Friday, April 8, 2011

Sandals Hot Deal - Companion Flies Free to Bahamas




Booking Window: 04/07/11-05/09/11
Travel Window: 04/24/11-12/22/11
Promotion Details: Guests who book double occupancy at a participating Sandals Resort will receive one free companion airfare or a $300.00 Instant Savings (one per room, per stay).

Valid Categories: All.
Minimum Stay: A 4-night minimum stay is required.

Restrictions: Companion Airline Ticket: Free Companion Airline ticket does not included government taxes and fees, which must be paid at the time of the booking. Florida originating flights free companion airline ticket does include government taxes and fees. Not valid for purchase of First or Business Class Tickets. Both airline tickets must be purchased on same flight/same itinerary and can not include voluntary stopovers.

Instant $300.00 Savings: $300.00 Instant Savings will automatically be deducted off the booking. Single occupancy is not eligible for the instant $300.00 savings.

Introducing Azul Sensatori Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico


Azul Sensatori Hotel takes the "all-inclusive" concept to the next level with its Gourmet Inclusive a la carte dining options. Not only does it provide top tier food at each one of its beautiful restaurants, but it caters to families too! With the Baby and Toddler Inclusive program, Azul Sensatori provides families with all of the amenities needed for traveling with young ones.

The Fisher price toy lending program provides children with several toys to choose from upon check-in and the Azulitos kids club is available for toddler use throughout the day. Bringing teens along? The Breezes Teens Club is the perfect place for those game-obsessed adolescents and includes Wii, CD mixing classes, and a bar with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hotel Brand of the Week

This week we're proud to introduce Paradisus Resorts:



At Paradisus All Inclusive Luxury Resorts, guests enjoy a uniquely encompassing experience of unpretentious luxury, undisturbed tranquility and carefree exhilaration in extraordinary oceanfront locations in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Mexico. A world where every single aspect has been thoughtfully and precisely created to deliver an unparalleled experience for all the senses. At the heart of it all is an extraordinary level of luxurious all-suite accommodations enhanced by discreetly attentive, personalized service that caters to every whim, wish and desire. Paradisus Resorts has created a re-imagined level of all-inclusive luxury. Where every detail is attended to in order to ensure the highest quality experience for you, your loved one, or your entire family.


Costa Rica Paradisus Playa Conchal Resort - for single adults, couples and families. 

Spread across a lush landscape of tropical green, this splendid resort fronts one of the finest beaches in Costa Rica and offers a luxurious retreat for each and every guest. From the freeform pool to the spa, kid’s club and 18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., there is something for everyone at this lovely resort. Book this resort with Funjet Vacations


Dominican Republic Paradisus Palma Real Resort - for single adults, couples and families. 

Combining world-class facilities and modern amenities with indulgent golf and spa services, this polished resort transports guests into a world of sparkling pools and manicured gardens. Fronting the legendary Bávaro Beach, guests experience upscale service, unforgettable cuisine, lively entertainment and luxurious guestrooms. Step out of the ordinary during stays at this enchanting and romantic resort. Book this resort with Funjet Vacations


Paradisus Punta Cana Resort - for single adults, couples and families. 

In the prestigious Bávaro Beach area, this family-friendly retreat offers luxurious golf and spa services, polished accommodations and everything one would expect from a first-class resort. Enjoy sporting activities such as sailing, horseback riding, windsurfing and water biking, and then dine at one of the excellent restaurants. Whether you seek relaxation or excitement, there is something for everyone at this upscale resort. Book this resort with Funjet Vacations

(Resort information courtesy of Funjet Vacations)

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa to Open November 2011



AMResorts, a provider of leading all-inclusive and adults-only resort brands, will launch the all-new Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa (formerly Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa).   Following a $10 million USD renovation, the resort will become AMResorts first property in the popular Mexico destination. The Sunscape brand also reintroduces the Unlimited-Fun® vacation concept – a new way to have it all for families, friends and singles.

Located in the heart of the beautiful beach town of Ixtapa on Mexico's popular Pacific coast, the oceanfront Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa, set on Playa del Palmar which has received the Mexican government's distinction for its clean beaches, will treat guests to 285 spacious rooms, including 20 ocean front family style suites, all with private terraces and remarkable views of Palmar Bay. Six international restaurants and three bars will delight guests with regional and international cuisine and unlimited premium beverages, while two pools, including a main pool with two waterslides and a swim-up bar, two-lighted tennis courts, and a vast array of day and evening activities will provide many options to entertain.  All these, along with an array of specialty themed dining options and bars serving premium domestic and international beverages and endless day and evening activities, is included in the Unlimited-Fun® vacation concept.


Families with children will appreciate the resort's Explorers' Club for Kids, which offers fully-supervised activities for younger guests (ages 3-12). Exciting program activities include sandcastle competitions, arts & crafts, big screen movies on the beach, daily campout adventures, and more. A brand new Core Zone Teen's Club also will debut to provide dedicated activities and facilities for teens.


