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We had an amazing trip and would highly recommend.
With our exchanges, we were literally handed from one person to the next from airport to resort and back. I don't think we even looked at a sign because someone was always with us. We loved Secrets. It was 100% private with a beautiful beach. The resort had two sections you could go between. One side for quiet and the other for action. Spa was good. Restaurants served beautiful meals. Drinks flowed freely. Staff was well trained and extremely friendly. Lots of jungle creatures around. Behind our bungalow was the Costa Rican jungle. The howler monkeys started in early in the morning along with all kinds of other creatures. Even had a pet something that kept appearing on our patio and would scratch on the screen at night. Looked like as skunk but wasn't.
We only went off the resort twice. Our Delta rep at the resort met with us the morning after we checked in and reviewed all of our options and interests.
· We ended up whitewater rafting, which is one of the pictures. It was an 8 mile stretch with up to class 4 rapids, which was intense. It took over two hours. We were fully immersed in the jungle and even saw white-faced monkeys in their natural habitat. Fell off a couple of times, but outside of some major bruises…survived! I'd do it again.
· We also went deep-sea fishing. Elton wanted his best chance at a marlin so we went offshore about 1.5 hours, but didn't catch any. However, the dolphins ran with the boat, the baby manatees were flying out of the water and schools of stingrays would swim by. Elton and I each caught a yellow-fin tuna, which is the other pic attached. Since we couldn't ship home, our Delta contact that organized our trip, made arrangements for us to hand our fish off to the Executive Chef at the Secrets. He had two evenings meals created for us. The first night he sent up room service with tuna sushi and pan-fried tuna, which they set up as a beautiful meal on our patio. The second night the chef at our favorite restaurant prepared tuna tartare and tuna three ways. It was amazing and probably the highlight of our stay. They didn't charge anything extra for doing this (except for really good wine to go with it - they have a great wine cellar).
We were well taken care of, I would definitely consider a Secrets again.
Thanks for all of your work - you make traveling so easy!
--- Karen and Elton
Hi Bonnie, I would strongly recommend MELIA Braco Village to future Jamaican travelers. Great family location, awesome beach access, very personable staff, good restaurant selection, nice rooms, fun extracurricular activities offered, and an overall “small clean village” feel to it - making it easy to walk to all locations and activities.
I’d strongly suggest paying the extra “express immigration fee” to expedite the immigration process into Jamaica (took us close to 1 1/2 hours). Along with signing up for “Global entry” coming back into the US. The US immigration process was a horrendous confusing line, that lasted well over an hour, and due to missed flights delayed our arrival home an extra day. I’ve never seen it that bad.
Aside from immigration on both sides, it was a great trip!
--- Kevin Register
Our family had a fabulous vacation booked by Bonnie at Bon Voyage Travel Leaders. Bonnie was given a few requests we had as a family and she could not have found a more perfect location. We stayed at MELIA Braco Village in Jamaica and every one of us looks forward to the day we can return. The staff was exceptional, the activities available kept everyone active, and the resort was perfect for our large group.
--- Paula Anderson
My husband and I visited Sandals Southcoast in Jamaica for our honeymoon and had the most amazing time. We stayed in the honeymoon beachfront walkout located in the French Village, which I believe was the perfect room for newlyweds. We were thankful Bonnie placed us in the French Village considering it was more secluded than the other villages, but we still had a hottub, pool, swim-up bar, and restaurant located in our Village. We loved to stay close during the day, but also enjoyed the walk on the beach to dinner each evening. Our room was located on the first floor, which made it convenient to walk right out to our pool. One of the days we were their, the housekeepers created swans out of our towels, and left us a welcome specific for honeymooners. We were able to fill out a card with breakfast options to be delivered that next morning. The resort itself was just as the pictures showed on the website, beautiful shores with beautiful weather each day. We were impressed by how friendly and happy the staff were no matter which restaurant, bar, or area of the resort we were in. The resort offers many excursions and services as well. I was able to get a wonderful deep-relief massage on the beach included in our package. Also included in our package was a sunset catamaran cruise with food, drink, and music. Options for excursions were endless, but we decided on the excursion to the YS Falls and zip-lining. We enjoyed every second of our honeymoon in Jamaica, and will be back as soon as we can!
Thank you Bonnie!
--- Amber & Connor ?
The Fitzwilliams in Dublin was wonderful-as was Ireland, but we definitely needed a few more days there to b's able to explore everything. Location of the hotel was wonderful for proximity to tour buses, shopping, and eating. The hotel staff were wonderful, and hotel itself was beautiful.
The Crowne Plaza in London was OK. The room wasn't anything special-a little small to be honest, but very nice location in regards to Tube access. There were also several decent restaurants, shops, and coffee shops nearby which was nice. The staff members were nice, but we didn't end up with much interaction with them. Could definitely have used a few more days in London, but we saw almost everything on our list.
The NH Barbizan was also a lovely hotel with a great location! So close to the train station that we arrived at, as well as super easy access to canal boats and tram lines. The staff at the hotel were nice, but we had to call down to the front desk 3 times after running out of toilet paper and towels because our room wasn't cleaned the 2nd morning by mistake. The room was lovely, and location to small shops for breakfast, lunch, and dinner was wonderful. Also close to a shopping center. Overall, very nice and easy to access city.
Thank you do much for all of your help planning our amazing trip-it was truly amazing!
--- Kaylee & Aleksandr
Our trip was so amazing, thanks for all of your help coordinating the trip! We loved both Paris and Prague, so I am glad that we got to visit both. We had many highlights of the trip! Some of my favorites in Paris were the Eiffel Tour (especially at night), The Louvre, and just walking around the city. The highlights of Prague were Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Taste of Prague foodie tour, various pubs and the beer, and the Redman walking tour. We plan to go back to Europe in the future (possibly Italy next time) and I will definitely use your services again! It makes the planning process so much easier with your expertise and recommendations. I have attached a few pictures!
