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.

Take a peek:



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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.

Take a look:




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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

SLS Baha Mar Sneak Peek


SLS is like the cool older sister to Grand Hyatt in the Baha Mar complex: hip, modern with great suites. You have access to all the restaurants and casino at the Grand Hyatt. It feels like you are returning to your own private enclave. The privilege pool is the spot for South Beach style pool parties with DJs and bottle service. You do need to reserve a cabana to enjoy. This is great for couples who want a more sophisticated experience or groups of friends who love sharing a large suite for a fun, party weekend.

Take a peek:




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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

RIU Palace Paradise Island Bahamas

 

RIU Palace Paradise Island is similar to the other RIU Palace resorts with a big buffet, active swim up bar, evening shows and DJs, and a la carte restaurants. It's smaller than many RIU Palace resorts. I like that one of the a la carte restaurants is Indian. It's located in between Atlantis and the public beach.


Take a peek:



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Thursday, May 2, 2019

How much cash should I take?



One question I get a lot from clients is "How much cash should I take?"
In general, I like to prepay for as much as possible to minimize the amount of cash I need to bring.
Here's how I figure how much cash to bring:
1. Tips for drivers and guides - I make list of all my transfers and excursions and how much I'd like to tip.
2. Shopping and meals - Will we be places where we will need cash to shop or buy a meal?
3. Tips for housekeeping, waiters, and bartenders - I make a list of tips I'll want to leave for the staff. For all-inclusive resorts and cruises, we budget $10 - $15 a day since gratuities are included or charged to our on board account.
4. Transportation - Will I need to take a taxi? I google how much that will cost.
5. The emergency $100 - I always have $100 in emergency cash.
6. Casino Cash - Is there a casino? How much do I want to gamble?


On cruises, I make an envelope for each port with the amount of cash I'll need for that port.