Frequently Asked Questions

Seattle Travel Agent is Caribbean Expert

Travel Agent Talk: Molly Sumption November 08, 2015 Sumption, a home-based travel agent, gives the inside scoop on selling the Caribbean to her Pacific-Northwest clients By: Emma Weissmann Molly Sumption of Seattle-based Molly’s Caribbean // © 2015 Molly Sumption Feature image (above): Sumption is a certified Sandals and Beaches specialist. // © Sandals Resorts Details […]

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When is the best time to buy air to the Caribbean?

My experience has been to wait. Purchase your air within 90 days of departure.   I was recently validated by CheapAir.com who recently completed a study on the best time to purchase airfares. On an average, the best time to buy a domestic flight is 54 days in advance with the “Prime Booking Window” falling between 21 and […]

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Sandals Military, Firefighter and Police Savings

Sandals would like to honor those in the U.S. and Canadian military plus International Association of Firefighters members (restrictions may apply). find out more >>

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Will travel insurance protect against hurricanes and severe weather in the Caribbean?

The point of travel insurance is that you won’t probably need it, but if and when you do, you’ll be happy you have it–as long as it is appropriate for your vacation.

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I’m internet savvy, why not book my own Sandals honeymoon?

According to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Washington State ranks number three and Oregon ranks number eight, in the highest percentage of Internet users in the United States. So as a web savvy Seattle or Portland native, it would make perfect sense that you would handle your own travel arrangements for your upcoming honeymoon or vacation. Before you do, just consider the following three things.

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This is my first Sandals trip, what are some things to consider?

Sandals requires a credit (not debit) card at check-in. Be sure you have a minimum of $400-500 available on your card. If you charge incidentals to your room, your card will be charged when you check-out.

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What should I pack for my Caribbean travel experience?

Oh, yes, we get sun here in the Pacific Northwest, and Washington and Oregon have some of the most breathtaking beach vistas on the Pacific coast. But packing for your first Caribbean Sandals experience is quite different than packing for a summer weekend on Cannon Beach.

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Is the Caribbean a safe destination for my honeymoon?

Jamaica is a perfect example to illustrate this point.

Jamaica is a beautiful island with wonderful, gracious people. I send hundreds of honeymooners there every year and I visit Jamaica frequently. It’s a shame how the island can be misrepresented in the media because tourism is their economic mainstay. I have sent hundreds of honeymooners to Jamaica. If it wasn’t a safe island, I wouldn’t be able to stay in business!

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What is Sandals Butler Service?

“My husband and I have been treated to Butler Service at seven different Sandals resorts over the last three years and this service is absolutely amazing!

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Will a hurricane In The Caribbean ruin my travel plans?

One of the most common questions I hear from brides, grooms, and even frequent travelers is about how a hurricane could possibly impact their Caribbean destination wedding, honeymoon or vacation. This is a valid concern especially to those of us from the Seattle and Portland areas, whose only exposure to this weather phenomenon is from what we see on the news.

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What is the Jamaica Meet the People Program?

When it comes to hospitality, Jamaica really means it. Jamaicans are as warm as the turquoise Caribbean Sea, and since 1968, the Jamaican Tourist Board has paired island visitors with island residents for a true taste of the Jamaica.

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Benefits to a Caribbean destination wedding?

With the average wedding nudging close to $10,000, I am seeing more and more Seattle and Portland brides and grooms-to-be considering having a destination wedding—for good reasons. Destination weddings are a great way to make any ceremony memorable, and in a tough economy, the best way to maximize your wedding budget. Sounds counter intuitive?

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A Taste of the Caribbean in Seattle – Portland / Dining At Sandals Resorts

At Sandals, they strive to pamper the body and the taste buds. You dine according to your own tastes and preferences – not some pre-set agenda or buffet, because after all, you’re on vacation. With as many as 11 restaurants per resort, your dining choices are as varied as your moods. Italian, French, Tex-Mex, Caribbean, Thai, southwestern, teppanyaki, Jamaican, West Indian, seafood, Bahamian, flambé, Mediterranean –Sandals offers a total of more than 80 dining experiences throughout the Caribbean.

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Sandals Resorts “Give Back” Fundraising Program

We know how important fundraising is to the success of your association, school, or club, and we want to offer you a fun, easy fundraiser program that takes little effort, but gives a lot of reward! From corporate runs and benefit dinners, to silent auctions and bake sales, how do you choose the fundraiser that […]

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