Sandals and Beaches Weddings

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When I think of summer, I think of weddings.  Are you newly engaged or planning to be engaged in the near future?  Have you ever considered a destination wedding?  Did you know that Sandals and Beaches is a leader in destination weddings?  They both have customizable weddings, that are inspired by love and created by you.  With their talented wedding staff at any of the Beaches or Sandals location they will help you create the wedding of your dreams.  They even offer a free Tropical Wedding with a minimum 3-night stay.
However, most of you I’m sure would love to add your own touches and enhancements to make it your very own.  Sandal offers the most Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapels in the world.  There are three in Jamaica, one at Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals South Coast and Sandals Ochi. All three of these have been blessed for Catholic weddings as well.  They also have one available at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian.  What is so very exciting about Sandals and Beaches is that they offer a program called “Test Drive”.  This is where the wedding couple or the Bride and a single guest can experience the resort of their choice for a reduced rate, which in turn is then credited back to the couple upon booking 5 or more rooms for their wedding.  The options are truly limitless, and no one wedding will ever be the same.  If you are already married no worries, they also have a Retie-the Knot for couples seeking to renew their vows.  There are several different options for those as well.  The best part is you have a designated team of wedding specialists to work directly with you to make your destination wedding the wedding of your dreams.  There is nothing more romantic then the Caribbean and Sandals and Beaches have brought romance and wedding to a whole new level. Who’s ready to say I DO?  I am a certified Sandals Specialist and can help you plan that dream destination wedding.

Andrea Ward is an independent travel consultant of Boomerang Escapes, who is based in Wisconsin.

She has been planning vacation escapes for the company since 2013 and specializes in Caribbean Destinations. Her primary focus is on the all-inclusive vacation experience for adult or family getaways for individuals and small groups. Sandals and AMResorts are among the specialist certificates she holds.


Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, MS, and WI. 

She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds.  Her agency’s focus is on creating custom itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind.  She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember.  With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide variety of leisure vacation planning.

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5 Reasons Why Couples Should Travel Together

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When you think travel, you think dreamy destinations, romantic hideaways, untold adventures, and a world waiting out there to be discovered. What better way to discover that hidden world with all its magic then to travel together with your significant other. Whether you are dating, engaged, or married you should be traveling together.  Traveling together is not only fun and a great time to try new things, but travel provides some great building blocks for couples. It is said the “couple who travels together stays together.” Here is what travel can do for you.

Strengthen your bond.  Traveling together gives you time to strengthen the relationship as you face challenges.  An opportunity to build and grow the trust in the relationship.  A time where there are no outside forces of daily life to pull you away from concentrating on each other.

Discover more about each other. Now is a perfect time to see one another’s true colors. How they react to changes and how they handle stress. Are they able to let loose and enjoy or are they fit to be tied? Learn something maybe you didn’t know as far as a like or dislike or even a future dream.

Learn to compromise.  As you are discovering each other’s styles, likes, dislikes, you will learn to compromise. Quite often in a couple one is the dare devil and one is not. You may have different visions of what relaxing means. Through travel you will learn to sort through the differences and select destinations and activities that appeal to both of you.

Make memories.  Travel will create stories and make you story tellers.  You will have moments to share deep into your relationship.  “Remember when we….”  And be sure to capture those personal photos and pictures to go along with the many adventures.

Rekindle the romance. Traveling together is definitely an opportunity to keep the sparks alive. We all need and I think even more so when we are in relationship that time to disconnect from the hustle and bustle to become human again. Whether you go near or far time spent away as a couple for a weekend, week, month allows you time to reconnect and remember why you first came together.

Want to liven things up and have a less boring relationship then make time for travel as a couple.  Not only does it do all the things above, but it is safer, can be less money than single travel, creates quality time, and is double the fun!


Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, MS, and WI. 

She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds.  Her agency’s focus is on creating custom itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind.  She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember.  With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide variety of leisure vacation planning.

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Our Favorite Honeymoon Destinations

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One of the first things a bride or groom probably fantasizes about is the honeymoon, because where you stay is just about as important as celebrating those first special moments together.

Have you ever heard your friends tell you of a trip that went incredibly wrong, how their room wasn’t what they saw on the internet, or worse yet there was no beach at the resort? We’ve all heard nightmares about a vacation gone wrong and your honeymoon is certainly not the time for that to happen.

When my husband and I were planning our honeymoon with our local travel planner, we had a few things in mind.  My husband was in the military, so he had some travel abroad already under his belt. I had moved quite a bit around the states, so I was really looking for something outside the US.  We both liked to travel and we both decided we wanted a warm location.  For me, one of things was being able to see and do as much as possible in one trip and ultimately our planner steered us away from a single island stay to a Southern Caribbean cruise.  With my husband planning on going back to school, we knew it would be some time before we would get to travel again.  Her guidance was perfect and we visited 6 beautiful islands during our honeymoon.

