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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: 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 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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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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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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Couples Negril Jamaica – All Inclusive Adults Only Resorts

Couples Negril Jamaica – All Inclusive Adults Only Resorts

If you’re after a sophisticated and stylish Caribbean getaway, you can’t do better than Couples Negril Jamaica. Chic design touches abound, marrying the the elegant and the eclectic. Get swept away in the romance of the resort’s 18 acres of all-inclusive luxury, where you and your beau can explore the white sand paradise of Jamaica. Beyond the natural beauty, Couples Negril Jamaica offers incredible inclusions and accommodations that make for a world-class stay. Here are our top five favorite things about this stunning resort:

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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 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.

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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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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.

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5 Destination Wedding Ideas You and Your Guests Will Love

bride and groom at the end of a pier, next to their wedding table, destination wedding ideas

Have you always dreamed of jetting off to a sun- and sand-filled destination for your wedding? You’ve probably gotten a ton of advice from family and friends. You may even have a Pinterest board filled to the brim with fun destination wedding ideas.

But you’re just missing one thing … destination wedding advice from actual travel planning experts! And that’s just what the team at Southern Travel Agency has in store for you now. Here are our top 5 destination wedding ideas you and your guests will love:

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Beaches Negril All Inclusive Resort and Spa in Jamaica – What We Love The Most About This Family Fun and Perfect Destination Wedding Resort

sesame street characters at the beaches negril all inclusive family resort

Embark on an all inclusive family vacation you’ll never forget, at Beaches Negril all inclusive resort & spa. Nestled on one of Jamaica’s most pristine stretches of beach, this all-inclusive resort enchants with soaring trees, clear turquoise water, and that unmistakable island spirit. Unforgettable fun awaits the whole family, thanks to Beaches resorts included water and land sports, variety of restaurants, and service that always puts you first. We love sending our clients to Beaches resort properties — we know they’ll have an incredible vacation full of memory-making moments!

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Fairmont Hotel and Resorts

seaside Fairmont Royal pavillion view at one of the Fairmont hotel and resortsFairmont is a leader in the global hospitality industry, with a distinctive collection and a worldwide reputation for excellence. Our diverse portfolio includes historic icons, elegant resorts and modern city center properties.

From the beaches of Hawaii and Bermuda to the heart of New York City, all of our hotels offer a superior guest experience that is uniquely ”Fairmont”.

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