Knoxville: Meet Leslie Haden - Your Local Sandals Expert

Posted on Fri , Nov 17, 2017

First of all, don't panic. The Sand Lady from Royal Travel is headquartered in Maryville, TN (which is just outside Knoxville). The Knoxville area is our HOME! And The Sand Lady Robbie is not going anywhere. We have experienced tremendous growth because we have AMAZING clients that share their experiences with their friends and family. One client quickly becomes three... four... five clients!!

IMG_3242.jpgSo... speaking of amazing clients that become like family - I'd like to introduce you to Leslie Haden. We planned Leslie and Adam's destination wedding in Jamaica in 2013. They had a gorgeous wedding, and their family members fell in love with the Sandals Resorts. They've returned several times over the past few years and referred many friends as well. Now Leslie has joined The Sand Lady team! Leslie specializes in planning:

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

She serves clients in Knoxville and surrounding areas of East Tennessee. 

Leslie loves helping people, and you can tell this as soon as you meet her! She's has first hand experience with the Sandals Resorts product. She wants to get to know you, what you want your special vacation to be like and then match you with the perfect resort and travel plans to exceed your expectations.

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We have tasked Leslie with customizing all-inclusive honeymoon packages and romantic getaways for couples in the Knoxville area. Leslie says her favorite part about her job is the confidence she has in the Sandals product.  She started as a client and repeat guest, she has family and friends who have become repeat guests, and now she's had the benefit of extensive behind-the-scenes training. 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.

Welcome, Leslie!!

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Topics: knoxville, honeymoon, Sandals resorts, Beaches resorts

Nashville: Meet Toni Garza - Your Local Sandals Expert

Posted on Tue , Jul 18, 2017

toni2.jpgHere we grow again! Nashville, we are SO EXCITED to introduce you to Toni Garza - the newest member of The Sand Lady team. 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. 

Toni is a Certified Sandals Specialist and Certified Sandals WeddingMoons Specialist. She is passionate about relationships! She wants to get to know you, what you want your special vacation to be and then match you with the perfect resort and travel plans to exceed your expectations. We have tasked Toni with customizing the perfect all-inclusive package for each client's travel needs, and she is committed to helping you make 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 musician and a former music teacher. She lives in the Nashville area.

Welcome, Toni!!

 

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Topics: nashville, honeymoon, Sandals resorts, Beaches resorts, who is the sand lady

The Sand Lady Named Top 10 Agency by Sandals and Beaches Resorts

Posted on Fri , Aug 26, 2016

Each December Sandals Resorts celebrates their relationship with travel agents. The 14th annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (STAR) awards was held on December 4th at Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica. 
 
A total of 450 travel agents, guests, VIPs and media from North America, U.K., Canada and Latin America traveled to Jamaica’s south coat where Sandals recognized this long standing relationship and yearly achievements. 
 
The Sand Lady from Royal Travel was honored to be recognized in multiple categories this year. Most notably, The Sand Lady was named to the list of Worldwide Top Ten Travel Agencies. 
 
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Our agency manager, Robbie Phillips received the Outstanding Sales Achievement award for destination weddings. The Chairman of Sandals Resorts also presented Robbie with the Chairman’s Award, which is given each year to one agent in the US who consistently embodies and represents the Sandals brand.
 
“We value the hard work of travel agents like Robbie, and take the opportunity to commend them as they are essential in bringing the Sandals Resorts’ and Beaches Resorts’ vacation experiences to life for their clients,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resort International. “Robbie is an extension of our Sandals Resorts family and because of her dedication in exceeding customer expectations, we are able to provide guests with the vacation of their dreams and the experience of a lifetime.”
 
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Chairmans_Royal_Club.jpgSeveral agents from The Sand Lady team were named to the 2016 Chairman’s Royal Club. This is an elite group of top Sandals agents who have exhibited sincere commitment to and knowledge of the Sandals Resorts brand. Sandals notes: This elite status provides agents the opportunity to offer the best service possible to consumers in their area, and travelers who book with a CRC agent will have access to the most prominent deals and up-to-date information on the resort properties. 
 

