Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, Antigua is surely one of the most idyllic hotels to marry at in the Caribbean. Your special ceremony can be held in your own personally chosen wedding location; whether it is just steps away from the mile long, soft white sand beach, under the wedding gazebo above the Fantasy Pool with views over the shimmering Caribbean Sea, or perhaps in the 40 acres of lush, tropical gardens. The award-winning wedding co-ordinator Beverly King and her team are on hand throughout the planning process; Beverly has years of experience behind her and is there to guide you through your decisions to make your wedding unique.
The all-inclusive Jolly Beach Resort & Spa offers simple, excellent value accommodation whether you plan to have a small intimate ceremony or to include family and friends gathering to share your special day.
Wedding packages start from $399, however if the wedding party books 7 night accommodation in a superior room the wedding is completely free, as a gift from Jolly Beach Resort & Spa. It is also the perfect resort for honeymoons, with complimentary flowers and wine offered to newlyweds.
Antiguan hospitality makes guests feel like family and the resort boasts a mile long stretch of white sand – one of the most beautiful beaches on the island – and all rooms benefit from an ocean view. There are five restaurants to choose from, including Italian at Bocciolo, Indian at Utsav or Caribbean and seafood at the relaxing beach-front Lydia’s. Also in the all-inclusive package is the extensive activities programme, ranging from water sports to tennis. After all that activity, head to the world class spa for a relaxing treatment.*
If the wedding party includes children then the on-site Kidz and Teenz Clubs mean the whole family is looked after – with treasure hunts, beach picnics and pirate nights for the little ones and volleyball tournaments, bonfires and a games room for the teenagers.
*spa treatments not covered in the all inclusive package
CAPTIVA ISLAND, Fla. – August 7, 2014 – Framed by the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island invites couples to enjoy a romantic escape this fall with its “Fall in Love with Captiva…Just Escape” package. As part of the promotion, couples receive a $100 credit for use on any number of activities at the resort from a relaxing visit to the spa to a romantic dinner. In addition, couples can enjoy daily breakfast for two at the resort’s signature Harbourside Bar & Grill, overlooking the Yacht Harbour and Marina. Those looking for additional offerings may take advantage of the resort’s included resort voucher booklet, which offers exclusive savings on cabana rentals, rounds of golf, water sports, island cruises, spa services, dining, shopping, and more. Solidifying the resort as an ideal destination for couples, Captiva was recently named the number two Happiest Seaside Town by Coastal Living Magazine.
Whether celebrating an anniversary, popping the question or surprising a loved one, the “Fall in Love with Captiva… Just Escape” package is the perfect way for couples to fall in love all over again this fall. Package rates start at $169 per night, and are available from August 17, 2014 through December 18, 2014. For more information on the South Seas Island Resort or to make a reservation, please call 1-800-533-5553 or visit www.southseas.com
About South Seas Island Resort
Seemingly set adrift off the Florida Gulf Coast, South Seas Island Resort is an unspoiled haven, encompassing a wildlife preserve and two-and-half miles of shell-strewn beaches, lapped by turquoise tides. Recently recognized by MSNBC as a “Top 10 Best Place in the World to Experience Local Wildlife,” South Seas Island Resort is set on 330 unspoiled acres with a rich variety of wildlife and boundless opportunity for adventure and relaxation. The resort boasts a “Family, Nature, Comfort.” approach to hospitality, which is why generations of families have made the resort village the destination of choice for sharing treasured moments and making lasting memories. The resort offers a variety of accommodations including villas, condominiums, cottages and homes. Guests enjoy world-class shelling along the beach golf on a 9-hole executive course, the H2Whoa! Water Slides, an engaging ScoutAbout exploration program for families and a list of family-oriented water sports, activities and interactive educational programs through the Sanibel Sea School. Ideal for events, this resort features a variety of venues and over 31,000 square feet of flexible function space.
ANNOUNCES THE SKATE STAGE LINE-UP FOR BOTH PHILADELPHIA AND LOS ANGELES
The Philadelphia festival will include a street style skate stage and feature performances from indie acts including OBGM’S, Man Overboard, Baby Baby and Misterwives.
The Los Angeles festival will use a vert ramp for its stage and include performances from renowned underground DJ crew Grits & Biscuits as well as a set from the chart-topping, multi-platinum DJ Mustard. The Los Angeles skate stage hours will be from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day.
