SVH Travel visits Cabo San Lucas

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Just recently, I visited Cabo San Lucas. In November 2011, the first Secrets Resort in Cabo was opened, Secrets Marquis. The Secrets Marquis is the AM Resort’s third resort in Cabo, following Dreams Los Cabos and Zoetry Casa Del Mar. Being a luxury boutique hotel, the Secrets Marquis is an Adults-only property. Offering 24-hours room service, unique dining, and excellent service, I was impressed with many aspects of this resort. I will shortly be introducing the newly opened Secrets Vallarta in Mexico. I also went for site inspection at Barcelo Los Cabos Deluxe. This resort offered swim-out suites, a designated adults-only area, and live entertainment every night. Having many different restaurants to arouse your taste buds, the Barcelo hotel had Italian, French, Asian, and Spanish dining choices. The resort also offered an iPod dock that was hooked up with the TV, accessing your iPod on the big screen. A certain aspect that I really found interesting were the electronically controlled curtains. Bel Air Collection Resort & Spa was yet another hotel that I site inspected, along with Hola Grand Faro all-Inclusive hotel. The Hola Grand Faro had a unique lighthouse that gave visitors a 360 degree view of Cabo San Lucas! Melia Cabo Real, located between San Jose and Cabo San Lucas, had a nice, beautiful layout. My final site inspection, Dreams Los Cabos, was a luxury all-Inclusive hotel. All the rooms at the resort had flat tvs, and on the top-most floor, the hotel had a Premium Club lounge. With many unique restaurants, this hotel also featured a fascinating spa and kids’ club! Once again, SVH Travels offers many exclusive deals to Cabo San Lucas. I am going to be visiting Cancun, and I will bring back many photos and videos of its’ newest and high-class resorts, including the newly-opened Riu Palace Peninsula and Paradisus Resorts’.


Ideal Spots for Winter Vacations

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It’s that time of year again, when bad weather and uncomfortable family gatherings become the norm. Some people wait all year for the holidays; they love giving gifts, caroling, and having snowball fights. But others, who are maybe a little Grinchy, would rather avoid the snow, awkward family conversations, and overabundance of false cheerfulness entirely.

If you are one of those “humbug” people, consider taking a vacation. Think about it: you could skip an entire week of shoveling snow off the driveway, miss out on the inappropriate jokes from your Great Aunt Millie, and avoid the chaos surrounding the malls! Continue reading

Riu Cancun: Resort Reviews for Mexico Vacations

Riu Cancun: Resort Reviews for Mexico Vacations

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The Riu Cancun is an incredible resort with all inclusive vacation packages located on the beach and in the heart of Cancun’s tourist district. Apple Vacations travel agency has rated it 5/6 for service, amenities, and overall quality, making it one of the finest choices for Mexico vacations, while still being affordable. For travelers seeking an excellent Cancun resort, look no further than the Riu Cancun. Continue reading

Sandos Caracol Beach Resort & Spa in Cancun

Sandos Caracol Beach Resort & Spa in Cancun

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Sandos Caracol Beach Resort & Spa is located in Cancun, Mexico on the incredible Playa del Carmen. This 4/6 red-apple location, as rated by Apple Vacations, is constructed amidst natural vegetation, and nearby lagoons, lakes, and the Caribbean waters. Featuring 62 3-story villas hosting a total of 956 rooms and junior suites, Sandos Caracol Beach is terrific for a Cancun vacation on the Riviera Maya. It is designed for families with a water park and kid’s club, but also boasts excellent wedding and meeting facilities, nightclubs, and oriental gardens for all occasions.

Read more and check out the travel video at the end of this blog for a guided tour. Continue reading

Puerto Vallarta Resorts: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

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Many options for Mexico vacations exist along the nation’s golden coast. Puerto Vallarta resorts, vacations in Acapulco or visits to places more remote in Mexico’s smaller sport fishing towns all offer attractive Mexico vacations options.

