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03.30.14 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

Sandals All-Inclusive Luxury

Ask me about getting up to $555 instant savings!

Sandals Resorts in:

  • Jamaica
  • Bahamas
  • St. Lucia
  • Antigua
  • Barbados
  • Grenada (Spice Island)

Book with me, and I can get you:

Up to 65% off
Complimentary Couples Massage
2 free nights
Complimentary Honeymooner’s package

Celebrating an anniversary?
I can help add some surprises to your trip!

Interested?  Email me your travel dates, and let’s talk!

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Sandals Royal Bahamian: January 2014

I was extremely fortunate to stay at Sandals Royal Bahamian in the Bahamas this past weekend.

I would tell you all about it in words, but the stay is much better described in photos.

See something that interests you?  Email me at allison@pvactravel.com and let me know how I can help make your vacation incredible!

Planning your honeymoon?  I can help get some extra surprises to help you celebrate!

Planning your honeymoon? I can help get some extra surprises to help you celebrate!

Our room was awesome - it overlooked the main area of the resort, and the beach.  We had the sliding door open to our balcony each night to fall asleep to the waves.

Our room was awesome – it overlooked the main area of the resort, and the beach. We had the sliding door open to our balcony each night to fall asleep to the waves.

Speaking of our room, our view wasn't half-bad!  Book your Sandals vacation through me, and I can help you pick the room that will beat your expectations!

Speaking of our room, our view wasn’t half-bad! Book your Sandals vacation through me, and I can help you pick the room that will beat your expectations!

When you check in first thing, you see a beautiful fountain, matching the theme of the resort.

When you check in first thing, you see a beautiful fountain, matching the theme of the resort.

When we first arrived late Friday afternoon, it was in the low 60s, so people had cleared out of the chilly pool (hey, it *is* January, after all!).  The place was hoppin' the next day!  Something that I noticed everywhere - ample seating!  Never before had I see so many lounge chairs.  You don't have to feel like you are cramped next to others, and there is always a "good chair" somewhere.

When we first arrived late Friday afternoon, it was in the low 60s, so people had cleared out of the chilly pool (hey, it *is* January, after all!). The place was hoppin’ the next day! Something that I noticed everywhere – ample seating! Never before had I see so many lounge chairs. You don’t have to feel like you are cramped next to others, and there is always a “good chair” somewhere.

That Friday in January, as it hit about 62, the fire pits came in handy.  There aren't many things as relaxing as sitting around a fire pit, with a beverage, listening to the ocean waves wash up to the shore.

That Friday in January, as it hit about 62, the fire pits came in handy. There aren’t many things as relaxing as sitting around a fire pit, with a beverage, listening to the ocean waves wash up to the shore.

The layout of this resort is terrific.  It has an intimate feeling without feeling cramped.

The layout of this resort is terrific. It has an intimate feeling without feeling cramped.

Sunset at Sandals

Sunset at Sandals

This restaurant, on the pier, specializes in seafood (of course).  You can get a reservation by booking a butler category room.  Let me help you pick the best room and make arrangements to guarantee you a spot!  The food was amazing!

This restaurant, on the pier, specializes in seafood (of course). You can get a reservation by booking a butler category room. Let me help you pick the best room and make arrangements to guarantee you a spot! The food was amazing!

The perfect place to cool down.

The perfect place to cool down.

Throughout the week, Sandals has beach parties, live music, late night chocolate buffets... you name it!  Here, they had a Junkaroo Party - complete with dancing, a DJ, and more.  Lots of fun to attend - whether or not you participate!

Throughout the week, Sandals has beach parties, live music, late night chocolate buffets… you name it! Here, they had a Junkaroo Party – complete with dancing, a DJ, and more. Lots of fun to attend – whether or not you participate!

A guy on stilts at the Junkaroo Party... how in the heck does he do it...?

A guy on stilts at the Junkaroo Party… how in the heck does he do it…?

The terrace at night, during the party.

The terrace at night, during the party.

The water at Sandals Cay - Sandals' private island.  There is a ferry that goes over to the island each day.  There is a restaurant, a pool, a bar, and this crystal clear, amazing water.  Also included - the feeling of being far, far away from everything.

The water at Sandals Cay – Sandals’ private island. There is a ferry that goes over to the island each day. There is a restaurant, a pool, a bar, and this crystal clear, amazing water. Also included – the feeling of being far, far away from everything.

Another plus of a Sandals resort?  Free use of non-motorized sporting equipment.  Want to use a hobie cat?  Want to paddleboard?  Give it a shot!

Another plus of a Sandals resort? Free use of non-motorized sporting equipment. Want to use a hobie cat? Want to paddleboard? You can rent jet skits and such for a nominal fee, too.  Give it a shot!

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12.29.13 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

Did you know Sandals has two new amazing resorts?
Book in December for a trip in 2014, and get:

Up to 65% off
2 nights free
$555 air credit!

Sandals Grenada (Spice Island)

Sandals Barbados

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11.17.13 – Travel and Honeymoon Deals

The Newest Sandals Destination:
Barbados!
Opening this month!

With a spectacular landscape that changes dramatically from one town to the next, each locale possesses an equally sundry pace, offering activities and entertainment for nature lovers, club-goers, and adventurers alike. Your clients can escape to this exotic gem where deep caverns and monkey-populated forests abound against the setting of rocky cliffs, white-sand beaches, and sparkling seas.

Email me with your travel dates – there is a room category for everyone!

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09.22.13 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

Sandals LaSource Grenada (Grenada)  

Iconic Suites embellished with no-holds-barred extravagance and private infinity pools for effortless entry into a sparking, lagoon-shaped swimming pool

Resort at the “Island of Spice” opens December 12, 2013 – Reserve your stay now!

9 restaurants, including a steakhouse
Minutes from the airport
3 pools plus 2 river pools
State of the art fitness center and spa
3 villages: Pink Gin, South Seas, and Italian Village

Ask me for prices!

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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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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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12.30.12 – 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 (this is week 3!).

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

 

Sandals Montego Bay (Jamaica)

 

Enjoy a room along the beach, or in the gardens, and experience a fun, laid back resort surrounded by the smiling staff of Sandals!

 

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:

 

Penthouse Grande Luxe Oceanview – less than $3200

Paradise Beachfront Concierge Walkout Room – less than $3900

 

Live in absolute luxury and get a night free –

 

Bay Roc Villa Honeymoon Beachfront Suite Extraordinaire – less than $5100

 

This Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 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 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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