Back in January, I was thrilled to jet off to the Bahamas for the first ever Aisle Society Corporate Retreat — I absolutely loved spending time with my fellow Aisle Society ladies in paradise! We spent three magical days at Sandals Royal Bahamian resort, and it was a trip I'll never forget.
It doesn't take much arm-twisting for me to agree to a beach trip, but when I found out that we are heading off to the Bahamas for a few days at a Luxury Included resort, I was absolutely giddy! Sandals resorts are known for being beautiful and offering the best in relaxation and romance, so it's a wonderful choice for weddings and honeymoons. We were so thankful to have Brandi of Alexis June Weddings come along for the trip to capture all the fun during our stay at the Royal Bahamian, so you can take a look at the gorgeousness, yourself:
If there's one thing I say over and over, it's that anything that serves double-duty is budget-savvy. Get the most for your money, whether it's considering the cost-per-wear for a splurge-worthy clothing item or re-using a wedding purchase as decoration in your newlywed home. That's why I believe that Sandals WeddingMoons are the perfect option for a budget savvy couple.
With Sandals WeddingMoons, you can extend your wedding celebration stay through your honeymoon, for a one-stop, all-inclusive wedding extravaganza. At Sandals, your honeymoon can begin the moment you say, “I do!” Just imagine exchanging your vows in a gorgeous gazebo, and then having a private dinner date by candlelight on this pier…
Sandals is a terrific choice for a destination wedding because they have everything you need to pull together the perfect wedding day — just bring yourselves and your guests! Their customizable wedding options make it super simple to choose the colors or themes that you've always dreamed of for your big day. Just look at the gorgeous color combinations:
Whether you've dreamt of seashells and starfish accents under the palm trees or dreamy white linens and candles on the beach, the team at Sandals will execute your wedding flawlessly. And since you can oh-so-easily extend your wedding celebration into your honeymoon with a Sandals WeddingMoon, you're sure to be one blissed-out bride!
The Sandals Experience: Luxury Included
During our three days at the Royal Bahamian, we were given the Royal Treatment… and by that I mean the typical Sandals treatment! Sandals is known for its superior staff and customer service, and they didn't miss a single detail. We ate and drank like queens during our stay — tasting some of the finest foods the Caribbean has to offer.
These aren't your typical buffet meals, either. Sandals has a series of fine dining restaurants on site at each resort that you can visit and enjoy true dinner dates with your new spouse. And remember, it's all-inclusive! So you can enjoy your fill of food and beverages without having to give a second thought to budgeting out your honeymoon funds. That includes room service for late night munchies, enjoying your in-room bar, as well as cocktails by the pool. You'll feel totally spoiled!
Red Lane Spa
Want to get a little pampering and “treat yo self?” Be sure to visit the Red Lane Spa. I experienced a life-changing massage there and I may have to travel all the way back to the Bahamas to see the same masseuse because she was SO terrific.
Activities + Events
There's also activities that are included in your stay, such as scuba diving, wind surfing, snorkeling, and kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. So if you're feeling adventurous, you can surely find something to occupy your time! One evening we took a boat over to Sandals' private island for a dinner and dance party on the beach! It was TOO fab! Sandals has shows and entertainment many evenings, and the daily events are included in a handy little newspaper you receive in your room so you can plan out your (relaxing) days.
All Sandals resorts are adults-only properties, so you'll get to experience peace and quiet in a comfortable and luxurious atmosphere. The child-free environment also makes lots of room for romance, so you can leave the kiddos at home and enjoy some well-earned alone time. Feel free to cozy up together in a hammock or canoodle near a firepit at night without little ones bothering you!
Sandals encourages their guests to share their “No Worry Moments” because the staff seriously takes care of everything to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. I'd say by the looks on all of the Aisle Society ladies' faces… they pretty much nailed it! These are some happy bloggers, don't you think?
In fact, reliving this amazing trip has made me want to go research a return visit with my hubby! Our 8 year anniversary is only 10 months away now… 😉
Take a little peek at some of the magic we experienced at Sandals Royal Bahamian, with this gorgeous video captured during our stay: