November 11, 2011

~ Sandals’ newest Luxury Included® Resort Honored as One of the Best Hotels in the World in 2011 ~


Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas has been recognized as a 2011 Fodor’s 100 Hotel award winner by Fodor’s, the leading name in travel guides. This honorable award distinguishes the Sandals Emerald Bay property as an outstanding resort in the opinion of Fodor’s editors and travel experts.

The resort has been specially recognized in the new “Most Trusted Brand” category, an honor reserved for the most stand-out resorts among familiar and trusted brands. This novel category highlights world-class international hotel chains, noted for their superior amenities including exceptional cuisine, lavish spas and remarkable design.  

Each year, editors at Fodor’s travel the globe in search of fabulous new locations and lodgings. The prestigious award given to Sandals Emerald Bay is a true testament to the consistent standards of excellence displayed by the Luxury Included® resort chain for two people in love. As a 2011 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award-winning property, Sandals Emerald Bay will be featured on and celebrated at the announcement event in New York City.  A complete list of all 100 selected hotels is available at

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November 21, 2011




The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International is proud to partner with Hasbro, Inc., one of the world’s leading toy manufacturers and valued partner for Beaches Resorts, for their annual Holiday Toy Drive, delivering toys and smiles to underprivileged boys and girls throughout the Caribbean this holiday season. Bringing the “gift of play” to underserved children in community centers, orphanages, adopted schools and children’s homes across five islands, Hasbro, Inc. and The Sandals Foundation have launched this year’s Holiday Triple “Play” campaign. With any donation of $10 or more to the Sandals Foundation Holiday Triple “Play” Toy Drive, Sandals Resorts International will match this financial contribution and Hasbro will also donate a toy – growing the gifting three-fold. Additionally, the funds raised this year will go to purchase brand new toys from Hasbro at reduced prices for children in the communities.

Founder and President of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Adam Stewart, stated “We are so blown away by the generosity of Hasbro in working with us on this year's Holiday Toy Drive.  You couldn't ask for a better, truer partner when it comes to reaching children in need and making their wishes come true.  Because of their commitment to this program, together, we will be able to provide brand new toys making it an unbelievable Christmas for thousands of undeserved boys and girls living in the Caribbean.”

The Holiday Toy Drive plans to reach a quota of 10,000 new toys to be delivered to impoverished children across the Caribbean where the Sandals Foundation actively engages in bettering the lives of less fortunate communities. The toys are sure warm the hearts of the many families facing financial hardship this year.

To participate in the Holiday Triple Play Toy Drive, log on to to make a tax deductible contribution or mail a check or gift card in the amount of your choice, to: Holiday Toy Drive, c/o Unique Vacations Inc., 4950 S.W. 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33155 by December 15, 2011.

The Sandals Foundation is 501 (c) (3) a nonprofit organization rooted in three decades of community service and has helped change the lives of thousands and continues to make the region a better place every day. The Foundation’s mission is to harness the resources, talents, partnerships and awareness behind the Sandals Resorts International’s brands to tackle a myriad of issues affecting the Caribbean under three broad headings: community, education and the environment.



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Girls Getaway Packages
November 29, 2011

Due to popular demand, Beaches Resorts once again is offering their ever-popular B.F.F. Girls Getaway package for two different travel dates in 2012, from April 26-30 and October 18-22, 2012.

On the heels of the most successful B.F.F. event to date, the Luxury Included® resorts for everyone will once again offer this package for ladies looking to relax and enjoy a fabulous four-night vacation getaway at the beautiful Beaches Turks & Caicos Resorts Villages & Spa in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos.

This past October, 141 BFFs enjoyed skincare classes, a beach-bonfire PJ party, a private catamaran cruise, a jewelry & champagne soirée, beach yoga, self-discovery sessions, and more. As a part of the B.F.F. Girls Getaway Package, these lucky ladies also received a $200 Red Land Spa credit, a 10% at all gift shops, a free 5x7 picture, and a welcome goody bag, compliments of Beaches Resorts as well as participating sponsors including, the leading publisher of women's fiction, Harlequin Enterprises Limited, yogaspirit® studios, Boys Before Business: The Single Girls Guide to Having It All, Colombian Emeralds® International, FitPregnancy magazine, SHAPE magazine, NaturalHealth magazine, Dermalogica® skincare and Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours.

The B.F.F Girls Getaway Package offers the perfect way for girlfriends of all ages to enjoy some quality bonding time and fun in the sun, whether for a birthday celebration, bachelorette getaway, mother-daughter vacation or just a Caribbean escape with friends!

For more information visit or call 1-800-545-8283.

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