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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…)

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…)

Melissa and Tripp’s 16-Year Wedding Anniversary Celebration at Sandals South Coast in Jamaica

Melissa and Tripp’s 16-Year Wedding Anniversary Celebration at Sandals South Coast in Jamaica

The Southern Travel Agency team collaborated in July to send our friends Melissa and Tripp on a trip to celebrate her 40th birthday and 16 years of marriage. We were pretty sure we knew just the place when they said they wanted somewhere quiet, warm, and carefree to relax and reflect on those special years. The all new Sandals South Coast in Jamaica is the ideal combination of European civility in an all-beachfront all-inclusive resort. (more…)

The Schilers 6 Takeover All Inclusive Sandals Royal Barbados Resort

The Schilers 6 Takeover All Inclusive Sandals Royal Barbados Resort

This April, Southern Travel Agency had the pleasure of sending three couples to the all inclusive Sandals Royal Barbados resort for an unforgettable vacation. A lively group that has been taking annual vacations together for the last ten years, Charles and Pamela Schader, Brett and Brenda Giles, and Scott and Donna Byers bring the fun with them wherever they go under the combined pseudonym, The Schilers. Their vacation philosophy? Experience as much as you can through every moment of your holiday, no matter the circumstances, from takeoff to touchdown. With high spirits, a create-your-own-adventure attitude, and entertaining improvisational skills, find out how their infectious energy spread throughout the resort and even had some additional guests joining in on the fun! (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…)

Mellisa Glass of Southern Travel Agency is a Certified 2019 Silver Sandals WeddingMoons® Specialist

Mellisa Glass of Southern Travel Agency is a Certified 2019 Silver Sandals WeddingMoons® Specialist

Mellisa Glass is now certified by Sandals Resorts, the world’s leading all inclusive resort company as a 2019 Silver Sandals WeddingMoons® Specialist. The Sandals WeddingMoons® Specialist training was held in the Bahamas in February 2019 and provided travel agents detailed information on the unique wedding and honeymoon programs offered within the extensive Sandals Resorts International portfolio, comprised of Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts, and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts. Mellisa Glass from Southern Travel Agency, Augusta, GA, was among the elite group of travel agents who were already qualified as Certified Sandals Specialists (CSS) travel agents. (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…)

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.

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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…)

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