Destination Jamaica

The Beautiful Island of Jamaica in Style…Once You Go, You Know!

Destination Weddings Spotlight: Secrets Resorts and Spas April 2, 2010

One of the Wedding Gazebos at Secrets St. James

Secrets St. James Montego Bay together with its counterpart, Secrets Wild Orchid, provides a dual, adults-only fantasy world in which to play, relax and reconnect. The stunning British Colonial architecture honors Jamaica’s history and heritage creating a contemporary yet conservative experience. This all-suite beachfront all-inclusive resort offers the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury® in a romantic, tropical setting on over 1/2 mile of private white-sand beach.

Ocean view Junior Suite at Secrets St. James Montego Bay

With 350 opulent suites, this adults only resort, inspired by Jamaica’s rich history, features 24 hr. room service, breathtaking ocean views and superb amenities. All suites offer spectacular views across the ocean, pool or gardens from spacious private balconies. Secrets St. James is ideally located on the northwest coast of Jamaica, only 20 minutes from the Montego Bay International Airport.

Beach Club at Secrets St. James


Package is complimentary for couples who reserve a minimum 7-night stay in a Junior Suite Ocean View room category (or higher) or if more than 5 rooms are reserved for a min. of 3nts in any category.
* Services of Justice of the Peace or minister
* Services of wedding coordinator to organize and personalize the wedding
* Preferential location of the room in the category reserved
* Complimentary room for the groom the night before the wedding (based on availability)
* Preparation/ironing of the wedding dress and groom’s tuxedo/suit
* Use of wedding gazebo or beachfront arbor
* Bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere
* Wedding cake and sparkling wine for up to 10 guests
* Special evening turndown service
* 15% discount on all spa treatments
* Complimentary honeymoon package
* Late check-out for bride and groom (based on availability)

* Welcome letter
* Fresh fruit, bottle of sparkling wine and flowers in room upon arrival
* Rose petals in the room and special turndown service
* Champagne “breakfast in bed” one morning (reservations must be made in advance with guest services)
* 15% discount on all treatments at the Spa

Couple must present copy of wedding certificate or wedding invitation upon arrival and reservation must be coded “Honeymoon” or “Anniversary”.

When you are ready to plan the pefect destination wedding, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or send us a email at and we’ll take care of all the details for you.

Congratulations to you and your future spouse from Lula Carter at Carter Elite Travel


Destination Weddings Spotlight: Iberostar Resorts and Spas March 31, 2010

Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall, Jamaica

The impressive adults only (18+) Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall is located beachfront in the beautiful historic Rose Hall area of Jamaica’s north coast, just 20 minutes away from the airport in Montego Bay. The hotel, located within the Iberostar Rose Hall complex, offers premier components of Iberostar’s Grand Collection with ultimate levels of luxury, gourmet cuisine and impeccable service including butlers who cater to your every desire. The seductive charm of this architectural jewel is sure to capture the heart of those in search of the finest all-inclusive Jamaica vacation experience.

The Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall offers everything you need to plan and celebrate this very special day just as you’ve always dreamed about. Let their wedding coordinators take care of all the details, from the perfect ceremony, to your favorite music, to the decorations, to the delicious menus. The resort will provide all of the necessary arrangements to make your Iberostar Rose Hall destination wedding wonderful.

If you choose to reaffirm your love by renewing your marriage vows, Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall can also accommodate your wishes with a lovely ‘blessing’ ceremony.

Getting Married In Jamaica
Even though by law the wedding couple only needs to be in Jamaica 24 hrs. in advance, Iberostar Rose Hall advises you arrive at least 3 days in advance to meet with the wedding coordinator and Marriage officer and go through the final details regarding the wedding.

The law requires that the Bride and Groom are in Jamaica for a minimum of 24 hours prior to the wedding. In order to get legally married by a Marriage officer recognized by the Jamaican Government, the following original documents are required to be sent via courier to the Wedding Coordinator at least four weeks prior to the couple’s arrival to the hotel:
– Notarized copies of the Bride & Groom’s birth certificates which must include father’s name
– Notarized copies of Bride & Groom’s official ID (Passports)
– Notarized copies of divorce decrees or death certificates (if applicable)
– Occupation of both candidates
– Occupation and full names of both sets of parents.

