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The Value of a Travel Specialist

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By Julia Chapman

DID YOU KNOW THE AVERAGE TRAVELER spends 60 hours planning their next vacation?

Let a Luxevo Vacations Travel Specialist free up your time to do what you do best because building a client’s vacation is what we do best!

Many don’t realize that when you hire a travel agent to book your vacation, you aren’t being charged a fee for their expertise. The supplier pays us so you don’t have to.  With that being said; there are some things to keep in mind.

Keep an open mind

Our job is to make your dreams come true.

The three E’s of Travel….  Experience, Expectation, Expense.

Your answer to these questions will give us a good idea of what you’re looking for, and make a professional recommendation. Remember, we’ve been to these destinations and have first-hand knowledge of what that destination has to offer.

Air itineraries 

Travel agents know the essentials to booking flights that are the best value.

So often, we have clients that refuse to fly certain airlines; either because of a bad experience or their extra fees.

We want you to spend your time enjoying your vacation and not on an airplane or sitting in an airport due to long connections.

It’s important to see the whole picture; and we help you do just that.

Would you drive 3 hours to save several hundred dollars on a flight that is non-stop both directions? Or is convenience worth the price? 

Did you know that the airlines with extra fees are actually less expensive (including the fees) than most other airlines? Did you know there are charter flights out of select airports across the nation?

We KNOW this information.

So, when we show you options for flights, we are providing you with the best options to make your traveling experience a breeze.

Online booking engines

Such as Expedia, Travelocity, and many other… unfortunately CHARGE FEES!

They are hidden, but they are there.

Why would you book your vacation with an online agency that doesn’t specialize and train travel agents?

These booking engines may pull up a rate that is less; but when you dig into the specifics of the reservation; your flights are impossible, times are limited, and they DO NOT guarantee a certain room category. You may arrive at your destination expecting an ocean front room, and end up in the lowest category.

Did you know we will match whatever you find online apples to apples?

When you get bumped from that ocean front suite, will the thousands of online “agents” be there to help? No. But we will.

In fact, we have relationships with the sales team at the resorts. Usually a phone call from a reputable agent is all it takes to ensure your satisfaction!

International travel

Do you know the passport and visa requirements in the country you are traveling to?

Perhaps you are going to tour Europe. Every country is different. Some countries will deny entry based on your criminal past, even just a DUI. And while you aren’t required to hold a passport for cruise travel; we highly recommend having one. If something happens at one of your ports of call, you won’t be able to board an airplane back to the United States without a passport.

Ask the expert and be informed!

Travel insurance is so important!

We want to protect YOU and your investment.

So, when we offer you travel insurance, it’s because we care.

Keep in mind that something could prevent you from going on your vacation and we want to be able to get you all your money back, if something were to happen.

For your next trip, call a Luxevo Vacations Travel Specialist!

“We are committed to providing you with the most premium travel experience you have ever had. We’ll ensure you are duly informed of everything you need and have a safe and relaxing vacation that will fulfill your needs.”

Julia Chapman
Luxevo Vacation Travel Specialist

Ready to book your next vacation? Get in contact with a Travel Specialist today!

The Luxury Resorts That Have It All!

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ALL OF US HERE AT LUXEVO VACATIONS have two very important things in common: we all KNOW and LOVE travel. I guess you could say it’s part of our job requirements. We’ve been trained in luxury travel, so we understand all of the very different aspects of each resort to fit your needs.

For instance, we know that not everyone has the same idea of their “dream vacation.” Maybe one person wants to spend all day relaxing on the beach, while the other wants attend every tour or yoga class on the schedule, or spend the whole day at the bar. We are all created differently, everyone is diverse and has dissimilar hobbies. But, at El Dorado Spa Resorts by Karisma, there is literally something for everyone! Experience El Dorado Royale, Casitas Royale, Seaside Suites, Maroma, and the Palafitos. These resorts can satisfy all of your different personalities!

