• 10/31/2012 3:18:54 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Smugglers Cove Beach-Tortola

    The Virgin Islands, often called the British Virgin Islands, is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. Wikipedia

    The British Virgin Islandsconsist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays.

     

    Population: 23,552 (2007)

    Capital: Road Town

    Dialing code: 284

    Currency: US$

    Government: Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy, Representative democracy

    Official language: English Language

     

    Top Reasons to Go to the BVI

    The Perfect Place to Sail: With more than 60 islands in the chain, sailors can drop anchor at a different, perfect beach every day.Low-Key Resorts: Laid-back luxury resorts offer a full-scale retreat from your everyday life.Diving and Snorkeling: Both are great, and vibrant reefs are often just feet from the shore. Jost Van Dyke: Your trip isn't complete until you've chilled at the casual beach bars here. Few Crowds: There's no mass tourism; the farther you get from Tortola, the quieter things become.

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    Tropical Drink Recipe: Painkiller

    The story goes that this drink was invented at a bar called the Soggy Dollar, so named because you have to swim to get to it!
    The official cocktail of the British Virgin Islands and one the most popular mixed drinks in the Caribbean
    SERVES 1-2
    2-4 oz. of Pusser's Rum
    4 oz. pineapple juice
    1 oz. cream of coconut
    1 oz. orange juice
    Grated fresh nutmeg
    In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add first four ingredients and stir. Pour into cocktail glasses and top with grated nutmeg.

  • 10/30/2012 2:07:57 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    CancunAll-Inclusive Singles Vacation
    March 23- March 30, 2013
    $1426 - SeaView Room Share
    $1955 Seaview Single Room

    A singles travel vacation at the contemporary beach front Riu Cancun set in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone. The tastefully-decorated guestrooms will boast unparalleled views of the Caribbean Sea and come with a mini-bar and liquor dispenser. You will enjoy dining at several fine restaurants and bars that will satisfy the most demanding palates. There's no limit to the fun, thanks to your Singles Travel Host and a dynamic choice of activities and entertainment options, including a popular sports bar, night club, and theatre with Riu's famous theme shows. Riu Cancun offers the ultimate option for the Best Singles Vacation in Cancun!

    Enjoy your vacation free of worries from the moment you arrive in Cancun. Included round trip transfers eases your way to the hotel, where our singles travel host will ensure you enjoy your vacation. Take advantage of what the resort has to offer, taste the finest cuisine, drinks, and enjoy sports, shows and entertainment. All Inclusive by Riu means the privilege of taking full advantage of all the services and everything around you. Including:

        Unlimited meals    

        Snacks and beverages 24 hrs a day

        Specialty restaurants:  Brazilian, Japanese, Mediterranean and a grill and steak house

        Pool Bar with local and imported beverages

        Gym

        Various water and land sports including Windsurfing, catamaran, canoeing, and snorkeling equipment

        Unlimited non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages    

        Unlimited use of in-room mini-bar and liquor dispenser      

        Daily activities

        Nightly Singles Happy Hour    

        Live nightly entertainment    

        Includes

    * 7 Nights Accommodations
    * Airport/Hotel Transfers (on Tour Dates Only)
    * Unlimited Food and Beverages
    * Resort Activites
    * Hostess

    *The price per person is for a double room. Free roommate matching is available, so there is never a need to pay a "single supplement".  

     

  • 10/30/2012 12:39:05 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    The Verandah - an Elite Island Resort 

    INCLUDES4 nights, The Verandah an Elite Island Resort, all-inclusive & hotel transfersAirfare Additional.

    Land Only

    from $565.00*

    The Verandah Resort & Spa,  a four star resort that provides a stunning setting for romance, family fun and sumptuous indulgence. Nestled along Antigua's pristine northeast coast, this eco friendly luxury resort encompasses 30 spectacular beachfront acres traversed by hiking trails and bordered by Devil's Bridge National Park with its dramatic landmark rock arch. You can kayak, snorkel, windsurf or even swim in the tranquil waters of the resort's two reef-sheltered beaches. The adventures are yours to choose from. You can choose to unwind at the island's largest free-form swimming pool or indulge in rejuvenating and exotic treatments at the resort's signature Spa .Kids enjoy supervised activities at the resort's dedicated Kids Club, featuring its own pool and climbing adventure, while teens gather for volleyball and other fun-filled activities. Whether you want to be active or simply soak in the natural beauty, The Verandah Resort & Spa is your place to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect.

     

  • 10/30/2012 12:38:45 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    The Verandah - an Elite Island Resort 

    INCLUDES4 nights, The Verandah an Elite Island Resort, all-inclusive & hotel transfersAirfare Additional.

