Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Xcaret Hotel Mexico


Hotel Xcaret is a one of a kind resort. It's a huge, family, all inclusive resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Client Review: Salem, Massachusetts Road Trip

Amy took a road trip from Michigan to Salem, Massachusetts with her teenage daughter. She shares her experience:


First stop on our New England Tour was Seneca Falls, NY, home of the women’s rights movement and the inspiration for the town in the Christmas movie classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. The Hall of Fame museum is in the process of moving into the old Seneca Falls Knitting factory where they plan to expand on their exhibits and make it more interactive. Currently, it is mostly half-poster sized placards with a photo of the woman being honored and a biography of who she is/was and what accomplishments earned her the induction into the Hall of Fame. There were a few display cabinets with various items, newspaper clippings or photos. There were some cut outs of the women that were done to their actual size/height. There was a short walking trail along the river with a few busts and statues; I’m not sure if this was under construction or in a completed stage – there weren’t very many and it was not clear how long the trail was supposed to be or how far we should walk.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Breathless Punta Cana



A huge thank you to Apple Vacations for sponsoring my visit.

Breathless Punta Cana is an adults only all inclusive resort about 45 minutes from the Punta Cana airport. This resort has a fun party vibe. It's great for groups of friends and family because the restaurants have larger tables and it's easy to get groups of chairs by the pool or beach. The resort is filled with music - especially club music. One morning even breakfast had a DJ. The food was good for the Dominican Republic.  Staff was friendly. Rooms were comfortable. Take a peek:





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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Unico 20'87 Review and Tour

Adults only all inclusive resort, resort that includes spa

Unico 2087 is an adults only all inclusive resort about 90 minutes from the Cancun, Mexico airport. The three things that set this resort apart are:
 
Dining - One consistent source of chatter around the pool was how much everyone loved the food. The a la carte dining and room service are delicious. You can order tacos and pizza to your lounge chair.
 
Limitless Inclusions - Select spa treatments and excursions are included. You only pay a 25% service charge. This is a great value.
 
Cocktail program - If you love trying new cocktails, you'll love it here. Each restaurant has a special cocktail or a special cocktail menu. The resident mixology creates great offerings at the lobby bar.
 
Take a peek:
 


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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Couples Swept Away


Couples Swept Away is an adults only all inclusive resort on a beautiful beach in Negril about 90 minutes from the Montego Bay airport. This resort is huge and full of activities: tennis, basketball, racquetball, squash, plus many included water sports - both motorized and non-motorized. The beach has natural shade from large trees. The rooms are simple with Jamaica charm. Not all of the rooms have TVs. The resort has a very active nightlife - so active one of the grills is open from 10 pm - 5 am.

Take a peek:




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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Sunset at the Palms

 

Sunset at the Palms is the place to live your treehouse dreams. This is the perfect location if you love a tropical garden setting and value privacy. 83 treehouse rooms are spread across lush gardens. The resort has three restaurants including the unique Chef's Showcase. Each day the chef designs and executes a special menu based on what's available. You head across the street - aided by a crossing guard - to the private beach. It's long and wide and has enough chairs for every person at the resort. No more getting up early to save a chair. There's a grill and beach bar available.

Take a peek:




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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

RIU Palace Tropical Bay

 
 
RIU Palace Tropical Bay is a family all inclusive resort near Negril, Jamaica. It was the first RIU resort in Jamaica and had major renovations last year. The resort does not have elevators. The resort has a beautiful beach and the same resorts you'll find at other Palace resorts. The resort looks huge from the road, but doesn't feel that big once inside. The rooms stretch along the beach so you aren't too far from the beach in any of the buildings. This is a great choice for a moderate resort. 
 
Take a peek:
 
 

 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Couples Negril


Couples Negril has a Jamaica feel.  The resort has a laid back vibe and operates on island time. It sits on Bloody Bay Beach. This resort boasts a lot of inclusions: diving resort course, shopping tours, glass bottom boat, personal trainer, and snorkeling trips. The spa is simple with a great tree house location for massages and candlelight dinners.  A nude beach surrounded by shrubs is available for those who don't like tan lines.

