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by on May 14, 2013 |
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Waterparks have become a very popular request for family vacations and even adults. Finding a quality waterpark at a hotel is pretty tough. The Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas has the most impressive waterpark I have ever seen but if you’re looking to save a lot of money and still have a great waterpark then come and stay at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa located on Rose Hall beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

The Hilton is home to Sugar Mill Falls, the newest and most spectacular water attraction in Jamaica. The water park has a huge lazy river, a thrill slide, cascading waterfalls and lagoons. It has three terraced pools over rock foundations and a bridge to watch it all. When it is time for a refreshment go spend some time at the swim up bar. The park also features concierge service to cater to your every need.

The Hilton Rose Hall is an all inclusive hotel and is composed of two 7 story towers and is located on 1800 foot of secluded beachfront. The hotel also has an onsite 18 hole championship golf course. The hotel offers six restaurants, a fitness center and a full service Spa. The Hilton’s Kids club is wonderful and is for ages 4-12 years old and it is complimentary with your stay.

The Hilton Rose Hall in Montego Bay is a wonderful option for those looking for a waterpark, golf, great food and an amazing beach. Call us today and let us get you a wonderful deal on your Jamaican vacation!

by on May 7, 2013 |
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For all of you travelers that have been to an Iberostar property and keep going back we have great news! Iberostar has just announced their first resort on the west coast of Mexico set to open December 2013! Known for their quality, in the Caribbean and eastern Mexico that keeps travelers coming back, vacationers should look for forward to the new All Inclusive Iberostar Playa Mita opening in Puerto Vallarta. Located in the Riviera Nayarit, Mexico this all-inclusive resort is located in Playa Mita on a beautiful beach facing the Pacific Ocean and is just 45 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Designed as a getaway for couples and families alike, Iberostar Playa Mita will offer an extensive list of amenities for guests of all ages and interests. Iberostar Resorts are our top selling All Inclusive Resorts at Dream Vacations from the Caribbean side of Mexico (Iberostar Paraiso Maya) to the Dominican Republic (Iberostar Bavaro all suite resort) all the way to Montego Bay Jamaica (Iberostar Rose Hall complex)!

Known for its gourmet cuisine, Iberostar once again shows its passion for dining with four specialty restaurants offering a variety of cuisine, ranging from Japanese and Mexican to Gourmet fine-dining and an American-style steakhouse. The resort also offers a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner; snack bar, several cocktail bars and 24-hour room service.

Evenings at Iberostar Playa Mita will be just as fun as days in the sun, with different entertaining shows featured nightly at the resort’s theater, and an adults-only disco playing chart topping hits late into the night. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a more laid back evening of cocktails and conversation at the hotel’s main bar. Iberostar Playa Mita will also give special attention to its littlest guests. Children ages 4 – 12 can make new friends and lasting memories at the Kids Club, where they’ll play games, make arts & crafts, participate in sports and much more. The resort also offers a separate Kids Pool and Splash Park.

Golfers can hit the links at the Litibu Golf Club, conveniently located onsite. This 18-hole, oceanfront, championship course, designed by Greg Norman, wows with stunning views of the Pacific. The undulating greens will be a challenge for golfers of all levels and will serve as a perfect golfer’s paradise, whether it’s a family of sport enthusiasts or it’s a friends’ getaway. After hitting the greens, guests can cool down and continue to take in the unforgettable sights with a poolside drink at the swim up bar.

Starting this December The Iberostar Playa Mita offers travel for those who want someplace that has something for everyone from great kids club, championship golf course, plenty of excursions in the area, or just a place to lay back and enjoy a great relaxing vacation lounging on the pool or beach. If you like experiencing new resorts this is definitely the resort to check out.  If you have never been to the west coast of Mexico, the Iberostar Playa Mita is the perfect place visit the Pacific coast of Mexico for the first time. From the golden brown beaches to the amazing scenery this is a destination everyone should check out families and couples alike! I personally cant wait to see this resort myself with my 8yr daughter.

by on May 6, 2013 |
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When starting to plan for an all inclusive vacation, the first thing to consider is where you want to go.  That simply means, it’s your vacation, it’s your time and it’s your money so where do YOU want to go?  Many people call me without really thinking about this question.

