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HOT OFF THE PRESSES!!!

Oscar the Grouch was such a great hit at Beaches Ocho Rios, that he is now going to be joining all of his Sesame Street friends at Beaches Turks & Caicos and Beaches Negril!

Oscar the Grouch

From Trash To Treasure gives children a special peek into Oscar’s “trashland,” and offers them the opportunity to turn trash into treasures through playing and creating. Children will reuse everyday materials to build castles, cars, mazes, puppets, or anything else that might come into their imaginations. Guests are also invited to join in the Grouch Sing-A-Long as the opening act for the Beaches Resorts Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street® Stage Show and take photos with the King of Trash himself.

As a proud sponsor of Sesame Street®, Beaches Resorts is the only Caribbean resort company to offer engaging activities with a colorful cast of walk-around characters including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, Zoe, Bert and Ernie, Abby Cadabby, The Count, Big Bird, and now Oscar the Grouch. With so many hands-on activities available, from Baking with Cookie Monster to Story Time with Elmo, there is an ideal activity for every child.

Sesame Street Beach Gang

So give me a call or send me an e-mail to discuss planning the best family vacation you will ever have!

Lauren

Looking for something different for your visit to the Caribbean?  Tired of the usual…St. Thomas, Jamaica, St. Maarten?  Or…just want to brag to your friends about your next travel adventure?  Well, I am here to report that Sandals Resorts is bringing to you one of the most beautiful resorts on the exotic island of Grenada!

Sandals Grenada

Now, I can see a few of you scratching your heads and wondering…”where the heck is Grenada?”  For the rest of you, I know you are doing a Google map search.  In my efforts to keep you on this blog, here’s a map of where it is located:

Map of Grenada

To fly to the island, there are currently flights departing from Atlanta & Miami.  For those clients not located in those 2 cities, your flights will connect through either of those airports.

For those looking for the ultimate romantic getaway, Grenada is for you!  This property has only 225 rooms, separated into 3 villages – Pink Gin, South Seas & the Italian Village.  3 pools, plus 2 river pools.  Also, a first for a Sandals property – Sky Pool Suites:

Sky Pool

This property is scheduled to open in December 2013.  I am currently taking bookings for this property, so give me a call to discuss taking advantage of the early booking rates and air credit offers.

Love Grenada

GREAT NEWS!!!

BIG BIRD & THE REST OF THE SESAME STREET GANG HAVE FOUND EMPLOYMENT…in Jamaica and the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Poor Big Bird got notice on the evening of October 3rd that he and all of his friends “might” be out of a job in a month.  However, they do have a back-up plan and they want to celebrate it with all of those great families out there!

You can find them over on the islands of Jamaica and even the Turks & Caicos!

Your kids can go bird watching with Big Bird, bake cookies with Cookie Monster, go on treasure hunts with Abby Cadabby, check out Oscar the Grouches “Trashland” and learn how to make creative items with scraps, and even do science experiments with Super Grover.

If that’s not enough…there are parades and stage shows!

To make this all happen for your family, I have a special for up to 65% off, PLUS 1 night FREE!  So come on and take the time to get to know your favorite friends.

Contact me today and I will match you up with the right property for your families budget and needs.

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So you want to go to the Caribbean, but who wants to depart from boring ole Fort Lauderdale or the over populate Miami?  Consider adding a little party before or after your cruise with a departure from New Orleans!

These prices are just AMAZING!!!  Starting at $449 per person?  How can you beat that?  (See the details below)

Contact me today to book your year end travel! – lauren@aticket2travel.com or (650) 906-6000

 

Do you like to run?  Do you know someone who pretends to like to run?  Even better – do you know a fitness trainer or facility?  This is a fantastic opportunity to combine your love of fitness with a much deserved vacation!  Royal Caribbean cruise line is holding a Royal 5K run in St. Maarten on December 1, 2012. 

In additional to the 5K race, the entire week will be full of activities such as:

  • Private meet-and-greet sessions with high-profile racing athletes
  • Seminars & lectures with high profile athletes
  • Personal training tips from experts
  • Speed tests onboard the track on the ship

So pack before you pack your running shoes, give me a call or send me an e-mail to get your $250 deposit applied – Deadline is August 3, 2012!!!

