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Sandals Ocho Rios July 24, 2009

Sandals Ocho Rios

Sandals Ocho Rios

 Newly transformed, this resort offers two resort expeniences in one, spanning the lush foothills of the St. Ann Mountains on the Manor side, down to Jamaica’s most sought-after stretch of coastline on the Caribbean Riviera side.

Sandals Ocho Rios Overview

Sandals Ocho Rios Overview

 Closer to the sea than any other resort in the area, it encompasses Jamaica’s natural splendor from a sandy beach to luxuriant gardens filled with babbling brooks.

Sandals Ocho Rios Main Pool

Sandals Ocho Rios Main Pool

 Unlimited golf and scuba diving are among many exceptional amenities.

Sandals Ocho Rios Romantic Dining

Sandals Ocho Rios Romantic Dining

 The Manor side of the resort, tucked away in beautiful landscapes with a total of 100 pools and the secluded hillside Ciboney Villas, is the perfect hideaway for two people in love.

Sandals Ocho Rios Suite

Sandals Ocho Rios Suite

 You will find 11 restaurants (plus 6 more included nearby), 93 villa pools, 22 whirlpools, a private beach club and so much more.

Sandals Ocho Rios Beach

Sandals Ocho Rios Beach

Certified Sandals Specialist

Certified Sandals Specialist

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Secrets Resorts Coming To Jamaica June 30, 2009

Secrets Resorts and Spa

Secrets Resorts and Spa

 

We are also pleased to announce March 1, 2010 will be the official grand opening of Secrets St. James Montego Bay and Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay. These two luxurious 350 all-suite Secrets will be our first properties to open in Jamaica.

 

 

 
Set on the most ideal piece of land in Montego Bay, Secrets St. James together with its counterpart, Secrets Wild Orchid, will provide guests with a dual, adults-only fantasy world unlike any other. Honoring Jamaica’s history, Secrets St. James features stunning British Colonial architecture, while Secrets Wild Orchid reflects the magic of the surrounding islands with a more contemporary design.

 

 
With the freedom to enjoy both Secrets as they please, guests of these two all-suite Secrets have access to eight gourmet á la carte dining options, seven chic bars and lounges, large freeform swimming pools, beachfront Jacuzzis, a world-class spa and beach club. The main square, which is conveniently and centrally located between the two Secrets, presents guests with a host of exciting activities and entertainment consisting of a game room, restaurants, shopping, movies and more.

 

 
Lastly, we would like to take this opportunity to share exciting news that Secrets Resorts & Spas were included in Modern Bride’s Top 50 World’s Best Honeymoons, being awarded Top 5 in ‘Best All-Inclusive’.
We look forward to the opening of these two new additions to the Secrets Resorts & Spas brand and will continue to update you as the project progresses.

 

 

Sincerely,
Kevin Wojciechowski
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
AMResorts

 

Couples Sans Souci June 26, 2009

Entrance to Couples San Souci

Entrance to Couples San Souci

Couples San Souci is situated on the northern coastline  of Jamaica, two miles east of the town of Ocho Rios. It is approximately two hours from the airport in Montego Bay.
Reception area at Couples San Souci

Reception area at Couples San Souci

Tropical elegance awaits you at the luxurious Couples San Souci. Carved into the cliffs with winding walkways, natural mineral springs, hidden grottos, lush foliage and breathtaking beauty, this resort offers an unparalleled experience.
I truly enjoyed the wonderful use of colors throughout the resort common areas. Everything is so bright and airy, you can not help but feel relaxed and common when you enter the reception area of Couples San Souci.
Sitting area outside of the reception area at Couples San Souci

Sitting area outside of the reception area at Couples San Souci

Casanove Restuarant at Couples San Souci

Casanova Restuarant at Couples San Souci

Ristorante Casanova is well known throughout Jamaica. The cuisine at “Casanova” now features an eclectic mix of different traditional food styles fused with tropical Jamaican and Caribbean ingredients. We had lunch here and I can tell you that the selection was outstanding and the food was great.
Another view of Casanova at Couples San Souci

Another view of Casanova at Couples San Souci

Prime Minister Suite at Couples San Souci

Prime Minister Suite at Couples San Souci

Couples San Souci offers 150 luxury suites, each and every one providing spectacular views of the ocean. Nestled among the gorgeous island vegetation, each tropically designed  suite features air-conditioning, televisions, CD players, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, mini-bar and coffee maker.
All suites feature either a king-sized bed or two twin beds. Select suite categories offer in-room Jacuzzis.
Bed in Prime Minister Suite at Couples San Souci

