by Dream Vacations on October 9, 2014

Secrets Puerto Los Cabos


New all inclusive resorts are a great way to save money and take the luxury vacation you’ve been dreaming of! Taking advantage of grand opening specials is the perfect way to whisk the family off to a tropical destination without breaking the bank. With All Inclusive travel becoming more and more popular there are new resorts opening every year! Check out some of our favorite new all inclusive resorts and give us a call to book your stay today!

Cancun, Mexico

Dreams Sands Cancun  Dreams Sands Cancun – Opened Sept 2014



Secrets Playa Mujeres  Secrets Playa Mujeres – Opening Nov 15, 2014



Riviera Maya, Mexico

Generations Riviera Maya  Generations Riviera Maya – Opened Feb 2014



Los Cabos, Mexico

Secrets Puerto Los Cabos  Secrets Puerto Los Cabos– Opened Dec 2013



Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Iberostar Playa Mita  Iberostar Playa Mita-Opened Dec 2013



Montego Bay, Jamaica

Riu Palace Jamaica  Riu Palace Jamaica –  Opened Dec 2013



St. Thomas, USVI

Dreams Sugar Bay  Dreams Sugar Bay – Opening Dec 25, 2014



Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Dreams Las Mareas  Dreams Las Mareas – Opening Nov 1, 2014




Riu Palace Antillas  Riu Palace Antillas – Opening Oct 11, 2014





by Michelle Collins on September 30, 2014

Apple Vacations 2014 Crystal Apple Awards

Apple Vacations Best of the Best 2014!

Apple Vacations Crystal Awards have become some of the most honored awards handed out in the travel industry. Winners are chosen by hundreds of thousands of travelers just like you who complete the Apple Vacations satisfaction questionnaire. These following resorts, brands and destinations work very hard to pleasure us all with everything they offer from food and beverage service, nightly entertainment, cleanliness, exceptional staff & destination knowledge on a daily basis. If you want the Best of the Best, here they are!



Apple Vacations Best All-Inclusive Family Resort

Located near the charming fishing village of Punta Mita, the IBEROSTAR Playa Mita welcomes families, friends & couples to make the most of this all-inclusive resort. Endless activities, excellent dining & unlimited relaxation gaurantee an unforgettable getaway.

Best Staff & Service – Mexico
Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

Welcoming couples, friends & families to an Unlimited-Luxury escape with luxurious amenities, lavish accommodations & pristine facilities. The resort is perfectly situated on a golden sand beach showcasing infinite views of the sapphire waters of the Banderas Bay.

Best Staff & Service – Caribbean
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar, Don Pablo Collection

Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar, Don Pablo Collection is an adults-only resort situated within the Grand Bahia Principe Complex. Guests will receive exquisite treatment from the staff that has been trained to meet guests’ highest demands. Relaxation gauranteed.

Riu Palace Costa Rica

Best Staff & Service – Central America
Riu Palace Costa Rica

Riu brings its luxurious Palace Level brand to beautiful Costa Rica! Fully prepared to provide the best service to its customers, it includes four swimming pools (one with a wet bar), Jacuzzi, gym, steam bath & wellness center and Renova Spa with different treatments and massages.

Best Staff & Service – Hawaiian Islands
Kaua’i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach

The only resort on Kalapaki Beach,the sand bottom beach is perfect for all ocean activities. The resort has the largest swimming pool in Hawaii, complete with 5 full-size jacuzzis. Hawaiian Sand Dollars Promotion gives you every 4th night free PLUS daily buffet breakfast for two.

Best All-Inclusive Hotel
IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall

Set in an idyllic spot on the Caribbean island of Jamaica, this is a fabulous adults-only all-inclusive resort. Magic is the sensation that envelops you as soon as you arrive. Preferred service, elegance & luxury exemplify days of relaxation, sports, celebration.

