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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT EL DORADO RESORTS!
We love to sell the El Dorado Resorts in the Mayan Riviera and All Points Travel is proud to be the ONLY PREFFERED AGENCY in Utah with Karisma Hotels which include the El Dorado and Azul properties. The El Dorado Resorts are ADULTS ONLY, ALL-INCLUSIVE, and UPSCALE LUXURY! They offer what they call the "Gourmet Inclusive Experience" and believe us ... you don't want to miss the amazing food, pampered service, luxurious jr suite or casita accommodations, and exquisite attention to detail. Talk to your All Points Travel Agent for complete information and best possible pricing when ready to book! And, be sure to ask about the monthly Karisma promotion exclusive to All Points Travel!
We know that hearing first hand experiences can help in making up your mind for your vacation or honeymoon choice! We receive such overwhelming great response from our clients who have travelled to the El Dorado Properties and we want to share a few of them here:
"Our stay at El Dorado Royal was an amazing experience in paradise. We were treated like royalty every moment and enjoyed everything from the food and drink to the beach and hospitality. We can't wait until our next visit!!!" - Kemrey & Zane (honeymoon to El Dorado Royale)
"I love the El Dorado Royale! I actually did a photo shoot there in 2007 and my very first Calendar picture is on the patio in the Casita Suite!!! It was so beautiful there they even had private pools!" – Tobie (girls trip to El Dorado Casitas Royale)
"We went to El Dorado Royale on our Honeymoon and it was amazing! We couldn't have asked for any better food, service, or scenery. I actually talked my boss into switching his reservations from their resort to the El Dorado Royale when they went to Cancun for his wifes birthday. It is an amazing place and I know we will be going back again!" – Chris & Brooke (honeymoon to El Dorado Royale)
"We went to El Dorado Sea Side Suites for our honeymoon and we loved it. All inclusive resorts are the best for honeymooners! The food was great, the service was great and the activities were awesome. The best is that they serve you right when you need it, no waiting time! The resort was beautiful and quiet with fun things to do all the time! I would recommend it to other people!" – Ariel (honeymoon to El Dorado Seaside Suites)
"We went to El Dorado Royale for my birthday. The resort was gorgeous, the rooms were amazing, and the food was to die for! We still talk about the restaurants there being some of the best food we have ever had. I could eat at Kampai every night! Fabulous service. The beach was powder white sand, and the snorkeling right off the shore was unbelievable! We will definitely be going back." – Jessica & Jason (birthday couples trip to El Dorado Royale)
"What can I say about our stay at the Eldorado Royale, Casitas Royale!? AWESOME!! My husband & I spent our 25th Anniversary there. The food, the atmosphere, our room, the plunge pool & the outside shower! We loved it all!!" – Susan & Kip (Anniversary trip to El Dorado Casitas Royale)
"The Eldorado Royale was all that you said it was going to be and more!!!! Alice and I had a wonderful time!!!! We even enjoyed the part where tropical storm Alex came thru for a couple of days. Everyone was extremely friendly and accomodating and the restaurants were tremendous!!! Thanks for putting us so close to the beach!!! We couldn't have been more than 30 yards off of the beach and we were down at the far end of the resort so that most times it was like we had our own private beach!!! We'd go back there in a minute! You always take such good care of us!!!! Thanks again!" – Vyrl & Alice (anniversary trip to El Dorado Royale)
If you have been to any of the El Dorado propeties and have anything to add, we'd love to hear from you!
WHEN THINGS GO WRONG ... IT CAN HELP TO HAVE A TRAVEL AGENT!Reading the following (excellent) blog in USA Today … http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/post/2010/11/carnival-splendor-travel-agent-cruise-ship-celebrity-century-help/130476/1 ... has inspired us at All Points Travel to remind you of the value and services provided when making major purchases through a trained professional. So, we’d like to title ours “WHEN THINGS GO WRONG ON A HONEYMOON … OR VACATION … OR CRUISE IT CAN HELP TO HAVE A TRAVEL AGENT!”As this blogger states “When things go wrong to the point of bringing an early end to a voyage (a relative rarity in the business, thankfully), a good agent can be a godsend in salvaging at least part of one's hard-earned vacation time.” We couldn’t agree more! Luckily, we rarely see complaints or problems with our clients’ trips. But, life and stuff happens. When there are “issues” to be dealt with, we often have quicker and easier access to those that can remedy the situation then you as the consumer. A reputable, experienced travel agency will have relationships and contacts not only with vacation and cruise companies, but many times directly with the resort or ship management as well. And, these relationships very often work to our customers favor when consideration is given for guest upgrades or additional amenities! Our clients almost always “win”!We hope that you will take time to look at the USA Today blog and the comments posted by the readers! Overwhelming they agree that using a travel agent has saved them money, gotten them better service, made their travel planning easier especially when there was a problem to deal with! It is always a benefit to have someone there as your advocate whether your flights are cancelled … or there is a problem with your room or cabin.Generally there are no additional fees to you, the traveler, to use a travel agent to book your cruise or vacation package. As a matter of fact, you can very often find BETTER PRICING through a travel agent! So, before you trust your honeymoon (possibly the most important trip you will ever plan!) or vacation to a generic, impersonal, non-customer service oriented website, ask yourself “what if I have a problem?” …
ANOTHER GREAT HONEYMOON - SANDALS WHITEHOUSE - THE ALBERTSONS
We are so happy that the Albertson's had such a fabulous time at the newly remodeled Sandals Whitehouse! One of our all time favorite destinations! Remote ... secluded ... upscale ... incredibly beautiful and some of the best service, food, and hospitality in the Caribbean!
