• 8/24/2012 2:53:44 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Couples, Family Vacations, Music, Royal Service, snorkeling, spa

    Small Ship Cruise Yachts

    With Only 148 to 312 Guests It Feels Like Your Own Private Yacht.

     A voyage aboard Windstar is the essence of unregimented luxury offering a sea-side window on the world that combines the refinement of a sophisticated hotel and the adventure of sailing your own private yacht. Experience the romance of being at sea under sail. The exclusivity of visiting rarely accessed ports of call. The unobtrusive graciousness of friendly staff. It all adds up to a casually elegant award-winning vacation that is truly “180 Degrees from Ordinary.”

    Windstar’s yachts feature wide open, teak decks—quite unusual for small ships. With over 10,000 square feet of open deck space on the Wind Star and Wind Spirit, and over 22,000 square feet on the Wind Surf, guests will find hidden nooks for private moments giving them a feeling of being on their own private verandah.
    CallIslands888-554-7526 or email: islandstravel@earthlink.net
    Sample Itinerary:

    Venice to Rome - 7 or 8 Days

    Venice, Pula, Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Messina, Capri, Rome

    The Eternal City of Rome calls you to discover its legendary treasures -- the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square, Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum. From Messina, you can experience Sicily's greatest resort, Taormina, and its most amazing site, Mt. Etna. Following the stunning fjords of Montenegro's coast, discover the beautiful city of Kotor. With its ancient cobbled streets and stunning mountain views, Kotor is one of several Unesco World Heritage Sites you'll see on this voyage. Another is Dubrovnik, its medieval walls standing in stark contrast to the brilliant aquamarine of the Agean. Split, a center of Croatian culture, and Pula, with its exquisite Roman ruins, bring you to the Grand Canal of Venice with its fabled gondoliers and stunning artistry.

     

    Popular Highlights

    • Venice's St. Mark's Square, Cathedral, and Gondola serenade
    • Roman Amphitheatre in Pula
    • Archaeological museums in Split
    • Medieval walls encompassing the Old City in Dubrovnik
    • Journeying up the fjord to Kotor
    • Ancient cobblestone streets of Messina
    • The Vatican, St. Peter's Square, and Roman Forum in Rome
    • Yacht deck barbecue at Dubrovni

     

  • 8/21/2012 3:08:08 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Aqauriams, Bahamas, Casino's, climbing wall, dancing, diving, Dolphin Encounter, eco tours Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, Fun, Gambling, Lazy River, Paradise, shark encounter, shopping, snorkeling, stingray encounter, Swimming Pools, Water park, Water slides

    Atlantis Beach Tower 

    (Sharon was able to get a day pass  while we are in Nassau, so we are going to check out Atlantis!)

     Land Only from $395.00*

    Islands 888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink.net

    INCLUDES 3 nights, Atlantis Beach Tower & hotel transfers. BONUSTaste of Atlantis Pass & kids 11 & under stay & play free. Airfare additional. 

    A unique  4 star ocean-themed resort destination, Atlantis offers a variety of accommodation choices, from the relaxed tropical ambience of the Beach and Coral Towers, to the iconic Royal Towers, to the sheer luxury and contemporary all-suite style of The Cove. With its enviable location directly on Paradise Beach, The Reef features all the comforts of home in spacious studios and one-bedroom suites. Regardless of where you choose to stay, you will enjoy full access to the wonders of Atlantis. Come and explore a world beyond extraordinary.

     

    Rising above Paradise Island’s pristine beaches, the relaxed ambiance of the Beach Towers at Atlantis offers vacationing families an easy-to-enjoy carefree atmosphere and a slice of the come-as-you-are Caribbean spirit. Beach Tower accommodations truly bring the legendary spirit of Atlantis indoors. Only a few steps from the doors of their guest rooms, vacationers quickly discover the haute couture shops of Marina Village, the Crystal Court, the Seagrapes Lagoon and plenty of family fun.

