Teacher Can’t Wait For Sandals Resort Weekend.

Photo courtesy of Sandals. The resort chain has several locations in Jamaica where couples-only are welcomed.
- Advertisement -

Over 500 teachers took part in activities at Sandals and Beaches properties in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Negril, and the South Coast, as part of Jamaica’s Teachers’ Day activities on May 8.

Sandals is a chain of resorts that specialize in only allowing ‘couples’ as guests. Orgininally this was interpreted as a man and a woman, but in recent decades the resort has also allowed same sex couples.

Its Web site advertises it as “a resort created for two people in love”. Anyway, the message is clearly “no kids allowed”.

As of 2023 there were 7 Sandals resorts in Jamaica, and several in other Caribbean islands.

Pearly Beach in St. Ann was the focal point of this week’s festivities, where more than 300 teachers from Portland, St. Mary, St. Ann, and Clarendon were treated to a fun filled day of food, refreshment, entertainment, as well as prizes, which included weekend stay at a Sandals resort (with a partner.)

The event, organized by Sandals in collaboration with sponsors such as the St Ann Development Company (SADCO), the North East Regional Health Authority (NERA), and Best Dressed Chicken, aimed to recognize the invaluable contributions of teachers to the wider society.

Regional Public Relations Officer at Sandals, Lyndsay Isaacs, said that teachers are the true unsung heroes and “it is our duty to make them feel appreciated”.

“Each year we try to raise the bar. For the past few years, we have been hosting Teachers’ Day celebrations. This year we have more sponsors on board, and we love that. Our aim is to get teachers from schools all over, especially in the rural areas, so they can network,” she pointed out.

Ms. Isaacs said that sister properties in Montego Bay, Negril, and the South Coast also hosted teachers as part of the island wide activities, noting that a total of 12 weekends for two were raffled overall.

“Our intention was to make it very special for them. Our properties simply combined our efforts to make it a memorable day,” she stated.

On the day, four teachers won a weekend getaway at a luxurious Sandals Resort.

“Additionally, many other teachers were delighted to receive gift baskets, while a team of doctors provided on-site medical check-ups and testing, ensuring that the educators’ well-being was also taken care of during the festivities,” the Sandals Executive said.

Meanwhile, Principal of the Windsor Basic School in St. Ann’s Bay, St. Ann, Deborah Reid-Brown said this was her second year in attendance.

“They didn’t have to do this but once again they are showing us what a good corporate citizen they are, as well as their love and appreciation for teachers,” she noted.

For her part, teacher at the Winston Preddie Basic School in St. Ann, Sidoney Brown, said she was both shocked and thrilled to have won a weekend for two mini-vacation.

“I wasn’t feeling well and almost didn’t show. I am still in shock that I won a weekend for two at a Sandals resort and I can’t wait,” she told JIS News.

Source: Jamaica Information Service News.
- Advertisement -