Mediterranean Restaurant at Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall

Wedding Packages

Golden Coast Wedding
Legal Marriage Ceremony
Cost: US$1900 (incl. tax and service charge)
* Marriage officer’s fees
* Arrangements for official marriage certificate
* Tropical bride’s bouquet
* Groom’s boutonniere matching bride’s bouquet
* Floral centerpiece for the head wedding table
* Decoration of the wedding location
* Wedding cake decorated with fresh flowers for 8 people
* Two bottles of house champagne at the ceremony for you and your guests
* CD music for the ceremony
* 12 pictures of the ceremony
* 2 “Just Married” T-shirts
* Complimentary bottle of champagne delivered to the room on the wedding day
* Wedding dinner at one of the à la carte restaurants
* Fruit basket and a bottle of red wine upon arrival
Package pricing is for from 2 to 8 people. Any group larger than 8 people will be charged an additional fee of US$ 18 per person (incl. GCT and service charge)

Blessed by the Ocean
Renewal of Vows or Blessing Ceremony
(non-offical, non-legal ceremony)
* Marriage officer’s fees
* Bride’s bouquet
* Groom’s boutonniere
* Floral centerpiece for the head wedding table
* Decoration of the wedding location
* Wedding cake decorated with fresh flowers for 8 people
* Two bottles of house champagne at the ceremony for you and your guests
* CD music for the ceremony
* 12 pictures of the ceremony
* 2 “Just Married” T-shirts
* Complimentary bottle of champagne delivered to the room on the wedding day
* Wedding dinner at one of the à la carte restaurants
* Fruit basket and a bottle of red wine upon arrival to the hotel
Package pricing is for from 2 to 8 people. Any group larger than 8 people will be charged an additional fee of US$18 per person (incl. GCT and service charge)
Note: Ceremony performed by a minister, and is not recognized as a legal ceremony.

All above prices are subject to change without notice.

When you are ready to plan the pefect destination wedding, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or send us a email at and we’ll take care of all the details for you.

Congratulations to you and your future spouse from Lula Carter at Carter Elite Travel


Destination Weddings Spotlight: Sunset Resorts and Spas March 29, 2010

Sunset Jamaica Grande, Ocho Rios Jamaica

The popular all-inclusive Sunset Jamaica Grande celebrates its multi-million dollar rebuild and refurbishment, and welcomes guests of all ages with a fresh new look. A beautiful white-sand beach, the longest in Ocho Rios, fringes the high-rise hotel. Five lavish pools wander through this beachside complex, featuring waterfalls, the new Lighthouse Waterslide, plunge pools, swim-up bars and a swaying rope bridge. Known for its wide range of “fun in the sun” daytime activities, guests can also enjoy an abundance of fun after the sun goes down. Visit the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort and discover why Frommer’s proclaimed this dramatic family favorite to be “like a Hollywood production”.
Family Friendly Accommodations!
Sunset Jamaica Grande offers accommodations allowing up to three children in the same room with two adults. Just book a One Bedroom Suite – perfect for a family of five! These rooms feature a separate bedroom with one king bed, along with a sleeper sofa in the living area. (Max occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults/3 Children or 3 Adults/2 Children)

Miles of White Sand
Enjoy the longest stretch of crystal-sand beach and turquoise Caribbean water in Ocho Rios where endless fun-in-the-sun is found.

Wedding at Sunset Jamaica Grande, Ocho Rios Jamaica

There’s nothing more romantic than exchanging vows in the Jamaican sunshine, then spending your honeymoon basking in the glow of wedded bliss on a gorgeous white sand beach. Best of all, experienced wedding coordinators take care of everything, so you don’t have to lift a finger until the ring is slipped on your finger and you say “I do”. They attend to every detail, from the ceremony, reception, photos and documentation to special requests and arrangements such as a sunset cruise and couples spa services.

FREE Wedding Package
Complimentary “WE DO” wedding package is valid with a min. seven night stay in an oceanfront room category or higher


  • Service of a marriage officer to perform the ceremony
  • License fees
  • Personal wedding planner
  • Picturesque wedding area
  • Chilled bottle of sparkling wine
  • Single-tiered wedding cake
  • Bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere
  • Recorded music
  • Dinner reservations for the wedding party
  • Wedding gift from the resort

Sunset Resorts Complimentary Wedding Package includes a complete package for a ceremony and a reception for the bride, groom and two guests. Customize your wedding package with extras: Capture memories with a professional video/photographer and a wedding album, add spa and salon services, a live Jamaican Steel Pan or Reggae band, book a sunset cruise and much more. Special arrangements for larger parties can be made with your personal wedding planner. Renewal of vows and special honeymoon and anniversary extras are available. All packages are subject to availability and rates are based on two persons per room with a wedding reception for up to four people. Reservation of an oceanfront room category or higher for a minimum of seven nights stay is required. Guests not meeting the reservation requirements still qualify for the free “We Do” wedding package, but must pay the licensing fees of $250 (subject to change).

You can enhance your special day further with a wonderful selection of memorable wedding packages, such as: “Pure Elegance”, “Melody of Love” and “Irie Love” to name a few.

When you are ready to plan the pefect destination wedding, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or send us a email at and we’ll take care of all the details for you.