Robbie Phillips joins the Chairman’s Royal Club for the 5th consecutive year. Kali Hanson celebrates her 3rd consecutive year as a CRC agent. And Ruth Ann Hutchison was also invited to join the 2016 Chairman’s Royal Club. 
 
The Sand Lady team believes that vacations are memories in the making. You don’t get a second chance to celebrate the perfect honeymoon or family reunion. We are committed to excellence in knowledge of the Sandals and Beaches resorts and excellence in customer service. Our goal is for you to return from your vacation and tell everyone you know why they need to call The Sand Lady when they’re ready to plan their next vacation. 
 
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Topics: who is the sand lady, Sandals resorts, Beaches resorts

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Unique Asian Fusion

Posted on Wed , Jul 03, 2013

Sandals Resorts Asian Restaurants

[Each Sandals Resort offers multiple restaurants, fine dining and dine anytime options. The Sandals Resorts brand includes more than 35 different signature restaurants offering Italian cuisine, British pub food, varied Asian selections, fine French cuisine, and authentic Caribbean fare as well as seaside dining. And it is all included in your Sandals vacation package. This is the fourth installment in a seven-part blog series. Find links to the rest of the series at the bottom of this entry.]

Asian cuisines are all about harmony and balance, but each different cuisine accomplishes this in its own singular way. Whether finicky or adventurous, bold or timid, hearty or healthy, there is an Asian cuisine to suit every approach to dining - and Sandals offers them all. In Thai cuisine, achieving the perfect flavor for any dish relies upon a balance of four basic tastes: sour, bitter, sweet and salty. Intricate fruit and vegetable carvings add the finishing touch to Asia's most elaborately decorated plates. Clean, natural, unspiced flavors define Asia's most healthful cuisine, Japanese.

Sandals Signature Asian Restaurants

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Presented below is a couple of the Sandals Resorts signature Asian restaraunts and a few examples from the menus of each: 

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Soy Sushi Bar (Sandals Grande Riviera, Ocho Rios, Jamaica) Tucked Away behind bamboo fronds and adorned with unique oriental décor, Sandals and Beaches Resorts brings a taste of the Far East to the Caribbean. Named after Soy Sauce, a traditional ingredient in the art of Sushi, Soy offers exciting flavors and exotic sushi creations made to order. Skillfully prepared using only the freshest and most delectable ingredients, it’s no wonder Soy is such a popular option amongst our guests. fun. 

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Cocktails

Specialty Cocktails - Sake-Infused Menu

Appetizer

Daily Chef's Special

Soup

Miso Soup
A light soy bean broth with seaweed, tofu and spring onion

Entrees

Nigiri Sushi (2pcs)

1. Ebi - Shrimp 2. Kani - Crab Meat
3. Tako - Octopus 3. Maguro - Tuna
5. Shake - Salmon 6. Unagi - Fresh Water Eel
7. Tamago - Egg Omlett  

Shushi Rolls

(all with cucumber and avocado)
1. Volcano Roll - Shrimp, Eel, Crab, three kinds of sauce
2. Dragon Roll - Shrimp tempura, Eel, Tobiko (Fish roe), two kinds of sauces
3. Rainbow Roll - Crab, Tuna, Salmon, Sesame
4. Highway Roll - Deep fried Spicy Tuna and sepcial sauce

Temaki

Hand Rolls, Once Cone Shaped Piece
1. California - Crab, Avocado and Flying Fish Roe
2. Suzuki - Seabass
3. New York - Shimp and Avocado

Fried Spring Roll (2pcs)

Served with Sweet Chili Sauce
Vegetable
Shrimp

Dessert

Fried Ice Cream
Served on a Pineapple Ring with Pineapple Rum Sauce

Coconut Corn Tart
Served with Caramelized Banana and Cream of Lychee in Ginger Syrup

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Jasmines (Sandals Whitehouse, Jamaica) Traveling all the way from Laos’ village of Thakket, this Asian-inspired Restaurant offers a unique culinary experience that transports you to the exotic locale of Southeast Asia. Taking elements from Thai, Malaysian, Philippine, Southern Indian & Japanese cuisine, Jasmines’ famous Pan-Asian dishes bring together a unique blend of flavors and an exotic flair that will keep you coming back for more.

