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…)

Destination Wedding at Sandals Emerald Bay: An Elegant and Utterly Stress-Free Affair

Destination Wedding at Sandals Emerald Bay: An Elegant and Utterly Stress-Free Affair

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…)

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…)

Sandals South Coast: A Reimagined Luxury Escape in Breathtaking Jamaica

couple walking on the pier at the Sandals South Coast luxury resort in Jamaica, luxury vacations with Southern Travel Agency Augusta, GA

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.



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:


Sandals Emerald Bay Resort In The Exotic Bahamian Out Islands

birdeye view over the Sandals Emerald Bay in the exotic Bahamian out islands, vacation can be planned with Southern Travel Agency Augusta, GA

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.


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:


Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa

sandals grande antigua resort and spa, Antigua and Barbuda

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.


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.


Sandals Grande St Lucian – Your All Inclusive Vacation

Sandals Grande St Lucian – Your All Inclusive Vacation

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.


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.


Sandals Whitehouse Jamaica (now Sandals South Coast) – Discover the Undiscovered!

birdeye view of Sandals Whitehouse , now Sandals South Coast in Jamaica, an all inclusive resort, bookings available with Sandals travel agent Southern Travel Agency Augusta, GA

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.


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.


Sandals LaSource Grenada Luxury Resort

 private pool in private room, overseeing the coast and ocean at the Sandals LaSource Grenada Luxury Resort, adult only vacation can be booked with Southern Travel Agency Augusta, GA

Sandals LaSource Grenada turns conventional design on its head — with stunning results. This adults only resort takes innovation beyond the realm of imagination to create an extraordinary island experience unlike any other. Just imagine: Pools in the sky — and living rooms in swimming pools! Want more? Enjoy private plunge pools, cascading waterfalls, and meandering river pools. This is a Sandals resort experience you’ll never forget, in the heart of exotic St. George’s, Grenada.


Sandals Barbados Resort in St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados

night sky at the Sandals Barbados resort in St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados

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.


[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.


[Client Interview] Celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary at Sandals Whitehouse Jamaica

birdeye view over the Sandals Whitehouse Jamaica resort, now Sandals South Coast, resort can be booked through Southern Travel Agency Augusta, GA

a couple celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary at Sandals Whitehouse Jamaica, booked through Southern Travel Agency Augusta, GA

Sandals Whitehouse Beach Party

Why did we pick the Sandals Whitehouse Jamaica resort? For our 20th Anniversary, my husband and I decided that we wanted to celebrate by going some place with “blue water”. That was about the only instruction we gave Mike of Southern Travel Agency in Augusta, GA.

I had been searching on the internet for all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean or Mexico, but there was so much information to weed through.

I found a forum on resorts in Mexico that mentioned nude sunbathing, which I did NOT want.

So I asked Mike to steer us clear of those places. I told him I wanted to sit on the beach and relax. I have a stressful job so I wanted a relaxing vacation.


Our Top Picks for Travel Destinations for 2017

Sandals over-the-water bunglaows, one of our 2017 top travel destinations picks. Photo courtesy of Sandals.

Sandals’ over-the-water bungalows, one of our 2017 top picks. Photo courtesy of Sandals.

Do you have a vacation or your top travel destinations all planned out for 2017? If you’re like many travelers, you might not start thinking about your annual family vacation or romantic getaway until the calendar changes to the new year. Well, it’s time to start your vacation planning! We’ve highlighted four of our favorite, trending vacation ideas for 2017 to inspire you.


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