• Barbados

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

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    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!

     

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    Family Vacations, Hiking trails, lush, Nature Reserves, Paradise, Scenic routes, tours

    Experience it for yourself with Adventures by Disney

     

    Norway- Fjords, Bergen & Oslo

    Experience all the beauty and majesty Norway has to offer as you explore the quaint villages and majestic landscapes that make up this scenic country that served as an inspiration for the animated comedic-adventure, Frozen. You and your family will follow in the filmmakers' footsteps as you hike, raft and traverse the awe-inspiring terrain.

    Call Islands for more information 805-933-9534

  • Riviera Maya Mexico

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

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    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.

  • 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.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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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.

  • 1/21/2013 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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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.

     

  • 10/24/2012 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.

  • 10/18/2012 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.

     

  • 10/12/2012 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.

     

  • 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.)

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

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

    Small Ship Cruise Yachts

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

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

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

    Venice to Rome - 7 or 8 Days

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

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

     

    Popular Highlights

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

     

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

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

    Atlantis Beach Tower 

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

     Land Only from $395.00*

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

    COSTA RICA Your way

    LUXURY HOLIDAY WITH ADVENTURES

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    Hilton Papagayo Resort Costa Rica

    5 nights from $415*

    Land Only    Airfare Additional.

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

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

    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.

     

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

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

    Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa   St Lucia

    Land Only    from $649.00*

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

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

    Itinerary & Pricing

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

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

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

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

    Atlantis Beach Tower  Star Rating Information - Atlantis Beach Tower

    INCLUDES 3 nights, Atlantis Beach Tower & hotel transfers.

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

     Airfare  additional. 

    Land Only      from $285.00*

     

                                  Islands 888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink

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

     

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

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

    NICKELODEON SUITES RESORT

    For more information call Islands 888-554-7526

    Or email islandstravel@earthlink.net

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

  • 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)

     

  • 7/27/2012 2:53:15 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Archeological sites, Concierge sevice, Couples, dancing, diving, Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, Fun, golf

    Grand Velas All Suites & SPA Resort *****

     

    4 nights from $1155*

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

    Discover an oasis of natural beauty and luxury at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Indulge in an all-inclusive luxury vacation on the Pacific Coast with a five-star spa, delectable dining, and magnificent bay-view accommodations on Mexico’s golden coast. Situated on the Bay of Banderas, this exquisite resort is only minutes from magnificent beaches, shopping, golf courses, tours, water sports and the attractions of Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy fishing, scuba diving, sailing, and whale watching on Banderas Bay, shop along El Malecon, and take in the sights of Downtown Puerto Vallarta.

    INCLUDES 4 nights, Grand Velas All Suites & SPA Resort, all-inclusive & hotel transfers.                       Land Only      from $1155.00*

     BONUS $100 golf & spa  credit & 1  kid 12 & under stays & eats free.

     Airfare Additional.

  • 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. 

     

  • 7/17/2012 3:26:42 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Beaches, Caribbean, Family Vacations, Parties, Romance, shopping, Swimming Pools

     

    Riu Guancaste  Costa Rica

    $465

    Includes 4 nights, Riu Guanacaste, all-inclusive & hotel transfers.
    + taxes and fees

    Land only

    2 kids 12 & under stay & eat free

     

    On Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, this new Playa de Matapalo Beach hotel defines casual elegance. Lush gardens surround the peaceful property, which offers spacious guest rooms and suites with balconies or terraces. Kids love the Mini-Club, playground and children’s pool while adults adore the spa, casino, and daily live entertainment.

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

  • 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.

     

  • 6/26/2012 2:18:08 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Beaches, Caribbean, Concierge sevice, dancing, Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, Fun, horseback riding, lush, Music, Parties, Swimming Pools, Water park, Water slides

    Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club  Star Rating Information - Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club

    INCLUDES 4 nights, Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club, The Luxury Included® Vacation for Everyone & resort transfers.

    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.