--- Courtney & Adam
Our trip to Disneyworld was amazing! It was our first family trip and I can’t think of anything I would change. Thank you Bon Voyage Travel for booking everything for us! I love that I didn’t have to worry about flights, transportation, hotel, and park tickets! You handled all the big things and all I had to worry about was our day to day activities. Bonnie helped me with our dinner reservations and recommended some amazing places to eat. We weren’t disappointed in anything! You were so helpful and always there when we had questions or concerns. THANK YOU!!!
I loved staying on Disney property. We didn’t have to rent a car because Disney provides transportation from the airport to each hotel, as well as different types of transportation to each park. I LOVED that I didn’t have to worry about directions or parking or tolls! We stayed at the Art of Animation and it was great! They have the largest pool of any Disney hotel and we spent some time there almost every day! The entire hotel was just a fun place to be at with all the different Disney movie artwork and themes everywhere.
Bonnie recommended getting Park Hopper passes and I’m so glad we did. We would go to one park for the day and then eat dinner at another park. It helped to break up the day and we were able to go on more rides or find new experiences. And all the Parks were so much fun! We had a great time at all 4 parks and we even went to Disney Springs for some supper and shopping one night.
The Disney Dining Plan was also a must. I think it’s a great value when you take advantage of the Character Dining experiences like we did. We had dinner at the Garden Grill and met Mickey, Chip & Dale, and Pluto one night. Then we had dinner at the Tusker house and met Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Mickey. We also had breakfast at Chef Mickey and met Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Donald. The kids weren’t too interested in standing in lines to meet characters, so this was a great way to get pictures! You just enjoy your meal and they come to you! Lilly and I also had a Princess dinner with Prince Charming and Cinderella while the boys enjoyed a fun night at the Boardwalk.
--- Josh, Lindsey, Stetsen & Lily
Booking with Bon Voyage:
Bon Voyage made our travel experience so easy. We had everything taken care of from shuttles, to hotel, to all connecting flights and times. Bonnie was available for us to answer any and all questions that arose. From multiple meetings, emails, and phone calls, she was kind, welcoming, and there for us all with a smile! She helped to guide us to make the absolute perfect decision regarding honeymoon place. It was exactly what we were looking for! We will definitely be booking with Bon Voyage again, hopefully in the near future!!
Sandals Emerald Bay Resort:
The Sandals Emerald Bay Resort was absolutely beautiful and amazingly clean! I was surprised to see how close of a walk everything was! Even from one end of the resort to the other, it wasn't too long of a walk. You were never too far from the beach and they had so many water sports included. We kayaked one day and it was so amazing to view the beautiful water that close. We never had a problem finding a spot in the pool and enjoyed the swim-up bar. When we wanted to relax a little more, we spent some of our afternoons at the quiet pool. There were always cabanas and relaxation spots open. The room was amazing with great water pressure in the showers and such comfortable beds! It may have been exhaustion from the sun and the fun days, but as soon as our heads hit the pillows we were out! We always came back to a clean room with plenty of towels and never had any complaints or problems with cleanliness. All the restaurants were pristine and beautiful!
Food and Drink:
The food and drink options were unreal. We went to every restaurant besides Bombay (Indian Food), and we were never disappointed! The only disappointment we had was that we couldn't try them again! It was all so delicious! The portion sizes were smaller, but when having a three-course meal, any bigger would have been way too much food! Each restaurant had their own signature drink, which was another bonus to try each restaurant. Our favorite was the signature drink from the Parisian restaurant! It was so great to still have all the options for liquor at the resort. Top shelf or not, they didn't short you out on any alcohol. Unlike some other all-inclusive resorts, they were very generous with the alcohol! All the drinks were great, and the bartenders were extremely fun and talented!
From start to finish the service experienced with Sandals Emerald Bay was amazing. As soon as you arrived, they greeted you with a cold washcloth to wipe down after a long day of travel and always made sure to get the door for you. Midway through the trip, my husband and I both came down with head colds. One night, with the gift shop being closed, he went to the front desk to check if there was any way to get some sort of relief with medication. They called the resort nurse who brought a bottle of Nyquil for us to use. This saved us! But that's not all, a couple days later we received a phone call from the nurse checking in to make sure we were still doing alright and if there was anything else she could do for us. This is one example of the amazing service we experienced.
Golf at Emerald Reef:
The golf course staff was very friendly and easy to work with; from booking a tee time to checking in for my round the entire process was easy and enjoyable. The course itself was immaculate and extremely fun to play. The scenic ocean front holes were breathtaking. Riding along in the cart was just as enjoyable because of the beautiful views and the amazing course!! We will be coming back to play this course in the future.
Swimming with the Pigs Excursion:
Swimming with the Pigs made our trip!! The actual pigs were such a small portion of what all was experienced on the excursion! The excursion started out with feeding, swimming, and holding the pigs, and then you traveled around the small islands and got to experience all The Bahamas has to offer. Even the bus ride to where you got on the boat gave you the opportunity to see more of the island that you wouldn't have gotten the chance to see had you just stayed on the resort. Throughout the excursion, you stopped at several small islands to snorkel, hike a small cliff, and even had the chance to jump off the boat into the middle of the ocean! For what you paid for, you got to experience so much more. It was absolutely worth every penny!
The trip was awesome! The Sea Dream rules! We booked another "open booking" while we were aboard to get the extra savings for you to handle. Here's a couple pictures!!
