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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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 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 

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