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Sandals Grande Riviera, Jamaica

This past Thanksgiving, I visited four awesome Sandals resorts.

Over the next few weeks, I will post about each of them.  Which one fits your personality the best?

Let me know if you want to talk about your next vacation!  I’m at allison@pvactravel.com

First up!  Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

The downside to this resort is that it is approx 90 minutes from the airport.  And yes, that can be a long ride!  (Book through me, and it’s a FREE ride)

The plus side to this resort is not only are the waters beautiful, but you’re near TONS of locations with some great excursions.  Canopy rides, zip lines, 4×4 through the rainforest…

You also get to choose at this resort what side you want to book on.  The mountain side or the beach side.  There is a shuttle on-site, so you can travel back and forth to experience both great sides of the property.

The lobby on the mountain side of the resort was warm and inviting.

The lobby on the mountain side of the resort was warm and inviting.

There are about 26 different room category options.  You can be on the beach side in a luxury, concierge, or butler room, you can be on the mountain side with a luxury, concierge, or butler room, you can have a one bedroom suite, you can have a private pool... the possibilities are practically endless!

There are about 26 different room category options. You can be on the beach side in a luxury, concierge, or butler room, you can be on the mountain side with a luxury, concierge, or butler room, you can have a one bedroom suite, you can have a private pool… the possibilities are practically endless!

Our amazing room, overlooking the crystal clear Jamaican waters

Our amazing room, overlooking the crystal clear Jamaican waters

Overlooking the pool on the mountain side (see the beach off in the distance?).

Overlooking the pool on the mountain side (see the beach off in the distance?).

The view from our room (not too shabby!)

The view from our room (not too shabby!)

Enjoy authentic jerk pork or jerk chicken on the beach - practically anytime of day!

Enjoy authentic jerk pork or jerk chicken on the beach – practically anytime of day!

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Take a Catamaran Cruise or other unforgettable excursion

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On the beach side, you can grab a chair, or hit the docks. There is a bar (and restaurant) on the dock for you to take in the gorgeous ocean.

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On the dock, near the bar

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On the dock, looking back towards the beach side of the resort.

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Red Snapper is popular in Jamaica, and where else can you get fresh, award-winning seafood like this?

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Dining outside in the evening.

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Recognize the view from earlier?

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Live music outside, while you chat with your significant other, new friends, or just sit and relax.

Stay tuned!  Next Wednesday, 12/26/12, we’ll post about Sandals Royal Plantation!

Pictures above taken by Matt Giddens Digital, and may not be reproduced without crediting.

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12.16.12 – Travel and Honeymoon Deals

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Honeymoon & Travel
Highlight of the Week
Each week, we highlight a particular resort and deal of the week.
See something you like?  Email me!  allison@pvactravel.com
Want help with planning your dream honeymoon?  Ask me!  I’ll be more than happy to become your travel advocate and help guide you in the direction of something amazing!

For the next 4 weeks, I will highlight four Jamaican Sandals Resorts.  I recently visited each of them, and am here to encourage you to take advantage of these slices of paradise on Earth!

Sandals Grande Riviera (Ocho Rios, Jamaica)

    

 

Enjoy a room on the mountain side of the property (complete with an amazing pool!) or a room overlooking the ocean on the beach side of the property.

 

Prices below include your room, taxes, transportation to and from the airport, your food, drinks, entertainment, and use of non-motorized water sports!

 

Stay 6 Nights in the Spring 2013:

 

Riviera Honeymoon Concierge Room with Private Balcony – less than $2800

Honeymoon St. Ann Concierge Poolside Villa Estate – less than $3100

 

Get a night free when staying in a:

 

Honeymoon Bougainvillea Hideaway Concierge Poolside

One Bedroom Suite – less than $3200

 

Romeo & Juliet Honeymoon Sanctuary

One Bedroom Butler Suite with Private Pool – less than $5000

 

This Thursday, December 19th, 2012, check out my site inspection and report on this incredible resort!

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Contact me today so I can help you plan the perfect Honeymoon – the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia – you name it!
Sincerely,

Allison Giddens

Columbus Travel/Preferred Vacations

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