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Jamaica All Butler Sandals Resort

I LOVE this resort.  Everyone has a butler, it has a beautiful boutique, quiet feel, all rooms have ocean views, and you can go to the other Sandals & Beaches Resorts in the same area and hang out/eat/enjoy the amenities, where they can not come to your resort!!!

There is also a Villa with a private chef/private pool etc that you never need to leave if you prefer!!!

Let’s do your Destination Wedding here, just the two of you or a group, I can help you, or vacation/honeymoon/babymoon, whatever you are wanting, I can help make it happen!

Till next time

Lisa

http://www.lisasimpsonweddings.com

714 305 7112

lisa@lisasimpsonweddings.com

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Add a comment July 10, 2020

Sandals Montego Bay Jamaica

Well today seems like a great day to post about this property, as one of my couples just arrived there today for their babymoon and will get to enjoy their swim out room and this resort that is like new, as well as the Royal Caribbean just down the road.  Above is the lobby.  When i first visited this resort in 2005 this was the entertainment room and the ceiling was like a puffy circus tent and it was, well, kind of cheesy!!  This was the original Sandals Resort and it was definitely tired.  Since then i came back in 2016/17 and got to see the change starting and in 18/19 to see it now complete. The entertainment room is now the lobby and the first thing you see when you walk in is the beautiful blue ocean through the other side and it just draws you in.  The resort is now hip/cool and a great spot to hang/vacay and there are fun things to do in Montego Bay area if you want to leave the resort!

this area is right through that lobby door, a great seating area to have a mocktail or cocktail and look at that ocean and enjoy the sea breeze.

this was my room on my last stay and the view looking down the path back towards the lobby/restaurant/main action area.

One of the swim out butler rooms with ocean view, and there is now a new block with swim out rooms with garden surrounds, a great use of a back block of rooms that will now make them very wanted!!

This is a bar surrounded by a pool with a mini lazy river, very relaxing with that cocktail in hand, yes i did!!

And guess what, right now all rooms at Montego Bay get a private transfer in a luxury vehicle, no idea for how long, but for new bookings, so call/email/text/dm, whatever you need to do, let’s get you there, most of the world is closed to American’s now and for who knows how long, so if you are looking to vacay, honeymoon or even if you wedding plans were ruined due to Covid, lets get the two of you there or a small or large group of you and do the wedding right here!!

Till next time

Lisa

http://www.lisasimpsonweddings.com

lisa@lisasimpsonweddings.com

catch me on insta   a post a day  @lisasimpsonweddings

714 305 7112

Add a comment July 3, 2020

Sandals family Resorts – Beaches Resorts

So if you love everything that a Sandals Resorts offers, the range of room types, service options including butlers, the quality, all the food and beverages being included, resort entertainment and activities included, airport transfers included, but you now have kids, or you are a group of friends, guys or girls, or both, and don’t want to share a bed (yes Sandals only does one bed per room, no rollaways lol!!) or want to do a multi family trip and a Sandals Resort isn’t going to work, then a Beaches Resort will work for you, they offer all the above and more because you still want adult time right??? so the options for kids/all age groups to do to keep them busy is awesome.

And yes, they will come to the bedroom and say goodnight to the wee ones!!

Let me get you there!!!!  Beaches Resorts are located on the islands of Turks & Caicos (right on Grace Beach, its gorgeous), and two in Jamaica, Negril where again the beach is lovely/best beach in Jamaica, its very quiet/relaxing and you have access to do other fun things on that side of the island, Ricks place is well worth the boat or cab ride and some rum drinks with fun music to listen or dance to while you watch silly peeps jumping off the cliffs, lol, and Ocho Rios the port are of Jamaica, so more busy/things to see/do outside of the resort, this resort is made up of 5 villages, the Greek Village is my fave!!

You can also incorporate a renewal of vows if you want, or have your friends/family come to celebrate your destination wedding with you!!!

Till next time

Lisa

catch me on insta   @lisasimpsonweddings.com

http://www.lisasimpsonweddings.com

lisa@lisasimpsonweddings.com

714 305 7112

Add a comment May 31, 2020

Jamaica overwater bungalows-Sandals

Did you know you don’t have to go to Tahiti to find overwater bungalows??!!  Well you don’t, I have been selling Sandals all-inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean since 2005 and a couple of years ago they were the first resorts in the Caribbean to add overwater bungalows.  The first ones were at the Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, and i was very fortunate to be there with a small group of wedding planners that sell Sandals and we were lucky enough to be able to get a quick 10 mins in one between the cleaning from a checked out guest ending to a new couple arriving at the resort to go in.  These have been sold out from the minute they hit the market, so successful were they that they were added to another Jamaica resort and in St Lucia, more on those resorts in another post.

The pics above are what you see when your butler opens your door to the villa and the balcony area with your own plunge pool, 3 levels of deck for enjoying , an outdoor shower, lots of seating including a fab big round flat swing you can lie on and just enjoy the view.

