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The One&Only Ocean Club

When you visit a resort where, at any given point, 60% of the guests are returning guests, you know that you’ve come across something special.

The One&Only Ocean Club is home to celebrities, royalty, and your everyday traveler who appreciates the much finer things in life.

The One&Only Ocean Club is part of Atlantis, so you can partake in all that Atlantis has to offer – but as a guest of OOOC, you get to partake in things that no one else, anywhere else, does.

The beautiful courtyard as you pass through the lobby.  One side boasts beautiful garden views, another side features gorgeous Caribbean ocean views.

The beautiful courtyard as you pass through the lobby. One side boasts beautiful garden views, another side features gorgeous Caribbean ocean views.

 

Their spa is something that is in a category all itself.  There is an on-site salon for manicures/pedicures, but if you want a massage or other spa treatment, you visit one of the private villas.  What's that?  You'd rather have the spa come to you in your room?  That can be arranged, too.

Their spa is something that is in a category all itself. There is an on-site salon for manicures/pedicures, but if you want a massage or other spa treatment, you visit one of the private villas. What’s that? You’d rather have the spa come to you in your room? That can be arranged, too.

 

The door to one of the very private 3-bedroom villas.  Each villa features its own gazebo, Jacuzzi, tanning porch, pool, and so much more...

The door to one of the very private 3-bedroom villas. Each villa features its own gazebo, Jacuzzi, tanning porch, pool, and so much more…

One of the bedrooms in an unforgettable villa.

One of the bedrooms in an unforgettable villa.

The living room in an amazing villa.  Did I mention "unforgettable?"

The living room in an amazing villa. Did I mention “unforgettable?”

How about this amazing infinite pool, complete with beach access and an underwater treadmill?!

How about this amazing infinite pool, complete with beach access and an underwater treadmill?! You’ll need that treadmill, considering your private chef (they come with the villas) will make sure that you are well fed during your stay.

The terraced steps of the Versailles Gardens with 12th-century Augustinian cloisters sit perched above the adult-only pool.  (the family pool is on the other side of the resort)

The terraced steps of the Versailles Gardens with 12th-century Augustinian cloisters sit perched above the adult-only pool. (the family pool is on the other side of the resort)

Looking back at the colonial side of the courtyard.  These rooms have porches that overlook the beach.

Looking back at the colonial side of the courtyard. These rooms have porches that overlook the beach.

 

The Dunes is a restaurant by day, and entertainment venue by night.

The Dunes is a restaurant by day, and entertainment venue by night.

 

The more modern side of the resort features all-wood features.  This side of the resort was built in 2008 and is a new favorite for many.

The more modern side of the resort features all-wood features. This side of the resort was built in 2008 and is a new favorite for many.

 

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The Cove & The Reef (Atlantis)

While visiting the Bahamas, I stopped by two great properties at Atlantis – The Reef and The Cove.

Atlantis is a popular family destination in the Bahamas, complete with Dolphin Cay, a casino, shops, and more pools and waterpark activities than you can cram into one family vacation.

But The Reef and The Cove are a special part of Atlantis.  Guests can partake in everything Atlantis has to offer – with some special additions offered specifically to the resorts.

Honeymooners, families, couples, friends, bachelor/bachelorette parties… the possibilities are endless.

Let’s start with The Reef…

The lobby at The Reef.

The lobby at The Reef.

There are studio rooms at The Reef, so they have kitchenettes.  Downstairs at The Reef, they have a sundries store for everything from snacks to milk and cheese.  They also have a laundromat on the 2nd floor (and a Starbucks on the 1st!).

Pretty awesome kitchenette, huh?

Pretty awesome kitchenette, huh?

The rooms are spacious, clean, and the space is refreshing.

The rooms are spacious, clean, and the space is refreshing.

Yes.  That is a corner of the bed that you see.  And yes, that is a floor-to-ceiling window, overlooking the Caribbean!

Yes. That is a corner of the bed that you see. And yes, that is a floor-to-ceiling window, overlooking the Caribbean!

Kids look on as they learn about wildlife in the Caribbean.

Kids look on as they learn about wildlife in the Caribbean.

Views from The Reef

View from The Reef

Another view from The Reef

Another view from The Reef

In front of the lobby to The Cove

In front of the lobby to The Cove

This beautiful table in The Cove lobby is filled with fresh orchids.  The flowers are replaced once a week.

This beautiful table in The Cove lobby is filled with fresh orchids. The flowers are replaced once a week.

A room at The Cove

A room at The Cove

Absolutely breathtaking!

Absolutely breathtaking!

 

A view from The Cove

A view from The Cove

The Sapphire Suite at The Cove is one of the best at the resort.  If you want serious luxury - this is your room.

The Sapphire Suite at The Cove is one of the best at the resort. If you want serious luxury – this is your room.

