Amidst a busy and bustling holiday season, Southern Travel Agency’s founders Mike and Lauren Kerbelis recently took advantage of a quick window of downtime by retreating to Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica. Built in 1981, this flagship location of the Sandals company also once served as the luxurious destination of Mike and Lauren’s honeymoon! (more…)
The Southern Travel Agency team recently had the pleasure of planning a very special travel experience — the destination wedding at Sandals Emerald Bay for Matt, our founder Mike and Lauren’s eldest son! Matt wed his beautiful bride Kyndall at the stunning resort, and it’s safe to say they had a blast. We talked with Kyndall and Matt about why they chose this Sandals resort, what their wedding day was like, and what honeymoon moments they’ll never forget. Read on for Matt and Kyndall’s love story, more destination wedding at Sandals Emerald Bay photos, and an insider look at this top-notch resort. (more…)
Sugar white sand beaches that stretch on for miles. Inventive cocktails sipped on the rooftop bar. A professionally trained butler delivering your favorite drink while you lounge poolside. Welcome to the all new Sandals Royal Barbados resort, in stunning St. Lawrence Gap. As the newest resort in the Sandals brand, Sandals Royal Barbados boasts some incredible features and upgraded services. If you’re looking for a luxury all inclusive adults-only escape in one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, you’ve found what you’re looking for with this very special resort. (more…)
Formerly known as Sandals Whitehouse, Sandals South Coast resort in Whitehouse, Jamaica, represents a totally new world of paradise: All-new Over-The-Water Bungalows, an overwater bar, and a romantic Over-The-Water Chapel Sandals South Coast is an exceptional property, even among the other jewels of the Caribbean, and perfect for your destination wedding or as luxurious honeymoon resort.
It’s the romantic escape you’ve been dreaming of for ages. Imagine long walks down stunning white sand beaches, a celebratory bottle of champagne welcoming you in your suite, and a private plunge pool beckoning you right outside your bedroom, where you can watch the sun sink into the sea alone together at last. That’s the kind of experience you deserve on your honeymoon! And that’s exactly what you’ll receive when you choose to host your special romantic getaway at one of the best honeymoon resorts in the world. Before you choose your honeymoon resort, though, be sure to think about the following considerations. Then, check out our picks for five of the best honeymoon resorts for the ultimate romantic escape!
You know you want to tie the knot with your beau in pure paradise. You yearn to feel the ocean breeze blow back your veil as he slips the ring on your finger, a brilliant turquoise sea providing the breathtaking backdrop behind you. And you want to do it all surrounded by your closest family and friends.The only problem? You just don’t know which of the best destination wedding resorts will work for your dream wedding! Ask yourself these four questions to narrow down your options — plus check out our expert picks for five of the best destination wedding resorts!
Our clients Ginger and Alan journeyed to the breathtaking Hermitage Bay resort for an intimate Antigua destination wedding. Here are the newlyweds’ thoughts on their classic Caribbean beach wedding, why they opted for a “just-for-two” ceremony, and how Hermitage Bay went above and beyond to make their big day extra special.
Our clients Colleen and her husband Wil celebrated their destination wedding at Beaches Turks and Caicos. It was an experience the couple and their lucky guests won’t forget!
Below, Colleen shares her perspective on destination weddings (and specifically the Beaches Turks and Caicos resort) — read on to see if an experience like this might work for you or a loved one with upcoming nuptials:
Mike and Lauren Kerbelis, luxury travel advisors at Southern Travel Agency in Augusta, Georgia, share their romantic travel insider tips and best romantic dream destinations. Here they are at the luxury Sandals Emerald Bay resort, their favorite romantic escape destination. While red roses and a box of chocolates is the old standby, we know that “romance” means something different for everyone. So don’t fall into the trap of thinking you have to take a typical romantic vacation to see the sparks fly with your partner! (more…)
Did you ring in the holidays with a brand new ring? We know lots of couples get engaged around the holidays. After all of the celebrations and engagement announcements, it’s time for the real fun to start … planning your dream honeymoon! If you’re looking for the best all inclusive adults only honeymoon resorts — without having to travel halfway around the world to get there — this list is for you. (more…)
Nothing builds bonds and brings people closer together quite like travel. That’s why groups love to travel together! Whether you’re planning a big family trip, a tropical getaway for your destination wedding, or a rewarding vacation for your best employees, group travel is guaranteed to leave its mark in the best kind of way. You and your fellow travelers will make lasting memories together in absolutely spellbinding destinations — memories you can reminisce about together for years to come. But how do you choose the perfect vacation type for your group? Some types of vacations are better suited to group travel than others. We’ve picked our four favorite vacation types that make planning a breeze for group travel:
If you’re after a sophisticated and stylish Caribbean getaway, you can’t do better than Couples Negril Jamaica. Chic design touches abound, marrying the the elegant and the eclectic. Get swept away in the romance of the resort’s 18 acres of all-inclusive luxury, where you and your beau can explore the white sand paradise of Jamaica. Beyond the natural beauty, Couples Negril Jamaica offers incredible inclusions and accommodations that make for a world-class stay. Here are our top five favorite things about this stunning resort:
From early morning school drop offs to harried homework sessions each afternoon — by the time your kids’ spring break comes around, you’re ready for a break too! That’s why Southern Travel Agency loves planning spring break trips that include a little luxury and to introduce the best luxury all inclusive resorts for families to you.
