June 6, 2011


Sandals Resorts, in conjunction with The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), has launched Reading Road Trip, the resort company’s first official voluntourism program. Reading Road Trip is a volunteer literacy program aimed at improving listening, reading and comprehension skills of local children between the ages of 5 and 7 and expands on programming developed by the Sandals Foundation through their school adoption policy.  Available to all guests of Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts ages 8 and up, Reading Road Trip is a two-hour program that takes guests into the community to one of the Foundation’s participating adopted basic and primary schools in Saint Lucia, Antigua, the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos or Jamaica to engage small groups of children in active reading strategies. Staff will be on hand to guide participants on how to engage and encourage children. 

“The chance to ‘give back’ has been a customer request for some time, so we are thrilled to finally be able to offer our guests the opportunity to take part in the work we consider so vitally important,” said Sandals Resorts International CEO and Sandals Foundation President, Adam Stewart.  

Reading Road Trip is offered every Thursday from 9am until 11am when schools are in session, September through mid-June.  The cost is US$20 per person, which covers round-trip transportation and all supplies.  Children 8-12 can participate at no cost and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring along a favorite new or gently-used book to donate to the library of the school they visit.


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June 13, 2011

Situated on some of the Caribbean’s most pristine beaches, Sandals Resorts has earned a worldwide reputation for providing two people in love with an unforgettably romantic vacation experience. Tailored exclusively for honeymooners, Sandals Resorts is proud to offer packages that will further enhance the Luxury Included® getaway to select properties in Saint Lucia, the Bahamas, Jamaica and Antigua. Whether couples wish to dine by candle-light with a four-course dinner for two on the beach or celebrate their love with in-room champagne upon arrival, Sandals Resorts offers guests everything they need to make their honeymoon a memorable affair.

“Each new honeymoon package was developed with our customers in mind, highlighting the beauty of the Caribbean and the luxury of Sandals Resorts, while keeping each moment intimate and memorable,” says Marsha-Ann Brown, Sandals Resorts’ Director of Romance. “Sandals Resorts is always honored to be a part of any romantic celebration, and we are truly delighted to introduce these three new honeymoon packages to our newlywed clientele.”

Three new romantic honeymoon packages include: 

The Perfect Package

The complimentary Perfect Package is an ideal way for newlyweds to embark on their new life together. Special touches include:

  • Chilled sparkling wine awaiting in-room upon arrival
  • Breakfast in bed the morning after arrival, served alongside fresh flowers
  • Rose petals sprinkled across the bed upon turndown


The Perfect Package is complimentary and available at all Sandals Resorts. To qualify for The Perfect Package, couples must check-in online prior to travel, and provide a copy of their marriage certificate within 30 days of travel.


Sandals Luxury Package
Guests in Saint Lucia and the Bahamas will experience high-style indulgence with the Sandals Luxury Package, which includes a personal butler trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers for the day. The elegant package also includes:

  • Personalized Butler Service for an entire day
  • Private four-course candlelit dinner for two in the courtyard with personalized menus and custom wine pairing
  • In-room couples massage – 50 minutes
  • Dinner at Gordon’s on the Pier, Sandals’ exclusive award-winning restaurant  
  • One-day poolside chair reservation complete with beverages and snacks
  • Private sunset photo session on the beach
  • Private transfer from the airport
  • Personalized robes shipped directly to the couples’ home address post-travel


The Luxury Package is priced at $1,500.00 and does not include accommodation. The Luxury Package is available at all Saint Lucia properties and at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island.

Sandals Romance Package

The minute honeymooners land at the airport, the ultimate romantic escape awaits with the Sandals Romance Package, which includes:

  • Chauffeur and a private car stocked with fresh fruit, champagne and chocolate awaiting at the airport
  • Breakfast in bed
  • Rose petal bath prepared for two
  • Private couple’s massage lesson at the Red Lane® Spa
  • Couples Champagne massage spa treatment – 50 minutes
  • Private four-course, candlelit dinner on the beach
  • Picnic for two “Me and My Honey Journal” – Scrapbook and Honeymoon photo session
  • Romantic Sunset Cruise*
  • One complimentary 5 x 7 honeymoon photograph


The Romance Package is priced at $1,800.00 and does not include accommodations and is not available at Sandals Emerald Bay.


For complete details on our customizable Honeymoon packages, visit or call 1-800-545-8283.




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June 23, 2011

Golf enthusiasts visiting Sandals Resorts’ newest gem in the Out Islands of the Bahamas, Sandals Emerald Bay, can get into the swing of things with the announcement of a $185 golf credit for guests staying a minimum of six nights in one of the resort’s Seaside Villa Suites.  The golf credit is applicable towards green fees, carts and club rentals at the award-winning Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club. To receive this exclusive offer, guests must book by June 30, 2011 and travel by December 27, 2012.*

Best of all, the new golf credit can be applied to the three- and seven-day Unlimited Golf promotion at Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club. Prices for the three-day unlimited golf offer begin at $299 per person and include unlimited playing time at the 18-hole Greg Norman Championship Course, all green fees, a cart and a special savings of 15 percent off merchandise at the Golf Pro Shop.  The price for three-day unlimited golf with club rental is $399 per person. Golfers can extend the unlimited passes to seven days for $449 per person; $549 per person, with club rental. Guests who book unlimited golf with club rental will also receive two sleeves of balls on their first day of play. Golfers can book this exclusive “Unlimited Golf” deal now through July 31, 2011 and travel by August 1, 2011.

Guests who partake in either promotion will experience the recently renovated 7,001 yard, par-72 championship course, which includes a new state-of-the-art irrigation system, reshaped and edged bunkers, new bunker drainage, major landscaping improvements and new maintenance equipment to ensure that the course is in pristine condition for the resort guests. The oceanside course continues to impress even the most esteemed players with stunning seaside views, environmentally-friendly facets and lush vegetation. Before or after hitting the links, players can venture into the Shark Shack, the club’s new casual golf lounge featuring drinks, games and an outdoor deck.

Recently celebrating its one year anniversary, the Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club is a part of the luxurious Sandals Emerald Bay, set on a mile-stretch of white sand beach in Great Exuma, Bahamas. The resort recently welcomed a brand new Café de Paris, serving delectable crepes, pastries and coffees, and an expanded outdoor dining deck at Dino’s Pizzeria.  Sandals Emerald Bay will soon debut an additional gourmet dining option, La Parisenne, a French brasserie, plus an additional 66 luxurious rooms.

For more details, visit  or 1-800-545-8283.

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