A Clean Sweep! Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts And Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts All Receive Certificates Of Excellence From Tripadvisor

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~ Every Resort in the Company’s Portfolio Receives a 2012 Certificate of Excellence for Top Performance ~

All Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts, Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts and Fowl Cay Resort have recently been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.  This outstanding achievement is a testament to the ongoing commitment to excellence and superior service displayed throughout all of the company’s resort locations.  With an impressive total of 20 certificates, plus six previously-announced Traveler’ s Choice Awards, this year’s top honors include:

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa – Certificate of Excellence
Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island – Certificate of Excellence
Sandals Montego Bay – Certificate of Excellence
Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort – Certificate of Excellence
Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay, Jamaica – Travelers Choice Award & Certificate of Excellence
Sandals Royal Plantation Ocho Rios, Jamaica – Travelers Choice Award & Certificate of Excellence
Sandals Negril Beach & Resort Spa – Certificate of Excellence

Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa – Travelers Choice Award & Certificate of Excellence

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island – Certificate of Excellence
Sandals Emerald Bay Great Exuma, Bahamas – Certificate of Excellence

Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa – Certificate of Excellence
Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia – Certificate of Excellence
Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort – Cert ificate of Excellence
Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club – Travelers Choice Award and Certificate of Excellence Award

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa – Travelers Choice Award and Certificate of Excellence Award
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa – Travelers Choice Award & Certificate of Excellence
Beaches Sandy Bay Resort – Certificate of Excellence
Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua – Certificate of Excellence
Grand Pineapple Beach Negril – Certificate of Excellence
Fowl Cay Resort, Exumas, Bahamas – Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award honors hospitality excellence. The accolade is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. Travel Choice Award calculations are based on information submitted from over 20 million reviewers, which are presented in the form of top 10 and top 25 lists.

Congrats to Sandals and Beaches Resorts for outstanding properties!

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Coqui ~ Puerto Rico’s own

 

The “Coqui” is a tiny tree frog, about one inch long an a native to Puerto Rico.

Its skin is smooth, almost transparent, and changes color to blend with its surroundings. The name derives from its melodious song “co-key”, which lulls to sleep children and adults alike all over the island.

Being a nocturnal creature, it hides during the day and emerges at sundown to delight us with its nightly performances. The coqui song is at its sweetest and most joyous after a rainfall.

Many different species of small frogs create the family of the coquí.  More than 16 different species live on the island, 13 of which occur in the Caribbean National Forest.

Beaches Resorts hosts another fabulous Female-friendly Getaway

 

Beaches Resorts hosted the ever-popular Beaches Friends Forever B.F.F. Girls Getaway from April 26 – 30, 2012. The Luxury Included® resorts for everyone once again offered this package for ladies looking to relax and enjoy a fabulous four-night getaway at the beautiful Beaches Turks & Caicos Resorts Villages & Spa in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos.

 

This past week, B.F.F’s enjoyed a welcome cocktail reception, skincare classes, a beach-bonfire PJ party, private catamaran cruise, jewelry and  wine soirée, seaside yoga and meditation, and much more.  As a part of the B.F.F. Girls Getaway, these lucky ladies also received a $200 Red Lane® Spa credit, 10% discount at all resort gift shops, a free 5×7 picture, one complimentary Paul Mitchell® keratin treatment, a 10% discount off Dermalogica products at the Red Lane® Spa and a welcome goody bag, compliments of Beaches Resorts and participating sponsors including Harlequin Enterprises Limited, yogaspirit® studios, Colombian Emeralds® International, FitPregnancy magazine, SHAPE magazine, NaturalHealth magazine, Dermalogica® skincare, Paul Mitchell®, Creative Nail Design™, Be. Wine, Kinect™ for Xbox 360® and Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours.

 

The B.F.F. Girls Getaway provides the perfect way for girlfriends of all ages to enjoy some quality bonding time and fun in the sun, whether for a birthday celebration, bachelorette getaway, mother-daughter vacation
or just a Caribbean escape with friends!

 

Additional B.F.F. Girls Getaway weekends are available from October 18 – 22, 2012, with rates starting at $1299 per person, or April 25 – 29, 2013 and September 26 – 30, 2013, with rates starting at $1399 per person.

So get your girls together and plan that perfect getaway to Beaches and you will never regret it. Give us a call today at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com

 

Resort Spotlight: Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club

Located on 22 acres with 223 rooms and suites in 12 categories, this favorite resort for singles, couples and families and caters to everyone’s needs

·         Four Swimming pools, one Scuba pool, Two Whirlpools

·         5 Restaurants and 5 Bars to enjoy at this resort

·         Refrigerator in all rooms.

·         Luxury Family Suites  enjoy the luxury of mammoth balconies and a  sunken living area where the kids can frolic with excitement.