The bathroom and outdoor shower areas, yes, i would use all the above, lol

Decisions decisions, swim in your own plunge pool or the ocean??!!

Lets do dinner on the lower deck, closer to the ocean tonight honey xoxx

Think i will take that stairway to heaven….

Should we nap on the netting and fall asleep looking at the wee fish below or you can swing me to sleep on the swing?  I’m the one covered in pillows, lol

You are picked up at Montego Bay airport and have a luxury vehicle private transfer to the airport where your butler meets you, then escorts you to the boat for your transfer to the island where the overwater villas and bungalows are off of.  You have access to the island where there is a restaurant, pool, lots of lovely beach, but the rest of the resort guests who can access the island via a larger boat transfer are not allowed to come down the pier where the overwaters are, so you are very very exclusive.

My fave place would be the lower deck sitting in those bucket seats reading and sipping my champagne and saying, how lucky am I.    aaaahhhhhhhhhh

The pic with the crane is the overwater bungalows starting to be built at the other Jamaican Sandals Resort lucky enough to get them.

 

The guests on the main part of the resort look over and wish and wonder!

the glass to the water at the foot of the bed gives a beautiful light in your villa all night.

View from the bedroom area

       

This resort has 2 options for the overwaters, one with the big deck/plunge pool, referred to as Villas, and a 2nd with smaller interior and deck and a soaking tub referred to as a bunglow.  I had one couple last year spend 8 nights in a bungalow overwater, they would have stayed in the Villa but they were not available-just fyi they are always sold out/first to go, its amazing.  Even getting 8 nights in the Bungalow was hard, they were flexible with their dates and had to actually spend a night prior to going out to the bungalow in a suite on the main land part of the resort.  When i go looking for rooms those 2 room types are always the ones showing big red SOLD OUTs on them!!

Remember with Sandals it’s all inclusive, airport transfers are included, all food/beverage, resort activities and entertainment, resort snorkeling and if you dive resort diving, if not certified you can get certified quickly and for a low cost in 1/2 a day and then enjoy all that free diving, and with this resort you are just down the street from the Sandals Montego Bay Resort and there are shuttles you can catch to go back and forth, so you can enjoy all the amenities and restaurants/bar/lounges over there as well, and there is no extra charge, all included.  Pay for 1, stay/play at 2.  there are also excursions and activities off resort that can be arranged for you too, so you don’t get there and waste time trying to work out what else you may want to do.

Call, email me, let’s get your vacation, honeymoon, group trip, destination wedding planned in Jamaica at one of the Sandals Resorts or on any of the other 5 Caribbean islands they have Sandals or Turks & Caicos where we have a Beaches Resort, for families, or friends that don’t want to share a bed at a Sandals!

Till next time

Lisa

xoxo

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714 305 7112

 

Add a comment April 11, 2020

Sandals Honeymoon for you – St Lucia

Did you know that i sell Sandals all inclusive resorts in the caribbean and have done so since 2005??  I am a Certified Sandals Specialist, have to get re certified every year!! I have been to all the resorts over 8 islands, and normally go down and visit a couple of the resorts/islands 2-3 times a year, so i am always up with what is happening/how they look etc.

Today i am showcasing Regency La Toc one of 3 resorts in St Lucia that Sandals has, and the beauty is, you can stay at one and play/eat/hang out at all 3, all included!!

The pictures above are of my favourite accommodation at this resort, up high on the hill, the views are amazing, you have a bedroom, living area, patio with your own private plunge pool that you can also get into from the bedroom!! You can go down to the main part of the resort where the action/activity is or stay up here in your own little world.  The Italian Restaurant is a 20 second walk across/behind you and it offers breakfast/lunch and dinner, or you can get on a golf cart and go to any of the other restaurants on property here or the other 2, or just have your butler (you get a cell phone to call them up to 10pm at night) to get food sent to your room and you can hibernate.  Right on.

this is the pool at the Italian restaurant behind your accommodation, so if your private plunge pool gets boring you can always head over there and the 1st pic is of the view looking down, it reminded me of Amalfi coast a lot.

The pictures above here are from the Millionaire Suite, they have a few of them on a cul de sac at the highest point of the resort, amazing views.  Of course butler included.

The first pic above is one of the Millionaire Suites, looks like a house/very residential.  The 2nd pic is the same layout and area as my favourite accommodation but its on the 2nd floor, so no private plunge pool but you do get a soaking tub on your balcony, i have had a few couples enjoy this accommodation for sure.

The table is where i would have at least one meal a day at the Italian Restaurant, i just loved it up there and rarely left my suite or that area.

the paths/grounds are tropical and lovely

The main pool and where all the action happens during the day, you can stay right there too if you like being in the middle of everything.

All the resorts have the Benihana style restaurants with the action chef, so much fun.  The pic of the boat was taken from my patio, it was like watching a movie, cruise ships going in/out of the main harbor area in the distance, sunset yacht cruises, speedboats, it was never boring.

