5 Destinations You Should Consider for Spring Vacation 2020

The holidays are over, the New Year is in motion, and spring vacation is just around the corner! Whether it’s a traditional, tropical getaway you seek, or you’re finding yourself leaning toward a Spring Break full of snow, there’s no going wrong when you’re destined for one of these STA-approved travel destinations. Keep reading to find out why these are some of our favorite spots to spend Spring 2020! (more…)

Resort Spotlight: 5 Reasons Why We Love Finest Playa Mujeres, Mexico

Resort Spotlight: 5 Reasons Why We Love Finest Playa Mujeres, Mexico

Earlier this month, our founders, Mike and Lauren Kerbelis, had the chance to explore the award-winning Finest Playa Mujeres while attending an industry event in Mexico. Seizing the perfect opportunity to also reset and reconnect with one another, the pair shares their top 5 reasons why couples and families alike should pay a visit to this luxury resort in 2020. Keep reading to find out what sets Finest apart from their Cancun counterparts! (more…)

Sandals Grande St Lucian Review

Sandals Grande St Lucian Review

There’s no shortage of grandeur to be found at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian. Nestled on a picturesque peninsula between the Caribbean Sea and Rodney Bay, the exterior of this stunning Sandals property greets visitors with sweeping panoramas and lush volcanic vistas in every direction. Meanwhile, a variety of unique luxury villas and rooms means there’s also an ideal interior experience for every guest. (more…)

Renew Your Romance in Luxury at the Sandals Royal Plantation Resort

Renew Your Romance in Luxury at the Sandals Royal Plantation Resort

Renowned as the world’s luxury resort industry leaders, Sandals’ resorts offer travelers a consistent top-tier hospitality experience across the Caribbean’s best beaches. Even so, tucked between two private coves in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Sandals Royal Plantation differentiates itself from the rest of the resort line as an elite destination for couples seeking extra intimacy and exceptional service. Keep reading for our top five reasons why Sandals Royal Plantation should be at the top of your list for your next romantic holiday. (more…)

Southern Travel Insider Update: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Reopens for All Inclusive Family Fun!

Southern Travel Insider Update: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Reopens for All Inclusive Family Fun!

The highly anticipated reopening of Beaches Turks & Caicos resort comes this month after reports of permanent closure circulated throughout early 2019. Thankfully, vacationing families no longer need to worry — the world’s leading all inclusive family resort is set to reopen on October 15th and is here to stay! Our expert team of luxury travel advisors got the inside scoop on what travelers can expect from upcoming vacations at Beaches Turks & Caicos. (more…)

Sandals Grande Antigua Review

Sandals Grande Antigua Review

Consistently voted the world’s most romantic resort, the Sandals Grande Antigua is unparalleled when it comes to catering for couples. Whether you’re craving a getaway to help celebrate a special occasion or simply rekindle some romance, the Grande Antigua all inclusive resort delivers intimacy and allure around every corner. (more…)

Melissa and Tripp’s 16-Year Wedding Anniversary Celebration at Sandals South Coast in Jamaica

Melissa and Tripp’s 16-Year Wedding Anniversary Celebration at Sandals South Coast in Jamaica

The Southern Travel Agency team collaborated in July to send our friends Melissa and Tripp on a trip to celebrate her 40th birthday and 16 years of marriage. We were pretty sure we knew just the place when they said they wanted somewhere quiet, warm, and carefree to relax and reflect on those special years. The all new Sandals South Coast in Jamaica is the ideal combination of European civility in an all-beachfront all-inclusive resort. (more…)

Sandals Negril Review

Sandals Negril Review

Located along Jamaica’s famous 7-Mile Beach, Sandals Negril is one of our top recommended destinations for couples who desire both relaxation and recreation on their holiday. While the high energy of buzzing nearby nightlife and tourist attractions is easily accessible to guests, this all inclusive resort itself remains an undisturbed repose, embodying the laid-back vibe that characterizes Jamaica. Find our full Sandals Negril review below. (more…)

