RENDEZVOUS – THE BOUTIQUE HOTEL FOR COUPLES My wife and I own and manage two travel agencies and we would like to encourage couples to do what we just did. Spend a week at Rendezvous in St. Lucia, where the two-mile golden sand beach is never crowded, the cuisine is outstanding, and the liquid refreshments are top shelf. It may be a little … [Read more...]

Sandals Grande St. Lucian We own and manage two travel agencies and we would like to encourage you to do what we did.  But, before we review this wonderful resort and island attractions, a few negative words about St. Lucia’s antiquated airport, the not so friendly Customs and Immigration personnel, and the pothole-filled roads.  Although it’s a … [Read more...]

Sandals Whitehouse IntroIt was our great pleasure to stay last week at the luxurious five-star “Ultra All-Inclusive” European-style Sandals Whitehouse (SWH) located 90 minutes (not 75 as the brochure will say) from the recently expanded airport in MoBay and the new Sandals reception area in the Arrivals Lobby.  This was our second visit to SWH.  … [Read more...]

RIU Palace Riviera Maya As travel agency owners, we really appreciate a good resort when we stay there.  We just had the pleasure of staying at the RIU Palace Riviera Maya, 34 miles south of the Cancun International Airport.   RPRM, opened in 2007, is the fifth and final resort in RIU’s Playacar complex.  We breezed through security in the new … [Read more...]

RIU Montego Bay We are travel agents who recently had the pleasure of staying at the RIU Montego Bay, opened in August 2008, a quick two mile transfer from the vastly improved Sangster International Airport and just three miles from Jamaica’s "hip-strip" downtown nightlife.  This new, four star, family resort has 701 rooms and jr. suites. The … [Read more...]

Barcelo Premium Punta Cana We had the pleasure of staying at the all-inclusive Barcelo Premium Punta Cana (formerly Breezes).  The resort is just 25 minutes from the Punta Cana Airport (PUJ) and offers an American standard of comfort with a European touch in the service.  The public areas are attractive and clean. There is an abundance of … [Read more...]