Thursday, April 7, 2016

Riu Palace Las Americas

 “If I could save time in a bottle…” was playing in the mind as I walked through the lobby and up the spiral staircase to our room.  The RIU Palace Las Americas Cancun, located in Cancun Mexico is “time” preserved in a bottle surrounded by lush gardens, inviting infinity pools, white sand and the turquoise Caribbean. Inside this elegant, all-inclusive hotel provides a yesteryear look of stained glass, mahogany, marble, brass including the doorman sporting his white tuxedo, hat and gloves greeting the guests as they come through the door.

Walking outside forwards one ahead to current time.. fun, excitement, laughter, and real-time memory making. The pools and beach are action-packed and the “places to be” during the day..volleyball games, pool bingo, children making souvenirs and participating in scavenger hunts, kayaking, snorkeling, pool loungers taking in the action from the side or simply relaxing.

“Top-notch” describes the service at RIU Palace Las Americas. EVERYONE takes that extra step to assure you are happy and satisfied with service, food, drinks, even how the room was refreshed. Memories…WOW! Staff remembers you and speaks with you like they have known you all their life.
Each restaurant had its own personality with d├ęcor matching the cuisine…Mexican, Italian, Caribbean…and the new Fusion concept. Food and service was fabulous!

As we were preparing for our check-out at the RIU Palace Las Americas, Jim Croce’s Time In A Bottle re-entered my mind …”If I could make days last for ever....”  each day is like a treasure at RIU Palace Las Americas.
No matter your age, RIU Palace Las Americas is for you. At this hotel, you are promised great service, food, fun, and memory-making that lasts forever.

How To Book?

Ready to book your next trip to Riu Palace Las Americas? Contact Myself and my team with the dates of your choice and we will be happy to assist.  Remember our help is 100% Complimentary no matter which resort or destination you choose!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Don't wait to book your honeymoon!

Most couples that we work with save their honeymoon for the last part of their planning process!  Your honeymoon is one of the most important trips you will ever take and should not be less than perfect!  The longer you wait to book your honeymoon the more expensive your trip will be and you may find out that the room you want is already sold out!

We recommend that couples start exploring their honeymoon options at least 6-8 months prior to the date that they would like to travel.  The earlier you start exploring honeymoon options the better deal you will receive! By booking your honeymoon far in advance L&S Travel will have time to watch promotions and to see if they can get you a better price!  L&S Travel promises that we will always work hard to make sure you are getting the best possible price for your trip!  

We are sure you are asking yourself several questions about the honeymoon process.  We have put together some of the top questions we have received from honeymoon couples for you below:

1. With all the money I am putting out for wedding deposits I don’t have enough to pay for my honeymoon right away.
A.  That’s no problem at all!  Unlike if you book online or through the resort directly, L&S Travel has the ability to offer a low deposit for your trip which is usually $300-400 (maybe more depending on the destination).  The great part is that once you pay the deposit, no additional money or payment is needed until your final payment is due (usually around 45 days prior to departure).

2.  How early should I leave for my honeymoon after my wedding?
A.  Most couples wait to leave for their honeymoon until Monday or the Tuesday after their Wedding.  However; it is completely up to each couple.

3.  Does L&S Travel charge a fee to help me plan my honeymoon?
A.  NO!  L&S Travel does not charge a fee at all.  The prices we offer are the same you will find or lower.  L&S Travel offers a price match guarantee!*

4.  How long of a honeymoon do people take?
A.  Most of our couples do 7 night trips, but some do more or less.  It depends on where each couple decide to go.  For example, if you are looking at the South Pacific (Tahiti) you will lose two days flying, so most couples usually go 10 nights.

5.  What does the average honeymoon cost?
A.  L&S Travel has worked within all budgets.  To give you an idea for a Caribbean Vacation you should budget $1,000-$1,200 per person or more depending on the resort you choose.  Most couples spend $2,500/person or more.

6.  How do I get started?

A.  Contact L&S Travel today to schedule a time to meet with one of our agents. You can either email us or call 888-901-4881.  The great news is we offer evening appointments to accommodate your schedule!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sandals Regency La Toc - Rooms & Suites

We hope everyone had a fantastic holiday and you are looking forward to 2014!  It has been an amazing year for L&S Travel, we were honored to receive several wards earlier this month at #StarAwards2013 at Beaches Turks & Caicos.  We could not have done it without all of our loyal clients!  Thank you!

We thought we would end the year by posting a video of the suites and rooms at #SandalsRegencyLaToc in St. Lucia.  Happy New Year!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Sandals Royal Caribbean Review

This past week I spent four great days at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  After clearing customs in Montego Bay I promptly made my way to the Sandals arrival lounge.  I wasn't even there 10 minutes and they called our name for departure to Sandals Royal Caribbean. The best part about this resort is that it is less than a 15 minute ride from the airport to the resort.

