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November Q & A

Q. Do I need a passport to travel to Alaska?
A. Typically the answer would be no to this question. But if you are taking a cruise that stops, starts or ends in Canada then you will need a current passport to travel to Alaska.

Q. How early do I need to be at the airport for my flight to Aruba?
A. The airlines require that you arrive 2 hours prior to the departure time for all international flights. Depending upon the airport you are flying from and if you are checking luggage we typically suggest that you arrive 3 hours in advance.

Q. I am thinking of having a destination wedding. Where are the most popular tropical destinations to have one and how far in advance should I start planning?
A. In 2017 and looking forward to 2018 the most popular destinations are Riviera Maya Mexico, Jamaica, Punta Cana, and Cabo in Mexico. We typically suggest you start the planning process 9 to 18 months in advance. This will provide you the best chance of finding the perfect resort and securing the date, time and venue at the resort.

Q. How long do you suggest for a family vacation to Disney World?
A. We would suggest a minimum of 5 full days if you want to enjoy all the parks as well as the water parks.

Q. Why would I work with Vacationeeze versus planning my own trip?
A. You can plan your own trip, but if you value having someone put all the pieces together, give you true life knowledge about the resorts and be there for you, then we are here to help you plan the trip of a lifetime. The Vacationeeze team is always traveling. Just follow us on Facebook and see where we are or have been. We have private guides and drivers in various locations. We know the general managers at the various resorts. We have been helping our clients turn their travel dreams into vacation reality since 1980.

Q. I was thinking of renting a car and driving around Italy. Would you suggest this?
A. We would not suggest driving around Rome, but the rest of the country is easy to drive in. The problem is once you get to the small town or large city you are staying in, parking becomes expensive and hard to find. We typically suggest that taking a train around Italy is the best way to get around.

Q. Do I have to pay for bags I check and carry on my flight?
A. This is a tough one. Everyday the rules change. At the present time the majority of airlines do charge fees to check your bags. Southwest remains one of the only airlines that does not charge. Most airlines will allow you to bring one personal item and a carry on that will fit under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin. There are also many airlines that are now charging you to bring on carry on or roller boards. Ask your Vacationeeze concierge about your specific airlines rules.

Q. Can I use my credit cards when I travel to the Caribbean?
A. The majority of stores, attractions, resorts and restaurants in the Caribbean will accept your credit card. We suggest you contact your card company prior to traveling and let them know the dates you will be traveling and the locations. This will help assure that they do not think the charges are fraudulent.

Punta Cana – Top All Inclusive Resorts

When planning a trip to Punta Cana there are many amazing all-inclusive resorts to choose from. Below are a few of our favorite resorts.

Adults Only

Secrets Cap Cana-This resort is less than 9 months old and has everything you can dream of for an adults only vacation. The resort is located less than 20 minutes from the airport in the private Cap Cana reserve. The resorts sits on a large powdery white sand beach. On the beach there are plenty of chairs in both the sun and shade. The rooms are very nice with the majority of them offering an ocean view. There are 7 restaurants and you don’t need reservations for any of them except one (Himitsu). Many of the rooms are swim out for those that love the pool. Talking about the pool the resort has two pools. The main pool is very large with a swim up pool bar. The resort offers a full activity schedule during the day and night. This is a 5 star resort that can provide you both a romantic getaway and an active vacation…whatever you prefer!

Breathless Resort-If you are looking for an active adults only resort this is the place. The resort offers 750 rooms and suites. Many of the rooms have a jacuzzi on their balcony or terrace. The resort offers over 10 restaurants and 10 bars. The restaurants range from Italian to Mediterranean to Mexican and French, plus you have 8 more restaurants next store at Now Onyx. One of the things not to miss is the Foam Party. A few times a week they turn the large main pool into a foam disco. The entertainment team at the resort will keep you busy all day and night. We suggest the Xhale Club which is the VIP club at the resort. Staying in the Exhale club provides you a private lounge, upgraded amenities in your room, and a private beach area with beach butlers.

Family Friendly

Dreams Palm Beach-Located approximately 30 minutes from the airport this 4 diamond AAA resort has much to offer families looking for a beach vacation. The resort has over 500 rooms but feels smaller. There are several pools around the resort. The beach area has plenty of chairs as well as trees for shade. The resort offers 7 different restaurants plus 24 hour room service. For the kids there is the Explorers Club plus the Core Zone Teens Club. The resort even has it’s own small casino. The majority of rooms are tropical view and all rooms offer room service and great wifi. If you really want to upgrade your vacation ask us about reserving butler service for your trip.

Hard Rock Resort -The Hard Rock is located less than 25 minutes from the airport. It is a large resort with over 1000 rooms. All rooms offer double jacuzzi’s right in the middle of the room, 24 hour room service, minibar and liquor dispensers. The resort is so large that you can even rent your own golf cart to get around during your stay. The resort offers the largest casino on the island and an amazing night club. If you are hungry the resort offers over 9 restaurants for you to dine at. If you enjoy ice cream you don’t want to miss the Ice Cone shop. If you are into music then this is your place. You can check out one of their guitars and take lessons or even attend a spin class to be a DJ. Each room is also provided with up to $1800 in resort credits they can use during their stay for excursions, tours, golf, room upgrades, spa treatments and much more.

Nickelodeon Resort-This is a brand new resort and it is a fun experience for families. The kids will enjoy seeing Sponge Bob, Dora and other characters. Adults will enjoy the upscale food and spa treatments. The resort has a water park for everyone to enjoy and many pools with lazy rivers to relax in. There are over 10 restaurants and bars for you to enjoy plus 24 hour room service in all rooms. For an added bonus, there is even an adults only restaurant, so you can leave the kids at the kids club and have a romantic dinner. There are many swim up rooms which we highly suggest for our clients. You can walk right out your back door and step right into the pool.

Boutique Luxury

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana-is a 5 star resort located approximately 45 minutes from the airport. The resort only has 96 rooms and upon check in your area greeted by your butler. Your butler can help you unpack, make your dinner reservations and plan your activities during your stay. All rooms are very spacious and offer 24 hour room service and Bvlgari bath amenities. All guests at the resort are provided with a free 20 minute massage and a 45 minute horseback ride. There are 3 restaurants for you to choose from and amazing service during your stay. The resort is quiet and relaxing. Zoetry is not adults only but during our multiple trips we have seen very few children.

There are many more nice resorts in Punta Cana so feel free to contact us to help you plan your vacation to Punta Cana and we can find the perfect resort for your next vacation!

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