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!

     

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

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    Jade Mountain Resort

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

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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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    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????

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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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    Katikies Hotel  Santorini, Greece

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

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

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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.

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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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    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.

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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.

     

  • 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.

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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 2:07:57 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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

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

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

        Unlimited meals    

        Snacks and beverages 24 hrs a day

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

        Pool Bar with local and imported beverages

        Gym

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

        Unlimited non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages    

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

        Daily activities

        Nightly Singles Happy Hour    

        Live nightly entertainment    

        Includes

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

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

     

  • 10/12/2012 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.

     

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

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

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

    SandalsWhitehouse European Village& Spa 

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

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

     

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

    Land Only   from   $1155.00*

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

    All-inclusive, Beaches, Butler sevice, Concierge sevice, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Family Vacations, Fun, Swimming Pools, water falls

    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.)

  • 8/21/2012 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.

     

  • 8/10/2012 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

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    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

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

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    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)

     

  • 7/26/2012 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.

     

  • 7/5/2012 3:08:25 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    All-inclusive, Beaches, Caribbean, dancing, Dolphin Encounter, golf, Honeymoons, Music, Paradise, Parties, Romance, snorkeling, spa, Swimming Pools

    Be Live Canoa  Dominican Republic

    The Hotel Be Live Canoa is an All Inclusive 4-star hotel situated right on the beachfront in the Dominican Republic. Our resort is perfect for family holidays, with its swimming pools and Spa. At the same time, the short distance that separates it from the city makes it an ideal hotel for urban tourism in the heart of the Caribbean.

    The resort is right on Bayahibe Beach, in the Dominican Republic, less than 20 minutes from the island's main access routes, like the international airport and the port, both are 30 kilometers away from the hotel.

    Due to its location, the beach is one of the main attractions of the Hotel Be Live Canoa, in the Dominican Republic, as well as its Spa. But that is not all, the guests at this  resort can enjoy nature in the surrounding area, with the Eastern National Park, 500 meters, and Saona Island, on the coast of Bayahibe.

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

    INCLUDES: 4 nights, Be Live Canoa, all-inclusive  resort & hotel transfers.

    BONUSkids 12 & under stay & eat free.

     Land Only from $255.00 (Airfare Additional.)  

     

      

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

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

    Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa 

     

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

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

    Airfare additional

    Land Only from $595.00*

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

  • 6/28/2012 12:33:23 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Adults Only, All-inclusive, Archeological sites, Beaches, Couples, dancing, diving, eco tours Dolphin Encounter, Fun, Honeymoons, Paradise, Parties, Romance, shopping, snorkeling, Swimming Pools

    Excellence Riviera Cancun 

     

    Treat yourself to both an active and relaxing stay at this 4 and a half star all-suite All-Inclusive resort catering to adults only. It is situated along a coconut palm-lined beach between exciting Cancun and trendy Playa del Carmen.

    Of the 6 lake-style swimming pools, 2 are heated in winter. Kayak, sail, and windsurf in ocean waters. If you're a diver, head just off shore to the world's 2nd largest barrier reef. The resort also has 2 lighted tennis courts, bicycles, and a fitness center. The world-class spa has a new twist on the front door: a swim-up entrance. Mayan archaeological sites and eco-adventure attractions, such as cenotes (underground rivers), are in the area.

    Call Islands 888-554-7526 or 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 water sports
    Hotel tax & service charges 
    Adults-only hotel
    save up to 45%
    MY TIME EXCLUSIVE save 40% on a romantic dinner on the beach & more.
    Ask your agent for details on all My Time inclusions.
    Airfare not included.

    Land Only   from $575.00*

  • 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*

  • 6/13/2012 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*

     

  • 6/12/2012 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*

  • 4/11/2012 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!

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

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

     

    Paradisus Punta Cana Resort ****

     

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

    BONUSUnlimited golf.

    CallIslands888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink.net

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

     Airfare Additional.

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

     

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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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