• 2/3/2014 3:31:25 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Adults Only, All-inclusive, Bahamas, Beaches, Caribbean, Concierge sevice, dancing, Destination Weddings, Dolphin Encounter, Europe, Honeymoons, horseback riding, Lazy River, luxury, Nightclubs, Paradise, Paris, Parties, Rain Forest, Sandals Resorts, spa, Swimming Pools, wedding planner

    COUNTDOWNto your Destination Wedding

    12 -10 months

     

    • Set a budget. Factor in the number of guests and determine

      how much you can afford to spend.

    • Notify family and friends of your decision to marry away and

      set a date.

    Contact Islands so you can:    

    • Learn about the resorts and select which one is ideal for you and

       your loved ones. Each property has its own personality!

    • Decide on a resort. Consider your wedding style and choose a

       first and second location within that resort.

        Have Islands book your stay including date, time and location of your    ceremony

    • Reserve a block of rooms at your selected resort in different

       price ranges.

    • Decide on your wedding attendants.

    • Discuss your vision with your wedding coordinator. Review the

      color theme, flowers, video, lighting, photography and more.

    9 months

    • Visit the resort and meet with the on-site wedding coordinator

      and local vendors. (optional)

    • Discuss your honeymoon resort with Islands if you will not be

       Honey mooning at your wedding resort.

    • Book your honeymoon/travel plans.

    • Start gown shopping and begin registering for gifts.

    • Put together your guest list.

    • Get a rough head count; reserve a block of rooms.

    • Set up your wedding website. Start with your wedding date and

       location, adding travel info and other relevant logistics as you go.

    • Review and finalize contracts.

    • Send out save-the-dates to give your guests plenty of time to

       make travel arrangements and arrange a payment plan

    6 months

    • Send out invitations

    • Contact your officiant if required. Civil ceremonies require

      additional paperwork. Work with your wedding coordinator to

      guide you step by step.

    • Prepare all paperwork (passports, documents needed for marriage

      application and license).

    • Review documentation for a legal ceremony with your coordinator.

    • Make sure website is updated with your most recent information.

    • Buy travel and wedding insurance.

    • Direct your invitees to your wedding website for the details.

    • Select and order your gown and bridesmaid dresses.• Make final selections for your flowers, decor, menu and cake.

    • Select music for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

    4 months.

    • Have groom and groomsmen rent tuxedos, if wearing them.

       Consult with your personal Palace Resorts Wedding Coordinator  

       Design your cake Select your centerpiece Choose your bouquet

       Select your photo package Leave stress behind, enjoy!

    • Contact your officiant if required. Civil ceremonies require

      additional paperwork. Work with your wedding coordinator to

      guide you step by step.

    • Prepare all paperwork (passports, documents needed for marriage

      application and license).

    • Review documentation for a legal ceremony with your coordinator.

    • Make sure website is updated with your most recent information.

    4 months

    • Send out invitations.

    • Have groom and groomsmen rent tuxedos, if wearing them.

    • Confirm final meeting with vendors for when you arrive.

      Day before departure

    • Go over final details with coordinator; update website.

    • Contact other members of the wedding party and make sure they know how to reach you. 

    3 months

    • Make sure website is updated with your most recent information.

    • Research group activities and excursions. Prepare welcome letter

      to guests and itinerary of events to include in gift bag.

    • Order brochures of local attractions and area maps to include in

      the gift bag.

    • Confirm travel reservations; release any rooms not needed.

    • Finalize details with wedding coordinator and local vendors.

    • Confirm your honeymoon reservation and any special requests.

    2 months

    • Set up a seating chart, get all RSVPs from guests.

    • Test a spray tan if you plan on getting one for the wedding.

    3-6 weeks

    • Review an order of events schedule with your coordinator.

    • Revisit ceremony details: write vows, finalize music.

    • Ask guests to RSVP for group activities via e-mail.

    • Ship gift bag items, printed materials (programs, etc.) to site.

    • Finalize guest head count and confirm group activities.

    2 weeks

    • Finalize the seating plan; give caterer your final guest list count.

    • Update your website with final itinerary.

    • Address any wedding announcements, stamp and arrange for

       mailing on your wedding day.

    1 week

    • Pack what you need for the wedding and honeymoon; pick up

       tuxedos.

    • Put together an emergency kit (spot remover, band-aids,

      Aspirin, etc.).

    • Determine photo schedule and shot list for photographer.

    3-4 days

    • Arrive at location and meet with on-site coordinator, officiant

    and vendors to review final details.

     

     

    FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ISLANDS AT:

    1 (888)554-7526

  • 1/27/2014 1:02:31 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Beaches, Caribbean, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Fun, Honeymoons, luxury, Paradise, Parties, snorkeling

    Baros Maldives is a small exclusive coral island in the Indian Ocean ringed by a sun-kissed beach and a vibrant house-reef, just 20 minutes by speedboat from Maldives International Airport. It is a multi award-winning elegant boutique Maldives resort with a long history of outstanding service excellence.

    As a small leading Maldives luxury resort, Baros offers a choice of exquisite Beach and Water Villas. With Beach Villas of classic natural elegance, many with private pools, set in lush vegetation, and secluded Water Villas of tranquillity, Baros Maldives is one of the most romantic resorts in the Maldives, the perfect honeymoon getaway. Inspired by Maldivian traditions of heartfelt hospitality, Baros Maldives excels with the finest contemporary cuisine, tailor-made excursions, amazing underwater experiences and a delightful Spa making it one of the best resorts in the Maldives.

  • Breathless Resort Punta Cana

    12/24/2013 1:28:14 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    There’s a new adults only all inclusive resort in Punta Cana-Breathless Resort

    Escape to a beachfront paradise where nearly every amenity is included.


