by Michael Kerbelis | Feb 20, 2020 | Adults Only, Romantic
At Southern Travel Agency, February is arguably our favorite time of the entire year. Thanks to Valentine’s Day and the budding spring season just around the corner, romance always seems to be in bloom — and you know how much we love a good love story! As winter starts to fade, you may find yourself dreaming of your next romantic couples getaway. Whether you and your loved one are planning a quick trip or an extended holiday, we’re sharing our top 3 travel secrets to help ensure your next couples’ vacation is the best one yet! (more…)
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 | 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 | Aug 5, 2019 | Adults Only, Advice, Jamaica, Resorts, Reviews, Romantic, Sandals
A staple of old world elegance, the Sandals Royal Plantation merges historically inspired interiors with elements of lavish modern luxury for an overall experience sure to leave you lusting for a longer vacation. This intimate, 74-room oceanfront resort boasts an unparalleled level of service as the only All-Butler resort in the entire Sandals line. (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 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 | Feb 16, 2018 | All Inclusive, Honeymoons, Romantic, Weddings
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!
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 9, 2018 | All Inclusive, Beaches, Family, Groups, Romantic, Turks and Caicos, Vacations, Weddings
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:
by Michael Kerbelis | Feb 6, 2018 | Adventure, All Inclusive, Resorts, Romantic
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…)
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 | Dec 15, 2017 | Adventure, All Inclusive, Beaches, Caribbean, Couples, Europe, Honeymoons, North America, Resorts, Romantic, Sandals, Vacations
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…)
by Michael Kerbelis | Dec 7, 2017 | All Inclusive, Anniversaries, Beaches, Caribbean, Couples, Honeymoons, Jamaica, Resorts, Romantic, Sandals, Turks and Caicos
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:
by Michael Kerbelis | Nov 10, 2017 | All Inclusive, Beaches, Caribbean, Couples, Family, Honeymoons, Resorts, Romantic, Sandals, Turks and Caicos
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:
by Michael Kerbelis | Aug 11, 2017 | Europe, Holidays, Romantic
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.