Upon arrival at the resort I was promptly escorted into the new Club Sandals lounge.  If you are a returning guest, this use to be the old concierge lounge.  In the lounge you will see games, ipads, and so much more!  The other great feature they are offering is Kindle rentals!  Upon completing all of our paperwork we were escorted to our room the Crystal Lagoon One Bedroom Butler Suite with Private Stairway by our Butler Philips.  He gave me a run down of all the features of butler service (unpacking luggage, customized in room bar, and so much more).

My first night there I went to the Cricketeer's Pub for dinner, which was absolutely fantastic.  I had the Banger's & Mash, which is sausage and mash potatoes.  Due to an early morning, I turned in quite early this evening.

My second day there, I just wanted to lounge around and check out the features of the resort.  Each time I have Butler service I try to test out my Butlers and see how far I can push them!  I asked Philips to provide me with a beach chair that lays completely flat.  That morning I was surprised with the nice wooden beach chairs that laid completely flat all done up and awaiting my arrival with a fully stocked cooler.  For lunch that day I tried the Calzone from the Pizza oven, which as always was fantastic.  Other than lunch and my fully stocked cooler, it was quite a relaxing day beach side with periodic visits from Philips who was always getting me to try a new drink!  That evening, I visited the Royal Thai restaurant which is the restaurant out on the island.  If you like Thai food, you will definitely love this restaurant!  I would recommend to everyone that they eat here once on their trip, but make sure to take bug spray!

The third day of my stay I spent the morning visiting another resort (don't worry you will get that full report next week) and lounging beach side on my flat beach chairs!  Danae our other butler made sure to decorate our chairs and provide us with the same great service that Philips offered our first two days!  That evening, I went to dinner at the Regency Restaurant because I was unable to get into the French Restaurant (La Jardinier) until 9:00PM.  I was pretty disappointed, because I love their french onion soup.  Have no fear, because my Butler Denae arranged for me to have a cup of the soup during my dinner at the Regency!  I also tried their fresh Caribbean Rock lobster and Garlic Shrimp, which as always does not disappoint.

The fourth and final day of my trip was quite relaxing and cloudy.  We were fortunate that Denae got us a prime spot near a hut  on the beach in case it rained.  It did rain most of the day, but I did manage to enjoy my time on the beach under the hut!  I did spend a lot of time in the jacuzzi that day and met some great people from Arkansas (4 woman), who were on a mother daughter trip.  They decided to go to Sandals for their trip, so they weren't hit on by any other men and got to enjoy an adult only resort.  For all you mother and daughters out there, don't roll out Sandals resorts for your mother/daughter getaways.  That evening I ventured over to Sandals Montego Bay for dinner at Cucina Romana (Italian Restaurant).  I had the Bruchetta, Salad, and the Alfredo.   This restaurant was the highlight of my dining experience.  We even had a chance to visit with Thomas their new chef!  While waiting for our shuttle I got to experience some of the great night life at Sandals Montego Bay, which included a how well do you know your spouse/significant other competition and a great musical display.  Sandals Montego Bay is a great resort if you are looking to party, but you will have the noise of the planes.

On my departure I opted to do the Club MoBay package, which is a FastTrack through Security and lounge access at Club MoBay.  I can say without a shadow of a doubt that the Club MoBay FastTrack is completely worth it!  I was through security and customs within 10 minutes compared to the very long line that other people had to go through (my estimation was at least an half hour in length)!   Good news is that Club MoBay is offering a Bundle service that will allow you to FastTrack both on arrival, departure, and give you club access on departure for a very reasonable price.  Make sure to contact us today for more information!

Below is a video of my room!  I hope you enjoyed!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Our Client's Secrets Silversands Honeymoon

Our client's Stacey & Jeremy Latimer shared with us their video of their arrival to the Honeymoon Suite at Secrets Silversands in Rivera Maya, Mexico. Their video will allow you to walk through the Honeymoon Suite at Secrets Silversands and see what the honeymoon package from Secrets Resorts looks like.  Thank you again Stacey & Jeremy for sharing your video with us!  We hope you all enjoy!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

ABC's the Lockout!- Why to use a Travel Agent

Happy Saturday Everyone!  This week's video focus' on last week's ABC's the Lockout episode that evaluated using to book your trip and the misrepresentations on their website.  You will also hear topics discussed about confirming your trip, festivals and spring break, food, and much more.

We also have a great special to offer for Sandals Grande Riviera for select dates in September.  3 Nights/4 Days for $999/Couple and an exclusive American Airlines discount on your flight.  Make sure to contact us today for more information!

Make to pre-register for our Destination Wedding Webinar on Tuesday at 7PM-

Monday, June 10, 2013

Welcome to our first blog post.  Instead of doing a regular blog, we have opted to do something a little different a Video Blog.  Our video blog this week is discussing why we choose to do a video blog, why you should book with L&S Travel, and some of our upcoming events.