1. Fun in the Warm, Mexican Sun!

Whether you prefer natural or man-made bodies of water, El Dorado Resorts has you covered! There are numerous pools hosting swim-up bars or if you prefer to be surrounded by the white sand and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, these resorts are all located with beach front views. The pools and beaches are both home to butlers, cabanas, lounge chairs, and your own paradisiacal oasis. Whether you like to lay out and work on that impressive tan, flip through magazines, read a book, sip on tropical cocktails or local beer, or maybe just relish in the fact that there are no screaming, crying kids to be heard or seen anywhere… These adult only resorts are perfect for you!

2. Kayaking, and Horseback Riding, and Scuba Diving, Oh My!

On the opposite end of the spectrum, you have the young-at-heart-no-matter-what-age-adrenaline-junkies who can’t sit still! No worries, friends. These resorts offer over twenty different adventure-filled activities to choose from! If you enjoy being in the Caribbean Sea, seek out kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, take a ride on catamaran, parasailing, riding wave runners, water volleyball, or you can even interact with dolphins or watch sea turtles hatch on the beach! If you’re interested in adventures that keep you on land, check out horseback riding, ride exotic camels on the beach, go on a bike tour throughout the resort grounds, or take an off-grid excursion!

3. Relax, Refresh, and Replenish!

If you’re a person who works hard day in and day out and believes that vacation should be filled with nothing but relaxation and rejuvenation, El Dorado Resorts is also the place for you. How, you ask? Two words: Náay Spa. Combining ancient Mayan principles of the four sacred elements; Fire, Earth, Water and Wind, with new, innovative technology to create balance in rest and renewal. This spa will work wonders to help you find your inner peace. Services include reflexology, hydrotherapy, body treatments, facials, herbal therapy, and a variety of different massages.

4. The Place Where Socialization and Entertainment Meet!

If you’re a “Chatty Cathy” or a “social butterfly”, you probably aren’t the biggest fan of kicking back and just relaxing. You like to get up, get out, and move! Yes, Karisma even has activities perfect for you! These resorts offer an aqua gym, archery, rifle shooting, CrossFit, dance lessons, yoga classes, a cigar-rolling lesson, a greenhouse tour, Spanish lessons, cooking classes, a spinning class, Zumba classes, a tennis clinic, and even a towel decorating class! Not only that, but scattered throughout the resort they have five-star bars and restaurants and the kind of live entertainment meant to make you smile and get you up and dancing!

5. For the Foodie!

Being a “Gourmet-Inclusive” resort, you better believe that Karisma has curated delicious cuisine from all around the world, made for the people who love food more than they love most people. Featuring some of the best jaw-dropping, mouth-watering eateries, there is literally something for everyone. Don’t believe me? Well, let’s see. These restaurants are home to cuisine from all around the world, including delicious Caribbean, gourmet American, authentic Mexican, a-la-carte International, contemporary Italian, and innovative Pacific Rim cuisine! If you’re looking to be wined, dined, and thoroughly entertained, at El Dorado Resorts, you will indulge in these out-of-this-world creations!

I know, I know. This all sounds too good to be true. That’s what I thought at first, too. But trust me, El Dorado Spa Resorts really is this good! When I say they have something for everyone, it isn’t just a blanket statement. It’s a fact. Luxury, adventure, relaxation, entertainment, and gourmet cuisine… What more could you want?

Ready to visit El Dorado Spa Resorts? Contact us today!

Karisma + Margaritaville

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Where are our Jimmy Buffet fans at?

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Well, good news for you! Karisma Hotels & Resorts partnered with Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville! They are in the process of developing a collection of all-inclusive Margaritaville Resorts. These family-friendly resorts will be built on gorgeous, beachfront destinations, scattered all over the Caribbean. The first location will be in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, following that will be Jamaica, The Bahamas, and Antigua. The combination of tropical-luxury architecture, gourmet inclusive foods, premium drinks, and a carefree lifestyle inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of the infamous, Jimmy Buffet, really inspires vacationers to just let go of any life’s stresses.

