If you’re in the midst of planning a tropical honeymoon, you’ve probably already discovered there are lots of choices out there…LOTS. So many islands, so many resorts, so many options! How in the world do you decide? How do you know those pretty pictures online are actually what you’ll see once you arrive, or if you’re really getting that beautiful view? To get the inside scoop we touched base with Four Seasons Travel LLC, a Southern Maryland travel agency that specializes in honeymoons and destinations weddings. Owner Tracy Dennis has planned hundreds of tropical honeymoons over the past several years, and told us that Sandals resorts are her top recommendation for her honeymoon clients. As a Preferred Sandals Specialist, she has personally visited every single Sandals resort and shares her expert knowledge on what makes Sandals such a great choice for an unforgettable honeymoon experience.
What are some of the key features that makes Sandals such a great choice for a honeymoon?
“Sandals really is the ultimate romantic all inclusive experience. Their resorts are truly made for couples, from tables for two in all restaurants and romantic beachside firepits to king sized beds in every single room. Many of the resorts even have hammocks tucked away in certain areas of the property, where couples can relax and snuggle in paradise.
Sandals has 15 resorts located on some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, on the islands of Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Barbados and Bahamas (Nassau and Great Exuma). Each one has it’s own unique personality and there is a resort for everyone’s style, whatever your honeymoon style may be.
What’s included in a Sandals honeymoon?
Unlimited gourmet dining and premium beverages (including top shelf liquors and Beringer house wines), an endless array of watersports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, aqua trikes, paddleboarding, kayaks, hobie cats, water skiing, glass bottom boat (watersports vary by resort), phenomenal entertainment (beach parties, live music, chocolate buffets, firedancers, street parties, etc), luxurious accommodations, amazing service…I could go on and on. Even your ground transportation to and from the airport, a complimentary honeymoon package and gratuities are included! You can literally spend your entire honeymoon without ever pulling out your wallet a single time.
One of the biggest things is the vast choice in accommodations a couple has. Sandals has some of the most incredible suites I’ve ever seen, such as their unique Rondovals in St. Lucia and Antigua and their Millionaire suites with your own personal plunge pool, hot tub and of course a friendly butler to make all your honeymoon dreams come to life. Also options such as swim up suites, beachfront suites and even “skypool suites” can be had. There is a room category for virtually every budget and every personal taste.
Another reason I personally love Sandals so much is their staff and management. They are second to none. I’ve been to hundreds of properties throughout the US, Caribbean and Mexico and I can say without hesitation the “vibe” at Sandals is unique. It’s almost like coming home. Their general managers, who we’ve taken the opportunity to form close relationships with, really do go above and beyond to make a couple’s honeymoon experience one to remember for a lifetime.
What can couples do to customize their honeymoon at Sandals?
We’re definitely seeing a trend that honeymooners want to do things that are different and unique. They don’t want the same honeymoon their friends had. They want bragging rights! We can add on an endless number of romantic and special experiences, such as a candlelight dinner on the beach, a couples massage, a private shopping trip or island tour, a helicopter transfer and even a ride on a camel! The options are limitless.
What’s the best way for a couple to book their Sandals honeymoon?
Working with a specialist is definitely the way to go. I take the time to really get to know my honeymooners, find out their likes and dislikes, wants and needs and what “trip of a lifetime” means for them. I help them choose the right island and resort for them, add on their “special experiences”, and get them set up with a honeymoon registry where their friends and family can gift portions of their honeymoon trip if they wish. My couples can reach me 7 days a week, day or night with any questions they have or anything they need. It’s part of my VIP service, and costs couples absolutely nothing extra to work with a Sandals expert! 🙂
Honeymoon specialist and Preferred Sandals agent, Tracy Dennis, is the owner of Four Seasons Travel LLC, located in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Her agency has been awarded as a Sandals “Best of the Best” agency 3 years in a row. If you’re thinking about a Sandals honeymoon, give her a call at 301.884.6041 or contact her online at www.fourseasonstraveltime.net.