We had a marvelous time on our trip! Everyone loved our guide, Karina. She was very knowledgeable and did a great job of keeping track of us and keeping us informed about our schedule. Most people indicated they would love to do another trip with Karina. The weather was ideal for the entire trip - only a couple of showers one day. Most of the time it was in the 70's or low 80's. The last day in Berlin it got to 90, but we were on the bus for much of that tour of the city. Collette did a great job of arranging hotels, local guides, and terrific food for joint meals! We jelled well as a group and enjoyed getting to know the people that joined us in Frankfurt (our total number came to 34).
Thanks for your part in helping with arrangements! The Triangle bus was right on time to pick us up at the airport and deliver us to the Sharon parking lot. Except for a little jet lag, we're all doing fine and I'm getting ready to share a couple of photos this Sunday already with my sermon.
Thanks for the welcome back, Bonnie! We really had a wonderful time, and Collette did a marvelous job.
"This was our first time traveling as part of a tour group and this was a great way to go! What a gift to have skilled travel agents plan our itinerary, manage the logistics of flights, hotels, and ground transportation, and schedule tours with local guides. (We wholeheartedly recommend Collette Travel for group tours.) The four pastors who organized the trip and recruited participants have modeled generous hospitality and set the tone for each of us to discover commonalities with the strangers around us. Having a chance to meet and get to know a new group of friends this week while we travel across Germany together has really been a blessing. Most of all, we feel extremely fortunate for the accompaniment of our tour leader, Karina. She has played the role of mother hen, making sure all 34 of us get across the street safely; she has shared with us from her vast knowledge of European history and modern German life; and she has been a fount of helpful tips and tricks for traveling in a foreign country. Perhaps when you've been leading tour groups like this 240 days a year for 30 years you get really good at it, but she's among the very best that we could imagine."
Thanks very much,
It was a great trip, Bonnie. Wonderful guides, nice pace, so interesting. So glad I went.
First off thanks again for everything! This was our first all inclusive experience and it by far exceeded our expectations! Hard Rock Cancun was amazing!! The resort itself was immaculate! From the hotel lobby, entertainment areas, bathrooms restaurants, pool and outdoor grounds everything was always kept clean and taken care of! I loved the smaller feel of this resort (we have been to larger non all inclusive ones) everything was all just a quick walk away and with 1 pool you always knew where the action would be!
Good Variety of Food Options and Food offered everywhere!! From Poolside Snacks to Poolside Meals, Large Buffet and 4 Sit Down Dining Options! The food great!! The bar staff was super they always had great drink recommendations and even taught us how to make a few! Also 24 hour room service was great for our late nights!
Accommodations were great!! (Thanks so much for the Ocean view and side by side rooms with Matt and Coltyn) our room and bathroom was cleaned and organized everyday.
Entertainment by far made the trip what it was! The staff was AWESOME! From noon till night there was always something to do beach volleyball, water volleyball, ping pong. The poolside entertainment staff was outstanding! They took the time to make it fun for everyone even if you just wanted to sit on a lounger and tan all day! The evening shows were great as well…Micheal Jackson, Break Dancing, Circus, Deva they all had incredible talent and were so fun to watch.
The staff everywhere was great and never wanted you to life a finger, my sunglasses were stolen and a staff member found them within a a couple days, the bar staff was attentive and fun, the cleaning staff was always ready to help, don't even try to open your umbrella, move a lounger etc because they won't let you they want to help you with everything!
The beach was large and clean and the ocean water was great! I often hear from friends when they return from their trips about how they couldn't even walk on the beach cause of broken glass rocks etc and that the ocean water was gross and full of seaweed..none of that here it was absolutely beautiful!
Highly Highly recommend Hard Rock Cancun!! A trip we won't ever forget!! Thanks again for the great recommendation! - Brittney and Andrew
Bonnie, our whole trip went very smoothly, flights, transfers, bags to the rooms. Riu Sante Fe was very nice, large compound, numerous pools and bars! A different restaurant nightly. We did a whale watching tour through our desk area, easy and fun. Would recommend to friends, and would go there again. Enclosed a couple of snaps. Thanks Kim and Al
Hi there! We had a wonderful time at beaches Turks and Caicos! Wonderful property and you really can't beat the beach and water! Lots of great restaurants! It was on my bucket list so glad I was able to fulfill her one! How do you not have fun? If you don't it's your own damn fault! Haha! Keep us in mind if any great deals arise! Maybe wouldn't mind checking out a Sandels somewhere! Thanks again for all your help and planning!! Tanya Jerod Paige & Sydney
We had a wonderful time in Hawaii with the family, we had great weather and the accommodations were top notch!
We enjoyed our visit to Oahu and the full day tour of Pearl Harbor. This time around we were able to tour the Bowfin submarine and also the Pacific Aviation Museum which was more than we expected and the kids were interested the entire time. The only drawback is it gets to be a long day so by the end we were pretty tired. We were also able to view the fireworks of the Honolulu Festival right from the balcony of our hotel room at the Outrigger Reef so very nice! Brooklyn enjoyed Waikiki Beach, it was hard to get her out of the water because she really loved swimming in the ocean.
Kauai had so many unique and interesting features we were busy most days touring the island. The Grand Hyatt was amazing with their rooms and pools, the beach on the other hand was nice in ways but very rocky. It was a red flag surf every day so we did not venture too far out in the water swimming.
Tuesday we went out Deep Sea Fishing with Captain J's Deep Sea Fishing Kauai, we only caught one Yellow Fin Tuna but it was still a fun adventure and one our son Braden will never forget.