Doesn’t all you can eat, drink, and endless Jimmy Buffet memorabilia, sound amazing?

“Our partnership with Margaritaville, an esteemed brand filled with flavor, fun, and a likeminded desire to delight travelers with unforgettable vacation experiences, allows us to introduce a collection of new casual luxury resorts set in stunning tropical destinations,” said Mandy Chomat, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Premier Worldwide Marketing, the exclusive representative of Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “Karisma’s expertise in delivering elevated all-inclusive concepts around the world makes this partnership a perfect fit. With Margaritaville, we look forward to delivering a taste of the good life very soon!”

Karisma Hotels & Resorts is a collection of award-winning all-inclusive, luxury resorts in Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe. They will have a total of 30 resorts by 2020. The types of resorts that they operate vary anywhere from family-friendly to adults only.

Margaritaville has seven resorts across the Southeast United States and Caribbean, four gaming locations, and more than 60 food and beverage chains, including their signature bar, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill and LandShark Bar & Grill.

The combination of Karisma’s outstanding service, quality food and beverage, and facility for personalized experiences, with Margaritaville’s unique combination of entertainment and relaxation, signature food and beverages, and iconic tropical elements, makes this a fresh resort model.

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“We are excited to team up with Karisma Hotels & Resorts to create a resort product that will deliver carefree vacation experiences in some of the most beautiful places in the world,” said Tamara Baldanza-Dekker, chief marketing officer for Margaritaville. “Karisma, like Margaritaville, puts the guest experience and employee culture above all else. With these common values, and our shared commitment for first class service and exceptional amenities in a fun, relaxed environment, our partnership with Karisma is a match made in paradise.”

Mandy Chomat, along with everyone else involved in the planning, constructing, and the reveal of these Margaritaville resorts are excited for the turn out.

“This is going to be great for Millennials because Millennials are all about authentic experiences, but Margaritaville is going to attract Parrot Heads and there are Parrot Heads out there from Millennials to baby boomers,” Chomat expressed. “You would be surprised by the demographics and the ages that cater to Buffet’s songs and products.”

Every year, millions of travelers visit Margaritaville and Karisma Hotels & Resorts, to explore new latitudes and change their attitudes.

So, get ready because Margaritaville has begun construction and will be completed by 2019!

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Passion: The Real Meaning of All-Inclusive

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The founders of Karisma’s El Dorado Spa Resorts and Hotels, Joe Martinez and Delores Lopez, believe that being a gourmet-inclusive resort means more than just providing the best guest experience possible.

Commitment to superior customer service and creating opportunities for growth have been at the heart of everything they have built from the founding of Lomas Travel in 1981, to the rise of El Dorado Spa Resorts and Hotels.

I would challenge anyone to find a poor review of any of their resorts.  The reason?  Passion.

Sr. Martinez and Sra. Lopez’s passion and dedication to their employees, guests, partners, the environment, and the future can be described as nothing less than all-inclusive.

Take for example the 2009 swine flu pandemic. Hotel occupancy dropped to 9% and management told Sr. Martinez that he risked potentially losing $9 million if he didn’t cut costs and layoff a sizable portion of is staff.

His response?  Not a single person was let go.

“When you have thousands of employees, you have a moral responsibility, a moral obligation, a duty to them,” he told Travel Weekly. “When times are good, they help you. When times are bad, they need you. So, we decided not to let anyone go. It’s about maintaining hope; That’s important.”

Additionally, Sr. Martinez and Sra. Lopez’s have received recognition for their commitment to the environment and preserving the beautiful coast of Mexico for future generations to enjoy.

Both Lomas Travel and El Dorado Spa Resorts and Hotels funded the construction of what will be the largest artificial reef in the world upon completion:  Kan-Kanán.  Its purpose is to reduce the impact of natural erosion and aid in the restoration and continuation of a marine ecosystem which includes thousands of species.