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Appetizers

Hot Thai Wings
Marinated spicy chicken wings and plum sauce
cole slaw

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls
Fresh shrimp with mango and cucumber in glass noodle wraps
sweet chili sauce

Wasabi Chicken Salad
Marinated grilled breast of chicken & assorted vegetables
served with wasabi dressing

Main Course

Jasmines' Signature Dish

Asian Chicken Combo Dish
Japanese BBQ Robatayaki chicken thighs, Philipino Adobo chicken legs and Thai Lemon Grass-Coconut poached chicken breast

Pad Thai Noodles
Thailand rice sticky noodles with Shrimp, carrots & scallion

Cantonese Sweet & Sour Pork
Crispy fried tember pork strips with pineapple and peppers
sweet & sour sauce

Desserts

Turon in Ice Cream
Traditional Filipino Dessert
Deep fried ripe banana in spring roll style

Lychee Cheese Cake
Served with Guava-Ginger syrup

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In this seven-part blog series, we will take a look at several of the Sandals signature restaurants and their exemplary menus. Don't miss:

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Italian Regional Cuisine
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Olde Country British Pub
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Unique Asian Fusion
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Fine French Cuisine
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Authentic Caribbean Fare and Seaside Dining (coming soon)
Client Review: Sandals Resorts Dining (coming soon)

Whether you are planning a Caribbean honeymoon, destination wedding, 25th wedding anniversary or you're just a beach-loving foodie, let me help you select the right Sandals resort for your vacation style. There is never any charge for my services. Click below to request your one-on-one vacation consultation or register to attend our next Sandals webinar.

Request a Complimentary Consultation or Join a Webinar: Join a free webinar


Topics: Sandals resorts, Sandals Grande Riviera, Dining and Food

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Olde Country British Pub

Posted on Mon , Jul 01, 2013

Sandals Resorts British Pub Food[Each Sandals Resort offers multiple restaurants, fine dining and dine anytime options. The Sandals Resorts brand includes more than 35 different signature restaurants offering Italian cuisine, British pub food, varied Asian selections, fine French cuisine, and authentic Caribbean fare as well as seaside dining. And it is all included in your Sandals vacation package. This is the third installment in a seven-part blog series. Find links to the rest of the series at the bottom of this entry.]

Prepare to be charmed by the lively atmosphere and spirits of the Olde Country. Admire the authentic décor that makes up Sandals entertaining British pubs including bars with brass railing, carved ceilings and solid wood floors. Some of the watering holes were even brought piece-by-piece from the motherland. Known for tasty grub and good times, these taverns offer traditional pub fare including savory Shepherd's Pie and crispy Fish 'n Chips. Always lively, Wobbly Peacock, Cricketer's, Drunken Duck and Olde London Pub serve a diverse selection of premium brand drinks, imported beers and drafts.

 

Sandals Signature British Pubs:

Sandals Resorts British Pub Restaurants

Presented below is a couple of the Sandals Resorts signature British Pubs and a few examples from the menus of each: 

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Olde London Pub (Sandals Grande St. Lucian, St. Lucia) pays homage to world famous British pubs. Down a pint of draft beer as you tuck into British gastro-pub fare. With traditional decor like antique mirrors, clipper-ship wall paper and carved bar with brass railings sent over, piece-by-piece, from an actual old London pub, you'll feel as if you've ventured across the Atlantic and entered into another reality completely. 