    At Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, these amenities include:

    Luxury accommodations with stunning views

    International & fusion cuisine at eleven gourmet dining options

    24-hour room service

    Unlimited premium beverages at eight chic bars and lounges

    Free WiFi and international calling with Unlimited Connectivity

    Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks

    Enriching day and nighttime activities and entertainment

    Pool and beach concierge

    Vanishing edge pool

    Two-tiered Freestyle pool

    2,100 feet of powder white beach

    4 Outdoor Jacuzzis

    Fitness center

    Non-motorized water sports

     

    This is a picture of one of the swim out suites at Breathless


     

  • Barbados

    12/23/2013 3:09:04 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Adults Only, All-inclusive, Beaches, Booze cruise, Butler sevice, Concierge sevice, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, diving, Family Vacations, golf, Hiking trails, Honeymoons, horseback riding, Music, Nature Reserves, Nightclubs, Paradise, Parties, Scenic routes, shopping, snakes, snorkeling, spa, Swimming Pools, tours, water falls, wedding planner, Zip lines

    My Trip to Barbados 2013

    I truly loved my time in Barbados and reall7 enjoyed the tradewind that were present for most of my stay. Some basci facts about Barbados are:

    Barbados has over 65 miles of gorgeous beaches.  There are coral reefs with sunken ships for snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts. There are beautiful golf courses and hiking trails. The National sport is Polo. They also have the Mount Gay Rum distillery with tours and The Caribbean Cigar Company.

     

    One of my favorite things about Barbados was how clean and beautiful the entire island is.  The Barbadians are very friendly and helpful.  Barbados has a very high literacy rate and standard of living. And last but not least, my resort-The Crane.  Not only was it beautiful, but I had my own washer and dryer in my suite!

     

    One of our days in Barbados was spent visiting some of their Historical sights, and they have many.  We went to the Garrison Historic District (A Unesco World Heritage Site) and saw the changing of the guards and visited the house George Washington stayed in for 6 weeks during 1751as a young man visiting his sick brother.  It was Washington’s only trip outside the continental US.  Then we went and saw the garrison itself, St Annes Garrison built by the British in 1789.  In November of 1966, when Barbados achieved its full Independence from Britain the Garrison raised the Barbados Flag. They have a very large collection of historical cannons preserved at the fort.

     

    On another day we went to the Barbados Concorde Experience, which frankly I wasn’t too excited about.  But I was wrong.  In addition to having the original jet, (that flew from London to Barbados) all set up to tour, they also had a mockup of the waiting lounge and the cockpit.  I was both educational and fun.  That same day, a small group of us went to Harrisons Cave.  Another awe inspiring excursion.  You ride down into these massive caverns, covered with stalagmites and stalactites that are breathtaking, little rivers and pools dotting the areas.  While on the tour they explain how the island was formed, and where their water supply comes from.

     

    That night we went to Oistins fish Fry.  Every kind of food under the sun, live bands, with dance floors set up and all types of local crafts, jewelry and toys for sale in little booths.  For more upscale restaurants and clubs, you can’t go wrong with St Lawrence Gap.  There are also some awesome shopping opportunities on Barbados.

     

    There truly is something for everyone in the family on this Island.  There are some all inclusive resorts here and some adults only resorts too, As a matter of fact, Barbados is the location of the newest Sandals resort!

     

  • Riviera Maya Mexico

    12/6/2013 12:21:42 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Beaches, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Family Vacations, Fun, Honeymoons, Music, Nightclubs, Parties, Romance, shopping, wedding planner

    Wow! Sharon has once again been selected to attend a unique educational and networking event in Mexico, giving her the opportunity to learn even more about the exciting destination in Mexico- the Riviera Maya. She will be staying at the Moon Palace Resort. The activities will include an exceptional educational program coupled with meetings with representatives of various Mexican destinations and resorts. What an awesome opportunity for Sharon to see all that is new and exciting in this destination so she can share it all with her clients!

  • The Cook Islands

    8/20/2013 1:00:05 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    The 15 islands of the Cooks lie halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii in the South Pacific, scattered across 2.2 million square kilometres of a seductive, sensual ocean. Boasting rare beauty, an idyllic climate, warm welcoming people and a pace of life unsurpassed for peace. The Cook Islands is an Island Paradise shrouded in traditions and legends handed down from generation to generation since the arrival of the Polynesians - believed to be around 800AD.  The Northern Group of islanders are thought to be from Samoa and Tonga and the Southern Group largely from the Society Islands and the Marquesas; and are part of what was believed to be the last great wave of Polynesian migration from Asia, which began as far back as 1500BC.

    It was also around 800 to 1000AD that Raiatea in the Society Islands became established as the centre of culture and religion in the Pacific and dispatched voyagers to Hawaii, the Tuamotu Archipelago and also the Cooks, to rule over the islands. It was they who brought the religion, cultural traditions, medicine and the language – which was Maori.

    Indulge in the pleasure of Pacific food – listen to the strums of the ukulele, the beat of the drums or swing with the sway of dancing hips. Discover the great outdoors and fish, snorkel, dive, paddle and swim in a brilliant blue sea.
    Climb the magnificent peaks lush with native vegetations and alive with song birds. Or simply stroll through the pearly sands and stop awhile to look at the twinkling sunbeams on a white crested reef.

     

     The Northern Group of islanders are thought to be from Samoa and Tonga and the Southern Group largely from the Society Islands and the Marquesas; and are part of what was believed to be the last great wave of Polynesian migration from Asia, which began as far back as 1500BC.

    It was also around 800 to 1000AD that Raiatea in the Society Islands became established as the centre of culture and religion in the Pacific and dispatched voyagers to Hawaii, the Tuamotu Archipelago and also the Cooks, to rule over the islands. It was they who brought the religion, cultural traditions, medicine and the language – which was Maori.

  • 6/5/2013 12:58:38 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Archeological sites, Beaches, Booze cruise, Concierge sevice, dancing, Destination Weddings, Dolphin Encounter, Honeymoons, horseback riding, luxury, Music, Nightclubs, Paradise, Parties, Romance, spa, Swimming Pools, wedding planner

    The Los Cabos Open of Surf festival
    Los Cabos first surf and music fest June 17 to 23 taking place at Costa Azul’s Zippers Beach Break, known for producing 8- to 10-foot waves in summer.
    The competition is a qualifying event for some of the world’s best professional surfers competing for a chance to win a $155,000 cash prize.
    The beach site also will feature beach bars, a food court, art walks, fashion shows and concerts.

  • Grenada

    6/3/2013 12:43:52 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Home to both black sand and white sand beaches with water so blue and clear that coral formations can be spotted from the air, Grenada's volcanic origin has created a landscape of great beauty and variety, with rainforests, a 13-acre crater lake, cascading cliffs, and hot springs-the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway to Sandals Resorts. Explore the natural splendor of the lush terrain and discover the history of the Island of Spice with visits to historic forts or the underwater sculpture park. Located in the southeastern Caribbean just north of Trinidad and Venezuela, the tri-island state of Grenada is made up of three islands, Grenada being the largest, occupying 133 square miles.

