Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Best Reasons to go Gourmet Inclusive at Karisma Resorts

Elevate your vacation and taste buds with what awaits you at Karisma Resorts.  This Gourmet Inclusive experience is a true foodie’s dream come true!

1. 24 -Hour Gourmet Room Service -
Forget the cold burger and fries that you might receive from your typical hotel room service. At Karisma Resorts, have your specially prepared meal on your private rooftop terrace, or right in bed. A gourmet chef will prepare to order whatever your heart desires, whether it be Italian, Asian or Mexican –it will be customized to your liking!
2. Canadian Beef -
Canada, known for its food safety standards, inspections and rigorous grading, is the only beef that is served at Karisma Resorts –so you know that you are getting the best of the best. Enjoy the absolute best meatball, burger and steak that you have ever tasted, here!
3. Jackson Family Wines -
Winner of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, the Jackson Wines offer premium vintages from over 40 wineries across California, France, Italy, Chile and Australia. Try the best there is, at nominal cost at Karisma Resorts.
4. Greenhouse -
You can’t get any closer or fresher than produce right from your own backyard. This is what you will experience with farm to table ingredients at these Gourmet Inclusive resorts! Chemical-free and organic pesticides are used to improve flavor and reduce their carbon footprint. Interested in taking a tour of the facility? Adults are invited to explore the gorgeous on-site greenhouse at select resorts.
5. Fuentes Culinary Theatre -
Who doesn’t love a dinner and a show? Top-notch food enjoyed in a tropical paradise, while enjoying spectacular entertainment at the same time! What could be more enticing?
6. Avant Garde Cuisine –
Modernist Cuisine is where familiar foods and ingredients are totally reimagined by Chef Jonatan Gomez Luna –to become something else, entirely. A multi-sensory dining experience and a true art form, to be enjoyed by all.
7. Kids Meals –
Forget those drive-thru “meals” that we all grew up with. Take it up a notch, or two, or three, or TEN! At Karisma, food is plated for fun and imagination—they can even join a cooking club to put their skills to the test! From dining with Dora the Explorer, to the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Karisma does it all! For the younger tots in your travel party, baby food is provided by the ever-loved Gerber brand.
8. Authentic Details –
Themed restaurants from Europe, South America and Asia are the special touches you will enjoy in this Gourmet Inclusive vacation! Where skilled chefs hail from their specific country –you know you’re getting the best of the best! You’ll also enjoy a variety of international cuisine, all the way from the brick oven pizza, to the Asian hot pots and Southwestern cuisine!
9. Specialty Liquors –
From top shelf liquor and tequila, to the traditional beers –you are sure to find your “spot” on vacation. Pop over to the Martini Bar, or perhaps you’ll want to spend your evenings at the Mojito lounge or the Gin Bar –whatever it is, you’re sure to find it somewhere!
10. 5-Star Service –
Karisma properties pride themselves for not only their gourmet excellence, but the exceptional service –where your every need is attended to before you even express it! Whether it be an attentive day at the spa, or the prompt laundry service –even the garnish on your plate, Karisma gets it done!
Book your Gourmet Inclusive experience with Karisma Resorts if you want to leave vacation feeling satisfied and amazed. Interested in what property is right for you? Then contact us today at for more info!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

5 Reasons to Book Your Spring Break Vacation Now

We’re sure the last thing you’re probably thinking about right now is Spring Break. After all, with the holidays being right around the corner, you already have enough on your plate, right? But on the flip-side, there are several benefits in making those plans earlier, rather than later! Check out some of our top reasons why booking now is a great idea:

1. You’ll Save Money
This is our number one reason to book spring break early. Since prices typically jack up the closer you get to a holiday or busy time of year, it’s smart to jump on booking now to avoid being overpriced. Would you really want to pay an extra $1,000 for a hotel suite because you decided to wait until the last minute? We didn’t think so. Be sure to jump on those early-bird specials as soon as you see them.

2. Guaranteed Reservations

Spring break is one of the busiest travel times of the year. Flights and hotels will sell out very quickly, making it nearly impossible to make last-minute reservations. It’s especially important to coordinate your plans several months in advance if you’re traveling with large groups –you wouldn’t want to risk staying at completely different hotel than the rest of your group, would you? Booking early will put your mind at ease knowing you have a definite place to stay.