    Land Only

    from $565.00*

    The Verandah Resort & Spa,  a four star resort that provides a stunning setting for romance, family fun and sumptuous indulgence. Nestled along Antigua's pristine northeast coast, this eco friendly luxury resort encompasses 30 spectacular beachfront acres traversed by hiking trails and bordered by Devil's Bridge National Park with its dramatic landmark rock arch. You can kayak, snorkel, windsurf or even swim in the tranquil waters of the resort's two reef-sheltered beaches. The adventures are yours to choose from. You can choose to unwind at the island's largest free-form swimming pool or indulge in rejuvenating and exotic treatments at the resort's signature Spa .Kids enjoy supervised activities at the resort's dedicated Kids Club, featuring its own pool and climbing adventure, while teens gather for volleyball and other fun-filled activities. Whether you want to be active or simply soak in the natural beauty, The Verandah Resort & Spa is your place to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect.

     

  • 10/24/2012 1:10:32 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    This is one of the resorts we toured on our trip to Puerto Vallarta-The grounds were beautiful and the energy at the resort was awesome.  They have something for everyone, including the children.  You have the option of checking out a fender guitar and taking it back to your room to play it.  If you don’t play guitar already Hard Rock has a special channel on the TV to teach you!  

        HARD ROCK HOTEL VALLARTA –INCLUDES 5 nights, Hard Rock Vallarta, all-inclusive & resort transfers. BONUS reduced rates & $1500 credit to be used towards spa, golf, room upgrades, sightseeing & more. Airfare  additional

    Land Only

    from $1129.00*

     

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

    Indulge in your rock star fantasies. Located on the beautiful beaches of Bahia de Banderas, near Puerto Vallarta in the heart of Riviera Nayarit, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta takes everything to extremes. Incredible views of the Pacific Coast, modern amenities and attentive service all infused with the spirit of rock 'n' roll. This all-inclusive hotel features 348 stylishly chic guestrooms, four decadent restaurants, four bars, cozy cool lounge areas, the world famous Rock Spa ®,and  two refreshing swimming pools, these  are just a few of the pampering amenities that await you. These extravagant excesses continue outside the memorabilia-filled walls of the hotel as well, with incredible golf and optional water sports including snorkeling and scuba diving, day cruises, deep-sea fishing and sailing. These fantasies and more are available for your indulgence daily. It's time to see the show in Vallarta.

  • 10/19/2012 1:14:26 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Adults Only, All-inclusive, Beaches, Butler sevice, Concierge sevice, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Fun, Honeymoons, Music, Paradise, Sandals Resorts, snakes, snorkeling

    This is another one of the resorts we will be touring on Sunday. This conference is being held by Sandals, so all the properties we will view will either be a Sandals (the adults only resorts) or Beaches the family resorts.  All of their resorts are all inclusive, not just the ones in Jamaica but also the ones in St Lucia, the Bahamas, and Antigua .

     

    Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa 

    Land Only

    from $1089.00*

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

    INCLUDES 4 nights, Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa, The Luxury Included® Vacation & resort transfers. Airfare  Additional.

    If you want to kick back, and surrender to to a Bob Marley vibe at Jamaica's ultimate beach resort, then the chic Sandals Negril is for you. 

    Spanning Negril's famed Seven-Mile Beach, Sandals Negril conjures up tropical vibrations with a casual, understated elegance. Stroll through walkways dotted with swaying palms and sea breezes, while listening to the hypnotic sound of waves. Experience romantic moments created by the most amazing sunsets. Savor world-class cuisine at breathtaking, oceanfront restaurants. Relax and enjoy luxurious accommodations, steps from the Jamaican beach, including some of the most unique suites in the world with butler service where you can swim-up to your private patio. Stay at Sandals Negril and indulge in the Caribbean's ultimate beach resort.

  • 10/18/2012 2:17:08 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

    (And just so you don’t think its all fun and games, this is one of the 3 resorts we will be touring on Sunday- I am stoked to go see  Beaches Negril. It is supposed tobe the best all inclusive family resort around-)

    Negril invented “chill” – so get ready to embrace the laid-back spirit at this low-rise resort perched along Jamaica’s famed Seven Mile Beach. From the moment you enter the open-air lobby you'll be caught up by fresh ocean breezes and the vibrant colors of the West Indies. Bringing the outside in, this all inclusive family resort and spa in Negril, Jamaica is always open to the breathtaking beauty of the tropics. Located amidst twenty lush acres fragrant with the scent of jasmine, and rich with tropical flora, lies an enchanting resort. Classic island architecture effortlessly brings the outside in, blending fine woods and polished marble with the dramatic detailing of stone arches and hand-painted domed frescoes. Beaches Negril is a world-class beach resort, with a caring staff that warmly treats you as family. Discover a host of unending amenities and services. And Beaches has the largest water parks in the Caribbean. Beaches Negril Pirates Island is filled with gigantic waterslides, kid-friendly pools and swim-up soda bars. There are also water cannons, whirlpools and lazy river journeys.