     The Island of Spice

    The distinct and pungent aroma of spices will assail your nostrils. There are more spices in Grenada per square mile than any other place in the world! Cloves, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, cocoa, nutmeg, and mace grow in abundance here. Nutmeg is the country's biggest export, producing one-third of the world's supply. Used to season anything from meats and vegetables to cocktails and Grenada's national dish, Oil Down, this super spice, is so revered that it even has a place on the country's flag.

    St. George's Bustling Harbor

    Named in honor of King George III of England, the capital city St. George's is home to three forts, narrow streets, a vibrant spice and vegetable market, horseshoe-shaped harbor, and historic tunnel that connects Bay Town to the Carenage. With stately Georgian architecture and fish-scale tiles decorating the town, a medley of brick warehouses, stone buildings, and painted timber houses light up this "city on a hill." St. George's epitomizes the spirit of this beautiful island, housing both colorful and unique structures and giving visitors a true sense of Grenada's historical past and extraordinarily beautiful present. St. George's has also become synonymous with maritime activities, inspiring various regattas and the annual Port Louis Grenada Sailing Festival.

  • 5/1/2013 2:08:06 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Adults Only, Archeological sites, crocks, dancing, Destination Weddings, lush, Parties, Romance, spa, Swimming Pools, wedding planner

    Relax, rejuvenate and revitalize a W Retreat Koh Samui, where golden sands meet unspoiled waters. Lounge at WET®, our outdoor pool, or on the W Beach, where Beach Ambassadors tend to every need and watersport activities abound. Bond over a tennis match on our outdoor courts or yoga session and Thai boxing course at SWEAT® Fitness Center. Or escape to AWAY® Spa, where natural healing therapies mingle with Thaimazcal®, the only Mexican Temascal-inspired therapy offered at a hotel in Asia.

  • 3/28/2013 2:22:10 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Jade Mountain Resort

    Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain St.Lucia is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty.Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy has expanded upon his philosophy of building in harmony with Caribbean nature in his creation of Jade Mountain St.Lucia. The bold architectural design – individual bridges leading to exceptional infinity pool sanctuaries and rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky – makes Jade Mountain St.Lucia one of the Caribbean’s most mesmerizing resort experiences.

  • 3/12/2013 1:07:55 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Huahine – Tahiti Unspoiled

    If you are looking for a destination that is off the beaten track and away from maddening crowds, a place where you can slip into a different world, a different culture, where you are sure to meet new and interesting people, a place to be surrounded by a calmness that you might only dream about, then come  to the Te Tiare Beach Resort.

  • 3/8/2013 3:47:31 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Adults Only, All-inclusive, Aqauriams, Archeological sites, Beaches, Caribbean, Casino's, Cheetahs, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, diving, Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, Music, Nightclubs, Parties, Royal Service, shopping, snorkeling, spa, Swimming Pools, tours, Water slides, wedding planner

    Los Cabos

    At the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula lies Los Cabos, Mexico. Los Cabos is located where the Sea of Cortés meets the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by dramatic desert and mountains, offering a contrast of beauties. It is a destination of two towns, San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, and the Corridor, which runs between them and is home to some of the world’s top resorts. Enjoy championship golf and world-renowned sport fishing, as well as the chance to get a birds-eye view of the desert via zipline. Whale watchers flock here between December and April to see the whales breach in their triumphant glory. Beaches here are beautiful, dramatic and diverse.

    Some of Mexico's best wines are produced in the northern Baja California region. On your next trip to Los Cabos discover Baja's best kept secret.

    THINGS TO SEE & DO

     

  • 2/20/2013 4:20:59 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Beaches, Casino's, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, Fun, Gambling, golf, Music, Parties, shopping, spa, Swimming Pools

    New Group Trip: HARD ROCK VALLARTA November 14-17. If you've never experienced HARD ROCK, now's the time. Everybody needs a little HARD ROCK in their life.
    Details will be posted soon or you can call for details. 888 554 7526. Oh, and did I say "HARD ROCK will give you a resort credit
    of $500.00????

  • 2/20/2013 2:14:48 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Adults Only, All-inclusive, Beaches, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Family Vacations, golf, green resorts, Hiking trails, Honeymoons, luxury, Music, Nightclubs, Parties, Romance, Swimming Pools

    Tulum was an ancient Mayan fortress city that rose to power toward the end of the Classic period. The most iconic of its structures, the Castillo, is perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the clear turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean. The cliff-top Castillo, with its beachfront location and lush green landscape, is the image most often associated with the Mayan Riviera.

  • 2/18/2013 12:52:07 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Concierge sevice, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Europe, lush, luxury, Romance, Swimming Pools

    Katikies Hotel  Santorini, Greece

    Inspiring deep emotions of enchantment and fascination, Katikies The Hotel in Oia Santorini is renowned for its leading luxury, unparalleled  services, warm atmosphere and sense of romance uniquely combined in an exceptional setting and natural environment in Oia Santorini, inviting its guests to experience moments of pure luxury.

  • 2/13/2013 3:05:26 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Beaches, climbing wall, Concierge sevice, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Family Vacations, Fun, Honeymoons, Music, Parties, shopping, spa, Swimming Pools

    Hard Rock Vallarta  Star Rating Information - Hard Rock Vallarta

    INCLUDES 3 nights, Hard Rock Vallarta, all-inclusive & resort transfers. BONUS reduced rates & $500 credit to be used towards spa, golf, room upgrades, sightseeing & more. Stay 5 nights or longer & receive a $1500 resort credit.  Airfare additionalLive a life of excess. 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 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, two refreshing swimming pools and 6,300 sq. ft. of meeting facilities. Those 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.