3. Save on Flights

Typically, the best time to purchase your flights is 54 days before departure –but for spring break, you’ll want to start sooner. Since locations vary, it’s best to start checking for available flights up to six months before your trip. You won’t be sorry when you wind up spending half as much on your flights than those who book last-minute.

4. Hotel Upgrades

Many hotels offer promotions or “perks” if you book your stay with them early. This entices the traveler to firm up their plans with their hotel earlier, rather than later. Heard about how awesome that facial or catamaran ride is? Then chances are, there’s a deal for that. Make sure to confirm these details ahead, or you’ll likely be paying full-price.

5. Time to Prepare

Lastly, when you book your spring break vacation early, you’ll rest easy knowing that not only are your flights and reservations made, but you’ll find more time prepare and save for your trip (many payment plans are available). There’s nothing like packing and scrounging up your pennies at the last-minute, so this is definitely something to consider.

Now that you’re already thinking about spring break, it’s time to pick out the perfect place to go! Check out our entire list of recommendations, here. For more information on early-booking, contact us today at

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

10 Recommendations for Spring Break

With now being a great time to book for spring break, we decided to round up 10 of our favorite spots for the occasion!

1. CARIBBEAN – Easily accessible by a variety of direct flights from across the globe, the Caribbean is a must-see for its white sand beaches, beautiful blue waters and warm temperatures! 

2. THE GRAND AT MOON PALACE, CANCUN – All-inclusive luxury awaits you with open arms at this tropical paradise!  Filled with convenience, excitement, and elegance –this resort makes for a fan-favorite option.

3. HARD ROCK RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO – Named one of the best family-friendly resorts out there, at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, you’ll enjoy everything from its Rock Spa and Rock Star suites, to lively entertainment, incredible food, and fun activities for the whole family.

4. HOTEL XCARET MEXICO – A cosmopolitan resort that is different than your typical all-inclusive, Hotel XCaret is the only hotel in the Riviera Maya to offer access to all parks and tours by Experiencias XCaret.  Its complete leisure experience and adventurous nature make this option a popular one among families.

5. NICKELODEON RESORTS IN PUNTA CANA – This five-star family vacation experience is situated in the most beautiful location of Punta Cana!  What more could you ask?  Are you a huge Nickelodeon fan?  Watch your favorite characters come in to life in this most incredible experience ever! 

6. DISNEY CRUISE LINE – A true experience to be remembered by all!  Did you know that you can take a Disney Cruise and set sail to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Europe, Alaska, Canada and Mexico and more?  For your kids (and the kid in all of us) –be sure to add this one to your list!

7. DISNEY'S AULANI IN HAWAII – This award-winning resort and spa combines Hawaiian traditions with Disney fun for the entire family. Everything is better with Disney magic –even Hawaii!

8. AZUL BEACH RIVIERA CANCUN – Looking for the perfect resort for both you and the kids? Then Azul Riviera Cancun is the answer.  Here, you’ll indulge in separate activities for both adults and children –spring break never sounded better!

9. BEACHES RESORTS – Yet another favorite on our list, Beaches Resorts never disappoints. Voted one of the top family resorts in the world by Parents Magazine, it’s no wonder they attract millions of visitors each year!

10. ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISERoyal Caribbean Cruises is another popular spring break option because it caters to the adults and children. Need some recommendations? Then check out Symphony or Harmony of the Seas –our most popular family cruise options.


11. MARGARITAVILLE – Margaritaville’sit’s five- ‘o-clock somewhere” mentality is just what you’ll need after a long winter. And with resorts all over the U.S., it’s a fun option if you’re not looking to go too far!  

Whether you’re looking for a romantic vacation for the two of you, or something for then entire family –you’ll be delighted with one of these top spring break options! Want to learn more about current specials and deals? Then get in touch at

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Top 10 Plunge Pools in the World

Whether you take a quick dip or like to paddle around, a plunge pool can make a great vacation even greater!