You can taste their passion for the environment…Literally.

One of their resorts, El Dorado Royale, is home to the largest sustainable greenhouse in the Yucatan.  It provides all of their resorts produce and herbs that are completely free of unnatural pesticides, which gives gourmet-inclusive a deeper meaning than just being delicious.

“Going green is not just a concept, or just a bunch of words…  Going green is developing high quality products, free of chemicals, and free of pollution,” said Sr. Martinez.

Additionally, El Dorado Spa Resorts and Hotels uses energy efficient lighting and air conditioning, solar panels, detergent-free laundry, and uses a water-filtration system which enables them to recycle 92% of their water for reuse.

The passion they have for the future goes beyond the planet, but also for educating and creating opportunities for Mexico and its children.

They have partnerships with local schools where children are brought to the El Dorado Royale Riviera Maya green house and are educated about the environment as well as various learning opportunities for its employees, such as English proficiency classes.

The passion that Sr. Martinez and Sra. Lopez have for excellence comes from being people-focused and a desire to make the future brighter.

With every turn they have focused on creating jobs for Mexico, supporting its culture, protecting the environment, and creating an atmosphere where travelers not only feel safe, but like family.

Creating a world-renowned brand like El Dorado Spa Resorts and Hotels by Karisma is something that is only achieved by having an all-inclusive passion; which is something Sr. Martinez and Sra. Dolores have weaved throughout the entire El Dorado experience.

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Don’t Call Me an Agent, I am a Specialist

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THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO BEING A TRAVEL SPECIALIST, than just simply booking a trip somewhere. There is the who, what, when, where, and why of planning a trip; knowing where that special somewhere is, based on that persons’ motives or desires. There is the knowledge of knowing exactly what they should pack based on what kind of vacation they are planning and building an itinerary to make it the best vacation they have ever been on! Not everyone knows the time and effort Travel Specialists put into their jobs, so here are some things that TRAVEL SPECIALIST want YOU to know about their careers.

  1. Travel Specialists have spent most of their careers building relationships with their suppliers and resort business managers, expanding on their brand, and marketing themselves all over the world, so that their clients can enjoy exclusive VIP access, treatments, and special amenities.
  2. Travel Specialists do more than just book your flight and hotel. They provide you with a packing list and travel hacks. They will help you build your itinerary and give you advice on what’s best. They will be there for you when changes happen or mishaps. They become more than just a Travel Specialist, they become your friend to lean on.Image result for hugging funny gif
  3. Travel Specialists will never try to scam you out of your money. That is why they understand the value of you, your trip, and your money; so, they will always offer travel insurance to protect you.
  4. Travel Specialists are regular people too! They understand that life gets busy, schedules fill up, work gets in the way, the family needs some TLC; they get it! That is why they are there to do the planning for you.
  5. Travel Specialists want to keep their name proud and positive, so they will be honest with you about a location or a resort, because they want you to be happy with them and your experience. They have the first-hand experience and knowledge, so their opinion will matterImage result for travel agent gif
  6. You are a Travel Specialists number one priority. They care about your feelings, your opinions, your desires, your motives, and your experience. The more information they have about you, the better they can tailor it towards you.
  7. Travel Specialist will always keep in contact with you, with follow up with emails and reminders about things you will need for your trip, itinerary dates and times, and if there is anything else you will need.
  8. You are getting more bang for your buck when you book through a Travel Specialist. They can add on so many complimentary things like complimentary daily breakfast, spa specials, food and beverage credit, and whatever other possible upgrades of your desire.
  9. When Travel Specialist take the time to visit these locations and resorts, it’s not all fun and games. Most of the time Travel Specialist are taking notes and doing their research on the best of the best, consulting the employees and business managers to get their name known, and get top notch information for your well-being when you vacation there!
  10. Travel Specialists work for you! They are devoted to making this vacation a once in a lifetime, magical experience for you.Image result for travel agent funny gif

It takes a special kind of person to be a Travel Specialist. Someone that can build your dream vacation from the ground up. They take their time, work long hours, and make sure to get your approval from all aspects because YOU MATTER TO THEM.