Let me get you there for a vacation or honeymoon or a Destination wedding small or large.  Groups of couples, friends (as long as willing to share a bed, they are couples resorts unless you got to one of the Beaches resorts).  When you compare the accommodation, and add in the airport transfers (1 1/2 hours from the airport), all the food/beverage all day/evening you can eat and drink, resort activities and entertainment included, plus you can go and eat at the restaurants and enjoy the pools/bars at the other 2 resorts/transport included, you are winning/ahead of any other resorts you could be considering in the Caribbean.

I post pics on my @lisasimpsonweddings insta as well as @caribbeanallinclusive

Let me take you there

Lisa

lisa@lisasimpsonweddings.com

714 305 7112

Add a comment April 10, 2020

St Lucia honeymoon, vacation or even Destination wedding

I have been a certified Sandals Specialist since 2005 and have sent many honeymooners to the all inclusive Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean.  I have been to nearly all of the resorts but in the past year there have been a lot of upgrades to a lot of them, so I headed out and checked up on 8 of the resorts in Jamaica, St Lucia and Barbados, over the past 8 months.  It was great seeing the upgrades but I saw a change in the dynamics of the guests at the resorts.  Lots of older couples on vacation, lots of couple groups on vacation, younger couples on vacation alone and of course honeymooners, but such a great diversity now that I can really say the Sandals Resorts are for everyone, so let me take you there no matter who you are, we all need a vacation.

The pics on this post are from ST Lucia, where there are 3 resorts and you stay and get to play at all 3, dine at the restaurants at all 3 and enjoy the amenities at all 3.    But the pics on this post are all from the Grande St Lucian Resort.

All inclusive, food/beverage, the resorts water sports, snorkeling and diving if you are a diver, yes all included.  Butler to take care of you or not, a variety of accommodations that means you will find something that matches your priorities and when you consider everything that is included, such really good value, and the quality and level of service is hard to beat in the Caribbean.

Let me take you there, whatever your reason.

Lisa

714 305 7112

lisa@lisasimpsonweddings.com

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Add a comment May 10, 2017

Sandals Antigua

Thought I would report on a great location to honeymoon at, or even take yourselves only, or a small group to, for a destination wedding.

I was last in Antigua about 20 years ago, so it was time to go back, and I have just come back from a few nights down/over there.

If you are looking for a resort that has 2 sides to it where you can utilise/get the benefits of both, then this resort fits the bill.  A boutique/island side that is older and quaint and romantic, and the new side (only 3 years old) that has the new modern rooms, high rise with views over the gardens to the ocean, and  the big pool.   When I would look back up at the new building it reminded me of Bellagio a bit in Las Vegas.  Great bathroom with tons of room and a lovely shower as well as a big oval bathtub with jets, four poster bed, sitting area, and a cute balcony you could sit on and watch the sunset, if you weren’t down at the beach doing that.  The part that makes a Sandals stay so great is, all the food (choice of quite a few restaurants and areas that offer/serve food) and the beverages are included.  So from the well stocked fridge/bar in your room, champagne/beer/hard liquor, to no matter where you went being able to get what you want when you want, there is no stress about what the bill is going to be at the end.

The items that will be on the bill will be the extra items you chose to spend money on, ie, items from the boutiques/shops on property, internet (could do wireless but there was a fee by the day or week), excursions, and of course the spa which I had to sample and it was lovely and well worth the $$.

They also have some neat small villa accommodations around the property that are very private and have your own jacuzzi and plunge pool outside with chaise loungers and small table and chairs, very romantic and secluded feeling.  These and some of the other level accommodations come with a butler, and the couples who had one were loving it, no thinking involved.  Their meals were booked/pre planned for them at the different restaurants etc, and anything they could be thinking they may want to do, they make it happen.  We even saw some go down to the beach and save seats for them in the shade and then take the couples lunch/drinks etc, while we had to go and get ours!!  Believe me we needed to do the walking with all the food and drinks we were enjoying, and never once did I think to find a gym!!

Think I have been/seen all the Sandals now or the islands they are on, and if you are considering the Caribbean and going with Sandals, whether I am your planner or not, let me know.  I have my couples work with a special department there, the price is the same as if you book on line or randomly call the 800 #.  With the dept I use you get personalized service from your first call through until you make the last before you head out the door for the plane.  So again, if you want personalized service, email me and I will put you in touch with the department and that’s it, you don’t hear from me again, you just work directly with them.

For couples only, or small groups, you can have a wonderful destination wedding at any of the Sandals.  We saw quite a few while we were there, in various areas around the resort, some with djs and sit down meals, and some just the couple.  You can either do the planning here in the US yourself and then let the resort co-ordinators handle everything for you down there, or you could work with me helping you put everything together on this end and then be there to ensure all goes well once you are down there, and can even be the liaison between you and Sandals so you can only work with me if you want.

Vacation or honeymoon, you won’t be disappointed.

Lisa

http://www.lisasimpsonweddings.com

Add a comment May 23, 2010

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