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17 Feb


Discover the Sandals Magic in the Bahamas

February 17, 2017 | By |

Sandals Royal Bahamian offers guests both an exclusive offshore island and a refined mainland, while Sandals Emerald Bay brings unprecedented luxury to the Bahamas’ Out Islands in Great Exuma. At both resorts, guests will enjoy 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining, impeccable service, unlimited land and water sports and the luxurious Red Lane® Spa.


Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort

This luxury Bahamas resort is situated in the Bahamian Out Islands and offers incredible beauty at every turn, from an endless, pristine beach to elegant buildings and accommodations. Keep cool in three pools, including a half-acre, zero-entry pool, seven delicious gourmet restaurants and six full-service bars.


Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Club

Enjoy free golf* at Sandals Emerald Bay’s award-winning course, designed by the legendary Greg Norman and featuring incredible ocean views and challenging fairways.

*Conditions apply. Details at


Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island

This exceptional resort offers guests two unique experiences in one, mixing European sophistication with the laid back rhythms of the Caribbean, and features unlimited gourmet dining paired with premium spirits including Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines, land and water sports, and much more.


Exclusive Offshore Island

Romance awaits on an exclusive offshore island. Soak up the sun on a secluded beach, enjoy the chic beach club or treat yourself to a private beach cabana.

17 Feb


Sandals in Paradise

February 17, 2017 | By |

With stunning white-sand beaches, warm, sparkling water and exceptionally beautiful vistas, the Bahamas offers the ideal setting for a Luxury Included® vacation at Sandals® Resorts.

Take off to Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island, perfectly situated on beautiful Cable Beach near the fun city of Nassau. Or discover true tranquility in Great Exuma at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort.

Sandals offers the most romantic settings and more quality inclusions than any other resorts on the planet.

25 Jan


Cuba’s Top Destinations

January 25, 2017 | By |

Discover everything Cuba has to offer, and where to find it.



Nothing can beat the world-renowned Varadero beach, with its stunning white sand and turquoise waters. You’ll find lots of resorts, activities for the whole family, great shopping, golf and fun options for all tastes. Plus, Varadero is perfectly situated for excursions to eco reserves and urban centres.


Must-do activity

Havana Colonial: Tour old and new Havana, then enjoy time to shop at a crafts market.


Our picks


Cayo Santa Maria (Santa Clara)

A visit to the islet of Santa Clara means instant relaxation. You’ll find yourself surrounded by beautiful beaches and warm waters, perfect for kicking back with that special someone. Enjoy swimming, discovering interesting flora and fauna, and excellent diving and snorkelling.


Must-do activity

Jeep Safari: Head out into rural Cuba on this tour of the scenic countryside and Los Alamos farm.


Our picks




Havana is striking architecture, fascinating history, sizzling nightlife and wonderful music all rolled into one. You’ll love Old Havana’s beautiful colonial buildings, incredible art and culture, and the cool seaside breezes and fun people watching of the Malecon.


Must-do activity

Meet the Locals: Explore public plazas, or head to a local café or bar and chat with Havana’s warm, friendly local people. There’s no better way to discover all the hidden gems of this great city.


Our picks




Nature enthusiasts will love this region, with tons of stunning beaches and majestic landscapes. You’ll also find amazing reefs and great swimming, and fascinating historical sites. Holguin is truly a wonder to behold, with mountains, bays, caves and waterfalls.


Must-do activity

Jeep Adventure: Drive through the countryside to Bariay to ride horses, drive a speedboat and enjoy local cuisine.


Our picks



Cayo Coco / Cayo Guillermo

Known as Ernest Hemingway’s favourite hangout, these two incredible islands are perfect for those looking for great diving and snorkelling, featuring amazing coral reefs, plus beautiful beaches and warm sparkling waters. The focus here is on water sports, nature and well-appointed resorts.


Must-do activity

Boat Adventure: Pilot your own speedboat through mangroves where tropical life abounds.


Our picks

25 Jan


Which Cuban Destination is Best for you?

January 25, 2017 | By |

You’ve chosen Cuba as your next vacation destination, but you can’t decide what part of the country to visit. Cuba is full of wonderful spots for all traveller types and interests. Take this quiz to find out which Cuban destination is best for you.


  1. My ideal Cuban vacation is all about…
    A) All-inclusive fun
    B) Excellent snorkelling and diving
    C) Eco-adventures of all types
    D) Relaxation and romance
    E) Culture and history
  1. I would describe myself as…
    A) Family oriented and active
    B) A deep sea discoverer
    C) Adventurous and outdoorsy
    D) Focused on my better half
    E) An urban explorer
  1. My ideal resort is…
    A) Near nightlife, golf and shopping
    B) Secluded; I like to disconnect from the world
    C) Situated in nature, with land and water sports
    D) An elegant, tropical paradise
    E) Within walking distance to museums, restaurants and nightclubs


If you chose:

Mostly A: Visit Varadero, with tons of options for kids, and a great mix of urban and beach vacation.

Mostly B: Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo are a diver’s dream.

Mostly C: Check out Holguin for an active vacation filled with eco-adventures.

Mostly D: Cayo Santa Maria is perfect for couples looking for that special getaway.

Mostly E: Touch down in Havana and discover the magic of Cuba’s fascinating capital city.

Wherever you choose to visit in Cuba, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for.

25 Jan


Cuba for Everyone

January 25, 2017 | By |

Cuba offers endless possibilities. From sizzling nightlife and soulful music to authentic cuisine and delicious cocktails, Cuba embodies fun and romance. And nothing compares to Cuba’s powder-white beaches and sparkling waters, with excellent water sports and outdoor adventures. No matter what type of vacation and resort you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Cuba.


