Day  1
Charleston, SC

 

The port city of Charleston is known for its cobblestone streets, gas-lit lamps, and pastel antebellum houses. The scene of Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales, and Civil War sieges, the city is considered by many to be a living museum. Visit historic Fort Sumter National Monument, where the first shots of the Civil War rang out. Learn how Charleston’s African-American heritage has contributed to the city’s history and unique culture. Enjoy the beauty of the area with a stroll through magnificent parks and gardens

Day  2
Beaufort, SC

 

 

Beaufort’s history includes European explorers, Native American cultural influences, British settlements and Civil War battles. Today, horse-drawn carriages clatter along the narrow streets of this historic district, past 18th and 19th century homes famous for unique Beaufort-style architecture. View historic forts and elegant homes and discover Day  3
Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head is a first class resort known for its championship golf courses and miles of scenic beaches. A boat tour of The Sea Pines Forest Preserve gives you a close-up view of Hilton Head's indigenous plant and animal life, including the American Alligator

 

Day  4
Savannah, GA

 

 

 

With its emerald tree canopy, quaint cobblestone streets and majestic architecture, Savannah is still a bustling seaport with renowned historic districts that preserve its phenomenal 19th century wealth and opulence. Join a narrated tour of Savannah’s “Historic and Victorian Districts," brave an evening Ghost Walk, or explore the area's magnificent shops.

Day  5
Sapelo Island, GA

 

 

 

Discover the natural beauty of Amelia Island, with its miles of quartz beaches and rolling sand dunes. Fernandina Beach, the island's only city, now harbors a treasure trove of history, antiques, and collectibles. Join a walking tour of Centre Street's Historic District, with 50 blocks of restored 19th Century Victorian homes and shops.

 

Day  6
St. Simons Island / Jekyll Island, GA

 

Discover the compelling history of Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island. Today, Jekyll Island is part of Georgia’s Sea Isles and boasts “Millionaire’s Village," 240-acres of extravagant homes and winter cottages, now recognized as a National Historic Landmark. St. Simons Island offers guests a view of he area's past including the momentous 18th c entury battlefields and sprawling, antebellum plantations

 

 Day  7
Cruising to Amelia Island, FL

 

 

 

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Discover the natural beauty of Amelia Island, with its miles of quartz beaches and rolling sand dunes. Fernandina Beach, the island's only city, now harbors a treasure trove of history, antiques, and collectibles. Join a walking tour of Centre Street's Historic District, with 50 blocks of restored 19th Century Victorian homes and shops.

 

Day  8
Jacksonville, FL Area (Amelia Island)

 

 

Take in the beautiful weather of northern Florida as you disembark from your tour of the South. Jacksonville offers a number of wonderful activities, including a tour of Cummer Art Museum, which houses an exclusive collection of art, including rare porcelain.

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    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

  • Breathless Resort Punta Cana

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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

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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!

     

  • Riviera Maya Mexico

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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!

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    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.

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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

     

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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.

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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. 

     

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    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.

     

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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.

  • 10/24/2012 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.

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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
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    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*

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    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.

     

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

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    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*

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    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.

     

     

     

     

  • 6/12/2012 2:59:15 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Couples, dancing, Music, Nightclubs, Paradise, Parties, Romance, Swimming Pools

    The Hotel Riu Santa Fe

    October 5-8 (3nts) in a Garden View Room: at the Riu Santa Fe in Cabo.
    Single rate is $337.00  Double rate is $246.00 per personAir

    (That we can hold ) $540.00 per person (LAX to Cabo roundtrip, you can also purchase your air via the internet if you choose to.if you choose to

    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.

    1. Deposit is $100.00 per person for the room
      $100.00 per person for air

      Deposits are non refundable
       
      The total balance is due in full by July 27, 2012.  You can also make installment payments if that works better for you

      PLEASE contact ISLANDS 888-554-7526  if you re interested or have questions.
      Below is what is offered at the RIU:

      ALL-Inclusive:)
      La Baja California" main restaurant with terrace
      "Zashila" Asian restaurant
      "Carusso" Italian restaurant
      "La Misión" poolside restaurant/Mexican restaurant
      ... "Torote" poolside restaurant/grill and steakhouse
      "La Monumental" lounge bar with terrace
      Sports bar (open 24 hrs, all inclusive service)
      "Bravo" pavilion bar
      "Olé" pavilion bar
      3 poolside bars with swim-up bar
      Two swimming pools, 1476/2282 sq metres, one with adjoining jacuzzi
      Two small pools (with swim-up bar), 206/206 sq metres
      Complimentary sun loungers, towels and parasols by the pool
      Sun terrace
      "Renova Spa" with beauty salon, massages and treatments (additional charge)
      Complimentary gym, sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi
      Use of the gym, jacuzzi, steam bath and sauna is restricted to guests over 18 years old. Sports shoes are compulsory when using the gym.
      Hairdresser
      "Pacha" night club
      Gift shop, boutique
      Internet access (additional charge)
      Wireless LAN zone

