Let me exceed your vacation expectations

All inclusive for couplesThe Sand Lady is a Best of the Best Preferred Sandals and Beaches agency. In our 20+ years experience with planning honeymoons, destination weddings, all inclusive getaways and special family vacations, we have developed a process for helping you select the perfect Caribbean resort for your vacation. We make it our job to understand your expectations and ensure that your trip exceeds them... all within your budget and at no additional cost to you.

What started as a mother-daughter-team has now expanded to include four adopted sisters! We have personally visited each of the resorts we sell, and each year we attend multiple training sessions offered by Sandals. This way we stay familiar with all of the new features and specials that each resort offers. To ensure we are able to handle every need or request of our clients, we maintain a personal relationship with resort managers, wedding coordinators, and other staff at each Sandals and Beaches resort.

Robbie Phillips

preferred sandals agentRobbie has worked in the travel industry for more than 20 years. She has traveled around the world and to each of the Caribbean islands. She loves planning honeymoons and destination weddings. She also really enjoys planning special family vacations and helping families make memories that will last a lifetime.

Robbie's favorite part of her job is teaching her clients how to travel, what to expect, and leading them through every step of the planning process. She encourages her clients to ask many questions and rely on her to help them choose the perfect destination for their celebration.

Robbie is a Certified Sandals Specialist, a Preferred Sandals agent, a Certified Sandals WeddingMoons Specialists, and a 4-year member of the elite Sandals Chairman's Royal Club.

Robbie and her husband Mike own Royal Travel. They have three children and four grandchildren. Robbie is located in Maryville, TN, but plans travel for couples and families all over the country.

Certified Destination Wedding Specialist

To contact Robbie:
865.977.1402
robbie@royal-travel.us

Tara Meadows

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Tara and her husband honeymooned at Sandals Halcyon in St. Lucia, and they immediately fell in love with the Sandals Resorts. They have celebrated their anniversary with Sandals every year since. Tara has stayed as a guest at almost every Sandals resort. 

Because she loves the Sandals brand and knows the resorts so well, Tara’s friends and family come to her to help them plan their honeymoons and vacations. Tara found that she loves introducing people to the Sandals resorts, helping them pick the right one for their personality, and taking care of the details of planning and booking the trip. 

So when she contacted us to see if there was a way for her do this professionally, we were ecstatic to find she is perfect match for The Sand Lady team! 

Tara is a Certified Sandals Specialist, a Preferred Sandals agent and a Certified Sandals WeddingMoons Specialist.

Tara and her husband Joe live in Chattanooga, TN. She plans travel for couples and families in the Chattanooga, Northern Georgia/Alabama, and Southern Middle Tennessee areas.

To contact Tara:
(423) 400-2146
tara@royal-travel.us

Toni Garza

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Toni is a natural born explorer which is why she gravitated toward travel design. She is passionate about building relationships and enjoys getting to know clients in order to plan their ideal vacation. As a musician, Toni understands that, like music, travel is an experience that can last a lifetime. She is committed to helping you make positive memories that will last forever. Toni says her favorite part about her job is anticipating a client's needs before they even know they have them so that their travel experience is absolutely seamless. 

Toni is a singer-songwriter and former music teacher. She lives in the Nashville area.

Toni is a Certified Sandals Specialist and Certified Sandals WeddingMoons Specialist.

 Toni specializes in planning:

  • Unforgettable honeymoons,
  • Custom destination weddings,
  • Romantic getaways, and
  • All-inclusive family vacations.

She serves clients in the Nashville, Franklin, Clarksville and surrounding areas of Tennessee. 

To contact Toni:
(806) 535-3787
Toni@royal-travel.us

Kathy Dunn

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Kathy has worked in the travel industry for over 10 years. She actually left her former career to become a Travel Consultant because of her first experience as a guest at Sandals resorts! She loves planning the perfect vacation for every client and is committed to helping each of them make memories that will last forever.  

Kathy's favorite part about her job is sharing first-hand knowledge and tips about each of the resorts and islands.  

Kathy is a Certified Sandals Specialist, a Preferred Sandals Agent, and a Certified Sandals WeddingMoon Specialist.

Kathy is a Coast Guard wife. She and her husband have 2 children and live in Yorktown, VA. She plans travel for couples and families in the Norfolk and Virginia Beach areas.

To contact Kathy:
(757) 788-4988
kathy@royal-travel.us

Leslie Haden

Leslie1.jpgLeslie started as a client. We planned her destination wedding in Jamaica in 2013. Leslie and Adam had a gorgeous wedding, and their family members fell in love with the Sandals Resorts. Leslie, Adam and their family members have returned several times over the past few years and referred many more friends as well.  

Leslie's favorite part about her job is the confidence she has in the Sandals and Beaches Resorts. She loves offering her clients the same fabulous vacation experience she's had.  

Leslie has served the West Knox area as a hair stylist for 11 years. She and her husband Adam live in Knoxville, TN. She plans travel for couples and families in Knoxville,TN and surrounding areas.

To contact Leslie:
(423) 506-4532
leslie@royal-travel.us

Kali Hanson


Kali Hanson the sand LadyKali has lived the life of travel agents' child for nearly all her life. She believes that the value of time spent away with the ones we love is immeasurable. With each of her clients, Kali's goal is to assist them in planning an unforgettable escape that is within their budget.

Kali specializes in planning honeymoons and group destination weddings in the Caribbean. Her favorite part of her job is working with a groom to plan a surprise honeymoon for the bride. She loves scheming with the groom to plan a romantic getaway that will make a new wife feel like the Queen that she is.

Kali is a Certified Sandals Specialist, a Preferred Sandals agent, and Certified Sandals WeddingMoons Specialists, and a 3-year member of the elite Sandals Chairman's Royal Club.

Kali is a (now retired) Army wife. She and her husband have two children. Kali plans vacations for couples and families from all over the country.

Certified Destination Wedding PlannerTo contact Kali:
865.566.8926
kali@royal-travel.us

Awards and Accreditations

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The Sand Lady was honored to be recognized as a Top 10 Agency in the World by Sandals and Beaches Resorts at the 2015 STAR awards. Click here to see other recognitions as well.

 

 

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Our past honeymoon and destination wedding clients love us! And they recommend that you use our services. Click here to see our reviews.

 

 

Sandals 2011 Best of the BestThe Sand Lady was named Best of the Best agency at the 2011 STAR awards. Click here to read the press release.

 

 

 

 

 

Certified Destination Wedding Specialist 

 The Sand Ladies are Certified Sandals WeddingMoons Specialists nation-wide. Click here to read the press release.

 

 

Preferred Sandals AgencyPreferred Beaches AgencyBecause we are highly trained by Sandals and Beaches and because we have more experience selling these properties than other agents, we have been named a Preferred Agency by Sandals and Beaches resorts. You should feel confident that your Caribbean vacation will be a memory for a lifetime!