  • 2/8/2013 3:45:50 PM Link 1 comment | Add comment

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    Group Trip June 20th-25th 2013

    Hotel RIU Santa Fe in Cabo San Lucas Mexico

    Special rates:

    Single in Garden View: $696.00

    Double in Garden View: $493.00 per person

    Triple in Garden View: $471.00 per person

    Transfers to and from the airport and resort are an additional $50.00 per person roundtrip

    (We will also being doing a special group air rate from LAX)

    The Hotel Riu Santa Fe (All Inclusive 24h means All Food, All Beverages including alcohol) is located in the south of the peninsula Baja California and just a few minutes away from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This complex is perfect for the ones who are in search of practicing a lot of aquatic sports since this area has fantastic meteorological conditions and is close to the beach.
    There is no better way to recover than to enjoy the installations that this hotel offers. It provides of two swimming pools with fresh water, a Jacuzzi, a solarium-terrace, a gym, sauna, a steam bath and the wellness center 'Renova Spa' with different kinds of treatments and massages.

  • 1/28/2013 2:41:28 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana –

    Here on the striking northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, you are welcomed to an all-suite oasis of cane-thatched sanctuaries. Limited to just 51 exclusive suites, their hardwood floors and natural stone accents harmonize with the lush, secluded oceanfront setting. Located just an hour away from the Punta Cana International Airport, the spirit here is far, far removed from the hectic tempo of everyday living. Your lifestyle is made even more extraordinary by the bounty of an Endless Privileges® stay, These include your in-suite accommodations and amenities such as twice daily refreshed mini-bar, day and evening meals at our gourmet restaurants — with additional snacks whenever you wish throughout the day — unlimited premium brand beverages 24-hour private in-room dining, maid service three times daily without having to think about charges or gratuities.  Punta Cana, named one of the Top Destinations in Mexico & the Caribbean by the 2011 Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, is a tropical getaway featuring miles of palm-studded white sand beach and crystal-clear waters.

    Zoëtry Agua is a world created just for you. Enjoy it — and all its Endless Privileges®.

     

  • 1/21/2013 3:44:33 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Lily Beach  This resort has everything -- it's not just an overwater-bungalow getaway in the Maldives with an all-inclusive plan on the side. It's built to be an all-inclusive resort of which dreams are made. You have to see it to believe

    Lily Beach Resort & Spa enjoys a great worldwide reputation for its pristine beaches, lush tropical vegetation and the exotic house-reef just few meters away from the shore. The favorable location in the spectacular Ari Atoll places Huvahendhoo island in close proximity to some of the most amazing dive sites in the world.

    Peace, serenity and beautiful natural surroundings combined with excellent resort facilities and services makes Lily Beach Resort a perfect place for a restful holiday, fun family gathering or a romantic getaway.

    After an extensive renovation Lily Beach Resort & Spa was reopened in 2009 as a 5 star Luxury resort, introducing the unique, pioneering concept of “Affordable Luxury” - the first 5 star All-Inclusive Platinum Plan Resort in the Maldives. During the day: State-of-the-art gymnasium, a full-fledged Water Sports Centre equipped with non-motorized activities including canoeing, windsurfing, wake boarding, catamaran sailing, and motorized sports such as fun-tube and exhilarating banana-boat rides. The Sports Complex has a floodlit tennis court, table tennis, darts, billiard/pool and beach volleyball. Take trips, go island hopping, big game fishing, sunrise fishing, or on a snorkeling safari.

    In the Evening: Live music, traditional local music and variety show, group games, disco, night fishing, and various beach games. 

     

  • 1/4/2013 3:56:21 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Mazatlan-

    I have been studying and testing on Mazatlan recently and was fascinated by what I learned so I thought I’d share a little.  They call it the Colonial City on the Beach because it was founded in the late 1500’s and they have recently restored their downtown area to its former glory. It’s all 19th century Spanish architecture and has shops, restaurants, museums and a theater arts Center.  Also, Mazatlan has a pre-lenten Carnaval week long street party in addition to gorgeous beaches, sport fishing, zip lining, surfing and 4 golf courses. Mazatlan also has excursions to old mining towns and a tequila plantation!  It really seems to have something for everyone and has the benefit of being really affordable as a destination.

  • 12/5/2012 12:44:13 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Beaches, Butler sevice, Caribbean, Concierge sevice, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, diving, eco tours Dolphin Encounter, golf, green resorts, Hiking trails, Honeymoons, luxury, Nightclubs, Paradise, Romance, shopping, snorkeling, spa, Swimming Pools, water falls, Water park, Water slides, wedding planner

    Saint Lucia is the perfect destination, whether you're after romance, rejuvenation or adventure. A genuine, natural landscape of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest and the majestic Piton Mountains, are sure to indulge every taste. Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals and authentic culture impress the most travelled individuals for a holiday with lasting memories.

    The perfection of this escape should be shared. Tropical weather, welcoming accommodations, and unexpected adventures await all who travel to this paradise island. Romance can be found at upmarket resorts and intimate inns. Bask together under the Caribbean sun, sail into a champagne sunset, and cuddle beneath the vast starry sky. Discover new romance and re-spark old love over a candlelight dinner on a secluded beach.

    legend has it...For those planning a family getaway, you too can visit Saint Lucia. Enjoy on-site water parks, kids' menus and evening entertainment for everyone. Adventure seekers can surf and sail in the pristine waters. ATV adventures and rainforest zip-lining are family favourites. Relaxation isn't far off either with many resorts offering kids' activities so parents can enjoy a cocktail, a quiet hour together, or a couple's massage. Grab the kids, your partner and your sunscreen; this is a family holiday that everyone will enjoy.

     

  • 11/21/2012 2:00:49 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Secrets Vallarta Bay

     

    INCLUDES3 nights, Secrets Vallarta Bay, Unlimited-Luxury®, adults-only & hotel transfers. BONUS $200 resort coupon. Airfare additional.

    3 nights from     $425*

    Escape to the all-new 4 ½ star, adults-only Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta. Situated on the golden sand beaches on the Pacific coast and located just minutes from the famous 'El Malecón' boardwalk, adults will luxuriate in a world of Unlimited-Luxury® with superior service, well-appointed suites and breathtaking views.

    Islands 888-554-9534 or islandstravel@earthlink.net for more information

  • 11/19/2012 3:00:18 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit 

    INCLUDES 3 nights, Grand Velas All Suites & SPA Resort, all-inclusive & hotel transfers. EXCLUSIVEsave up to 35%.UPGRADEto a Master Parlor Oceanview for just $88 more. Airfare additional.

    Land Only

    from $815.00*

    Islands 888-554-9534 or islandstravel@earthlink.net

    This is the resort Sharon, Erica and I went to back in September.  This is a AAA 5 diamond resort, and the Grand Velas has earned every one of them.  Everything at this resort is the best, from the rooms and Views to the food and service.  I absolutely loved it here.