    Itinerary & Pricing Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel

    Call Islands 888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink.net
    All meals, snacks, beverages
    Activities & non-motorized water sports
    Hotel tax & service charges

    Airfare additional

    Travel Dates:  23 Jun 12 - 21 Dec 12

    Land Only              from $1115.00*

  • 6/18/2012 1:53:43 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Couples, dancing, Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, Fun, golf, Music, Nightclubs, Paradise, Romance, shopping, snakes, spa, Swimming Pools

    Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort 

     At this 4 star resort, the Moon Palace Resort will lure you with its glimmering white sand beaches, the sparkling waters of the Caribbean and the promise of a carefree, all-inclusive escape, but a Cancun vacation package or promotional rate will make it irresistible. For the recreation minded, there are more activities than there are days in the week. Name your pleasure: bicycles, basketball, beach volleyball, tennis, kayaks, and mini-golf are just a few of the options. Enjoy a refreshing swim or soak in the sun at one of our seven sparkling pools. The kids will take to the special children’s areas at the pools, while adults can swim up to the bar for a refreshing frozen drink or cocktail. A supervised Kids Club provides a variety of fun daily activities to keep the kids engaged. Fitness buffs can enjoy a cardio session in one of our two fitness centers, where you can exercise with weight machines and free weights or join in one of the yoga or Pilates classes. The Moon Spa & Golf Club is home to one of the two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses in Cancun. For something more relaxing, visit the world-class spa at the Moon Spa & Golf Club for your choice of the latest spa services – massages, bath therapies, facials and body scrubs.

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

    INCLUDES: 

    (Travel June 29 - August 5, 2012)

    5 nights at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

    BONUS $1500 credit to be used towards spa, golf, room upgrades, sightseeing

     Plus kids 12 & under stay & eat free.

    Airfare  Additional.

    Land only               from $1079.00*

  • 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.

     

     

     

     

  • 6/13/2012 12:49:59 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Beaches, Caribbean, Couples, dancing, Family Vacations, Fun, Honeymoons, Romance, Swimming Pools

    Ocean Blue & Sand, Punta Cana  Star Rating Information - Ocean Blue & Sand, Punta Cana

    A Luxury all-suite All-Inclusive resort on Punta Cana beachfront for families and active vacationers – Opening onto a wide stretch of white-sand Bavaro Beach dotted with palm trees, this All-Inclusive resort has family-size suites, a wide range of restaurants, and extensive recreation options.

     

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

    INCLUDES

     4 nights, Ocean Blue & Sand, Punta Cana, all-inclusive

    (Airfare Additional)

    Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
    Accommodations for number of nights selected
    All meals, snacks, beverages
    Activities & non-motorized watersports
    Hotel tax & service charges 

    Land Only      from $475.00*

     

  • 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*

  • 4/11/2012 4:10:25 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Couples, dancing, Family Vacations, Honeymoons, Parties, Swimming Pools, Water slides

    Crystal Cove  ***

    INCLUDES 4 nights, Crystal Cove, all-inclusive & hotel transfers. 

    Stylish & indulgent, this West Coast All-Inclusive is a joyful playground for families and couples.

     Land Only  :     from $879.00*

    ISLANDS 888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlinknet
    The 88 rooms and suites in white buildings with candy-colored trim set the stage with a tropical decor of ceiling fans, pickled-pine and wicker furnishings, and white tile floors. Each has a balcony or patio with a sea or pool/garden view.  Most of the rooms have hammocks.
    Head to the elegant poolside restaurant, Reflections, for a buffet breakfast and an a la carte lunch and dinner. The popular and more informal Drifters serves a casual buffet lunch and Bajan-style grill and barbecue at thatch-covered tables near the beach for dinner. Both restaurants require reservations, so plan ahead. Guests can take the complimentary water taxi to dine at any of this chain's other hotel restaurants. The Cave Bar gives you an option: Walk in or swim through a waterfall to enter. Refreshing tropical drinks are made to your specifications.
    You'll long remember the dramatic waterfall effect of the 3-tier, rock-bordered swimming pool. Padded lounge chairs line the sandy beach, for those relaxing days spent in the sun. Water sports can keep you busy all day long: sailing, boogie boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, water-skiing, and snorkeling, to name just a few. Row a glass-bottom over the reefs for a spectacular view, get a good work-out at the state-of-the-art gym, and lob a few balls on the floodlit tennis courts.
    You'll get a second wind in the evening, listening to the live sounds of calypso, jazz, and other rhythms. The kids club, for those 3-11, has arts, crafts, games, and movie screenings.
    This is one of the most delightful All-Inclusive hotels in the Caribbean!

