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Sandals Royal Caribbean, 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

Here’s the last of the four!  Sandals Royal Caribbean, Jamaica.

The downside to this resort is that it is approx 90 minutes from many Ocho Rios excursions.  So, if you’re planning on any excursions such as those at the Dunn’s River Falls, plan the full day of activities in Ocho Rios when you do.  (need help?  ask me!)

The plus side to this resort is that it’s 5 minutes from the airport.  It’s also right next to two other Sandals resorts (one that we featured last week), so you can hop on the shuttle and enjoy even MORE restaurants, bars, and beaches.

Every room at this resort was either along the pool, or along the beach.  Water everywhere!

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You can take a boat from Sandals Royal Caribbean over to Sandals Cay, the private island. There is a beach over there, but there’s also an authentic Thai restaurant.

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Sandals Cay’s Thai restaurant

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Where else can you get fresh lobster prepared like this?

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Enjoy some time at a bonfire, listening to the ocean waves at night.

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How is THIS for a room? You swim right up to your back porch!

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A beach grill and bar sits on the sand just behind where the photographer was. Makes it easy to enjoy your lunch and some drinks while you relax at the beach.

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You can reserve a private canopy and schedule couples massages on the beach.

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You can schedule a private lunch or dinner, served to you on the beach.

Thanks for joining us in our Sandals Jamaica series!

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

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01.06.13 – 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 (this is week 4!).

I recently visited each of them, and am here to encourage you to take advantage of these slices of paradise on Earth!

  

  Sandals Royal Caribbean (Jamaica)

 

Enjoy a room along the beach, venture onto the private offshore island, spend the day in a private cabana – it’s all up to you!

 

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:

 

Royal Honeymoon Luxury Beachfront Concierge Room – less than $3800

 

Live in absolute luxury and get a night free –

 

Royal Honeymoon Walkout Crystal Lagoon

Swim-Up Suite Extraordinaire – less than $4500

 

This Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 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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Sandals Montego Bay, 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

Third one up!  Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica.

The downside to this resort is that it is approx 90 minutes from many Ocho Rios excursions.  So, if you’re planning on any excursions such as those at the Dunn’s River Falls, plan the full day of activities in Ocho Rios when you do.  (need help?  ask me!)

The plus side to this resort is that it’s 5 minutes from the airport.  It’s also right next to two other Sandals resorts (one that we’ll feature next week), so you can hop on the shuttle and enjoy even MORE restaurants, bars, and beaches.

There was a TON to do at this resort!

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There is no “bad room” at this beautiful property.

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Our butler room at a cottage was absolutely incredible! Check out the view!

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All of the rooms, whether or not there is a beach view, are so close to the beach – it’s amazing.

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You can even have your butler arrange for a private dinner in one of the gazebos at the beach.

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Just a few hours prior to the couple arriving for their private dinner…

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Cottages line up one end of the property, and a butler room is definitely the way to go!

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If you feel like having fun, there is stuff going on each night. This was the end of a “Name That Tune” contest. The winner walked away with a bottle of rum!

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The main pool at night.

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Your butler can leave you all sorts of surprises…

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Restaurants on the beach make for a great Jamaican dining experience!

Stay tuned!  Join us Wednesday, January 9, 2013 for our final Sandals Jamaica installment!

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

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Sandals Royal Plantation, 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

Second one up!  Sandals Royal Plantation 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 can also visit the neighboring Sandals – Grande Riviera.

This is a very relaxing resort, and every room is a butler room.  There is afternoon tea on the veranda, and there is a calmer, more intimate feel to this property.

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Red Lane Spa at Sandals Royal Plantation. You have never smelled anything as good as inside this building.

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The view from one of the all-butler suites on the property.

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The veranda, where afternoon tea takes place.

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The view when you walk into the lobby. Yes, that’s right. It’s open-air and beautiful.

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Outside dining, also where beach parties and dinners take place.

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The resort has an East Beach and a West Beach. Both are private, quiet, and beautiful.

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For the VERY discerning client, there is a caviar and champagne bar. Want it privately? It can also be brought to your room, or on the beach.

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A resident peacock hanging out on the veranda.

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The open-air lobby of one of the buildings with guest rooms.

Stay tuned!  On January 2, 2013, we’ll feature Sandals Montego Bay!

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

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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!

_______________________________________________________

 

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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Sandals Resorts – Jamaica (November 2012)

I was lucky enough to get to visit not one, not two, not three… but FOUR awesome Sandals resorts this past Thanksgiving.

While you were eating turkey, I was on the beach.

We were both probably equally as thankful for where we were.  🙂

Over the next 4 weeks, I will highlight each of these four Sandals resorts:

Sandals Grande Riviera

Sandals Royal Plantation

Sandals Montego Bay

Sandals Royal Caribbean

Interested in getting a quote, or more information?  Email me!  allison@pvactravel.com

I am not a Sandals travel agent – I am a Columbus Travel travel agent.  I will help match you with the best resort for you and your vacation needs.  It just so happens these were some terrific resorts, and I look forward to sharing them with you.

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07.15.12 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

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03.11.12 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

Half Moon, Jamaica

– Part 72 Championship Golf Course.

– 2 miles of private, white-sand shoreline

– 6 signature Jamaican fine-dining restaurants and 8 bars

– State of the art spa

– 54 swimming pools

– $150 resort credit

– airport transportation

6 nights in a Royal Suite starting at $5116!

Travel now through June 30, 2012

Book before June 1, 2012

The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

-400 guestrooms and suites offer sweeping panoramas of the city and river.

-Daily American buffet breakfast

-Aftertoon tea for two

-Easter surprises (when staying over the Easter holiday)

Rates from just $279 per room, per night!

Travel March 30 through April 15, 2012 to receive Easter surprises

Book before March 20, 2012!

Hotel das Cataratas, Iguassu Falls, Brazil

– 20% off spa services

– Special evening and dawn views of Iguassu National Park

– Honeymoon package includes daily buffet breakfast

– Honeymoon package includes flowers, fruits, and champagne on arrival

6 nights in a Luxury Apartment start at about $3165.

6 nights in a Junior Suite Queen start at about $3534.

Travel April 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012.

Book before March 30, 2012

Mayfair’s Claridge’s, London

– Free room upgrade

– Breakfast for two, daily

– GBP 60 credit for the bars, room service, or the spa.

6 nights in a Deluxe Junior Suite start at about $1240/night.

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03.04.12 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals


Sandals Royal Plantation, Jamaica

– Roundtrip airport transfers

– Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner

– Premium beverages

– Beach and poolside concierge service

– Save up to 50%!

6 nights in a Royal Orchid Oceanfront Butler Suite for two start at just $3,481

Book now!

Travel from now through August 9, 2012

The Veranda Resort & Residences, Turks & Caicos

– Two complimentary nights in luxurious accommodations

– Roundtrip airport transfers

– All meals, beverages, and premium cocktails

– Complimentary international phone calls

– Tax and Service Fees included in the price

7 nights in a Garden View Studio from $4,750

7 nights in a One Bedroom Garden View Suite from $6,500

Travel now through April 15, 2012

Book by April 1, 2012!

Fairmont Mayakoba, Mexico

– Luxurious accommodations

– Unlimited food and beverages

– Beer, wine, liquor, coffee, tea, juices, and soft drinks included

4 nights in a Fairmont Room from $1,994

Travel now through December 21, 2012

Book by December 1, 2012

Grand Wailea, Hawaii

– Complimentary night in luxurious accommodations

– Daily convertible car with unlimited mileage

– All tax and service charges included

Travel April 11, 2012 through December 2, 2012

Book by November 27, 2012

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