Posts Categorized: Caribbean

Negril – Jamaica with Katie

My fam trip was to beautiful Negril, Jamaica where I was fortunate enough to spend seven nights in the wonderful resort of Beaches Negril.

Upon arrival we were greeted by Sandals/Beaches staff members and escorted to our private transportation to start our 90 minute scenic drive from Montego Bay to Negril. The staff were all very friendly and organized and entertained us on our way.

Upon arrival we were greeted with cold hand towels and a glass of champagne while we filled out some paper work, no long check in lines for us, which was much appreciated and such a nice touch.
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7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise Onboard Norwegian Escape With Vanora

When your introduction to cruising is onboard small exclusive vessels like Azamara & Paul Gauguin, as mine was, you might be inclined to shun the idea of mega-ships. But there's a time and a place for every type of vacation, and since I was travelling with a couple of friends, I welcomed the concept of a floating city. Although I greatly enjoyed those earlier intimate sailings with only a few hundred passengers, boutique ships are not for everyone. With most guests being seniors and retirees, wild fun & entertainment (for example) appears to be not high on the list of priorities, which brings me to my own experience on the Norwegian Escape. Read More...

Punta Cana with Christine

I recently had the opportunity to visit Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. I had traveled here often in the past, specifically 8-9 years ago, and while I noticed a significant change with the additions of new highways, shopping plazas, independent restaurants and cinema’s, the beauty of the Island and the kind hospitality of the locals was just as I had fondly remembered it to be. It still resembled the simple, un-hurried lifestyle that I appreciate so much.

The Dominican Republic occupies two thirds of the Island of Hispaniola and borders the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the south, the Mona Passage to the east and the Republic of Haiti to the west. A four hour flight from Toronto, The Dominican Republic is the most traveled to destination in the Caribbean offering the resort areas of Punta Cana, La Romana Puerto Plata, Cabarete, Samana and the capital city of Santo Domingo. Read More...

Jamaica with Lisa

Jamaica is really lush and lovely. The one and a half hour ride from the airport to the hotel on the south side of the island lets you see a lot of the countryside and the homes along the way. This area has fewer tourists and gives you more a feeling of the real Jamaica. Read More...

Jamaica with Katie

What can I say, wonderful people, great food, beautiful beaches and resorts. We stayed in two resorts this time, the Sandal's Whitehouse and Couples Negril. While they were both wonderful, I would have to say that I prefer the Couples Negril. Read More...

Jamaica with Brent

Jamaica is the largest English speaking island in the Caribbean. It is a beautiful island with a very humid 85 degree temperature year round. The majority of the resorts are very isolated…so you can’t just leave the resort and walk into town. The customer service is top notch. Read More...