The Schilers 6 Takeover All Inclusive Sandals Royal Barbados Resort

The Schilers 6 Takeover All Inclusive Sandals Royal Barbados Resort

This April, Southern Travel Agency had the pleasure of sending three couples to the all inclusive Sandals Royal Barbados resort for an unforgettable vacation. A lively group that has been taking annual vacations together for the last ten years, Charles and Pamela Schader, Brett and Brenda Giles, and Scott and Donna Byers bring the fun with them wherever they go under the combined pseudonym, The Schilers. Their vacation philosophy? Experience as much as you can through every moment of your holiday, no matter the circumstances, from takeoff to touchdown. With high spirits, a create-your-own-adventure attitude, and entertaining improvisational skills, find out how their infectious energy spread throughout the resort and even had some additional guests joining in on the fun! (more…)

Sandals Royal Barbados Review

Sandals Royal Barbados Review

The newest property of the Sandals resort line, the Royal Barbados resort is currently the only luxury all inclusive resort to feature all-suite accommodations and is home to a number of innovative “firsts” for the world-renowned company. Premiering features include Sandals’ first rooftop pool and bar, a 4-lane bowling alley known as Lovers Lanes, a craft beer bar, gourmet donut shop, and the debut of 2 new globally-inspired restaurant concepts. Additionally, signature Tranquility Soaking Tubs™ adorn every balcony of this all-suite resort, ensuring every guest has the chance to experience Sandals resorts’ reimagined luxury tubs. (more…)

Sandals Emerald Bay Review

Sandals Emerald Bay Review

Relaxation and recreation come together effortlessly in one idyllic resort at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort. Situated on a pristine mile-long Bahamian beach, the location itself provides couples ample opportunity to enjoy both adventure and leisure activity. Whether you prefer soaking up the sun or going beneath the surface to snorkel some of the Bahamas’ most vibrant coral reefs, there’s something for everyone at this Sandals property. (more…)

Sandals Montego Bay Review

Sandals Montego Bay Review

As the premier property of the Sandals resort line, Montego Bay has been a favorite destination for Southern Travel Agency staff and the couples we service since its innovative beginning in 1981. Today, vacationers at the venue where Sandals pioneered and evolved the concept for their world-renowned all-inclusive resorts can easily see why the company continues to lead the luxury travel industry. (more…)

Sandals Royal Caribbean Review

Sandals Royal Caribbean Review

No Sandals resort gives guests the royal treatment quite like the Sandals Royal Caribbean. The crown jewel of Jamaica’s romance resort scene, the allure of this award-winning property lies in its lavish attention to detail. From being greeted at the airport with a private BMW to lounging on the resort’s very own private island, every moment of our stay at Royal Caribbean resort was truly fit for a king. (more…)

Sandals Barbados Review

Sandals Barbados Review

A quintessential seaside sanctuary, the Sandals Barbados all inclusive resort is one of our top recommended resorts for couples seeking a tropical escape. Featuring a number of beachfront restaurants with panoramic ocean views, the spacious resort floor plan and innovative design elements flawlessly showcase the natural beauty of St. Lawrence Gap’s Dover Beach. (more…)

Top 5 Sandals Resorts to Consider for Your Next Vacation

Top 5 Sandals Resorts to Consider for Your Next Vacation

When it comes to luxury resorts, few resort brands have been able to achieve the reputation of quality that the Sandals resort name elicits. A World Travel Award winner for 23 years in a row, Sandals Resorts International is recognized worldwide as a leader in the hospitality industry, famed for their all inclusive luxury resorts dispersed across the Caribbean. (more…)

Sandals Montego Bay: New Experiences in a Classic Luxury Resort

Sandals Montego Bay: New Experiences in a Classic Luxury Resort

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…)

Destination Wedding at Sandals Emerald Bay: An Elegant and Utterly Stress-Free Affair

Destination Wedding at Sandals Emerald Bay: An Elegant and Utterly Stress-Free Affair

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…)

Sandals Royal Barbados: The Newest Stunning Sandals Resort

Sandals Royal Barbados: The Newest Stunning Sandals Resort

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…)

Sandals South Coast: A Reimagined Luxury Escape in Breathtaking Jamaica

couple walking on the pier at the Sandals South Coast luxury resort in Jamaica, luxury vacations with Southern Travel Agency Augusta, GA

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.

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