Best Hotel Chain: Secrets Resorts & Spas

Step into a world of attentive hospitality, dynamic upscale accommodations and amenities & pristine beaches as your vacation begins at a Secrets Resort. These stunning adult-only, all-inclusive beach resorts offer the best in unforgettable romance whether your destination is Riviera Maya, Montego Bay or Punta Cana.

Best Destination: Cancun

Modern luxury, world class hotels, glitzy restaurants, nightclubs & gorgeous white sand beaches make Cancun Mexico the gateway to your Dream Vacation. All tastes are catered to in this Caribbean paradise from ultra-posh & chic to funky & laid back. Cancun hotels are Mexico’s most popular beach vacation destination!

by Dream Vacations on September 10, 2014


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Christmas is coming and you don’t want to miss your opportunity to celebrate at the beach this year! Being one of the most popular weeks of the year for travel flight and hotel availability won’t last long. Spend this holiday season with your feet in the sand enjoying the ocean breeze. All-Inclusive resorts include all your meals, drinks and even activities so you can relax and enjoy more time with your family! Check out these great all inclusive resorts specials and save even more by packaging it with airfare! Give us a call to customize your vacation today!


Cancun, Mexico
Riu Caribe $1168 per person
Crown Paradise Club Cancun $1411 per person
Riu Palace Peninsula $1616 per person
Sandos Cancun $1750 per person
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Grand Bahia Principe Tulum $1072 per person
Ocean Coral and Turquesa $1194 per person
Riu Palace Mexico $1597 per person
Iberostar Paraiso Lindo $1616 per person
Cozumel, Mexico
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel $850 per person
El Cozumeleno $861 per person
Iberostar Cozumel $925 per person
Secrets Aura *adult only $1295 per person
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Riu Jalisco $919 per person
Barcelo Puerto Vallarta $1130 per person
Iberostar Playa Mita $1245 per person
Riu Palace Pacifico $1262 per person
Los Cabos, Mexico
Riu Santa Fe $987 per person
Royal Solaris Los Cabos $1379 per person
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas $1501 per person
Dreams Los Cabos $1795 per person
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Bavaro Princess $1082 per person
Iberostar Dominicana $1207 per person
Riu Palace Punta Cana $1376 per person
Grand Palladium Bavaro $1463 per person
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica $1202 per person
Riu Negril $1307 per person
The Jewel Dunn’s River *adult only $1356 per person
Iberostar Rose Hall Beach $1505 per person


HOTEL ONLY-Prices valid for 7 nights stay Dec 21-28, 2014 and based upon adult double occupancy. Prices include transfers to/from the destination airport, all meals and beverages, nonmotorized watersports(at most resorts) and taxes. Prices valid as of 9/9/14 and do not include airfare. In most cases children ages 12 and below will receive a reduced rate.




by Dream Vacations on

Riu Palace Jamaica roomI just returned from a trip to the new adults only Riu Palace Jamaica in Montego Bay. This hotel is only 10 minutes from the airport and is located next to the Riu Montego Bay. The Palace is a fairly small hotel with only 238 rooms built in a U shape. I just loved how easy it was to get around the resort. It took us only 3 minutes to get from our room to any part of the hotel.

Our room was very nice with a jacuzzi tub and large balcony. We had a view of the main pool and a partial view of the ocean. Room service was in early and did a wonderful job. The mini bar service does offer Miller Lite in case you need a break from the traditional Red Stripe beer. The balcony looks over the main area of the hotel so they are definitely not as private as other hotels. We did like being able to see what was happening and we actually watched 2 different shows from the comfort of our balcony.

I thought the food was great. NO RESERVATIONS were required for dinner. This is a huge change on the normal Riu Palace dining process and we were able to dine where and when we wanted each evening. I thought Krystal was the best a l carte restaurant but I truly enjoyed each of them. The main buffet is where you will eat for breakfast and lunch. The buffet offered everything and the service was very good. The room service menu is very limited, however they do have food in the Aqua (sports) Bar available 24 hours a day.

