Earlier this year Essential Detail hosted a booking incentive – the main prize: places on our luxury familiarization trip! This trip took place recently, lead by our Agency Sales Manager, Katie Wilkinson and attended by the winning luxury travel agents from Liphook Travel, Prestbury World Travel, Fred Olsen Travel, Travel Counsellors, Haselmere Travel and Baldwins Travel. 

They had an incredible experience visiting different Caribbean islands and staying in a selection of our exquisite hotels. 

This year’s Fam trip consisted of eight nights in the Caribbean, with time spent in East Winds – St Lucia, Young Island – St Vincent & The Grenadines, Bequia Beach Hotel– Bequia, Little Good Harbour – Barbados, and Curtain Buff – Antigua.

The lucky travel agents got to experience these beautiful properties first-hand. Indulging in delicious cuisine daily, pampering at the serene spas, sumptuous cocktails and the breath-taking environment, views and ocean that the Caribbean has to offer.

Each of the winning travel agents on the trip won a place following our Essential Detail Agent Incentivewhich took place earlier this year.  

Take a look at the wonderful time the travel agents had and some of their feedback: 

East Winds, St Lucia

"From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I felt totally relaxed. The gardens were beautiful and to see so many species of birds was a delight. The whole experience of staying here is one of total relaxation in an elegant informal surrounding. The staff were so friendly and attentive. I really enjoyed the Pilates and the teacher is fantastic! It was enjoyable to have music in the evenings whilst having dinner and I loved the open-air restaurant. Beautiful location and very, very friendly staff. I loved the reception held in the lounge plus rum tasting too."

Young Island

"Arriving at Young Island, by private ferry, was a great experience to start a holiday. I was lucky to be allocated a 'Luxury Suite with Plunge Pool, I especially loved the garden shower. Breakfast was amazing and enjoyed trying the homemade bread which was INCREDIBLE!!!! Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed on St Vincent and you can take a Pirates of the Caribbean tour to the set, which we did, and it was fab!"

Bequia Beach Hotel, Bequia

"Bequia is a stunning Island in the Grenadines, which has yet to be spoilt with mass tourism. The hotel, therefore, remains unique as far as experiences go. The rooms here were my favourite, my Junior Suite was so spacious and had great sea views, the bathroom was modern and light and again spacious! A real jewel of the Caribbean that would not disappoint anyone. Food fabulous at Bagatelle and Jacks bar/location was unbeatable!"

Little Good Harbour, Barbados

"The Fish Pot restaurant was a truly memorable experience. The food we experienced was exceptional, which I am sure is why so many people, not just guests, visit on a regular basis. Staff & Graham were so accommodating and friendly."

Curtain Bluff, Antigua

"The Sea Grape and Tamarind restaurant served the most varied and interesting cuisine. The spa is incredible, and they really give you the best experience from before sitting up on the terrace & after with refreshments and nibbles! Entertainment was really good on both nights and I would also recommend the Cellar tour (with wine tasting too!)  Beach was fantastic and with drinks plus towel service too. Loved the snorkelling trip and that both staff came into the sea with us to ensure we felt safe whatever level of swimmer you are. The spa area is right on the waterfront and is beautiful, the relaxation area, which is 5,000 square feet, overlooks the Caribbean Sea and it is really peaceful and tranquil."

Essential Detail hosts an annual fam trip every year. If you are a luxury travel agent and you would like to have a chance to join us on our next fam trip, sign-up to our mailing list to participate in the booking incentive 2020!

If you cannot wait until next year, take advantage of our Come & Stay programme - whereby our hotels offer two complimentary nights’ stay! To participate, you must be an Essential Detail Travel Agent. For full T's and C's contact: Katie.wilkinson@essentialdetail.co.uk 

Feedback on the overall trip...

"I have no suggestions on how it could have been improved, it really was an amazing trip and experience. Thank you so much, Katie and hotels for such a great trip and we really were a great group of friends by the end!!"