Very few times in my life have I been able to take advantage of “The best of the best” anything. I mean lets face it…many of us have to budget everything we do…gas, groceries, movie night out, even our vacations. Working for the best travel agency out there I’ve been blessed with a vacation to a resort that was and still is “the best of the best”. In the fall of 2011 my husband and I went to the Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. It was out of this world. I have never been pampered the way I was there. Champagne & a cool towel when we checked in, personal butlers, swim up bars in the pool, fabulous food (restaurants and buffets), beautiful suites, and Star treatment all the way. Very few places in my day to day life do I get called “Mrs. Collins” everywhere I go. Never before had I experienced anything close to it. I felt like a queen for a week. I never wanted to leave. Before we went I had been told by the agents I work with to go to the “best” for our first vacation. Well, it paid off. I’m completely sold on the Iberostar brand.
With that said, when it came time last spring to decide where we were going…let’s just say it wasn’t rocket science. Of-course it would have to be Iberostar, but where? We would love to return to the Riviera Maya, but we also want to see other countries if possible. So with a lot of research we landed on… Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro in Punta Cana, DR. Currently it is ranked #1 out of 67 top resorts in Punta Cana. Here are a few of the headlines of the most recent reviews. “Paradise”, “Simply Spectacular”, “Totally Recommend!!!”, “Wow-what an amazing place”, and my favorite “Ultimate Luxury!”. In May of 2012 we got to experience perfection…yet again. The hotel was absolutely beautiful. The staff was outstanding. The suites were, again, luxurious in every way. Whirlpool tub overlooking the room balcony which overlooks the garden courtyard. Bathrobes & slippers. On-site 18 hole golf-course. Complimentary snorkeling, which my husband took advantage of everyday. Two pools with “bali-beds” around them…where I spent most of my time reading a good book. A replica of the Spanish Galleon which was a music bar docked right next to an outdoor dance floor. Picture it…listening to romantic music and dancing under the stars. We were king & queen for 7 days. Again…we didn’t to come home.
The talk among many at both resorts was the same…Iberostar is the best all inclusive you can go to. I know some will disagree and that’s ok. Everyone’s preferences are different and there are many other resort brands that are just as incredible. But my heart lies with Iberostar. If you’re looking for a 5+ star resort located in Mexico, Jamaica or the Dominican Republic call one of our vacation specialists today and we’ll set you up with a trip you won’t want to come home from.