Romance Travel Junkies
White Sand Travel planned over 100 honeymoons in the past year alone. Every couple we worked with received our signature bespoke planning services, individualized attention and a dream escape tailored to their specific needs and desires. What can we say? We’re romance travel junkies.
Our team has over 25 years of knowledge and experience and are eager to help you design the romantic experience that you will treasure for a lifetime.
It all started with my own, underwhelming honeymoon. My brand-new husband and I were ready to kick back and relax in Jamaica (where I’m from), for what was supposed to be the most romantic, most important vacation of our lives. Boy, were we disappointed. Our room was dated … and dirty. There wasn’t even a restaurant at the resort — all of the rooms were condo-style, which meant they had their own kitchens. But the last thing I wanted to do on my honeymoon was cook for myself!
After two days at this hole-in-a-wall, my husband and I looked at each other and said, do we have to stay here? Instead of sticking around the resort, we decided to take lots of day-trips to visit family we had on the island. Hanging out with our family wasn’t exactly the romantic honeymoon we had imagined, but we just had to get away. So, how did we let this happen? Well, we were so busy planning our wedding, we didn’t start thinking about our honeymoon until a few weeks beforehand. And by that point, our budget was stretched too far, and we had little to work with. Plus — I did check out photos of the resort in the magazines and brochures, and I thought it looked so nice. But when we arrived, we realized we were duped. The photos looked nothing like the actual resort! My own honeymoon was such a huge “a ha” moment — this was no way to start a marriage.
From “disaster” to “dream romance travel planner” When I started my travel business 13 years ago, I had the story of my own disastrous honeymoon in mind. I wanted to make sure no other newlyweds had to experience what we had gone through. A honeymoon is so much more than a romantic vacation — it’s your first days together as husband and wife. It’s an intimate escape after the whirlwind of the wedding. It’s a chance to connect with one another and explore an exotic locale hand-in-hand. It’s your first steps into the future together — and I want it to be downright magical. Ready to experience the magic?
My team and I would be honored to work with you; check out our services to explore how we can create the ultimate romantic rendezvous that speaks to your specific travel dreams.
Romance Travel & Cruise Expert
Monique has a true passion for weddings, honeymoons and group travel. With every reservation that she makes, she gives special attention to exactly what her clients are looking for and concentrates on what is most important to them. Monique will bring something unique to the table and, through finding what makes the situation distinct, she can attune her imagination to creating tailored solutions specifically for you.
Romance Travel Expert
Claudia was born in Jamaica and was raised in New York City. Her passion for travel derives from her love of different cultures. She has traveled to many islands in the Caribbean and a few cities in Europe. Throughout her career as a travel consultant, a reoccurring lesson she has learned is “Price is what you pay – value is what you receive.” Her main goal is to meet and exceed all her client’s expectations while opening their eyes to new travel horizons.
Romance Travel Expert
Nesta is a native of the Caribbean and an avid traveler. Being a consultant with White Sand Travel gives her an opportunity to share her love for travel and her experiences with others. Nesta is a Certified Sandals Resort Specialist, Riu Specialist, and a Palace Resort Specialist and has shared the podium with Sandals Resort CEO and founder Mr. Butch Stewart. Nesta’s recent experience at Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals Barbados gives her a very competitive edge in planning travel to those destinations.
Romance Travel Expert
Matt focuses his time and effort in social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and travel. From a young age, Matt’s passion for travel fueled his desire to learn, explore and connect with people from all walks of life. As a new member of the White Sand Travel family, Matt seeks to integrate philanthropy into romance travel in order to enhance the love and growth of traveling couples and to provide support for needy nonprofits around the world.
Although Sean is a part-time Hip-Hop Instructor, we are able to leverage his talents as a travel assistant for our busy team. Sean is always ready to answer phone calls in order to answer questions regarding travel information or to make arrangements for our clients. He dabbles a little in scheduling events and posts on social media and brings some fresh perspective on what’s happening in the world of the millennials.