(101 Reviews)
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Amber Koll

Sioux Center, IA
FAMILY VACATIONS SPECIALIST

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SANDALS - the Ultimate Luxury Included Vacation

Sandals Montego Bay
Sandals Montego Bay

What is better than a luxurious resort on a gorgeous white-sand beach?  If you're an avid beach lover like me your answer is probably "nothing!".   Recently I had the privilege of touring a few of the Sandals Resorts down in Jamaica so I wanted to share my experiences at each of these beautiful properties.  Whether you're traveling for your honeymoon, anniversary, or just a couples getaway you are bound to have an incredible trip!  


 


The first resort on our Sandals FAM was the fun and active SANDALS OCHI BEACH RESORT, where "there are two sides to every story".  The resort itself is situated in the lush beauty of Ocho Rios and is both exciting and happening, but only when you want it to be.  On property at the Sandals Ochi they have a hot new beach club, 11 bars, 16 on-trend restaurants, and the Caribbean's first speakeasy called the Rabbit Hole.  At the Raibbit Hole just speak the secret password for access to old-fashioned cocktails and an ambiance that takes you back to the 1920s.  If you are looking for a large resort that has a high-energy vibe and daily entertainment experiences this is the perfect resort.  


 


Next stop - the SANDALS ROYAL PLANTATION which is Sandals only All-Butler Boutique Resort.  Talk about a resort with unmatched attention to detail!  This resort is also located in Ocho Rios and is perfect for upscale travelers seeking a little pampering and a more intimate atmosphere.  The resort itself only has 74 suites on property, all of which are ocean view and offer butler service.  Should you decide you'd want to get away for the night and experience something more active you have full exchange privileges with the Sandals Ochi Beach Club nearby.  


 


Moving on to Montego Bay...SANDALS INN - A quaint 52-room hideaway.  I know sometimes the price of a Sandals resort can be a bit of a sticker-shock, especially when you're not used to a resort that matches their quality of service and luxuriousness, but that is when the Sandals Inn comes in handy. This authentic Jamaican boutique resort has just 52 rooms on property, along with 3 restaurants and 2 bars onsite so it's great for those seeking an intimate atmosphere with an excellent value.  However, you do also have FULL access to both the Sandals Montego Bay and the Sandals Royal Caribbean so you can save on expense by staying here, but still be able to enjoy endless activities and dining at two other Sandals properties.  


 


SANDALS ROYAL CARIBBEAN - Where a kaleidoscope of cultures from Britain to Bali awaits you.  This resort is home to the exclusive Over-the-Water Villas and Bungalows located on the off-shore island.  If you've always wanted to stay in an Over-the-Water bungalow but don't want to bare the flight to Fiji or another far away destination, why not head to Jamaica?!  I was anxiously awaiting the chance to see one of these in person and I must say, they are as amazing as the photos make them look!  Otherwise, if you're not quite sold on the bungalows/villas they have tons of other great rooms on property so we can easily find something you'll love.  This resort is great for travelers who love the idea of an off-shore private island and a property that's a little more reserved.  


 


SANDALS MONTEGO BAY - A true beachfront resort where the party never stops.  This resort just went through quite a few renovations so you'll see that the lobby area has been completely transformed, they have a new entranceway with gorgeous ocean views, new room categories, a beautifully redone Chapel, and much more.  The Sandals Montego Bay is the heart & soul of the Sandals brand and has more returning guests than any other resort.  This resort spans the best private, white-sand beach in Jamaica and is great for those wanting something more active.  Plus, if you are looking for a destination wedding their non-denominational Chapel is gorgeous!  


 


Whether you're looking for an intimate honeymoon or a fun and exciting couples' vacation give me a call today.  I'd be happy to help you decide which Sandals resort is perfect for your next getaway!

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48 of 74 people found this review helpful
Winter Escape
Amber was great to work with. We live 3 hours away so all our communications were done by phone or email. She gave us enough information while we were trying to decide where to vacation, but not so much we felt overwhelmed. She was quick to respond as we discussed when to leave and were to depart from.
The travel was uneventful, all the connections and timing was great. The resort we stayed at met our expectations and we had a wonderful time. We will continue to use Amber in a our future travels.
By  Wren5  from  Rockford, IA
Traveled to  Ocho Rios ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Amber Koll responded:
I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip to Jamaica! Thank you for sharing your feedback!

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28 of 41 people found this review helpful
Jamaica Mon
Amber was super helpful when we booked our trip. She had great resorts to have us choose from. It was very smooth, would definitely recommend her as an agent. Whenever we had any questions she was quick to answer us.
By  Jamaica Mon  from  Sioux Center, IA
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Amber Koll responded:
Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to Jamaica!

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38 of 61 people found this review helpful
Cancun Vacation 2016
We have used Amber's assistance with our travel plans the past 6 years and we have never had a bad experience. Everything seems to go very smooth. She is always willing to work for you and find you the best deal for the type of vacation you are looking for.
By  Rhonda G   from  Ellsworth Mn
Traveled to  Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Amber Koll responded:
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I can't wait to help plan your next escape! :)

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38 of 62 people found this review helpful
Great vacation
Amber was very knowledgeable and always answered all my questions. She was very helpful.
By  Shauna  from  Rock Valley
Traveled to  Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Amber Koll responded:
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I look forward to helping plan your next adventure!

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40 of 67 people found this review helpful
Dream Vacation??
Amber was so instrumental in making our dream vacation awesome. All the airline arrangements, shuttle service from the airport in Oahu and back to Oahu airport to go to Maui. Inter island flight arrangements were perfect, rental car without a hitch! Our motels were great with awesome service at both on Oahu and Maui. She made arrangements for our day tour to Pearl Harbor and the island, our Luau on Maui!! It was all perfect!! It pays to have someone set all of that up and know it's all taken care of. She also helped get our refund from our Luau (that was rained out), back. I just called Amber and she took care of it and emailed me that it was taken care! I can't thank her enough and will for sure get her to help with further vacations! She made things so easy and recommended ways to make things easier for us!! We had an awesome 35th wedding anniversary vacation in paradise thanks to Amber Koll!!
By  Pegwich  from  Rushmore MN
Traveled to  Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Amber Koll responded:
I'm so glad I could help make your anniversary trip one to remember! I look forward to working with you again in the future :)

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Travel Specialist:

  • Adult Only
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Vacations
  • Couples & Romance
  • Honeymoons

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  • Certified Sandals Specialist

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