  • 11/15/2012 1:43:08 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort 

    INCLUDES 4 nights, Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort & hotel transfers. BONUS 4th night free & $50 food & beverage credit daily. UPGRADE to a Courtyard Room for only $57 more. Land Only from $715.00*

                         

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

    Centrally located on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, Marriott's 4 star Grand Cayman Resort invites you to experience the ultimate Caribbean getaway. The Cayman Islands are known for a luxurious lifestyle and Caribbean charm and this Grand Cayman Hotel delivers with superior service, understated luxury and a relaxed atmosphere. Everything you need for a fantastic Cayman Island vacation is at this Marriott beach hotel. Our beachfront resort features 295 spacious rooms, all with private balconies that are drenched in tropical hues and accented with rich dark woods. Indulge yourself at La Mer Spa, guaranteed to relax, rejuvenate and restore your spirit. The resort boasts 4 restaurants with some offering oceanfront dining. Enjoy gourmet cuisine, breathtaking views and lush tropical gardens featuring a serene turtle lagoon & walkways with private seating nooks; and the white sand beaches make for a dazzling Caribbean destination wedding. Discover the ultimate Grand Cayman vacation at the Marriott Grand Cayman Resort.

  • 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.

    Fodor

    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 12:39:05 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Beaches, Caribbean, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, eco tours Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, Fun, luxury, Music

    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.

     

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

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    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

    All-inclusive, Beaches, Concierge sevice, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Family Vacations, green resorts, Lazy River, luxury, spa, Swimming Pools

    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.

     

  • 9/25/2012 2:20:37 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Adults Only, All-inclusive, Beaches, Butler sevice, Concierge sevice, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, eco tours Dolphin Encounter, Hiking trails, Honeymoons, luxury, Nightclubs, snorkeling, Swimming Pools

    I know,  I am sooo bad. I haven’t even left for my Puerto Vallarta trip yet, and I’m looking forward to my October trip_

    SandalsWhitehouse European Village& Spa 

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

     Discover the undiscovered. Journey to a forgotten Jamaica, where the natural beauty is simply unforgettable. Within a 500-acre wilderness preserve, blue mountains, lush palm groves, pristine coastlines and shimmering turquoise waters create an unbelievable backdrop for a monumental resort. Sandals Whitehouse Europe Village & Spa perfectly blends the exotic allure of the Caribbean with the refined elegance of Europe. Perched along a pristine 2-mile stretch of alabaster beach, this impressive resort features all rooms and suites set directly on the beach. Designed with European influences, its architecture including the Grand Piazza pays homage to the romantic cultures of the Netherlands, France & Italy.

     

     INCLUDES 4 nights, Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa, The Luxury Included® Vacation & resort transfers. BONUSsave up to 50%. Airfare Additional

    Land Only   from   $1155.00*

  • 9/21/2012 3:27:06 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    US Virgin Islands Vacation

    Sugar Bay Resort & Spa

     

    INCLUDES 4 nights, Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, & hotel transfers. BONUSsave up to 68%. Airfare Additional.

    Land Only

    from $475.00

     

    If you're looking for the best all-inclusive resorts of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, look no further than Sugar Bay Resort & Spa. The only true all-inclusive resort in St. Thomas, our per-night rate on single or double occupancy rooms includes meals, beverages, recreation, entertainment, use of non-motorized watersports equipment, access to the fitness center, and tax and gratuities. (Restaurant surcharges and restrictions may apply.)

  • 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.

    CallIslands888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink.net

    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.

     

  • 8/8/2012 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.

     

  • 7/31/2012 4:01:22 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Bahamas, Beaches, Concierge sevice, dancing, Destination Weddings, eco tours Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, Fun, Parties, Romance, shopping, snorkeling, spa, Swimming Pools

    Occidental Grand Aruba 

     4 nts from $829
    + taxes and fees

     

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

    This luxury, 4 star European-style All-Inclusive high-rise is right on the beach. The simply elegant luxury of this contemporary-style All-Inclusive resort is a superb setting for a romantic getaway or family vacation. The recently renovated resort is located along the palm-fringed white sands of Aruba's exclusive and aptly named Palm Beach.

    Visit archaeological sites and explore the island on a Safari, or journey into the blue Caribbean waters on a snorkeling excursion to swim along reef formations teeming with colorful fish. Kayak, windsurf, water ski, and get a workout at the fitness center. Join a game of beach volleyball, and play a nighttime match on lighted tennis courts. 

     

    Accommodations for number of nights selected
    All meals, snacks, beverages
    Activities & non-motorized water sports
    Hotel tax & service charges

    Land Only    from $829.00

  • 7/30/2012 3:44:23 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Aqauriams, Bahamas, Concierge sevice, dancing, Destination Weddings, diving, eco tours Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, Fun, golf, lush, Music, Paradise, snakes, snorkeling, spa, Swimming Pools, Water slides, wildlife

    Atlantis, Paradise Island               4 nights  $631

    Package prices are per person and include:
    Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers   •   Roundtrip airfare on American Airlines from Miami
    4- or 6-night hotel accommodations   •   Hotel tax

    Islands 888-554-9534 or islandstravel@earthlink.net

    This is a unique destination featuring the world's largest open-air marine habitat, home to over 50,000 sea animals living in 14 exhibit lagoons. Explore Aquaventure, an innovative waterscape of thrilling slides and rides. Discover secrets of the lost continent in The Dig, and interact with gentle dolphins in Dolphin Cay. Enjoy 20 swimming areas, renowned beaches, the Mandara Spa, Aura nightclub, a world-class casino, duty-free shopping at Marina Village and Crystal Court, sports center, nearby 18-hole championship golf course, Atlantis Kids Club and Club Rush for teens. There is a wide range of dining options including the gourmet cuisines of Bobby Flay, Nobu and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.  