      Double/Single rooms with:

      Central air conditioning
      Ceiling fan
      Mini-bar
      Liquor dispenser
      Satellite TV
      Electronic in-room safe (Laptop size)
      IBalcony or terrace
      For an additional cost Rooms with sea view may be reserved:or
      Suites with:Integrated lounge area with 2 steps between levels or
      Jacuzzi suites with:Jacuzzi on upper terrace

      Formal dress is required for dinner (main restaurant: T Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen; theme restaurants: long trousers and T Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

      Snacks 24 hours a day
      Beverages:
      Local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
      Regularly restocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser

      Sports and activities: Included
      Gym, table tennis
      2 floodlit hard surface tennis courts,
      beach volleyball court
      Sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi
      1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool


      ... Entertainment:
      Daytime entertainment program for adults (daily)
      Live music, shows or Riu evening program (daily)
      Complimentary entrance to "Pacha" night club and drinks (open six nights a week)
      Photo: October 5-8 (3nts) Garden View Room:

Single rate is $337.00
Double rate is $246.00 per person

Transfers $50.00 per person

Air (that we can hold, all is needed is a deposit) $540.00 per person.  You can purchase your air via the internet if you choose to

Deposit is $100.00 per person for the room
                    $100.00 per person for air
Insurance for cancelation for a covered medical reason for you and your immediate family is $99.00 per person.  Please check with your insurance to see if you are covered in a foreign country.  Also, our insurance will give you a refund for what you've paid (minus the cost of the insurance) if you have to cancel for a covered medical reason.

Deposits are non refundable unless you purchase insurance and it is used.
PLEASE contact me if you have questions or need clarification. (Kerri posted on FB that there are 5 rooms left)

Below is what is offered at the RIU:
ALL-Inclusive:)
La Baja California
  • 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!

     

  • 12/9/2011 2:53:10 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Casinos, Couples, dancing, Gambling, Las Vegas, Nightclubs, Parties

    2011 Luxury Travel Convention

     

    This year The Luxury Travel Convention was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (The Mandalay Bay Resort was also hosting the Rodeo Convention and the Michael Jackson Fan Convention. Cowboy boots, sparkly gloves and huge bags full of travel information.   If you don’t think we were an odd mix walking around the Mandalay.)  This is one of the largest yearly Travel Convention/Learning events held.  We had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Tourism boards from so many countries.  China was there, Japan, Mexico, Australia, and most of the Caribbean countries, including the American Virgin Islands.  And let’s not forget Spain, Germany and the rest of Europe. The list goes on and on.  We learned where they are reinvesting in their infrastructure to make going to their destination more welcoming to their guests.  Many destination resorts were also there, to show us the changes, additions and renovations going on at their resorts around the world.  You learn so much in such a limited amount of time.  For example-did anybody know they have skiing in China?

    As always, staying in Las Vegas is a new experience every time. Every resort/casino was decorated for the season with their own special touches, everything from Victorian at the Venetian to chic and modern at Aria. The Venetian even has a little out door ice-skating rink set up in the front of the resort for the holiday season, with lots of Christmas decorations. (During the day not so impressive, but at night when it’s all lit up it is gorgeous.) And, as usual driving down the strip at night is its own unique experience. The patisseries at Paris are awesome, pretty displays with lots of variety to choose from. (I can personally highly recommend the Raspberry Napoleons)On Tuesday, we went to the Buffet at The Aria. $32.00 to get in for dinner and worth every penny. The buffet has everything from Crab Legs and sushi to prime rib, roasted turkey and Italian choices. Wednesday morning we had breakfast at the House of Blues, located in the Mandalay Bay Resort and it too was delicious.  Wednesday night we went to the Palms for dinner at N9ne, the steak house.  It was incredibly good.  Then it was on to Rain, one of the clubs at the Palms for the VIP Party for us all.  This club is awesome, the seating is all on different levels, and the dance floor is perfect!  Sharon had an espresso martini that she said was awesome and I had something called Barry’s Bomber that was perfect.  The DJ was terrific, the dancing was fun, and I had a great time. We also went up to the Playboy club to see what it was like.  The view from up there is incredible. You feel like you are looking at the whole city.  Thursday was the last day and after a final  tour of the exhibitors, we headed for the airport and after a quick flight of 45 minutes we were back in LA.                                               

  
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