Bragging rights

Did you line up to be the first to get your hands on the new iPhone 5?  Are you always the first among your friends to try a new restaurant or see a new movie?  Then why honeymoon at a “been-there, done-that” resort?

Here’s your chance to be right on the cutting edge of honeymoon destinations, with three new romantic all-inclusives opening this year:

  • Couples Resorts, which up until now has operated four fantastic adults-only all-inclusives in Jamaica, is making its first foray off the island and opening a new property in Barbados. This is great news for Couples Resorts fans, who can now try out a different island, and for the growing numbers of couples who are intrigued by Barbados, but have had few good all-inclusive options in that destination. The property that they are taking over is the former Almond Casuarina Beach and, after some renovations and re-branding, they expect to be up and running by May/June of this year.


  • Sandals Resorts, which is well known for its couples-only properties in Jamaica, St Lucia, Antigua and the Bahamas, is also expanding to an exciting new destination — Grenada. They’ve purchased the former La Source resort, and are in the process of “Sandalizing” it for a re-opening early this year. With Sandals moving in to this island, you can be fairly certain that air service (which up until now has been a little bit lacking) will increase, and it will become easier for travelers to experience the romance of the “spice island”, as it is known.


  • Secrets Resorts, which are among my clients’ favorite options in Cancun and the Mayan Rivieria, is opening a beautiful new property on the west coast of Mexico, called Secrets Puerto Los Cabos. The all-suite, adults-only, beachfront resort is sheduled to open by the end of 2013, so put it on your “radar” for next winter!

You provided excellent guidance for us. I appreciated that you really had us think about what was most important to us when we were selecting the right cruise – and not to totally focus on what other people had to say. THANK YOU for helping to make this a memorable trip for our family! It really was a trip of a lifetime!

Clare and Mark (family cruise to Alaska)

The level of service we experienced was out of this world (and we did NOT make it easy on Ann). We weren’t quite sure where we wanted to go, when we would be able to go, or what “vibe” we were going for. After asking us some key questions (what we liked, didn’t like, why, etc.) Ann helped us narrow down our trip details and planned the honeymoon of our dreams. She helped book some of our excursions, answered some emergency questions while abroad and was always available/willing to help. I think it’s safe to say we won’t be using anyone else for future travel planning – Ann is a rockstar!

Carli (Italy and Spain)