Apple vacations uses a rating system based upon apples. The minimum Apple rating is a 2 red apple and the highest rating is a 6 golden apple.
Red apples are the rating designated by Apple vacations to indicate quality of the hotel. Ratings are given based upon a multitude of factors: hotel services offered, quality of the beach, quality of the food, room quality, etc.
Golden apples are ratings given by you, the travelers. When Apple vacationers provides Apple with many excellent reviews about a hotel, the hotel is then given a golden preferred status. This is to help you know what travelers just like yourself are saying about the resorts.
Just because a hotel does not have a golden rating does not mean it is a bad hotel. Some resorts have not been open long enough to have earned a golden rating. The ratings are also periodically reviewed and changed to meet the current opinions of travelers and to reflect any changes a resort may have recently gone through. This is the reason a resort may have been a golden rating when you went there and now it is a red apple, or vice versa.
When in doubt, give us a call! Since we specialize in these hotels we can give you feedback from our own clients as well as personal opinions about the resorts we have visited ourselves.
As all of us know already, tax refund time is right around the corner. As a mother of two, the first thing I think of is paying off all my debt. Then I would stash some in savings and spend a little bit on myself.
A great idea for those who have already starting booking their next vacation or for those who are just beginning, refunds are a great opportunity to get those vacations paid in full. Maybe even upgrade your room category if your vacation is already paid in full.
As a lot of you know already, the sooner you book the better rate you will receive. We do also offer options when booking that does not require the full balance of the vacation up front, just a minimal deposit. Then the remainder of the balance would be due 45 days prior to travel.
Another great idea for the last minute travelers without their passports, go apply and get them expedited for a minimal fee.
A lot of people are already booking their spring break vacations and availability is limited, so don’t feel that waiting last minute is going to get you a better rate. Very rarely you will find last minute deals. You will actually find that if you would have booked them sooner, with just that minimal deposit, you could have saved hundreds!
Call us today and get that deposit made to secure the lowest rate possible and then pay the balance when your refund arrives!