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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…)

2019 Wrap-Up: Our Clients’ Favorite Resorts for a Romantic Getaway

2019 Wrap-Up: Our Clients’ Favorite Resorts for a Romantic Getaway

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…)

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…)

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…)

Carter Clan’s 4-Day Getaway of Their Dreams: The One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives Resort Hotel

Carter Clan’s 4-Day Getaway of Their Dreams: The One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives Resort Hotel

Last month, Southern Travel Agency had the pleasure of arranging the summer vacation of dreams for our clients, the Carter family. A group of seven, the Carters jetted off for a four-day getaway and some quality time at the luxurious One&Only resort in the Maldives, a lush tropical paradise off the coast of India. Read on to find out why Lee Ann, the matriarch of the Carter clan and a seasoned STA traveler, felt this vacation at the One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives Resort Hotel stood out from all the rest. (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…)

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…)

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…)

Parrot Cay Resort Turks and Caicos: Privacy, Intimacy, and Plenty of Luxury

Parrot Cay Resort Turks and Caicos: Privacy, Intimacy, and Plenty of Luxury

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…)

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…)

Group Vacations: How to Make the Most Out of Traveling With Friends

Group Vacations: How to Make the Most Out of Traveling With Friends

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…)

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