Tuesday we went out Deep Sea Fishing with Captain J's Deep Sea Fishing Kauai, we only caught one Yellow Fin Tuna but it was still a fun adventure and one our son Braden will never forget.
Thursday we drove back down to Port Allen and toured/snorkeled the Na Pali coastline with Catamaran Kahanu. We really didn't know what to expect with this expedition because all the other tours were full and this was the only one left who had room when we booked. We had to check in at a little rustic wood shack and boy did I have my doubts. In the end we could not have been more happy, it was a smaller catamaran and he really catered to the kids. We came across some spinner dolphins and the captain made sure Brooklyn and Angel were in the front of the boat to get a close up view. The ocean was calm that day and since we were on a smaller vessel he was able to get us right up to the shoreline, he noted this was only the fifth or sixth time he was able to do this all winter because of the surf. At one point he even was able to position the rear of the boat under a waterfall so pretty neat! We were also able to snorkel on a reef that most times they couldn't so it was just a fun experience. The views of the Na Pali coastline were breathtaking at times. Thursday evening we drove over to the Sheraton to take in the Aulii Luau. It was not as nice as the Old Lahaina Luau on Maui that Angel and I attended back in 2014 but it was still a good time with great food and entertainment.
Friday we took it easy and relaxed at the beach and pools of the resort and took it easy. Saturday was tough to get onto the plane but it was time to come home.
Thanks again for a wonderful vacation once again, we really enjoyed it! We are already saving for our next adventure!
Travis Angel Braden & Brooklyn
Bonnie...Once again a spectacular time. Spending time with special people in breathtaking surroundings is the best of the best of times. Thank you for all the attention to the details that make traveling with you so enjoyable. Your grace and generosity is always so appreciated. Thanks for more amazing memories.
Ken and Jennie
Good Morning Bonnie.
What a great trip exploring the Caribbean was for us! Trips like this are best enjoyed with friends and even more so, the making of new friends, (some from all over the globe). Linda and I cannot put into words how much we appreciate all you do for us. Every detail from A to Z and then some! The real bonus is that we DO get to travel with you as friends! Can't place a value on that.
If we said the last SeaDream I was a trip of a lifetime, this Seadream II upped the bar. The crew, (some we knew from SDI) was the 5 star. We were treated like royalty. Back to reality now, CRAP! Now we have to work on losing the 5 to 6 pounds of fabulous gourmet food we over indulged in, ha!
Anyway, Bonnie and Mark, many thanks! We are looking forward to our next great adventure. ????
All the Best…dave/linda
Hi Bonnie - We had a fabulous time on Seadream. First off let me tell you the line in Barbados read 3 hour wait when we got off the plane!!?? so excellent call on the meet and greet!! As usual the service on the boat was excellent. There were 80 passengers 97 crew. We even knew a few of the crew from previous cruises. We certainly enjoy the spa. We each had 2 massages, pedicures. This cruise is very southern Caribbean so it has a rainforest feel. We did have periodic soft warm rain. It was very short lived though. I think we prefer the mid Caribbean. The weather is better and we missed Yost and Virgin Gorda. The highlight stop was of course, St Bart's, We love it there. We had a bottle of wine and great fish at a new restaurant on Shell Beach. Shellona...You might want to make a reservation for lunch there. We had a beachside table and it was fun to people watch. Feels very European. Again, thanks so much for starting our love of Seadream cruising. We love it! And we will get over to the Mediterranean soon.
Jeff & Kim
The trip was excellent. Everything went great. Renae and I greatly appreciate how easy Bon Voyage and Delta Vacations made the whole process. The Hyatt Ziva is an excellent all-inclusive resort. The location is one of the best in Cancun. There were multiple on-resort activities, countless restaurants, and excellent service. The Hyatt resort name has provided us with some great experiences over the years. Thanks again. We will be using you again in the future.
Brandon & Renae
Bonnie - I can say the vacation wasn't "restful"…but that was our fault J…we wanted to go and see as much as we could on each Island so we went and went…the cruise ship greatly accommodated this by traveling at night and always being at a port during the day.
We had some rough seas, trade winds were really rocking…our cabin was in a good place on the ship…being in the middle… One of the attached pictures was taken on the back of the cruise ship at sunset as we passed the Kauai Napali Coast…the other isn't on the ship, but rather from a Luau we attended while on Oahu.
Kelly & Jean
Our stay at Hermitage Bay in Antigua was Awesome! We happened to get the cabin located highest up on the hill overlooking the water. Our view was breathtaking. The staff were super sweet and really made a great effort to make our stay as pleasant and easy as possible. Even the drivers to and from the airport was really nice. Heck, even the workers in the airport were happy. Everybody was just sooooo happy! It's contagious and we were smiling the whole week. The food was fantastic and we even got to eat goat! The accommodations were second to none and the grounds were immaculate. One thing we noticed was that it was so quiet. No lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers or anything. Even the gold carts they rode around in were electric. Super quiet. They needed to mow on Tues. so they actually left us a paper letter in our room telling us they would be mowing the next day from 10AM-2PM. A letter! And we never even noticed. Overall, great week at a great resort. Thanks for planning that trip for us!
Dreams Punta Cana was absolutely wonderful! We're even thinking about going back next year! The food, drinks, activities and service was absolutely outstanding. We had such a relaxing vacation and it was the perfect way to celebrate our marriage on our honeymoon! Everything was absolutely perfect, thank you so much for planning our perfect getaway :)
Logan & Sarah
We had a great time the weather was fantastic, the employees of Sandals were awesome so friendly and fun. It was by far our best trip yet! Thank you Bonnie for all your help organizing our trip. It was hassle free. We will contact you when we decide on another trip. Wonderful! The Jamaican people couldn't have been more gracious and catered to our every need! The food was great, the drinks were good -- the weather beautiful! Very relaxing! Thanks for helping us get to paradise! Thanks again Bonnie!
