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Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations of 2019


In search of the best honeymoons this year? Here are 5 of our favorite romantic getaways in 2019:

best honeymoons of 2019


Greece
Did you know that Santorini is known for being one of the most popular islands in the world because of its beautiful beaches, ancient cities, incredible cuisine, and active volcano? It's no wonder it gets millions of visitors each year! Explore quaint villages, delectable fresh cuisine, and views of the sparkling sea in this gorgeous destination.

St Lucia
This leading honeymoon destination is visited by millions of newlyweds each year. Home to some of the most majestic volcanic beaches, reef diving sites, fishing villages, and luxury resorts in the world, St. Lucia is a sight not to be missed! Visit views of the Pitons on the West Coast with spectacular waterfalls or relax in one of its romantic boutique hotels.

Hawaii
Hawaii’s waters and beaches will mesmerize you, while its forests and volcanoes are guaranteed to take your breath away! Venture along the coastline for its famous breathtaking views, or head over to one of its numerous national parks for swimming under a waterfall. Immersing yourself in the culture here is an experience in itself!

Mexico
Mexico is our #1 destination for weddings because of the excellent value, incredible service, and memorable experiences. Because of the abundant flights available to Mexico, and the hundreds of resorts that scatter the shoreline –this is by far the best spot for a variety of options! In fact, we have a number of resorts in Mexico that we frequent every year!

Italy
Whether you’re looking to dive into the past in Rome, tour the Tuscan countryside, or proclaim your love atop the cliffs of the Amalfi, Italy is the perfect place for lovers. Filled with culture, history and incredible cuisine –your bound to find something for the two of you along your journey.

For more information on one of these top honeymoon destinations this year, click here to request a quote today!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Seat Assignment Ideas for your Destination Wedding


There are so many creative seating charts for weddings these days –here are a few of our favorites!



“Hot Seats” Table
For a Mexico wedding, combine your favors and seating chart with a signature hot sauce! Tie your guests name card around the bottle with ribbon and voila! Via TheKnot



Take a shot & Take a Seat
Fill up shot glasses with the drink of your choice and put your guests name card in it with a toothpick. Cheers! Via Bridalpulse


Sand Dollar Seating Chart
Write each guest’s name and table number on sand dollars for your beach wedding. How appropriate! Via Brides



Wine Bottle Vase Seating Chart
Reuse old wine bottles and create sticker labels with your guests table numbers on it. Super vintage! Via Hi Miss Puff


Message in a Bottle
Find mini bottles to fill with your guests seating arrangements and put it in a bucket of sand. Very beachy! Via Wedding Recycle



Is a destination wedding in your future? Click here to find out why you should have one, or click here to get in touch! 


Friday, July 5, 2019

Family Resorts for Every Budget


Curious which family properties can accommodate your budget? Then, look no further than this handy travel guide!
family resorts for every budget

Budget-Friendly
Royalton Riviera Cancun – This family resort is designed to accommodate guests of all ages and is comprised of three sections: the lively general resort area, the exclusive Dimond Club area –and Hideaway, an elegant adults-only oasis. Great fun for all!

Moon Palace Cancun – Enjoy the pulse of paradise at Moon Palace Cancun! Here, you can enjoy a variety of fun activities, or soak up the sun on the nearby white sand beach. Known for being voted one of Cancun’s best hotels by Trip Advisor, you’ve got to see what the hype is all about!

Mid-Range
Royalton St. Lucia - Its modern facilities, culture-rich details, and gourmet cuisine make for one unforgettable escape. Ideal for travelers of all ages, with designated sections for families and kids and a private section just for the adults. Sounds like the perfect of fun for everyone!

Hard Rock Riviera Maya - 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. Sign us up!
Moon Palace Jamaica - The generous resort credits to the spa, exciting tours and excursions, golf outings, and its laid-back style, make this Jamaica property a family-favorite. Ya, mon!

High-End
Grand Velas Riviera Maya - Escape to paradise and rejuvenate in the peaceful luxury suites, which are settled away in the vibrant Mayan jungle. Savor the intoxicating flavors from across the region, relax at the spa, or explore the incredible coastline. Adventure awaits!

The Grand at Moon Palace - Here, you’ll find everything from a state-of-the-art spa, exciting tours and excursions, golf outings, and live entertainment. You’ll also experience a perfect mix of elegant luxury and laid-back fun with the entire family at The Grand!

Beaches Turks and Caicos – Known for its incredible beach, family-friendly itineraries, and numerous activities and excursions –you can’t go wrong with a vacation to Beaches Turks and Caicos!

