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Secrets Hotels in Montego Bay Jamaica
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Secrets Resorts Montego Bay Jamaica

I have recently returned from a wonderful trip to the Secrets hotels in Montego Bay, Jamaica. We stayed on the Secrets St James side in an ocean view room. The complex is made up of the two hotels with full exchange privileges. The entire complex is oceanfront with a gorgeous beach area with views of some of the most wonderful sunsets I have ever seen. We spent every evening watching them from our balcony before we went to dinner.

There are several nice pools within the complex with swim up bars and pool side waiter service. Each had plenty of chairs and several activities planned through out the day. The beach was perfect with plenty of chairs and umbrellas. The ocean was nice and calm and was great for swimming and snorkeling.

Most of the restaurants are located on the Secrets Wild Orchid side in sort of a “main street” set up with shops and a coffee shop. I was not that thrilled with their breakfast buffet but it did have a lot to offer. You can also try room service for breakfast. I truly love Oceana and the Seaside Grill for lunch. These are two of my favorite restaurants for lunch and dinner. I love the Ala’ carte lunch menu and they are conveniently located right next to the pool. They offer the best dining for couples looking for ambiance and a more intimate dining experience.

Each night the entertainment team had something going on and they offered a free shuttle to Margaritaville. They had a beach party sponsored by Margaritaville. It was a ton of fun and they had great music and drinks.

I truly loved this hotel and I am a huge fan of Jamaica. No language barrier, great Jamaican food, Appleton Rum and Blue Mountain Coffee. Don’t forget about the wonderful music ! Ya-Mon  Call us today and come visit the Secrets hotels in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Peace, Love and Respect!

Secrets Wild Orchid Pool
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Dreams Sugar Bay


Let Dream Vacations help you book an Apple Vacations trip to St. Thomas!  We are excited to announce a new addition to AM Resort’s with the opening of Dreams Sugar Bay St. Thomas Resort & Spa, Dec 21st, 2014. This will be the 13th property for the award-winning Dreams Resorts & Spas brand.

AMResorts took over operation of the 294-room Sugar Bay Resort & Spa on July 1, 2014, at which point the resort will begin renovations to bring the property to meet the Unlimited-Luxury standards for Dreams Resorts & Spas. This project includes the upgrading of all guest rooms, including 100 rooms to be renovated for the Preferred Club level.

As with all Dreams hotels the Sugar Bay will be family friendly with an excellent kids program. The hotel has magnificent 360-degree views of the Caribbean Sea and access to the best beach in St. Thomas. The Dreams Sugar Bay will be All Inclusive with spacious rooms and suites, 24-hour room service and concierge service.  The resort has gourmet a la carte dining options and specialty restaurants with unlimited international & domestic top-shelf spirits.  The Explorer’s Club for kids has supervised day and evening activities,.  The entertainment team will offer endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment.

This is a great brand and an amazing destination ! Call us today and come experience all the benefits of unlimited luxury in St Thomas !


Dreams Sugar Bay pool



Dreams Sugar Bay view

Book Now Resorts Today!
by on November 19, 2014 | No Comments »
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Now Resorts Jade Pool
Now Resorts are under the AM Resorts collection which features Now, Dreams, Secrets, Zoety, Sunscape and the new Breathless brand. They are located in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.  Originally, I believe the plan was to have Now Resorts be a step down from the Dreams brand but with their excellent facilities, room categories and food quality they have surpassed all expectations and are atop the review boards.

Now Resorts are very family friendly but with oceanfront rooms and a preferred club program they are also wonderful for honeymooners, anniversaries or even a spa vacation.  Here is a little information on each hotel.


Now Larimar in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is a new construction with fabulous ocean view rooms. The hotel has a world class spa and great golf options. The Explorer Kid’s club offers fully supervised activities – freeing up mom and dad to have some fun on their own!


now jade riviera cancun

Now Jade in the Riviera Maya of Mexico sits along 2600 feet of crystal white sand and has a wonderful location to get off property and really take in the wonders of the Maya. Like all the Now hotels great rooms and preferred club options are available.




Now Sapphire

The Now Sapphire in the Riviera Maya of Mexico is set in a tropical landscape with a gorgeous wheat colored beach. The Sapphire is a AAA Four Diamond award winning hotel so you know it is going to deliver on a super vacation for families or couples. The meal plan is the same as all the Now hotels so no waiting in line to make reservations or dining every night in a buffet!


Now Amber

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta, Mexico  is an all-new haven in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. It welcomes couples, singles and families. The hotel is perfectly situated on a golden sand beach showcasing infinite views of the sapphire water of Banderas Bay. You have access to a pristine, beautiful beach as well as exciting water sports, movies on the beach, yoga, ocean trampoline, kayaking, snorkeling, complimentary greens fees at championship golf courses, Vista Vallarta Club de Golf and Marina Vallarta Golf Club, and much more.

Any of the Now Resort will provide you with a wonderful vacation experience. Call us today and we can help you determine which Now hotel is best for you.

