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

 

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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.

Honeymoon Spotlight: The Regent Palms, Turks & Caicos

The Regent Palms, Turks & Caicos

This plush, all-suite resort offers spacious rooms with cool marble floors and private terraces, most with ocean views.

Meander along the serpentine infinity pool, and dine on pan-tropical cuisine in the casually elegant Parallel 23.

In-room massages and visits to the Pilates studio at the spa make rejuvenation easy.

Honeymoon Package:

* Honeymoon turn-down with Champagne

* Two complimentary sunset cocktails at Plunge Cafe

When you are ready to reserve your honeymoon at The Regent Palms in Turks & Caicos, give us 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

Top Picks for Family Vacations

Kids Club at Holiday Inn Sunspree in Montego Bay, Jamaica

When it comes to family vacations, finding the perfect resort to keep the kids happy and the parent relaxed can be a little difficult without the professional assistance of a Family Certified Travel Specialist. 

For a resort or hotel to be a great match for the kids, it should offer: 

1)  A great area to play around in, it should be colorful with cartoon themes 

2) Zip down the slides at a towering water park. (Sometimes you may find more adults on the slides than kids- that is what I’ve seen personally) 

3) Explore the shores on a snorkeling adventure 

4) Hone your skills in a video game room 

5) Meet new friends at a club just for kids 

These are just a few things that make the vacation as a family one of the great family getaways. We also know that families come in all sizes, with that in mind we are going to share our selection of resort that can accommodate a family of up to 5! They are few and far between but they are the best in the business when it comes to catering to not only the adults but the little ones as well. 

Here are some of our suggestions in the Caribbean: 

1) Aruba: Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort Aruba 

2) Dominican Republic, Punta Cana: Club Med Punta Cana 

3) Dominican Republic, Punta Cana: Melia Caribe Tropical 

4) Dominican Republic, Punta Cana: Moon Palace Casino, Golf & Spa Resort 

5) Dominican Republic, Punta Cana: Barcelo Bavaro Family Deluxe 

6)Negril, Jamaica: Beaches Negril Resort & Spa 

7) Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Beaches Boscobel Beach & Golf Club 

8) Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa 

9) Turks & Caicos: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa 

All of the resorts listed above are All-Inclusive which means, your price will include: your hotel stay, all meals, all drinks, all non-motorized water sports, all supervised kid club activities, and so much more. 

We would be more than happy to go over the details of each resort with you to match you and your family to the resort that is perfect for you. 

Me and the Cookie Monster at Beaches Turks & Caicos

Give us a call today to book your vacation escape for your family at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com 

We have daily travel deals that we would love to share with you, so give us a call TODAY!

Destination Wedding Spotlight: St. Lucia

Bay Gardens Beach Resort Wedding on the Beach

Come to St. Lucia and it will not take you long to see why the island became known as the Helen of the West Indies – and why the French and British empires spent almost two centuries fighting to possess her. The island’s French legacy can still be heard in the local patois, seen int he many Gallic place-names and enjoyed in the irrestistible French Creole cuisine to be found in hotels, restaurants and bistros.

St. Lucia is large enough to provide visitors with breathtaking contrasts and small enough to ensure that those who want to laze their days away in peace and quiet can do just that. The climate on the island is tropical with temperatures ranging from 70 – 90 Fahrenheit. The rainy season is June – November, but don’t expect a constant downpour; rather, there are numerous short but incredibly intense showers. Trade winds provide breezes year-round, regardless of the season.Perfect for a day at the beach!

You’ll see banana and cocoa plantations, the crater of a dormant volcano, bubbling sulphur springs, mineral springs where visitors can bathe, 18th century forts and sleepy coastal villages. And could you really leave St. Lucia without seeing the Pitons, the massive twin volcanic cones that have become the island’s signature image? Lovers will search out secluded beaches, night-owls will find entertainment in the hotels, and bars, and yacht crews will find dozens of safe harbors, from small coves to an 83-acre marina and the large natural harbor, once the world’s 14th busiest port, which is overlooked by Castries, the lively capital town where French Creole houses can still be seen. Divers, snorkelers, hikers and golfers will all find happiness on St. Lucia.

St. Lucia is the perfect destination for Caribbean weddings and honeymoons. The natural beauty of this Caribbean tropical island seems to have been created for romantics. Palm fringed beaches, elegant old plantation houses, the soft tropical air, hypnotic steel band music, the tantalizing aroma of the cuisine all combined to make weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries popular on St. Lucia. St Lucia offers you the freedom of having your wedding just the way you want it. Wonderful climate, astounding beauty and friendly islanders make St. Lucia simply perfect, Simply Beautiful for your special wedding day.

Here is a list of the documents that you need to obtain a marriage license in St. Lucia:

* Valid Passport & Original Birth Certificate

* Divorce Decree Absolute (if one of the parties is divorced)

* In the case of a widow/widower a Death Certificate of first spouse is required

* If a name has been changed, a Deed Poll is required

* If one of the parties is under the age of 18, evidence of a consent of parents is required in the form of a sworn affidavit stamped by a Notary Public

* Residency requirement of 2 business days unless an express fee is paid

* If any required documents are not in English, an authenticated translation must be available

Now is the time to all Carter Elite Travel to assist in making your Destination Wedding/Honeymoon come true. We are Certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoons Specialists and truly enjoy assisting our couples to make their dreams come true.

Call one of our Romance Experts to get started at 310-722-3099 or send a email to DW@carterelitetravel.com!

Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Specialist

Top 10 Reasons to have a Destination Wedding

Barcelo Maya Palace Wedding Gazebo

1. Save Money – Traditional wedding can cost several times the amount of a destination wedding 

2. Do Something Different – Forgo a typical wedding in favor of a unique and memorable experience 

3. Have the Best of Both Worlds – Combine your wedding and honeymoon into one beautifully planned celebration 

4. Crowd Control – Bring along the whole family for a fun celebration, or make it just the two of you 

5. Stress-Free Planning – Your Travel Consultant will work directly with the resort’s wedding coordinators 

6.  Perfect for Second Marriages – Scale it down the second time around and go somewhere special to wed 

7. Neutral Setting – Instead of getting involved in potential family drama, choose a neutral setting 

8. So Much to See and Do – With the many on-site activities at resorts, plus off-site fun, your guests will keep busy 

9. Celebrate Longer – Traditional weddings last 5 hours while a destination wedding fun can go much longer 

10. Expand on a Theme – Incorporate your love of the beach, the snow, your heritage, or something else special to you 

When you are ready to get started planning your beautiful Destination Wedding, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or send us a email at Info@carterelitetravel

 We are certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialists, so we treasure each and every bride we have the opportunity to assist in making their wedding a dream come true! 

Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist Certificate