Caribbean Vacations

Let’s Meet In Aruba

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Welcome to my favorite island – Aruba.  It’s time to see for yourself how wonderful and friendly this island paradise is.  Aruba is a tiny Dutch Caribbean island located 15 miles north of Venezuela.  Home to beautiful white sand beaches, 82 degree average annual temperatures and since Aruba is outside of the hurricane belt, anytime is a great time to visit.  For the non-sun worshipers, Aruba has casino’s in every resort and two large casino’s in downtown Orangastad along with excellent shopping opportunities.  Aruba definitely has something for everyone.

For the golfer’s, I can arrange your tee times at either Tierra del Sol or the Links at Divi, both premier golf courses.  And, for the fishermen/women, I can arrange deep sea charter fishing.

If you take an island tour, which I recommend, you will see two diverse climates on the island.  On the tropical side, beautiful beaches and swaying palm trees with crystal clear water of the Caribbean sea beckons you.  On the desert side, you will see rugged desert, giant aloe and cactus plants along with the Arikok National Park.  This park looks exactly what you our southwest deserts look like.  You will definitely think you are on two separate islands once you see the diversity.

Now for the information about our trip to Aruba.  July 15-20, 2018.  RIU ANTILLAS Adults Only All Inclusive Resort.  5 nights Jr. Suite Ocean View, round trip airfare, round trip transfers, all meals, all beverages (sodas, beer, wine, cocktails), all taxes and tips, non motorized watersports, nightly entertainment and exchange privileges with the sister property RIU Palace next door.

RDU departures – $2110.00 per person.  CLT departures – $2108.00 per person.

Other departure gateway’s available upon request.

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Hope you can join us in Aruba next July.  Bon Bini!!!

919.708.8217 or


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Costa Rica Natural Paradise

“Pura Vida-pure life,” describes the feeling of the people of Costa Rica.  This is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever visited.  I am so excited to share this tour with my friends.  I am planning on a return visit in November and would love to introduce you to this beautiful country.


Imagine if you will, hiking in jungle rainforests, viewing volcanoes up close, soaking in volcanic hot springs, cruising through biological reserves ,seeing beautiful flowers, exotic birds, monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, friendly people and delicious Latin American food, then join me in Costa Rica.  You will experience your own  “Pura Vida” on this tour.



Ok, now for the details. November 11-18, 2017 – $1800.00 per person (est based on current airfare rates), 7 nights resorts/lodges, all meals, all excursions, all taxes, insurance, round trip airfare, round trip transfers.  A great price for all that is included.



Give me a call at 919.708.8217 or e-mail at for more details.

#costarica, #puravida

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Atlantis Aerial

Can you believe it.  The Atlantis at Paradise Island is offering an all-inclusive package and I for one and tickled pink.  And by the way, that’s the color of the resort.


Have you ever wanted to stay at The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island but just couldn’t afford it, especially with the high price tag and expensive food.  Well folks, now you can visit with an all inclusive package.  Not only do you get a luxurious vacation, but you can gamble in one of the nicest casino’s you will ever visit, swim with the dolphins and sharks (if you are brave enough), I’ll watch you.  You can also visit the massive aquarium and experience the one of a kind water park with the Mayan Temple shark lagoon.  That’s the one where you go through a clear tube through the shark tank.  Yikes!!!! You have to be very brave to do that.

If you are like me, I have visited the Atlantis several times while on a cruise and always dreamed of staying there, but my budget would not allow it.  Now the price looks very good at $1562.84 per person.  And for this place, believe me it is worth it.

Here’s the details.  I have tentatively chosen January 25-29, 2017.  Price for 2 people is $3125.68 which includes 4 nights at Atlantis Beach Tower, all meals, all beverages, round trip airfare and round trip transfers, taxes and tips.  WOW!!! Now that’s a great deal for Atlantis. Other dates are available, but at these rates they won’t last long.


This is an opportunity for the Atlantis to be more than just a dream for you.  Let’s make it a reality.  All it takes is a call to 919.708.8217 and you are on your way. Or you can e-mail me at


Thanks again and hope to see you at the Atlantis next year.


#atlantisparadise island





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It’s Better In The Bahamas


I know why it’s better in the Bahamas.  A visit to Lighthouse Pointe All Inclusive Resort at Grand Lucayan Resort Complex and you will know also.  I was on a site inspection of the resort last week to see if it was everything I had heard it was–and it was!  From the moment I walked into the beautiful lobby overlooking the aquamarine Caribbean sea, I knew this was the place I would like to visit and bring my friends and family.

A little about Grand Bahama Island.  It is the fourth largest island of the Bahamas and one of the most popular after Nassau, of course. The island is 539 square miles and features long stretches of secluded beachfront, wildlife habitats, tropical gardens and charming neighborhoods with plenty to keep you occupied during your 4 night stay.


From enjoying the multiple pools on the complex to complimentary golf, deep sea fishing, and some of the best diving in the Caribbean along with dolphin swims, parasailing, hiking the islands three national parks to shopping and sipping that umbrella drink.  And don’t forget, you have a casino-Treasure Bay right outside the front door.  How convenient.  So let’s see-there’s something for the golfers, divers, gamblers, shoppers, swimmers and folks who like to eat excellent food.  Yes, Lighthouse Pointe has it all.

You will be dining in some of the best restaurants in the Bahamian islands right at this resort.  So what’s not to love about this resort.  I am confident you will love the resort so much, you won’t have any desire to venture off the property except to visit Count Basie Square at the Port Lucaya Marina for some nightly entertainment and dancing.

Yes, it is better in the Bahamas with a visit to Lighthouse Pointe, where you will enjoy the true Bahamian culture far from the crowds of Nassau. I’ll see you there in October, 2017.

Call me for more details about this trip at 919.78.8217.  And oh yes, most of these are actual pictures I took of the resort.





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Beautiful Bermuda


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Located just 650 miles off the coast of the Carolina’s, Bermuda beckons us with her beautiful pink sand beaches, friendly British people and lots of recreational activities to enjoy.  From golf, tennis, fishing, sailing, diving, and snorkeling, we will have many opportunities to visit Hamilton, the capital with its smart shops and busy harbor, to St. George, the only other municipality with its Old World lanes and fortresses.  Come with me as we visit this luxury destination at a price you will love.

Give me a call at 919.708.8217 to learn more about this luxurious vacation experience.  You can also e-mail me at or facebook/cruiselikeavip for dates and prices.






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Grand Bahama Island All Inclusive

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Our adventure this week takes us to Grand Bahama Island to the Grand Lucayan Lighthouse Pointe All Inclusive Resort.  Occupying a half mile of pristine beach just outside of the bustling town of Freeport, this expansive property offers a casino, a full service health complex, and a golf course nearby.  There is also great bonefishing for the fishermen.

I have several people wanting to go gambling, so I thought I would combine a great vacation experience for families and gamblers alike.  Imagine spending your days by the pool or swimming in the azure waters of the Caribbean and enjoying all the nightlife of Port Lucaya and the Treasure Bay Casino.  Lighthouse Pointe has become an all inclusive property that is more affordable to most of us as all meals and beverages, taxes and tips are all included in one price.

If this type vacation appeals to you, and i hope it does, then give me a call to get in on the action and who knows, you may possibly get lucky at the Casino, or at least you can get a good tan and enjoy a relaxing vacation.  Join us for “fun in the sun” on Grand Bahama Island.  Give me a call for rates, dates, and more information at 919.708.8217.

#grand bahama island

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