It’s an amazing chance to relax and unwind together as a family.
Are you making your must-visit travel list for the new year? From quaint, cobblestone-streets in Europe to sun-soaked beaches in the Caribbean, there are so many wonderful places to explore. That can make narrowing down your list a tough job! Luckily, our travel experts here at Southern Travel Agency are ready to help. Whether you’re looking for a romantic just-for-two escape or a heart-pumping adventure through breathtaking wilderness, you’ll love our picks for the top travel destinations 2018. (more…)
A honeymoon in pure paradise. An exotic destination wedding, surrounded by your closest loved ones. An anniversary getaway that brings you closer than ever. No matter the reason for your amorous escape, you deserve to celebrate it at one of the most romantic all inclusive resorts in the world. At these all inclusive resorts, your every whim and wish is granted. That means you can relax with your beau and enjoy a slice of tropical heaven. Check out our picks for the top 10 most romantic all inclusive resorts, below:
Pure Sophistication and a Pristine Island Paradise: Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Spa and Tennis Resort at the Great Exuma, Bahamas
Head to the exotic Bahamian Out Islands to experience true luxury at Sandals Emerald Bay.
Pair the easy-going rhythms of Bahamian life with a private romantic escape at a luxury Sandals property that pulls out all the stops. One of the most beautiful all inclusive resorts adults only, Sandals Emerald Bay resort is designed to ensure you’ll feel like you’re the only ones there. Their service reigns supreme and elegant villas and Bahamian-style architecture transport you to another place and time.
There’s just nothing like the Beaches Turks and Caicos all inclusive family resorts. These all inclusive family resorts have it all, from spacious family suites to grand, refreshing pools. And don’t forget the world-class beaches of the island, which lead into some of the clearest water found in the Caribbean. Beaches Turks and Caicos resorts boasts five elegant villages with luxury accommodations to choose from. Two, though, we think are particularly suited to families in search of an incredible island getaway: the Italian Village and the Caribbean Village. Read on to discover what makes these two Beaches Turks and Caicos villages so special:
Our clients love Sandals resorts for a reason. Like you can see in the latest Sandals resort news, they’re truly all inclusive resorts that put the focus on creating utterly romantic experiences in some of the most breathtaking tropical locales in the world.
True to its innovating ways, Sandals Resorts International has made a host of big announcements about upcoming projects and changes we want you to know about. Read on to find out which resorts are re-opening after major facelifts and where Sandals plans to open its newest resorts for both adults and families, including the cutting-edge amenities you can expect. This new will influence where you’ll want to vacation with Sandals next! Here’s what’s new at Sandals right now:
What is it like to stay at one of the world’s most romantic resorts — a magical property that has the accolades to prove it? Located on Antigua’s softest beach, Sandals Grande Antigua invites you to kick back and stay awhile — and reconnect with your loved one in the process. This charming seaside garden oasis is full of magical discoveries: Oceanfront villas, Mediterranean-inspired suites, and old world European glamour. We send our clients to Sandals Grande Antigua when they’re yearning for the romantic vacation of a lifetime. Discover what it’s like to stay at this five-star resort, voted the “World’s Most Romantic” year after year.
As Jamaica’s most alluring retreat, the Sandals Royal Caribbean resort takes you to opposite sides of the world. From its regal British Manor — and mannerisms — to the mysterious Orient on a private offshore island minutes from the resort, you get to experience the best of both worlds.
Set along a pristine ribbon of beach in Montego Bay, the resort’s elegant British accent begins with a proper arrival through a grand port cochere. Continue on to a noble Georgian-style Great House surrounded by tropical gardens.
This is where the highbrow side of you will enjoy continental breakfast in bed and afternoon tea. High tea to exotic Thai in old world Jamaica … the Sandals Royal Caribbean luxury resort gives you several exotic vacation packages for the price of one.