Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A review from clients returning from their 3rd visit to Secrets Maroma Beach!

Hi Denise!

Quick review--finally!  Emoji

After our third time a Secrets Maroma Beach--never disappointed at all!  Wonderful & friendly people work there & provide such a wonderful experience.  

Check-in/out--smooth like always.  

The renovated room decor is very, very nice.  We love the swim-up & enjoyed 30+ cotis who visited us almost every night between 5-6 pm.  Also enjoyed the "show" they put on one night on our walk back from a show when they were knocking coconuts down from a tree, while other cotis on the ground dragged them into the foliage to eat.  So many of them--all sizes & colors!
The food was excellent as usual!  We really liked the restaurants we visited.  Also like that they have more "theme" nights outside because the guys don't have to wear long pants--but that you also have the option of the nicer restaurants to get more dressed up.  

The shows were pretty good.  Saw the rock show.  The other shows were good but sort of seemed to be "more of the same" with the ribbons, trapezes, robotics stuff--still enjoyed the talent they brought to the resort.  When we stayed at Secrets Akumal a couple of years ago, they had a hilarious couples game show which was the best show ever.  Had hoped they would have had something like that here this time.  A comedian or comedy show as an option would be something different & nice to have. 

The entertainment staff does a good job of trying to include people in the activities going on, but aren't pushy at all.  We had Spanish lessons one morning.  I might have to go back for a refresher course.  Emoji

The pools are always clean.  Some times had a hard time finding a chair on our own, but if the pool concierge saw someone looking, they helped find them a spot.  The quieter infinity pool is our favorite, however, the foliage has grown taller since our last visit there (naturally), so you can't see the ocean from it any longer, which we missed.
The sargassum is out there, of course, but Secrets does THE BEST job cleaning it off the beach with their beach raking machine.  The picture I've included was the worst day & it was in the morning.  We didn't notice a smell really, but I think that's because they keep it cleaned up so well.  I think the smell is from the decay if it's left to lay--which they don't do.  Not many folks in the ocean like our first trip there, but it is what it is....nature!  I feel bad that it's affecting the resort business--especially for the servers--& all those working for tips.

Enjoyed a massage, which was the best one I've ever had!  We also used the hydrotherapy one day--very nice perk to have available.

We plan to visit Secrets Maroma Beach again sometime.  Secrets is a great brand & we highly recommend it!  

I've included a few pictures.

Thanks again, Denise, for taking such good care of us & organizing our trip for us.  You do a wonderful job of keeping up informed about the flight info leading up to the trip, as well as what we should expect/do when we get to the Cancun airport concerning getting to the shuttle.  Know that we appreciate you providing that info!  Thank you!!!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Chris & Joe

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Breathless Riviera Cancun

If you are looking for a great resort that offers delicious food, drinks and fun check out Breathless Riviera Cancun.  This Adults-Only All-Inclusive resort is incredible.

In February 3 couples traveled to this resort together and had a fantastic time!

Immerse yourself in adults-only paradise when you stay at Breathless Riviera Cancun! This Unlimited-Luxury® property, situated just between the Caribbean Sea and the Lagoon of Bahia Petempich, consists of 526 stunning suites that offer ocean, pool, or garden views. Your private, furnished balcony or terrace is the perfect spot to take in a spectacular sunrise or watch as the sun sets in the evening. For a heightened vacation experience, opt for an xhale club suite, which offers you private check-in and check-out, upgraded amenities, a private club lounge, pool, restaurant, and more. 

 With nine restaurants, you're sure to find something that will tempt your taste buds. When you finish your meal, you'll love having access to seven bars and lounges, all of which offer as much top-shelf liquor as you want! Best of all, you can take advantage of Sip, Savor, and See, which allows you to drink, eat, and experience nightly entertainment at participating resorts!

But the fun doesn't stop there. A range of activities are available during the day for your enjoyment! Aside from a pristine stretch of white sand beach, Breathless Riviera Cancun also features three pools including a main social pool and an activities pool (please note that both the beach and pool areas are topless optional). Kite surfing, paddle boarding, and hobie wave classes are also available. At night, you can enjoy live entertainment like shows, parties, and themed events. 

The Breathless Spa by Pevonia is available for the times when you'd like to simply relax and unwind. Pamper yourself with a range of spa services like massages or facials, indulge in the hydrotherapy circuit and steam rooms, prepare for your wedding day in the bridal suite, or discover a new you with the assistance of a full-service beauty salon. 

Call Denise at Travel For You for more information on this great adults-only resort  314-660-3039

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

St. Lucia


Recently very special clients spent their 30th Wedding Anniversary in St. Lucia. 

They spend 6 nights at Sugar Bay and then 3 nights at Hotel Chocolate! 

They had also celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary at these 2 resorts in 2013.

Thank you Bill and Diane for sharing your review and photos of these beautiful resorts.


We loved our stay at Sugar Beach. Each morning we enjoyed an open air breakfast of fresh tropical fruits and other first class items. The there was no hurry. They had staff everywhere at the Resort. We never had to go searching for assistance. They assigned a private Butler to us to assist us with all our personal needs. Everyone was polite and friendly. 

Our room was very special. It was one of 96 units, all of them on the hill side or on the beach. No multi-level room complex. They had part colonial charm, part understated luxury. It was a beautiful setting to unwind at.

The Resort sits in a UNESCO World Heritage site between two mountains (Pitons).

 It has a Rainforest Spa consisting of thatched tree huts. 

The beach sand is imported, so it has some of the most pristine white sand in the Caribbean. Everything is perfectly landscaped, giving it the feel and look of a lush tropical botanical gardens. 

The food was top tier, but very pricy. Sometimes many times more than its value. This is really the main drawback. But you are paying for a one-of-a-kind location.