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Starters

Seared Tuna Loin
Crab and coriander beignets, lime syrup, cantaloupe melon

Marinated Mini Beef Kebabs
Julienned romaine lettuce, sweet chili sauce

 Grilled Signatures

Earth & Turf
Grilled aged strip loin of beef, chips, red wine jus

The Londoner Burger
Prime beef patty, chargrilled, toasted bun, aged chaddar, with chips

Mains

Fish and Chips
Hand battered catch of the day, beer batter, tartar sauce, chips

Slow Cooked Duck Leg
Parsley-potato mash, braised red cabbage with balsamic and apples, thyme jus

Cottage Pie
Ground beef, begetables, with potato mash, oven baked

Sweets

Banoffee Pie
Caramelized banana pie, whipped cream

White Chocolate Cheesecake
with red berry puree

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The Cricketer's Pub (Sandals Royal Bahamian, Nassau, Bahamas) Take a tour of England's finest pubs from the warmth of the Caribbean. Enjoy old favorites such as shepherd's pie, bangers and mash smothered in rich gravy, and other traditional pub food in a jovial British atmosphere. Tap your feet to the music as you enjoy a "sweet" and wash it all down with a pint or two late into the night. 

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Starters

Cheesy Crisps
Potato Crisps with a Warm Blue Cheese Fondue

Pub Wings
Your choice of Hot or Dry and served with a Blue Cheese
Dip, Carrot and Celery sticks

Pub Favourites

Shepherd's Pie
Beef, Lamb & Vegetables topped with Mashed Potato & Cheddar Cheese

Bangers & Mash
Plump Sausages served with Mashed Potato & Homemade Gravy

Desserts

Apple Crumble
Served Warm with Vanilla Sauce

Sticky Toffee Pudding
Served warm with a Toffee Sauce

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In this seven-part blog series, we will take a look at several of the Sandals signature restaurants and their exemplary menus. Don't miss:

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Italian Regional Cuisine 
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Olde Country British Pub
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Unique Asian Fusion
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Fine French Cuisine
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Authentic Caribbean Fare and Seaside Dining (coming soon)
Client Review: Sandals Resorts Dining (coming soon)

Whether you are planning a Caribbean honeymoon, destination wedding, 25th wedding anniversary or you're just a beach-loving foodie, let me help you select the right Sandals resort for your vacation style. There is never any charge for my services. Click below to request your one-on-one vacation consultation or register to attend our next Sandals webinar.

Request a Complimentary Consultation or Join a Webinar: Join a free webinar

Topics: Sandals resorts, Sandals Royal Bahamian, Dining and Food, Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Italian Regional Cuisine

Posted on Wed , May 29, 2013

Sandals Resorts Italian Restaurant

[Each Sandals Resort offers multiple restaurants, fine dining and dine anytime options. The Sandals Resorts brand includes more than 35 different signature restaurants offering Italian cuisine, British pub food, varied Asian selections, fine French cuisine, and authentic Caribbean fare as well as seaside dining. And it is all included in your Sandals vacation package. This is the second installment in a seven-part blog series. Find links to the rest of the series at the bottom of this entry.]

When we think of Italian cuisine, we tend to imagine one singular cuisine representing the entire country. In reality, Italian cuisine is made up of 20 diverse regional cuisines, each with its own unique ingredients. At Sandals resorts, you will find Italian restaurants specializing in cuisine from a specific region of Italy such as Veneto, Emiglia-Romagna, Toscana, Lazio, Campania or Puglia. So, you can enjoy a tour of Italy without ever leaving the Caribbean. 