Artist performance times for both stages to be announced soon.
PHILADELPHIA SKATE STAGE LINE-UP
LOS ANGELES SKATE STAGE LINE-UP
Grits & Biscuits
The “Budweiser Made In America” events will benefit United Way of Greater Los Angeles, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and United Way of Lancaster County. The two-day music festivals created by Budweiser and Live Nation will deliver must-see performances on both coasts with headliners Kanye West, Kings Of Leon, Tiësto and Pharrell in Philadelphia and Kanye West, Imagine Dragons and John Mayer in Los Angeles. Daily line-ups for both festival locations are listed below.
Single-day tickets and 2-day passes for both festivals are on sale now at www.livenation.com and through the Live Nation mobile app. 2-day passes are $150.00 for Philadelphia and $185 .00 for Los Angeles. Single-day ticket prices are $89.50 for Philadelphia and $99.50 for Los Angeles. Tickets can be purchased using the following link: http://bit.ly/1opawt1
Be sure to check in at www.madeinamericafest.com often for the latest updates on both festivals.
About “Budweiser Made In America” Festival in Philadelphia
Slated for its third year in Philadelphia, the “Budweiser Made In America” Festival will once again attract thousands of visitors and festival-goers to the City of Brotherly Love on Labor Day weekend 2014. After the inaugural two-day music festival in 2012, Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the event generated at least $10 million in economic impact for the city’s economy. Additionally, the “Budweiser Made In America” Festival benefits local United Way organizations with the goal of having a positive impact on the host community. As a result of the 2012 festival, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey invested more than $350,000 into education and workforce development initiatives. The City of Philadelphia is well-positioned to host the festival once again in 2014: the city is strategically located on the east coast, boasts world-class transportation and amenities, and local officials have experience producing and accommodating big events like the annual Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon, the annual Wawa Welcome America Festival for the 4th of July, and the upcoming World Meeting of Families 2015.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com
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Like many busy couples, Oli and Annie were just six months from their big day and in need of help. Swamped with a house renovation, starting a new job and finishing a diploma – not to mention all the ‘wedmin’ – they had no time to plan the unique, adventurous honeymoon they’d always dreamed of. That’s when the stressed couple turned to Experience Travel Group, whose expert consultants are past masters in shouldering honeymoon hassle and making dream trips a reality. The tailor-made holiday specialist rose to the challenge with aplomb, creating a sensational new ‘Ceylonymoon’ in Sri Lanka especially for them!
Experience Travel Group’s consultants are all people who have lived in, visited and know their specialist areas inside out. For them, it’s not just about being in-country, it’s about enjoying the whole process of planning, building a sense of excitement and anticipation, and sharing those experiences afterwards. After spending time talking to Oli and Annie to understand their different ‘loves and loathes’, budgets – and even their philosophical outlook on life – the team set about custom-building a 18-day trip perfectly tailored to suit them.
The couple’s taste for adventure saw them exploring the stunning Sri Lankan countryside, visiting the UNESCO-protected Sigiriya and going on an elephant safari. This being a honeymoon though, there was also plenty of romantic down time: Relaxing on private beaches, by the pool, or beside stunning freshwater lakes; toasting their marriage over sunset cocktails in Galle – and all the while staying in hand-picked exclusive boutique hotels. To read Oli and Annie’s Ceylonymoon story in their own words, visit www.experiencetravelgroup.com/ceylonymoon.
Oli and Annie’s 18-day Ceylonymoon cost £4,147 per person including return flights, 16 nights’ accommodation, selected meals and excursions, and all transfers. Of course no two honeymoons are ever the same, so couples looking for a unique dream trip created especially for them can contact Experience Travel Group on tel: 020 3411 6196 or by visiting www.experiencetravelgroup.com.
Specialising in tailor-made holidays to Sri Lanka, Maldives, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysian Borneo and Indonesia, Experience Travel Group takes a uniquely engaged approach to enriching its clients’ travel experiences, hand-crafting holidays that make the most of the countries they enjoy so much themselves. Please visit the website at www.experiencetravelgroup.com, or find out what the team has been up to recently on their blog or via Twitter @ExpTrav.
Notes to Editors:
Founded in 2004 by Tom Armstrong and Sam Clark, Experience Travel Group has grown from featuring Sri Lanka to also specialise in Thailand, Laos, Malaysian Borneo, Burma (Myanmar), Maldives and the 17,000 islands of Indonesia. Intimate knowledge of these destinations, combined with its engaging, enriching service ethos and an ability to create extra-ordinary local experiences, sets Experience Travel Group apart from the rest.
