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Please feel free to contact us during reasonable U.S. East Coast times

About Darlene’s Travel Services

We offer FREE Travel Services and we’re a CERTIFIED SANDALS and BEACHES agency, but we can help with any kind of travel planning.  This is how it got started.

We had spent several vacations at Sandals in Jamaica and really enjoyed the experience.  So much so that Darlene wanted to explore it more.  As she looked at Sandals more and more, she started talking about it to people on FaceBook.  Then she decided that she wanted to help people, so she started as an Independent Contractor for another travel agency.  Then she switched to a different agency and after spending a little time there, Brian decided to start an agency of his own, calling it Darlene’s Travel Services.  Darlene is now a GOLD level CSS (Certified Sandals Specialist) agent.

Some time later Darlene started conversing with Janet Trader who was an Independent Contractor (IC) for another agency but was looking for a change.  So we invited her to join us and thus Janet is now an IC for Darlene’s Travel Services.

REMEMBER, we ALWAYS provide FREE Travel Services and we’re a CERTIFIED SANDALS and BEACHES agency.

And don’t forget to check out the weekly SALES HERE!

Why Book With Us?

Well, in addition to providing free travel services and being a Certified Sandals and Beaches agency, we also have extensive experience in Sandals and Beaches properties. We’ve been to all the Sandals properties in Jamaica and St. Lucia, so if you have questions about resorts on either island, we can answer them.  Even though we haven’t been to all the islands, we still have a lot of information and resources to be able to answer your questions and help you decide where to go for a fabulous vacation.  We also have the resort maps to all the Sandals and Beaches resorts right here on our website.  Just CLICK HERE to see them.

In addition to having email access to all the General, Hotel, Sales, Loyalty, and Wedding onsite managers, we also have access to the following corporate Business Development Managers:

      • Golf
      • Scuba
      • Groups
      • Weddings
      • Island Routes

So if we don’t have the answer, we can easily get it for you.

Custom Planning:

We will work with you to help you decide which resort best meets your needs and desires. Unlike online booking engines, we are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have before, during, and after travel.

No Hidden Charges:

We don’t add hidden extra costs. We get commissions directly from the resort, so you don’t pay any more than the published resort price.

Best Price:

When you book with us, we work to get you the best possible price.  After booking, we watch for price drops and work to get you the reduced price.

Additional Bookings:

We can also book your elopements, weddings, retie the knot / vow renewals, and honeymoons, not to mention adding your children and/or multi-generational family.  We can also book your excursions and private transfers to and from the resort.

Sandals / Beaches 7-7-7 sale

In case you don’t know, Sandals runs a weekly sale (7 days) for 7% off of 7  room categories (thus the 7-7-7).  One set of rooms for Sandals, and another set for Beaches.

If you want more information or would like to book one of these rooms, please just let us know HERE.

NOTE:  These rooms have limited availability dates, so please check with us to see if those dates fit your plans.

 

Here are the sales for the week of April 10 – April 16.

Negril

Bamboo Grove One-Bedroom Skypool Butler Suite w/ Roof Terrace – RSKY

Ochi

Honeymoon Hideaway Luxury Club Level Garden Cottage – GC

South Coast

Longbeach Beachfront Swim-up Club Level Suite w/ Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub – LSUP

Dunn’s River

Travertine Luxury Room – TLX

Royal Curacao

Sunchi Swim-up Club Level Junior Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub – HSUP

Saint Vincent

Lady Palm Club Suite with Media Room and Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub – CBM

Royal Bahamian

East Bay Honeymoon Oceanview Club Level Room – HC

And now the Beaches sales

Turks & Caicos

Caribbean Deluxe King – DK

Turks & Caicos

Italian Oceanfront Walkout Concierge Family Suite with Kids Room – RW

Turks & Caicos

Seaside Honeymoon One Bedroom Concierge Villa Suite – LV1

Negril

Tropical Oceanview Oversized Concierge Family Suite – BS

Negril

Tropical Oceanview Walkout Concierge Double – WBCD

Ocho Rios

Caribbean Oceanview Luxury Veranda Suite Double – LOVD

Ocho Rios

Greek Beachfront Concierge Terrace Suite King – OTK

Resort Decoder Ring

So, have you ever heard a 3 letter abbreviation for a Sandals / Beaches resort and wondered which one it is?  Or heard the resort name and wondered what its abbreviation is?  Well, here’s the list:

  • SMB – Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • SNG – Sandals Negril, Jamaica
  • SRP – Sandals Royal Plantation, Jamaica
  • SRC – Sandals Royal Caribbean, Jamaica
  • SGO – Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, Jamaica
  • SDR – Sandals Dunn’s River, Jamaica
  • SWH – Sandals South Coast (originally called White House), Jamaica
  • SAT – Sandals Grande Antigua, Antiqua
  • SGL – Sandals Grande St. Lucian, St. Lucia
  • SHC – Sandals Halcyon Beach, St. Lucia
  • SLU – Sandals Regency La Toc, St. Lucia
  • SBD – Sandals Barbados, Barbados
  • SBR – Sandals Royal Barbados, Barbados
  • SLS – Sandals Grenada, Grenada
  • SRB – Sandals Royal Bahamian, Bahamas
  • SEB – Sandals Emerald Bay, Bahamas
  • SCR – Sandals Royal Curacao, Curacao
  • SSV – Sandals Saint Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • BBO – Beaches Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • BNG – Beaches Negril, Jamaica
  • BTC – Beaches Turks & Caicos, Turks & Caicos
Maps of all the Beaches and Sandals resorts are useful too.

Island Wedding Requirements

If you’re thinking about a Destination Wedding, here are the requirements to get married on the different islands where Sandals and / or Beaches resorts are located.

Please note that these requirements can change at any time!

And if you need more information on weddings at Sandals or Beaches, please visit our

Antigua

Residency period is 48 hours. It must include one business day, NOT including holidays.

No Sunday weddings.

Bahamas

Residency period: 48 hrs. (two business days, NOT including day of arrival, weekends or holidays).

There can be no Sunday weddings at Sandals Emerald Bay.

Barbados

Residency period: 48 hrs. NOT including weekends or public holidays.

Curacao

Residency period of 72 hrs (includes day of arrival, weekends, and holidays; DOES NOT include day of wedding)

Wedding Days: Monday – Saturday. No Weddings on Sundays or Holidays.

Grenada

Residency period for Express weddings: requires 48 hours/1 business day for application of marriage license.

Jamaica

Residency period: 48 hrs. (includes weekends and holidays).

St. Lucia

Residency period: 72 hrs. (three business days, NOT including day of arrival, weekends or holidays).

No Sunday weddings.

St. Vincent

Residency period: 48 hrs. Includes day of arrival, weekends and public holidays.  (Must include at least 1 business day)

Turks & Caicos

Residency requirement: 48 hrs, must include two (2) business days (day of arrival and weekends NOT included).