I just wanted to say thank for all your help getting such a wonderful honeymoon set up!!!
We got back about a week ago and have been struggling to get back into normal life after being in paradise. We really did have such a good time. I was really impressed with the layout of the resort and how beautiful and immaculatly landscaped the grounds were. They upgraded us to a beachfront suite which was really nice and made our stay even more convenient. Your letter and instructions for how to get to, from, and around the airport helped a ton too!
We took a trip to the YS Falls and would recommend that to any other clients you might have that are looking for a good excursion. The falls were beautiful and the ride there is fun with all the interesting facts the tour guides share in helping you get to know Jamaica a little better. I think their country side is every bit as beautiful as the beach. The Jamaican people just might be the nicest and happiest cultured people I've ever met.But equally as impressive was all you did to help. I asked a handful of travel agents to look into destination vacations for me and you were by far the most helpful, nicest to work with, and friendliest! Next time we go back to the Caribbean I'll be contacting you for sure! ...even if its not for 25 years for an anniversary. HahaGreg Albertson - July 2010
BARCELO MAYA BEACH HONEYMOON - THE VAN TIENDEREN
Another great honeymoon! Barcelo Maya Beach, Mayan RivieraAngie,We had an absolutely wonderful honeymoon. We loved the Barcello Maya Beach Resort and had a blast. The accomidations and plans with Lomas travel were also wonderful. Thank you so much for your help with this trip and we would love to plan more fun vacations with you in the future.
SANDALS WHITEHOUSE HONEYMOON - THE COFFEY'S
A great letter sent to us ... check out this great feedback from a Sandals Whitehouse Honeymoon!!Angie,I just wanted to take a moment and drop you a note thanking you for making our dream honeymoon possible.We had the time of our lives! The island was beautiful the resort was amazing and I have never met a nicer demographic of people.From the bars and the resteraunts right on the beach to the elegant night entertainment we could not have asked for a better trip.We didn't have any problems what so ever with any of our trip. I do have to say though that the the ride to the resort from montego bay was the most eye opening and interesting experience.I cannot imagine how stressful and in the dark we would have been had we not used you and your agency on our behalf.I have uploaded more then 100 pictures to my facebook page and you are more then welcome to friend me (if you're on facebook) and use some of them to promote your agency.Thank you again and we will contact you the next time we or anyone we know needs a little get away.
TIPS FOR PLANNING THE PERFECT HONEYMOON!
We want to once again share with you our blog post at www.thebrideandgroom.com. All Points Travel is proud to be their featured vendor and experts at honeymoon planning! Check out their site as a great resource for the best vendors in the wedding business! Here's our latest blog ...
Your honeymoon is one of the most important trips you will ever take! Proper planning is a must to make the most of the experience. Here are a few guidelines and tips from the experts at ALL POINTS TRAVEL to assist you in the process:
- * PLAN AHEAD! Be sure to add the honeymoon planning to your wedding checklist. Many couples leave the planning until after the wedding details have been made which can be a mistake. It is best to plan your honeymoon several months in advance, if possible, to get the best availability and pricing.
- * WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HONEYMOON “PICTURE”? Most people have thought about their “dream” honeymoon long before the event takes place! If not you, then your fiancé may have a clear idea of the ideal honeymoon! Strive to make that “picture” a reality!
- * DETERMINE YOUR BUDGET AND AVAILABLE TIME OFF. These two factors will help determine your best options.
- * CONSULT WITH AN EXPERIENCED TRAVEL AGENT! This is one trip you do not want to leave to the potential problems of online booking; and, an experienced professional will work to give you suggestions to get the most out of your budget while striving to exceed your expectations! A good travel agent will be familiar with many different destinations and what special features may be available for honeymooners. In most cases, there will be no fee for you to book a honeymoon package with a travel agency and the pricing should be the same or LESS than what you find on your own!
- * TAKE SEASONALITY INTO CONSIDERATION. Many popular honeymoon destinations will be more expensive and less available during high season months. For example, winter and summer months will be at their peak for popular tropical destinations. Again, working with a travel professional will help to make the most of your budget and determine your range of great choices.
- * PICK A UNIQUE DESTINATION. Try to avoid a spot where one of you has been before. Pick something new to both of you for special memories shared as a new married couple.
- * RELAXATION IS A MUST! No matter how smoothly the wedding goes, you will be exhausted and need some time to relax and spend a quiet, romantic time together. Consider saving the trip with lots of touring for another time.
- * INTERESTED IN A RESORT WEDDING? Check with your travel professional about options where the wedding can take place at your honeymoon destination for free or a nominal fee!
