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Sandals Royal Barbados Review

Sandals Royal Barbados Review

Sandals Royal Barbados Review: Insights from our Sandals Travel Experts

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…)

5 Best Destination Wedding Resorts: How to Choose the Perfect Resort for Your Wedding

5 Best Destination Wedding Resorts: How to Choose the Perfect Resort for Your Wedding

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!

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An Antigua Destination Wedding at Hermitage Bay that Hits all the Right Notes – Client Interview

An Antigua Destination Wedding at Hermitage Bay that Hits all the Right Notes – Client Interview

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.

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A Dream Destination Wedding at the Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort

A Dream Destination Wedding at the Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort

Our clients Colleen and her husband Wil celebrated their destination wedding at Beaches Turks and Caicos. It was an experience the couple and their lucky guests won’t forget!

Below, Colleen shares her perspective on destination weddings (and specifically the Beaches Turks and Caicos resort) — read on to see if an experience like this might work for you or a loved one with upcoming nuptials:

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Romantic Travel Insider Tips and Top Romantic Travel Destinations

Romantic Travel Insider Tips and Top Romantic Travel Destinations

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…)

Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma: Luxury Overwater Bungalows on the Maroma Beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico

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.

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Top Travel Destinations 2018: Our Expert Worldwide Picks

couple walking on the beach of Sandals Barbados resort, top travel destinations 2018 by Southern Travel Agency Augusta, GA, local travel agency near me

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…)

The Top 10 Most Romantic All Inclusive Resorts

couple walking on the beach of the Sandals Royal Caribbean resort, top 10 most romantic all inclusive resorts offered by Southern Travel Agency Augusta, GA, local travel agency near me

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:

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Sandals Resort News

reopening the stunning Sandals Grande Antigua, part of Sandals resort news winter 2017

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:

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Design Lover’s Paris Tour Guide: 5 Luxurious Things to Do in Paris

bird eye view of Paris, Paris tour guide - luxurious things to do in Paris

No doubt about it, Paris is one of the most luxurious, elegant cities in the world. But sometimes, it’s hard to enjoy that luxury when you have to share the moment with 1,000’s of other tourists. Luckily, Paris has enough spellbinding boulevards, museums, and monuments to go around. If you love good architecture and design, then this Paris tour guide is for you. Explore our top 5 most luxurious yet under-the-radar things to do in Paris for design and luxury lovers.

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Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island

island view of the Sandals Royal Caribbean luxury resort and private island

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.

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Sandals La Grande St Lucia – We are Getting Married!

bride and groom at the beach, Sandals La Grande St Lucia beach wedding

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.

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Tahiti Honeymoon Ideas: Your Guide to Honeymoons in French Polynesia

a couple scuba diving in front of over-the-water bungalows in clear blue-green water on their tahiti honeymoon vacation

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:

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Get Swept Away at Sandals Emerald Bay

Get Swept Away at Sandals Emerald Bay

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.

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[Client Interview] Entertainment at Sandals Whitehouse Jamaica – 2nd Day of our 20-Year Wedding Anniversary

Le Cabaret entertainment at Sandals Whitehouse Jamaica, all inclusive resort can be booked through Southern Travel Agency Augusta, GA

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.

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