Disney’s Aulani - This award-winning resort and spa combines Hawaiian tradition with Disney fun for the entire family. Everything is better with Disney magic –even Hawaii!


Which resort will your family see this year? For more information on one of these multigenerational properties, click here for a free quote.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

3 St. Lucian Properties to Add to Your Bucket List


Known for its tapered mountains, spectacular waterfalls, and lush surroundings, St. Lucia is a sight to see for your next romantic getaway!

Marigot Bay St. Lucia


Jade Mountain Resort
Jade Mountain Resort’s bold architectural design, custom accents, and art pieces represent its philosophy of building a property in harmony within the Caribbean setting of St. Lucia. Details like rugged-stoned faced columns, grand entryways, and open 3-wall concept, make it a truly unique resort experience. Super romantic setting for honeymoons, anniversary trips, and intimate getaways!

Royalton St. Lucia
Situated on one of the most picturesque islands in the Caribbean, Royalton Saint Lucia greets guests with upscale luxury and the utmost comfort. Its modern facilities, culture-rich details, and gourmet cuisine make for one unforgettable escape. Ideal for travelers of all ages, with designated sections for families and kids and a private section just for the adults. Sounds like a vacation anyone could get onboard with!

Marigot Bay
In the heart of Saint Lucia lies Marigot Bay, said to be one of the most beautiful sights in the Caribbean. Surrounded by exotic landscapes, the deep turquoise Caribbean Sea, and Saint Lucia's premier marina –this vacation spot is the very picture of paradise. This award-winning resort and marina offers guests an authentic Caribbean experience, from infinity pools, to wellness facilities and world-class dining options.


Well, it sounds like you’ve got some decisions to make! For more information on one of these gorgeous St. Lucian getaways, click here to request your free quote!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Universal, Disney…or Both?



Craving something extra magical this year? Then, look no further than these enchanting theme parks!


Universal Studios
On the hunt for a one-of-a-kind family adventure? Then, Universal Studios Florida has you covered! No one brings the magic of movies, television, and music to live like they do, after all! Here are some features this exciting vacation destination offers:
- Multiple theme parks
- On-site hotels & transportation
- Access to film production studios
- Harry Potter World
- Marvel, Scooby Doo, The Simpsons, SpongeBob & many other character-themed activities!
- Thrill-seeking attractions
AND SO MUCH MORE!




Walt Disney World
Whether you're looking to meet your favorite Disney characters, explore fun-themed restaurants and shops, or test your adrenaline on one of their world-famous coasters, Walt Disney World will not disappoint! Here are some of our favorite features:
- Multiple theme parks
- On-site hotels & transportation
- World-renowned entertainment
- Disney & Pixar character-themed activities
- Disney campgrounds
- Numerous inclusions
- Events throughout the year
AND SO MUCH MORE!

So, what’s the verdict? Universal, Disney…or both? Whichever you choose, we guarantee you’ll have a blast with the entire family! For more info, click here for a free quote today!


Thursday, June 13, 2019

4 family resorts to visit this holiday



Great news! Our exclusive holiday resorts have been confirmed! And this December, you and your entire group can vacation at one the following luxury family properties and enjoy several of these limited-time benefits. Keep reading to find out more!

Now Onyx Punta Cana Resort & Spa

It's never too early to start planning your next holiday getaway! For a limited time, choose from one of the following properties to visit this winter, and receive the following perks:
• Exclusive holiday space reserved just for you at a luxury property of your choice in our most-preferred room categories
Special holiday rates when you book through us
• Choice of 4 family-friendly luxury properties

Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort

Participating Properties

Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort Best known for its waterslides, complimentary green fees, and serene gated community. You and the fam will love this Unlimited-Luxury® vacation!
Now Onyx Punta Cana Resort & Spa Swim-out suites, world-class cuisine, and a supervised kids club on site? This exotic Dominican property boasts fun for all, no matter the age. Iberostar Rose Hall Suites This lively 5-star resort is known for having some of the best pools and suites in Jamaica --not to mention situated on one of the best beaches in the world! Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa Experience modern luxury at this multi-generational property! Here, you and your family will enjoy everything from the casino and splash-park, to the lounges and phenomenal restaurants.

