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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Luxury Villa Deal - Happy Bay St Martin

Dreamin’ Blue Villa is located on beautiful
Happy Bay, in French St Martin

All photo's courtesy of Luxury Retreats

Here's the deal . . . 

This offers is only valid for stays ending or before March 26, 2017
The price has been reduced from $1,357 per night to $1,086


This luxury villa will accommodate 8 people with 4 bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, and there is an extra 1/2 bath. 

Remember villas are priced by the night, not by the person. This is a fantastic deal for family and friends traveling together, and savings on a luxury vacation. 


For more information on this particular villa, click here - and take time to view the site for luxury villas around the globe.

Happy Travels,
Linda

Friday, February 24, 2017

Puerto Morelos Becoming Popular Destination in Mexico

The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to end 
a very successful year for its growing jewel, Puerto Morelos. 

Photo Credit: Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau

The small fishing town is quickly becoming one of Mexico’s 
most popular destinations for many reasons, particularly for 
its commitment to advance its current tourism offering.


Photo Credit: Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau

Below are some of the most important announcements for the destination during this past year:

  • In May 2016, Puerto Morelos welcomed the 526 all-suite Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, a vibrant and modern adults-only all-inclusive.
  • Puerto Morelos opened a new photo opportunity spot that spells out the name of the city with large, colorful letters on June 24, 2016.
  • The “Soy Cerveza” Beer Festival, one of the most popular beer festivals in the area, drew in over 7,000 visitors in July.
  • Puerto Morelos concluded its first successful participation as an individual brand at the 37th edition of the International Tourism Trade Fair, FITUR 2017, which took place in Madrid, Spain, from January 18 – 22. The fair provided the opportunity for Puerto Morelos to showcase itself as an up-and-coming destination in the Mexican Caribbean.
  • TripAdvisor recently named Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort in Puerto Morelos in its “Top 25 Hotels for Families in Mexico” list for 2017.
  • The town celebrated its 1st anniversary as one of the eleven municipalities of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo in January 2017.

Puerto Morelos’ most popular attractions include Selvatica, an adventure ecopark
Photo Credit: Cancun Adventure

Other popular attractions include:

  • Ruta de los Cenotes (Cenote Route), a trail featuring eight water-filled cenotes that connect with each other through underground streams 
  • Crococun Zoo, a conservationist interactive adventure zoo
  • The National Marine Park, rich in biodiversity, it’s one of the best kept secrets of the Meso American Reef.




The destination is fully committed to beach cleaning and maintenance of its pristine natural resources and is working hard to join other districts in the area by qualifying for Blue Flag status certification. 

Fans and frequent visitors to Puerto Morelos also have a lot to look forward to this year with the following events taking place in Puerto Morelos:
  • Mexico’s top open water swim race, “Ruta del Arrecife” or “The Reef Route" will take place February 25.
  • The annual Puerto Morelos Fishing Tournament will be held in May gathering sport fishing fans from around the world.
We are proud to see Puerto Morelos’ tourism industry continue to grow,” said Lizzie Cole, CEO of the Cancun CVB. “The destination’s commitment to expand its current tourism infrastructure, products and services throughout 2017 will help solidify its international presence as one of the top tourism destinations in the Mexican Caribbean.”

About Cancun
As Mexico’s No. 1 tourist destination, Cancun is known all over the world for its spectacular beaches, unique beauty, breathtaking turquoise waters, and colorful culture. Cancun is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo between Nichupte Lagoon and the stunning Caribbean Sea. 

Cancun’s products include the Treasures of the Caribbean, also known as the destinations of Puerto Morelos and the islands of the Mexican Caribbean, which comprise of: Isla Mujeres, Holbox and Contoy. 

Cancun is a multifaceted destination that combines the very best in luxury, nature, Mayan culture, glamour and world-class amenities with seductive adventure offerings and an up-and-coming gastronomy scene.

