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Celebrate the ‘Fling Before the Ring’ in Cancun

May 13th, 2013 | By admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Before you walk down the aisle & say "I do" to your dearly beloved, it's customary to gather up your friends & have one last ladies-only rendezvous. Why not celebrate the end of your single life in a big way by heading to one of the world's top party destinations – Cancun, Mexico. With its endless stretches of white sand & colorful nightlife, Cancun is the perfect spot to celebrate your bachelorette party in style & indulge in a luxury travel experience you'll never forget.

What to do
Of course, one of the best things about Cancun is its pristine beaches, which offer the perfect opportunity for you & your friends to unwind under the hot Mexican sun. However, if the area's beaches are a little too crowded for you, round up your friends & head to Isla Mujeres. This small island 8 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula is the perfect place for you & your girlfriends to indulge in unspoiled Mexican beauty – after all, they don't call it the "Island of Women" for nothing!

Hoping to absorb some fascinating Mexican culture? Take a trip to Chichen Itza, a world-famous structure built by the Mayans, or El Rey Ruins, a relatively small section of ancient ruins that are constantly covered in sunbathing iguanas.

When the sun goes down in Cancun, things only get hotter. The city has no shortage of lively bars & nightclubs, all of which guarantee a good time. Check out Coco Bongo Cancun – one of the hottest spots in the area – where you & your girlfriends will be treated to non-stop, Cirque de Soleil-style performances.

What to eat
While your luxury hotel in Mexico is sure to offer plenty of mouthwatering dining options, Cancun has a wide array of independent restaurants that are sure to satisfy your appetite, whether you want spicy tacos or fresh seafood.

One of the most beloved restaurants in Cancun is La Troje, located in the El Centro area. From the gorgeous outdoor patio, you & your friends can indulge in Mexican-, Italian- & French-inspired meals, including salmon filet smothered in a honey mustard sauce, chicken & mushroom crepes, & a variety of homemade pizzas.

If you're staying in the Hotel Zone, you'll have no shortage of restaurant options, but among the best is the extravagant Casa Rolandi. Serving a fusion of Swiss & Italian cuisine, this Cancun restaurant is sure to please, whether you order fresh octopus or cheese fondue. However, if you're in the area, you also can't go wrong with a trip to The Club Grill, a swanky restaurant dripping in old-world glamor. 

Where to stay
When searching for a luxury hotel in Mexico, you'll find that there are plenty of options. Cancun is full of fantastic accommodations, but there are a few things you should keep in mind if you're searching for the ideal bachelorette party destination. For example, you'll probably want to avoid hotels that cater to families & instead look for adult only resorts. Additionally, if you plan on taking advantage of Cancun's famous nightlife, you should search for a hotel that's in the middle of the action, like the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun. Not only does the Hard Rock have its own exciting array of bars & nightclubs, but it's located in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone, meaning you & your ladies will never be far from the action. 

Why Choose a Couples-Only Resort?

April 24th, 2013 | By admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

If you & your sweetheart are looking to get away, you might be dreaming of an isolated beach – no kids, no pets, no work. Although you could head to nearly any of the all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean & feel like you've found paradise, couples-only resorts might be a particularly great option if it's just the two of you. 

Adult only vacations are a perfect option for anyone looking for a relaxing trip, but they're also great if you are considering honeymoons in the Caribbean. Adult only vacation spots like the Couples Swept Away Resort in Negril, Jamaica, will offer you and your loved one all the luxury amenities you crave. 

The deluxe garden rooms overlook lush tropical foliage, & inside are decorated in an eclectic, Caribbean style that's as pleasing to the eye as it is comfortable. Enjoy drinks on your private veranda or balcony, or lounge in the hammocks for two in the outdoor living spaces of the suites. 

Although you & your loved one could probably stroll the white sand beaches in this Jamaican hot spot for the duration of your vacation, this resort also offers plenty of fun in the sun, from water sports & scuba diving to glass-bottom boat tours & complimentary tennis lessons. Of course, you won't want to miss the Oasis Spa, which was named "Best Spa in the Caribbean" by Travel + Leisure magazine. 