The resort's new spa will offer the perfect atmosphere for those seeking relaxation with a variety hydrotherapy rooms and features, and soothing signature treatments.  Couples treatment rooms, and oceanfront massage options will complete the stimulating and peaceful experience. The spa also will feature a full service beauty salon offering hair treatments, waxing, and manicure and pedicure services.


Additionally, the property's newly renovated meeting space will have a business center with computer stations, and over 9,000 square feet of dedicated meeting and function space with capacity for up to 550 people in a theater set-up. Four smaller breakout rooms are perfect for group meetings and incentive travelers.


Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa also provides the perfect romantic setting for a destination wedding with many special amenities and a new wedding gazebo available exclusively for the bride and groom.

The resort's multi-million dollar renovation calls for a complete upgrade to all its rooms – from decor to amenities like LED TVs, mini bars and more. A new wedding gazebo, as well as restaurants and bars, including – but not limited to – the company's signature Coco Cafe, Barefoot Grill for pool-side snacks and Desires nightclub, also will be added. Brand new spa and Core Zone Teen's Club, as well as revamped Explorer's Club and meetings facilities complete the project.


AMResorts' all-inclusive and adults-only brands include the fabulous Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets Resorts for adults-only, Dreams Resorts and Now Resorts & Spas for families, couples and singles.

About Sunscape Resorts & SpasSunscape Resorts & Spas offer families, friends and singles lively, fun-filled vacations in spectacular locations. Escape to Unlimited-Fun® where everything is included. Enjoy spacious rooms and suites with private terraces and fabulous views, an array of specialty themed dining options and bars serving premium domestic and international beverages, the Explorer's Club for Kids and endless day and evening activities.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hotel Brand of the Week


This week we're proud to introduce Iberostar Resorts:



Sample the finest Mexico and the Caribbean have to offer by staying at an Iberostar Resort. These luxurious all-inclusive resorts, set against a backdrop of beautiful beaches and swaying palm trees, are a vacationers dream come true. Soak up the fun as well as the sun by taking advantage of everything an all-inclusive Iberostar vacation has to offer. Enjoy various forms of entertainment, participate in water sports, or sip margaritas by the pool, all without spending an extra dime.

Dominican Republic
  • Iberostar Bavaro Suites Resort - for single adults, couples and families 
  • Iberostar Dominicana Resort  - for single adults, couples and families 
  • Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro - adults only 
    • Designed for golf lovers and honeymooners alike, this lavish, adults-only getaway provides the perfect retreat after unforgettable days exploring Punta Cana. Featuring a selection of gourmet restaurants, all-suite accommodations and access to an 18-hole championship golf course designed by P.B. Dye, this premiere getaway is an oasis in the heart of a tropical paradise.
  • Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus Resort - for single adults, couples and families 
  • Iberostar Punta Cana Resort - for single adults, couples and families
  • Iberostar Costa Dorada Resort - for single adults, couples and families 
Mexico
  • Iberostar Cozumel Resort - for single adults, couples and families 
  • Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso - adults only 
    • Ideal for couples, honeymooners, luxury travelers and golf and spa enthusiasts alike, the adults-only Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso provides the ultimate in opulence. Fronting the white sands of Playa Paraiso, inspired all-suite guestrooms boast convenient butler service, a breezy balcony or terrace and splendid views of the Caribbean, while the Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso’s sensational selection of gourmet restaurants, all-inclusive amenities, opulent spa services, a world-class PB Dye-designed 18-hole golf course and nightly entertainment ensure unforgettable stays for each and every guest. As an added perk, guests staying at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso will also have dining privileges throughout Playa Parasio Resort (including Iberostar Parasio Maya, Iberostar Parasio Lindo, and Iberostar Parasio Del Mar & Beach) giving you over 20 dining options alone during your stay.
  • Iberostar Paraiso Beach Resort - for single adults, couples and families 
  • Iberostar Paraiso Lindo Resort - for single adults, couples and families 
  • Iberostar Paraiso Maya Resort - for single adults, couples and families 
  • Iberostar Quetzal Resort - for single adults, couples and families 
Jamaica
  • Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall Beach - for adults only 
    • Blending tropical sunshine, dynamic oceanfront accommodations and splendid all-inclusive amenities, the adults-only, Iberostar Grand Rose Hall Beach resort provides the perfect setting for idyllic tropical vacations and romantic escapes. Fronting Montego Bay’s Rose Hall Beach, Iberostar Grand Rose Hall Beach appeals to luxury travelers, spa-lovers, honeymooners and couples looking to tie the knot with a comprehensive activities program, a wide selection of restaurants and bars, unobtrusive butler and concierge services, a beautiful stretch of sugary white-sand beach and spacious all-suite accommodations featuring 24-hour room service, a whirlpool, an extensive pillow menu and exclusive exchange privileges at both the Ibeorstar Rose Hall Suites and the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach. Escape to paradise during stays at the romantic, adults-only Iberostar Grand Rose Hall Beach.
  • Iberostar Rose Hall Beach - for single adults, couples and families 
  • Iberostar Rose Hall Suites - for single adults, couples and families
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Friday, March 18, 2011

Hotel Brand of the Week

This week we're proud to introduce Sol Melia Resorts:



Sol Melia Resorts - Whether it’s a luxurious getaway for just the two of you or an action-packed family vacation, Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts offers several distinct vacation brands custom-tailored to meet the needs of your ideal getaway.


