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Posted August 7, 2012 by
I just returned from Riu hotels new Palace in Cancun, The Riu Palace Peninsula.  The hotel towers over the other hotels in this part of Cancun.  It is a stunning structure and you see it the minute your transfer hits the hotel zone.  Once you enter the...
aruba 3
Posted August 2, 2012 by
Aruba is home to some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world.  Powdery white sand and beautiful turquoise seas combined with a warm tropical breeze makes Aruba one of the top destinations in all of the Caribbean.  The weather is perfect year-round wi...
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Posted July 16, 2012 by
Opening Aug 2012 the brand new Secrets The Vine will give the AM resort brand their first adults only luxury all inclusive in the Cancun hotel zone! Newly built the property features 495 luxurious guest rooms, all with ocean views, private balconies, ...
Sunset at Lands End
Posted June 21, 2012 by
Cabo San Lucas is located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula on the west coast of Mexico.  Cabo is known for it's exciting nightlife and it's world class deep sea fishing but Cabo also is home to some of the best Sunsets in the world.  Lands End and Los A...
thanksgiving book early
Posted April 10, 2012 by
Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel weeks of the year with an estimated 43 million travelers.  If you are planning a vacation around Thanksgiving  you better book early to find the best deal and enjoy the best vacation. The best flights a...
by on April 9, 2012 |

On my Hawaii vacation, I had a chance to stay at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The Sheraton is an open air hotel located on the Kona coast.  It is surrounded by ancient lava flow and feature a 200 foot waterslide.  The hotel also has two championship golf courses next door at the Kona Country Club.

I stayed in the Ocean/Poolview room and it was very nice.  The Sheraton hotels have very comfortable beds and offer a nice fluffy robe and slippers in each room category.  I did see the oceanfront rooms and they were much larger with an unobstructed view of the ocean.  The hotel has a huge waterslide and a nice pool area but it does not have a beach.  You can not access the beach directly from the hotel due to the lava flow.

The food was excellent but the real highlight is The Manta Ray Bar.  You can get a view of an amazing Hawaii sunset and then wait for the Manta Rays to come in after dark.  The bar has a flood light out in the ocean and once the sun goes down the Manta Rays come in to feed. This is one of those things you have to see for yourself to really appreciate.

I took a scuba trip that I booked through the hotel and it was excellent.  The weather was a bit overcast but the rays and dolphins did not seem to mind.  Some of the people in my group played golf at the Kona Country club.  They have two courses within walking distance of the Sheraton.  The courses were amazing as with most of the golf courses in Hawaii.

I highly recommend this hotel for your Big Island Hawaii vacation.  The pool, rooms, view and location are super and no hotels on the Kona side will have a sandy beach.  If your ready to visit Kona, head to the Sheraton Keauhou.

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