Hawaii encompasses over 100 volcanic islands. Of the hundred Hawaiian Islands, there are eight that are main islands, of which Lanai is the sixth largest. The island of Molokai is to the north and Maui is located to the east. It is shaped like and apostrophe and it is known as the “Pineapple Island” because it used to be home to the world’s largest pineapple plantation when a large chunk of the island was bought by the Dole Food Company in 1922. In the past 20-30 years, the main focus of the “Pineapple Island” has shifted from being a pineapple plantation to a more tourism-focused economy. The island of Lanai offers a great place for a quiet, romantic getaway that is more private than the typical tourist crowds on the popular Hawaiian vacation destinations. That makes Lanaii the perfect spot for guests who want a Hawaiian vacation, but also want a little privacy and relaxation. Honeymooners will love this island. Many travelers purchase one of the all inclusive vacation packages that are available for this great location. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you one of the millions of tourists who will travel to Hawaii this year? Many visitors are repeat vacationers who enjoyed the sunbathing, surfing and culture so much that they return as often as they can. Or maybe you are planning your first Hawaiian vacation. No matter which type of traveler you are, many great all inclusive vacation packages are available for the Hawaiian Islands. Read the rest of this entry »
The Riu Ocho Rios is the newest all inclusive resort in Jamaica, making it a fantastic choice for Jamaica all inclusive vacation packages if you’re the type of traveler that enjoys modern amenities and fresh architecture and landscaping. The Riu Ocho Rios is a stunning hotel with massive accommodations—at 846 rooms, guests can expect a background of bustling activity for your vacation. Read the rest of this entry »
SVH Tours and Travel has many exclusive package deals, as you know. Today, on April 10th, SVH has successfully participated in a Bridal Showcase, for newly weds and honeymooners. We set up our booth, excited in the beginning, waiting for the soon to be brides and grooms to walk by so we could present our special packages. SVH offered guests five well-known paintings from Silvana Gallery, roughly $1000 each, that would be inclusive in their honeymoon package free of charge! I really enjoyed the Bridal show it really gave us a chance to get one on one with the customers! Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes it can be difficult to decide where you want to spend your vacation. Even if you’ve narrowed it down to a general location, like Hawaii, you still have to choose which island to visit and then pick a hotel and flight. At Apple vacations, we try to make the process as simple as possible. We provide all inclusive vacation packages that provide you with everything you need, because we believe that planning a vacation should be as relaxing as, well, being on vacation. Read the rest of this entry »
The largest of Hawaii’s eight islands is Hawaii, commonly referred to as The Big Island. It is a volcanic island, the furthest south-east in the chain, and larger than all the other islands combined at 4,028 square miles. In fact, it is the largest island in the entire United States.
Apple vacations books trips all year long to this amazing site. With plenty of all inclusive vacation packages available, you will be able to plan your perfect Hawaiian vacation! Read the rest of this entry »
Each year millions of tourists travel to Hawaii, some for the first time but many as return visitors who couldn’t get enough sun, surfing, and culture on their original trip. No matter if it is your first time or your hundredth, Apple Specials has plenty of all inclusive packages available to make sure you have such a great time that you’ll want to return!
Hawaii is a volcanic island chain in the Pacific Ocean and the most recently accepted state in
America. British explorer James Cook was the first European to discover Hawaii in 1778 and originally named it “The Sandwich Islands” after his financier John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. It was an independent territory from 1894 until 1898, when it became a US territory. It was a territory during the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and eventually became the United States’ 50th state in 1959.
Today, Hawaii is home to over a million permanent citizens as well as guests and US military. The citizens of the island speak both English and the Hawaiian Language, descended from Polynesian dialects. Culturally, Hawaii is a blend of North American, Asian, and local influences that make up it radiant traditions and customs.
Over a hundred islands comprise Hawaii, though the most commonly known are the eight main islands, which are a bit larger. The main eight islands are Hawaii (The Big Island), Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau.
Hawaii has a tropical climate, though it is less humid than a typical tropical environment. Temperature highs consistently stay in the 80s year round. Hawaii really only has two seasons, the dry season from May to October and the wet season the remainder of the year. Snow can fall in some areas during the winter months up in the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on The Big Island. Mount Wai’ale’ale on Kauai has the second highest rainfall per year on the planet, averaging 460 inches annually.
Tourism is one of Hawaii’s main sources of revenue, with millions of visitors travelling to the island each year. Guests enjoy the climate, culture and relaxed atmosphere. English-speaking tourists especially appreciate the comfort and easiness of being able to communicate with the natives in their own language.
Tourist activities include snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, whale watching, dining on local cuisine, entertainment based on native culture, and tours of the surrounding areas.
