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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Top 5 Islands for Food and Cooking

Top 5 islands for food and cooking

  1. Trinidad

    The polyglot nature of Trinidad’s society and culture has influenced its cuisine accordingly and it is probably inarguable that devotion to food and good cooking is greater than anywhere else in the Caribbean.

  2. St Barths

    The polyglot nature of Trinidad’s society and culture has influenced its cuisine accordingly and it is probably inarguable that devotion to food and good cooking is greater than anywhere else in the Caribbean.

  3. Grenada and Carriacou

    The polyglot nature of Trinidad’s society and culture has influenced its cuisine accordingly and it is probably inarguable that devotion to food and good cooking is greater than anywhere else in the Caribbean.

  4. Anguilla

    The polyglot nature of Trinidad’s society and culture has influenced its cuisine accordingly and it is probably inarguable that devotion to food and good cooking is greater than anywhere else in the Caribbean.

  5. St Lucia

    The polyglot nature of Trinidad’s society and culture has influenced its cuisine accordingly and it is probably inarguable that devotion to food and good cooking is greater than anywhere else in the Caribbean.

 

Destination Wedding Spotlight: Jalousie Plantation

Jalousie Plantation, St. Lucia

Set picturesquely between the majestic Piton Mountains, this romantic island hideaway integrates charming historic structures into its 192 acres of lush, tropical rain-forest. This beautiful plantation sits on the site of a 18th century sugar plantation and sweeps down to Sugar Beach…awesome!

Treehouse treatment room, Jalousie’s Rainforest Spa

The sophisticated accommodations range from the Sugar Mill rooms to the 2-bedroom Grand Luxury Villas.

The lavish spa offers decadent treatments.

There is complimentary sailing and kayaking, and the PADI dive shop organizes excursions.

You can wed among the crumbling remains of an old sugar mill, on the powder-soft beach, or on a dock over the sparkling water.

A range of wedding packages offer a world of customizable extras, and wedding planners handle all the details.

When you are ready to book your Destination Wedding at Jalousie Plantation, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com

 

Saint Lucia Tourism Update on Hurricane Tomas

Pitons in St. Lucia

The following update was released Tuesday by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board:

 

Hurricane Tomas battered Saint Lucia from midday Saturday, Oct. 30 into the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 31.

The category one storm packed sustained winds and heavy rain, which resulted in fallen trees and infrastructural damage to buildings and major roads, restricting access to various areas and temporary loss of utility services across the island.

A comprehensive clean up exercise and restoration of critical infrastructure is underway and it is estimated that the country will be back to normal by Friday Nov. 5 and both Saint Lucia Airports are fully operational.

In collaboration with the private sector, every effort is being made to ensure the smooth departure of visitors who wish to leave by facilitating additional airlift at both airports as well as transfers between the airports.

Visitors wishing to remain on island will continue to be taken care of.

Additionally, cruise ships will resume calls to the island on Nov. 7.

Honeymoon Sytles: Wrapped in Romance

Acapulco Beach

You’re a not-so-hopeless romantic and are always thinking of delightful ways to woo your true love. For you, the ultimate honeymoon of your dreams is one cloaked in romance.

Think charming European cities and luxury Caribbean beach stays for you romantic honeymoon. Hold on to your love and take an exciting ride through Italy’s winding streets on a Vespa Scooter. Or snuggle your sweetie high atop the St. Lucian rainforests during a breathtakingly beautiful tram-ride.

Wrapped in Romance Destinations:

* Acapulco

* Aruba

* Bora Bora

* Madrid

* Maui

* Moorea

* Paris

* Santorini

* St. Lucia

* St. Martin

* Venice

When you are ready to book your honeymoon to a Wrapped in Romance destination, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com

Honeymoons Spotlight: Jade Mountain – Saint Lucia

Jade Mountain Sun Pool

Rising majestically above an exclusive 600-acre beachfront estate, this romantic resort is a corncopia of organic architecture celebrating St. Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty.

Expect grand sweeping spaces within your bedroom and living area, and the “fourth wall” missing entirely.

Jade Mountain Sky Suite

Private, extravagantly sized infinity edge pools glide into one another to form an amazing plateau floating in space.

Honeymoon Package:

* Welcome cocktail

* Tour of Volcano, Sulphur Springs & Diamond Mineral Baths

* Guided tour of Old French Colonial Plantation of Anse Mountain

* Drinks package in room fridge

* Tropical fruit display

* Guided boat snorkel trip

* Resort scuba diving course for beginners of two dives for certified divers

* Bottle of French Champagne

When you are ready to book your Honeymoon at Jade Mountain 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