Experience Travel Group is a fully bonded ATOL agent (ATOL number 9324); a member of ABTA (membership number Y544X); and a member of AITO. The company’s Sustainable Travel Policy is about continual improvement, monitoring and evaluation, and is available online at www.experiencetravelgroup.com/info/responsible-travel.
These resorts are offering engaged couples an irresistible year-round wedding package, “Marry Me For Free”, set in the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Maarten, surely to entice them to return and continue the romance with the “First Anniversary, Stay For Free” certificate.
Couples tying the knot and booking the “Marry Me For Free” package need to reserve a minimum 10 rooms for a minimum of five nights at one of the two resorts. The package includes discounted room rates, choice of ceremony in a beautiful Maho gazebo or on the beach at Great Bay, bridal dressing room for the ceremony, on-site wedding coordinator for one hour, 15 percent off spa services at the Serenity Spa, Marry Me for Free plated dinner, open bar during event, Sonesta wedding cake, and sparkling wine toast. In addition, the bride and groom will receive a suite upgrade, welcome amenity, special nightly turndown service, late checkout based on availability, and best of all, two free nights for their first anniversary.
Newlyweds will receive a ‘First Anniversary, Stay For Free’ certificate so that they can rekindle the flame at the same resort they exchanged their vows. To be eligible, the couple must stay during their actual anniversary date and book the additional nights directly with the resort. Anniversary nights must be redeemed at same resort as the initial stay, and a marriage certificate must be provided upon arrival. Blackout dates and restrictions may apply and this promotion is not combinable with any other offers.
The ‘Marry Me For Free’ wedding package is complimentary when accommodations are booked directly with the resort at a contracted group rate. Once wedding is confirmed, this package cannot be cancelled within four months of the wedding date, otherwise cancellation fees will apply. All weddings, regardless of size, must be booked a minimum of 30 days in advance of the wedding date, subject to availability and double occupancy only. Prices and packages are subject to change without notice. This package cannot be combined with other promotions or packages. The 15 percent discount on spa treatments cannot be applied to spa packages or combined with any other spa promotions or offers.
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Paradise Found at Seven Stars Resort, Turks & Caicos for Couples Seeking an Idyllic Babymoon EscapeJuly 21, 2014 on 7:32 am | In Beachbooker, Caribbean, Turks Caicos, Weddings Honeymoons | Comments Off
PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS & CAICOS – First comes love, then comes marriage. But for Moms and Dads-to-be seeking one last getaway before baby comes along, Seven Stars Resort located in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos is the perfect escape for couples to enjoy time together in a relaxed and pampering environment tailor-made for romance.
The best part? Seven Stars Resort takes the guesswork out of planning the perfect beach babymoon vacation. From intimate dinners on the beach, to soothing couple’s massages and private island experiences, twosomes will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy one another while vacationing before becoming parents.
“Relaxation, romance and anticipatory service are the essentials for a couple celebrating their impending parenthood with a ‘babymoon’ vacation,” said Bryan Guillot, President, Thomas Lee Group, which leads the resort’s sales and marketing efforts. “With white-sand beaches, tranquil settings, and easy access, the Caribbean and Turks & Caicos in particular, have become increasingly popular among couples, and we are seeing the same trend at Seven Stars Resort where we provide an extra level of service, attention and amenities for moms-and-dads-to-be.”
A Seven Stars Resort couples’ getaway begins with a day of seclusion aboard Lady Tamara –Seven Stars’ 29-foot World Cat boat – and a journey for two to a private cay nearby. There, couples will enjoy time on their own with a prepared picnic lunch, ice-cold refreshments, umbrella, chairs and beach supplies for a full- or half-day.
Adventure-seeking duos will enjoy complimentary use of the resort’s Hobie Cats, kayaks and snorkeling equipment; complimentary bicycles; tennis courts; yoga; and a recently-expanded fitness center for couples who want to remain active together.
Seven Stars Resort’s award-winning spa offers lovebirds the perfect setting to de-stress while they reconnect. A pre-natal massage for her and a hot-stone massage for him while side-by-side in-suite or beachside are sure to rejuvenate the mind and body. Recently ranked a ‘Top 25 Spa in the World’ by Condé Nast Traveler, Seven Stars Resort’s Spa boasts expert spa therapists that specialize in a variety of techniques and treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate.
