by Dream Vacations on June 12, 2014

All-Inclusive Apple Vacations

What does it mean to “Go All-Inclusive”?

All-Inclusive means you can truly relax and indulge on your vacation, because it’s all included for one incredible price. Apple Vacations packs just about everything in our all-inclusive vacation packages — including transportation, your hotel stay, meals and drinks. Vacationers love the financial predictability of all-inclusive getaways, because our ‘one price buys all’ means you get to leave your wallet at home.

 

 

 

So, what’s included in an All-Inclusive Apple Vacation?

• Roundtrip airfare
• Your hotel stay
• Rountrip transportation to and from the airport and your hotel
• An Apple Vacations representative, in resort, to assist you
• Meals, snacks, soft and alcoholic beverages
• Non-motorized watersports at most resorts
• Daytme activities along with nightly entertainment
• All tips

What’s does going All-Inclusive mean to you?

• Relax and let your worries float away, because everything is already paid for.
• Enjoy what you want, when you want it, without the hassle of planning, budgeting or coming home to a stack of credit card bills.
• Indulge in a culinary experience, all the drinks you want, live entertainment and many resort & beach activities.

Are All-Inclusive resorts all the same?

No. Many resorts go above and beyond what you might expect, offering a wide range of specialty restaurants serving gourmet cuisine plus abundant international buffets, premium-brand alcoholic beverages, room service, supervised kids’ clubs and world-class spas. Even avid cruisers may want to re-think their vacation options when considering the cost differential between a cruise and a land-based all-inclusive vacation.

by Dream Vacations on June 10, 2014

In March of this year, AMResorts signed its latest resort contract, which extends the company’s reach to Panama with Dreams® Buenaventura Panama Resort & Spa. The deal will push the company over the 15,000 room milestone. AMResorts also recently agreed to welcome Zoëtry® Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun this winter. The company will assume operations of the resort this June, with its official rebranding coming in December. AMResorts is also slated to take over management of Dreams® Sands Cancun Resort & Spa, with the official rebrand set for September 1st.

“AMResorts’ success is deeply rooted in the ongoing quest to meet our customers’ and owners’ needs,” said Gonzalo del Péon, AMResorts President. “Continuing to evolve our product and having more resorts in more places travelers want will remain a priority.”

As a leading resort-management company, AMResorts secured seven contracts in one year, five of which are new developments:

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2014 Openings:

Dreams® Sands Cancun Resort & Spa: The existing Grand Oasis Viva property will undergo extensive renovations and adaptations to meet the Dreams Resorts & Spas Unlimited-Luxury® standards. The property, featuring 650 feet of white sand beachfront in the southern end of Cancun’s vibrant hotel zone, 441-rooms and the Unlimited-Luxury® experience, will officially be rebranded on September 1.

Zoëtry® Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun: AMResorts will assume operation of this intimate 35-room resort in June 2014, officially rebranding the property under AMResorts’ luxury boutique brand, Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, in December 2014. Guests can enjoy casual elegance and panoramic views of gorgeous sunsets at the property’s award-winning, family-owned Casa Rolandi Restaurant, featuring extraordinary North Italian-Swiss Cuisine by renowned chef, Daniele Müller.

Dreams® Las Mareas Costa Rica: Occupying a private white sand beach cove surrounded by lush jungle, this 447-room family resort, opening in November 2014, will feature seven world-class restaurants, bars, a nightclub, Core Zone for teens and Explorer’s club for children, plus a Dreams Spa by Pevonia®.

Secrets® Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort: AMResorts’ sophisticated, adults-only Secrets brand will launch this all-inclusive property in November 2014. Situated on 2.3 miles of gated beachfront property on the Yucatan Peninsula, many of the 424 rooms will have an ocean view. The resort will also feature a signature Greg Norman golf course.

