Earlier this week, my husband and I, along with four other local couples who are friends of ours, returned from six phenomenal days on the island of St. Lucia at The Sandals Grande resort. We had personally never visited an all-inclusive resort, though many of our peers had warned us that we may never want to travel any other way again once we experience a Sandals resort.
We’d had this much-anticipated (and much-needed) vacation booked for over a year, and our expectations for the trip as a whole were exceeded in every way.
If you live in Madison or the surrounding areas and are itching to book an all-inclusive Caribbean getaway, All Things Madison puts a full stamp of approval behind local premiere Sandals travel agent Peter Blum who handled every detail of our trip. Blum is the owner of Premium Resorts.
From helping us select the perfect resort for our particular group to selecting the right rooms to finding us available discounts and much more, Blum ensured that our group was taken care of from our first conversation in early 2022 until the time we were waving goodbye to the beautiful resort on Monday.
As a resident of this area for years, Blum is well-known and beloved in the community due to his generous spirit and keen attention to detail. Serving as one of Sandals’ lead travel agents is a career that he is immensely passionate about. Blum believes in the power of a restful vacation and one that is planned with one’s unique interests, budget, and timeline in mind. Once Blum discovered what was important to our group, what our budget was, and what time of year we desired to travel, he worked hard to make sure he crafted a wonderful trip.
Because trip planning is one of my favorite hobbies, we had actually never used a travel agent before besides our Disney/Universal trips. I subconsciously assumed that we didn’t need an agent to book an all-inclusive trip. Shouldn’t we just be able to go on the Sandals website and book our trip? Nope!
What I didn’t know until I met Blum through a mutual friend was that Blum does so much more than “just” book our room.
The icing on the cake is that we enjoyed our trip so much, we put down a small deposit for a future trip! Sandals has a wonderful program where guests are invited to pay $250 before they leave the resort as a down payment for a future trip.
All you have to do is pick your dates and resort and pay the down payment in order to receive 11% off of your entire future trip! Because you are then able to change the resort AND move your travel dates to the left or right by six months, we decided that it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.
We booked with a rep at the St. Lucia resort who will now transfer our care to Peter Blum. To say that we are thrilled to have him book our next trip is an understatement!
During our trip, we saw at least seven weddings of various sizes! We met honeymooners, baby mooners, retirees, and those just like us that weren’t celebrating anything in particular except friendship and an opportunity for mental and physical rest. We found all of that at Sandals with Peter.
The best part about working with Blum is that it’s not only 100% free, but he will strive to help you save every penny you can via available discounts.
If you aren’t sure which resort to visit or what time of year to travel but you know you’d like a Sandals all-inclusive experience, call, text, or email Blum to pick his brain. He is so prompt with communication!
In fact, my own parents are booking their 40th-anniversary trip with Blum for later this summer, and he has been so helpful with my parents already.
Blum says that “when you have a travel agent, you have a friend who can help you feel like the special people like you are!”
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