Thursday, 31 January 2013

DestinationVows: St.Lucia - THE BODYHOLIDAY LESPORT


Nestled quietly in the northwest corner is Cariblue beach - the home of The BodyHoliday, LeSPORT. This small part of the island is paradise on earth. The sea is warm and crystal clear. It laps up onto the sand that stretches around the secluded cove; palm trees rustle as the sea breeze gently cools you. Here you can truly experience the calm and seclusion of an all-inclusive resort without missing a beat on looking after your health and wellness.

Enjoy first class service from dedicated staff that provide the highest hospitality for guests. By day, enjoy your meal on the beach, your room's balcony, or at the Cariblue Restaurant for mesmerizing views of the sea. By night enjoy your meals on your private balcony under candle light and the sunset, or enjoy the AAA Diamond rated Tao Restaurant, the jewel in the crown of the BodyHoliday's gastronomy. The restaurant is perched on a second floor balcony overlooking the beach, so you will be guaranteed a pleasant breeze and a starry sky.

By day, bask in the glorious Caribbean sun by the pool with steward service. When you're really in need to rejuvenate, the award winning wellness centre at BodyHoliday satisfies all your wellness needs from: Beauty Essentials, Personalised Wellness, Ayurvedic Treatments, Holistic Therapies, Specialised Massages, Specialist Skin Care Clinic, to only name a few. Don't forget about the inclusive treatments guests are entitled to (50 minute treatments daily during stay, excluding arriving and departing day).

Cariblue Beach is a secluded cove where the only real sound comes from the breaking of the waves and the birds that sing from the trees. It is quiet. It is peaceful. The palm trees that are dotted around the shore sway as the sea breeze gently wafts in from the Caribbean and there is a quiet relaxed air as the guests get down to the serious business of relaxation. Guests are encouraged to make use of the Activity Centre that includes water sports: sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing or waterskiing.


The Grand Luxury Ocean Front Suite is located on the top floor of our two-storey building adjacent to the sea. It has two separate rooms - a bedroom and living room that are divided by a double door. Each suite has marble floors throughout and is dressed with a wet bar, iPod docking station and a CD player. The double-sized balcony is furnished with loungers and a table allowing you a private sunset dinner.

What's Included in Your Price?

  • Your accommodation and all meals
  • A wide selection of wines with lunch and dinner 
  • Bar cocktails and drinks by the glass (premium brands)
  • A programme of a daily 50 minute Spa treatment (excluding your arrival and departure day)
  • Beach & Pool Steward Service
  • Watersports (motorized and non-motorized including tuition)
  • Scuba diving (shore dives and lessons)
  • Golf, Archery,  Tennis, Cycling, Morning walks, and Volleyball activities
  • Group classes including: Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, Spinning, Fencing, Various forms of aerobics, fitness, dance, stretch classes and gym with an instructor 
  • Live evening entertainment

Enjoy bar cocktails and premium brand drinks by the glass at The Clubhouse, or enjoy the elegance of afternoon tea served in the best British tradition.

Basic Wedding Package - US$690 
Expert services of the wedding coordinator 
Legal fees Marriage License
Pre wedding Manicure, Pedicure and facial for the Bride
Time for 2 scrub for the bride and groom
Post wedding synergy (time for 2 aromatherapy massage)
Wedding officer fee
Decorated gazebo
Sparkling wine reception
Services of witnesses if required
Reserved Dinner Table for maximum 6 persons at our Renowned Tao Restaurant
Continental Champagne breakfast in Bed

Silver Wedding Package - US$2,070
Expert services of the wedding coordinator
Legal fees
Marriage License
Pre wedding Manicure, Pedicure and facial for the Bride
Time for 2 scrub for the bride and groom
Post wedding synergy (time for 2 aromatherapy massage)
Wedding officer fee
Decorated gazebo or beach location
Services of witnesses if required
Thirty-six 4 X 6 photos including a wedding album and negatives
Bridal Bouquet & Groom's Button Hole
Medium Sponge Cake
Wedding Video
Decorated Wedding Gazebo
House Champagne Reception
Honeymoon package
Bottle of St. Lucian Rum
Special gift from the BodyHoliday
Continental Champagne breakfast in Bed
Reserved Dinner Table for maximum 6 persons at the Renowned Tao Restaurant