 

Sandals Signature Italian Restaurants:

Sandals Resorts Italian Restaurants

Presented below is a couple of the Sandals Resorts signature Italian restaurants and a few examples from the menus of each: 

Sandals Emerald Bay Il Cielo

IL CIELO (Sandals Emerald Bay, Bahamas) means Heaven or Paradise in Italian - an apt description of the ultimate dining experience this restaurant offers.  Heavenly Tuscan specialties like Osso Buco Brasato and Risotto ai Frutti di Mare are delivered by white-gloved servers in an elegant atmosphere with expansive views of Emerald Bay.  After dinner, there’s excitement in Il Cielo’s Dolce Lounge as expert pastry chefs put on a show making plating up Italian desserts and scooping out generous helpings of Italian gelato.

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Antipasti

Prosciutto e Melone
Thin slices of cured ham with sliced tropical fruits

Gamberetti & Avocado con Olio d’Oliva al Limone
Shrimp & avocado in pressed lemon olive oil
with romaine lettuce & fresh herbs

Pasta - Risotto

Cappellini alla Carbonara
Thin spaghetti with bacon and black pepper

Risotto ai Fruitti di Mare
Arborio rice cooked with assorted seaford with ricotta cheese

Pesce - Carne

Osso Buco Brasato
Slow cooked veal shank with basil and rocket crushed potato and cannellini beans

Cernia Scottata
Pan-seared Grouper with parmesan and mascarpone mash, tomato and vegetables

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Armando's (Sandals La Toc, St. Lucia) restaurant is named after one of Italy's most celebrated military heroes, Armando Diaz - the general who led the Italian troops in the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, which ended WWI on the Italian front. As payment for his efforts, Benito Mussolini named him Minister of War, and he was promoted to Field Marshal. Upon retirement, in 1924, he was given the honor of Maresciallo d'Italia, Marshal of Italy. In tribute to General Diaz, Armando's restaurant serves specialties from him home region of Campania including the mouthwatering linguine and cams in white wine sauce, "Linguine Alle Vongole."

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Zuppa

Zuppa Maritata
Italian Wedding soup with meatballs

Pasta Lato

Spaghetti Puttanesca
Spaghetti with anchovies, olives and capers

Nidi di Rondine
Homemade pasta with prosciutto, smoke Gouda, bechamel and
Armando's marinara sauce

Carne

Pollo alla Cacciatore
Chicken stewed with tomatoes, rosemary and white wine

Pesce

Salmone alla Griglia con purea di patate e burro aromatizzato
Grilled salmon served with mashed potatoes, lime flavored butter
and a chardonnay sauce

Risotto

Risotto al Frutti di mare
Classical Italian rice dish with shrimp, mussels and saffron

Dolci

Tiramisu
served with shaved chocolate, cocoa dust, and coffee sauce

Crema Bruciata all'espresso
Espresso flavored creme brulee

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In this seven-part blog series, we will take a look at several of the Sandals signature restaurants and their exemplary menus. Don't miss:

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Italian Regional Cuisine 
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Olde Country British Pub
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Unique Asian Fusion
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Fine French Cuisine
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Authentic Caribbean Fare and Seaside Dining (coming soon)
Client Review: Sandals Resorts Dining (coming soon)

Whether you are planning a Caribbean honeymoon, destination wedding, 25th wedding anniversary or you're just a beach-loving foodie, let me help you select the right Sandals resort for your vacation style. There is never any charge for my services. Click below to request your one-on-one vacation consultation or register to attend our next Sandals webinar.

Request a Complimentary Consultation or join a webinar: Join a free webinar

Topics: Sandals resorts, Sandals Emerald Bay, Sandals La Toc, Dining and Food

Sandals Resorts Dining: Encouraging Guests to Savor Life

Posted on Tue , May 21, 2013

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Ok let's just admit it. Most of us want to eat amazing food while we are on vacation. For the few of you who don't, go ahead and look to the right and select a different blog topic to read about. For the ladies out there looking for a romantic vacation that will satisfy your husbands' hearty appetite and your craving for intimate, gourmet date nights, BINGO! Sandals Resorts presents Discovery Dining...

