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Dining at Sandals Resorts

5-Star Dining with Sandals Resorts

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Just because you’re in the Caribbean doesn’t mean you can’t dine around the world.

Sandals Resorts is always innovating the all-inclusive experience, and they know how important food is to their guests.

You can find all you can eat style food seemingly everywhere in the Caribbean, but the 5-Star Global Gourmet dining program from Sandals is on a completely different level.

It is, after all, the number one all-inclusive dining experience.

With up to 16 inimitable restaurants per resort and as many as 21 unique culinary concepts, travelers can truly treat their taste buds to an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy a level of quality, variety and creativity that is unrivaled anywhere in the Caribbean. Plus, you can dine anytime and anywhere you want at the resort. The perks of feasting at an all-inclusive resort sure are good.

Sip on drinks with premium-brand spirits and exclusive Robert Mondavi Wines at no extra cost as well. Sandals has as many as 11 bars per resort, so you’ll never go thirsty!

Enjoy barefoot dining on the beach, on an offshore island or in an overwater bungalow.

Private fine dining in one of the world’s most romantic places is definitely a fantastic way to celebrate a honeymoon or anniversary.

Do you love Italian, Asian, French, Caribbean, Indian, or British pub style food?

What about fresh seafood from a seaside restaurant?

Or perhaps you prefer a meaty steak?

Sandals has it all.

The 5-Star Global Gourmet dining program is designed to give Sandals’ guests the best food experience possible.

So, if you want pizza late night after partying on the beautiful beaches of Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Bahamas, Antigua or Grenada, they’ll make it happen.

Another amazing feature of this dining program is that they cater to guests with food allergies and or special dietary requirements as well.

If you need gluten-free food or are lactose intolerant, the team at Sandals will work to make sure all your food is safe for eating.

It all goes back to ensuring guests are treated well throughout the duration of their stay. And treating your taste buds to unique and delightful flavors from around the world is an absolute must.

Share foods with your friends and family and create lifelong memories over meals you’re guaranteed to talk about long after you leave.

Delicious, unparalleled dining with incredible Caribbean views await travelers at Sandals Resorts. What are you waiting for? Give your taste buds a delectable vacation. Discover Sandals Resorts.

Adults-only Haven Resorts

Introducing Haven Resort, A New Adults-only Resort in Cancun

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Spanish hotel group Hipotels will introduce the first of its Haven Resorts & Spas later this October. Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, 15 minutes from Cancun International Airport, provides easy access to a luxury stay in the Caribbean.

The adults-only beachfront resort will offer one main and four a la carte restaurants. Options include a Mexican steak house, an Asian fusion restaurant, a Mediterranean eatery and more. Three snack bars and a coffee shop are also available.

Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa will provide nine bars, two of which will be swim-up. Guests looking to relax in the water can visit the property’s giant Jacuzzi or its three pools. The resort also features 88 swim-out suites.

The luxury resort offers 333 suites. The spacious rooms provide customizable mini-bar, pillow and aromatherapy menus. Every suite includes either a terrace with a plunge pool or a whirlpool tub.

Elite guests can choose one of the 109 oceanfront Serenity Club Oceanfront Suites. Guests staying in one of these rooms receive access to the Serenity Club lounge, a private gym, butler services and other VIP benefits.  Expected to open in October, the new Cancun resort will be adults-only, all-inclusive luxury hotel in Cancun Mexico.   Learn More…..

Royalton Resorts Cancun

Royalton Helps Travelers Stay Fit on Vacation

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Royalton Luxury Resorts has expanded its All-In Luxury program to include fitness and wellness.

After finding that more and more guests placed an emphasis on health and wellness while on vacation, the resort company decided to enhance its all-inclusive experience to include a wide variety of classes taught by professional and certified instructors.

The new Royalton Fit program offers more than 500 fitness classes with nearly 120 each week at each of Royalton’s resorts in Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Saint Lucia.

Fitness classes are offered at every level and include popular fitness trends such as Aqua Fit, Cross Fit, TRX, cycling, yoga, Zumba and more. Guests can also take advantage of their resort setting, partaking in beach boot camps and sunrise yoga.