As day turns to night, babymooners can cap off their day with a “mocktail” on The Deck overlooking the beach as they watch the spectacular sunset before sitting down under the stars for a ‘Toes in the Sand’ five-course, candlelight dinner experience for two.
picFor a restful night of sleep – before the late-night feedings begin – couples will also relish Seven Stars Resort’s luxurious and expansive suite, considered among the Island’s most spacious. With private balconies and dramatic views (pictured left), each suite is equipped with a gourmet kitchen featuring marble countertops, high-end appliances, a wine cooler and Nespresso machine. Additionally, each suite also features oversized bathrooms and spacious living and dining areas decked out with flat screen TV’s, iPod docking stations, complimentary Internet access and a private laundry room.
Couples can experience the romance at a discount for a limited time. Book the vacation of a lifetime at Seven Stars prior to July 31st, 2014 for travel September 2nd-October 16th, 2014 and receive 30% off Ocean Front rooms. For reservations or more information on Seven Stars Resort, visit www.SevenStarsGraceBay.com or call 866-570-7777. To stay up-to-date on the latest news and travel deals from Seven Stars Resort, travelers and guests are invited to fan us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SevenStarsResort and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/7StarsResort
ABOUT SEVEN STARS GRACE BAY
Framed by white-sand beaches and the marine preserve of Princess Alexandra National Park, Seven Stars embraces the natural environment and beauty of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Seven Stars Resort features a magnificent pool that serves as its centerpiece, luxuriously appointed junior, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom suites, island inspired gourmet dining, a tranquil spa, a resort-owned catamaran offering daily excursions and complimentary water sports such as kayaking, surfing, snorkeling in the calm waters and along the acclaimed Grace Bay Beach. Recent accolades include being named to Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List as one of the World’s Best Hotels and Resorts, Top 5 Ranked Resort in the Caribbean by U.S. News and World Report and being named one of the Top 5 Resorts in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor in their 2014 Traveler’s Choice Awards, among others. For more information on Seven Stars Resort, visit www.SevenStarsGraceBay.com
To begin the journey, couples are appointed a dedicated Wedding Butler who is poised to guide the bride and groom through each step of the wedding process. Couples will travel in style to all wedding appointments in the hotel limousine; where wedding butlers will have pre- arranged consultations with Duet’s exclusive wedding partners.
As every wedding is unique, Langham’s Wedding Butlers create a wedding package tailor-made for every couple’s unique tastes. From the initial consultation to the wedding day coordination, Wedding Butlers will help couples plan their dream wedding.
Duet by Langham offers a comprehensive range of wedding services, by partnering with award winning and bespoke Brands that have an intimate knowledge of the local Hong Kong market. Whether couples are looking for a talented wedding photographer, stylist, hair and makeup expert , invitation designer or more, Duet has it covered.
Mr. Bob van den Oord, Managing Director of The Langham, Hong Kong says, “One of The Langham’s core pillars is innovation and as such we strive to be innovative in everything that we do including our wedding offering. Traditionally, hotels mainly look after the wedding banquet. We created this package to offer wedding couples an exclusive and seamless wedding experience. We tailor it from head to toe to the couple and our experienced wedding butlers, who have worked together as a team for almost a decade, are your wedding angels who are there to guide you through the often stressful, journey of wedding planning.”
The hotel’s 5,000-sq.ft majestic Grand Ballroom has hosted many of the most memorable wedding banquets in town and is a most graceful setting for a fairytale wedding.
DestinationWeddings.com, the world’s leading romance travel company, is launching a ‘Caption This’ Photo Contest in celebration of Independence Day, to be held on its Facebook wall. In 25 words or less, contestants are invited to write a caption for a featured graphic on DestinationWeddings.com’s Facebook wall, to be entered to win a 7-night stay for two adults at any Gourmet Inclusive El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, Azul Hotels or Generations Resorts by Karisma property.
The contest begins Wednesday, July 2nd 2014 at 12 PM EST and runs until Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 9 PM EST. The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of three judges and will be reviewed based on literary, originality and creative merit. The winner will be notified on Facebook and has 48 hours to write an acceptance. To view the official rules and details, visit the DestinationWeddings.com blog.
