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 | Nov 28, 2019 | Adults Only, Advice, All Inclusive, Couples, Family, Mexico, Resorts
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…)
by Michael Kerbelis | Oct 20, 2019 | Adults Only, Advice, All Inclusive, Couples, Resorts, Reviews, Romantic, Sandals
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…)
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 | May 25, 2019 | Adults Only, Advice, All Inclusive, Barbados, Couples, Resorts, Reviews, Romantic, Sandals
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…)
by Michael Kerbelis | May 21, 2019 | Advice, Couples, Honeymoons, Negril, Sandals, Weddings
Last month, we had the pleasure of arranging a beautiful destination wedding for our clients, Joe and Maggie Dominy. After an intimate oceanside ceremony at the Sandals Negril in Jamaica, the couple spent another week relaxing in the honeymoon suite to celebrate their love. (more…)
by Michael Kerbelis | May 20, 2019 | Adults Only, Advice, All Inclusive, Bahamas, Couples, Resorts, Reviews, Romantic, Sandals
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…)
by Michael Kerbelis | May 15, 2019 | Adults Only, Advice, All Inclusive, Couples, Jamaica, Montego Bay, Resorts, Reviews, Romantic, Sandals
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…)
by Michael Kerbelis | May 10, 2019 | Adults Only, Advice, All Inclusive, Couples, Jamaica, Resorts, Reviews, Romantic, Sandals
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…)
by Michael Kerbelis | May 5, 2019 | Adults Only, Advice, All Inclusive, Barbados, Couples, Resorts, Reviews, Romantic, Sandals
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…)
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 | Aug 24, 2018 | Caribbean, Couples, Honeymoons, Resorts, Turks and Caicos
Many honeymoon couples dream of escaping to a private island paradise, where soft golden sands and warm island breezes blow all their cares away. Where luxurious furnishings frame picture-perfect water views, and friendly staff take care of every need imaginable. Our clients Peyton and Taylor recently made that dream a reality, with a honeymoon stay at Parrot Cay Resort Turks and Caicos. A few days in paradise at this intimate, ultra-romantic location was the perfect way to start their new lives together! (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 | Feb 27, 2018 | Adults Only, All Inclusive, Caribbean, Couples, Honeymoons, Resorts
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!
by Michael Kerbelis | Feb 11, 2018 | Adults Only, All Inclusive, Caribbean, Couples, Honeymoons, Resorts, Romantic
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.
by Michael Kerbelis | Feb 5, 2018 | Adults Only, All Inclusive, Caribbean, Couples, Honeymoons, Mexico, Resorts
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…)
by Michael Kerbelis | Jan 12, 2018 | Couples, Honeymoons, Mexico, Resorts, Romantic
Does it get any better than spending sun-soaked days on the Riviera Maya, a stunning stretch of Mexico’s coastline full of sugar-white sand beaches? Actually, yes. You could spend your romantic Riviera Maya vacation in one of El Dorado Maroma resort’s luxurious palafitos. These overwater bungalows on Maroma Beach, voted one of the top ten beaches in the world by Travel Channel.
Ready to get swept away by the romance of the Riviera Maya? Then a palafitos stay may just be your perfect vacation experience.
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: