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TRIPGUY TRAVEL LLC HONORED AT PRESTIGIOUS
SANDALS RESORTS S.T.A.R. AWARDS
TripGuy Travel has been recognized for their outstanding achievement by Sandals Resorts at the Eight Annual Travel Agency Recognition Awards (S.T.A.R) held recently at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos..
The prestigious event honored travel agents from U.S. and Canada. Top agents were recognized for their outstanding knowledge, commitment and performance selling the world’s best Luxury Included® resorts.
TripGuy's awards included: Top 10 Worldwide, Best of the Best, Most Butler Bookings in the Northeast, Most Concierge Bookings in the Northeast, and TripGuy was also nominated for Most Grand Pineapple Bookings in the Northeast, and Most Bookings total in the Northeast.
“Sandals Resorts has always believed in the valuable role that agents like TripGuy plays in helping their clients choose a dream vacation. In a hectic world, everyone needs and deserves a quality vacation experience like a Sandals Luxury Included® Vacation or a Beaches Luxury Included® Family vacation” says Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Founder and Chairman of Sandals Resorts.
“A visit to a Certified Sandals Specialist or a Preferred Sandals Agency should be your first stop. These agents are specially trained and accredited to sell our product. They have completed a comprehensive educational program and have experienced our resorts first hand. They are the experts.”
Whether you’re planning a destination wedding, honeymoon, romantic getaway, or a family reunion, TripGuy has all the latest information and special offers on Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts, Royal Plantation Collection or Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts.
Ask the TripGuy
Is Grande Riveria still the best value for the Sandels resort options? What is the preferred or most common mode of transportation from the airport? Taxi? About how much is the costs of ride from airport?
1) Yes – it’s actually better now than it has been after the refurb last year. Upgraded rooms, new beach club area, and lots of new restaurants. It’s really become a nicer resort and still less than any other Sandals due to the number of rooms they need to fill.
2) Sandals includes transfers on all reservations – and 95% of our clients use them. We can also arrange private transfers for those who prefer them.
Dear Sir: I would like to know the difference between a couples resort and a singles resort.
A couples resorts only allows couples on property. An adults only resort allows adults, but allows adult singles, groups, etc. It doesn't just cater to couples and only have double beds.
There really isn't anything that is a pure "Singles" resort.
TripGuy Travel was one of the big winners at the Sandals STAR awards for Top Sandals and Beaches Travel Agents in 2012. It just took place at the Sandals Royal Bahamian.
TripGuy Travel won the following awards:
Top USA Sandals Travel Agency - A first Top USA award for TripGuy!!!
Top 10 Sandals & Beaches Agency World Wide (for 5 of the last 6 years)
Top Mid-Atlantic Region Sandals & Beaches Agency
Top Mid-Atlantic Butler Suite Sandals & Beaches Agency
Best of the Best (6 years in a row)
Additionally, Sandals awarded 4 TripGuy agents their Chairman's Royal Club Award for Top Producing Agents - of which there are only 75 in the USA. Ruth DeMuth and Mitch Toren were named for the 2nd straight year. Fayette Toren and Jennifer Toren were named 1st time winners for the 2013 year.
Congrats to the agent team - and thanks to all of our customers and partners for their support!
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Our family of four (2 adults, 2 kids ages 4 & 2) just returned from a fantastic one-week vacation at Iberostar Maya. We couldn’t have been happier with the trip and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an easy beach vacation.
FOOD. We haven’t done all inclusive much before, so as a foodie going in I was a bit concerned about the food. I honestly couldn’t have been happier with the choices and quality of the food. At the buffets there was always something we could find that we liked (even for picky children), and the specialty restaurants provided great diversity and service. The restaurants themselves are quite pleasant. You could tell a lot of thought went into making them each special with appropriate décor, music, etc. The Rancho Steakhouse and Geisha hibachi restaurant were our favorites. I am glad we went with the Maya which offers more restaurant options than the Lindo. We did not feel a need to eat outside the resort at all. The main buffet at the Lindo offered the widest selection, but we were equally happy with the smaller buffet near the beach/pool. Everywhere we went, everything was always fresh as they continually are refreshing the buffets.
SERVICE. The service overall couldn’t be topped. We were constantly greeted with friendly smiles from the exceedingly polite and helpful staff, including the bellhops, housekeepers, wait staff, groundskeepers, and concierge (with one exception—see below).
GROUNDS. The grounds are truly beautiful and very well maintained. Everything is extremely clean and in good condition. The staff is constantly going around cleaning and up keeping the property. The resort is VERY large, but having read reviews from others I was prepared for this and found it manageable. To get from one end of the resort to the other is easily a 15 minute walk (esp with small children). For us it was worth the trade off of having a large variety of services and restaurants. It was not very crowded the week we were there, and we never had a problem finding shady seating near the pool or on the beach.
BEACH. Despite having pleasant weather all week, at the beach the first few days it was quite windy and the water was very rough, much to our disappointment. By the end of the trip things thankfully calmed down and we were able to enjoy it more.
CHILDREN / POOLS / ENTERTAINMENT. It was a great place to be with small children – there was plenty to do. We spent the most time at the pools, which were particularly nice, and the beach when we could. They also enjoyed the kiddie pool (small one by kids club), the wave pool, and the lazy river. We were also very happy to have a small pool right within our building (60), which proved very useful when our 2-year-old was napping and our 4-year-old was not. They also liked seeing the wildlife, especially the “monkey cats” (coatis) in the jungle area near the beach. Both kids really enjoyed the children’s “mini disco” at night and making friends to dance with. The adult entertainment started too late for them/us (around 9 pm), but the little we saw of it I don’t think we missed much.
There are only two suggestions I would make:
THE TOWEL SYSTEM – as others have mentioned this is a pain and unreasonable. In a place where everything is effortless and food and everything else is in such abundance, to have to keep track of cheap/thin towels or risk being fined just seems out of place. You can easily exchange them at the concierge in each building, but the stress of having to keep track of them is annoying. In fact we did have towels stolen from us when my husband was alone in the pool with our daughter. His attention while in the pool was rightly focused on our daughter. When he returned to the seats his shirt (which had been on top of the towels) remained, but the towels were missing. After speaking with the concierge, who was very rude and unapologetic about the situation, we did manage to have these replaced without charge.
DRESS CODE – you have nice restaurants. I get it. But we are on vacation, and this is a resort in a tropical climate. My husband did not appreciate having to wear long pants to dinner every night. I would suggest restricting this code to just 1-2 specialty restaurants and allowing shorts in the others.
We booked the trip through Fayette at TripGuy, whom I would also recommend.
All-in-all it was a wonderful and memorable trip!
Hi Mitch, we had wonderful time at Iberostar Cancun! Everything went very smoothly. The guys from Lomas were very helpful, the tour day went exactly as planned. Iberostar was a great choice! I really appreciate all your help and would recommend your agency to anyone. I hope to travel again soon:)
Just arriving home from our trip to Excellence Playa Mujeres....it was amazing!!! Everything was top notch, we couldn't have asked for more.
Lomas was at the airport waiting when we arrived. And THANK YOU!!! For the soda and snacks! The resort was gorgeous and our room was breathtaking!!! I'm not sure if that's the room we signed up for, or if you upgraded for us...but we couldn't have been happier! Every detail was perfect. We are so sad to be home but can't wait to book our next trip with you!
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