     

  • 10/16/2012 2:52:31 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Sandals Montego Bay
    Land Only from $935.00*

    This is where we will be staying our first night in Jamaica! We leave Tuesday night and will arrive at Montego Bay Wednesday morning. I can hardly wait!
    INCLUDES 4 nights, Sandals Montego Bay, The Luxury Included®
    Vacation & resort transfers. Air fare Additional.
    Islands 888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink.net
    Welcomed by the cool sea breeze, the moment you walk into the open-air lobby you know that you have arrived at

    the perfect vacation paradise. Set along Jamaica's longest private white-sand beach, Sandals' Montego Bay hotel offers guests an authentic laid-back Caribbean experience and the lively vibe of the islands. Here, the blues are as far as the eye can see and the fun never ends. With eight world-class restaurants, chic oceanfront pools, tropical gardens, and Bay Roc Villas – with butler service – just steps from the sea, Sandals Montego Bay is the hottest resort in Jamaica If you're looking for a lively, fun-filled vacation on Jamaica's largest private white-sand beach, where the party never stops until you do, Sandals Montego Bay is for you
  • 10/12/2012 3:51:42 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Azul Sensatori Hotel, by Karisma

    NCLUDES 4 nights, Azul Sensatori Hotel,  all-inclusive & hotel transfers. BONUS $100 resort credit & 2 kids 12 & under stay & eat free. Airfare Additional.

    Land Only

    from $735.00*

    The picture is of the family suite, the sofa is a double bed, and a twin. The other room has a  Queen size bed and a Jacuzzi for 2
     
    Azul Sensatori Hotel features never-before-seen suites that have a heated Jacuzzi for two in the lazy river off the terrace. There are also guaranteed family connecting suites, adults-only and premium sections, and honeymoon suites with wrap-around balconies. Suites with heated Jacuzzis for two in the lazy river and guaranteed family connecting suites highlight this new hotel 20 minutes from the airport. Romantic couples love Beachfront Gazebo Massages, while marrying couples are inspired by Sky Weddings. Your Gourmet vacation starts the moment you enter one of our Mexico all inclusive honeymoon or vacation resorts in Cancun. You are greeted with a smile, a refreshing towel and a welcome cocktail. The décor and overall atmosphere of the resorts provide for a relaxed yet upscale environment with lush landscaping, beaches lined with beach beds and multiple pools with swim-up bars. You will be pampered with Gourmet services and amenities such as beach butlers, concierge, turn-down, 24-hour room service, premium beverages and Gourmet cuisine. The latter, which is the foundation for Gourmet Inclusive, has been lauded “Superb,” “Best in class,” “Decadent” and “Outstanding.” To us it simply means creating delicious meals in pleasant environments by our star chefs. Here, you will be indulged with Gourmet hospitality every moment of your stay Azul Sensatori caters to kids and teenagers, with the Azulitos Playhouse and Extreme Breeze Teens Club. The exclusive Family & Friends Vacation Planner coordinates family reunions. (Available baby amenities include strollers, baby bath tubs, changing tables, baby monitors, cribs, play pens or pack n’plays, baby step stool, baby bath robes, bottle warmers & sterilizers.)
    Islands 888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink.net

     

     

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  • 10/11/2012 2:28:35 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    I have been trying to get this posted since we got back- I couldn’t get my pictures downloaded on my computer at work, and my home computer is having a meltdown so I am going to post with out the pictures-sorry, I will however let you know that the view from my balcony was unbelievable I over looked the pools and out onto the beach and ocean. I don’t think you could get a room with a bad view if you tried-We got back from Puerto Vallarta last week. You may have heard, we were staying at the Grand Velas

    Riviera Nayarit. What an awesome experience the resort was. The grounds are beautiful, with plenty of seating through out the property to just sit and relax. Every inch of the resort is super clean, as a matter of fact during an early breakfast, I watched as they raked and swept the beach. I only had the opportunity to eat at 2 of the resorts restaurants because of time constraints. Piaf, the French restaurant (only open for dinner) on our first night was so delicious and the service was impeccable. The staff brought all the ladies in the group their own little purse rest to set our purses on and they had a rolling Martini bar that they bring up to your table to mix the Martini of your choice. We tried several, but I think the front runners were the espresso martini and the spicy cucumber martini. And Azul, (open all day) the poolside buffet restaurant with a large variety of choices from traditional Mexican to sushi. There is also an Italian restaurant and a Mexican restaurant at the resort but as I mentioned I didn’t have the time to go to them. The pools were warm and sparkling, just the right amount of refreshing in the heat with pool side service for drinks and snacks.  There is a children’s program on the property, and they have boogie boards and kayaks available.  The staff was unbelievably helpful, and tried to anticipate my needs no matter where I was in the resort, from the front desk to the poolside service or the business office. All in all I would definitely rate this experience as a 10.

     

  
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