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by on March 25, 2013 |
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The new RIU Palace Peninsula is their top of the line 3rd generation RIU Resort located in the heart of Cancun is a family friendly All Inclusive resort now with an exclusive adult only villa section. This new adult only Villa Section is not like the rest of the high rise resort, it only sits three story’s tall and are all villa suites with Jacuzzi’s. It has a private adult only villa section pool ( topless optional ) so no worries about kids running around while you are trying to relax.
One of the best parts of this brand new resort is everything that comes with your stay here from the dining, beaches, and exchange privileges with all three other RIU properties in Cancun including the RIU Caribe, the RIU Cancun, and the other RIU Palace Las Americas. Great for honeymoons, anniversary’s, and romance. So if you are Looking for an adult only and one of the newest resorts in Cancun with tons of activities, exchange privilege’s, and still be able to get away to your own villa for quite time this is definitely the resort you should be looking into!

by on March 6, 2013 |
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Summer vacation is just around the corner and the deals are heating up!  If you’re dreaming of sunny skies, sparkling waters and luxurious beaches now is the time to turn that Dream into a reality.  Call us today to add airfare to your city and take advantage of these great specials!

Cancun, Mexico
Golden Parnassus *adults only $616 per person
Crown Paradise Club Cancun $700 per person
Riu Caribe $889 per person
Iberostar Cancun $969 per person
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Ocean Maya Royale *adults only $532 per person
Grand Bahia Principe Akumal $658 per person
Grand Palladium White Sands $763 per person
Dreams Puerto Aventuras $938 per person
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Royal Decameron Complex $427 per person
Golden Crown Paradise *adults only $560 per person
Riu Vallarta $692 per person
Dreams Puerto Vallarta $833 per person
Los Cabos, Mexico
Hola Grand Faro $616 per person
Riu Santa Fe $767 per person
Melia Cabo Real $882 per person
Barcelo Los Cabos $959 per person
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro $483 per person
Ocean Blue $560 per person
Grand Palladium Palace $637 per person
Now Larimar $770 per person
Jamaica
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica $658 per person
Grand Palladium Jamaica $714 per person
Riu Negril $888 per person
The Jewel Dunn’s River *adults only $910 per person

 

Prices valid for 7 nights June 22-29, 2013 and based upon adult double occupancy. Prices include transfers to/from the destination airport, all meals and beverages, nonmotorized watersports and taxes. Prices valid as of 2/5/2013 and do not include airfare.

 

by on March 6, 2013 |
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Christmas deals can go fast!  Book early to save big on your Dream all inclusive vacation! Call us today to add airfare from your city and lock in your trip with just a deposit. Get the best prices and specials by booking now!

Cancun, Mexico
Riu Cancun $1384 per person
Iberostar Cancun $1473 per person
Golden Parnassus *adults only $1502 per person
Riu Palace Las Americas $1619 per person
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Sandos Playacar $1025 per person
Ocean Coral and Turquesa $1108 per person
Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar $1276 per person
Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun $1422 per person
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Grand Palladium Vallarta $951 per person
Riu Vallarta $1142 per person
Riu Palace Pacifico $1457 per person
Dreams Villa Magna $1611 per person
Los Cabos, Mexico
Riu Santa Fe $1112 per person
Melia Cabo Real $1423 per person
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas $1581 per person
Dreams Los Cabos $2009 per person
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Ocean Blue $996 per person
Melia Caribe Tropical $1108 per person
Majestic Colonial $1275 per person
Now Larimar $1312 per person
Jamaica
Sunset Jamaica Grande $1098 per person
Riu Ocho Rios $1412 per person
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica $1428 per person
Iberostar Rose Hall Beach $1673 per person

 

Prices valid for 7 nights Dec 22-29, 2013 and based upon adult double occupancy. Prices include transfers to/from the destination airport, all meals and beverages, nonmotorized watersports and taxes. Prices valid as of 2/6/2013 and do not include airfare.

by on February 20, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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As a travel agent, when traveling to various All Inclusive Resort locations for my own personal vacations, I find myself always comparing places I have been to before and the place I am currently staying at. Last year my wife and I had the opportunity to travel to the brand new Secrets Vallarta resort in Puerto Vallarta Mexico in October and here is my honest travel agent review.