Our trip was incredible! It was the perfect honeymoon for us.
Some highlights of the trip: guided snorkeling tours, golf (seriously though, the back nine? Awesome views of the ocean!), swimming with the pigs and feeding the iguanas on our excursion (Neil actually let an iguana crawl up his arm and onto his back), paddle boarding on the ocean, sailing, enjoying cocktails at the swim up bar in the main pool, playing tennis and ping pong, piano sing-a-long, and of course all of the food- delicious! The dinner reservations were so fun, we loved getting dressed up!
And the water there is a turquoise blue... unlike anything we have ever seen!!! Oh and that sand, it was so soft- like powdered sugar!
Thanks again- we look forward to working with you again!
All our best,
Jess and Neil
Once again Bon Voyage Travel pulled it off. We were looking for a last minute vacation to somewhere warm, and were on a budget. We gave them our budget, and they put together a fabulous 5 night vacation at the Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. From the second we got to the airport until the time we got back home, everything was taken care of. What a relaxing vacation, and thank you again Bon Voyage Travel for taking care of us!
Russell & Paulette
Our trip was great; food was fabulous at the resort - Riu Reggae
"We had a great time in Cancun once again. Everything went very well from the time of booking to the time we got back home. Can't wait for our next trip!"
Chris and Mindy
It was AMAZING!! We just loved it so much from the traveling from Winnipeg to Toronto to Antigua, it was all very good!! When we arrived their was 3 other planes that arrived so we had to wait for customs for 2 hours but we missed out on the rain the one time it did, so that was ok. Our butlers were so great and it defiantly made the trip having them around for us!! My husband hurt his foot before we left so he had a hard time moving around but it was still so great. Antigua is just breath taking I don't know how else to put it, the water is gorgeous and such a fun and friendly environment. The vendors were the only downfall at the beach, they bugged us a lot since it was a public beach. We loved the pool and the food was all so delicious!! My husband has never been a traveler or hard to get him to come to my parents lake to hang out in the sun and he booked us another trip for January 2019 at Barbados, I am beyond excited and so thrilled! We did sign up at the loyalty place. It was just the best week of my life, we really loved being on the boat tour and seeing all the islands, it did seem like it was a long day being on a boat but it was still a lot of fun and it was just breath taking seeing the beautiful landscaping and water and we snorkel which was a lot Of fun. We saw a sting ray! Our skin was ready to come back to the snow but we did not want too! Knowing we get another trip is making me a happy wife and can't wait for that! We can't thank you enough giving us a honeymoon we have always dreamt of and couldn't of been more perfect and beautiful down to our room was just amazing!! We defiantly can't wait to go back there and everyone we met has been there 3-4 times!! One funny story I thought I shock our patio door and I didn't and we were getting ready for bed watching tv and Cody saw a lizard on our ceiling haha it was quite funny and gross at the same time! He crawled into the Crown molding when we tried to catch him.
- Katie & Cody
We had such a blast! Thank you for helping us. Overall, we really enjoyed the Krystal Cancun. Our rooms were beautiful and the view was amazing! The workers at the resort were all very kind. I loved the variety of food for lunch (a buffet, a fisheria close to the ocean, and a sushi bar).The pools were so close to the ocean, it was unreal. The beach was so soft and pretty! The travel process was very easy, it made me very relaxed. Thanks again so much for all your help! Hopefully I will be in touch soon, to plan another trip for the end of this year.
Thanks, Courtney Nelson
This was our first time to Jamaica as well as Sandals. The Sandals Ochi Beach Resort was the perfect honeymoon spot for us. The location is absolutely beautiful and the resort has so much to offer such as activities and events. All of the resort staff were incredibly friendly and were always available for any assistance. There were so many restaurants to choose from, all which offered a wide variety of choices. Thank you so much for everything!
Andrew and Emily
Steve and I can’t say enough about our experience and the trip…it is something we will cherish forever. Both tour guides were excellent and so easy to be with. Our travel companions were great also. I have attached a picture of Steve and I that we used for our Christmas card this year.
Thank you again - Sincerely, LuAnn and Steve
Our trip was great! The hotel was amazing and you could tell a big difference as we walked up and down the strip. When we were walking around the cosmopolitan it was luxurious, modern, and had a safe feeling to it! It also had a very unique smell when you first walked in..a good smell and not a cloud a smoke like the other places we went. The view from our room was beautiful and we were able to watch the fountains and the night life! Thank you once again for all your help with planning and suggestions! We look forward to booking our next trip back to somewhere warm in the near future once Bobby is done with school!
Thanks again and Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Bobby and Kayla :)
Thank you Bonnie!
We had an amazing time! St. Lucia is absolutely beautiful. We loved all the options for food and activities. It was very relaxing having everything included!
Georgia & Richie
I am so grateful for all of your help Carol. This was the best time for us as a family. I even went a roller coasters and I never do that. We will be calling you for our next vacation.
The Martinson Family!
We had a wonderful time in Hawaii! Perfect for our Honeymoon, we couldn't have asked for anything better! :) We did lots of fun stuff, thanks for giving us a list of things to do on Big Island! We were able to do Manta Night Snorkel, Parasailing, Volcano National Park, Rainbow Falls, Hilo Farmer's. That's just to name a few. Mahi Oli Oli, we loved its beautiful and gave us that romantic secluded feel!
We thank you for helping us with the flights and rental car!:)We couldn't have done it without you, we will be coming to you for our future vacations!
