Featured Blog Posts – July 2011 Archive (10)

Pounds Gained Per All Inclusive Visit

Researches polled 2,000 Britons and found that people who traveled to the United States and the Caribbean gained the most weight.  The large portions and buffets were cited as the primarily reason.

 

I suppose when you combine lots of food with lots of alcohol with lots of lounging around, you will gain a few pounds.

 

There certainly are people who don't gain weight.  In the study, 60% of vacationers gained weight while on vacation, but that included numerous…

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Cruise Meal & Bar Tabs Add Up

Did you see that some cruise lines are now charging for meals and room service?

 

The bar tab is bad enough wihtout adding some food costs to it.  I want to be able to relax on my vacation.  Not worry about where I am in temrs of my budget.

 

Luxury cruise ships are going more all inclusive while the more retail ships are starting to add more costs

 

Are there any horror stories about cruise ship bar tabs out there?  

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Sneaking into An All Inclusive Resort

I was laughing at a discussion in the forum about hooking up with someone staying in a different all inclusive resort.  I am beyond my hooking up days, but it made me wonder how many people sneak into all inclusive resorts.

 

I don't want to encourage sneaking in, but I imagine it happens quite a bit. Especially at resorts without wristbands. 

 

I wonder if beach waitstaff knowingly serve non-guests on the beach in exchange for bigger tips?  I know it happens at…

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Possible Tripadvisor Scandal?

 

In light of the recent allegations of fraudulent Tripadvisor reviews, I thought I would try to generate some thought around the subject. Recently it has been brought to light that there is a possibility that hotel executives have been bribing reviews to post good reviews for their organizations. Given TripAdvisor's…

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Azul Resorts For Families

 

Karisma Resorts offers the El Dorado Resorts for adults and the Azul Resorts for families.

 

The Azul resorts do a good job offering kids programs and pools that help the parents relax.  Some of the kids clubs are open until 9:30 pm which allows parents to have a nice…

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In Defense Of All Inclusive Resorts

I was at a party recently where a group of my friends were trashing all inclusive resorts.  I wasn't a part of the conversation and I decided it wasn't worth jumping in (at the time) to defend all inclusive resorts.

 

Two of the guys had recently been to an all inclusive resort for a wedding.  They both said they preferred more adventurous travel so the all inclusive resort wasn't something they enjoyed.  I totally understand this and it makes perfect sense that they wouldn't…

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Opening in November, the Elegant Paradisus Playa Del Carmen

 

Just steps away from Playa del Carmens coveted 5th Avenue Shops lays 2 new exciting all inclusive destinations. Sol Melia Hotel & Resorts to Debut two All-Inclusive Paradisus Resorts that open Fall 2011-Paradisus Playa del Carmen Adults and Paradisus Playa del Carmen Families!



The Adults Only, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla, will open on November 15 and include 534 suites, 122 of which are Royal Service and two Presidential; six restaurants, five bars and a…

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Paul Gauguin South Pacific All Inclusive Cruise

 

Numerous luxury cruise ships now have all inclusive pricing

 

The Paul Gauguin cruise ship has 7 and 14 night cruises to Tahiti and French Polynesia with all inclusive pricing.

 

The ship used to be owned by the Regent Seven Seas cruise line, but now is operated by a resort company.

 

The cruise…

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101 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

With all of the travel booking sites popping up all over the internet, travelers feel that they can get a better deal by booking own their own. What they don't realize is the buying power of a travel agent when something goes wrong. I recently stayed at a resort in Mexico and befriended some…

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The All Inclusive Wedding

The all inclusive wedding can be just perfect. More and more the all inclusive resorts have upgraded and improved their wedding packages. For example, Sandals calls it’s all inclusive wedding products "Weddingmoons." Many all inclusive resorts offer a complementary wedding package in exchange for a minimum stay.

 

If your dream is a special wedding on the beach, today’s all inclusive resort is your answer.The destination wedding is more popular then ever. The primary reasons…

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