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Each Sandals Resort offers multiple restaraunts, fine dining and dine anytime options. The Sandals Resorts brand includes more than 35 different signature restaraunts offering Italian cuisine, British pub food, varied Asian selections, fine French cuisine, and authentic Caribbean fare as well as seaside dining. And it is all included in your Sandals vacation package. If you're the person who is reserved about trying new foods or drinks because you may not like it, Discovery Dining was made for you. When all of the food and drinks you could order are already included in your vacation package, you are free to try everything with no risk! So experiment... you may just find that your new favorite cuisine is Thai food... or you never knew you would fall in love with a shrimp cocktail martini.

sandals resorts walter staibA note from Sandals Culinary Ambassador, four-time Emmy Award winner, Chef Walter Staib:

"I invite you on an epicurean journey that will tantalize your senses and amaze your palate. With Sandals Resorts exclusive Discovery Dining you will indulge in specialties from around the world. Our culinary philosophy involves taking the time to truly enjoy the moment, the aromas and the flavors that surround you - so take your time and savor every bite of our legendary dishes. And with our white-glove butlers and 24-hour room service in select suites, you can dine around the world, and around the clock-all included.

Together a spectacular dish, an intimate conversation, and a romantic setting, add spice to your lives and fill your hearts. Which is why at Sandals Resorts, we take pride in creating unforgettable moments with delectable gourmet experiences. After all, we believe life is meant to be savored."

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In this seven-part blog series, we will take a look at several of the Sandals signature restaurants and their exemplary menus. Don't miss:

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Italian Regional Cuisine
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Olde Country British Pub
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Unique Asian Fusion
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Fine French Cuisine
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Authentic Caribbean Fare and Seaside Dining (coming soon)
Client Review: Sandals Resorts Dining (coming soon)

Whether you are planning a Caribbean honeymoon, destination wedding, 25th wedding anniversary or you're just a beach-loving foodie, let me help you select the right Sandals resort for your vacation style. There is never any charge for my services. Click below to request your one-on-one vacation consultation or register to attend our next Sandals webinar.

Request a Complimentary Consultation   or Join a webinar:  Join a free webinar

Topics: honeymoon, Sandals resorts, Dining and Food

Renewal of Vows: ReTie the Knot in Paradise

Posted on Thu , May 16, 2013

Sandals Resorts has released a vow renewal package that can be added on to any Sandals or Beaches stay. Couples wishing to renew vows benefit from a less expensive, more inclusive option than ever before. When combining the new ReTie the Knot ceremony with Sandals or Beaches other unique offerings, the possibilities are endless. 

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Here is some basic information about the ReTie the Knot vow renewal ceremony as well as some ideas for creating wonderful memories of your vow renewal.

vow renewalWhat's included:

For $300 the couple will receive:

  • Personal pre-travel planning services
  • Personal on-resort event planner and dedicated ReTie The Knot team
  • Musical accompaniment (pre-recorded)
  • Bouquet and boutonnière
  • Celebration Cake
  • 30 minute Charming reception with sparkling wine & cold hors d'oeuvres for couple and up to six guests
  • Commemorative certificate and gift
  • One (1) 5x7 Honeymoon Photograph
  • Honeymoon dinner for couple at a resort specialty restaurant with white-glove service and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
  • Decorated honeymoon room
  • Mimosa breakfast-in-bed a morning of your choice

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An Intimate Celebration

We have planned several intimate, "just the two of us" vow renewal ceremonies for couples celebrating their 5 year or 10 year anniversary.The most touching is the military couple who had a quick, no frills wedding before a deployment, and now they get to have the romantic ceremony of their dreams. Others may be celebrating their overcoming an obstacle in their relationship by reaffirming their commitment to each other and taking a second honeymoon. 