The Power of Follow Up Emails

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BEING A TRAVEL SPECIALIST, develops a tendency of getting hectic, chaotic, hardworking, and whatever other words you can think of that describe being busy.

By maintaining a busy schedule and keeping in contact with your clients, improve your success, your business, and enhance your productivity is with follow up emails to your clients!

Follow up emails show your clients that you care about them and their vacationing needs. If you are constantly sending them emails asking them about their requests, how they are, their opinions, and any additional services; they will start to build a personal relationship with you. Building a trust with your clients is healthy because they will feel comfortable to come to you with inquiries and want to request your services again for another trip.

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To keep your clients excited for your emails, make them witty by adding any extra information. For most travelers, they are first-timers or traveling experts. They are learning about the experience of traveling, the culture of a new place, food, languages, people, etc. So, sending out follow up emails with blog ideas, like travel and packing hacks, information about where they are going, and sites to see, will keep your clients on their toes waiting for your next informative email.

Instead of just sending an email with your clients itinerary, checking in, and finishing the sale. Keep it personal! Let your personality come through and put yourself into those emails. Think to yourself, “if I was on vacation, what would I want from my travel specialist?” Be honest, be unique, be attentive, and be compassionate. Give those emails some feeling.

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Specialization: The Strategy that Could Revolutionize the Travel Industry

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For years, the travel industry has been dominated by this “We offer everything under the sun, with an extra dose of sunshine,” mentality.

Travel agents have been encouraged by their host travel agencies to fall in line with this mindset and sell everything from bottom-dollar weekend cruises, to top-of-the-line month-long getaways.  Which when you step back and look at this approach at a macro level, it is not only puzzling, it is simply poor business sense.

Go by any news stand and flip to the business section and you will find articles on the continuing decent of many industry-dominating big box stores.  While there are a number of reasons for this, including technological advances and changing consumer shopping preferences, one undoubtedly cannot deny that overlooking the benefits of specialization has been a contributing factor.

Big box stores including Sears, Kmart, and most recently Toys “R” Us have all faced bankruptcy partially due to a core business model failure and a refusal to adapt in the face of shifting market demands.

The core belief behind big box stores inherently revolves around one-stop-shopping.  Over time, and with ever-increasing purchasing options in the marketplace, generalization is a strategy that consumers are ever-increasingly less tolerant of.

A huge reason the marketplace is rejecting generalization boils down to one thing; customer service.

When a company offers an enormous variety of products, customer service inherently suffers due to the watered-down training that its employees receive in order to cover a mass amount of information in a relatively short on-boarding process.

A relatable example is the type of customer care one usually receives at Walmart.  While the options are endless, unless one goes in knowing exactly what they are looking for, one could get lost in a sea of choices with little to no guidance on finding the product that is right for them because it would be impossible for employees to have specialized knowledge ranging on everything from butter to bicycle pumps.

In short, “jack of all trades, master at none” can lead to undesirable customer retention rates.  Which is why it would be foolish for host travel agencies and their travel agents to believe that they would be excluded from the undeniable business truth that there is strength in specialization.

This paradigm shift from focusing on everything, to specializing in a few key areas has the potential to prove crucial for people seeking to sell travel in today’s market.

Specializing in one area such as a singular resort chain, or a specific type of vacation package has a number of benefits including smaller learning curves upon entry into the industry, a narrowed sales focus, and a higher perception of authority among prospective clients.

Typically, when someone becomes a travel agent their welcomed with a sea of informational material coming from a swarm resort chains and are expected to at least breeze over them.  And while some information will be retained, most will be lost.

This is a problem that travel industry veteran, Burt Kramer recognized and has sought to change in his latest venture Luxevo Vactions.  When he founded Luxevo Vacations, he structured the business to revolve around specialization and customer service, which has been a major factor in the development of the company’s culture.