Take a peek:





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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Things to Do in San Francisco


 
San Fran, San Francisco

 
 
The city of San Francisco boasts 182 playground, 82 recreation centers, and more than 300 coffee shops, not to mention numerous museums, historical and cultural centers. There is something for everyone in this  beautiful city by the bay.

 

Things to Do in Seattle


 
 
Seattle is Washington State’s largest city and home to two of the largest tech giants in Amazon and Microsoft. You and your family will find plenty to see and do in this beautiful city in the Northwest. Its most iconic landmark, the Space Needle was built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World’s Fair.

 

Disney Cruise Review June 2019 - Transatlantic Disney Cruise and Mediterranean Europe Disney Cruise

In June 2019, Katy, the beloved Travel Concierge at Trips with Angie, took a cruise on the Disney Magic. She left Miami on the Transatlantic and connected to the round trip Mediterranean Sailing from Barcelona.



Here's her review that she wrote just after returning:
 
 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Things to do in Philadelphia


Philadelphia is known for its rich history with such historic sites as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed), as well as other American Revolutionary sites. Other popular attractions include the steps of the Philadelphia Museum immortalized by Sylvester Stallone in the movie “Rocky”, the Please Touch Museum and the Philadelphia Zoo.

 


Independence Hall- See the room where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed. The Hall is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Tickets are required at certain times of the year and are free. There is no charge for same day distribution (non-reserved) tickets obtained at the Independence Visitor Center on the day of your visit. There is a handling fee of $1.00 per ticket for advance reservations. For advance reservations you can  make your reservation online or call 1-877-444-6777.

 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Guest Review: Azul Riviera Cancun


Donnis and her family were looking for a family all inclusive resort for 5 adults and 5 kids aged 5, 8, 10, 11, and 12.
 
I curated a list of options for and they picked Azul Riviera Cancun. The large guaranteed connecting suites, kids' program, great dining, and evening entertainment were a good fit.
 
As a reminder, here's my resort tour followed by Donnis' review.
 

 
 
 
The trip was wonderful. This was the first trip our entire family had taken together since 2007. Thank you for making this trip so special. Your recommendation of Azul Cancun was perfect!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Nickelodeon Punta Cana Hotel and Suites Punta Cana

Nickelodean hotel, Sponge Bob Hotel
 
Nickelodeon Hotel and Suites Punta Cana is a family friendly all inclusive resort about 45 minutes from the Punta Cana airport. A huge thank you to Karisma Resorts for sponsoring my 3 night stay so I could share this experience with you.

Let's take a resort tour:

 

 
Things I appreciated:
  • Cleanliness - This is one of the cleanest resorts I've visited. It's the first swim up bar that did not have bees swarming.
  • Premium Liquors - When we saw Tanqueray 10 at the swim up bar, we were impressed.
  • Accessible Characters - Every hour, a new character was available for photos and meet and greets. The evening shows and character breakfast (extra charge) provide even more opportunities.
  • Upscale Dining options - The Italian restaurant offered one of the best meals we've had. K 2/3 offers 8 course or 16 course tasting menus for an extra charge. Brgrs PH had terrific gourmet burgers cooked to your preferred temperature.
  • Attentive pool service - Orlando, the pool butler, was excellent. He delivered drinks to the pool. Once, as we were getting out to dry off for lunch, he asked if we wanted a pizza and delivered one a short time later.
  • Live music in the plaza - We loved sitting outside in the plaza listening to the guitar players.
  • Suite size - The rooms are family sized. I like how the Flat Suite has the ability to enclose the king size bed. 
Take a look:


Some things to know:
  • The Character Place, Water Park, and Sports Hub are across the street. You'll take a golf cart shuttle under the road. This is where the kids' evening show takes place.
  • Pay attention to the schedule. You may get a printed schedule at check in. The resort is also working to bring an App online. 
  • Dinner reservations are required for most of the restaurants. 
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Monday, September 2, 2019

Best Honeymoon Destinations

Choosing a Honeymoon can be so hard. It could be the first big trip you've planned together. You may have different ideas of what you want to do or how you want to travel.

