On January 28, 2009, more than 175 couples from New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Chicago arrived in Montego Bay, Jamaica to take part in Sandals Resorts’ annual Test Drive Your Honeymoon programme. The exclusive and popular event, first launched in 2003, allows couples to take an unprecedented peek at their honeymoon long before they say ‘I do’ during a one-day jaunt to Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private IslandMore than just a day at the beach, Sandals Resorts’ Test Drive Your Honeymoon event included roundtrip champagne flights aboard Air Jamaica (winner of the “Caribbean’s Leading Airline at the 15th World Travel Awards); a preview of all the luxurious amenities offered as part of a Sandals Resorts Luxury Included® honeymoon; a lavish beachside lunch; extravagant gift giveaways courtesy of Columbian Emeralds, Beringer Vineyards and Bank of America; as well as wedding tips from the experts at BRIDE’S magazine.
Participating couples also had an opportunity to learn more about Sandals Resorts’ WeddingMoons® packages. Complimentary for couples who book a minimum six-night honeymoon at any Sandals Resort, the WeddingMoons® package includes everything from personal wedding planners to a romantic dining experience for two following the ceremony.
Couples who wish to enhance their destination wedding can easily do so by selecting one of five distinctly and beautifully themed packages designed by celebrity planner to the stars, Preston Bailey - The Floral Elegance Collection ($1,700), The Water Lily Collection ($2,600), The Caribbean Sunset Collection ($3,600), The Crystal Collection ($5,000) and The Sea Mist Collection ($6,000).
Following Test Drive, guests who decide to book a minimum six-night Luxury Included Honeymoon in a concierge room category or higher at any one of the 12 Sandals Resorts located in Jamaica, Antigua, St. Lucia or The Bahamas within two weeks following their Test Drive visit will have the entire cost of the day trip credited to their honeymoon reservation.