Caribbean vacations

Top Five Do’s and Don’ts when Picking an All-Inclusive Resort

You may have heard me say before, if you google all-inclusive resorts, you will get over 219 million results!!  Needless to say it can be VERY overwhelming trying to decide where to go.  Your Wishes & Dreams Travel Consultant has a lot of training and experience to help you find the perfect resort for your family, but we wanted to share a few do’s and don’ts to think of when selecting your next all-inclusive resort. DO: some research when deciding on a resort.  You’ll need to decide a few things before choosing a resort, like if you want an adult-only [...]

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas

Our family recently returned from a weeklong voyage in the Allure of the Seas. It was relaxing, but not boring.  We came home refreshed!  What a great way to celebrate our anniversary, even if we did bring our two teens along. Allure is one of Royal Caribbean's four Oasis-class ships, Royal Caribbean's largest class of ships.  While each ship is different, you can find many of the same facilities on each ship.  I was planning to tell you all about all 7 neighborhoods on the ship. I was going to tell you all the wonderful things there are to do [...]

By | 2020-01-02T20:52:45+00:00 December 5th, 2019|Caribbean vacations, Cruises, Royal Caribbean|

Beaches Negril

There are three Beaches resorts; two in Jamaica and one in the Turks & Caicos.  I visited the Turks & Caicos location with my family a few years ago, and last month I was fortunate enough to be invited to explore Beaches Negril.  My husband and I enjoyed this beautiful resort so much, and so will you! Beaches Negril is located on the widest stretch of Negril’s Seven Mile beach.  This beach has amazing white sands, and I’ll bet that you will want to spend most of your time there.  And with the many water sports that are included in [...]

Cruising Through the Holidays

When you think about the holidays, particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas, what do you think of?  Is it the presents or the decorations, or just spending time with loved ones?  If you first think of spending time with your family during the holidays, consider a holiday cruise this year instead of the usual gifts! Now this does depend a little bit on the ages of your kids.  It may be a little tougher to travel with babies, and younger kids may be worried that Santa won’t be able to find them on a cruise ship.  Or they may be sad if [...]

Treat Yourself with Club MoBay

So you’ve decided on a Jamaican vacation.  You’ve booked your resort and your flight, and you’re ready to go!  But you might want to add one more thing to make your vacation perfect.  You can book the Club MoBay service for your arrival, your departure, or both. But what is Club MoBay?  Club MoBay is a personalized service that will make you feel like the true VIP you are and make your arrival and/or departure into the airport a seamless experience.  This article gives you information about Club MoBay, but the service is very similar for Club Kingston service as [...]

By | 2019-10-22T20:16:39+00:00 July 13th, 2019|All-inclusive Vacations, Caribbean vacations, Jamaica|

Is it Safe to Travel to the Caribbean?

You may have seen reports about suspicious illness and death in the Dominican Republic right now and wondered if that country is safe.  Or you may remember reports from a few years ago about deaths in Mexico, or violence in Jamaica last year.  All of these reports may have you concerned about traveling to any Caribbean country right now, and that's ok.  But make sure that you are making an informed decision, not just based on the media reports.  Some of those reports are using scare tactics to get more exposure, and not necessarily sticking to the facts. ​​There have been reports of violence, [...]

What’s Included in Your Cruise Fare?

You’ve decided to take an ocean cruise.  Great!  What’s the next step?  You’ll need to decide where you want to go and the cruise line and ship to take you there.  Cruises start at 3-day sailings to the Bahamas, to 7-day sailings to the Caribbean, to 180-day sailings around the world!  And don’t forget sailings to Alaska, through the Panama Canal, to the Mediterranean and more.  The possibilities are endless! Now that you’ve decided on your cruise, you have to pay for it.  But what exactly is included in your cruise fare, and what will you have to pay for [...]

By | 2019-10-22T20:12:16+00:00 June 1st, 2019|Caribbean vacations, Cruises, family vacations|

Sandals Grande St. Lucian

If you haven't visited St. Lucia before, I highly recommend that you put it on your travel list. This is one of the most beautiful islands that I have visited. The greenery seemed greener, the water was so blue, and the Pitons were a sight to see! The Pitons are two distinct mountains that St. Lucia is known for. We were able to see them on our excursion with Island Routes. I will give you all of the details about our fun day next week! Sandals Grande St. Lucian is one of three Sandals resorts in St. Lucia. The other [...]

By | 2019-10-22T16:38:27+00:00 January 13th, 2019|All-inclusive Vacations, Caribbean vacations, Sandals, St. Lucia|

Dining Options at Beaches Turks & Caicos

One of my favorite parts of an all-inclusive vacation is the amazing dining that the resorts offer. I have been in a beautiful resort, but if the dining was just so-so, or if there weren't many options to choose from, it affects the vacation experience. With Beaches Turks & Caicos, you definitely don't have to worry about that! This resort offers many different dining options, so you will be sure to find something that you love! Here is a list of all of the restaurants that you can enjoy on your next visit to Beaches Turks & Caicos: Courtyard Bistro [...]

Water Sports at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort

Last week I gave you an overview of this amazing resort, but there is so much more to tell you!! One of the things that sets Beaches resorts apart from other resorts is their water sports program. First of all, almost ALL of the water sports are included in the price of your Sandals and Beaches vacation! That is definitely different than other all-inclusive resorts, and can save you a lot of money, especially if you are interested in scuba diving! Beaches Turks & Caicos offers so many water sports that you won't be able to try them all! We [...]