Domincan Republic:

Melia Caribe Tropical, Punta Cana
Nestled in an oasis of lush tropical palms and a championship golf course nearby, this family-friendly resort provides the perfect setting for fun in the sun. An eco-zone runs through the middle of the hotel, pristinely separating the main hotel from the lovely beach and pool areas where guests can enjoy a variety of sparkling pools, a Flintstones’ Land™ fun park for kids, specialty restaurants, unique bars and a wide selection of water sports and activities. Book this resort with Funjet Vacations.


Mexico:

Melia Cozumel
Appealing to families, active travelers and spa and golf enthusiasts alike, this superior oceanfront resort provides an ideal blend of superior accommodations and personalized service. With something for every member of the family, guests enjoy access to sparkling outdoor pools; daily and nightly entertainment including beach volleyball and cooking, bar tending and even Latin dance lessons; a pampering menu of services and treatments at the spa; and The Flintstones Land™ Playground and Yabba-Dabba-Doo Bazaar where special activities are designed to entertain children ages 4 through 12. Across the street, the Cozumel Country Club features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by the Nicklaus Design Group, while dynamic restaurants and bars and breezy guestrooms ensure memorable stays for each and every guest. Book this resort with Funjet Vacations.

Melia Puerto Vallarta
At this couples and family paradise guests can enjoy comfortable accommodations and a wide variety of daily activities custom tailored for adults and children. Relax by one of the largest pools in Puerto Vallarta, enjoy delicious cuisine at the selection of restaurants or enjoy one of the fabulous nightly shows. Book this resort with Funjet Vacations.

Melia Cabo Real Beach & Golf Resort
Nestled amidst majestic desert mountains, lush tropical gardens and over 500-feet of pristine, swimmable beach, this gracious resort provides an ideal setting for upbeat family and group vacations. Play a round of golf at the spectacular courses surrounding the resort, enjoy live music in the lobby bar and relax in a setting of casual elegance and personalized service while the kids take advantage of the children’s pool and activity club. Book this resort with Funjet Vacations.

ME Cabo
Designed to raise eyebrows, blur boundaries, tempt, tease and seduce, this chic resort provides a blend of sunshine, relaxation and fun that’s perfect for active couples, young adults or the young at heart. An experience beyond mere accommodation, guests can relax in the poolside cabanas, sample innovative cuisine at oceanview restaurants and then dance the night away in one of Cabo’s most arousing night scenes, the world-famous Nikki Beach Club or Passions nightclub and lounge. Poised above Land's End Arch and Medano Beach, Cabo’s only swimmable beach, this dynamic hideaway promises travelers the utmost in hospitality and style. Book this resort with Funjet Vacations.

Melia Azul Ixtapa
Nestled between a deep green hillside, the Pacific Ocean and a wealth of nearby golf courses, this upscale resort appeals to families, couples, active travelers and golf and beach-lovers alike. A haven of comfort and style, guests of the resort can relax in deluxe accommodations; indulge at dynamic restaurants serving international cuisines from Mexico to the Mediterranean; dance the night away at the disco and enjoy first-class tennis facilities. Catering to families with kids, the resort also offers a fun-filled water park featuring small waterslides and fountains and a Flintstones-themed activity club where your little ones can shop in the Yabba-Dabba-Doo bazaar or work on their putting at the 18-Hole mini golf terrace. Book this resort with Funjet Vacations.

Gran Melia Cancun
Couples, spa lovers and golf enthusiasts alike experience friendly service, upscale amenities and an environment of casual elegance during stays at this premier Mexican getaway. Offering superior comfort in a beautiful tropical setting, guests to the resort enjoy pampering services at the dynamic spa, a 9-hole executive golf course and elegant guestrooms featuring a private terrace and stunning views of the Caribbean or Nichupte Lagoon. Book this resort with Funjet Vacations.


Puerto Rico

Gran Melia Puerto Rico
Nestled on Puerto Rico’s northeastern coast in Coco Beach t,Rio Grande, this romantic, all-suite getaway boasts beautifully-appointed, junior suites complete with dynamic amenities and a private balcony or verandah. Catering to couples, gaming-enthusiasts and spa and golf-lovers alike, guests are treated to live nightly entertainment; two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by PGA pro Tom Kite; pristine blackjack tables, roulette and slot machines in the casino; a selection of themed restaurants and bars and a pampering menu of treatments at the full-service spa. Book this resort with Funjet Vacations.


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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

All Inclusive Vacations in the Bahamas

All Inclusive Vacations in the Bahamas



CMTravelonline.com is a world leader in All Inclusive Vacations and an expert on All Inclusive Resorts. All Inclusive Vacations to the Bahamas provide the ideal atmosphere for both relaxation and lively fun. All Inclusive Resorts in the Bahamas provide everything you may need to include accommodations, all meals at on property restaurants, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), land sports, nightly entertainment, hotel tax and all gratuities.