    Book by September 30, 2012 and receive a Complimentary Atlantis Experience Pass valued at over $500! Pass includes:

    • One Shallow water dolphin interaction
    at Dolphin Cay (valued up to $150)
    • One round of golf at the championship
    Ocean Club Golf Course (valued up to $260)
    • One sushi and beverage sampler for two at
    Nobu (valued at $44)
    • Two beverages at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill
    – one each for two persons (valued at $25)
    • Two beverages at Seafire Steakhouse – one each for two persons (valued at $25)
    • One family session at CRUSH (valued at $45)

     

  • 7/30/2012 3:44:20 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Aqauriams, Bahamas, Concierge sevice, dancing, Destination Weddings, diving, eco tours Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, Fun, golf, Music, Paradise, snakes, snorkeling, spa, Swimming Pools, Water slides, wildlife

    Atlantis, Paradise Island               4 nights  $631

    Package prices are per person and include:
    Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers   •   Roundtrip airfare on American Airlines from Miami
    4- or 6-night hotel accommodations   •   Hotel tax

    Islands 888-554-9534 or islandstravel@earthlink.net

    This is a unique destination featuring the world's largest open-air marine habitat, home to over 50,000 sea animals living in 14 exhibit lagoons. Explore Aquaventure, an innovative waterscape of thrilling slides and rides. Discover secrets of the lost continent in The Dig, and interact with gentle dolphins in Dolphin Cay. Enjoy 20 swimming areas, renowned beaches, the Mandara Spa, Aura nightclub, a world-class casino, duty-free shopping at Marina Village and Crystal Court, sports center, nearby 18-hole championship golf course, Atlantis Kids Club and Club Rush for teens. There is a wide range of dining options including the gourmet cuisines of Bobby Flay, Nobu and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.  

    Book by September 30, 2012 and receive a Complimentary Atlantis Experience Pass valued at over $500! Pass includes:

    • One Shallow water dolphin interaction
    at Dolphin Cay (valued up to $150)
    • One round of golf at the championship
    Ocean Club Golf Course (valued up to $260)
    • One sushi and beverage sampler for two at
    Nobu (valued at $44)
    • Two beverages at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill
    – one each for two persons (valued at $25)
    • Two beverages at Seafire Steakhouse – one each for two persons (valued at $25)
    • One family session at CRUSH (valued at $45)

     

  • 7/26/2012 3:01:52 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Beaches, Destination Weddings, Family Vacations, Fun, golf, Honeymoons, horseback riding, Paradise, snorkeling, Swimming Pools

    Ka'anapali Beach Hotel ***

    3 nights from $365*

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

     Welcome to our home, nestled on eleven acres along Maui’s renowned Kaanapali Beach. While you’re with us, it will be our privilege to show you our island, our Hawaiian Culture and what “Aloha” really feels like. In the way that only locals can.

    Kaanapali Beach Hotel is more than just another hotel set amongst tropical gardens. Here, you’ll experience the little touches that you’d only find in any Hawaiian home, like bedspreads of Hawaiian quilt design and tropical furnishings. And always, the warmth of a smile. Because once you’re here, you’re family. 

    INCLUDES3 nights, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, midsize rental car & lei greeting.

     BONUSkids 5 & under stay & eat free. Airfare additional.

     

     

  • 7/25/2012 12:51:13 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Family Vacations, Fun, golf, Honeymoons, lush, Music, Paradise, Romance, snorkeling, Swimming Pools

    Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa                          4 nights from $629*

                                                                                Airfare additional.

     

    This 3 ½ star resort has been newly-refurbished, and is a village-style All-Inclusive resort  set on a sandy beach in a secluded bay – Its 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

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

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

    BONUSsave 44%. MY TIME EXCLUSIVE stay 5 nights in a superior deluxe beachfront room, receive $200 in resort credits & more. 

     

  • 7/23/2012 12:47:56 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Adults Only, All-inclusive, Beaches, Caribbean, Concierge sevice, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Fun, Romance, Royal Service, Sandals Resorts, snorkeling

    Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa

     

    Land Only         from $829.00*

     

     INCLUDES 4 nights, Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa, The Luxury Included® Vacation & resort transfers.

    CallIslands888-554-7526 or email islandstravel@earthlink.net

     

    This 5 star resort is set amidst 500 acres of a nature preserve, and  sits 50 acres of pristine and gorgeous landscape, replete with two beaches spanning over two miles. Choose from a variety of luxurious accommodations, all have direct ocean views while some feature the ultimate in personal pampering: Butler service and 24-hour room service. With seven gourmet restaurants to choose from, you may dine in a different corner of the globe each night without leaving the resort. Enjoy unlimited premium-brand drinks including Beringer house wines at 6 bars and indulge in a Caribbean-inspired treatment at the full service Red Lane® Spa.

  • 7/6/2012 2:58:41 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Archeological sites, Beaches, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Family Vacations, Fun, Hiking trails, horseback riding, Music, Nightclubs, Paradise, Romance, shopping, snorkeling, spa, Swimming Pools

    YOU ASKED FOR IT!!!!

    COME PARTY IN CABO-group trip (bring your friends and enemies too!!)

    RIU Santa Fe ALL-Inclusive Resort in Cabo
    3 nights October 5-8, 2012
    CallIslands(805)933-9534 for information...don't wait, rooms are going fast!!

    Starting price for land only $246.00 per person based on 2 in a room. A deposit of $100.00 per person is all that is needed to hold your room.

    The Hotel Riu Santa Fe (All Inclusive 24h) is located in the south of the peninsula Baja California and just a few minutes away from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This complex is perfect for the ones who are in search of practicing a lot of aquatic sports since this area has fantastic meteorological conditions and is close to the beach.

    There is no better way to recover than to enjoy the installations that this hotel offers. It provides of two swimming pools with fresh water, a Jacuzzi, a solarium-terrace, a gym, sauna, a steam bath and the wellness center “Renova Spa” with different kinds of treatments and massages.

    And thanks to the All Inclusive system you can enjoy the Mexican gastronomy. It has a big variety of recipes and is recognized by its distinctive and sophisticated flavors and a lot of spices. It mixes up gastronomic traditions, Mesoamerican as well as European ones, and much more. That’s why you can taste in the restaurant’s buffet and in the different thematic restaurants of the hotel the best menus and recently prepared plates.

    You will also find numerous activities and sports that you can practice during your stay. You can practice diving, volleyball, gymnastics, windsurfing, catamaran, kayak, body board, Golf and a lot of aquatic sports at the beach. At night you should not miss the different shows and live music that our entertainers have prepared for you. If you want to go out dancing we suggest you to go to the “Pacha” discotheque where the DJs put the best rhythms. Your children will have a great time together with other children in the RiuLand program, making handicrafts, doing activities and sports are just some of the free-time activities that are accompanied by our entertainers.