The renewal of vows ceremony typically begins with the bride and groom walking down the aisle together. The vows are very similar to traditional wedding vows, but they are adjusted to reflect that you are recommitting to love, honor and cherish each other forever. The ReTie the Knot package takes advantage of the gorgeous beach and gardens surrounding the Sandals resort or Beaches resort where the couple is staying. The bride caries a bouquet of orchids, and the groom wears a matching boutonnière. Of course, if you want to customize your ceremony decor, all of the Sandals wedding items are available to you.

The ReTie the Knot package includes a simple but elegant reception of champagne and hors d'oeuvres as well as a fondant celebration cake. The ceremony and reception included in the package is for up to 6 guests (in addition to the bride and groom), which is nice for couples with a few friends or family members in attendance. 

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A Chance to Reconnect with Family and Friends

Renew Vows3The vow renewal + family reunion group travel package is also very popular. Gathering the family for a beach vacation to celebrate a 30th wedding anniversary is a great way to reconnect with each other. If your group books 5 or more rooms, the Sandals Resort or Beaches Resort will add special group amenities to the ReTie the Knot package. Groups may receive a private group dinner, complimentary room upgrade and spa services for the bride and group, commemorative photos, and more. During certain times, Sandals has also offered free rooms as a group promotion. (Ask us if this is currently available!)

If you are looking for 30th wedding anniversary ideas, a 25th wedding anniversary trip, or an intimate beach vow renewal ceremony, click below to request your complimentary renewal of vows consultation. Or join our next webinar for more information on who we are, the services we provide and what the Sandals and Beaches resorts have to offer. 

 


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Topics: Beaches resorts, Sandals resorts, group travel, renew vows

Sandals Resorts to Open New Resort in Grenada

Posted on Thu , Nov 08, 2012

Sandals Resorts GrenadaSandals made a very exciting announcement today regarding opening a 14th resort on the very exotic island of Grenada - The Spice Island. We are SO excited about more rondovals, bungalows, and a new island to explore! Here is the announcement...

 

 

 

 November 8, 2012


SANDALS RESORTS INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES LASOURCE RESORT IN GRENADA
~ 14th Property Added to the Sandals Resorts Collection ~


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Sandals Resorts International (SRI), parent company of Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts, is pleased to announce the purchase of LaSource Resort in Grenada for an undisclosed sum. The agreement to acquire the resort was successfully reached after ongoing discussions with the Government of Grenada and represents the brand's first property in this Eastern Caribbean country.
 
Sandals Resorts Chairman, Gordon "Butch" Stewart commented, "After looking to expand here for more than a decade, we are delighted to confirm the acquisition of our first ever resort in Grenada and are incredibly proud to have found the perfect location to add to our brand.  We are confident that guests will continue to be impressed by our tradition of exceeding expectations through innovation and unwavering service, which has become our standard across the Sandals Resorts brand. We are eager to make our debut and share with guests not only the beauty of our new resort, but to share the beauty of Grenada, its culture and its people."
 
The property, which is located on the exclusive Pink Gin Beach and surrounded by the azure waters of the Caribbean on three sides, will become Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa and will open following certain enhancements customary to the Sandals Resorts brand.  Once complete, the resort will have added nearly 100 rooms to offer a selection of 200 guestrooms, private cottages and bungalows, many of which will be concierge and butler-level suites, including the brand's signature Rondoval suites. According to Stewart, each of the resort's "magnificently-appointed" luxury accommodations will be "extremely spacious" and all will feature room service.
 
The resort's enhancements will also include some of the brand's signature dining establishments such as the beachfront Neptunes, the delectable gourmet pastries and coffee creations of Café de Paris, authentic Caribbean and Creole cuisine at Spices, and other popular restaurants with Japanese, Italian and French influences. Other amenities will include an expansive new infinity pool and swim-up bar; a fully-equipped fitness center, a full-service Red Lane® Spa, plus a number of entertainment lounges including a library and piano bar.
 
