Sandals Resorts flew a group of nine event professionals to Antigua and St Lucia for a five-day fam trip, which began last Thursday (3 December), to showcase a range of the brand's properties across the two islands.
The first two nights of the trip were spent at the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, where the group indulged in the properties' facilities, including its 11 restaurants, numerous bars, and beach and watersport options.
The following day, the group left the resort and went off the beaten track to explore Antigua's expansive green countryside, where a convoy of quadbikes, courtesy of Island Routes Caribbean Adventures, awaited. The course wound its way around Antigua's many farms, meadows and hill tops that overlook the island, reaching speeds of up to 40mph.
The final two days of the trip were spent in St Lucia, just a one hour flight away, with the group staying at the Sandals Regency La Toc hotel where a surprise awaited. Check in was completed in the resort's club lounge, which is specially reserved for groups staying in one of the Butler Service rooms. Each member of the group had their very own butler, each trained by the Guild of English Butlers, who were contactable via a mobile phone and were on hand to attend to every want and need!
The first day in St Lucia began with a visit to Sandals' second of three properties on the island, the Sandals Grande St Lucian Resort & Spa, before a short transfer along the bay, which took the group to their private catamaran for an excursion organised by St Lucian DMC Barefoot Holidays.
The catamaran was stocked with beers, wines and prosecco, which were enjoyed under the Caribbean sun. The boat made its way along the coastline to arguably the island's most dramatic landmark, two mountainous volcanic plugs known as the Pitions which both measure more than 740m in height.
After a quick swim in the ocean to cool off, the boat made its way to shore and the group travelled back to the hotel for a final dinner at the hotel's Mediterranean seafood restaurant Neptunes before a next day flight with Virgin Atlantic.
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