New Build Properties in the Cancun / Rivera Maya Region:

Secrets® Akumal Riviera Maya: The luxurious 425-room couples’ resort is situated on Akumal Beach, one of the “Top 25 Beaches in the World”, as voted by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2013. The property is set to open in December 2015.

Breathless® Petempich Riviera Maya: Scheduled to open in December 2015, this 500-room resort property is the second under AMResorts’ new Breathless brand of all-adult, luxury all-inclusive resorts appealing to singles, couples and friends, and is located a short 15-minute-drive from Cancun International Airport.

AMResorts Enters its Sixth Country:

Dreams® Buenaventura Panama Resort & Spa: Located in an exclusive community of luxury villas and high-end resorts minutes away from Rio Hato International Airport, the 500-suite property offers stunning views of lush gardens, lagoons, a white sand beach and the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Design par-72 championship golf course. Buenaventura will be managed under AMResorts’ Dreams luxury family resort brand and is slated for completion in 2016.

Upon completion, these newest additions will take the grand total of AMResorts’ branded hotels to 39 with a combined 15,138 rooms in 15 markets across Mexico, Costa Rica, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Panama.

Additionally, AMResorts continues to be recognized as an industry leader, receiving several accolades in multiple arenas in the past year alone, including:

Zoëtry® Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya earned the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award for the eleventh consecutive year &endash; the longest streak in Mexico’s Riviera Maya region. Secrets® Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun was also named a recipient of the honor for the first-time. The property is one of only two adults-only, all-inclusive resorts to hold the AAA Five Diamond recognition.

by Dream Vacations on June 4, 2014

SECPM_MasterSuite_Swimout_2BThe new Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf and Spa resort is opening November 15, 2014 in Playa Mujeres, Mexico. Playa Mujeres is just 10 minutes north of Cancun. You will fly into Cancun airport to visit this hotel. It is easily accessible to downtown Cancun. The hotel is NOT located on the island of Isla Mujeres so you do not take a ferry to get to this resort.  Playa Mujeres is home to both the Excellence and the Beloved Hotel, both are amongst the highest rated hotels in Cancun. This area will be home to three of the finest all inclusive hotels anywhere!

The Secrets is brand new construction and the rooms will have stunning views, free WiFi and international calling, 24 hour room service and a fully stocked mini bar. The Secrets Playa will also have the Preferred Club level rooms to add a little extra service level to luxury accommodations.

SECPM_MasterSuite_Bedroom_2ASecrets hotels offer award winning gourmet dining with no reservations required. The hotel will have 6 bars and offer premium drinks and an extensive wine list. As with all Secrets hotels you can expect world class service and a top notch entertainment regardless of room category you book. The hotel offers a world class Spa and you can enjoy complimentary greens fees at the Playa Mujeres golf course.

If your looking for top quality adult only hotel. Look no further ! The new Secrets Playa Mujeres is going to be one of the best. Call now to get a great deal on this new hotel !

by Dream Vacations on

christmas 2014Christmas will be here before you know it and what better way to celebrate the holidays than an all inclusive beach vacation! Pack your bags and fly south this winter as you celebrate on the beach! Dig your toes in the sand, sip a fruity drink and spend this Christmas in the Caribbean!

Cancun, Mexico
Riu Caribe $1274 per person
Iberostar Cancun $1356 per person
Secrets Playa Mujeres *adult only $1383 per person
Sandos Cancun $1659 per person
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Ocean Coral and Turquesa $974 per person
Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar $1101 per person
Now Jade Riviera Cancun $1243 per person
Secrets Silversands *adult only $1438 per person
Cozumel, Mexico
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel $718 per person
Melia Cozumel $731 per person
Iberostar Cozumel $851 per person
Secrets Aura *adult only $1144 per person
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Riu Vallarta $865 per person
Dreams Villamagna $1158 per person
Marival Resort and Suites $1179 per person
Iberostar Playa Mita $1198 per person
Los Cabos, Mexico
Riu Santa Fe $969 per person
Barcelo Grand Faro $1027 per person
Dreams Los Cabos $1572 per person
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro $886 per person
Now Larimar $985 per person
Dreams Punta Cana $1098 per person
Majestic Elegance $1318 per person
Jamaica
Riu Ocho Rios $1169 per person
Iberostar Rose Hall Beach $1437 per person
Riu Palace Tropical Bay $1663 per person
Secrets St. James *adult only $1810 per person

