The anticipation and excitement from American travelers wanting to be among the first to tour Cuba (after nearly 50 years) is almost palpable. With the recent thawing of relations between Cuba and the United States, travel companies are expecting increasing demand for tours to Cuba from the United States. And while a limited number of People-to-People land tours have been operating in the past two years, 2016 will be the first year that cruise lines enter the mix. Soon U.S. travelers will be able to board a ship in southern Florida and cruise to Cuba. We’ll take a look at which cruise ships are ready to introduce cruises to Cuba in 2016.
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, on the island of St. Thomas, has a September-to-Remember promotion that is perhaps the best friends’ getaway idea that we’ve every heard of – 3 adults stay free with every paying adult! St. Thomas has never been more inviting for an adult getaway than it is with Bolongo Bay Beach Resort’s amazing deal. I think it’s time to text the girlfriends and get a group together!!!
Important Insider Travel Tips To Know Before Heading Off To Cuba .
Since the United States and Cuba have restored diplomatic relations, many have expressed the wish to visit the Caribbean island before the new political course changes its character for ever. I think it is going to take a good while for Cuba to overcome its long isolation, yet, I also believe that anytime is a good time to visit this incredible country.
Short three and four day cruises from Miami have always been a popular getaway option, but now Norwegian Cruise Line is setting themselves apart by introducing all-inclusive pricing that includes unlimited free beer, wine and premium spirits while cruising to the Bahamas on the Norwegian Sky. Those Bahama-Mama’s are going to taste all the better […]
The National Geographic Society has a well earned reputation for capturing the essence of a destination in vivid detail while igniting our imaginations about what it would be like to visit there. Now their team of experts have scoured the world to identify the most extraordinary places in the world to stay. The initial selection of 24 Unique Lodges of the World include properties that demonstrate a dedication to authenticity, sustainability, excellence in service and outstanding guest experiences.
Chase your winter blues away, with a blues immersion of a completely different kind! Ease your body and soul into an incredibly seductive aqua-blue infinity pool, imagining that you can gaze out on this mesmerizing oceanfront scene forever.
Well, all this can be yours for at least an unforgettable vacation stay if not forever. We’ve found perhaps the most inviting infinity pool vacation rentals imaginable that are all just a few hours flight away.
Yes, travelers returning from Cuba can now bring up to $100 worth of alcohol and tobacco into the United States. With the new U.S. government regulations easing restrictions for travel between the United States and Cuba, travelers can enjoy easier travel to the island of Cuba and can return home with some of Cuba’s most revered products – cigars and rum. You should be aware that these products may not be resold in the United States.
Get to Know These 3 Caribbean Gems For A Fascinating Island Vacation
Beaches, crashing waves, and beautiful people in bikinis are just a few of the things that pop in people’s minds when thinking of islands in the Caribbean. While these islands can certainly serve up some of the best island relaxation and tropical attractions, how about getting to know some these islands a bit more than what’s on the surface? What are islands known for? Do they have something unique about them? What’s a random fact about the idyllic dot of land in the middle of the Caribbean? Well, you can find out first hand with a Luxury Travel with Elegant Resorts. Book yourself a place on one of these islands and take your new found knowledge with you. Here are a few tantalizing bits of information to get to know the islands of Granada, Bermuda, and Barbados a little more.
Hyatt Hotels are introducing their new All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica in a big way – with free golf!
This winter the new all-inclusive resorts, Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva in Rose Hall Jamaica, are offering a complimentary amenity that’s sure to put a smile on the face of your favorite golfer. Instead of waiting until Spring to hit the links, you can now play golf on your tropical Caribbean vacation. Every guest who stays at one of Hyatt’s new all-inclusive resorts, regardless of room category booked, will be offered complimentary greens fee for one round of golf per person per stay at either the ocean front Cinnamon Hill Golf Course or the legendary White Witch Golf Course. Which ever course you choose will deliver memorable views and an exciting day of golf action.
This compelling question tickles our imagination and is the basis of a terrific new book published by Lonely Planet: The BEST Place To Be Today, 365 Things To Do & The Perfect Day To Do Them. The premise of this entertaining guide is to provide interesting and unique places you should consider traveling to – on the very best day to visit that particular spot. With something intriguing to do on every day of the year in 2015, this book makes it on our list of great Christmas presents for your favorite travel enthusiast.