Riu Palace Jamaica pool


The hotel has 2 pools. One pool has a swim up bar and both have pool waiter service. The beach here is beautiful and the water was always calm and inviting. This is not a long stretch of beach that you can walk along but more of a little pocket that you can swim and snorkel in. Bring your floatable and lounge in the ocean. The water is so calm and much more refreshing then the pool water.



This hotel is pretty active at night and can be a little loud due to the size and layout. If you like small hotels that are easy to manage and a nice calm ocean this is the place for you. I have been to many Riu hotels and this one ranks right at the top for me. You do see some airplanes come by 4-5 times per day but it did not bother me a bit, I actually enjoyed seeing them. Call me today and let me send you to Paradise in Jamaica.


Riu Palace Jamaica beach

by Dream Vacations on July 24, 2014

Riu Palace Paradise Island PoolI just returned from a wonderful vacation at the Riu Palace Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Paradise Island and Cable Beach have wonderful turquoise water and white sandy beaches! The Riu is located right next to the Atlantis and you can access the Atlantis 100 yards from the Riu Lobby.

The Riu Palace is a high rise building with wonderful ocean views. I had an oceanfront room with a huge balcony and an amazing view. The room was big and the bed was very comfortable. Our mini bar was stocked daily and the maids were in early each day to clean and get us fresh towels.

The pool at the Riu is a little on the small side but they keep it very clean and it did have plenty of chairs. You do need to get out early if you want to reserve the best chairs. If you’re a beach lover this hotel sits on an amazing stretch of white sandy beach and the water is as pretty as I have ever seen! You do need to deal with the vendors but we all need to make a living and a simple no Thank you would send them on their way.

Riu Palace Paradise Island RoomI really enjoyed the buffets. The servers were excellent and for dinner they had a different theme each night. We dined at three of the Ala Carte restaurants and Krystal was our favorite. Kevin was our waiter and the
food matched the amazing service! The 24 hour sports bar has snacks all day and night and they also offer 24 hour room service.

The entertainment team was super and we enjoyed the daily activities as well as the evening shows. We spent our days on the amazing beach or out snorkeling and sight seeing. Stuarts Cove is great for all snorkeling, snuba, scuba and more. This is one of the few dive shops that offer shark feeding trips. In the evening time you can enjoy the great show at
the Riu or head over to the Atlantis for the night.

This is not the best of the Riu Palace hotels but it is one of the few All Inclusive hotels in Nassau and by far the best All Inclusive on Paradise Island. The Bahamas is beautiful and the Riu has a marvelous location and a wonderful staff.
Call me today and I can help with your next Bahamian Vacation !


by Dream Vacations on July 3, 2014

riu st martin

The Hotel Riu Palace St. Martin, situated at the beachfront on the Caribbean island of St. Martin, is the perfect place for a dream vacation and it’s ready for you to enjoy all the amenities and services RIU offers to its guests.

Located in the beautiful cove of Anse Marcel brings the opportunity to enjoy a natural reserve with its unique flora and fauna and also sandy white beaches with dream-like turquoise waters, ideal for relaxing and practicing water sports.

Rooms, restaurants, bars, pools and spa are at your complete disposal as part of the exclusive hotel facilities. The hotel restaurants will delight you with a wide variety of flavors from the rich and colorful Caribbean cuisine to the international dishes prepared daily by chefs.

A perfect destination for travelers who want a few days of relax, beach and sun, offering tranquility and fun alike.

You’ll find the most diverse activities and sports that enliven your stay, and at night you can enjoy the best entertainment. Undoubtedly the small island of St Martin, in its 88 Km2, offers the perfect holiday destination: beautiful beaches, warm weather, and local friendliness.


  • Opening: May 2014
  • Situated in Anse Marcel in the French part of the island of St. Martin
  • Located on beach
  • Direct access to the Anse Marcel Marina
  • 20 km / 12.43 miles from the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)