Puerto Vallarta Vacations

Puerto Vallarta may be the most famous of these Mexico resort destinations. The city consists of about 500 square miles of beautiful landscape in Mexico’s state of Jalisco—everything from gorgeous beaches to the cultural attractions and quaint architecture of downtown Puerto Vallarta make vacations to this famous city a fabulous experience.

Puerto Vallarta vacations have been popular since the city became a famous resort destination since the 1960s. With its average daily high temperature of 86 degrees and its beautiful beaches and coastlines, Puerto Vallarta really lives up to its nickname of “The Friendliest City in the World.”

Riviera Nayarit

Despite the pleasantries of Puerto Vallarta and its resorts, there are many travelers who prefer to stay off the beaten tourism path of major resort destinations—a fine option for such travelers might be visiting the Riviera Nayarit.

Nayarit is a city that meets Puerto Vallarta along its border, the Ameca River. Traditionally a farming state, Nayarit has recently sprung a bit of tourism of its own, ranking second in tourism investments in Mexican states in 2008.

A perfect area for travelers seeking Puerto Vallarta resort vacations without quite the amount of tourist traffic the famous destination typically attracts, the Riviera Nayarit is slightly removed from the traditional vacation areas, yet is still served by the Purto Vallarta international airport, contains all the beauty and activities Puerto Vallarta does and is lined with new and gorgeous resorts and hotels.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit may be one of the finest options available for travelers seeking a first-class Mexico resort experience. Rated 6 golden apples by Apple Vacations and 4.5 out of 5 by over 500 TripAdvisor ratings, the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offer 1000 square foot rooms, more than double the size of typical Mexico resorts in Purto Vallarta, Acapulco, Cancun and any other famous resort destination.

Many suites contain Jacuzzis and other first-class amenities. Dining at the Grand Vela Riviera Nayarit includes 5 restaurants serving Mediterranean, Italian, French, Mexican and American food. Run as an all inclusive hotel, guests all inclusive vacation packages include stay, food, drinks and all gratuity as well.

Activities at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit include all the watersports Mexico’s golden coast cities are famous for hosting, including sunfish sailing, snorkeling, boating, Jetskis and of course, the sportfishing that helped make Mexico’s West Coast cities famous vacation destinations in the first place.

Spa Grand Velas

The Spa Grand Velas is considered one of the finest attractions at Grand Velas. It’s actually over 16,000 square feet, contains 20 treatment rooms and has a menu of spa treatments and services that hits triple digits.

Check out the exclusive video below for some inside footage of the Grand Vela Riviera Nayarit, or check out some more specs and HD photos at

Apple Specials is a top-producing West Coast travel agent for Apple Vacations. For amazing travel deals on all inclusive vacation packages, visit! Or, you can check out more exclusive resort info by checking out our other blogs such as this one with tips on the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit directly from Apple Specials’ CEO!

This magnificent resort is very beautiful and your perfect getaway! Visit this location and enjoy its gorgeous Spa! Grand Velas Resorts are very high-class and meet up to its expectations! Book with AppleSpecials for the best deals on Grand Velas Puerto Vallarta.
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Getting to know: Barcelo Puerto Vallarta

Getting to know: Barcelo Puerto Vallarta

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Edvin interviews many different types of travelers to get their own personal opinions about this magnificent hotel! Enjoy this short video of Barcelo Puerto Vallarta and leave back any comments or thoughts about this hotel. Scroll down to view some of the comments of this clip.