  • 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!

     

  • 2/15/2012 4:05:47 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Couples, Family Vacations, Honeymoons, Parties, Romance, Swimming Pools

    RivieraRivieraMaya Vacation

    Riu Playacar  Star Rating Information - Riu Playacar

    This All-Inclusive, Caribbean-style beachfront village located on Riviera Maya in Mexico is fronted by a white-sand beach and surrounded by 4 acres of tropical gardens, this All-Inclusive village is comprised of brightly-colored, 2-story Caribbean-style villas. All rooms feature a balcony or terrace, most have views of the gardens. It is located inside the Playacar resort complex; it's a popular choice for families, couples, and singles. Guests enjoy exchange privileges at neighboring Riu properties.

    For this and other great deals, call Islands-888-554-7526 or emasil us @ islandstravel@earthlink.net

    Itinerary & Pricing

    Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
    Accommodations for number of nights selected
    All meals, snacks, beverages
    Activities & non-motorized watersports
    Hotel tax & service charges 
    $20 massage credit per person & golf savings.
    Land only    from $315.00

     

  • 12/1/2011 2:00:19 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Concierge sevice, Family Vacations, Honeymoons, Swimming Pools

    Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda  ****

     A new all-inclusive Resort Opened in November of 2011. Located in a stunning little bay, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda is the superior luxury resort in the Riviera Maya, combining a prestigious Caribbean setting with world-class facilities, including Family Concierge, the ultimate in spa treatments, a relaxed ambience, and flexible meeting spaces with state-of-the-art equipment. This elegant resort has a Mayan ecological feeling, and an oceanfront location surrounded by a lush tropical mangrove preserve and with views of Cozumel Island. Take your senses on a culinary tour through eleven remarkable restaurants serving delicious cuisine from all around the world and ten bars serving unlimited international Premium brand drinks. Enjoy life-enriching experiences such as tango dance classes, sushi-making, and sensorial experiences.

    This luxury family-friendly All-Inclusive resort is located about 45 minutes from Cancun International Airport and just steps from extraordinary beaches and attractions such as Playa del Carmen’s 5th Avenue, Xcaret, Akumal, Xel-Ha, and near world-famous Mayan archaeological sites such as Tulum, Chichén Itzá and Cobá.

  • South Africa Trip

    6/19/2008 4:52:58 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Cape Town, Cheetahs, crocks, Dunabe, Durban, Elephants, Family Vacations, Gordons Bay, Hiking trails, Hippopotimas, indaba, Johanas Burg, Lions, Namibia, Nature Reserves, Rihnosurus, Safaris, Scenic routes, snakes, South Africa, Tanzania, The Bush, Tigers, Tour guides, water buffalo, Wineries, World Cup 2009-2010


    Trip to South Africa


     


     I am a travel agent and I work at Islands Travel Agency in Ventura County, CA.. I just came back from the most amazing trip of my life. I traveled to South Africa (SA) in May 2008. What a wonderful experience. I wanted to see what SA was like as I am planning a group trip to the World Cup in 2010. South Africa is the host for the Fifa World Cup Soccer in 2010.   I was lucky to be among a very few travel agents in the United States invited by the South African tourism board as a hosted buyer for the United States to spend some time in SA to see first hand what a beautiful place South Africa is.


