Over the last few weeks we have been delighted to welcome back Owners and Holiday Guests arriving from the UK and Canada. Whilst Royal Westmoreland has never actually been closed, the sight of the first flights arriving from overseas was a welcome development for all and a sign of things moving in the right direction. Whether you are coming for a relaxing break or to enjoy some time on the beach or golf course, we are ready to welcome you back.
After over 10 years with Royal Westmoreland, looking after all our valued clients' holiday needs, Aideen Sheahan has made the personal decision to return to her native Ireland for her next adventure.
We will all miss Aideen’s passion and commitment to Royal Westmoreland and to delighting our clients, delivering outstanding holiday experiences for many of you. Aideen leaves us with all good wishes from Royal Westmoreland for her next chapter and our gratitude for all that she has meant to us here. Good luck Aideen!
Not to worry, your future holiday experiences are in safe hands here at Royal Westmoreland…
Meet our new Holiday Reservation & Guest Services team.
It is with great excitement that we introduce you all to our new Holiday Reservation & Guest Service Manager, Stacie Bridges (left, below) and our new Holiday Reservation & Guest Service Advisor, Beth Askew (right,below).
Stacie and Beth both have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry and are here to guide and support you in creating unique and unforgettable memories of your own.
Supported by a dedicated Concierge and on resort Guest Services team, all of your needs are understood. Be it Restaurant reservations, Spa treatments, Golf tee-times, Golf lessons and equipment hire, Water sports, Catamaran cruises, Baby-sitting, Car hire, VIP fast track and private Airport transfers to name just a few.
The team are also highly experienced in sourcing and arranging more challenging requests, the list is endless of what they can make happen! Whatever you need just ask us, we will do our best to accomodate.
Get to know Stacie Bridges...
Stacie started her career in travel and tourism in 1996. During this time her responsibilities, experience and knowledge has vastly grown. Her park management skills accompanied by her vast customer service job roles make her the perfect candidate to nuture and continue the high level of guest service that Royal Westmoreland demands.
"I am really excited to be a part of such a prestigious brand. The team at Royal Westmoreland are dedicated to delivering the best customer experience, ensuring that guests are at the heart and soul of everything they do. I am looking forward to becoming a member of that team and to making may of your dream holidays come to life. " - Stacie Bridges
Get to know Beth Askew...
Joining the travel and tourism industry in 2014, Beth worked her up through the business from an on park receptionist to a dedicated member of the reservations team; equipping her with the ideal skill set to embark on her new role at Royal Westmoreland.
”I’m very excited to have this new opportunity to help and delight our RWM clients and make their holiday dreams come true” - Beth Askew
Booking your dream holiday.
There is no better feeling than when you have a wonderful holiday to look forward to. Just the word ‘Barbados’ on the calendar conjures up images of cocktails on the beach or lounging beside a pool.
At Royal Westmoreland we want to ensure that the booking process for your holiday is seamless and that we provide you with as much assistance as you need. Whether it is help in choosing the perfect accommodation for your requirements or following the booking making those all-important arrangements.
Greetings from sunny Barbados.
The feedback that we have had from our first few arrivals is that the protocols for travel that have been put in place by the Barbados Government have worked extremely well. For a seamless arrival experience it is highly recommended that passengers (including children over the age of 5) undertake a COVID-19 ‘PCR Test’ in the UK, 72hrs before the scheduled departure of their flight to Barbados. As a general rule, results are returned within 48hrs of the test being received at the lab. This does make timing important and we recommend that prior to booking a test, you confirm your requirements with the provider. Once you receive your test results, providing it is negative you can upload them on the mandatory Customs and Immigration form online 24 hrs before your arrival in Barbados. Testing is available on arrival in Barbados but this will involve significant delays as well as the requirement to isolate in alternative accommodation elsewhere on the island pending the results of the test.
As has become the new norm, whilst in the airports in the UK and Barbados, and whilst flying it is requirement that face masks must be worn.
A great source of the latest information relating to travel protocols is the Barbados tourism website www.visitbarbados.org . It is important to remember that these protocols continue to be updated regularly so please do check before travel.
Working from home in paradise.
We hope you’re all staying safe and well as we continue to navigate our way through these unprecedented times. The recent re-opening of Barbados and Royal Westmoreland provides much cause for positivity. Royal Westmoreland is currently one of only three luxury class resorts and hotels open on the island, which was declared Covid-free at the end of June and is one of several Caribbean nations on the UK’s list of airbridge destinations.
With this in mind, now could be the perfect time to pack your bags and jet off to the idyllic Platinum Coast of Barbados – and you could even have the chance to set up home in Barbados for longer if you wish.
Barbados’ Prime Minster, Mia Mottley, recently announced plans for a ‘12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp’ which would allow visitors to stay on the island for up to a year, enabling them to live and work from Barbados. Among the range of stunning properties available throughout the Royal Westmoreland estate, our Royal Apartments are perhaps the most unique, offering a range of one, two or three bedroom apartments, as well as luxury top floor penthouses. Boasting beautiful panoramic views of either the immaculately landscaped gardens or the azure Caribbean Sea, our luxury apartments feature colonial architectural designs, spacious covered terraces, and a large communal pool – and best of all, they could be yours in plenty of time to enjoy your year of working from paradise.
We’ve seen a 100% increase in ownership enquiries between April and July, compared with the same period last year, while holiday searches on our website have jumped by 105% and visits to the website have surged by 325%, suggesting there’s plenty of interest in moving the office to one of the most sought after locations in the Caribbean.
And as if that wasn’t appealing enough, Royal Westmoreland is also offering holidaymakers full refunds on their holiday if they purchase a property, either in full, or through our popular fractional ownership scheme, while on resort. If that sounds like an offer too good to turn down, head over to our Holidays Page to get the ball rolling on your own slice of paradise.
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