     

  • 6/29/2012 1:00:48 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Beaches, Caribbean, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, diving, Dolphin Encounter, horseback riding, lush, Music, Paradise, Parties, Romance, snorkeling, Swimming Pools, wildlife

    Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa 

     

    This Newly-renovated 4 star deluxe resort is located on a white sand beach. Its Just 15 minutes outside Montego Bay; this newly-renovated deluxe high-rise overlooks one of Jamaica’s most enviable white-sand beaches, and is set on a sprawling 400-acre property, formally an 18th-century sugar plantation. Popular with families, there’s a water park, organized activities for kids and teens, an array of water sports, a spa, an 18-hole championship golf course, and a casino. (All-Inclusive packages are available, but optional.)

    INCLUDES: 5 nights at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, all-inclusive & hotel transfers. BONUS5th night free & kids 12 & under stay, play & eat free.

    Airfare additional

    Land Only from $595.00*

    CallIslands888-554-7526 or email islandstravel@earthlink.net

  • 6/15/2012 2:12:36 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Adults Only, All-inclusive, Caribbean, Concierge sevice, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, Fun, Gambling, green resorts, Honeymoons, horseback riding, lush, Music, Nightclubs, Paradise, Parties, Private island, Royal Service, Sandals Resorts, Scenic routes, shopping, tours, water falls, Water slides, wildlife

    Did you know? The Caribbean:

    Pristine,sugar-white beaches extend as far as the eye can see. Sparkling azure waters glisten, fragrant tropical gardens explode in dazzling color and picture perfect sunsets ignite the sky. Meander along the shores that once provided shelter to swashbuckling pirates. Listen to the soft sounds of the tree frog s as they mingle with the high notes of a distant steel drum band. These are the islands of the Caribbean, where dreams of paradise become a blissful reality. Indulge at a luxury spa on breathtaking Antigua. Enjoy the feeling of coming home that awaits in Jamaica. Enjoy international cuisine in spectacular Aruba, or immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Dominican Republic. Looking for seclusion and natural beauty of the Exotic Caribbean? Explore the emerald rain forests of St Kitts, or traverse the unspoiled beauty of Belize. No matter which island strikes your fancy, you have the freedom to do it all or nothing at all.

     

     

     

     

  • 6/7/2012 12:45:13 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Caribbean, dancing, Destination Weddings, Family Vacations, Nightclubs, Parties, Swimming Pools, Water park

    Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club

    Set where the mountains meet the sea, this resort is the ultimate family vacation spot. Kids love the NEW water park, themed Sesame Street® character activities, the Xbox 360® Game Garage and the endless water sports while adults enjoy complimentary golf, 4 restaurants and 6 bars serving Beringer house wines plus a full-service Red Lane® Spa

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

    Itinerary & Pricing

     Round-trip transfers between airport and resort
    Accommodations for number of nights selected
    All meals, snacks, beverages
    Activities & non-motorized water sports
    Hotel tax & service charges
    Luxury Included®
    $150 air credit per room & save up to 55%.
    Airfare additional     Land Only        from $999.00*

  • 4/4/2012 1:29:08 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Bahamas, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Family Vacations, Honeymoons, Nightclubs, Parties, Romance, wedding planner

    Breezes Resort Bahamas ***

    In an island nation known throughout the world for its spectacular beaches, only one beach can be the best. That beach is Nassau’s legendary Cable Beach. And that’s where you’ll find Breezes Bahamas, the first and only Super-Inclusive resort in The Bahamas.

    Everything you could possibly want in a tropical getaway is at your fingertips, and it’s all included. All meals, All drinks, All entertainment. It’s just a short stroll from the excitement and nightlife of Nassau’s glittering casinos. And there’s no end to the fun you can have at Breezes Bahamas. You’ll find spectacular water sports in the clearest Caribbean waters you’ve ever seen. There’s a rock-climbing wall, tennis and beach volleyball. There’s even a circus school complete with flying trapeze to help take your vacation to a whole new level.

    At night, you can take your chances at one of the nearby casinos…or bet on a sure thing at Breezes. There’s always something fun going on, including a lively piano bar that stays open until you say when.

    Land Only from $415.00*

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

    Itinerary & Pricing Round-trip

     Transfers between airport and hotel 
    Accommodations for number of nights selected
    Activities & non-motorized water sports
    Hotel tax and service charge
    Super-Inclusive®
    Airfare Additional

  • 4/4/2012 1:28:49 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Bahamas, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Family Vacations, Honeymoons, Nightclubs, Parties, Romance, wedding planner

    Breezes Resort Bahamas ***

    In an island nation known throughout the world for its spectacular beaches, only one beach can be the best. That beach is Nassau’s legendary Cable Beach. And that’s where you’ll find Breezes Bahamas, the first and only Super-Inclusive resort in The Bahamas.

    Everything you could possibly want in a tropical getaway is at your fingertips, and it’s all included. All meals, All drinks, All entertainment. It’s just a short stroll from the excitement and nightlife of Nassau’s glittering casinos. And there’s no end to the fun you can have at Breezes Bahamas. You’ll find spectacular water sports in the clearest Caribbean waters you’ve ever seen. There’s a rock-climbing wall, tennis and beach volleyball. There’s even a circus school complete with flying trapeze to help take your vacation to a whole new level.

    At night, you can take your chances at one of the nearby casinos…or bet on a sure thing at Breezes. There’s always something fun going on, including a lively piano bar that stays open until you say when.

    Land Only from $415.00*

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

    Itinerary & Pricing Round-trip

     Transfers between airport and hotel 
    Accommodations for number of nights selected
    Activities & non-motorized water sports
    Hotel tax and service charge
    Super-Inclusive®
    Airfare Additional

  • 3/22/2012 3:38:52 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Caribbean, dancing, Destination Weddings, Family Vacations, Honeymoons, Nightclubs, Parties, Romance, Swimming Pools, wedding planner

     

    Paradisus Punta Cana Resort ****

     

    This All-Inclusive, all-suite luxury beachfront village –Is Set amid towering palm trees and lush mangroves, this luxury All-Inclusive opens directly onto the white sands of Bavaro Beach, and is a popular spot for families and couples of all ages. The magnificent gardens, fountains, and sculpture provide a picture-perfect setting ideal for weddings.INCLUDES4 nights, Paradisus Punta Cana Resort, all-inclusive

    BONUSUnlimited golf.

