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…)
Famous for its calm turquoise waters, pristine sandy beaches, and an unparalleled atmosphere of serenity, the Turks & Caicos islands have long been a favorite destination among world-class travelers. But there’s more to these luxurious Caribbean islands than meets the eye! (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…)
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…)
On her recent vacation to the Sandals Resort at Emerald Bay in the Bahamas, Helen Bissell said that one of the highlights of the trip was when she got to swim with pigs. “Our boat captain took us to the bay with pigs, stopped by an island crawling with iguanas, and even stopped the boat in the middle of the ocean so we could hop right into the amazingly deep but clear blue water.” The only thing better than swimming with pigs and chilling with iguanas? That she got to experience this adventure with close friends. (more…)
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!
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.
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:
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:
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.
How much fun can a Sandals La Grande St Lucia honeymoon be? If these pictures are any indication, smiling-ear-to-ear fun! Our clients Roland and Cheryl recently celebrated their “wedding-moon” at the most beautiful and best Sandals resort in St Lucia. From awe-inspiring sunsets to that endless blue ocean, Sandals Grande St Lucian proved to be the perfect backdrop to Roland and Shannon’s dream destination wedding.