For more information:
Visit the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau website at: www.cancun.travel
Like on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/cancuncvb
Follow on Twitter and on Pinterest 

Share your pictures of Cancun on Flickr Site and on Instagram 
Browse through videos on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/cancuntravel


Happy Travels,
Linda


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Belize 3 Night Island Getaway

Spend (3) awesome nights on the picturesque island of 
Ambergris (am-ber-griss) Caye, a small island forming part 
of the North islands off the coast of Belize.

Ambergris Caye - 25 miles long and 5 miles across at its widest point 
Photo Credit: Breaking Belize News

Accommodations for the 3 night getaway are at the Blue Tang Inn which features colorful rooms just a few feet away from the Caribbean Sea. 


All property photo's courtesy of Blue Tang Inn 

The new renovated rooms are air conditioned, have large windows, and fully equipped kitchens. 

Blue Tang Inn is located right in heart of San Pedro, the main town offering a wide range of restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, and banks. Free WiFi is available, along with Cable TV.  



The third floor suites feature hard wood floors, vaulted ceilings and Jacuzzi bathtubs. Most of the rooms offer sea views, but the best views are from the rooftop which is one of the highest island vantage points. 



You will be met upon arrival at the Belize International Airport, and have a brief 15 minute flight to Ambergris Caye. Representatives from Blue Tang will meet your flight and transport you to the hotel.  

What's Included in the Getaway? 

  • 3 Nights in standard room at the Blue Tang Inn 
  • Transfers from Belize International airport to hotel on arrival and departure
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 1 full day snorkeling and sailing to Caye Caulker (lunch not included)
  • All Applicable taxes

From $552 per person based on double occupancy - All applicable taxes included, gratuity not included. Prices are subject to availability. 

Visit the site for information on the 3 day schedule of activities

http://breakawaybelize.com/tour/3-night-belize-island-getaway/

Happy Travels,
Linda


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sandals New Overwater Bungalows St Lucia

After the huge success of debuting the Caribbean’s first-ever Over-the-Water Villas in Jamaica . . . 

Sandals Resorts is thrilled to announce nine new Over the Water Honeymoon Butler Bungalows at Sandals Grande St. Lucian, which are available to book now for travel beginning in May 2017.


Sandals Grande St. Lucian is located on its own peninsula, with 
Rodney Bay on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other.


These gorgeous over-the-water bungalows will feature glass vision floor panels and lit water with underwater views at any time, day or night.  



Admire the beauty of the ocean from you very own private outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub or have a relaxing swing in the over-water hammock. 

Every bungalow boasts hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, custom crafted king-size beds adorned with soft linens and plush pillows for the ultimate sleep experience.

Inside, is your personal smart TV, with a large ceiling fan and bathrooms with his and hers sink, a large backlit mirror adorned with mosaic tile, and a walk-in rain shower. Step outside on the private patio with an extended sun deck, outdoor shower, sun loungers, and a bistro set for two.


Enjoy elegant dining on the pier at Gordons


And of course, you can't have this experience without your own private butler to meet your every wish and command, including 24-hour room service.

Learn more about this new resort


Happy Travels,
Linda

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Porte Atlantico - A Different Side of Puerto Rico

If you have traveled to Puerto Rico, most likely your 
vacation time was spent in San Juan. 

While the Spanish vibe and culture of the Capital City is 
enticing, there is a very different side, and far more to be 
discovered on the island of Puerto Rico 

The north coast region of Puerto Rico named “Porta Atlantico” 
is on the Atlantic Ocean, and is unlike any other part of the island. 

The northern landscape is bordered on the south by lush tropical forests and mountains, and to the north are the Atlantic coast beaches.  

The regions in Porte Atlantico are Camuy, Hatillo, Arecibo, Barceloneta, Manati, Vega Baja, Vega Alta, Dorado and Toa Alta municipalities. 

Visitors will discover beautiful beaches in all sand colors. In contrast to many other Caribbean islands which border on the Atlantic coast, many of the Atlantic coast beaches in Puerto Rico have natural pools protected by limestone walls.   

Camuy - Attractions in the region include the Rio Camuy Cave Park, the third-largest cave system in the world. Trolleys take you down to cave entrance, and you will be able to view the tunnels, caverns, stalagmites and stalactites.