So what’s the first day you would look up? Your birthday, anniversary, or perhaps that cold mid-winter week that you always hit the wall and want to escape to someplace exciting and warm.
Mention a Caribbean vacation to your friends and they will surely be envision a beautiful beach and a chilled fruity rum drink in hand. Rum has played a major economic role in the development of Caribbean Islands and today, historic rum distilleries have opened their doors to visitors. Let us introduce you to the best rum distilleries in the Caribbean – well worth a tour.
There’s good news for passengers sailing this summer from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Gem. Passengers from RI, CT, MA, NH, VA, MD, DE, PA & NJ, will soon be able to book round-trip coach transportation from a number of convenient departure points to the cruise terminal in New York.
Turks and Caicos has a well deserved reputation for being the playground of the rich and famous with miles of sparkling beaches, serene aquamarine water, chic dining spots and uncrowded luxury resorts. Just ten years ago hardly anyone had heard of these gorgeous islands, but as A-listers and well-healed vacationers spread the word about their pristine beauty, the pace of building increased and new posh resorts now dot world famous Grace Bay beach. Today Providenciales, (Provo for short) is a wonderful destination for couples, families and everyone who searches for that quintessential beach-side paradise.
Celebrity Cruise Line is known for treating their passengers like, well… celebrities. This summer they’re upping their game by pampering New Yorkers with free “Black Car” door-to-door transfers to the cruise pier in Bayonne, New Jersey for passengers booking a suite on a 7-night Bermuda cruise. These lucky passengers will be pampered from door-to-door!
Perfect for my next Caribbean themed dinner party!
The vast majority of travel guides that crowd dusty shelves in books stores and personal libraries tell you where to find the best hotels, countless museums and endless architecturally significant churches, but they’re missing one of the most important reasons we travel – to discover where locals go to party!
Where To Party Around The World. The Matador Network, a community of young travel bloggers who tell it like it is, has just published the “ultimate guide to partying around the world”, with 101 Places To Get F*cked Up Before You Die.
The pace of construction for lavish new resorts has slowed in the Caribbean in recent years, making the introduction of grand new properties all the more exciting. 2014 will see some striking new additions to the Caribbean scene. Sandals Resorts in particular will open new properties on a number of Caribbean islands including Barbados and Granada. If you just love being the first of your friends to brag about staying in a hot new property, have a look at some of the Caribbeans most impressive new additions for 2014.
There’s a new focus on Foodie based shore excursions and chef prepared regional dishes aboard major cruise lines in 2014. While cruising has always had a reputation for offering an abundance of food, cruise lines haven’t often tapped into local ingredients or presented regional dishes of the ports they visit. For many of us, half the pleasure of traveling to new destinations is to experience the local fare and to bring home a recipe for a wonderful regional dish. Thankfully, this is all changing with cruise lines featuring celebrity chef experiences, cooking classes and on-shore culinary excursions.
It’s not often that the American cruise scene welcomes a new luxury cruise line to their shores, but that’s exactly what will happen in November when the MCS Divina sails into Miami. It’s time to say “Ciao Bella” (hello beautiful) to this chic European-styled cruise ship.
MSC Cruise Line has one of the newest fleets in the cruise industry with 12 ships, but has been largely unknown to the American market. For over 20 years, MSC had been offering cruises in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and South America with primarily European clientele. With the introduction of their newest ship, Divina, MSC will establish a dedicated American presence to bring the charms of European style cruising to the United States.
For many people, a chance to swim with sea turtles is a dream come true. There are seven species existing today that can be found swimming and diving to the depths below seas. Sea turtles have been around for over 110 million years – since the time of the dinosaurs. You can swim with turtles on any continent (except Antarctica). So get your swimming costume on, swap sandals for a pair of flippers and get ready to paddle around with one of Earth’s most ancient creatures.
Cook Island Marine Reserve is a small protected island located on the Gold Coast in the south east of Queensland. With plenty of soft and hard coral gardens it’s the perfect sanctuary for a rich marine life. Visitors can see a variety of tropical sea life the including clown fish, damsel fish, angel fish, the occasional manta rays and of course the resident green sea turtles. The turtles can be spotted all year round in these oceans so you’re guaranteed a chance to swim with some when you visit.