Sandals Emerald Bay
September 3, 2009


Hello Canada,
I am very excited to share this post with you as we now have a new addition in our Sandals collection. Below is a message from our Senior Vice President, Gary C. Sadler.
Dear Colleagues,
I’ve just come back from visiting Sandals’ latest jewel – and it truly is a jewel in every sense of the word – Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas.
Over the five days there, I was able to tour this wonderful resort, soak up the ambience of a new destination, and enjoy the warm hospitality of its people, all amidst some of the most breathtaking natural beauty that I have ever seen. For a proud Jamaican like me, that’s a pretty big statement!
Our team is hard at work putting the Sandals “touches” to this exquisite resort, formerly operated as a Four Seasons property – facilities like an expansive new pool complex and additional dining options. The resort is scheduled to re-open on January 22, 2010.
All of the 183 rooms & suites are spacious, beautifully appointed, and come with Butler service with styles that range from beachfront villas to charming bay house settings. The conference facilities are immense and offer 13,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor space with three ballrooms. 
To experience the Out Islands of the Bahamas is to experience a different side of the Caribbean. On Saturday night we left Sandals’ new marina at Emerald Bay and took a short boat ride to a rustic beachside restaurant. Now sitting under a Caribbean willow tree eating freshly caught seafood is my idea of heaven! The very next day, I was on a fishing boat trying my hand at catching “the big one”.
Emerald Bay Marina by Sandals, is the first-ever marina for us. It’s a fully-protected, deepwater marina with 132 slips and equipped to accommodate yachts up to 300 feet in length. Although I’m not a golfer, I could still appreciate the adjacent and exquisitely maintained 18-hole Greg Norman-designed championship golf course. This is sure to be a hit with Sandals guests.
Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas is an impressive new resort to introduce to your clients. Although a lesser-known destination, it’s easy to get to. I flew Continental Airlines direct from Ft. Lauderdale and returned to Miami on American Eagle.
Our Chairman has said that this is a remarkable moment in the history of Sandals Resorts, and I’m extremely proud of being a part of this new development. I have total confidence in selling this new addition to our brand – a resort like no other, yet infused with the Sandals Luxury Included® experience. It truly is a reflection of all we have achieved to date with the travel industry’s support, of course.
I encourage you to learn all you can about Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas, a resort that has been called the most spectacular piece of real estate in the Caribbean. In true Sandals’ fashion, we will be equipping you with all the tools you need to introduce, sell and market this resort and will be back in touch in the coming days and weeks with more information.
If you have any questions please call me at 1-800-327-1991 ext. 4250
Gary C. Sadler
Senior Vice President, Sales North America
Unique Vacations, Inc
 Please send me your thoughts/comments as I love hearing from you. Every comment that I receive is placed in a monthly draw for a 4 night trip to Sandals/Beaches Resorts.
Wishing you all a fantastic week!!
Quote of the week:
“All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do. “ - Norman Vincent Peale
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Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
September 15, 2009



Hello Canada,
This post is coming to you from the sunny Bahamas!! I am staying at the fabulous Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island and let me tell you that I am living the good life this week as this is one of my favourite resorts.
 Last night I had the pleasure of meeting a very special couple, Mr. and Mrs. Inboinone. Mr. and Mrs. Inboinone are on there 25th stay at Sandals and their last 15 stays have been right here at Sandals Royal Bahamian, WOW!!!! For a guest to keep on coming back to the same property over and over speaks volumes. They keep on coming back to Sandals as they are part of the Sandals family and they feel right at home here.
 There are so many “luxuries” that set this resort apart and puts it in a league of its own. Just imagine the moment you arrive at the airport you are escorted to your private Rolls Royce transfer; upon arrival at the resort you are greeted by your own personal butler. This is what happens when you are booked in a butler category suite. The pampering literally starts at the airport!!
Few resorts in the world can match the variety and quality of dining that is offered at Sandals Royal Bahamian. You will find the finest epicurean delights from the four corners of the globe, from sushi and teppanyaki to the most authentic pub fare. You can dine at a different restaurant every night and I can guarantee you that I am sure you will find something to satisfy your palate.
Here are a few more facts about this fabulous resort:
-          9 Restaurants to choose from
-          9 Bars
-          Offshore Island “Sandals Cay” just minutes away
-          10,000 sq ft of meeting space – great property for groups/meetings
-          Award winning Red Lane Spa
-          Green Globe Certified
Have you had the pleasure of visiting this resort? Have you experienced our butler service? Have you thought about this resort for your groups? Please send me your thoughts and your comments as I love hearing from you. Remember that each comment you post will be entered to win a 4 night stay as a Sandals/Beaches Resort of your choice.
Congrats to Kim from Vancouver who won 4 nights to Sandals/Beaches for her comments in August!
Wishing you all a great week!!
Quote of the week:
“Believe that you have it, and you have it.” –Latin Proverb
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A New "You" Retreat
September 20, 2009


