I found the sun! It’s living in Jamaica with white sand beaches and tropical breezes.
After arriving in Montego Bay, I went to Sandals private airport reception area, I was met at the door by a Sandals representative who gave me a drink, took my bags and arranged my transportation to the resort. The driver turned up the Reggae music and off we went up and over the mountain to Sandals Whitehouse. This is where the Travel Counsellors US Conference was being held, our international conference was held in Spain with 8 countries attending, truly an international company, but this was just for US Travel Counsellors.
Sandals Whitehouse is located on the south west coast of the southern shore of Jamaica. When we arrived at the hotel I was given a cold cloth, to refresh, my bags were taken to my room as I was taken to a sitting area to check-in – no long lines at a counter – I sipped my drink and signed in.
My room was very nice with tile floors, mahogany furniture and a balcony looking over the beach. Sandals Resorts are award winning all-inclusive resorts with excellent service. My room had all the amenities of a fine resort and my mini bar was stocked with drinks – the all inclusive resort includes drinks.
The first evening we met at Blue Fields Beach for Welcome Cocktails and Dinner. We had a wonderful Caribbean Buffett, tropical drinks and white grove service from the Sandals staff. It was so nice sitting out on a warm night with my toes in the sand listening to the steel band and getting caught up with old friends…a perfect way to start a conference.