Amazing Dining Experience - Sandals Emerald Bay
April 9, 2010

It’s been two weeks that I have returned from Sandals Emerald Bay and I am still in “awe” of this resort. There are so many luxuries at this resort which put it in a league of its own.  One very important part of the “Luxury Included” vacation is the dining, Sandals Emerald Bay surpassed my expectations!!

Sandals Emerald Bay has five restaurants with influences ranging from the Mediterranean, France, United Kingdom and of course the Caribbean.  I have a very “picky” palate and I was in heaven with every meal that I had.

My background is Greek and I have to tell you that one night I had stuffed grape leaves and moussaka and it was just as delicious as my mothers. I have never had a traditional Greek meal in the Caribbean and the fact that they offered this on the menu really impressed me. 

I enjoyed all of my meals from breakfast to the late night snacks. I must admit that one of my favorite spots was the dessert bar which is located at the Il Cielo restaurant, I had the best tiramisu that I have ever tasted...Delicious!!

Every restaurant on this property is extraordinary!  The menu is compiled to tempt the most discerning palate.    

Wishing you all a great week!

Gina

Quote of the week:

“When one has tasted it he knows what the angels eat.” – Mark Twain

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SANDALS EMERALD BAY HOSTS ACCESS HOLLYWOOD
April 15, 2010

I’m so excited to share an article with you all from  “Sandals Says”. Enjoy!

 

Uniting for a good cause, celebrities showed their support for The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, during the 1stAnnual Sandals Celebrity Golf Tournament April 8 – 11 at the Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club at the all new Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas.  Hosted by Access Hollywood & Maria Menounos, the inaugural event garnered an impressive gathering of celebrities, including: TV personality Maria Menounos; The Bachelor’s newest husband-and-wife Jason & Molly Mesnick; Bravo’s hottest housewife Kelly Bensimon; 90210’s Tristan Wilds; Aimee Garcia; Desperate Housewives’ Jesse Metcalfe; Olympian Julia Mancuso; Antonio Sabato, Jr.; Roxy Olin; Brittany Snow; and Ryan Rottman.  

“We are thrilled to have launched the 1stAnnual Sandals Celebrity Golf Tournament at Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club, “said Sandals Resorts CEO, Adam  Stewart.  “I have never seen a golf course offer such dramatic vistas at every turn, Greg Norman did a truly masterful job of designing it. It was a pleasure for our celebrity guests to experience the course and our incredible new resort first-hand.”

The four-day Luxury Included® weekend tee-d off with a golf pairing cocktail party and chic poolside lounge party on Friday..  The main event began early Saturday morning, with a lavish al fresco breakfast, then the golf tournament at Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club, showcasing the oceanside 18-hole championship course designed by Greg Norman. The celeb-golfers finished the day with a Bahamian-themed beach party and decadent dessert buffet and awards ceremony.  

On Sunday, Sandals’ CEO Adam Stewart, Access Hollywood, Maria Menounos and Jason & Molly Mesnick headed out on an Island Routes excursion to visit the famous swimming pigs of the Exumas. Following the truly unique experience, Adam hosted the celebrity guests on his private boat for a final afternoon of leisure in the water’s surrounding the magnificent Sandals Emerald Bay.   

All celebrities received a Sandals Resorts gift bag filled with goodies, featuring amenity items from sponsors including:  Sandals Lifestyle, Vera Bradley, Scratch DJ Academy, TaylorMade, Dermalogica, Pirate’s Booty, Adidas, Greg Norman Collection, Stanley Tools, Barbara’s Way and American Airlines

Beyond the glitz and glamour, the 1stAnnual Sandals Celebrity Golf Tournament was held to benefit The Sandals Foundation, which recently celebrated its one year anniversary.  Guests of Sandals Emerald Bay who made a minimum donation to the Sandals Foundation received exclusive access to all of the weekend’s star-studded events and the opportunity to play with their favorite stars.  The Sandals Foundation seeks to harness the resources, talents, partnerships and awareness behind the Sandals Resorts brand to tackle a myriad of issues affecting the Caribbean under three broad headings: community, education, and environment.

After working on their swing, celebrities enjoyed Sandals Emerald Bay’s Luxury Included® amenities.  A 500-acre beachfront resort set on Great Exuma, one of the Bahamas’ most beautiful Out Islands, Sandals Emerald Bay is the fourteenth Sandals Resort and, expanding on the company’s Luxury Included® concept, the first to offer a championship, Greg Norman-designed golf course, world-class marina and professionally-trained butlers in all 183 plush rooms and suites.  The new Sandals Emerald Bay also features gourmet dining in a choice of five à la carte restaurants, premium brand wine and spirits, land and watersports, including scuba diving for certified divers, gratuities and airport transfers.  Additionally, the resort boasts an exclusive Red Lane® Spa, featuring 17 treatment rooms, offering premier services that embrace the best of the Caribbean region.

 

Wishing you all a great week!

Gina

Quote of the week:

“If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.”
St. Clement of Alexandra

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Sandals Resorts On Top Caribbean Spas List
April 22, 2010

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S READER’S POLL NAMES THREE SANDALS RESORTS ON TOP

CARIBBEANSPAS LIST

 

 

 

Featured in the April 2010 issue, Sandals Resorts was honored in the annual Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Poll with three resorts earning a spot in the Top 25 Caribbean Resort Spas list.  Sandals Grande Ocho Rios Beach & Villa Golf Resort (#13), Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa (#20) and Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa (#24) were all included in the prestigious directory. Each resort boasts a luxurious Red Lane® Spa, Sandals Resorts’ exclusive spa concept, famed for its use of botanical and indigenous ingredients to capture the true essence of the Caribbean. The Red Lane® Spa’s signature treatments offer one-of-a-kind experiences, including couples’ treatments performed in the spa’s “lovers’ sanctuary.” 

In celebration of these awards, Sandals Resorts has extended the booking window for the $250 Red Lane® Spa credit offer until May 20, 2010. Guests visiting Sandals Grande Ocho Rios, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa, Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island, Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa and Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island can receive a $250 Red Lane® Spa voucher for select travel dates through December 2011*. 

For more information and to find out the terms and conditions please contact 1-800-545-8283. 

Wishing you all a great week!

Gina 

Quote of the week: 

Pleasure in the job put perfection in the work.” - Aristotle

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Lady Sandals - Set To Sail The Canadian Waters
April 30, 2010

Lady Sandals, the yacht of our Chairman, Mr. Gordon “Butch” Stewart will be sailing in the Canadian waters.  The stunning 130 ft yacht will be stopping in select cities starting in May and we will have the opportunity to host our most loyal industry partners on this exclusive yacht. Lady Sandals will be making stops in Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto. For more information contact your local BDM.  

 

Hope to see you all there!!

Quote of the week:

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit. “ -

Aristotle                                     

                                                

 

 

 

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