Checking Out the Iberostar Grand Paraiso

After four nights at the Valentin Imperial Maya, my boyfriend and I spent a few nights just down the road at Iberostar Grand Paraiso. This is one of the fanciest and most expensive resorts that I sell to clients, so when I won three nights at a convention last year, I intended to take full advantage. Needless to say, my expectations were HIGH. Read more

4 Nights of Bliss at Valentin Imperial Maya

Well, I’ve found my new favorite resort. My (lucky) boyfriend and I spent half a week at the amazing Valentin Imperial Maya in August. I’m a travel agent and we sell this resort quite frequently, so I had enough points to score four nights in a Diamond Suite. To get an idea of what this place looks like, here’s a Youtube video I found of the room. Read more

Moon Palace Jamaica Grande

On my recent trip to Jamaica I stopped by the brand new Moon Palace Jamaica Grande. If you’re looking for a luxurious hotel in Jamaica, this is a great option. The only downfall is that the beach isn’t too great, but the small bay it sits on is calm and perfect for water sports. Here are a few pictures around the resort!  Read more

Couples San Souci Review

On my recent short trip to Jamaica I got the opportunity to check out Couples San Souci! It’s a lovely resort, but I can’t imagine to whom I would recommend it. It has a traditional Caribbean open-air feel, which is lovely, but the place is so hilly and tired-looking that I can’t imagine ever staying there myself. The entire resort is pretty much set up on a low cliff that you have tons of stairs to walk (not very much in the humid Jamaican weather) and is big enough to get lost. So if you’re hard of walking or in a wheelchair, you can pretty much rule this place out.  Read more

Jewel Dunn’s River and Jewel Runaway Bay Resorts

While in Jamaica recently, enjoying a stay at the Secrets St James, I visited a few other resorts including the Jewel Dunn’s River and Jewel Runaway Bay. I was so impressed with both! Jewel Dunn’s is an adult only resort (with its own private and separate nude beach, if you’re into that) and Jewel Runaway is a fabulous family property. Read more

Secrets St James & Secrets Wild Orchid

Recently I had the chance the stay at the wonderful Secrets St. James for a few nights! I’ve seen quite a few all-inclusive resorts and this was definitely one of the nicer ones, especially being adult only (sorry but I just don’t like kids around when I’m on vacation or splashing water in my drinks at the pool bar)!

We had a Jr Suite Oceanview Preferred Club room. The Preferred Club, costing extra of course, has added amenities like private check in, priority in restaurants, and a little lounge with snacks/dessert bites all day. To be honest I thought it was a waste – while nice, none of it made a difference with me and we were actually further away from the restaurants since it’s considered a quieter section. Read more

Resort Review: Grand Velas and Velas Vallarta

On my recent Fam trip to Puerto Vallarta with Funjet Vacations we toured the Grand Velas and Velas Vallarta. What a treat! While the Grand Velas is certainly amazing, both were just lovely and I would be happy to stay at either. Both are absolutely beautiful and worth considering for a vacation. You’ll feel like you’re in luxury at either. Read more

Resort Review: Iberostar Playa Mita

My oh my. To start off, the only con about this resort is that it’s about an hour’s drive from the airport – but that’s the least of my worries when choosing a resort. This was by far the standout and my favorite of all the resorts we saw during our Funjet Fam trip to Puerto Vallarta in late February. It’s just over a year old and  absolutely wonderful. The grounds are clean, bright, and spacious. The food and drinks are actually good, too! Read more

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