Cooking with kids, when travel? Cody’s making some serious cupcakes at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Easter cupcakes? The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s offering Easter savings on nightly rates and spa treatments as well as family-friendly activities, Easter-themed menus, and more. Activities include decorating eggs, making bunny ears, participating in an Easter Egg Hunt and breaking the piñata. Guests can also enjoy the holiday’s cultural festivities in downtown Puerto Vallarta. For more details, check here.
With ideal beach weather year-round, there is every reason to take full advantage of summer savings in Riviera Nayarit (Photo: 1). Here’s a sampling of some of the latest offers:
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita: offers 20 percent savings. The package must be booked by April 15 and is valid throughout the summer.(Photo: 3)
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit: is offering Easter savings on nightly rates and spa treatments as well as family-friendly activities, Easter-themed menus, and more. (Photo: 4)
Hotel RIU Vallarta: is offering a 25 percent discount on all-inclusive stays, including accommodations, dining, drinks, water sports and evening entertainment, between May 1 and June 22. (Photo: 5)
Imanta Resort of Punta Mita: offers an exclusive ‘Imanta Experience’ package featuring all meals, non-motorized water sports, one guided hiking and kayaking tour, as well as roundtrip transportation between the airport and hotel. The package is available until April 30, 2012. (Photo: 6)
Villa Bella Resort: is offering a special rate beginning April 15th throughout the entire summer. The offer is valid until September 30, 2012. (Photo: 7)
What’s your travel plan for the Easter holidays? Ask us!
Seven Sweet Spots For Spring Savings: Visit Europe, Hawaii, Florida, Colorado, Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Caribbean or go on a cruise! Spring is often a time when the cruise lines move ships from one popular area to another. When these ships move, they offer up one-time savings on unique itineraries — and often huge discounts.
According to the team of experts from Villas of Distinction, the world’s premier villa rental company, the “Top 5 Family-Friendly Destinations for Spring/Summer 2012” are:
#5 – Tuscany, Italy – Travelers can discover the beauty and history of Italy by immersing themselves in local culture while vacationing in this picturesque destination, which prides itself on being a welcoming, family-oriented society. Day trips to the leaning Tower of Pisa, an array of medieval towns, beaches and quaint coffee/ice cream shops are easily accessible from the Villas of Distinction properties here.
#4 – Southern California – Combining glamorous hideaways that have welcomed Hollywood royalty, national parks, beaches and close proximity to Disneyland Resort, the California Riviera is the ultimate playground for family getaways. Villas of Distinction’s properties here – including the renowned Bing Crosby Estate – offer a variety of activities and accommodations to suit even the tiniest, most demanding tots.
#3 – Barbados – Families seeking stress-free tropical getaways should look no further than this island paradise. Most Barbados villas offer maids, laundresses and cooks who will prepare meals for even the most finicky eaters. The best part? Each Villas of Distinction Barbados booking now includes – for a limited time – a free rental car, perfect for toting the kids to the island’s beaches, parks and restaurants.
#2 – Riviera Maya, Mexico – Most Villas of Distinction properties here are in gated communities featuring round-the-clock security, allowing families to sit back and relax in their own private oasis. For those seeking a more thrilling adventure, Villas of Distinction’s expert team recommends day trips to the ancient Mayan ruins, swimming with dolphins and snorkeling excursions. The nearby Xcaret archaeological park boasts unforgettable experiences for all ages.
#1 – Maui – No passport? No problem! Mom, Dad, the kids and even grandparents will love the majestic Hawaiian island of Maui. Many villa rentals here provide everything needed for the ultimate family getaway, including private pools. Marco Polo, anyone? A Maui must is a hike to the 10,000-foot summit of Mt. Haleakala, the largest dormant volcanic crater in the world.
To learn more about special family rates and packages available in these – and other – destinations, visit Villas of Distinction.
Riviera Nayarit kicks off Mexico’s largest sailing competition this month!
Every other year, Mexico hosts their Nautical Extravaganza, a month filled with classic sailing and water sport competitions that take you to different Mexican cities. This year, the event kicked off on March 2 with the 30th Biennial San Diego to Vallarta Yacht Club race, which consists of sailors navigating their boats over 1,000 miles from San Diego, California, to Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.
A beautiful quote that inspires to take a trip to the ocean!