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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