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Couple from London Win a Dream Wedding at Sky Beach Club

Bahamas 16 Islands Wedding Invitation at Sky Beach Club

16 May 2012 is a very special date. Why? It’s the day that 16 couples from the UK enjoy the destination wedding of their dreams. 

At 16:00 hours (4.00pm local time) on 16 May,16 weddings will take place simultaneously on 16 gorgeous, tropical islands in The Bahamas.

Sky Beach Club is delighted to be providing accommodation for the ‘Barefoot Lovers’ Bliss’ wedding package on Eleuthera.  

In addition, local wedding co-ordinator Tia Seyfert of Weddings Eleuthera is currently helping lucky couple Jill Barthram and Phillip Jones, from London, to prepare for their dream Bahamas beach wedding.

The bride-to-be Jill, an accountant, and her groom Phillip, a settlements officer, will exchange their vows on one of Eleuthera’s beautiful, secluded beaches.

So how did this dream beach wedding come about?

The promotion is the brainchild of The Bahamas Tourist Office in the UK. Each of The Bahamas’ 16 main islands offers a unique way to say ‘I do’ and the competition – which searched for 16 couples who wanted to get married in The Bahamas – was designed to reflect this. As you can imagine, it wasn’t a difficult task!

The BTO secured sponsorship with travel specialist Kuoni and leading UK jewellers Goldsmiths, who have provided wedding rings. In addition bridal wear manufacturer Benjamin Roberts has supplied each bride with a wedding dress from its Tia range.

Local partners were found on each of the 16 islands to provide accommodation, wedding planning and videography for each individual wedding.

The 16 different wedding packages range from beautifully simple and romantic beach ceremonies to some unusual and adventurous events.

 For instance, the ‘Enchanted Encounter’ wedding package involves the couple (certified divers) marrying on the ocean floor just off Grand Bahama Island with dolphins in attendance. Another couple will plunge into Captain Bill’s Blue Hole on Andros in the wedding package ‘Love in The Deep Blue Sea’.

UK couples were encouraged to upload a video or send a picture with 50 words explaining which island wedding they would prefer to win and why. More than 250 entries were received.

A wonderful variety of entries were displayed on the Bahamas 16 Islands Wedding Invitation website and on Facebook. The public were then asked to vote for their favourite couple by text message or via the internet. Thousands of votes were cast.

Jill & Phillip’s entry garnered the most text votes, which meant they won their dream wedding in Eleuthera. They managed to turn fluffed lines into a sweet plea for a perfect dream wedding on Eleuthera.

The other 15 winning entries were then chosen by a judging panel comprising Miranda Eason, Editor of You & Your Wedding magazine, Pippa Jacks of Travel Trade Gazette, and Tommy Thompson, Deputy Director General, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

So that’s how Jill and Phillip won their dream Bahamas wedding. We wish them all the best!

Message from a Guest

We visited Sky Beach and Eleuthera December 2011 looking for the seclusion that was promoted on every travel site that we scoured while choosing the right vacation. Eleuthera and Sky Beach did not disappoint. After our arrival, we realized that we were the only guests at Sky Beach for the first three days of our vacation. The other quests did not show up until the end of the week. This was most excellent, as it aided in the privacy and seclusion we were looking for. We walked the beach for miles in either direction, with our footprints being the only prints in the sand. We were fortunate enough to be at Sky Beach during a full moon. It was a clear night, live band playing by the pool, perfect weather–it was magical!!!

We have nothing but wonderful things to say about the management and staff at Sky Beach. We were treated as family. Chavala, Hubert, Eugene, Selena, Alexis, Theo and all the others, whom we never got to hang out with and talk to but know they aided in our experience, were all so friendly, inviting, caring, and happy. Chavala and Hubert even gave us a ride into town to pick up a few things and do some sightseeing, coming back to pick us up and drive us back to the Club. They also called a friend to help us get a rental car for a day. The cleaning staff were like stealth drones–you never seen them but they took care of business.

We ate, drank, and relaxed switching between the infinity pool, Jacuzzi, and pink sand beaches. The food was delicious. Being an outer island, and that some of the food is flown in, we weren’t sure what to expect. You could taste the freshness and the passion put into the preparation of the food. We sampled just about everything on the menu and could not find one thing to complain about. The drinks were very tasty. We recommend the strawberry daiquiri and ti punch. Ask for a topper….you won’t be disappointed.

The accommodations were just right for the two of us. We chose a bungalow to stay in as we did not expect to spend much time in the room. The bathroom shower is amazing, with the dual heads and stone pebble flooring. The bath tub is large and inviting. All with a view leading from the front doors down to the palm trees and ocean. There is a large king size bed, where we slept like babies every night. It was so peaceful that we slept until 9-10am every morning; even though that was not our intentions. There is a small refrigerator if you feel like stocking up on some snack items or beverages. Every morning we were greeted by our friendly salamander on the side patio.

Eleuthera is a beautiful island that thrives off its secluded environs. This is a place for those who do not want to deal with the large, rude crowds of tourists and chaos. If you can live disconnected from the fast-paced, ever-on-the-go, day-to-day, this is definitely the jackpot.

Sky Beach Club Appears in the Schramsberg Winery Newsletter

A party of wine afficionados stayed at Sky Beach Club recently and reported their adventures, which included Schramsberg 2006 Blanc de Blancs, in the Schramsberg Riddler’s Circle Club newsletter.  See photos and details here:

Best Resort on Eleuthera

I have stayed at the Sky Beach Club twice, and have eaten at their restaurant the BISTRO a number of times. The first time I stayed at Sky Beach was the first time I had ever been to Eleuthera, and I believe it was one of the factors that convinced me and my husband to move to the island. It is a gorgeous resort, with scenic views that are postcard perfect.

I have stayed in the villas and they are immaculate. Beautifully designed and furnished, with a small private pool and patio over-looking the ocean…perfect! There is also a large pool by the restaurant with a swim-up bar for the whole resort to use. There is satellite TV in the villas and Wifi through out the resort. The restaurant is amazing! I have not had a bad meal. The food is fresh and always good. Everyone that works at the resort are friendly and inviting. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome and comfortable.

It is no wonder that when my husband proposed to me, Sky Beach Club was the first place we both thought of as a perfect reception site for our wedding. We reserved the whole resort for the weekend of our wedding and had our friends and family stay with us there. Curtis (the manager, and so much more) was instrumental in planning our wedding. If there was any doubt about anything, Curtis always had a solution and made everything about the wedding possible. The staff were amazing, friendly, and were willing to do almost anything for us and our guests. One even gave our guests a ride back to the resort from the Fish Fry. The wedding menu was soooo good, soooo delicious! Nothing was lacking. In my opinion, it was the perfect wedding… And it was the perfect wedding because it was at the Sky Beach Club.

Now that we live on Eleuthera, we go to Sky Beach frequently. It is a great place to relax for the day, by the pool with some great food, drinks, and company.

Welcome to Sky Beach Club!

Thanks for visiting us! Please take some time and look around our site. Take a look at our accomodations, browse through our photo gallery, and learn more about the Island of Eleuthera.

Of course, don’t forget to make your reservations for your next stay at Sky Beach Club.