Congratulations to you and your future spouse from Lula Carter at Carter Elite Travel


Destination Weddings Spotlight: Breezes Runaway Bay March 26, 2010

Breezes Runaway Bay Jamaica

Tucked away on the finest expanse of beach on Jamaica’s famed north coast, Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club by SuperClubs remains one of the Caribbean’s truly great all-inclusive escapes. With 264 recently refurbished rooms set on more than twenty-two oceanfront acres, active couples, singles and adult families journey to this popular SuperClubs favorite year after year to kick-back and indulge in countless interactive games and activities including golf, tennis, water sports of all kinds and even a circus workshop complete with flying trapeze and trampoline instruction, in a totally relaxed and socially interactive resort environment. Guests 14 and older are welcome.

Free Weddings and Vow Renewal

The perfect place for romance, active couples will find it the perfect backdrop for a beautiful wedding, intimate honeymoon and a lifetime of memories. Weddings are free at Breezes (with a 3-night stay minimum), and experienced wedding coordinators attend to every detail. The complimentary wedding package includes services of wedding coordinator, choice of location, minister, marriage license, wedding cake, champagne, flowers, music and more!
Note: Government & administrative fees are additional.

Wedding at Breezes Runaway Bay Jamaica

NEW! Two exotic wedding gazebos are now available: a tranquil seaside gazebo and the garden gazebo set amidst beautiful tropical foliage. The hotel offers complimentary weddings with a minimum 3 night stay. Paperwork is handled by the resort, and couples can just relax and bask in the glow of pampered luxury with everything taken care of for them.

NEW! Wedding Chapel
For couples wanting the most picturesque venue for their nuptials, Breezes Runaway Bay has created a new Wedding Chapel right on the beach. The Victorian inspired chapel provides the perfect setting, with spectacular ocean and beach views, for wedding or vow renewal ceremonies. With space for a number of guests and the entire bridal party, couples will enjoy beautiful memories and perfect photographs of their special day.

Complimentary Wedding Package
Free Wedding with minimum 3-night stay (any category)
* Marriage license
* Minister fees
* Preparation of documents
* Affidavits
* Wedding planner
* Recorded music upon request
* Witnesses if needed
* Champagne or sparkling cider
* Decorated wedding area
* Wedding cake
* Bouquet & boutonniere
* 4 complimentary off-property wedding guest passes
* Candlelit dinner for bride & groom
* Continental breakfast in bed, morning after wedding
* 7th night free bonus with 7nt or longer honeymoon stay (proof of marriage date required)
(Note: A government and administrative fee of US$200 is not included and must be paid locally; US$150 for vow renewal)

Added Extras
Personalize your wedding and honeymoon with special extras like couple’s spa treatments and rose petals for your honeymoon suite! Government fees (approx. US$200) are additional, and are not included in the complimentary wedding package.

When you are ready to plan the pefect destination wedding, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or send us a email at and we’ll take care of all the details for you.

Congratulations to you and your future spouse from Lula Carter at Carter Elite Travel!


Destination Weddings Spotlight: Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort & Spa March 22, 2010

Holiday Inn Sunspree, Montego Bay Jamaica

The perfect wedding begins in paradise.

Look no further than Holiday Inn® Resort Montego Bay as a picture-perfect location for the island wedding of your dreams!

Romance takes on a special meaning in the soft sea breeze of Jamaica. Imagine a sunset beach, gorgeous flowers, and the person you love standing by your side as you take your marriage vows surrounded by friends and family. At Holiday Inn® Resort Montego Bay, we are experts in planning weddings, from themed receptions to live entertainment. Browse our special wedding packages to have your nuptials in one of the world’s most romantic places.

We can also arrange services from the finest island floral designers, musicians, photographers, and wedding cake creators that Jamaica has to offer.

We promise to guide you every step of the way and ensure that your wedding, large or small, is perfect in every way!

Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort has five wedding packages to choose from for you wedding.

Give me a call today to find out how you can have you wedding at Holiday Inn Sunspree for FREE! Imagine relaxing to your heart’s content while our expert wedding planners tend to every detail of your special day…

For more information, send a email to us at : or give us a call at 310-722-3099. Visit our website at:

Holiday Inn Sunspree Specialist


Sandals Dunns River September 25, 2009

Sandals Dunns River

Sandals Dunns River

 Bordered on one side by a stunning sweep of gorgeous green mountains and on the other by the best stretch of white-sand beach in Ocho Rios, Sandals Dunn’s River represents an amazing melding of Caribbean charm and opulence with an Italian Renaissance style lobby with its vaulted ceilings, marble columns and ornate staircase. We have carried through an Italian theme to our staff, bringing nearly two dozen performers, musicians and chefs directly from Italy.

