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Amy & Adam Stewart at 2008 STAR Awards
From right to left: Amy McHugh, Co-Owner of Dream Makers Vacation Services, Adam Stewart, CEO Sandals Resorts, Maurizia Stock, Sandals Business Development Manager

Lancaster, PA Dec 10, 2008 -- Dream Makers Vacation Services has been recognized for their outstanding achievement by Sandals Resorts at the Seventh Annual Travel Agency Recognition S.T.A.R Awards held recently at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island in Nassau, Bahamas.

The prestigious event honored travel agents from around the world including the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Top agents were recognized for their outstanding knowledge and performance in selling the world's best Luxury Included® resorts.

Dream Makers Vacation Services' awards included:

Best of the Best

Nominated for Top Home Based Travel Agency

"Sandals Resorts has always believed in the valuable role that agents like Dream Makers Vacation Services plays in helping their clients choose a dream vacation. You work hard for the finest things in life and a Sandals Luxury Included® vacation should be at the top of your list," says Gordon "Butch" Stewart, Founder and Chairman of Sandals Resorts.

"A visit to a Certified Sandals Specialistat a Preferred Sandals Agency should be your first stop. These agents are specially trained and accredited to sell our product. They have completed a comprehensive educational program and have experienced our resorts first hand. They are the experts."

Whether you're planning a destination wedding, honeymoon, romantic getaway or a family vacation at Beaches Resorts, Dream Makers Vacation Services has all the latest information on developments and services at Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts, Royal Plantation Collection or Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts.


Dream Makers Vacation Services, specializes in Caribbean vacations, Honeymoons and Destination Weddings. Please visit www.DreamMakersVaca.com or call 1-888-449-3563 to find out more about Sandals Resorts.


Sandals Resorts:
Sandals Resorts has earned a worldwide reputation for providing two people in love with the most romantic vacation experience in the Caribbean. Currently, there are 12 Luxury Included® Sandals Resorts located in Jamaica, Antigua, St. Lucia and The Bahamas. Each offers stunning beachfront locations; a choice of á la carte restaurants, from white-glove dining to barefoot elegance; all premium brand wine and spirits, including an exclusive partnership with California's legendary Beringer Vineyards; luxurious accommodations in a range of categories; unrivaled watersports including the Caribbean's largest PADI certification program; Butler Service for truly indulgent pampering; Preston Bailey Signature WeddingMoons® and signature Red Lane® Spas, with services and treatments inspired by the region. In July 2007, the five-star, all suite Mediterranean Village debuted at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, offering two people in love the ultimate romantic getaway.

Sandals Resorts has set the industry standard for the Luxury Included® vacation and has been voted the Caribbean's Leading Hotel Brand at the World Travel Awards for 15 years in a row, and World's Leading All-Inclusive Company for 13 years in a row. For more information, call your local travel agent or 1-800-Sandals (1-800-726-3257) or visit www.sandals.com.

Beaches Resorts:
When it comes to family vacations, no other resort company in the world offers more than Beaches Resorts. With four spectacular locations on the most beautiful beaches in Turks & Caicos and Jamaica, Beaches Resorts is the ultimate family getaway and the most comprehensive vacation available in the Caribbean including gourmet meals; all premium brand wine and spirits, including an exclusive partnership with California's legendary Beringer Vineyards; luxurious accommodations; and even gratuities. Fun for the whole family means outrageous waterparks; Xbox 360® Game Garages; Crayola Art Camps; and exclusive Kids Camps with a full schedule of age-appropriate activities as well as childcare provided by expertly trained Certified Nannies. As a proud sponsor of Sesame Street, Beaches Resorts offers another exclusive for families, the Beaches Resorts Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street, where kids can spend their vacation with their favorite friends from the Sesame Street gang with daily activities and weekly stage shows. Brand new teen and tween programming will keep coming-of-age guests on their toes, whether dancing the night away at aqua-themed nightclub, Liquid; learning how to become a DJ at the Scratch DJ Academy; lounging and mingling with new friends at Trench Town; or enjoying a tailored spa treatment at Beaches Resorts' exclusive Red Lane® Spa. With additional amenities including Butler Service; Red Lane® Spas, featuring services and treatments inspired by the region; WeddingMoons® and FamilyMoons® packages to make your wedding day just perfect; Beaches Resorts truly offers something for every member of the family.

In January 2009, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa will debut a $125 million resort expansion, the Italian Village. The Italian Village will feature 162 luxurious family suites, bringing the total rooms at the resort to 615; a palatial lobby with private check-in services; an expanded Pirate's Island Waterpark featuring seven new slides, a lazy river and surf simulator; a sprawling retail mecca and five additional gourmet restaurants.

Beaches Resorts is part of the Sandals' family, the Caribbean's largest operator of luxury included resorts, and has been voted the World's Best Family All-Inclusive Resort for 11 years in a row. For more information about Beaches Resorts, call 1-800-BEACHES (1-800-232-2437) or visit the Web site at www.beaches.com.

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