Looking off the balcony to The Sapphire Resort, you can see "Cain at The Cove," the adult-only section of Atlantis.   See?  Atlantis isn't just for kids!  ;)

Looking off the balcony to The Sapphire Resort, you can see “Cain at The Cove,” the adult-only section of Atlantis.
See? Atlantis isn’t just for kids! 😉

 

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Sandals Royal Bahamian: January 2014

I was extremely fortunate to stay at Sandals Royal Bahamian in the Bahamas this past weekend.

I would tell you all about it in words, but the stay is much better described in photos.

See something that interests you?  Email me at allison@pvactravel.com and let me know how I can help make your vacation incredible!

Planning your honeymoon?  I can help get some extra surprises to help you celebrate!

Planning your honeymoon? I can help get some extra surprises to help you celebrate!

Our room was awesome - it overlooked the main area of the resort, and the beach.  We had the sliding door open to our balcony each night to fall asleep to the waves.

Our room was awesome – it overlooked the main area of the resort, and the beach. We had the sliding door open to our balcony each night to fall asleep to the waves.

Speaking of our room, our view wasn't half-bad!  Book your Sandals vacation through me, and I can help you pick the room that will beat your expectations!

Speaking of our room, our view wasn’t half-bad! Book your Sandals vacation through me, and I can help you pick the room that will beat your expectations!

When you check in first thing, you see a beautiful fountain, matching the theme of the resort.

When you check in first thing, you see a beautiful fountain, matching the theme of the resort.

When we first arrived late Friday afternoon, it was in the low 60s, so people had cleared out of the chilly pool (hey, it *is* January, after all!).  The place was hoppin' the next day!  Something that I noticed everywhere - ample seating!  Never before had I see so many lounge chairs.  You don't have to feel like you are cramped next to others, and there is always a "good chair" somewhere.

When we first arrived late Friday afternoon, it was in the low 60s, so people had cleared out of the chilly pool (hey, it *is* January, after all!). The place was hoppin’ the next day! Something that I noticed everywhere – ample seating! Never before had I see so many lounge chairs. You don’t have to feel like you are cramped next to others, and there is always a “good chair” somewhere.

That Friday in January, as it hit about 62, the fire pits came in handy.  There aren't many things as relaxing as sitting around a fire pit, with a beverage, listening to the ocean waves wash up to the shore.

That Friday in January, as it hit about 62, the fire pits came in handy. There aren’t many things as relaxing as sitting around a fire pit, with a beverage, listening to the ocean waves wash up to the shore.

The layout of this resort is terrific.  It has an intimate feeling without feeling cramped.

The layout of this resort is terrific. It has an intimate feeling without feeling cramped.

Sunset at Sandals

Sunset at Sandals

This restaurant, on the pier, specializes in seafood (of course).  You can get a reservation by booking a butler category room.  Let me help you pick the best room and make arrangements to guarantee you a spot!  The food was amazing!

This restaurant, on the pier, specializes in seafood (of course). You can get a reservation by booking a butler category room. Let me help you pick the best room and make arrangements to guarantee you a spot! The food was amazing!

The perfect place to cool down.

The perfect place to cool down.

Throughout the week, Sandals has beach parties, live music, late night chocolate buffets... you name it!  Here, they had a Junkaroo Party - complete with dancing, a DJ, and more.  Lots of fun to attend - whether or not you participate!

Throughout the week, Sandals has beach parties, live music, late night chocolate buffets… you name it! Here, they had a Junkaroo Party – complete with dancing, a DJ, and more. Lots of fun to attend – whether or not you participate!

A guy on stilts at the Junkaroo Party... how in the heck does he do it...?

A guy on stilts at the Junkaroo Party… how in the heck does he do it…?

The terrace at night, during the party.

The terrace at night, during the party.

The water at Sandals Cay - Sandals' private island.  There is a ferry that goes over to the island each day.  There is a restaurant, a pool, a bar, and this crystal clear, amazing water.  Also included - the feeling of being far, far away from everything.

The water at Sandals Cay – Sandals’ private island. There is a ferry that goes over to the island each day. There is a restaurant, a pool, a bar, and this crystal clear, amazing water. Also included – the feeling of being far, far away from everything.

Another plus of a Sandals resort?  Free use of non-motorized sporting equipment.  Want to use a hobie cat?  Want to paddleboard?  Give it a shot!

Another plus of a Sandals resort? Free use of non-motorized sporting equipment. Want to use a hobie cat? Want to paddleboard? You can rent jet skits and such for a nominal fee, too.  Give it a shot!

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02.17.13 – Travel and Honeymoon Deals

 

Sandals Emerald Bay (Bahamas)

Imagine the most gorgeous chain of lush tropical islands surrounded by crystal clear aquamarine water under a perfect sky. Picture unparalleled elegance and luxurious indulgence in the form of beachfront seaside villas,
fine dining and white glove service.

Stay in a villa or suite at this luxury Bahamas resort!

Interested in more adventure while you’re there?
Take a 007 Thunderball Luxury Tour
Go Reef Fishing
Take an Eco Harbour Tour
Kayak in Paradise

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (Mexico)

All-suite accommodations, unparalleled luxury, and world-class leading spa!