I created this grid based my expertise as a Certified Luxury Travel Specialist helping couples like you navigate the honeymoon planning process.



Which style are you? Which style is your future spouse?

My job is to curate a list of great options that meet both your styles and wish list for your honeymoon.

If you'd like to work with me to plan your honeymoon, email me so we can get started. A $99 deposit delivers customized honeymoon options to you. I help you weigh the pros and cons of each option until we find the best honeymoon destination for you.

Thanksgiving 2019 Cruise Deals



 
Wednesday November 27th  - Monday December 2nd - 5 night cruise on the Norwegian Sun from Port Canaveral visiting Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico with 2 Sea Days.
  • Interior cabins start at $349 per person when two people share a cabin plus $106.12 per person in taxes and fees.
  • Or you can include the Premium Beverage Package for $498 per person when two people share a cabin plus $106.12 per person in taxes and fees.

Monday November 25th – Saturday November 30th -  5 night cruise on the Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas from Fort Lauderale visiting Key West, Nassau, Bahamas and two Sea Days.
  • Interior cabins rates start at $315.50 per person when two people share a cabin. This is the average of the Buy One, Get One 50% off promotion. Taxes and fees are an additional $104.12 per person.

Sunday November 24th -  Sunday December 1st7 night cruise on the Norwegian Dawn from Tampa, Florida visiting Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, Harvest Caya, Belize, and Roatan, Honduras with two Sea Days.
  • Interior cabins start at $449 per person when two people share a cabin plus $160.11 per person in taxes and fees.
  • Or you can include the Premium Beverage Package for $687.60 per person when two people share a cabin plus $106.12 per person in taxes and fees.

If you are looking for something more upscale and adult-oriented,

Sunday November 24th -  Sunday December 1st7 night cruise on the Holland America Nieux Statendam from Fort Lauderdale to Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, Grand Turk, Amber Cove, Dominican Republic, Key West, with two days at Sea.
  • Interior cabins start at $569 per person when two people share a cabin plus $165 per person in taxes and fees.

Sunday November 24th -  Sunday December 1st7 night cruise on the Regal Princess to Princess Cays, Bahamas, St Thomas, St Maarten with three Sea Days.
  • Interior cabins start at $669 per person when two people share a cabin plus $142.47 per person in taxes and fees.
  • You can upgrade to a balcony for $50 per person. Balcony cabins start at $719 per person when two people share a cabin plus $142.47 per person in taxes and fees. These are slightly obstructed due to the lifeboat right below your cabin.

All prices are subject to change. Cabins may sell out before you confirm your cabin. If you have more flexibility this fall, email me for the best deals I found between October – December.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Sandals Negril Sneak Peek


Sandals Negril is an adults only all inclusive resort on Seven Mile Beach. It has two larger beach areas on each side of the resort. This is a great resort if you want to feel pampered or love the beach.

You can book one of their large well appointed millionaire or swim up suites that include butler service. The millionaire suites offer complete privacy with a private patio and pool.






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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Travel Loyalty Progams - Are they worth it?


 


Two frequent questions that come up when you are making friends on a cruise are: Is this your first cruise? Have you tried any other cruise lines? 

Some travelers love sailing the same cruise line. It’s familiar.  Cruise ships within the same company tend to have the same bars and restaurants on most ships.

Cruise lines offer perks for people who cruise their line frequently. If you get to the upper levels of these programs, you may qualify for free laundry, free mini bar or even a free cruise. Frequent sailors also like the special recognition. They enjoy the invites to special parties or the recognition by the Captain.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sandals Royal Plantation Resort Tour

In recognition of my partnership with Sandals, I earned 4 free nights. I chose to stay at Sandals Royal Plantation and took advantage of the exchange privileges to visit Sandals Ochi Beach. That's right. You can book your Sandals vacation with me for the exact same price as booking with Sandals and get my great service. No more calls to Jamaica or Miami to get your questions answered.
 