       1. Cocobay Resort - St. Johns, Antigua
Enjoy the beautiful ocean views from your very own balcony, either lounging in the jetted tub, or the swim-up plunge pool.

2.  Royal Davui Island Fiji Resort - Beqa Lagoon, Fiji Islands

   Visit this exclusive adults-only property and relax into the private, heated plunge pool.  View the sandy beach and bluest lagoon from above and capture this spectacular moment!

3.     Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita Riviera Maya—Riviera Maya, Mexico
This  all-inclusive, wellness-oriented resort is the boutique property one must go to be pampered! 
Take a midnight dip in your very own private plunge pool overlooking the beautiful ocean waves.

4.     Ladera Resort—Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Looking for a fantasy honeymoon?  This boutique resort has the open design and unobstructed views that can’t be found easily elsewhere. Make a splash in the suspended plunge pool surrounded by flowing waterfalls! 

5.     Spice Island Beach Resort—St. George’s, Grenada
Grenada, well-known for its exquisite spices and flavors also has distinctive designs representative of this amazing culture. Take a lap, or just paddle about in your private pool while gazing at the vast, sparkling ocean.

6.     Canaves Oia Suites—Santorini, Greece
You will be mesmerized by the Aegean Sea while relaxing in one of the many varieties of plunge pools this luxurious resort has to offer you.  Whether you aspire to relax in an infinity or edged or lagoon or overhanging, it is all private and so inviting!

7.     Viceroy Riviera Maya—Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Enjoy ocean or jungle views in this luxurious villa-style resort. With private patios and heated plunge pools, you are sure to have the much-needed downtime you truly deserve. 

8.    Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana—Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Take the whole family to this kid-friendly resortwhere plunge pools can also mean pool parties for everyone!  The kiddies are sure to delight in the “Pineapple Villa”, which is modeled after the loveable cartoon character, SpongeBob SquarePants. 

9.     Nayara Springs—Arenal, Costa Rica 
The plunge pools at this adult-only, boutique resort is filled with the therapeutic waters of the hot springs of Costa Rica. This water is known for its rich minerals and healing properties.  While out on your private terrace enjoy the dual rain showers that make these rooms so special. 

10.  W Punta De Mita—Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 
Sophistication and extravagant elegance are what make the W brand hotels so “W”onderful! 
Whether your choice is a roof patio or a sunken living room looking out to the plunge pool with a backdrop of the sea, you won’t be disappointed in the W Punta De Mita Resort. 

So, does a plunge pool sound like something in your future? Then contact us today at sales@landsvacations.comto learn more about these incredible plunge pool hotspots!

5 Romantic Reasons to Vacation

There's always a good reason to vacation –but these romantic reasons are our favorite! 

1.     Proposals
What if we could help you plan the proposal of a lifetime? Imagine everything from the luxurious suite and beachside dinner, to the private rooftop –or bali bed proposal. Have some other ideas? We can work with you to make it happen!

2.     Destination Weddings
It's probably no surprise this made our list –after all, planning the perfect destination wedding for our couples is what we do! So, have you thought about doing something a little different for your wedding? Then this would be a great option for you! We have an entire list of resorts that we've personally been to that would make the ultimate matrimonial backdrop for your special day. Ask us today for recommendations!

3.     Honeymoons
Aside from the destination weddings, honeymoons are one of the most popular vacations we arrange for couples. Looking for something exotic and remote? We'll hook you up. Looking for something adventurous and daring? We've got you covered. Because there really is no limit when it comes to celebrating romance.

4.     Anniversaries
Hitting a romantic milestone is another special reason to celebrate with travel! And with the numerous anniversary packages and discounts offered at resorts these days, you'll feel as special as you did the day you said, "I do." Contact us today for the countless anniversary options for you and your sweetie.

5.     Vow renewals
Whether you're newly married, or still celebrating after all these years –a retie the knot ceremony is the perfect way to solidify your love for one another. And with packages starting at reasonable rates, you may decide to extend your romantic getaway for a few days longer!

Well, there you have it - 5 of the best romantic reasons to travel. We're sure you'll find something here to celebrate with your love - no matter the occasion.

Contact us today at to get started!