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

Give your family a holiday to remember with this exclusive travel offer you won't find anywhere else! For more information, just click here to receive a custom quote!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

How to Add Festive Details to Your Destination Wedding


Just because you’re having a fall or winter beach wedding, doesn’t mean your subject to the traditional beach theme. Here are some ways to mix it up!


festive details to add to your destination wedding



Florals
Rather than your standard tropical floral-scape, try incorporating wildflowers, or dried flowers and grasses into your bouquets and centerpieces if you’re getting married in the fall. Dried fruits and potpourri are also great for a totally rustic look. Winter brides –try poinsettias, roses, eucalyptus, or baby’s breath in your bouquets for a pop of red and green.

Decor
Copper adds a beautiful and festive fall touch to any table arrangement, while mercury accents are ideal for a winter wedding setup. In addition to the colors, textures are another fun element to play with to incorporate those festive touches –so tulle, beads, wood, and glitter can make a big difference!

Attire
If you’re having a fall wedding in paradise, perhaps you’ll like your girls in a maroon, gold, or burnt orange bridesmaid dress. For a winter wedding, an ice-blue or shimmery silver dress would add a festive touch to your theme. For the men, consider a fun-themed printed tie or pocket square to “tie” in the theme. 😉  

Cocktails
For a fall affair, you might decide to raise your glasses to a crisp, sparkling glass of cider instead of champagne. Keep in mind, most resorts are willing to work with you to create the perfect signature cocktail –so don’t be afraid to ask them for ideas.

Dessert
Naked cakes are ideal for your fall beach wedding. They look especially lovely topped with matching wildflowers, dried fruits, or wrapped in ribbon. Some other trends we’ve seen are smores over a firepit, or even a stacked apple cider donut cake!


We hope these festive touches make it into your beach wedding theme! To learn more about planning a destination wedding, click here for a custom quote!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

4 Romantic Occasions to Celebrate at Sandals Resorts


Looking for a special place to celebrate your romantic milestone? Then, look no further than Sandals Resorts --the vacation that was MADE for love! 

Romantic occasions to celebrate at Sandals Resorts



Your Wedding
At Sandals Resorts, everything is personalized to cater to your unique love story. We love their "no packages, no themes," mantra because it allows you and your sweetie to bring those big dreams to light! Plus, there's nothing quite like a wedding in paradise, if you ask us!

Your Honeymoon
The world's only 5-star luxury-inclusive honeymoon starts at Sandals Resorts. Voted by Brides Magazine for being the "Top All- Inclusive Resort for Honeymooners," makes it the perfect romantic getaway for newlyweds!  Be sure to take advantage of all the fun things available to you and your fiance when you're here! 

Your Anniversary
Celebrate special milestones at the resort that is made for love. Couples will experience world-class inclusions, numerous activities, and special offers just for celebrating their anniversaries. It's hard to pass up perks like this, so be sure to get in on the fun!

Your 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!

For more information on these incredible Sandals romantic getaways, fill out this form for a free quote!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Best Reasons for Having a Destination Wedding

Love the idea of a destination wedding, but unsure if it’s right for you? Here are 5 reasons to ditch the banquet hall and tie the knot someplace new:

best reasons to have a destination wedding


It’s Positively Unique
Do you and your partner have a more casual and untraditional lifestyle? Or perhaps you’d like something low-key in an intimate setting with a handful of loved ones? Whatever the reason is, the location of your destination wedding offers an untraditional experience that makes it impossible to forget!

It’s Super Romantic
What’s more romantic than saying “I do” in paradise? Aside from the breathtaking beaches, sparkling waters, and pastel skies –you’re sure to find a resort that suits everyone’s needs! Most wedding parties qualify for room upgrades, spa credits, or even additional accommodations just for booking as a group!

It’s Very Convenient
What better way to save time for everyone than having your ceremony, reception, and accommodations all in one place? In most cases, resorts will happily arrange the main events within walking distance from each other, so finding transportation is never an issue!

It’s Totally Affordable
Since the average wedding in the U.S. can cost up to $30,000, a destination wedding for about a third of the cost sounds quite appealing, don’cha think?  We can help you customize the perfect wedding package to fit just about any budget, too!

It’s Easy to Plan
The idea of a remote wedding can sound difficult to plan, sure –but with our years of combined experience in the destination wedding industry, we’ll make the process for you a breeze! For more information on planning a destination wedding, just click here to get started.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

6 Group Travel Ideas for Your Next Celebration

There are numerous ways to celebrate life's perfect moments --but nothing quite like doing it on vacation with the ones you love! Here are some of our favorite group travel ideas to try this year:

Group travel ideas for your next celebration!