First of all the location of the resort is ideal for anyone wanting to be able to go into downtown Puerto Vallarta for site seeing, shopping, night life etc. A taxi from the resort to the Malecon which is the board walk is only $6 each way and it takes about 10 minutes or so with traffic. Upon pulling into the drive way of the Secrets Vallarta you will immediately see the high rise luxury appeal with a modern architecture. The Secrets Vallarta is connected to a property called the NOW Amber which is also a brand new luxury resort but the NOW Amber will accommodate all ages of travelers including kids while the Secrets Vallarta is fully Adult Only.

The lobby of Secrets is very nice with a private check in provided for all guests, lobby bar with refreshments waiting and upon entering the resort you are immediately greeted by their amazing friendly staff. The resort has elevators all throughout the property so it’s very easy to navigate and get around. At night, the resort bings in local musicians for entertainment in the lobby and keep in mind that this is again two resorts side by side built as one big hotel with the NOW Amber having thier own identical lobby and entertainment as well.

The pool area is great with the main pool having a wooden deck around it that you can lay out on in a lounge chair that’s only steps away from the sand! They have swim up pool bar, pool side grill restaurant (Barefoot Grill) and they even have swim up room categories that can be purchased. The swim up rooms have a little pool off of the patio that you step right into that is shared by all ground floor rooms in the building your room is located in. Swim up rooms are little more expensive than the standard category but for my wife and I a swim up is perfect! We like to lay out by the “pool” and not have to leave the room for anything, even the wait staff will bring drinks and food right to your door step. Overall the rooms are very nice and elegant but if I had one complaint on the standard room types, the balconies on the upper floor rooms were pretty small. And again, that is my only complaint on the rooms. Very large space, very modern, jacuzzi, double sinks, awesome shower.

The beach at this resort is beautiful to look at and inviting to take pictures of amazing sunsets but, the sand in the ocean is more like a little gravel bar. Not to the extent of really needing boat shoes but not a bad idea. It’s not a long walking beach because of how close the resort is located to town, but again very beautiful. The food in the restaurants was very good, the gourmet restaurant is the nicest of all with amazing steak and fish options along with gourmet dinning from various cultures. Food is tough to give a review on because everyone is different but overall on a 1-10 scale, I give the food a 7 or 8.

Here’s the overall skinny on this resort: Location is great for being close to town. Beach is okay but not great. Rooms are amazing but small balconies. Food is very good, but adults will go to the family resort next door for some restaurants. Staff is fantastic. Nightlife pretty slow but the hotel was just opened when we traveled so the occupancy was really low (go to downtown for night life). Pool area is great and swim up rooms are well worth it. If you are looking for a great honeymoon or anniversary location in Puerto Vallarta, this is the resort I would personally recommend over almost anything else out there.

by on February 15, 2013 |
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I like a great beach but I love a great pool.  I spend most of my day pool side so I think  pools are a key factor when selecting your all inclusive hotel.  Here are a few all inclusive resorts that have really cool pools.

The Iberostar Paraiso Maya and Iberostar Paraiso Lindo in the Riviera Maya of Mexico actually share an enormous lagoon style pool.  The pool has an amazing swim up bar, ample seating and shaded lounge chairs.  The pool winds through the complex starting with a lazy river and a wave pool and ending up at the beach access.

  

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas in Cabo San Lucas Mexico.  Look at the view !   Not the biggest or the newest pool but the view is to die for.  Sip on a cool drink as you look out to Lands End.  The Palace swim up bar has the same view of the Arch.  The Riu Santa Fe is a moderate priced hotel next door but it also boasts some amazing pool views as well.

  

The main and quiet pool at the Iberostar Grand Paraiso in the Riviera Maya of Mexico.  The Grand has an amazing inifinity pool with a swim up bar and food service one of the most photographed pools in Mexico but their quiet pool might be one of my favorite pool hangouts ever!  You usually have the entire pool and wait staff to yourself !

  

Dreams Punta Cana  located in Punta Cana,  Domimican Republic.  The Dreams showcases one of the largest free form pools anywhere.   The pool winds its way from the lobby down to the beach and is complete with waterfalls, a swim-up bar and venues throughout.  Each person seems to get their own little pool area so even though the pool is enormous it feels very private.

  

Many of our hotels have incredible pools these are just a few that I thought I would highlight.  The adult only hotels have some wonderful set ups and many of our top family friendly hotels have child waterparks, waterslides and more.  Call me and we can find the right pool for you.

by on February 11, 2013 |
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