 Hotel Chocolat Boucan

This 14 unit Resort had an unspeakably beautiful location as well. It was higher upon the mountains and not on the beach, however, if you want to go to the beach while you are there, they have a shuttle and their own boat that they use to transport guests to the beach.

 This Resort is on a working Cocoa Plantation. The British chocolatier, Hotel Chocolate owns and operates this unique Resort. It is very stylish and has a very cool vibe. It is small, so it is very peaceful and relaxing. 

They have special tours that allow guests to learn and see how cocoa is grown and harvested and processed. We got to graft our own Cocoa tree. They mark and catalogs your tree so that if you visit again years latter you can see it producing Cocoa Pods! They also have another fascinating tour (for an extra cost) that allows you to make your own chocolate bar! 

We loved this! We learned a lot. Their restaurant is and rooms are all open! This is a wonderful experience that brings in the sounds and sights up close while you are there. It is very picturesque with, I believe, one of the world's most spectacular small pools.


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Friday, December 8, 2017

G Adventures - Croatia to Athens

During the Summer my client toured Croatia to Athens with 
G Adventures.

Below are a few photos and her review:

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Hello Denise. All went well, thanks for asking.

I had a good experience but I have a feeling I might have liked a different tour. It was very exhausting traveling and then packing the next morning on many occasions. I think I would have liked to stay in some spots longer, or maybe go to some different locations in the country. But I know that with the two or you can't do all..  our guide to take us to some good spots. Every restaurant that he chose was great.

My guide was great. He would give us a brief low-down of the town and pretty much suggest what we could do. It was our choice what we wanted to do. I spent most of the days by myself walking around the cities, but I would meet up for group dinners. We had between 14 to 16 people in the group. This to her was actually a combination of two tours.

I really liked Croatia and Montenegro the best.  Albania was interesting and Greece was nice.. next time I'll probably want to see other islands of Greece.

The transportation accommodations were fine for the low-budget tour. However I wasn't really pleased with the hostels. Maybe it's just hostels in general, but I thought many of the ones we stayed at had some issues. By the end of the trip I was ready for a regular hotel room and a decent bed.. sometimes we'd have between four to six girls and one room.

I would use G Adventures again, but I probably wouldn't do this tour at my age.  How is definitely beat by the end of the trip from consistently walking around towns and then traveling... However the age variations worked out decently


Call Denise at Travel For You to confirm your next Adventure!


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Sunday, September 10, 2017


Do you love to snorkel from the beach?  This may be the perfect resort for you!  Clients stayed at Sunscape Sabor Cozumel in July and had a wonderful time.

Here are a few photos and video of this family-friendly resort.  Click on "SUNSCAPE SABOR COZUMEL".


Sunscape Sabor Cozumel Seaside Grill

Sunscape Sabor Cozumel is the perfect getaway for endless fun in a beautiful destination. Located on the small island of Cozumel, just 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, this is the largest and most complete beachfront resort in Cozumel. Guests will enjoy a getaway complete with all of the privileges of an Unlimited-Fun vacation. With 2000 feet of white sand beach, this is an excellent choice for families, couples, and singles to enjoy countless daytime land and water activities, limitless food and beverages from four reservation-free restaurants (most with oceanfront views!), unlimited top-shelf spirits from three bars & lounges, and so much more! The 218 guest rooms and suites at Sunscape Sabor Cozumel offer spacious and finely appointed accommodations, most with oceanfront views.

Sunscape Sabor Cozumel Tropical Jr. Suite

Sunscape Sabor Cozumel Lobby

Relax, refresh, and rejuvenate your mind and body at the Sunscape Spa by Pevonia. Offering a wide variety of treatments, the Sunscape Spa by Pevonia will be the ultimate place to indulge, pamper, and take care of all your beauty needs. Stay in shape at the fitness center with state-of-the- art cardiovascular equipment, weights, life cycles, and more.

Sunscape Sabor Cozumel beach bar
Located near the second largest barrier reef in the world, take the opportunity to explore the tropical underwater world of the Great Mesoamerican Reef through scuba diving and snorkeling! Convenient to championship golf, exciting shopping, and so much more, guests can enjoy everything that the island of Cozumel has to offer. 

Sunscape Sabor Cozumel Pool
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel offers the ultimate fun in the sun getaway with many different daily activities and night time entertainment. Kids will have a blast with all the fun-filled activities at the Explorer's Club, a fully supervised program with extended hours for children ages 3-12. 


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ROYAL CARIBBEAN - Explorer of the Seas - Alaska

Clients who love cruising just returned from a 7-night sailing on the Explorer of the Seas.

Itinerary:  Seattle, Day at Sea, Alaska Inside Passage, Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Day at Sea, Victoria British Columbia, Seattle.

They had a wonderful time on this round trip Alaska Inside Passage sailing from Seattle.

      Explorer of the Seas


Tracy Arm Fjord
Victoria Gardens

Alaska sailings fill up quickly so call Denise to confirm your 2018 Alaska sailing now  314-660-3039

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Great Last Minute Travel Specials!

Good morning,

I just posted the following on my http://www.facebook.com/travel.for.u   page and wanted you to know about it if you are not connected to Travel For You on facebook.  These are incredible resorts!

I want to share this incredible sale with you now for travel Aug 18 for 4 nights to Cancun and the Riviera Maya!
Pricing includes round trip non-stop flights from St. Louis, round trip airport transfers in Cancun/ Riviera Maya, 4-night all-inclusive stay, taxes and travel protection insurance. Price listed is the TOTAL for 2 people!!

Jr. St Ocean View Preferred Club $2468

Jr. Suite Swimout $1848

Jr. Suite Ocean View $1928

Jr. Suite Ocean View Preferred Club $1948

There are also 5 and 6-nt options