Throughout the last half of the 1900s, the majority of tourism development in The Bahamas was congregated in Nassau and Paradise Island on New Providence Island, and around the city of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. Within the last five years, over a billion dollars has been earmarked for hotel and island infrastructure upgrades and expansion. Today, both destinations are hardly recognizable to many past visitors—or as the saying goes: "This isn’t your mama’s Bahamas."

For the 21st century, new generations of tourists are discovering another Bahamas. Marked by untold miles of undisturbed reefs and empty beaches lined by swaying coconut palms, the Out Islands of the Bahamas are slowly gaining exposure. The "Family Islands," as they’re called at home, offer a much slower pace and quieter atmosphere. Rather than nightlife and attractions, the selling point is natural beauty, peace and quiet, and the unassuming Bahamians themselves.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

I Enjoy Staying At Sandals Resorts



My introduction to Sandals Resorts was at Sandals Royal Bahamian in 2004.

The first thing I noticed was the friendly, smiling faces and being greeted by any of the staff members to include the landscaping staff. After staying at the resort for several days many of the staff knew our names. Of course the water activities were great and the food delicious, but it was the staff that really made me enjoy staying at Sandals Royal Bahamian.

What impressed me the most about the staff was their willingness to go beyond a simple request. We had a funny incident that was the result of a miscommunication. We had taken food back to our room, but failed to take utensils to eat with. We saw a housekeeping staff member in the hallway and asked about “flatware”. They were very ready to assist us. About 15 minutes had passed and we thought they had forgotten us, but then we heard a knock at the door. When we opened the door the staff member was there holding plastic wrap. They thought we had asked for “flat wrap” to wrap our plate of food and had gone to the kitchen and acquired some plastic wrap for us. When we realized what had happened we explained we wanted “flatware” or in simple terms a fork. We all chuckled over the miscommunication and we thanked them immensely for going all the way to the kitchen for us.

There wasn't a hesitation to assist us even with what they thought was a request for plastic wrap to cover our plate of food. It was that willingness to make a guest happy that made me truly enjoy my trip.

Since that time I have had the opportunity to stay at several other Sandals and Beaches Resorts. I have found that each time we stayed it was the staff who made our experience a terrific one. Vacations aren't always perfect and things do go wrong, but when you stay at a resort where the staff puts your happiness and enjoyment first it makes all the difference in the world.

Jeanna

Hotel Brand of the Week

This week we're proud to introduce Azul Hotels & Resorts:




Azul  Beach Hotel

Overlooking the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean, Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma offers the ideal spot for luxurious family getaways in an intimate setting. Where swaying palm trees and manicured gardens await you at every turn, the Azul Beach boutique resort is the perfect blend of service and sunshine. Here families with small children can relax with gourmet inclusive dining options, daily and nightly activities programs customized for every member of the family, a kid’s activities center and sensational guestrooms and suites with family-friendly amenities like strollers, cribs, baby milk heaters, refrigerators for milk and medicines, toys and coloring books. Personalized, innovative and unforgettably upscale, Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma brings a touch of Gourmet Inclusive luxury to Cancun, Mexico. Book this hotel with Funjet Vacations.


Azul Sensatori Resort

An oasis of sunny days, sparkling waters and endless white-sand beach, this inspired resort blends contemporary architecture with traditional service. Families, couples and honeymooners alike will enjoy chic Gourmet Inclusive® dining options at a selection of refined restaurants, dynamic bars including a Mojito lounge, nightly entertainment, an indulgent menu of services at the spa, kid’s and teen’s activities programs, beach butler service with ample beach beds and opulent guest suites with the finest of amenities. With so much to do and see, there is something for everyone at this lavish Mexican getaway. Book this resort with Funjet Vacations


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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hotel Brand of the Week

This week we're proud to introduce Club Med Resorts:



At Club Med all-inclusive resorts on every continent, enjoy an unforgettable experience for families traveling with babies, kids and teenagers. You'll discover improvements and additions at Club Med's 80 resorts in the Caribbean, North and Central America, South America, Africa and Middle East, Asia, Europe, Alps, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean, allowing families, couples or solo travelers to experience fun, exotic cuisine, adventure and luxury vacations.

Enjoy your vacation exactly the way you want to… do a little of this… a lot of that… or do nothing at all… whenever you want. Simply relax, sink your toes into the silkiest sand imaginable or doze under spreading palms. Or you can spend your day sailing blue Bahamian waters, snorkeling amongst turtles and coral walls, or discovering local flavors, sights and sounds. If you seek intense thrills, try soaring 25 feet into the warm tropical air on the flying trapeze or feeling the pure adrenaline rush of water skiing. But keep some energy because when the sun sets, the serious fun starts! It's your vacation. It's your Club Med.

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March marks the return of "Daily Deals" from CMTravelonline.com!



