“When I admire the wonder of a sunset, or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
I love a good sunset. Especially when I am on vacation. I thought I would put together a quick list of some great
Sunset destinations. They are in no particular order and of course all of these destinations have wonderful hotels and
many more activities to offer. The following three destinations offer some of the best Sunsets in the World.
You would have to start with Hawaii. Just about any Island will do, but Maui and Kaui are wonderful. I have also seen some marvelous sunsets on the Big Island. Due to the far west location of the Hawaiian Islands the sun sets right in your lap. The backdrop makes Hawaii one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit and view some wonderful sunsets. Hawaii has a little of everything to offer. Each island is unique but they are all simply beautiful. Hawaii is very easy to get to from the west coast but it is a long flight time from the Midwest or East Coast. DO NOT let the long flight time keep you from visiting. Hawaii is the most sought after vacation in the world. Booking a trip to Hawaii can be challenging so call us today and we can help you plan the perfect Island or Multi Island Hawaiian vacation.
Cabo San Lucas is Lands End where the famous Los Cabos arch is located. At sunset the catamarans make their way around the arch to view some truly spectacular sunsets. A sunset cruise in Cabo is a must do. Cabo has some wonderful all inclusive hotels and a world class marina. The are has world class nightlife and is considered the best deep sea fishing in the World. Cabo is widely known for it’s fishing, nightlife and great golf but it’s greatest asset is the sunsets. Come visit beautiful Cabo and be sure to take a sunset cruise during your stay !
Located on the west end of Jamaica is Negril. Negril sunsets are special to all who have witnessed. The Negril sunsets are unique compared to other places in the world. It might be the location but there is no denying the sunsets are therapeutic and calming to both the body and soul. Negril sunsets have a crazy orange hue caused by the salt particles in the air over the Caribbean. The high cliffs provide great viewing for the late sunsets. When in Jamaica Grab a Red Stripe or some Appleton Rum and sit back and view one of natures wonders. Sunset in Negril.
If your looking for great sunsets then this should get you started. Many other destinations offer great sunsets but these are my top 3. All of these destinations offer world class hotels and are easy to fly to. Each destination will have plenty to offer during the day time but as the sun begins to set you better have a camera handy. The Sun will set much faster then you think so be ready and have a camera ! Call us today to help you find the perfect trip.
The new Breathless Punta Cana had their grand opening and it was a huge success. The resort had little to no issues opening weekend. Most hotels always have a few kinks wehn they first open so this is a great start for what is expected to be Punta Cana’s hottest new hotel!
This new hotel is offered by AM Resorts the same company that offers Dreams, Secrets, Zoetry, Now and Sunscape hotels. Breathless is an adults only hotel with a more active vacation experience. Breathless offers 720 luxury suites with 24 hour room service and 24 hour concierge service. The hotel has 9 restaurants and 8 bars and lounges. Each room has a private balcony or terrace, in suite Jacuzzi, Wifi, Flat screen TV, fully stocked min bar and turn down service. The grounds has 5 pools, 2 whirlpools a full service spa and indoor theatre.
If your looking to have a little more energy and excitement then the typical adult only hotel then Breathless is for you.
The hotel is catering to a more active nightlife and more exhilarating activities to provide a more vibrant vacation experience. AM resorts is a leader in the all inclusive hotels and all of their brands are wonderful. Punta Cana does not have a lot of options in adult only hotels so this is a welcome addition to a wonderful beach destination.
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Domincan Flavors is an excursion in Punta Cana. See the real Dominican Culture exploring the mountains, sugar cane and cocoa bean plantations. You will see the art of fine cigar making and a typical Dominican home. You will end your adventure
on a secluded beach for some boogie boarding and snacks.
It includes the transportation on a safari truck. All snacks and drinks. Your boogie board and an
English speaking guide. It will last about 5 hours and will take about 30 minutes to arrive from most hotels.
A few tips
Comfortable clothes & shoes, and don’t forget to bring:
Hat, sunglasses & sun block
Bathing suit, beach towel, camera,
Money for shopping or tips
Get out of your hotel and come explore the beauty of Punta Cana, Dominican Repulic.
My first trip to the Secrets The Vine in Cancun, Mexico was right after it had opened. This is a new adult only all inclusive hotel in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone. It is Secrets first hotel in Cancun and they have set the standard. I have been to most of the top rated adult only hotels and to many of the Secrets and this was my favorite. Keep in mind this hotel had only been open for two weeks so I was not expecting everything to be perfect, but it was!
The minute you walk in to this hotel you realize you are in for a treat. The Lobby features Cancun’s first fireplace. They actually call it the living room not the Lobby. It is a gorgeous modern looking hotel with an enormous glassed in wine cellar. Check in was a breeze. We stayed in the Preferred club rooms so our butler came down to greet us, collect our bags and bring us to our room. The rooms at the Vine are the best ! They are very modern and HUGE. When you open the door the lights turn on and the lighting is all programmed for relax mode or reading etc. all controlled digitally with panels in each part of the room. The first thing you notice is the huge glass shower with dual shower heads. The room has enough closet space to stay for a month. The sliding glass doors are huge and they lead to an enormous furnished balcony with the best views in Cancun. You actually have an ocean view from the bed ! The linens are super nice and the bed was so comfortable. The best part of the room is NO marble floors! Most hotels have marble floors so you often need a pair of ice skates to get around your room. These floors are some sort of wood/pergo flooring. They are beautiful and SAFE. I know people say they do not care about the room but when you are doing an adult only hotel the quality of the room should be at the top of the list and the Secrets The Vine rooms are incredible.
