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20 Dec

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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

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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

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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

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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.

24 Aug

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3x the Fun

August 24, 2016 | By |

The three Sandals Resorts in  Saint Lucia create the perfect  moment for you, whether that’s fine dining with dishes from around the world, endless water sports, or soaking in the natural beauty of the island. When you stay at one Sandals in Saint Lucia, you can play at all three.

Your vacation includes:

  • 3 Luxury Included® resorts
  • 27 restaurants with 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining
  • 22 bars
  • 10 pools
  • Round-trip transfers between the resorts

Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa

Saint Lucia’s most glamorous resort

This magnificent 220-acre estate on a half-mile, crescent-shaped beach is the ideal spot for your Luxury Included® vacation. Play a challenging round on the executive-style golf course. Relax in your stunning oceanfront suites. And indulge with 5-Star Diamond French cuisine at this incredible resort known as the sparkling jewel of the islands.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort

Grand views on its own peninsula from sea to shining sea

Nestled between Rodney Bay to the west and the majestic Atlantic to the east, the magnificent Sandals Grande St. Lucian offers breathtaking views from every angle. Wander the mile-long beach. Let loose with endless water sports. And soak up the natural beauty and rich history of this picture-perfect postcard.

Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa

A true Garden of Eden by a tranquil sea

This intimate sanctuary is the essence of its name, halcyon: tranquil, peaceful and calm. Escape completely with refined service, classic island architecture that brings the outdoors in, and vibrant seaside gardens full of birds of paradise and exotic fruit trees. If ever there was a resort that embraced the quintessential Caribbean, this is surely it.

24 Aug

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Adventure Island

August 24, 2016 | By |

There’s so much to do and see in Saint Lucia you’ll never want to stop. Island Routes Caribbean Adventures has some of the best excursions on the island so you’ll never waste a second.

Private Soufrière Getaway

Your expert guide will take you on a romantic excursion of the island. Enjoy a scenic drive passing through the fishing villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries before arriving in the ancient capital, Soufrière. Enjoy time alone together to wander the winding streets and quiet shops of this enchanting town.

Hiking the Pitons

The iconic Pitons soar straight from the sea’s edge to nearly 3,000 feet.
A hike here is a winding journey through misty forest and boulder-strewn mountainside, but it’s the view that will take your breath away. After your triumph, take a refreshing dip in the sea before a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant.

Soufrière Adventure Cruise

Enjoy a light breakfast as you cruise down the island’s west coast to Soufrière where you can stroll the lush botanical gardens and see how cocoa is made. For lunch, enjoy local creole specialties before heading to the sulphur springs for a rejuvenating mud bath. The last stop is time to snorkel over a protected reef in Marigot Bay.

Horseback Ride ‘n Swim in Saint Lucia

Saddle up as you set off to explore northern Saint Lucia on horseback. Your destination is a sandy beach on the Atlantic coast to take your horse for a refreshing swim. Enjoy some down time on the beach before the ride back to the stables. A unique way to experience a new side of Saint Lucia.

24 Aug

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Andre Knows Best

August 24, 2016 | By |

When you stay at a Sandals Resort in Saint Lucia, you get access to all the services and facilities of the other two resorts. It’s a great vacation and a great way to experience the island. Andre Dhanpaul is Regional Director for the Eastern Caribbean at Sandals Resorts. He knows everything about Saint Lucia and takes us on a tour to get you inspired.

What do guests like most about the Stay at 1, Play at 3 program?

The 27 dining options, free shuttle service between all 3 resorts and the opportunity to spend the day at a different location at no extra cost.

Of all the dishes at all 27 restaurants, do you have a favourite?

Soy Sushi at Sandals Halcyon is off the charts! The chefs there are outstanding.

Any pro-tips for a round of golf at Sandals La Toc?

The course challenges even the best of golfers, so, take a cart, listen to your caddy, because they are awesome, and hit the ball straight!

There are 21 dive sites here. What can we look forward to?

Simply beautiful aquatic life. A must-do is “The Pitons” to see a variety of crustaceans, critters and lots of schooling fish.

One place in Saint Lucia we all have to visit?

Soufrière, the ancient capital of this island nation. Mount Soufrière has great hiking. Anse Chastanet for snorkelling. And there’s always lots to do in the Rodney Bay area.

One thing that will surprise us?

The topography is stunning. It’s a volcanic island with a mountainous south  and hilly north; together it all forms spectacular scenery.

23 Aug

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Luscious Saint Lucia

August 23, 2016 | By |

Saint Lucia is an amazing island, full of charm, history and natural beauty. From the iconic Pitons to volcanic sulphur springs, and the Caribbean flare of Castries and Soufrière, there is wonder and joy wherever you turn.

Sandals® Resorts offer you three inspiring Luxury Included® resorts with 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining, impeccable service and endless water sports on the most beautiful beaches. Plus, with Sandals Stay at 1, Play at 3 program you can enjoy all the facilities of all the resorts. It’s like three vacations in one.

Complete your Air Canada Vacations package with the award-winning service of Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge and you might just have the perfect vacation.