Luxury at your FingertipsMay 14th, 2012 by Flight Centre Staff
A luxury vacation can sound intimidating, but our Flightie Terri discovered how accessible a luxury trip really is when she travelled to three different Sandals and Beaches Resorts. She shares her experience with us:
Three beautiful islands, three beautiful whirlwind days. My trip with Sandals showed me that luxury really is within my grasp, though I didn’t realize how close it really was!
The first island on our tour was Great Exuma in the Bahamas, and the new Sandals Emerald Bay Resort. This hotel is all butler rooms with a smaller feel to the resort. I would say this property is more for the romantic couple or for couples on their honeymoon. The turquoise water and white sand beaches, is definitely a place of tropical paradise. The dinning experience at this resort is first class and is a dream for the avid golfer. As we were leaving to go to Nassau, the PGA players were arriving. I *just* missed seeing Tiger. What a shame.
The second island on our list: New Providence and Nassau to check into the Sandals Royal Bahamian. We had a short window to get ready for dinner where we took a boat over to The Royal Bahamian’s own private island for a dinner show and some dancing. I would have to say the private island blew me away, can you imagine going to your own private island off your very own all inclusive resort? The very thought of it makes me want to go back right now! Just like Exuma the water was like no other, the staff was amazing and the service was top notch. The feature I liked the most was at night there was an area would could relax on couches and curl up by the fire. Most excellent! This resort is also close to Atlantis if you were interested in checking that out or you could shop or go to the casino, a little for everyone.
Finally, our last island; Turks and Caicos, headed to the Beaches Resort. By the time were finished our tour of the property I decided I have fallen in love with it. Yes, it is a family property but it has everything you could ever want in a vacation. Even if you’re going as a couple this is the place for you! I liked it so much that I went back 2 weeks later with my mom and my 2-year-old daughter. This resort has everything from a water park with a surf simulator, to an Xbox 360 room, kids club for all ages, disco, 15 dinning options, and the most stunning beach I have ever seen. I worked on a cruise ship for 3 years and I can say this beach takes the cake. Not a rock or piece of seaweed to be seen. You can walk for miles.
The thing that really blew me away about this resort was having somewhere for my 2 year old to have the time of her life. I am not the kind of person the just drop my kid off at the daycare with ease but her they have a Sesame Street kids camp for her age 0-4 years old and the ratio is 3 kids to 1 nanny. They even give you a cell phone to take with you wherever you go so you have piece of mind. The first few days I just took her there from 6pm-8pm, so my mom and I could actually eat and enjoy the amazing food. Every night we went somewhere different for dinner. Then I started to take her there after breakfast and pick her up and 5pm. She had so much fun with the amazing staff she did not want to leave when I picked her up. Now that was a vacation.
This trip was an experience of a lifetime, and truly showed me the value of a luxury vacation. I would really suggest upgrading from the standard room to the concierge room or the butler room. They’re much better rooms with more amenities and more space, plus you can’t get any better than having your very own personal butler! This is one trip I will never forget, and I can’t wait to go back!
Interested in booking your next luxury vacation to a Sandals or Beaches Resort? Contact one of our travel consultants at 1-877-967-5302 or contact your closest store.
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