 

HOTEL ONLY-Prices valid for 7 nights stay Dec 20-27, 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 6/3/14 and do not include airfare. In most cases children ages 12 and below will receive a reduced rate.

 

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"VFMLID=55090528"The ocean is calling for some family fun this summer break! Soak up some rays, kayak in the ocean, float in a pool or relax in a lounge this summer with your all inclusive resort vacation! All meals and drinks included, plus daily and nightly activities, will make this summer’s vacation the easiest and best yet! Give us a call today to add airfare from your city.

Cancun, Mexico
Barcelo Costa Cancun $826 per person
Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe $980 per person
Riu Palace Las Americas $1183 per person
Sandos Cancun $1253 per person
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Riu Playacar $868 per person
Iberostar Tucan $959 per person
Now Sapphire $1134 per person
Riu Palace Mexico $1218 per person
Cozumel, Mexico
El Cozumeleno $569 per person
Iberostar Cozumel $665 per person
Occidental Grand Cozumel $749 per person
Secrets Aura *adult only $1008 per person
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Riu Jalisco $665 per person
Barcelo Puerto Vallarta $785 per person
Riu Palace Pacifico $854 per person
Iberostar Playa Mita $945 per person
Los Cabos, Mexico
Riu Santa Fe $784 per person
Sandos Finisterra $931 per person
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas $1127 per person
Dreams Los Cabos $1386 per person
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Bavaro Princess $658 per person
Grand Palladium Punta Cana $798 per person
Riu Palace Bavaro $931 per person
Dreams Palm Beach $1057 per person
Jamaica
Riu Ocho Rios $936 per person
Iberostar Rose Hall Beach $1162 per person
Hilton Rose Hall $1329 per person
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica $1386 per person

 

HOTEL ONLY-Prices valid for 7 nights stay July 26-Aug 2, 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 6/3/14 and do not include airfare. In most cases children ages 12 and below will receive a reduced rate.

 

by Brandon Smith on June 3, 2014

Vacation payment plans are available when booking your All Inclusive Vacation and there are a couple of important factors that will determine what payment plan is available. Those factors include information such as how far in advance are you making the reservation and what type of reservation you are booking such as with or without airfare. Below are some examples of possible Vacation Payment Plan options that we have available.

With our top All Inclusive tour operators such as Apple Vacations and Funjet Vacations, the first thing to know is that all final payments are always due at 45 days prior to travel. So no matter what type of trip you are booking, whether it’s a Hotel Only reservation or a Charter Air and Hotel Package or simply booking a 3 day weekend on the beach with commercial airline tickets, if you are scheduling a trip to leave in the next 45 days when you call in to book your trip you can expect to pay in full.

If booking your vacation for more than 45 days in advance (which we will recommend for any type of popular travel season), you will always have an option to only pay the minimum deposit due. The deposits due on All Inclusive Vacations can and will vary depending on the tour operator your trip is booked with as well what type of trip you are purchasing. Below are the possibilities of deposits you will see;

Charter Air and Hotel Packages: Deposits as low as $50 and up to $125 per person

Commerical Airlines with Hotel Package included: Deposits as low as $100 per person for Contracted Flights or up to the full cost of each airline ticket in full

Hotel Only Reservations: Deposits as low as $50 and up to $125 per person

Right now is a great time to book your summer vacation since you can get better prices and availability as well as only pay a deposit now and then make payments toward final balance being due. With Tax Returns right around the corner, invest in your family fun by booking your next All Inclusive Vacation!

 

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