Royalton Fit was developed by George and Belinda Kiriakou, the resort company’s award-winning team of fitness and health experts.

George Kiriakou has more than 25 years of experience as a bodybuilder, a professional wrestler, a professional fighter, a fitness instructor and a fitness entrepreneur and now leads the sports and fitness program at Royalton Resorts.

Belinda Kiriakou is a fitness cover model and a weight loss and lifestyle coach as well as Canada’s Champion IFBB Pro Bikini Athlete. She focuses on strength training movements and yogic flows to complement higher intensity workouts that provide quicker recovery and effective muscle building.

Their most recent offering is the Boga Fit Mat classes at Royalton Riviera Cancun. The class was launched by the Kiriakous and uses a mat that floats on water, adding difficulty to yoga, Pilates and kickboxing.

Royalton’s fitness program will extend beyond the gym to its culinary offerings. The resorts are also introducing vegan options to all of its menus and dedicating a section of the buffet, Gourmet Marche, to include vegan items, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options.   Learn More about Royalton Resorts.

Breathless Resorts & Spas

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Enjoy savings up to 40%, plus receive up to $200 in resort coupons

Unlimited-Luxury® awaits at Breathless Resorts & Spas: the ideal adult-only escapes in spectacular beachfront settings, for sophisticated and social singles, couples, and friends. Breathless offers the best of everything—from delectable gourmet cuisine at specialty themed restaurants, to curated cocktails at chic lounges, to excellent pool and beach wait service, 24-hour room service, and more! Live big with endless entertainment, and breathe deep with a treatment at the world-class spa or a euphoric yoga class on the pier. Experience the perfect balance of excitement and relaxation, only at Breathless Resorts & Spas.

Book now through 7/16/2018 for travel through 12/22/2018. Enjoy savings of up to 40%, and receive up to $200 USD in resort coupons for spa treatments, private dinners, and more! Call 1-888-963-8986 for more details. Learn more about Breathless Resorts…..

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Barefoot Elegance: How Couples Stands Out in Jamaica

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Despite the emergence of an array of new brands and products among all-inclusive resort properties, Couples Resorts stands out among the pack as the only brand whose very name is synonymous with the clientele it accommodates: couples seeking romantic getaways where they can create memories that will linger far beyond the vacation’s end.

In all, the brand has four Jamaican properties: two in Negril (Couples Negril and Couples Swept Away) and two in Ocho Rios (Couples Tower Isles and Couples Sans Souci). Guests enjoy 24-hour gourmet dining and unlimited premium-brand spirits and complimentary Wi-Fi, plus special activities including a sunset catamaran cruise excursion, water skiing, Hobie Cat sailing, golf, tennis, non-motorized water sports and unlimited PADI-Certified Scuba diving.

Couples Q&A

What distinguishes Couples Resorts from the other all-inclusive properties and brands?

Couples Resorts defined the all-inclusive experience in 1978 and we are constantly refining it. From our founding, our intent has been to deliver a level of barefoot elegance, amazing cuisine and almost limitless inclusions designed to delight and surprise our guests day in and day out.

Our product is so unique and occupies a niche within Jamaica’s product offerings that is very appealing—to our first-time guests, our large percentage of repeat guests and to me. We are not the largest, nor do we want to be. We offer an experience, a way of life that is truly Jamaican. We are authentic to our core. All we have to do, as a sales and marketing team, is provide the exposure. As one of the prior Jamaica Advertising campaigns stated, ‘Once you go, you know.’ Find someone that has experienced Couples first-hand and you’ll see the delight in their eyes.

Whether you are the GM, the president of a large tour operator, a travel agent who works out of the home or the front desk agent who welcomes a guest to a property, our goal is to deliver an amazing experience that is above anything ever anticipated. Everything that we do must be focused on the guest experience, which in turn produces a product that is second-to-none.

How does Couples Resorts work with travel agents?