     

  • 8/20/2012 2:11:39 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

     

     

    Just minutes from the U.S. mainland, the 700 islands of the Bahamas are surrounded by some of the world's clearest waters. The isle of Nassau has long been a mecca for jet setters, royals, renegades and presidents seeking chic retreats, casinos, and duty-free boutiques.In 1946, the original resort 'The Balmoral Club' was created to be the playground for many of the Royal friends of the then Governor of the Bahamas, the Duke of Windsor. The architecture portrays an elaborate sophistication, Roman columns, and a large 25-foot tall statuary guard the entrance to the porte-cochere. A feeling of timeless elegance adorns the stately entrance and colorful bougainvillea that line the cobblestone driveway.
    Today, transformed into the Sandals Royal Bahamian, it remains an oasis of European grandeur where guests are still treated as royals. It is a luxurious all-inclusive resort that delivers leisure in an oasis of 'old world charm' and understated elegance This elegantly appointed resort looks out upon the crystal clear turquoise blue water of the Bahamas while seductive alabaster sand beaches and crystalline waters embrace the tropical gardens Voted “Top Spa Resort” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler, Sandals Royal Bahamian is considered to be the most elegant resort in the Bahamas. With its opulent suites—some the size of private villas—complete with every imaginable amenity, even your own butler.   I f you're looking for a regal retreat that gives you two vacations in one: a sophisticated European resort that is steeped in history, and the adventure of an exotic offshore island that includes every amenity imaginable, Sandals Royal Bahamian is for me ;-)

    I have never been to the Bahama's and I am very excited about our up coming trip next week. I will get lots of pictures to share!

     

     

     

  • 8/13/2012 3:02:59 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Beaches, diving, Family Vacations, green resorts, Honeymoons, horseback riding, luxury, Music, Paradise, Parties, Rain Forest, Romance, Scenic routes, snorkeling, tours, water falls, Water slides, wedding planner, wildlife, Zip lines

    COSTA RICA Your way

    LUXURY HOLIDAY WITH ADVENTURES

    Costa Rica offers the perfect combination of rainforest and beach, making it a top destination for family vacations. Families with older children will enjoy the many thermal pools and waterfalls which vary in temperature and are spread around the hot springs resort gardens. More than 500 species of plants and flowers are found throughout.

    There are exciting and fascinating nature tours and soft adventures to enjoy. Choose from hikes along Arenal's Hanging Bridges, hikes in the rainforest, a visit to the ArenalVolcano National Park, a boat ride and nature safari in the Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve, and tours on horseback. Or, go for a full adrenaline rush with a canyoning tour, Sky Trek / Tram canopy zip lines, or a Class III + white water rafting experience on the Sarapiqui River. Looking for something more active: jump on a mountain bike, chart a challenging hike in Cerro Chato, or go kayaking or canoeing in the rivers or on Lake Arenal.

    The Arenal Volcano Region is rich in nature and adventure. Over the years, its popularity has established the area as the starting or ending point to any Costa Rica Luxury Vacation. The intriguing mix of activities, hot springs, rainforest and volcano make this a must-visit part of the country.

    Call Islands 888-554-7526 for more information or email us islandstravel@earthlink.net

    Please tell us your needs and interests. We work hard to exceed your expectations, to ensure a perfect family vacation in Costa Rica

     

  • 8/10/2012 2:29:06 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Beaches, Couples, Destination Weddings, Family Vacations, Fun, lush, luxury, Parties, spa, Swimming Pools, wedding planner

    Hilton Papagayo Resort Costa Rica

    5 nights from $415*

    Land Only    Airfare Additional.

     Stay at the 4 star all-inclusive Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa, located in a secluded bay on the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste.

    INCLUDES 5 nights, Hilton Papagayo Resort Costa Rica, all-inclusive & hotel transfers.

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    Stroll around the beautiful grounds featuring luscious gardens and surrounded by shimmering seas, giving a tropical feel. Plunge into your choice of outdoor infinity pools and sip a cocktail from the poolside bar. Revive tired muscles with a massage at our Costa Rica Spa Vida. The resort is conveniently located just a 20-minute drive from Liberia International Airport (LIR), or 30 minutes by plane from San Jose, Costa Rica. Close to many Costa Rica attractions, this resort makes the ideal choice for ecotourism and adventure.

     

  • 8/9/2012 1:08:52 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Butler sevice, dancing, diving, Dolphin Encounter, eco tours Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, golf, Parties, shopping, snorkeling, spa, Swimming Pools, wedding planner

    Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa   St Lucia

    Land Only    from $649.00*

    Islands 888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink.net

    This newly-refurbished, 3 ½ star  village-style All-Inclusive is  set on a sandy beach in secluded bay – A popular vacation spot for singles, couples, friends, and families, this All-Inclusive resort is located on a sprawling 60-acre stretch of tropical gardens on the Northwest coast of the island, and opens onto its own stretch of white sand beach. Highlights include 5 swimming pools, a kid’s club, spa treatments, 4 restaurants and 5 bars, and the nearby St. Lucia Golf & Country Club.