Its that time of year again. Spring is just creeping in and everyone is just getting that itch for some good beach fun. In the spirit of the season, CMTravelonline.com is bringing back our "Daily Deals" series on our social media forums. Each day on our company Facebook and Twitter accounts we will bring you a new resort or cruise special daily. So "Like" us on Facebook and "Follow" us on Twitter to see what CMTravelonline.com and "Daily Deals" are bringing you in the days and weeks to come.


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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hotel Brand of the Week

This week we're proud to introduce Beaches Resorts:



Your perfect family getaway awaits you at Beaches Resort in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos. Play on pristine, white-sand beaches caressed by crystal-clear seas. Spend your family vacation in luxurious rooms and suites. Enjoy a whole array of incredibly exciting and fun activities for kids of every age. Truly, a Beaches Luxury Included® vacation promises unforgettable family fun beneath the Caribbean sun.

At Beaches all-inclusive Resorts, just about anything you could ever imagine is included. So leave your wallets (and your cares) behind, and get ready for the time of your lives!

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, Jamaica

Fronting the widest stretch of the Seven Mile Beach, this dynamic oceanfront resort provides the perfect setting for fun in the sun. Offering something for everyone, guests are treated to a variety of gourmet-dining choices including an authentic Teppanyaki-style Japanese restaurant; complete pampering at the full-service Red Lane® Spa; unlimited water sports including water-skiing; personalized Butler Service; a selection of bars serving premium brand drinks and exclusive exchange privileges at the nearby Beaches Sandy Bay. Great for kids, the resort also offers a wealth of family-friendly amenities including the fantastic Pirate’s Island Waterpark, a teen’s nightclub, an ice cream stand, unlimited play at the spectacular XBOX 360® Game Garage and the supervised, Caribbean Adventure Kid’s Camp where your little ones can laugh and play along with popular characters from Sesame Street®.

Beaches Sandy Bay, Jamaica

Spread among six acres of lush tropical greenery and 1000 feet of Negril’s pristine Seven Mile Beach, this family-friendly resort strikes a winning balance between fun-filled activities and private relaxation. Enjoy colorful Caribbean-inspired accommodations just steps from the Caribbean Sea, dine at superior restaurants, enjoy premium brand beverages at a selection of bars, splash and play unlimited land and water sports or take advantage of family-friendly amenities including a supervised kid’s activities program and certified nanny services. With full exchange privileges at the Beaches Negril next door, guests enjoy two vacations in one during stays at this upscale island retreat.

Beaches Boscobel, Jamaica

Designed for families, spa-lovers and golf-enthusiasts of all ages, the Luxury Included®, Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club provides an oasis of adventure and activity for each and every guest. Fronting the bright blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, this sensational island oasis provides complete indulgence with personalized Butler Service; guestrooms and suites designed to accommodate families; pampering treatments at the Red Lane® Spa; championship golf; scuba diving and watersports; romantic wedding services; and family-friendly amenities including The Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street™ kid’s activities club, an aquatic play land of water slides and kiddie pools at the Pirates Island Water Park, state-of-the-art video game systems in the XBOX 360® Game Garage and a Sesame Street character breakfast with Zoe, Cookie Monster, Elmo and more.


Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Village and Spa

The last of the true exotics, this family beach resort offers the impeccable standards guests have come to expect from Sandals. Adults will love the distinctive selection of bars, gourmet restaurants, a full-service European spa and nightly shows, while kids can spend the day on the thrilling water slides and pools within the Pirate's Island Theme Park.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Consider Splendia Hotels for the finest luxury & character hotels worldwide!


Choose with confidence from our carefully selected collection of over 5,000 Luxury & Character Hotels across 130 countries. We guarantee the best hotel rates with access to exclusive member benefits, plus honest hotel reviews. From our simple, efficient online booking process to our 24-hour multilingual customer service, we offer an unquestionable quality service.

Why Splendia?
  • The finest Luxury & Character Hotels worldwide
  • Guaranteed best rates with no hidden extras
  • Exclusive Splendia guest benefits
  • An unquestionable quality service 24/7
Splendia's roots:

Splendia was founded in Marrakesh by Elie de Coignac and Benoît Durand in 2004. Impressed by the typical Moroccan palaces they found, plus a shared passion for ecommerce, they set up Splendia, a luxury online hotel booking company dedicated to distinctive Luxury & Character Hotels.

Splendia Today:
Since launching, Splendia has grown considerably and now has a team of 100 people based in offices on three continents and a collection of over 5,000 hotels across the world.

Splendia's Vision:
A new generation of hotel booking; a user-friendly multilingual website with real time availability, plus multilingual customer service – bringing you a unique collection of carefully selected Luxury & Character Hotels, always at the very best price, in a perfectly smooth, effort-free way.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Booking Your Flight

There can be something wonderful about planning a vacation. So if you are planning to take a trip here are some tips to get you through the planning and booking phases.

Airfare

If there were ever any rules for booking airfare, they are now gone. Airfares change constantly, even by the minute. It can be very frustrating trying to get the best rate, but these tips can help you pay less.