Luxevo Vacations has gone as far as refusing to follow industry norms and call their representatives travel agents, but rather brand them as Travel Specialists.

“After spending over 15 years in the travel industry, we noticed that the travel agents who had a narrower focus on what they sold tended to do better.  They were more knowledgeable, made more sales, and their client were more loyal to them.  When we started Luxevo Vacations we wanted to set up our Travel Specialists for success by educating them, showing them the value of specialization, and providing them with the tools to be successful,” Burt told LXVN.

Luxevo Vacations Travel Specialists are also armed with the knowledge of what resort chains and tour companies have renowned customer service, so they don’t waste their time burning bridges with clients who get sent to resorts that aren’t everything they say they are.

Luxevo Vacations is seeking to revolutionize the travel industry with a culture that is customer-service based and specialization driven. In a marketplace where customer service is significant, and specialization is demanded, Luxevo Vacations may just have the key to standing out.

Matterport: As Real as Being There

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VISUALS ARE ESSENTIAL IN SELLING TRAVEL OR MARKETING TODAY.  The buyer wants to feel as if they’re there, in the hotel room or on location; even if they’re just staring at a picture on their phone. That’s why high-quality photography is essential in marketing today.

Here at Luxēvo Vacations, we take it a step further. Not only utilizing high-quality photography, but constantly incorporating new technologies to help our Travel Specialists find their clients’ dream vacation. This is why we’ve teamed up with our friends at Firelight Images to utilize the 3D lidar scanning technology behind Matterport.

I know, I know, “What is Matterport?”

Matterport is a three-dimensional (3D) camera system that allows the users to experience real-world spaces as if they were right there, digitally. So basically, it allows the viewers to take a virtual tour of the location. With professional HDR photography (high dynamic range), they showcase the property with extra detail and vivid colors, while retaining a natural look. It gives our clients a more realistic sense of being there, rather than trying to imagine what it would be like if they were there through a flash photograph.

Our Matterport technology allows our clients to experience the resorts before they step foot on the actual property; giving them first-hand knowledge of the quality, they can expect from the properties we sell. At Luxevo Vacations, we believe in bringing travel into the 21st century, and utilizing new, cutting edge technologies to provide our clients with memories they can truly cherish forever.

 

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Ain’t nothing like the FAM (review blog)

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The FAM Trip mission: go to Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and visit as many Karisma Resorts as possible over the course of five days.

(SIDENOTE: a FAM trip, is a FAMiliarization trip).

We stayed at and got the full Karisma experience at El Dorado Seaside Suites, but we got to explore and just get a little taste of the other eight nearby resorts that Karisma offers.  While there we visited:

  • El Dorado Maroma,
  • The Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma,
  • El Dorado Royale,
  • El Dorado Casitas Royale,
  • The Fives Azul Beach Resort Playa del Carmen,
  • Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya,
  • Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun,
  • and Generations Riviera Maya.

El Dorado Seaside Suites was a fantasy come true. Once we stepped off the shuttle bus; we were greeted with cold, essential oil scented towels, and a glass of champagne. They take your luggage and bring it directly to your room, so you don’t even have to worry about it. The staff treats you like royalty and really makes the whole Karisma experience luxurious.

When I got the chance to step foot into my room, I almost fell to my knees in tears. It was stunning. White tile floors, white walls, California king size bed with all the pillows you can imagine, a rainfall shower, jacuzzi bathtub, mini fridge stocked with snacks and beverages, and a champagne bottle on ice.  However, the best part was stepping out onto my patio and seeing my own swim out into the infinity pool that overlooks the beach. It was absolutely breathtaking.

I was just in awe by the amount of creative detail that was put into this resort. It was the perfect place for a group trip because there were different activities for different demographics. The main pool had music blasting, volleyball, a swim up bar, Jacuzzis on both sides, and the beach was just a few steps away, so you could relax on a hammock or take a nap in your own cabana. You could spend your day at spa, in the gym, or playing tennis.  Also, the night life was alive. There were numerous bars open till 2 am, with music and dancing, so there was always something for us to do after hours. It was a pleasure to stay there.

