Onsite Reviews

Jacuzzi suites at the RIU Palace Bavaro.

Posted on March 5th, 2013

RIU Punta cana

Five properties in one. Yes, you read right. In Punta Cana, RIU does not play around.


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A 1-bedroom oceanview guestroom.

Posted on February 6th, 2013

Villa del Palmar Cancun Beach Resort & Spa

The hotels that make up the Villa del Palmar Resort Collection offer all the customary amenities and delights associated with a luxury hotel brand, but in order to up the ante and stand head and shoulders above the rest, they’ve launched a new branding campaign, “Your story starts here,” that aims to provide all guests with vacations that are unique and personal and where lifetime memories will be forged.


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Beachside at the El Doreado Royale, a Spa Resort

Posted on February 6th, 2013

Karisma’s Gourmet Feast

This past fall, Recommend was invited to the 5th Annual Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant (GIVC) Awards in the Riviera Maya for a stay at one of the many all-inclusive properties that dot the Riviera Maya shoreline: El Dorado Casitas Royale and its neighbor, El Dorado Royale, a Spa Resort.


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Beachfront Infiniti pool

Posted on February 6th, 2013

El Secreto

This is a luxurious, top-quality boutique beach resort that will raise the standard of service currently offered in the country.


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The adults-only Tadrai Island Resort

Posted on February 5th, 2013

Fiji–3 Luxe Resorts Reflect Its Plush Side

Fiji is best experienced on one of its small offshore islands during one of those lazy, tropical afternoons when the sea is calm and a warm breeze ripples the water, rustling the palms growing at its edge.


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Luxury beachfront studio

Posted on February 5th, 2013

Gansevoort Turks & Caicos

Travel agents and their clients who have sampled and swear by the considerable charms of the Gansevoort Hotel Group’s up-tempo, uber-hip Manhattan properties—the flagship Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC and newer Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC—have had reason to wonder how well the brand would translate to Gansevoort Turks & Caicos when it opened on the island of Providenciales in April 2009. Well…beautifully, as it turns out.


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The 45-suite resort.

Posted on February 4th, 2013

The Angler’s Boutique Resort

Just to offset all questions from the beginning, the Angler—of The Angler’s Boutique Resort—refers to the original owner of the property.


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Accommodations at DogSpa Resort & Wellness Center.

Posted on July 24th, 2012

DogSpa Resort & Wellness Center

It’s not often we get to take our best friend on a hotel visit, even in open-minded Southern California.


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Montones Beach in Isabela, one of the many towns in Porta del Sol.

Posted on July 24th, 2012

Puerto Rico with MLT Vacations

Every serious travel agent has a specialty—Europe, Africa, the Caribbean. Many delve even deeper, specializing in specific countries (Aruba, Saint Lucia), or even especially sellable regions of specific countries, like the all-inclusive paradise of Punta Cana and Bavaro in the Dominican Republic, or the north coast of Jamaica.


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The suite tower offers 500-sq.-ft. accommodations.

Posted on July 23rd, 2012

Striking Gold with Vegas’ Golden Gate

In an era where developers tend to implode tired structures to make way for flashier “new and improved” versions, Downtown Las Vegas has wagered that preservation and renovation may be a better bet.


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