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.


What Makes Sandals South Coast Resort So Special?

From all-new Over-the-Water Bungalows, an overwater bar, and a romantic Over-the-Water Chapel, Sandals South Coast brings guests closer than ever to the water. With restaurants to die for, activities for all energy levels, and entertainment at the bar, the beach, and the pool all included the fun never ends. 

The culinary experience at this Sandals resort is unparalleled in the Caribbean. Whether you crave an evening of sophisticated gastronomy, the barefoot elegance of oceanside dining, a refined afternoon tea, or a lively night at an authentic English pub, unique venues offer the taste and ambiance to suit every mood and whim. At sea or on land, Sandals South Coast can match your inclination for adventure as often as you wish, because an array of exciting Jamaican activities is included in your resort vacation.

It turned out to be a perfect fit, so we were eager to ask Tripp about his resort experience before the suntans evened out and the trills of island music faded.  


Here’s what Tripp had to say about the couple’s adventure in luxury Jamaican living


STA:  How did you decide on Sandals South Coast in Jamaica?

Tripp: My wife doesn’t ask for much. However, for her 40th birthday and to celebrate all 16 years of our marriage, she said she wanted to have clear water, white sand, and no kids. So, I immediately thought of Southern Travel Agency’s resort experts to help find a destination.

Sandals South Coast long beach, Melissa and Tripp's wedding anniversary

STA: What was your favorite thing about the Sandals South Coast resort? 

Tripp: Just one thing? Location, peacefulness, and Sandals service. Not just the resort service of our private butlers but the entire staff.


STA: What were your most memorable moments? 

Tripp: Dinner on the beach for her birthday, our two butlers and how they would surprise us with drinks and food in our room, the FOOD (incredible), and just Melissa and I being together with no kids or responsibilities!


STA: What was your favorite meal? 

Tripp: Our dinner on the beach, salad, apps, steak & lobster, champagne… Not sure if Jamaican smiles and Red Stripe are considered meals but I had enough daily for it to count as a meal. 


STA: Did the resort destination meet your expectations? 

Tripp: Yes!


STA: How did Southern Travel Agency make it easy for you?

Tripp: I told Mike the demands of my wife and our budget.   From there he sent me resort package deals, all inclusive resort prices, and 1st hand experiences. He sold me on getting the Butler suite and dinner on the beach… glad he did!

Plus, l really didn’t have to do anything as far as paperwork including filling out what we wanted in our suite. If I had not talked to Mike I don’t think that I would have been as informed and at peace with travel to this foreign country.  I knew what to expect upon arrival, departing and during our resort stay. 

Sandals South Coast Over the Water Bar and hammock, Melissa and Tripp's wedding anniversary

STA: Where to next? 

Tripp: Not sure if the time of year but we did not swim a whole lot during our resort stay… lots of seaweed, sea urchins, and the water was a little cloudy most of the time. We went to Punta Cana and were able to snorkel/swim right off the beach. Would like to do that on our next trip. 

Thought about a Beaches trip with our 2 boys in a year or 2, but may end up being just Melissa  and me again… which isn’t bad! 


Can’t wait to plan your own romantic island escape?

Whether you want an active and adventurous getaway or a lazy and romantic vacation we are your resort expert for the Caribbean! Click here to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our expert travel planners today!  


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