The gourmet inclusive experience was delicious. Every restaurant was diverse in what they offered with very unique atmospheres. Between appetizers, entrees, and desserts; I rolled out of every restaurant so full, but so happy.

It’s one thing to be spoiled by one resort, but when you get the opportunity to explore 9 resorts in 5 days… I am just filled with so much gratitude. We were able to sample a little bit of all their unique styles, what they have to offer, taste delicious meals, premium drinks, and just enjoy the entire Karisma experience at each of them. We are all so blessed and grateful to be able to experience a once in a lifetime trip like this.

My personal favorite day was the last one. We spent it at El Dorado Maroma and the Palafitos. The beauty and details in these resorts leave you completely inspired. Especially the Palafitos Overwater Bungalows. They had me daydreaming about vacationing there. With the clear turquoise water, the glass floors, the detail that goes into each room, and the peace and quiet as you are standing out on your balcony overlooking Maroma Beach is a mesmerizing experience that will leave you speechless.

The properties were gorgeous and so fun to explore, but Maroma Adventures is what had me ecstatic. We took a catamaran boat just far enough off of shore to where the water was calm, warm, and perfect for snorkeling. We gawked at the coral reef through the clear water, as so many different colored schools of fish that just happily swam around us. I can’t say it enough, but it was truly an amazing experience. As we continued to sail around Maroma beach, we played music, drank, danced, sang, and laughed together.

Once we were settled, the captain asked us if we like swings. “Well, yeah? Who doesn’t?”. So, he pulls out this rope swing attached to a parachute. He explains to us that it his 50% of him controlling the swing and the other 50% is whatever the wind wants to do. We all took turns flying around 15 ft in the air and jumping into the water. As scary as it looked, it was actually tons of fun. After the water adventures, we enjoyed a fresh buffet on the beach, listened to local tropical music, and just absorbed the beauty around us.

My 5 days spent in Mexico is an unforgettable memory. I was treated like royalty and felt like a queen. I lived in luxury and fully indulged in the Karisma Gourmet Inclusive experience. I ate things I never thought I would ever eat, I drank everything, and I did activities I never thought I would ever experience (like holding a hawk or jumping off a rope swing into the Maroma beach).  It was complete bliss. I was so glad to experience this with my Luxēvo Vacations family. I can’t wait for our next FAM trip together!

To become a Luxevo Vacations Travel Specialist and be part of our next FAM Trip, join the movement!

Let’s Talk Travel Insurance

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Would you buy a house and not get home insurance?

Exactly… Of course, you wouldn’t!

So why would you spend money on something as important and valuable as your vacation without getting travel insurance? Whether you’re planning an adventure-filled trip or a lay-on-the-beach-and-read getaway, your sanity is key in actually enjoying yourself.

Working with a Luxēvo Vacations Travel Specialist provides you with the security of knowing that you have a round-the-clock advocate with major travel network connections should any problems arise during your sweet escape. Thinking about something going wrong isn’t typically what travelers like to think about when they’re daydreaming about their vacation; and for a good reason, too! It’s scary. But the fact of the matter is, sometimes things are just out of our control

It’s a bird! It’s a plane!

No… it’s your travel insurance swooping in to save the day! When you purchase travel insurance, you are safeguarding your investment and guaranteeing your peace of mind.

Coverage of travel insurance often includes…

  • Trip interruption and emergency assistance
  • Trip cancellation (due to a family medical emergency, death, job loss, etc.)
  • Medical coverage (insurance companies usually do not cover you for illness or medical emergency while abroad)
  • Missed flights or missed connections
  • Baggage delay or baggage loss
  • Hurricane cancellation or natural disaster evacuation

Obviously, everyone, especially us, hopes that nothing like this happens to interfere with your sweet escape.

But, just in case…

You would be covered!