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swimming with sharks
Posted April 16, 2012 by
Not long ago I had the pleasure of taking part in the Marinarium Excursion in Punta Cana Dominican Republic. At first, I was a little apprehensive since I am deathly afraid of sharks. At first you board a glass bottom catamaran for a short trek do...
ocean blue resort punta cana
Posted April 13, 2012 by
When I toured the Ocean Blue Resort in Punta Cana, I was very satisfied with the overall atomosphere and cleanliness of the property. The resort seemed to be geared more toward American travelers with plenty of dinning options, large pools and the resort ...
Island of Maui
Posted April 11, 2012 by
This will be the first in a series of blogs about my recent two week trip to the "Islands of Aloha".  In all the trip was truly a once in a lifetime experience. Our first island was Maui. Upon first landing we realized somewhat cool and breezy tempera...
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.

by on April 6, 2012 |

The Grand Palladium Jamaica is located only 40 minutes from Montego Bay Airport.  Just far enough to escape but close enough to head to the “hip strip” for a night on the town.  Palladium hotels are known for their excellent value and this property has been one of the best deals in all of Travel.  The Grand Palladium Jamaica is a shared facility with the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton.

The resort has 450 rooms and 7 ala carte restaurants, a casino and the largest pool in Jamaica.  The standard room is a Junior suite with a hydro massage tub and a sofa sleeper.  The rooms have a fresh clean design and they do have some very affordable room upgrades.

The Grand Palladium Resorts offer a wide variety of activities for all ages.  Adults will enjoy activities at the pool and beach, first class sports facilities and water sports such as kayaking, snorkeling, and deep sea fishing. The Boogie Woogie night club features shows and live music late into the evening.  The Palladium is family friendly and offers plenty of daily and evening programs for the kids and they even offer a Mini Disco in the early evening.

This hotel is great for families, couples, honeymooners, weddings and groups.  If your looking to get a real bang for your dollar, call us today and book a trip to The Grand Palladium Jamaica.