Sandals Royal Plantation is a charming all Butler suite adults only all inclusive resort near Ocho Rios, Jamaica. It has four restaurants:
  • The Terrace is the main restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each day has a theme for the dinner. It may be an a la carte menu or a special buffet.
  • Le Papillion is the French restaurant. It requires reservations and it was the best meal I've ever had at an all inclusive resort.
  • The Royal Grill is available for beachfront dining for lunch or dinner. Dinner requires reservations and it's Caribbean themed.
  • Wobbly Peacock is the pub. The pub opens at 10 am and food service begins at 3:00 pm. Definitely try the mozzarella sticks.
This is a resort if you are looking for quiet relaxation. We loved having a butler and how easy everything was. A couple of days we took the shuttle over to Sandals Ochi to enjoy the more active swim up bar and try one of the 17 restaurants over there.
 
Take a look:
 





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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Now Oynx Resort Tour



Now Oynx is a family all inclusive resort about 45 minutes from the Punta Cana airport. A huge thank you to Apple Vacations for sponsoring my visit.

The resort has a great pool. As of July 2019, three more restaurants and new two and three bedroom suites plus a new Explorers Club and Core Zone were under construction. The pool had a fun vibe with several activities taking place. The Barefoot Grill was a great place for a casual lunch.

Take a look:


 
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Royalton Negril Sneak Peek


Royalton Negril is a family all inclusive resort. Hideaway is the adults only section. All the resort restaurants have indoor and outdoor seating - a great perk for those of us who get a little sweaty. The family side has a good beach. The Hideaway side has a snorkeling cove. Each room has a jacuzzi tub. It's an open bathroom but can be closed off by a curtain. The family side has a kids' club and a teen's area. 

Take a peek:

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Booking a cruise? Why You Should Use a Travel Agent

"Why do I need your help to book a cruise? It's so easy. I can do it myself."
 
 

This is 100% true. If you have the time and the patience, you can recreate the research I do for you.

Yesterday, I got a request: We want a cruise of 7 to 10 nights between June 15th - July 15, 2020. We do not want to go to the Caribbean, Alaska or the Mediterranean.

On Your Own Research - Visit every cruise line's website and search for sailings during those dates. Write it all down. Try to figure out if you got them all. Hint: There's approximately 70 cruises on the main cruise lines that meet the criteria.

Working with me: Of the 70 cruises, I have special rates or perks on 24 of those sailings not available through the cruise line.

But the real magic comes in curating the list so you aren't overwhelmed.

To narrow down the list of 70 cruises, I ask a series of questions - How far do you want to fly? What amenities on the ship are important? What destination sounds most intriguing to you? What's the price range you have in mind?

Then, I prepare a list for you of sailings I recommend based my personal experience cruising and the trainings I've taken over the years. You get the list via email.

I can also review the current inventory to make sure connecting cabins or cabins close together are available. I can place options on hold so you have some type to decide without losing the booking.

Working with a travel agent is not for everyone. Many people love all the research and the satisfaction of figuring it all out themselves. If you are not of those people, maybe you'll consider working with me on your next vacation. Click here to email me. You can also request a time to chat.  

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort Sneak Peek



In recognition of my partnership with Sandals, I earned 4 free nights. I chose to stay at Sandals Royal Plantation and took advantage of the exchange privileges to visit Sandals Ochi Beach. That's right. You can book your Sandals vacation with me for the exact same price as booking with Sandals and get my great service. No more calls to Jamaica or Miami to get your questions answered.

Sandals Ochi Beach resort is an all inclusive adults only resort near Ocho Rios, Jamaica. It's divided into three sections:

Monday, July 29, 2019

What You Need to Know: Traveling During Hurricane Season

 
Hurricane season runs June 1st to November 30th. This season impacts Hawaii, Mexico, most of the Caribbean, the gulf coast of the US, and Florida and the Carolinas. Many people want to vacation in the summer or fall in so I caution them about what the weather impact of hurricane season could be on their vacations.