Good description of hotel amenities, great for families.
– Dorita Scott
Sales Manager-Pacific Coast, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado
Barcelo Hotels & Resorts

He did an extraordinary job.
-Ana Diaz Coreas
Director of Sales West Coast and Southwest USA

It looks good & quite focused.
Claudio A. Zboznovits
Vice President Sales & Marketing USA
Barcelo Hotels and Resorts

Excellent job, great interview and very nicely done.
Rhoda Jimenez
Apple Vacations Sales Manager
West Coast

The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Experience

The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Experience

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I visited this hotel with my son for site inspection. The Grand Velas in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico was just splendid! The Spa was amazing, as usual, too amazing to be captured of video or photo. The Grand Velas in Puerto Vallarta did not disappoint me, with its two different temperature pools, its amazing eatery, and its beautiful location! Grand Velas left me in awe once again! I just had to share some of its beauty with our followers and you can view the Hotel’s information by Clicking Here. Take a look through our Photos and decide for yourself wether Grand Velas is of your liking! Our Grand Velas HD Slideshow will be uploaded soon, so stay tuned for that and constantly check back! Grand Velas is a top of the line chain of hotels, visiting the Grand Velas in Riviera Nayarit we were amazed to see that each cycling treadmill in the Gym had its own mini TV! Grand Velas cares about the small details that make a resort amazing, and that is makes the difference!

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship: Mariner of the Seas

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Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas Cruise Ship is one of the largest cruise ships in the world at over 1,000 feet long. When taking vacations on this absolutely impressive cruise ship, there is truly something for everyone! All comforts imaginable, and a few you would never think of, are available on this magnificent cruise ship. Shop to your heart’s content in the numerous on-board shops, play a round of golf, go rock climbing, or even go ice skating! This ship has everything you would find at any five-start resort hotel. All inclusive vacation packages are available on this whale of a ship for the full luxury deal!

Spacious Rooms

You would think that for a ship this big, the company would shove more and more people on it so they could make more money. Well, think again. This boat offers one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any cruise line in the industry. Guests will have plenty of room to enjoy any activity that was offered in the all inclusive vacation packages they booked!

So much to do!

The Mariner of the Seas offers great all inclusive vacation packages that caters to all sorts or travelers, from active single guests, to multi-generational families. This majestic cruise ship offers a lot to do while on your vacations. You can play 9 holes of miniature golf, use the interactive golf simulator, visit the state-of-the-art fitness center, or take advantage of the full-service Mariner Day Spa. When you are ready for a swim, there are two large pools and six whirlpools located on the swim deck. There is also plenty of room up there to soak up some rays while sunbathing. And Royal Caribbean is the only company in the world to offer rock climbing aboard their cruise ship.

When the sun sets, the fun is just beginning. There are 16 themed lounges with various entertainment options. You can view a Broadway-style production or enjoy some gambling in the Casino Royale.

About the Cruises

The Mariner of the Seas Cruise Ship will be visiting the Caribbean, Mexico, and Mazatlan areas, among others. There are all inclusive vacation packages available, but spots are filling fast.

Allure of the Seas is the sister ship to the Mariner of the Seas. Allure of the Seas also has plenty of room aboard and fun things like simulated surfing waves called the “Flowrider.” Both ships are fantastic for vacations cruising on the high seas!

Additional Information

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Mexico Vacations: Krystal Ixtapa Resort

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One of the most popular countries for travelers on vacation is Mexico. Many travelers have heard of the popular Mexican vacation spots such as Cancun and Puerto Vallarta that offer amazing all inclusive vacation packages. But have you heard of Ixtapa? It is probably safe to assume you have not. Most people have not heard of it and have no idea what to expect from an Ixtapa vacation. But the location can offer a great alternative to the other overcrowded Mexican tourist areas, while still providing luxury at fantastic resorts, like the Krystal Ixtapa. Continue reading

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Maya Riviera: All Inclusive Vacation Packages

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Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Maya Riviera is a lovely Mexican resort that provides incredible all inclusive vacation packages, making it one of the premiere resorts for Mexico vacations.

With only 90 luxury suites, this hotel offers an intimate setting that focuses on wellness, romance, and relaxation. The Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita is truly catered to travelers seeking a serene getaway from their bustling lives. Continue reading