I spent the greater part of today at the JW Marriott in downtown Atlanta attentively listening to my local area Sandals and Beaches Resort reps detail all of the fun and exciting changes at their resorts. A few of the recent changes thrilled me and will greatly excite my clients. (I will be posting more in the coming weeks.) The best news I heard was the BIG change to their Group Booking Policy. In the past, at Sandals and Beaches Resorts, and most other resorts, a hefty deposit and a commitment to the exact number of rooms needed were due at time of deposit. This was always a problem for brides because it is virtually impossible to know how many guests will attend that far in advance. Sandals has the solution, and one reason I love this company is because they are very solution oriented. The new group policy applies to any Sandals Resort Destination Wedding or Beaches Resort Destination Wedding in 2008:
- A Group Code will be given to the Bride for her to distribute to all friends and family invitees.
- Rate associated with the Group Code will be valid for 60 days.
- Only a $400 deposit per room is required at time of booking.
In the past, perks and amenities were only offered to groups once they reached 20+ rooms and the perk was usually only a room upgrade. Check out the guaranteed perks offered under the new policy! Once a group reaches 10 rooms, the Bride and Groom will receive:
- Private Group Rehearsal Dinner
- 30 minute Welcome Cocktail Reception
- Free Weddingmoon Package
- Mani/Pedi for the Bride
- Massage for the Groom
Sandals Resorts are located in Antigua, Bahamas, Jamaica, and St. Lucia. Beaches Resorts are located in Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos. I am a Certified Sandals Specialist and would be happy to help you plan your dream Destination Wedding at Sandals.
If great guest rooms are top priority for your group, ALL Sandals & Beaches Resorts have been renovated in soft, neutral palates, like this guest room at Sandals Montego Bay:
If your group prefers days spent poolside or in the pool, where the next cocktail is only a short swim away at the swim-up-bar, then Sandals Whitehouse is a great choice – it has the largest pool on the island of Jamaica:
If there are kids or teens on your guest list, any Beaches property will work! Beaches Negril in Jamaica is the most popular in the Beaches collection:
If the best beach ever is top on your list, Sandals Antigua is gracefully located on Dickinson Bay, often ranked as one of the top 10 beaches in the world: