Q.Travel Writer: Tell us what drives you in the travel business, no pun intended.
A. Sandy: “My passion is travel. I specialize in luxury vacation experiences to the Caribbean, yachting vacations, luxury cruises & tour experiences, inbound Naples and other Florida destination travel, multi-generational Family travel, and Honeymoon and Destination Wedding vacations.”Q.Travel Writer: Wow, is that all? (smile) What is your absolute favorite destination of all time?
A. Sandy: “My fave destination is St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I love the simplicity of the island, the nature of the island people and the ease of getting around, not to mention the amazing beaches. Much of the island is part of the Virgin Islands National Park, allowing you to get away, relax, and rejuvenate yourself in harmony with nature. The beaches are amazing, most of them wide, with soft white sand and crystal clear turquoise water. St. John is perfect for all ages, offering something for everyone.”Q.Travel Writer: Sounds perfect. Where do you stay when visiting the island?
A. Sandy: “I visit the luxury Rosewood Resort at Caneel Bay yearly. The resorts sits on seven lovely, uncrowded beaches, has a very friendly staff and is known for their repeat business. What is the not to love here?! This luxury resort is rich in history dating back to Laurence Rockefeller in the 1950’s. Here’s a YouTube video I created on the property.”Q.Travel Writer: We understand you’re an accomplished cruiser. Which is your cruise line of preference?
A. Sandy: “For family and honeymooners, I feel Royal Caribbean offers something for everyone. From the spa to the rock-climbing walls and ice skating rinks, Royal Caribbean has much to offer.”
“My luxury cruise line of choice is SilverSea Cruises as I feel the ships offer a warm inviting atmosphere. Every suite offers a view of the sea. Guests are truly pampered by the personalized services and some of the suites offer a dedicated butler. All suites feature champagne upon arrival and replenished as you desire, they also have a bar & refrigerator with complimentary beverage selections. SilverSea offers luxurious freedom of an all-inclusive lifestyle. Who wouldn’t want this?”In part two of our interview with Michelle Sandy, traveler extraordinaire, we’ll cover Honeymoon and Wedding destination travel (to be posted next Wednesday).
For more information, visit the website of Michelle Sandy, Your Travel Concierge of Naples.