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Our first trip to caribbean

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Our first trip to caribbean

Hi everyone, I enjoy reading all of your post. Me and my husband are planning a vacation to the Sandals Whitehouse Resort for october 2012, i know last minute.lol

This is second time i fly, first time i was young, never thought i would ever fly, but now being 44 years old, I have to be a big girl if i want to enjoy life..My husband works overseas, so we are using his air miles for the trip. I have talked to a agent from sandals for a price etc..my questions are, I saw alot of good reviews for the whitehouse, and me and hubby (with 4 kids) have never taken a trip by ourselves..Is the whitehouse a good choice? Also am i going to find the best price straight from sandals? Sorry for all the questions, but being it is our first trip i want to get it right :). Thank you

Trina

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1. Re: Our first trip to caribbean

Trina

Sandals Whitehouse is a great choice sounds like you have done your research. We have been several times as many have, and really enjoy the staff and property. Great job using miles for your air. Booking land only at Sandals will be the same price no matter who you book with as Sandals controls all pricing. However, I recommend contacting a Preferred Certified Sandals Specialist in your area.

You will love Jamaica!

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2. Re: Our first trip to caribbean

For booking, our travel agent ended up going direct through Sandals. So you should feel pretty confident in going through them. Have fun, and leave me some sun!!

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3. Re: Our first trip to caribbean

You've picked a great resort for your vacation! There are a huge number of posts about SWH on here which you can read through, as well as a number of us regulars who can answer your questions.

You can book directly through Sandals yourself, or if you are more comfortable having a travel agent take care of things for you, negrilbeachlovergirl gave good advice to use a Certified Sandals Specialist.

Feel free to ask as many questions as you wish...that's why we are all here!

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4. Re: Our first trip to caribbean

As SWH regualrs we certainly agree with the above comments. The WH is our favorite Sandals with the best beach ever and three huge pools. The restaurant choices are awesome and the staff are very accommodating. As TP said, ask any questions you like. Also, definately take a look at the many forums on the WH. Since you are new to TA, here is just one of the WH forums with recent comments and pictures:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1009314-i12763-k5…

Oh, using the Sandals website is fine, but we have a Sandals Certified Platinum Travel Agent that we always use, she is the best! If there is ever a problem she is on your side.

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WoW, Thanks so much for the info. . I have learned it takes alot of time to research,lol but i really did find out things i had no idea of..

RandBtravel- Do you think i can use the same person as you?

We would also like to stay in the italian i think because we like crowds and getting to know people? would this be the one?

thank you all so very much

Trina

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6. Re: Our first trip to caribbean

Trina, no problem on sharing our TA, I will send you a private message. We love the Italian Village and then the Dutch Village as our favorites. Glad the link to the WH helped you.

Edited: 8:16 am, September 17, 2012
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7. Re: Our first trip to caribbean

One more thing,. How long until i have to pay the remainder of the trip?

thank you again, all of you

PS wish i could put yall all in my suitcase to come, i love reading all of your post!

Trina

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8. Re: Our first trip to caribbean

You pay the deposit first and then the full amount is due 45 days before you arrive. Did you get my PM? We would love to jump in your suitcase Trina!

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9. Re: Our first trip to caribbean

I book my vacations at bookit.com. The prices are the same but they have more payment options, like divided payments or even a buy now pay later no interested or payments for six months.

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10. Re: Our first trip to caribbean

We have never used bookit.com, just our TA. Are these payments made ahead of the 45 day deadline for the balance due?