The Traveling Travel Agent

Secrets Vallarta Bay

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. While in Puerto Vallarta, we had the pleasure of staying 2 nights at the beautiful All-Inclusive Secrets Vallarta Bay for Adults Only. This resort impressed us with its ideal location, intimate resort layout, and incredible open-air lobby with breathtaking views of Banderas Bay. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Weddings, Active Couples and Groups

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Secrets Vallarta Bay is within walking distance to the famous El Malecon boardwalk.

Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. While in Puerto Vallarta, we had the pleasure of touring the beautiful All-Inclusive Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta for adults only. This resort impressed us with its gorgeous location, beautiful ocean views throughout the resort, and its luxurious oceanfront suites. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Couples, Honeymoon, and Anniversaries

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Grand Fiesta Americana boasts stunning views of Banderas Bay throughout the resort.

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta - Entertainment is King

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. While in Puerto Vallarta, we had the pleasure of touring the beautiful All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. This resort impressed us with its gorgeous beachfront setting, rock 'n' roll atmosphere, and luxurious suites. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Couples, Families with Teens, and Music Lovers

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Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta boasts plenty of activities for the entire family.

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. While in Puerto Vallarta, we had the pleasure of staying 4 nights at the beautiful All-Inclusive Now Amber Puerto Vallarta. This resort impressed us with its central location, intimate resort layout, and incredible open-air lobby with breathtaking views of the Pacific. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Weddings, Families, and Active Travelers

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Now Amber boasts stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

Norwegian Joy - Family Fun for Everyone

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently we had the pleasure of sailing on the US Inaugaral 3-night sailing from Vancouver to LA on the newly revitalized Norwegian Joy. This ship impressed us with its terrific entertainment options from a stunning performance of Footloose to the great Beatles cover band at The Cavern Club, and its amazing activities from the two-level race track in the middle of the ocean, to the Galaxy Pavilion with its thrilling virtual reality experiences.  There is family fun for everyone on this ship packed full of exciting activities!

We Recommend This Ship For:  Families, Groups, and Multi-Generations 

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After a $50 Million Revitalization, the Joy will sail in Alaska and the Mexican Riviera.

Rio Ocho Rios - Active Family Fun

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in Jamaica, we had the pleasure of touring the beautiful All-Inclusive Riu Ocho Rios. This resort impressed us with its beautiful beach, friendly service, and perfect location for popular Jamaican activities. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Families, Groups, and Active Couples or Singles

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Riu Ocho Rios has beautiful views of the lush moutains.

Iberostar Selection Rose Hall Suites

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in Jamaica, we had the pleasure of touring the beautiful All-Inclusive Iberostar Rose Hall Suites. This beautiful resort has a multitude of activities, including access to next door Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, and one of the best beaches in the Montego Bay area. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Families, Multi-generation famlies, and Groups 

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Iberostar Rose Hall Suites has some of the best pools in Jamaica.

Sandals Negril - Sunset Beach

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in Jamaica, we had the pleasure of staying 1 night at the beautiful All-Inclusive Sandals Negril for couples only. This resort impressed us with its beautiful setting, luxurious suites, and friendly staff members. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Beach Lovers, Honeymoons, and Destination Weddings

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One Bedroom Oceanfront Suites set upon the relaxing Crystal Lagoon.

Beaches Negril - Fun for Everyone

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in Jamaica, we had the pleasure of touring the beautiful All-Inclusive Beaches Negril. This resort impressed us with its picture perfect white sand beach, beautiful tropical grounds, and wide variety of activities for all ages.

We Recommend This Resort For:  Couples, Singles, Families with Children, and Destination Weddings

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The Pirate Island Water Theme Park has 8 water slides.

Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rican Sanctuary

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in Costa Rica, we had the pleasure of staying 2 nights at the beautiful All-Inclusive Dreams Las Mareas. This resort impressed us with its amazingly beautiful location, luxurious suites, and wealth of activities. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Active Families, Friends, & Couples and Destination Weddings

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Dreams Las Mareas has 3 large pristine pools, including an adult only pool and kids pool with waterslide.

About the Author

My name is Amy Burbank, owner of Purple Palm Vacations and the Traveling Travel Agent. I travel throughout the year to the destinations that are in high demand looking for quality vacation options that go above and beyond. This blog is a collection of my Resort and Cruise Ship reviews that I feel are the best of the best and will truly provide a great vacation. Happy Travels!

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