Romantic Saint Lucia
September 1, 2011

View from the Millionaire suite


Saint Lucia is one of the most beautiful Caribbean islands I have ever seen, it is lush, mountainous and it is surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean Sea, in my opinion it is picture perfect.

One of the most romantic and impressive suites on this island are the "Millionaire Suites" which are located at Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa on the upper levels of the Sunset Bluff,  which is 150 feet above sea level. As soon as I stepped into this suite my jaw dropped, I then saw the 180 - degree views and I was left speechless! These suites are perfect for romance as it gives couples complete privacy along with the most incredible views of the Caribbean; all of these suites feature a private pool and whirlpool on the terrace, guests also receive private car airport transfers along with butler service for their stay; luxury at its finest!!



pool - millionaires suite

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September 9, 2011

Sandals Resorts has announced its sixth finalist in the company’s Greatest Love Story Video Contest, a worldwide search to find the most romantic, inspirational and unique tale of love.  The lucky couple this month is Laura and Mark of Norman, Oklahoma.


Mark and Laura were brought together by their mutual passion for making a difference. They first met while protesting a hold on a Senate bill to end a war in Africa and rescue its child soldiers. They spent eleven nights in the cold until the bill was passed. Soon after developing a serious relationship, Mark was awarded his dream job making documentaries in Africa. For ten months, they emailed and video chatted, and Laura eventually made a trip out to visit. Once Mark’s project abroad was complete, he organized a surprise trip to New York City on July 4th to propose to Laura as fireworks glowed in the distance.

As a finalist in the Greatest Love Story Contest, the Oklahoma couple are eligible to become the grand prize winning couple of an eight-day / seven-night Luxury Included® Vacation to Sandals Montego Bay plus more, or as a runner-up receive a four-day / three-night Luxury Included® vacation land package for two to any Sandals Resort, located in Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Antigua, and The Bahamas.

The Sandals Greatest Love Story Video Contest coincides with the 30th anniversary of Sandals Resorts, strengthening the company’s status as the authority on romantic getaways and will culminate with an announcement of the grand prize and six runner-up winners on October 15, 2011. The public still has the opportunity to vote for the seventh / “popular vote” finalist by voting online until September 15, 2011 for their favorite video.  Videos that were chosen each month are eligible for either the contest’s grand prize or runner-up prizes.  The couple whose story is considered by Sandals Resorts to be the most compelling will be swept away for an eight-day / seven-night Luxury Included® vacation to Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica, the company’s very first resort, and will be invited to attend the company’s exclusive 30th Anniversary Celebration. The couple will stay in one of the resort’s luxurious, butler-serviced Love Nest Suites, complete with round-trip airline tickets and private luxury airport transfers.  In addition, the grand prize winning couple will be treated to a Beautiful Beginnings-themed Sandals Wedding by Martha Stewart™ or a complimentary vow renewal ceremony and receive a signature West Indian Couples massage at the award-winning, Caribbean-inspired Red Lane® Spa plus a Catamaran Cruise from Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours. 

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September 19, 2011


Avid golfers will delight in Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas’ exclusive new unlimited golf promotion, available for guests staying in a Butler room category for a minimum four-night stay. Qualified bookings will receive free unlimited rounds of golf at the Greg Norman-designed Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club now through October 27, 2011, for travel through October 31, 2012.  

Guests will experience the recently renovated 7,001 yard, par-72 Greg Norman Championship golf 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. 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.

In order to participate in this promotion, a tee time is mandatory and based on availability, and must be booked at the Golf Shop between the hours of 8am – 5pm daily. This promotion is available per person, per room and is non-transferable between persons in the room or to other guests. Use of golf carts and clubs are available at additional costs.

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. In addition to the exclusive golf promotion, guests will experience all that embodies a Luxury Included® Vacation including fine dining options at seven restaurants, premium brand wines and spirits such as wines by Beringer Vineyards and El Dorado Rum, endless land and watersports including scuba diving for certified divers, nightly entertainment, airport transfers and all resort taxes and fees.

Guests staying in a Concierge room category may also enjoy unlimited golf  by purchasing online or on-property in the Golf Shop. For more promotion details, including rules and restrictions, visit or call 1-800-545.8283.

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September 26, 2011


Guests who book a stay at Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa in Westmoreland, Jamaica, or Sandals Halcyon Beach in Castries, Saint Lucia, have a good reason to dust off their cowboy hats with the complimentary Island Routes Horseback Riding Adventure offer. To qualify for this special tour, guests must book a minimum six-night stay in select room categories* between now and October 20, 2011 for travel through December 31, 2012. The offer is combinable with current promotions which include free night sales, up to 65% off and the exclusive “Companion Flies Free” offer.

Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours, the World’s Leading Caribbean Attraction Company, offers some of the most authentic and inspiring Caribbean-based tours and the Horseback Riding excursion is no exception. Guests will explore the lush local topography with an experienced Island Routes tour guide on this enchanting tour that even brings them right into the water for a refreshing – and exhilarating – ride of their life. Guests of Sandals Whitehouse will enjoy Island Routes Horseback Riding in Paradise Tour while guests of Sandals Halcyon will partake in Island Routes Horseback Ride 'n' Swim Saint Lucia.

As with all Luxury Included® Vacations, a stay at Sandals Resorts offers more quality inclusions than any other resorts on the planet with superior accommodations, endless gourmet dining options, unlimited premium brand wine and spirits, nightly entertainment, watersports including snorkeling and scuba diving for certified divers and a myriad of other exclusive amenities.

To redeem this complimentary horseback ride, guests must visit the Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours desk upon arrival.  For more promotion details, or to book your Luxury Included® Vacation today, please visit or call 1-800-SANDALS.

*Valid for new bookings of six nights or longer in a concierge room or higher at Sandals Whitehouse, or in a premium room or higher at Sandals Halcyon for bookings made by October 20, 2011 and travel between now and December 31, 2012.  Other restrictions apply, please see for full promotion details



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September 30, 2011

Sandals Resorts International is proud to announce that its very own Culinary Ambassador, Chef Walter Staib, received a third Emmy Award for his television cooking series A Taste of History® during the prestigious 29th Annual Emmy® Awards held in Philadelphia. The second season of the show won Best Historic/Cultural Program or Special, while in its first season, Emmy® Awards went to Chef Staib and James Davey for “On-Camera Talent – Program Host/Moderator” and “Director” respectively.

Chef Staib combined his passions for history and Caribbean cooking for seasons two and three of A Taste of History®, by filming in Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Antigua and The Bahamas to share the story of the influence that the West Indies had on Colonial culture and dining.

His love affair with Caribbean cuisine began in the 1970’s as he completed major food and beverage projects on the French side of Saint Martin and in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Studying intensely under Jamaican cooks in jerk huts, food stalls at Faith’s Pen, in the Blue Mountains as well as in local markets, fruit and spice orchards, molasses, rum and coffee plantations, Staib became a veritable authority on Jamaican delicacies and dishes.

Chef Staib also founded the Caribbean Culinary Federation, bringing authentic and delicious Caribbean flavors to the various restaurants and menus throughout all Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts. As the Sandals Culinary Ambassador, he ensures guests experience top-notch dishes, ranging from genuine Caribbean cuisine to Asian and Italian cuisine.

To taste Chef Staib’s culinary creations at Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, or to book your Luxury Included® Vacation today, please contact your travel agent or call 1-800-545-8283. 

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