Time to Eat ! Secrets has the best dining plan in the industry. All ala carte dining with NO reservations required. You are not on any agenda and you do not have to deal with certain seating times for dinner or some silly coupon that shows you have a reservation. The food is superior to ANY all inclusive hotel chain in the world! We ate at the Grill, the Peruvian restaurant and the Caribbean restaurant. It’s all gourmet and they start each meal with a nice refreshing pallet cleanser. The food is wonderful and the service is even better. Every restaurant also has an outside dining option. I have never seen this at any hotel. Indoor and outdoor seating at every restaurant. The Caribbean restaurant is only outside dining but it is a roof top restaurant with stunning sunset views. The hotel also has 24 hour room service and when they deliver they bring in a table complete with a white table cloth for you to eat on. It is like having your own little dining room and when your done they come get the table and you have your huge room back. During the day at the pool area the Chefs come out all at once with plates of appetizers and bring them to all the guests. We were in the pool and all of a sudden about 15 chefs come running out to the pool area with piles of tasty treats. I also thought it was very neat how accessible the Chefs were. At many of the restaurants the Chef actually delivers your entree and they come out to check on you at the end of your meal. If you are into Wine then the Vine is your hotel. They have wine tasting in the lobby area everyday and they offer the most impressive wine list I have ever seen. They also have a sommelier on site that runs the wine tasting and at dinner will help you with your wine pairing. I thought the house wines were excellent but they have any type of wine or champagne you would need. They do not try to sell you the more expensive wines and you are always welcome to sample before you purchase a bottle.
The beach is a huge with white fluffy sand and beach waiter service. The hotel has 3 pools in the main area and the private preferred club pool. The new Secrets does not have a swim up bar. This was a nice change compared to nearly all other hotels. No need for a swim up with the waiter service at the pool. It also made the pool area more enjoyable and clean ! The service around the pools and the common areas was magnificent. The Secrets is a high rise hotel so it is so easy to get around. From the Lobby you have five bars within a 2 minute walk. The elevators are fast and we never waited for more then a minute or two.
My return trip was even better! I always say the second trip to a hotel is always your best. The food, the views, the rooms and the amazing service, we had to go back! The rooms are my favorite. They are very modern with a laminate flooring, NO TILE! The mini bar was stocked every day and the maids showed up early so you had access to your room in the afternoon.The hotel is so easy to manage. No walking, everything is an elevator ride away. The lobby area is just perfect and it has a real “at home” feel. The lobby coffee shop is a real hit and always has fresh doughnuts in the morning and cold cuts in the afternoon and evening. The Ala’Carte restaurants were spot on and the room service was much improved! My favorite restaurant was the Italian. Ask for Jimmy he was the best.
The Entertainment team is the best in the business and every one of them remembered us from our previous stay! They host a night on the town at different clubs each night so you will see more of Cancun with preferred seating and special rates. This hotel really has it all and the service is incredible. I will return to The Vine next year and probably for many years to come. Experience adult all inclusive travel at it’s finest. Call us and book Secrets The Vine.
I truly believe that your second vacation to the same hotel is always the best and your third is even better and so on. Once you find the hotel you like at the price point that fits your budget keep booking it. Often the hotel might have a little higher rate but book it anyways. I understand we all have a budget but saving a few hundred dollars is not worth the thousands you are paying to have a wonderful vacation.
On the second trip you understand how the hotel operates their meal plans. The entertainment team and the activities that are offered and most often you will see the same smiling faces as your last trip. No wasted time after check in trying to find where everything is located or decide where to have dinner. You can often request the same room as your previous trip.
We all like to try new hotels and I appreciate that we hate paying more for the same trip we have already taken. What is the value of buying a vacation that you KNOW you are going to enjoy? All brands are not the same and locations are not created equal so if you have a hotel that you have already had a good experience at, Book It Again. Call us and we can help.
Cabo is famous for The Arch, it’s sunsets and beautiful Medano Beach. This Sunrider Sunset Cruise will let you see them all in one cruise. You board your catamaran on dock 4 at the marina in Cabo. The cruise will take you along Medano Beach and then cross over to the famous arch with the sea lion colony and world famous “lovers beach. Be sure to bring your camera!
You will get a great view of the hotels along the beach and of course a close up look at the Sea Lion Colony that lives on the rock formations at “lands end”, the arch. The captain will make his way to a calm cove for a buffet dinner that has been prepared right on the catamaran. Drinks are included, even frozen margaritas ! As the sun sets the dancing starts and you will meet many new friends. The sunsets in Cabo are remarkable and this is a great way to see the beautiful sites of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.