St. Lucia from the Sky – Helicopter Transfers

A visit to St. Lucia is something to be experienced instead of read about, but keep reading!  The island has been coined the ‘Hawaii of the Caribbean’ for it’s lush tropical landscapes full of mountain tops and beautiful beaches.

As with any vacation, the journey to the destination isn’t always the most enjoyable part, it’s actually being in paradise that re-energizes, relaxes and rejuvenates.  Now imagine you’ve landed on the southern tip of the island, you know you’re ready to sink your toes in the sand and start your vacation right away.  At this point, the last thing you want is another weary leg of the trip to get in the way but most of the transfers to the northern tip of the island are upwards of 90 minutes away by shuttle and include some pretty windy roads!

But you know this, your certified travel concierge has already informed you that a helicopter transfer will not only let you see the island and coastlines from the sky, but you’ll also be cutting down your commute time from 90 to 30 minutes!

You are no longer painfully enduring the transfer.  You’re killing two birds with one helicopter ride and actually enjoying it!  And, most importantly, you get more time to enjoy your vacation and spend a lot less time just trying to get there.

Take a look to see for yourself and get in touch with your Beach Bum, we’re here to help you plan the ultimate St. Lucia experience!

Paradise is just a tap away! Introducing the Beach Bum App!

February 14th, 2013 | By sarah | Posted in Destination Weddings, Family Vacations, Honeymoons, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Today marks 13 years of making Beach Bum Vacation dreams come true! In true Beach Bum fashion we have YOU and paradise in mind! We are so excited to announce that you are now “never more than a tap away from paradise” with the brand new Beach Bum Vacation App. Celebrate with us today by getting the App! It’s now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Hurry and be the first to start planning your next Beach Bum Vacation!

The Beach Bum Vacation App is all about giving you easy access. It’s just another way we are enhancing your Beach Bum Vacation experience. Here are just a few features the App offers:

  • Easily contact us to start planning your very own Beach Bum Vacation
  • Easily submit your reservation details through our secure link.
  • Make a quick payment on your Beach Bum Vacation from your phone.
  • Start planning your Destination Wedding with us and check out FAQs.
  • Access our unique collection of Beach Bum Vacation videos of our favorite resorts.
  • Connect to Barefoot with the Beach Bums blog, Facebook & Twitter.

Download it today and celebrate with us on Facebook by letting us know your favorite feature. We want to hear!

Thanks for 13 fabulous years of Beach Bum Vacations! We are grateful for your love of the beach and the opportunity to guide and support you every step of the way!

The End of the World According to the Mayans

By: Beach Bum Rachel

It is right around the corner and everyone is buzzing about it – December 21, 2012!  What’s going to happen?  Will anything happen?  Why does everyone think the world will end on December 21, 2012?  Who says something is going to happen?  With so much uncertainty in the world, we went straight to the source for answers about the speculation around 12.21.12 and asked a true expert in all things Mayan. Deep into the jungle of Riviera Maya in Mexico we found the answer to the question of the year. We learned about how the Mayan calendar is structured and why it ends on December 21, 2012.

So, will the world be ending on December 21st, 2012?  Whatever your thoughts may be on the 21st, don’t let the stress of an apocalypse get to you.  Beach Bum Vacation knows exactly how to let you release all your cares.  Take a look for yourself and share this wealth of knowledge with your family and friends!  If it ends up the world keeps on going after tomorrow, why don’t you come visit the Mayans yourself?  We know the perfect place for you to soothe your end of the world worries.

If you could only go on one more vacation before the world ends, what would be your dream destination? Comment on this post & tell us by December 21, 2012 at midnight. We’ll choose a winner at random to go to paradise… Cheeseburger in Paradise that is! A Cheeseburger in Paradise gift card will be awarded to one winner.

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