1. Book early. The sooner you can decide the travel dates for your vacation the better.Don’t wait too long or you might find yourself having to make alternate plans. Book your travel as far in advance as possible. That way, there are many options in terms of flight availability and fares. If you think you will get great deals at the last minute, such as right before you want to travel, think again. Airlines tend to drastically increase rates within 14 days of departure.

FareCompare.com, an airline ticket comparison shopping website, recommends Tuesday afternoons after 3 pm Eastern Time as the best time to start shopping for fares. This is because airlines start competing for the lowest fares of the week on Tuesday mornings with the best window for purchasing from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon.

2. Avoid peak seasons if you can. Keep in mind the holidays are among the busiest travel days of the year With many airlines decreasing the number of flights, there are only a limited number of seats available.If you're heading to a popular destination, there is a good chance that others are doing the same. Plan ahead.

3. Be flexible. If you find fares are high for certain travel days then check fares for a day or two earlier or later. If you are able to be flexible on the days you actually travel, you could save yourself some money—money that you could use at your vacation destination.

4. Use fare tracker alerts. If you have a particular travel destination in mind, you can often set up various fare tracker alerts through travel websites if you are booking airfare yourself. Then book when the fare drops. Don’t forget to check your email or the website often though since fares can quickly jump back up.

5. Fly on less popular days, such as a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. These days typically offer lower fares.

6. Choose a less popular flight time, such as early in the morning, around dinnertime, or overnight. These flights may have more seats available and sometimes have cheaper fares.

7. Don’t forget about the extra costs associated with flying. These include baggage fees, costs for snacks or meals while flying, fees for particular seat assignments, and parking fees. Fees and extra costs can add up, so when you are looking for rates that will fit within your budget, keep this in mind. Since airlines often change or add new fees, you may want to double-check these fees with the airline before you fly so there are no unexpected surprises.

8. Book through a travel agent. Travel agents can help you find the cheapest airfare possible. This can save a lot on the hassle of booking a flight, especially during peak travel times, like holidays. In addition, booking all of your travel and lodgings through one location can simplify things.

9. Plan ahead in case of inclement weather, a travel delay, or emergency. It seems inevitable that some airports in the U.S. will have inclement weather affecting flights. Keep in mind that this could affect your own travel. That plane that was coming from New York to your destination for its next leg of travel might not make it to you if it is grounded. Check the status of a flight before arriving at the airport. Many airlines offer tools to check online for the status of your flight, as well as phone numbers to call beforehand.

Take all necessary phone numbers related with your booking with you in case you need to fix an issue related to a cancellation or delay. Keep these documents in your carry-on luggage just in case you need them. When an entire plane-load of passengers finds themselves without a way to get to their destination, then it can sometimes be faster to call your travel agent or the airline for help rather than stand in the inevitable long lines at the airport.

10. In addition to knowing what to do in case of a cancellation, opting for trip insurance can add some peace of mind. Some trip insurance plans offer a Cancel for Any Reason and Travel Protection Plan that includes reimbursement of travel expenses and limited coverage for medical expenses, lost or stolen baggage, trip interruption due to sickness or death of you or an immediate family member, trip delay and baggage delay.

Book Your Next Flight Now!

Grand Opening of Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe!

ALL NEW. ALL LUXURIOUS. ALL SPECTACULAR. Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe


Barceló’s crown jewel of the Dominican Republic welcomes guests to the all-new, all-inclusive experience of a lifetime!


Boasting an innovative Club House and Entertainment District, in addition to a variety of suites to accommodate families and singles alike, the Barceló Bávaro Palace Deluxe has opened the doors to its all-new, all inclusive mega resort.

The all-new Club House offers state of the art entertainment and unlimited dining options promising guests an experience unlike any other. The Club House boasts a nightclub, casino and shopping district with 16 stores for guests to enjoy the all-inclusive experience of their dreams. Sip on an original Barceló cocktail while a live DJ spins today’s hottest dance beats in the nightclub, or try your luck on both slot machines and table games in the 24-hour casino.

The dining selection offered throughout the Club House and resort is unmatched by any in the Caribbean. With an impressive selection of unique restaurants to choose from, each location is a distinctive gourmet experience allowing the guests to feel fully immersed in the culture of each restaurant.

 

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Why I Enjoy Staying At Sandals Resorts


My introduction to Sandals Resorts was at Sandals Royal Bahamian in 2004.

The first thing I noticed was the friendly, smiling faces and being greeted by any of the staff members to include the landscaping staff. After staying at the resort for several days many of the staff knew our names. Of course the water activities were great and the food delicious, but it was the staff that really made me enjoy staying at Sandals Royal Bahamian.

What impressed me the most about the staff was their willingness to go beyond  a simple request. We had a funny incident that was the result of a miscommunication. We had taken food back to our room, but failed to take utensils to eat with. We saw a housekeeping staff member in the hallway and asked about “flatware”. They were very ready to assist us. About 15 minutes had passed and we thought they had forgotten us, but then we heard a knock at the door. When we opened the door the staff member was there holding plastic wrap. They thought we had asked for “flat wrap” to wrap our plate of food and had gone to the kitchen and acquired some plastic wrap for us. When we realized what had happened we explained we wanted “flatware” or in simple terms a fork. We all chuckled over the miscommunication and we thanked them immensely for going all the way to the kitchen for us.

