"Royal Caribbean does not allow Travel Agents to discount fares, but Amy does provide generous ship board credits (I think maybe she just likes me! ) which are another perk that I have never received from other agents." [read more]
Teresa, IL

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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

Secrets the Vine - Day 1

Posted: 12-10-12

I was fortunate recently to be traveling on a workation for Dream Makers Vacation Services. I was very excited to be visiting Mexico and to be staying at a brand new resort.  When I arrived at Secrets The Vine I was greeted at the door with a cool towel and a bubbling glass of champagne, a great way to start a trip.  A staff member gave me a tour of the resort while on the way to my private check in.  I got to see the lobby area which has a beautiful fire place, several of the lounges, The Market Café, spa, fitness center and preferred club pool.  Then I was escorted to the VIP Lounge for my check in.  I stayed in a Preferred Club Honeymoon Ocean View Suite.  The concierge at the lounge processed my check in.  While I waited for my room keys I was able to enjoy a wonderful snack and beverage in the lounge.  The preferred club lounge offers bite size snacks, appetizers, fruit, desserts and drinks throughout the day.

Secrets The Vine is a contemporary resort with sleek décor of wood, chrome and silver.  It is very beautiful.  Shortly after my snack Vanessa my butler greeted me with my room keys and showed me to my room.  The suite was beautiful.  It had an entry way with several closets and a lot of storage, large bathroom with rain shower, a sitting area with sofa, chairs, TV and lounge chairs, king bed and an oversized balcony overlooking the ocean on one side and the lagoon on the other.

I ate lunch at the Market Café which serves a buffet for breakfast and lunch and is a Mexican restaurant for dinner.  The buffet offered many choices for lunch such as fruits, veggies, salads, carved meats, Mexican dishes, and more.  After lunch I decided to check out the beach.  This resort sits on a great beach.  It is very long, and you can walk for miles up and down it.  This resort is located in the resort zone area in Cancun.  It is also a wide beach which has plenty of room for lounge chairs, sand volleyball and the water sports area.

For dinner I ate at the Bluewater Grill which is a steak house.  The food was excellent.  All the meats are prepared over charcoal to give them a distinct flavor.  I also received an excellent lesson in wine pairing from my waiter.  I dined on steak, asparagus, potato soufflé, and raspberry mouse.  It was delicious.

For the evening’s entertainment the staff set up a large screen on the beach and had chairs out for guests to watch Monday night football.  They also provide wings, nachos, snacks and drinks.  It was a lot of fun.



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