We attached a photo of us and of the ocean view from Mahi Oli Oli.
Nate & Dani
The first week of August, we stepped out of our wonderful world here in East Grand Forks and into another realm - that of the Eastern Caribbean. For years our family has talked about going together on a Caribbean cruise. The dream vacation finally came to pass when we, our sons, their wives, and four grandchildren spent a glorious seven days aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas. Island stops were Coco Cay in the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Maarten, all beautifully arranged by Bonnie Rygg Haley at Bon Voyage Travel Leaders in Grand Forks. You can find more information on Naomi's blog at: inthespirit.areavoices.com
Jim & Naomi Dunavan
Bonnie, We loved the private swim up room; the staff was extremely accommodating & friendly. We would highly recommend this destination. Thank you again for planning our honeymoon!!
Camden & Hailey
We had a really good time and we're happy that we chose Sandals and we're happy that we chose this specific one as it will be a memory we'll have for the rest of our lives. Sandals can definitely be a place that we could go back to, whether the same one or maybe try another one as the service was great. Everybody was really nice and always smiling which was probably the best part about the trip. They made us feel welcome and comfortable from the start and throughout the whole week. The water was awesome, really beautiful turquoise greenish blue color, and the sand was extremely white just like you had said. So, once again, thank you so much for everything that you did for us. It was awesome and everything went great so we just wanted to give a big thank you to you for setting that up for us.
Rocco and Abby
Thanks for the wonderful planning. Tim and I had a fabulous time in Carmel. Thought you'd enjoy a picture of the sunset, taken right from our table at the hotel dining room. Thanks for a perfect trip,
Sandy & Tim
The flight was a long one, but totally worth the wait we had such an amazing experience in Maui:-) I''m not even sure where to start.we strolled Ka''anapali beach and watched the sunset, drove mopeds up the coast, dined at locals favorites like the Aloha Mixed Plate and some pretty fancy places like Fleetwood''s in downtown Lahaina, we chartered the Hula Girl (exceptional staff and food), we snorkeled the Molokini Crater; we even saw a couple sharks and an octopus! I would say our favorite thing while in Hawaii was swimming in the ocean right at our resort, body surfing the waves, and enjoying the sun! We even jumped off the 25 foot cliff at our hotel!
Next time, we are definitely going to rent a vehicle and probably stay much, much longer:-)
Katie Fietzek & Michael
Thank you so much for all of your assistance in planning our "Wedding moon!" We had the most amazing time! We have tried to think of something negative, but honestly there is nothing. We had no problems with the flights or shuttle service.
As soon as we arrived to the resort, we were ushered to the Premier Lounge, given top-shelf beverages & an orientation of the resort, while they brought our luggage to our room. The room was stunning! Beautiful & comfortable bed, a large spa tub, double sinks (that is always a plus), loaded fridge with snacks & liquor, and even a scale so we could keep on top of our weight gain/loss. It was also cleaned promptly every day. The service was beyond our expectations. Everywhere we went, the staff was smiling & eager to help us in whatever we needed. When we did ask for something, it was done immediately. We felt like royalty!
The wedding coordinator was wonderful. She was so patient & nice. She walked us through every minute of the ceremony. Even when I was nervous & had a last minute problem, she solved it without hesitation. Also, the weather was awesome! It only rained the day we arrived & the day we left.
The next vacation we take, we know where to go: Carol!!! J Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!
~Robert & Jessica Tiller
We had an awesome time! One thing that stood out to us was how helpful and friendly the people were at Sandals! We would like to sign up for the sandals rewards program because we would be interested in another trip for next year after we refill our vacation accounts! Ha-ha We also really enjoyed all the excursions we booked. The Club Mobay was the best thing we could have invested in especially on the way to the resort. The line was 3-4 hours long to get through customs and it took us 20 minutes tops from the plane to having drinks in the lounge by being fast tracked through everything! We would do that again and recommend it in a heartbeat! Thank you for all your help and we'll be in touch for a place next year! We were eyeing up the Turks and Caicos pictures they had all over the place! ;)
Bobby and Kayla
The Trip was Amazing! Perfect weather!! The excursion with the pigs and iguanas was worth every dollar and then some. The back 9 of the Emerald Bay golf course! Amazing views! Butler service great!
Blake & Kelsey
It was wonderful! Would highly recommend this resort! Especially for families traveling with children! We loved it!
We had a blast. The kids, especially Rylan, LOVED IT. Good food, weather, pool. Thanks Paul
Wayne and I had a wonderful time at the Jewel Dunn River Resort & Spa! I think everyone had a wonderful time. We loved the resort and the fact everything was close by. We appreciated the smaller resort, it was beautiful.! The Staff were friendly and very helpful! We missed the food selection of the Rui Palace, but we understand with a smaller resort, they cannot have all the food options of a larger resort. The restaurants and pizza grill on the resort were very good. We never acquired a taste at the buffet for dinner or lunch. The jerk chicken at the snack bar was fabulous! We took some amazing tours. We would certainly go back to this resort!
Thank you for a fabulous vacation, Bonnie!!
Loralyn & Wayne
We had a great time! Thank you so much for facilitating our family celebration trip! The kids want to go back to the Royal in Playa Del Carmen every year!! The food, service, rooms, staff etc were exceptional! We didn't even do any excursions or check out the shopping behind the resort (on 5th Ave) because the kids didn't want to leave the resort! We didn't have one thing that wasn't exceptional or perfect!! We can't wait to go back! !