Diamond Wedding Package - US$3,738
Expert services of the wedding coordinator
Legal fees
Marriage License
Pre wedding Manicure, Pedicure and facial for Bride
Time for 2 scrub for the bride and groom
Post wedding synergy (time for 2 aromatherapy massage)
Wedding officer fee
Decorated gazebo or beach location
Services of witnesses if required
Thirty-six 6 X 8 photos including a wedding album and negatives
Bridal Bouquet & Groom's Button Hole
Large Fruit Cake
2 copies of Wedding DVD
Hairdresser for the Bride
Premium Champagne reception
Honeymoon Package
Continental Breakfast in Bed
Special gift from the BodyHoliday
Continental Champagne breakfast in Bed
Reserved Dinner Table for maximum 6 persons at the Renowned Tao Restaurant

*All wedding packages are subject to change at anytime without notice
*All prices include 15% VAT
Contact your nearest DestinationVows specialist for more information. 

Thursday, 24 January 2013

DestinationVows: Turks & Caicos Islands - THE SANDS AT GRACE BAY


A 114 suite luxury resort nestled quietly on the world famous Grace Bay Beach of Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos Islands, graced by over 12 miles of white powdered sand and dazzling transparent turquoise waters


Studios come in four configurations (Courtyard, Gardenview, Oceanview, Oceanfront) and have a maximum occupancy of two adults, features either a king sized bed or a queen sized bed based on your preference. They are equipped with kitchenettes (mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, dinnerware and cutlery), air-conditioning, cable television, and in-room safes.

1,2,3- Bedroom Suites come in four configurations (Suite Gardenview, Suite Oceanview, Suite Oceanfront, Deluxe Oceanfront) and have a maximum occupancy of four (1 bedroom), six (2 bedroom), eight (3 bedroom) respectively. All suites have a beautifully appointed kitchen including all modern appliances (full stove, large microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer) and a separate living room area equipped with a Queen sleeper sofa.

  • Hemingway's Restaurant & Bar - oceanfront location serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Beach & pool cocktail service
  • Tour & excursion desk by Ocean Vibes
  • Concierge service for car rental, taxi and all other reservations you may require
  • 18-hole championship golf course - less than five minute drive
  • 3 swimming pools with waterfall connected via canals
  • Outdoor in-ground Jacuzzi
  • On site massage therapy and spa treatments by Spa Tropique
  • Fully air-conditioned fitness center
  • "The Sand Dollar" Convenience store
  • Hospitality center
  • Tennis court
  • Coconut grove with hammocks

All Inclusive Features 
  • Welcome drink upon arrival 
  • Beach & pool lounge chairs & towels
  • Weekly manager's rum punch party
  • Use of bicycles and Non-motorized water sports (Hobie cats, sea kayaks & snorkeling
  • Palapa beach shades

Wedding Packagages

2013 Lets say I do wedding package- $1,800 per couple
  • Assistance to obtain Marriage License and Marital Paperwork
  • On Site and Event Assistance
  • Officiant for Wedding Ceremony
  • Witness if needed
  • Bridal Bouquet and Groom’s Boutonniere
  • Wedding Cake (serves 10 people)
  • 10 Complimentary Wedding Chairs
  • iPod Docking Station
  • Beach Wedding Arch with White Sheer Cloth
  • Special Welcome Amenity
  • Special Turndown Service on Night of Wedding
*Must book an oceanview studio room or higher category 
*Package price based on 10person wedding. Each additional person $25.
*No refund on unused features and all rates are subject to change without notice

Additional Services Available for Extra-charge include: Tenting, bonfire, florists, fireworks, entertainment/music, and photo/videography

Honeymoon Packages:
Lasting love romance package- $1,100 per couple
  • Chilled bottle of sparkling wine in your room upon arrival
  • His and Hers spa treatments including:
    • 70 minute Swedish massage for 2
    • Full Scalp massage for 2
    • Mini Reflexology for 2
  • Couples Sunset Beach Cruise (based on space availability of the excursion)
  • Couples Beach Cruise: Tour secluded Cays, snorkel along the reef and collect seashells (based on space availability of the excursion)
  • Fresh Flowers and strawberries in room upon arrival
  • Round-trip airport transfers

*Room accommodations not included in price
*Cancellation policy is 21 days before arrival with exception during holiday periods. Check with resort directly for holiday cancellation policies.

The Sands at Grace Bay welcomes you to the start of your next chapter together as one. Contact a DestinationVows specialist to learn more about The Sands at Grace Bay.