Bed in Prime Minister Suite at Couples San Souci

We got to see this room before the maid finished getting it together, but I prefer this look because you can actually see the size of the bed and the wonderful wood that was used to make it. The mattress was very comfortable as well.
Shower area in the Prime Minister Suite at Couples San Souci

Shower area in the Prime Minister Suite at Couples San Souci

Private Bath in the Prime Minister Suite at Couples San Souci

Private Bath in the Prime Minister Suite at Couples San Souci

Sitting area in the Prime Minister Suite at Couples San Souci

Sitting area in the Prime Minister Suite at Couples San Souci

Amazing Oceanview at Couples San Souci

Amazing Oceanview at Couples San Souci

You can enjoy spa treatments overlooking the Caribbean Sea, have a wonderful dinner with renowned cuisine, receive first-class service and a rich ambience make this resort the ultimate place for relaxing and romantic getaways.
Couples Specialist

Couples Specialist

 

Girlfriend Getaways at Breezes Rio Bueno June 22, 2009

 

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BREEZES  KNOWS WHAT A GIRL WANTS – AND NEEDS

Five-Day Super-Inclusive “Girlfriend Getaway” Package at Breezes Rio Bueno in Jamaica Starts at $916 Per Person

Girlfriend getaways are booming despite the economic downturn, though women are now being more cost-conscious about their travel decisions, said the Associated Press. Breezes Rio Bueno new “Girlfriend Getaway” package delivers with deluxe Super-Inclusive amenities and fun extras like cooking classes, windsurfing lessons, and pampering spa treatments, all for the starting price of just $916 per person.

According to the AAA Girlfriend Travel Research Project, women accounted for around 32 million trips last year, spending almost $200 million. On these vacations, they dined out (86 percent), shopped (74 percent), visited spas (73 percent) and went to the beach or pool (70 percent). Covering all the bases, Breeze’s Rio Bueno five-day/four-night “Girlfriend Getaway” package heeds the call, catering to gal pals of all ages in need of a warm weather respite.

Imagine the scents you will encounter

Imagine the scents you will encounter

Upon arrival at the AAA Four Diamond resort, named to Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” Caribbean hotels list, the women are greeted with

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  • a bottle of Champagne
  • in their “Royal Beachfront” accommodations.
  • A welcome basket stocked with Biodroga beauty products also awaits, before the girlfriends indulge in their
  • complimentary manicures and pedicures,
  • and choice of a 30-minute beachside massage or a basic facial at the Blue Mahoe Spa.

 

Massage at Grand Lido Braco

Massage at Grand Lido Braco

Novice and expert culinarians alike can sharpen their kitchen skills during an exotic Jamaican cooking and pastry class with the resort’s talented chefs. Then, after working up an appetite, they can dig in at one of Breeze’s Rio Bueno many restaurants, including Piacere, which serves nouvelle cuisine by candlelight, Munasan, which offers innovative Japanese fare with a sushi bar and Teppanyaki stations, and Reggae Café, favored for its local delicacies like jerk chicken.

Adventure buffs and sports enthusiasts can hit the turquoise waters for a complimentary private windsurfing lesson, or sign up for resort scuba diving certification for an additional $75, while landlubbers can improve their game at the resort’s nine-hole golf course with personalized instruction by the resident golf instructor. And, with no greens fees, the group can practice their swing and play as much as they’d like.

Beyond the resort, island escapades abound and those looking to explore can take advantage of the package’s two-for-one Chukka Caribbean Adventures voucher for canopy, horseback or tubing excursions, redeemable at the resort tour desk.

Breeze’s Rio Bueno “Girlfriend Getaway” package starts at $916 per person, land only, and includes:

  • accommodations;
  • meals and
  • premium alcoholic beverages;
  • mani-pedi;
  • 30-minute massage or a basic facial;
  • pastry class on Mondays and a
  • cooking class on Wednesdays;
  • windsurfing and scuba diving lesson;
  • personalized golf instruction;
  • two-for-one island excursions with Chukka Caribbean Adventures,
  • and a welcome basket with Champagne and Biodroga products.

As always, Breeze’s Rio Bueno’s Super-Inclusive vacation also includes all land and water sports; entertainment; hotel taxes; airport transfers; and even tips. Rates are based on double-occupancy; and a two-room minimum group booking is required.

This wonderful package must be booked by December 31, 2010.

You can book it here: Girlfriend Getaways

SuperClubs Specialist

SuperClubs Specialist