des Vignes; Prime Minister of Grenada, the Dr. the Right Hon. Keith Mitchell; and Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

As anticipation grows for the opening of Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, and Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts International, along with senior members of the Sandals Resorts management team, hosted a luncheon and hard hat tour to showcase the progress of this new addition to the resort company’s portfolio to the Prime Minister of Grenada, the Dr. the Right Hon. Keith Mitchell. Many of the island’s other government officials also attended including Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, Hon. Alexandra Otway-Noel, along with prominent members of the local business community.

Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, Hon. Alexandra Otway-Noel

While at the resort, Grenada’s government was given an update on the country’s first Luxury Included® Sandals Resort slated to open December 12, 2013. The Sandals Resorts team shared details about the future of the company in Grenada, as well as the opportunities its investment creates for farming, tourism, arts and crafts, employment, airlift and more. During the luncheon, Adam Stewart also presented images of the resort’s latest renderings.

To honor past guests of Sandals Resorts that look forward to experiencing this all-new resort in Grenada, an exclusive offer for Sandals Select Reward Members has been extended. Those who book a minimum five-night stay in any room category from now until August 15, 2013 for travel through December 26, 2014 at Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa are eligible to receive triple value on their existing points for immediate redemption. Sandals Select Reward Members can enter code MAYTP13 when booking a new reservation and triple the amount of redemption points that will be applied, offering a value of up to $750 off of their new booking. Blackout dates and certain restrictions apply.  

Situated on 17 acres of stunning land along the pristine Pink Gin Beach, Sandals LaSource Grenada will offer guests the highest level of luxury with an unprecedented look and feel for the resort company’s portfolio. With Sandals’ most elaborate accommodations to date, nine global gourmet dining options with the brand’s very first steakhouse, and an expansive infinity pool, guests of Sandals LaSource Grenada will have a hard time deciding which they love discovering more, the new exotic destination of Grenada or Sandals’ latest lap of luxury. For more information, visit www.sandals.com/grenada or call 1-800-SANDALS.

 

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Featured Resort of the Month: Sandals Emerald Bay
July 10, 2013

At Sandals Emerald Bay the Sandals Experience starts upon arrival. Arrive at Georgetown International Airport (GTT), in Great Exuma, Bahamas, exit Customs and Immigration and just look for the Sandals Welcome Host. Climb aboard you air-conditioned bus and enjoy your brief 10-minute complimentary airport transfer to Sandals Emerald Bay. Once you arrive at the resort, you’ll be greeted like all Sandals guests, with a glass of champagne, a cold towel and a warm smile. 

A mere 40 minutes by plane from South Florida, the 365 tiny islets and cays that comprise The Exumas feel as though they are a million miles away from anywhere. Deep within the pristine Bahamian Out Islands, their waters are revered the world over for their diving, fishing and yachting. Flights arrive into Georgetown Airport (GGT). The 365 unspoiled out islands of the Exumas – one for each day of the year – are the Jewels of the Bahamian archipelago.  The Exumas are considered to be the French Riviera of the Caribbean, its calm aquamarine bays and beautiful beaches rest just 130 miles southeast of Nassau, Bahamas.

Deep within the idyllic waters of the Exumas, Sandals Emerald Bay brings unprecedented luxury to the easy-going rhythms of the Bahamian Out Islands. Here, a privileged enclave is designed to ensure you will feel as if you are the only ones there, where service reigns supreme and Bahamian-style architecture of elegant villas and suites harmonize with nature. Secluded within 500 tropical acres along a pristine, mile-long beach, civilized pleasure coexist with exotic adventures, from three impressive pools - including a half-acre, zero-entry pool with dramatic fire pit in the middle. Play championship golf on aGreg Norman-designed course, voted one of the Caribbean's Best by Travel & Leisure Golf. Relax in the first-ever 16,000 sq. ft. Red Lane® Dermalogica concept spa.

Dont forget our exclusive butler service where your wish is our command. With the uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers, you will be pampered throughout your stay in extraordinary ways; From unpacking and packing your luggage, attending to your wardrobe, serving a glorious repast on your terrace, just to name a few, a Sandals Suite, complete with your own personal butler, is the ultimate indulgence.

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If escaping to an island surrounded by indescribable natural beauty, where the ocean glows with a different shade of turquoise each hour of the day, all within the privileged seclusion of the Bahamian Out Islands appeals to you, Sandals Emerald Bay resort is for you. Nestled along a one-mile stretch of unspoiled beach on Great Exuma, here you will enjoy romance and relaxation with spectacular accommodations, fantastic fine diningoptions, championship golf on a Greg Norman-designed course and a world-classdestination spa.

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