Friday, 18 January 2013

DestinationVows: St. Lucia

    Cushioned between Martinique and St. Vincent in the calm blue Caribbean Sea sits St. Lucia, a spectacular lush, tropical paradise that is ideal for your destination wedding. Although relatively small in size, (27 miles long and 14 miles wide), it is big and large in natural beauty.

    It features a dramatic 2,000ft twin coastal peaks, "The Pitons" (a UNESCO site) that tower over the surrounding rich rainforests below. St. Lucia receives plenty of sunshine year round with temperatures hovering near 30 degrees Celsius. Its steep coastline and prestigious coral reefs in the crystal blue waters makes it a dream come true for divers and snorkelers.

       It makes the perfect backdrop for any destination wedding and if you are looking for a unique wedding location not found anywhere else on the planet, try St. Lucia’s Soufriere volcano. It features the world’s only drive-in volcanic crater and also lets you experience a mud bath or hot springs present on-site, a truly soothing experience. 

    St. Lucia offers majestic, cascade waterfalls like the Diamond Falls as a beautiful backdrop when you exchange vows or how about saying “I dos” on a private yacht as you sail hand-in-hand into the picture-perfect sunset? 

Marriage Requirements:
·       No residency period
·       Apply for marriage license two days before wedding- fee $125 USD
·       Apply for marriage license on same wedding day- fee $200 USD
·       Valid Passports valid for at least six months upon arrival
·       Valid birth certificates
·       A decree absolute (if one party is divorced), and a death certificate of first spouse (if widow/widower)
·       An authenticated translation is required if documents are not in English

The possibilities are endless in romantic St. Lucia.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

DestinationVows: St. Lucia - JADE MOUNTAIN


The seclusion and privacy of this resort allow couples the rare opportunity of finding their inner souls and love for one another. Your first steps inside one of the twenty-four sanctuaries creates an instant spiritual uplift as you begin your memorable stay at Jade Mountain. 

The awaiting infinity pool in front of you is your personal magic carpet that floats you over the glistening Caribbean Sea and overlooks the magnificent Piton Mountains and lush green forests below. All 24 infinity pool sanctuaries are carefully designed while keeping in mind the prestige of St Lucia's natural environment. The infinity pools range from 450 square feet to 1,000 square feet, truly a marvel to behold in itself.

When you’re not in your personal sanctuary, take in the unbeatable panoramic views from the Celestial Terrace above the Jade Mountain Club to enjoy breathtaking sunsets, shooting stars, and maybe your “I do” moment.


  • 24 Infinity Pool Sanctuaries in four levels: Star, Moon, Sun, and Galaxy 
  • Features 15ft high ceilings with fourth wall open to the views 
  • From 1,400 square feet – over 2,000 square feet suites 
  • 5 SKY Jacuzzi Suites (only 1 is enclosed and has AC) 
  • Layout and size vary and are unique as each sanctuary is carefully designed, an individual work of art and architecture 
  • Technology free in room- no televisions, radio, or telephones


  • Two beautiful, natural, soft-sand beaches
  • Jade Cuisine at Jade Mountain Club (Dining)
  • Fitness Studio
  • Spa Treatments in personal sanctuary or on-site spa St. Lucia spa Kai en Ciel
  • Biking/hiking trails
  • Scuba diving program and snorkeling

Wedding Packages/Honeymoon Packages:

If you’re looking to tie the knot in late summer (August 1, 2013 – September 30, 2013), enjoy a free wedding* that includes costs of the Justice of the Peace, registrar, wedding license, marriage certificate and all legal fees; even the expertise of Jade Mountain’s personal wedding coordinator. Contact your DestinationVows specialist for more details. But remember, Jade Mountain only celebrate one wedding a day.
*Free wedding can be combined with other promotional offers (if applicable) and require a minimum 5 night stay in one of the infinity pool sanctuaries plus 18% tax/service.