From our founding, the success of the Couples brand has been directly tied to the success of thousands of travel agents across the globe. Travel agent partnerships are a key part of our DNA. And with one of the most attractive agent incentive programs in the industry, we are working on future initiatives that will be even more rewarding.

In your view, what are Couples Resorts strong selling points—in terms of what guests will enjoy most?

Family—which may seem like an odd reply. We pride ourselves by saying, ‘We never have guests, we have family.’ Our property teams and countless guest volunteers work year-around to give back to the country of Jamaica through medical missions and adopting schools. Lee Issa, our chairman, with the soul of Jamaica pumping through his veins, is on property every day for hours, mixing and talking to countless guests. Our staff has developed countless bonds through the years with thousands of guests, each time welcoming them back by name.

Lee Issa, our chairman—with the soul of Jamaica pumping through his veins—is on property every day for hours, mixing and talking to countless guests. Our staff has developed countless bonds through the years with thousands of guests, each time welcoming them back by name. Our property teams and countless guest volunteers work year-around to give back to the country of Jamaica through medical missions and adopting schools.

How would you describe the typical Couples guest in terms of demographics and vacation styles?

First and foremost, our guests are anything but typical and range across all demographics. We have many guests from many walks of life, and they all come together for ‘One Love’ of Jamaica, and its people and a resort experience that is unique and unmatched … to celebrate a marriage or renew vows—the list goes on and on.

 

Learn More about Couples Resorts

Sandals Resorts Debuts New Swim-Up Suites at Sandals Halcyon Beach

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Sandals Halcyon Beach is thrilled to announce the debut of its new Beachfront Crystal Lagoon suites, available starting today, Tuesday, August 29th.

These romantic suites are steps away from one of St. Lucia’s finest beaches, with convenient swim-up access from the Crystal Lagoon pool. The new rooms offer gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea and the lush tropical landscape surrounding Sandals Halcyon Beach. Each patio offers a tranquility soaking tub, around which guests can draw privacy curtains for maximum romance.

Inside the new Butler Elite escapes, guests will find an airy master bedroom with contemporary hardwood furnishings, a plush king-sized bed and a large HD Smart TV. The lavish spa-style bathrooms include a soaking tub, oversized walk-in showers, dual back-lit mirrors, his-and-hers sinks and mosaic tile accents.

For more information or to book a stay in this new room, please visit www.sandals.com

Sandals Resort coming to Tobago

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Sandals Resorts International has signed a memorandum of understanding to build Sandals and Beaches resorts on Tobago, said chairman Butch Stewart.

It would be the company’s first resorts on the island, one half of the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the southern Caribbean. Stewart describes the resort site as “magnificent.”

“We look forward to being a part of the Tobago hotel community as it’s a place I have been interested in for 14 years. It’s an incredible island with warm people and they have a lovely hotel community,” said Stewart.

He also said, “We have been very comfortable dealing with the various officials on the island and look forward to what the future holds.” Sandals has been in negotiations with Tobago for more than a year. The Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association said, “The majority of our members welcome Sandals coming to Tobago because of the additional flights and increased destination marketing which it would provide.”

New Riu Republica Wing Opening this Fall

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This beautiful hotel’s new 501-room wing and new Splash Water world are now set to open on November 18th. Along with the hotel’s modern design and special added values and unbeatable ocean views overlooking Arena Gorda Beach, you’ve got the perfect Adults Only resort for clients looking for an exciting, fun and party-like atmosphere. You can also enjoy the stunning beauty of Punta Cana’s beaches, considered to be among the most spectacular in the world, surrounded by the distinctive Caribbean landscape of coconut palms, sugar cane fields and amazing spots such as the Altos de Chavón, Saona Island and the Punta Cana Ecological Reserve, home to the most varied plants and animals in the area and an 8-km coral reef. Learn More…..

New Riu Republica wing:

  • New Main restaurant
  • New Indian restaurant
  • New “Olé” Spanish restaurant
  • New “Jerk” grill on the beach
  • New Macao bar
  • New “Coco’s Bar” on the beach
  • New Aquatic bar
  • New Poolside bar with plaza and stage
  • 3 New swimming pools
  • 501 New guestrooms
  • New Splash Water World

What’s Happening in Las Vegas in 2017

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WHY LAS VEGAS?

