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by on July 4, 2013 |
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If you’re looking for the perfect excursion, a trip to Saona Island is a must do on your Punta Cana vacation!

Start your trip with a catamaran sail, relax on the deck and soak up some rays  while enjoying the stunning scenery.  Upon arrival to Saona Island it’s your choice how to spend the day!  Enjoy the shallow turquoise waters and float the day away or relax in a hammock under the shade of a palm tree.  If activity is what you’re after, join in a game of beach volleyball or dance merengue till you drop!  With delicious barbeque lunch included and beverages too (even the adult kind) you won’t have a care in the world on this beautiful excursion.  Wrap up the trip with an exhilarating speed boat ride to a natural swimming pool in the middle of the ocean where you can search for starfish and swim in the shallow waters.

From start to finish this excursion has it all!  The perfect  way to enjoy the beautiful beaches and waters of Punta Cana, book your Saona Island excursion today!

by on June 27, 2013 |
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Many people don’t think about adding extra’s when booking an All Inclusive Vacation, so I would like to share one add-on that you might want to consider. When booking an All Inclusive trip with Apple Vacations or any other vendor, your transportation is normally included to and from your resort/hotel, but be sure to ask how far the resort is from the airport. Some resort/hotels could be 1 to 2 hours from your arrival airport and you could stop numerous times before arriving at your hotel which is really the last thing most people want to do when just stepping off a 4 or 5 hour flight.

One option I would like to recommend if flying into Cancun and staying in the Riviera Maya area would be adding non-stop transfers for only $30.00 per person. Non-stop transfer includes your transportation to and from the airport with no stops on the way but may also have other families that have also added the non-stop transfer to the same hotel/resort.

If you would like a little more privacy, then I would recommend upgrading to a Private non-stop transfer for $50.00 per person which includes the same service but would just be the two of you or your entire family. When adding one of these options to your trip you can be for sure that you will arrive at your hotel a lot sooner than expected. This is a great service to consider when traveling on a special occassion like a honeymoon or anniversary trip or maybe if you have young children and just need to get them from point A to point B as quickly as possible.

by on June 21, 2013 |
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Jamaica has three different main areas that we offer all inclusive resorts in.  We have resorts in Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios.  When traveling to Jamaica it’s important to know the difference in these three areas to help decide where might be best for your family to stay.


Ocho Rios
:  In Ocho Rios there is a little down town area with an open air markert for shopping and site seeing.  A lot of cruise ships will arrive into Ocho Rios and drop tourists off for the day.  The most popular excursion/adventure in all of Jamaica is “Dunn’s River Falls.”  Basically Dunn’s River Falls is a natural flowing spring that flows out of the mountian side making slide like formations that are smooth enough to slide down right into the water below.  Many people spend hours at Dunn’s River with their kids.  Ocho Rios is the furthest area from the airport, taking about an hour and a half to get there.  A great family resort in Ocho Rios would be the Sunset Jamaica Grande or the Riu Ocho Rios.  If you are wanting to go with a more upscale adult only property, I highly suggest the Couples Sans Souci resort.

by on June 19, 2013 |
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Jamaica has three different main areas that offer all inclusive resorts.  We have resorts in Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios.  When traveling to Jamaica it’s important to know the difference in these three areas to help decide where might be best for your family to stay.

Negril Wedding CoupleNegril:  Negril has the best beaches in all of Jamaica, the “Bloody Bay” and “7 mile beach.”  In Negril you will find hotels such as the Couples Negril or Couples Swept Away as well as the Riu Palace Tropical Bay and the Riu Negril.  For sunset weddings, this is where you would want to be, many resorts here will offer multiple weddings per day.  Also for the adventure seeker, there’s a place called “Ricks Cafe” which is a bar/restaurant that is built on a cliff side that locals will dive from!  These guys dive from as high as 150 feet in some cases.  The trick is, you gotta tip them and the more you tip, the higher they go!  I myself decided to take the plunge into the ocean from Ricks Cafe but I only jumped from about 15 feet, high enough for me because nobody was giving me a tip to go higher!  Negril is a little over an hour from the airport.

by on June 17, 2013 |
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Jamaica has three different areas that we offer all inclusive resorts in.  We have resorts in Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios.  When traveling to Jamaica it’s important to know the difference in these three areas to help decide where might be best for your family to stay.

Montego Bay, JamaicaMontego Bay:  Montego Bay is the area closest to the Airport and this is where your flight will arrive.  If you are looking for a 3 or 4 night stay, we would recommend picking a resort within in this area because your transfer will be shorter.  Bascially meaning that you will have more time on your vacation and less time traveling.  Within the last couple of years, a lot of the name brand resorts have built properties in Montego Bay.  Hotels such as the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, the Riu Montego BaySecrets Wild Orchid and the very popular Grand Palladium Jamaica/Lady Hamilton so there are a lot of nice properties to chose from.  It only takes about 20 minutes to get to most Montego Bay resorts from the airport.

by on June 13, 2013 |
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The destination most people have never heard of I would consider the “The diamond in the rough” on the West coast of Mexico, Its Huatulco! Most of you have probably never heard of it but its something well worth looking into for your next All Inclusive Mexico trip. Known as the city of bays (9 in total) offers 22 miles of picturesque golden sand beaches, and some very nice deluxe modern resorts. Huatulco has some of the top hotel chains in the industry such as Secrets, Dreams, Barcelo, and Real resorts, so there’s a resort for everyone from families to Honeymooner’s. The bays in Huatulco make it a water sports lovers dream snorkeling, water kayaking, and sailing to name a few, not to mention a 18 hole championship golf course for all you golfers out there.

So if you love beautiful beaches, great mountain views, plenty of excursions, and lots of water sports or if you are looking for that “Diamond in the rough” for your next vacation Huatulco just might be the place for you. Families to Honeymoons to just a relaxing trip to true authentic feel of Mexico destination I think you will be surprised what this destination has for everyone. And I am looking forward to this being one of my places to visit in the very near future!
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