The newly announced property will be the fourteenth Sandals Resort in the Jamaican-based company's portfolio.  Stewart credits the government of Grenada not only for their investment in the Sandals brand, but also for their effectiveness in bringing this partnership to fruition. "This has been nearly a 12-year search to grow our roots in the Spice Island. It is our distinct pleasure and honor to foster the expansion of tourism to this jewel in the Caribbean," Stewart said.
 
Further details regarding investment, expected launch date and other confirmed information will be released in the coming days.

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Topics: Sandals resorts, Sandals LaSource Grenada

Sandals Grande Riviera: The Newest Resort in Jamaica

Posted on Fri , Jun 01, 2012

I'm thrilled to introduce to you Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica - the newest resort in Jamaica. Many have previously known this resort as Sandals Ocho Rios, but with its recent 60 million dollar renovation, the transformation is on such a grand scale, the enhancements so impressive, the resort had to have a new name.

The Sand Lady's clients love this resort because it offers three distinctive vacation experiences: an oceanfront garden oasis called the Riviera Seaside, the hill-top Great House and Riviera Villas, and the hip new Ochi Beach Club.

Riviera Seaside

Sandals Grande Riviera is located on one of Jamaica’s most sought-after stretches of coastline.  Known as the Caribbean Riviera, the resort's endless alabaster beaches and crystal-clear waters host living coral reefs. A Grande Promenade stretching far over the sea allows you to stroll above the tide as soft ocean breezes calm the soul. Here, you may relax in diverse settings at seven sparkling pools and the resort’s best-kept secret: a hidden grotto pool tucked into the dense shade of a secluded garden.

Sandals Grande Riviera - Riviera Seaside

Sandals Grande Riviera - Riviera Seaside

Sandals Grande Riviera - Riviera Seaside

Sandals Grande Riviera - Riviera Seaside

Also on Riviera Seaside is Honeymoon beach. This is the most beautiful shoreline on the property. One day you will choose from the many water sports included in your stay and the next you will relax on the beach while you enjoy a tropical drink and the companionship of your loved one.

Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon Beach

Great House and Riviera Villas

Tucked in the lush hillsides of Ocho Rios, the Great House and the Riviera Villa Suites with their 93 private and semi-private pools offer a unique blend of privileged seclusion and unparalleled luxury. Accommodations at the Great House feature a one-acre, zero-entry pool and swim-up pool bar. The serenity of relaxing in your private pool-side cabana is an experience not to be missed.

Sandald Grande Riviera - Great House

Sandals Grande Riviera - Great House

Enjoy a Great House suite with balcony overlooking the pool or relax beside your own private pool in one of the Riviera Villa Suites, hidden from the world, surrounded by trees and countless species of butterflies. Nothing could be more magical than a midnight swim, just the two of you with a chilled bottle of champagne and the scent of night-blooming jasmine all around you.

Sandals Grande Riviera - Villas

Sandals Grande Riviera - Villas

Sandals Grande Riviera - Villas

Ochi Beach Club

Whether you choose to stay in the Riviera Seaside accommodations, at the Great House or in the Riviera Villa suites, you will NOT want to miss the all new Ochi Beach Club. The most exclusive club in Ocho Rios is also the sexiest. Welcome to Sandals' Ochi Beach Club – a seaside world of chic sophistication. Sheer linen curtains waft gently in the sea breeze as you lie on the divan of your private cabana. Newly found friends gather to sip ice–cold dry martinis on the sun deck overlooking the sea. And when the sun goes down, "Ochi" burns even brighter. Enjoy a sensational dinner at the new Kimonos restaurant then dance to the pulsing rhythms of reggae performed by Jamaica's top performers.

Ochi Beach Club

Ochi Beach Club

Ochi Beach Club

Already Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort has been named one of the top hotels in the Caribbean by Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader's Choice Awards, and just recently TripAdvisor has awarded it a Certificate of Excellence. Contact Us today to plan your Caribbean vacation to one of Sandals all inclusive resorts built for romance.

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