Taylor & Ryan

Sandals Emerald Bay

Congratulations to Taylor and Ryan

on their upcoming Destination Wedding

Sandals Emerald Bay
Wedding Date: November 6, 2020

Grand Exuma, Bahamas

Sandals Emerald Bay

We have chosen Destinations by Amy to work with all of our guests to coordinate their travel arrangements to make this process as stress-free and fun as possible for our family and friends. Working with our Group Travel Specialist, Kathy Karavitis, is complimentary to you and helps us keep things organized for our special day. It is very important that you touch base with Kathy to make your travel arrangements so that our Destination Wedding comes together with ease.
You are in excellent hands!

Kathy Karavitis, Group Travel Specialist
847.485.0018 x 5 local / 888.390.3729 x 5 toll free
kathy@destinationsbyamy.com


When you are ready to book your stay, please fill out the form below. Remember that deposits are due at the time of booking, and Kathy Karavitis is the Group Travel Specialist for all of the travel planning for the Destination Wedding. She looks forward to hearing from you very soon.

Once your submit your form, our Group Travel Specialist will contact you within 2 business days via email with your personalized reservation. Sometimes our emails can end up in spam! Please check your junk or spam folder over the next 48 hours and add kathy@destinationsbyamy.com to your “Safe Sender” list in your email client.

At that time you will have 24 hours to review your reservation and respond indicating any changes before your credit card is charged for the deposit amount indicated on the wedding web page (land deposit + Travel Protection).

If you indicate on the form that you also wish to purchase air, you will have a chance to review flights and your entire package before your card is charged. Please check your email.

Thank you for your business!



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Grand Exuma, Bahamas

The Exumas

The Exumas are an archipelago of 365 cays and islands, beginning just 35 miles southeast of Nassau. Once called Yumey and Suma (names of Amer-Indian origin), the islands have gone through many changes over the years. Today, they’re divided into three major areas—Great Exuma, Little Exuma and The Exuma Cays. Each offers its own unique Bahamian experience. Great Exuma and Little Exuma are known for their laid-back surroundings, while The Exuma Cays act as a playground for the rich and famous, boasting numerous private homes, luxury resorts and beachside condos. The Exumas are also rich in history, as they were settled by British Loyalists with their slaves following the American Revolution.

Moria Harbour Cay National Park 
Covering 13,440 acres, it is a vital part of the ecosystem between Great and Little Exuma. It includes sand dunes, beaches, mangroves and sea grass beds, home to nesting seabirds and a nursery for marine life.

Swimming Pigs 
These "domesticated" pigs live on Major's Spot Cay, and it's uncertain how they got there. Whenever a boat arrives, they swim out to it and expect to be fed, a practice that's been going on for years.

Stromatolites 
Stromatolites, the oldest known macro-fossils on earth, encode biological activity that could span thousands of years. Beaches on the Atlantic side of Stocking Island have some, and modern stromatolites thrive in the Cays.

Tropic Of Cancer Beach 
Named for its geographic coordinate and also called Pelican Beach, this graceful crescent of white-powder sand borders the translucent blue-green water along the coast of Little Exuma. It is the longest beach on the island and prettiest in the Exuma chain.

Sandals Emerald Bay

Deep within the idyllic waters of the Exumas, Sandals Emerald Bay brings unprecedented luxury to the easy-going rhythms of the Bahamian Out Islands. This luxury Bahamas resort is a privileged enclave, designed to ensure you’ll feel like you’re the only ones there, where service reigns supreme and Bahamian-style architecture of elegant villas and suites harmonize with nature. Secluded within 500 tropical acres along a pristine, mile-long beach, civilized pleasure coexists with exotic adventures, from three impressive pools — including a half-acre, zero-entry pool with a dramatic fire pit in the middle — to 11 exceptional restaurants.

Deposit Date: February 5, 2020

Final Payment Date: September 16, 2020

Accommodations: Rooms are not being held for the group and prices do fluctuate, so booking your room sooner rather than later will insure that you get the accommodations you desire. Once your reservation request is received by Destinations by Amy, you will receive an email with a quote for your desired package. 

The pricing includes round-trip airport transfers to and from the Georgetown International Airport, all-inclusive accommodations, all meals, snacks, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, entertainment, and much more on resort as well as all taxes. 

Booking together as a group is the most cost effective for all traveling and is the most organized way to travel. The team at Destinations by Amy looks forward to making sure the entire group is carefree and enjoys an effortless and memorable time while traveling.

Air Reservations: Airfare for November 2020 is not available to book at this time. 