Have fun planning your DREAM honeymoon! Contact ALL POINTS TRAVEL at 801-466-1101 for assistance.
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SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT HONEYMOON?
We want to share with you a copy our blog post with www.thebrideandgroom.com - Jan10. Great info for all honeymoon couples! Be sure to let us know when we can get started helping you with YOUR dream honeymoon!
Everyone has a “picture” in their mind of the what the perfect honeymoon should look like! Making that honeymoon dream a reality is the ultimate goal. At All Points Travel, we have spent years gaining knowledge and firsthand experience with destinations and resort/cruise companies. We also listen to our clients as to what amenities are important to them as well as feedback from honeymoons taken. Here are our TOP 5 most requested honeymoon destinations and our top resort recommendations …· #1 – The Mayan Riviera, Mexico – Based on overall quality, value, and convenience, the all-inclusive resort options along the Mayan Riviera provide some of the most romantic honeymoon choices! OUR FAVORITE HONEYMOON RESORT(S) – El Dorado Royale and El Dorado Casitas Royale! Adults only, all-inclusive, 5-star rooms and food, in-room Jacuzzis, outstanding service, beautiful oceanfront location. This is a hidden gem that gives honeymooners a very romantic spot for honeymoon bliss!· #2 – The Caribbean Islands – In the Caribbean you will find some the world’s most exotic and secluded beach areas also offering high quality, adults only, all-inclusive resorts. Air schedules and high prices to some islands may lessen the options for some couples, but great values can be found especially on the island of Jamaica. OUR FAVORITE HONEYMOON RESORT(S) – Sandals and Royal Plantation Resorts! By far the most inclusive of any resort chain and their “couples only” atmosphere makes these resorts the perfect honeymoon spot! There are several resorts and a range of room categories and pricing to choose from.· #3 – Cruising – Cruising offers not only high quality, partially inclusive accommodations, but the relaxing feel of being at sea as well as the high paced action of port activities. Cruising is not for everyone, however. If you are affected at all by motion sickness, this could be a factor on any cruise you choose. OUR FAVORITE HONEYMOON CRUISE LINE – Princess Cruises! Offering the utmost combination of high quality accommodations, food, entertainment, and port experiences.· #4 – Hawaii – The most popular vision for honeymoons, Hawaii offers some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches and scenery. While there are many options for accommodations in Hawaii, one must choose their resort well to be sure the quality is up to par! There are no all-inclusive options in Hawaii, so the added expense of eating and playing must be taken into budget consideration. OUR FAVORITE HONEYMOON RESORT(S) – Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu! Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui!· #5 – Honeymooning Close to Home – Because of budget and/or time constraints, you may find that choosing an option close to home is best. Even if a lavish honeymoon is not an option, we always recommend that couples take at least one or two nights to escape to a special hotel or resort to capture the “honeymoon experience” immediately following the wedding. OUR FAVORITE CLOSE TO SLC OPTIONS – The Blue Boar Inn in Midway! Silver King Lodge in Park City! The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird! Grand America in Salt Lake City! If you have a little more time or budget, there are awesome options within driving distance of Salt Lake City such as Las Vegas, San Diego, Jackson Hole, and Lake Tahoe.Remember to plan as far in advance as possible for the best travel deals and availability. Consulting with an experienced travel agent will not only help you with information about the destinations you are considering, but will very possibly save you money as well! You have a world of possibilities … now to find the one that will beat your budget and exceed your expectations!
DREAMING OF A BEACH WEDDING? LET'S MAKE IT A REALITY!!
Our agents agree, one of our most favorite parts of planning travel is helping couples plan the PERFECT Honeymoon or Destination Wedding! If you are engaged and have begun the process of planning the many details of your wedding ... consider the ease, relaxation, and many possibilities of getting married at your honeymoon destination! There are many resort options that now offer professional wedding coordinators right on site and beautiful ceremony options that are ... are you sitting down? ... FREE! That's right, the wedding is actually included in the cost of your trip in many cases! Sandals and Beaches Resorts got it right when they coined the phrase WEDDINGMOON - Where the cost of your honeymoon also pays for the wedding! A destination wedding can save a lot of time, money, and headache. The planning is hassle free ... the execution a breeze ... the experience is beyond words ... and the money saved from investing in a large wedding event can be put to use somewhere else! We have wedding opportunities for those that are traveling with just the bride and groom as well as those that need options where family and friends can tag along.There are now destination weddings to fit almost every budget. Check out the resorts in our Bahamas, Caribbean, and Mexico photo galleries (almost all have wonderful wedding programs!). Whether it includes your wedding or just your honeymoon plans, please don't leave the details of one of the most important trips you'll ever take in the hands of some random online discount website. Please let one of our professional, experienced agents personally help you find the memories of a lifetime! - Your All Points Travel Staff, Jan 09 -
COME SEE US AT THE BRIDAL SHOWCASE (SLC / SALT PALACE - JAN 9, 10) OR AT THE WEDDING FESTIVAL (SLC / SOUTH TOWNE EXPO CENTER - JAN 30, 31)! See you there!