Monday, January 31, 2011

Take your Kids to the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for FREE!

The fabulous Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is having a “Kids stay FREE” SALE!  Stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from June 1 – August 1, 2011 and children 12 and under stay, eat and play for FREE!  But it gets even better….you can have TWO children free for every ONE adult ! Now that’s a GREAT offer that you don’t want to miss! 
Let me share with you some of the many perks there are for families the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (yes, you got it, all drinks, snacks and meals are included in your stay!). 

AMENITIES: Every room has a large Jacuzzi tub as well as a sitting area and large balcony or deck.  They all also include your own mini bar and if you are traveling with children they staff will stock your mini bar with the usual beer, sodas and alcohol, but they will also put in children friendly items such as juice and chocolate milk!
A Family Caribbean Suite is available for larger families which are guaranteed adjoining rooms so mom and dad can have some privacy once the children are asleep.  Also offered is a 4 bedroom Villa for larger families or extended families traveling together.

 WATER:  Along with an amazingly beautiful and extremely large  sand beach, there are three “children’s pools” with full water slides and water-park type amenities that cater to all ages.  Servers are staffed at the beach and at all pools to get your drinks, snacks and meals so you don’t have to worry about leaving the children when you get thirsty or hungry.  There are also clean bathroom amenities close by which is quite a nice comfort.
For parents with older children, you can rest assured as life guards are present on the beach and at the children’s pools.

CHILDCARE:  The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has thought of it all…there is a fantastic Kid's club available for children ages 4 –12.  They have their own little movie area, gaming area, crafts, organized activities and their own buffet for meals!  The staff is certified and friendly and they are open until 11:00 PM so parents can enjoy a nice diner and follow it up with dancing or casino time!  For children under the age of 4 a certified Nanny service is available for an extra fee.

TEENAGERS:  The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has not forgotten about this group! They are actually wise enough to focus on this age group knowing they are the future travelers who will coming to their resort!  The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has a FREE gaming center/arcade for them – no need to bring money, it’s included in your all-inclusive package!  They also have FREE basketball, tennis courts, skateboards, rollerblades, and miniature golf!  But that’s not all… there is also a  FREE rock climbing wall, beach volleyball and beach soccer. There is a volleyball net in one pool as well as pool tables, ping pong and a plethora of activities around the resort that they can chose to join in on!  So, if you have teens or pre-teens and you feel comfortable letting wander around, I guarantee they will find plenty to do while here!

FOOD: The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers guest 11 different restaurant dining options and this does not include all of the “snack huts” you will find around the pools!  There is plenty of children-friendly foods such as hamburgers, hot dogs, noodles, rice, sandwiches, etc.  but there are also great dining options that your children will truly enjoy.  There is a hibachi steak restaurant called “Zen” where your family can watch the chef prepare your dinner right at your table!  There  brick-oven pizza, buffet style restaurants, and a Brazilian Steak house where you  can sit and watch the ocean while you dine!  But the Hard Rock knows that children have a different schedule so they also offer you 24 hour room service!  As I mentioned above, there is food and beverage service around all of the pools and on the beach as well as quaint deli’s, ice cream shops, and cafes scattered throughout the resort – I dare you to try to eat/drink at all of them during your stay!

Okay, I’ve found you a great price for the resort  (a price you may not see again so I highly recommend you jump at it!) and we can also help you find great airline tickets! Don’t wait – contact me today and I’d be happy to find you a great price for your family! or

 The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana is the first ever of its kind and I am confident that your family will love this resort because there is so much to do!  I was lucky enough to be there for the Grand Opening of this amazing resort so everything I share with you is from personal experience.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The All-Inclusive Melia Cozumel Resort offering kids 12 and under to stay, play, and eat for FREE!

This is such a great deal that I am taking my own family to the all-inclusive Melia Cozumel Resort in May!  All children ages 12 and under can stay for FREE, eat and drink for FREE, and enjoy all of the hotel amenities for FREE!  For example, if two adults wanted to stay at the Melia Cozumel Resort it may cost them $950 for the week but now they can take 2 children with them and them and their new prices is…you guessed it…..$950!!  No kidding, FREE kids!
But it gets even better!  I was just at this resort in November of 2010 and it has great children’s amenities – truly something for each age group!  There is a Flintstone Kid’s club with activities, games, crafts and movies for all ages.  There is also a  nice-size sandy park area as well as an excellent/friendly entertainment staff  who will encourage participation in games during the day and will put on great shows for everyone to enjoy at night!  So when mom and dad want to jump in the water they can rest assured that the staff at the hotel are keeping an eye on their little ones!
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But this special will not be going on forever so if you want this great opportunity and you want to take your kids on vacation for FREE, you must book your trip before February 10th, 2011.
Contact me today for your free personalized quote at  This is just too good to pass up!
While the children are busy with their “Kids Club” activities, you are welcome to sit and relax, snorkel, or use the non-motorized water sports (such as kayaks) – all included in your price!  Melia Cozumel is an all-inclusive resort so all of you meals, snacks, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are included in your package price!

