Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Laguna Beach Resort–what is there to do?


While it’s true that Laguna Beach Resort in Utila, Honduras is secluded on it’s own peninsula, there is much to do while you unplug from the hustle and bustle!  Naturally there is the amazingly warm waters for you to enjoy snorkeling and/or diving right from the sandy beach shore…..

Laguna Beach - beach and people

Use of kayaks are included in your package so you can leisurely kayak through the beautiful mangroves while enjoying the wildlife….

Laguna Beach - kayaks

Horseback riding is also included in your package!  Take the horses out for a beachfront walk or tour the island! 

Launa Beach - horse

And then, at the end of the day, have a few drinks at the poolside bar while you talk with fellow guests about their (and your!) adventures of the day!

Laguna Beach - pool

Want to go to Laguna Beach with a group? Join us June 28 – July 12 for our annual BareDiver Trip!  For more information contact me at christy@barediver.com today!

Join us for a Honduras Adventure this summer!

You are invited to join us at this summer as BareDiver’s annual group trip takes us to Laguna Beach in Utila, Honduras.  We are taking over the entire resort since there are only 20 rooms so you’ll want to think fast before this adventure of a lifetime passes you by!

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Laguna Beach is set on it’s own private peninsula and ALL rooms are over the water with private balconies!  Snorkeling is excellent from shore and your package includes use of kayaks, horseback riding, 3 meals per day, and much more!  Group rates have been negotiated so contact me today for more information at christy@barediver.com!

Laguna beach - cottages along water

Travel any time between June 28 – July 12, 2014. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Turks and Caicos–FAQ’s

Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions I receive regarding Turks and Caicos:

FLIGHTS:   There are direct flights from many major cities in the USA including Atlanta and Miami.  Flights from Miami are only 1.5 hours.

CURRANCY:  US Dollars are used in Turks & Caicos.  Banks and ATM machines are prevalent.

DRIVING:  They drive on the LEFT side of the road in Turks. If you are comfortable driving on the left side (and going around roundabouts) you are welcome to rent a car, scooter or even ride a bike! 

WATER:  The water in Turks is filtered and safe to drink.  You need not fear getting sick.

ACCOMODATIONS:  Most resorts are in the Grace Bay area and directly on the Bright/Grace Bay  Beach which is 12 miles long with great views of the sunset.  Most resorts offer guests full kitchens or kitchenettes.

LANGUAGE:  English is the main language on Turks & Caicos but because of the variety of nationalities you will definitely hear many other languages spoken during your stay.

SAFETY:  Turks and Caicos is one of the safest islands I visit.  I feel safe walking alone around town and walking the beach and have never heard of any crimes towards tourists.

FOOD:  Turks is known for it’s fine culinary experience and you will not be disappointed – the food everywhere is excellent with a variety of flavors from around the globe.  Turks continually brings in the best chefs from around the globe to cater to your culinary needs.

For more information on Turks & Caicos contact me at Christy@CaribbeanPros.com or christy@barediver.com

Best Beaches are in Turks and Caicos

Looking for the perfect beach vacation? Turks & Caicos has what you are looking for with large soft white sandy beaches that stretch for miles and miles.  You will not find blobs of seaweed, sharp rocks even an abundance of shells – just soft beach for you building, walking, jogging or just viewing pleasure!

These photos are not ‘doctored’ the water, the beach and the sky are really these amazing colors.  Contact me today so I can match you with the perfect Turks & Caicos resort: Christy@CaribbeanPros.com

Turks & Caicos is perfect for your Destination Wedding, Honeymoon, Family Vacation, quick getaway, Dive trip or quite get-away!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Los Cabos is ready for you!


Ready to get away from it all?  Consider Los Cabos (which means The Capes) consists of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, in Mexico.  In Los Cabos you will find top notch hotels, great service, and the perfect weather for your trip year round!  Did I mention GOLF?  If you are a golfer you MUST golf these famous courses while there!


More information?  Christy@CaribbeanPros.com

Monday, July 29, 2013

Buy one night, Get one night FREE at ClubMed

This offer is too good to pass up!  Right now you can pay for one night at Club Med and get one night FREE! You must book your trip before August 1 but you can travel any time between August 24 – October 31, 2013.  There is a 2-night minimum but you want to vacation longer than 2 nights anyway, right? 

contact me today for your ClubMed price and discount: christy@caribbeanjourney.com or christy@barediver.com

Traveling with kids? Discover their amazing new children's pricing which includes free stay for kids under 4 and up to 50% off for kids under 15.

Traveling Solo? Single Supplements at Turkoise are now waived for a limited time.***

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

There’s more to do in Cozumel than scuba diving!

When most people think of the island of Cozumel in Mexico they think of scuba diving.  This is because the diving in Cozumel is amazing and worth the trip but divers are not the only ones who should visit this great island. Cozumel offers you a variety of activities for all ages and is one of the safest islands you will ever go visit.  Here are some things you can do while in Cozumel:

Visit Punta Sur (the South Point) and climb the lighthouse and enjoy the type of beaches that made Corona beer famous!  On the way you can stop at the mangroves and see the crocodiles.



Enjoy the ocean by kayak, Hobie Cat, canoe or boogie board!



Go shopping! There are many cruise lines that port in Cozumel and because of this there is amazing shopping downtown.


Take a Tequila tour!  This is a must as you will learn how tequila is made, it’s history, and the different types!


Visit Chankanaab Park which has a variety of options for you including Swimming with the Dolphins, historical information about the Mayan people, a botanical garden, a great beach and snorkeling. You will want to spend the day here!



