Opening December 2018 -The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This brand new resort opening its doors December 2018 will offer luxurious rooms, including swim-up suites with private garden and solarium, new culinary concepts to satisfy the most demanding palates, as well as the latest in-room technology, amenities and our exclusive Stay at 1, Play at 3 program allowing guests to explore additional restaurants and bars at the adjacent Paradisus Palma Real and The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real.


Luxurious oversized rooms and suites

Swim-up suites with private garden and terrace

8 restaurants and 6 bars |

Maia Spa by Natura Bissé ($)

Stay at 1, Play at 3 program | Blast!

Aqua Waterpark

Aldea kids & teens club |

BURN fitness center with latest equipment

8 Swimming pools |

Day & Night time activities and entertainment

Copy of Copy of Secrets Cap Cana - Fabulous!

Copy of Copy of Secrets Cap Cana - Fabulous!

Dive deep into a romantic retreat at Secrets Resorts & Spas, where adults escape the everyday amid the natural allure of the Caribbean. We've redefined the all-inclusive experience with Unlimited-Luxury® so that world class amenities and unsurpassed personal service are yours as often as you desire. Embark on your secluded getaway in some of the most coveted locations in the world, and discover the unique sophistication found only at a Secrets resort.

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Southwest Airlines Launches Service To Turks And Caicos Islands

Carrier inaugurates international flights from South Florida to three countries: Turks and Caicos Islands, Costa Rica, and Dominican Republic

November 05, 2017

DALLAS, Nov. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Furthering its reach, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today began operating new international service daily from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the carrier's 11th country served. In addition, Southwest® initiated new service between its South Florida gateway at FLL and both San Jose, Costa Rica(SJO), and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic(PUJ), giving Customers nonstop access from Fort Lauderdale to 10 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

"Three new routes bring Southwest's needed value for Floridians hoping to hit the beach in Provo's world-famous Grace Bay, hike up the crater at Poas volcano near Costa Rica's capital city, or have a carefree weekend in a resort in Punta Cana," said Steve Goldberg, Southwest's Senior Vice President of Operations & Hospitality who also serves as the carrier's Executive Sponsor of Florida. "With convenient connections for Orlando, Tampa, and dozens of cities across our domestic network, these international destinations are now reachable on Southwest where there are no change fees and bags fly free."
* There are no change fees, though fare differences might apply. First and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply..

In a partnership with Broward County, Southwest continues work to transform and expand Terminal 1 at FLL into a vastly improved facility with additional gates, security screening, concessions, and border processing capacity. Southwest launched additional international service from FLL in June 2017.

Southwest recently extended its bookable flight schedule through early August 2018 bringing new, international service on Saturdays next summer between Houstonand Grand Cayman. In addition, service between Cancun and both Pittsburgh and Raleigh-Durham will operate nonstop on Saturdays beginning June 9, 2018, subject to governmental approvals. The summer 2018 flight schedule is Southwest's largest-ever for Cancun with nonstop service from 16 gateway airports in the U.S.peaking at 27 departures to Cancun on Saturdays.

Southwest also increased summer season 2018 service to Puerto Rico with daily flights between San Juan and Chicago Midway, which had operated only on weekends in Summer 2017, and augmented daily seasonal service between San Juan and Houston Hobby, with a second flight on Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 9, 2018.

"We're investing in the Caribbean with an optimistic outlook on travel and tourism as our Hearts remain with those still facing significant challenges," Goldberg added. Following the hurricanes of 2017, Southwest coordinated with government officials to operate two dozen unscheduled flights to Puerto Rico in support of relief efforts by transporting people and much-needed supplies. "While a courageous recovery continues, the best thing many can do now is simply take a vacation, make a business trip, and contribute to a greater awareness that the Caribbean is back in business."  


American Queen Steamboat’s American Duchess Named with Bourbon

American Queen Steamboat’s American Duchess Named with Bourbon

River Cruises are a convenient and relaxed form of travel with all of the benefits of inclusive big ship ocean cruising, but with fewer passengers creating a more personalized, intimate vacation experience. The unique blend of stunning landscapes and profound history, acclaimed regional cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients, multiple dining venues, exceptional entertainment, and the adventure of exploring riverside port cities is just a sampling of the many elements fueling the strong appeal of river cruising. Imagine the freedom of unpacking only once and settling into the comforts of your classically furnished stateroom complete with every modern convenience and the addition of your own personal attendant. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? 

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Good Friday Afternoon

Good Friday Afternoon

Well, with everyone busy with all the wonderful summer sports and vacations, we tend to forget to book those Fall and Christmas Vacations - especially Ski vacations and 2018 Alaska Vacations.

Take some time to look at our online Apple Vacations Catalogs and always remember, when you book with us, either doing a self-booking through our website or giving us a call, you don't pay any more than if you call Apple Vacations directly.  What you will be doing though is shopping local and getting our personal attention to your vacation and you get to work with the same person, not a random individual.

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Southwest Airlines To Offer New International Flights From Ft. Lauderdale, Nashville, And St. Louis Beginning November 2017

Southwest Airlines To Offer New International Flights From Ft. Lauderdale, Nashville, And St. Louis Beginning November 2017

May 18, 2017

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today published an extension of its full flight schedule through Jan. 7, 2018, bringing new service on Saturdays to Cancun from both Nashville (BNA) and St. Louis (STL) beginning Nov. 11, 2017. In addition, the carrier's offering of international nonstop service operated through Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) also will grow to a total 10 destinations with new daily service between both San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) and Southwest's South Florida gateway. All nonstop service is subject to requisite governmental approvals, as is the carrier's previously announced service expected to begin Nov 5, 2017, to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (PLS), with those fares and flight schedule to be announced soon.

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