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Nothing is more romantic than a beautiful sunset. If you are looking for a great vacation with gorgeous sunsets Cabo San Lucas Mexico and Negril Jamaica are two great destinations.Cabo San Lucas Mexico Sunset Cruise

Cabo San Lucas Mexico boast some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen! It is located on the west coast of Mexico. Your sunset cruise will leave the marina and make it’s way around the Arch or Lands End. As the sun sets the colors in the sky will amaze.
Have your camera ready it happens much faster then you would think!
Cabo San Lucas also has all of our major all inclusive hotel brands so finding the perfect hotel is easy and affordable. Cabo also offers some of the best deep sea fishing and golf courses in the world so come see the wonders of Cabo San Lucas Mexico,

Ricks Cafe Sunset Cruise Montego Bay JamaicaAnother wonderful destination to take in a sunset is in Negril Jamaica. Negril’s west end is world renowned for it’s beautiful sunsets and the West End Cliffs of Negril have many bars and restaurants
that cater to the sunset crowds. When in Negril go and visit Rick’s Café, The Rockhouse Restaurant or Ivan’s at Catch A Falling Star to take in these beautiful sunsets and enjoy a good meal or drink. You can stay
on a beautiful beachfront hotel and go view the sunset in the evening or book a hotel located on the cliffs.

If your looking for a vacation with a little romance and gorgeous sunsets give us a call !

The New Riu Palace Jamaica
by on September 10, 2014 | No Comments »
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Riu Palace Jamaica roomI just returned from a trip to the new adults only Riu Palace Jamaica in Montego Bay. This hotel is only 10 minutes from the airport and is located next to the Riu Montego Bay. The Palace is a fairly small hotel with only 238 rooms built in a U shape. I just loved how easy it was to get around the resort. It took us only 3 minutes to get from our room to any part of the hotel.

Our room was very nice with a jacuzzi tub and large balcony. We had a view of the main pool and a partial view of the ocean. Room service was in early and did a wonderful job. The mini bar service does offer Miller Lite in case you need a break from the traditional Red Stripe beer. The balcony looks over the main area of the hotel so they are definitely not as private as other hotels. We did like being able to see what was happening and we actually watched 2 different shows from the comfort of our balcony.

I thought the food was great. NO RESERVATIONS were required for dinner. This is a huge change on the normal Riu Palace dining process and we were able to dine where and when we wanted each evening. I thought Krystal was the best a l carte restaurant but I truly enjoyed each of them. The main buffet is where you will eat for breakfast and lunch. The buffet offered everything and the service was very good. The room service menu is very limited, however they do have food in the Aqua (sports) Bar available 24 hours a day.

Riu Palace Jamaica pool


The hotel has 2 pools. One pool has a swim up bar and both have pool waiter service. The beach here is beautiful and the water was always calm and inviting. This is not a long stretch of beach that you can walk along but more of a little pocket that you can swim and snorkel in. Bring your floatable and lounge in the ocean. The water is so calm and much more refreshing then the pool water.



This hotel is pretty active at night and can be a little loud due to the size and layout. If you like small hotels that are easy to manage and a nice calm ocean this is the place for you. I have been to many Riu hotels and this one ranks right at the top for me. You do see some airplanes come by 4-5 times per day but it did not bother me a bit, I actually enjoyed seeing them. Call me today and let me send you to Paradise in Jamaica.


Riu Palace Jamaica beach

Riu Palace Paradise Island Bahamas
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Riu Palace Paradise Island PoolI just returned from a wonderful vacation at the Riu Palace Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Paradise Island and Cable Beach have wonderful turquoise water and white sandy beaches! The Riu is located right next to the Atlantis and you can access the Atlantis 100 yards from the Riu Lobby.

The Riu Palace is a high rise building with wonderful ocean views. I had an oceanfront room with a huge balcony and an amazing view. The room was big and the bed was very comfortable. Our mini bar was stocked daily and the maids were in early each day to clean and get us fresh towels.

The pool at the Riu is a little on the small side but they keep it very clean and it did have plenty of chairs. You do need to get out early if you want to reserve the best chairs. If you’re a beach lover this hotel sits on an amazing stretch of white sandy beach and the water is as pretty as I have ever seen! You do need to deal with the vendors but we all need to make a living and a simple no Thank you would send them on their way.

Riu Palace Paradise Island RoomI really enjoyed the buffets. The servers were excellent and for dinner they had a different theme each night. We dined at three of the Ala Carte restaurants and Krystal was our favorite. Kevin was our waiter and the
food matched the amazing service! The 24 hour sports bar has snacks all day and night and they also offer 24 hour room service.

The entertainment team was super and we enjoyed the daily activities as well as the evening shows. We spent our days on the amazing beach or out snorkeling and sight seeing. Stuarts Cove is great for all snorkeling, snuba, scuba and more. This is one of the few dive shops that offer shark feeding trips. In the evening time you can enjoy the great show at
the Riu or head over to the Atlantis for the night.

This is not the best of the Riu Palace hotels but it is one of the few All Inclusive hotels in Nassau and by far the best All Inclusive on Paradise Island. The Bahamas is beautiful and the Riu has a marvelous location and a wonderful staff.
Call me today and I can help with your next Bahamian Vacation !