The Total Romance Package includes: 
  • Accommodation for number of nights in category chosen and all tax and service
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, all drinks including house wine (but not bottled wines and champagne), and a welcome cocktail
  • One bottle of French champagne,
  • Drinks package in room fridge and basket of local fruit
  • Tour of Volcano, Sulphur Springs and Diamond Mineral Baths, and a guided tour of old French Colonial Plantation of Anse Mamin
  • A half-day Jungle Biking in Anse Mamin Valley and sailing on skippered resort yacht Serenity
  • Use of tennis court and equipment, snorkeling, kayaking, mini-sailing, windsurfing, Use of beach chairs and beach towels
  • A guided boat snorkel trip
  • A resort scuba diving course for beginners or 2 dives for certified divers
  • One hour Swedish Massage
  • An anniversary certificate of US 500 to be used on a return visit
*Unused features are not refundable

Elope to Paradise – US $995
Includes costs of the Justice of the Peace, Registrar, wedding license, marriage certificate and all legal fees; expert services of our personal wedding coordinator and JADE MOUNTAIN team members to handle all arrangements; messenger service and transportation of documents; witnesses, if required; use of half-day room for groom if required; choice of wedding locations on 600 acre property including Treehouse and Kai La Mer; decoration of wedding location; decorated wedding arch; wedding bouquet; button hole for groom; wedding cake; bottle of champagne; special decorated dinner table for wedding party.

The Great Escape – US $2,450
The Great Escape Package incorporates our most popular optional services into the Elope to Paradise Wedding package: Photographer standard package, Videographer, Private Champagne Sunset Cruise (on any day).

The Ultimate Escape – US $3,895
The Ultimate Escape package is designed to create a no hassle, absolutely all inclusive wedding package for the bride and groom: The Ultimate Escape includes all features of our Elope to Paradise package together with: Photographer deluxe package, Videographer, Private Champagne Sunset Cruise (on any day), Top to Toe spa treatments for both the bride and groom, entertainment during the ceremony (choose from shak shak band, steel band duo or solo guitarist), special wedding gift and special embroidered bed linen for wedding night.

If you're looking to renew your vows, The Forever You package is also available. Ask your DestinationVows Specialist for details.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

DestinationVows: Turks & Caicos Islands

     Nestled quietly in the West Indies just under the Bahamas, removed from all the daily stresses of modern life lies a secret tropical haven. The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has 40 islands to explore, and only 8 of them inhabited by anything other than wildlife, allowing you to really enjoy the freedom and seclusion, and truly leave your footprints and worries behind in the otherwise untouched sand.

     The islands are a diver’s paradise and with just one glance of its crystal clear waters and miles of powder white sand, you’ll understand why. With one of the world’s largest coral reefs, even beginners will be eager to get their feet wet and explore the beauties of the undersea world.

     Providenciales, also known as “Provo” is the tourism capital with a wide range of accommodations, restaurants, and attractions, while Grand Turk and Salt Cay offer visitors a glimpse into Caribbean history and the rustic charm surrounding the islands. 

     Middle Caicos and North Caicos showcases the best of its exotic environment of lush green woodlands, and the biggest cave network in the Caribbean. The salt pond and inland marshes provide refuge and feeding grounds for migratory birds, flamingos, pelicans and great blue herons.
     If you’re looking for something out of the blue for your upcoming wedding or honeymoon, consider tying the knot while scuba diving or snorkeling in the tranquil turquois sea with vibrant colours of aquatic life and coral reefs surrounding you.

     Interested in another adventurous wedding idea? Take the plunge of 80feet into “The Hole”, a naturally formed massive limestone hole in Provo after saying “I Do”.  

     But if staying on land is more your cup of tea, there are miles of untouched white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters as a backdrop, enjoy a walk, hand in hand and bask in the marvel of the sunrise or sunset. 

Contact your DestinationVows specialist to start planning your dream destination wedding in Turks and Caicos Islands.

Marriage Requirements
  • Photo identification/ passport id
  • Birth certificate.
  • From a certificate of no-impediment the registry, country/state where you reside.
  • Affidavit of single status (office will provide form)
  • Divorce decree
  • Death certificate (if widow or widower) and, copy of marriage certificate verifying the marriage between the deceased spouse and declarant.
  • Copy of legal status (work permit or immigration status)
  • Two (2) declaration forms
  • Application form for special license. (application form can be obtained from the registrar general's office or from any marriage officer)
  • Copy of TCI immigration arrival and departure stamp
  • Visitors or tourist must be in the Turks and Caicos 48hours before submitting application.
  • Persons under the age of 21 years must have consent from parents or guardians.
  • Application fee- $250.00
  • Marriage license fee- $50.00
  • All copies of documents must be notarized and sealed.
*Please be advised that any Passports or documentation written other than in English should be translated in advance and notarized by the applicable consulate.

For more information contact:
Turks & Caicos Tourism Board
81 Rumsey Road
Toronto, ON  M4G 1P1
T:(416) 642-9771 TF: (866) 413-8875