We can add on airfare to your land only booking when it becomes available OR you can book the airfare on your own.

Option #1: When airfare is released, Destinations by Amy can add on published air to your current Sandals booking. There is a $50 per person fee to research, book and manage your international airfare. 
Please note that published air will require full payment at the time of booking.  

Option #2: If you book your airfare on your own, proper flight information must be provided to Destinations by Amy and must include the following: names of each passenger as shown on their passport, airline, dates of travel, flight numbers, departure & layover airports, departure and arrival times, and record locator.  Forwarding your confirmation directly from the airline to Destinations by Amy will allow for all of this information to be provided correctly to our travel providers.  Current air information is crucial for the on time arrangement of your round-trip airport transfers.

Passports are required for this trip.

***Please note that your passport should not be expiring within six months of the date of the last day of your trip in order to be considered valid. Please check your passport and if your find that yours will be expiring within that six month time frame, please renew your passport as soon as possible. The US Department of State is expecting an extremely large number of passports needing to be processed soon and has stated that it may take up to 16 weeks to receive your passport once renewed. Please do not delay!***

We strongly advise that you take out Travel Protection in order to cover you and your party against the cost of cancellation by you; the cost of assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and other expenses. This allows you to cancel up to the day of departure for any reason, and we will provide you with a voucher only for the land portion of your vacation for future travel.

For only US$114 per adult and US$94 per child 
(US$124 per adult and US$104 per child for arrivals 12/21/2016 - 1/2/2017, 12/21/2017 - 1/2/2018, 12/21/2018 - 1/2/2019), you can purchase our comprehensive Travel Protection Plan. This plan protects against cancellation penalties if the trip is cancelled for covered reasons prior to departure. Plus, it also covers trip interruption, baggage, medical expenses and other problems that may occur after departure.

Note: Once paid, the Travel Protection Plan is non-refundable. The above coverage amount applies to all the guests traveling.

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When you purchase this travel protection plan by final payment due date, you also receive the Unique's Cancellation Waiver Benefit that allows you to cancel your travel arrangements up to the day of departure for any reason. With Unique's Cancellation Waiver, your land cancellation penalty will be refunded in travel certificates, with the balance of the refund made in cash or credit card credit. Any benefit payable under this Cancellation Waiver will be reduced by the amount of any cancellation benefits paid or payable by the Unique's Travel Protection Plan or any other insurance plan providing Trip Cancellation benefits. This Cancellation Waiver does not cover air arrangements or any option services such as sightseeing, spa services.

Please fill out the booking form and Kathy Karavitis will get back to you with the best availability for rooms and pricing at Sandals Emerald Bay. 

We are not holding any rooms and pricing is based on availability at the time of booking.  It is best to secure your reservation early to get the room category that you are most interested in.  Note that the lowest rooms categories will fill up first.

Deposit is $400 per room plus the cost of travel insurance.

*Please note that we do offer the same $98 deposit offered on the Sandals website, though if you read the fine print, you need to pay a total of $400 per room within 30 days of booking.

Please Take a Moment to RSVP to Taylor and Ryan directly on their Evite.

Why book your travel with Destinations by Amy?

1. The bride and groom have put their trust in us to plan a successful destination wedding for them. The best way for us to manage their wedding plans is to book and manage every reservation so we can coordinate each detail of the wedding event. This relieves stress for the bride and groom and all of their guests.

2. The bride and groom have already set aside a room block and signed a contract for those rooms. Rooms booked outside of their block do not count towards fulfilling their contract.

3. The team at Destinations by Amy is committed to giving you personal and individual attention. You will be treated like the valued client that you are and not merely a confirmation number! We are able to customize your trip any way you like, and can even help if you’d like to extend your stay, change resorts, or bring your family. Please allow us to make sure your travels are handled with our service and expertise.

4. We monitor your reservation and keep you informed of any changes that could occur. Even after you finalize your booking, we will be with you to make certain everything goes smoothly.

5. You will be part of the wedding group and the resort will treat you as a destination wedding VIP guest. You will appear on our final guest list that gets sent to the resort prior to arrival.

6. We work hard on getting you the best price. If you see a less expensive price for the exact package – dates, airline, airline times, taxes, insurance, transfers, etc. – give us the opportunity to work with you to see if we can get the same price. This way we can book your reservation and you can become part of the wedding party. Online prices usually do not include all that we have negotiated for the group. Please give us the opportunity to help you with this.




Kathy Karavitis, Group Travel Specialist

847.485.0018 x 5 local or 888.390.3729 x 5 toll-free

kathy@destinationsbyamy.com

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