There wasn't a hesitation to assist us even with what they thought was a request for plastic wrap to cover our plate of food. It was that willingness to make a guest happy that made me truly enjoy my trip.

Since that time I have had the opportunity to stay at several other Sandals and Beaches Resorts. I have found that each time we stayed it was the staff who made our experience a terrific one. Vacations aren't always perfect and things do go wrong, but when you stay at a resort where the staff puts your happiness and enjoyment first it makes all the difference in the world.

Jeanna

Monday, February 14, 2011

Caribbean Vacation Experiences by CMTravelonline.com

 

Welcome to the Caribbean!

Sun, brilliant white sand, aquamarine seas - sound like the Caribbean of your imagination? This tropical paradise exists on all twenty-seven islands of the Caribbean. From the most famous beaches to the out-of-the-way cays, paradise starts where the palm trees end and the white sand starts. The Caribbean is also rich with surprises. Wander the islands and you will hear eight major languages. You might also see a cricket match, a colorful street festival, and brisk action at the blackjack tables.

With its plentiful coral reefs, the waters of the Caribbean were made for scuba diving. Colorful snorkeling gear and flippers are poolside everywhere. And those pools - they come in every shape and size, from sprawling complexes with swim-up bars to private plunge pools.   Decide where to stay is half the fun. How about a funky cabana right on the beach? A luxury suite? Your perfect place to sleep may be either of these settings or any in between, including a hammock strung between two palms.

The Caribbean is all about unwinding - however you choose to do it - and, of course, eating. Savor jerk chicken, jerk fish fresh off the grill or sample gourmet cuisine. A simple glass of mango juice may be just the thing to refresh you.  We invite you to explore the Caribbean islands by selecting one of the many fine destinations listed below.

Caribbean Vacation Experiences


Monday, February 7, 2011

Cancun's Newest All Inclusive Resort!


Introducing Me Cancun

It may be a daring attempt to get more hotel business to Mexico in a competitive marketplace, or perhaps it’s just the way of the future for all hotels in the country. Whatever the reason, more and more established hotels in Mexico are turning all-inclusive.

Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts decided late last year to adopt the all-inclusive tag at its ME Cancun, which officially made the transition on January 1.  The ME Cancun’s new business model is dubbed “Complete ME.” There will still be an EP aspect to the hotel, however. Tony Cortizas, Sol Melia’s vice president of marketing/Premium Portfolio, says the restaurants will remain open to locals and tourists who aren’t guests at the hotel at a cost. According to him, there was a “constant demand” for an all-inclusive plan at the hotel.

The 419-room ME Cancun will now allow its guests to choose from an array of packages as part of the “Complete ME” concept. The hotel’s basic offering will focus on traditional amenities such as unlimited food and beverage, complimentary pool access, YHI Spa’s fitness center, Wi-Fi and all in-room amenities, including iPod docking stations. Guest rooms on The Level, the hotel’s premium collection of accommodations, will have elevated privileges and amenities that will be part of The Level package. Here, for instance, guests will have access to private VIP check-in, exclusive use of the 10th floor’s Living Room lounge, exclusive concierge services and 24-hour in-room dining at no extra cost. Me Cancun is considered to be an adult-oriented resort.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Spotlight: Secrets St. James Resort & Spa


Secrets St. James Montego Bay an adults-only resort, features 350 opulent suites and features a British colonial air creating a contemporary yet conservative experience. Prepared to be awed from the moment you arrive at this lavish resort featuring numerous gourmet a la carte restaurants, bars and lounges, a lavish spa with oceanfront massage cabanas, private concierge on every guest floor, state-of-the-art open-air theater, a full array of activities and championship golf courses nearby.


Secrets Resorts & Spas offer adults an extra measure of romance and sensuality in exquisite luxury settings. Immerse yourself in Unlimited-Luxury where everything is included: Elegantly appointed rooms and suites with 24-hour concierge and room services. Multiple gourmet restaurants and lounges serving premium beverages. Endless day and evening activities, all in spectacular settings.



This Resort is Best For: Adults only
This Resort is Rated as: 4.5-Stars

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Why Go All Inclusive?




Why Choose All Inclusive for Your Next Vacation?

CMTravelonline.com offers only the best All Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico. All Inclusive resorts are an attractive option for a truly "worry free" vacation. Most all-inclusive resorts include all meals, beverages, tips, entertainment, and activities in the price of the room. Let us help you decide if an all-inclusive is best for you. All of our all-inclusive resorts include accommodations, all meals at all restaurants, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), land sports, nightly entertainment, hotel tax and tips. Even the transportation to & from the resort and airport is included in your up-front rate. Airfare is not included, however discount fares are available. All Inclusive Resorts offer great value and a truly hassle-free vacation.

Why Choose an All Inclusive Resort?