Stateroom Pricing is as follows: 

  • Inside Stateroom – $744.00 per person
  • Central Park View Stateroom with Balcony – $774.00 per person
  • Boardwalk View Stateroom with Balcony – $814.00 per person
  • Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony – $1014.00 per person
  • Crown Loft Suite (Beautiful 2-story Suite.  Choose from suite 1726 or 1730) – $2874.00 per person
  • Port Charges & taxes are additional

The first of 2 ships will debut in the Fall 2014 and will hold 4100 guests. However, Royal Caribbean is keeping all other details very sshhhh, sshhhh.

What are they going to do now?  Can they top Oasis & Allure of the Seas?  Do they want to?  No matter what they do, they will clearly continue to teach NCL a lesson on how to build ships!  ;-0

So here are the current rumors:

  • A split superstructure with neighborhoods that were big hits on Oasis and Allure of the Seas
  • Different cabin layout
  • Ship capable of being used worldwide, especially in the Mediterranean
  • Central Park area with retractable glass roof
  • Use of green tech onboard, such as solar panels
  • Perhaps similar to Celebrity Solstice class of ships in design?

Here’s a possible view of the up & coming ships:

Video of Possible New Look

So stay tuned!  As more information is released, I will alert my readers, ASAP!

ARRIVAL IN JAMAICA

Upon arrival, you’ll proceed to the Sandals lounge, which is conveniently located at Sangster International Airport (MBJ), in Montego Bay. Your complimentary transfer to and from the resort will be arranged by Sandals.  Climb aboard your bus and enjoy your included roundtrip airport transfer from Montego Bay International Airport to Sandals Whitehouse. The journey takes a little over one hour, so sit back and enjoy the magnificent scenery along the way.

ISLAND INFORMATION

From the moment you arrive, you’ll find yourself immersed in the untouched beauty and warm hospitality of Jamaica’s stunning south coast.  Nestled within an uninhabited 500-acre nature reserve, Sandals Whitehouse is a tranquil haven located within reach of some of the island’s most spectacular sights. This is the real Jamaica — with endless sugar cane fields and cascading waterfalls.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Discover the undiscovered. Journey to a forgotten Jamaica where the natural beauty is simply unforgettable. Within a 500-acre wilderness preserve, blue mountains, lush palm groves, pristine coastlines and shimmering turquoise waters create an unbelievable backdrop for a monumental resort. Sandals Whitehouse Europe Village & Spa perfectly blends the exotic allure of the Caribbean with the refined elegance of Europe.

Charming Italian piazzas and fountains are surrounded by gardens resplendent with fragrant foliage, while three European-inspired villages – Italian, French and Dutch – are home to luxuriously-appointed, all oceanfront rooms and suites. Each one offers magnificent views overlooking the two-mile long beach, and top tier suites come with Sandals’ legendary Butler Service. Seven restaurants serve mouthwatering gourmet cuisine from around the world, and entertainment ranges from a sophisticated piano bar to bonfire beach parties and a chic nightclub. This resort is truly a world unto itself, where time is all but forgotten and the only moment is now.

  • The resort is spread over 50 acres. A tranquil tropical paradise, which sits along side a two mile beach.
  • All of the rooms and suites are oceanfront
  • Three distinctive architectural features. Including authentic Italian, Dutch and French villages
  • 360 Oceanview rooms and suites in 15 categories.
  • 7 Restaurants and 6 Bars ore on this property.
  • Full Room Service to 32 One Bedroom Butler-Serviced Suites
  • A beautiful Red Lane ® Signature Spa is located at this resort (spa services are at an additional cost)
  •  Over 14,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, including a 3- level Theatre.

MORE QUALITY INCLUSIONS THAN ANY OTHER RESORT ON THE PLANET 

Restaurants and Bars

 Luxurious Accommodations

Private Offshore Islands

Free Martha Stewart Wedding

Unlimited Scuba

Motorized Watersports

Top Golf Courses

Fitness Centers

Land Sports

Stay at 1, Play at All Sandals

Top-Shelf Drinks

Entertainment

Beringer Wines

Airport Transfers

Tips, Gratuities, Hotels Taxes

Caribbean’s Best Beaches

Now here’s a combo I never thought I would mention in the same blog!  Martha Stewart & Big Bird?

