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…)
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…)
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…)
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.
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…)
Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma: Luxury Overwater Bungalows on the Maroma Beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
It’s the land of over-the-water bungalows, water as clear and still as glass, with colorful sea life teeming just below the surface. Remote, romantic, utterly luxurious. This is French Polynesia, a dreamy region in the South Pacific. For many, a Tahiti honeymoon represents the ultimate romantic escape for two. But are you familiar with the other stunning islands that make up French Polynesia? If you’re looking to jet off to paradise for your honeymoon, use this post as you guide to the region’s most romantic islands for honeymoons and just-for-two escapes:
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.
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.
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.