Why not Las Vegas. Las Vegas is continuously evolving to keep new and exciting experiences and hotels available to our more than 42 million annual visitors coming back time and time again. Repeat visitors that keep coming back stand in amazement of how our city keeps changing. Las Vegas is truly unrivaled with what our city offers when it comes to headliner entertainment, celebrity chef dining, over the top nightlife and luxurious spas to name just a few. Not only does the “Las Vegas Strip” challenge the social conventions but you must check out the newly invigorated downtown Las Vegas with recently renovated properties like Downtown Grand and The D in addition to downtown attractions like The Mob Museum, The Neon Museum and the Slotzilla zipline that runs under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. Don’t forget the numerous national and state parks within a day’s trip of Las Vegas including Red Rock Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Valley of Fire. Lastly, who could pass up the chance to see the amazing man-made wonder of Hoover Dam, only a 30 minute drive from Las Vegas or the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon which can be an amazing helicopter tour experience as just one way to see this spectacle.

NEW HOTELS

Available in 2017 is the new 203 room Lucky Dragon Hotel, the first Las Vegas casino resort to deliver an authentic Asian lifestyle experience located on the north end of the Strip. The hotel features a nine-story hotel, 27,500-square-foot casino space, a pool designed to create an oasis garden escape and a Tea Garden with Las Vegas’ only tea sommelier. Additionally, Las Vegas welcomes its first W Hotel located at SLS Las Vegas’ former Lux Tower with a unique concept that’s unexpected and elevated with an intimate layout, secret entrances, private spaces and personalized Whatever/Whenever service. 2017 will mark the beginning of Monte Carlo’s $450 million transformation into a new property with a name change to Park MGM and boutique property NoMad Las Vegas which will occupy floors within Park MGM.

HEADLINER RESIDENCIES AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCES

On the entertainment front, Planet Hollywood will welcome Las Vegas’ newest resident The Backstreet Boys in March. Not only have the Backstreet Boys signed a multi-month residency in Las Vegas but headliners Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez will continue their multi-month residences at the Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood as well. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will continue to showcase multi-month residencies from Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Reba McEntire with Brooks & Dunn and Mariah Carey. The brand new 5,200 seat Park Theater at Monte Carlo recently just announced 2017 residencies from Cher, Bruno Mars and Ricky Martin. In the fall of 2017 Las Vegas will welcome our first professional sports team. The newest NHL team is the Vegas Golden Knights and will take the ice at the new state-of-the-art, 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena now open between New York-New York and Monte Carlo. The T-Mobile Arena not only is the home for the new NHL team but hosts several major concerts and other sporting events throughout 2017 like the Professional Bull Rider World Finals and UFC to artists like George Strait and Bon Jovi to name a few. Don’t forget the new Topgolf now open behind MGM Grand which is a four-level entertainment venue with interactive golf games in addition to pool experiences and cabanas that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Have the need for speed? SPEEDVEGAS is the newest luxury car test track that you allows you get behind the wheel of Ferraris, Porsches and many other cars to test speeds you have never experienced before.

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Sandals building new St. Lucia resort

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Sandals Resorts in Mexico

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Sandals Resorts International will officially be expanding to Mexico. The luxury all-inclusive resort brand will be expanding out of the Caribbean for the first time in the form of a Sandals resort in the Riviera Maya. The resort, which will be a new build, will be located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

There is also heavy speculation that Sandals will follow that development up with a Beaches Resort in Cancun although this have not been confirmed.

It is also possible that popular tour operator Island Routes Caribbean Adventures will be expanding its operations to Cancun as well.

Learn More About Sandals Resorts

The Luxury Included® concept reflects a passion for perfection that sets Sandals apart. Whether in Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia, the Bahamas, Grenada or Barbados, there’s more dining, more activities and more romance here than at any other resort. With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the industry, even Sandals’ basic suites provide a level of luxury other adults-only resorts can only aspire to. For extra exclusivity and service, choose a Club suite or Butler suite. For the ultimate romantic escape, select the Love Nest Dream Suite. Learn More…..
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Top Ten Tips for Travelers

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1.  Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visa, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page on your passport!