Sandals Dunns River Lobby

Sandals Dunns River Lobby


Sandals Dunns River Dining Area

Sandals Dunns River Dining Area

Gourmands will be ecstatic with the 6 dining possibilities presented by Sandals Dunn’s River as well as the additional 11 dining options at nearby Sandals Grande Ocho Rios—adding up to a grand total of 16 themed restaurants from which to choose. Whether your tastes run to the exotic flavors of the Far East or the sophisticated accents of France or whether you prefer the hearty fare of Italy or the bold cuisine of the Southwest—whatever cuisine lights your fire, even sizzling Teppanyaki, dramatically prepared tableside, you will surely find something to tempt your palate and satisfy your appetite when you stay at Sandals Dunn’s River.

And, with 16 bars to explore—6 at Sandals Dunn’s River and 10 at Sandals Grande Ocho Rios—you’ll have ample opportunities to mingle, greet newfound pals and raise your spirits with some of the most inventive libations in the tropics. Don’t miss the one-of-a-kind Marco Polo Lounge, a circular, air-conditioned bar built around an expansive, leafy tree—it’s the perfect spot to hoist a delicious, premium brand concoction and share a toast.

Sandals Dunns River Beach

Sandals Dunns River Beach

 Let the refreshing waters of our own version of Dunn’s River Falls wash over you before you dive into one of Jamaica’s largest freshwater pools and swim up to a fully stocked pool bar. Dip in the aquamarine waters off of our white-sand beach. Tone your body and excite your spirits with any of a huge number of top-of-the-line activities on land and sea, including fully-certified scuba diving, a workout in our state-of-the-art fitness center, a game of tennis and so much more—the list is endless. When you’re ready for some rest and relaxation, soothe your soul with a rejuvenating treatment from our full-service European spa. As night draws in, prepare for bliss as you dive into the countless entertainment options that await you

Sandals Dunns River Pool

Sandals Dunns River Pool

 Phenomenal views from every sumptuous room and suite invite you to simply stare out at the wonders of paradise and, with our 24-hour room service, an additional perk for our Concierge level guests, you’ll never have to leave your own private lovers’ sanctuary—unless, of course, you’d like to indulge in the immense array of choices provided exclusively for your pleasure.

Sandals Dunns River Suite

Sandals Dunns River Suite

A surprisingly intimate enclave in a central location. Rooms are situated in parallel two-story buildings (East & West wings) with a balcony or patio.

Room View: View of gardens

Certified Sandals Specialist

Certified Sandals Specialist


Thursday’s Travel Special – 9/24/09 September 24, 2009

Sandals Inn

Sandals Inn

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, 3 nights, Sandals Inn, The Luxury Included® Vacation & hotel transfers.

 BONUS save 65%.

Escape to one of the many quiet and romantic hidden spot at this Montego Bay resort, where personalized service, gourmet feasts, a boutique spa, and intimate accommodations add up to a memorable getaway. 

This extremely intimate hideaway with a huge heart is located on Montego Bay’s famed Gloucester Road and offers a true taste of Jamaica’s island pulse. Features include generously sized rooms, highly personalized service, 24-hour room service for all, and lovely boutique spa. Plus, Sandals exchange program allows guests to enjoy all the amenities and services at 2 nearby resorts (transfers included).

Package Includes:

Round-trip midweek air to Jamaica (except for land only packages)
Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
Accommodations for number of nights selected
All meals, snacks, beverages
Activities & non-motorized watersports
Hotel tax & service charges 

Book by March 29, 2010.

Sample pricing:

01 Jan 10  –  01 Apr 10 Chicago from $625.00
01 Jan 10  –  01 Apr 10 Detroit from $559.00
01 Jan 10  –  01 Apr 10 Los Angeles from $659.00
01 Jan 10  –  01 Apr 10 New York from $555.00
01 Jan 10  –  01 Apr 10 Pittsburgh from $545.00

We have pricing from other gateways as well, so give us a call today at 310-722-3099  to book your 2010 vacation to Jamaica.

Prices are per person (unless otherwise noted), based on double occupancy accommodations (subject to change). Air-inclusive packages are based on round-trip midweek coach air (unless otherwise noted). Cruise rates are per person (unless otherwise noted), double occupancy, cruise only in US Dollars. Government fees/taxes are additional. Single, triple, and children’s rates, if available, on request. Prices are valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, may change without notice, and are not retroactive. Blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges, and other restrictions may apply. Air fuel surcharge is included in pricing. September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 is additional. U.S. departure taxes for international travel of up to $96 and PFCs of up to $135 may be additional and payable prior to departure. Foreign departure taxes of up to $41 may also be additional and payable directly to the appropriate foreign airport authority or prior to departure depending on destination. Advertised prices already reflect savings and free nights when applicable. Some package prices are based on the lowest available airfare at the time of pricing and may be subject to availability and change. Not responsible for errors or omissions in the content of the offers displayed here. Prices valid from U.S. departure cities only.


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