by Michael Kerbelis | Dec 19, 2019 | Adults Only, Advice, Anniversaries, Couples, Resorts, Romantic, Sandals
It’s no secret that here at Southern Travel Agency, we love love. Whether it’s arranging an intimate evening spent under the stars or organizing a new experience to inspire growth and adventure, we love creating magical moments that give couples the chance to reconnect and rekindle romance. In 2019, we were fortunate to do that for so many of our wonderful clients — and according to you, these were the top 5 destinations for a romantic getaway. (more…)
by Michael Kerbelis | Sep 30, 2019 | Adults Only, Advice, All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Caribbean, Couples, Honeymoons, Jamaica, Negril, Resorts, Reviews, Romantic, Weddings
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…)
by Michael Kerbelis | Sep 4, 2019 | Adults Only, Advice, All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Caribbean, Couples, Honeymoons, Jamaica, Negril, Resorts, Reviews, Romantic, Weddings
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…)
by Michael Kerbelis | Jan 30, 2019 | Adventure, Advice, Anniversaries, Couples
Whether you have a honeymoon, anniversary, destination wedding, or simply an adults-only holiday on the horizon, a vacation planner is the ultimate must-have while planning any romantic getaway. More than just an automated website with finite, inside-the-box options, a vacation planner is a real person who can truly tailor experiences while turning your dream vacation into a tangible reality. Read on to find out some of the many ways our expert travel planners can bring value to your vacation! (more…)
by Michael Kerbelis | Dec 21, 2018 | All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Honeymoons, Resorts, Sandals, Weddings
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…)
by Michael Kerbelis | Apr 28, 2018 | Anniversaries, Couples, Cruises, Europe, France
Our clients Jeffrey and Kathleen Gingera recently packed their bags and jetted off to France — their dream destination — to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. We caught up with Jeffrey and Kathleen to learn more about their France trip, including an exciting cruise trip and city activities that are absolute must-dos, and what they would choose to pass on if they could do it all again:
by Michael Kerbelis | Mar 1, 2018 | Adults Only, All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Couples, Honeymoons, Jamaica, Sandals, Weddings
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.
by Michael Kerbelis | Jan 8, 2018 | All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Couples, Honeymoons, Negril, Resorts, Weddings
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:
by Michael Kerbelis | Dec 7, 2017 | All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Beaches, Caribbean, Couples, Honeymoons, Jamaica, Resorts, Romantic, Sandals, Turks and Caicos
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:
by Michael Kerbelis | Oct 1, 2017 | All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Couples, Honeymoons, Resorts, Sandals
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.
by Michael Kerbelis | Aug 1, 2017 | Adults Only, All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Caribbean, Honeymoons, Jamaica, Romantic, Sandals, Vacations, Weddings
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.
by Michael Kerbelis | Jul 16, 2017 | All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Honeymoons, Sandals, Weddings
Sandals Grande St Lucian’s only resort cradled on both sides by the majestic Atlantic Ocean, Sandals Grande St Lucian’s sheltered mile-long beachfront is home to the calmest waters in all of St Lucia. Loyal guests often describe this Sandals gem as the “closest vacation to a picture postcard” with its awe-inspiring panoramic views of historic Ft. Rodney and volcanic mountains rising from azure waters. The grande three-story lobby is reminiscent of a British palace and the gathering place for cocktails and tantalizing afternoon buffets accompanied by the soothing sounds of a grande pianist.
by Michael Kerbelis | May 15, 2017 | Adults Only, All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Caribbean, Couples, Honeymoons, Resorts, Sandals, Weddings
Discover the undiscovered. Journey to a forgotten Jamaica where the natural beauty is simply unforgettable. Within a 500-acre wilderness preserve, blue mountains, lush palm groves, pristine coastlines and shimmering turquoise waters create an unbelievable backdrop for a monumental luxury resort. Sandals Whitehouse — now known as Sandals South Coast Jamaica — perfectly blends the exotic allure of the Caribbean with the refined elegance of Europe.
by Michael Kerbelis | May 13, 2017 | Adults Only, All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Bahama, Couples, Groups, Honeymoons, Resorts, Romantic, Sandals
Have you ever had a travel experience that absolutely exceeded every one of your expectations? My wife Lauren and I had such an experience recently, at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort in the Exumas, Bahamas. While we were only there for a few days, I think we’d both agree that it was one of the best vacations we’ve taken together.
That’s why I wanted to use the space in this blog post to share our experience with our readers. We had too much fun not to share!
Read on to get the inside scoop on what made this luxury resort so special to us.
by Michael Kerbelis | May 4, 2017 | Adults Only, All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Couples, Honeymoons, Resorts, Sandals
At Sandals Barbados, exclusive is always inclusive. This all-new adults only Sandals resort in the fun-loving St. Lawrence Gap area offers you inventive accommodations, three unique themed villages, to-die-for cuisine inspired by international flavors, and the prettiest pools in the Caribbean. What does that add up to? A vacation experience full of undeniable luxury.
by Michael Kerbelis | Apr 19, 2017 | Anniversaries, Family, Honeymoons, Weddings
The Iberostar hotels and resorts are in the best seaside resorts in the world. They are architecturally beautiful and decorated in local styles which vary across destinations.
Iberostar hotels and resorts feature outdoor swimming pools and spectacular pool bars, surrounded by lavish gardens where native plants grow.
by Michael Kerbelis | Apr 17, 2017 | Adults Only, All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Couples, Romantic, Sandals, Vacations
Looking for nightly entertainment at Sandals Whitehouse suggestions? Day 2 of our Sandals Whitehouse wedding anniversary vacation was spent hanging out on the beach, reading a good book, taking a nap and sampling the mixed drinks from the pool bar. After some much needed rest and relaxation, we wanted to stay up a little later and sample some of the outstanding entertainment themes the Sandals Whitehouse resort has to offer.
After dinner at Giuseppe’s, we headed over to Le Cabaret to listen to Opera Rasta Man Singer Rory Frankson. Then the resident band, Legal Vibration, kept the party vibe going.
by Michael Kerbelis | Mar 15, 2017 | Adults Only, All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Couples, Jamaica, Sandals
Sandals Whitehouse Beach Party
For our 20th Anniversary, my husband and I decided that we wanted to celebrate by going some place with “blue water”. That was about the only instruction we gave Mike of Southern Travel Agency in Augusta, GA. I had been searching on the internet for all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean or Mexico, but there was so much information to weed through. I found a forum on resorts in Mexico that mentioned nude sunbathing, which I did NOT want.
So I asked Mike to steer us clear of those places. I told him I wanted to sit on the beach and relax. I have a stressful job so I wanted a relaxing vacation.
by Michael Kerbelis | Jul 15, 2016 | Adults Only, All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Couples
What happens when your plans for a Caribbean destination wedding and honeymoon fall through? You go to Plan B — but when you’re working with Sandals Resorts, any Plan B is still a top choice.
Read on to learn more about our client Stephanie Sherman’s experience with planning a wedding and honeymoon at Sandals La Source Grenada:
by Michael Kerbelis | Nov 19, 2010 | Anniversaries, Honeymoons, Weddings
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