Stay 3 nights at an Iberostar resort and get 3 Free Nights!

When you stay at certain Iberostar properties (see list below)  you will receive a FREE 3-Night stay at any of the Iberostar Premium Properties in Mexico!
Iberostar is a well know, international resort chain with hotels in Spain, the Mediterranean and Americas.  More specifically, you can stay in Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, the Canary Islands, Italy, Turkey, Morocco, Greece, Croatia and the list goes on and on!  Because of the array of locations you can chose from, airline tickets are available from all over the world!  For my military  friends, if you are away on active duty I can send your family to one of these great locations so they can meet up with you during your leave  - make your vacation time a real vacation!
Currently, Iberostar Costa Dorada in the Dominican Republic  is offering a special where “Kids 12 and Under Stay FREE”!  This is a great opportunity to take that family vacation you have been putting off (or saving for!).
Iberostar premium properties in Mexico you can chose your 3 FREE Nights from:  Iberostar Paraiso Beach, Iberostar Paraiso del Mar, Iberostar Tucan, Iberostar Quetzal in the Riviera Maya area of Mexico, and Iberostar Cozumel.
Bookings must be made before February 28, 2011 but you can travel any time between  now and June 24, 2011.
Contact me today at for your personalized quote!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Get 1,000 bonus Skymiles as well as great prices at Occidental Resorts!

Right now you can  save up to $250 when you purchase a Delta Airlines and Occidental Hotels & Resorts vacation to Mexico, Dominican Republic, Aruba, or Costa Rica. You will also earn 1,000 Delta bonus miles, in addition to credited flight miles, through the SkyMiles® program.
Plus, you can receive special offers, such as:
  • Kids stay-and-eat at no cost
  • Reduced hotel rates
  • Free Airport Transfers
  • The all-inclusive plan as offered by the hotel
  • Free use non-motorized water sports
  • Your choice of multiple dining options
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Book your  Occidental Hotels & Resorts vacation by Jan 29, 2011, for travel Jan 23 - June 30, 2011.  We’re on-line and ready to assist you at or

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Captain Don’s Habitat in Bonaire–2nd Diver Dives for FREE!

If you know me, read my blog, or have met any of my family you would know that Captain Don’s Habitat in Bonaire is my “home away from home”.  This resort is a true diver’s paradise for so many reasons I cannot begin to list them all… but right now I can do even better than that!  I can send you there for a fraction of the cost!  Captain Don’s Habitat in Bonaire is offering you “2nd Diver FREE!”.  Free diving, it doesn’t get much better than that!
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Do I have your attention now? Let me give you the details!  This package includes:  7 nights accommodations in a Deluxe Ocean View Room, a yummy welcome rum punch drink (can you stop at one?), 6 one-tank boat dives, 6 days of 24 hour UNLIMITED SHORE DIVING (and we are talking truly unlimited diving here!), all government taxes, and all service fees.  As an example, the first person pays $820 and the second person only pays $516 for his room and resort accommodations! This is a great deal!
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If you are a new diver, a beginning diver or a snorkeler you cannot go wrong with Captain Don’s Habitat in Bonaire.  The staff here is absolutely personable and helpful, the food is great, and the weather is perfect!  Airline tickets are available from anywhere in the world and I will throw in a BareDiver t-shirt if you book your trip by the end of January!
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*Some restrictions apply, please contact me for specific details.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Almond Resorts are 50% if you book before January 31, 2011!

Book your vacation today to any  Almond Resort of your choice on the beautiful islands of  Barbados or St. Lucia and save 50% off your total all-inclusive resort cost if you book your trip before the end of January 2011!  You have to book your trip now, but you can travel anytime between now and December 20, 2011 – that gives you lots of opportunity to pack, plan your day excursions, airfare and shopping!
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Please visit  my previous blog to hear about the differences in the Almond Resorts on Barbados at:
I stayed at the Almond Morgan Bay last month so I can tell you from personal experience that the beach was nice and private, the staff was very hospitable, and the food was excellent.  I enjoyed the day activities of aerobics (was more like Zumba – great to get you up and moving in the morning) and yoga (right outside in the fresh air – it was great!).  The non-motorized sports were right there on the beach ready and waiting for us to take them out and I really enjoyed the nightly shows. The entertainment staff was high energy and made it fun for guests of all ages as they encouraged audience participation and much excitement.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Almond Resorts in Barbados

