First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes… the HONEYMOON! Your honeymoon is the ultimate time to relax as newlyweds, but did you know that you can actually be relaxed even while planning your honeymoon?! It’s true! By utilizing a travel agent like 2 Travel Anywhere, you’re able to kick-back, stress-free knowing your dream honeymoon is being planned. With a decade of experience, Carlie is sharing her honeymoon planning tips to help couples have the best getaway post nuptials!
How long have you been a Sandals Resorts Pro?
Carlie: We will be celebrating 10 years of business in 2020!! We have had the experience the past 10 years of planning honeymoons, destinations weddings, all inclusive getaways and family vacations. I have developed the process for helping the two of you plan the prefect getaway. When it comes to choosing where to spend your honeymoon and picking one spot it can be so overwhelming – that is why we are here to help narrow the best option for the two of you. We have personally vacationed to all the Sandals and Beaches Resorts more than once to share our personal experience with you. The #1 question I get asked is what is my favorite resort? Honestly I can’t pick a favorite they are all amazing for totally different reasons. Planning with us, we take in consideration your likes and interests and design the trip of a lifetime for your liking. Some of the resorts have more nightlife some have better pools, private pools, larger beaches, more restaurants, more excursions on the island to sight see etc, each location has something unique and our goal is to help plan the best option for the two of you.
What are your top 3 tips for planning a trip to a Sandals Resort?
Carlie: Book restaurants on arrival. We can send you a list of the restaurants that require dinner reservations so when you arrive at the resort you can know where you wish to dine. Only a few of the dining options require dinner reservations, but most of these restaurants are worth making the reservation.
Book excursions, romantic dinners and spas in advance! Booking this ahead of time means you don’t have to worry about not getting the things that are at the top of your list because they’re overbooked especially in peak season. Romantic dinner does cost extra, but this is a setting of a private dinner for the two of you under the beach stars with your meal of choice. This does sell out and I highly recommend to book before traveling.
SPA- Red Lane Spa has appointments throughout the day, but only a few spots available for romantic experiences like on the beach or a private Cabana. Make sure to get this booked before traveling. A few things we recommend that you pack: a YETI Cup to keep your drinks cold in the hot sunshine, evening attire (select restaurants require dress code), and be sure to bring enough bug spray and sunblock as well!
Why is it important to plan your trip with a Sandals pro like 2 Travel Anywhere?
Carlie: You can spend lots of time looking online trying to find the perfect spot for the two of you or you can reach out to us who have personally vacationed to Sandals and Beaches multiple times. Many people think it maybe too expensive to use a travel agent, but what many people don’t realize is I am getting you the same price you find online or even better depending on current promotions. There are no hidden fees plus I am here to help anytime you have questions.
Did you know Sandals has 3 different tiers of service? No matter which level of service you book everything is all included- bars, restaurants, gratuities, airport transfers, water sports, land sports and more.
Standard Level – non alcohol beverages are stocked in your room refrigerator. Club Level – room service included and access to VIP lounge. Butler Level – room service include, VIP lounge, this service comes with your own cell phone to call your butler – arranging from romantic meals in your room, breakfast in bed everyday, decorated table for dinner, special spot saved for the two of you, etc. The butler goes above and beyond making sure you vacation is unforgettable.
Room Types – Each resort has a variety of room choices pricing. It is not uncommon for a room type to sell out before you HOLD the reservation it is best to place a complimentary HOLD on a room you are interested.
Can you walk us through the process of working with a Sandals Pro?
Carlie: My biggest goal is to make planning as simple, stress free, and fun. The wedding is celebrating with others and the honeymoon is about the two of you celebrating your new beginnings. We like to learn more about you and your interests, hobbies, budget etc. to help your dreams become a reality. Sure you can look online and book everything yourself, but our expertise will help you select the perfect Caribbean location for the two of you.
Did you know I have personally been to all the Sandals/ Beaches Resorts multiple times and attend training sessions offered by Sandals/ Beaches Resorts? This is what helps me stay up to date on all the new features and specials that the resort offers. Did you know the very first Sandals Resort was in Jamaica? The Sandals Montego Bay is the first Sandals Resort to open in 1981. This resorts since been renovated and still maintain luxurious rooms, restaurants and more.
There are 15 award-winning Sandals resorts to choose from in the Caribbean, so before booking a trip it is worth taking some time to figure which resort will suit you best. Not all Sandals Resorts are the same. Each location has something different and unique to offer and depending on your likes and interest will help determine which resort you will like the best. Each resort is a five-star property. When selecting the right Sandals resort, it helps to know the sort of experience you’re going for. For example, Sandals Ochi features more than 100 swimming pools and 16 amazing restaurants. ‘Ochi’ is never boring and you’re likely to find a lively atmosphere. On the other hand, Sandals Negril offers a plethora of (motorized) water-sports on Jamaica’s beautiful Seven Mile Beach. Looking for a resort that offers both a social experience and plenty of water-sport options? Sandals Montego Bay is the best Sandals resort for you! Plus, Sandals Montego Bay is located close to the more intimate Sandals Royal Caribbean. Stay at one, enjoy the amenities and restaurants of both resorts. This includes transfers! Contact us to help narrow the best option for the two of you.
Are there any other tips you’d like to share?
Carlie: Perk about using 2 Travel Anywhere is that I give you my personal phone number to call anytime you need anything. I am here to help! Personalized service is very important. Booking online you are just a number. We have personally been to each of the Sandals/ Beaches resorts more than once. We can guarantee the best price on all Sandals/ Beaches.
Why Book With Us?
Save Time- The Internet is filled with so much information about travel these days that it can take countless hours to sort through everything in search for the perfect spot. Save time and stress and leave this daunting task to us and let us help you find the right options for you.
Professional Expertise- We here at 2 Travel Anywhere, LLC, travel all around the world, especially those destinations most requested by our clients, to find the best areas/tours to send our clients and furthermore share our experiences with you.
Extra Perks- Through our established relationships with resorts, we are able to prearrange special requests and amenities prior to your arrival. Also, due to these relationships, our clients frequently get room upgrades upon availability, extra perks, surprises in their rooms and much more.
Save Money- There are NO HIDDEN FEES to work with us. We shop around to try to find the best rate and often-times have access to special rates much lower than anywhere else.
Thanks so much for sharing these honeymoon planning tips, Carlie! If you’re a couple wanting help with your honeymoon planning, be sure to reach out to Carlie at 2 Travel Anywhere!
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