4 nights in a Master/Parlor Suite Pool View start at $2,144
Includes your room, meals, and unlimited premium beverages
Also includes taxes and service charges

10% off savings at the on-site boutique

A choice between:
A golf credit or a spa credit!

Book by 2/28/13!

Spice Island Beach Resort (Grenada)

Grenada is the ‘Spice Isle’ of the Caribbean; a geographical gem where visitors can soak up centuries of history, marvel at the island’s ever-expanding rain forest, and chase after schools of brightly colored fish among the coral reefs. Its natural products, from exquisite spices to organically grown dark cocoa, are heralded by true connoisseurs. And its range of activities both on the island and off its shores rivals that of any vacation destination in the world.

Stay 7 nights, pay for 6!

7 nights in an Oleander Garden Suite from $5,679 (travel April 16 through October 31, 2013)
Includes: Daily meals, afternoon tea, bar service and house wines, and complimentary green fees

Interested in more adventure while you’re there?
Visit carvings in Duquesne Bay
Stop in The National Museum in St. George’s
Visit The Carriacou Museum
Check out rare antiques at the private Rome Museum at Walker

InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa and InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa (French Polynesia)

Grenada is the ‘Spice Isle’ of the Caribbean; a geographical gem where visitors can soak up centuries of history, marvel at the island’s ever-expanding rain forest, and chase after schools of brightly colored fish among the coral reefs. Its natural products, from exquisite spices to organically grown dark cocoa, are heralded by true connoisseurs. And its range of activities both on the island and off its shores rivals that of any vacation destination in the world.

7 nights from $5,285 includes:
Two nights in a Lanai Room at InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa; 5 nights including one complimentary night in an Emerald Overwater Junior Suite Villa at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
Daily breakfast for two
Airport transfers in Bora Bora
Tax & Service Charges

Want to know more about the hotels?
The hotel in Moorea has become a sanctuary for dolphins and injured turtles
The hotel in Moorea is proud to have the first spa in Polynesia: The Helene Spa
The hotel in Bora Bora is situated on a coral island of the barrier reef
The hotel in Bora Bora was the first in French Polynesia to place its 80 spacious villas literally over water

Although they are clearly different in personality, these four hotels of the InterContinental chain in French Polynesia all embrace the same philosophy. They fit in perfectly with their natural surroundings, and attach great importance to protecting both the environment and local traditions.

Travel now through March 31, 2014!

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06.10.12 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

The Cove Atlantis, Bahamas

* $250 golf or spa credit per suite, per stay

* Complimentary night in luxurious accommodations

* Taste of Atlantis

* Roundtrip airport transfers

* Full access to Atlantis

5 nights in an Ocean Suite from $2,355

Travel now through August 31, 2012

Book by August 1, 2012!

Royal Hideaway Playacar, Mexico

* $100 spa credit per room, per stay

* Luxurious accommodations

* Daily meals, beverages, and snacks

* Includes tax and service charges

5 nights in a Luxury Room from $1,941!

Travel now through October 31, 2012

Book by June 30, 2012!

Viceroy Maldives, Maldives

* Two complimentary nights in luxurious accommodations

* Guaranteed upgrade to half board for two

* Daily breakfast

4 nights in a Beach Villa from $2,715

Travel now through September 30, 2012

Book by September 1, 2012!

ME Cabo, Los Cabos, Mexico

* Roundtrip airport transfers

* Luxurious accommodations

4 nights in a Deluxe Garden View Room for two, from $852

Book by June 30, 2012 for travel now through August 30, 2012!

 

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02.12.12 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

Regent Palms, Turks & Caicos

– Guaranteed one category upgrade

– Daily continental breakfast

– Non motorized water sports

– Complimentary wi-fi

4 nights in a One Bedroom Suite Ocean View from $3,800.

Travel now through March 10, 2012

Book by February 20, 2012

El Dorado Royale, Mexico

– Adult only

– All-inclusive experience

– Couples massage lessons

Up to 28% off when you book now and travel through December 22, 2012!

6 nights in a Oceanfront Jacuzzi Junior Suite start around $3,324.

The Cove Atlantis, Bahamas

– Luxurious accommodations

– $200 food and beverage credit

4 nights in an Ocean Suite from $1,745

6 nights in an Ocean Suite from $2,593

Travel now through June 13, 2012

Book by February 16, 2012


The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

– Daily breakfast for two

– $100 food and beverage credit

– $50 massage credit

– Convertible car with unlimited mileage

– Includes tax and service charges

5 nights in an Oceanview Room from $2,908

Travel March 1, 2012 through December 20, 2012

Book by December 1, 2012

Save up to $250 on your honeymoon!

Reserve your honeymoon with me by February 29, 2012 to select destinations in
Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii, or Costa Rica, and save up to $250!

May not be combinable with other offers; Minimum of 5 night hotel or resort
stay; based on double occupancy; Discount is $50 on packages of $1,199 –
$2,499; $100 on packages of $2,500 – $3,999; $150 on packages of $4,000 –
$5,999; and $250 on packages of $6,000 or more. Blackout dates may apply.
Columbus Travel

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