·         Pirates Island Water Park offering eleven slides for all ages.

·         Adults can share time alone, while the kids are pampered by their certified nannies in their  Kids Camp, including a state-of-the-art XBOX 360® Game Garage featuring today’s hottest video games.

·         Kids of all ages can enjoy fun and games with Elmo & friends in their Sesame Street Caribbean Adventure

·         Kids can tee off after 12 noon while adults enjoy great hits at nearby Sandals Golf & Country Club

·         A  magnificent Red Lane ® Signature Spa is located at this resort (spa services are at an additional cost)

All rooms include:

Air conditioning, amenity kit, hair dryer, telephone, fan, private bath and shower, marble bathroom, CD/clock radio, cable TV, coffee & tea maker, safe deposit box, iron and iron board. All rooms contain mahogany furnishing and in-room refrigerators stocked with juices, water and sodas.

When you are ready to book your vacation to Beaches Boscobel, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com

Tips for planning a Destination Wedding

Beach Wedding at Lady Hamilton Resort in Lucea, Jamaica

• Eliminate the stress of wedding planning when you plan your
destination wedding through our agency with the LIFESTYLE
Collection featuring Romance from Delta Vacations®.
• While selecting a destination, check with the country’s
tourism board or consulate for all legal wedding requirements,
including paperwork.
• Find out how many witnesses are required and how early they need
to arrive before the ceremony.
• This is the trip of a lifetime, so pamper yourself by flying first-class,
upgrading your room to a suite, or by considering hotels that cater to
destination weddings.
• Go for the all-inclusive wedding/honeymoon package! With your
food, beverages, accommodations, and amenities taken care of, it’ll
be one less thing on your mind for your big day.
• Check to see whether your resort is family friendly or adults-only, as
that will impact your guest list.
• Attention brides! If your passport is issued in your maiden name,
make sure the information on your flight and hotel reservations
match your passport.
• As soon as you purchase your destination wedding, send your guests
a save-the-date reminder, as well as a Delta Vacations discount offer
created specifically for your guests.
• As you plan your wardrobe for your wedding, consider the climate of
your destination and any airline baggage requirements.
• If you can, try and visit your chosen destination before your wedding,
so you can meet with your wedding coordinator.
• It’s required that you arrive at your destination a few days before the
wedding ceremony, and the number of days varies per destination. This will give you time to meet with the wedding coordinator and to
double check on everything you have planned for the big day.
• Take care of yourselves, and make time for just the two of you. Plan
fun activities both before and after the wedding, such as sightseeing, touring the island and so much more.

Five Ways to Enjoy Turks & Caicos

Grace Bay Beach in Turks & Caicos

 

 

  1. Visit Little Water Cay, the only place in the world where you can see the endangered rock iguana in its natural habitiat.
  2. Frolic in the waves with Jo Jo, the island’s resident bottle-nose dolphin. Much loved by the islanders, Jo Jo has been proclaimed a National Treasure by the government.
  3. On the north shore, stroll the length 12-mile-long beautiful Grace Bay Beach, the highlight of a stay on Providenciales.
  4. Visit the Turks & Caicos National Museum and discover the Molasses Reef Wreck, the oldest European shipwreck excavated in the Western Hemisphere. This shipwreck sat on the reef undisturbed for more than 450 years.
  5. Tour the Caicos Conch Farm, the world’s only sea farm that raises, “Caribbean Queens fit for a King.” The farm exports the conch to top chefs.

Why travel to Antigua…

Antigua beaches

 

As a beach destination, Antigua is hard to beat with one of the driest climates in the whole Caribbean region, making it particularly popular among sunseekers. Antigua and Barbuda enjoys an average of eight and half hour of sunlight every day.

A vacation package to Antigua, one of the two Leeward Islands, has all the right ingredients for a fabulous holiday. Antigua was once the hub of British sugar cane production and the remnants of that time period remain today. Sail-less windmills and 18th century forts grace the landscape. One major center for activity is English Harbour where visitors will find wonderful restaurants and shops with colonial architecture overlooking the marina.

Jolly Beach Resort and Spa - Antigua

 

Antigua’s hotels are spread along a magnificent coastline. There are 365 beaches in Antigua, a perfect beach for every day of the year – most are quiet and protected by reefs, so feel free to explore them all! Scuba diving and snorkeling are also quite popular on Antigua.

Honeymooners or families will find plenty of adventure, from horseback riding and windsurfing to golf and fishing. Antigua is known as a sailor’s paradise, and is a popular mooring spot for a variety of vessels, including luxury yachts. You can charter your own yacht, complete with crew, at most Antigua hotels and spend a day sailing with the rich and famous.

 

St. James Club Antigua

 

Antigua provides culture and tranquility for visitors from all over the world, both young and old, who come for the beaches, but get so much more