Friday, September 24, 2010

Four Seasons Punta Mita

For a fantastic summer vacation travel agent Jenny Westerman spent 6 nights at Four Season Punta Mita. This property has the finest service Four Seasons offers and the most relaxing environment for a summer escape. Stay in one of the luxurious suites with a plunge pool, and enjoy your own private paradise like Jenny.
Four Seasons Punta Mita offers a wide assortment of activities on-site. Don't miss the free-form infinity-edge pool over looking the ocean or the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course on-site.  The Pacifico Golf Course was named the number one golf course in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler in 2008. You will also find deep sea fishing, scuba diving, seasonal whale-watching, snorkeling, hiking, tennis, and historical tours. Don't want a lot of activity - just relax in the sun on a beach bed as Jenny did.

The Apuane Spa offers a full range of treatments designed to encourage relaxation, renewal and recharging.  They have three completely private outdoor locations for treatments, and even offer in-room services.

Four Seasons Punta Mita offers a wide range of dining options for guests with four restaurants and in-room dining. All offer imaginative menus with a focus on local Mexican cuisine and the freshest ingredients.  Aramara serves a blend of far east and Mexican dishes. Relax while you dine by the beach at Bahia, or perhaps take a cooking class there and immerse yourself in the local flavors. Ketsi by Richard Sandoval has open-air dining by the pool for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And while you're out on the golf course stop by Tail of the Whale for a great lunch and great views of both the Pacific Ocean and two signature Jack Nicklaus golf courses.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

Kirk Coleman, our new owner, recently stayed with his wife at the picturesque Inn at Palmetto Bluff. 50 Cottages and Cottage Suites, and 44 Village Rental Homes offer an array of accommodations whether for you and your loved one or for the whole family. This luxury resort is a beautiful retreat for relaxation with both exceptional spa and golf on-site.  The Spa at Palmetto Bluff is one of the top-rated full-service spas in South Carolina, and The May River Golf Club is an 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus signature course, weaving throughout the forest and along the river banks.

With 20,000 acres of natural beauty surrounding the Inn there is much land to explore and even more beauty to take in. There are many activities on-site such as boating, kayaking, fishing, tennis, boccee ball, children's activities, carriage rides, and much more.  If you want to go off-site The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is in the perfect location to visit both Savannah and Hilton Head Island. 
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff also offers a wide variety of dining options. There is the relaxed-elegance of the River House Restaurant. Buffalo's offers the quick and casual meal whether its dine-in or on-the-go. May River Grill provides a delicious meal in a casual environment right along the fairway. And can't forget the unique Canoe Club with views of the May River on one side and the Palmetto Bluff Water Trail on the other. Be sure to stay during one of their wine dinners or weekends and enjoy the finest foods and wines. Check with your Sanders Travel agent for upcoming dates.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Southeast Asian Luxury Exploration

Agent Carol Minker had a wonderful time cruising on the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony ship the Seven Seas Mariner. Catering to only 700 guests, it is one of the most spacious cruise ships afloat, and has a staff to guest ratio of 1 to 1.6, the highest level of personal service in the six-star tradition of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

She sailed along the coast of Southeast Asia stopping at Viet Nam, Thailand, and Singapore enjoying excursions at each stop thanks to Regent Seven Seas all-inclusive experience. Regents’ cruises include unlimited shore excursions, as well as ground transfers, all food and beverages on board, and much more. Thanks to Sanders Travel Centre’s membership with Virtuoso, our clients are eligible for Voyager Club and Virtuoso Explorer amenities on hundreds of sailings of select cruise lines. Carol’s Voyager Club Excursion included a delightful dinner in Bangkok with cultural dance performances.

Carol completed her trip with a stay at the Four Seasons Koh Sumai in Thailand. This beautiful property is an away-from-it-all hillside resort on the Gulf of Siam with spacious Thai villas. With a private bay, pristine beaches, and rainforest to explore the Four Seasons Koh Sumai is a secluded retreat.

Be sure to experience the luxurious treatments of the Four Seasons Koh Sumai spa as Carol did. Individual treatment rooms are housed in five salas – covered verandas – each with two indoor and two outdoor Thai-style massage beds, an outdoor shower, an outdoor bathtub and a steam room or indoor rain shower.

Contact Sanders Travel Centre today to book your Southeast Asian luxury vacation, and for more insider tips.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills

Agent Sarah Warner traveled to Los Angeles over the weekend and stayed at the beautiful SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, a Luxury Collection Hotel and Virtuoso Best of the Best property. Designed by Philippe Starck, the space is elegant, modern and whimsical. You enter the hotel by way of red carpet, and are welcomed at check in by their delightful staff. The service was excellent throughout the hotel. From the concierge to the waitstaff, everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. The 297 guest rooms and suites are glamorous and relaxing with numerous mirrors and plush bedding. The floating bed & movable wall exemplify Starck's concept of floating spaces. Your private room is a quiet escape to the busy LA scene happening right outside the doors. This property is located just east of the hot, Rodeo drive shopping district and just north of downtown, making nightlife, tourist attractions and shopping easily accessible.

Starck's design of the dining spaces creates an inviting, social environment for guests traveling alone as well as private, intimate spaces for groups. José Andrés, head chef, creates stunning, edible masterpieces at all the properties dining options. Tres, the private guest dining area, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has an extensive cocktail menu. The space has comfortable and eclectic seating with a number of different chair designs and different chandeliers. These unique features create a whimsical and inviting space for hotel guests. The Bazaar, a 4 star restaurant and extremely popular dining spot (reservations strongly recommended), is a modern "indoor piazza" with numerous spaces such as Bar Centro, Rojo, Blanco, the terrace and Patisserie. All spaces continue the Starck design with whimsical features including TVs within the table top featuring old movies. You can also experience the fine cuisine of José Andrés at the Altitude Pool Deck while basking in the LA sun on the sleek lounge chairs.

Throughout the property you will see the featured monkeys, as seen on the emblem, and phrases playing with the letters SLS (like Something Lovely Started). Starck has created an environment for every traveler with the elegant, whimsical, modern design. Whether it is a corporate event, family vacation, or romantic getaway the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills will be a fantastic choice for your stay. Contact Sanders Travel Centre now to book your trip.