“Many of our couples have military backgrounds, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate a patriotic spirit than with a free romantic stay for a deserving couple,” said Melissa Pride-Fahs, Director of Marketing and Customer Engagement for Destination Weddings Travel Group.
DestinationWeddings.com periodically announces romantic travel giveaways and contests. For the most up-to-date information and exclusive offers, visit DestinationWeddings.com.
About DestinationWeddings.com: Experience the Difference
DestinationWeddings.com, part of the Destination Weddings Travel Group, has worked with over 15,000 couples and 500,000 guests and has been ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500/5000 fastest-growing private companies in the country for five consecutive years. Each couple is paired with an award-winning Certified Destination Wedding Specialist who offers exceptional expertise and personalized service for their destination wedding, anniversary, honeymoon or vow renewal. DestinationWeddings.com has resort partnerships in over 42 countries, affording each couple exclusive benefits and perks for a premier romantic celebration
About Destination Weddings Travel Group: We Have Your Perfect Destination
Destination Weddings Travel Group (DWTG) is comprised of four, full-service planning sites that specialize in romantic and celebratory travel across the globe. By combining the personal service and expertise of more than 200 certified specialists with resort partnerships in over 42 countries, DWTG offers customers a premier one-stop experience for planning destination weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays and family reunions.
Brides-to-be are shying away from a typical spa weekend or alcohol-fuelled pre-wedding city break in favour of the great outdoors, as a new trend for hen do’s emerges across the UK.
The Adrenahen package has been launched by Tree Top Adventure in North Wales, to meet this growing demand from brides seeking an adventurous pre-wedding party that also helps them fit into their wedding dress.
As the outdoor adventure destination has seen an increase in hen party bookings and enquiries by 20% in the last year, they have developed the ‘Adrenahen’ package for women looking to be trained by their ex-military teams and experience the UK’s premier high rope course.
Hens can also ‘take the plunge’ on the Powerfan Plummet, the worlds’ highest Powerfun Parachute Simulator which launches hens from over 31m in the trees. For hens seeking a serious adrenaline rush, they can climb aboard the Sky Ride, Euorpe’s highest and first five seater Giant Swing, hoisting groups over 80ft in their air over the scenic Conwy Valley.
The exciting outdoor activities and pursuit destination is used by the Army and Navy and even put Prince William through his paces in 2013.
The package includes the Tree Top Adventure high ropes course, Powerfan Plummet and Sky Ride. Canyoning, climbing waterfalls, jumping into plunge pools and climbing rock traverses can also be added to the package upon request. Adrenahen costumes are an optional extra made up of traditional pink feather boas and tiaras whilst adventuring in the trees.
Brides from Liverpool and Chester can use BusyBus packages and sightseeing tours, which start from £15. Visit www.busybus.co.uk for more information.
To book the Adrenahen package or for further information, please visit www.ttadventure.co.uk/group-activities or call 01690 710 914
Indulge in newly-wedded bliss on an idyllic break to the glamorous ‘it’ destination of Croatia. Uncover the Adriatic’s hidden cities, islands and coves with a carefully selected itinerary from Transun, specialists in creating honeymoons and romantic Croatian retreats for over 30 years. Choose from both an intimate island hopping cruise or shorter mini-moon options such as a break in beautifully preserved historic city of Dubrovnik.
‘Heavenly Hvar’ takes visitors to the holiday island favoured by the likes of Prince Harry and power couple, Beyoncé and Jay Z. The three-night visit to one of Europe’s most fashionable and luxurious destinations offers couples the chance to wander the charming marble streets and enjoy a romantic stroll to the Spanjola Fortress, where they can soak up the views over the town and the Pakleni archipelago. The A-list holiday also includes a private boat cruise to an isolated beach on the tiny island of Palmizana where the happy couple will enjoy dinner in the beautiful abandoned town of Malo Grablje. The three-night holiday starts from £665 per person (based on two people sharing) and includes return flights from a range of selected national airports, transfers, accommodation, breakfast and excursions.
Further Croatia honeymoon available from Transun include:
- ‘Dalmatian Voyage’, a relaxing seven-night cruise taking in some of Croatia’s smaller, more remote destinations
- ‘Discover Dubrovnik’, a three-night short break that includes a private walking tour of the beautiful walled city, drenched in medieval history
For further information, talk to Transun’s honeymoon specialist or to book, please visit www.transun.co.uk or call 01865 265 200.
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