There are 3 fantastic Almond Resorts on the beautiful island of Barbados – they all have their own unique style and charm but all carry the Almond name which, as you know, means you cannot go wrong with any of them.  Almond Resorts are all-inclusive with food, drinks, snacks and entertainment for everyone.  Flights come into Barbados daily so stay a few days or a week – it’s up to you!
Almond Beach Village
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Almond Beach Village has a  beautiful beach and offers the client a number of great water sports to chose from (all included!).  This resort is great for groups, couples, and families. There are 10 fresh water swimming pools – 3 of them just for children and 3 for adults only.  There is a great kid’s program and many activities to keep all travelers as busy (or not) as they chose to be.  Almond Beach Village is on 32 acres of the stunning northwest cost of the Barbados – previously a sugar plantation.  You can almost feel it’s history.
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Almond Beach Club and Spa
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Almond Beach Club and Spa is an Adult-Only resort on the west cost of Barbados – right in the heart of good scuba diving!  This small resort has an intimate and tranquil feel to it.  Beautifully landscaped gardens and a multi level pool divided by a waterfall offer the ambiance of romance and relaxation.  You can take Yoga classes, go to the spa, or dine at one of the 3 tantalizing restaurants.  This resort will relax and invigorate you just as a vacation should.
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Almond Casuarina Beach
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Almond Casuarina Beach is the newest to the Almond Family.  This resort is walking distance to a busy tourist area that hosts a large selections of restaurants, bars and nightclubs!  For those that want a little nightlife and excitement, this is the Almond Resort for you!  Almond Casuarina is set on 15 lush tropical acres on the southwest costs of Barbados.  There are 3 swimming pools, and tons of water sports to chose from like windsurfing, sailing and kayaking.  Age-appropriate activities are offered for the children at the kid’s club so mom and dad can have a few hours to themselves.
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BareDiver International is going to Barbados in August – go on your own or join us!  We’d love to meet you!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Join BareDiver in Cozumel for vacation and diving fun!

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BareDiver International, would like to formally invite you, your friends, and your family to join us in Cozumel the week of May 29 – June 5.  We will be staying at the all-inclusive Melia Resort on the northwest coast of the island.  Prices begin at $480 per adult for one week of all-inclusive accommodations AND children are 1/2 off until the end of January, 2011!  That would be only $819 for 1 parent and 1 child for an entire week!  You can’t beat that!!

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Melia Cozumel is an all-inclusive resort with much more to offer us like:

* A great beach!

*Four restaurants to enjoy!

*Five bars including a swim-up bar and a tiki bar!

*Lighted Tennis Courts

*Workout room and facilities included!

*Flintstone Land for children ages 12 and under included!

*An 18 hole golf course designed by the Nickloas Design Group

*Daily and Nightly Entertainment – something for everyone to enjoy!

*Pro Dive dive shop at the resort for scuba divers and snorkelers in the group!

*Non-motorized water sports included (i.e.:  Kayak, windsurfing)

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Contact us now to get your personalized Melia Resort cost – we won’t be beat because we really want you to join us!  Email today at!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Breezes Resorts is giving you a 5th Night for FREE!

Breezes Resorts are super-all-inclusive as they not only include all of your food and drinks, but they also give you great entertainment, non-motorized water sports and TWO BOAT DIVES PER DAY!  You heard it right, diving is INCLUDED in your stay!!  But it gets even better….GOLF is also now included while you stay at the Breezes Resort in Jamaica!

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There are quite a few Breezes Resorts to chose from and you can find cheap flights to all these locations: Jamaica, Curacao, Bahamas, Brazil and the newest to the Breezes family is Panama!  Some of the resorts are family focused, some are adult only and some off you a private clothing optional pool/beach area.  Check with me to find the Breezes that is best for you!

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Did I mention that the Breezes resort in Bahamas is actually offering you your 4th night free – pay for 3 and stay for 4!


This offer is good on booking made now until February 17, 2011 for travel up until August 31st, 2011.  Contact me today at or


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Many Jamaica resorts are 65% off – are you ready for some beach time?

Tired of the gray days and the cold weather?  Book your trip today and have a fabulous future beach holiday to get you though the winter months.  Now is the time to book your trip to the exciting island of Jamaica!  Currently many, or should I say MOST, resorts are 65% off their regular prices!  Jamaica has great beaches, nightlife, shopping, and awesome day excursions such as Zip-lines, whitewater rafting, and cliff diving! 


One of the best things about Jamaica is that there is a great hotel for every budget.  There are AAA 5 Star Resorts where you can expect the best gastronomy experience with impeccable service as well as economy priced resorts that will still offer you amazing service and great food.

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Jamaica has a resort to suit your fancy also… there are all-inclusive resorts, couples only resorts, clothing optional resorts, family orientated resorts and resorts that are geared toward your wild side.  Like I said, there is definitely something for everyone in Jamaica!


The best part of this offer is that you only have to put down a deposit of $150-$200pp today to lock in these great rates!  So book today and travel in the future – give yourself something to look forward to during this long cold winter!