Many things will all come into play when picking your ideal destination like: weather, time of year, your activity desires, your desire for culture, and your food desires.

The best way to make sure you pick the destination that matches your personality is to work with a travel planner.  To help you discover your perfect place, we’d like to share our top Incredible Favorite Honeymoon Escapes.


French Polynesia– More widely known as Tahiti or Bora Bora, which happen to be islands that make up French Polynesia. It’s best known for being the birth place of the Over Water Bungalows with incredible shades of blue waters.
Perfect year round destination
Can do a multi-island stay and build the experience
Choose to cruise the islands
Water lovers paradise
Enjoy Polynesian culture
Shop for pearls
Quiet evenings

Hawaii- A South Pacific destination, but part of the United States. Popular destination thanks to film and television industry using the lush islands in their backdrop. And of course, the famed Pearl Harbor.
Perfect year round destination
Can do a multi-island stay to visit the various island personalities
Choose to do a cruise; NCL’s Norwegian Pride is our favorite
Surfers paradise
Plenty of land, water, and air activities
Enjoy Polynesian culture
Night life on the island of Hawaii
No passport required

Mexico- Part of North America offering resorts both on its east and west coast lines. By far, the area from Cancun south, known as the Riviera Maya has been a favorite spot for couples looking for romance.
All-Inclusive resort options and traditional resort stays
Mayan culture
Nightlife
Cruises stop at several of the Mexican city ports
Now offers over-water bungalows at select resort
A variety of activities to explore land and water

St. Lucia- Located in the Caribbean, this island offers a look and feel in
landscape to Hawaii and the South Pacific with its ancient volcano and notable Piton Mountains.
Experience the Caribbean Sea or the Atlantic Ocean
Enjoy authentic culture
Choose All-Inclusive and Boutique properties
A variety of activities to explore land and water

Jamaica- Located in the Caribbean, this lush tropical island offers a variety of experiences depending on which part you choose to stay.
Great “no worry” Jamaican vibe
Nightlife
Water and land activities
All-Inclusive and Boutique options
Public and private beaches
Most cruise lines do stop at either Montego Bay or Ocho Rios

Costa Rica- Located in Central America and more for your adventurer than your beach goer, but has both to offer.
Lush landscape with rainforest, volcanoes, and interesting wildlife
Black sand beaches due to active volcano region
All-inclusive and boutique resort options
Perfect for the eco tourist
Coffee plantations

These are just some of our top favorite places for you to consider. There are so many to choose from and not every destination suits every couple. Working with a travel planner can help sort out the destination that will become your dream honeymoon.

 


Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, MS, and WI. 

She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds.  Her agency’s focus is on creating custom itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind.  She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember.  With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide variety of leisure vacation planning.

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Destination Spotlight-Over-the-Water Bungalows of the Caribbean

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There are some new and exciting things happening to help you escape and return to your happy place. The Caribbean and Mexico are bringing the South Pacific to you with the much desired Over-The-Water Bungalow room concept at an affordable price. These luxury accommodations are now available in Mexico at the El Dorado Maroma by Karisma Resorts in the Riviera Maya. In the Caribbean, Sandals is offering these spectacular Over-The-Water Bungalows at three of their resorts. Sandals South Coast and Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica along with Sandals Grande St. Lucia in St. Lucia.

At the El Dorado Maroma in the Riviera Maya each of the over-the-water bungalows have the following luxury features:
-Glass bottom floor
-Private Infinity pool
-Direct ladder access to the ocean
-The romantic “Aguas del Amor” outdoor shower
-Indoor jacuzzi for two
-oversized deck with wooden lounge chairs
-24 hour butler service

At the Sandals resorts each of their Over-The-Water Bungalow have the following luxury features:
-Glass bottom floor
-King size bed
-Spa Style bath
-Over-the-water hammock
-Outdoor shower
-Suspended patio with swim up platform
-An expansive patio featuring Sandals signature Tranquility Soaking Tub for two
-24 hour butler service

These spectacular Bungalows have unparalleled luxury and are amazing, truly a piece of paradise. Every Bungalow offers extraordinary views of spectacular sunrises and stunning sunsets. They are perfectly situated just off the sugary white sand beaches surround by the finest turquoise blue waters. All of this luxury and romance is available with a short flight to either of these destinations.


Andrea Ward is an independent travel consultant of Boomerang Escapes, who is based in Wisconsin.

She has been planning vacation escapes for the company since 2013 and specializes in Caribbean Destinations. Her primary focus is on the all-inclusive vacation experience for adult or family getaways for individuals and small groups. Sandals and AMResorts are among the specialist certificates she holds.


Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, MS, and WI. 

She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds.  Her agency’s focus is on creating custom itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind.  She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember.  With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide variety of leisure vacation planning.

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