So let's break it down:

Cruises
Cruises are a good bet during Hurricane Season as long as you don't get seasick. The reason why is cruises can adjust their itineraries to avoid the path of the storm as long as the storm isn't hitting their embarkation port. For instance, if a hurricane or tropical storm is headed towards the Eastern Caribbean, the ship can switch to a Western Caribbean itinerary to avoid the storm. Now this could be very disappointing to you if you would had your heart set on going to a particular island on that itinerary.
All inclusive resorts
For travelers heading to an all-inclusive resort,  I strongly recommend purchasing Cancel For Any Reason insurance. This insurance gives you a full refund as long as you cancel before your flight takes off. I've been able to use this insurance to move people from Mexico to Jamaica depending on the path of the storm.
Flights
If flying to/from areas in the hurricane zone, try to get the first flight of the day. The plane usually will have landed the night before so you have less chance of delay. Avoid the last flight of the day. This flight has an increased chance of delays or cancellations.  Pay close attention to your connection cities. Try to connect to city outside the hurricane zone.
Home Rentals
Home rental services have gotten very popular. If you are going to take the risk of renting a home in a hurricane area during hurricane season, be sure to do your homework. What the terms and conditions for cancellation if the home sustains damage before your arrival? Is the home in an evacuation area? What would you need do to shelter in place?
Vacationing during hurricane season can still be fantastic. Vacationing during hurricane season can still be fantastic. My job as a travel agent is to make sure you have the information you need to make a great vacation decision.
This season impacts Hawaii, Mexico, most of the Caribbean, the gulf coast of the US, and Florida and the Carolinas. Many people want to vacation in the summer or fall in so I caution them about what the weather impact of hurricane season could be on their vacations.


So let's break it down:


Cruises

Cruises are a good bet during Hurricane Season as long as you don't get seasick. The reason why is cruises can adjust their itineraries to avoid the path of the storm as long as the storm isn't hitting their embarkation port. For instance, if a hurricane or tropical storm is headed towards the Eastern Caribbean, the ship can switch to a Western Caribbean itinerary to avoid the storm. Now this could be very disappointing to you if you would had your heart set on going to a particular island on that itinerary.


All inclusive resorts

For travelers heading to an all-inclusive resort,  I strongly recommend purchasing Cancel For Any Reason insurance. This insurance gives you a full refund as long as you cancel before your flight takes off. I've been able to use this insurance to move people from Mexico to Jamaica depending on the path of the storm.


Flights

If flying to/from areas in the hurricane zone, try to get the first flight of the day. The plane usually will have landed the night before so you have less chance of delay. Avoid the last flight of the day. This flight has an increased chance of delays or cancellations.  Pay close attention to your connection cities. Try to connect to city outside the hurricane zone.


Home Rentals

Home rental services have gotten very popular. If you are going to take the risk of renting a home in a hurricane area during hurricane season, be sure to do your homework. What the terms and conditions for cancellation if the home sustains damage before your arrival? Is the home in an evacuation area? What would you need do to shelter in place?


Vacationing during hurricane season can still be fantastic. Vacationing during hurricane season can still be fantastic. My job as a travel agent is to make sure you have the information you need to make a great vacation decision.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Noelle Nashville Hotel Tour


Noelle Nashville is a luxury hotel just steps from Printers' Alley in Nashville, Tennessee. It's also two long blocks from Broadway and one block from the Ryman.  The hotel has a coffee shop, lobby bar, rooftop bar and lounge, a speakeasy and MakeReady - a full service restaurant.

This video includes a king bed studio. I found the hotel very comfortable. The happy hour at MakeReady is terrific. I love the included Morning Coffee. You just call room service and they send up a carafe of coffee to your room. the fitness center is well equipped.