But it is true!!! 

Thanks once again, to the geniuses over at Beaches Resorts, they have partnered with Martha Stewart to exclusively offer five unique Martha Stewart Crafts Studio classes using Martha Stewarts Crafts tools to glitter, stencil, paint and more, in which Beaches Resorts guests will come away with a handcrafted, personal souvenir of their stay. 

Postcard, punch and stencil fashion and glitter classes are recommended for family members ages six and up with scrapbooking and stencil fashion classes recommended for ages nine and up, but younger kids are welcome if accompanied by an adult.  All classes cost $10 each with the exception of the Postcard Class, which is $8.

In regards to the arrival of Big Bird – well it’s about time!   He joins his friends down in the Caribbean – Elmo, Zoe, Grover, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, The Count and Bert & Ernie for the Aventures with Sesame Street.

There is no better time than now to book that dream family summer vacation to the Turks & Caicos or Jamaica. 

Contact me TODAY!

(650) 906-6000

Beaches is rolling out the red carpet for you and your girlfriends to go on a 4-night vacation in paradise at a very special rates. So, grab your girlfriends, kick back, relax and enjoy Caribbean-style fun at the Beaches Friends Forever (B.F.F.) Girls Getaway. 

Whether single, married, or simply looking to get away with the girls, the B.F.F Girls Getaway Weekend will be sure to deliver fun, sun and the ultimate girls bonding experience!

 

Available Dates:

April 29-May 3, 2010

October 14-18, 2010

May 12-16, 2011

October 13-17, 2011

Exclusive B.F.F. Activities:

Welcome cocktail reception

Island Dance Lessons

Skin-timate Skin Care Sessions

Beach Bonfire Pajama Party

Meditation Classes

Beach Yoga and Seaside Pilates Classes

Chartered Snorkeling

Farewell Dinner

$200 SPA GIFT CERTIFICATE
Receive a $200 Red Lane® Spa gift certificate for the ultimate in pampering. Plus, receive welcome gifts, a 10% discount at the retail shops and a free 5×7 photograph.

 SUNSET SAIL AWAY CATAMARAN CRUISE
Sail away on a catamaran cruise for the ultimate party on the water! (An $85 value)

Based on double occupancy. Single supplement fee applicable.

Price excludes airfare and is subject to availability. Offer is not combinable with any other promotion, and activities are subject to change. Space is limited and additional nights available at published rates. Extended stays available at normal rack rate. Suite & Concierge rooms available at an additional cost.  ONLY AVAILABLE ON APPLICABLE DATES.

Hi Everyone! 

So yesterday I attended the annual course for my Sandals Specialist Re-Certification.  This is for all of the resorts under the Sandals Brand – Sandals, Beaches, Royal Plantation and Grand Pineapple.  I will talk a little more in a later post about all of the wonderful new improvements with  Sandals Resorts…  However, today I want to briefly throw at you Beaches! 

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Beaches was introduced by Sandals, when they started to notice 9 months after their guests visited a Sandals resort, there was a third…  Beaches is a family resort, who has partnered with Sesame Street and Crayola.  The kids can spend the day with Elmo & Friends!   Storytime with Elmo, Scavenger Hunts with Grover and even Bake with Cookie Monster!  Best of all –coming soon is the Count!  Now I know all of you out there are hearing it your head, one, two, THREE…

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Beaches have many different categories of rooms for familes.  They even have rooms that can accomodate up to 5 people! 

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I highly recommend considering booking your next family vacation at Beaches Turks & Caicos.  It is recently renovated and has expanded the number of all-inclusive restaurants to 16!!!

Below is a current special, so CONTACT ME TODAY about the details!

Autumn at Beaches is all about “falling” prices and round-the-clock fun. Come enjoy our amazing WonderFALL celebration featuring an endless line-up of themed activities and events for tots, teens, parents and grandparents! Play on pristine, white-sand beaches caressed by crystal-clear seas while spending your family vacation in luxurious rooms and suites. At Beaches Luxury Included® Resorts, just about anything you could ever imagine is included. So leave your cares behind, and get ready for the time of your lives!    

For a limited time only, save up to 60% and get up to 1 night free on new bookings made before Aug. 27, 2009.