Hello Canada,
Do you know anyone who likes to be pampered? Do you know anyone who needs to getaway from it all and to reconnect with their mind, body and soul? Do you know people who want to go away but still maintain a healthy lifestyle? Well do I have the perfect package that will appeal to them and it will also help them start the year off in the right direction!!!
A New Year, a New You Retreat at Royal Plantation
Weekend Retreat : January 7 to January 11,2010
Escape to an intimate hideaway nestled atop a seaside bluff where an extraordinary weekend experience awaits you. Wake up to the calming sound of the waves each day. Enjoy yoga every morning breathing in the soothing sea breeze. Explore the surrounding lush, tropical landscapes and discover the true beauty of nature. Take a guided journey that will lead you to relax…reflect…and reconnect with your life at
Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Weekend Inclusions:                       
·        Welcome Reception-Intention Setting Circle
·        Self reflection in Nature—Nature Hike Tour
·        Daily Sunrise Yoga on the Beach
·        Dance Yoga
·        Introduction to Ayurveda
·        Daily Guided Meditation
·        Food as Medicine
·        $200 Red Lane Spa Credit
·        Journaling and a journal as take-home gift
·        Special Menu with Vegan options
Let your entire database know about this weekend retreat. How about doing a postcard mail out? Contact your local fitness facility or spa and ask them to help you promote this package. You can actually get postcards from; for more ways to market this great weekend retreat contact your local BDM.
The starting price for this four day weekend getaway is only $1499.00 USD. This is an easy sell as not only will they be staying in one of Jamaica’s finest resorts but they get so many extra inclusions; many people make New Years Resolutions and this weekend retreat will help them in keeping with their long term health goals.
For more information on this weekend retreat and for the full terms and conditions please contact your local Business Development Manager.  
Please send me your thoughts/comments on this weekend retreat and you will automatically be entered to win a 4 night stay at Sandals/Beaches Resorts!!!
Have a ROYAL day!!!                         
Quote of the week:
“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” – Francis Bacon
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CSS Workshop 2009
September 29, 2009


Hello Canada,
Have you registered for our 2009 workshop? We are coming to your area so we hope to see you there. By attending our 2009 workshop you will increase your product knowledge and your bottom line. You must attend a workshop every calendar year in order to keep your css status active. 
In the 2009 workshop you will learn about the following:
-Selling features of our four brands
-Partnerships and marketing opportunities
-Selling and “selling up” techniques
-Wedding and honeymoon programs
-Groups programs
-Our incomparable suites
There is a workshop near you:
British Columbia
North Vancouver – October 20
Coquitlam – October 21
Parksville – October 22
Edmonton – December 10
Calgary – December 11
Winnipeg – November 10
September 30 – Kingston
October 15 – Oshawa
November 18 – Toronto
November 24 – Timmins
October 28 – Montreal
New Brunswick
October 6 – Fredricton
October 7 – Saint John
Nova Scotia
November 5 – Halifax
November 4 - Prince Edward Island
To register all you have to do is contact your BDM or inside sales at 1-800-545-8283.
Wishing you all a fantastic week!!
“Quote of the week: The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or almost anywhere else for that matter.” – Lee Iacocca
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