Rent a Harley Davidson motorcycle and tour the entire island on your own time and pace!


Contact me today to book any of these excursions and/or to help you plan your Cozumel vacation.  Christy@barediver.com or christy@caribbeanjourney.com

Great places to grab a bite to eat in Cozumel

When visiting Cozumel there are  many great options for eating and drinking.  Here a few options we recommend:

Margarittaville:  There is a large selection of water inflatables to play on before or after your meal!


Senior Frogs:  Always a good time – there is one in Playa del Carmen too at the end of the ferry line!


Fat Tuesdays:  For those slushy drinks that don’t taste like there is any alcohol in them yet will knock you out! Located right downtown.


Hard Rock Restaurant:  Free internet use!


Casa Denis:  One of the oldest (if not the oldest) restaurant in Cozumel. Family owned (by a friend of mine) and run with excellent traditional food.  Having been around this long you know it must be good!


Coconuts:  Beautifully located on the other side of the island. Busy when the cruise ships port. Be ready to see some ‘coconuts’!


For more information on Cozumel contact me at christy@barediver.com or christy@caribbeanjourney.com

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hard Rock Cancun’s Kids Club ROCKS!

The Kids Club at Hard Rock Cancun is so great that your children will want to be there all day!  That gives you the opportunity to visit the hotel’s fantastic spa, swim-up bar, play pool or beach volleyball, or go out to eat without interruptions. Sound good? Here are some highlights of the kids club:

Game rooms:



Large water park area:



Miniature restaurant with a buffet at their level:



Music and Dress up rooms:



Fun bathrooms (who ever said washing your hands wasn’t fun?!)


And let me top it all of with Family Rooms that fit a family of 5 comfortably!  Yes, it’s rare but they have it!  Contact me today to get the very best package price for your next Hard Rock vacation!  You know you deserve it!

christy@barediver.com or christy@caribbeanjourney.com

The Hard Rock Cancun All-Inclusive Resort ROCKS!!

I had the ultimate pleasure of staying at the NEW Hard Rock Cancun all-inclusive resort. The hotel went beyond my expectations with great food, awesome entertainment and beautiful rooms/pool/beach!


While there you MUST visit the Argentinian Steak House.  This was my favorite dinner location, but my nephew’s favorite was Zen, the Japanese hibachi restaurant.  So I guess you’ll just have to go to both and tell me what YOUR favorite restaurant is at the Hard Rock Cancun.


Only at Hard Rock resorts can you pick from a large selection of Fender Guitars and check them out for FREE! Yes, I said FREE!  Take a day and play on these awesome guitars.  Don’t know how to play? There is a channel on the T.V. that will walk you through it!  How cool is that?!


And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Hard Rock without the fantastic Rock N’ Roll paraphernalia everywhere you turn as well as the amazing cover bands that play nightly.  There were shows for every age in your group – from Circus to Rock to Mexican wrestling…each night was an adventure!



Thinking about a Destination Wedding?  I saw a few weddings while I was there so I can confirm first hand that yours will be beautiful and individual.  Large or small, Hard Rock will make your wedding exactly as you dream it should be and you can relax knowing the Hard Rock will treat all of your guests like Rock Stars.


Contact me today for your trip to a Hard Rock Resort!

Christy@barediver.com or christy@caribbeanjourney.com

Tour Chichen Itza in Mexico

During my last trip to Mexico I took a day to travel to Chichen Itza which are some of the most amazing and mystifying Mayan Ruins left standing.  I highly recommend you take the day to do this but it’s important to hire a knowledgeable guide or you will miss out on a lot of the history and importance of the structures.


Upon are arrival in Chichen Itza we were let to an extremely gorgeous buffet of both Mayan and Mexican dishes – yum!  There was even a Mayan woman making homemade tortillas!


There is also a small boutique resort right on the property that you can stay at – this gives you the opportunity to tour the ruins without the crowds and at your own pace.


Contact me today to hear what more Chichen Itza and Mexico have to offer you! You will not be disappointed!  christy@barediver.com or christy@caribbeanjourney.com


Dive Palancar in Cozumel are fantastic!

I have just returned from a 3-week trip to Mexico. During that stay I had the pleasure of diving with Dive Palancar with my group.  We have dove many islands with many dive operators but Dive Palancar now tops the list!


If you are a diver you will note that some of the ‘small things’ Dive Palancar did for my group went beyond the norm and really made our week relaxing and rewarding.


We had the SAME BOAT the entire week. This was nice because if you left an item on the boat on accident it was there the next day. We also knew the boat well and everyone was comfortable getting on/off/using the facilities.


We had the SAME BOAT CREW per my request and because of this they knew the personalities of the divers, knew who to keep a good eye on and we got to know them so well that they became part of our group! If you dive with Palancar I highly recommend Louis (top photo) and Ismael (2nd photo from top) as they were super informative, knew where to take us and very easy-going.


The boat was stocked daily with ice cold water AND we stopped at actual restrooms between our first and second dives! This was the first time in all my years diving we made ‘pit stops’ and now I’m too spoiled to not do this – totally awesome!


Lastly, one of my very favorite parts was that the staff loaded and unloaded all of our gear to/from the boat. I did not carry ONE tank all week nor did I ever wash my own gear! It was all done for us! THANK YOU DIVE PALANCAR for a fantastic week in Cozumel!

Let me help you get to Cozumel and do some easy diving with Dive Palancar! christy@barediver.com or christy@caribbeanjourney.com