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Aruba – Your Happy Place!

ARUBA – ONE HAPPY ISLAND! From ancient Caiquetto Indian roots, through Spanish and Dutch rule, to the modern day standing as a constituent country of the Netherlands, Aruba’s history dates back centuries. Aruba resides outside the hurricane belt with an average daily temperature of 82 degrees. Sunshine and perfect weather is practically guaranteed! Peace and […]


Mexico’s Caribbean

Located on the 2nd longest reef in the world Riviera Maya, south of Cancun, features crystal-clear turquoise water, white-sand beaches, Cenotes, majestic archeological sites, natural parks, ages old Mayan culture, magnificent resorts and exquisite cuisine. Contact me for your next Caribbean Vacation “Been There – Got the Tee-shirt!” ~ Molly STAY Dreams Sapphire Resort & […]


Bahamas Out Islands

The Bahamas Out Islands appeal to travelers who are connoisseurs of Caribbean island life, to those who want their tropical vacations to be unique and at their own pace. One visits the Out Islands of The Bahamas to experience authentic off-the-beaten-path destinations and activities. https://www.myoutislands.com/ 700 islands in 100,000 square miles! Abaco – Sailing https://www.myoutislands.com/bahamas-islands/abaco […]


Grand Cayman – You never forget your first island!

GRAND CAYMAN – BEST Diving and Snorkeling in the Caribbean! We “discovered” the Caribbean on out first trip to Grand Cayman and it changed our destination focus forever. When we stepped out on to amazing sugar-fine sand on 7-Mile Beach and saw the crystal-clear turquoise water, we were sold! To that end we spent our […]


Exuma – I Swam with the Pigs!

Sandals Emerald Bay – Located in the Exotic Bahamian Out Islands Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas is secluded within 500 tropical acres along a pristine, mile-long beach. Featuring three impressive pools – including a half-acre, zero-entry pool with a dramatic fire pit in the middle – to 11 exceptional restaurants and a world-class spa, […]


Anguilla – My Favorite Island

I’m often asked which is my favorite Caribbean Island. Without hesitation, I say it is Anguilla! https://ivisitanguilla.com/ Located 20 minutes by ferry from French St Martin, Anguilla is only 3.5 miles wide and 16 miles long and due to it’s shape means “the eel”. Anguilla is home to 33 of the prettiest white-sand beaches in […]


Antigua – 365 Beaches

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA – 365 beaches…one for every day of the year! Rich in history – think Nelson’s Dockyard, located on a natural harbor for repair and maintenance of ships in the 1700s – Antigua’s shoreline is hugged by 95 miles of superb coastline. Her sister island, Barbuda, is surrounded by protective reefs and features […]


Turks & Caicos – Beautiful by Nature

Crystal clear turquoise waters and white sand beaches are trademarks to the over forty islands and cays that make up the Turks & Caicos. With an ease of connectivity from Miami, each island and cay in the archipelago is a destination on to its own. Visitors will enjoy its pristine and inviting beaches, experience luxurious […]


Jamaica – Part 1

JAMAICA – PART 1 – Feel the rhythm of Jamaica – A BIG island. 4244 square miles with a population of 2.4 million, Jamaica is made up of several regions, each with it’s own identity, atmosphere with an intriguing menu of experiences and activities. Instead of planning a vacation to “island-hop” Caribbean islands, try “Jamaica-hopping” […]


Jamaica – Part 2

JAMAICA – PART 2 – Feel the rhythm of Jamaica – A BIG island. 4244 square miles with a population of 2.4 million, Jamaica is made up of several regions, each with it’s own unique identity and atmosphere, with an intriguing menu of experiences and activities. Instead of planning a vacation to “island-hop” Caribbean islands, […]


British Virgin Islands-Come Sail Away!

British Virgin Islands (BVI) – Reminiscent of Washington State’s San Juan Islands, the BVI are a collection of 50 unspoiled islands that pack the best of the Caribbean into one convenient destination. Discovering the beauty of BVI is all about uncovering the unique character of each island in this unspoiled volcanic archipelago. Ferries make traveling […]


St Lucia – Let Her Inspire You

SAINT LUCIA – ONE DESTINATION, Limitless Inspiration – Equal parts beauty and mystique, Saint Lucia captivates anyone who sets foot on her coastline. She welcomes visitors with her soothing waves, warm beaches and hospitable people. The only sovereign nation to be named for a woman, the island personifies adventure and inspiration. Whether reclining on a […]


Barbados

DESTINATION BARBADOS – During COVID-19, recognizing that more people are working remotely, sometimes in very stressful conditions, with little option for vacation, Barbados wishes to offer the opportunity to relocate temporarily and work from one of the Caribbean’s most lovely Islands. The Barbados Welcome Stamp Visa is valid for 12 months. Barbados offers a wide […]


Grenada – The Spice of the Caribbean

GRENADA, a hidden gem with unspoiled beauty famed for its aromatic spices and organic chocolate. The tri-island destinations of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are located in the Eastern Caribbean, south of Barbados. 40 white sandy beaches, 15 breath-taking waterfalls, 5 chocolate factories, 3 rum distilleries, 30 unforgettable dive sights, including the largest shipwreck in […]