Kevin & Lisa Beste
Sandals in Great Exuma was the perfect spot for our honeymoon. We stayed on the third floor with breathtaking views of the ocean in a butler suite. Having butlers is definitely something we would recommend to others; they are so helpful and when you're on vacation it's nice to actually relax and let others help you out! The golf course was terrific. The back 9 follows the ocean with more outstanding views. The food was great for an all-inclusive; our favorite was Il Cielo, the Italian Restaurant. Max the bartender at the Piano Bar was fantastic. We also enjoyed a couples massage at the spa, it was wonderful and relaxing. The location of this sandals is great. Exuma is a quiet and almost like your own private island. Completely safe to leave the resort as we ventured off the resort with no problems at all. SANTANA's is a little restaurant off the resort down the coast with deep fried and fresh lobster, we highly recommend checking it out. It was great to experience the Bahamian culture. We also did an excursion which included: swimming with pigs (you gotta try it!) snorkeling and feeding iguanas. We also got to hike a mountain, which overlooked the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; absolutely beautiful. The excursion was probably the highlight of our trip but overall this was a wonderful vacation spot! Thanks Bonnie for the wonderful help you always provide!
Thanks again for everything.
Pat & Lisa
Our destination wedding exceeded out expectations and was a lot easier to plan than a traditional wedding. Bonnie and her staff helped make the booking and planning process easy for us and our guests. Bonnie helped find the perfect resort that fit our needs and our budget. The resort was beautiful and very accommodating, the staff was very friendly, and the beaches were fantastic. I would definitely recommend Bonnie and her staff to anyone planning a trip, destination wedding, or honeymoon.
Danny & Tori
We had an amazing couples trip at Ocean Maya Royale in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The food and service at the resort was spectacular, the weather was beautiful, and the culture of the area is still very much alive. We would love to go back in the future. Thank you for helping us plan yet another awesome trip!
Ty & Sarah Skarda
It was a wonderful trip. We had amazing weather and truly enjoyed the hotel. The food was very good. Attached is a picture at the resort. Thank you for everything!
Jesse & Carly
We had an amazing time. Some of the most friendly people we've ever met! On our wedding day we were treated like royalty. Only complaint would be after the wedding, the wedding party went to eat at Neptune's and the service was awful. Every other table had eaten and left before we even got our food...two hours later. My dad and Scott complained. And the next day our wedding coordinator set up a candle light dinner on the beach that was simply amazing for the wedding party. The catamaran was so much fun! The whole party was able to go and enjoyed themselves.
Thank you again for everything!
Jena & Scott
“Bonnie was FABULOUS to work with! Our honeymoon far exceeded our expectations and we appreciated the suggestions and help that Bonnie and her company provided. If you are unsure of where to go for a Sandals vacation, this is THE place to be! Royal Plantation is a small resort with extremely high quality of service, but next to the largest Sandals Resort, Ochi. We walked back and forth between the two resorts every day (though a shuttle is available) and had tremendous dining experiences between the two resorts! Our butler (required at Sandals Royal Plantation) even hand-delivered a coconut and chips and salsa (our favorite snack, not on their menu) to the croquet site one afternoon for us. We had a romantic, fun, and most memorable vacation and are so looking forward to the next time we plan a vacation with Bonnie and Bon Voyage Travel Leaders!”
Thank you again, it was an incredible honeymoon!
Sarah & Cory
Bonnie and her staff at Bon Voyage Travel were great to work with when we planned our honeymoon. They were knowledgeable, helpful, and wanted to make sure our trip was as perfect as could be. We would recommend them to anyone looking to plan a trip.
Lucas & Kaia
"It's "yachting- not cruising" on the Seadream I yacht, which followed the coast line of the Mediterranean. We can say without hesitation, that it was an experience of a lifetime. From the very start to the end, Bonnie and Mark took care of every detail personally. A smiling face and a glass of champagne greeted us as we boarded the yacht and it only got better. Words cannot describe the "royal" treatment we received, you have to experience it. Cabins were perfect, very whim attended to, food unsurpassed, with smiles the whole time, always, from everyone, crew and passengers!! Did we say smiles again? Yes, always! Every Port O' Call, seemed to surpass the previous one.
We cannot put a value on all the friendships that were established, with our fellow travelers, the passengers and crew, who by the way were from all over the globe.
You will not be disappointed, check out their website for all the details. Truly a trip we will not ever forget. "Life is good! "
Thanks to all.
Dave and Linda Mozinski"
Our trip was absolutely amazing!!! The weather was great, nice and warm, and it was such a relaxing time! I would highly recommend the Hyatt Regency Maui to anyone who is looking for a romantic get away where they can just enjoy the company of their spouse! And also the included breakfast is a must!!! Thank you so much for all that you did to make it a reality!!!
Tanner & Lindsay
Working with Bonnie at Bon Voyage Travel Leaders made our wedding and honeymoon planning a breeze! We walked in with an open mind as to when and where we wanted to have our destination wedding. She made everything so easy for us and provided us with all of the information we needed to make our decision for the perfect location! Bonnie was also very quick with getting back to us when we had any questions and even went above and beyond and called us just to check in and see if there was anything else we needed as our travel date approached. We will definitely be going back to Bonnie for future trip planning and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great travel agent!
We just wanted to again thank you for the incredible trip to DisneyWorld/Disney cruise that you helped us plan. We made memories for a lifetime and the kids were tickled with all of the surprises we had in store for them:) We couldn't have been happier with the accomodations you made for us. You truly are fantastic at what you do and we appreciate you!
Thank you SOO much for suggesting and booking such an amazing honeymoon for Ty and I! Sandals exceeded our expectations and we will definitely be going back :) also thank you so much for the nice welcome surprise. We greatly appreciate that! We will be speaking with you again when we book in the future!
