Stop the Presses: Braco Village Hotel & Spa Awarded Prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excdellence Award by TripAdvisor

 

Braco Village Hotel and Spa located in Jamaica

 

 

Braco Village Hotel & Spa Awarded Prestigious 2012 Certificate of
Excellence Award by TripAdvisor

Atlanta, GA. May 31, 2012

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site and a highly trusted source for travel reviews, recently awarded the Braco Village Hotel and Spa the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award. The accolade honors hospitality excellence and is only bestowed upon establishments that consistently achieve outstanding TripAdvisor reviews. Only 10% of all accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award and to qualify, accommodations must maintain an overall rating of 4 or higher out of 5 along with additional criteria, which include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

The Braco Village Hotel and Spa, formerly known as the Braco Beach Resort and Spa, has consistently received a 4.5 and 5 TripAdvisor rating by travelers, since it came under new management by the Canadian company, Sunwing in early 2012. Braco Village Hotel and Spa, better remembered as the Grand Lido Braco, resembles an old fashioned Jamaican village and provides guests with a tropical haven in Trelawny, Jamaica, one of the most stunning places on the island. It has quickly become one of most popular all-inclusive hotels in Jamaica due to the rave reviews as expressed on TripAdvisor.

“We are very honored to receive this prestigious award,” exclaimed Enrico Pezzoli, General Manager of Braco Village Hotel and Spa. “It is the result of the excellent work from the entire team. Not only does it recognize our efforts, but it will surely encourage all to not only continue to provide the excellent service appreciated by all our visitors, but to strive for more and surpass all expectations.”

“The Braco Village Hotel and Spa has proven to be a great addition to our Jamaica line-up,” stated Rene Jongmans, President of Vacation Express. “With its large rooms, excellent facilities and casual village feel, it is the perfect choice for relaxing getaways and family vacations.” In honor of this recent recognition, Vacation Express will be offering special promotions and savings to its clients to be able to experience this excellent resort first hand.

Vacation Express’ new non-stop Sunwing flights operate to Montego Bay weekly from Cincinnati (Saturdays) and Nashville (Sundays). All Sunwing Airlines passengers are treated to “high frills” award-winning champagne service which includes a ‘bon voyage’ glass of champagne, hot towel service, a choice of hot meals or snacks, wine with meals, complimentary in-flight entertainment, non-alcoholic beverages, free checked baggage up to 44lbs. And kids backpack with games and toys. For just $40 more per flight segment, travelers can upgrade to Sunwing’s Elite Plus service which features advance seat selection, priority check-in and boarding, an extra 22lb. (66 lbs. Total) free baggage allowance and extra leg room seats.

Ready to book your vacation to this outstanding Resort, give us a call at 310-722-3099 Today!

 

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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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.

Top 5 Spring Break Destinations

Spring Break in Jamaica - Rick's Cafe in Negril

The time is now to book your travel for your upcoming Spring Break. We have quite a few packages designed to make sure you get the most out of your vacation. Our Spring Break Packages are specifically designed for college students.  Packages include: Awesome Daily Events and Wild VIP Parties!

  1. Cancun – is famous for its Spring Break action, making it the #1 pick for Spring Break 2011! The wildest parties are found here. Party in Spring Breaks top nightclubs, including The City, Dady O, Coco Bongo and Bulldog where you can shake it til the break of dawn!
  2. Jamaica – Spring Breakers who seek pure relaxation should visit Jamaica (Montego Bay or Negril) to let the ocean wash away the troubles of the day. The island vibe of Jamaica and its attractions will free your mind and when night-time calls, you better be sure the parties won’t stop.
  3. Panama City Beach – for those of you looking to stay within the states this spring, Panama City in the sunshine state of Florida is a great spot to be. This alternative to the Caribbean offers awesome beaches, parties and plenty of other spring break go-ers, without the need for a passport, making it a great reason to fly south.
  4. Punta Cana – is a non-stop party in the Caribbean designated for you to relax and soak up the sun during the day and then venture out and party at night. The nightclubs in Punta Cana are among the best in all of the Dominican so live it up while you are here.
  5. Nassau – is a great spring break destination for all college students looking to get a break in the Bahamas. Beautiful white sand beaches, endless drinks and all of your fellow college friends will help you forget all about the stresses back in the states.

Honeymoon Style: Action and Adventure

Sandals Grande Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The two of you like to grab hold of the good life every chance you get. There’s no activity you think is too daring. What better way to invoke your adventurous spirits then with an action-packed honeymoon?

If you want to do more than hang out during your honeymoon, head to Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.

Eco-tours thrive in Mexico where you can rappel down a cool cave into a natural cenote. In Jamaica, take invigorating zip-line ride through the vibrant hilltops.

Non-stop adventures make for a honeymoon experience you surely will never forget.

Action and Adventure Destinations

* Costa Rica

* Dominican Republic

* Ixtapa

* Monetgo Bay

* Oahu

* Ocho Rios

* Riviera Maya

When you are ready to book your Action and Adventure honeymoon, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com

Top 10 Spa Experiences

Spa Experience

Relax, Unwind, Rejuvenate

1) Conquer jet lag with an aromatheraphy bath and deep-tissue massage

2) Drift away with a nighttime treatment including in-room massage, turn-down service, and warm tea

3) Bring out your golden tan with a tropical oil exfoliation

4) Hydrate with a luxurious black pearl facial

5) Rejuvenate tired feet with an energizing lemon and lime soak

6) Polish skin to a silk glow with an exfoliating lime and ginger body rub

7) Detoxify with a warm volcanic mud wrap

8  ) Share a romantic beachfront couples massage

9 ) Smooth and shine locks with a lustrous palm oil hair treatment

10) Soothe tired eyes with calming collagen and rice powder

Whatever your idea of the perfect experience, whether for a week or a weekend, there’s a destination to meet your need. So go on, reward yourself!

When you are ready to have a spa getaway, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com