Air Canada Vacations flies to five of Cuba’s top areas and offers you tons of choices for families, couples, beach lovers and nature enthusiasts.


Find your perfect Cuban vacation now.

20 Dec


Stay at 1, Play at 3 Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia

December 20, 2016 | By |

With exchange privileges to three Sandals® Resorts, your vacation includes 27 restaurants, 22 bars, 11 whirlpools, 10 pools, 3 beaches, complimentary transfers and unlimited water sports, including scuba for PADI certified divers and golf*. You can’t imagine a more complete vacation.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort

Grand views on its own peninsula from sea to shining sea

Ideally located on its very own peninsula, Sandals Grande St. Lucian is often described as the “closest vacation to a picture-perfect postcard.” Delight in three new additional restaurants and say “I do” in the new and very special Overwater Serenity Wedding Chapel.

Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa

Saint Lucia’s most glamorous resort

Sandals Regency La Toc is a magnificent 210-acre estate set on a half-mile, crescent-shaped beach, cradling exotic coral bluffs, lush hillsides and rolling fairways. Reach new levels of luxury in the all-new Piton Water’s Edge Butler Suites with exquisite amenities and breathtaking views.

Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa

A true Garden of Eden by a tranquil sea

If ever there was a resort that embraced the quintessential Caribbean, Sandals Halcyon Beach is surely it. Discover a charming and intimate sanctuary that’s the essence of its name… Escape completely in the all-new Beachfront Honeymoon Butler Room with Private Pool Sanctuary.

*Caddies are mandatory, but not included.

20 Dec


4 Romantic Moments to Share

December 20, 2016 | By |

Saint Lucia offers countless special moments for two people in love. Here are our 4 favourites.


Saint Lucia Lover’s Rock Sunset Cruise

Sail off into the sunset on this romantic cruise featuring stunning views, delectable hors d’oeuvres and a bar stocked with margarita, rum punch, beer, wines and champagne. You’ll easily find a quiet spot to be alone together.


Martinique Splendor

Enjoy a day of shopping, swimming and snorkeling in neighbouring Martinique, the “Paris of the Caribbean.” This hour-and-a-half journey on a power catamaran includes a light barbeque lunch and is a wonderful opportunity to experience a “little bit of Europe in the Caribbean.”


Private Soufrière Getaway

Enjoy an exclusive romantic excursion accompanied only by your private driver and guide. Take a scenic drive to Soufrière, the ancient capital. Gaze at the dramatic beauty of the cone-shaped Pitons. And immerse yourselves in the magic of this enchanting island.


Soufrière Fountain of Youth

Sail along the picturesque West Coast, while you enjoy a delicious light breakfast on your way to the therapeutic Diamond baths, and a stroll through beautiful gardens and an 18th-century village. Enjoy snorkeling in a protected reef and amazing photo opportunities.

20 Dec


Say “I do” at Sandals in Saint Lucia

December 20, 2016 | By |

Saint Lucia truly is one of the most romantic islands in the Caribbean. A wedding here is a celebration of love and beauty and devotion, never to be forgotten. Marsha-Ann Donaldson-Brown is Director of Weddings and Romance at Sandals® Resorts. She tells us why a wedding here is so special and spectacular.


What’s included in a wedding at Sandals in Saint Lucia?

We offer the whole package. You’ll get everything you could dream of, including a stunning wedding site, spa treatments, a honeymoon dinner and much more.


What is a WeddingMoon®? Are there special inclusions?

We take pride in knowing that from the moment you say “I do,” the honeymoon begins. On their WeddingMoon®, the bride and groom get a bottle of champagne, breakfast in bed and other romantic perks to celebrate their big day.


Is there a choice of locations for my ceremony?

We offer a variety of locations for all tastes, guaranteed to help you achieve your dream wedding. You can choose from bluffs with panoramic ocean views to tropical gardens, or our all-new Overwater Serenity Wedding Chapel at Sandals Grande St. Lucian.


How much can I customize? Are there options for decorations? Cake? Reception menu?

At Sandals, we understand that each couple’s wedding should be as unique as they are. To that end, we have an online wedding designer tool called “Your Wedding, Your Style.”


Can you help take care of my guests?

Of course! The quality and warmth of our customer service is one of our top priorities. Every team member goes the extra mile to exceed our clients’ expectations.


What are you most proud of when it comes to Sandals weddings?

My goal is to make a couple’s wedding dream a reality. The greatest joy I get is in exceeding their expectations. We believe in the Happily Ever After.

20 Dec


Saint Lucia is Perfect for Two People in Love

December 20, 2016 | By |

Saint Lucia is an exotic paradise beyond compare and the perfect location for your Luxury Included® Vacation at Sandals® Resorts. The Stay at 1, Play at 3 Exchange Program gives you an unparalleled vacation of nearly endless dining options, water sports, activities and special moments to cherish across three incredible resorts. And because this is Sandals, it’s the perfect choice for your destination wedding, honeymoon or a timeless getaway just for the two of you.

We fly non-stop to the sunny shores of this beautiful island from Montreal and Toronto so you and your love can be in the surf in just a few hours.

Make every moment count.

25 Nov


This is the All New Jamaica

November 25, 2016 | By |

Sandals® Resorts are constantly innovating the Luxury Included® experience and delivering a vacation beyond expectations. They are one of Air Canada Vacations’ oldest and most successful partners and we couldn’t be more excited because Sandals has done it again with a whole new series of rooms, suites and villas across Jamaica.


Over-the-Water Villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean are a first for the Caribbean. Tranquility Soaking Tubs™ for two transform your balcony into a soothing escape with an amazing view. And Sandals Ochi Beach Resort brings the style of the French Riviera to the magic of Jamaica.


It’s a bright new world.