    I began my journey from Los Angeles to Washington DC and took a direct flight on South African Airlines to Johanasberg SA. Once I arrived in Johanasberg I took one more flight to Cape Town.


    The first few nights I stayed in Cape Town. It was beautiful, not at all what I expected. My first class accommodations were at the Commador Hotel. It is located down by the waterfront and was named after a ship. The hotel itself looked like a ship inside with the rooms that look like cabins. Everyone was very friendly and nice. Great food!! I hired a guide and took a day trip around Cape Town to see as much as possible. I heard a little about the History. I saw the Penninsula where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet. This is called Cape Point. What an amazing sight to see. I was able to hike to the point where the old lighthouse is and take pictures of False Bay as well as The Atlantic and The Indian Ocean.    I also visited the wineries in Cape Town where I just had to sample some of their great wines. Cape town is a lot like San Francisco. If you talk to people who have been to San Francisco and Cape Town they will probably tell you they are very similar. I have to say though you don’t have a Cheeta Reserve, where you can actually pet the Cheetas or do you have False Bay where you can take an excursion and go into the Indian Ocean and see a Great white Shark Feeding in San Fransisco. False Bay is home to the Great Whites as this is their breeding area. Our Driver took us to Boulder’s beach where the African Penguins make their home. Yes the African Penguins (no ice needed). You can get pretty close to them you may even try to touch one, but be careful though they may peck at you.


     There are so many things and places I saw in Cape Town I would highly recommend it to anyone. The most famous attraction in Cape Town is Table Mountain. Its beauty and aroma from the wild flowers are amazing. This Mountain can be seen by hiking or by taking the cableway.


    Cape town was beautiful, but I had to be on my way to Kreuger National park for my First Safari in South Africa.


     


    I went to a game reserve in Kreuger national Park called Royal Legends. The lodge was amazing. It was completely open to the game reserve. Some of the lodges are very romantic. You can spend the night in a tree top with just you and your partner and the wild or you can go into your hut and have a bath drawn for you and candle light everywhere. There is no television in the rooms. Most of the rooms have a four poster bed with a canopy that is drawn down at night for you. Your meals can be included at some of the Lodges and others not. It is amazing to swim in the swimming pool while admiring the water holes about 40 feet from you when the animals come to drink. You had animals walking around you everywhere. At times it was a little scary but it was an amazing experience to see them in their own territory vs The zoo. We would go a game drive in a land cruiser with an open top two times a day, one time in the early morning and the second time in the late afternoon. I saw the “Big 5” that is Lions, Leopards, Hippos, Rhino, and Elephant. What a sight. We followed 2 female lions as they were hunting in the early evening. I did not see a feeding but I was told that you might or  might not see a feeding. I also got up close to giraffe and Zebra. I think the most terrifying part of the safari is when an elephant gave us a warning sign to leave him alone. He charged at us and stopped then blew through his trunk LOUD. I was able to see a couple more lodges while staying in Kreuger.  African Safari’s are a big tourist attraction in all parts of Africa. Defintely if you get a chance you have to go on a Safari.


    Kreuger National Park is a must see for everyone, but now I have to travel to my last stop. My last stop was Durban with the South Afican Tourism Board . If you have ever been to Waikiki Beach in Hawaii then you have almost been to Durban. They are very similar. The Indian Ocean is blue and clear extremely warm. The hotels are right along the beach easy to walk. I stayed at the Hilton next to the convention center.   It is a beautiful Hotel. There is so much to do in Durban. I went there to see the new stadium they are building for the Fifa World Cup Soccor. I went to Indaba which is the worlds largest trade show for all Africa. There I met up with South Afircan Tourism Board as I was one of the few hosted buyers (travel agent) in The united States they hosted for South Africa. I met many people with airlines, world cup, hotels, and also Safai’s I will be recievng all the updates on the world cup as well as the few tour companies that will be selling packages for the world cup.   


     


     


    Kerri/ Islands

  • 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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