    CallIslands888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink.net

    MY TIME EXCLUSIVE $50 spa credit, save 15% at the gift shop & more.

     Airfare Additional.

    Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
    All meals, snacks, beverages
    Activities & non-motorized water sports
    Hotel tax & service charges 
    Ask about the My Time Amenities!

     

  • 2/29/2012 3:30:12 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Caribbean, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Paradise, Parties, Romance, Swimming Pools

    Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
    Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is designed to reflect the charm of the Mexican Caribbean. Surrounded by glistening pools, spring-fed cenotes, lush tropical gardens and a palm-studded beach, this 486 premium octagonal rooms and suites resort will allow guests to luxuriate in private and spacious accommodations with each suite having at least one Jacuzzi and ground floor room offering a plunge pool, daily refreshed mini-bar, full marble bathroom, and a wealth of VIP amenities. Six à la carte themed restaurants without reservations, six fabulous bars ranging from elegant to swim-up, plus a state-of-the-art fitness center and lavish full-service spa provide guests with a host of amenities.
    INCLUDES 3 nights, Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Unlimited-Luxury® BONUS 1-round of golf daily.
    Islands 888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink.net
    Accommodations for number of nights selected
    Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
    All meals, snacks, beverages
    Activities & non-motorized watersports
    Hotel tax & service charges
    save 40% & $200 resort coupon
    Airfare Additional.
    Land Only from $775.00*

  • Destination Weddings

    11/14/2011 12:49:31 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Private island

     

    ISLANDS specializes in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, and for this reason ISLANDS has had both extensive training and hands on experience in both the destinations and the resorts available for Weddings.  Destination weddings are growing in popularity among today’s bride for a number of reasons, among them is affordability.  Many resorts offer free or discounted wedding ceremonies and other amenities after certain requirements are met.  The almost endless possibilities of Destinations and settings for your ceremony help to make your wedding, the culmination of all your wedding dreams. You can choose to have your ceremony in a wide variety of beautiful and unique settings, from on the beach, next to a waterfall, nestled in a lush garden, in a chapel or even on a private island!.  A destination wedding is much less stressful, because you will have ISLANDS as your dedicated travel concierge overseeing every aspect of the travel plans, both for you and for your guests. Also, at the resort you will have an onsite wedding coordinator to help you plan all your wedding details and carry them out for you.  There will be no need to worry about leaving the reception on time to catch your flight, because you will already be at your honeymoon destination.  Once you arrive at your resort, the only thing you will have to do is relax and enjoy yourself!  For more information, just call ISLANDS at 888-554-7526

  • LeBlanc-Cancun Mexico

    11/1/2011 12:44:39 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Adults Only, All-inclusive, Butler sevice, Destination Weddings, Dolphin Encounter, Honeymoons

    Beautiful LeBlanc-Pool with a view!

    LeBlanc Resort and Spa in Cancun is one of the most awesome resorts I have ever stayed at.  The efficient, friendly, service began the moment I stepped into the front lobby, and continued throughout my stay.  On my first day there, the Butler asked what type of beverages and snacks I preferred, he then made sure my room was stocked with them very day of my stay. Every time I stepped out of my room, he called the elevator and had it waiting for me. Everything, from the luxurious surroundings to the music the resort plays was meant to make my stay the most relaxing, stress free and pampered vist possible. The beach is beautiful, the resort is right on the Caribbean.  LeBlanc has a pool concierge at all of the pools that will bring you any beverage you could hope for in addition to snacks, water misters and cool towels for your face.  Each of the 5 restaurants served a delicious variety of choices.  I definitely highly recommend this resort to my clients, and anyone who wants to experience superior accommodations and service at a luxury, all inclusive resort.

  • Sandals Royal Bahamian Nassau, Bahamas

    5/1/2008 3:07:31 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Adults Only, All-inclusive, Bahamas, Booze cruise, Butler sevice, Concierge sevice, Couples, Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Nassau, Paradise, Preston Bailey weddings, Private island, Romance, Royal Service, Sandals Resorts, wedding planner

    Hi Sharon,

    Well, once again you hooked us up on a FANTASTIC vacation!! We had such
    a great time at Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and Spa Bahamas!!

    Little did we know, the week we were there was "returning guests week".
    The scrumcious buffets and fun-filled booze cruise tour they offered was
    quite a surprise. Thanks again for all your help...

    If there is anything we need to do to ensure that we get the best
    discount possible on our next Sandals or Beaches trip, please let me know.

    Thank,

    Jarod


  • Islands Journey To Atlantas, Nassau Bahamas

    4/30/2008 4:46:09 PM Link 1 comment | Add comment

    Adults Only, Aqauriams, Bahamas, Caribbean, Casino's, Destination Weddings, Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, Honeymoons, Lazy River, Mahdara Spa Treatments, Nassau, Swimming Pools, The Cove, The Reef, The Royal Tower, Water park, Water slides

    Islands Journey to Atlantis on October 2007

    We traveled to Bahamas to see the Incredible Atlantis Resort and surrounding properties. Atlantis is located on one of 700 islands in the Bahamas called "Paradise Island. We were able to see all the properties on Paradise Islands. The Beach Tower is located on the east side of Atlantis and is the first tower that was built. The Coral Tower is the second tower that was built. Both of these towers are overlooking the water park as well as the blue Caribbean Sea. We stayed at THE ROYAL TOWER; this tower was built third and has the largest aquarium in the world. Atlantis also has a "casino".

    One of the newest additions is called "THE COVE" all I can say is WOW, state of the art rooms, Mahdara Spa, art work, bathrooms, pool and most important this resort is adults only. The other newest addition is called "THE REEF," This tower built for families or groups of friends who want to get away but still have the comforts of a condominium in paradise. The amazing Dolphin Encounter is also located in this area of Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

    All I can say is "Amazing". Atlantis is one of the few resorts that offer a full water park experience. Atlantis has over 20 swimming pools, thrilling water slides, and a lazy river that takes about 45 minutes to complete, a lagoon where you can rent water cycles or small canoes. Atlantis also has some amazing aquariums through out the resort. The best thing about Atlantis whether it is day or night there is always something to see or do.

    Islands learning conference,

    Kerri

  
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