Brandon In JamaicaAs we both know there are a ton of different hotel options and many overall destination options, so how do you narrow down your search?  Well, first of all think about the location and not the specific hotel.  Would you rather go to Mexico or the Caribbean?  Let’s say for the sake of argument that you want to go to the Caribbean.  There are many islands in the Caribbean but not all islands are geared toward all inclusive stays.  So, do you want an all inclusive resort that provides all of your meals and drinks?  If so, don’t waste your time with small islands like St. Thomas or even the Bahamas because there are few all inclusive resorts in those areas.  You should focus more on places like Punta Cana or Jamaica which have a ton of all inclusive hotel options.  Also, more options typically means the better the price.

Next you need to start thinking about what you want out of this vacation.  What is most important to YOU, the beach?  The pool?  The room?  Everyone is different and although many resorts offer similar services, some resorts are geared more towards families with kids while others may be focused more on families with teenagers and so forth.  How can you tell if the hotel is geared more towards younger kids or teenagers?  Well, that’s exactly why you call us.

From this point, be sure to know what dates or at least what date range will work best for your family.  Once you know the dates and destination, you are ready to call an expert to get help in picking out the best resort to meet your needs and expectations.  Flexibility is good but too much flexibility will just muddy the water, so have some destination ideas, know what you want out of your vacation and give us a call to help you find the perfect resort.

by on May 5, 2013 |
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Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a Mexican civic holiday held on May 5th to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The date is observed nationwide in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride and many all inclusive resorts in Mexico offer celebrations throughout the day. So whether you are in a Mexican resort on the beach or just heading home from work, pour yourself a shot of tequila and toast to the beautiful beaches, wonderful people and amazing heritage and history that Mexico has to offer. And next year make sure you celebrate this day sipping your tequila on a stunning Mexico beach!


by on May 2, 2013 |
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Looking back on all the places I have stayed over the years, the Dreams Puerto Vallarta stands out as one of the most unique, tropical, and secluded hotels I have ever been to, especially in Mexico. It had an old world charm that is often lost in the sterile feeling, contemporary, mega-resort style that has been springing up all over the region over the past decade or so. There is a large hillside that sits off of the back side of the property and the surrounding countryside along Banderas Bay is very scenic, especially at night.

This trip was my first to the west coast of Mexico and I was surprised at how clear the water was, which I wasn’t expecting. The beach is a little different than the Carribean’s sugar white, powdery sand beaches, with startlingly clear turquoise water, but it was more enjoyable than I had anticipated. I would highly recommend both Puerto Vallarta in general as well as the Dreams Puerto Vallarta specifically to anyone looking for a great beach destination outside of Cancun, Riviera Maya, Punta Cana, or Jamaica.

by on April 23, 2013 |
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A visit to Costa Rica is a must do once in your life!  From the stunning Pacific beaches to the wonderful Costa Rican culture, this country is not to be missed.

The first thing to think about while planning a trip to Costa Rica is the beach!  If white sand beaches and clear Caribbean waters are what you are after, Guanacaste Costa Rica not the area you want to look.   Stunning emerald green Pacific waters set the west cost of Costa Rica apart from the rest.  Water sports abound with kayaks, jet skis, paddle boarding and even surfing an option.  While brown and even whiteish sand beaches can be found in Guanacaste, the majority of the beaches are very unique with their black volcanic sand.  Pacific waters offer great waves for play but have no fear swimming to your hearts delight, unlike Cabo San Lucas, Mexico the beaches in Costa Rica are generally safely swimmable.

Costa Rica could easily be called the land of excursions. Take advantage of one of their great beachfront all inclusive resorts for your days off to lay by the pool and beach but in this tropical destination you’ll want to get out and explore.  Volcano’s, mud baths, bird watching, monkeys and more are just a day trip away! Well known for their adventure sports you can white water river raft, zip lining from tree top to tree top, waterslide through the mountains, ride ATV’s or horses and more! Be sure to check out the beautiful west coast sunsets with a catamaran sunset cruise.

With Guanacaste being the dryest region in Costa Rica you can expect little to no rain during the months of mid-November through April. The rainy season will brings showers May through mid-November and the mountains will be covered in green!  With warm weather year round, Costa Rica is the perfect place to plan your winter or spring trip withouth having to worry about a chill in the air.

Costa Rica is gaining popularity and after your first trip you’ll see why!  Pura Vida means a Good Life and is the motto of this amazing country.  After your visit you’ll be anxious to book your return!