• 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.

  • 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

     

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

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    Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana –

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

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

     

  • 1/24/2013 3:10:48 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Once upon a time across the bluest of oceans, an island was born of lava and sand - an untouched paradise whose heart was a turquoise lagoon of unimaginable beauty and tranquility. The first visitors came and explored. To honour the magic of the place, they named it "Likuliku", meaning "calm waters".

    Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a haven of subtle luxury and the first and only resort in Fiji with over-water bures.   It is a unique and special place designed with integrity to cultural values, traditional designs and architecture, and is embraced by the renowned warmth of the Fijian people.  

    From the water it looks like an ancient village, so traditional is the style.   The beating heart of the Resort is a magnificent building in the design of a Fijian canoe house.   Surrounded by sprawling ceilings, hand-woven thatch and an exotic mix of natural materials and modern elements, Likuliku embodies the richness of an ancient culture with vibrant present-day lifestyle touches.

    Welcome to Fiji's most unique luxury escape for couples. 

     Welcome to your magical sanctuary.

     

  • 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. 

     

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

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    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.
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    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

     

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

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    Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa

     

    Land Only         from $829.00*

     

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

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

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

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    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.

     

     

     

     

  • Sandals Royal Bahamian Nassau, Bahamas

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

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    Hi Sharon,

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

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

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

    Thank,

    Jarod


  
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