• Barbados

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

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    My Trip to Barbados 2013

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

  • 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.

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

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    Jade Mountain Resort

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

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

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    Huahine – Tahiti Unspoiled

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

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

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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

     

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

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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.

     

  • 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".  

     

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

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

    Atlantis Beach Tower 

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

     Land Only from $395.00*

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

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    COSTA RICA Your way

    LUXURY HOLIDAY WITH ADVENTURES

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • 8/9/2012 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.

     

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

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    Atlantis, Paradise Island               4 nights  $631

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    Atlantis, Paradise Island               4 nights  $631

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

     

    4 nights from $1155*

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

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

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

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

     Airfare Additional.

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

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    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

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    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*

  
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