Destination Wedding

You found that special someone and decided you want a wedding that's just as unique and memorable as you. Well, say no more --a destination wedding offers the matrimonial backdrop that will be hard to forget!

Birthday Milestone

Someone in the family, or circle of friends celebrating a big birthday? Then, congratulate them with the trip-of-a-lifetime at one of their favorite vacation spots. What better way to blow out the candles, than this?

Retirement

Your retirement is a long-awaited accomplishment you should be proud to celebrate! So, why not kick it off the right way, in paradise? We can hook you up with a variety of fun activities and entertainment for your entire group!

Graduations

Your kid has been hard-at-work for 4 years and will soon walk across the stage, for all to see! Why not take the family on a trip and show your grad-to-be how proud you are of their accomplishments?

Incentive Travel

Encourage your employees to reach their goals by implementing an Incentive Travel Program. Reward your team for all their hard work with a luxurious and relaxing getaway!

Company Celebrations

Did your company celebrate an anniversary or win an award recently? Then, boost your workplace culture with a company outing in paradise! Great way to bond with your co-workers and clients!

We hope these ideas will motivate you to celebrate BIG this year. For more information on these incredible group travel options, click here for a quote.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Best Hawaiian Islands to Visit This Year


Hawaii is a bucket list item for most. Here are 3 of our favorite islands to see when you get the chance!


Best Islands in Hawaii



Maui
As home to some of our favorite luxury properties, Maui offers travelers some of the most spectacular views in the world. From its exotic beaches, to the peak of Haleakala –Maui presents a variety of exciting experiences for all ages. Be sure to watch the sunrise at the top of Haleakala Crater, or patrol the gorgeous coastline to get one with nature. Vying for a bit of adventure? Then, be sure to catch a whale-watching tour –something the entire family will remember for years to come!

Oahu
Known for being Hawaii’s “Gathering Place,” Oahu is home to the capital of Honolulu and legendary surf towns, like Haleiwa. This exciting Hawaiian island is the perfect fusion between East and West cultures of the natives and modern city-life. Some fun things to do are surfing lessons on Waikiki Beach, a visit to the Valley of the Temples, or even a visit at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Whatever your mood strikes, Oahu is sure to have it!

The Big Island
The Big Island is the largest of all the Hawaiian Islands and offers everything from lush valleys and volcanoes, to jet-black sand beaches and rainforests. Fill your days with coffee farms, and views of marvelous landscapes, or take a gander over to Flumin’ Kohala –a hand-drilled channel, where kayaking is quite popular. We especially love this island for its size because there’s so much diversity between the climates and activities available. Be sure you save a few days for this one!


Now that you’ve heard about some of our favorite islands, it can’t hurt to explore some of our favorite Hawaii properties too, right? For more info on planning your Hawaiian retreat, click here to request a quote!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

4 Cozy Hotels That Will Take Your Breath Away


The artful details, luxurious sophistication, and exclusivity are just a few reasons why these boutique hotels are visited year after year…


romantic boutique hotels for your honeymoon


Jumby Bay Island
It's evident in the details at Jumby Bay that make each guest feel special and important. This 300-acre property is noted for its luxury and world-class service. Its incredible accommodations, 5-star restaurants, and world-renowned facilities, showcase its natural setting and elegance the minute you arrive.

Jade Mountain Resort
Jade Mountain Resort with its bold architectural design, and custom accents and art pieces, represent its philosophy of building a property in harmony within the Caribbean setting of St. Lucia. Details like rugged-stoned faced columns and grand entryways, make for one extraordinary resort experience. Definitely not your cookie-cutter hotel!

Coco Bay Antigua
Plush bedding, silky linens, and extra-fluffy pillows are just where it starts at Coco Bay Antigua. For the most discerning guest, it’s not just sleeping, it’s an experience. This boutique hotel offers a variety of private Caribbean cottages and plantation houses with their own balconies, that situate on a hilltop overlooking the sea. As if that wasn't enough, you can enjoy your view on custom-made wooden furniture.

Ladera Resort
The Ladera Resort in St. Lucia is a “couples only” romantic paradise, set on a breathtaking volcanic ridgeline, 1,000 feet above the Caribbean Sea, and views of the Pitons. Take a dip or splash your toes into a private “plunge pool," while enjoying your very own swing or cascading waterfall. Each room is designed with the island's hardwoods, unique stones, and tiles—you'll have to see it to believe it.



If you're ready to experience an entirely unique vacation experience, then a boutique hotel is just the place for you. For additional inquiries, request a quote now
, or email us at sales@landsvacations.com.