Great value: Get more of everything, at a low price
Unlimited activities are included
No extra cost for meals or drinks … menus without prices!
Great service, no tipping necessary
Privacy and security
An ultimate escape from the real world
Learn more about our All-Inclusive Resort Brands

What are the Advantages?


Get Married!
Many All Inclusive Resorts have wonderful wedding packages in which you can get married right on resort and many All Inclusive Resorts offer complimentary wedding packages at no additional charge! You can have a beautiful destination wedding and start your honeymoon that very day by heading straight to the beach and getting the festivities underway!

Save Money!If you were to compare an all-inclusive vacation package to a non all-inclusive vacation, and take into account the cost of your meals, tips, drinks, and everything you're going to want to do, you'll find that all-inclusive resorts give you the best value for your money. Plus, with everything included, it will help you budget your money so you already know the total amount of your vacation before you leave.

Endless Activities!You'll never run out of things to do at an All Inclusive Resort, from water sports to land sports, there is something for everyone. It's also the perfect opportunity to try snorkeling, windsurfing, rock climbing, or any other activity that you've always wanted to try. Many All Inclusive Resorts include these activities in the price of your stay, so you don't have to worry about spending extra money.

Incredible Dining!All Inclusive Resorts offer some of the finest dining that you'll find anywhere. Generally, you'll have the option of a-la-carte or buffet dining. And, once again, since the food is already included, you can try a dish that you never thought you would have before. Who knows, you just might discover a new "favorite food"!

Great Service and No Tipping!
All Inclusive Resorts give their guests some of the finest service that you'll ever encounter. You won't have to look far for someone to bring you a fresh drink or help you with a new activity. And don't worry about tipping, they have "no tipping" policies. You won't have to worry about tipping that fantastic waitress because you already have in your package price.

Privacy & Security!All Inclusive Resorts are self-contained areas where you'll find everything that you need! Many resorts are set on private beaches and are off limits to non-guests. Also if you're concerned about safety and traveling in a foreign place, in many of our destinations, we have representatives that meet you at the airport and shuttle you directly to your resort.

Top All Inclusive Resorts

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sandals Royal Plantation: Voted Top Caribbean Honeymoon Resort 2010


On the lush north coast of Jamaica, where the rolling St. Ann Mountains sweep down to two private cove beaches, the art of stylish hospitality can be found at this all-butler, all-oceanfront resort. Providing unmatched attention to detail and personalized service, it has earned membership into both the prestigious Leading Small Hotels of The World® and Leading Spa®. Boasting a charming intimacy in an atmosphere of aesthetic sophistication, this five-decade gem of history—a favorite of Noel Coward and Ian Fleming back in the day––hosts 74 ocean view suites tucked into a magnificent coral bluff.   Read More

Why Choose This Resort?

If you're looking an all-suite, all-butler, all ocean view resort that is the only all-inclusive to achieve membership in the prestigious Leading Small Hotels of The World®, Sandals Royal Plantation is for you.

Plus... Sandals Royal Plantation was voted Top Caribbean Honeymoon Resort 2010!

The Jewel Dunn's River: Jamaica's Newest Couples Only All Inclusive!



Star Rating: 4-Stars
This Resort is Best For: Couples Only
All Inclusive Resort: Yes
Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Distance from hotel to town: 10 minutes.
Distance from hotel to airport: 90 minutes.

Introducing the new all-inclusive adults only Jewel Dunn's River Resort & Spa located just 90 minutes from Montego Bay airport and just moments from spectacular Dunn's River Falls, one of Jamaica's must-see attractions. Re-opening September 2010, this former Sandals is located less than 5 miles from bustling Ocho Rios and set on 25 acres of lush gardens and beach; you can play under the pool falls or on the executive golf course or relax in the garden hammocks or in Radiant Spa. And where else is there a concierge serving drinks in the pool?? 

The 250-sumptuous guest rooms and suites were designed to appeal to every taste and attitude. The 2-story Emerald Lanais are set in a verdant garden; Sapphire guest rooms overlook the majestic mountains or sparkling Caribbean Sea; Diamond rooms offer ocean view Concierge service or over-the-top 1-bedroom Butler suites, all with custom decor and 4-poster mahogany king bed. 

The full service Radiant Spa & Salon, island excursions desk, photo and gift shop means plenty of options. Complimentary transportation from the Montego Bay Jamaica - Sangster International Airport is also included! 

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a Happy 2011 from CMTravelonline.com!

2011 looks to be an exciting year in the travel industry! Travelers are finally getting back to doing what they love most.... traveling. We thought we would start the year off right by giving you our number 1 tip for your travel planning this year!

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Plan Ahead.... it has never been more evident than the recent holiday season of the benefits of planning your vacation well ahead of time. Those that waited til the last minute were left with terrible flight schedules, higher rates, less availability, and some... were left with no holiday vacation at all. Planning ahead pays off. Not only will planning well ahead allow you the best available flight schedules and the best resort availability, but planning in advance can also allow you to make payments on your vacation instead of the large lump sum you are left with when waiting til the last minute.

Have a great 2011!

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