2.  Read the Consular Information sheets (and Public Announcements of Travel Warnings, if applicable.) for the countries you plan to visit.

3.  Leave copies of your itinerary, passport data page and visas with family or friends at home, so that you may be contacted in case of an emergency.

4.  Make sure you have insurance, which will cover your emergency medical needs, while you are overseas.

5.  Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. Remember, while in a foreign country, you are subject to it’s laws!

6.  Do not leave your luggage unattended in public areas and never accept packages from strangers.

7.  While abroad, avoid using illicit drugs or drinking excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages, and associating with people who do.

8. Do not become a target for thieves by wearing conspicuous clothing and expensive jewelry. Do not carry excessive amounts of cash or unnecessary credit cards.

9.  Deal only with authorized agents when you exchange money or purchase art or antiques in order to avoid violating local laws.

10. When overseas, avoid demonstrations and other situations that may become unruly or where anti-American sentiments may be expressed.

Las Vegas Strip’s first Stand-Alone Luxury Boutique Hotel

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The Cromwell

With its prime location on one of the busiest intersections of the Las Vegas Strip – one that welcomes more than 20 million passersby each year – The Cromwell Hotel and Casino offers an exceptional luxury Las Vegas hotel experience in an intimate boutique hotel setting. Each of the 188 rooms features luxurious accommodations in an intimate, Parisian-inspired atmosphere. The hotel’s blend of modern and vintage design is unique, whether it’s the hardwood floors, plush furnishings or dim and romantic lighting, each room gives guests a glamorous, VIP experience. Exclusive amenities include hallway coffee and tea service, steam showers and Muk bath products.

The Cromwell offers two completely different bar scenes, both highlighting the property’s sophisticated, boutique vibe. Interlude is the sexy Las Vegas lounge, overlooking Drai’s After Hours Club and is the place to relax before your nighttime festivities and Bound – the ideal place to start your Cromwell adventures. Bound also offers a late-night and breakfast menu. Giada De Laurentiis opens her first-ever restaurant located on the second floor, offering prime views of the Las Vegas Strip. Sprawling day and nightlife venues, Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub and Drai’s After Hours, will elevate the nightlife scene in Las Vegas. A casino, night swim parties and center-Strip rooftop views!

Bold. Sophisticated. Enticing. Welcome to The Cromwell.

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Elite Travel Consulting Re-Brands Honeymoon Registry

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Elite Travel Consulting recently re-branded its Honeymoon Registry Site. Formerly known as Dream Excursions Honeymoon Registry (http://dreamexcursions.com), Elite Travel Consulting Honeymoon Registry can now be found at http://elitetravelconsulting.honeymoonwishes.com/Elite Travel Consulting’s Honeymoon Registry is powered by Honeymoon Wishes, the World’s only Full Service Honeymoon Registry.

Elite Travel Consulting’s Honeymoon Registry give wedding couples a way to register their entire honeymoon online. It works just like a wedding registry – the wedding couple wants to have parts of their honeymoon experience as wedding gifts. Instead of buying them a crock-pot you can choose a “Sunset Cruise” or instead of a toaster oven, you can give them part of their “Nights Stay on the honeymoon.” The wedding couple has listed their ‘honeymoon Wishes’ and costs of each experience for their friends and family to purchase as a wedding gift.

For Newly Weds;
You’ve found the place for the perfect honeymoon or wedding spot! Browse through our honeymoon registry for suggestions on all the wonderful items your friends and family can give you as a wedding gift. Design your custom wedding registry from ideas we’ve showcased or include your personalized honeymoon wishes. Create a stunning honeymoon registry and wedding website ~ you’ll be on your way to the honeymoon of your dreams.  Call us at 1-559-207-0545 to learn more about our Honeymoon Registry our visit our site today.    Thank You!