Tired of all-inclusive mega resorts and all the limitations?
Experience the difference at Almond Resorts, where it's "for you, about you." Almond Resorts offers a different take on your typical all-inclusive holiday. With properties in sophisticated Barbados or up-and-coming hot destination, St. Lucia, there's adventure, culture, dining, and more.
There are a handful of things that makes Almond Resorts stand out from all the other all-inclusive resorts, President of Almond Resorts, Mr. Ralph W. Taylor, tells us. Here are just a few:
A la carte all-inclusive: When booking your vacation with Almond Resorts, you decide what goes into your all-inclusive package. Have your vacation the way you want it and the choice is always yours. A specialized concierge team can help you plan your vacation before or upon arrival to customize your plans: from sightseeing excursions, dinner reservations, special requests, spa appointments, golf or tennis, baby-sitting, and more.
Get out! Almond Resorts is deeply committed to the islands where their resorts are located. Instead of wanting to keep you inside and spending money within the hotel walls, their attitude is to get you out to discover the sights, activities, and culture that the islands of St. Lucia and Barbados have to offer.
Keeping it local. Along with supporting the local culture, Almond Resorts is also dedicated to employing locals to support the community and economy in St. Lucia and Barbados. When it comes to local resources, Almond Resorts sources its food from local farmers - and have even gone a step further to help farmers buy, plant, and raise crops for their restaurants.
Traditional fare. Similarly, at every Almond Resort, you'll find at least one restaurant dedicated to serving Caribbean-style dishes by a local Caribbean chef. For visitors interested in learning more, some of the restaurants offer Caribbean-cooking classes.
Eco-friendly and sustainable practices. Aside from the natural beauty of the beaches of St. Lucia and Barbados, the resorts boast luscious gardens within their resorts. The resort group has attained Green Globe Certification through its dedication to sound environmental practices.
For more on Almond Resorts, go to: www.almondresorts.com.
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