"Our second night there, a lovely chocolate cake with 'Happy Anniversary' written in chocolate was in our room. Thanks Amy, that was a lovely surprise." [read more]
Erick, California

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Initial Pricing Released for Beaches Turks & Caicos Key West Village [01-24-13]
Initial Pricing Released for Beaches Turks & Caicos Key West Village - Thanksgiving 2013 and beyond

New York Travel Weekly Awards 2012 [12-28-12]
Dream Makers Vacation Services was invited to the Travel Weekly Awards. Held at the iconic Plaza Hotel in New York City

The Genesis of the All Inclusive - Hard Rock Cafe - Dec 2012 [12-21-12]
Dream team members Mike, Gabby and Amanda recently were "rock stars" at the Hard Rock Resorts event in Philadelphia.

Secrets the Vine - Days 2 & 3 [12-13-12]
Lynda Hower travels to Secrets the Vine in Cancun Mexico

Secrets the Vine - Day 1 [12-10-12]
Lynda Hower travels to Secrets the Vine in Cancun Mexico

Fantasyland Grand Opening 2012-Day 2 [12-07-12]
Robyn Ayers attends the exclusive Fantasyland Opening at Walt Disney World!

Fantasyland Grand Opening 2012-Day 1 [12-06-12]
Robyn Ayers attends the exclusive Fantasyland Opening at Walt Disney World!

STAR Awards 2012 - Day 3 - New Village at Beaches Turks & Caicos - Key West Luxury Village [12-03-12]
Mike and Amy McHugh attend the 2012 STAR Awards at Sandals Royal Bahamian

STAR Awards 2012 - Day 2 [12-01-12]
Mike and Amy McHugh attend the 2012 STAR Awards at Sandals Royal Bahamian

STAR Awards 2012 - Day 1 (Mike's Arrival Day) [11-30-12]
Mike and Amy McHugh attend the 2012 STAR Awards at Sandals Royal Bahamian

Travel Impressions Best of the Best - Day 5 (Departure Day) [11-19-12]
Amy and Amanda spend their last night in Mexico at Secrets the Vine in Cancun, Mexico

Travel Impressions Best of the Best - Day 4 [11-17-12]
Amy and Amanda spend their last night in Mexico at Secrets the Vine in Cancun, Mexico

Travel Impressions Best of the Best - Day 3 (Awards Night) [11-17-12]
Amy and Amanda attend the 2012 Travel Impressions Bes of the Best Awards Trip in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Travel Impressions Best of the Best - Day 2 [11-15-12]
Amy and Amanda attend the 2012 Travel Impressions Bes of the Best Awards Trip in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Travel Impressions Best of the Best - Day 1 (Arrival) [11-14-12]
Amy and Amanda attend the 2012 Travel Impressions Bes of the Best Awards Trip in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Hawaii Travel Exchange - Day 7 Departure Day [10-29-12]
Mike McHugh, Co Owner of Dream Makers Vacation Services, attends the Hawaii Travel Exchange

Hawaii Travel Exchange - Day 6 [10-28-12]
Mike McHugh, Co Owner of Dream Makers Vacation Services, attends the Hawaii Travel Exchange

Hawaii Travel Exchange - Day 5 [10-26-12]
Mike McHugh, Co Owner of Dream Makers Vacation Services, attends the Hawaii Travel Exchange

Hawaii Travel Exchange - Day 4 [10-25-12]
Mike McHugh, Co Owner of Dream Makers Vacation Services, attends the Hawaii Travel Exchange

Hawaii Travel Exchange - Day 3 [10-24-12]
Mike McHugh, Co Owner of Dream Makers Vacation Services, attends the Hawaii Travel Exchange

Travel Impressions Best of the Best - Day 4

Posted: 11-17-12

Today was the last day of our stay at the Paradisus Resort and we are honored to be leaving the Best of the Best Awards with a Travel Impressions Globe. As I mentioned in our last post, the Globe award is given to Travel Impression’s top producers in the travel business.

Tonight we will be staying at Secrets the Vine in Cancun, Mexico. Once we had our bags packed, we went to the main lobby where we waited for our transfers by Olympus Tours. It was very busy since everyone was leaving.

The bus ride from Playa del Carmen to Cancun was about 45 minutes. When we arrived at Secrets the Vine, we were greeted by the staff and waited to be shown to our room. The lobby is very large and has an amazing fire place that stretches across the wall.

This resort is all inclusive and adults only. Secrets the Vine is brand new to Secrets resorts and has only been opened for a few months. The Resort includes many different activities and amenities for their guests, such as fitness center that is open daily from 6AM-9PM, 24 hour room service, daily towel service for the beach and pool and much more. One of the things that I thought was really impressive was the Secrets App that can downloaded to your phone to make unlimited free international and domestic calls as well as make spa appointments. As long as both callers have the app, the call is free.

We are staying in a Preferred Club Master Suite that is located on the 15th floor of the resort Room 1532). In the Preferred Club Master Suite, there is a living area, one bedroom with a King size bed, two bathrooms, a mini bar and a wraparound balcony that overlooks the ocean. It is absolutely beautiful. The Preferred Club is an area of the resort that provides concierge service, a private lounge and rooms with the best ocean views.  One of the appealing factors about this resort is each room has a view of the ocean or Laguna Nichupte.

Secrets the Vine has eight gourmet restaurants and six bars and lounges. Each bar and lounge is specifically themed to satisfy a specific niche. See below:

·        Red Vine Bar – Cocktail bar with a modern feel and a large dance floor

·        The Vine Bazaar: The Vine Bar – a Mexican themed lounge with modern pottery and crafts.

·        The Vine Lounge- Located on a terrace with a great ocean view.

·        Half Time Sports Bar – A sports bar with a DJ and large dance floor.

·        Sugar Reef- A cocktail bar overlooking the ocean.

·        Manatees – A cocktail bar located at the pool with a great view of the Caribbean sea

After we unpacked and took pictures of our suite, we ate lunch at the Market Café which has a spectacular ocean view. The restaurant was buffet and they had a wide variety of Mexican foods to choose from.

Amy made an appointment at The Secrets Spa by Pevonia this evening where she got a mini massage. Her therapist was Joel and she thought it was good. The spa offers many services and packages such as Aromatherapy Salt Glow, hot stone massages, manicures & pedicures, couples massages and much more.

Since she didn’t have time for dinner she stopped by the Italian restaurant, Nebbiolo Ristorante, where she had Nicolas as her waiter. This restaurant is located on the 12th floor, near the Spa, other restaurants and fitness center.  She had the Filetto di Manzo, which is a beef filet with sundried pesto, asparagus, and potatoes torrine with prosciutt.   Amy was impressed with both the food and the service.

After dinner, Amy and I were lucky enough to catch the amazing sunset while sitting on our balcony. It was gorgeous.

Tomorrow is our final day in paradise. Thank you for following along during this exciting trip and for being Dream Clients!



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