Arecibo is located in the rolling hills of the island, and home to the world's largest single dish radio telescope - the views are magnificent. Arecibo also has another popular attraction, La Cueva del Indio, where you can view ancient petroglyphs (rock carvings) of the indigenous Taíno Indians. 



In Hatillo Playa Saldinera Beach is a must stop for snorkeling. The waters are crystal clear, and the rocks create a natural pool which is only 4-5 feet deep. 

Barceloneta is known as La Ciudad de las Piñas (pineapple city), because of the numerous pineapple plantations. It is home to the largest pharmaceutical complex in the world, and famous for its black sand beaches.  

Manati is the pineapple center of Puerto Rico, and fruits, coffee and sugar cane are also grown here. Maniti is surrounded by lakes, lagoons, springs, and rivers. 


Mar Chiquita, or Little Sea, is a small beach in a protected cove near the eastern end of a long 
rocky wall exposed on the coast of Manatí in northern Puerto Rico - Photo Credit 

Dorado is an upscale resort community filled with luxury hotels and several championship golf courses.  

Discover more about the Northern Coast of Puerto Rico and its beaches, activities, and more 


Happy Travels,
Linda

Friday, February 17, 2017

Just for Two: Romantic Caribbean Getaways


With direct beach access, gorgeous views and comfortable
indoor and outdoor living areas, these 1 to 2 bedroom gems are
perfect for fiancés and honeymooners. 


Casa Ventanas


Cayo Espanto - Belize 
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath - Over the Water

Les Palmiers


Terres Basses - St. Martin
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath - Lush Surroundings

Oil Nut Bay Penthouse Suite


Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
1 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Baths - Resort Perks

Villa Capri


Sapodilla Bay - Turks and Caicos
1 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Baths - Alfresco Dining

Click the links above for individual Caribbean villas, and visit the site for more luxury villa destinations - https://www.luxuryretreats.com/


Happy Travels,
Linda



Thursday, February 16, 2017

Unforgettable Cigar Experience in Heart of the Caribbean

The week-long ProCigar Festival will take place 
nationwide in the Dominican Republic
February 19-24, 2017


Tobacco aficionados will have the opportunity to tour some of the world’s best cigar factories, hike through fields of tobacco, and spend time one-on-one with the leading cigar makers. 


Participants will eat, drink, dance and light up, enjoying the products of such companies as General Cigar Dominicana, Tabacalera de Garcia Ltd., Tabadom Holding Inc., Manufactura de Tabacos S.A. (MATASA), La Aurora S.A., Tabaquisa S.A., and Cigar Export.

Procigar will host a Charity Auction during the event’s closing dinner. All net proceeds will benefit the Voluntariado de Jesús con los Niños (a non-profit organization for ill children) and the Sociedad San Vicente de Paul (senior retirement home for low income elders) and the Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauración.

More info at the site - http://procigar.org/home


Happy Travels,
Linda


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Free Weddings - Unique Settings in Caribbean & Mexico


FREE* Wedding Package includes:
  • Services of an on-site wedding coordinator
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine
  • Ceremony decoration and set up
  • Bridal bouquet and groom boutonniere
  • Recorded music during the ceremony

Visit the site for details



Happy Travels,
Linda


Friday, February 10, 2017

Grand Bahamas All-Inclusive Sale

It's never too early to book a Grand Bahama getaway 


Receive 35% off when booking by April 30, 2017 

At Lighthouse Pointe, the authenticity of the Bahamas meets the ease and affordability of an all-inclusive resort.

Enjoy an array of specialty restaurants and bars, play a round of golf at our beautifully designed Reef Course.

Overlook the tranquil turquoise waters inside the infinity pool as you experience the unforgettable lifestyle of Grand Bahama.

Save even more when booking your flight and room together with Silver Airways flights to Grand Bahama. 

To book or view more info, visit http://www.grandlucayan.com/hotel-deals/


Happy Travels,
Linda