Miscellaneous


by Dream Vacations on

hawaii islandsCan you guess how many letters are in the Hawaiian alphabet? Thirteen.. Here are some interesting facts about the Hawaiian alphabet for you!

  1. There are no consonant clusters in the Hawaiian language.
  2. Hawaiian words must always end with a vowel.
  3. Hawaiian words must have at least one vowel.
  4. An okina ( ‘ ) is a glottal stop – it is also considered a consonant, so only appears between vowels.
  5. The kahako ( ¯ ) makes vowels longer, so it occurs only over vowels.

hawaii-resortThe Hawaiian alphabet consists of thirteen letters: the five vowels and eight consonants, the consanants being: h, k, l, m, n, p, w, the eighth is the okina ( ‘ ) – its sound is the glottal stop that occurs between “oh-oh”. The vowels have two sounds, stressed and unstressed, as follows:

a, as in water

e, as in wet

i, as in bit

o, as in obey

u, as in pull

a, as in ah

e, as in hey

hawaiian resorti, as in police

o, as in bow

u, as in open

Two vowel combinations usually merge as a diphthong, some examples being:

ou, as in soul

oi, as in loiter

ae, like “y” in my

ei, as in veil

ai, like “i” in light

golf in hawaiiau, like “ou” in out

ao, like “ow” in how

There is no “s” in the Hawaiian language; to Pluralize a word, you must put na before the word. Example:

pua – flower / na pua – flowers

maka – eye / na maka – eyes

‘ilo – dog / na ‘ilio – dogs

There are other ways to pluralize, but this is the easiest for this pronunciation lesson. So now that you are familiar with the Hawaiian alphabet, time to start planning your next big vacation to the most beautiful islands in the world!

by Dream Vacations on May 22, 2014

cozumel mexico beachCozumel Mexico is located just 5 miles off the Yucatan coast. It is very accessible to the Riviera Maya and Cancun, Mexico. Described by Jacque Cousteau as the best diving area in the World ! The famous Plancar Reef is trhree miles offshore and is renowned for its underwater clarity of up to 150 feet. Cozumel is a divers and snorklers paradise.

Cozumel also has wonderful beaches. On the eastern side of the island the beaches are gorgeous white sand. Between the north and south hotel zones on the island’s west coast you’ll find the vibrant city of San Miguel, population 90,000. This safe, extraordinarily friendly Mayan/Mexican community has somehow managed to retain its own customs and cultural identity despite the increasing influx of visitors.

cozumel mexico snorkelingSan Miguel, in fact remains one of the very few places left in the Mayan Riviera where visitors can truly experience and even become involved in traditional Yucatecan culture. It’s also a great place for shopping and sampling a wide variety of Mexican, Yucatecan and international cuisine.

If your looking for world class water sports, great beaches and wonderful accomodations Call me and lets talk Cozumel !

by Dream Vacations on May 13, 2014

thanksgivingAre you dreaming of an all inclusive Thanksgiving holiday in 2014?  Now is the time to book!  Let someone else cook and clean this holiday season with all of your meals, beverages and entertainment included in one easy package! We’ve rounded up some amazing all inclusive resort deals, just call to add airfare from your city. Give your family a Thanksgiving they’ll never forget and give us a call today!

Cancun, Mexico
Golden Parnassus *adult only $616 per person
Riu Caribe $896 per person
Crown Paradise Club Cancun $1099 per person
Iberostar Cancun $1146 per person
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Ocean Coral and Turquesa $623 per person
Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya $812 per person
Dreams Puerto Aventuras $896 per person
Iberostar Tucan $938 per person
Cozumel, Mexico
El Cozumeleno $585 per person
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel $623 per person
Iberostar Cozumel $656 per person
Occidental Grand Cozumel $775 per person
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Royal Decameron Complex $434 per person
Riu Vallarta $616 per person
Riu Palace Pacifico $791 per person
Marival Resort and Suites $812 per person
Los Cabos, Mexico
Royal Decameron Los Cabos $658 per person
Riu Santa Fe $735 per person
Melia Cabo Real $917 per person
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas $1085 per person
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Bavaro Princess $602 per person
Ocean Blue $714 per person
Majestic Colonial $847 per person
Dreams Palm Beach $945 per person
Jamaica
Sunset Beach Resort $665 per person
Hilton Rose Hall $791 per person
Riu Ocho Rios $882 per person
Grand Palladium Jamaica $1008 per person

HOTEL ONLY-Prices valid for 7 nights stay Nov 22-29, 2014 and based upon adult double occupancy. Prices include transfers to/from the destination airport, all meals and beverages, nonmotorized watersports(at most resorts) and taxes. Prices valid as of 5/7/14 and do not include airfare. In most cases children ages 12 and below will receive a reduced rate.

by Dream Vacations on

4th of JulyEnjoy summer the right way by heading to the beach! July 4th weekend is the perfect time to leave your worries behind and enjoy some pure R & R. Great deals are available but you’ve got to act fast! July 4th is less than 2 months away! Check out these great all inclusive resort deals and give us a call today to package it with air from your city!

Cancun, Mexico
Golden Parnassus *adult only $520 per person
Iberostar Cancun $668 per person
Riu Palace Las Americas $716 per person
Paradisus Cancun $800 per person
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Grand Bahia Principe Tulum $436 per person
Iberostar Paraiso del Mar $504 per person
Dreams Puerto Aventuras $616 per person
Now Sapphire $708 per person
Cozumel, Mexico
El Cozumeleno $344 per person
Iberostar Cozumel $388 per person
Occidental Grand Cozumel $436 per person
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel $456 per person
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Golden Crown Paradise *adult only $364 per person
Riu Vallarta $400 per person
Iberostar Playa Mita $440 per person
Marival Resort and Suites $520 per person
Los Cabos, Mexico
Riu Santa Fe $452 per person
Melia Cabo Real $528 per person
Sandos Finisterra $536 per person
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas $648 per person
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Bavaro Princess $388 per person
Iberostar Punta Cana $444 per person
Riu Palace Bavaro $544 per person
Now Larimar $628 per person
Jamaica
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica $480 per person
Riu Negril $520 per person
The Jewel Dunn’s River *adult only $572 per person
Grand Palladium Jamaica $676 per person

 

HOTEL ONLY-Prices valid for 4 nights stay July 3-7, 2014 and based upon adult double occupancy. Prices include transfers to/from the destination airport, all meals and beverages, nonmotorized watersports(at most resorts) and taxes. Prices valid as of 5/13/14 and do not include airfare. In most cases children ages 12 and below will receive a reduced rate.