The Beauty of Travel
In my eyes and heart, travel is like a piece of art. Travel takes a vision, much thought and creativity, as well as execution. Using a travel agent is like having the perfect brush to paint the most perfect vacation picture. We allow you to sit back and relax and truly enjoy your travel planning experience as well as to fully soak in the whole experience of your vacation because you don’t have to deal with any of the headaches that could come…such as needing to reschedule due to a pandemic…? We are here for you in any situation that may arise. We don’t just work 9-5; we work when you need us. Travel dreams coming to life at 9pm…message us, we will get back to you as soon as we can. We are just as excited about this “work of travel” as you are so let’s get painting.
At Plans in Paradise, you aren’t just a customer…you are the lifeblood of our business. We cherish you as a friend, travel partner and fellow explorer. We understand you could just book on the internet but it means so much that you would instead book with my small business which means you’ll never be a “reservation number”, you’ll always be a VIP!
Thank you for supporting Plans in Paradise over these last 15 years…we’ll always be here for all of your travel needs!
Are you looking for a vacation that includes your airfare, hotel, some activities and ALL the food and drinks your heart (errr tummy) desires?
ALL INCLUSIVE travel is for you!
All inclusive properties originated in the France region with the Club Med properties in 1950 and have seriously taken off since then! The Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America plus many other areas now are dotted in these types of properties and attract millions and millions of visitors each year. These properties offer the option of all in one experiences so you don’t have to budget for food, drinks and activities while you are on a much needed vacation.
What exactly is included with an all inclusive resort vacation? While it does vary based on the brand and individual property, this is an overview of what you can expect with your investment:
All meals and snacks
Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages (beer, wine, spirits, coffee, juice, soda, and water)
Non-motorized water sports if it’s along the beach
Access to resort features such as the gym, pool, and sports facilities
What isn’t included?
Although the term is ‘all-inclusive,’ not everything is always included — such as golf, the spa and premium amenities. Some destinations do have a tourist tax that may be additional. Some off site excursions are an extra cost. But all of the items that aren’t included will be explained to you by your Plans in Paradise travel expert so you don’t have any surprises on property.
Here is a list of the top all inclusive resorts booked by Plans in Paradise:
1) Couples Swept Away, Jamaica
2) Secrets Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
3) Live Aqua, Cancun and Punta Cana
4) Valentin Imperial Maya, Cancun
5) Hard Rock Los Cabos, Mexico
6) Sandals Grande, St Lucia
7) Secrets Moxche, Playa Del Carmen
8) Sandals Royal Curacao, Curacao
9) Beaches Negril, Jamaica
10) Dreams Riviera, Cancun
Are you ready to experience all inclusive amazingness? Call or email us today to figure out which property is perfect for your next adventure.
Not sure where to start with planning a honeymoon? Need some direction with the many advertisements being pushed on you? Start early and give it a lot of thought and you can have an incredibly special and memorable vacation. Ask your newlywed friends for advice and you will surely see the benefit. We've broken the process into 8 planning steps to make it easy to follow.
Talk to recent honeymooners
Firsthand feedback can be the most reliable source of suggestions and information. Also, check out our Facebook page for first hand inspiration from previous honeymooners. We have an extensive collection of photo albums from trips all over the world!
Consult a Honeymoon Expert at Plans in Paradise
As industry insiders, they can give you advice (such as the best exchange rate is usually at an ATM at your destination) and get you special deals (like upgraded rooms for uber cheap). Leaving the logistics up to an expert means all you have to worry about is picking up your travel documents and packing. Oh yeah...and enjoying paradise!
Scope out the weather
To get a sense of what the climate might be like on your honeymoon, visit a site like weatherbase.com, where you can look up your destination’s average high and low temperatures, rainfall amounts and even humidity levels by month.
To get a sense of what the climate might be like on your honeymoon, visit a site like weatherbase.com, where you can look up your destination’s average high and low temperatures, rainfall amounts and even humidity levels by month. The Honeymoon Planner on weather.com is also useful for tips on when to go, what weather to expect and what to pack.
Don't Wait to Book Activities
Avoid waiting three hours to get into the Uffizi Gallery in Florence or missing out on a shark feeding in Bora Bora by planning in advance. Excursions that are unique to your honeymoon locale can sell out and popular restaurants can get booked up, so make your arrangements around the same time you reserve your resort package.
Set Up Spa Appointments in Advance
Over the last decade, more and more couples have been incorporating spa treatments into their honeymoons. Make sure you don’t miss out: Ask your agent for a menu of spa services and schedule yours as soon as you can. Also, find out if any extras come with your treatment—you may be entitled to a workout in the fitness center, a session in the sauna or a soak in the hot tub.
Don't Over-Schedule Your First Few Days
You’ll want time to kick back and decompress. But, having said that, if you’re going to a location where you’ll be up early anyway because of the time difference, book morning activities (such as snorkeling trips, bike tours and surfing lessons) for your first or second day. Otherwise, a poolside brunch and an afternoon massage might be just what you need to battle your jet lag.
Stay at Least Three Nights in Each Place
For itineraries that include more than one stop (such as island-hopping trips in Hawaii or French Polynesia), staying three nights at each locale gives you just enough time to "settle in, relax and see some sights." If you are only going to one location for your honeymoon, our professional recommendation is to spend a minimum of 4 nights; 7-10 is ideal though so you can truly be immersed into the experiences and culture of your destination.
Start Racking Up Frequent-Flier Miles Now
Extra miles mean extra upgrades, so accumulate as many as possible. Charge wedding expenses to a credit card with a mileage program, buy miles directly from the airline (prices vary, but 1,000 miles cost around $30 plus taxes and fees), and spread the word that you’re in need of miles—perhaps friends or family will give you theirs as a gift.
Top Honeymoon Destinations
5. Dominican Republic
6. St Lucia
9. Costa Rica