Best Time To Go
Honestly, Hawaii is lovely all year long. During the winter, the nights tend to be a little chillier, with temperatures in the sixties, but the days are always pleasant.
The waters of the Pacific Ocean off of Hawaii’s shores are particularly spectacular. They stay so warm that guests don’t even have to run while shivering back to a towel to dry; instead they can slowly bask in the sun’s rays.
It is possible to encounter rain storms from October to April, but they are usually just passing showers.
Apple vacations offers year-round vacation plans including all inclusive packages for whenever you decide to visit.
Beach bunnies and adventure junkies alike will love a Costa Rican getaway at the beautiful Riu Hotel in Guanacaste. This northern province of the small Central American isthmus generally enjoys a fraction of the humidity and rainfall of the rest of the country, making its climate ideal for exploring the pristine beaches, lush forests, and massive volcanoes. Check out the great stuff in this all-inclusive Apple vacation package.
Play All Day in the Sun
Just steps from the six-story hotel, Playa Matapalo is a wonderful setting for any number of exciting water sports. As part of its all-inclusive packages, Riu offers windsurfing, peddle-boating, kayaking, and snorkeling. An all-inclusive vacation even comes with one free introductory scuba diving lesson in the enormous swimming pool! Eco-tourists might also opt to venture out into the nearby national parks to experience some of the natural beauty of the region.
Of course, those who choose to stay at the resort will surely find no shortage of activities. Buffets, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs abound, as well as free wireless internet for all and daily entertainment programs for kids ages 6 to 12. You can hop from the beach to the pool to the hot tub to the steam bath and even stay in shape in the full gym, stopping in between to enjoy shows and live music.
Something for Everyone
Nothing says “ritzy” like the Ritz Carlton. And nothing says “vacation” like Jamaica. So these two epic forces joined together and created a beautiful Caribbean resort called the Ritz Carlton Rose Hall. Caribbean warmth is combined with Old World appeal to create this dazzling beachfront resort, open since 2000. Stretching along 500 feet of white sand beach and hidden within 5,000 acres of lush, private vegetation, the Ritz Carlton Rose Hall resort is prefect for an epic family Jamaica vacations.
The Fairest of Them All:
When good ol’ Christopher Columbus arrived at Montego Bay I the 1400s, he dubbed it “Golfo de Buen Tiempo” or “fair weathered gulf”. 600 years later the weather is still as fair as ever. The ocean breezes are warm and the Caribbean sunshine calls your name all day long. It’s truly perfect weather for the complimentary windsurfing and snorkeling. They even provide you with fins for your feet so you can snorkel through the water easier. Apple vacations are the best… hands down.
Rooms are accented with warm pallets of color and generous living spaces. Elegant decor in tropical hues of greens, plums, and aubergines is calming for the tired minds. Expect to find all the modern day conveniences, and then some. All 428 suites have private covered balconies, complete with stone columns. All 5 restaurants combine various cuisines with the traditional Ritz Carlton flare. I’ll have the fillet mignon with a heaping side of ocean views.
Come Here to Live Like Kings, Not Rockstars
The Ritz Carlton Rose Hall has strict family-friendly, anti party-like-a-rock-star policies… so feel free to have an awesome time, but make sure to keep it between the lines. This ain’t Spring Break in Cabo.
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton is located inside a small bay on the northwest coast of Jamaica, along a privileged beach area bathed in turquoise waters. Nearby is the small village of Lucea and Montego Bay. Next door is the world famous Johnny Walker Championship Golf Course. The airport is only 25 minutes away. This is a great all inclusive location to escape to, without being totally marooned from civilization.
A Little About the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton:
Once you arrive at the Grand Palladium, you’re greeted by modern design and luxurious facilities. The peaceful natural surroundings are made up of deep blue sea and dark green landscapes. The ultramodern architecture and old English flare are in perfect harmony.
There are 390 rooms, some with hydro massage bathtubs. The resort features 5 pools and 8 jacuzzis… a few more than most of the other Jamaica all inclusive resorts. The kids’ pool is fun. The adults’ pool is funner, complete with its own swim-up bar. I sat in the sauna and steam room every day for 10 minutes and slept like a baby. Fun sports like snorkeling, boating, billiards, and darts are all complimentary. Don’t let the kids hold you back: like most other Apple vacations, complimentary kids’ programs are available each day from 9-5. After sundown, live music and nightly shows will bring you and yours together.
Great for Food Lovers!
This resorts sets itself apart from other Jamaica all inclusive resorts with its broad selection of 10 on-site restaurants and 12 cocktail lounges. Most resorts have around 3 or 4 restaurants and bars, so this is pretty impressive for all food lovers. The restaurants range from casual to formal, so there’s always something to agree with your tastes and something new you haven’t tried yet. Happy Eating!