Emerald Bay – December 2013 – Alex Smith


Alex Smith and Heather Scobey went to Great Exuma, Bahamas in December for the STAR awards hosted by Sandals! Here is a little about their trip, in Alex’s own words:

Where did you travel?

Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas

What dates where you there?

December 4, 2013

How long did it take you to get there?

We were already in Turks and Caicos, so our flight was a mere 45 minute hop over to the island.

Tell a little about your trip.

The resort was to die for. The neutral colors throughout the resort give off such a serene feeling. Sandals Emerald Bay is full of a quiet, relaxing, peaceful vibe that made you want to lay on the beach with a good book and the neon water as your background.




 I loved that there was so much to do, all within easy walking distance. 

The beach was full of watersports equipment. A few steps away is a restaurant on the beach that has the best conch fritters. There were also some beautiful tennis courts, that could be lit up at night.  For dinner, La Parisienne would definitely be my choice. It is full of beautiful decor and their scallops are the best I have ever had.

And of course, if you want to do nothing at all, the pool and beach are always available for lounging.




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St. Croix – October 2013 – Sandy Brewer

Sandy Brewer, her husband, David, and her son, Reese went to St. Croix in October and had a great time! Here is a little about their trip, in her own words:

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Where did you travel?

St Croix, USVirgin Islands

What dates where you there?

October 6-11, 2013

How long did it take you to get there?

We had to drive to Nashville and spend the night to fly out at 630am and we arrived in St Croix at 130pm

Coming home we left at 3pm and arrived Nashville at 930pm and stayed in Nashville that night as well.

Have you been there before? If so, when?

Yes, October 2012

Tell a little about your trip.

It is an adventure driving on the left hand side of the road. October is off season so some of the restaurants are not open full time during this time of the year.


What was your favorite part?

The highlight of the trip was taking the nighttime Bioluminescence tour and visiting the Buccaneer Resort.

The highlight of the 2012 trip was snorkeling at BuckIsland – the largest US underwater National Park

The Sunsets and Rainbows are GEORGOUS and are different every day!!

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Anything else you want to add?

It is nice having phone and internet service since it is a US Virgin Islands.


Beaches Negril – October 2013 – Gina Baumgardner

Gina is one of our agents in our Arlington office and this October she went with her husband and son to Beaches Negril.

Here is a little about her trip, in her own words:

Where did you go?

I went to Beaches Negril, Jamaica with my husband and son. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and my son’s 16th birthday, so it was the perfect place to celebrate.

What dates were you there?

October 6-12, 2013

Have you been before?

I have not been to Beaches Negril before, but I was in Jamaica last year.

Tell us a little about the resort.

Very nice resort! I like the size because it is not too large. Beautiful gardens and the room was nice. 


What was your favorite part?

The beautiful, wide beach. The water was clear and warm and the sand was white and soft. They do a great job at maintaining the beach. We had a cabana for the day with an awesome gal who waited on us. The Jamaican people really made our stay enjoyable. They are so fun and helpful.




Anything else you want to add?

I would love to go back and have a family reunion because it is such a great place for every age!