Posts Tagged With: caribbean

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.

 

Advertisements
Categories: Travel | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

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! 😉

 

Categories: Travel | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

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!

Categories: Travel | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

12.22.13 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

Last minute holiday escapes –

Looking for a quick getaway this holiday season?  It’s not too late to book!

BVI – VIRGIN GORDA Rosewood Little Dix Bay
5 nights in a Premium Ocean View from $6,975
Travel Dates: December 31, 2013 – January 5, 2014
(pictured below)

ANGUILLA Cove Castles
10 nights in Grand Villa #5 from $47,950
Travel Dates: Now – January 4, 2014
(Rates based on 10 guests)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Paradisus Palma Real
2 nights in a One Bedroom Garden View Master Suite from $1,397
Travel Dates: December 24 – December 26, 2013

ANTIGUA Blue Waters, Antigua
5 nights in a Two Bedroom Rock Cottage from $19,040
5 nights in a Five Bedroom Rock Cottage from $26,533
Travel Dates: December 29, 2013 – January 3, 2014

ARUBA The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
5 nights in a Partial Ocean View King from $3,644
Travel Dates: February 13 – February 23, 2014

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Zoetry Agua Punta Cana
4 nights in a Junior Suite Agua Ocean View from $2,954
Travel Dates: January 4 – January 31, 2014

HAWAI’I Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
4 nights in a Garden Room from $1,568
Travel Dates: January 4 – February 7, 2014

MALDIVES One&Only Reethi Rah
7 nights in a Beach Villa with Pool from $13,304
Travel Dates: January 15 – February 15, 2014
(7th Night Complimentary)

ST BARTHS Hotel Le Toiny
4 nights in a One Bedroom Villa Suite with Private Pool from $9,590
Travel Dates: January 12 – January 17, 2014

ST. THOMAS The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
5 nights in the Resort View Guest Room from $3,745
Travel Dates: February 13 – February 23, 2014

little_dix_gallery_accomodation_7

Categories: Travel | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

11.17.13 – Travel and Honeymoon Deals

The Newest Sandals Destination:
Barbados!
Opening this month!

With a spectacular landscape that changes dramatically from one town to the next, each locale possesses an equally sundry pace, offering activities and entertainment for nature lovers, club-goers, and adventurers alike. Your clients can escape to this exotic gem where deep caverns and monkey-populated forests abound against the setting of rocky cliffs, white-sand beaches, and sparkling seas.

Email me with your travel dates – there is a room category for everyone!

barbados
Categories: Travel | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

10.27.13 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

Ritz-Carltons in Mexico and the Caribbean

The Ritz-Carlton San Juan
Carolina, Puerto Rico

3 Nights • Available until December 14, 2013
Book by December 11, 2013

Virtuoso-exclusive amenities:

Room upgrade upon check-in, if available
Daily buffet breakfast for two in Mares
$100 food and beverage credit per room, per stay
Private lounge
Personal concierge service
Four complimentary food presentations daily

Virtuoso Club City View Guestroom rates from $799 per person

The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

3 Nights • Available until December 31, 2013
Book by December 14, 2013

Virtuoso-exclusive amenities:

Room upgrade upon check-in, if available
Daily buffet breakfast for two in Bleuwater
$100 food and beverage credit per room, per stay

Virtuoso Club Resort View Guestroom rates from $1,249 per person

The Ritz-Carlton Cancun
Cancun, Mexico

5 Nights • Available until December 17, 2013
Book by December 14, 2013

Virtuoso-exclusive amenities (club and suites only):

Room upgrade upon arrival, if available
Daily buffet breakfast for two in El Café Mexicano
$100 food and beverage credit per room, per stay

Virtuoso Club Resort View Guestroom rates from $1,829 per person for a three-night stay

ritz

Categories: Travel | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

05.19.13 – Travel and Honeymoon Deals

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion – Barbados (Caribbean)

AAA Four Diamond Resort

Colonial Boutique Property Located on an 11-acre private estate

Personalized Butler Service in Beachfront Junior Suite

Two Complimentary Nights in Luxurious Accommodations

Daily Full Breakfast & Afternoon Tea

Use of Tennis Courts & Non-Motorized Watersports

$250 food and beverage credit

 (Stay 7, Pay 5)

 Price: 7 nights in a Oceanfront Deluxe Room from $2,468.00

Price: 7 nights in a Beachfront Junior Suite from $3,621.00

  
Valid for new bookings made by 12/1/13 for travel through 12/27/13  
pic
Categories: Travel | Tags: , | Leave a comment

Blog at WordPress.com.