Kids with Autism at Beaches Resorts

Beaches Kids Camp – Beaches focuses on INCLUSION for those on the Autism Spectrum Sesame Street Muppet characters featured at Beaches Resorts include Julia, a Muppet character who is on the Spectrum. ~ Parents fill out the Advance Questionnaire. ~ The Manager will follow-up with a phone call or email to discuss the individual’s requirements […]


ANGUILLA – My Favorite Caribbean Island

I am often asked which small island is my favorite in the Caribbean.  While all island destinations offer a different experience, and I enjoy them all for different reasons, I would have to say my favorite is Anguilla. Located 25 minutes from St Martin by ferry, Anguilla is only 3 miles wide and 16 miles […]


Memorable Caribbean & Mexican Caribbean Resorts

I have had the opportunity over the last 30 years that I have been specializing in the Caribbean and Mexican Caribbean to stay at many resorts. There are a few that have made a lasting impression! Hotel Xcaret Mexico   https://www.hotelxcaret.com/en/ I was at this new resort in May, 2019. A brand new, Hotel Xcaret is located […]


Sandals Barbados – Barbados, the Birthplace of Rum

General George Washington, with his half brother, Lawrence Washington, sailed from the Potomac River, through the Chesapeake, on the brigantine the “Success” on a rough non-stop journey to Barbados, arriving November 2, 1751. As a Seattle and Portland travel agent I appreciate that Barbados provides a backdrop rich in history. Inhabited by Arawak and Carib indigenous peoples at the time […]


Sandals Halcyon – A Garden of Eden

St Lucia, with its two majestic active volcanos, the Pitons – Gros and Petit – anchor this tropical jewel of the Eastern Caribbean. Historically the island changed hands between the French and English, with the English ultimately prevailing. Napoleon’s wife, Empress Josephine, was born in the island of Saint Lucia and not Martinique as commonly supposed. Sandals Halcyon Beach , in […]


Sandals Grande St Lucian – Luxury on Its Own Peninsula

St Lucia, with its two majestic active volcanos, the Pitons – Gros and Petit – anchor this tropical jewel of the Eastern Caribbean. Historically the island changed hands between the French and English, with the English ultimately prevailing. Napoleon’s wife, Empress Josephine, was born in the island of Saint Lucia and not Martinique as commonly supposed. Sandals Grande […]


Sandals Regency La Toc – St Lucia Golf Course

St Lucia, with its two majestic active volcanos, the Pitons – Gros and Petit – anchor this tropical jewel of the Eastern Caribbean. Historically the island changed hands between the French and English, with the English ultimately prevailing. Napoleon’s wife, Empress Josephine, was born in the island of Saint Lucia, and not Martinique as commonly supposed. Sandals Regency […]


Sandals Grande Antigua – A beach for every day of the year

The Antigua Tourism Board boasts of 365 beaches, one for every day of the year! On my most recent trip to Sandals Grande AntiguaI stayed on the Mediterranean Village side of the resort. A sampler of my favorite room categories include: The Mediterranean Club Level Suite (room code VS) includes the exclusive amenities and luxuries of Club Sandals concierge […]


Sandals La Source Grenada – A spicy addition to the Sandals family

Grenada, located southerly in the Caribbean, is the Spice Island. Cinnamon, pimento, cloves, bay leaves, turmeric, ginger and mace – Grenada grows them all. As a Seattle and Portland Travel Agent, people always ask me which Sandals All-Inclusive Resort is my favorite, and I reply that I can’t really say because every resort offers a unique […]


Can’t Decide on a Resort , Here’s Molly’s Quick List

Sandals Resorts – Adults-only Golf included at Sandals Golf & Country Club Jamaica, Sandals Golf Club St Lucia and Emerald Bay Golf Club Exuma, Bahamas. Personalized Butler Service available in unique Butler Suite accommodations – a unique and special experience for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Special Military, Firefighter and Police savings. Complimentary Destination Weddings. Beaches Resorts – Family […]


What is the Jamaica Meet the People Program?

When it comes to hospitality, Jamaica really means it. Jamaicans are as warm as the turquoise Caribbean Sea, and since 1968, the Jamaican Tourist Board has paired island visitors with island residents for a true taste of the Jamaica.


Sandals South Coast (formerly Whitehouse) – All Beachfront Rooms

If you imagine yourself on a sugar-fine, white sand beach in a quiet, laid-back resort destination, surrounded by a crystal turquoise-blue sea then there’s a lounge at Sandals Whitehouse with your name on it.


Sandals Royal Plantation – Butler Service in Every Suite

Royal Plantation, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, having recently joined the Sandals family of resorts, is now offering Butler Service with every suite.


A Brief Snapshot of Jamaica

The beaches in Jamaica are truly spectacular, from secluded private coves to Negril’s world-renowned seven-mile stretch of powdery white sand, all looking out onto the ultra-clear, turquoise waters of the Caribbean.