    Itinerary & Pricing

    INCLUDES  4 nights, Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa, all-inclusive & hotel transfers. 

    Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
    Accommodations for number of nights selected
    All meals, snacks, beverages
    Activities & non-motorized watersports
    Hotel tax & service charges
    MY TIME EXCLUSIVE stay 5 nights in a superior deluxe beachfront room, receive $200 in resort credits & more

  • 8/8/2012 12:29:01 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Aqauriams, Bahamas, Destination Weddings, diving, Dolphin Encounter, eco tours Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, Fun, Hiking trails, Lazy River, Paradise, Private island, snorkeling, Swimming Pools, The Royal Tower, Water slides

    Atlantis Beach Tower  Star Rating Information - Atlantis Beach Tower

    INCLUDES 3 nights, Atlantis Beach Tower & hotel transfers.

     BONUSsave up to 70%, Taste of Atlantis Pass & kids 11 & under stay & play free.

     Airfare  additional. 

    Land Only      from $285.00*

     

                                  Islands 888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink

    Rising above Paradise Island’s pristine beaches, the relaxed ambiance of the Beach Towers at Atlantis offers vacationing families an easy-to-enjoy carefree atmosphere and a slice of the come-as-you-are Caribbean spirit. Beach Tower accommodations truly bring the legendary spirit of Atlantis indoors. Only a few steps from the doors of their guest rooms, vacationers quickly discover the haute couture shops of Marina Village, the Crystal Court, the Sea grapes Lagoon and plenty of family fun.

     

  • 8/6/2012 3:39:29 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Family Vacations, Fun, Swimming Pools, Water park, Water slides

    NICKELODEON SUITES RESORT

    For more information call Islands 888-554-7526

    Or email islandstravel@earthlink.net

    Are you ready to be slimed? Then get set for an action-packed
    Orlando family hotel vacation like no other. Interactive
    entertainment is the name of the game at Nickelodeon Suites
    Resort. So put on your shades, and be prepared
    to be blown away. Come journey alongside SpongeBob SquarePants
    at our brand new 4-D Experience theater and dive headfirst into
    a world of wind, water, bubbles, scents and SLIME! You'll
    also find two massive pool complexes - with multiple slides,
    climbing nets, and water jets - waiting to kick off the good
    times! We have 777 rooms and comfy suites. Make it a real
    vacation for both kids and parents at this high-energy family
    resort in Florida. There are two interactive pool complexes,
    with multiple slides, climbing nets, water jets, and a
    400-gallon dump tank. The 4D Experience lets you travel inside
    the experience to a world of underwater adventure! The Kids'
    Spa is the place to be pampered, with high-style services such
    as manicures and pedicures, temporary tattoos and more. There
    is also a netted basketball court, with multiple-height hoops
    for kids of all ages, a nine-hole mini golf course, shaded kids
    play area offering you wet and dry attractions like slides and
    squirt games for the perfect Orlando family resort vacation.
    The Arcade is a 3,000-square-foot game room where you can redeem
    points for prizes.

  • 8/3/2012 1:05:24 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Europe, France, Left Bank, luxury, Paris

    K + K Hotel Cayre  Paris, France

     

    Land Only   from $579.00*

    Islands 888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink.net

    This 4 star resort is situated on the lovely, tree-lined Boulevard Raspail, just steps away from the restaurants and galleries of the vibrant Latin All rooms are air-conditioned, traditional in decor and of good size. Rooms are equipped with modern furnishings, soundproof windows, direct-dial telephone, Colour Satellite television, stocked mini-bar and private bathroom with shower. 

    The hotel has spacious public areas, including a marbled lobby featuring contemporary décor. There is also a wellness centre with a sauna and gym (for free) and possibility of massages services (charges apply) as well as a bar bistro, and two Internet workstations that are available in the lobby for free use. 

    Its quiet and reserved atmosphere has lent the Cayre with a certain understated charm that has attracted an artistic and intellectual clientele. It is also great for those desiring discreet ambiance and fine Left Bank locale.

     

    Itinerary & Pricing Hotel Transfers
    Accommodations for number of nights selected
    Hotel tax & service charges
    4th night free & room upgrade
    buffet breakfast daily & Paris City Tour
    Airfare additional

  • 8/2/2012 4:56:51 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

  
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