Take a look:





Plus, if you book through travel agents like me you can access the Select rate which includes an upgrade based on availability, a daily credit for breakfast, and a $100 food and beverage credit.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Dreams Los Cabos Sneak Peek



Dreams Los Cabos is a family friendly all inclusive resort in The Corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose on the Pacific coast of Mexico. All the rooms have sleeper sofas. No reservations are required at any of the a la carte restaurants so you don't have to worry about scheduling your vacation. The resort has lots of activities to keep younger kids busy: water slide, splash park, playground on the beach, and supervised kids' club. Older kids will like the beachfront basketball court, batting cage, rock climbing tower, and long, wide beach. You can't swim in the ocean here because of the currents.  The tour includes a Family Junior Suite Ocean View room.

Take a peek:




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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Azul Fives Sneak Peek

 

Azul Fives is a family all inclusive resort in Riviera Maya. It has one, two, or three bedroom suites that are great for girlfriend getaways or extended family trips. Animal lovers will love the natural mangroves and resident monkeys in the middle of the resort. The resort is very spread out so bring walking shoes or your patience to wait for the golf cart shuttles. 
 
Take a peek:
 
 



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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Margaritaville Orlando Resort Tour and Review


Margaritaville Resort Orlando is a great headquarters for a central Florida vacation. You are 20 - 30 minutes from all the major theme parks and walking distance to shops and restaurants. The resort has four restaurants:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Resort aka Beach House Sneak Peek



The Grand Cayman Marriott aka Beach House is well loved by locals and Marriott rewards members. The common areas had a major renovation mid-2018. It has a unique boutique vibe. The dining is well reviewed and Veranda is one of the top restaurants in Grand Cayman. Strong storms washed the beach away so the pool area and beach area can get crowded. This is a great home base for travelers who like a mix of locals and tourists at the bar and plan to spend their days exploring the island. One unique feature is the reef swimmable distance from shore. Snorkeling gear is included in the resort fee.




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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Grand Velas Los Cabos


Grand Velas is an all inclusive family resort located in The Corridor between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. 

This is a terrific resort for travelers who appreciate terrific food and service.  The menu at one restaurant was designed by the Michelin starred chef. 

The wellness suites will be a hit with travelers who in training or want to keep up their nutritional programs while on vacation.  I think the best feature of the wellness suite is your dining concierge who works with the chefs at all the restaurants to customize your menus for your dietary needs.

I was very impressed with the size of the suites. 80% of the suites are connecting.  The kids' programming is great. This is a perfect resort for a multi-generational trip.

Take a peek:




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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Universal Studios Orlando



Loews Sapphire Falls resort is a 6 minute water shuttle ride away from Universal Studios Orlando. It's one of my favorite Universal Studios Orlando resorts because of the Strong water Tavern, fun pool area, spacious lobby, and great breakfast sandwiches at New Dutch Trading Company. One of the key features of the Loews resorts is the text message customer service. You are easily connected to the customer service if you need anything or to let you know when your room is ready.

Join me on a resort tour:



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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Warwick Paradise Island All Inclusive Resort


Warwick Paradise Island is an adults only all inclusive resort. It's a simple resort with 5 restaurants. It's located on a marina where you can fish off the pier. Since it's not on the beach, they will shuttle you to Cabbage Beach and include lunch, drinks, a lounge chair and umbrella. It has a lobby bar and a beach bar. 

Join me on a resort tour:

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Rosewood Baha Mar Sneak Peek



Rosewood is what Nassau has been missing - an upscale resort with great service.  The resort has two pools - one quiet and one with zero entry for kids. I love that they have a button on your lounge chair to make it easy to call over a server. You have your choice of an elegant tea room or cozy bar for casual dining. Commonwealth serves breakfast and dinner. The beach is beautiful plus you have access to all the amenities at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Azul Negril Update 2019

 


Azul Negril is a family all inclusive resort on Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica. It has terrific swim up suites, great dining, and a terrific beach area.

I earned a free four night stay through Apple Vacations and chose Azul Negril because I loved it so much last fall. You can see my full resort tour by clicking here.


 Since my last visit, the construction finished for the section near Garfields and new construction has started on the decking.

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