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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Simply Beautiful – St. Lucia
October 2, 2010

                                                       

 

When I think of St. Lucia, I think of  stunning natural landscape, gorgeous palm - fringed beaches and of course the Piton Mountains.

Saint Lucia has been voted several times over as the World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination by the World Travel Awards so it is only natural that this romantic island is an ideal choice for couples planning a destination wedding.

Just imagine standing on the beach exchanging your vows, your backdrop is not only the Caribbean Sea but the majestic Piton Mountains...GORGEOUS!!!! The island offers many natural and beautiful locations to choose from and you will be guaranteed to have a picturesque natural backdrop for your ceremony.

Wedding requirements for St. Lucia:

Original state-issued birth certificate or a valid passport

All pages of the court certified final divorce decree (if applicable)

State issued death certificate with related marriage certificate (if applicable)

Legal name changes or legal adoption papers (if applicable)

Notarized documents are not accepted

Residency requirement of 72 hours – must include 3 business days

For more information on wedding requirements please contact the St. Lucian tourism board or our weddings department.

In closing, Saint Lucia is one of my personal favourite destinations; tranquil beaches, historic plantations, lush beautiful gardens along with warm Caribbean hospitality; Saint Lucia truly is unforgettable. 

Cheers,

Gina  

 


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My 1st Sandals Resort Experience
October 12, 2010

I am very excited to share this post with you that I received from Kristy Newbold, Wedding & Event Coordinator from Platinum Events Group/ Platinum Destinations.                                                                                                                                                                    

 

My 1st Sandals Resort Experience

By Kristy Newbold, Wedding & Event Coordinator

Platinum Events Group/ Platinum Destinations

 

After my most recent travels to Sandals Royal Bahamian, I felt like I was in paradise from the moment I arrived. I now understand what they mean when they say, “Luxury Included® Vacations.” From the moment we arrived the attentive & courteous staff were graciously at our side with cool towels & warm smiles.  

Situated on the sixth floor, Oceanfront Concierge Room, we overlooked the stunning turquoise waters of the Caribbean & glorious white sand beaches below. As a first time Sandals guest (and certainly not my last), I have to say I was very impressed. As I flopped down on the luxurious king size, 4-poster bed, I closed my eyes & thought to myself, “This is heaven!”

As a Wedding & Event Coordinator, I must admit I had weddings on the mind & how could I not with all of the couples surrounding us celebrating honeymoons & anniversaries. The options were seemingly endless… Book a relaxing couples massage with Red Lanes Spa set on the ocean docks or plan a romantic island excursion across the water at Sandal’s Cay where you can lay on big comfy sofas with a Pina Colada in hand. 

Sandals also offer unlimited daily recreational activities from snorkeling with neon fish and barracudas to taking out the big yellow aqua bikes… A hoot let me tell you! In the evening, enjoy nightly entertainment from couple’s jeopardy to unlimited romantic dining options such as a candlelit gourmet dinner for two on the beach overlooking the sunset only to return to the privacy of your room where your personal butler has drawn a relaxing warm bath with rose petals & a bottle of champagne! 

The professional staff at Sandals offers endless on-site wedding options from small intimate gatherings such as the two individuals I watched wed on the beach alone early one morning to large lavish affairs surrounded by family & friends. On-site coordinators are there to assist couples with choosing a cake, picking flowers, hiring a photographer, arranging for a minister & most importantly to enjoy every detail of your perfect day! Sandals offers five exclusive designs by Martha Stewart Weddings that you can choose from which focus on different wedding themes ranging from chic and natural bamboo to my personal favorite seaside serenade consisting of light hues, soft linens & seashells. 

In closing, there are endless opportunities to make your stay special & unique… As I watched from my room on my final morning (as previously mentioned), a single couple so much in love stood together on the beach, a picturesque ceremony location to marry one another. I opened my window to witness this joyful occasion & just in time to see the officiant draw a heart in the sand & ask the couple to walk over & stand in the middle… The two followed his sermon as they held hands gazing into on another’s eyes & repeated each vow he said aloud while standing in the middle of the heart… I sat there & thought to myself, it does not get anymore perfect or romantic than that!

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Condé Nast’s 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards
October 15, 2010

                                                                     

 

I have some very exciting news to share! 

Condé Nast’s 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards have announced Sandals Royal Plantation and Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa as part of the Caribbean’s Top 30 Resorts. The Sandals Royal Plantation property has earned the honor of top resort in Jamaica as well as ranking 6 in the Caribbean category along with Sandals Whitehouse in position 15. 

Condé Nast Traveler’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards are “voted by the 26,000 most discerning travelers on earth.” 

Now why would you choose to go anywhere else other than to Sandals or Beaches Resorts?!  We continue to win these awards as we exceed all of our guests’ expectations and we truly are LUXURY INCLUDED! 

Cheers 

Gina

 

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Toy Drive
October 26, 2010

 

We are once again kicking off the Sandals Foundation Holiday Toy Drive to distribute new toys to needy children across the Caribbean in time for the Holidays! Last year, we were fortunate to deliver 10,000 toys to boys and girls and we're counting on your support to help us in this cause that is dear to all of our hearts!

This year, we are launching the Toy Drive early to give us plenty of time to go out to all potential donors and raise needed funds so we can buy even more toys than we did last year.                                    

Guests at any Sandals, Beaches or Grand Pineapple Beach Resort will be invited to bring an unwrapped toy when they travel to our resorts on vacation or you can travel lightly and donate at any revenue collection location on property.  On resort collections will be accepted through December 25th. 

Donations are much appreciated!


Cheers,

Gina

                                               

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