Sarah & Ty Skarda
Kallie & Brett
My husband and I had our wedding at the Now Jade Resort & Spa in Riviera Cancun, Mexico. The resort was beautiful and the wedding was everything we hoped for. Bon Voyage Travel Leaders was a massive help in working out all the details and finding the perfect place for us. Thank you to Stacy and everyone else at Bon Voyage!
Kallie & Brett
We had the time of our lives! Everything went so smoothly and stress-free! Jamaica was even better than we imagined! The people, the weather, the wedding--absolutely picture perfect! Thank you for helping to make our dream a reality. An enjoyable, safe time was had by all! We are loving married life and will be blessed to have such a beautiful place to look back to our wedding on!
Amy and Noah
"We had an amazing wedding in Whitehouse, Jamaica! Bonnie helped all of our guests plan their stays, flights and all the other details. It was great to have this service as we had guests coming from around the country and trying to coordinate all that information would have been very stressful. Also, Bonnie was great with communicating between the resort and us in order to make sure all the details were the way we wanted. The recommendation of Sandals Whitehouse was spot on for the vibe we wanted for our wedding. Its a location we never would have picked without Bonnie's assistance and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out!"
Suzan Huus & Jill Sly
Our families were so pleased with the destination wedding of our children, Robb and Chris, at Beaches Resort by Sandals at Turks & Caicos. Everyone truly made their wedding a special day they will never forget.
Our rooms, service, dining, and activities, and wedding planner Patricia and her staff were truly outstanding. We had An Infant, toddler, kindergartener, teen, young adults, up to a grandma in our group of 11, truly something at Beaches for everyone.
Bonnie Haley owner of Bon Voyage Travel Leaders did an outstanding job in planning this wonderful wedding vacation for our families. Thank you Bonnie!
We all highly recommend not only Bonnie, but Beaches resort by Sandals for a vacation with families.
Christine & Robert Huus
Our time in Turks and Caicos was one of the greatest times in our lives, and will forever be cherished. We stayed at the Caribbean Village in the Presidential Suite at Beaches Resort and Spa. We were very happy with our room choice. Having the ocean just steps away from our room was spectacular. Our wedding was the most amazing day. Everyone was so kind, and took such good care of us including Patricia our wedding coordinator, Fredrica our photographer, Pastor Conrad Howell, our videographer, our bartender at our reception, and our waiters at the reception were all just so wonderful. They really make sure your special day goes as perfect as possible.
The activities we experienced while visiting the island were incredible. From parasailing, glass bottom boat excursion, private candlelight dinner on the beach, couples massage, to riding horses in the ocean were truly memorable moments for us.
The drinks/restaurants at Beaches resort were top notch (Especially Mario's and Kimonos). Beaches does an amazing job keeping their guests happy and relaxed. They make sure your trip is truly an unforgettable experience. We definitely will never forget this vacation and someday will hopefully return.
Thanks again to Bonnie at Bon Voyage Travel Leaders our travel agent, all the staff at Beaches, and most important our families for making this vacation/wedding possible.
Nick & Katie Prudhomme
Nick & I were married at Now Jade in Cancun, Mexico on February 23, 2013 with the help of Stacy at Bon Voyage Travel Leaders. Stacy was a big help with deciding where to go and finding the best deal for our group. She also helped setting up all our guests. We had 23 guests come to the wedding. We all had a great time and the wedding was perfect. Thanks for your help Stacy!!
Matt & Suzie
Our wedding was unbelievable. Bora Bora is the most beautiful place...pictures do not do it justice! We could not be happier with our choice to get married there. It was a dream wedding trip!"
Kimberley & Joel
"Our wedding was absolutely perfect! Carol made the entire process extremely easy for us and our guests. There were several perks of going through the travel agent, and we never could have done it on our own. We will never travel outside the country without going through Bon Voyage Travel Leaders! Thanks for EVERYTHING!"
Ryan & Alyssa Cross
"Thank you so much for helping Ryan and I find the perfect resort to get married at! When Ryan and I first started looking for resorts for our destination wedding we had no clue where to start! Luckily we were referred to Bon Voyage Travel Leaders and from there you took care of everything for us! You gave us suggestions to amazing resorts, booked all of our arrangements, and even contacted a wedding coordinator! You were very efficient, professional and friendly through the whole process! You truly made our destination wedding/vacation stress free! All of our over 20 guests that booked through you as well were very impressed with your service. I look forward to working with you and your team in the future for all of our travel needs."
Travis and Chasity Jung Wedding in Jamaica
Thank you so much for all of your help planning our wedding. Jamaica was truly amazing. The resort was beautiful, and our wedding went so smoothing. Our wedding at RIU exceeded our expectations! We are so grateful to you and Bon Voyage Travel Leaders for making our trip and wedding a stress free experience. We look forward to planning our next trip with you all! I attached a couple of pictures for you! Enjoy!
-Thank you so much!
Travis and Chasity Jung :)
Jenny & Scott Strauss Wedding Party
Nicole & Corey Neff Wedding Party
Nicole & Corey Neff - Riding in Paradise
Bob & Nita Neff (parents)
Brian and Mary Schmidt
"Our Wedding was an amazing experience thanks to Bon Voyage Travel.They allowed us to relax while they handled the travel plans for our friends and family across the country. They are wonderful. I would highly recommend!!!Playa Del Carmen is the most beautiful and tranquil place that I've ever been. It has great white sand beaches, relaxing atmosphere, and nice people. We stayed at the Gran Porto. It was a nice place. Thanks Bon Voyage Travel!!! "
Andrea & Jon Bjerke, Beaches Sandy Bay - Negril Jamaica
"Thank you so much for setting up such a wonderful vacation for us.
- Cody & Megan